21st-Century Science in Trumbull
Beginning in the 2016-2017 school year, the Trumbull Public Schools embarked on a multi-year initiative to revise and expand our K-12 science program to make all students ready for the STEM challenges of the twenty-first century.
During the summer of 2016, representative teachers worked under the leadership of the Coordinator of STEM K-8 to develop a Draft for Pilot Kindergarten Science curriculum for implementation during the 2016-2017 school year. That curriculum was brought to the Board of Education Curriculum Committee in mid August; it will be updated during the spring and summer of 2017 based upon the pilot year of implementation, and then brought to the Board of Education for proposed full approval for the 2017-2018 school year. Below is the PowerPoint on the Next-Generation Science Standards (NGSS), and their implications for TPS, presented to the Curriculum Committee on August 11, 2016.