"The D&I centers helped many schools and districts change how they defined the goals of their science education program and the materials and methods they used to bring science to life for their students. This book will no doubt be another part of the centers' legacy."
—From the Foreword by Janice Earle, Senior Program Director
National Science Foundation
Promote science education reform that strengthens instruction and gives students a competitive edge!
Based on the legacy of the National Science Foundation Instructional Materials Development program, this resource examines the opportunities and challenges of creating effective and equitable science education programs. The authors focus on the work of four dissemination and implementation centers that were established to promote the use of standards- and research-based materials for classrooms. The book demonstrates how educators can:
- Establish innovative K–12 science programs
- Create strong professional development opportunities to guide curriculum selection and classroom implementation
- Drive reform efforts that serve to empower students with the skills and understanding required in today's worldwide scientific/technical environment
For any educator involved in making decisions about science curriculum, instruction, professional development, and assessment, Making Science Curriculum Matter is a key tool in strengthening our nation's science education.