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BSCS Biology: Understanding for Life Professional Learning Webinars


A growing community of educators and experts agree that BSCS Biology: Understanding for Life is transforming how students learn and apply science in their lives. Program adopters can now maximize the impact of the curriculum by registering for professional learning (PL). BSCS has designed several professional learning pathways to prepare teachers for a confident and effective experience teaching BSCS Biology.

You’re invited to take a deep dive into all the professional learning opportunities we now offer! We hope you can join us for one of the following webinars:

  • Thursday, April 4, 2024, 10:00-10:30 a.m. (MT)
  • Thursday, April 4, 2024, 5:00-5:30 p.m. (MT)

We encourage you to register even if you cannot attend—as we’ll be sharing the recorded webinar with everyone who has signed up within the next week.

Who should attend?

  • District/school leaders and teachers who have adopted BSCS Biology.
  • District/school leaders and teachers who are piloting or considering adoption of BSCS Biology.

Why should you attend?

  • Learn about all of the PL pathways that are now available to support successful implementation of BSCS Biology.
  • Get a sneak peek into a PL workshop to discover the knowledge and confidence you can expect to gain.
  • Hear what teachers and leaders have to say about their own PL experiences.

Science Publishes Findings in February 2024 Issue

A rigorous line of research at BSCS Science Learning shows a more humane approach to genomics education can reduce the development of racial biases among adolescents. BSCS Senior Research Scientist Dr. Brian Donovan and his team learned what makes this approach so effective in their latest study. And they confirmed the curriculum can be implemented safely and more broadly in middle and high school biology classrooms across the country. 

These findings are now published in Science–in a paper entitled, “Humane Genomics Education Can Reduce Racism.”

As detailed in the peer-reviewed publication, 15 teachers and 1,063 students across six states participated in the study. Teachers received 40 hours of intensive professional development before introducing the Humane Genomics curriculum into their classrooms. All student participants received both the Humane Genomics instruction and business as usual Mendelian genetics instruction–in different orders. Students’ knowledge and beliefs were measured at the start, mid-point, and end of the six weeks of instruction. 

The intervention led to a significant increase in genomics knowledge and a significant decrease in racial biases among student participants. Students also developed the beliefs that race is a social concept and racism is a real problem to be addressed. 

“We designed the Humane Genomics curriculum to teach kids scientifically accurate concepts about genomic complexity–with the goal of refuting racist thinking,” said Donovan. “In this study, we figured out how important it is for students to learn about patterns of genetic variation within and between US census groups. When students understand these patterns, their perceptions about race and racism change.” 

The investigation did not end there. Donovan explained that this study was about much more than demonstrating the curriculum’s effectiveness. He also wanted to explore the curriculum’s readiness for broader implementation across US classrooms.

“Our curriculum introduces complex topics and sensitive discussions into the classroom. So we needed to make sure the intervention is emotionally safe for all participants,” Donovan said. 

As anticipated, the Humane Genomics instruction did not cause students to experience greater frustration, anxiety, and confusion compared to business as usual instruction on Mendelian genetics. In fact, students of color reported significantly lower frustration, anxiety, and confusion when learning from the Humane Genomics curriculum. 

Findings from this study are estimated to be highly generalizable to 20 US states. And it is feasible for teachers to introduce the curriculum into their classrooms with 40 hours of professional development via an online platform. The new study suggests that when Humane Genomics instruction is implemented in a classroom of 30 students, it will cause 2 students to move from a belief in the idea that certain races are more intelligent because of their genes to a disbelief in this same idea. Among the other 28 students, humane genomics instruction should cause an average decrease in this belief. The data also suggest that the optimal instructional sequence to implement humane genomics instruction is after students have already learned the basics of genetics.

“We have more confidence in the Humane Genomics approach than ever. Our findings suggest the approach can be scaled in a relatively cost-effective, emotionally safe, and time-efficient manner,” said Donovan. “We are hopeful that one day, all students will have access to the genomics education they need and deserve in today’s world. And now, we get to think about what it will take to make that happen.” 

The paper in Science is authored by Brian M. Donovan, Monica Weindling, Jamie Amemiya, Brae Salazar, Dennis Lee, Awais Syed, Molly Stuhlsatz, and Jeffrey Snowden.

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Please contact Lauren Novo at [email protected] to arrange interviews with the research team. 

Dear friends,

Happy Darwin Day!

In recent years, BSCS has chosen to celebrate the anniversary of Charles Darwin’s birth by sharing stories of inspiring scientists from around the world. This year, we are shining the spotlight on a scientist who is close to home: Dr. Rodolfo Dirzo, a dedicated member of the BSCS board of directors and the Bing professor in environmental science at Stanford University.

Born in Mexico, Rodolfo conducts research on species interactions in Latin America and other tropical ecosystems. He teaches ecology, natural history, conservation biology, and bio-cultural diversity, subjects that he realizes are best learned outside the classroom. In fact he’s well known for a summer program in which he takes undergraduate students to Oaxaca, Mexico.

In Oaxaca, students discover significant threats to life and humanity.

Rodolfo explains, “We are facing a crisis–the dramatic loss of biological richness and the declining appreciation of the diversity of cultures. In this course, we examine how beautifully biological and cultural diversity interact and co-evolve together to create bio-cultural diversity. It is critical to recognize that both elements are essential and linked if we aspire to have a more sustainable world.”

Oaxaca is home to at least nine ethnic and cultural groups, and Rodolfo has designed his program to enable students to learn about traditional ecological knowledge and land conservation firsthand by engaging directly with Oaxacan people.

Their exploration begins in an open-air market, lined with an exceptionally wide range of medicinal plants, fruits, vegetables, herbs, and spices. Most of these crops originated in Mexico and were provided by local farmers and gatherers. Students collect data on the supply and demand and see how much more diverse these markets are than those in other parts of the world.

They realize they are seeing Oaxaca’s bio-cultural diversity. And it’s only the first of many meaningful experiences they’ll share with the Indigenous people of Oaxaca that summer. Check out this article for more insight into these experiences!

Rodolfo has a deep appreciation for the regions of the world where Indigenous peoples and biological richness coincide and coevolve. His motivation to study and protect life and humanity inspires a new group of students each year. And it inspires us at BSCS. We are also grateful for his contributions to BSCS as a member of our board and an advisor on curriculum development.

Sincerely,

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Daniel C. Edelson
BSCS Executive Director

BSCS Science Learning and partners have been awarded a $4M research grant by the US Department of Education (DOE) to investigate the potential far-reaching impact of a promising new middle school science program.

There is widespread enthusiasm among the thousands of teachers and students across the country who are using this OpenSciEd Middle School Science program today. Teachers have reported seeing their students ask questions they care about, strengthen their ability to solve problems, and become more curious about the world around them.

But how does this enthusiasm translate to program effectiveness and impact? And what will it take for the program to make a difference where it’s needed most?  

That’s what BSCS, Southern University and A&M College, and American Institutes for Research (AIR) plan to explore over the next five years with financial support from the DOE’s Education Innovation and Research (EIR) program. 

“The OpenSciEd middle school science materials were extensively field-tested and have received rave reviews from teachers, students, and EdReports since the program’s public release in 2022. However, no one has had the opportunity to collect evidence for the efficacy of the program. We are especially interested in its efficacy when used by high-need students and in low-resourced schools,” said Dr. Chris Wilson, BSCS Director of Research & Innovation and EIR Project Director. “BSCS led the development of the OpenSciEd Middle School Science program. It has received top ratings in external reviews designed to identify high quality programs that will improve outcomes for high-needs students. We’re looking forward to leveraging the expertise of our partners to explore the potential impact of this program–which to date has been used in 4,000 classrooms, reaching approximately 400,000 students per year.”  

This project kicks off in January 2024. To start, BSCS and Southern University will co-develop, pilot, monitor, and refine a professional learning program to support the implementation of the OpenSciEd instructional materials for grades 6-8. 

The partners will conduct their work across high-needs schools in Louisiana–including East Baton Rouge Parish Schools, the primary study site and the second largest school district in the state. This district serves over 40,000 students, most of whom are non-white, eligible for free/reduced price lunch, and/or economically disadvantaged. 

Southern University brings a critical perspective to this work as a public, historically black land-grant university located in Baton Rouge, Louisiana.

“We are fortunate to have Southern University as a partner and will be leaning on their extensive experience working with high-needs schools in Louisiana. They are ideal collaborators to help adapt and implement the OpenSciEd professional learning program for this population of teachers,” said Dr. Susan Gomez Zwiep, BSCS Senior Science Educator and EIR Professional Learning Lead. 

Throughout the project, AIR will conduct an independent and rigorous evaluation of the OpenSciEd instructional materials and professional learning program on state assessments, equitable learning, and noncognitive outcomes such as students’ perceptions of the program as relevant and coherent. The ongoing study will allow BSCS and Southern University to continuously monitor and refine project materials and resources and ultimately improve the implementation of the program. 

“The Carnegie Corporation of New York invited BSCS in 2017 to bring together researchers and educators from across the county to envision a new open source, middle school science program. We developed a plan for a program that would be engaging, relevant, and inclusive–particularly for students from high-needs communities. That became the OpenSciEd program,” said Dr. Daniel Edelson, BSCS Executive Director. “While the OpenSciEd program has excelled in outside evaluations designed to identify high quality instructional materials for the Next Generation Science Standards, the study by AIR will be the first opportunity to collect evidence of its impact on students in real-world classrooms using rigorous research methods.”    

By 2029, there will be clear evidence on the effectiveness of the OpenSciEd Middle School Science program. And for the first time, there will be specific insights on how to support implementation of the program to improve science achievement for high-needs students.

This work will be led by BSCS Science Learning’s Dr. Chris Wilson, Dr. Susan Gomez Zwiep, and Dr. Zoë Buck Bracey.

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The contents of this press release were developed under a grant from the US Department of Education, Education Innovation and Research (EIR) Program. However, those contents do not necessarily represent the policy of the US Department of Education, and you should not assume endorsement by the federal government.

When I walk into our biology classrooms, they are not the same classrooms that they were two years ago…

–Alejandro Lopez, Assistant Principal, Compton High School

Dear friends, 

If you had walked into Precious Nwazota’s high school science classroom three years ago, you would have seen her students working quietly and independently on their assignments. There was no talking whatsoever. Students focused best in silence. 

At least that’s what Precious and many of her fellow teachers in Compton Unified School District were led to believe. Then she was introduced to BSCS Biology: Understanding for Life. And then she met Cindy Gay, who supports her and others in implementing our new high school biology program through a series of BSCS professional learning institutes. 

Today, Precious’s classroom is quite loud. Her students are motivated to solve a big societal problem together. They are engaged in group work. They are sharing their questions and ideas with the rest of the class. And they are making plans to improve the world for themselves, their families, and their communities–using the science they’ve figured out along the way. 

Alejandro Lopez, a leader in Compton Unified School District, believes it’s important to invest in BSCS. Find out why.

Precious is all in on this shift to a student-centered classroom. Especially when students like Lani  confidently step into the spotlight. 

Lani is the only student in class who speaks Spanish exclusively. She is also one of several students who didn’t receive science education in middle school. So Precious isn’t exactly surprised to see the look of defeat on her face at the start of Unit 1. Lani likely expects to sit through each lesson, struggling to understand on multiple levels. 

But BSCS Biology promises to create space for all students–especially students from underrepresented communities. That’s why the program focuses on equity and inclusion. That’s why the program integrates supports for emerging multilingual learners and below-grade-level readers. And that’s why students like Lani are not left behind. 

Lani partners with a bilingual student and uses language translation tools. She quickly becomes engaged in figuring out the science needed to solve the big societal problem. And she begins to trust the knowledge and experiences she can bring to group discussions.  

Only a few lessons into Unit 1, Lani is standing at the front of the class, sharing her ideas in Spanish. She’s confident. She’s participating. And she is learning science and some English.

Students like Lani are the reason Precious has become one of the biggest advocates for BSCS Biology. Yes, the program is challenging. But it is dramatically changing her classroom, and she isn’t looking back.

With the help of friends like you, we can impact science classrooms all over the country. Will you make a donation to bring the best in science education where it’s needed most today?

Sincerely,

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Daniel C. Edelson
BSCS Executive Director

BSCS Science Learning and Kendall Hunt Publishing Company recently released BSCS Biology: Understanding for Life to meet the changing needs of science classrooms across the country. Rave reviews from teachers, students, and EdReports assure us that we’re on the right track. And now, we want to offer our supporters an inside look at our vision for the future of science education.

Join us for an exclusive webinar presented by Daniel Edelson, BSCS Executive Director.

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Monday, October 30, 2023

1-2 p.m. (MT)

BSCS Biology: Understanding for Life becomes the first green-lit high school science program

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE June 6, 2023 – BSCS Science Learning and Kendall Hunt Publishing Company recently released a new full-year program to meet the changing needs of high school biology classrooms across the country. Today, this program–BSCS Biology: Understanding for Life–became the first high school science program ever to earn all-green ratings from EdReports

Green ratings signify that materials meet EdReports’ high standards for quality and usability.

“Since we released our first textbook in 1958, BSCS has led improvements in high school biology,” said Dr. Daniel Edelson, executive director of BSCS. “With the release of the Next Generation Science Standard, we decided it was time to create a brand new biology program that would enable teachers to make the challenging shifts in teaching that the new standards require and would prepare students to use science throughout their lives. The review from EdReports reassures us that we are on the right track. We are excited that this recognition will open the door for districts and schools across the country to adopt BSCS Biology.”

Districts and schools have long looked to EdReports as a trusted source for impartial reviews of instructional materials, but EdReports has not published reviews for high school science programs until this year. In its inaugural review of high school science programs, EdReports gave BSCS Biology green ratings on all three gateways: designed for NGSS, coherence and scope, and usability. The free report offers comprehensive information of the program’s quality.

BSCS Biology includes four units, each centered around an important societal challenge that requires an understanding of biological systems, like disease risk, prevention, and treatment and ecology. In each unit students investigate the societal challenge as the context for developing the scientific knowledge and abilities called for by the Next Generation Science Standards.   

“Over their lives, today’s students must play a role in resolving pressing societal challenges like antibiotic-resistant infections and unsustainable food systems,” said Dr. Lindsey Mohan, the project director for the development of BSCS Biology. “As we set out to create this program, we were motivated by the goal to prepare students to play a part in solving these 21st-century challenges, whether they do so in their professional or civic lives.” 

The program intentionally integrates supports for English language learners and students with below-grade-level literacy skills. 

“I work with a small group of students who are all new to the country. And overall, my students have stepped up to use their English to explore the topics in BSCS Biology,” said Dani Booth, a high school biology teacher in Colorado. “I have a student who arrived in the US five months ago; he has been able to understand the concepts and use his notes and word wall to participate in class. This is a huge win for a student brand new to learning English.” 

Booth is just one of many field-test teachers who believe this program will completely change the way students learn and use science throughout their lives. Faith Nelson, a high school biology teacher in Illinois, has already seen one student use her deeper understanding of biology to advocate for herself at the doctor’s office. 

BSCS provides a variety of print and digital resources to support successful implementation of the program. And the organization’s robust professional learning program supports teachers and leaders in making the shifts in teaching and learning called for by A Framework for K-12 Science Education and the Next Generation Science Standards. 

“BSCS has been setting the standard in science education for 65 years–since the release of our first three high school biology textbooks during a critical time in US history,” said Edelson. “Those textbooks were widely adopted and impacted millions of students. We are confident that our new program will bring teachers the rigor and inquiry they’ve come to expect from BSCS over the decades, while featuring the science all young learners need to thrive in today’s complex world.” 

About BSCS Science Learning

BSCS Science Learning develops research-based science education programs and services. We have a 60- year track record of leveraging research to create practical solutions. Today as an independent nonprofit, we offer classroom-tested instructional materials and immersive professional learning and leadership development experiences that meet the needs of the diverse populations and educational contexts of 21st century America. Our staff includes experienced educators, educational researchers, and scientists who share a commitment to transforming science education. Learn more at bscs.org.

About Kendall Hunt Publishing Company

Kendall Hunt has been providing innovative educational solutions for close to 80 years. As the publisher of hands-on science, mathematics and gifted curricula for grades K-12, we are also a leading partner in open educational resource offerings. Our award-winning research and standards-based programs are available in both print and digital components fully engaging students, teachers and parents.



Henry “Ed” Drexler was a pioneer of BSCS textbooks and beloved high school biology teacher for 67 years. He dedicated his career to tapping into the inquisitive spirits of students through meaningful biology education, and remained closely connected to BSCS through it all.

We are deeply saddened to learn of Ed’s recent passing. He directly impacted the BSCS community and countless educators and learners across the country. And today, we are grateful to celebrate his legacy with stories about and from him.


Article written by Kay Nolan for BSCS in 2018

The year was 1961. Ed Drexler was a science teacher at a Catholic high school in Milwaukee, Wisconsin.

He was turning 35, eight years younger than John F. Kennedy⁠—who’d become the nation’s 35th president that January⁠—but three years older than the president’s glamorous wife, Jacqueline Kennedy. 

Science was all over the news⁠, at least insofar as space exploration was making headlines. NASA, an agency less than two years old, was in a frantic race with Russia to launch satellites and eventually, manned spacecraft.

Drexler had attended Pius XI High School himself, served in the Navy during World War II, then obtained a bachelor’s degree from the University of Wisconsin-Madison. He’d originally hoped to become a physician, but struggled with chemistry, which was a prerequisite for medical school. Still, science fascinated Drexler, so he studied to become a biology teacher. His former high school principal, whom he’d approached after college graduation for a recommendation, offered him a job, and well, there he was, a decade later.

But Drexler was becoming frustrated in the classroom. “I liked what I was doing but I felt that I wasn’t doing right by giving the kids a program that was interesting,” said Drexler in a recent interview for BSCS. “For instance, I wasn’t doing any laboratory work. It was all textbook materials. I knew that’s not the way to teach biology, but I didn’t know how [else] to teach. I was teaching the way I learned to teach at the university.”

A trip in March 1961, to Atlantic City, New Jersey, to attend a science teachers meeting, changed everything.

“Dr. Arnold Grobman lectured on something called the BSCS,” said Drexler. “I asked him afterward if I could participate in the program. He took my name and phone number. Two months later, he called me and said there was going to be a field test in Milwaukee (of newly designed curriculum) at different high schools and would I like to participate? I said yes.”

Grobman was the first director of the Biological Sciences Curriculum Study, an agency created the same year as NASA, with the goal of improving science instruction in American high schools.

Drexler traveled to BSCS headquarters in Boulder, Colorado, for orientation and instruction on how to present the new textbooks, which were designed in three versions: blue (molecular), green (ecological) and yellow (cellular). “All dealt with biology, but they dealt with it from a different aspect,” Drexler recalls.  Back in Milwaukee, “We were in the testing program for the yellow version. We met every Monday night and talked about what we found out, problems with the books and so forth.”    

Front cover of the blue version, first edition: Molecules to Man
Front cover of the green version, first edition: High School Biology
Front cover of the yellow version, first edition: An Inquiry Into Life

Drexler was hooked. He loved the idea of teaching students science from an inquisitive point of view, as opposed to lecturing them on supposed “facts.”

“Before BSCS, biology was a rhetoric of conclusions,” says Drexler. “Everything was ‘known’ and we were simply learning things that were ‘known.’ With BSCS, there were a lot of unknowns that we could look at.  The kids left the class knowing about biology, but having a lot of questions about biology, and, we hope, were interested in those questions and kept on with the subject material. It wasn’t a finished thing; it was an ongoing thing, literally, for the rest of their lives. “

“It’s hard to describe. You’d have to experience it in order to appreciate that it was a much better way of teaching,” Drexler says. “I would never have taught that way if I weren’t getting a lot of direction from the people in Boulder and experiencing new things all the time.”

Drexler remained active with BSCS for the rest of the 1960s and for the next several decades. He spent summer after summer in Boulder, helping to write and revise textbooks, returning each fall to teach with renewed enthusiasm. He participated in a BSCS field study as recently as 2010.

And in his early 90’s, he was still teaching. He remained on the faculty at Pius XI High School for nearly 70 years, after joining in 1950.

On March 13, 2023, at 96 years old, Ed Drexler passed away peacefully surrounded by family. Read his obituary.

Dear friends,

Happy Darwin Day! As we do every year, we are taking advantage of Charles Darwin’s birthday to celebrate science. This year, we are celebrating the contributions of scientists who have been overlooked or undervalued because of bias. At BSCS Science Learning, we are committed to raising the profile of diverse scientists as part of our work as science educators.

Dr. Jessica Wade, a physicist based in London, shares that commitment. While she is an accomplished scientist herself and has received the British Empire Medal for her work, she spends much of her time shining the spotlight on others. In fact, Jess has written more than 1,750 Wikipedia entries for overlooked female and minority scientists.

It all started five years ago, when she spontaneously wrote her first biography about Kim Cobb, an accomplished climatologist who impressed her at a science event. Jess figured, the more people who know about Kim and others like her, the more opportunities they’ll receive.

Her commitment to this effort is aligned with her personal campaign to get more girls interested in studying and working in STEM. She believes that it’s important not only to increase the number of girls choosing science but also to increase the proportion of women who stay in the field.

We had the opportunity to connect with Jess directly, and it’s clear she shares our admiration for today’s science educators, who are crucial to this endeavor. To them she’d say, “You have the most important job in the world: training future scientists to help protect the planet we love. I’m sorry you’re not celebrated as much as you should be. Thank you for continuing to inspire and innovate.”

At BSCS, we love everything Jess represents. We also understand that the best way to honor Jess is by sharing stories of other scientists. So each day this week, we’ll be featuring Wikipedia entries she’s written about scientists you may not know but should. We hope you are as moved by Jess’s actions as we are and will follow along online.

Sincerely,

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Daniel C. Edelson
BSCS Executive Director

All teachers have access to free, high-quality science curriculum

For Immediate Release – February 7, 2023 – OpenSciEd has gained widespread support for its freely available, open source middle school program designed for the next generation science standards. Today, EdReports validated that support by giving the program all-green ratings. Green ratings signify that materials meet expectations for high standards of quality and usability in EdReports’ review system for science programs in grades 6-8.

“We can now confirm with complete confidence that every middle school teacher has access to free, high-quality science curriculum,” said James Ryan, Executive Director of OpenSciEd. “We believe this recognition by EdReports, a trusted external review source, will mean a lot to the nearly 50,000 teachers who are currently using our materials in classrooms nationwide. And we suspect that many more teachers will turn to this program as they aim to engage and inspire students while meeting the demands of challenging science standards.” 

EdReports gave the OpenSciEd Middle School program green ratings on all three benchmarks: designed for the next generation science standards; coherence and scope; and usability. The free report offers comprehensive information of the program’s quality. 

It took a massive, collaborative team to produce such a highly-rated program. In 2018, OpenSciEd convened four philanthropic organizations, 10 partner states, a network of national educators, and a developers consortium–including BSCS Science Learning, Boston College, The Dana Center at the University of Texas-Austin, Digital Promise Global, and Northwestern University. The complete (grades 6-8) open source program became freely available in February 2022. 

“When we set out to create the OpenSciEd Middle School Science program, we worked with our incredible network of partners to institute a rigorous process for developing, field-testing, and revising each unit,” said Dr. Daniel Edelson, Executive Director of BSCS Science Learning. “We learned an enormous amount from classroom feedback and from external reviews. All of these important steps allowed us to produce a program that teachers can trust to engage their students and achieve their standards.” 

Now more than ever, OpenSciEd encourages teachers to register for free access to the program. Teachers will discover phenomenon-driven units that provide equitable learning opportunities for students of all backgrounds. They’ll also find freely available professional learning materials, such as facilitator guides, slide decks, and videos to accompany every unit.

OpenSciEd continues to differentiate itself by offering access to high-quality curriculum and high quality professional learning – both of which are critical in transforming science teaching and learning. In fact, OpenSciEd has a network of certified providers who are ready to support teachers with using the materials. 

“The success of our middle school program is possible because of hundreds of field test teachers and thousands of students; their voices and wisdom are integrated throughout the curriculum.  And, we recognize that we are just getting started,” said Ryan. “Right now, we are rolling out high school science units and preparing for the development of elementary science units. We will continue providing free, high quality materials, along with high quality professional learning support, so that all K-12 students have the opportunity to excel in science.” 

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About OpenSciEd
OpenSciEd was launched in 2018 as a nonprofit to address the need among teachers and school districts for high-quality, open-source, full-course science instructional materials, as well as curriculum-based professional learning materials to support the implementation of middle school science instructional units as a result of the adoption of the National Research Council’s document, A Framework for K-12 Science Education and the Next Generation Science Standards (NGSS). The middle school materials are made possible by the generous philanthropic support of the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, Carnegie Corporation of New York, Charles and Lynn Schusterman Family Foundation, and the William and Flora Hewlett Foundation.

About EdReports
EdReports is an independent nonprofit designed to improve K-12 education. EdReports.org increases the capacity of teachers, administrators, and leaders to seek, identify, and demand the highest quality instructional materials. Drawing upon expert educators, our reviews of instructional materials and support of smart adoption processes equip teachers with excellent materials nationwide.