Oct 4, 2008

the future of science in the Olympia School District

Is up to you:
A community roundtable forum Monday will help shape what science instruction will look like in the Olympia School District in the future.

Curriculum director Debbi Hardy said the discussion will cover more ground than what's covered in the district's K-12 science.

The forum won't just focus on the science curriculum or the new science standards that are being developed by the Office of the Superintendent of Public Instruction. It will discuss the way that science is taught, she said.

"This conversation Monday night is a bigger conversation" than just curriculum, Hardy said. "The purpose of this forum is to talk about what our community really values about science and science education. To have the kind of dialogue that will help us as we look at our whole system."
The event runs from 6:30 to 8:30 at the Olympia High School commons, Monday, October 6th.

My two cents: science is fun, and the pace of discovery and change in various disciplines has ratcheted up in recent decades. All teachers should cross-pollinate a little science lovin' into all content areas.

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