• 6th-grade science program PD training

    All middle school principals and assistant principals / Deadline: August 30 and 31

    Implementation of IQWST, City Schools’ new NGSS-aligned middle school science program, will begin with 6th grade in the 2017-18 school year. (Seventh grade will be added in 2018-19; 8th grade will be added in 2019-20.) Professional development for 6th-grade teachers will be provided on systemic professional development days, starting with a two-afternoon PD session on Wednesday, August 30, and Thursday, 31.

    IQWST is a complete middle school science program that includes student lab books and materials. Sixth-grade materials (including reusable equipment, and consumable student lab books and other materials) have been ordered for non-charter schools for the current schoolyear, but schools will need to purchase refill kits and student lab books in future years. More information will be provided with the budget guidance for the 2018-19 school year.

    For questions, email Joshua Gabrielse in the Teaching and Learning department at jmgabrielse@bcps.k12.md.us.
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