By now, you know that the National Science Foundation (NSF) has been using its funding to teach science to students in the classroom for decades.
In fact, NSF has been teaching its students in its classrooms for more than 70 years.
Now, the National Institutes of Health (NIH) is launching an initiative to create a curriculum that will make teaching science to kids in the United States more efficient and effective.
In a statement released today, the NIH said it will create a science curriculum that can be used to teach students about science in classrooms and also how it relates to social science research.
The program will be led by the National Center for Science Education (NCSE), an agency that is currently tasked with preparing students for college and careers.
“The National Center will be creating an innovative, flexible curriculum that helps students better understand and apply science and technology to problems, while providing them with the knowledge and tools they need to create effective science curricula,” said Dr. Richard P. Gage, NIH’s assistant secretary for science education and outreach, in a statement.
The program is called the Science Curricular and Education Network (SCEN).
The initiative will work with state, local, and tribal governments, the NSF, and the Department of Education, which will coordinate the curriculum.
In addition to using science in the curriculum, the curriculum will focus on learning about social science.
“While it may be possible for students to learn about science using a traditional classroom approach, there are some challenges associated with this approach that will require a greater level of support from educators,” said Sarah O’Connell, the chief of the National Centers for Education Statistics (NCES), which is responsible for overseeing the development of the NCES Curricult curriculum.
For example, while it is possible to teach an entire course in the textbook format, many of the skills and knowledge students will need will be learned via video or other digital technologies.
As a result, the NCSE is also developing a video technology platform that will allow teachers to create videos that students can take with them when they’re in class, said Gage.
The goal of the SCEN program is to provide students with the skills they need in order to understand and implement new scientific discoveries and to engage in science research in the context of their learning.
“These technologies will help students learn to use their brains and their hands and to explore the new possibilities of technology to help them create effective scientific curriculum,” said Gages.
“We hope this initiative will be an opportunity for teachers, policymakers, and students to get their science hands-on and to create innovative science curriculas that are effective in preparing students to compete in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) fields,” said O’Connor.
The NCES will also work with states, tribes, and local educational agencies to identify, evaluate, and share best practices to make their classrooms more science- and technology-driven.
The goal is to develop a curriculum for classrooms and school districts across the country that will help improve classroom learning by providing students with more science and math-related skills, as well as making the classroom more engaging.
“Our goal is that this curriculum will be used by every teacher, administrator, and administrator in every classroom,” said Jodi M. Johnson, the executive director of the Center for Effective Teaching and Learning (CETL), a nonprofit research organization.
“By teaching students about the science in science and engineering, we will teach them how to make decisions, to build a portfolio of knowledge, and to apply that knowledge to solve real problems.”
The program will provide the foundation for the National Curricutions Alliance, a partnership between the NSB, the UNC, the University of Tennessee, the Carnegie Institution for Science, and other nonprofit organizations.
The NCES program is part of the Alliance, which aims to create and promote the best science curriculum possible for educators, administrators, students, and families in the 21st century.
The alliance will be created by the NSBs Science and Technology Directorate and the National Research Council.
The alliance is also led by an NSF Education Leadership Group and is chaired by the vice president for science, innovation, and technology at the NSFs Science and Innovation Directorate.
The initiative is funded by the Science Foundation of America.