Curriculum developers are working collaboratively with representatives from the schools and the community to develop and test curriculum materials that use project-based learning and delivered via an online platform but also will include extensive hands-on and classroom and community experiences. The materials are aligned with the Next Generation Science Standards Performance Expectations. The modules include take-home projects involving the family, relating informal activities described in Community-School Activities and making connections to learning tasks in informal environments.
It is critical for students to have exposure and experience with concepts such as genetics. This is an exciting field with tangible impact in our daily lives because it also has the possibility of sparking long-term interest in STEM-related fields.
- Alycia Meriweather, Deputy Superintendent Community Engagement, Detroit Public Schools Community District,