NGSS Next Generation Science Standards
District 44 is in the midst of migrating our science curriculum to the new Next Generation Science Standards. For more information about the new NGSS standards, please follow this link to the official Next Generation Science Standards website: http://www.nextgenscience.org/
Glenn Westlake Middle School worked with a transition plan during the 2015 - 2016 school year to make sure that all students moving on to Glenbard had the necessary curriculum items that would lead to success at the high school level, while being introduced to some NGSS units. During the 2016 - 2017 school year, Westlake students will be fully immersed within the NGSS process. Our 9 science teachers have worked for 2.5 years to develop new units of instruction and coordinate resources for NGSS. Please check out the GW science teachers’ web pages for detailed curriculum and homework information.
Our six elementary buildings will begin with our new NGSS curriculum during the 2017 - 2018 school year. Currently, members of the K - 5 Science Committee are receiving professional development and will be working with the Math & Science Coordinator to plan for this transition throughout the 2016 - 2017 school year.
Other opportunities for Science and STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math) are bulleted below:
Science Fair 2017 Check out our website for details about our K - 5 Science Fair. The new updated information is now posted. Check out the Large Science Fair Packet and the Important Dates to Remember pdf files. Science Fair is Saturday, March 4, 2017