Discover the Framework for K-12 Science Education!
The Kent ISD Science team offers support and guidance for science education, focusing on The Framework for K-12 Science Education which support the Michigan Science Standards. This framework is based on current evidence-based scientific research and identifies the science topics all K-12 students should learn. In this approach to teaching science, students are encouraged to collaborate on problem-solving and scientific explanations.
Scientifically Literate Scholars
Our educational vision aims to create scholars who have a strong understanding of science and can work together to find the most effective solution to a problem or provide a scientifically sound explanation of a phenomenon.
Equitable Access and Engagement
Our educational vision includes valuing students' contributions to the classroom from their community, culture, and personal identity as they navigate and understand the various aspects of our world, both natural and man-made.
We are dedicated to providing students with top-notch science education daily. Our comprehensive approach includes utilizing a 3D curriculum, providing instruction, assessment support, and implementing high-quality teaching methods and resources. We also offer unique projects that integrate various content areas and place-based education. Moreover, we are available to assist with the acquisition of grants
Science Supports and Services
Our team of experienced educators offers a comprehensive list of Science services and supports to enhance the quality of science education in your district. We work collaboratively with you to develop a personalized plan tailored to your K-12 classroom needs. We promote scientific literacy, ensure equal access and engagement, and provide instructional support to districts.
Science Professional Learning
Our Science professional learning opportunities enable educators to gain a deeper understanding of The Framework for K-12 Science Education. They can also collaborate with peers and learn effective instructional practices that enhance scientific literacy for all students. We focus on fostering curiosity, building community, and driving positive change.
Join the Science Collaborative of West Michigan (SCWM)!
We're a group of educators passionate about making science education fun and engaging for all students. We believe evidence-based instructional practices are crucial to increasing scientific literacy for ALL students. SCWM is a community that brings together science educators from various schools and districts in West Michigan. Through this supportive community, we can inspire and encourage each other to create exceptional learning experiences for our students while keeping ourselves informed about the science standards. Please become a member of the Science Collaborative of West Michigan today and join our community!
Leading the Way in Science Education
As district representatives, we are essential in making decisions at the state and national levels. Our involvement in various organizations, such as:
- Disciplinary Literacy Task Force (MAISA/GELN DLE Task Force)
- Michigan Science Education Leadership Association (MSELA)
- National Science Education Leadership Association (NSELA)
- Michigan Science Professional Learning Network (MISCIPLN)
reflects our dedication to representing Science in statewide and national networks. We strive to continuously learn and apply research-based practices in our classrooms, taking our responsibility seriously as both a voice and leader in implementing best practices.
Science Updates & News
Vernier LabQuest 2 (available for checkout through REMC)
LabQuest 2 is the most powerful, connected, and versatile data-collection device available for STEM education. Engage your students with hands-on science in your classroom or in the field.