Designed to Support Equitable Science Instruction for All Students
OpenSciEd materials guide teachers in implementing equitable science instruction for all students, with particular attention to student groups who have historically been underserved in science.
Equitable instructional practices are central to the material’s design, not add-on strategies that need to be deployed in the presence of certain students. Instructional materials are flexible enough to be adapted to fit teachers’ and students’ local contexts. By design, these materials relate to the interests, identities, and experiences of students and the goals and needs of their communities.
The instructional materials support equitable participation in science and engineering practices in ways that are culturally sustaining, leverage students’ full linguistic repertoires (multiple languages and registers), and value and promote multi-modal performances beyond written or spoken forms of expression.