Future Development

OpenSciEd’s goal is to create high-quality, freely available science instructional materials for elementary through high school. While our work began at the middle school level, this page has information about our future development toward that goal.

High School Development

Organizations interested in developing the materials using our instructional model should submit a response to this Request for Qualifications (RFQ). This RFQ asks interested parties to assemble a team who are able and interested in developing high school science materials designed for the Next Generation Science Standards (NGSS). The team chosen for this development will work within OpenSciEd’s structure of partnering with states to provide direction and field testing in order to bring practitioner voices to the forefront of the development process as well as build demand for high-quality curriculum and professional learning materials. The work on the high school curriculum will begin in January 2021 and conclude with a release of the full program by January 2024. See the RFQ for more information or read our press release.

OpenSciEd hosted an informational webinar about the RFQ and selection process on July 8th at 2pm ET. The slides an archived recording of the webinar can be found below.

Archived Webinar Webinar Slides


High School Request for Qualifications




Elementary Development

OpenSciEd plans on opening a Request for Qualifications process for elementary development in early 2021 with development starting in July 2021. Updates will be shared on this webpage and via email and twitter.