Language Arts and Literacy
After diligent research and extensive piloting of programs, Medford Township Public Schools has adopted TCI’s Bring Science Alive! (BSA) Science Education program. This program is designed to guide young learners to observe and understand how the world around them works. Bring Science Alive! lessons are designed to break away from outdated lessons and make science lessons more exciting for our students. BSA will allow our teachers to teach using 21st century skills where students are no longer just reading text and recalling the information by answering questions. Instead, they will be engaged in interactive science investigations that are 100% in line with the Next Generation Science Standards (NGSS) and New Jersey Student Learning Standards (NJSLS). New Jersey recently adopted the NJSLS for science which are based on the NGSS. According to these standards, a high-quality science education means that students will develop an in-depth understanding of content and develop key skills, such as: communication, collaboration, inquiry, problem solving, and flexibility. Skills such as these will serve them throughout their educational and professional lives.Bring Science Alive! will also allow our students to experience up to date classroom presentations, interactive science materials, extensive hands-on science investigation materials, and is completely customizable to meet the needs of our students.
- study history, geography, economics, and civics from a global and diverse perspective;
- move in a sequence that expands their awareness of self through home, school, neighborhood, community, state, region, country, and world;
- be exposed to major cultural and geographic regions in the world;
- empathize with the hopes, dreams, and struggles of people everywhere;
- learn to reason historically;
- develop critical thinking skills to examine and evaluate;
- think conceptually about the world around them by understanding the past, linking it to the present, and planning for the future;
- recognize how different economic systems operate in the exchange, production, distribution, and consumption of goods and services;
- understand the fundamental ideas about the government and its function in our state and country; and
- identify the rights and responsibilities of citizenship and its importance.