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OpenSciEd Added to Open Space

Author // Matt Yauk Friday, 09 February 2024

High-quality middle and high school science units from OpenSciEd are now available in Open Space. The 27 instructional units feature lesson plans, student and teacher videos, implementation guides, alignment to NGSS standards, simulations, and more. The high school curriculum and the middle school curriculum earned the NGSS Design Badge. The middle school curriculum also earned an all-green rating from EdReports for meeting several indicators of quality. 

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This chart shows the sequence and standards alignment of the instructional units in the OpenSciEd middle school curriculum

chart showing standards alignment and sequence of instructional units of OpenSciEd’s middle school curriculum

Because the instructional materials are openly licensed and available as files in Google Workspace, the curriculum is flexible to teacher and student needs and can be used as standalone lessons, units, or as a complete class. A free teacher account is necessary to view all materials and some lessons may require additional materials and equipment.

Open Space is a curation and collaboration tool from INFOhio that empowers educators to build community through groups, access curated collections, search for freely accessible instructional materials, and curate and share resources that promote innovative and collaborative learning. Have questions? INFOhio is always here to help. For questions, comments, and additional support, contact us at support.infohio.org.

About the Author

Posted by: Matt Yauk

Matt Yauk is a Senior Instructional Specialist with INFOhio. He is a certified educator who has worked as a Business and Technology teacher in the middle and high school settings and as an educational technologist, instructional designer, and academic technology director for The Ohio State University (OSU). He has a B.S. in Education: Technical Education and Training from OSU, a M.Ed. in Curriculum and Instruction: Instructional Design and Technology from University of Cincinnati, founded the Learner Engagement Division within the Association for Educational Communications and Technology (AECT), and co-authored a chapter in the Handbook of Distance Education (4th edition) called "Trends and Directions in Continuing Professional Development." The positive impact on student learning and educator development has always been his primary focus.

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