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Science & Family Life Education
Welcome to the New Science & Family Life Education Web Site

Vision:  
Leadership for Learning

Mission:  The Office of Student Learning provides a World-Class Education for each learner through leadership in programs, instruction, curricula and professional development.



Using the links on the left you will find a wealth of information about our program. These pages include the curriculum for each grade level, science fair information, science SOL information and information about the various programs that Science and Family Life Education oversees.

Science Areas of Focus
  • Literacy: Development of the language, process skills, and critical thinking of science. Development of fluency in the reading and interpretation of science text, as well as oral, written, and visual communication in science.
  • Differentiation: Creation of a safe, inclusive, and effective science learning environment for all students. Modification of content, process, and product to enable the success of all learners to include English language learners, students with special education needs, and gifted learners.
  • Hands-On Inquiry: Planning for instruction that includes active questioning, hands-on experiential learning, and experimental design. Use and application of scientific equipment, measuring tools, and real world materials. May include both classroom-based and outdoor learning experiences. 
  • Rigor: Develops higher order cognitive processes in science including analysis, evaluation, synthesis, and real-world applications. Addresses enriched content, process, and product for students in gifted, advanced, AP, Cambridge, and IB programs.
Please note that the links "Staff Communities" and "Professional Learnings Catalog" are for PWCS teachers and staff.
Proposals Now Being Accepted for the Elementary Day Conferences

The Office of Student Learning will host The PWCS Elementary Educators' Day Conferences on August 26, 2014 from 8:30 -12:45 at the following locations:

 

Grades K-2 at T. Clay Wood Elementary School
Grades 2-3 at Ellis Elementary School
Grades 4-5 at Old Bridge Elementary School

Presenters are needed for all grade levels and core content areas. Please complete
this proposal form if you are interested in presenting at this conference. Proposals are due by March 28, 2014. 

VA DOE Science Resources
Links to resources from the VA Department of Education:

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