What is the expectation regarding STEM instruction?
The expectation hasn’t changed, but the conversion to SBE will help to make it much more manageable. For example, of the more than 40 science standards, your science SBE team has identified the most essential and narrowed the focus to approximately 12 power standards. Elementary teachers are masters at integration, and SBE maximizes the opportunities for this approach. Try integrating science and social studies into the literacy block through the use of leveled text as a part of guided and shared reading. Or build vocabulary and background knowledge through the Five-Component Reading model, which will provide students with extended opportunities to meet the power standards. And many teachers use their non-rotation days for teaching science and social studies lessons.