FOSS NEXT GENERATION IMPLEMENTATION
Welcome to the Next Generation Full Option Science System (FOSS)! As an administrator, you play a critical role in the implementation of a high-quality science program at your school. The purpose of this administration tool is to orient you to the important pieces of the curriculum and to highlight those areas where your support will make a difference in setting teachers up for success. Each of these areas is explained in the sections that follow for you to use as a guiding tool. These areas include:
There are a lot of important pieces to a successful FOSS implementation. They will not all be accomplished at once. We recommend looking ahead and forging a long-term plan for your science program together with all your stake-holders, e.g., teachers, administrators, families, board members, community partners, etc. Start with a vision for what science teaching and learning looks like in your system, then use these tools to set goals and yearly action plans for moving forward and monitoring successes and challenges. The key is to know the reality of your system, meet everyone where they are, and to keep a mindset of continuous improvement.
To orient yourself to the FOSS program we recommend reviewing some of the resources found in the ThinkLink Knowledge Base.
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