Transition Tools and Resources for Ohio's New Learning Standards: K-12 Science

Make your classroom's transition to the Ohio's New Learning Standards in Science easy using the tools and aids you'll find below.

Implementation Tools

Alignment Toolkit Phase 1: Gap Analysis - This tool allows educators to closely examine the Revised Standards / Model Curriculum to determine the degree to which their curriculum addresses the concepts and skills found in the Revised Standards, as well as the required cognitive levels.

Alignment Toolkit Phase 2: Revision of District Curriculum - These tools create a framework from the standards and model curriculum for planning units around big ideas/concepts, sequencing units to the school year, intradisciplinary and interdisciplinary connections, diverse learner considerations, technology integration, assessment practices (formative, summative and performance-based) and resources.

Alignment Toolkit Phase 3: Implementation - These tools deliver support to educators as they implement Ohio’s New Learning Standards. They are sorted into three categories: curriculum, instruction and assessment. 

Support Materials

Hear about the Ohio's New Learning Standards in Science Model Curriculum by clicking on the audio podcast link below. Learn how to use these documents by viewing the example found below in MP4 format.

Last Modified: 9/10/2014 3:27:19 PM

Pursuant to ORC 3301.079 (B) (3) and 3313.60, it is the responsibility of Ohio's local boards of education to vet and approve curriculum and educational materials for use in the public schools within their district. The use of any materials posted or linked to on the Ohio Department of Education website, including materials within the Common Core State Standards or Appendices or any state model curricula or other educational resource material, is entirely up to the discretion of each local board of education.