The resources on this page are intended to support implementation of Idaho’s Science Standards approved in 2018. These standards ask students to think and act like scientists by engaging in the heart of science – INQUIRY. This paradigm shift requires students to demonstrate command of knowledge of scientific principles, processes, and content by performing as scientists do.
Exemplar Instructional Units
Presidential Awards for Excellence in Mathematics and Science Teaching (PAEMST)
Frequently Asked Questions
Professional Development Opportunities
2018 Summer Workshop Series: Meeting and Assessing the Idaho State Science and Literacy Standards
Sponsored by the Idaho State Department of Education and the Boise State Writing Project, learn how to engage your students in collaborative scientific inquiry to achieve deep scientific understanding and create performance-based assessments to meet the new standards. Professional development credit available for purchase in addition to complimentary lunch and morning coffee.
For more information see flyer.
I-STEM: Bridging the Gap Professional Development Program
Apply by Saturday, March 3. The exceptional STEM professional development program provides high-quality, relevant and hands-on opportunities for Idaho STEM educators. During the last two weeks of June, trainings take place at six flagship Idaho locations. Each session takes place over four days and features independent strands conducted by STEM education practitioners. Application is open February 14 - March 3.
More information at Idaho iSTEM webpage.