FOSS Newsletter Archives


Guest Contributors | September 22, 2016 | Miscellaneous

Four books and a card game.

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Guest Contributors | September 22, 2016 | FOSS in Schools

What if I told you that that science did not have to be taught as an isolated subject? That you could integrate science as part of your English language arts (ELA) time? Or as part of your mathematics block? That is exactly how I use my FOSS Weather on Earth Module in my fourth-grade classroom.

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Natalie Yakushiji | September 21, 2016 | FOSS in Schools

Bell Gardens Elementary School, one of 17 elementary schools in the Montebello USD in Southern California, has recently been honored as a recipient of the California Gold Ribbon School Award.

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Kathy Long | September 21, 2016 | Assessment

If we’re focusing on formative assessment, how are we supposed to give grades?

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Jessica Penchos | September 20, 2016 | FOSS Program

The FOSS Middle School team is ready to announce that the Next Generation Edition for FOSS grades 6–8 is available! If you are currently a FOSS Middle School Second Edition user, you will receive automatic access to a digital upgrade from Second Edition to FOSS Next Generation Middle School. Here’s how it works.

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FOSS Newsletter Staff | September 20, 2016 | FOSS Program

We’re pleased to announce that the FOSS Next Generation K–5 Edition has won both the 2016 AAP REVERE Award for Whole Curriculum—Science as well as the coveted 2016 AAP REVERE Golden Lamp Award for best Whole Curriculum overall!

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Joanna Totino | February 24, 2016 | FOSS in Schools

We've been hearing more and more about FOSS being used in summer schools around the country. In this issue we highlight two programs in California taking different approaches to bringing active learning to summer school students.

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Diana VĂ©lez and Natalie Yakushiji | February 23, 2016 | Literacy

More and more we hear requests for FOSS materials in other languages.

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Jennifer Slavick | February 23, 2016 | FOSS in Schools

Recently I walked into Ryan Kollar's sixth-grade science class and noticed something strange. It wasn't the fact that the kids were basically operating the class through concentrated student-led group discussion. It wasn't the weird diagrams drawn on the board. Nope, it wasn't even the cockroaches perched on the walls of the aquarium in his classroom. The strange thing I saw was Kollar smiling.

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Kathy Long | February 23, 2016 | Assessment

Formative assessment has become a bit of a buzzword, and like other educational terms it can come to mean many different things.

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