RCSD Department of Science
About the Department of Science
The Department of Science is a division of the Office of Teaching & Learning for the Rochester City School District. The vision of the Department of Science is to establish the highest quality science program that will educate students to become scientifically literate citizens for the 21st Century. The department will continually focus on supporting students through effective teaching engagement that positively impacts learning and achievement in a standards-based system.
The Science Department articulates and integrates systems to provide standards-based curricula, materials and supplies, and professional learning opportunities to each classroom to promote a culture of inquiry and problem solving. The RISE System is an integral part of the Rochester City School Science department that provides materials for the classrooms.
Did you know we have new New York State Science Learning Standards (NYSSLS)? Read more about these major changes to the teaching and learning of Science
Curriculum and Instructional Resources for Staff
For more information about NYS Science standards and curriculum resources for students in grades K-12, please visit the Science section of the Teaching & Learning Instructional Toolkit.
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Follow us @RCSDScienceDr. Edel MaederDirector of Science,Dept of Teaching and Learning