Progressive Science Initiative (PSI) Materials and Courses

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New Jersey Center for Teaching and Learning (NJCTL)


The New Jersey Center for Teaching and Learning provides editable course materials for K-12 science and math instruction. The materials are based on the Progressive Science initiative (PMI), integrated learning approaches that incorporate the use of collaborative problem-solving activities as a way to develop science and math understandings and present science courses in a new sequence at the high school level. PSI uses the physics-chemistry-biology sequence, qith the rationale that to understand modern biology, students need to understand chemistry, and to understand chemistry, students must understand physics. In addition to providing science course materials for every grade level from kindergarten to high school (including Advanced Placement courses), the PSI curriculum also includes methods courses to help educators facilitate the implementation of the curriculum.


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