New Visions Science Core Curriculum

About the Project

The Science Core Curriculum project supports the adoption and implementation of the New Visions Biology and Earth and Space Science courses through curriculum-based professional learning experiences. Participants gain an understanding of how to use the instructional materials to support Multilingual Learners (MLLs), Students With Disabilities (SWDs), and to foster Culturally Responsive and Sustaining Education (CR-SE) as they transition to the New York State Science Learning Standards (NYSSLS).

PL Sessions

Recruitment Sessions Summer Professional Learning Institute (Core only) 

  • July 10-12

Summer Professional Learning Institute (Affinity)

  • August 21-22
Professional Learning Workshops for Teachers Unit-based, in-person workshops – 3 per unit in Biology and 2 per unit in ESS. 

  • Dates TBD

Unit-based, virtual workshops – 1 per unit in Biology and 1 per unit in ESS

  • Dates TBD
Professional Learning Workshops for School Leaders There is one half day, in-person PL session, and three half day, virtual sessions focusing on using the coaching tool. 

  • Dates TBD
In-School Professional Learning 50 on-site coaching visits (25 for BIO and 25 for ESS) are planned. Visits will focus on collaborating with school leaders on using the Coaching Tool to support implementation of the curriculum and shifting teacher practice.

  • Dates and School Sites TBD


For questions about the project please email us at echatham@newvisions.org