Welcome to the Hamilton County Secondary Science website. The site has been designed to help support secondary science instruction in the district and will feature resources to aid in the mission to increase student learning.
Essential Questions for our Learning This Year:
- How do I productively engage my students in learning core science ideas?
- How do I assure that inquiry-based learning experiences will help my students reach specific learning outcomes?
Hamilton County Teachers Are Life-Long Learners!
Intelligence is not a fixed trait. It can be grown through effort and continued learning.
Students grow into the intellectual community that surrounds them.
Student curiosity, productive engagement, questions, and sense-making are critical to all aspects of teaching and learning.
Inquiry-based learning experiences are fundamental to the learning of science.
Differentiation is not about lowering the standard, but rather providing access to or deepening the understanding of the standard.
Assessment and teaching are interdependent practices. Great teachers are perpetual students of their students' thinking.
Secondary Science District Norms
Keep student learning at the center of all decisions
Be respectful of other's time - Begin and end on time
Monitor air time and share your voice
Be solutions oriented - For the good of the group, look for the possible
Risk productive struggle
Actively participate and bring requested materials
Share a sense of responsibility for student learning
Be professional at all times
Be the learner you want in your class
Hamilton County Department of Education 3074 Hickory Valley Road Chattanooga, TN 37421 Phone: 423-209-8420 Fax: 423-209-8481