SEPUP course structure
A full year using SEPUP curricula generally consists of 5-6 units that can be taught in almost any order, based on your school's scope and sequence. Each unit then is structured with several activities, sequenced intentionally to engage the students, build on the storyline, and increase the level of sophistication as the unit progresses. Though the types of activities vary, the structure is consistent so that students recognize what to do and more time is spent on learning.
It's not a textbook. It's not a kit. It's a program.
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Our Partnership with SEPUP™
Full alignment to the NGSS
Embedded strategies help teachers explore students' thinking and give students multiple opportunities to confront their preconceptions.
Integrated into the programs the SEPUP assessment system sets up ways to collect evidence on student learning and improve performance.
An intentionally flexible approach to all program activity types help accomplish our goal that all students achieve scientific literacy.
Our scores on science standardized tests have done nothing but increase over time since implementation.
Time is valuable
Several recent studies on teacher workload showed that lesson planning and grading made the biggest negative impact on job satisfaction. The average teacher spends 12 hours working evenings and weekends - most of that time is spent grading or planning.
Several recent studies on teacher workload showed that secondary teachers spend about a third of their professional time planning. Additionally, the average teacher spends 12 hours working evenings and weekends - most of that time is spent grading or creating lessons.