SLANT (Science, Literacy and Arts iNtegration in the Twenty-first century) was a project overseen by the Science Division of San Francisco Unified School District’s STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics) Department. We recognize that both scientific and artistic endeavors share deep purposes and practices in common and are fields where common core standards can be manifested through authentic learning experiences.
SLANT Understanding Goals:
o Design and deliver curriculum that fosters deep understanding of Scientific and Artistic concepts and practices as well as content literacy.
o Address the Next Generation Science Standards (NGSS), California Common Core State Standards in English Language Arts (CCCSS-ELA) and English Language Development (ELD), through integrated teaching and learning frameworks and strategies.
o Address issues of Equity & Access for our students by providing teacher-created models of differentiation that embrace a range of student abilities and needs
o Develop 21st Century Skills and Habits of Mind in our students in order to prepare them for college and career success
o Provide support for Professional Learning Communities compromised of Pre-K through Grade 12 teacher cohorts and teacher-leaders
o Increase educator confidence and ability in teaching Science and Art content while developing authentic models of applied literacy