The next scheduled Meeting of the Hillside Board of Education will be held as posted, on Thursday, January 28, 2021 at 6:30 p.m. In order to avoid public congregation, public comment regarding both agenda and non-agenda items will be accepted via email only through 7:00 p.m. on Thursday, January 28, 2021. Emails should be sent to hboemeeting@hillsidek12.org Please state your name and address in your email. Responses to emails will be addressed and recorded during the meeting. Please view the video of the meeting which will be posted on our webpage on Friday, January 29, 2021 or subscribe to our HBOE Meeting Channel on YouTube using the following the link below to view and hear the meeting live.
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Science


Lisa Corona
Science Supervisor

Hillside Science Department

The Hillside School District is committed to excellence. We believe that all children are entitled to an education that will equip them to become productive citizens of the twenty-first century. We believe that an education grounded in the fundamental principles of science will provide students with the skills and content necessary to become future leaders in STEM related fields.

A sound science education is grounded in the principles of inquiry and rigor. In our classrooms children are actively engaged in learning as they model real-world scientific behaviors to construct knowledge. They have ample opportunities to manipulate materials in ways that are developmentally appropriate to their age. They work in an environment that encourages them to take risks, think critically, make models, note patterns and anomalies in those patterns. Children are encouraged to ask questions, not just the "how" and the "what" of observed phenomena, but also the "why".

Our science program provides teachers with science materials that are aligned to the New Jersey Student Learning Standards for Science and incorporate instructional strategies that are research-based. Our K-8 kit based program encourages "hands-on science" and is endorsed by the National Science Foundation. In addition to the science curriculum we include opportunities for students to work in our Maker Spaces and STEAM Labs. We offer an array of science electives including Project Lead the Way Engineering, Computer Science and Biomedical courses. We are excited to announce our district goals for 2021-2022 school year include launching a district wide STEM related magnet school.

If you have questions or comments, please reach out to the K-12 Science Supervisor,
Ms. Lisa Corona
908-352-7664 ext. 8226
(LCorona@hillsidek12.org)

K-12 Science Supervisor: Ms. Lisa Corona

Ms. Corona joined Hillside Public Schools in 2014 as K-12 Science Supervisor. Prior to working in Hillside Ms. Corona taught 6th and 7th grade science in Linden NJ. Ms.Corona’s certifications include a Bachelor's degree in Earth Science/ Education, Masters in Curriculum and Instruction and an Educational Specialist Degree in Educational Leadership. Ms. Corona is kept busy staying up to date with best practices in science education and keeping up with her two daughters.

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