What is a Big Idea Module?
District Design Teams of three teachers (one elementary, one middle school, and one high school), one district curriculum administrator, and a university/industry scientist or mathematician design and present 6-hour Big Idea Modules (BIMs) that trace a big idea across the elementary, middle, and high school grade levels.
- Engages participants in using exemplary curricula to experience the big idea at the elementary, middle and high school levels
- Teaches science and mathematics content
- Models the inquiry approach to teaching and learning
- Makes connections: between grade levels; to other big ideas; and to other disciplines
BIMs Available for Presentation in your District:
Would you like to introduce your teachers to big ideas thinking (science/math content, important concept connections, and inquiry)? Click here for available BIMs and the science/math concepts they cover (PDF)
Exploring the Motion of the Earth (PDF), a Hillsborough Public Schools CONNECT-ED Big Idea Module.