The PEER Physics curriculum integrates storylines, anchoring phenomena, and a learning cycle approach to address the NGSS Framework. The PEER Physics anchoring phenomena are designed to engage students with a socially-relevant and age-appropriate phenomenological situations, that help them become curious about a phenomenon that is directly related to the content from the chapter prior to beginning the chapter and throughout.
PEER Physics has a simple and innovative approach: engage teachers in high quality professional learning with other practitioners, led by teacher facilitators who have been successful in the classroom, and amplify the experience using responsively designed curricular resources aligned to the current Standards.
Partnerships with PEER Physics typically extend for multiple years in order to affect systemic change. The goal is to develop sustainable structures that foster teacher growth in their instructional practices and invite new PEER Physics teachers into the learning community. We have built a reputation for responsively supporting our partners with instruction and with the systemic challenges they face.