Why does Green Ninja work?
A focus on student motivation. The educational literature offers consistent findings that student motivation is a key element to learning. Green Ninja materials are designed around engaging students, through the storyline of Green Ninja to the action oriented projects that solve real world problems. Student engagement is the key.
Designed from the ground up using NGSS, the entire middle school curriculum was conceived and created over last three years using the preferred integrated middle school model. Our materials were developed through partnerships with university faculty at San Jose State University and California State University, Northridge and practicing teachers. By combining science and educational experts, we have developed a truly intergated NGSS middle school curriculum.
Green Ninja materials have been extensively tested in classrooms to understand how students' attitude about science and learning can be changed through curriculum. Our findings have demonstrated the impact that Green Ninja curriculum can have on student engagement, and how this translates into improved science competency and improved environmental outcomes.