Science Professional Development & Resources
Next Generation Science Standards (NGSS)
The California Department of Education (CDE) adopted the Next Generation Science Standards (NGSS) in 2013 and released the draft instructional framework for Science Education.
To prepare for the implementation of the new standards, the district collaborated with SCTA in the spring of 2015 to form a committee and develop a comprehensive three-year NGSS implementation plan.
The committee was comprised of elementary, middle, and high school teachers from schools across the district and administrators.
As a result, the district has begun preparing teachers and students for shifts in science instruction and practice and is almost halfway through an engaging and productive NGSS Professional Learning series. The goal of the series is to provide teachers with strategies to plan, teach and assess the eight (8) Science and Engineering Practices.
The sessions are facilitated by teacher mentors who are current teachers within SCUSD. It is still not too late to sign up for sessions! Teachers are compensated at the per-diem rate for participation.
NGSS Professional Learning Sessions
2016-2017 School Year
Sign up via eSchools here
- Organization ID # 14906
- Login ID: PSL# Password: Last 4 digits of SSN
Choose a school site here – for 2016-2017 sessions after 10/26
- Summer Institute August 16-18, 2016
- CSTA Palm Springs October 22, 2016
- Session #1 October 26, 2016
- Session #2 December 14, 2016
- Session #3 February 22, 2016
- Session #4 April 26, 2016
- Nor Cal GATE Symposium October 29, 2016