Science Professional Development & Resources

Science Professional Development and Resources

Overview

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

2017-2018 School Year

Sign up via eSchools here

  • Organization ID # 14906 
  • Login ID: PSL# Password: Last 4 digits of SSN 

Summer 2017​

Please join us for our NGSS Summer Institute!  

  • Dates: August 22nd – 24th 
  • Times: 8:30 – 3:00pm

Topics

  • Day 1 – K-2, MS/HS Life Science and Earth Science
  • Day 2 – 3-5, MS/HS Physical Science 
  • Day 3 – All Grade Levels, All Content Areas 

For more information, please find the catalog here.  Please sign up through eSchools for each separate day!  

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

2016-2017 Elementary Lessons

December 14th, February 22nd and April 26th

For all elementary lessons modeled for the 2016-2017 school year, click here.  You will be redirected to the google drive folder with the relevant resources.  

2016-2017 Secondary  Lessons

December 14th, February 22nd and April 26th

For all secondary lessons (MS/HS) modeled for the 2016-2017 school year, click here.  You will be redirected to the google drive folder with the relevant resources.  

2015-2016 School Year

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