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Join Pearson Author and NGSS Writing Team Leader (Earth Science), Michael Wysession, for an informational discussion on the Next Generation Science Standards!

Posted by Sabrina Hernandez on June 20, 2012 at 4:30pm 0 Comments

Friday, June 22nd at 12 PM (Eastern)

Pearson would like to invite you to join author and NGSS Writing Team Leader, Michael Wysession, as he discusses the upcoming Next Generation Science Standards and his involvement on the NGSS Writing Team. During this webinar, Dr. Wysession will cover the first draft of the NGSS Framework and what it means for K-12 Science classrooms across the country, and then take the time to answer any questions that you might have.

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New Generation Science Standards Public Release - Friday May 11

Posted by Jerry D. Valadez on May 7, 2012 at 4:26pm 0 Comments

It was announced today that the first public draft of the Next Generation Science Standards will be released on Friday, May 11. The review period will close on June 1
CSTA has compiled a series of Next Generation Science Standards resources and facts  at the following website:…
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New Generation Science Standards Draft Delayed

Posted by Jerry D. Valadez on April 30, 2012 at 11:45am 0 Comments

The release of the NGSS for public review has been delayed.  Potential release date is now mid May.  I will post a notice when the draft is released for public review.

Governor Jerry Brown's Budget Proposal Reduces High School Science Requirement

Posted by Jerry D. Valadez on February 6, 2012 at 11:28am 0 Comments

In Gov. Jerry Brown’s 2012–13 budget, he is proposing that school districts have the flexibility to require only one high school science class instead of the two currently mandated by state law. Currently California State law requires that high school students take one course in biological science and one in physical science.  While every high school must provide its students access to the courses required for UC and CSU admission, which include two laboratory sciences in two different…

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Honors Earth Science approved by UC For Laboratory "d" Credit

Posted by Jerry D. Valadez on November 29, 2011 at 2:21pm 1 Comment

Dear Colleagues,



After many years of effort we are pleased to report progress on gaining approval for high school Earth sciences to qualify for UC admission requirements. A new high school course, entitled Honors Earth Science, has been approved by the UC Academic Senate Board on Admissions and Relations with Schools (BOARS), and also by the UC Office of the President as meeting the UC laboratory science "d" requirement for UC admissions.  The course was designed principally by…

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Delta Ecology Institute

Posted by Anne Ybarra on October 4, 2011 at 9:45pm 0 Comments

I have a question. I signed up for the Delta Ecology Institute coming up in November which is offered by CIB (California Institute for Biodiversity). Is there anyone signed up for this institute who would like to carpool? Please let me know. Anne

Framework for K-12 Science Education: Practices, Crosscutting Concepts, and Core Ideas Released!

Posted by Jerry D. Valadez on July 19, 2011 at 1:57pm 0 Comments

Science, engineering, and technology permeate nearly every facet of modern life and hold the key to meeting many of humanity's most pressing challenges, both present and future. To address the critical issues of U.S. competitiveness and to better prepare the workforce,Framework for K-12 Science Education proposes a new approach to K-12 science education that will capture students' interest and provide them with the necessary foundational knowledge in the…

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STEM CONNECT WEBINAR Adventure to the Arctic Circle, the Earth's Air Conditioner

Posted by Janice Kruse on June 30, 2011 at 8:45am 0 Comments

(from the website) The Arctic region is the air conditioner of our planet, responsible for regulating our global climate system. Interestingly, scientists know more about many planets in our solar system than they do about the Arctic Ocean. Join Philippe Cousteau, Discovery Education’s Chief Spokesperson for Environmental Education and grandson of oceanic explorer Jacques Cousteau, as he takes your students on a journey to the Arctic.…

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