Science in Alameda County
The Alameda County Office of Education offers a variety of events and professional learning to help educators and administrators learn about and deepen their understanding of NGSS, plan science instruction, pilot and adopt science instructional materials, develop assessments, and implement PLC models.
The California Next Generation Science Standards (NGSS) are a set the expectations for what students should know and be able to do in science and engineering by grade level. An anchoring idea behind the NGSS is that learning science is three dimensional and involves using DCIs (Disciplinary Core Ideas), CCCs (Crosscutting Concepts), and SEPs (Science and Engineering Practices). Our science team provides professional learning opportunities and resources to help teachers develop the pedagogy skills and content knowledge needed in order to ensure that all students have access to a high quality science education.
A high-quality science education means that students will develop an in-depth understanding of content and develop key skills—communication, collaboration, inquiry, problem-solving, and flexibility—that will serve them throughout their educational and professional lives.
Now More Than Ever, Science Education is Vital!