Professional Learning Resources

  • Getting Energized with Engineering

    Getting Energized with Engineering

    The ACOE Core Learning Team presented, "Getting Energized with Engineering" at the #CASTEAM Symposium in San Francisco, CA. renewable energy solutions. See how engineering can be grounded in the context of this 5E lesson aligned to the NGSS energy and engineering performance expectations.

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  • Professional Learning Opportunities

    Learn about upcoming PD opportunities, and access other sources for inspiration and knowledge.


    • NGSS@ACOE The Alameda County NGSS@ACOE professional learning cohort is designed to create a community of practice amongst Alameda County teachers  that are implementing the CA Next Generation Science Standards (NGSS)
      • Participants receive year-long support from the NGSS@ACOE Cohort and the Alameda County Office of Education.
      • As a cohort, we will build our capacity to understand and implement the NGSS.
      • Check out our blog!
    • Core Coaching Network (begins September 1st, meets the first Friday of the month)
      • Core Coaching Network meets monthly to support instructional and content-specifc coaches throughout the Alameda County. Science and Technology coaches meet during the second half of the network to network, learn about new instructional practices, and set goals for the coming months.

    Workshops and Upcoming Professional Learning Opportunities

    • June 25-29 Elementary Science Partnership (ESP) Summer Institute at Cal State East Bay

    Webinars and Videos

  • Contact California Science

    Dawn OConnor Dawn O'Connor
    Director of STEM
    Director, Science Partnership
    (510) 670-4189
    Channon Jackson Channon Jackson
    Science Program Manager
    (510) 670-4122
    Pam Schaffer Pam Schaffer
    Science Program Manager
    (510) 670-4269