Science Partnership
  • Science Partnership of the East Bay

    The Science Partnership of the East Bay was established in 2008 and is a collaborative project led by the Alameda County Office of Education (ACOE) Science Team and the Institute for STEM Education at the California State University East Bay. Our vision is to improve science education by bringing together a variety of stakeholders such as universities, county offices of education, K-12 districts and schools and other science education organizations. 

    The Science Partnership is led by faculty from Cal State East Bay and staff from ACOE. The Science Partnership approach involves implementing and studying a comprehensive K-12 science teacher professional development (PD) model to support the implementation of the Next Generation Science Standards. Designed to transform K-12 science teaching and learning, we focus on schools that serve predominately low-income, underrepresented minority students.

    Our goals include increasing the quality of science instruction, facilitating sustainable institutional change in our partners to support science instruction, and studying the impact of the partnership on students, teachers, and institutions. 

    The Elementary Science Partnership supports teachers and administrators in grades 3-5 from 8 districts in Alameda County. Our website provides access to resources developed by the Science Partnership staff and faculty. This project is funded from June 2018 until June 2021. 

    Science Communities of Practice Partnership (SCOPP): Generating Reform Ownership for Transforming Science Teaching. SCOPP contends that effective and sustainable improvements in science teaching require teacher and administrator ownership and a supportive organizational environment.

    Science Partnership for Instructional Innovation: Science Partnership for Instructional Innovators (SPFII) is a professional development partnership working together to transform science teaching and learning in grades 3-8.

    White Papers and Tools: Resources developed by the Science Partnership.

    Peer-Reviewed Publications: A collection of reseach papers from the work of the Science Partnership.



  • 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