Professional Development Educators

Professional Learning

Infuse your practice with innovative ideas and strategies to engage students in science learning! Explore activities and materials designed to inspire student-driven inquiry and critical thinking. Workshops are correlated to both Common Core and Next Generation Science Standards - plus offer interdisciplinary connections to enrich student understanding. Deepen your own science knowledge and expand your teaching practices by participating in one of our workshops today!

NGSS Elementary Professional Learning Series

The California Science Center offers high-quality, differentiated professional learning sessions designed to support the AWARENESS, TRANSITION and IMPLEMENTATION of the Next Generation Science Standards (NGSS) into existing curriculum. Each session includes an assessment, curriculum support and planning, resources, and strategies to integrate science into Common Core Math and ELA.

For more information and pricing details, contact Gretchen Bazela at and 213-744-2041.

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Preschool Hands-On STEM Program

Engage young learners in the discovery of nature and science! Each of our thematic units includes materials for preschool-kindergarten students to explore scientific concepts and create models to demonstrate what they are learning. Curriculum aligns with California Preschool Learning Foundations in Science.  We provide a full-day workshop for each unit, as well as the necessary materials for immediate implementation in your classroom! Programs are customizable; your group or school can select one, two, or all seven units. For group pricing, please contact

Current units include:

  • Technology Tool Kit
  • I Am a Scientist!
  • Balls, Ramps, and Roller Coasters
  • From Seed to Plant
  • 6 Legs, 8 Legs, Many Legs!
  • Habitats
  • Build it!

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