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 101 for TK-5th Teachers

Join us in this unique, one-day Hands-On professional learning experience! Participants will walk away with a deeper understanding of the Next Generation Science Standards, specific strategies for integrating Science with English/Language Arts and Mathematics, grade level-specific lessons, and take-home resources.

You will explore and experience the Three-Dimensional learning approach, the significance of Crosscutting Concepts for student learning, science notebooking across content areas, Science & Engineering Practices and an introduction to the Engineering Design Standards.

NGSS 101 Dates

Saturday, July 23, 2016 - 8:00am-2:30pm
Saturday, August 6, 2016 - 8:00am-2:30pm

Fee: $125 per participant
(includes 6 hours of professional learning, take home materials and resources, continental breakfast, lunch and parking)  

Registration Information

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To register, please call the Reservations Department at 213-744-2019.
For program information (other than registration), contact Elena Lopez at or 213-744-2036.

NGSS Elementary Professional Learning Partnership

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 or 213-744-2041.

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