Making Sense of SCIENCE offers customized professional learning and technical assistance that supports educators’ content knowledge and pedagogical expertise and, as shown through rigorous research, has a positive impact on student learning.
When school sites closed last year, two communities of practice created online resources to support educators in continuing to provide equitable, high-quality instruction. Collaboration, they say, was critical to their success.
High-quality teaching and learning materials — textbooks, videos, simulation games, and other formats — are essential to effective and equitable instruction. This recent webinar explores what science educators should look for when choosing NGSS-aligned resources.
The What Works Clearinghouse (WWC) suggests introducing girls to female role models who have achieved success in math or science. Read WWC’s tips and download REL West’s related activity guide for families.
The California NGSS K–8 Early Implementation Initiative demonstrates how NGSS instruction fosters strong student engagement and deep learning, particularly for students who have been inadequately reached through traditional science education.