Last updated: July 10, 2014
CSTA and NSTA Have Teamed Up to Offer a Blended Learning
Experience: Shifting Instructions Through Practices: NGSS
and Common Core in California School
CSTA and NSTA will launch this program on December 6, 2014
after the conclusion of the 2014 NSTA Long Beach Area Conference
– in Collaboration with CSTA. There will be a webinar in the
spring and a final one-day program in the summer of 2015.
Cynthia Passmore, associate professor at UC Davis and Kathy
DiRanna, director of the K–12 Alliance at WestED have developed
a multi-faceted and rich learning experience around NGSS and
CCSS for California educators. Click
for more information and registration.
The NGSS Implementation Process Has Begun!
of new standards for science will be a multi-faceted, multi-year
project that will involve many teachers, organizations, and
the state. An
implementation plan is being developed by the California Department
of Education (CDE) along with its partners, including
CSTA. Aspects of that plan will address the following components
California Adopts the Next Generation Science Standards
In the fall of 2013 California formally adopted the
Generation Science Standards for California Public Schools,
K-12 and Appendices
A-M. These standards are essentially the Next
Generation Science Standards as released by Achieve with
minor changes to seven clarification statements. California
also adopted to options
for middle school learning progressions, a preferred
integrated learning progression and an alternative discipline-specific
learning progression, both
are available on the CDE NGSS web page.
CSTA, through the support of its members, has developed this
website to provide resources and information to all California
science educators regarding the Next Generation Science Standards.
Please use the links on the left to navigate through the pages.
If you find this information useful, and you are not currently
a member of CSTA, please consider joining