Communications Tools

California Next Generation Science Standards Communication Tools

The CA4NGSS Communications Toolkits provide education stakeholders in California with ready-to-use and source materials to introduce and communicate the value and intention of the California Next Generation Science Standards (CA-NGSS) and guide supporters in promoting the implementation of the CA-NGSS. An introductory webinar on the materials and their practical applications is available.

Several toolkits are available to support communications with teachers and principals, parents, and district leaders. The full suite of communications tools are available from the CA4NGSS website. Prepared for CA4NGSS by the CDE Foundation, the California Science Teachers Association (CSTA), and Children Now, with support from member organizations, the content of these materials represents Alliance member input but does not reflect each member organization’s formal endorsement. When using these materials, you are welcome to tailor them to best communicate with your target audience(s).

We welcome feedback and requests for other resources that will support your efforts to raise awareness about the CA-NGSS and to make science and engineering education a top priority in all K-12 public schools and districts in California. For questions or comments, please contact Jessica Howard.

Many thanks to the scores of CA4NGSS partners who continue to share their expertise in service of improved science education for all of California’s K-12 public school students!


CSTA Teacher to Parent Communication Videos

This four-minute video can be embedded on your web page, shared via social media, or played at the beginning of a Family STEM/Science Night, or other occasion where you have an opportunity to inform parents about the new standards.


CSTA Elementary (K-5) Tools

Available in three different styles, these word documents can and should be modified to fit your classroom. The content of the flyers is based on the Core Messages developed by CA4NGSS which were field tested with California parents.


CSTA Middle School/Jr. High Level Tools (6-8)


CSTA High School Level Tools (9-12)

These tools were developed by the California Science Teachers Association and made possible (in part) by a grant from Carnegie Corporation of New York. The statements made and views expressed are solely the responsibility of the author.

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