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Past · March 8, 2018

Implementing the Next Generation Science Standards

March 8, 2018 · 12:00 pm - 1:30 pm

Capitol Event Center 1020 11th Street, second floor Sacramento, CA 95814

About the Program

California’s K–12 schools are implementing the Next Generation Science Standards (NGSS). The state and its school districts hope the new standards will transform the way science is taught. How has implementation been going? And how can the state help districts improve science education? PPIC researcher Niu Gao will outline the findings of a new report, and a panel of state and district experts will discuss the challenges and benefits of NGSS implementation.

This research was supported with funding from the S. D. Bechtel, Jr. Foundation.

Please register in advance. There is no charge to attend, but space is limited. Lunch will be provided. This event will also be webcast live.


11:45 a.m. Registration and lunch available

12:05 p.m. Welcome
Deborah Gonzalez, director of government affairs, PPIC

12:10 p.m. Presentation
Niu Gao, research fellow, PPIC

12:20 p.m. Panel Discussion
Moderator: Patrick Murphy, director of research and senior fellow, PPIC
Stacey Lerma, professional development specialist, science, Moreno Valley Unified School District
Jessica Sawko, executive director, California Science Teachers Association
Trish Williams, member, California State Board of Education

1:00 p.m. Audience Q&A

1:30 p.m. Adjourn


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