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​​​​The San Diego County Office of Education Science Department offers a variety of events and professional learning opportunities to help educators learn about and deepen their understanding of the Next Generation Science Standards (NGSS), plan science instruction, develop assessments, and evaluate materials for alignment to the new standards. These services are designed to support and build capacity of districts and schools implementing the NGSS.​

Visit our Professional Learning Opportunities​ page for more information on each of our offerings ​and to register for these events.​

NGSS Leadership Conference

The fourth annual NGSS Leadership Conference will bring district leadership teams together with California leaders in science education to support the transition and implementation of the Next Generation Science Standards. Topics will include:

  • Status of NGSS implementation efforts in California, including the California Science Test, 2016 California Science Framework, and timeline for adopting instructional materials
  • Planning and managing a change effort
  • Key strategies to support all stakeholders in the implementation of NGSS
  • Building district capacity to support science initiatives
  • Creating, implementing, and refining an implementation plan for NGSS

The conference will be from 8 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. March 9. Register for this event or download the flier for more information