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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 or click the flyer image to download the annual list of offerings. 

2018-19 Professional Learning Opportunities in Science 

2019 Science K-12 Instructional Materials Fair

Feb. 6, 2019 REGISTER

To assist local districts to make informed decisions for the selection of instructional materials, the Learning Resources Display Center team, in collaboration with the Science team in the Learning and Leadership Services division, present the 2019 Science K-12 Instructional Materials Fair.

5th annual NGSS Leadership Conference

Promoting Equity through the Nature of Science and Three-Dimensional Learning

March 8, 2019 REGISTER

The NGSS Leadership Conference brings district leadership teams together to focus on successes and overcoming and challenges in improving science learning for students. This year will focus on topics and strategies to promote student equity through the Nature of Science and three-dimensional teaching and learning. The conference is provided through a collaboration of the San Diego County Office of Education, K-12 Alliance at WestEd, the Southern California Association of Science Specialists, and the San Diego Science Project.

Click here for the NGSS Leadership Conference flier

Using the NGSS Toolkit for Instructional Materials Evaluation

Participants deepen their understanding of the features of quality instructional materials aligned to NGSS and learn how to use the NGSS Toolkit for Instructional Materials Evaluation (NGSS TIME) in this new workshop. NGSS TIME is a process developed by the science subcommittee of the Curriculum and Instruction Steering Committee (CISC) of the California County Superintendents Educational Services Association. This toolkit can be used by district committees to analyze and select quality instructional materials for science. The cost of the three-day professional learning session is $125; click the dates below to register.