Project Description

California Alliance for NGSS

The California Alliance for Next Generation Science Standards (CA4NGSS) facilitates collaboration among education, business, government, and community leaders to support effective and timely implementation of NGSS throughout California.

Alliance members are organizations representing pK-12, college and university educators and administrators, science museums and centers, after school programs, professional learning providers, parents, students, businesses, public policymakers, and philanthropy.

CA4NGSS Communications & Implementation Toolkits

The CA4NGSS Communications and Implementation 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.

Four toolkits are available to support communications with district leaders, educators, parents, and school leaders. Completed materials will be available through links on this page. Prepared for the CA4NGSS by the CDE Foundation, the California Association of Science Educators (CASE), and Children Now, with support from member organizations, the content of these materials represents coalition 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.

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!

The CA4NGSS Communication Tools were originally created in 2016 and were revamped during the summer of 2020.

For more information, please contact Glennon Stratton, the STEAM Program Director at [email protected]

CA4NGSS Member Organizations

Achieve California State Parks San Joaquin County Office of Education

UC Office of the President/California Subject Matter Project

Association of California School Administrators California State University San Juan Unified School District

Yolo County Office of Education

L.A. Regional STEM Hub
Aspire Public Schools California Parent Teacher Association Lawndale High School California State Board of Education
California Academy of Sciences California Association of Teachers of English Science Partnership/East Bay Science Project/Alameda County Office of Education Linked Learning Alliance
California Association for Supervision and Curriculum California County Superintendents Educational Services Association Solano County Office of Education Manhattan Beach Unified School District
California Coastal Commission Californians Dedicated to Education Foundation Southern California American Association of Physics Teachers NASA/Jet Propulsion Laboratory
California Community College Chancellor’s Office Chevron North State STEM & Shasta County Office of Education Stanford GSE
California Department of Education Children Now National Science Teachers Association Sutter County Superintendent of Schools Office
California Federation of Teachers Common Sense Kids Action Oakland Unified TechNet
California Mathematics Council CSU Fullerton OC STEM Ten Strands
California Project Learning Tree CSU Long Beach Palm Springs Unified School District Two Wires Lab, Inc.
California Reading Association California Teachers Association Partnership for Children and Youth U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service
California School Boards Association Education Trust-West Qualcomm UC Berkeley
California Science Project Exploratorium S.D. Bechtel, Jr. Foundation UC Davis
California Science Teachers Association K12 Alliance @WestEd Samueli Foundation UCSF Science and Health Education Partnership

District Leader Communication Toolkit

The CA4NGSS communication tools are designed to be used by district leaders with various audiences.

Advocacy and District Leaders CA-NGSS Overview Slides

CA-NGSS Core Messages for School-Site Based Educators

Partner Resources:

California School Board Association STEM Instruction Governance and Policy Resources
These resources from the California School Board Association include research & governance briefs, videos, newsletter articles, and online learning center modules.

Educator Communication Toolkit

These CA4NGSS communication tools are designed to be used by educators with various audiences.

CA-NGSS Fact Sheet for Educators

CA-NGSS Fact Sheet for Parents

CA-NGSS Talking Points from Educators to Parents

CA-NGSS Talking Points: Educators to Educators

Parent Communication Toolkit

These CA4NGSS communication tools are designed to be used by parents, guardians, and community members to advocate for CA-NGSS learning opportunities for their students.

CA-NGSS Fact Sheet for Parents

Core Messages for Parents To Advocate for CA-NGSS

Partner Resources:

California State PTA #DiscoverTogether
The California State PTA #DiscoverTogether site includes a resource library of science activities for families, communication tools, information about science standards, and results to parent surveys about CA-NGSS

School Leader Communication Toolkit

These CA4NGSS communication tools are designed to be used by school leaders (principals, vice-principals, instructional coaches, etc.) to communicate with various audiences.

CA-NGSS Fact Sheet for Educators

CA-NGSS Fact Sheet for Parents

CA-NGSS Overview for Principals

Core Messages CA-NGSS for Parents Audience

Core Messages for CA-NGSS Cover Sheet