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, afterschool programs, professional learning providers, parents, students, businesses, public policymakers, and philanthropy.

Here you will find news and resources to support the implementation of NGSS in California.

For more information, please contact Jessica Howard, STEM Initiatives Program Director, at jessica@cdefoundation.org

CA4NGSS Communications Toolkits

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.

Four toolkits will be available to support communications with teachers and principals, parents, and district leaders. Completed materials will be available through links on this page. Prepared for the 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 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. 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!

Toolkit AudienceMessages and Ready-to-Use Materials (Updated April 2017)
General AudienceWhat are Core Messages?
General Awareness Article
Leveraging the Local Control Funding Formula (LCFF)
Children Now Advocating for STEM Programming
Children Now District Budget & Planning Timeline
Children Now Leveraging LCFF for NGSS
Children Now Education Primer: Leveraging LCFF for NGSS
Children Now Advocacy Letter
Site LeadersCore Messages for Educators
Talking Points from Educators to Educators
Educator Fact Sheet
Principals' Overview
ParentsCore Messages for Parents
Talking Points from Educators to Parents
Parent Fact Sheet
CSTA Teacher to Elementary Parent Beginning of Year Flyer (Option 1 Art in English)
CSTA Teacher to Elementary Parent Beginning of Year Flyer (Option 1 Art in Spanish)
CSTA Teacher to Elementary Parent Beginning of Year Flyer (Option 2 Art in English)
CSTA Teacher to Elementary Parent Beginning of Year Flyer (Option 2 Art in Spanish)
CSTA Teacher to Elementary Parent Beginning of Year Flyer (Option 3 Art in English)
CSTA Teacher to Elementary Parent Beginning of Year Flyer (Option 3 Art in Spanish)
CSTA Teacher to Elementary Parent End of Year Flyer (Option 1 Art in English)
CSTA Teacher to Elementary Parent End of Year Flyer (Option 1 Art in Spanish)
CSTA Teacher to Elementary Parent End of Year Flyer (Option 2 Art in English)
CSTA Teacher to Elementary Parent End of Year Flyer (Option 2 Art in Spanish)
CSTA Teacher to Elementary Parent End of Year Flyer (Option 3 Art in English)
CSTA Teacher to Elementary Parent End of Year Flyer (Option 3 Art in Spanish)
CSTA PowerPoint Presentation for K-5 Teachers to Parents
CSTA Teacher to Middle School Parent Flyer (English)
CSTA Teacher to Middle School Parent Flyer (Spanish)
CSTA Teacher to High School Parent Flyer (English)
CSTA Teacher to High School Parent Flyer (Spanish)
CSTA PowerPoint Presentation for Middle and High School Teachers to Parents
CSTA Parent Information Video
CSTA Parent Information Video (with Spanish Subtitles)
District LeadersIntro to District Planning for Implementation
District Implementation Planning Tool
District Action Plan
District Implementation Planning Tool Research Brief
PowerPoint Presentation to District or School Leaders
CSBA Brief on Supporting NGSS Implementation
Children Now District Budget Engagement Guide
Webinar(s)Webinar Recording
Intro to Communications Toolkits Welcome PowerPoint
Communications Toolkits Development PowerPoint
Toolkit Item Educators Fact Sheet
Toolkit Item Principal Overview
Toolkit Item Parents Fact Sheet
Example 30 Second NGSS Message for SDUSD
Example Teacher Advice for Speaking Up for Science in SDUSD
Example LCAP, NGSS & Equity in SDUSD
Example CSTA Flyer Used in SDUSD
Example District Leaders PowerPoint
Engaging Girls in STEM Event Flyer

CA4NGSS Organizations

     
AchieveCalifornia State ParksKQEDSan Joaquin County Office of EducationUC Office of the President/California Subject Matter Project
Association of California School AdministratorsCalifornia State UniversityL.A. Regional STEM HubSan Juan Unified School DistrictYolo County Office of Education
Aspire Public SchoolsCalifornia Parent Teacher AssociationLawndale High SchoolCalifornia State Board of Education
California Academy of SciencesCalifornia Association of Teachers of EnglishLinked Learning AllianceScience Partnership/East Bay Science Project/Alameda County Office of Education
California Association for Supervision and CurriculumCalifornia County Superintendents Educational Services AssociationManhattan Beach Unified School DistrictSolano County Office of Education
California Coastal CommissionCalifornians Dedicated to Education FoundationNASA/Jet Propulsion LaboratorySouthern California American Association of Physics Teachers
California Community College Chancellor's OfficeChevronNorth State STEM & Shasta County Office of EducationStanford GSE
California Department of EducationChildren NowNational Science Teachers AssociationSutter County Superintendent of Schools Office
California Federation of TeachersCommon Sense Kids ActionOakland UnifiedTechNet
California Mathematics CouncilCSU FullertonOC STEMTen Strands
California Project Learning TreeCSU Long BeachPalm Springs Unified School DistrictTwo Wires Lab, Inc.
California Reading AssociationCalifornia Teachers AssociationPartnership for Children and YouthU.S. Fish and Wildlife Service
California School Boards AssociationEducation Trust-WestQualcommUC Berkeley
California Science ProjectExploratoriumS.D. Bechtel, Jr. FoundationUC Davis
California Science Teachers AssociationK12 Alliance @WestEdSamueli FoundationUCSF Science and Health Education Partnership

NGSS Information Sources

Find the latest information on California’s implementation of the Next Generation Science Standards on the California Department of Education’s (CDE) website.

Register for Digital Chalkboard’s NGSS Community Group. Here you will find resources for teachers, administrators, and districts that are implementing the Next Generation Science Standards. 

Achieve produces a monthly Next Generation Science Standards newsletter, which includes implementation resources, NGSS in the news, and more.  You can sign up for it here

The California Science Teachers Association (CSTA) has a monthly newsletter called California Classroom Science. Sign up here for lesson inspiration and California-specific information.

The National Science Teachers Association (NSTA) has a NGSS@NSTA Hub website. There you can find news, curriculum resources, and other useful information. They also have a NGSS Community Forum.

The Teaching Channel has nearly 20 videos on implementing the NGSS.

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