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Next Generation Science Standards: Positioning California Students for Success in the 21st Century

Wednesday, September 13, 2017
10:00am - 12:00pm PDT
Center for Healthy Communities
1000 N. Alameda Street, Los Angeles, CA 90012
Members: $0.00
Non-Members: $100.00
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SCG and the Education Funders Group invite you to join us for an update on the Next Generation Science Standards (NGSS). The standards were developed to be rich in content and practice, and arranged in a coherent manner across disciplines and grades to provide all students an engaging, rigorous, and internationally benchmarked science education. 

This session will provide an update on the early years of implementation for the standards. You’ll learn about efforts to support implementation at the state and local levels; promising practices, challenges, policies underway in districts and schools; and targeted foundation initiatives. We will also hear about the role after-school providers and informal science programs can play in supporting NGSS. Speakers will share opportunities for philanthropy, including the types of questions funders should explore when reviewing applications related to NGSS: 

  • Derrick Chau, Senior Executive Director of Instruction, Los Angeles Unified School District
  • Jessica Howard, Program Director for STEAM Initiatives at Californians Dedicated to Education Foundation
  • Lisa Lomenzo, Senior Program Officer, STEM Education at S. D. Bechtel, Jr. Foundation
  • Anthony Saba, Head of School at Samueli Academy


About the Standards:

The Next Generation Science Standards (NGSS) are research-based K–12 science content and practice standards. Standards set the expectations for what students should know and be able to do. The NGSS were developed by states to improve science education for all students, give local educators flexibility to design classroom learning experiences that stimulate interest in science and engineering, and prepares students for college, careers, and citizenship.

SCG and EFG members: No cost to participate
Non-members: $100 

Who May Attend
Current SCG members, current EFG members, and grantmakers eligible for SCG membership.

SCG members: Register online (you must log in to your SCG account to register).
Non-members: Register online. If you do not have an SCG account, contact us.

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