The California K-8 NGSS Early Implementation Initiative Launches

This resource announces the launching of the first national K–8 Next Generation Science Standards (NGSS) Early Implementation Initiative, whereby eight school districts throughout California will be collaborating and participating in leadership training for teachers and administrators and in teacher professional development in content and pedagogy to meet the conceptual shifts required by the NGSS. In collaboration with Achieve and the California State Department of Education, the K–12 Alliance at WestEd will provide professional development to the participating organizations. Other agencies and states interested in following these efforts can access information within this resource.

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This resource is an example of collaboration and scale of implementation of a professional development program in support of the NGSS.