The Status of Elementary and Middle School Science in California
SchoolsMovingUp at WestEd
Center for the Future of Teaching and Learning at WestEd
Wednesday, June 6, 2012 @ 10:30 a.m.-12 p.m. (Pacific Time)
Tel: 415.615.3213 Email: email@example.com
Register for The Status of Elementary and Middle School Science in California webinar.
SchoolsMovingUp is excited to host a webinar series, "Advancing STEM Education K-8 in California," in partnership with the Center for the Future of Teaching and Learning (CFTL) at WestEd and the California State University system.
The webinar series will focus on school and out-of-school time approaches that are being used to expand science teaching and learning in California.
The three webinars will also examine models of what California State Universities are doing to improve the preparation of all teachers, including beginning teachers, through recently developed Foundational Level General Science credentials and certificates.
This series builds off two recent reports, Untapped Potential: The Status of Middle School Science Education in California and High Hopes — Few Opportunities: The Status of Elementary Science in Education. Both reports were produced by the Center for the Future of Teaching and Learning (CFTL) at WestEd with funding from the S.D. Bechtel, Jr. Foundation.
While the reports find that students in California have little access to high- quality science education, they also highlight the possibilities for educators and policymakers to turn around this urgent challenge.
Holly Jacobson, CFTL Director, will share the report findings and describe the conditions that need to be in place to support high-quality science for all students in California's elementary and secondary schools.
While the reports have a California focus, state administrators, and state and local policymakers nationwide will find the recommendations applicable to improving science education in their contexts.
Related Webinars in This Series
- Preparing California Elementary and Middle School Teachers in Science: June 13
- Expanding Science Learning Opportunities During Out-of-School Time: June 20
If you are unable to participate in this event, you may view the recorded presentation in the SchoolsMovingUp webinar archives, beginning the day after the event.