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NextGenScience at WestEd: Transforming Science Teaching and Learning

WestEd is pleased to announce the launch of NextGenScience—a new project and team focused on advancing science teaching, learning, and achievement nationwide through the implementation of rigorous science standards.

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Supporting the Needs of Next Generation Science Education

Our Making Sense of SCIENCE team sat down with educators from the Manteca Unified School District to learn how they are implementing Next Generation Science Standards.

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Improving STEM Teaching and Learning – Top Resources for Teachers and Leaders

This month we highlight strategies for student success in STEM subjects. Check out the following six tips and accompanying resources.

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Classroom Innovations: A Protocol for Teacher Collaboration

This guide offers steps and resources for working with peers to research classroom innovations that benefit next generation science classrooms, reflect on current practices, and respond to challenges.

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NGSS Implementation: Six Recommendations for Investing in Science Teacher Leadership

Teacher leadership plays a critical role in implementing widespread instructional change, and in many ways, administrators hold the key to nurturing or stifling leadership development.

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Spotlight: Promoting High-Quality STEM Teaching and Learning

This April, WestEd focuses on what educators can do to inspire all students, especially those students who are underserved, to learn and succeed in STEM.

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Engaged and Learning Science: How Students Benefit from Next Generation Science Standards Teaching

Learn how a diverse population of students benefit from their districts’ participation in the NGSS Early Implementers Initiative.

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Instructional Materials for the Next Generation Science Standards

Discover how K-12 educators are working together in the design, selection, and implementation of instructional materials that reflect the Next Generation Science Standards.

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Join WestEd at National Science Teachers Association National Conference

Check out WestEd's sessions and visit our booth at NSTA, March 30–April 2, in Los Angeles.

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