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Reading Apprenticeship: Celebrating 25 Years of Excellence

The evidence-based Reading Apprenticeship program has helped thousands of educators around the country to improve students’ academic identity, engagement, subject-area knowledge, and disciplinary literacy.

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Writing and Implementing NGSS-Aligned Performance Tasks

Learn how teams in Los Angeles County are collaborating to build teacher capacity to create and use performance assessment as part of the teaching and learning process.

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Spotlight: A Roundup of WestEd's 2020 Resources Designed to Support Educators During the Coronavirus Pandemic

Check out this selection of resources created in response to changes prompted by the COVID-19 pandemic. These publications and webinars cover diverse topics of interest to educators at all levels.

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Reaching Equitable Outcomes for All Students

In science and beyond, in person and remotely, we have an opportunity to cultivate learners who go after their curiosity and are rewarded with the thrill of discovery.

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2020 Award Winner of Margaret Nicholson Distinguished Service Award: Karen A. Cerwin

The award honors Cerwin’s contribution to science education, her leadership and service, and her positive impact on the quality of science teaching.

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WestEd Announces 2020–2021 NextGenScience Peer Review Panel (PRP) Launch

The NextGenScience project at WestEd has finalized the selection of a Peer Review Panel to continue its work evaluating lesson sequences and units designed for the Next Generation Science Standards, and sharing selected high-quality examples online.

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High-Quality Online Professional 
Development, Training, and Support

Our virtual services provide access to a national network of peers and deliver timely evidence-based guidance to keep you moving forward.

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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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