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California OpenSciEd Network for Grades 6-8: Join Us for An Informational Webinar

WestEd Webinars

Date: Tuesday, May 25
Time: 4-5 p.m. (Pacific)

K-12 Alliance, a WestEd Science and Engineering program, is the California partner for the field test of OpenSciEd, and is proud to bring scientists and science teacher leaders together, with expertise in Next Generation Science Standards (NGSS) and OpenSciEd, to support school systems throughout implementation.

Join us to learn about the launch of the California OpenSciEd Network! Through the use of high-quality instructional materials, the network aims to position sixth- through eighth-grade students as sense makers and investigators of science concepts.

Membership in the California OpenSciEd Network includes:

Virtual Kick Off, July 20-23, 2021    

Participate in a four-day virtual event for a leadership team of 5 per grade (15 total)

  • Led by scientists and teacher leaders with NGSS and OpenSciEd expertise
  • Gain experience with an OpenSciEd unit: Thermal Energy (6th), Metabolic Reactions  (7th), Sound Waves (8th)
  • Learn key instructional shifts and pedagogical routines that enrich student  centered instruction
  • Dive deep into science content that forms  the basis of the learning

Virtual Support Through December 2021  

Kick off participants have access to ongoing  services designed to support implementation.

  • Email support to meet individual needs
  • Up to 2 follow-up virtual meetings for  support and Q/A for district needs
  • Choose 1 webinar event for support with  OpenSciEd routines and to connect with  others in the network

Options for Additional Services  

Options include professional learning for all district teachers on units, deeper pedagogical  dives into routines, leadership development  for teacher leaders, professional learning and  coaching for administrators, lesson study, and  district technical assistance


Membership Dates July – December 2021   (through implementation of one unit)


Cost for District Team of up to 15: $12,000


Register for this webinar:


Susheela Valdez,


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May 25th, 2021


4:00 pm






Administrators, Coaches, School and District Leaders, Teacher Educators, Teachers