California Science Teachers Association

CSTA CA NGSS Communications Tools

In collaboration with the California Alliance for Next Generation Science Standards (CA4NGSS), CSTA has developed a series of tools designed to help teachers communicate with parents about the California Next Generation Science Standards (CA NGSS). The full suite of CA NGSS communications tools is available on the CA4NGSS website. Here are a selection of teacher to parent communications, just in time or your spring open house!

California Next Generation Science Standards (NGSS)

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» *NEW* California Science Curriculum Framework - Now Available!

» New CA Science Test: What You Should Know

» CAST Pilot Assessment: Link to Practice Items - Testing Window Opens March 20!

» CA NGSS Communication Tools

» STEM LCAP Toolkit to facilitate inclusion of NGSS in your district LCAP

» Implementation Timeline for California

» Resources/Links

» Funding for Implementation and PD

» Advocating for Access to Financial Support of Science in Your School and District

» NGSS PD Event Calendar - NGSS Rollout #4 Dates Available

» NGSS Blog

» Chapter 1 Will Be Re-Written

» Equity and Access for All Students

» Science Helps Build Language for All: An Early Implementer Perspective

» Don't Wait to Communicate About NGSS: Tools Available NOW!

» Science Assessments: Are You Ready?

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2017 Conference

Save the date for October 13-15, 2017 for the 2017 California Science Education Conference at the Sacramento Convention Center

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2016 Conference - Palm Springs

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» Committee Volunteers (May 1 Deadline)

» 2017 Award Nominations (May 9 Deadline)

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