Project Based Learning
- Buck Institute for Education
Science@OC partners with the internationally recognized Buck Institute for Education (BIE) to provide quality professional development in Project Based Learning. You can access free resources and connect with colleagues from across the globe using the tools and resources found on the BIE Website at www.bie.org/resources
- Teachers Try Science
This website provides free and engaging lessons, along with teaching strategies and resources, which are designed to spark students’ interest in science, technology, engineering and math (STEM). As a member, you can tap into “like-minded” teachers to discuss and share effective instructional practices.
Next Generation Science Standards
- Next Generation Science Standards
The Achieve website contains the most current information about the Next Generation Science Standards and the oranization’s national effort to work with states to adopt these new standards. Click here to learn more about Achieve or the Next Generation Science Standards.
NGSS in California: California educators are begnning to implement the new standards in their classroom. Full implementation is expected during the 2016-17 school year. Click here to view the Next Generation Science Standards online.
- Smithsonian Science Education Center: Good Thinking Series
Check out the Good Thinking! series from the Smithsonian Science Education Center. This new original series highlights the best ideas and findings from research about the scientific misconceptions that students have.