Next Generation Science Standards
Networking Symposium

Tuesday, February 7, 2017, 8:15-4:00 pm
Chabot Space and Science Center
10000 Skyline Blvd, Oakland, CA 94619

Thank you to those of you who were able to attend this event. All available notes and resources from the day can be accessed here.

The Oakland Unified School District's Science Department is hosting a third annual networking symposium for school districts to learn and share strategies for implementing the Next Generation Science Standards (NGSS). As one of the first districts in California to lead the implementation of NGSS, Oakland has been developing tools and resources to support the new standards over the past three years.

This year’s focus is on site and district level leadership preparation for the transition to NGSS. We ask that registrants be active members of a science decision making team, including at least one site and/or district leader. Participants will have the opportunity to network and learn from OUSD’s Science Department, other districts, and Bay Area partner organizations. Breakout sessions will include some of the following topics:

  • NGSS & Language Development with a Focus on English Language Learners & Dual Language Schools
  • Elementary NGSS-aligned Curriculum & Assessments
  • Nurturing Teacher Leadership in Support of NGSS
  • Secondary Curriculum, Assessment and Implementation Challenges
  • Statewide Rollouts of NGSS
  • Supporting Principals & Central District Leaders for NGSS

Time in job alike groups will give participants opportunity to discuss challenges, resources, and assets. During the afternoon, OUSD partner organizations will convene to discuss NGSS implementation and integrating programs within school districts. Guidance will also be provided for districts to reflect and plan for their needs and strategies.

Complimentary light breakfast and lunch will be provided. There is no cost to attend, but registration is required as space is limited.

    8:15 Registration & Refreshments
    9:00 Welcome & Keynote
    9:30 Breakout Sessions
   11:45 Partner Exhibit Hall
   12:30 Lunch
    1:15 Job Alike Group Discussion & Asset Mapping
            Partner Meeting
    2:30 District Team Discussion and Sharing
            Partner Meeting
    4:00 Adjourn

Due to limited space, we ask that no more than 7 people attend from each district. Click here to register each member of your team by the January 15, 2017 deadline. Contact Thom Reinhardt if you have any questions.