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Professional Learning


The California Next Generation Science Standards (NGSS) Statewide Rollout: Environmental Literacy is a two-day professional learning geared toward grade K-12 academic coaches, administrators, curriculum leads, and teacher leaders. Participants will experience grade appropriate learning sequences with an environmental literacy focus and examples ​of local environmental phenomena. A variety of community-based partners will feature resources that use the environment as a context for supporting student learning and CA NGSS implementation. It is recommended that districts send teams of four to six, which include at least one administrator. 
Check-in for the two-day Rollout begins at 7:30am followed by a continental breakfast. Sessions run from 8 a.m. - 3:30 p.m. both days. Cost of training is $250 per attendee. Fee includes all materials, continental breakfast and lunch both days. Payment can be made by check or credit card. All payments must be received prior to the Rollout location date you are attending. NO purchase orders are accepted. NO participant cancellation refunds. 
For questions or more information, please contact Amy Kennedy at or (209) 468-9027.​ 
Registration Here:​  ​

If you need hotel accommodations please use the following link to receive the OCDE rate of $120 per night. 

Ayres Hotel & Suites Costa Mesa Booking Link for OCDE

OCDE Science TOSA Network Meetings

The Science Leaders Network is an ongoing convening of educators who have the responsibility of championing science implementation efforts in their schools and district. Leaders come together several times throughout the year with the goal of building countywide capacity of all stakeholders in effectively implementing NGSS in the region.  Participants receive current statewide and local updates regarding NGSS implementation efforts, including curriculum, assessment, and professional learning opportunities

Thursday, October 3, 2019 -
 9:00 AM – 12:00 PM - Location TBD
Tuesday, November 19, 2019 -
 9:00 AM – 12:00 PM - Location TBD
Tuesday, January 28, 2020 -
 9:00 AM – 12:00 PM - Location TBD
Thursday, March 12, 2020 -
9:00 AM – 12:00 PM - Location TBD

  OCDE STEM Office Location
  Orange County Department of Education 
  STEM Unit
  200 Kalmus Drive
  Costa Mesa, CA 92626
​  714.966.4441