Science

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"Science is fun. Science is curiosity.
We all have na​tural curiosity. Science is a process of investigating. It's posing questions and coming up with a method. It's delving in.
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​~ Sally Ride
Science explores and explains phenomena around us. It is a way of gaining, organizing, applying, and conveying knowledge of that phenomena. Having science as one of the core contents in K-12 education is vital, as it influences our culture and has allowed society to flourish.​
Providing service and support for all educational stakeholders is the OCDE Science Department's core mission. 

OCDE STEM provides workshops, conferences, and student events that promote the Next Generation Science Standards (NGSS) to enable students to be true science explorers and future-ready learners. 




 
Contact
Katie Beck
STEM Coordinator
kbeck@ocde.us
714.966.4410

 
Meredith Casalino
STEM Coordinator
mcasalino@ocde.us
714.966.4294

 
Christie Pearce
Science Coordinator
cpearce@ocde.us
​714.966.4291

 
Julie Roney
STEM Coordinator
jroney@ocde.us
714.966.4337

 
​Jessica Shafer
Support Staff
jshafer@ocde.us
714.966.4470

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​Professional 
Learning
The Orange County Department of Education offers a variety of events and professional learning to help educators learn about and deepen understanding of the Next Generation Science Standards (NGSS), plan science instruction, develop assessments, and evaluate materials for alignment to the new standards. These services are designed to support and build capacity of districts and schools implementing the NGSS.
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Events
The Orange County Department of Education offers Regional Science Olympiad Competitions for students in grades 4-12. 
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Consultations
Our consulting services are geared toward optimal science instruction for all students. Let our science team help guide improved academic achievement, scientific literacy, classroom instructional practices and leadership strategies for students, teachers and administrators.
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Partnerships
The Orange County Department of Education is the proud partner of the 
OC STEM Initiative.


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