Science Education and Field Study

Look at the world, think about what you see, and keep doing science!

 

The goal of the Science Department is to provide personalized, timely and quality service and resources for teachers/administrators in schools, districts and the county.

The Science Department also provides resources to students, parents, businesses, informal science leaders, colleges and universities.

Services are geared toward optimum science instruction for all students. Through various programs, workshops, symposia and community activities, LACOE's Science Consultants strive to improve academic achievement, scientific literacy, classroom instructional practices and leadership strategies for students, teachers and administrators.

The Science Department offers ongoing training for teachers and administrators, focused on the specific needs of the schools in the 81 K-12 districts of L.A. County.
Featured Services
NGSS Webinar December 5, 2016NGSS Webinar December 5, 2016
December 5, 2016 topics include: Conference Updates, State Science Framework, and new NGSS Assessment. And more......Read more
SPECIAL NGSS Webinar 11-1-16SPECIAL NGSS Webinar 11-1-16
Special NGSS Webinar on new NGSS State Test for the Spring. Special guest Jessica Sawko of CSTA joins in on the conversation!...Read more
NGSS Archived Webinar 6-15-16NGSS Archived Webinar 6-15-16
This is a re-recording of 6-15-16 Webinar with a focus on: - Clarification of the NGSS Assessment - Middle School Credentialing - High School Credentialing - Updates and Assignments - Questions and updates...Read more
NGSS Archived Webinar 4-20-16NGSS Archived Webinar 4-20-16
NGSS Archived Webinar from 4-20-16 Agenda includes: Updates, Announcements and NGSS Aligned Assessment...Read more
CA Science Assessment WebinarCA Science Assessment Webinar
With special guest, CSTA's Jessica Sawko, the webinar gives information for the new NGSS-Aligned Test....Read more
Middle School Pro-Con List (DRAFT)Middle School Pro-Con List (DRAFT)
A draft document of Pros and Cons for Integrated and Discipline Specific Middle School Models. Developed by LA County Science Leaders Network....Read more
California Science Framework Overview Archived WebinarCalifornia Science Framework Overview Archived Webinar
The California Science Framework Overview: A front-loading module in preparation for reading the new document. An archived & unedited webinar recorded Nov. 17, 2015. Includes history, content, how to make public comments, suggestions for review gatherings, and Q&A session....Read more
NGSS Archived Webinar 9-23-15NGSS Archived Webinar 9-23-15
Archived webinar of NGSS updates and information from September 23, 2015...Read more
NGSS Resource CenterNGSS Resource Center
Site designed by San Diego County Office of Education to help people who are learning about the standards or starting to plan with NGSS in mind. This is a partnership between the County Offices of Education, as well as other NGSS partners....Read more
CSTA 2015 ConferenceCSTA 2015 Conference
Workshop materials presented by Anthony Quan at this year's CSTA Conference....Read more
Expectations for New California Science FrameworkExpectations for New California Science Framework
Information on what science educators and leaders will expect to see from the new California Science Framework....Read more
NGSS Website Links NGSS Website Links
This is a not a complete or exhaustive list of NGSS Resources, rather a start on your journey towards understanding NGSS....Read more
STEM Unit Resources and UpdatesSTEM Unit Resources and Updates
Weekly Announcements and Updates for Math, Science, and STEM. Check back often! Or follow me on facebook @LacoeStem and twitter @LacoeQuan!...Read more
NGSS Archived Webinar from January 20, 2015NGSS Archived Webinar from January 20, 2015
The Next Generation Science Standards were adopted in November, 2013. This is an unedited webinar. If this is your first time hearing about these new science standards or just want to be sure you are hearing the right information, then this is the place for you! ...Read more
Next Generation Science Standards (NGSS) Resources and UpdatesNext Generation Science Standards (NGSS) Resources and Updates
Click here for the latest in NGSS News!...Read more
Updated A-G Requirements for aligning to NGSSUpdated A-G Requirements for aligning to NGSS
Current updates in regards to the alignment of A-G requirements with NGSS (Next Generation Science Standards)....Read more
Strategic Science Teaching, Grades K-12Strategic Science Teaching, Grades K-12
This website provides video-based science and literature model lessons with commentary, through the lens of the 5E learning model. Find a variety of resources including common core connections and a template to create your own lessons....Read more
Online Course: Science Safety for EducatorsOnline Course: Science Safety for Educators

Led by our two science consultants, Anthony Quan and Gary Widdison, this course helps prepare personnel in the areas of science safety awareness and compliance issues. 

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Anthony Quan – STEM ConsultantAnthony Quan – STEM Consultant
Anthony Quan, STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics) consultant II, for the Division of Curriculum and Instructional Services.
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Gary Widdison – Project Director of Outdoor and Marine Science Field Study ProgramsGary Widdison – Project Director of Outdoor and Marine Science Field Study Programs
Gary brings an interesting and diverse history to the LACOE Science Team....Read more
Outdoor Science SchoolsOutdoor Science Schools
The Outdoor Science School is a residential, five-day, four-night hands-on science field study opportunity. This is a life-changing educational opportunity for students in grades 4-12. Check us out on our Outdoor Science School Facebook page, or go to the web site here...Read more
Marine Science Floating LaboratoryMarine Science Floating Laboratory
The Marine Science Floating Lab (MSFL) is an excellent opportunity for students to explore the amazing biodiversity of what is often a hidden habitat on a 3-hour cruise through the Long Beach or Los Angeles Harbor.  ...Read more