STEM

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Every school day is an opportunity.

In the classroom, students develop the skills they need to participate fully in the twenty-first century economy and community. Teachers are routinely cited as the single most important contributor to student achievement.

California’s academic standards emphasize critical thinking and require new problem-solving approaches to teaching. These standards and recently updated credentialing requirements present an opportunity to ensure that both current and future educators are prepared to provide students with the knowledge and skills needed for success.

STRATEGIES

Advancing Teaching and Learning

Investing in high-quality models of math and science teaching and learning in California’s K–8 classrooms through full implementation of the Common Core State Standards in Mathematics (CCSS-M) and Next Generation Science Standards (NGSS).

Preparing New and Future Educators

Investing in high-quality preparation and learning to enhance the skills of new and future educators as they build practices aligned to new academic standards.

Evaluation

Assessing impact, capturing lessons, and identifying opportunities for improved practice or policy.