Welcome to the Science Education Community


Our Community Members

The CSU Common Core State Standards for Mathematics (CCSS-M) Education Community is a community for CSU faculty participating in reforms of mathematics preparation for future elementary teachers. The Community is part of a CSU systemwide project advancing preparation of teacher candidates for the CCSS-M and the Next Generation Science Standards (NGSS).

The goals of the project are: (a) to develop undergraduate and credential preparation that equips future elementary teachers with content knowledge and confidence to teach mathematics effectively to all students of all background and (b) to conform CSU mathematics course work for future elementary teachers with California's Common Core State Standards Mathematics

Promoting the Scholarship of Teaching and Learning

The CSU CCSS-M Mathematics Education Community is based upon the concept of a “teaching commons” whereby the community of CSU science, education, and science education faculty advance undergraduate preparation for future elementary teachers through sharing of ideas, practices, information, and resources.

Another CSU-MERLOT Partnership

CSU faculty engaged in the preparing of future elementary teachers can share high quality resources and make them available through this web site and through the Multimedia Educational Resource for Learning and Online Teaching (MERLOT) at www.merlot.orgMERLOT provides CSU faculty an opportunity to "publish" online, to develop comprehensive personal collections of valuable resources, and to make contributions to this growing digital library.



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Article: Teacher Learning in Lesson Study by Lewis et al.

This article documents teacher learning through participation in lesson study, showing how teachers in three different lesson study teams 1) expanded their mathematical content knowledge, 2) grew more skillful at eliciting and analyzing student thinking, 3) became more curious about mathematics and about student thinking, 4) emphasized students' autonomous problem-solving, and 5) increasingly used multiple representations for solving mathematics problems.

The Linked Learning Advantage: Using Linked Learning to Implement the Common Core State Standards

A Stanford Center for Opportunity Policy in Education Policy Brief, October, 2012

This brief examines the Common Core State Standards and their implications for Linked Learning, an innovative high school reform approach in California that prepares students for college and career by connecting learning in the classroom with real-world applications outside of school. This brief aims to address the ways in which the common standards align with and can be adopted by Linked Learning teachers, schools, and districts to ensure that all their students are ready for success in college, careers, and citizenship.