Welcome to the Science Education Community


Our Community Members

The CSU Science Education Community is a community for CSU faculty and K-12  and community college educators participating in reforms preparing future and current elementary and secondary teachers for the Next Generation Science Standards (NGSS). The Community is part of a CSU systemwide initiative designed to prepare teaches who are world class in both the NGSS and the Common Core State Standards in Mathematics (CCSS-M).

Promoting the Scholarship of Teaching and Learning

The CSU STEM Education Community is based upon the concept of a “teaching commons” whereby the community of CSU STEM, education, and STEM education faculty advance preparation of future as well as current elementary and secondary teachers for the NGSS through sharing of ideas, practices, information, and resources.

Web Resources in STEM Education-Examples Created by CSU Faculties

Dr. Susan Belgrad, Professor of Elementary Education, CSU Northridge

Dr. Belgrad leads the STEM Innovations Team--with faculty and leaders from the College of Education and Engineering and Computer Sciences. The Team advances the need for educators to focus on the "T and E" in STEM learning that promotes student achievement from Pre-K to College and Career. This website features her recent presentation, announcements of STEM opportunities, and recommended resources for K-12 teachers.
Click here to view Dr. Belgrad's example

Dr. Lesley Farmer, Professor of Advanced Studies in Education and Counseling, CSU Long Beach

K12 Digital Citizenship
This site provides K-12 curriculum and resources on digital citizenship and professional development for adults working with K-12 students; targeted for teachers, parents, administrators and tech specialists.
Click here to view Dr. Farmer's example

Dr. Laura Henriques, Co-Director of the FLM/FLGS Programs, CSU Long Beach

Expanding Learning Time in After-School and Summer Enrichment Programs: Science, Math, and Integrated STEM Activities for Middle and High School Students
This site highlights teacher-developed and field-tested math, science, and integrated STEM lessons for 6th – 12th grade.
Click here to view Dr. Henrique's example

Another CSU-MERLOT Partnership

CSU faculty engaged in preparation and professional development for elementary and secondary 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 and partners an opportunity to "publish" online, to develop comprehensive personal collections of valuable resources, and to make contributions to this growing digital library.

Students working in a science classroom

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STEM Champion - Vint Cerf

Meet Vint Cerf, Google Vice President and Chief Internet Evangelist, and the Co-Inventor of the Internet. Click here to see a full-size version of him describing his journey creating the remarkable invention that transformed 21st century life.

100Kin10 Partners Respond Collaboratively: Bold Initiatives Preparing Teachers for the New Standards

Presentation at 100Kin10 Summit in May 2014 by:
Joan Bissell, CSU Chancellor's Office
Elaine Guarnieri-Nunn, EnCorps
Jeremy Roschelle, SRI International
Steve Schneider, WestEd
Chris Roe, California STEM Learning Network

Special Feature: NSTA Online

The National Science Teachers Association (NSTA) Online Library contains over 100 Science Objects and SciPacks that provide overviews of central topics in biology, physics, and chemistry, and earth and space science. Most are available at no-cost and can be used as resources in courses for teachers.


Webinar on CSU NGSS Undergraduate Reform Project

CSU, in partnership with WestEd, hosted an NGSS focused webinar that featured outstanding strategies for preparing future elementary teachers in science.  Please visit the archive to learn more.


Help Build Our Library

This site is available thanks to the hard work of educators throughout the CSU and our many partners. Click hereto learn how to contribute materials on a broad range of topics to its parent library, MERLOT.