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Release No.07.20.16-Advisory
July 20, 2016
Local Elementary School Teachers Visit COC for NGSS Coverage

Subject: The College of the Canyons School of Mathematics, Sciences, and Health Professions is hosting a group of more than 50 local fourth and fifth grade elementary school teachers as part of a four-day outreach training session in preparation for the statewide implementation of Next Generation Science Standards (NGSS).

Event: As part of that training, members from the college’s School of Mathematics, Sciences, and Health Professions will offer hands-on activities that will help support content standards inside K-6 classrooms, while reinforcing the ongoing training being provided to local teachers. 

The implementation of NGSS is meant to improve science education in schools through a three-dimensional approach: science and engineering practices, disciplinary core ideas, and crosscutting concepts. When combined, each dimension provides a cohesive understanding for students by teaching them to make connections between biology, chemistry, earth science, physics and engineering. These research-based standards also give teachers more flexibility when creating learning experiences for students. 

Educators from the Castaic Union, Newhall, Saugus Union, and Sulphur Springs Union school districts will be represented at the event.

Time: 9:45 a.m. to 12 p.m. Thursday, July 21, 2016.

• 9:45 a.m.  —  Activity on ‘Gravity’
• 10:15 a.m. — Activity on ‘Falling in Air’
• 10:50 a.m.  — Activity on ‘Strongest Bridge’

Location: College of the Canyons Valencia campus — 26455 Rockwell Canyon Road, Santa Clarita, CA 91355.

Contact: Jesse Munoz, COC Public Information Office — (661) 362-3155.