Educators! Join us at a free workshop and be among the first to be introduced to the California Coastal Commission's newest guide for teachers, California Coastal Voices, designed to assist secondary teachers in following California's Next Generation Science and Common Core Standards.

  • Experience a 5E instructional sequence (via key Science and Engineering Practices from the Next Generation Science Standards: questioning, modeling, and evidence-based argumentation)
  • Practice launching a community-based project with a challenging problem, driving questions, and engaging tech connections (problem/project-based learning)
  • Get outside!

These three instructional strategies (including Outdoor Learning!) are explicitly endorsed in the California Department of Education's new Science Framework for California Public Schools.

Workshops will take place both inside and outside the classroom and are open to formal and non-formal educators, with a focus on middle and high school. Space is limited. Please pre-register by emailing or calling (415) 597-5888. Include the spelling of your name, email, phone number, grade(s) taught and your school or organization as applicable. Professional growth credit can be obtained through UOP's Courses4Teachers, with additional work performed.


Check back soon for more workshop dates highlighting California Coastal Voices.

Other Educator Workshops from the Coastal Commission

Wednesday, September 20, 2017, 4-6pm
Environmental Discovery Center, Santa Rosa
In partnership with Sonoma County Regional Parks
Register by September 15
Workshop Flyer

This workshop will highlight the Waves, Wetlands, and Watersheds science activity guide and marine debris issues with a focus on the NGSS Science and Engineering Practices. Best for grades 5 and up but all levels are welcome. Learn more.