UCI Science Project is grounded in research-based educational practices and understands the paradigm shifts needed for the Next Generation Science Standards. Our goal is to support educators to be transformative leaders who build capacity in their schools through empowering learning experiences. We are firmly committed to addressing racial, social, and environmental injustices through collaborative efforts that position educators as agents of change for community action.
We can work with your school site to support implementation of adopted materials, review curricula for NGSS alignment, co-construct district pacing plans, offer professional development catered to your site needs, or support your science educators in the classroom through lesson studies and sustained partnerships.
Meet Our Featured Educator - Mr. Will Truong!
Mr. Truong is a currently a secondary science TOSA from Placentia-Yorba Linda Unified School District. He was highly recommended by his teachers for being an incredible resource. Read his glowing recommendation below and check out the distance learning resources he has graciously shared here! Congratulations Mr. Truong and thank you for all you do for teachers and students!
"In the two years he has been working as a teacher on special assignment, he has made great strides in moving science education forward in our district. He has successfully navigated the 6-8 materials adoption process with fidelity to NGSS and TIME guidelines, and led our Biology Steering Committee to select materials to pilot. He has been instrumental in ensuring that all students in PYLUSD have access to all science standards by helping develop new courses and phase out archaic ones by using data, principles of access for equity, and NGSS to encourage change. Moreover, during distance learning, he has worked tirelessly to ensure that all teachers have the tech support needed to be successful. Recently, he has also become the technology lead for Professional Development teachers desperately need."
Want to recognize an amazing science educator that you work with? All of our featured educators also get access to their choice of one online program in 2020-2021 at no-cost. Recognize a deserving educator today!
NGSS Certification Programs
Take part in our programs to become a NGSS certified teacher!
We are excited to support you in taking on the NGSS to better understand and apply the framework to your teaching practices and curriculum. Join a cohort of teachers to deconstruct the framework while engaging in research-based practices to continue building your capacity as an equity and justice-centered educator.
*Salary credits available for purchase upon completion.
Upcoming Educator Events!
Join us for our Coaching Network sessions, NGSS for Administrators series, and monthly book club on various titles ranging from transformative coaching to deep reflection on equity and justice work.
*Check the calendar for new and upcoming educator programs
“Change will not come if we wait for some other person or some other time.
We are the ones we've been waiting for. We are the change that we seek.”