Grossmont Union High School District

Visit our GUHSD Science website! Here you'll find resources for implementing the NGSS, upcoming professional learning opportunities, and slides from past workshops.

GUHSD is a #GoOpen ambassador district. There is OER Curriculum either approved or in development for four different science subject areas (Biology, Space and Earth, Chemistry, and Physics). At this website you can find the OER Curriculum for the board-approved courses Biology and Space and Earth. 
Next Generation Science Standards
The Next Generation Science Standards (NGSS) have the ability to transform teaching and learning in the classroom. They will dramatically change how students experience science by shifting the focus from the memorization of facts to greater student engagement in the processes of science. The NGSS emphasizes learning in three dimensions: the Science and Engineering Practices, Crosscutting Concepts, and Disciplinary Core Ideas. In addition, there are seven Conceptual Shifts, or Innovations, that have strong implications for teaching and learning. These shifts include the interconnected nature of science as practiced in the real world, the integration of science and engineering, the use of performance expectations, a focus on deeper understanding of content as well as application of content, and alignment to the Common Core State Standards.  
2017: The California Science Curriculum Framework was made available
2018: Field test for new CA Science test (CAST) and 2nd pilot year of CA Alternate Assessment (CAAS) was given

2019: Administration of Operational New California Science Test (CAST) and Field Test Year California Alternate Assessment – Science (CAAS)

2020: Administration of Operational California Alternate Assessment – Science (CAAS)
NSTA - Available resources at the world's largest organization committed to promoting excellence and innovation in science teaching and learning.  
The GUHSD NGSS plan:
Train and work with GUHSD science teachers and administrators to implement curriculum, instruction, assessment and technology to educate students in the NGSS. 
Sand Diego County Office of Education
Next Generation Science Standards