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The Santa Clara County of Education (SCCOE) is Committed to serving, inspiring, and promoting student and public school success.
Strategic campaigns to raise awareness of the overall benefits of education
Meeting the emerging needs of the community by providing leadership and support for children, schools, and the greater community.
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Fostering respectful, supportive, and inclusive work environments within and across branches, departments, clusters, and sites.
The mission of the Science Department is to provide service and support for all educational stakeholders. We offer workshops, conferences, and student events that promote the Next Generation Science Standards (NGSS).
Science explores and explains phenomena around us. It is a way of gaining, organizing, applying, and conveying knowledge of that phenomena. Having science as one of the core contents in K-12 education is vital as it influences our culture and has allowed society to flourish.
For the past ten years, the Silicon Valley Section of the American Chemical Society has provided elementary and secondary school educators witht he tools they need for science programs. The section is pleased to once again announce a call for proposals from K-12 science teachers to apply for a BUBBLE grant of up to $1,000 for worthwhile science projects. Grants will be awarded for projects that enhance the teaching of physical, life or earth science. This grant prgram will consider funding of amounts requested in a proposal, but reserves the right ot fund some proposals partially. The grant may not be used for teacher awareds or compensation. Qualified unses of the funds are purchases related to the proposed project such as scientific equipment, instructional materials and/or supplies.
The annual grant program is open for applications on
The deadline for submission of all proposals is
The winners will be announced and contact by email after
For more information about Project Description, Proposal Evaluation or the Grant Terms and Conditions feel free to email:
The Environmental Literacy Leadership Network will explore how to connect and partner with Community-Based organizations and collaborate on ways to infuse environmental literacy into our classrooms and schools.
Via Zoom- Link will be sent before the first meeting
The Forestry Challenge is an academic event for high school students in technical forestry and current forestry topics. Participants spend four days in the forest learning about the ecology and management of the forested landscapes that provide communities with water, recreational opportunities, wood products, and wildlife habitat. Students take on a rigorous critical thinking exercise which is timely and addresses current forestry topics such as wildfire, insects, and forest health.
K-12 Environmental Connections to NGSS provides grade-appropriate learning experiences to deepen understanding of the Next Generation Science Standards and their connections to the Environmental Principles and Concepts (EPCs). During this two-day training, participants will experience a learning sequence focused on environmental phenomena based on work from the California State NGSS collaborative. They will also explore planning lessons based on local phenomena. In addition, community partners will share their resources to help support student learning through environmental literacy.
Customized trainings for your district or school are available in the following areas:
Abby Sobrato Science and Sustainability Center at Walden West
Guadalupe River Parks & Gardens
Hillier Aviation Museum
The Tech Interactive (formerly The Tech Museum)
Youth Science Institute