Monterey County Office of Education

Leadership, Support and Service to Prepare All Students for Success

Dr. Deneen Guss, County Superintendent of Schools

Next Generation Science Standards

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Resources on this page include:

  • Support with the Next Generation Science Standards
  • Teaching resources and local partners
  • Suggestions on where to find Science materials
  • NGSS monthly newsletter


Support with the Next Generation Science Standards

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Teaching Resources and Local Partners

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NGSS - Next Generation Science Standards

What's Different About the New Science Standards?

Introduction to 3 Dimensional Learning

A New Vision for Science Education

Will's Blog

  1. Using Design Thinking to Reduce Our Impact on the Environment

    Thursday, October 12, 2017

    How can we reduce our negative impact on the environment? What methods help us sustain and even improve the environment? What factors harm our environment and what can we do about them?  Join our special guest, Jason Pittman from RAFT, and our host, William Franzell from the STEAM Team, as they use the design process to examine human environmental impacts, assess the kinds of solutions that are feasible, and design and evaluate solutions that could reduce that impact. This video gives students insights into how they can make positive environmental improvements for our future. Read more...

  2. Coding and Robots with Coach Ben

    Tuesday, January 31, 2017

    Our goals while filming this lesson were not only to promote coding and robots, but also to model the 4Cs- Communication, Collaboration, Critical Thinking, and Creativity.  I admit, Coach Ben and I had a lot of fun filming this lesson… Read more...

  3. Junk Science

    Tuesday, August 30, 2016

    Greetings! I just finished filming a “Junk Science” lesson at The MCAET. We used stuff that can be found around the house and garage in order to learn about energy. I gathered these materials for today’s golf activity: putting green, putters, golf balls, PVC curved gutter, dominoes, toys… Read more...


William Franzell

Educational Administrator, Science
Phone: 831.784.4147

Norma Esparza

Administrative Assistant II
Phone: 831.755.0834

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