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Science teachers are collaborating to design, implement, and share new concepts for teaching hands-on Physics and Engineering.

2013-2014 School Year:

LAUSDThanks to the planning and financial support from Paul Hsu & LAUSD’s School Improvement Grant (SIG) office, our collaboration expanded with more than 35 new LAUSD science teachers, who recently spent 3 days of professional development workshops at T4T. Welcome to the Next Generation of Science Education: A group of dedicated educators and non-profits are changing everything in public education without making headlines—but they should be. Article by Dan Steinbacher Participating schools include: Carver MS, Markham MS, Stevenson MS, Clinton MS, Drew MS, Gage MS, Muir MS, White MS, Gardena HS, Jefferson HS, Maywood Academy, Belmont HS, Crenshaw HS, Manual Arts HS, South East HS, Washington Prep.  In addition to these SIG Schools, the following Schools are also participating with our Next Generation Science Collaboration: Los Angeles Academy MS, LA Global Studies, Foshay Learning Academy, South Region HS #2,  School of Visual Arts @ RFK, Alliance Dr. Olga Mohan HS, Orchard Academy 2B, and Dominguez High School (Compton).

SIG Summer Institute: July 31st-Aug 2nd 2013

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2013-2014 School Year: Community Partners

T4T’s Next Generation Science and Engineering Initiative would not be possible without the generous partnerships with UCLA’s Science Project (TIIP Grant), Southern California Edison, Raytheon & Northrop Grumman.

2012-2013 School Year: Community Partners

Thanks to grants by Republic Services, Southern California Edison & Raytheon, all teachers participating in the collaboration during the 2012-2013 school year have received a Resource Cart, stocked with T4T materials selected to explore our Engineering and Physics Projects. 

March 2013

LAUSD School Improvement Grant (SIG) has signed-on to sponsor a 3 day Summer Institute Teacher Workshop Series for their participating schools.  In addition, SIG is supporting the refinement of Lesson Plans to include Common Core.  SIG has also launched an 8th grade Lesson Plan Development for hands-on Physics and Engineering.

February 2013:

Congratulations to our “Fab 5” team of  LAUSD Physics Teachers, who were just awarded a TIIP Grant from UCLA Center X, Graduate School of Education for their proactive dedication to further professional development in relation to this project.  Big thanks to Nancy Le, Shin Adachi, Dustin Ancalade, James Chow, Eric Guarin, Michael Lusk, Evan Dvorak.

Spring-Fall 2012:

The project was born out of an informal group of passionate physics teachers discovering T4T materials. (Thanks Craig Sipes, Michael Lusk, Eric Guarin and LAUSD’s District level Science Specialist Ayham Dahi!) Spring 2012 was a collaborative phase of designing and field testing hands-on NGSS aligned curriculum, culminating in a larger partnership with UCLA Center X Science Project and LAUSD to hold the first of 4 science symposiums at the Natural History Museum. The next 2 professional development workshops were held at T4T, and by request have grown to include teachers outside LAUSD. Interested in participating, but not in LAUSD? Contact us! Muir H.S. in Pasadena  joined the collaboration!



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  • C   Post Science Symposium Survey (PDF Format)
  • C   Post Science Symposium Survey (Word Format)


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