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Bay Area Science Project (BASP)

As part of the statewide California Science Project network, BASP provides high-quality professional learning for K-12 educators in the greater San Francisco Bay Area, to support and improve their teaching and their students’ learning science. BASP engages and collaborates with university scientists, teacher-leaders, and master teachers to lead Summer Institutes and monthly workshops that focus on strengthening science conceptual and content understanding, environmental/climate literacy, spatial literacy, systems thinking, project-based learning, teacher leadership, and cross-curricular integration. BASP’s work is grounded in research-based educational practices and supports the paradigm shifts needed for implementation of the Next Generation Science Standards. BASP is firmly committed to addressing racial, social, and environmental injustices through partnering and collaborative efforts with teachers, schools, districts, university, and both local and state science agencies.

2022-2023 Online PLC for High School Teachers – Coming soon!
BASP is leading an on-line professional learning community (PLC) that supported a group of high school teachers to use the Understanding Global Change (UGC) resources to develop locally-relevant, phenomenon-based units. These units span science disciplines and include NGSS-aligned modeling practices guided by the Understanding Global Change instructional materials.

Contact: Joanna Totino jtotino@berkeley.edu

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Understanding Global Change

Enroll in a year-long online PL opportunity! Collaborate with expert scientists and educators from the University of California, Berkeley to support the integration of climate and global change lessons into instructional units. We will use the Understanding Global Change framework to guide you in developing, supplementing or implementing curricula.