Providing the infrastructure for science professional development across the state, the CSP is organized in regional sites housed in science departments of universities and independent colleges in California. Headquartered at UC Riverside, the CSP collaborates with science faculty, educators, schools and districts to provide effective and high quality science instruction, with a special focus on the needs of English learners, students in poverty, and students with low literacy.
All effective teachers teach what they know.
An ever-developing profound understanding of science is an essential element of effective teaching that enables student learning.
All teachers are teachers of language.
Developing strategies, skills, and assessments integrating the development of language in teaching science is essential for the learning of English learners.
All teachers model the discourse of science.
Developing strategies, skills and assessments to make science texts and communication about science more accessible for all students.