About CSP

The California Science Project (CSP) is a statewide support network for teacher professional learning and leadership development.
Our programs and initiatives align with the California's education priorities adopted by the State Board of Education and the new regulations of the Every Students Succed Act (ESSA) legislation.
The CSP is organized in regional sites housed in science departments of universities and independent colleges throughout California.  View all 13 CSP sites at http://csmp.ucop.edu/csp.

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.

The CSP is part of the larger infrastructure of discipline-specific networks known as the California Subject Matter Project administered by the University of California, Office of the President. 
View all CSMP at http://csmp.ucop.edu.


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.