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Joanna Totino | September 12, 2014 | FOSS Partnerships

FOSS has deep roots in the Oakland Unified School District (OUSD) and the FOSS team at LHS has cultivated many FOSS champions and expert teachers in OUSD classrooms over the years. Collaborative Approach to Learning: Building Language And Science Teaching (CAL:BLAST), an innovative project that recently completed its third and final year, was able to use the expertise of OUSD teachers with FOSS as a base to expand their science content knowledge and field research experience.

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Jessica Penchos | September 11, 2014 | Program News

Shipping this fall to schools near you: Weather and Water Course, Second Edition!

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FOSS Newsletter Staff | September 10, 2014 | Technology

If you haven't created a new account on FOSSweb 2.0, now is the time!

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Kathy Long | September 09, 2014 | Assessment

In this issue I'll talk about some of the criteria we use to design items and describe student progress levels based on assessment responses.

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Larry Malone | September 08, 2014 | Observations by Larry

FOSS happened rather by accident.

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Brian Campbell | September 05, 2014 | Program News

With educators in many states looking at the Next Generation Science Standards (NGSS), teachers are asking questions about how they should modify their instruction.

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Kristin Metz | September 04, 2014 | FOSS Outdoors

In a new University of Chicago study, LaForce and Bancroft (2014) found that elementary science teachers in Boston Public Schools (BPS) are taking science outdoors across the district, benefiting students and science instruction overall.

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Erica Beck Spencer | September 03, 2014 | FOSS Outdoors

Have you had the opportunity to look through a FOSS Third Edition Teacher Toolkit yet? If so, you may have seen the ladybug icon in the margin or language such as "use the outdoor learning door" or "grab the outdoor teaching supplies."

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Diana Vélez | September 02, 2014 | FOSS Partnerships

In Santa Barbara, California, BaySci is supporting the distict's effort to implement a vision and plan for an integrated and rigorous approach to science instruction.

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Diana Vélez | September 01, 2014 | FOSS Partnerships

Despite the region's abundance of STEM-related jobs and resources, science instruction in Bay Area public schools is only now beginning to squeak its way back into the elementary classroom.

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