Empowering educators to transform science teaching, learning, and leadership.
NextGenScience at WestEd was approved for the PLPG in July 2023.
The "Types of support we offer" and "Our curriculum expertise" are evaluated and approved by Rivet Education; all other information is self-reported. We recommend that you confirm details with each partner directly.
Who we are
Our curriculum expertise
As a partner who exclusively supports the adoption phase of curriculum, Rivet does not evaluate their expertise in any particular high-quality instructional materials.
11-25% are non-white
Where we work
We have worked here
We are also willing to work here
Types of districts that we have experience working with
- Traditional District
- Fewer than 2,500 students
- 2,500 to 10,000 students
- 10,000 to 50,000 students
- 50,000 to 100,000 students
- More than 100,000 students
- Greater than 60% of economically disadvantaged students
- Greater than 20% of English language learners
- Greater than 20% of students with disability
- Greater than 80% students of color
This partner's approach and services
How we address equity
Equity is also an outcome: A selection process that includes buy-in of educators at all levels, clear criteria including cultural relevance, and careful evaluation of evidence leads to the best materials possible and buy-in to use them. Studies indicate that quality materials coupled with professional learning improves student outcomes at scale, particularly those living in poverty and from non-dominant communities.
How we build district capacity
How we provide curriculum-aligned PL
NextGenScience workshops reflect adult learning strategies, including defining clear goals, eliciting prior knowledge, emphasizing coherence from the participants’ perspective, providing time for collaboration, dialogue, and reflection, and including a variety of modes through which learners can process information.
Relationship building is key to a successful coaching partnership. NextGenScience prioritizes consistent feedback, a climate of continuous growth, and providing relevant and trustworthy resources to help clients reach their goals.
Collaborative structures include building a shared vision for science teaching and learning, intentionally providing opportunities and support for collaborating across levels (state, district, school, classroom) for increased coherence, defining a clear theory of action for the work, engaging in evidence-based planning, and providing continuous feedback and evaluations to measure success.
The NextGenScience team regularly provides consultation and feedback as requested by current and future clients, connecting leaders to the research, evidence, and best practices in the field that can help them strengthen their education systems.