Elementary Science Instruction and Leadership


Building Leadership to support NGSS Science Instruction

The Elementary Science Instruction and Leadership (ESIL) project seeks to build the leadership capacity of Secondary Science Teachers, Elementary Administrators and Elementary School Teachers in the Elk Grove Unified School District through an intensive professional development program built by the Sacramento Area Science Project (SASP). Teams of elementary teachers and administrators performing site-based action research are paired with secondary science teachers in their attendance region to facilitate vertical articulation in science education.

The 2018-2019 ESIL project is supported by a grant from the CalEd Partnership (Commission on Teacher Credentialing (CTC) and in conjunction with the California Center on Teaching Careers housed at the Tulare County Office of Education) and the Elk Grove Unified School district.


Kaye Schwartz, Project Director - ESIL

Curriculum/Professional Learning Department

Elk Grove Unified School District

Tel: (916) 686-7797 x67224

Fax: (916) 686-7743


First Action Research Meeting - September 9, 2019 or September 11, 2019| EHMS


Year 2 Summer Institute - July 8-11, 2019 | CSU Sacramento

Year 1 Spring Showcase - May 6, 2019 | COHS Culinary Arts Complex

Year 1 Summer Institute - July 9-12, 2018 | CSU Sacramento