Welcome to the LUSD NGSS Early Implementation Initiative!

What is the NGSS Early Implementation Initiative?

The CA K-8 NGSS Early Implementation Initiative is a 4-year fast-start demonstration project developed by the K-12 Alliance with collaborative input from the California Department of Education, the State Board of Education, and Achieve to build district leadership capacity to implement NGSS district-wide. 

The program provides leadership training, teacher professional development in NGSS content and pedagogy, and establishing a CA NGSS Collaborative Network as a cross-district learning community for sharing best practices and addressing problems of practice. This collaborative will pilot test NGSS tools, processes, and assessment item prototypes for quality implementation.  

K-8 teachers who wish to develop their expertise for helping lead the implementation of NGSS at their school and district level.  Selected teachers will attend professional learning experiences and will work with the district’s Core Leadership Team to provide professional development for all teachers in their district. 




Why Lakeside?
Lakeside Union School Dis
trict was chosen as a "Lighthouse District" for the Next Generation Science Standards.  Thanks to the combined efforts of all district employees, LUSD has developed a strong reputation in the state as a progressive, science focused district that can get things done and do good things for kids.  As a "Lighthouse District", we will be showing the way for California (and by extension, the Nation) as we all embark on this new journey.