Sacramento Area Science Project

Overview

Sacramento Area Science Project (SASP)

The Sacramento Area Science Project (SASP) conducts science education research and provides professional development in K-12 science instruction.

SASP is an education partnership between the University of California, Davis, and California State University, Sacramento. SASP is a regional site of the California Science Project.

SASP provides support to teachers, schools and districts for the newly adopted Next Generation Science Standards (NGSS) as well as Common Core State Standards (CCSS) for Science and the Technical Subjects. We are also engaged in conducting research into how teachers take up the Mathematical, Science and Engineering Practices from the CCSS and NGSS.

Our mission is to conduct quality research, provide science educators with useful, high quality professional development, encourage teachers to be reflective practitioners focused on student understanding, and provide forums where science educators can engage in professional dialogue.

Through SASP professional development, teachers increase their capacity to support students to develop the skills, knowledge, dispositions and reasoning capabilities important to science.

We work with schools, districts, science centers, county offices of education, community colleges, public and private organizations to increase the quality of science instruction and lift student achievement.

News Arthur Beauchamp

National Science Teachers Association Recommends Book by School’s Director of Sacramento Area Science Project

Success in Science through Dialogue, Reading and Writing

by Arthur Beauchamp, Judi Kusnick, Rick McCallum

A new book on the use of literacy to teach science, co-authored by Sacramento Area Science Project director Arthur Beauchamp, has been recommended by the National Science Teachers Association.

Dinner With A Scientist 2015
Video

Dinner With A Scientist 2015
Slideshow, photos by Alison Morr

Dinner With A Scientist is a STEM series produced by the Sacramento Area Science Project and the Powerhouse Science Center.

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