California Subject Matter Project

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San Fernando Valley Science Project
Gerry W. Simila
Phone:  818-677-3543
Virginia Vandergon
Phone:  818-677-6362
Norman Herr
Phone:   818-677-2505


California State University, Northridge
18111 Nordhoff St.
Northridge, CA 91330
Phone:   818-677-3543

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CSU Northridge

About The Site:

San Fernando Valley Science Project (SFVSP), is a collaborative partnership between the Los Angeles Unified School District (LAUSD) and California State University, Northridge. The SFVSP holds Summer Institutes and monthly workshops with leadership from university instructors, teacher leaders and master teachers. The institutes and workshops include sessions by university faculty and hands-on activities grounded in research-based practices that are designed to enhance teacher effectiveness. The emphasis is on biology, chemistry, earth and physical science with direct links to the California State Science Content Standards. The project incorporates strategies for English Language Learners, which model how science can be used to improve student achievement. The project emphasizes methods of access for all learners through a variety of strategies, integrating best practices with approved materials available.

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