California Regional Environmental Education Community
California State StandardsEnvironmental Education providers like zoos, nature centers, and State Parks provide excellent environmental education opportunities for teachers. But with the push for accountability to the California State Standards and Frameworks teachers need to know how these EE programs correlate to the standards they need to teach! It is imperative that all EE providers become familiar with these Standards.
Since 2010, 45 states have adopted the same standards for English and math. These standards are called the Common Core State Standards (CCSS). Having the same standards helps all students get a good education, even if they change schools or move to a different state. Teachers, parents, and education experts designed the CCSS to prepare students for success in college and the workplace. You can view the CCSS and find additional information by visiting http://www.cde.ca.gov/re/cc/.
Many environmental education providers have already completed the task, and here are examples of their finished product.
This law represents his education reform plan and contains the most sweeping changes to the Elementary and Secondary Education Act (ESEA) since it was enacted in 1965. It changes the federal government's role in kindergarten-through-grade-12 education by asking America's schools to describe their success in terms of what each student accomplishes. The act contains the President's four basic education reform principles: stronger accountability for results, increased flexibility and local control, expanded options for parents, and an emphasis on teaching methods that have been proven to work.
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