Welcome to the New Elementary Science Partnership Website

This site is intended to provide quick and easy access to the resources you need in order to plan and implement three-dimensional science teaching and learning in your classroom. Contents include: a searchable CA-NGSS database, instructional strategies and pedagogy resources, as well as, original and curated science content.

About ESP

Elementary Science Partnership (ESP) is a professional development partnership aimed at transforming science teaching and learning in predominately low-income schools serving underrepresented minority students and English language learners.

The partnership focuses on teachers in the upper elementary grade bands and administrators for intensive and ongoing professional development while focusing on building organizational capacity within and amongst partners. ESP is part of the ongoing professional development offered by the Science Partnership led by the Alameda County Office of Education and California State University, East Bay.

Project Staff

Kathryn Hayes

CSUEBAssistant Professor of Educational LeadershipPrincipal Investigator

Dawn O'Connor

Co-Investigator and Project DirectorPedagogical Content LeadDirector of STEM, ACOE

Jeff Seitz

CSUEBAssociate Vice President, Research and Sponsored ProgramsProfessor, Earth and Environmental SciencesCo-InvestigatorEarth Science Content Lead

Christine Lee Bae

Virginia Commonwealth UniversityAssistant Professor, Foundations of EducationCo-Investigator

Nazzy Pakpour

CSUEB Assistant Professor of BiologyLife Science Content Lead

Patrick Fleming

CSUEBAssistant Professor of ChemistryPhysical Science Content Lead

Gita Dunhill

CSUEBLecturer, Earth and Environmental Sciences

Channon Jackson

ACOE Program Manager, SciencePhysical Science Pedagogy Lead

Pam Schaffer

ACOE Program Manager, ScienceLife Science Pedagogy Lead

Sarah Williams

Administrative CoordinatorESP Research and PD Support

Bob Miller

Mt. Diablo Unified School District,Physical Science Teacher Leader

Isabel Souto

Hayward Unified School District,Biological Science Teacher Leader

Nancy Wright

Hayward Unified School District,Earth ScienceTeacher Leader

Brit Toven-Lindsey

CSUEBPost Doctoral Researcher

Michelle Lau

Graduate Student Researcher


Linda Preminger

Teacher Researcher

Ruby Bajo

Undergraduate Researcher

Aa’ishah Riaz

Undergraduate Researcher

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