The mission of the East Bay Science Project is to provide professional development programs for K-12 teachers and technical support services for schools and districts. Established in 1990 at the California State University East Bay (CSUEB), we have partnered with the Alameda County Office of Education (ACOE) to improve science education throughout the San Francisco Bay area. Our partnership consists of CSUEB science faculty, pedagogical experts at ACOE, in-service and pre-service teachers, and public school administrators. Our focus is to increase the quality of K-12 science teachers by increasing their science content knowledge and facilitating the sustained use of inquiry-based pedagogies.
The East Bay Science Project (EBSP) is primarily funded by the California Science Project (CSP). The CSP is a network of 18 regional sites that provide university-based professional development programs for K-12 teachers of science. The EBSP, in partnership with the CSP, is a provider of services to schools and districts in the east San Francisco Bay area seeking to strengthen their science programs and science instruction consistent with the California Science Content Standards and the emerging Next Generation Science Standards.
The current emphasis of the East Bay Science Project is on middle school science through the Integrated Middle School Science (IMSS) Partnership. The mission of the IMSS Partnership is aligned with the mission of the California Science Project. The IMSS Partnership was established in October 2010 by the National Science Foundation's Math Science Partnership. Information about the IMSS Partnership, resources, and current opportunities for teachers and schools is available by clicking the IMSS tab.