Author: Jill Grace

About Jill

Jill Grace

Jill Grace is a regional director for the K–12 Alliance at WestEd for San Diego, Orange, and Los Angeles counties. Prior to this, she served as a middle school science teacher. Jill is also president of the California Science Teachers Association, where she is involved in state-level work related to the Next Generation Science Standards. She has a BS in marine biology and an MS in science education from CSU Long Beach.

Challenge Accepted—DO Something

Posted by Jill Grace on February 28, 2019

“The people who are crazy enough to think they can change the world are the ones that do.” ~ Steve Jobs In 2017, I had the very great pleasure of meeting Dr. V. Ram Ramanathan, Distinguished Professor of Climate Sciences at Scripps Institution of Oceanography (Scripps), following a featured presentation he did in Los Angeles […]

As teachers dig deeper into the Next Generation Science Standards (NGSS) and move past the newness of the three dimensions, there’s something beautiful that begins to illuminate. It becomes immediately apparent there are strong connections between the standards and science ideas surrounding the environment and, specifically, environmental issues. Considering the big shift in the NGSS […]