Paramount Unified School District (PUSD) is progressing toward the full implementation of California Next Generation Science Standards (CA NGSS) and the Environmental Principles & Concepts (EP&Cs) throughout grades K–12. This progress is the result of a strategic district-level plan for implementation that includes: multiple professional learning opportunities for all teachers and school leaders; the development […]
Maggie Flores is a K–12 science curriculum specialist in Paramount Unified School District. As a high school integrated science and earth science teacher, she served as department chair, earth science lead, classroom management coach, instructional lead for English learners, and green club advisor. In her current role, Maggie is redesigning PUSD science courses for grades 6–12 in collaboration with district science teachers. She is also collaborating with other PUSD curriculum specialists to develop K–5 instructional materials. Committed to providing all K–12 students high quality science experiences, Maggie has developed professional learning workshops focused on NGSS-aligned instruction, and presented to teachers across all grade levels, including the 2018 California Science Teachers Association Conference.