Council of State Science Supervisors
CSSS Community Projects
During the sudden crisis of the COVID-19 global pandemic, CSSS members embarked on a collective effort to develop guidance and support structures through the Community Projects Initiative which aimed to address the immediate and long-term need of the membership and greater science education community. The documents or resources developed and provided below do not represent official CSSS documents approved by the Board, rather collective efforts to identify and develop resources needed by the community during this time and represent a long standing tradition of CSSS members to support one another and other science educators across the nation in times of need. As new resources are developed for this era of learning, they will be added at the top.
Thanks to the Leadership and Policy Committee, led by Lauren Kaupp and Lesa Rohrer, for development of these documents.
All final documents for Immediate Supports During School Closures, including editable PDF forms can be found here.
All final documents for Supporting Students’ Science Learning: Instructional Guidance Documents Supporting At-Home Learning, including editable PDF forms can be found here.
Members of the Council of State Science Supervisors (CSSS) and the National Science Education Leadership Association (NSELA) developed a guidance document that state and local science leaders can utilize to identify instructional support resources that support equitable At-Home science learning. To learn more about the process and the criteria for selecting equitable resources to share with teachers link here.
While the resources and supports were designed for CSSS members they could also be used by CSSS members to support educators in their networks.
Aneesha Badrinarayan, Mike Heinz and Tiffany Neill
Daneil Alcazar Roman, Aneesha Badrinarayan, Lizette Burks, Brian Caine, Maya Garcia, Tom Keller, Matt Krehbiel, Brett Moulding, Bill Penuel and Heidi Schweingruber.
Juan Carlos Aguilar, Annie Allen, Kevin Anderson, Lin Andrews, Philip Bell, James Blake, Amanda Buice, Sharon Cates, Linda Cook, Sara Cooper, André DeLeón, Cheryl Dunham, Erin Escher, Eric Hall, Xochitl Garcia, Susan German, Jenny Hicks, Barbara Hopkins, Lauren Kaupp, John Kitchens, Betsy Lawrencem, Gregory MacDougall, Rae McEntyre, Kristen McKinney, Peter McLaren, Tonyea Mead, Melissa Mendenhall, Hillary Paul Metcalf, Betsy O’Day, Carol O’Donnell,Saundra Lamberson,Melissa Mendenhall, Deb Morrison, Jeanne Norris, Anne Petersen, Jodi Peterson, K. Renae Pullen, Kathy Renfrew, Meg Richard, Lesa Rohrer, Ricky Scott, Trish Shelton, Michele Snyder, Mary Starr,, Mike Szydlowski, Myra Thayer and Kerri Wingert.
The developers of these materials extend the deepest gratitude for the following individuals who made voluntary contributions to translating these documents to extend accessibility to as many families and students as possible:
Arabic – Jeanane Charara & Fatima Charara
Traditional Chinese – Monique Hwang and Emily Lee
Chuukese – Joanna Jacob
Japanese – Marian Okada
Korean – Mi Young You
Spanish – Daniel Alcazar-Roman
Tagalog – Nel Venzon
Tongan – Milika Meli and Michael Meli
A special thank you to Sara Cooper for countless hours formatting documents and Phil Bell and the STEM Teaching Tools Team for assistance in formatting and broadly disseminating resources to educators nationally.