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Elementary Science Learning Academy (ESLA)

The Science Education Department at CSULB is excited to continue to support elementary teachers' professional growth in science and STEM. We will again provide a two-week summer institute (June 26 - July 7) followed by academic year programming and support. Participating teachers will receive a stipend and science supplies for their classroom. It is expected that teachers will participate in the academic year professional development (2016-2017) in addition to the summer institute. For an additional fee, participants can earn upper division credit.

Summer 2017 will focus on Next Generation Science Standards, science & engineering practices, science content (DCIs) and STEM.

In an effort to increase the impact of the program, we are encouraging teams or partners of teachers from the same school site to participate. This will help you have another person on site who is excited about teaching science with you.

Who is eligible?

K through 5th grade teachers
Teachers interested in increasing their confidence and competence at teaching science.
Preference will be given to pairs/teams of teachers from the same school and to teacher who work in high need schools.

When & Where?

Summer 2017 will take place at CSULB, June 26 - July 7, 8:30-4:30 daily

Participating teachers will receive a $400 stipend for successful completion of the summer institute plus science materials for use in their classroom. An additional $100 stipend will be provided to teachers who complete the 15 hours of professional development during the academic year. Participants will have the opportunity to attend the California Science Education Conference (in Sacramento, Oct 13-15).

How to apply? applications for 2017-2018 are no longer being accepted

Program Applications for new participants to the Elementary Science Learning Academy are due May 1st.
We will continue to accept and review applications after that time if spots are still available.
Program Applicaitons for returning participantsare also due May 1st.

Questions? contact Laura Henriques 562-985-1408


Optional Information Session & Workshop on April 22nd


SUMMER 2017 Resources & Links

PARKING: You will be parking in the Foundation Parking Lot. You will enter the lot off State University Drive (which is what Anaheim becomes after it crosses Palo Verde). There is a small booth with an attendant. Give your name to Shelly or Zeke (whichever of them is staffing the booth when you arrive). Tell them that you are part of ESLA and give them your name. They have a list of everyone who is participating.

The booth opens at 7:30 so if you arrive prior to 7:30 (which you don’t need to do) please wait in a parking spot on the street so that you don’t back up traffic. Park in any legal space, but my recommendation is that you turn right after getting through the gate and go as far west as you can so that you are near the walkway and sidewalk to go up the hill.


MEETING SPACE: We are meeting in the Hall of Science (HSCI) room 277. (this is next door to where we were last year – same building, next door room)

STARTING TIME: Monday, June 26th at 8:30. We’ll have coffee, juice, b’fast treats for you when you arrive.

Coffee cup & water bottle
Sweater or sweatshirt if you get cold in AC
$$ for lunch or brown bag lunch from home

** 2017-2018 Professional Learning Opportunities & Reosources **



SUMMER 2016 Resources & LinksDick Green with ESLA teachers and Cypress Boys & Girls Club Leaders

This program is funded by a generous donation from Richard D. Green.