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CALIFORNIA STATE PTA LAUNCHES STATEWIDE CAMPAIGN ENGAGING FAMILIES AROUND NEXT GENERATION SCIENCE STANDARDS
SACRAMENTO, July 20, 2020 – The California State PTA “Discover Together” campaign is a statewide initiative that encourages families to find opportunities for science exploration during the everyday activities of life. As science standards have changed, so has the way kids interact and experience it. And with all the limitations imposed as a result of COVID-19, it turns out science activities are an engaging and enriching activity any family can do. California State PTA has also developed a comprehensive resource library to help families and educators identify great information that connects science education with everyday life.
Who: California State PTA
What: Statewide campaign to ignite a family’s collective curiosity for learning with the Next Generation Science Standards (NGSS) by encouraging parents/guardians to find opportunities for exploration and curiosity during the everyday activities of life.
Where: Implemented throughout California
“California State PTA is so pleased to be able to continue to bring families new resources they can use to support their children’s learning,” said Celia Jaffe, President of California State PTA. “Our new #DiscoverTogether campaign primarily targets K-8 parents and students. Along with mounting an extensive social media campaign, California State PTA is preparing materials for local parent organizations and educators to use. Those include talking points, social media posts, images, and more to help them easily pick up and begin sharing the #DiscoverTogether campaign.”
“The #DiscoverTogether campaign comes at a time when so many parents are looking for resources to help them foster their children’s distance learning,” said Sherry Skelly Griffith, Executive Director of California State PTA.
Interested parties can learn more about #DiscoverTogether by visiting the campaign website at http://capta.org/discover-together. There, users will find additional information on Next Generation Science Standards, a resource library for families and educators, and other materials that will help support science discovery and learning for all of California’s children.
About California State PTA: California State PTA connects families, schools and communities. We are part of the foundation of our public education system and a trusted messenger to millions of members, parents, families, educators and allied agencies throughout the state. PTA is the nation’s largest volunteer-led child advocacy association working to drive improvements in the education, health and well-being of all children and families. For more information visit www.capta.org.
Established in 1921, Highlands Council of PTA's currently represents twenty two PTA organizations in the city of Los Angeles, as authorized by the Los Angeles Tenth District of the California State PTA; and is affiliated with the National PTA.
The Council was established under the authority of the California State PTA, for the purpose of collaboration, leadership training, and coordination of the efforts of the member units.
Highlands Council provides the units an opportunity for cooperation in promoting their common interests and discussion regarding their common issues. It coordinates the work of the member units with other agencies or organizations in the area working for children and youth.
It serves as a channel of communication between the state, and the Tenth District PTSA and the units.
Adhering to California State PTA's mission, Highlands Council of PTA's resolves to positively impact the lives of children and families by representing our members, and empowering and supporting them with skills in advocacy, leadership and communication.
To promote the welfare of children and youth in home, school, community, and place of worship.
To raise the standards of home life.
To secure adequate laws for the care and protection of children and youth.
To bring into closer relation the home and the school, that parents and teachers may cooperate intelligently in the education of children and youth.
To develop between educators and the general public such united efforts as will secure for all children and youth the highest advantages in physical, mental, social, and spiritual education.
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