The San Diego Science Project (SDSP) is an educational partnership between the University of California San Diego (UCSD), and the Scripps Institution of Oceanography (SIO). Our mission is to provide high-quality professional development services to improve the teaching and learning of science in the greater San Diego County and Imperial County region. SDSP is a regional site of the California Science Project, one of the California Subject Matter Projects.

Currently, SDSP provides support to teachers, schools, and districts in understanding and implementing the Next Generation Science Standards (NGSS) and the Common Core State Standards (CCSS) related to science and the technical subjects. Our goal is to improve student understanding of science by improving the teaching of science. Our programs focus on improving teacher understanding of science content and the pedagogical approaches needed to effectively teach science to all students.

We encourage teachers to reflect on their instructional practices, focus on student ideas, and collaborate with their peers to improve student learning. We provide teachers with exemplary lessons, new ideas, and the classroom tools necessary to support student literacy in science. In fulfilling our mission, SDSP, UCSD, and SIO work closely with schools, school districts, science centers, county offices of education, community colleges, public and private organizations, and science educators to increase the quality of science instruction and student achievement.