The WestEd CCASN Collaborative works with numerous partners on the GLOBE California Academy Project. They are:

NOTE: Details about each our partners and their roles are outlined below or you can click on linked text and you will be brought directly to this information.

Implementation Partners 

School Partners

  • Antioch High School, Antioch, CA
  • Benicia High School, Benicia, CA
  • Oakland High School, Oakland, CA
  • Pinole Valley High School, Pinole, CA
  • Skyline High School, Oakland, CA
  • Berkeley High School, Berkeley, CA



UC Berkeley, Chemistry and Earth and Planetary Sciences (opens in new window)

Dr. Ronald Cohen, Director of the Berkeley Atmospheric Science Center at UC Berkeley, focuses his research on atmospheric chemistry, chemical perspectives on the effects of human activity on the Earth's atmosphere, and exchanges between the atmosphere and biosphere. His research has been supported by NASA, the California Air Resources Board, and NSF, including his current NSF projects: "Prototype Dense Observing Network for AQ and GHG Emissions Monitoring" and "Sensor Network: A New Bay Area Regional Geoscience Education Network and Alliance on Air Quality and Greenhouse Gases". Dr. Cohen will:

    • Contribute expertise in climate research, provide students access to data collected through the BEACON project
    • Contribute ideas on curriculum integration
    • Share information with teachers and students on careers in the sciences 

UC Berkeley California Teach Science & Mathematics Initiative (Cal Teach) (opens in new window)

Cal Teach helps UC Berkeley's best and brightest math and science students advance their knowledge while teaching them how to make a social impact through teaching in disadvantaged schools. By integrating subject matter and hands-on teaching experience, Cal Teach participants master their fields while giving back to their community. In this way, it trains the next generation of teachers while moving disadvantaged students forward with knowledge, vision, inspiration — and the skills to “turn hope into reality.” Cal Teach's role includes:

    • Training and placing student teachers (mentors) into GLOBE CAP classrooms to support teachers in project implementation
    • Sharing learning from the mentors' experiences as input to program planning

California Environmental Protection Agency (Cal/EPA) (opens in new window)

The California Environmental Protection Agency is charged with developing, implementing and enforcing the state's environmental protection laws that ensure clean air, clean water, clean soil, safe pesticides and waste recycling and reduction. Its departments are at the forefront of environmental science, using cutting-edge research to shape the state's environmental laws. California is currently poised to lead the nation in environmental literacy with the Education and Environment Initiative (EEI). With education and a thriving economy at the forefront of the state’s priorities, California’s landmark EEI Curriculum is a national model designed to help prepare today’s students to become future scientists, economists, and green technology leaders.

    • EEI will work with GLOBE CAP to align curriculum and professional development efforts,
    • Cal/EPA will assist with the integration of its education principles and concepts for the environment into the academies curricula to support GLOBE implementation.

UC Berkeley Center for Cities and Schools (CC&S) (opens in new window)

CC&S works with civic and educational leaders to engage young people in the transformation of their communities. Through university-community collaborations, it develops training, toolkits, and resources to support dynamic communities of practice that recognize young people as critical participants in urban and metropolitan change. The Center for Cities and Schools, formally established in 2004 at UC Berkeley as an interdisciplinary initiative between the Graduate School of Education and the College of Environmental Design, partnering with Department of City and Regional Planning. Its vision for the Center was born out of over twenty years of work related specifically to schools and public housing in the San Francisco Bay Area and across the nation. The Center is housed at the Institute of Urban and Regional Development (IURD). From the beginning, these efforts have revolved around the Center's award-winning educational methodology, Y-PLAN (Youth-Plan, Learn, Act, Now!). Y-PLAN offers not only a unique ‚ work-based learning‚ experience for students, but a carefully crafted program for teachers and teacher support, engaging university students as mentors to students to extend learning, augment classroom capacity, and build bridges for students to postsecondary opportunities. CC&S will:

    • Consult with GLOBE CAP on key concepts learned in the development of the Y-PLAN methodology as a means for GLOBE  CAP students to apply their learning in meaningful local projects
    • Assist GLOBE CAP with developing and implementing local environmental projects that emerge from the GLOBE data collection efforts
    • Collaborate with CalTeach in placing mentors in GLOBE CAP classrooms

GLOBE (Global Learning and Observations to Benefit the Environment) (opens in new window)

A hands-on international science and education program that brings together students, teachers, scientists and community members in over 110 countries to develop environmental awareness, understanding of other cultures, and a sense of global community. GLOBE offers a cross-curricular approach to the study of science, mathematics and technology in conjunction with geography, social studies, languages and the arts. GLOBE is an interagency program whose management infrastructure is funded by the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA), the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), and the National Science Foundation (NSF), supported by the U.S. Department of State, and implemented through a cooperative agreement between NASA and the University Corporation for Atmospheric Research (UCAR) in Boulder, Colorado. The International Division of the GLOBE Program, including the International Help Desk serving the worldwide GLOBE community and the North America Regional Office, is located at the University of Texas at Tyler (UT Tyler). Working with the GLOBE Partnership at WestEd and their collaboration with U.C. Berkeley Career Academy Support Network (CASN), the GLOBE Program Office will:

    • Provide teacher training workshops with online training materials and tools
    • Provide GLOBE Help Desk assistance to workshop participants, on an as needed basis, in the area of data entry and technical support in accessing the GLOBE database
    • Provide access to basic data visualization tools after the workshop occurs


ADVISORS (Initial List)

California Department of Education (CDE) California Partnership Academies (CPA) and STEM (opens in new window)

The California Partnership Academies represent a high school program - focused on smaller learning communities with a career theme. Academy components include rigorous academics and career technical education, with a career focus, a committed team of teachers, and active business and post-secondary partnerships. The GLOBE CAP project will provide a science-based curriculum integration program that will be implemented in identified Green academies within Northern California high schools with the support of the CPA. As a partner, the CPA will:

    • Facilitate school and academy recruitment
    • Facilitate the implementation of the GLOBE CAP project in the green academies.

Association for Career Technical Education (ACTE) (opens in new window)

Founded in 1926, the Association for Career and Technical Education is the largest national education association dedicated to the advancement of education that prepares youth and adults for successful careers. ACTE’s core purpose is to provide leadership in developing an educated, prepared, adaptable and competitive workforce. Its diverse membership is composed of more than 27,000 career and technical educators, administrators, researchers, guidance counselors and others involved in planning and conducting career and technical education programs at the secondary, post-secondary and adult levels. ACTE is committed to enhancing the job performance and satisfaction of its members; to increasing public awareness and appreciation for career and technical programs; and to assuring growth in local, state and federal funding for these programs by communicating and working with legislators and government leaders. ACTE has a green initiative to link careers with issues of sustainability. ACTE will assist with dissemination and replication of the project within the CTE community.

U.S. Partnership for Education for Sustainable Development (opens in new window)

The U.S. Partnership consists of individuals, organizations and institutions in the United States dedicated to education for sustainable development (ESD). It acts as a convener, catalyst, and communicator working across all sectors of American society, with the aim of fully integrating sustainable development into education and learning in the United States. The U.S. Partnership has developed "sustainability standards‚" and will assist with advisory, dissemination and replication activities within the higher education and sustainability communities.

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