Arash Jamshidi is the program director for the Summer Research Institute (SRI) at the University of California, Berkeley’s CalTeach program. With SRI, Arash oversees an NSF-funded collaboration between San Francisco Bay Area public school STEM teachers, undergraduate STEM majors, and university researchers to connect lab research practices to K-12 instruction. Additionally, as a faculty member at UC Berkeley, Arash instructs and supports pre-service teachers as they transition towards a career in the classroom. Alongside his work with SRI, Arash is also part of the OpenSciEd initiative, a multi-state collaboration to create research-based, open-source science instructional Materials aligned to the Framework for K-12 Science Education and the NGSS. With OpenSciEd, Arash helps develop high-quality, NGSS-designed curriculum and delivers professional development to teachers, as well as state and district leaders around the United States. Previously, Arash worked at the Stanford Center for Assessment, Learning, and Equity (SCALE) focusing on NGSS-aligned curriculum and assessments, while also supporting teachers through professional learning. While with SCALE, Arash co-developed the NGSS-aligned middle school science curriculum for the San Francisco Unified School District, and reviewed and contributed to the Stanford NGSS Integrated Curriculum: An Exploration of a Multidimensional World.
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