Science teachers across California gathered on Friday, March 10th 2017 at the Liberty Station Conference Center to show growing support for steadfast learning initiatives related to the Next Generation Science Standards (NGSS). Organizers of the NGSS Leadership Conference dedicated the day to presenting the most current information on California NGSS and educating attendees on what it looks like to transition and implement these philosophical standards inside a classroom. Many educators would agree that transferring philosophy into practice is the hardest and most important step. In an effort to meet these standards, district teams gathered together to collaborate and learn about each others implementation efforts. Each district hopes to refine their own NGSS implementation plans for the coming year.