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Thursday, October 24
 

4:00pm

Registration Desk Open
Pick up your badge, bag, and program book before the conference starts. You can beat the morning rush and head straight to the first session of the day on Friday morning.

Thursday October 24, 2013 4:00pm - 8:00pm
Palm Springs Convention Center, Oasis Foyer 277 N. Avenida Caballeros, Palm Springs, CA 92262
 
Friday, October 25
 

7:00am

FC01: It's Your Fault! - The San Andreas Fault Up Close - SOLD OUT
Welcome to the San Andreas fault! Where else in the world can you put one foot on the Pacific tectonic plate and the other foot on the North American plate?

During this field course you will explore several truly remarkable features created by the San Andreas fault from the San Gabriel mountains to Palm Springs. While on the bus and during the stops you will participate in several standards-based activities which can be immediately taken back to the classroom. Throughout the day there will be an emphasis on how principles such as Steno's laws (e.g. superposition), the rock cycle, geologic time, and plate tectonics can be used as powerful tools to understand earthquakes. You will learn about current research in earthquake science, how STEM fields contribute to understanding earthquakes, and the Great California ShakeOut. Lunch provided. Ticket: SOLD OUT
Sponsored, in part, by the Southern California Earthquake Center 

Speakers

Friday October 25, 2013 7:00am - 5:30pm
Offsite Field Course - Bus Departs Palm Springs Convention Center 277 N. Avenida Caballeros, Palm Springs, CA 92262

7:00am

Registration Desk Open
Located just outside the exhibit hall. Pick up your badge, buy a ticket for a Short Course, and get going on your conference adventure.

Friday October 25, 2013 7:00am - 6:00pm
Palm Springs Convention Center, Oasis Foyer 277 N. Avenida Caballeros, Palm Springs, CA 92262

8:00am

Hydrogen: Fuel for the Next Generation?
Use a hands-on approach to investigate the fuelcell redox reaction and use a computer simulation to understand applications of this alternative energy source. (STEM focus)

Speakers
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Donna Markey

Science Teacher, Vista Magnet Middle School


Friday October 25, 2013 8:00am - 9:00am
Palm Springs Convention Center, Smoketree A

8:00am

Your Students Can Solve a Crime! Cutting-Edge Forensic Science in Your Classroom
Perform two hands-on experiments used in crime scene investigations. Identify the culprit by comparing a “crime scene” and “suspect” DNA fingerprints. Study the principles of blood type screening by performing forensic analysis of “blood” samples. Free flash-drive / T-shirt drawing.

Speakers
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Khuyen Mai

Exhibit Coordinator, Edvotek, Inc.


Friday October 25, 2013 8:00am - 9:00am
Palm Springs Convention Center, Smoketree C 277 N. Avenida Caballeros, Palm Springs, CA 92262

8:00am

Meet-Connect-Learn-Conference Orientation, Sponsored by VWR Education
Join CSTA and the VWR Education family of companies for a cup of coffee and informative session that will give California Science Education Conference attendees tips and pointers on how to make the most of their time at the conference. Mix with CSTA board members and other conference attendees and give your networking a kick-start. Meet fellow science educators, connect with new colleagues, and learn how to navigate and maximize your conference experience. Door prizes! Sponsored by VWR Education

Speakers
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Laura Henriques

Professor, CSU Long Beach

Exhibitors
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VWR Science Education

Wards Science
Wards provides hands-on, standards-based science activities, specimens, and supplies for every science discipline so you can do what you do best - teach, inspire, and connect.

Sponsors
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VWR Science Education

Wards Science
Wards provides hands-on, standards-based science activities, specimens, and supplies for every science discipline so you can do what you do best - teach, inspire, and connect.


Friday October 25, 2013 8:00am - 9:00am
Renaissance Palm Springs Hotel, Pasadena Ballroom 888 Tahquitz Canyon Way, Palm Springs, CA 92262

8:00am

5E's and ELD
Learn to balance the language learning needs of English Learners through science! This innovative approach integrates English Language Development and science. Discover ways to get science into your teaching day. Grades K-2

Speakers
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Jo Topps

Regional Director, K-12 Alliance/WestED


Friday October 25, 2013 8:00am - 9:00am
Palm Springs Convention Center, Mesquite H 277 N. Avenida Caballeros, Palm Springs, CA 92262

8:00am

California Science Safety
This science safety workshop will provide participants with a general overview of science safety and liability for public schools. A comprehensive set of materials will be provided to each participant. Grades PreK-13+

Speakers
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Dean Gilbert

Science Coordinator, Orange County Department of Education


Friday October 25, 2013 8:00am - 9:00am
Renaissance Palm Springs Hotel, Sierra

8:00am

CANCELLED: NASA's SOFIA Is Flying! Infrared Lessons and the Ambassador Program for Educators
This workshop has been cancelled by the presenter, she is ill and cannot attend. If you would like information about the program, please email her at kathyjo4b@gmail.com.

Join us for exciting discoveries and engaging hands-on EM Spectrum activities. Learn about NASA's Stratospheric Observatory for Infrared Astronomy and Airborne Astronomy Ambassador Program from one of its first ambassadors.

Speakers
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Kathleen Fredette

Teacher/SOFIA AAA, NASA/SOFIA


Friday October 25, 2013 8:00am - 9:00am
Renaissance Palm Springs Hotel, Ventura

8:00am

Let’s Get Writing
Science offers many opportunities for students to write. During this workshop you will learn a few techniques to help your students become better writers. Grades 4-12

Speakers
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Debra Bereki

PhD Candidate, Gold Coast Science Network


Friday October 25, 2013 8:00am - 9:00am
Palm Springs Convention Center, Smoketree E

8:00am

Marine Debris: It's Everywhere!
Investigate the impacts of trash in our environment. Integrate a shoreline or neighborhood cleanup into your program. Analyze real Coastal Cleanup Day data. Empower your students to make a difference, wherever they live! Free curricula.

Links to Handouts:


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Annie Kohut Frankel

Education Coordinator, California Coastal Commission


Friday October 25, 2013 8:00am - 9:00am
Palm Springs Convention Center, Mesquite G 277 N. Avenida Caballeros, Palm Springs, CA 92262

8:00am

Next Generation Science Standards for 21st Century Teaching 9 - 12
Are you prepared to use the Next Generation Science Standards in your classroom? Come get an in-depth look at the design/architecture of the Next Generation Science Standards (NGSS) in grades 9 - 12. Leave the workshop with implementation ideas!

Link to Handout (on Google Drive) 

Speakers
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Yami Shimojyo

Science Coordinator, RCOE
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Maria Simani

Executive Director, California Science Project


Friday October 25, 2013 8:00am - 9:00am
Palm Springs Convention Center, Smoketree F

8:00am

Shaking Things Up with E-books and iTunes U Courses
Experience earthquakes in a new way! Come learn about two resources for iPads and other iOS devices to engage students and help them learn about seismic phenomena. Grades 6-12

Link to Handout: http://goo.gl/7fk9Pt



Speakers
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Andrea Aust

Senior Manager, Science Education, KQED
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Helena Carmena

Manager of Teacher Services, Education Division, California Academy of Sciences

Exhibitors
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KQED Public Broadcasting

Increase your students' understanding of science with multimedia resource from a trusted source. Learn how to access free videos, interactive graphics, standards-based lessons, e-books and more from KQED and other PBS stations.


Friday October 25, 2013 8:00am - 9:00am
Renaissance Palm Springs Hotel, Madera

8:00am

Shifting Practices to Infuse Science and Engineering Practices with Common Core Strategies
This workshop will focus on illustrating the science and engineering practices described in the Proposed NGSS Standards for California and NRC Framework.  Explore Chromatography techniques to separate pigments using paper and column chromatography techniques.  Grades 5-12

Speakers
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Kirk Brown

Director of STEM, San Joaquin County Office of Education


Friday October 25, 2013 8:00am - 9:00am
Palm Springs Convention Center, Mesquite D 277 N. Avenida Caballeros, Palm Springs, CA 92262

8:00am

Super School University: Robots Helping Teachers with STEM and STEAM in K-13+
California teachers are working together through a Super School Virtual University to explore how humanoid robots can help teachers with STEM, STEAM and STEAM plus in K-13+ classrooms. We will demonstrate Backpack Robotics, Backpack Science and Backpack STEAM Journalism. Grades: K-13+

Speakers
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Bob Barboza

Director, Super School University - Kids Talk Radio Science
Founder and director of the Super School University School of the Future Occupy Mars STEAM ++ Project. Departments include | Kids Talk Radio, Super School Teen TV, Super School Press, | Backpack Journalism, Backpack Science, Backpack Robotics and the US Army STARBASE Program. | www.KidsTalkRadioLA.com


Friday October 25, 2013 8:00am - 9:00am
Palm Springs Convention Center, Mesquite A 277 N. Avenida Caballeros, Palm Springs, CA 92262

8:00am

The Almost Edible Classroom
Add excitement to your classroom by using food materials to explore, demonstrate and model concepts in biology and life sciences. Grades 6-12

Links to Handouts:

Speakers
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Melissa Graviss

Science Teacher, Saint Mary's High School


Friday October 25, 2013 8:00am - 9:00am
Palm Springs Convention Center, Mesquite E

9:00am

Coffee Break - Sponsored by Chevron
Enjoy a hot cup of coffee before heading off to your first session of the conference.
Sponsored by Chevron

Sponsors

Friday October 25, 2013 9:00am - 10:00am
Palm Springs Convention Center, Oasis Foyer 277 N. Avenida Caballeros, Palm Springs, CA 92262

9:00am

FC02: College and Career Readiness in Alternative Energy and Utilities
Limited Capacity seats available

You are preparing your students to be college and career ready in science. Find out what this really means as you tour a solar powered waste-water reclamation plant, a wind farm, a community college alternative energy training facility, and a business startup "reactor" where alternative energy startups are inventing the jobs of tomorrow! Even in a struggling economy there are many good jobs with benefits that go unfilled because applicants lack the skills in science and math. You will meet people in their job sites, find out what they do, and learn how they use science and math in their careers. Lunch provided. Ticket: $55
Sponsored, in part, by the Coachella Valley Economic Partnership. 

Photo Courtesy of Greater Palm Springs CVB. 


Friday October 25, 2013 9:00am - 3:00pm
Offsite Field Course - Bus Departs Palm Springs Convention Center 277 N. Avenida Caballeros, Palm Springs, CA 92262

9:00am

Exhibit Hall
The exhibit hall will open for the first time on Friday at 9:00 am.
Click here to view a current floor plan of all exhibitors

Friday October 25, 2013 9:00am - 6:00pm
Palm Springs Convention Center, Oasis 1 277 N. Avenida Caballeros, Palm Springs, CA 92262

9:15am

Keynote Address: Implementing the NGSS: Shifts in Classroom Practice; Opening Session; and Membership Meeting
Join CSTA for the annual meeting of members!  CSTA President, Laura Henriques will deliver an update on the state of the association and the state of science education in California.  Following Laura's address will be the keynote presentation by Dr. Stephen Pruitt.  Dr. Pruitt is the Vice President for Content, Research, and Development for Achieve and led the development of the Next Generation of Science Standards.

Stephen will update the audience on current adoption and implementation efforts around the Next Generation Science Standards in California and other states, as well as discuss the vision for how classroom practice will shift as a result of the NGSS.
Sponsored by Chevron

Link to PDF of PowerPoint Presentation

Speakers
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Laura Henriques

Professor, CSU Long Beach
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Stephen Pruitt

Vice President for Content, Research, and Development, Achieve
Stephen Pruitt is senior vice president at Achieve. For the past three years, he has been leading the development of the Next Generation Science Standards. Stephen began his career as a high school chemistry teacher in Georgia, where he taught for 12 years. In 2003, he joined the Georgia Department of Education as the Program Manager for Science. Until 2010, he held various roles in the agency culminating with him being named Chief of Staff to... Read More →

Sponsors

Friday October 25, 2013 9:15am - 10:45am
Palm Springs Convention Center, Primrose B 277 N. Avenida Caballeros, Palm Springs, CA 92262

11:00am

Digital Globes: Transforming the Way We Learn About Global Concepts
Digital globes have revolutionized science museums, but the costs were prohibitive for classrooms... until now! Learn how this technology can transform students’ understanding of climate, geology, astronomy, earth systems, etc.

Speakers
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Representative

Digital Globe Systems of California


Friday October 25, 2013 11:00am - 12:00pm
Palm Springs Convention Center, Mesquite B 277 N. Avenida Caballeros, Palm Springs, CA 92262

11:00am

National Geographic STEM Activities - Bringing the World to Your Classroom
National Geographic resources help to infuse science teaching with technology, engineering, and math. We’ll take a simple activity kids love and make it a prime example of STEM in your classroom.

Speakers
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Tom Hinojosa

National Engagement Consultant, National Geographic Learning/Cengage Learning


Friday October 25, 2013 11:00am - 12:00pm
Palm Springs Convention Center, Smoketree D 277 N. Avenida Caballeros, Palm Springs, CA 92262

11:00am

New Advanced Inquiry Labs for AP Chemistry from Flinn Scientific
Hands-on workshop to help implement the revised laboratory curriculum framework for AP Chemistry! Join Flinn as we present guided-inquiry experiments that support the integrated learning objectives and applied science skills.

Speakers
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Irene Cesa

Flinn Scientific


Friday October 25, 2013 11:00am - 12:00pm
Palm Springs Convention Center, Mesquite C 277 N. Avenida Caballeros, Palm Springs, CA 92262

11:00am

Teaching STEM using a Simulation of DNA Gel Electrophoresis
Explore the application of STEM learning techniques to agarose gel electrophoresis using brightly colored dyes that simulate DNA samples. A logarithmic scale is used to analyze data. Four real-world scenarios will complement your existing curriculum. Free flash-drive/T-shirt drawing.

Speakers
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Khuyen Mai

Exhibit Coordinator, Edvotek, Inc.


Friday October 25, 2013 11:00am - 12:00pm
Palm Springs Convention Center, Smoketree C 277 N. Avenida Caballeros, Palm Springs, CA 92262

11:00am

Your Battery Powered Life: Investigating Chemical Batteries
Make a wet cell battery, explore the effect of using different metal electrodes on output, and consider ways to reduce the number of discarded batteries (STEM/NGSS focus).

Speakers
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Donna Markey

Science Teacher, Vista Magnet Middle School


Friday October 25, 2013 11:00am - 12:00pm
Palm Springs Convention Center, Smoketree A

11:00am

Power of Non-Verbal Communication in Classroom Management
Use the often neglected power of non-verbal communication to make your classroom a happy and productive one. Learn what TIMSS research  from real science classrooms tells us about non-verbals and effective classrooms.

Speakers
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Kendall Zoller

President, Sierra Training Associates, Inc.
Kendall Zoller is co-author of The Choreography of Presenting: The 7 Essential Abilities of Effective Presenters (Corwin Press, 2010) and President of Sierra Training Associates, Inc. He holds an Ed.D. in educational leadership from California State University, Fresno, and University of California, Davis. He provides professional learning seminars and keynotes on a variety of topics, including facilitation skills, presentation skills... Read More →


Friday October 25, 2013 11:00am - 12:00pm
Renaissance Palm Springs Hotel, Catalina Ballroom 888 Tahquitz Canyon Way, Palm Springs, CA 92262

11:00am

Apps in the Science Classroom
So you have an iPad (or a whole class set!), now what? The iPad Jedi Masters will take you on a tour of amazing apps to enhance your science class along with proven strategies for managing them. Bring your iPad.  Grades 3-11

Speakers
avatar for Jessica Pack

Jessica Pack

Language Arts, Social Studies, ASB, Video Production Teacher, Palm Springs USD
Jessica teaches 6th grade Language Arts, #flipclass Social Studies, Associated Student Body Leadership, and Video Production for Palm Springs Unified. She is a 2014 California Teacher of the Year and her classroom is a 1:1 Chromebook environment with plenty of iPads for students to use, too. Jessica's passion is student film making and her students frequently produce award-winning videos. Read her blog and presentation resources at... Read More →
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John Stevens

Technology Coach, CJUHSD
Helping other people realize that they are awesome. | John Stevens is an educational technology coach for Chaffey Joint Union High School District who has also taught high school Geometry, Algebra 1, middle school Math, Service Learning, and Robotics, Engineering, and Design since 2006. He has served as the go-to guy for trying new, crazy, and often untested ideas to see how well they will work. | He co-founded and moderates #CAedchat... Read More →


Friday October 25, 2013 11:00am - 12:00pm
Palm Springs Convention Center, Mesquite A 277 N. Avenida Caballeros, Palm Springs, CA 92262

11:00am

Chemistry, Fertilizer, and the Environment
Participants will learn about plant nutrients, fertilizer practices, and care that go into producing our abundant food supply. Lessons and activities reinforce academic knowledge through chemistry, environmental education, and mathematics. Grades 8-12

Speakers
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Stephanie Etcheverria

Program Coordinator, CA Foundation for Agriculture in the Classroom


Friday October 25, 2013 11:00am - 12:00pm
Palm Springs Convention Center, Mesquite G 277 N. Avenida Caballeros, Palm Springs, CA 92262

11:00am

Citizen Science: Project-Based Learning at the Museum and in the Classroom
Turn your school campus into a biological field site! Join Scientists and Educators from the Natural History Museum of LA County to talk Citizen Science, learn about projects your students can participate in, and get resources for your classroom. Grades 7, 9-12

Speakers
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Molly Porter

Manager, School and Teacher Programs, Natural History Museum
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Richard Smart

Coordinator, Citizen Science Program, Natural History Museum of Los Angeles County


Friday October 25, 2013 11:00am - 12:00pm
Palm Springs Convention Center, Smoketree B 277 N. Avenida Caballeros, Palm Springs, CA 92262

11:00am

Conservation of Matter: A Modeling Approach
Explore and deepen your understanding of the conservation of matter by experiencing a carefully structured sequence of lab activities centered in the scientific practice of modeling. Take home a coherent set of teacher-tested lessons ready for immediate classroom use.

Link to Handouts: http://saspcsus.pbworks.com/w/page/70319851/CSTA2013A
 

Speakers
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Richard Hedman

MASE Director, CSU Sacramento
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Kaye Schwartz

James Rutter Middle School


Friday October 25, 2013 11:00am - 12:00pm
Palm Springs Convention Center, Mesquite D 277 N. Avenida Caballeros, Palm Springs, CA 92262

11:00am

Earthquake Shaking – Using Model Buildings and a Simple Shake Table to Study the Effects of Earthquake Vibrations and Damage
Learn about earthquake hazards, vibrations of buildings, and damage, through an exciting activity using model buildings. Students design and build small structures according to specifications. Buildings are then tested by applying vibrations on an easily constructed shake table.
Grades 9-13+

Speakers
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Lawrence Braile

Professor, Purdue University
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Sheryl Braile

Teacher, Happy Hollow School


Friday October 25, 2013 11:00am - 12:00pm
Renaissance Palm Springs Hotel, Ventura

11:00am

Engineering Is Elementary: Putting the T and E in STEM
Receive an overview of the EiE curriculum, the curriculum’s connections to specific grade level California Science Content Standards, how each unit supports the CCSS, and activities to do with your students (technology in a bag and tower building).Grades 1-8

Speakers
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Jody Sherriff

Regional Director, K-12 Alliance


Friday October 25, 2013 11:00am - 12:00pm
Palm Springs Convention Center, Mesquite H 277 N. Avenida Caballeros, Palm Springs, CA 92262

11:00am

Explaining California’s Recommended NGSS Integrated Learning Progressions for Middle School

Learn about the rationale for the proposed integration in grades 6-8 and receive examples of how the connection of performance expectations in integrated science domains reinforces the learning progressions for each grade level through the Science and Engineering Practices and Crosscutting Concepts.

Link to Handouts:


Speakers
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Kathy DiRanna

Statewied Director, K-12 Alliance
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Maria Simani

Executive Director, California Science Project


Friday October 25, 2013 11:00am - 12:00pm
Renaissance Palm Springs Hotel, Pasadena Ballroom 888 Tahquitz Canyon Way, Palm Springs, CA 92262

11:00am

From Climbing Trees to Diving Deep: Careers in Science
Scientists do everything from climb trees to SCUBA dive in order to carry out their work. Perk students’ interest in a career in science through an exploration of multimedia resources. Grades 6-13+

Link to Handouts: http://goo.gl/e2hlOY

Speakers
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Andrea Aust

Senior Manager, Science Education, KQED

Exhibitors
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KQED Public Broadcasting

Increase your students' understanding of science with multimedia resource from a trusted source. Learn how to access free videos, interactive graphics, standards-based lessons, e-books and more from KQED and other PBS stations.


Friday October 25, 2013 11:00am - 12:00pm
Renaissance Palm Springs Hotel, Madera

11:00am

How Big Is the Foot You Put in Your Mouth
Learn about the carbon footprint of the food you eat while integrating Common Core Standards into an engaging lesson which promotes critical thinking as science content knowledge is applied to real world situations. Leave knowing how to create similar lessons.
Grades 6-12

Links to Handouts:

Speakers
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Sandi Yellenberg

County Science Coordinator, Santa Clara COE
Sandi holds a Master’s degree in Educational Administration from Santa Clara University, a Bachelor’s degree in biology from Washington University in St. Louis, and a multiple subject credential with a supplemental credential in science.  She has presented numerous times for Regional, State, and National Conferences such as California Science Teachers Association, CUE National Conferences, National Association for Bilingual... Read More →


Friday October 25, 2013 11:00am - 12:00pm
Palm Springs Convention Center, Mesquite E

11:00am

Ideas in Motion
Come and learn the benefits of hands-on science. Using investigative techniques we will engage in MOTION. Participants will share three hands-on activities and we will model easy ways to select, prepare, and manage hands on activities at all grade levels.

Speakers
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Greg Brown

Senior Director, RAFT
As Director of Education at RAFT, my job is to make it EASY and FUN for all teachers to teach STEM. We offer over 700 Idea Sheets that address EVERY MATH and SCIENCE STANDARD in grades K-8 (http://www.raftbayarea.org/). We also offer almost 100 pre-packaged activity kits at our on-line store (http://www.raftstore.net/). Even more important to me is the chance to talk to you about the REAL CHALLENGES you face getting ready to teach the new science... Read More →


Friday October 25, 2013 11:00am - 12:00pm
Renaissance Palm Springs Hotel, Sierra

11:00am

Make Your Class a Story Worth Telling: Conceptual Flow Graphics for Course
Too much to teach, but can’t cut anything? Conceptual Flow Graphics are a novel course planning paradigm to streamline class sequencing for a story worth telling. Integrate labs and curriculum in a dynamic way to save time and increase engagement. Grades PreK-12

Link to Handouts: 

http://www.wscacademy.org/apps/pages/index.jsp?uREC_ID=240273&type=u&pREC_ID=537209


Speakers
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Bethany Dixon

Science Teacher, Western Sierra Collegiate Academy


Friday October 25, 2013 11:00am - 12:00pm
Palm Springs Convention Center, Smoketree E

11:00am

Next Generation Science Standards for 21st Century Teaching K - 2
Are you prepared to use the Next Generation Science Standards in your classroom? Come get an in-depth look at the design/architecture of the Next Generation Science Standards (NGSS) in grades K - 2. Leave the workshop with implementation ideas!

Speakers
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Maureen Allen

Science Consultant, Orange County Dept. of Education


Friday October 25, 2013 11:00am - 12:00pm
Palm Springs Convention Center, Smoketree F

11:00am

PLAN!T NOW's Young Meteorologist Program
A Severe Weather Preparedness Adventure - learn about severe weather types, how to prepare for, how to safely survive them. This engaging on-line game from PLAN!t NOW stands alone or springboards to effective follow up activities, projects, and assessments. K-12.

Lesson materials can be downloaded from NOAA-CREST West at http://www.calstatela.edu/programs/crest 

Speakers
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Donna Lee

Director, PLAN!T Now
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Paula Arvedson PhD

Associate Professor, CSU Los Angeles
I am passionate about teaching -- at all grade levels, working with learners of all ages.


Friday October 25, 2013 11:00am - 12:00pm
Palm Springs USD, Tech Room B

11:00am

Quality Resources for Environmental Science Educators from the National Library of Medicine
Making the connection between scientific concepts and real-life environmental health issues just got easier. Enhance your classroom with free, quality online resources from the National Library of Medicine. Engage students with interactive sites and lessons for Grades 6-13+.

Link to Handouts: http://guides.nnlm.gov/psr/csec 

Speakers
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Kelli Ham

Consumer Health and Technology Coordinator, National Network of Libraries of Medicine, Pacific Southwest Region, UCLA Biomedical Library

Exhibitors
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National Library of Medicine

The National Library of Medicine (NLM) provides free information to health professionals, clinicians, researchers, and consumers via several different databases. Come by our booth for a hands-on demonstration! Booth: 515


Friday October 25, 2013 11:00am - 12:00pm
Palm Springs USD, Tech Room A

12:00pm

Exhibit Hall - Exculsive Hour
Grab lunch from the concession stand while visiting the exhibit hall. Enter your name for door prize drawings which will take place on Saturday afternoon.
Click here to view the current floor plan of all exhibitors.

Friday October 25, 2013 12:00pm - 1:00pm
Palm Springs Convention Center, Oasis 1 277 N. Avenida Caballeros, Palm Springs, CA 92262

1:00pm

A Genetic Game of Chance: CPO Crazy Traits
Concepts like traits, alleles, phenotypes, genotypes, and heredity will come alive as you create crazy creatures with a unique kit, and study the resulting population. Take away STEM activities and an understanding of how to incorporate science and engineering practices in lessons.

Speakers
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Susan Dewberry

Regional Sales Manager, CPO Science


Friday October 25, 2013 1:00pm - 2:00pm
Palm Springs Convention Center, Smoketree C 277 N. Avenida Caballeros, Palm Springs, CA 92262

1:00pm

Equip Your iPad® or Android Tablet for Science with SPARKvue® HD – A Full-Featured Science Application
Explore PASCO’s SPARKvue app for iPad and Android Tablet, which offer display and analytical tools within an integrated learning environment. SPARKlabs® content with data collection and analysis is also supported. Grades: K-12

Speakers
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Jason Lovell

K-12 Education Consultant, PASCO scientific


Friday October 25, 2013 1:00pm - 2:00pm
Palm Springs Convention Center, Mesquite C 277 N. Avenida Caballeros, Palm Springs, CA 92262

1:00pm

Integrate iPad® and BYOD with Vernier Technology
In this workshop, you will use Vernier’s digital tools to conduct an investigation with Graphical Analysis for iPad or Vernier Data Share for BYOD environments. These tools will address NGSS Practices and Performance Expectations, as well as many states’ standards. Grades: 3-13+

Speakers
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Roger Larson

Consultant, Vernier Software & Technology


Friday October 25, 2013 1:00pm - 2:00pm
Palm Springs Convention Center, Mesquite B 277 N. Avenida Caballeros, Palm Springs, CA 92262

1:00pm

A Framework for K-12 Science Education
Engage in the driver for the Next Generation Standards in Science Education. A Framework for K-12 Science Education: Practices, Cross-Cutting Concepts, and Core Ideas. Learn how Next Generation Science Education Standards relate to Common Core Standards in English Language Arts.

Speakers
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Jo Topps

Regional Director, K-12 Alliance/WestED


Friday October 25, 2013 1:00pm - 2:00pm
Palm Springs Convention Center, Mesquite H 277 N. Avenida Caballeros, Palm Springs, CA 92262

1:00pm

BATTLESHIP FUN with Electron Configurations
Learn how to transform the periodic table into a battleship game board. Students will learn how to use the periodic table in determining an element’s electron configuration without having to memorize the whole sequence; while having fun. Grades 10-11

Speakers
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Marisol Encarnacion

Science Teacher, Norwalk High School


Friday October 25, 2013 1:00pm - 2:00pm
Renaissance Palm Springs Hotel, Sierra

1:00pm

Beyond the Rock Cycle! – California’s Mineral Resources and How They Affect Our Everyday Lives
California was founded on gold, our state mineral! But what are California’s modern day mineral resources? Explore six California mined minerals’ geology, economics, environmental concerns, and how we use them every day! Rock samples, PPTs, posters, classroom activities, online resources. Grades 4-6 & 9-12

Speakers
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Cynthia Pridmore

Engineering Geologist, California Geological Survey
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Joyce Pulliam-Fitzgerald

Production & Quality Control Manager, Elementis Specialties


Friday October 25, 2013 1:00pm - 2:00pm
Palm Springs Convention Center, Smoketree B 277 N. Avenida Caballeros, Palm Springs, CA 92262

1:00pm

Biogeography: Linking Earth and Life Sciences
How do geologic processes influence the evolution of life on Earth? Create your own biogeographic scenario to find out. Integrate Earth and life sciences to understand both more deeply.

Link to Handouts:

https://sites.google.com/site/rochellescstapage/

 

Speakers
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Rochelle Urban

Student Education Specialist, California Academy of Sciences


Friday October 25, 2013 1:00pm - 2:00pm
Palm Springs Convention Center, Mesquite A 277 N. Avenida Caballeros, Palm Springs, CA 92262

1:00pm

Channel Islands Live - Science, Technology, and Fun!
Remote, isolated, rugged, and sometimes inaccessible, the Channel Islands can be challenging to experience. Now, through advanced but accessible technology, Channel Islands Live brings the park right to your classroom. Grades K-12

Link to Presentation: http://prezi.com/3b6pi6hku7qd/?utm_campaign=share&utm_medium=copy&rc=ex0share 

Speakers
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Cathy Reznicek

Educational Technology Specialist, Ventura County Office of Eeducaiton


Friday October 25, 2013 1:00pm - 2:00pm
Palm Springs USD, Tech Room B

1:00pm

Conservation of Energy Through Physics for Middle and High School Students
Get ideas for teaching conservation of energy through physics, either with calculations or without. Perfect for both middle school and high school teachers. Grades 8-13+

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Debbie Dickinson

Teacher, Fountain Valley High School
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Erica Young

Physical Science Teacher, Culver City Middle School with Culver City Unified School District


Friday October 25, 2013 1:00pm - 2:00pm
Renaissance Palm Springs Hotel, Ventura

1:00pm

Energy Education + Common Core = Improved Literacy
Use materials from NEED to improve literacy and teach your students about energy sources. Common Core standards relating to literature, drama, and informational text will be matched to free resources in energy education.  Grades K-6

Friday October 25, 2013 1:00pm - 2:00pm
Palm Springs Convention Center, Smoketree D 277 N. Avenida Caballeros, Palm Springs, CA 92262

1:00pm

Evoking the Curiosity of High School Students in Environmental Projects
The Project WILD, Science and Civics: Sustaining Wildlife guidebook provides cross-curricular, relevant, interesting, thought-provoking projects for high school students. It meets State Content Standards and STEM-related ideas, and follows the Service Learning model. Free Guidebook provided. Grades 9-12

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Lauren Bergh

Environmental Educator, Highland Environmental Learning Center
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Katharine Havert

Environmental Education Consultant


Friday October 25, 2013 1:00pm - 2:00pm
Palm Springs Convention Center, Mesquite G 277 N. Avenida Caballeros, Palm Springs, CA 92262

1:00pm

Fishing Via Satellite
Determine the best location to capture a boatload of specific marketable fish using satellite-based data obtained with NASA on-line data access tools and free multispectral imaging software from Purdue University. Learn where to find similar lesson plan on-line.  Grades 6-12





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Pete Arvedson

Editor, More Lessons from the Sky, Satellite Educators Association
High school teacher, retired - Chemistry, Biology, Physical Science, and Satellite Communications; Science Department Chair; Lead Teacher of a high school Academy of Science & Engineering, emeritus member of the California Teacher Advisory Council, Founding member of Satellite Educators Association (SEA). Author and editor of More Lessons from the Sky, a monthly lesson plan offering using satellites and remote sensing satellite data and published... Read More →
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Paula Arvedson PhD

Associate Professor, CSU Los Angeles
I am passionate about teaching -- at all grade levels, working with learners of all ages.


Friday October 25, 2013 1:00pm - 2:00pm
Renaissance Palm Springs Hotel, Madera

1:00pm

HHMI’s The Making of the Fittest: Evolving Switches Evolving Bodies
Scientists have identified genes and genetic switches key stickleback fish body evolution, and even documented change over thousands of years by studying the remarkable fossil record. Participants will receive free resources to teach the genetic evidence for evolution, including a virtual lab where students graph and analyze data to compare living and fossil populations. Grades 7-13+

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Mary Colvard

Howard Hughes Medical Institute


Friday October 25, 2013 1:00pm - 2:00pm
Palm Springs Convention Center, Smoketree E

1:00pm

Kinesthetic Activities in Physical and Earth Sciences
Animate your students, literally. Scientific processes come alive when students use their bodies to play the role of molecules, rocks, Earthquake waves, air masses, or even the entire planet as it takes laps around the Sun. Grades K-8

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Matthew d'Alessio

Associate Professor, Geoscience, California State University Northridge
Dr. Matthew d'Alessio is a Google Faculty Fellow and runs the PEWTER (Pedagogy Enhanced With Technology for Educational Reform) project at California State University Northridge. A geophysicist by training, he now teaches science content classes for future teachers at the University. | | (Can't visit my poster? View it and a short summary manuscript at the link above and email me to let me know if they are useful: matthew.dalessio@csun.edu)


Friday October 25, 2013 1:00pm - 2:00pm
Palm Springs Convention Center, Mesquite D 277 N. Avenida Caballeros, Palm Springs, CA 92262

1:00pm

Teach Common Core Science Writing Standards While Teaching Science Content
Claims-Evidence-Reasoning is the basis behind most writing in science classrooms. Learn to use a newly developed Graphic Organizer that helps support both students’ deeper understanding of science content and their ability to write more effectively. Grades 6-12

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Speakers
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Sandi Yellenberg

County Science Coordinator, Santa Clara COE
Sandi holds a Master’s degree in Educational Administration from Santa Clara University, a Bachelor’s degree in biology from Washington University in St. Louis, and a multiple subject credential with a supplemental credential in science.  She has presented numerous times for Regional, State, and National Conferences such as California Science Teachers Association, CUE National Conferences, National Association for Bilingual... Read More →


Friday October 25, 2013 1:00pm - 2:00pm
Renaissance Palm Springs Hotel, Pasadena Ballroom 888 Tahquitz Canyon Way, Palm Springs, CA 92262

1:00pm

Writing in Science - Arguing from Evidence
Refutational texts are a type of persuasive argument found in science. They introduce a misconception, refute it and offer an alternative way of thinking. Participants will engage in a hands-on investigation to gather evidence for their own refutational text. Grades 6-13+

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Sarah Delaney

Ecoliteracy Content Specialist, San Francisco Unified School District


Friday October 25, 2013 1:00pm - 2:00pm
Palm Springs Convention Center, Mesquite E

1:00pm

Yes We Can Build It: Engineering Design for (K-5) Elementary Classrooms
This session will conduct two activities that utilize the Engineering Design process at a developmentally appropriate level for K-2 (Pinwheels) and 3-5 (windmill Blades Design). The design process will be experienced (inquiry) and documented in speaking, listening, reading and writing. Grades K-5

Speakers
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David Crowther

Professor Science Education, University of Nevada, Reno
Dr. David T Crowther is a Professor of Science Education at the University of Nevada, Reno. David has 5 years of experience teaching at the elementary / middle level as well as summer teaching at the 8 - 12th grade level in Biology. Dr. Crowther has nineteen years of teaching experience at the University level, sixteen of which have been at the University of Nevada, Reno. Previously, he taught and received his Ph.D. in Science Education from... Read More →


Friday October 25, 2013 1:00pm - 2:00pm
Palm Springs Convention Center, Smoketree F

1:00pm

What Colors Your World? Quick, Easy and Cheap Biotech Activities for Biology and Chemistry
In this hands-on workshop, learn how natural and synthetic pigments can be extracted and separated based upon molecular properties. The use of biotechnology separation techniques cuts across the chemistry and biology curriculum, and are easy to bring into the classroom. Grades: 7-13+

Speakers
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Bio-Rad Laboratories

Curriculum and Training Specialist, Bio-Rad Laboratories
I am a Curriculum and Training Specialist at Bio-Rad Laboratories, and work with educators to help them bring cutting edge biotech labs and curricula into their high school and post-secondary classrooms. I'm currently living in New Braunfels, and travel all over Texas (and the Central U.S.) for workshops and professional developments.


Friday October 25, 2013 1:00pm - 2:30pm
Palm Springs Convention Center, Mesquite F 277 N. Avenida Caballeros, Palm Springs, CA 92262

1:00pm

FINESSE #1 Using Data to See Beneath Earth’s Surface
Using compilations of NASA data, including geochronology, topography, seismology and volcanology, participants will engage in a set of jig saw classroom activities designed to help them identify and classify earth’s features and describe plate tectonic activity at various around the earth. Participants will analyze data, develop models, create explanations and communicate observations and findings. Participants will receive digital copies of all workshop materials.

Link to Handouts:

https://sites.google.com/site/presentationspomeroy/ca-science-ed-2013

 

Speakers
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Rick Pomeroy

Lecturer/Supervisor, UC Davis School of Education
Past President CSTA; Science Educator, University of California, Davis; Director, UC Davis Young Scholars Program


Friday October 25, 2013 1:00pm - 4:00pm
Renaissance Palm Springs Hotel, Chino A 888 Tahquitz Canyon Way, Palm Springs, CA 92262

1:00pm

SC01: Science Literacy: Writing, Reading and Oral Language in CCSS - SOLD OUT
Inquiry science instruction is the best way to teach the Common Core standards ELA. Participate in an integrated inquiry science lesson that uses speaking, reading and writing to develop students’ science understanding while meeting the demands of the new CCSS.  Grades K-13 Ticket $25

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Speakers
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Susan Gomez-Zwiep

Department of Science Education, CSU Long Beach - K-12 Alliance


Friday October 25, 2013 1:00pm - 4:00pm
Renaissance Palm Springs Hotel, San Jacinto 888 Tahquitz Canyon Way, Palm Springs, CA 92262

1:00pm

SC02: Science: The Perfect Context for Language and Literacy
Research and the new framework suggest that science is an appropriate forum to develop language and literacy. In this Short Course, we will experience and develop science lessons that are blended with the Common Core English Language Arts standards. Ticket $25

Speakers

Friday October 25, 2013 1:00pm - 4:00pm
Renaissance Palm Springs Hotel, Chino B 888 Tahquitz Canyon Way, Palm Springs, CA 92262

1:00pm

SC03: Teaching Ecology and Scientific Practices Using Real Data
Use real data collected by Dr. Whitcraft and her Wetlands Ecology Lab at CSULB. Learn how to implement a scientific research project designed to teach students about scientific practices,  writing, and skills needed to understand the nature of science. Grades 9-13+.  Ticket $25

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Wendy Hagan

Granada Hills Charter High School


Friday October 25, 2013 1:00pm - 4:00pm
Renaissance Palm Springs Hotel, Pueblo 888 Tahquitz Canyon Way, Palm Springs, CA 92262

1:00pm

SC04: Computer Supported Collaborative Science (CSCS) in the Chemistry Classroom:
 Using Google Applications to Investigate Chemical Reactions
Limited Capacity full

Learn how to use free cloud-based collaborative online documents (Google) to perform continuous formative assessments of student understanding during science instruction. Grades 6-13.
Ticket $10


Friday October 25, 2013 1:00pm - 4:00pm
Palm Springs USD, Tech Room A

1:00pm

SC05: Leading the Change: Common Core State Standards- Literacy in Science, Part 1 - SOLD OUT
Lead your school/district in implementing the Common Core for Literacy in Science. The 6-hour module, part of CDE’s PLMs, provides K-12 examples for inquiry, writing, reading, and oral language. Experience the module; get materials necessary to lead discussions back home. Part 1 

Ticket: SOLD OUT

Speakers
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Kathy DiRanna

Statewied Director, K-12 Alliance
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Maria Simani

Executive Director, California Science Project


Friday October 25, 2013 1:00pm - 4:00pm
Renaissance Palm Springs Hotel, Santa Rosa 888 Tahquitz Canyon Way, Palm Springs, CA 92262

2:30pm

Adventure into the 21st Century Biology Class: How Technology Can Revolutionize Science Teaching
Tour The Science Bank, Animalearn’s lending program of biology resources. Examine the issues of using of animals to teach biology. Get hands-on experience with resources that Animalearn offers. And win a dissection software program. Grades: 5-12

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Nicole Green

Animalearn


Friday October 25, 2013 2:30pm - 3:30pm
Palm Springs Convention Center, Mesquite A 277 N. Avenida Caballeros, Palm Springs, CA 92262

2:30pm

Fast and Furious: Measuring Speed and Interpreting Motion Graphs
Explore Newton's Laws in a context of motor vehicle safety where participants use a moving cart to design and graph an investigation. (STEM/NGSS focus)

Speakers
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Donna Markey

Science Teacher, Vista Magnet Middle School


Friday October 25, 2013 2:30pm - 3:30pm
Palm Springs Convention Center, Mesquite E

2:30pm

Integrate iPad® and other Mobile Devices with Vernier Technology
In this workshop, you will use Vernier’s digital tools to carry out an investigation with either Graphical Analysis for iPad or Vernier Data Share for other mobile technologies (BYOT). Design and conduct an investigation that addresses an NGSS Performance Expectation. Grades: 3-13+

Speakers
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Roger Larson

Consultant, Vernier Software & Technology


Friday October 25, 2013 2:30pm - 3:30pm
Palm Springs Convention Center, Mesquite B 277 N. Avenida Caballeros, Palm Springs, CA 92262

2:30pm

Shark Tracking Robots
Making waves in how we research shark behavior. In an effort to track shark motion, Dr. Lowe and his colleagues have developed a shark tracking robot to monitor and track shark movements. The development of the robot requires input from a team of partners - engineers, programmers and mathematicians. Getting a diverse group of experts to share a common language starts with mathematics, the truly common language of all STEM fields. Dr. Lowe will share with the audience how the team answers scientific questions through the design and development of the robots. This promises to be an engaging and informative session.

Speakers
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Chris Lowe

Professor, CSU Long Beach


Friday October 25, 2013 2:30pm - 3:30pm
Renaissance Palm Springs Hotel, Catalina Ballroom 888 Tahquitz Canyon Way, Palm Springs, CA 92262

2:30pm

99 Cent Science
99 Cent Science will demonstrate activities created inexpensively. These relate to the NGSS science practices of inquiry, developing models and planning and carrying out investigations. Some of the activities are: Cheesy Rock Cycle, My Blood is Red Hot and Edible Faults. Grades 7-8

Link to Handout

Speakers
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Melanie Brown

District Science Resource Teacher, Sweetwater Union High School District


Friday October 25, 2013 2:30pm - 3:30pm
Palm Springs Convention Center, Smoketree B 277 N. Avenida Caballeros, Palm Springs, CA 92262

2:30pm

Analyzing and Interpreting Data - Building a New Understanding
Explore a robust version of the practice of Analyzing and Interpreting Data. Take a look at this practice across grade levels, explore a process for engaging with colleagues in building a shared vision and connect to the intent in this practice. Grades K-12

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Arthur Beauchamp

Director, Sacramento Area Science Project


Friday October 25, 2013 2:30pm - 3:30pm
Palm Springs Convention Center, Mesquite D 277 N. Avenida Caballeros, Palm Springs, CA 92262

2:30pm

Energy in the Physics Classroom
Energy transfer, transformation, and use are governed by the laws of physics. Show your students how physics concepts permeate their world of conspicuous energy consumption. Activities will focus on thermodynamics, nuclear physics (nuclear chemistry), electromagnetism, and electrical circuits.

Friday October 25, 2013 2:30pm - 3:30pm
Palm Springs Convention Center, Smoketree D 277 N. Avenida Caballeros, Palm Springs, CA 92262

2:30pm

Equilibrium and Kinetics Are Related!
Come learn how to use manipulatives to help students understand kinetics, equilibrium, and how the two are related. The same inquiry illustrates Le Chatelier's Principle and how to calculate equilibrium constants.

Speakers
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Jodye Selco

Professor, California State Polytechnic University, Pomona


Friday October 25, 2013 2:30pm - 3:30pm
Renaissance Palm Springs Hotel, Sierra

2:30pm

Evolving Flies in the Lab - A Classroom Activity
This workshop presents a lab experiment that students can perform in the classroom to observe evolution in real populations firsthand. A professional evolutionary biologist and two student researchers will describe the project and answer general questions about evolutionary biology. Grades 9-12

Speakers
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Ashley Carter

Assistant Professor, Department of Biological Sciences, CSU Long Beach
MC

Matthew Coy

CSU Long Beach


Friday October 25, 2013 2:30pm - 3:30pm
Palm Springs Convention Center, Smoketree A

2:30pm

Implications of CCSS on NGSS
Participants will gain an understanding of the implications and correlations of the Common Core State Standards in English/Language Arts, and Mathematics on Next Generation Science Standards. PreK-13+

Link to Handouts:  

http://tinyurl.com/LACOE-ImplicatioinsCSTA2013


Speakers
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Anthony Quan

Consultant III, STEM, Los Angeles County Office of Education
A firm believer that all students are capable of entering Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math (STEM) Fields. Students should all be given the opportunities, experiences, and tools to become successful. Teachers should all be given appropriate and practical professional development to help their students succeed.


Friday October 25, 2013 2:30pm - 3:30pm
Palm Springs Convention Center, Smoketree F

2:30pm

Investigating Groundwater Resources with Project WET
This workshop will engage participants in the science of mapping and monitoring of California groundwater resources through real-life scenarios integrated into the interdisciplinary activities of Project WET (Water Education for Teachers.) Grades 6-7, 9-13+

Speakers
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Brian Brown

California Project WET Coordinator, Water Education Foundation, California Project WET


Friday October 25, 2013 2:30pm - 3:30pm
Palm Springs Convention Center, Mesquite G 277 N. Avenida Caballeros, Palm Springs, CA 92262

2:30pm

May the (Magnetic) Force Be with You! Physical Science Fun for All
Hands-on lessons... learn how earth acts as a giant magnet, make magnetic fields more visible, build a motor, and more. Handouts, motor materials, and link to complete website with grades 4-6 earth, life, and physical science units provided.
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Speakers
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Hortencia Garcia

Teacher Leader, Roosevelt Elementary School
CM

Christina Mavaro

Teacher, McKinley School


Friday October 25, 2013 2:30pm - 3:30pm
Palm Springs Convention Center, Mesquite H 277 N. Avenida Caballeros, Palm Springs, CA 92262

2:30pm

New Curriculum Framework for Science: Development and Timeline

Join the staff from CDE’s Curriculum and Instructional Unit for an informative workshop on the development process for the new Curriculum Framework for science based on the Next Generation Science Standards (NGSS). The NGSS are the “what” students will learn; the Curriculum Framework is the “how” teachers will get them there. Learn about opportunities for you to participate in the process and the timeline for development and adoption. 
Link to Handout 


Speakers
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Kristen Cruz Allen

Administrator | Curriculum Frameworks Unit | California Department of Education
BB

Bryan Boyd

Lead Science Consultant | Instructional Resources Unit | California Department of Education


Friday October 25, 2013 2:30pm - 3:30pm
Renaissance Palm Springs Hotel, Pasadena Ballroom 888 Tahquitz Canyon Way, Palm Springs, CA 92262

2:30pm

Singing Science with Tim Griffin!
A live performance of music that helps elementary and middle school students master key concepts and vocabulary of the science standards. Teachers love Tim’s music because it helps kids master the standards; students love it because it makes learning fun!
Grades PreK-8

Link to music, lyrics, notes, and more information: http://www.griffined.org

Speakers
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Timothy Griffin

Griffin Education Solutions


Friday October 25, 2013 2:30pm - 3:30pm
Palm Springs Convention Center, Mesquite C 277 N. Avenida Caballeros, Palm Springs, CA 92262

2:30pm

STEM Can Lead the Way
STEM Can Lead the Way, a report synthesizing the recommendations by 30 experts was commissioned to catalyze a dialogue to define and implement systemic reforms in teacher preparation through the lens of STEM. The report will guide the session. Grades PreK-13+

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Speakers
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Marcella Klein Williams

Cheif Education Officer, California STEM Learning Network
STEM can lead the way! We are living in dynamic times. Technological advances have changed our world and education is shifting to meet the challenge. The changes in education are huge with both the redesign in funding (LCFF) and standards (CCSS and NGSS). | | | | I am the Chief Education Officer for California STEM Learning Network (CSLNet). Our mission is to prepare California students to be the nation’s most STEM capable graduates, by... Read More →


Friday October 25, 2013 2:30pm - 3:30pm
Palm Springs Convention Center, Smoketree E

2:30pm

Using Technology Tools to Better Close the Loop with Inquiry Teaching
How can you take a hands-on inquiry lesson and close the loop so that links to concepts are made? Using technology to gather data from such lessons, this workshop will focus on whole class data analysis emphasizing the science concepts. Grades 6-12

Speakers
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Gini

Professor, California State University, Northridge
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Matthew d'Alessio

Associate Professor, Geoscience, California State University Northridge
Dr. Matthew d'Alessio is a Google Faculty Fellow and runs the PEWTER (Pedagogy Enhanced With Technology for Educational Reform) project at California State University Northridge. A geophysicist by training, he now teaches science content classes for future teachers at the University. | | (Can't visit my poster? View it and a short summary manuscript at the link above and email me to let me know if they are useful: matthew.dalessio@csun.edu)


Friday October 25, 2013 2:30pm - 3:30pm
Palm Springs USD, Tech Room B

2:30pm

Who's Your Daddy?
"Who's Your Daddy?" provides a fun and engaging way to help students cement their understanding of heredity through hands-on research based lessons.

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Speakers
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Thomas Lau

Science Teacher, Baldwin Park USD
Have been teaching for 15+ years at Baldwin Park USD. Work with all level of students from Elementary to High School. I have worked on Math and Science Curriculum for the school district. Always actively searching for proven methods to increase student learning and then share them with my coworkers. Outside of the school setting, I’m an active member of the Golden State Bonsai Federation where I blend the Art and Science into visual media.
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Travis Nelson

Science Department Chair, Holland Middle School


Friday October 25, 2013 2:30pm - 3:30pm
Renaissance Palm Springs Hotel, Ventura

3:30pm

Engineer the Tools for Inquiry of Candy Food Dyes
Extract colorful food dyes from candy, separate and identify them using a STEM integrated do-it-yourself electrophoresis box. This inquiry-based activity is a great way to introduce pipetting, electrophoresis, and solution making skills in addition to chemistry, physics and engineering concepts. Grades: 7-13+

Speakers
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Bio-Rad Laboratories

Curriculum and Training Specialist, Bio-Rad Laboratories
I am a Curriculum and Training Specialist at Bio-Rad Laboratories, and work with educators to help them bring cutting edge biotech labs and curricula into their high school and post-secondary classrooms. I'm currently living in New Braunfels, and travel all over Texas (and the Central U.S.) for workshops and professional developments.


Friday October 25, 2013 3:30pm - 5:00pm
Palm Springs Convention Center, Mesquite F 277 N. Avenida Caballeros, Palm Springs, CA 92262

3:30pm

Wind Turbine: Energy and Energy Transformations
Explore how electrical energy is generated and how energy is transformed from one form into another by building a working wind turbine. Take away STEM activities and an understanding of how to apply the Engineering Cycle in your class. Grades 5-13+

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Susan Dewberry

Regional Sales Manager, CPO Science


Friday October 25, 2013 3:30pm - 5:00pm
Palm Springs Convention Center, Smoketree C 277 N. Avenida Caballeros, Palm Springs, CA 92262

4:00pm

A Jump Start: Meeting the Challenges of NGSS
Middle level science instructional materials from SEPUP were developed with support from NSF and are widely used in California. This hands-on workshop will show how they address all three major dimensions of NGSS.

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Friday October 25, 2013 4:00pm - 5:00pm
Palm Springs Convention Center, Mesquite E

4:00pm

Experience the Future with Digital Middle School Science
Experience eScience3000, an innovation, digital, middle school science program, Developed in partnership with National Geographic, and written at 4 Lexile©/Reading levels, eScience3000 meets the CA science standards and CCSS. Grades: 6-8.

Speakers
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Kathy Warnert

Senior Vice-President, Curriculum Solutions, ACHIEVE3000
Achieve3000, the leader in differentiate instruction, provides Lexile-leveled content for Grades 2-12 Literacy (KidBiz, TeenBiz, Empower) and eScience, a core middle school program developed in partnership with National Geographic.


Friday October 25, 2013 4:00pm - 5:00pm
Palm Springs Convention Center, Mesquite C 277 N. Avenida Caballeros, Palm Springs, CA 92262

4:00pm

Texas Instruments Technology and the NGSS….Make the Learning Become Real
Hands-on workshop showcasing TI technology and resources that offer a single, unique platform for Science interaction in the classroom, lab and filed while supporting NGSS initiatives. Grades 5-13+

Speakers
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Wendy Peel

Inside Sales Consultant, Texas Instruments


Friday October 25, 2013 4:00pm - 5:00pm
Palm Springs Convention Center, Mesquite A 277 N. Avenida Caballeros, Palm Springs, CA 92262

4:00pm

Abscond with the Bubbles
Abscond with the bubbles. Discover a variety of ways (short and long) to assess students' knowledge and drive instruction. The assessment ideas gives students ways to practice for the Next Generation Science testing through a variety of assessment techniques.
Grades 2-11

Speakers
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Karren Krosby

Teacher, Roosevelt Elementary School


Friday October 25, 2013 4:00pm - 5:00pm
Palm Springs Convention Center, Mesquite D 277 N. Avenida Caballeros, Palm Springs, CA 92262

4:00pm

Amazing Aircraft
Take your students on an aerial adventure in science with the Hiller Aviation Museum! Experiment with forces using inexpensive gliders, airplanes and helicopters in an exciting make-and-take workshop. Grades K-3

Link to Handouts: http://www.hiller.org/files/docs/Amazing_Aircraft_2.pdf

Speakers
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Amy Welte

Science Teacher
JW

Jon Welte

Education Programs Manager, Hiller Aviation Museum
As Education Program Manager for the Hiller Aviation Museum, I develop and promote hands-on science curriculum supporting the Museum's mission of furthering aerospace education.


Friday October 25, 2013 4:00pm - 5:00pm
Palm Springs Convention Center, Smoketree D 277 N. Avenida Caballeros, Palm Springs, CA 92262

4:00pm

Bring Learning to Life with a Garden
Learn to use a garden (however large or small) to breathe life into standards-based lessons, foster a spirit of inquiry, promote ecological literacy, and encourage healthy eating. You'll experience hands-on activities and discuss tried-and-true tips and tools for success.

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Friday October 25, 2013 4:00pm - 5:00pm
Renaissance Palm Springs Hotel, Madera

4:00pm

Engineering a STEAMing Reusable Bottle
Science Technology Engineering Art and Math, come together to develop a reusable bottle. See how our students work through the engineering design process of creating a reusable beverage container and learn about the engineering design process.  Grades 7-12

Link to Handouts: http://bottle-project.wikispaces.com

Speakers
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Ruth Abatzoglou

Science Teacher, Century High School
Science Teacher and STEAM Coordinator at Century High School in Santa Ana CA
JA

Joaquin Alvarado

Century High School


Friday October 25, 2013 4:00pm - 5:00pm
Palm Springs Convention Center, Smoketree E

4:00pm

NGSS: The Basics

Feel like you are just starting to learn about Next Generation Science Standards? Do you find the whole thing a little overwhelming? Come join us for an overview presentation regarding the Next Generation Science. Develop a deeper understanding of the key elements of these standards, the connection to 21st Century Skills, and the strong emphasis on engineering and technology integration. Time will be devoted to answering your questions and presenting the draft timeline for implementation.

Link to HandoutCopy of Presentation (.pdf ~2MB)  


Speakers
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Phil Lafontaine

Director | Professional Learning and Support Division | California Department of Education


Friday October 25, 2013 4:00pm - 5:00pm
Renaissance Palm Springs Hotel, Pasadena Ballroom 888 Tahquitz Canyon Way, Palm Springs, CA 92262

4:00pm

Physics First: A School's Story of Adoption, Implementation, and Evaluation
A teacher tells the story of implementing an inquiry-based Physics First curriculum, evaluating it along the way, and the need for more teachers to do curricular research and share their results. Grades 9-12

Click here for workshop handout.

Speakers
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Craig Bouma

Science Department Chair, Loyola High School


Friday October 25, 2013 4:00pm - 5:00pm
Palm Springs Convention Center, Smoketree F

4:00pm

Planning SMART: Improving Student Achievement
Research shows that time spent planning "smarter" translates into improved student achievement. Explore elements of a standards-based instructional unit, using the backwards mapping model. Receive printed materials and interactive CD.

Speakers
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Dean Gilbert

Science Coordinator, Orange County Department of Education


Friday October 25, 2013 4:00pm - 5:00pm
Renaissance Palm Springs Hotel, Sierra

4:00pm

Road Map for Stoichiometry
Simplify the concepts of stoichiometry by utilizing a "Stoichiometry Road Map" and low tech manipulatives to encourage critical thinking, collaboration, and communication while increasing opportunities for differentiation and informal assessment. Grades 8-12

Speakers
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Anthony Fernandes

Teacher, La Salle High School
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Brian Miller

Science Educator, La Salle High School
I am beginning my 29th year in science education and my 24th year at La Salle High School, Pasadena. I have spent the last twenty years as the science department chair and I have taught Biology, Chemistry, Physics, Anatomy and Environmental Sceince. I am a ceritfied Smart Notebook trainer and have spent the last six years training other teachers in the utilization of SMART Boards and SMART Notebook. I am passionate about teaching and learning... Read More →


Friday October 25, 2013 4:00pm - 5:00pm
Palm Springs Convention Center, Smoketree A

4:00pm

Science and the Common Core in ELA: A Real World Opportunity to Write
Wondering how to integrate science and CCSS ELA? This session models the integration and shares a protocol that includes hands-on science with routine use of notebooks combined with designing specific writing prompts providing formative assessment for science and ELA goals. Grades K-8

Click here for the workshop PowerPoint.

Speakers
KC

Karen Cerwin

Regional Director, K-12 Alliance/WestEd
Regional Director | K-12 Alliance/WestEd


Friday October 25, 2013 4:00pm - 5:00pm
Palm Springs Convention Center, Mesquite H 277 N. Avenida Caballeros, Palm Springs, CA 92262

4:00pm

Skywatching Activities for 2013-2014
Track changes in the evening sky as Earth overtakes five bright stars and three bright planets, and is overtaken by Venus and Mercury. See two lunar eclipses and a solar. Observing guide, desktop activities. Grades K-3, 5, 8-13+

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Speakers
RV

Robert Victor

Staff Astronomer (retired), Abrams Planetarium, Mich St Univ


Friday October 25, 2013 4:00pm - 5:00pm
Palm Springs Convention Center, Smoketree B 277 N. Avenida Caballeros, Palm Springs, CA 92262

4:00pm

Teach Marine Biology in Place of Biology to All CA Biology CST and New Common Core Standards
Comprehensive marine biology course teaching all California biology & new Common Core/Ocean Literacy standards! Lessons, labs, activities, assessments, games, interactive, webquests. CST test scores were: 96% Advanced /Proficient in an inner-city 100% Black /Latino public school! Grades 9-12

Speakers
MF

Mark Friedman

Animo Leadership Charter High School
GV

Gerard Vargas

Biology Teacher, ANIMO Leadership Charter High School


Friday October 25, 2013 4:00pm - 5:00pm
Palm Springs Convention Center, Mesquite B 277 N. Avenida Caballeros, Palm Springs, CA 92262

4:00pm

The Presidential Award of Excellence- The Application Process
This session is appropriate for educators that are interested in learning about The Presidential Awards for Excellence in Mathematics and Science Teaching (PAEMST). Previous recipients will discuss the nomination process, strategies for completing the application and support for completing. Grades K-12

Speakers
DO

Dawn O'Connor

Director, Integrated Middle School Science, Alameda County Office Of Education


Friday October 25, 2013 4:00pm - 5:00pm
Renaissance Palm Springs Hotel, Ventura

4:00pm

“Steer” You to STEM- Careers in Animal Agriculture
Participate in hands-on activities from CFAITC 's newest STEM unit. The unit focuses on the STEM involved in animal agriculture. Careers highlighted include agriculture engineer, range manager, animal physiologist, animal nutritionist, and animal geneticist. Free curriculum available for participants. Grades 3-5

Speakers
SE

Stephanie Etcheverria

Program Coordinator, CA Foundation for Agriculture in the Classroom


Friday October 25, 2013 4:00pm - 5:00pm
Palm Springs Convention Center, Mesquite G 277 N. Avenida Caballeros, Palm Springs, CA 92262

5:00pm

Exhibit Hall - Exculsive Hour
Stop in the hall for some shopping and to visit with exhibitors. View exciting new products, learn about services and opportunitites for students and teachers alike.

Click here to view a current floor plan of all exhibitors.

Friday October 25, 2013 5:00pm - 6:00pm
Palm Springs Convention Center, Oasis 1 277 N. Avenida Caballeros, Palm Springs, CA 92262

6:10pm

Dynamic Demonstrations from Flinn Scientific
Seeing is believing! Flinn Scientific presents a variety of easy to perform and exciting chemistry and physical science demonstrations. Come see Flinn’s new demonstrations and some of your old favorites-all guaranteed to make your science classroom come alive. Handouts provided for all demonstrations. No ticket required, the event is open to all attendees and is limited only by the capacity of the room. Sponsored by Flinn Scientific.

Speakers
IC

Irene Cesa

Flinn Scientific


Friday October 25, 2013 6:10pm - 7:10pm
Renaissance Palm Springs Hotel, Catalina Ballroom 888 Tahquitz Canyon Way, Palm Springs, CA 92262

6:30pm

STEM Pool Party and Engineering Challenge
Limited Capacity seats available

Palm Springs is all about hanging by the pool! Join CSTA for a fun evening of music, networking, and more around the largest swimming pool in Palm Springs! The Renaissance Palm Springs Hotel pool deck features cabanas, fire pits, and a heated swimming pool. CSTA and the UCR Bourns College of Engineering/MESA program will add a twist to the standard pool party scene with engineering challenges! Register your team for the cardboard boat challenge (teams of 2 to 4) and race across the swimming pool, try to build a stomp rocket that will clear the pool, or just kick back and enjoy the music of Tim Griffin. Tim Griffin is a former educator and music artist specializing writing and performing science and educational songs. To get a sneak preview of his music visit www.TimGriffinMusic.com.  Be sure to buy your ticket, only $10, for this fun and new event. No need to find a place to have dinner in town before the event, your $10 ticket entitles you to $10 worth of food and drinks from the hotel BBQ and bar at the event to help fill your belly and fuel the conversations. The BBQ and bar will feature drinks, hamburgers, hot dogs, chicken sandwiches, and salads. 

Friday October 25, 2013 6:30pm - 9:30pm
Renaissance Palm Springs Hotel, Pool Deck 888 Tahquitz Canyon Way, Palm Springs, CA 92262
 
Saturday, October 26
 

5:15am

Astronomy on the Lawn: Pre-Dawn Star Gazing
Can't do astronomy during the day? Think again. Meet astronomer Robert Victor of the Abrams Planetarium on the back lawn of the convention center to see some amazing sites in the daytime (and pre-dawn) sky. From 5:15 to 6:15 AM join for some cool pre-dawn viewing of Mars, Jupiter, the Moon, Comet ISON and winter skies in October. From 8 to 10 AM learn how to use a polarizing filter to do high contrast Moon observations during the day. In the afternoon from 3 to 4:30 PM see a gibbous planet Venus in broad daylight!

Speakers
RV

Robert Victor

Staff Astronomer (retired), Abrams Planetarium, Mich St Univ


Saturday October 26, 2013 5:15am - 6:15am
Palm Springs Convention Center, East Lawn 277 N. Avenida Caballeros, Palm Springs, CA 92262

7:00am

Registration Desk Open
Located just outside the exhibit hall.

Saturday October 26, 2013 7:00am - 5:45pm
Palm Springs Convention Center, Oasis Foyer 277 N. Avenida Caballeros, Palm Springs, CA 92262

7:30am

Awards Breakfast: Earth and Life Science, Animation and Art: Intersections That Speak to Our Students' Futures
Limited Capacity seats available

Stuart Sumida will describe his work as a paleontologist at the intersection of life and earth sciences, and his work at the intersection of the sciences and the arts as an anatomical consultant to animation and digital effects studios.  Using his experiences from among the over 50 films on which he has consulted  - films such as Lion King, Harry Potter, How to Train Your Dragon, to Life of Pi - he will demonstrate the powerful connections between the sciences and the arts, and how they can benefit our students.

Speakers
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Stuart Sumida

Professor of Biology, CSU San Bernardino
Stuart is the eldest out of 4 children, the only boy. Stuart has always been a highly gifted student, graduating at the top of his class both under and post-grad at UCLA. He has written books on Vertebrate Morphology as well as Palentology, teaching both subjects (and more)at universities in Illinois as well as California and lecturing around the world. Stuart began work at Disney in the 1980s, both uncredited and with various biology departments... Read More →


Saturday October 26, 2013 7:30am - 9:00am
Renaissance Palm Springs Hotel, Pasadena Ballroom 888 Tahquitz Canyon Way, Palm Springs, CA 92262

8:00am

Boost Brainpower with Nutrition Education
Continue to make a difference! Provide your students with the tools they need to grow, succeed and be healthy by using our free and newly revised interactive nutrition lesson plans!

Speakers
HB

Heather Berkoben

Dairy Council of California

Exhibitors
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Dairy Council of California

Dairy Council of CA produces balanced nutrition education programs and resources, which are free in California, for schools and health professionals.


Saturday October 26, 2013 8:00am - 9:00am
Palm Springs Convention Center, Smoketree B 277 N. Avenida Caballeros, Palm Springs, CA 92262

8:00am

Cinch Learning: McGraw Hill’s Personalized Online Environment
Cinch Learning, McGraw-Hill’s cloud based science platform, will give your students differentiated Science Content, while incorporating some of the digital and social tools students use every day. Grades: 6-12

Speakers
JM

Jason Marshall

Sr. National Consultant, McGraw-Hill Education


Saturday October 26, 2013 8:00am - 9:00am
Palm Springs Convention Center, Mesquite B 277 N. Avenida Caballeros, Palm Springs, CA 92262

8:00am

Distillation: Simple and Fascinating Experiments in the Chemistry of Aromas and Smells
Distillation is a crucial process in chemical engineering and technology, yet few students get to explore the process. Use a hands-on approach to distill the essence of vanilla and mint.

Speakers

Saturday October 26, 2013 8:00am - 9:00am
Palm Springs Convention Center, Smoketree D 277 N. Avenida Caballeros, Palm Springs, CA 92262

8:00am

Earthquakes – A Workshop for Teachers (Part I)
For teachers who wish to learn more about earthquakes, seismology, plate tectonics and related Earth science, and implement exciting hands-on activities. Free materials provided.

Speakers
LB

Lawrence Braile

Professor, Purdue University
SB

Sheryl Braile

Teacher, Happy Hollow School


Saturday October 26, 2013 8:00am - 9:00am
Palm Springs Convention Center, Mesquite C 277 N. Avenida Caballeros, Palm Springs, CA 92262

8:00am

Evidence-Based Argumentation in Practice
How can we accelerate students’ conceptual understanding and critical thinking? Engaging in argumentation supports meaning making and promotes reasoning. Join us for a heated debate on temperature and density. We’ll explore best practices that include all students in academic discussions. Grades 5-8

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Speakers
CV

Claudio Vargas

Director Bay Area Science Project, UC Berkeley
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Diana Velez

K-5 Specialist, UC Berkeley


Saturday October 26, 2013 8:00am - 9:00am
Palm Springs Convention Center, Mesquite A 277 N. Avenida Caballeros, Palm Springs, CA 92262

8:00am

Exploring the Power of the Sun
Explore scientific concepts of solar energy through hands-on activities for all grade levels. Activities include: solar beads, balloons and ovens; NaturePrint® paper; thermometers; radiometers; solar concentration and collection; and photovoltaics. Grades K-6

Saturday October 26, 2013 8:00am - 9:00am
Palm Springs Convention Center, Smoketree C 277 N. Avenida Caballeros, Palm Springs, CA 92262

8:00am

Get Green-Early Childhood Environmental Experiences
Try out fresh ideas that engage young students in exploring the natural world. Take home Project Learning Tree’s early childhood guide and a music/movement CD.
PreK-2

Speakers
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Sandra Derby

CA PLT State Coordinator, Project Learning Tree
I am the new California Coordinator for Project Learning Tree. Although I am new to PLT, I am not new to Environmental Education. I have spent my professional career teaching and learning in the field of Environmental Education- it is what I love to do. I am looking forward to bringing new experiences into the PLT network so that this amazing program continues to deliver high quality environmental education to engaged educators!
CR

Carrie Raleigh

Education and Public Outreach Manager, Santa Ana Watershed Association


Saturday October 26, 2013 8:00am - 9:00am
Palm Springs Convention Center, Mesquite G 277 N. Avenida Caballeros, Palm Springs, CA 92262

8:00am

Liquid Density: Integrating the Framework
Challenge students’ thinking about liquid density with some engaging lessons! Lessons includes Framework Practices, Disciplinary Core Ideas and Cross Cutting Concepts. Unit is designed for middle school, and includes strategies for universal access for all students including ELD/Special Education modifications.

Links to Handouts:

Speakers
MB

Marie Bobias Bacher

Science Coordinator, Santa Clara USD
Marie Bobias Bacher is currently an Educator-on-Loan to the Alameda County Office of Education in Hayward, CA for Integrated Middle School Science Partnership, IMSS, a $12 million dollar NSF-funded grant working with middle school science teachers all over the Bay Area. In her 20 + years as an educator, she has taught almost every grade preschool through 8th grade. She has a Masters of Education in Administration and Supervision from San Jose... Read More →


Saturday October 26, 2013 8:00am - 9:00am
Palm Springs Convention Center, Mesquite D 277 N. Avenida Caballeros, Palm Springs, CA 92262

8:00am

Media Making: Bridging Science and the Common Core
Discover how media-making projects help students learn science content while also addressing common core standards. Walk away with tools that will assist you in implementing media-making projects into your curriculum. Grades 6-13+

Link to Handout: http://goo.gl/7T49uQ

Speakers
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Andrea Aust

Senior Manager, Science Education, KQED

Exhibitors
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KQED Public Broadcasting

Increase your students' understanding of science with multimedia resource from a trusted source. Learn how to access free videos, interactive graphics, standards-based lessons, e-books and more from KQED and other PBS stations.


Saturday October 26, 2013 8:00am - 9:00am
Palm Springs Convention Center, Smoketree E

8:00am

Next Generation Science Standards for 21st Century Teaching 3 - 5
Are you prepared to use the Next Generation Science Standards in your classroom? Come get an in-depth look at the design/architecture of the Next Generation Science Standards (NGSS) in grades 3 - 5. Leave the workshop with implementation ideas!

Link to Handout 

Speakers
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Marian Murphy-Shaw

Educational Services Director, Siskiyou COE
Just read The Martian... talk to me about good books, hikes you have enjoyed, and SCIENCE!
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Sandi Yellenberg

County Science Coordinator, Santa Clara COE
Sandi holds a Master’s degree in Educational Administration from Santa Clara University, a Bachelor’s degree in biology from Washington University in St. Louis, and a multiple subject credential with a supplemental credential in science.  She has presented numerous times for Regional, State, and National Conferences such as California Science Teachers Association, CUE National Conferences, National Association for Bilingual... Read More →


Saturday October 26, 2013 8:00am - 9:00am
Renaissance Palm Springs Hotel, Ventura

8:00am

Oh! I Get It Now! (Abiotic) Carbon Cycle and Greenhouse Effect
Students play games, draw, and write an analytic synthesis to fully understand the Carbon Cycle, the Greenhouse Effect, and why Mars is too cold, Venus is too hot, yet the Earth is just right, thanks to our greenhouses gasses. Grades 9-12

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Speakers
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Sarah Crompton

Science Teacher, Palisades Charter High School


Saturday October 26, 2013 8:00am - 9:00am
Renaissance Palm Springs Hotel, Sierra

8:00am

Organized Binder: Creating Powerful Learning Communities
This session will demonstrate that an organized, highly structured, and dependable classroom with clear expectations provides an opportunity for all students to succeed. Organized Binder is a practical strategy that is easy to implement and instantly leads to success in the classroom.  Grades 3-13+

Speakers
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Ana Mello

Mathematics Department Chair, University Preparatory School


Saturday October 26, 2013 8:00am - 9:00am
Renaissance Palm Springs Hotel, Pueblo 888 Tahquitz Canyon Way, Palm Springs, CA 92262

8:00am

Project Based Learning: 3 Easy Steps to Implementation
Want to try Project Based Learning in your Classroom? Discover 3 tools to make it fun and engaging for your students and easy for you while still maintaining rigor.

Speakers
HG

Heather Glanz

GATE Teacher, Rio Seco School
One of my true loves lies in teaching. That moment when a student's eyes and face light up because of something you taught them, that they finally "got", or when they try something new and they are amazed with the results. I love being a part of that! I love the idea that as educators, we can open a whole new (or a different world) to our students. A world in which they may not have truly seen or experienced before. It is a great feeling to... Read More →
DT

David Tupper

CaMSP Project Director/TOSA, Lakeside Union School District


Saturday October 26, 2013 8:00am - 9:00am
Palm Springs Convention Center, Mesquite H 277 N. Avenida Caballeros, Palm Springs, CA 92262

8:00am

Science Content and Notebooking (SCAN) - An Introduction, Part 1
Join our Science Content and Notebooking leadership team to see the program 65 teachers from 4 districts are implementing. Teachers are building notebooks that show evidence of learning, reflection, reading, writing, and academic growth. Grades 6-12

Speakers
YS

Yami Shimojyo

Science Coordinator, RCOE
DW

Don Ward

Corona-Norca USD


Saturday October 26, 2013 8:00am - 9:00am
Palm Springs Convention Center, Smoketree A

8:00am

STEM—Engagement and Questioning
Through hands-on activities and discussions, we will discuss what STEM is and how to implement STEM thinking into a classroom. Participants will gain an understanding of Habits of Mind in STEM, questioning strategies, and student engagement. Grades 4-13+

Link to Handouts: 

http://tinyurl.com/LACOE-2013CSTA


Speakers
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Anthony Quan

Consultant III, STEM, Los Angeles County Office of Education
A firm believer that all students are capable of entering Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math (STEM) Fields. Students should all be given the opportunities, experiences, and tools to become successful. Teachers should all be given appropriate and practical professional development to help their students succeed.


Saturday October 26, 2013 8:00am - 9:00am
Palm Springs Convention Center, Smoketree F

8:00am

Stratigraphy Strategy: Modeling Processes with Sticky Notes
Students use repositionable, self-stick notepaper to model superposition, crosscutting relationships, folding and faulting, intrusions and unconformities. This method makes stratigraphy concrete and understandable as it explains the principle of superposition as it connects to relative dating.
Handouts:
Stratigraphy Strategy: Modeling processes with Post-Its (R) (PDF - 20MB) 
Post-It Stratigraphy (.zip file -  27MB)

Speakers
KW

Karin Westerling

Teacher, Matthew Gage Middle School


Saturday October 26, 2013 8:00am - 9:00am
Renaissance Palm Springs Hotel, Andreas

8:00am

Using Infographics to Practice the Scientific Practices
All scientists tell stories with their data. These stories are often told visually. Learn to use infographics, visually appealing data stories, to help your students engage in many of the scientific practices. Grades 7-13

Link to Handouts:

https://sites.google.com/site/rochellescstapage/



Speakers
RU

Rochelle Urban

Student Education Specialist, California Academy of Sciences


Saturday October 26, 2013 8:00am - 9:00am
Palm Springs Convention Center, Mesquite E

8:00am

Ecology to Enzymes to Industry (AP Big Idea 4)
Find and characterize novel cellobiase enzymes in fungi for application in biofuel production. This is easy to extract from mushrooms and a colorimetric system for assaying activity can be used to determine how multiple variables affect the rate of reaction. Grades: 10-13+

Speakers
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Bio-Rad Laboratories

Curriculum and Training Specialist, Bio-Rad Laboratories
I am a Curriculum and Training Specialist at Bio-Rad Laboratories, and work with educators to help them bring cutting edge biotech labs and curricula into their high school and post-secondary classrooms. I'm currently living in New Braunfels, and travel all over Texas (and the Central U.S.) for workshops and professional developments.


Saturday October 26, 2013 8:00am - 9:30am
Palm Springs Convention Center, Mesquite F 277 N. Avenida Caballeros, Palm Springs, CA 92262

8:00am

Astronomy on the Lawn: Daytime High-Contrast Moon Observations
Can't do astronomy during the day? Think again. Meet astronomer Robert Victor of the Abrams Planetarium on the back lawn of the convention center to see some amazing sites in the daytime (and pre-dawn) sky. From 5:15 to 6:15 AM join for some cool pre-dawn viewing of Mars, Jupiter, the Moon, Comet ISON and winter skies in October. From 8 to 10 AM learn how to use a polarizing filter to do high contrast Moon observations during the day. In the afternoon from 3 to 4:30 PM see a gibbous planet Venus in broad daylight!

Speakers
RV

Robert Victor

Staff Astronomer (retired), Abrams Planetarium, Mich St Univ


Saturday October 26, 2013 8:00am - 10:00am
Palm Springs Convention Center, East Lawn 277 N. Avenida Caballeros, Palm Springs, CA 92262

8:00am

FC03: Exploring Joshua Tree National Park - SOLD OUT
Limited Capacity seats available

Joshua Tree National Park is immense, nearly 800,000 acres, and infinitely variable. Viewed from the road, this desert park only hints at its vitality. Closer examination reveals a fascinating variety of plants and animals that make their home in this land shaped by strong winds, unpredictable torrents of rain, and climatic extremes. This land may appear defeated and dead, but within this parched environment are intricate living systems waiting for the opportune moment to reproduce. They depend on their entire ecosystem for survival. Dark night skies, a rich cultural history, and surreal geologic features add to the attraction of this place.
With National Park Service Rangers, come explore this amazing desert ecosystem. Learn about amazing adaptations of plants and animals that call this area home. Explore the geology of one of the top ten rock climbing places in the world. Participants will be hiking in the Wonderful Land of Rocks area of the park. Lunch provided. Ticket: SOLD OUT

Saturday October 26, 2013 8:00am - 4:00pm
Offsite Field Course - Bus Departs Palm Springs Convention Center 277 N. Avenida Caballeros, Palm Springs, CA 92262

9:00am

FINESSE #2 Promoting Inquiry: Backward Faded Scaffolding
Participants will engage in two complete sets of activities designed to demonstrate effective strategies for engaging students in authentic inquiry. Topics will include exploring the models Galileo used to develop his heliocentric theory of the structure of the solar system. The second activity will investigate weather, climate, and the techniques teacher can use to engage their students in identifying and investigating real world problems. Backward Faded Scaffolding (BFS), a strategy that teachers can use to engage their students in authentic, data driven, investigations of natural phenomena will be the instructional format for both sets of lessons. Participants will receive a collection of nine additional activities written in the BFS format.

Link to Handouts:

https://sites.google.com/site/presentationspomeroy/ca-science-ed-2013

 

Speakers
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Rick Pomeroy

Lecturer/Supervisor, UC Davis School of Education
Past President CSTA; Science Educator, University of California, Davis; Director, UC Davis Young Scholars Program


Saturday October 26, 2013 9:00am - 12:00pm
Renaissance Palm Springs Hotel, Chino A 888 Tahquitz Canyon Way, Palm Springs, CA 92262

9:00am

SC05: Leading the Change: Common Core State Standards- Literacy in Science, Part 2 - SOLD OUT
Lead your school/district in implementing the Common Core for Literacy in Science. The 6-hour module, part of CDE’s PLMs, provides K-12 examples for inquiry, writing, reading, and oral language. Experience the module; get materials necessary to lead discussions back home. Part 2

This short course is SOLD OUT. 

Speakers
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Kathy DiRanna

Statewied Director, K-12 Alliance
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Maria Simani

Executive Director, California Science Project


Saturday October 26, 2013 9:00am - 12:00pm
Renaissance Palm Springs Hotel, Santa Rosa 888 Tahquitz Canyon Way, Palm Springs, CA 92262

9:00am

SC06: Hands-on Science Performance Assessment, the Common Core Standards, and the Next Generation Science Standards
Explore hands-on science performance assessment and its relationship to students’ mastering Common Core and Next Generation Science Standards. Engage in two hands-on performance tasks, explore the uses and advantages of this form of assessment, and take home sample students set-ups.Grades 3-5 Ticket $40

Speakers
GG

Grant Gardner

President - CEO, Assessment Services, Inc.
DT

Deborah Tucker

Science Education Consultant, Independent Science Education Consultant
Independent Science Education Consultant


Saturday October 26, 2013 9:00am - 12:00pm
Renaissance Palm Springs Hotel, Chino B 888 Tahquitz Canyon Way, Palm Springs, CA 92262

9:00am

SC08: Blending STEM, Common Core and the Science Standards in Elementary Grade Levels
In this Short Course, elementary educators will develop lessons using STEM and the environment. Participants will gain an understanding on how to adjust what they are doing in their classroom to fit the Common Core and future Science Standards. Grades K-5 Ticket $35

Speakers

Saturday October 26, 2013 9:00am - 12:00pm
Renaissance Palm Springs Hotel, San Jacinto 888 Tahquitz Canyon Way, Palm Springs, CA 92262

9:00am

Exhibit Hall
The exhibit hall will open at 9:00 am on Saturday.
Click here to view a floor plan of all exhibitors.

Saturday October 26, 2013 9:00am - 3:00pm
Palm Springs Convention Center, Oasis 1 277 N. Avenida Caballeros, Palm Springs, CA 92262

9:30am

The Ten80 Student Racing Challenge: NASCAR STEM Initiative Curriculum
You’ll maximize power of electric radio-controlled vehicles through data collection and graphing plus apply the same processes to solve a number of issues are fundamental for any STEM professional.

Speakers

Saturday October 26, 2013 9:30am - 10:30am
Palm Springs Convention Center, Smoketree D 277 N. Avenida Caballeros, Palm Springs, CA 92262

9:30am

What's Soil Got to Do with It?
How do plants grow? Plant seeds of success and teach biological concepts through hands-on activities! The free inquiry-based Nutrients for Life curriculum and materials will be provided as we explore properties of soil and how plant growth affects soil. Grades: 3-6

Speakers
JB

Julie Buratowski

Nutrients for Life


Saturday October 26, 2013 9:30am - 10:30am
Palm Springs Convention Center, Mesquite B 277 N. Avenida Caballeros, Palm Springs, CA 92262

9:30am

The Salton Sea As An Opportunity for Science Pedagogy
Dr. Krantz will virtually fly us around the Salton Sea, California's largest and very troubled lake. The flight will not only give you a birds-eye view of its austere beauty and incredible biodiversity, but also of its complex environmental problems and potential solutions. This focus of the talk will be on opportunities for science faculty and students to explore the wide range of topis involved in Salton Sea science. The talk will feature the art and science of the Salton Sea Atlas project.

Speakers
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Tim Krantz

Professor, Environmental Studies Program, University of Redlands
Dr. Krantz has broad training and experience in environmental science and policy.  He is an authority on the flora and fauna of the San Bernardino Mountains and Southern California; he has served as the Salton Sea Database Program Manager for 15 years; and has done extensive research on the geography of wines and on the natural history of French Polynesia.  He was recently granted a Fulbright Lecture position in Vienna, Austria, where... Read More →


Saturday October 26, 2013 9:30am - 10:30am
Renaissance Palm Springs Hotel, Catalina Ballroom 888 Tahquitz Canyon Way, Palm Springs, CA 92262

9:30am

21st Century Skills and STEM
Enjoy a fast-paced interactive session that will connect 21st Century Skills to STEM. Through hands-on activities, develop a deeper understanding of the 4Cs (communication, collaboration, critical thinking, creativity), Scientific and Engineering Practices, Standards for Mathematical Practice, and ELA anchor skills. PreK-13+

Speakers
BS

Bradley Schleder

Demonstration Center Director, Kings Canyon USD
MW

Mary Walls

Project Administrator, OMSD


Saturday October 26, 2013 9:30am - 10:30am
Palm Springs Convention Center, Smoketree F

9:30am

Aquarium Science: Teaching the Nitrogen Cycle Using Your Classroom Aquarium
The nitrogen cycle is complex. Make it simple by using an aquarium. Come see a model lesson which attracts student interest and helps them make real-world connections and application.  Grades 9-12

Links to Handouts:

Speakers
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Tracy Kostenbader

Science Teacher, Jordan High School
This is my 10th year of teaching formal high school science (biology and Earth), however, I started my teaching career in informal education at the Aquarium of the Pacific and Cabrillo Marine Aquarium in southern California. I am in the process of getting my master's in science education at CSULB. I'm passionate about teaching inquiry-based laboratories and lessons. I think it's one of the keys to developing problem solving skills and... Read More →
KM

Kera Mathes

Aquarium of the Pacific


Saturday October 26, 2013 9:30am - 10:30am
Renaissance Palm Springs Hotel, Andreas

9:30am

Earthquakes – A Workshop for Teachers (Part II)
For teachers who wish to learn more about earthquakes, seismology, plate tectonics and related Earth science, and implement exciting hands-on activities. Free materials provided.

Speakers
LB

Lawrence Braile

Professor, Purdue University
SB

Sheryl Braile

Teacher, Happy Hollow School


Saturday October 26, 2013 9:30am - 10:30am
Palm Springs Convention Center, Mesquite C 277 N. Avenida Caballeros, Palm Springs, CA 92262

9:30am

FREE Classroom Resources from HHMI for Teaching Evolution
Discover classroom-ready lessons, hands-on activities, animations, and video clips to help you teach central and difficult biological concepts in evolution, such as selection, phylogenetic trees, drug resistance, and biodiversity, and the molecular genetics behind them. These free, engaging multimedia resources include inquiry-based investigations, and data collection, analysis, and computation. Grades 7-13+

Speakers
JB

Jennifer Bricken

Senior Manager, Outreach & Evaluation, Howard Hughes Medical Institute


Saturday October 26, 2013 9:30am - 10:30am
Renaissance Palm Springs Hotel, Pueblo 888 Tahquitz Canyon Way, Palm Springs, CA 92262

9:30am

Incorporating Performance Assessments in Biology and Chemistry Classes
This session will focus on developing and writing performance assessments for a biology or chemistry class. By the end of the session, you should feel comfortable adding a performance assessment to your next test. Grades 9-13+

Speakers
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Jeff Bradbury

Professor of Chemistry, Cerritos College
Using iPads in the college chemistry classroom.
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Jeff Orlinsky

Department Chair/Teacher, Warren High School


Saturday October 26, 2013 9:30am - 10:30am
Palm Springs Convention Center, Mesquite A 277 N. Avenida Caballeros, Palm Springs, CA 92262

9:30am

Inquiry-Based Experimentation that WORKS!
We will explore how to help students design and perform their own experiments in the classroom while still hitting the standards. We will model how to do these experiments and provide useful classroom resources.
Grades 6-13+

Speakers
BB

Beverly Bautista

Science Teacher, Coleman Tech Charter School
RM

Rebecca McKinney

Teacher, San Pasqual High School
I have been in education for over 10 years. I have taught middle and high school science courses from life science, biology, physics, AP Bio, AP Physics and Forensic Science. I love teaching science and believe the best method is to have fun and let students explore.


Saturday October 26, 2013 9:30am - 10:30am
Renaissance Palm Springs Hotel, Ventura

9:30am

Interpreting and Communicating Real World Science Data in the Classroom
Get your students interpreting real world science data! After practicing with a simplified data set from the California Academy of Sciences, you’ll be able to help your students find patterns in numbers and design a way to communicate those patterns. Grades 7-13

Link to Handouts:

https://sites.google.com/site/rochellescstapage/



Speakers
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Rochelle Urban

Student Education Specialist, California Academy of Sciences


Saturday October 26, 2013 9:30am - 10:30am
Palm Springs Convention Center, Mesquite E

9:30am

Kinetic Friction Surprises
A series of "clicker" style questions on kinetic friction will be presented, and answers will be evaluated through a simple (and cheap) hands-on exploration of the phenomenon involving cups and saucers in contact with the tables in the workshop room. Grades 9-12

Speakers
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Galen Pickett

Professor, CSU Long Beach


Saturday October 26, 2013 9:30am - 10:30am
Palm Springs Convention Center, Smoketree B 277 N. Avenida Caballeros, Palm Springs, CA 92262

9:30am

Map-Based Applications to Engage Student Inquiry
From monitoring geo-events in real-time to accessing information of contaminated lands, this session will present map-based applications that provide kids-friendly user interface for students to share data or access data collected by government agencies and research labs. Grades 4-9

Speakers
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Ingrid Flores

Instructor, CSU San Marcos
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Youwen Ouyang

Professor of Computer science, CSU San Marcos


Saturday October 26, 2013 9:30am - 10:30am
Palm Springs USD, Tech Room A

9:30am

Please? Can I Write? High-Interest Science Topics Motivate Beginning Writers
Discover a combination of structured and creative techniques to help students write easily and enthusiastically. Using science topics that are innately fascinating to students, you can motivate and facilitate diverse learners to be successful and have confidence when writing. Grades K-2

Speakers

Saturday October 26, 2013 9:30am - 10:30am
Palm Springs Convention Center, Smoketree E

9:30am

Science Content and Notebooking (SCAN), - CNUSD, Part 2
Join Science Content and Notebooking Corona Unified teachers to see the program they have created that successfully supports their classroom instruction. Successful Science Notebooks (SNB's) will be presented as well as critical practices that support the success of their students. Grades 6-12

Links to Handouts:

Speakers
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Yami Shimojyo

Science Coordinator, RCOE


Saturday October 26, 2013 9:30am - 10:30am
Palm Springs Convention Center, Smoketree A

9:30am

Speak, Explore, Speak Again, Ask, Clarify, Confirm, Speak...
K-12 interactive session explores K-5 Speaking and Listening Standards in conjunction with Norms of Collaboration and Accountable Talk. Create an atmosphere where students "Talk to Learn."  Grades K-5

Speakers
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John Lacy

K-12 Alliance Staff Developer, Tulare City School District
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Angie Ruiz

5th Grade Teacher, Mission Oaks Elementary


Saturday October 26, 2013 9:30am - 10:30am
Palm Springs Convention Center, Mesquite H 277 N. Avenida Caballeros, Palm Springs, CA 92262

9:30am

Teaching NGSS with the EEI Curriculum
Teaching NGSS with the EEI Curriculum - Learn how the Education and the Environment Initiative Curriculum can be used to teach the Next Generation Science Standards. See the new EEI/NGSS correlation documents and watch an EEI Teacher Ambassador in action. Grades K-12

Speakers
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Bryan Ehlers

Deputy Dir. for Ed. and Enviro. Affairs, CalRecycle
PR

Phil Romig

Science Curriculum Specialist, SCOE


Saturday October 26, 2013 9:30am - 10:30am
Palm Springs Convention Center, Mesquite G 277 N. Avenida Caballeros, Palm Springs, CA 92262

9:30am

TEDitorials - Open Up the World of Possibilities
Increase science literacy by utilizing the amazing world of TED (Technology Education and Design). Encourage critical thinking and clear communication by increasing writing within your curriculum with TEDitorials. Grades 8-12

Speakers
AF

Anthony Fernandes

Teacher, La Salle High School
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Brian Miller

Science Educator, La Salle High School
I am beginning my 29th year in science education and my 24th year at La Salle High School, Pasadena. I have spent the last twenty years as the science department chair and I have taught Biology, Chemistry, Physics, Anatomy and Environmental Sceince. I am a ceritfied Smart Notebook trainer and have spent the last six years training other teachers in the utilization of SMART Boards and SMART Notebook. I am passionate about teaching and learning... Read More →


Saturday October 26, 2013 9:30am - 10:30am
Palm Springs USD, Tech Room B

9:30am

The Far Side of Science for Now and NGSS
From “The Far Side of Science”, participate in discrepant events, demonstrations, and activities that will be motivational for learning any standards. NGSS will be “just another set of standards”, unless accompanied by motivating activities. Available for use Monday. Handouts available. Grades 4-13+

Speakers
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David Hanley

Teacher, Highland High School/ULV
We have a spectacular natural history and science museum (Buena Vista Museum of Natural History and Science) in Bakersfield. I'm lucky enough to be on the Board. I've also been given the opportunity to instruct science methods for the University of LaVerne. My passion is "REALIA". I get to provide it at the museum and for my students.


Saturday October 26, 2013 9:30am - 10:30am
Renaissance Palm Springs Hotel, Sierra

9:30am

Three Physical Science Concepts Every K-8 Teacher Should Understand
This workshop will focus on 3 common misconceptions: Circular Motion (Centripetal vs. Centrifugal Force), “The Rising Water Cup Trick”, and The Potato Clock. Grades K-8

Speakers
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David Eisenberg

Science Teacher, CSU Long Beach


Saturday October 26, 2013 9:30am - 10:30am
Palm Springs Convention Center, Smoketree C 277 N. Avenida Caballeros, Palm Springs, CA 92262

9:30am

Understanding Modeling, the NGSS Practices, and Day & Night
Deepen your understanding of modeling and the interconnectedness of the science practices in the Next Generation Science Standards and A Framework for K-12 Science Education through a hands-on, minds-on science experience related to day, night, and the sun.

Link to Handouts: http://saspcsus.pbworks.com/w/page/70331043/CSTA2013b 

Speakers
RH

Richard Hedman

MASE Director, CSU Sacramento
CP

Cindy Passmore

Associate Professor, UC Davis


Saturday October 26, 2013 9:30am - 10:30am
Palm Springs Convention Center, Mesquite D 277 N. Avenida Caballeros, Palm Springs, CA 92262

10:30am

Discovering DNA: Middle School Lab Activity
Introduce your students to the world of DNA with their own DNA! Use real-world laboratory techniques to extract DNA and watch it magically come to life as floating white strands. Capture and transfer it to a plastic helix shaped keepsake. Grades: 6-8.

Speakers
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Bio-Rad Laboratories

Curriculum and Training Specialist, Bio-Rad Laboratories
I am a Curriculum and Training Specialist at Bio-Rad Laboratories, and work with educators to help them bring cutting edge biotech labs and curricula into their high school and post-secondary classrooms. I'm currently living in New Braunfels, and travel all over Texas (and the Central U.S.) for workshops and professional developments.


Saturday October 26, 2013 10:30am - 12:00pm
Palm Springs Convention Center, Mesquite F 277 N. Avenida Caballeros, Palm Springs, CA 92262

10:30am

FC04: Palm Springs Tram Engineering Tour
Limited Capacity seats available

This field course will provide a behind the scenes tour of the engineering processes that drive the worlds largest rotating aerial tramway. The tram gains 5,873 feet of elevation in twelve minutes and passes through 5 different biomes on it way to the top of Mt. San Jacinto.  After the engineering tour, the participants will have the option of investigating rocks and minerals, bird watching, or learning different methods of determining the age of trees. Lunch provided. Ticket: $73

Photo Courtesy of Greater Palm Springs CVB. 


Saturday October 26, 2013 10:30am - 4:00pm
Offsite Field Course - Bus Departs Palm Springs Convention Center 277 N. Avenida Caballeros, Palm Springs, CA 92262

11:00am

33 Strategies for Integrating Disciplinary Literacy
Increase reading comprehension, disciplinary literacy skills, and science knowledge simultaneously for ALL students. 33 ready-to-use strategies for your classroom. Teach both science and literacy. Free classroom materials!

Speakers
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Lauri Leone

Regional Dir. of Education Partnerships, Amplify Learning-Lawrence Hall of Science


Saturday October 26, 2013 11:00am - 12:00pm
Palm Springs Convention Center, Mesquite C 277 N. Avenida Caballeros, Palm Springs, CA 92262

11:00am

Creating a Leadership Legacy Through Science
Disney YES Facilitators will share best practices on how our Cast Members work with students to give them that "ah-ha" moment through Imagination and Science.

Speakers
YF

YES Facilitator

Cast Member, Disney Youth Education Series


Saturday October 26, 2013 11:00am - 12:00pm
Palm Springs Convention Center, Smoketree B 277 N. Avenida Caballeros, Palm Springs, CA 92262

11:00am

Scout It Out! Your Vision; Our Program
Schools limit classes offered, reduce summer school, and restrict AP classes. There are scheduling conflicts, limited classroom space, and accommodations for special needs and English learners – Scout can help. Grades: 8-12.

Speakers
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Scout from University of California

Scout from University of California
Scout offers highly interactive, multimedia-rich online courses, designed to engage students and effectively convey the target material. California public teachers, districts, schools, and students can access this proven curriculum for free.

Exhibitors
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Scout from University of California

Scout from University of California
Scout offers highly interactive, multimedia-rich online courses, designed to engage students and effectively convey the target material. California public teachers, districts, schools, and students can access this proven curriculum for free.


Saturday October 26, 2013 11:00am - 12:00pm
Palm Springs Convention Center, Mesquite B 277 N. Avenida Caballeros, Palm Springs, CA 92262

11:00am

An Integrated, Multidisciplinary Approach to Tissue Development and Engineering
In this talk, we will see how the multidisciplinary principles and techniques related to science, technology, engineering and medicine are being seamlessly integrated to increase our understanding of how cells behave in health and disease so that more effective therapies can be developed in the future.

Link to Handout: PDF of PowerPoint Presentation (~7MB) 

Speakers
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Kaustabh Ghosh

Assistant Professor of Bioengineering, UC Riverside
Kaustabh Ghosh is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Bioengineering at UC, Riverside. He is an interdisciplinary biomedical scientist and engineer with research interest in cellular biomechanics, vascular tissue engineering and biomaterials for organ regeneration. Prior to joining UCR, he was a postdoctoral fellow at the Wyss Institute for Biologically Inspired Engineering at Harvard University and a research fellow in the Vascular... Read More →


Saturday October 26, 2013 11:00am - 12:00pm
Renaissance Palm Springs Hotel, Catalina Ballroom 888 Tahquitz Canyon Way, Palm Springs, CA 92262

11:00am

CANCELLED - Science Stories That Will Grab Your Students' Attention
This workshop has been cancelled by the presenter due to a death in the family.

Use wonderful, true, dramatic stories to introduce lessons. I've accumulated accounts of true events, from over 25 years of teaching and reading, in astronomy, physics, chemistry, geology, and more. I'll also describe the lessons that can accompany the stories. Grades PreK-5


Speakers
CB

Camilla Barry

President, Barry Scientific


Saturday October 26, 2013 11:00am - 12:00pm
Palm Springs Convention Center, Smoketree D 277 N. Avenida Caballeros, Palm Springs, CA 92262

11:00am

Creating Flipped Lessons with SMART Recorder and You Tube
How far does your classroom extend? Use SMART Notebook Recorder and YouTube to create flipped lessons to enhance student learning beyond your classroom. Grades 7-12

Speakers
AF

Anthony Fernandes

Teacher, La Salle High School
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Brian Miller

Science Educator, La Salle High School
I am beginning my 29th year in science education and my 24th year at La Salle High School, Pasadena. I have spent the last twenty years as the science department chair and I have taught Biology, Chemistry, Physics, Anatomy and Environmental Sceince. I am a ceritfied Smart Notebook trainer and have spent the last six years training other teachers in the utilization of SMART Boards and SMART Notebook. I am passionate about teaching and learning... Read More →


Saturday October 26, 2013 11:00am - 12:00pm
Palm Springs USD, Tech Room B

11:00am

Engaging 21st Century Learners Through Curriculum-Based Scratch Projects
Images, sounds, dialogs, and animations: Learn how you can use Scratch, a visual programming tool created by MIT Media Lab, to engage students in exploring and expressing themselves in creative ways. Grades 4-9

Speakers
DM

Donna Markey

Science Teacher, Vista Magnet Middle School
YO

Youwen Ouyang

Professor of Computer science, CSU San Marcos


Saturday October 26, 2013 11:00am - 12:00pm
Palm Springs USD, Tech Room A

11:00am

Flying Wild
The Flying Wild Curriculum Guide incorporates science, the environment, and service learning. Participants will sample activities from the curriculum guide and learn fun ways of connecting students to the environment.

Speakers
CR

Carrie Raleigh

Education and Public Outreach Manager, Santa Ana Watershed Association


Saturday October 26, 2013 11:00am - 12:00pm
Palm Springs Convention Center, Mesquite G 277 N. Avenida Caballeros, Palm Springs, CA 92262

11:00am

From Magnets to Motors! Making a Simple Electric Motor!
Come explore electromagnetism and learn how to make a simple electric motor from a battery, magnet, and copper wire!

Speakers
JB

James Blackie

Science Teacher, Ensign Intermediate School


Saturday October 26, 2013 11:00am - 12:00pm
Palm Springs Convention Center, Mesquite D 277 N. Avenida Caballeros, Palm Springs, CA 92262

11:00am

Get Eroded!: Earth Science Erosion Models
Experience how the erosion of California landforms can be simulated using easy to make, hands-on models. Come check out our engaging, creative and budget friendly glacier and landslide activities. Lesson handouts will be provided, with complete units website accessible.
Grades 4-6

Links to Handouts:

Speakers
MP

Meagan Pasternak

Peabody Charter School
TS

Tracy Schifferns

Teacher, McKinley School


Saturday October 26, 2013 11:00am - 12:00pm
Palm Springs Convention Center, Mesquite H 277 N. Avenida Caballeros, Palm Springs, CA 92262

11:00am

HHMI’s Got Lactase? The Coevolution of Genes and Culture
Today, about a third of human adults worldwide can digest lactose, the main sugar in milk. Learn how this trait evolved in the last 10,000 years of human history and receive free resources to help you bring this memorable example of the evolutionary process into your classroom. Participants will receive classroom-ready materials appropriate for all levels of biology including MS, HS, and undergraduate. Grades 7-13+

Speakers
MC

Mary Colvard

Howard Hughes Medical Institute


Saturday October 26, 2013 11:00am - 12:00pm
Renaissance Palm Springs Hotel, Pueblo 888 Tahquitz Canyon Way, Palm Springs, CA 92262

11:00am

Maker Revolution: How to Make STEM Learning Through the Practices of Science and Engineering Fun
Participants will join the Maker Revolution and learn how to foster a collaborative culture of creativity, innovation, and experimentation with simple and inexpensive projects that effectively teach STEM content and scientific and engineering practices. Grades K-13+

Speakers
AL

Ana Lopez

Science Coach, Central Valley Science Project
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Jerry Valadez

Director, Central Valley Science Project; California State University, Fresno


Saturday October 26, 2013 11:00am - 12:00pm
Palm Springs Convention Center, Mesquite E

11:00am

Next Generation Science Standards: A Developmental Update
Join us for an up-to-date overview and current developmental status of the Next Generation Science Standards. Develop a deeper understanding of the key elements of these standards, the “storyline” thinking and reasoning used by the Science Expert Panel to assign specific standards to middle school grades, and implementation "next steps" for California. Grade PreK-13+

Speakers
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Dean Gilbert

Science Coordinator, Orange County Department of Education


Saturday October 26, 2013 11:00am - 12:00pm
Palm Springs Convention Center, Smoketree C 277 N. Avenida Caballeros, Palm Springs, CA 92262

11:00am

Science Content and Notebooking (SCAN), - RUSD, Part 3
Join Science Content and Notebooking Riverside Unified teachers to see the program they have created that successfully support their classroom instruction. Successful Science Notebooks (SNB's) will be presented as well as critical practices that support the success of their students. Grades 6-12

Speakers
HS

Henry Shimojyo

LOGOS Education System
YS

Yami Shimojyo

Science Coordinator, RCOE


Saturday October 26, 2013 11:00am - 12:00pm
Palm Springs Convention Center, Smoketree A

11:00am

Science Education for Global Citizenship: People, Food, Energy, and Sustainability
Discover interdisciplinary, hands-on activities to prepare all students to think critically and creatively about global challenges to the planet and human well-being – from human population growth to resource distribution and public health. Receive a CD-ROM of lesson plans. Grades 6-12

Speakers
LB

Lauren Bergh

Environmental Educator, Highland Environmental Learning Center


Saturday October 26, 2013 11:00am - 12:00pm
Renaissance Palm Springs Hotel, Andreas

11:00am

The 5 E Learning Cycle Meets the NGSS Scientific and Engineering Practices
Teachers attending this workshop will see how the 5E Learning Cycle and the NGSS Scientific and Engineering Practices can be used to teach Physical Science concepts such as Density and Buoyancy and applying them to build working model submersibles. Grades 8-12

Link to Handouts:
.zip file containing .docx, .doc, and .pdf files from workshop (~11MB)

Speakers
KM

Keith Miller

Science Department Chair, Lakewood High School


Saturday October 26, 2013 11:00am - 12:00pm
Renaissance Palm Springs Hotel, Sierra

11:00am

The Best Science Classroom Tool Students Already Have
Learn how to use phones for calendars, calculators, unit converters and dictionaries. Also, they can be used for formative assessment. By being the teacher that is most up to date with technology, you can motivate your learners. Grades 9-13+
Handout:
Power Point (3MB)

Speakers
JC

Joseph Calmer

Teacher, USC Hybrid High School


Saturday October 26, 2013 11:00am - 12:00pm
Palm Springs Convention Center, Smoketree F

11:00am

The Biology and Chemistry of Holidays
Send your students off on their holidays with biology and chemistry concepts in their heads. Learn the process of lesson design, critical thinking and incorporating inquiry based activities into your classes using holiday themes to make biology and chemistry relevant. Grades 9-13+

Speakers
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Jeff Bradbury

Professor of Chemistry, Cerritos College
Using iPads in the college chemistry classroom.
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Jeff Orlinsky

Department Chair/Teacher, Warren High School


Saturday October 26, 2013 11:00am - 12:00pm
Palm Springs Convention Center, Mesquite A 277 N. Avenida Caballeros, Palm Springs, CA 92262

11:00am

The Need for Speed
Speed problems giving your student nightmares? I will share activities that will help your students collect, analyze and interpret speed data. We will also cover the hardest part of the concept of speed, the GRAPHS!

Link to Handouts:

Speakers
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Thomas Lau

Science Teacher, Baldwin Park USD
Have been teaching for 15+ years at Baldwin Park USD. Work with all level of students from Elementary to High School. I have worked on Math and Science Curriculum for the school district. Always actively searching for proven methods to increase student learning and then share them with my coworkers. Outside of the school setting, I’m an active member of the Golden State Bonsai Federation where I blend the Art and Science into visual media.
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Travis Nelson

Science Department Chair, Holland Middle School


Saturday October 26, 2013 11:00am - 12:00pm
Renaissance Palm Springs Hotel, Ventura

11:00am

“What if…?” “I Wonder…?” Extend Your Read Alouds Through Scientific Inquiry and Math Explorations
Explore innovative, standards-based activities that take you into, through, and beyond the text. Estimate melting time for the Gingerbread Man, discover how the Little Red Hen became a scientist, analyze how peddlers balance caps, measure the longest earthworm, and more!  Grades PreK-K

Speakers
JR

Judy Ross

Kindergarten Teacher, Glazier Elementary School


Saturday October 26, 2013 11:00am - 12:00pm
Palm Springs Convention Center, Smoketree E

12:30pm

Understanding the World with Scientific Computing
Discover how scientists are pioneering exciting computational tools today that will be the future of science tomorrow. Explore several large challenging scientific questions across domains from geophysics to neuroscience and how these challenges incorporate simulation, visualization, and analytics. Gain insight into current and future trends that may be useful for the scientists of tomorrow.

Speakers
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Emmett McQuinn

Software Engineer, IBM Research - Almaden


Saturday October 26, 2013 12:30pm - 1:30pm
Renaissance Palm Springs Hotel, Catalina Ballroom 888 Tahquitz Canyon Way, Palm Springs, CA 92262

12:30pm

4th Grade Earth Scientists Program
Be an 'Earth Scientist' and dig deep into hands-on, inquiry-based lessons appropriate for teaching Earth Science standards in your 4th grade classroom. Curriculum CD featuring eight weeks of classroom curriculum included!

Speakers
SG

Shanette Grieve

Director of Program Development, Ocean Institute


Saturday October 26, 2013 12:30pm - 1:30pm
Palm Springs Convention Center, Smoketree D 277 N. Avenida Caballeros, Palm Springs, CA 92262

12:30pm

Beyond the Summary
Common Core, Science, ELA! Come gather six over-arching projects covering Common Core and Science standards. Projects can be adapted for units, unit components, differentiated instruction, ELL’s, advanced students, etc. Leave the workshop with concrete ideas to implement on Monday. Grades 2-9

Speakers
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Karren Krosby

Teacher, Roosevelt Elementary School


Saturday October 26, 2013 12:30pm - 1:30pm
Palm Springs Convention Center, Mesquite D 277 N. Avenida Caballeros, Palm Springs, CA 92262

12:30pm

Engage Students While Meeting Standards Through Hands-On Science Stations
Experience the excitement of hands-on science stations! You will learn to increase your students' ability to learn and help them to meet standards across the curriculum. It's easy when you understand concepts, set-up, rotation, and self-evaluation techniques. Grades K-1

Speakers
JR

Judy Ross

Kindergarten Teacher, Glazier Elementary School


Saturday October 26, 2013 12:30pm - 1:30pm
Palm Springs Convention Center, Smoketree E

12:30pm

Free Online Stem Cell Curriculum
CIRM, the state stem cell agency, with a UC Berkeley team and high school teachers, created a five-module stem cell curriculum. This workshop will walk through how the menu of activities can be fit into the existing standards.

Speakers
DG

Don Gibbons

Chief Communication Officer, California Institute for Regenerative Medicine


Saturday October 26, 2013 12:30pm - 1:30pm
Renaissance Palm Springs Hotel, Ventura

12:30pm

Layers, Layers, Earth Explored!
How do scientists figure out the layering of the crust? How can you get your students to follow this same thought process in a fun, hands on way? Come explore density and inference with activities ready to use tomorrow.

Link to Handout: http://sbsciencematters.com/ 

Speakers
KC

Kim Castagna

6th grade math and science teacher, Carpinteria Middle School
JF

Jennifer Foster

Carpinteria Middle School


Saturday October 26, 2013 12:30pm - 1:30pm
Palm Springs Convention Center, Mesquite H 277 N. Avenida Caballeros, Palm Springs, CA 92262

12:30pm

Let the iPad Tell a Science (Digital) Story!
Attendees will learn to use the iPad for crafting science digital stories with popular video-editing apps while promoting science writing and visual literacy skills. Samples, live demonstration and resources provided.
Grades 4-10

Link to Handouts: https://dsinscience.wikispaces.com/

Speakers
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Roger Pence

Science Teacher, Benicia Middle School
I am convinced that visual literacy and creativity have a potentially transformative place in student learning. Through the creation and presentation of student-generated digital content, students can showcase and guide their own discovery, as well as hone useful 21st century skills. I love the interplay between the arts and core curricular content.


Saturday October 26, 2013 12:30pm - 1:30pm
Palm Springs Convention Center, Mesquite B 277 N. Avenida Caballeros, Palm Springs, CA 92262

12:30pm

Marsbound! Mission to the Red Planet!
Rover or lander? The collaborative choices start here! Student teams must balance a budget, mass units, power units, and science return points in this realistic mission! Very little prep time required for a great return!
Grades 5-12

Speakers
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Sandra Kaszynski

Educator, Aerospace Education Specialist, AESP NASA/JPL


Saturday October 26, 2013 12:30pm - 1:30pm
Palm Springs Convention Center, Smoketree B 277 N. Avenida Caballeros, Palm Springs, CA 92262

12:30pm

Next Generation Science Standards for 21st Century Teaching 6 - 8
Are you prepared to use the Next Generation Science Standards in your classroom? Come get an in-depth look at the design/architecture of the Next Generation Science Standards (NGSS) in grades 6 - 8. Leave the workshop with implementation ideas!

Speakers
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Anthony Quan

Consultant III, STEM, Los Angeles County Office of Education
A firm believer that all students are capable of entering Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math (STEM) Fields. Students should all be given the opportunities, experiences, and tools to become successful. Teachers should all be given appropriate and practical professional development to help their students succeed.
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John Spiegel

Science Coordinator, Curriculum and Instruction Unit, San Diego COE


Saturday October 26, 2013 12:30pm - 1:30pm
Palm Springs Convention Center, Smoketree F

12:30pm

NGSS: The Basics

Feel like you are just starting to learn about Next Generation Science Standards? Do you find the whole thing a little overwhelming? Come join us for an overview presentation regarding the Next Generation Science. Develop a deeper understanding of the key elements of these standards, the connection to 21st Century Skills, and the strong emphasis on engineering and technology integration. Time will be devoted to answering your questions and presenting the draft timeline for implementation.

Link to Handout: Copy of Presentation (.pdf ~2MB) 


Speakers
PL

Phil Lafontaine

Director | Professional Learning and Support Division | California Department of Education


Saturday October 26, 2013 12:30pm - 1:30pm
Renaissance Palm Springs Hotel, Pasadena Ballroom 888 Tahquitz Canyon Way, Palm Springs, CA 92262

12:30pm

Online Professional Development for Media Making in the Science Classroom
Need help integrating media-making projects into your science program? Explore new online resources to add to your professional development portfolio! Grades 6-13+

Link to Handout: http://goo.gl/sQ3fia

Speakers
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Andrea Aust

Senior Manager, Science Education, KQED
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Jessica Neely

Project Manager, Science Education, KQED Public Broadcasting
Project Manager, Science Education | KQED Public Broadcasting

Exhibitors
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KQED Public Broadcasting

Increase your students' understanding of science with multimedia resource from a trusted source. Learn how to access free videos, interactive graphics, standards-based lessons, e-books and more from KQED and other PBS stations.


Saturday October 26, 2013 12:30pm - 1:30pm
Palm Springs USD, Tech Room A

12:30pm

Power of Discovery: STEM2 Out-of-School Time Initiative
The Power of Discovery: STEM2 initiative focuses on the implementation of a statewide system to support STEM learning opportunities during out-of-school time (OST). The initiative seeks to increase STEM learning in OST and increase student interest and engagement in STEM.
PreK-12

Speakers
JD

Jeff Davis

Program Director, STEM in OST Programs, California Afterschool Network


Saturday October 26, 2013 12:30pm - 1:30pm
Palm Springs Convention Center, Mesquite E

12:30pm

Promoting Workforce Development in STEM During Middle School
Learn how students are engaged in learning about STEM careers related to the topics they are studying in science.  Digital resources, activities and strategies will be shared. Proven lesson designs used in the NSF funded CyberQUEST and iQUEST projects will be shared by classroom middle school teachers. Grades 5-10

Speakers
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Katherine Hayden

Professor, Cal State San Marcos
I work with teachers to identify interactive ways to integrate technology to support student learning. Grants include CyberQUEST, iQUEST and ACT. I am currently working in the following areas: STEM, Computational Thinking, and virtual learning.
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Donna Markey

Science Teacher, Vista Magnet Middle School


Saturday October 26, 2013 12:30pm - 1:30pm
Palm Springs USD, Tech Room B

12:30pm

Reaction Rates Factors - Quick and Easy Demonstrations for High School Chemistry
Come learn how to teach the factors that affect reaction rates though demonstrations and hands-on activities. These simple activities will help all students gain a better understanding of the rates of chemical reactions. Perfect for supporting EL students. Grades 10-12

Speakers
JB

Julia Bermudez

Whittier Union High School District


Saturday October 26, 2013 12:30pm - 1:30pm
Palm Springs Convention Center, Mesquite A 277 N. Avenida Caballeros, Palm Springs, CA 92262

12:30pm

Science Content and Notebooking (SCAN), - AUSD, RSCS, Part 4
Join Science Content and Notebooking Alvord Unified and River Springs Charter teachers to see the program they have created that supports their classroom instruction. Successful Science Notebooks (SNB's) will be presented along with critical practices that support the success of students. Grades 6-12

Speakers
SH

Scott Herrick

Professor, Riverside Community College
YS

Yami Shimojyo

Science Coordinator, RCOE


Saturday October 26, 2013 12:30pm - 1:30pm
Palm Springs Convention Center, Smoketree A

12:30pm

Sock Sex! Fun with Genetics
Engage your students with a lasting reminder of genetic inheritance principals and vocabulary. Receive handouts on a Genetics Investigation Lab, articles for Socratic Seminars, and lesson ideas to augment your current genetics unit.

Link to Handouts:
https://www.dropbox.com/sh/pdd1969ofqrv0sr/ZVn-_HBajl

Speakers
RB

Rebecca Bertolina

Science Teacher, South Pasadena Middle School
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Emily Williams

Science Teacher, South Pasadena Middle School
This is my 15th year teaching 7th Grade Life Science and I love it! I am always excited to learn new techniques and ways to approach the curriculum.


Saturday October 26, 2013 12:30pm - 1:30pm
Palm Springs Convention Center, Mesquite C 277 N. Avenida Caballeros, Palm Springs, CA 92262

12:30pm

Super Tutors! A Powerful Student-Run Tutoring Program to Boost Student Achievement
Are students struggling with science? Here’s an engaging tutoring system that promotes leadership, critical thinking and accountability for all learners. Participants will receive a starter kit with videos and documents! Grade 7-12

Speakers
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Mark Friedman

Animo Leadership Charter High School
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Gerard Vargas

Biology Teacher, ANIMO Leadership Charter High School


Saturday October 26, 2013 12:30pm - 1:30pm
Renaissance Palm Springs Hotel, Sierra

12:30pm

The NEW and Improved Project WET
The New Project WILD 2.0 Overview is meant to introduce educators to ActionEducation which is defined as education that empowers learners to take positive and appropriate action to solve a local water resource issue. Examples of lessons provided. Grades 6-12

Speakers
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Katharine Havert

Environmental Education Consultant
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Carrie Raleigh

Education and Public Outreach Manager, Santa Ana Watershed Association


Saturday October 26, 2013 12:30pm - 1:30pm
Palm Springs Convention Center, Mesquite G 277 N. Avenida Caballeros, Palm Springs, CA 92262

12:30pm

To Drill or Not to Drill?
The workshop shows a case study in which students research and experience the steps in which engineers locate possible oil fields, the different methods of oil recovery, and then apply this knowledge in a town hall meeting. Grades 10-12

Link to Handout (.zip file) ~25MB

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Betty Burkhard

Teacher, West High School


Saturday October 26, 2013 12:30pm - 1:30pm
Renaissance Palm Springs Hotel, Andreas

12:30pm

Tracking Hurricane Sandy
Analyze Hurricane Sandy and map its path using free tools such as NOAA online data access, ESRI's AroGIS Explorer Online, and ImageJ.  Apply these methods to other storms and predict their impact on human society. Grades 6-12


Speakers
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Pete Arvedson

Editor, More Lessons from the Sky, Satellite Educators Association
High school teacher, retired - Chemistry, Biology, Physical Science, and Satellite Communications; Science Department Chair; Lead Teacher of a high school Academy of Science & Engineering, emeritus member of the California Teacher Advisory Council, Founding member of Satellite Educators Association (SEA). Author and editor of More Lessons from the Sky, a monthly lesson plan offering using satellites and remote sensing satellite data and published... Read More →
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Paula Arvedson PhD

Associate Professor, CSU Los Angeles
I am passionate about teaching -- at all grade levels, working with learners of all ages.


Saturday October 26, 2013 12:30pm - 1:30pm
Palm Springs Convention Center, Smoketree C 277 N. Avenida Caballeros, Palm Springs, CA 92262

1:00pm

SC10: Science, Common Core and NGSS - Integrating More Reasoning, Reading, and Writing in Science - SOLD OUT
Explore a framework that effectively addresses Science Standards and Common Core Reading and Writing Standards while yielding science understanding. Leave with example lessons and an understanding of how to modify or construct lessons to meet CC and NGSS. Grades 6-12 Ticket: SOLD OUT

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Speakers
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Arthur Beauchamp

Director, Sacramento Area Science Project


Saturday October 26, 2013 1:00pm - 4:00pm
Renaissance Palm Springs Hotel, Santa Rosa 888 Tahquitz Canyon Way, Palm Springs, CA 92262

1:00pm

SC11: Teaching Climate Change Science in High School Biology
In this 3-hour Short Course for new teachers, the National Center for Science Education will address how to bring climate change science into biology courses. It will involve hands-on activities, demonstrations, discussions, and recommendations on how to manage potential controversy. Grade 9 Ticket $15

Speakers

Saturday October 26, 2013 1:00pm - 4:00pm
Renaissance Palm Springs Hotel, San Jacinto 888 Tahquitz Canyon Way, Palm Springs, CA 92262

1:00pm

SC12: Using Language Processes to Understand Physical Processes
We'll unpack a discrepant event and journey through the complex processes of building explanations and engaging in argumentation. Explore ways to accelerate student learning through hands-on investigations and literacy strategies that promote science content learning and academic language development. Grades 4-8 Ticket $30

Speakers
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Claudio Vargas

Director Bay Area Science Project, UC Berkeley
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Diana Velez

K-5 Specialist, UC Berkeley


Saturday October 26, 2013 1:00pm - 4:00pm
Renaissance Palm Springs Hotel, Pueblo 888 Tahquitz Canyon Way, Palm Springs, CA 92262

1:00pm

SC13: Sharing the Story of Primary Science
Come delve into the wonderful world of K-2 life science, NGSS, and STEM. Actively explore exciting pedagogical strategies and innovative ideas for the integration of CCSS, NGSS, and STEM in your primary classroom. Leave ready to use these strategies Monday morning! Grades PreK-2 Ticket $25


Saturday October 26, 2013 1:00pm - 4:00pm
Renaissance Palm Springs Hotel, Chino B 888 Tahquitz Canyon Way, Palm Springs, CA 92262

1:30pm

Exhibit Hall - Last Chance and Door Prize Drawings!
This is the last hour and a half of the exhibit hall. Take advantage of the opportunity to grab a late lunch from the concession stand, buy those last minute items, and listen for your name to be called during the door prize drawings. Remember you must be present to win!
Click here to view a current floor plan of all exhibitors.

Saturday October 26, 2013 1:30pm - 3:00pm
Palm Springs Convention Center, Oasis 1 277 N. Avenida Caballeros, Palm Springs, CA 92262

2:00pm

FINESSE #3 Wind Farm Field Experience
Participants will travel to local wind farms to learn about wind energy, wind technology and the unique features that make the Palm Springs area a locus for wind and alternative energy production. This field experience will be tied to the content of FINESSE #2. FINESSE #3 is only open to participants of FINESSE #2 who have registered for the four workshop sequence.

Link to Handouts:

https://sites.google.com/site/presentationspomeroy/ca-science-ed-2013

 

Saturday October 26, 2013 2:00pm - 5:00pm
Offsite Field Course - Bus Departs Palm Springs Convention Center 277 N. Avenida Caballeros, Palm Springs, CA 92262

3:00pm

Astronomy on the Lawn: Gibbous Planet Venus
Can't do astronomy during the day? Think again. Meet astronomer Robert Victor of the Abrams Planetarium on the back lawn of the convention center to see some amazing sites in the daytime (and pre-dawn) sky. From 5:15 to 6:15 AM join for some cool pre-dawn viewing of Mars, Jupiter, the Moon, Comet ISON and winter skies in October. From 8 to 10 AM learn how to use a polarizing filter to do high contrast Moon observations during the day. In the afternoon from 3 to 4:30 PM see a gibbous planet Venus in broad daylight!

Speakers
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Robert Victor

Staff Astronomer (retired), Abrams Planetarium, Mich St Univ


Saturday October 26, 2013 3:00pm - 4:00pm
Palm Springs Convention Center, East Lawn 277 N. Avenida Caballeros, Palm Springs, CA 92262

3:15pm

What Is Nanoscience and What Can We Do with It?
Nanoscience is at the basis of the enabling technology of the 21st century. This involves all academic disciplines as well as impacting electronics, energy, medicine, and all the future innovative technological applications. Be introduced to emerging research and applications of nanoscience and its fundamental link to a more in-depth K-12 science education.

Link to Handouts


Speakers
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Maria Simani

Executive Director, California Science Project


Saturday October 26, 2013 3:15pm - 4:15pm
Renaissance Palm Springs Hotel, Catalina Ballroom 888 Tahquitz Canyon Way, Palm Springs, CA 92262

3:15pm

Allow Students to Tinker - Zoetropes and Olde Tyme Animation
Can kids today make anything that doesn't come in a kit? Teach students science by creating old fashioned Zoetropes. Encourage students to create animation strips to demonstrate their knowledge and understanding of scientific concepts. Grades 5-12

Speakers
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Brian Miller

Science Educator, La Salle High School
I am beginning my 29th year in science education and my 24th year at La Salle High School, Pasadena. I have spent the last twenty years as the science department chair and I have taught Biology, Chemistry, Physics, Anatomy and Environmental Sceince. I am a ceritfied Smart Notebook trainer and have spent the last six years training other teachers in the utilization of SMART Boards and SMART Notebook. I am passionate about teaching and learning... Read More →


Saturday October 26, 2013 3:15pm - 4:15pm
Palm Springs Convention Center, Smoketree B 277 N. Avenida Caballeros, Palm Springs, CA 92262

3:15pm

An Innovative Alternative to the 'Typical' Science Fair
Wouldn't you love to host a STEM focused event to which EVERYONE looks forward? We will share ideas, resources and strategies gleaned from our successful three year run to get you started. At STEMexpo.org you can get a conceptual idea. Grades 4-12

Link to Handouts:

Speakers
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Eric Bull

Associate Professor, Education, William Jessup University
I'm all about K-8 education and finding out how to get kids passionate about learning. One vehicle I use is innovative and alternative pathways to teach/pursue science concepts. Hence, the beginning of the Placer County STEM Expo which encourages creative perspectives when trying to figure out science around us. I am also interested in how science is taught internationally for ages 5-12.
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Thomas Toy

Science Teacher, Twelve Bridges Elementary School


Saturday October 26, 2013 3:15pm - 4:15pm
Palm Springs Convention Center, Smoketree D 277 N. Avenida Caballeros, Palm Springs, CA 92262

3:15pm

Earth Observation Day- An Introduction to Geospatial Education
Earth Observation Day engages teachers/students in the use of free satellite data for Land Cover Mapping. 6-8 Grade teachers will learn about remote sensing sciences and its applications using Google Earth in combination with 3 lesson plans.

Link to Workshop Handouts/Information: http://cstars.metro.ucdavis.edu/education-and-outreach/californiaview/california-science-teacher-conference-2013/ 

Speakers
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Pia van Benthem

Program Coordinator, Land, Air and Water Resources, UC Davis


Saturday October 26, 2013 3:15pm - 4:15pm
Palm Springs USD, Tech Room B

3:15pm

Electromagnetic Spectrum and Satellites: Designing Antennas for Satellite Reception
Review radio theory applied to antennas. Design and build a 1/10 scale model of a Yagi antenna for receiving weather satellite transmissions; use it to explain how electromagnetic waves are received. Obtain and use other satellite technology centered lessons. Grades 9-12


Speakers
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Pete Arvedson

Editor, More Lessons from the Sky, Satellite Educators Association
High school teacher, retired - Chemistry, Biology, Physical Science, and Satellite Communications; Science Department Chair; Lead Teacher of a high school Academy of Science & Engineering, emeritus member of the California Teacher Advisory Council, Founding member of Satellite Educators Association (SEA). Author and editor of More Lessons from the Sky, a monthly lesson plan offering using satellites and remote sensing satellite data and published... Read More →
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Paula Arvedson PhD

Associate Professor, CSU Los Angeles
I am passionate about teaching -- at all grade levels, working with learners of all ages.


Saturday October 26, 2013 3:15pm - 4:15pm
Palm Springs Convention Center, Smoketree C 277 N. Avenida Caballeros, Palm Springs, CA 92262

3:15pm

Getting Your Students to Construct Explanations in Science: The Integration
This session provides strategies for teachers to adapt existing readings, activities, and investigation in science curriculum to provide students with opportunities to engage in scientific explanation and to provide content scaffolds to improve their student’s ability to construct scientific explanations.

Speakers

Saturday October 26, 2013 3:15pm - 4:15pm
Palm Springs Convention Center, Mesquite D 277 N. Avenida Caballeros, Palm Springs, CA 92262

3:15pm

Investigations For Little Researchers: Insects Across the Curriculum!
Explore standards-based activities for insect attributes, behavior, and life cycles. Activities include: The Insect Song, BE the Bug, the Silkworm Junior-Senior Researcher Project, and more. You’ll come away with a wealth of ideas you can “use tomorrow” with your students!  Grades PreK-K.

Speakers
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Judy Ross

Kindergarten Teacher, Glazier Elementary School


Saturday October 26, 2013 3:15pm - 4:15pm
Palm Springs Convention Center, Smoketree E

3:15pm

More Than Memorizing: Engaging Students in the Practices of Science
Science is much more that definitions and formulas—it’s about asking questions, planning investigations, constructing explanations and using evidence. Discover ways to engage students in these practices of science (from the NGSS) using basic physical science concepts and student-centered activities. Grades 4-9

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Saturday October 26, 2013 3:15pm - 4:15pm
Palm Springs Convention Center, Mesquite E

3:15pm

QR Scavenger Hunts - Teaching the Functions of Cell Organelles to Diverse Learners
QR Code scavenger hunts communicate information to students with diverse learning styles. Using a lesson to teach students about the organelles of a cell and their respective functions, participants will learn how to develop their own QR Code scavenger hunt.

Speakers
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Eric Hartung

Science Teacher/Department Chair, Pressman Academy
I am a 7th Grade Life Science and 8th Grade Physical Science teacher at Pressman Academy, a private K - 8 school in Los Angeles, CA. I serve as an 8th Grade Homeroom teacher and the Science Department Chair for the school. I am a member of the school's technology committee and served as interim technology coordinator for the middle school. | | | | For the past eight summers I have taught an Inventions course at Johns Hopkins University... Read More →


Saturday October 26, 2013 3:15pm - 4:15pm
Palm Springs USD, Tech Room A

3:15pm

Recording Your Acoustical Environment
The workshop provides activities and guiding principles to deepen K-5 students’ understanding sounds and the impact they have on an ecosystem. With technology, students can record sounds as a way to collect data and learn about their acoustical environment.

Speakers
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Sarah Delaney

Ecoliteracy Content Specialist, San Francisco Unified School District


Saturday October 26, 2013 3:15pm - 4:15pm
Palm Springs Convention Center, Mesquite G 277 N. Avenida Caballeros, Palm Springs, CA 92262

3:15pm

Rocking Around the Rock Cycle
Do you have a small set of rocks and don't know how to use them in the classroom? During this workshop, we will do a simple activity that helps students understand the rock cycle using those rocks. Grades 4-12

Speakers
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Debra Bereki

PhD Candidate, Gold Coast Science Network


Saturday October 26, 2013 3:15pm - 4:15pm
Palm Springs Convention Center, Smoketree A

3:15pm

Science Fairs LOVE the Common Core!
Come and see the value of having students participate in a SCIENCE FAIR! As students work through the steps in science they will be working with the Common Core in Language Arts as they research, cite data, and communicate results.

Link to Handouts:

http://ehoffmanscience.homestead.com/Science-Fair-Success-and-the-Common-Core-.html

 

Speakers
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Emily Hoffman

Teacher; Department Chair, South Pasadena Middle School
I love teaching and the big ah-ha moments! This last week it was great to hear kids excited about class before they came in... granted it was a dry ice lab. But they were excited! This is my 17th year teaching, and I am currently the department chair and a member of the LACOE Science & Engineering Fair! I really do love the Science Fair, as kids are able to actively participate in all parts of the scientific method!


Saturday October 26, 2013 3:15pm - 4:15pm
Palm Springs Convention Center, Mesquite C 277 N. Avenida Caballeros, Palm Springs, CA 92262

3:15pm

Student Notebooks: A Tool for Thinking in the Age of Common Core and NGSS
Simplifying Science Notebooks: Come learn about the “Essences” of a sense making science notebooks and how you can move from teacher to student driven while addressing NGSS and supporting Common Core. Resources provided. Grades PreK-13+

Speakers
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Heather Glanz

GATE Teacher, Rio Seco School
One of my true loves lies in teaching. That moment when a student's eyes and face light up because of something you taught them, that they finally "got", or when they try something new and they are amazed with the results. I love being a part of that! I love the idea that as educators, we can open a whole new (or a different world) to our students. A world in which they may not have truly seen or experienced before. It is a great feeling to... Read More →
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David Tupper

CaMSP Project Director/TOSA, Lakeside Union School District


Saturday October 26, 2013 3:15pm - 4:15pm
Palm Springs Convention Center, Mesquite H 277 N. Avenida Caballeros, Palm Springs, CA 92262

3:15pm

The NASA/JPL InSight Mars Mission: Using Lesson Study to Teach about Energy, Heat, and Thermodynamics
Try out heat transfer lab activities based on JPL research studying the interior of Mars. Learn about Vital Signs Professional Development program and the lesson study approach.

Speakers

Saturday October 26, 2013 3:15pm - 4:15pm
Palm Springs Convention Center, Smoketree F

4:35pm

Asking Questions in Science: Guiding Students’ Curiosity and Understanding
This session focuses on encouraging students to ask testable questions that can be investigated in the classroom. Participants will learn pedagogical strategies that support student-generated questions and explore how asking meaningful questions can lead to deeper understanding of scientific concepts. Grades 2-5

Workshop Handouts:

Speakers
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Emily Gibson

Teacher Educator & Instructional Coach, California Academy of Sciences
Teacher Educator & Instructional Coach
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Briana McCarthy

Teacher Educator and Instructional Coach, California Academy of Sciences


Saturday October 26, 2013 4:35pm - 5:35pm
Palm Springs Convention Center, Mesquite E

4:35pm

CANCELLED: Learning from The American Dustbowl - Can You Prevent Soil Erosion?
This workshop has been cancelled by the presenter due to a death in the family.

Visit the American Dustbowl through first-hand accounts, photos, songs and other resources. Then build a "mini-farm" in a cardbox to see if you can keep your own soil from blowing away. This exploratory lesson integrates with American geography, history, literature.

Speakers
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Camilla Barry

President, Barry Scientific


Saturday October 26, 2013 4:35pm - 5:35pm
Palm Springs Convention Center, Smoketree F

4:35pm

Engaging Learners in Science Through Visualizations, Simulations, and Digital Resources
Learn how students are engaged in learning science through digital resources and tools. Proven lessons used in the NSF funded CyberQUEST and iQUEST projects will be shared by classroom middle school teachers. Grades 5-10.

Speakers
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Katherine Hayden

Professor, Cal State San Marcos
I work with teachers to identify interactive ways to integrate technology to support student learning. Grants include CyberQUEST, iQUEST and ACT. I am currently working in the following areas: STEM, Computational Thinking, and virtual learning.


Saturday October 26, 2013 4:35pm - 5:35pm
Palm Springs USD, Tech Room B

4:35pm

Inquiry Activities in the Biology Classroom
Learn ways to incorporate inquiry labs into biology or AP biology classes. Learn about an inquiry lab to be used as a framework for all future inquiry labs. Then learn about specific labs to use in biology classes. Grades 9-12

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Speakers
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Lindsay Bobo

Teacher, Lakewood High School


Saturday October 26, 2013 4:35pm - 5:35pm
Renaissance Palm Springs Hotel, Andreas

4:35pm

Integrating Common Core and NGSS: Building Leadership Capacity to Transform Science Teaching and Learning
This session will explore a model for building distributed leadership capacity of school districts to support systemic implementation of science practices (from Framework for K-12 Science Education) and Common Core State Standard into science curriculum instruction and assessment. Grades 6-13+

Speakers
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Christine Lee

Postdoctoral Researcher, CSU East Bay
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Dawn O'Connor

Director, Integrated Middle School Science, Alameda County Office Of Education


Saturday October 26, 2013 4:35pm - 5:35pm
Palm Springs Convention Center, Mesquite D 277 N. Avenida Caballeros, Palm Springs, CA 92262

4:35pm

Issues of Small Science Organizations
This meeting is for leaders of science organizations to meet and discuss their issues. Representatives of CSTA Chapters or those interested in starting an organization are welcomed. Grades PreK-13+

Speakers
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Debra Bereki

PhD Candidate, Gold Coast Science Network


Saturday October 26, 2013 4:35pm - 5:35pm
Palm Springs Convention Center, Mesquite A 277 N. Avenida Caballeros, Palm Springs, CA 92262

4:35pm

Moviemaking in an iMinute
Create a lesson and one minute movie at the same time with user-friendly iMovie for iPads and iPhones. Put yourself ahead of the YouTube tutorial pack as you seize the iMinute, crafting a "Hollywood-ready" lesson. Grades 6-12

Speakers
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Achim "Dange" Dangerfield

Science/Media Arts Teacher, Berkeley B Tech Academy
My name is Achim "Dange" Dangerfield. I have taught Earth Science, Biology and now teach Chemistry and Video Production at B Tech Academy. Every Thursday night I also teach a "How to play Guitar Class" at Berkeley Adult School. Before I taught Science I lived and worked in Los Angeles, working in the TV/video production industry and was the guitarist of Chevy Metal, the finest dirt-rock power-trio cover-band in the world.


Saturday October 26, 2013 4:35pm - 5:35pm
Palm Springs Convention Center, Smoketree A

4:35pm

NGSS in the Classroom: Connecting Inquiry Science to the New Standards
Hearing a lot about the Next Generations Science Standards? Scared? Excited? Confused? Join us as we engage in an inquiry-based activity that will shed light on NGSS. Experience NGSS through the eyes of a teacher planning and evaluating a lesson.

Links to Handouts:

Speakers
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Christine Bouma

Weaver Elementary School
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Susan Gomez-Zwiep

Department of Science Education, CSU Long Beach - K-12 Alliance


Saturday October 26, 2013 4:35pm - 5:35pm
Palm Springs Convention Center, Mesquite H 277 N. Avenida Caballeros, Palm Springs, CA 92262

4:35pm

Taking Physics on the Road!
In this workshop we will share our approach to a physics pedagogy and outreach course at Fresno State. Students in this service learning course design and present demonstrations of physics principles to learners in K-12 schools and community groups. Groups K-13+

Speakers
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Frederick Nelson

Assistant Professor, California State University, Fresno
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Donald Williams

California State University, Fresno


Saturday October 26, 2013 4:35pm - 5:35pm
Palm Springs Convention Center, Mesquite C 277 N. Avenida Caballeros, Palm Springs, CA 92262

4:35pm

The Science of Energy - Exploring Forms of Energy and Energy Transformation
Confidently teach important science concepts with center-based, hands-on activities that investigate forms of energy: motion, sound, thermal, radiant, electrical and chemical energy, and the energy transformations between them. Grades 6-8

Saturday October 26, 2013 4:35pm - 5:35pm
Palm Springs Convention Center, Smoketree C 277 N. Avenida Caballeros, Palm Springs, CA 92262

4:35pm

Toys In Space
Teach the concept of gravity the easy way! Have groups of students study the physics of how their toy works in Earth's gravity and then watch a video of astronauts using the same toy on the International Space Station!
Grades 2-8

Speakers
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Sandra Kaszynski

Educator, Aerospace Education Specialist, AESP NASA/JPL


Saturday October 26, 2013 4:35pm - 5:35pm
Palm Springs Convention Center, Smoketree B 277 N. Avenida Caballeros, Palm Springs, CA 92262

7:00pm

Evening Star Party - Both Indoors and Out!
Join us for a beautiful evening under the starry desert skies! Head outdoors to see the stars
for yourself through high-powered telescopes and binoculars provided by the Astronomical
Society of the Desert. When you’ve finished stargazing, you can head back indoors to
explore a STARLAB Portable Planetarium, where you’ll see the night sky devoid of any light
pollution. You can also learn how to make your own inflatable planetarium for your classroom,
presented by Maureen Allen of the Orange County Office of Education. The finished
project is large enough to seat 35-40 children and costs less than $35 to make! This event is
included with your registration. CSTA requests that you RSVP with your registration.

Just added to the Stargazing Party:
7:00 pm - 8:00 pm: Invasion of the Cognitive Scientists - into Astronomy 

Stephanie J. Slater, Ph.D., Research Professor Capital College Department of Engineering and Executive Director of CAPER Center for Astronomy & Physics Education Research

Given the innately captivating nature of astronomy – alien planet landscapes, exploding stars, black holes hidden within galaxies, and speeding space probes – teachers are often surprised at how challenging it is to convert astronomy from a lecture-dominated descriptive class to a scientific inquiry-oriented one as called for in the NGSS. Fortunately, recent advances in cognitive science offer new pathways for teaching astronomy through inquiry. Dr. Slater will illustrate how a scaffolding approach dramatically enhances students’ ability to do scientific inquiry in astronomy and improve their conceptual understanding of science.

Speakers
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Maureen Allen

Science Consultant, Orange County Dept. of Education
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Stephanie Slater

Research Professor Capital College Department of Engineering and Executive Director of CAPER Center for Astronomy & Physics Education Research


Saturday October 26, 2013 7:00pm - 10:00pm
Palm Springs Convention Center, East Lawn 277 N. Avenida Caballeros, Palm Springs, CA 92262
 
Sunday, October 27
 

7:00am

Registration Desk Open
Located at the Information Desk of the Palm Springs Convention Center

Sunday October 27, 2013 7:00am - 12:00pm
Palm Springs Convention Center, Oasis Foyer 277 N. Avenida Caballeros, Palm Springs, CA 92262

7:30am

Continental Breakfast, Sponsored by Chevron
Gather with colleagues and get a good start to your day! Chevron will host a continental breakfast before the closing keynote speaker. Take this time to plan your Sunday, grab contact information from colleagues, and get a cup of coffee and a bowl of oatmeal before heading into the Closing Session.

Sponsored by Chevron

Sponsors

Sunday October 27, 2013 7:30am - 8:00am
Renaissance Palm Springs Hotel, Ballroom Foyer 888 Tahquitz Canyon Way, Palm Springs, CA 92262

8:00am

Closing Session and Keynote Address
How will the combination of a booming global population and global warming change the world? Which countries will struggle, and which will prosper? Laurence Smith believes the North is set for major gains. In his talk, Smith will outline the changes that our world will face in the next 50 years, both geologically and societally.

Sponsored by Chevron

Speakers
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Laurence Smith

Climate Scientist and Professor, and Author of The World in 2050.

Sponsors

Sunday October 27, 2013 8:00am - 9:15am
Renaissance Palm Springs Hotel, California Ballroom 888 Tahquitz Canyon Way, Palm Springs, CA 92262

8:15am

FC05: Sex in the Zoo- Helping Species Survive and Thrive at the Living Desert
Limited Capacity seats available

The Living Desert is a zoo dedicated to the animals and plants of Earth's arid regions. Come explore how the Living Desert helps endangered species. Participants will propagate native plants in the Propagation Greenhouse and take cuttings back to school with them. Teachers will also meet with experts in the Species Survival Plan that is used to make decisions about the mating of endangered animals and use data to make decisions about which individuals should be mated. Participants will also have time to explore the zoo on their own and have lunch. Lunch provided. Ticket: $78

Photo Courtesy of Greater Palm Springs CVB. 


Sunday October 27, 2013 8:15am - 1:45pm
Offsite Field Course - Bus Departs Palm Springs Convention Center 277 N. Avenida Caballeros, Palm Springs, CA 92262

9:20am

From Plato to Moon Phases: Addressing Misconceptions in Science
Common Core literacy meets Next Generation Standards: Come see the process of planning a team taught lesson and the doors opened for inquiry among our staff in developing cross-curricular lessons as we share the connection between Plato and moon phases.

Link to Handouts: http://home.lcusd.net/lchs/ttraeger/geospatial_tools_teachers.html 

Speakers
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Jamie Lewsadder

CTO, La Canada Unified
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Tom Traeger

Earth Sciences Teacher, La Canada High School


Sunday October 27, 2013 9:20am - 10:20am
Palm Springs Convention Center, Smoketree A

9:20am

From Snowfall to Outfall: City Infrastructure as a Teaching Tool for the Next Generation
This workshop explores how K-12 science teachers can provide students with hand-on experiences and expose them to science careers through the “living laboratory” of public water, power, and sewer infrastructure. Based on educational initiatives of the San Francisco Public Utilities Commission.

Link to Handout 

Speakers
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Chandra Johnson

San Francisco Public Utilities Commission


Sunday October 27, 2013 9:20am - 10:20am
Palm Springs Convention Center, Mesquite E

9:20am

Implementing the Next Generation Science Standards in the Classroom: Start from Where You Are
This workshop intends to build awareness and capacity of teachers to implement effectively the new Science Framework dimensions to better prepare all students with a 21st century science education. Grades K-12

Link to Handouts (on Google Drive)

Speakers
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Maria Simani

Executive Director, California Science Project


Sunday October 27, 2013 9:20am - 10:20am
Palm Springs Convention Center, Mesquite C 277 N. Avenida Caballeros, Palm Springs, CA 92262

9:20am

Physics Club: Keeping the Fun in Physics!
Join us for an interactive discussion of fun activities and competitions both outside and inside the classroom to make Physics come alive and to help recruit more students for your Physics classes. Grades 9-12

Link to Presentation: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4oDWKTBiUj0

Speakers
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Kevin Dwyer

Physics Teacher, Cypress High School


Sunday October 27, 2013 9:20am - 10:20am
Palm Springs Convention Center, Smoketree F

9:20am

Reproductive Endocrinology in Conservation
Reproductive Endocrinology uses a combination of lecture and hands-on activities to help bring the science of saving species into the classroom through investigations into the utility of endocrinology in wildlife conservation. Grades 6-12.

Speakers
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Robin Keith

San Diego Institute for Conservation Research
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Maggie Reinbold

San Diego Zoo Institute for Conservation Research


Sunday October 27, 2013 9:20am - 10:20am
Palm Springs Convention Center, Smoketree C 277 N. Avenida Caballeros, Palm Springs, CA 92262

9:20am

Solar System and the Periodic Table
Take a ride through the solar system using the periodic table as the basis for understanding! Learn to love the periodic table and understand how it makes our everyday lives and the adventures of the future possible!
Grades 3-5

Speakers
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Sandra Kaszynski

Educator, Aerospace Education Specialist, AESP NASA/JPL


Sunday October 27, 2013 9:20am - 10:20am
Palm Springs Convention Center, Mesquite D 277 N. Avenida Caballeros, Palm Springs, CA 92262

9:20am

Student Notebooks: From a Place to Keep Records to a Tool for Student Thinking in the Age of Common Core and NGSS
Student Notebooks: Are notebooks a tool for thinking or a tool for producing copies of science experiences? Learn a K-12 Alliance process for teacher self-reflection to analyze personal practice for opportunities that encourage students to become independent communicators in notebooks. Grades K-8

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Karen Cerwin

Regional Director, K-12 Alliance/WestEd
Regional Director | K-12 Alliance/WestEd


Sunday October 27, 2013 9:20am - 10:20am
Palm Springs Convention Center, Mesquite H 277 N. Avenida Caballeros, Palm Springs, CA 92262

9:20am

Teach It in 3D
Discover how to use 3D models to teach hard to understand concepts in Earth Sciences. Participants will complete a 3D model that they can use in their classes, come away with additional models to copy and ideas for lessons.

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Dara DeVicariis

Science Teacher, ROHMS


Sunday October 27, 2013 9:20am - 10:20am
Palm Springs Convention Center, Mesquite F 277 N. Avenida Caballeros, Palm Springs, CA 92262

9:20am

FINESSE #4 Re-Designing Your Curriculum Using NGSS and “Understanding by Design”
In this capstone workshop, participants will explore the NGSS both for content (DCI) and Science and Engineering Practices as the guiding principals for redesigning their existing curriculum. Participants will collaborate on revisions to traditional activities and instruction, and develop their own activities to meet the Performance Expectations described in the NGSS. Particular emphasis will be placed on developing instructional strategies that address the specific learning needs of students who have traditionally been underserved by the current instructional landscape.

Link to Handouts:

https://sites.google.com/site/presentationspomeroy/ca-science-ed-2013

 

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Stork

University of Dubuque


Sunday October 27, 2013 9:20am - 12:20pm
Palm Springs Convention Center, Smoketree B 277 N. Avenida Caballeros, Palm Springs, CA 92262

10:40am

Connecting Body Systems to Cells
This unit helps students make connections between our body systems and how they support the function of the cell. We start with the needs of the cell and then look at how each body system provides or removes that substance. Grade 7

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Kerin Butterfield

Science Teacher, California Middle School


Sunday October 27, 2013 10:40am - 11:40am
Palm Springs Convention Center, Smoketree C 277 N. Avenida Caballeros, Palm Springs, CA 92262

10:40am

Engaging Your Students in Scientific Argumentation
Explore ways to incorporate effective scientific argumentation in your science classroom. Participate in a workshop focused on the science of climate change, modeling how to provide students with opportunities to gather evidence and use scientific argumentation to make evidence-based explanations. Grades 6-9

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Sarah Pedemonte

Ocean Sciences Curriculum Specialist, Lawrence Hall of Science
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Emily Weiss

Marine Science and Literacy Education, UC Berkeley Lawrence Hall of Science


Sunday October 27, 2013 10:40am - 11:40am
Palm Springs Convention Center, Smoketree A

10:40am

Engineering Is Elementary: Submersibles
Experience the highlights of the Engineering is Elementary (EiE) unit: Submersibles. Use the engineering design process: ask, imagine, plan, create, and improve as you build submersibles that actually retrieve items from the bottom of a model "sea".

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Jo Topps

Regional Director, K-12 Alliance/WestED


Sunday October 27, 2013 10:40am - 11:40am
Palm Springs Convention Center, Mesquite H 277 N. Avenida Caballeros, Palm Springs, CA 92262

10:40am

Flip Your Classroom! Uniting Science Classrooms and the Common Core with Flipped Teaching
Flip Your Classroom! Flipped teaching is a new trend that brings many powerful benefits to the science classroom. This session will focus on the benefits and best practices of flipped instruction as well as the nuts and bolts of implementation.

Link to Handouts: http://goo.gl/t9aeWr
 

Speakers
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Jen Alcazar

Co-Director, UC Irvine Science Education Program


Sunday October 27, 2013 10:40am - 11:40am
Palm Springs Convention Center, Mesquite C 277 N. Avenida Caballeros, Palm Springs, CA 92262

10:40am

Hands-On DNA
Learn three hands-on activities for an engaging unit on DNA- Extract your own DNA, use paper cut-outs to "discover" the structure of DNA through inquiry, and code a secret protein message in a DNA bracelet. Grades 9-12

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Sarah Robles

biology teache, Rancho Mirage High School


Sunday October 27, 2013 10:40am - 11:40am
Palm Springs Convention Center, Mesquite D 277 N. Avenida Caballeros, Palm Springs, CA 92262

10:40am

Integrating the Common Core Literacy Skills in Science Classes
Explore strategies to teach reading and writing literacy standards within your science curriculum.

Link to Handouts:

https://docs.google.com/document/d/1qvyJCNUQsgAfef9XB9oqALzaESuKqZPvejTJQwQJj3E/edit?usp=sharing

 

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Heather Wygant

Geology Teacher, Sobrato High School


Sunday October 27, 2013 10:40am - 11:40am
Palm Springs Convention Center, Mesquite E

10:40am

Physics Demonstrations and Labs - Electricity and Magnetism
Join this fast paced workshop as a group of physics and physical science teachers share favorite demonstrations, labs and online resources to illustrate electricity and magnetism concepts. Grades 8-12

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Meredith Casalino

Physics Teacher, CSULB
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Laura Henriques

Professor, CSU Long Beach


Sunday October 27, 2013 10:40am - 11:40am
Palm Springs Convention Center, Smoketree F

10:40am

The Kirby Method, Getting Your Students to Slow Down and Think
Often students are so spooked by the subject matter that they forget to slow down and read. Here, a method developed by a college instructor and tested with college students from both General Chemistry and Mechanics classes will be shared. Grades 9-13+

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Sunday October 27, 2013 10:40am - 11:40am
Palm Springs Convention Center, Mesquite F 277 N. Avenida Caballeros, Palm Springs, CA 92262

12:00pm

Born to Run: An Inquiry-Based Evolution Project
Bring investigation into your evolution unit! Learn about the field of experimental evolution where mice have been selected for voluntary wheel running. Bring your laptops to evaluate the skeletal changes and experience an inquiry-based activity that you can share with your students. Grades 7-12

Link to Handouts: 

http://www.indiana.edu/~ensiweb/lessons/BornToRun.html


Speakers
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Theodore Garland

Professor of Biology, University of California, Riverside
Science! Doing it and teaching it. More specifically, I am an evolutionary physiologist specializing in the genetic and evolution of locomotor behavior and exercise physiology. I work on lab mice, lizards, snakes, and various other creatures. I am also interested in developing curricula (science lesson plans) for middle and high school students. Some of these could be extended to college as well. | | Please check this out, part of my... Read More →
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Tricia Radojcic

Science Teacher, Bella Vista Middle School


Sunday October 27, 2013 12:00pm - 1:00pm
Palm Springs Convention Center, Smoketree C 277 N. Avenida Caballeros, Palm Springs, CA 92262

12:00pm

Connect Science Content with the NGSS Crosscutting Concepts
Participants will explore the NGSS crosscutting concepts as they relate to a hands-on activity, and use critical questions and a set of symbols to help make the connections with students.

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Peter A'Hearn

K-12 Science Specialist, Palm Springs USD


Sunday October 27, 2013 12:00pm - 1:00pm
Palm Springs Convention Center, Mesquite E

12:00pm

Giving Students Ownership by Helping Them Construct Their Own Scientific Explanations
This session focuses on empowering students to learn scientific concepts through constructing their own explanations, an essential NRC Framework practice. Participants will learn strategies to guide observation and small group discussion that allow for deeper student understanding. Grades 2-5

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Emily Gibson

Teacher Educator & Instructional Coach, California Academy of Sciences
Teacher Educator & Instructional Coach
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Briana McCarthy

Teacher Educator and Instructional Coach, California Academy of Sciences


Sunday October 27, 2013 12:00pm - 1:00pm
Palm Springs Convention Center, Mesquite F 277 N. Avenida Caballeros, Palm Springs, CA 92262

12:00pm

Incorporating Cyberlearning into STEM, NGSS, and CCSS
Learn how to use Cyberlearning in preparing curriculum for NGSS and CCSS through using technology and obtain valuable websites used for teaching, practicing, preparing for exams, teacher resources, etc. Get hands on experiences with the latest TI-Inspire CAS Handheld Computer. Grades 9-12

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Gwendolyn Jefferson

Science Teacher, Wilmer Amina Carter High School
I am a dedicated Biology Teacher at Wilmer Amina Carter High School in Rialto, CA. I endeaver to prepare my students for today's careers through teaching STEM concepts using inquiry methods.


Sunday October 27, 2013 12:00pm - 1:00pm
Palm Springs Convention Center, Smoketree A

12:00pm

Lesson Study As a Vehicle to Integrate Next Generation Science Practices into the Classroom
Teachers will discuss how they utilize lesson study as a means to a collaborative community of practice. Lessons and strategies uncovered through the lesson study process that facilitate use of the science practices will be shared. Grades K-12

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Christine Lee

Postdoctoral Researcher, CSU East Bay
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Ai Vu

Alameda County Office of Education


Sunday October 27, 2013 12:00pm - 1:00pm
Palm Springs Convention Center, Mesquite C 277 N. Avenida Caballeros, Palm Springs, CA 92262

12:00pm

Science Across the Content Areas
Just like literacy or numeracy, science can and should be taught by everybody. Learn which concepts lend themselves to interdisciplinary instruction and see examples of units and assessments involving meaningful science in history, English, and math classes.  Grades 6-8

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Amy Frame

Graduate Researcher, UCLA
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Sophie Korn

Environmental Charter Middle School


Sunday October 27, 2013 12:00pm - 1:00pm
Palm Springs Convention Center, Smoketree F

12:00pm

Supporting New and Preservice Science Teachers in Formative Assessment
This workshop will provide support for new and preservice teachers in formative assessment. Participants will examine authentic evidence from videos and student work samples, and engage in a discussion on how to apply the observed strategies in their own classrooms.
Grades 7-13

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Jenna Porter

Assistant Professor, jmporter@csus.edu


Sunday October 27, 2013 12:00pm - 1:00pm
Palm Springs Convention Center, Mesquite D 277 N. Avenida Caballeros, Palm Springs, CA 92262