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Friday, October 25
 

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
JT

Jo Topps

Regional Director, K12 Alliance


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

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

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

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

Division Director, STEM, San Joaquin County Office of Education
Kirk is Director of STEM at San Joaquin County Office of Education. He is also co-director of the Delta Sierra Science Project, a six county region of the California Science Project. In addition, he is regional science-lead of the Curriculum and Instruction Subcommittee of the California... Read More →


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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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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Catharine Reznicek

Ed Tech 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+

Speakers
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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

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





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... Read More →
avatar for Paula Arvedson PhD

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

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

Speakers
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Mattew 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... Read More →


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

Speakers
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Sarah Delaney

Program Administrator - STEM, San Francisco Unified School District
Sarah manages SFUSD’s Science team in the Office of Curriculum & Instruction. She leads the team’s work to transition to the Next Generation Science Standards content and practices for K-12 science education in the district. Sarah's experience includes six years as a middle school... Read More →


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

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

Link to Handouts:


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

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

Speakers
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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

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

Link to Handouts:

Speakers
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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

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

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.
Link to Handouts:

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

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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Tim Griffin

executive director, lead educator/performer, Griffin Education (GriffinEd)
Tim Griffin is an award-winning educator, singer/songwriter, and storyteller with a passion for making learning fun. After retiring from the Los Angeles Unified School District, Tim now runs a small educational nonprofit called GriffinEd (www.GriffinEd.org), a team of musicians and... Read More →


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

Speakers
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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

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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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.
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Amy Welte

Science Teacher


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.

Speakers

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

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, Immaculate Heart High School
Thirty-three years in science education, currently at Immaculate Heart High School. I have taught Biology, Chemistry, Physics, Anatomy, Environmental Sceince, Health, Algebra and Geometry at Bishop Amat, La Salle and Saint Paul High Schools. I am a national presenter on "Flipping... Read More →


Friday October 25, 2013 4:00pm - 5:00pm
Palm Springs Convention Center, Smoketree A
 
Saturday, October 26
 

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
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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

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
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Lawrence Braile

Professor, Purdue University
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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

Links to Handouts:

Speakers
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Claudio Vargas

Director Bay Area Science Project, UC Berkeley
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Diana Velez

Professional Learning and Curriculum Specialist, Lawrence Hall of Science
Diana Vélez is a professional development specialist and curriculum developer at the Lawrence Hall of Science at the University of California in Berkeley. She currently works with FOSS (Full Option Science System), BaySci, and other science education projects in the area of English... Read More →


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

Speakers
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Rebecca Lamb

Program Director, National Energy Education Development


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... Read More →
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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... 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

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
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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... 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

Links to Handouts:

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

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... Read More →
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Dave Tupper

NGSS Early Implementation 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
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Yami Shimojyo

Science Coordinator, RCOE
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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 COE
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... Read More →


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
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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
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Rochelle Urban

Student Education Specialist, California Academy of Sciences


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

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
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Bradley Schleder

Demonstration Center Director, Kings Canyon USD
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Mary Walls

Project Administrator, OMSD


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

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

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
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Beverly Bautista

Science Teacher, Coleman Tech Charter School
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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

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
YS

Yami Shimojyo

Science Coordinator, RCOE


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

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, Immaculate Heart High School
Thirty-three years in science education, currently at Immaculate Heart High School. I have taught Biology, Chemistry, Physics, Anatomy, Environmental Sceince, Health, Algebra and Geometry at Bishop Amat, La Salle and Saint Paul High Schools. I am a national presenter on "Flipping... Read More →


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

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
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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

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, Immaculate Heart High School
Thirty-three years in science education, currently at Immaculate Heart High School. I have taught Biology, Chemistry, Physics, Anatomy, Environmental Sceince, Health, Algebra and Geometry at Bishop Amat, La Salle and Saint Paul High Schools. I am a national presenter on "Flipping... Read More →


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

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
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Meagan Pasternak

Peabody Charter School
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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

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

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

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 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... Read More →
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W. Travis Nelson

C.T.I. Coach, Holland Middle School
I am interested in hearing about how people are utilizing Google Classroom to improve their teaching practice, run station rotations, and applying John Hattie's research to classroom activities. I loved the book "Rethinking Grading" by Cathy Vatterott. I also interested in learning... Read More →


Saturday October 26, 2013 11:00am - 12:00pm
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

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 COE
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... Read More →
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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

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
MF

Mark Friedman

Animo Leadership Charter High School
GV

Gerard Vargas

Biology Teacher, ANIMO Leadership Charter High School


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

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

Speakers
BB

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
avatar for Pete Arvedson

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... 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

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
CV

Claudio Vargas

Director Bay Area Science Project, UC Berkeley
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Diana Velez

Professional Learning and Curriculum Specialist, Lawrence Hall of Science
Diana Vélez is a professional development specialist and curriculum developer at the Lawrence Hall of Science at the University of California in Berkeley. She currently works with FOSS (Full Option Science System), BaySci, and other science education projects in the area of English... Read More →


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

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
avatar for Pete Arvedson

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... Read More →
avatar for Paula Arvedson PhD

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

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

Links to Handouts:

Speakers
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James Kisiel

Associate Professor, CSU Long Beach


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

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
EH

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... Read More →


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
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... Read More →
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Dave Tupper

NGSS Early Implementation 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

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
EG

Emily Gibson

Teacher Educator & Instructional Coach, California Academy of Sciences
Teacher Educator & Instructional Coach
BM

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

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

Links to Handouts:

Speakers
LB

Lindsay Bobo

Teacher, Lakewood High School


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

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
CB

Christine Bouma

Weaver Elementary School
SG

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

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

Speakers
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Rebecca Lamb

Program Director, National Energy Education Development


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
 
Sunday, October 27
 

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

Teacher, www.lcusd.net
I'm obsessed with Design Thinking after tagging along with our junior high history teachers on a trip to Stanford's D School. Since then, I see the world differently and want to find ways to share what I learned. When not talking about redefining the purpose of open house or challenging... Read More →
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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

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
KD

Kevin Dwyer

Physics Teacher, Cypress High School


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

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
SK

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

Click here for workshop PowerPoint.

Speakers
KC

Karen Cerwin

Regional Director, K-12 Alliance/WestEd
Regional DirectorK-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.

Speakers
DD

Dara DeVicariis

Science Teacher, CJUSD


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

Speakers
KB

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

Speakers
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Sarah Pedemonte

Ocean Sciences Curriculum Specialist, Lawrence Hall of Science
EW

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".

Speakers
JT

Jo Topps

Regional Director, K12 Alliance


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

Speakers
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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

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

Link to Handouts:

Speakers
MC

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+

Speakers

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... Read More →
TR

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

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

Links to Handouts:

Speakers
EG

Emily Gibson

Teacher Educator & Instructional Coach, California Academy of Sciences
Teacher Educator & Instructional Coach
BM

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