Thank you for attending the 2013 California Science Education Conference. 

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Saturday, October 26


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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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


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.


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