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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

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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

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+

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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

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+

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Bob Barboza

Founder/Director, Barboza Space Center, Long Beach Unified School District
Bob Barboza is an educator, STEAM++ journalist and founder/director of the Barboza Space Center and Kids Talk Radio Science. He manages teams of students in a junior astronaut fellowship program in the Long Beach Unified School District. His international space science STEAM++ program... Read More →


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

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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.

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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

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.

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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... 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

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

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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

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.

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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... 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


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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!

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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 

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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

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

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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

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.

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Jo Topps

Regional Director, K12 Alliance


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

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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

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

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Rebecca Lamb

Program Director, National Energy Education Development


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

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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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

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

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Dr David Crowther

NSTA President & Professor Science Education, David Crowther
Dr. David T Crowther is a Professor of Science Education and the Executive Director of the Raggio Research Center for STEM Education at the University of Nevada, Reno. David is also the President of the National Science Teachers Association (NSTA). Dr. Crowther received his PhD... Read More →


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

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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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

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

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

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.

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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

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

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


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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 →


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

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

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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

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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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... Read More →


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

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

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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.

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

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.

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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

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.

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Karen Cerwin

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

Links to Handouts:
 

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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

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

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Dawn O'Connor

Director of STEM, Alameda County Office OfAlameda County Office of Education


Friday October 25, 2013 4:00pm - 5:00pm
Renaissance Palm Springs Hotel, Ventura
 
Saturday, October 26
 

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.

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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... 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!

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Heather Berkoben

Dairy Council of California

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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

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

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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

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.

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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... 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

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

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

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

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

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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

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

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

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

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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

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Bryan Ehlers

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

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

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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

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!

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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

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... 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

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
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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

“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

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

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
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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

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

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

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
JR

Judy Ross

Kindergarten Teacher, Glazier Elementary School


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

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... 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

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

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.

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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

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

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
SK

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 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
CJ

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

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
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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

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

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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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

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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Speakers
CL

Christine Lee

Postdoctoral Researcher, CSU East Bay
AV

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