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Friday, October 25
 

7:00am

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

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

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

8:00am

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

Speakers
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Dean Gilbert

Science Coordinator, Orange County Department of Education


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

8:00am

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

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

Speakers
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Kathleen Fredette

Teacher/SOFIA AAA, NASA/SOFIA


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

8:00am

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

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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

9:00am

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

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

Photo Courtesy of Greater Palm Springs CVB. 


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

11:00am

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

Speakers
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Kendall Zoller

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


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

11:00am

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

Speakers
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Jessica Pack

Language Arts, Social Studies, ASB, Video Production Teacher, Palm Springs USD
Jessica teaches 6th grade Language Arts, #flipclass Social Studies, Associated Student Body Leadership, and Video Production for Palm Springs Unified. She is a 2014 California Teacher of the Year and her classroom is a 1:1 Chromebook environment with plenty of iPads for students to... Read More →
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John Stevens

Chaffey JUHSD
John is an instructional math and technology coach in Southern California. He is the author of Table Talk Math and co-author of The Classroom Chef, blogs about his passions at http://fishing4tech.com, and would love to create more opportunities for kids to love mathematics.


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

11:00am

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

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

Speakers
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Andrea Aust

Senior Manager, Science Education, KQED
I love working with educators to bring media and technology into classrooms in fun and exciting ways for students. I taught environmental science and marine biology for 10 years before landing at KQED. Ask me about KQED Teach and KQED Learn!

Exhibitors
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KQED Public Broadcasting

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


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

11:00am

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

Links to Handouts:

Speakers
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Sandi Yellenberg

County Science Coordinator, Santa Clara COE
Sandi holds a Master’s degree in Educational Administration from Santa Clara University, a Bachelor’s degree in biology from Washington University in St. Louis, and a multiple subject credential with a supplemental credential in science.  She has presented numerous times for... Read More →


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

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

Speakers
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Jason Lovell

K-12 Education Consultant, PASCO scientific


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

1:00pm

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

Speakers
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Roger Larson

Consultant, Vernier Software & Technology


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

1:00pm

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

Link to Handouts:

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

 

Speakers
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Rochelle Urban

Student Education Specialist, California Academy of Sciences


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

1:00pm

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

Speakers
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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

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

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

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Bio-Rad Laboratories

Product Manager, Bio-Rad Laboratories
erika_fong@bio-rad.com
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Bio-Rad Laboratories

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


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

1:00pm

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

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

2:30pm

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

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Roger Larson

Consultant, Vernier Software & Technology


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

2:30pm

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

New Curriculum Framework for Science: Development and Timeline

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


Speakers
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Kristen Cruz Allen

AdministratorCurriculum Frameworks UnitCalifornia Department of Education
BB

Bryan Boyd

Lead Science ConsultantInstructional Resources UnitCalifornia Department of Education


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

2:30pm

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

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

Speakers
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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

4:00pm

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

Speakers

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

4:00pm

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

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Kathy Warnert

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


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

4:00pm

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

NGSS: The Basics

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

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


Speakers
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Phil Lafontaine

Director Professional Learning and Support Division California Department of Education


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

4:00pm

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

Speakers
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Dean Gilbert

Science Coordinator, Orange County Department of Education


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

4:00pm

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

Click here for the workshop PowerPoint.

Speakers
KC

Karen Cerwin

Regional Director, K-12 Alliance/WestEd
Regional 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

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

Speakers
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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.

Speakers
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Stuart Sumida

Professor of Biology, CSU San Bernardino
Stuart is the eldest out of 4 children, the only boy. Stuart has always been a highly gifted student, graduating at the top of his class both under and post-grad at UCLA. He has written books on Vertebrate Morphology as well as Palentology, teaching both subjects (and more)at universities... Read More →


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

8:00am

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

Speakers
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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

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

Speakers
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Jason Marshall

Sr. National Consultant, McGraw-Hill Education


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

8:00am

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

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Speakers
CV

Claudio Vargas

Director Bay Area Science Project, UC Berkeley
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Diana Velez

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

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

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Speakers
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Sarah Crompton

Science Teacher, Palisades Charter High School


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

8:00am

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

Speakers
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Ana Mello

Mathematics Department Chair, University Preparatory School


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

8:00am

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

Speakers
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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

9:00am

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

Speakers
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Grant Gardner

President - CEO, Assessment Services, Inc.
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Deborah Tucker

Science Education Consultant


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

9:30am

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
MW

Mary Walls

Project Administrator, OMSD


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

9:30am

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

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Speakers
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Tracy Kostenbader

Science Teacher, Jordan High School
This is my 10th year of teaching formal high school science (biology and Earth), however, I started my teaching career in informal education at the Aquarium of the Pacific and Cabrillo Marine Aquarium in southern California. I am in the process of getting my master's in science education... Read More →
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Kera Mathes

Aquarium of the Pacific


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

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

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

Speakers
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Ingrid Flores

Instructor, CSU San Marcos
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Youwen Ouyang

Professor of Computer science, CSU San Marcos


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

9:30am

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

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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

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

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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 →


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

9:30am

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

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David Hanley

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


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

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

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


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Camilla Barry

President, Barry Scientific


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

11:00am

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

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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 →


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

11:00am

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

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Donna Markey

Science Teacher, Vista Magnet Middle School
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Youwen Ouyang

Professor of Computer science, CSU San Marcos


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

11:00am

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

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Carrie Raleigh

Education and Public Outreach Manager, Santa Ana Watershed Association


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

11:00am

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+

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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

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+

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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!

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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

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

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Judy Ross

Kindergarten Teacher, Glazier Elementary School


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

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

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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

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Judy Ross

Kindergarten Teacher, Glazier Elementary School


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

12:30pm

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

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

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Roger Pence

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


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

12:30pm

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

Speakers
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Anthony Quan

Consultant III, STEM, Los Angeles 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

NGSS: The Basics

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

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


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Phil Lafontaine

Director Professional Learning and Support Division California Department of Education


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

12:30pm

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

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Katherine Hayden

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

Science Teacher, Vista Magnet Middle School


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

12:30pm

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

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Mark Friedman

Animo Leadership Charter High School
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Gerard Vargas

Biology Teacher, ANIMO Leadership Charter High School


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

12:30pm

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


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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 →
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Paula Arvedson PhD

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


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

1:00pm

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

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Arthur Beauchamp

Director, Sacramento Area Science Project


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

3:15pm

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

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

3:15pm

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

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

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

 

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Emily Hoffman

Teacher; Department Chair, South Pasadena Middle School
I love teaching and the big ah-ha moments! This last week it was great to hear kids excited about class before they came in... granted it was a dry ice lab. But they were excited! This is my 17th year teaching, and I am currently the department chair and a member of the LACOE Science... 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+

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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

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Emily Gibson

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

Teacher Educator and Instructional Coach, California Academy of Sciences


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

4:35pm

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

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

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Camilla Barry

President, Barry Scientific


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

4:35pm

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

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Katherine Hayden

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


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

4:35pm

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

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Christine Lee

Postdoctoral Researcher, CSU East Bay
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Dawn O'Connor

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


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

4:35pm

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

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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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Christine Bouma

Weaver Elementary School
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Susan Gomez-Zwiep

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


Saturday October 26, 2013 4:35pm - 5:35pm
Palm Springs Convention Center, Mesquite H 277 N. Avenida Caballeros, Palm Springs, CA 92262
 
Sunday, October 27
 

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)

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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

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

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Sandra Kaszynski

Educator, Aerospace Education Specialist, AESP NASA/JPL


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

9:20am

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

Click here for workshop PowerPoint.

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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

9:20am

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

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Dara DeVicariis

Science Teacher, 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

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
 

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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

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

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

12:00pm

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

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Peter A'Hearn

K-12 Science Specialist, Palm Springs USD


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

12:00pm

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

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Amy Frame

Graduate Researcher, UCLA
I love nature, coffee, and research, in that order. I'm a long-time K-12 urban public school teacher and administrator. I've helped thousands of kids get into California's mountains, deserts, and oceans. My vision is that school accountability and finance systems make it easy for... Read More →
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Sophie Korn

Environmental Charter Middle School


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

12:00pm

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

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Julia Jha

Science Teacher, California State University, Sacramento
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Jenna Porter

Assistant Professor, jmporter@csus.edu


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