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Friday, October 25
 

8:00am

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

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Donna Markey

Science Teacher, Vista Magnet Middle School


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

8:00am

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

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Kirk Brown

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


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

8:00am

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

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

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

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Khuyen Mai

Exhibit Coordinator, Edvotek, Inc.


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

11:00am

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

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Donna Markey

Science Teacher, Vista Magnet Middle School


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

11:00am

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


Speakers
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Bethany Dixon

Science Teacher, Western Sierra Collegiate Academy


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

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

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

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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 1:00pm - 2:00pm
Renaissance Palm Springs Hotel, Pasadena Ballroom 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
avatar for Kathy DiRanna

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

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

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Donna Markey

Science Teacher, Vista Magnet Middle School


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

2:30pm

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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avatar for Anthony Quan

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

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

2:30pm

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

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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 →
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Virginia Oberholzer Vandergon

Professor, California State University, Northridge


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

3:30pm

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

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Bio-Rad Laboratories

Product Manager, Bio-Rad Laboratories
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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 3:30pm - 5:00pm
Palm Springs Convention Center, Mesquite F 277 N. Avenida Caballeros, Palm Springs, CA 92262

4:00pm

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

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Wendy Peel

Inside Sales Consultant, Texas Instruments


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

4:00pm

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

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

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Ruth Abatzoglou

CTE Program Specialist, Santa Ana Unified School District
Program Specialist for Career Technical Education in Santa Ana Unified School District helping to develop STEAM opportunities to students for the past 3 years. Previously worked as STEAM Coordinator and Science and Technology Teacher at Century High School.
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Joaquin Alvarado

Century High School


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

4:00pm

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

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Stephanie Etcheverria

Program Coordinator, CA Foundation for Agriculture in the Classroom


Friday October 25, 2013 4:00pm - 5:00pm
Palm Springs Convention Center, Mesquite G 277 N. Avenida Caballeros, Palm Springs, CA 92262
 
Saturday, October 26
 

8:00am

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

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

8:00am

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

Link to Handout: http://goo.gl/7T49uQ

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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!

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KQED Public Broadcasting

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


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

8:00am

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

Link to Handouts: 

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


Speakers
avatar for Anthony Quan

Anthony Quan

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


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

8:00am

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

Link to Handouts:

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



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Rochelle Urban

Student Education Specialist, California Academy of Sciences


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

9:00am

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
avatar for Kathy DiRanna

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

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

9:30am

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

Link to Handouts:

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



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Rochelle Urban

Student Education Specialist, California Academy of Sciences


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

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.

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YES Facilitator

Cast Member, Disney Youth Education Series


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

11:00am

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

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Scout from University of California

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

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avatar for Scout from University of California

Scout from University of California

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


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

11:00am

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+

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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

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

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

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Keith Miller

Science Department Chair, Lakewood High School


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

11:00am

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

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Joseph Calmer

Teacher, USC Hybrid High School


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

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

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

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Sandra Kaszynski

Educator, Aerospace Education Specialist, AESP NASA/JPL


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

12:30pm

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

Link to Handout: http://goo.gl/sQ3fia

Speakers
avatar for Andrea Aust

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!
avatar for Jessica Neely

Jessica Neely

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

Exhibitors
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KQED Public Broadcasting

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


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

12:30pm

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

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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

12:30pm

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

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Katharine Havert

Environmental Education Consultant
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Carrie Raleigh

Education and Public Outreach Manager, Santa Ana Watershed Association


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

3:15pm

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

Link to Handouts:

Speakers
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Eric Bull

Associate Professor, Education, William Jessup University
I'm all about K-8 education and finding out how to get kids passionate about learning. One vehicle I use is innovative and alternative pathways to teach/pursue science concepts. Hence, the beginning of the Placer County STEM Expo which encourages creative perspectives when trying... Read More →
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Thomas Toy

Science Teacher, Twelve Bridges Elementary School


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

3:15pm

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

Speakers
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Sarah Delaney

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 →


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

4:35pm

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

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Achim "Dange" Dangerfield

Science/Media Arts Teacher, Berkeley B Tech Academy
My name is Achim "Dange" Dangerfield. I have taught Earth Science, Biology and now teach Chemistry and Video Production at B Tech Academy. Every Thursday night I also teach a "How to play Guitar Class" at Berkeley Adult School. Before I taught Science I lived and worked in Los Angeles... Read More →


Saturday October 26, 2013 4:35pm - 5:35pm
Palm Springs Convention Center, Smoketree A
 
Sunday, October 27
 

10:40am

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

Link to Handouts:

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

 

Speakers
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Heather Wygant

Geology Teacher, Sobrato High School


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

12:00pm

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

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Gwendolyn Jefferson

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


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

12:00pm

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

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Speakers
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Christine Lee

Postdoctoral Researcher, CSU East Bay
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Ai Vu

Alameda County Office of Education


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