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Thank you for attending the 2013 California Science Education Conference. 

To view a list of workshops with handouts posted online, click here

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Friday, October 25
 

1:00pm

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

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Speakers
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Susan Gomez-Zwiep

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


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

1:00pm

SC02: Science: The Perfect Context for Language and Literacy
Research and the new framework suggest that science is an appropriate forum to develop language and literacy. In this Short Course, we will experience and develop science lessons that are blended with the Common Core English Language Arts standards. Ticket $25

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

1:00pm

SC03: Teaching Ecology and Scientific Practices Using Real Data
Use real data collected by Dr. Whitcraft and her Wetlands Ecology Lab at CSULB. Learn how to implement a scientific research project designed to teach students about scientific practices,  writing, and skills needed to understand the nature of science. Grades 9-13+.  Ticket $25

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Wendy Hagan

Granada Hills Charter High School


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

1:00pm

SC04: Computer Supported Collaborative Science (CSCS) in the Chemistry Classroom:
 Using Google Applications to Investigate Chemical Reactions
Limited Capacity seats available

Learn how to use free cloud-based collaborative online documents (Google) to perform continuous formative assessments of student understanding during science instruction. Grades 6-13.
Ticket $10


Friday October 25, 2013 1:00pm - 4:00pm
Palm Springs USD, Tech Room A

1:00pm

SC05: Leading the Change: Common Core State Standards- Literacy in Science, Part 1 - SOLD OUT
Lead your school/district in implementing the Common Core for Literacy in Science. The 6-hour module, part of CDE’s PLMs, provides K-12 examples for inquiry, writing, reading, and oral language. Experience the module; get materials necessary to lead discussions back home. Part 1 

Ticket: SOLD OUT

Speakers
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Kathy DiRanna

Statewied Director, K-12 Alliance
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Maria Simani

Executive Director, California Science Project


Friday October 25, 2013 1:00pm - 4:00pm
Renaissance Palm Springs Hotel, Santa Rosa 888 Tahquitz Canyon Way, Palm Springs, CA 92262
 
Saturday, October 26
 

9:00am

SC05: Leading the Change: Common Core State Standards- Literacy in Science, Part 2 - SOLD OUT
Lead your school/district in implementing the Common Core for Literacy in Science. The 6-hour module, part of CDE’s PLMs, provides K-12 examples for inquiry, writing, reading, and oral language. Experience the module; get materials necessary to lead discussions back home. Part 2

This short course is SOLD OUT. 

Speakers
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Kathy DiRanna

Statewied Director, K-12 Alliance
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Maria Simani

Executive Director, California Science Project


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

9:00am

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

9:00am

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

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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Speakers
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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

1:00pm

SC11: Teaching Climate Change Science in High School Biology
In this 3-hour Short Course for new teachers, the National Center for Science Education will address how to bring climate change science into biology courses. It will involve hands-on activities, demonstrations, discussions, and recommendations on how to manage potential controversy. Grade 9 Ticket $15

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

1:00pm

SC12: Using Language Processes to Understand Physical Processes
We'll unpack a discrepant event and journey through the complex processes of building explanations and engaging in argumentation. Explore ways to accelerate student learning through hands-on investigations and literacy strategies that promote science content learning and academic language development. Grades 4-8 Ticket $30

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Claudio Vargas

Director Bay Area Science Project, UC Berkeley
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Diana Velez

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


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

1:00pm

SC13: Sharing the Story of Primary Science
Come delve into the wonderful world of K-2 life science, NGSS, and STEM. Actively explore exciting pedagogical strategies and innovative ideas for the integration of CCSS, NGSS, and STEM in your primary classroom. Leave ready to use these strategies Monday morning! Grades PreK-2 Ticket $25


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