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Friday, October 25
 

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

Speakers
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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

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

Speakers
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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

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

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

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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

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

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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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 1:00pm - 2:00pm
Renaissance Palm Springs Hotel, Pasadena Ballroom 888 Tahquitz Canyon Way, Palm Springs, CA 92262

2:30pm

Implications of CCSS on NGSS
Participants will gain an understanding of the implications and correlations of the Common Core State Standards in English/Language Arts, and Mathematics on Next Generation Science Standards. PreK-13+

Link to Handouts:  

http://tinyurl.com/LACOE-ImplicatioinsCSTA2013


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 →


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

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
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Karen Cerwin

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


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

4:00pm

Teach Marine Biology in Place of Biology to All CA Biology CST and New Common Core Standards
Comprehensive marine biology course teaching all California biology & new Common Core/Ocean Literacy standards! Lessons, labs, activities, assessments, games, interactive, webquests. CST test scores were: 96% Advanced /Proficient in an inner-city 100% Black /Latino public school! Grades 9-12

Speakers
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Mark Friedman

Animo Leadership Charter High School
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Gerard Vargas

Biology Teacher, ANIMO Leadership Charter High School


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

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
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Claudio Vargas

Director Bay Area Science Project, UC Berkeley
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Diana Velez

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


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

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

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.


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

8:00am

Science Content and Notebooking (SCAN) - An Introduction, Part 1
Join our Science Content and Notebooking leadership team to see the program 65 teachers from 4 districts are implementing. Teachers are building notebooks that show evidence of learning, reflection, reading, writing, and academic growth. Grades 6-12

Speakers
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Yami Shimojyo

Science Coordinator, RCOE
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Don Ward

Corona-Norca USD


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

9:30am

21st Century Skills and STEM
Enjoy a fast-paced interactive session that will connect 21st Century Skills to STEM. Through hands-on activities, develop a deeper understanding of the 4Cs (communication, collaboration, critical thinking, creativity), Scientific and Engineering Practices, Standards for Mathematical Practice, and ELA anchor skills. PreK-13+

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Bradley Schleder

Demonstration Center Director, Kings Canyon USD
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Mary Walls

Project Administrator, OMSD


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

9:30am

Incorporating Performance Assessments in Biology and Chemistry Classes
This session will focus on developing and writing performance assessments for a biology or chemistry class. By the end of the session, you should feel comfortable adding a performance assessment to your next test. Grades 9-13+

Speakers
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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 9:30am - 10:30am
Palm Springs Convention Center, Mesquite A 277 N. Avenida Caballeros, Palm Springs, CA 92262

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

Science Content and Notebooking (SCAN), - CNUSD, Part 2
Join Science Content and Notebooking Corona Unified teachers to see the program they have created that successfully supports their classroom instruction. Successful Science Notebooks (SNB's) will be presented as well as critical practices that support the success of their students. Grades 6-12

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Speakers
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Yami Shimojyo

Science Coordinator, RCOE


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

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

Speakers
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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

11:00am

Science Content and Notebooking (SCAN), - RUSD, Part 3
Join Science Content and Notebooking Riverside Unified teachers to see the program they have created that successfully support their classroom instruction. Successful Science Notebooks (SNB's) will be presented as well as critical practices that support the success of their students. Grades 6-12

Speakers
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Henry Shimojyo

LOGOS Education System
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Yami Shimojyo

Science Coordinator, RCOE


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

12:30pm

Beyond the Summary
Common Core, Science, ELA! Come gather six over-arching projects covering Common Core and Science standards. Projects can be adapted for units, unit components, differentiated instruction, ELL’s, advanced students, etc. Leave the workshop with concrete ideas to implement on Monday. Grades 2-9

Speakers
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Karren Krosby

Teacher, Roosevelt Elementary School


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

12:30pm

Science Content and Notebooking (SCAN), - AUSD, RSCS, Part 4
Join Science Content and Notebooking Alvord Unified and River Springs Charter teachers to see the program they have created that supports their classroom instruction. Successful Science Notebooks (SNB's) will be presented along with critical practices that support the success of students. Grades 6-12

Speakers
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Scott Herrick

Professor, Riverside Community College
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Yami Shimojyo

Science Coordinator, RCOE


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

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

 

Speakers
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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

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
 
Sunday, October 27
 

9:20am

From Plato to Moon Phases: Addressing Misconceptions in Science
Common Core literacy meets Next Generation Standards: Come see the process of planning a team taught lesson and the doors opened for inquiry among our staff in developing cross-curricular lessons as we share the connection between Plato and moon phases.

Link to Handouts: http://home.lcusd.net/lchs/ttraeger/geospatial_tools_teachers.html 

Speakers
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Jamie Lewsadder

Teacher, www.lcusd.net
I'm obsessed with Design Thinking after tagging along with our junior high history teachers on a trip to Stanford's D School. Since then, I see the world differently and want to find ways to share what I learned. When not talking about redefining the purpose of open house or challenging... Read More →
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Tom Traeger

Earth Sciences Teacher, La Canada High School


Sunday October 27, 2013 9:20am - 10:20am
Palm Springs Convention Center, Smoketree A

9:20am

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

Click here for workshop PowerPoint.

Speakers
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Karen Cerwin

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


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

10:40am

Flip Your Classroom! Uniting Science Classrooms and the Common Core with Flipped Teaching
Flip Your Classroom! Flipped teaching is a new trend that brings many powerful benefits to the science classroom. This session will focus on the benefits and best practices of flipped instruction as well as the nuts and bolts of implementation.

Link to Handouts: http://goo.gl/t9aeWr
 

Speakers
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Jen Alcazar

Co-Director, UC Irvine Science Education Program


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

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

Speakers
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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