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Friday, October 25
 

8:00am

Shaking Things Up with E-books and iTunes U Courses
Experience earthquakes in a new way! Come learn about two resources for iPads and other iOS devices to engage students and help them learn about seismic phenomena. Grades 6-12

Link to Handout: http://goo.gl/7fk9Pt



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 Helena Carmena

Helena Carmena

Manager of Teacher Services, Education Division, California Academy of Sciences

Exhibitors
avatar for KQED Public Broadcasting

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 8:00am - 9:00am
Renaissance Palm Springs Hotel, Madera

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
avatar for Jessica Pack

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 →
avatar for John Stevens

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

1:00pm

Fishing Via Satellite
Determine the best location to capture a boatload of specific marketable fish using satellite-based data obtained with NASA on-line data access tools and free multispectral imaging software from Purdue University. Learn where to find similar lesson plan on-line.  Grades 6-12





Speakers
avatar for Pete Arvedson

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 →
avatar for Paula Arvedson PhD

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 1:00pm - 2:00pm
Renaissance Palm Springs Hotel, Madera

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

Speakers
avatar for Mattew d'Alessio

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 →
avatar for Virginia Oberholzer Vandergon

Virginia Oberholzer Vandergon

Professor, California State University, Northridge


Friday October 25, 2013 2:30pm - 3:30pm
Palm Springs USD, Tech Room B
 
Saturday, October 26
 

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/



Speakers
RU

Rochelle Urban

Student Education Specialist, California Academy of Sciences


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

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

Speakers
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Anthony Fernandes

Teacher, La Salle High School
avatar for Brian Miller

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

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

Speakers
AF

Anthony Fernandes

Teacher, La Salle High School
avatar for Brian Miller

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

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)

Speakers
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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

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/

Speakers
avatar for Roger Pence

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

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


Speakers
avatar for Pete Arvedson

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 →
avatar for Paula Arvedson PhD

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

3:15pm

Earth Observation Day- An Introduction to Geospatial Education
Earth Observation Day engages teachers/students in the use of free satellite data for Land Cover Mapping. 6-8 Grade teachers will learn about remote sensing sciences and its applications using Google Earth in combination with 3 lesson plans.

Link to Workshop Handouts/Information: http://cstars.metro.ucdavis.edu/education-and-outreach/californiaview/california-science-teacher-conference-2013/ 

Speakers
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Pia van Benthem

Program Coordinator, Land, Air and Water Resources, UC Davis


Saturday October 26, 2013 3:15pm - 4:15pm
Palm Springs USD, Tech Room B

3:15pm

QR Scavenger Hunts - Teaching the Functions of Cell Organelles to Diverse Learners
QR Code scavenger hunts communicate information to students with diverse learning styles. Using a lesson to teach students about the organelles of a cell and their respective functions, participants will learn how to develop their own QR Code scavenger hunt.

Speakers
avatar for Eric Hartung

Eric Hartung

Science Teacher/Department Chair, Pressman Academy
I am a 7th Grade Life Science and 8th Grade Physical Science teacher at Pressman Academy, a private K - 8 school in Los Angeles, CA. I serve as an 8th Grade Homeroom teacher and the Science Department Chair for the school. I am a member of the school's technology committee and served... Read More →


Saturday October 26, 2013 3:15pm - 4:15pm
Palm Springs USD, Tech Room A

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
avatar for Sarah Delaney

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

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.

Speakers
avatar for Katherine Hayden

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

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

Speakers
avatar for Achim "Dange" Dangerfield

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