September/October 2017 – Vol. 30 No. 1

2010 Conference Offered a Bounty of Education and Fun

Posted: Tuesday, November 2nd, 2010

“This year’s workshops were ALL excellent!”

“Good things to use in class on Monday.”

“CSTA is an AWESOME conference—this resource for teachers must continue!”

These are just a few of the comments received from the evaluation forms filled out by attendees to this year’s CSTA conference.  Over 1,300 science educators convened in Sacramento this past October 22-24.  The rain that dropped from the skies over the weekend did little to dampen the positive vibes, the golden learning opportunities, and the enthusiasm that was building throughout the entire weekend.

The conference opened on Friday morning  with a rush at the registration desk and 18 concurrent workshops beginning at 8:00 am.  That same morning at the Opening Session, Kathy DiRanna, statewide director for the K-12 Alliance, gave an inspiring talk on leadership in the 21st century.

Throughout the three-day event filled with workshops, Short Courses, exhibits, and Field Courses, excitement was building for the Closing Session event that featured Jamie Hyneman and Adam Savage, hosts of the Discovery Channel’s MythBusters.  And attendees were not disappointed. The event offered an exciting and—quite literally—explosive finale to an overall great event.

Jamie Hyneman and Adam Savage

Jamie Hyneman and Adam Savage

CSTA thanks the attendees, the exhibitors, and the generous sponsors of the 2010 California Science Education Conference for their participation.  Sincere thanks also goes to the 2010 Conference Committee members and the 2010-2011 CSTA Board of Directors who donated countless hours in advance of and during the conference.  And a huge thank you to the presenters, most of whom donated their time, for making the conference possible.

Please be sure to visit the CSTA website at http://www.cascience.org/csta/csta.asp for post-conference information and to search for handouts that have been posted by presenters.  For a complete listing of sessions with handouts posted, please visit http://www.cascience.org/csta/conf_handouts.asp.

We look forward to seeing you all in Pasadena next October!

Thank you to the 2010 California Science Education Conference sponsors who helped to make this year’s event possible:

Written by California Science Teachers Association

California Science Teachers Association

CSTA represents science educators statewide—in every science discipline at every grade level, Kindergarten through University.

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