July/August 2017 – Vol. 29 No. 8

CALENDAR

Aug
22
Tue
2017
NGSS Statewide Rollout #4: Framework Rollout @ UC Riverside
Aug 22 @ 7:30 am – Aug 23 @ 4:30 pm

Informational Flyer

AUDIENCE
Grades K-12 Educators, Curriculum Leads, and Administrators. District teams of 4 – 6 people and one administrator are encouraged.
COST
$250 per attendee. Fee includes all materials, continental breakfast and lunch, both days. Credit card payment only at time of registration.*
REGISTER HERE: https://www.regonline.com/NGSS2017StatewideRollout
CONTACT: Amy Kennedy • akennedy@sjcoe.net • (209) 468-9027

Aug
24
Thu
2017
Webchat Session 2 – Share Your Experience @ Online Webinar
Aug 24 @ 9:00 am – 9:45 am

Join us for a two-part series on August 17th & 24th. Students will get to connect with astronomers before and after the August 21st solar eclipse to learn about how scientists observe this phenomenon, and then share what they learned during this eclipse.

Sep
9
Sat
2017
Electricity Fair at Historic Folsom Powerhouse @ Historic Folsom Powerhouse
Sep 9 @ 10:00 am – 2:00 pm

This is a free family event. No registration.  

Targeting the 4th-grade science standards for magnetism and electricity, the fair provides education and fun for the entire family. Children can engage in hands on activities with Mr. Electricity, make solar bracelets, and create artwork using only the power of the sun. Families can tour the Historic Powerhouse, view exhibits in the museum, picnic by the American River or take a hike along the historic canal. Various non-profit vendors and vehicle exhibits by Sacramento Electric Vehicle Association will also be present.

Sep
12
Tue
2017
NGSS Statewide Rollout #4: Framework Rollout @ California State University at East Bay
Sep 12 @ 7:30 am – Sep 13 @ 4:30 pm

Informational Flyer

AUDIENCE
Grades K-12 Educators, Curriculum Leads, and Administrators. District teams of 4 – 6 people and one administrator are encouraged.
COST
$250 per attendee. Fee includes all materials, continental breakfast and lunch, both days. Credit card payment only at time of registration.*
REGISTER HERE: https://www.regonline.com/NGSS2017StatewideRollout
CONTACT: Amy Kennedy • akennedy@sjcoe.net • (209) 468-9027

Sep
14
Thu
2017
Following the Water in California Watersheds @ Rush Ranch Open Space
Sep 14 – Sep 16 all-day

The Stanford-based I2SEA Project, San Francisco Bay National Estuarine Research Reserve and other partners invite you to an exciting exploration that will connect the far reaches of the greater San Francisco Bay watershed to the Sea! Our 3-day institute will offer a blend of field investigations, classroom activities and group discussions, and all participants will leave with an array of high quality, classroom-ready watershed and climate resources. We will explore three unique locations indicative of the terrestrial ecosystems within the greater San Francisco Bay-Delta and Pacific Coast watersheds! Reimbursement for substitute teacher pay, mileage and a $200 stipend to complete of a curriculum project are included with registration.

Sep
23
Sat
2017
Project Wet – EEI Workshop @ The Living Desert
Sep 23 all-day

Good News! This workshop is free! Coachella Valley Water District in partnership with California’s landmark Education and the Environment Initiative (EEI) are proud to present the Project WET 2016 workshop. This workshop will provide educators with an abundance of tools and hands-on activities to share our water message as well as deliver California’s history/social science standards through an environmental lens. All of the activities are tied to Common Core and Next Generation Science Standards (NGSS). Attend this workshop and receive Project WET Guide 2.0, two complimentary EEI units – and morning refreshments and lunch! Continuing Educational Units are available through CSU San Marcos for an additional fee.

Project WET – Watershed & Water Quality @ Effie Yeaw Nature Center
Sep 23 all-day

The Sacramento Municipal Utilities District invites K-12 educators to join us for an interdisciplinary experience in activities to engage students in learning about the interrelationships between watershed processes, land use and water quality along the banks of the American River, while learning concepts and skills at the heart of Common Core and Next Generation Science Standards. We will be engaging you in Project WET water quality activities, including how to do a basic water quality monitoring session with your students. Participants will receive the Project WET 2.0 Guide with access to over 110 Common Core and NGSS correlated activities! Please register for this FREE workshop at etcmail@smud.org

Oct
6
Fri
2017
Understanding California’s High School 3-Course Model that Integrates Earth and Space Sciences into Biology, Chemistry, and Physics @ UCR Extension
Oct 6 @ 8:30 am – 3:00 pm

Spend the first day with the writers of the California Science Framework High School chapters and experience a coherent NGSS-aligned Earth and Space Sciences Integrated learning sequence. This 2-day workshop includes a facilitated discussion of the overall 3-course model and the role of integration of Earth science into the other science disciplines. This will be followed by breakout sessions for each course (life science, chemistry, and physics) in which you will deepen understanding of the courses and justification for unit design. The first day will conclude with a guided discussion of the Pros and Cons for the order of the courses and time for district teams to consider their next steps. The second day of the workshop will bring you together again to learn about successes and challenges of your decision-making process and provide you with additional support to deepen conversations around high school course sequencing at your school and district. Resources and best-practices that facilitate instructional shifts required for the implementation of the NGSS for all high school students will be shared.

The 3 Course Model Authors:

Matthew D’Alessio, Associate Professor, Geoscience Education, CSU Northridge

Norm Herr, Professor, Science Education, CSU Northridge

Virginia Oberholzer Vandergon, Professor, Biological Sciences, CSU Northridge

To register for this exciting 2-day event please register at the link below. Registration fee will include parking, continental breakfast, lunch, and access to electronic resources to support your ongoing planning for both days.

Oct
13
Fri
2017
2017 California Science Education Conference @ Sacramento Convention Center
Oct 13 @ 8:00 am – Oct 15 @ 1:00 pm

Save the Date for the 2017 California Science Education Conference. Registration will open in May, 2017.

CSTA is pleased to announce that we are now accepting proposals for 90-minute workshops and three- and six-hour short courses for the 2017 California Science Education Conference. Workshops and short courses make up the bulk of the content and professional learning opportunities available at the conference. In recognition of their contribution, members who present a workshop or short course receive 50% off of their registration fees. For more information regarding proposals, and to submit one today, follow the links below.

Short Course Proposal Deadline: February 6, 2017

Workshop Proposal Deadline: March 20, 2017

About the Conference
The 2017 California Science Education Conference will be held at the Sacramento Convention Center, October 13-15, 2017. The conference is expected to draw as many as 2,000 science educators from across California and the western US.

About Workshops: Workshops address an area of science, are targeted to one or more tracks, and may address several areas of emphasis. Workshops must be aligned with adopted state standards. They are 90 minutes in length and may consist of hands-on activities, lecture, demonstration, and/or discussion. Proposals should have embedded in the content appropriate disciplinary core ideas, science and engineering practices, and/or crosscutting concepts.

About Short Courses: Short courses address one or more areas of science content, are targeted to one or more grade bands, and may address several areas of emphasis. Short courses must be aligned with adopted state standards. They are three- or six- hours in length and may consist of hands-on activities, lecture, demonstration, and/or discussion. Proposals should have embedded in the content appropriate performance expectations using 3-Dimensional Learning, including disciplinary core ideas, science and engineering practices, and/or crosscutting concepts.

Should you have any questions please do not hesitate to contact CSTA at 916-979-7004 or via email at conference@cascience.org.

 

Nov
4
Sat
2017
GCSN 12th Conference for STEM Education: Assembling Our STEM Ecosystem! @ Oxnard College
Nov 4 @ 8:00 am – 4:30 pm

Gold Coast Science Network is proud to present its 12th Conference for STEM Education:
“Assembling Our STEM Ecosystem!

Co-sponsored by the Ventura County Office of Education, Oxnard College and the California Science Teachers Association. Lunch generously sponsored by STEMscopes.

  • Attend two keynote speakers and select from more than 20 workshops in four breakout sessions!
  • Bring home Common Core and NGSS-aligned lessons, materials, and ideas for teaching science, technology, engineering and math (STEM)
  • Network with local teachers and STEM organizations

CONTINENTAL BREAKFAST, LUNCH, PARKING, AND GCSN MEMBERSHIP INCLUDED!

Check the GCSN website for workshop descriptions (after Sept 15) and for information about discounted lodging and professional development credit: http://www.goldcoastscience.net

SPECIAL SHORT COURSE OPTION
This year there will be a special short course option for K-8 teachers to participate in the STEM Experiences for Educators and Leaders (SEEL) program sponsored by CSU Channel Islands and VC STEM Network. This event provides educators with a hands-on preview of the CSU Science Carnival taking place on the evening of November 4th. Conference participants who sign up for this short course will get a reserved spot for the SEEL program and priority access to lunch so that they can drive over in time to attend the SEEL event which starts at 1:00 pm at Thurgood Marshall Elementary School in Oxnard. This short course is FREE but space is limited. To sign up, select this short course option when purchasing your conference registration. For more information, visit http://www.vcstem.org/stem-experiences-for-educators-and-leaders-seel/.

A NOTE ABOUT THIS YEAR’S CONFERENCE THEME…
In 2016 Ventura County was designated as a STEM Learning Ecoystem due to its efforts to create collaborative relationships that support STEM Education across multiple domains: formal education, informal education, business and industry, and the community in general. For more than 20 years, GCSN has played an important role in helping to develop and nurture this ecosystem, to include outreach to the surrounding counties of Los Angeles, Kern, and Santa Barbara. The GCSN Conference for STEM Education continues to bring teachers and the community together to share ideas and build inter-agency partnerships and collaborations across our beautiful gold coast and southcentral California. To find out more about the United States STEM Learning Ecosystems, visit http://stemecosystems.org.

Nov
7
Tue
2017
NGSS Statewide Rollout #4: Framework Rollout @ Marina Village Conference Center
Nov 7 – Nov 8 all-day

Informational Flyer

AUDIENCE
Grades K-12 Educators, Curriculum Leads, and Administrators. District teams of 4 – 6 people and one administrator are encouraged.
COST
$250 per attendee. Fee includes all materials, continental breakfast and lunch, both days. Credit card payment only at time of registration.*
REGISTER HERE: https://www.regonline.com/NGSS2017StatewideRollout
CONTACT: Amy Kennedy • akennedy@sjcoe.net • (209) 468-9027.

Nov
8
Wed
2017
NGSS Statewide Rollout #4: Framework Rollout @ Radisson Hotel, Fresno, CA
Nov 8 – Nov 9 all-day

Informational Flyer

AUDIENCE
Grades K-12 Educators, Curriculum Leads, and Administrators. District teams of 4 – 6 people and one administrator are encouraged.
COST
$250 per attendee. Fee includes all materials, continental breakfast and lunch, both days. Credit card payment only at time of registration.*
REGISTER HERE: https://www.regonline.com/NGSS2017StatewideRollout
CONTACT: Amy Kennedy • akennedy@sjcoe.net • (209) 468-9027

Save the Date! Registration opens in 2017.

Nov
14
Tue
2017
NGSS Statewide Rollout #4: Framework Rollout @ CSU Chico
Nov 14 – Nov 15 all-day

Informational Flyer

AUDIENCE
Grades K-12 Educators, Curriculum Leads, and Administrators. District teams of 4 – 6 people and one administrator are encouraged.
COST
$250 per attendee. Fee includes all materials, continental breakfast and lunch, both days. Credit card payment only at time of registration.*
REGISTER HERE: https://www.regonline.com/NGSS2017StatewideRollout
CONTACT: Amy Kennedy • akennedy@sjcoe.net • (209) 468-9027

Nov
29
Wed
2017
NGSS Statewide Rollout #4: Framework Rollout @ Ventura County Office of Education
Nov 29 – Nov 30 all-day

Informational Flyer

AUDIENCE
Grades K-12 Educators, Curriculum Leads, and Administrators. District teams of 4 – 6 people and one administrator are encouraged.

COST
$250 per attendee. Fee includes all materials, continental breakfast and lunch, both days. Credit card payment only at time of registration.*

REGISTER HERE: https://www.regonline.com/NGSS2017StatewideRollout

CONTACT: Amy Kennedy • akennedy@sjcoe.net • (209) 468-9027

Dec
4
Mon
2017
NGSS Statewide Rollout #4: Framework Rollout @ Santa Clara County Office of Education
Dec 4 – Dec 5 all-day

Informational Flyer

AUDIENCE
Grades K-12 Educators, Curriculum Leads, and Administrators. District teams of 4 – 6 people and one administrator are encouraged.

COST
$250 per attendee. Fee includes all materials, continental breakfast and lunch, both days. Credit card payment only at time of registration.*

REGISTER HERE: https://www.regonline.com/NGSS2017StatewideRollout

CONTACT: Amy Kennedy • akennedy@sjcoe.net • (209) 468-9027

Mar
23
Fri
2018
Understanding California’s High School 3-Course Model that Integrates Earth and Space Sciences into Biology, Chemistry, and Physics @ UCR Extension
Mar 23 @ 8:30 am – 3:00 pm

Spend the first day with the writers of the California Science Framework High School chapters and experience a coherent NGSS-aligned Earth and Space Sciences Integrated learning sequence. This 2-day workshop includes a facilitated discussion of the overall 3-course model and the role of integration of Earth science into the other science disciplines. This will be followed by breakout sessions for each course (life science, chemistry, and physics) in which you will deepen understanding of the courses and justification for unit design. The first day will conclude with a guided discussion of the Pros and Cons for the order of the courses and time for district teams to consider their next steps. The second day of the workshop will bring you together again to learn about successes and challenges of your decision-making process and provide you with additional support to deepen conversations around high school course sequencing at your school and district. Resources and best-practices that facilitate instructional shifts required for the implementation of the NGSS for all high school students will be shared.

The 3 Course Model Authors:

Matthew D’Alessio, Associate Professor, Geoscience Education, CSU Northridge

Norm Herr, Professor, Science Education, CSU Northridge

Virginia Oberholzer Vandergon, Professor, Biological Sciences, CSU Northridge

To register for this exciting 2-day event please register at the link below. Registration fee will include parking, continental breakfast, lunch, and access to electronic resources to support your ongoing planning for both days.

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Aug
22
Tue
2017
NGSS Statewide Rollout #4: Framework Rollout @ UC Riverside
Aug 22 @ 7:30 am – Aug 23 @ 4:30 pm

Informational Flyer

AUDIENCE
Grades K-12 Educators, Curriculum Leads, and Administrators. District teams of 4 – 6 people and one administrator are encouraged.
COST
$250 per attendee. Fee includes all materials, continental breakfast and lunch, both days. Credit card payment only at time of registration.*
REGISTER HERE: https://www.regonline.com/NGSS2017StatewideRollout
CONTACT: Amy Kennedy • akennedy@sjcoe.net • (209) 468-9027

Aug
24
Thu
2017
Webchat Session 2 – Share Your Experience @ Online Webinar
Aug 24 @ 9:00 am – 9:45 am

Join us for a two-part series on August 17th & 24th. Students will get to connect with astronomers before and after the August 21st solar eclipse to learn about how scientists observe this phenomenon, and then share what they learned during this eclipse.

Sep
9
Sat
2017
Electricity Fair at Historic Folsom Powerhouse @ Historic Folsom Powerhouse
Sep 9 @ 10:00 am – 2:00 pm

This is a free family event. No registration.  

Targeting the 4th-grade science standards for magnetism and electricity, the fair provides education and fun for the entire family. Children can engage in hands on activities with Mr. Electricity, make solar bracelets, and create artwork using only the power of the sun. Families can tour the Historic Powerhouse, view exhibits in the museum, picnic by the American River or take a hike along the historic canal. Various non-profit vendors and vehicle exhibits by Sacramento Electric Vehicle Association will also be present.

Sep
12
Tue
2017
NGSS Statewide Rollout #4: Framework Rollout @ California State University at East Bay
Sep 12 @ 7:30 am – Sep 13 @ 4:30 pm

Informational Flyer

AUDIENCE
Grades K-12 Educators, Curriculum Leads, and Administrators. District teams of 4 – 6 people and one administrator are encouraged.
COST
$250 per attendee. Fee includes all materials, continental breakfast and lunch, both days. Credit card payment only at time of registration.*
REGISTER HERE: https://www.regonline.com/NGSS2017StatewideRollout
CONTACT: Amy Kennedy • akennedy@sjcoe.net • (209) 468-9027

Sep
14
Thu
2017
Following the Water in California Watersheds @ Rush Ranch Open Space
Sep 14 – Sep 16 all-day

The Stanford-based I2SEA Project, San Francisco Bay National Estuarine Research Reserve and other partners invite you to an exciting exploration that will connect the far reaches of the greater San Francisco Bay watershed to the Sea! Our 3-day institute will offer a blend of field investigations, classroom activities and group discussions, and all participants will leave with an array of high quality, classroom-ready watershed and climate resources. We will explore three unique locations indicative of the terrestrial ecosystems within the greater San Francisco Bay-Delta and Pacific Coast watersheds! Reimbursement for substitute teacher pay, mileage and a $200 stipend to complete of a curriculum project are included with registration.

Sep
23
Sat
2017
Project Wet – EEI Workshop @ The Living Desert
Sep 23 all-day

Good News! This workshop is free! Coachella Valley Water District in partnership with California’s landmark Education and the Environment Initiative (EEI) are proud to present the Project WET 2016 workshop. This workshop will provide educators with an abundance of tools and hands-on activities to share our water message as well as deliver California’s history/social science standards through an environmental lens. All of the activities are tied to Common Core and Next Generation Science Standards (NGSS). Attend this workshop and receive Project WET Guide 2.0, two complimentary EEI units – and morning refreshments and lunch! Continuing Educational Units are available through CSU San Marcos for an additional fee.

Project WET – Watershed & Water Quality @ Effie Yeaw Nature Center
Sep 23 all-day

The Sacramento Municipal Utilities District invites K-12 educators to join us for an interdisciplinary experience in activities to engage students in learning about the interrelationships between watershed processes, land use and water quality along the banks of the American River, while learning concepts and skills at the heart of Common Core and Next Generation Science Standards. We will be engaging you in Project WET water quality activities, including how to do a basic water quality monitoring session with your students. Participants will receive the Project WET 2.0 Guide with access to over 110 Common Core and NGSS correlated activities! Please register for this FREE workshop at etcmail@smud.org

Oct
6
Fri
2017
Understanding California’s High School 3-Course Model that Integrates Earth and Space Sciences into Biology, Chemistry, and Physics @ UCR Extension
Oct 6 @ 8:30 am – 3:00 pm

Spend the first day with the writers of the California Science Framework High School chapters and experience a coherent NGSS-aligned Earth and Space Sciences Integrated learning sequence. This 2-day workshop includes a facilitated discussion of the overall 3-course model and the role of integration of Earth science into the other science disciplines. This will be followed by breakout sessions for each course (life science, chemistry, and physics) in which you will deepen understanding of the courses and justification for unit design. The first day will conclude with a guided discussion of the Pros and Cons for the order of the courses and time for district teams to consider their next steps. The second day of the workshop will bring you together again to learn about successes and challenges of your decision-making process and provide you with additional support to deepen conversations around high school course sequencing at your school and district. Resources and best-practices that facilitate instructional shifts required for the implementation of the NGSS for all high school students will be shared.

The 3 Course Model Authors:

Matthew D’Alessio, Associate Professor, Geoscience Education, CSU Northridge

Norm Herr, Professor, Science Education, CSU Northridge

Virginia Oberholzer Vandergon, Professor, Biological Sciences, CSU Northridge

To register for this exciting 2-day event please register at the link below. Registration fee will include parking, continental breakfast, lunch, and access to electronic resources to support your ongoing planning for both days.

Oct
13
Fri
2017
2017 California Science Education Conference @ Sacramento Convention Center
Oct 13 @ 8:00 am – Oct 15 @ 1:00 pm

Save the Date for the 2017 California Science Education Conference. Registration will open in May, 2017.

CSTA is pleased to announce that we are now accepting proposals for 90-minute workshops and three- and six-hour short courses for the 2017 California Science Education Conference. Workshops and short courses make up the bulk of the content and professional learning opportunities available at the conference. In recognition of their contribution, members who present a workshop or short course receive 50% off of their registration fees. For more information regarding proposals, and to submit one today, follow the links below.

Short Course Proposal Deadline: February 6, 2017

Workshop Proposal Deadline: March 20, 2017

About the Conference
The 2017 California Science Education Conference will be held at the Sacramento Convention Center, October 13-15, 2017. The conference is expected to draw as many as 2,000 science educators from across California and the western US.

About Workshops: Workshops address an area of science, are targeted to one or more tracks, and may address several areas of emphasis. Workshops must be aligned with adopted state standards. They are 90 minutes in length and may consist of hands-on activities, lecture, demonstration, and/or discussion. Proposals should have embedded in the content appropriate disciplinary core ideas, science and engineering practices, and/or crosscutting concepts.

About Short Courses: Short courses address one or more areas of science content, are targeted to one or more grade bands, and may address several areas of emphasis. Short courses must be aligned with adopted state standards. They are three- or six- hours in length and may consist of hands-on activities, lecture, demonstration, and/or discussion. Proposals should have embedded in the content appropriate performance expectations using 3-Dimensional Learning, including disciplinary core ideas, science and engineering practices, and/or crosscutting concepts.

Should you have any questions please do not hesitate to contact CSTA at 916-979-7004 or via email at conference@cascience.org.

 

Nov
4
Sat
2017
GCSN 12th Conference for STEM Education: Assembling Our STEM Ecosystem! @ Oxnard College
Nov 4 @ 8:00 am – 4:30 pm

Gold Coast Science Network is proud to present its 12th Conference for STEM Education:
“Assembling Our STEM Ecosystem!

Co-sponsored by the Ventura County Office of Education, Oxnard College and the California Science Teachers Association. Lunch generously sponsored by STEMscopes.

  • Attend two keynote speakers and select from more than 20 workshops in four breakout sessions!
  • Bring home Common Core and NGSS-aligned lessons, materials, and ideas for teaching science, technology, engineering and math (STEM)
  • Network with local teachers and STEM organizations

CONTINENTAL BREAKFAST, LUNCH, PARKING, AND GCSN MEMBERSHIP INCLUDED!

Check the GCSN website for workshop descriptions (after Sept 15) and for information about discounted lodging and professional development credit: http://www.goldcoastscience.net

SPECIAL SHORT COURSE OPTION
This year there will be a special short course option for K-8 teachers to participate in the STEM Experiences for Educators and Leaders (SEEL) program sponsored by CSU Channel Islands and VC STEM Network. This event provides educators with a hands-on preview of the CSU Science Carnival taking place on the evening of November 4th. Conference participants who sign up for this short course will get a reserved spot for the SEEL program and priority access to lunch so that they can drive over in time to attend the SEEL event which starts at 1:00 pm at Thurgood Marshall Elementary School in Oxnard. This short course is FREE but space is limited. To sign up, select this short course option when purchasing your conference registration. For more information, visit http://www.vcstem.org/stem-experiences-for-educators-and-leaders-seel/.

A NOTE ABOUT THIS YEAR’S CONFERENCE THEME…
In 2016 Ventura County was designated as a STEM Learning Ecoystem due to its efforts to create collaborative relationships that support STEM Education across multiple domains: formal education, informal education, business and industry, and the community in general. For more than 20 years, GCSN has played an important role in helping to develop and nurture this ecosystem, to include outreach to the surrounding counties of Los Angeles, Kern, and Santa Barbara. The GCSN Conference for STEM Education continues to bring teachers and the community together to share ideas and build inter-agency partnerships and collaborations across our beautiful gold coast and southcentral California. To find out more about the United States STEM Learning Ecosystems, visit http://stemecosystems.org.

Nov
7
Tue
2017
NGSS Statewide Rollout #4: Framework Rollout @ Marina Village Conference Center
Nov 7 – Nov 8 all-day

Informational Flyer

AUDIENCE
Grades K-12 Educators, Curriculum Leads, and Administrators. District teams of 4 – 6 people and one administrator are encouraged.
COST
$250 per attendee. Fee includes all materials, continental breakfast and lunch, both days. Credit card payment only at time of registration.*
REGISTER HERE: https://www.regonline.com/NGSS2017StatewideRollout
CONTACT: Amy Kennedy • akennedy@sjcoe.net • (209) 468-9027.

Nov
8
Wed
2017
NGSS Statewide Rollout #4: Framework Rollout @ Radisson Hotel, Fresno, CA
Nov 8 – Nov 9 all-day

Informational Flyer

AUDIENCE
Grades K-12 Educators, Curriculum Leads, and Administrators. District teams of 4 – 6 people and one administrator are encouraged.
COST
$250 per attendee. Fee includes all materials, continental breakfast and lunch, both days. Credit card payment only at time of registration.*
REGISTER HERE: https://www.regonline.com/NGSS2017StatewideRollout
CONTACT: Amy Kennedy • akennedy@sjcoe.net • (209) 468-9027

Save the Date! Registration opens in 2017.

Nov
14
Tue
2017
NGSS Statewide Rollout #4: Framework Rollout @ CSU Chico
Nov 14 – Nov 15 all-day

Informational Flyer

AUDIENCE
Grades K-12 Educators, Curriculum Leads, and Administrators. District teams of 4 – 6 people and one administrator are encouraged.
COST
$250 per attendee. Fee includes all materials, continental breakfast and lunch, both days. Credit card payment only at time of registration.*
REGISTER HERE: https://www.regonline.com/NGSS2017StatewideRollout
CONTACT: Amy Kennedy • akennedy@sjcoe.net • (209) 468-9027

Nov
29
Wed
2017
NGSS Statewide Rollout #4: Framework Rollout @ Ventura County Office of Education
Nov 29 – Nov 30 all-day

Informational Flyer

AUDIENCE
Grades K-12 Educators, Curriculum Leads, and Administrators. District teams of 4 – 6 people and one administrator are encouraged.

COST
$250 per attendee. Fee includes all materials, continental breakfast and lunch, both days. Credit card payment only at time of registration.*

REGISTER HERE: https://www.regonline.com/NGSS2017StatewideRollout

CONTACT: Amy Kennedy • akennedy@sjcoe.net • (209) 468-9027

Dec
4
Mon
2017
NGSS Statewide Rollout #4: Framework Rollout @ Santa Clara County Office of Education
Dec 4 – Dec 5 all-day

Informational Flyer

AUDIENCE
Grades K-12 Educators, Curriculum Leads, and Administrators. District teams of 4 – 6 people and one administrator are encouraged.

COST
$250 per attendee. Fee includes all materials, continental breakfast and lunch, both days. Credit card payment only at time of registration.*

REGISTER HERE: https://www.regonline.com/NGSS2017StatewideRollout

CONTACT: Amy Kennedy • akennedy@sjcoe.net • (209) 468-9027

Mar
23
Fri
2018
Understanding California’s High School 3-Course Model that Integrates Earth and Space Sciences into Biology, Chemistry, and Physics @ UCR Extension
Mar 23 @ 8:30 am – 3:00 pm

Spend the first day with the writers of the California Science Framework High School chapters and experience a coherent NGSS-aligned Earth and Space Sciences Integrated learning sequence. This 2-day workshop includes a facilitated discussion of the overall 3-course model and the role of integration of Earth science into the other science disciplines. This will be followed by breakout sessions for each course (life science, chemistry, and physics) in which you will deepen understanding of the courses and justification for unit design. The first day will conclude with a guided discussion of the Pros and Cons for the order of the courses and time for district teams to consider their next steps. The second day of the workshop will bring you together again to learn about successes and challenges of your decision-making process and provide you with additional support to deepen conversations around high school course sequencing at your school and district. Resources and best-practices that facilitate instructional shifts required for the implementation of the NGSS for all high school students will be shared.

The 3 Course Model Authors:

Matthew D’Alessio, Associate Professor, Geoscience Education, CSU Northridge

Norm Herr, Professor, Science Education, CSU Northridge

Virginia Oberholzer Vandergon, Professor, Biological Sciences, CSU Northridge

To register for this exciting 2-day event please register at the link below. Registration fee will include parking, continental breakfast, lunch, and access to electronic resources to support your ongoing planning for both days.