September/October 2017 – Vol. 30 No. 1

CALENDAR

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
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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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
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.