September/October 2017 – Vol. 30 No. 1

CALENDAR

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
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
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

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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
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
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