September 2014 – Vol. 27 No. 1

CALENDAR

Jun
16
Mon
2014
Science Safety for Educators Online Course @ Online
Jun 16 – Sep 15 all-day

Have the science teachers at your school participated in current science safety professional development? Did you know that training in science safety is required by CALOSHA to keep employees safe? Do you know what documentation is required to reduce an individual teacher, administrator, and/or the school’s liability?

The Science Safety for Educators Online Course will provide participants with information to build a solid foundation to create a safe science environment for employees and students. It is recommended that schools, districts, and organizations have as a goal to prepare 100% of all science teachers and other related personnel for the ever-changing environment of safety for themselves, others, and students.

Science Safety, especially in the science lab, is a critical and on-going issue for schools. Not only is it a subject of constantly changing legislation but also the risk of injury to any student, staff, or faculty member is a critical concern. Science teachers, administrators, safety officers, and risk managers must have current information regarding this most important area. All science teachers are recommended to participate but in particular, but it is vital for teachers who are involved in any science laboratory courses.

THE ONLINE COURSE:

The Science Safety Course is a video-based training available via the Internet. Embedded within the course, participants will receive electronic resources, web links, downloadable PDFs, templates, and sample plans. The online course, led by two science consultants from the Los Angeles County Office of Education, features guests representing both secondary and elementary science classrooms, an expert from CALOSHA, and a risk management officer. 

The online course, which may be completed over a three-month period, consists of five modules:

1.     General K-12 Issues

2.     Facilities and Equipment

3.     Chemical Safety

4.     Life Science Issues

5.     Field Trips and Special Projects

Each online module has a brief quiz at the end that participants are required to take. A Certificate of Completion will be provided to participants who satisfactorily complete all five modules. Documentation will be provided to employing organizations by request.

Documentation will be given to the schools or districts by request for those employees completing the course.

Sep
21
Sun
2014
California STEM Symposium and NGSS Rollout Meeting #1 @ San Diego Convention Center
Sep 21 @ 8:00 am – Sep 22 @ 2:30 pm

Invest in California STEM Education: 

Innovate, Integrate, and Inspire!

The Californians Dedicated to Education Foundation, in cooperation with State Superintendent of Public Instruction Tom Torlakson and the Commission on the Status of Women and Girls, is proud to bring you the 2nd Annual California STEM Symposium on September 22 and 23, 2014 at the San Diego Convention Center.

This Symposium will bring together 3000 teachers, administrators, students, higher education representatives, program providers, philanthropic representatives and industry representatives to engage them in STEM education by providing strategies and resources for program implementation. The Symposium will have a special focus on increasing and supporting the participation of women and girls—as well as other underrepresented groups—in STEM fields. It will also highlight leaders in classroom innovation from across the state and attract student teams to showcase critical thinking, problem solving, and teamwork.

 

Registration

Proposed Schedule

Sessions at a Glance

Pre-Symposium Intensive Workshops

Symposium Strands

Confirmed Speakers

Call For Vendors

Hotel Information

Sponsorship Opportunities

Registration Flyer

Sep
24
Wed
2014
Next Generation Science Standards (NGSS) 101 @ RCOE Conference center in Riverside
Sep 24 @ 9:00 am – 3:00 pm

As part of the NGSS Awareness Series, this workshop will focus on the National Research Council’s A Framework for K-12 science education and the development, intent, and design of the Next Generation Science Standards (NGSS) adopted by California. Learn how to read the architecture of the NGSS, review example key components and study Appendix F and G.

Who should attend: Administrators, coaches, and K-12 teachers.

Registration Deadline: September 10, 2014

Sep
30
Tue
2014
Introduction to the Next Generation Science Standards: A Paradigm Shift in Teaching and Learning @ Central USD, Room 4
Sep 30 @ 8:30 am – 3:00 pm

This full-day workshop will highlight the many shifts required of both teachers and learners under the Next Generation Science Standards.  In the morning session, participants will engage in an overview of the NGSS and its Three Dimensions.  During the afternoon sessions, participants will be invited to experience either a K-5 or 6-12 session.  Each of these sessions will further explore the NGSS with an emphasis on the impact it will have within K-5 and 6-12 classrooms.

Participants will leave with:

  • An awareness of the NGSS and its Three Dimensions as they reflect the interconnected nature of science as it is practiced and experienced in the real world
  • An awareness that the Performance Expectations will guide instruction and assessment
  • An awareness of how the NGSS is aligned with the Common Core State Standards
  • An awareness that the NGSS supports 21st Century Learning

Click here for complete details

Registration:

Register online and pay with a credit card [Click Here]

Download paper workshop brochure and registration form [Click Here]

Oct
9
Thu
2014
Introduction to the Next Generation Science Standards: A Paradigm Shift in Teaching and Learning @ Royal Oakis Middle School Library
Oct 9 @ 8:30 am – 3:00 pm

This full-day workshop will highlight the many shifts required of both teachers and learners under the Next Generation Science Standards.  In the morning session, participants will engage in an overview of the NGSS and its Three Dimensions.  During the afternoon sessions, participants will be invited to experience either a K-5 or 6-12 session.  Each of these sessions will further explore the NGSS with an emphasis on the impact it will have within K-5 and 6-12 classrooms.

Participants will leave with:

  • An awareness of the NGSS and its Three Dimensions as they reflect the interconnected nature of science as it is practiced and experienced in the real world
  • An awareness that the Performance Expectations will guide instruction and assessment
  • An awareness of how the NGSS is aligned with the Common Core State Standards
  • An awareness that the NGSS supports 21st Century Learning

Click here for complete details

Registration:

Register online and pay with a credit card [Click Here]

Download paper workshop brochure and registration form [Click Here]

Oct
16
Thu
2014
Next Generation Science Standards State Rollout Symposium #1 @ Fresno Pacific
Oct 16 @ 8:00 am – Oct 17 @ 4:00 pm

K-12 Alliance/WestEd, California Science Project, California Science Teachers Association, Curriculum and Instruction Steering Committee, and the California Department of Education Presents:

Next Generation Science Standards State Rollout Symposium #1

Join science leaders at the first of a series of statewide professional learning symposia exploring the philosophy, design, and initial implementation of the Next Generation Science Standards (NGSS).

AUDIENCE: Grades K-12 Teachers & Administrators. We encourage district teams of 4-6 people, including at least 1 administrator and 3 teacher-leader representatives. 

Registration fee includes symposium materials, continental breakfast, and lunch.

Registration/Continental Breakfast – 7:30 a.m.
Meeting – 8:00 a.m. – 4:30 p.m. (day two 8:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.)

Parking:
more information coming soon

Hotel Reservations:
more information coming soon

Symposium Session Offerings:

NGSS 101 - Become aware of the National Research Council’s A Framework for K-12 Science Education and the development, intent, and design of the Next Generation Science Standards (NGSS) adopted by California.  Learn how to read the architecture of the NGSS and example key components. NGSS 102 - Delve deeper into the intent and design of NGSS and some of its supporting appendices, analyze key instructional shifts, and reflect on how to adapt available resources to assist in planning for instructional changes.
Performance Expectations - Understand the shift in the NGSS from content knowledge to a focus on performance expectations.  Analyze a learning progression for success during classroom formative assessments or district benchmark assessments of the PE. NGSS Implementation Tool - Learn how to use a tool for developing a unit of instruction that creates a conceptual flow for building student understanding and identifies Performance Expectations, Disciplinary Core Ideas, Science and Engineering Practices and Cross- Cutting Concepts that support that understanding.
Connecting NGSS and CCSS- Learn how to use the Science Literacy Professional Learning Module as a resource to help K-12 teachers better understand how literacy (speaking, listening, writing and reading) deepen student understanding of science. Middle School Progressions- Explore the State Board of Education’s preferred integrated standards for middle school and the alternative discipline-specific model.  Discuss possible implementation strategies for the integrated model.
Model Lesson Exploration- Experience a sample lesson that demonstrates the NGSS “shift” with examples at primary, upper elementary, and secondary (middle school and high school). Administrator Strand- Learn how to support the implementation of NGSS at your school site and in the district.
Action Plan- Share learnings from the conference with your district team and plan next steps for district leaders, teachers and other stakeholders.
Oct
20
Mon
2014
Next Generation Science Standards State Rollout Symposium #1 @ Hilton Oakland Airport
Oct 20 @ 8:00 am – Oct 21 @ 4:00 pm

K-12 Alliance/WestEd, California Science Project, California Science Teachers Association, Curriculum and Instruction Steering Committee, and the California Department of Education Presents:

Next Generation Science Standards State Rollout Symposium #1

Join science leaders at the first of a series of statewide professional learning symposia exploring the philosophy, design, and initial implementation of the Next Generation Science Standards (NGSS).

AUDIENCE: Grades K-12 Teachers & Administrators. We encourage district teams of 4-6 people, including at least 1 administrator and 3 teacher-leader representatives. 

Registration fee includes symposium materials, continental breakfast, and lunch.

Registration/Continental Breakfast – 7:30 a.m.
Meeting – 8:00 a.m. – 4:30 p.m. (day two 8:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.)

Parking:
$8

Hotel Reservations:
for a discounted overnight room please call the Hilton at 1-800-445-8667 and give group code NGS or use the link to reserve your overnight accommodations  http://www.hilton.com/en/hi/groups/personalized/O/OAKHIHH-NGS-20141019/index.jhtml?WT.mc_id=POG

Symposium Session Offerings:

NGSS 101 - Become aware of the National Research Council’s A Framework for K-12 Science Education and the development, intent, and design of the Next Generation Science Standards (NGSS) adopted by California.  Learn how to read the architecture of the NGSS and example key components. NGSS 102 - Delve deeper into the intent and design of NGSS and some of its supporting appendices, analyze key instructional shifts, and reflect on how to adapt available resources to assist in planning for instructional changes.
Performance Expectations - Understand the shift in the NGSS from content knowledge to a focus on performance expectations.  Analyze a learning progression for success during classroom formative assessments or district benchmark assessments of the PE. NGSS Implementation Tool - Learn how to use a tool for developing a unit of instruction that creates a conceptual flow for building student understanding and identifies Performance Expectations, Disciplinary Core Ideas, Science and Engineering Practices and Cross- Cutting Concepts that support that understanding.
Connecting NGSS and CCSS- Learn how to use the Science Literacy Professional Learning Module as a resource to help K-12 teachers better understand how literacy (speaking, listening, writing and reading) deepen student understanding of science. Middle School Progressions- Explore the State Board of Education’s preferred integrated standards for middle school and the alternative discipline-specific model.  Discuss possible implementation strategies for the integrated model.
Model Lesson Exploration- Experience a sample lesson that demonstrates the NGSS “shift” with examples at primary, upper elementary, and secondary (middle school and high school). Administrator Strand- Learn how to support the implementation of NGSS at your school site and in the district.
Action Plan- Share learnings from the conference with your district team and plan next steps for district leaders, teachers and other stakeholders.
Next Generation Science Standards (NGSS) 102 @ RCOE Conference center in Riverside
Oct 20 @ 9:00 am – 3:00 pm

As part of the NGSS Awareness Series, this workshop will delve deeper into the intent and design of Next Generation Science Standards and supporting appendices, analyze key instructional shifts, and reflect on how to adapt available resources to assist in planning for instructional changes. Pre-requisite: NGSS 101 OR basic knowledge of the NGSS architecture, A Framework of K-12 Science Education and Appendix F and G.

Who should attend: Administrators, coaches, and K-12 teachers.

Registration Deadline: October 6, 2014

Oct
23
Thu
2014
Next Generation Science Standards State Rollout Symposium #1 @ Tehama County Department of Education
Oct 23 @ 8:00 am – Oct 24 @ 4:00 pm

K-12 Alliance/WestEd, California Science Project, California Science Teachers Association, Curriculum and Instruction Steering Committee, and the California Department of Education Presents:

Next Generation Science Standards State Rollout Symposium #1

Join science leaders at the first of a series of statewide professional learning symposia exploring the philosophy, design, and initial implementation of the Next Generation Science Standards (NGSS).

AUDIENCE: Grades K-12 Teachers & Administrators. We encourage district teams of 4-6 people, including at least 1 administrator and 3 teacher-leader representatives. 

Registration fee includes symposium materials, continental breakfast, and lunch.

Registration/Continental Breakfast – 7:30 a.m.
Meeting – 8:00 a.m. – 4:30 p.m. (day two 8:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.)

Parking: Free

Hotel Reservations:
Hampton Inn & Suites, 520 Adobe Rd. Red Bluff, CA 96080 530-529-4178; Please let them know that you are attending the NGSS Rollout to receive the State Rate.

Symposium Session Offerings:

NGSS 101 - Become aware of the National Research Council’s A Framework for K-12 Science Education and the development, intent, and design of the Next Generation Science Standards (NGSS) adopted by California.  Learn how to read the architecture of the NGSS and example key components. NGSS 102 - Delve deeper into the intent and design of NGSS and some of its supporting appendices, analyze key instructional shifts, and reflect on how to adapt available resources to assist in planning for instructional changes.
Performance Expectations - Understand the shift in the NGSS from content knowledge to a focus on performance expectations.  Analyze a learning progression for success during classroom formative assessments or district benchmark assessments of the PE. NGSS Implementation Tool - Learn how to use a tool for developing a unit of instruction that creates a conceptual flow for building student understanding and identifies Performance Expectations, Disciplinary Core Ideas, Science and Engineering Practices and Cross- Cutting Concepts that support that understanding.
Connecting NGSS and CCSS- Learn how to use the Science Literacy Professional Learning Module as a resource to help K-12 teachers better understand how literacy (speaking, listening, writing and reading) deepen student understanding of science. Middle School Progressions- Explore the State Board of Education’s preferred integrated standards for middle school and the alternative discipline-specific model.  Discuss possible implementation strategies for the integrated model.
Model Lesson Exploration- Experience a sample lesson that demonstrates the NGSS “shift” with examples at primary, upper elementary, and secondary (middle school and high school). Administrator Strand- Learn how to support the implementation of NGSS at your school site and in the district.
Action Plan- Share learnings from the conference with your district team and plan next steps for district leaders, teachers and other stakeholders.
Oct
28
Tue
2014
Stewardship: Water Education for Lifelong Leadership @ Think Blue Offices, City of San Diego, Storm Water Division
Oct 28 @ 4:30 pm – 6:00 pm

Workshop 1:  Grades K, 1, 2

Looking for an environmental education curriculum that helps your students realize the Common Core and Next Generation Standards?

Come learn more about Project SWELL!

Project SWELL is a hands-on elementary science curriculum with a local focus on San Diego’s regional waterways.  Lessons help students learn about our local aquatic animals and heir habitats; our local watersheds, lakes & rivers; our water supplies; and opportunities for water conservation and pollution prevention.

Register Today!

Nov
8
Sat
2014
Science: The Next Generation @ Oxnard College
Nov 8 @ 8:00 am – Nov 8 @ 4:30 pm

Over 30 workshops in four breakout sessions including a focus on Common Core and NGSS.

Bring home classroom ready lessons, materials, and ideas. Network with local science teachers from Ventura and surrounding counties. CONTINENTAL BREAKFAST, LUNCH, PARKING, AND GCSN MEMBERSHIP INCLUDED!

Call for Proposals – Due October 15, 2014

Registration Form and Event Flyer – Register before September 27 and save!

Nov
20
Thu
2014
Next Generation Science Standards (NGSS): Performance Expectations @ RCOE Conference center in Riverside
Nov 20 @ 9:00 am – 3:00 pm

As part of the NGSS Awareness Series, this workshop will highlight the shift in the Next Generation Science Standards from content knowledge to a focus on performance expectations. Analyze a learning progression for success during classroom formative assessments or district benchmark assessments of the performance expectation.

Who should attend?: Administrators, coaches, and K-12 Teachers

Registration Deadline: November 6, 2014

Dec
4
Thu
2014
2014 NSTA Long Beach Area Conference – in Collaboration with CSTA @ Long Beach Convention Center
Dec 4 @ 8:00 am – Dec 6 @ 1:00 pm

CSTA is partnering with the National Science Teachers Association to produce the 2014 NSTA Long Beach Area Conference – in Collaboration with CSTA! There will be no California Science Education Conference in 2014.

Workshop and short course proposals are now being accepted! The deadline for proposals is January 15, 2014. Proposals can be submitted on the NSTA website here: http://www.nsta.org/conferences/sessions.aspx. Criteria for submission and detailed information is also available at that site.

As a part of the collaboration, CSTA and NSTA will be offering a joint membership (more information available soon) and CSTA members will enjoy member rates for conference registration.

Dec
10
Wed
2014
Next Generation Science Standards (NGSS): Implementation Tool @ RCOE Conference center in Riverside
Dec 10 @ 9:00 am – 3:00 pm

As part of the NGSS Awareness Series, this workshop will focus on how to use a tool for developing a unit of instruction that creates a conceptual flow for building student understanding and identifies performance expectations, disciplinary core ideas, science and engineering practices, and crosscutting concepts that support that understanding.

Who should attend: Administrators, coaches, and K-12 Teachers.

Jan
28
Wed
2015
Next Generation Science Standards (NGSS): Connecting NGSS and CCSS @ RCOE Conference center in Riverside
Jan 28 @ 9:00 am – 3:00 pm

As part of the NGSS Awareness Series, this workshop will focus on how to use the Science Literacy Professional Learning Module as a resource to help K-12 teachers better understand how literacy (speaking, listening, writing and reading) deepen student understanding of science.

Who should attend: Administrators, coaches, and K-12 Teachers.

Registration Deadline: January 14, 2015

Feb
11
Wed
2015
Next Generation Science Standards (NGSS): Middle School Progression @ RCOE Conference center in Riverside
Feb 11 @ 9:00 am – 3:00 pm

As part of the NGSS Awareness Series, this workshop will focus on how to use the Science Literacy Professional Learning Module as a resource to help K-12 teachers better understand how literacy (speaking, listening, writing and reading) deepen student understanding of science.

Who should attend: Administrators, coaches, and K-12 Teachers.

Registration Deadline: January 28, 2015

Sep
17
Wed
2014
NightLife at the Academy @ California Academy of Sciences
Sep 17 @ 6:00 pm – 10:00 pm

Every Thursday night a new adventure unfolds.  Set out with friends on a journey to the stars and to the depths of the sea with a cocktail in your hand and wonder in your eyes— only at NightLife at the California Academy of Sciences.  21+, ID required for entry.

Sep
21
Sun
2014
California STEM Symposium and NGSS Rollout Meeting #1 @ San Diego Convention Center
Sep 21 @ 8:00 am – Sep 22 @ 2:30 pm

Invest in California STEM Education: 

Innovate, Integrate, and Inspire!

The Californians Dedicated to Education Foundation, in cooperation with State Superintendent of Public Instruction Tom Torlakson and the Commission on the Status of Women and Girls, is proud to bring you the 2nd Annual California STEM Symposium on September 22 and 23, 2014 at the San Diego Convention Center.

This Symposium will bring together 3000 teachers, administrators, students, higher education representatives, program providers, philanthropic representatives and industry representatives to engage them in STEM education by providing strategies and resources for program implementation. The Symposium will have a special focus on increasing and supporting the participation of women and girls—as well as other underrepresented groups—in STEM fields. It will also highlight leaders in classroom innovation from across the state and attract student teams to showcase critical thinking, problem solving, and teamwork.

 

Registration

Proposed Schedule

Sessions at a Glance

Pre-Symposium Intensive Workshops

Symposium Strands

Confirmed Speakers

Call For Vendors

Hotel Information

Sponsorship Opportunities

Registration Flyer

Sep
24
Wed
2014
Next Generation Science Standards (NGSS) 101 @ RCOE Conference center in Riverside
Sep 24 @ 9:00 am – 3:00 pm

As part of the NGSS Awareness Series, this workshop will focus on the National Research Council’s A Framework for K-12 science education and the development, intent, and design of the Next Generation Science Standards (NGSS) adopted by California. Learn how to read the architecture of the NGSS, review example key components and study Appendix F and G.

Who should attend: Administrators, coaches, and K-12 teachers.

Registration Deadline: September 10, 2014

Sep
30
Tue
2014
Introduction to the Next Generation Science Standards: A Paradigm Shift in Teaching and Learning @ Central USD, Room 4
Sep 30 @ 8:30 am – 3:00 pm

This full-day workshop will highlight the many shifts required of both teachers and learners under the Next Generation Science Standards.  In the morning session, participants will engage in an overview of the NGSS and its Three Dimensions.  During the afternoon sessions, participants will be invited to experience either a K-5 or 6-12 session.  Each of these sessions will further explore the NGSS with an emphasis on the impact it will have within K-5 and 6-12 classrooms.

Participants will leave with:

  • An awareness of the NGSS and its Three Dimensions as they reflect the interconnected nature of science as it is practiced and experienced in the real world
  • An awareness that the Performance Expectations will guide instruction and assessment
  • An awareness of how the NGSS is aligned with the Common Core State Standards
  • An awareness that the NGSS supports 21st Century Learning

Click here for complete details

Registration:

Register online and pay with a credit card [Click Here]

Download paper workshop brochure and registration form [Click Here]

Oct
9
Thu
2014
Introduction to the Next Generation Science Standards: A Paradigm Shift in Teaching and Learning @ Royal Oakis Middle School Library
Oct 9 @ 8:30 am – 3:00 pm

This full-day workshop will highlight the many shifts required of both teachers and learners under the Next Generation Science Standards.  In the morning session, participants will engage in an overview of the NGSS and its Three Dimensions.  During the afternoon sessions, participants will be invited to experience either a K-5 or 6-12 session.  Each of these sessions will further explore the NGSS with an emphasis on the impact it will have within K-5 and 6-12 classrooms.

Participants will leave with:

  • An awareness of the NGSS and its Three Dimensions as they reflect the interconnected nature of science as it is practiced and experienced in the real world
  • An awareness that the Performance Expectations will guide instruction and assessment
  • An awareness of how the NGSS is aligned with the Common Core State Standards
  • An awareness that the NGSS supports 21st Century Learning

Click here for complete details

Registration:

Register online and pay with a credit card [Click Here]

Download paper workshop brochure and registration form [Click Here]

Oct
16
Thu
2014
Next Generation Science Standards State Rollout Symposium #1 @ Fresno Pacific
Oct 16 @ 8:00 am – Oct 17 @ 4:00 pm

K-12 Alliance/WestEd, California Science Project, California Science Teachers Association, Curriculum and Instruction Steering Committee, and the California Department of Education Presents:

Next Generation Science Standards State Rollout Symposium #1

Join science leaders at the first of a series of statewide professional learning symposia exploring the philosophy, design, and initial implementation of the Next Generation Science Standards (NGSS).

AUDIENCE: Grades K-12 Teachers & Administrators. We encourage district teams of 4-6 people, including at least 1 administrator and 3 teacher-leader representatives. 

Registration fee includes symposium materials, continental breakfast, and lunch.

Registration/Continental Breakfast – 7:30 a.m.
Meeting – 8:00 a.m. – 4:30 p.m. (day two 8:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.)

Parking:
more information coming soon

Hotel Reservations:
more information coming soon

Symposium Session Offerings:

NGSS 101 - Become aware of the National Research Council’s A Framework for K-12 Science Education and the development, intent, and design of the Next Generation Science Standards (NGSS) adopted by California.  Learn how to read the architecture of the NGSS and example key components. NGSS 102 - Delve deeper into the intent and design of NGSS and some of its supporting appendices, analyze key instructional shifts, and reflect on how to adapt available resources to assist in planning for instructional changes.
Performance Expectations - Understand the shift in the NGSS from content knowledge to a focus on performance expectations.  Analyze a learning progression for success during classroom formative assessments or district benchmark assessments of the PE. NGSS Implementation Tool - Learn how to use a tool for developing a unit of instruction that creates a conceptual flow for building student understanding and identifies Performance Expectations, Disciplinary Core Ideas, Science and Engineering Practices and Cross- Cutting Concepts that support that understanding.
Connecting NGSS and CCSS- Learn how to use the Science Literacy Professional Learning Module as a resource to help K-12 teachers better understand how literacy (speaking, listening, writing and reading) deepen student understanding of science. Middle School Progressions- Explore the State Board of Education’s preferred integrated standards for middle school and the alternative discipline-specific model.  Discuss possible implementation strategies for the integrated model.
Model Lesson Exploration- Experience a sample lesson that demonstrates the NGSS “shift” with examples at primary, upper elementary, and secondary (middle school and high school). Administrator Strand- Learn how to support the implementation of NGSS at your school site and in the district.
Action Plan- Share learnings from the conference with your district team and plan next steps for district leaders, teachers and other stakeholders.
Oct
20
Mon
2014
Next Generation Science Standards State Rollout Symposium #1 @ Hilton Oakland Airport
Oct 20 @ 8:00 am – Oct 21 @ 4:00 pm

K-12 Alliance/WestEd, California Science Project, California Science Teachers Association, Curriculum and Instruction Steering Committee, and the California Department of Education Presents:

Next Generation Science Standards State Rollout Symposium #1

Join science leaders at the first of a series of statewide professional learning symposia exploring the philosophy, design, and initial implementation of the Next Generation Science Standards (NGSS).

AUDIENCE: Grades K-12 Teachers & Administrators. We encourage district teams of 4-6 people, including at least 1 administrator and 3 teacher-leader representatives. 

Registration fee includes symposium materials, continental breakfast, and lunch.

Registration/Continental Breakfast – 7:30 a.m.
Meeting – 8:00 a.m. – 4:30 p.m. (day two 8:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.)

Parking:
$8

Hotel Reservations:
for a discounted overnight room please call the Hilton at 1-800-445-8667 and give group code NGS or use the link to reserve your overnight accommodations  http://www.hilton.com/en/hi/groups/personalized/O/OAKHIHH-NGS-20141019/index.jhtml?WT.mc_id=POG

Symposium Session Offerings:

NGSS 101 - Become aware of the National Research Council’s A Framework for K-12 Science Education and the development, intent, and design of the Next Generation Science Standards (NGSS) adopted by California.  Learn how to read the architecture of the NGSS and example key components. NGSS 102 - Delve deeper into the intent and design of NGSS and some of its supporting appendices, analyze key instructional shifts, and reflect on how to adapt available resources to assist in planning for instructional changes.
Performance Expectations - Understand the shift in the NGSS from content knowledge to a focus on performance expectations.  Analyze a learning progression for success during classroom formative assessments or district benchmark assessments of the PE. NGSS Implementation Tool - Learn how to use a tool for developing a unit of instruction that creates a conceptual flow for building student understanding and identifies Performance Expectations, Disciplinary Core Ideas, Science and Engineering Practices and Cross- Cutting Concepts that support that understanding.
Connecting NGSS and CCSS- Learn how to use the Science Literacy Professional Learning Module as a resource to help K-12 teachers better understand how literacy (speaking, listening, writing and reading) deepen student understanding of science. Middle School Progressions- Explore the State Board of Education’s preferred integrated standards for middle school and the alternative discipline-specific model.  Discuss possible implementation strategies for the integrated model.
Model Lesson Exploration- Experience a sample lesson that demonstrates the NGSS “shift” with examples at primary, upper elementary, and secondary (middle school and high school). Administrator Strand- Learn how to support the implementation of NGSS at your school site and in the district.
Action Plan- Share learnings from the conference with your district team and plan next steps for district leaders, teachers and other stakeholders.
Next Generation Science Standards (NGSS) 102 @ RCOE Conference center in Riverside
Oct 20 @ 9:00 am – 3:00 pm

As part of the NGSS Awareness Series, this workshop will delve deeper into the intent and design of Next Generation Science Standards and supporting appendices, analyze key instructional shifts, and reflect on how to adapt available resources to assist in planning for instructional changes. Pre-requisite: NGSS 101 OR basic knowledge of the NGSS architecture, A Framework of K-12 Science Education and Appendix F and G.

Who should attend: Administrators, coaches, and K-12 teachers.

Registration Deadline: October 6, 2014

Oct
23
Thu
2014
Next Generation Science Standards State Rollout Symposium #1 @ Tehama County Department of Education
Oct 23 @ 8:00 am – Oct 24 @ 4:00 pm

K-12 Alliance/WestEd, California Science Project, California Science Teachers Association, Curriculum and Instruction Steering Committee, and the California Department of Education Presents:

Next Generation Science Standards State Rollout Symposium #1

Join science leaders at the first of a series of statewide professional learning symposia exploring the philosophy, design, and initial implementation of the Next Generation Science Standards (NGSS).

AUDIENCE: Grades K-12 Teachers & Administrators. We encourage district teams of 4-6 people, including at least 1 administrator and 3 teacher-leader representatives. 

Registration fee includes symposium materials, continental breakfast, and lunch.

Registration/Continental Breakfast – 7:30 a.m.
Meeting – 8:00 a.m. – 4:30 p.m. (day two 8:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.)

Parking: Free

Hotel Reservations:
Hampton Inn & Suites, 520 Adobe Rd. Red Bluff, CA 96080 530-529-4178; Please let them know that you are attending the NGSS Rollout to receive the State Rate.

Symposium Session Offerings:

NGSS 101 - Become aware of the National Research Council’s A Framework for K-12 Science Education and the development, intent, and design of the Next Generation Science Standards (NGSS) adopted by California.  Learn how to read the architecture of the NGSS and example key components. NGSS 102 - Delve deeper into the intent and design of NGSS and some of its supporting appendices, analyze key instructional shifts, and reflect on how to adapt available resources to assist in planning for instructional changes.
Performance Expectations - Understand the shift in the NGSS from content knowledge to a focus on performance expectations.  Analyze a learning progression for success during classroom formative assessments or district benchmark assessments of the PE. NGSS Implementation Tool - Learn how to use a tool for developing a unit of instruction that creates a conceptual flow for building student understanding and identifies Performance Expectations, Disciplinary Core Ideas, Science and Engineering Practices and Cross- Cutting Concepts that support that understanding.
Connecting NGSS and CCSS- Learn how to use the Science Literacy Professional Learning Module as a resource to help K-12 teachers better understand how literacy (speaking, listening, writing and reading) deepen student understanding of science. Middle School Progressions- Explore the State Board of Education’s preferred integrated standards for middle school and the alternative discipline-specific model.  Discuss possible implementation strategies for the integrated model.
Model Lesson Exploration- Experience a sample lesson that demonstrates the NGSS “shift” with examples at primary, upper elementary, and secondary (middle school and high school). Administrator Strand- Learn how to support the implementation of NGSS at your school site and in the district.
Action Plan- Share learnings from the conference with your district team and plan next steps for district leaders, teachers and other stakeholders.
Oct
28
Tue
2014
Stewardship: Water Education for Lifelong Leadership @ Think Blue Offices, City of San Diego, Storm Water Division
Oct 28 @ 4:30 pm – 6:00 pm

Workshop 1:  Grades K, 1, 2

Looking for an environmental education curriculum that helps your students realize the Common Core and Next Generation Standards?

Come learn more about Project SWELL!

Project SWELL is a hands-on elementary science curriculum with a local focus on San Diego’s regional waterways.  Lessons help students learn about our local aquatic animals and heir habitats; our local watersheds, lakes & rivers; our water supplies; and opportunities for water conservation and pollution prevention.

Register Today!

Nov
8
Sat
2014
Science: The Next Generation @ Oxnard College
Nov 8 @ 8:00 am – Nov 8 @ 4:30 pm

Over 30 workshops in four breakout sessions including a focus on Common Core and NGSS.

Bring home classroom ready lessons, materials, and ideas. Network with local science teachers from Ventura and surrounding counties. CONTINENTAL BREAKFAST, LUNCH, PARKING, AND GCSN MEMBERSHIP INCLUDED!

Call for Proposals – Due October 15, 2014

Registration Form and Event Flyer – Register before September 27 and save!

Nov
20
Thu
2014
Next Generation Science Standards (NGSS): Performance Expectations @ RCOE Conference center in Riverside
Nov 20 @ 9:00 am – 3:00 pm

As part of the NGSS Awareness Series, this workshop will highlight the shift in the Next Generation Science Standards from content knowledge to a focus on performance expectations. Analyze a learning progression for success during classroom formative assessments or district benchmark assessments of the performance expectation.

Who should attend?: Administrators, coaches, and K-12 Teachers

Registration Deadline: November 6, 2014

Dec
4
Thu
2014
2014 NSTA Long Beach Area Conference – in Collaboration with CSTA @ Long Beach Convention Center
Dec 4 @ 8:00 am – Dec 6 @ 1:00 pm

CSTA is partnering with the National Science Teachers Association to produce the 2014 NSTA Long Beach Area Conference – in Collaboration with CSTA! There will be no California Science Education Conference in 2014.

Workshop and short course proposals are now being accepted! The deadline for proposals is January 15, 2014. Proposals can be submitted on the NSTA website here: http://www.nsta.org/conferences/sessions.aspx. Criteria for submission and detailed information is also available at that site.

As a part of the collaboration, CSTA and NSTA will be offering a joint membership (more information available soon) and CSTA members will enjoy member rates for conference registration.

Dec
10
Wed
2014
Next Generation Science Standards (NGSS): Implementation Tool @ RCOE Conference center in Riverside
Dec 10 @ 9:00 am – 3:00 pm

As part of the NGSS Awareness Series, this workshop will focus on how to use a tool for developing a unit of instruction that creates a conceptual flow for building student understanding and identifies performance expectations, disciplinary core ideas, science and engineering practices, and crosscutting concepts that support that understanding.

Who should attend: Administrators, coaches, and K-12 Teachers.

Jan
28
Wed
2015
Next Generation Science Standards (NGSS): Connecting NGSS and CCSS @ RCOE Conference center in Riverside
Jan 28 @ 9:00 am – 3:00 pm

As part of the NGSS Awareness Series, this workshop will focus on how to use the Science Literacy Professional Learning Module as a resource to help K-12 teachers better understand how literacy (speaking, listening, writing and reading) deepen student understanding of science.

Who should attend: Administrators, coaches, and K-12 Teachers.

Registration Deadline: January 14, 2015

Feb
11
Wed
2015
Next Generation Science Standards (NGSS): Middle School Progression @ RCOE Conference center in Riverside
Feb 11 @ 9:00 am – 3:00 pm

As part of the NGSS Awareness Series, this workshop will focus on how to use the Science Literacy Professional Learning Module as a resource to help K-12 teachers better understand how literacy (speaking, listening, writing and reading) deepen student understanding of science.

Who should attend: Administrators, coaches, and K-12 Teachers.

Registration Deadline: January 28, 2015

Sep
21
Sun
2014
California STEM Symposium and NGSS Rollout Meeting #1 @ San Diego Convention Center
Sep 21 @ 8:00 am – Sep 22 @ 2:30 pm

Invest in California STEM Education: 

Innovate, Integrate, and Inspire!

The Californians Dedicated to Education Foundation, in cooperation with State Superintendent of Public Instruction Tom Torlakson and the Commission on the Status of Women and Girls, is proud to bring you the 2nd Annual California STEM Symposium on September 22 and 23, 2014 at the San Diego Convention Center.

This Symposium will bring together 3000 teachers, administrators, students, higher education representatives, program providers, philanthropic representatives and industry representatives to engage them in STEM education by providing strategies and resources for program implementation. The Symposium will have a special focus on increasing and supporting the participation of women and girls—as well as other underrepresented groups—in STEM fields. It will also highlight leaders in classroom innovation from across the state and attract student teams to showcase critical thinking, problem solving, and teamwork.

 

Registration

Proposed Schedule

Sessions at a Glance

Pre-Symposium Intensive Workshops

Symposium Strands

Confirmed Speakers

Call For Vendors

Hotel Information

Sponsorship Opportunities

Registration Flyer

Sep
21
Sun
2014
California STEM Symposium and NGSS Rollout Meeting #1 @ San Diego Convention Center
Sep 21 @ 8:00 am – Sep 22 @ 2:30 pm

Invest in California STEM Education: 

Innovate, Integrate, and Inspire!

The Californians Dedicated to Education Foundation, in cooperation with State Superintendent of Public Instruction Tom Torlakson and the Commission on the Status of Women and Girls, is proud to bring you the 2nd Annual California STEM Symposium on September 22 and 23, 2014 at the San Diego Convention Center.

This Symposium will bring together 3000 teachers, administrators, students, higher education representatives, program providers, philanthropic representatives and industry representatives to engage them in STEM education by providing strategies and resources for program implementation. The Symposium will have a special focus on increasing and supporting the participation of women and girls—as well as other underrepresented groups—in STEM fields. It will also highlight leaders in classroom innovation from across the state and attract student teams to showcase critical thinking, problem solving, and teamwork.

 

Registration

Proposed Schedule

Sessions at a Glance

Pre-Symposium Intensive Workshops

Symposium Strands

Confirmed Speakers

Call For Vendors

Hotel Information

Sponsorship Opportunities

Registration Flyer

Sep
24
Wed
2014
Next Generation Science Standards (NGSS) 101 @ RCOE Conference center in Riverside
Sep 24 @ 9:00 am – 3:00 pm

As part of the NGSS Awareness Series, this workshop will focus on the National Research Council’s A Framework for K-12 science education and the development, intent, and design of the Next Generation Science Standards (NGSS) adopted by California. Learn how to read the architecture of the NGSS, review example key components and study Appendix F and G.

Who should attend: Administrators, coaches, and K-12 teachers.

Registration Deadline: September 10, 2014

Sep
30
Tue
2014
Introduction to the Next Generation Science Standards: A Paradigm Shift in Teaching and Learning @ Central USD, Room 4
Sep 30 @ 8:30 am – 3:00 pm

This full-day workshop will highlight the many shifts required of both teachers and learners under the Next Generation Science Standards.  In the morning session, participants will engage in an overview of the NGSS and its Three Dimensions.  During the afternoon sessions, participants will be invited to experience either a K-5 or 6-12 session.  Each of these sessions will further explore the NGSS with an emphasis on the impact it will have within K-5 and 6-12 classrooms.

Participants will leave with:

  • An awareness of the NGSS and its Three Dimensions as they reflect the interconnected nature of science as it is practiced and experienced in the real world
  • An awareness that the Performance Expectations will guide instruction and assessment
  • An awareness of how the NGSS is aligned with the Common Core State Standards
  • An awareness that the NGSS supports 21st Century Learning

Click here for complete details

Registration:

Register online and pay with a credit card [Click Here]

Download paper workshop brochure and registration form [Click Here]

Oct
9
Thu
2014
Introduction to the Next Generation Science Standards: A Paradigm Shift in Teaching and Learning @ Royal Oakis Middle School Library
Oct 9 @ 8:30 am – 3:00 pm

This full-day workshop will highlight the many shifts required of both teachers and learners under the Next Generation Science Standards.  In the morning session, participants will engage in an overview of the NGSS and its Three Dimensions.  During the afternoon sessions, participants will be invited to experience either a K-5 or 6-12 session.  Each of these sessions will further explore the NGSS with an emphasis on the impact it will have within K-5 and 6-12 classrooms.

Participants will leave with:

  • An awareness of the NGSS and its Three Dimensions as they reflect the interconnected nature of science as it is practiced and experienced in the real world
  • An awareness that the Performance Expectations will guide instruction and assessment
  • An awareness of how the NGSS is aligned with the Common Core State Standards
  • An awareness that the NGSS supports 21st Century Learning

Click here for complete details

Registration:

Register online and pay with a credit card [Click Here]

Download paper workshop brochure and registration form [Click Here]

Oct
16
Thu
2014
Next Generation Science Standards State Rollout Symposium #1 @ Fresno Pacific
Oct 16 @ 8:00 am – Oct 17 @ 4:00 pm

K-12 Alliance/WestEd, California Science Project, California Science Teachers Association, Curriculum and Instruction Steering Committee, and the California Department of Education Presents:

Next Generation Science Standards State Rollout Symposium #1

Join science leaders at the first of a series of statewide professional learning symposia exploring the philosophy, design, and initial implementation of the Next Generation Science Standards (NGSS).

AUDIENCE: Grades K-12 Teachers & Administrators. We encourage district teams of 4-6 people, including at least 1 administrator and 3 teacher-leader representatives. 

Registration fee includes symposium materials, continental breakfast, and lunch.

Registration/Continental Breakfast – 7:30 a.m.
Meeting – 8:00 a.m. – 4:30 p.m. (day two 8:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.)

Parking:
more information coming soon

Hotel Reservations:
more information coming soon

Symposium Session Offerings:

NGSS 101 - Become aware of the National Research Council’s A Framework for K-12 Science Education and the development, intent, and design of the Next Generation Science Standards (NGSS) adopted by California.  Learn how to read the architecture of the NGSS and example key components. NGSS 102 - Delve deeper into the intent and design of NGSS and some of its supporting appendices, analyze key instructional shifts, and reflect on how to adapt available resources to assist in planning for instructional changes.
Performance Expectations - Understand the shift in the NGSS from content knowledge to a focus on performance expectations.  Analyze a learning progression for success during classroom formative assessments or district benchmark assessments of the PE. NGSS Implementation Tool - Learn how to use a tool for developing a unit of instruction that creates a conceptual flow for building student understanding and identifies Performance Expectations, Disciplinary Core Ideas, Science and Engineering Practices and Cross- Cutting Concepts that support that understanding.
Connecting NGSS and CCSS- Learn how to use the Science Literacy Professional Learning Module as a resource to help K-12 teachers better understand how literacy (speaking, listening, writing and reading) deepen student understanding of science. Middle School Progressions- Explore the State Board of Education’s preferred integrated standards for middle school and the alternative discipline-specific model.  Discuss possible implementation strategies for the integrated model.
Model Lesson Exploration- Experience a sample lesson that demonstrates the NGSS “shift” with examples at primary, upper elementary, and secondary (middle school and high school). Administrator Strand- Learn how to support the implementation of NGSS at your school site and in the district.
Action Plan- Share learnings from the conference with your district team and plan next steps for district leaders, teachers and other stakeholders.
Oct
20
Mon
2014
Next Generation Science Standards State Rollout Symposium #1 @ Hilton Oakland Airport
Oct 20 @ 8:00 am – Oct 21 @ 4:00 pm

K-12 Alliance/WestEd, California Science Project, California Science Teachers Association, Curriculum and Instruction Steering Committee, and the California Department of Education Presents:

Next Generation Science Standards State Rollout Symposium #1

Join science leaders at the first of a series of statewide professional learning symposia exploring the philosophy, design, and initial implementation of the Next Generation Science Standards (NGSS).

AUDIENCE: Grades K-12 Teachers & Administrators. We encourage district teams of 4-6 people, including at least 1 administrator and 3 teacher-leader representatives. 

Registration fee includes symposium materials, continental breakfast, and lunch.

Registration/Continental Breakfast – 7:30 a.m.
Meeting – 8:00 a.m. – 4:30 p.m. (day two 8:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.)

Parking:
$8

Hotel Reservations:
for a discounted overnight room please call the Hilton at 1-800-445-8667 and give group code NGS or use the link to reserve your overnight accommodations  http://www.hilton.com/en/hi/groups/personalized/O/OAKHIHH-NGS-20141019/index.jhtml?WT.mc_id=POG

Symposium Session Offerings:

NGSS 101 - Become aware of the National Research Council’s A Framework for K-12 Science Education and the development, intent, and design of the Next Generation Science Standards (NGSS) adopted by California.  Learn how to read the architecture of the NGSS and example key components. NGSS 102 - Delve deeper into the intent and design of NGSS and some of its supporting appendices, analyze key instructional shifts, and reflect on how to adapt available resources to assist in planning for instructional changes.
Performance Expectations - Understand the shift in the NGSS from content knowledge to a focus on performance expectations.  Analyze a learning progression for success during classroom formative assessments or district benchmark assessments of the PE. NGSS Implementation Tool - Learn how to use a tool for developing a unit of instruction that creates a conceptual flow for building student understanding and identifies Performance Expectations, Disciplinary Core Ideas, Science and Engineering Practices and Cross- Cutting Concepts that support that understanding.
Connecting NGSS and CCSS- Learn how to use the Science Literacy Professional Learning Module as a resource to help K-12 teachers better understand how literacy (speaking, listening, writing and reading) deepen student understanding of science. Middle School Progressions- Explore the State Board of Education’s preferred integrated standards for middle school and the alternative discipline-specific model.  Discuss possible implementation strategies for the integrated model.
Model Lesson Exploration- Experience a sample lesson that demonstrates the NGSS “shift” with examples at primary, upper elementary, and secondary (middle school and high school). Administrator Strand- Learn how to support the implementation of NGSS at your school site and in the district.
Action Plan- Share learnings from the conference with your district team and plan next steps for district leaders, teachers and other stakeholders.
Next Generation Science Standards (NGSS) 102 @ RCOE Conference center in Riverside
Oct 20 @ 9:00 am – 3:00 pm

As part of the NGSS Awareness Series, this workshop will delve deeper into the intent and design of Next Generation Science Standards and supporting appendices, analyze key instructional shifts, and reflect on how to adapt available resources to assist in planning for instructional changes. Pre-requisite: NGSS 101 OR basic knowledge of the NGSS architecture, A Framework of K-12 Science Education and Appendix F and G.

Who should attend: Administrators, coaches, and K-12 teachers.

Registration Deadline: October 6, 2014

Oct
23
Thu
2014
Next Generation Science Standards State Rollout Symposium #1 @ Tehama County Department of Education
Oct 23 @ 8:00 am – Oct 24 @ 4:00 pm

K-12 Alliance/WestEd, California Science Project, California Science Teachers Association, Curriculum and Instruction Steering Committee, and the California Department of Education Presents:

Next Generation Science Standards State Rollout Symposium #1

Join science leaders at the first of a series of statewide professional learning symposia exploring the philosophy, design, and initial implementation of the Next Generation Science Standards (NGSS).

AUDIENCE: Grades K-12 Teachers & Administrators. We encourage district teams of 4-6 people, including at least 1 administrator and 3 teacher-leader representatives. 

Registration fee includes symposium materials, continental breakfast, and lunch.

Registration/Continental Breakfast – 7:30 a.m.
Meeting – 8:00 a.m. – 4:30 p.m. (day two 8:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.)

Parking: Free

Hotel Reservations:
Hampton Inn & Suites, 520 Adobe Rd. Red Bluff, CA 96080 530-529-4178; Please let them know that you are attending the NGSS Rollout to receive the State Rate.

Symposium Session Offerings:

NGSS 101 - Become aware of the National Research Council’s A Framework for K-12 Science Education and the development, intent, and design of the Next Generation Science Standards (NGSS) adopted by California.  Learn how to read the architecture of the NGSS and example key components. NGSS 102 - Delve deeper into the intent and design of NGSS and some of its supporting appendices, analyze key instructional shifts, and reflect on how to adapt available resources to assist in planning for instructional changes.
Performance Expectations - Understand the shift in the NGSS from content knowledge to a focus on performance expectations.  Analyze a learning progression for success during classroom formative assessments or district benchmark assessments of the PE. NGSS Implementation Tool - Learn how to use a tool for developing a unit of instruction that creates a conceptual flow for building student understanding and identifies Performance Expectations, Disciplinary Core Ideas, Science and Engineering Practices and Cross- Cutting Concepts that support that understanding.
Connecting NGSS and CCSS- Learn how to use the Science Literacy Professional Learning Module as a resource to help K-12 teachers better understand how literacy (speaking, listening, writing and reading) deepen student understanding of science. Middle School Progressions- Explore the State Board of Education’s preferred integrated standards for middle school and the alternative discipline-specific model.  Discuss possible implementation strategies for the integrated model.
Model Lesson Exploration- Experience a sample lesson that demonstrates the NGSS “shift” with examples at primary, upper elementary, and secondary (middle school and high school). Administrator Strand- Learn how to support the implementation of NGSS at your school site and in the district.
Action Plan- Share learnings from the conference with your district team and plan next steps for district leaders, teachers and other stakeholders.
Oct
28
Tue
2014
Stewardship: Water Education for Lifelong Leadership @ Think Blue Offices, City of San Diego, Storm Water Division
Oct 28 @ 4:30 pm – 6:00 pm

Workshop 1:  Grades K, 1, 2

Looking for an environmental education curriculum that helps your students realize the Common Core and Next Generation Standards?

Come learn more about Project SWELL!

Project SWELL is a hands-on elementary science curriculum with a local focus on San Diego’s regional waterways.  Lessons help students learn about our local aquatic animals and heir habitats; our local watersheds, lakes & rivers; our water supplies; and opportunities for water conservation and pollution prevention.

Register Today!

Nov
8
Sat
2014
Science: The Next Generation @ Oxnard College
Nov 8 @ 8:00 am – Nov 8 @ 4:30 pm

Over 30 workshops in four breakout sessions including a focus on Common Core and NGSS.

Bring home classroom ready lessons, materials, and ideas. Network with local science teachers from Ventura and surrounding counties. CONTINENTAL BREAKFAST, LUNCH, PARKING, AND GCSN MEMBERSHIP INCLUDED!

Call for Proposals – Due October 15, 2014

Registration Form and Event Flyer – Register before September 27 and save!

Nov
20
Thu
2014
Next Generation Science Standards (NGSS): Performance Expectations @ RCOE Conference center in Riverside
Nov 20 @ 9:00 am – 3:00 pm

As part of the NGSS Awareness Series, this workshop will highlight the shift in the Next Generation Science Standards from content knowledge to a focus on performance expectations. Analyze a learning progression for success during classroom formative assessments or district benchmark assessments of the performance expectation.

Who should attend?: Administrators, coaches, and K-12 Teachers

Registration Deadline: November 6, 2014

Dec
4
Thu
2014
2014 NSTA Long Beach Area Conference – in Collaboration with CSTA @ Long Beach Convention Center
Dec 4 @ 8:00 am – Dec 6 @ 1:00 pm

CSTA is partnering with the National Science Teachers Association to produce the 2014 NSTA Long Beach Area Conference – in Collaboration with CSTA! There will be no California Science Education Conference in 2014.

Workshop and short course proposals are now being accepted! The deadline for proposals is January 15, 2014. Proposals can be submitted on the NSTA website here: http://www.nsta.org/conferences/sessions.aspx. Criteria for submission and detailed information is also available at that site.

As a part of the collaboration, CSTA and NSTA will be offering a joint membership (more information available soon) and CSTA members will enjoy member rates for conference registration.

Dec
10
Wed
2014
Next Generation Science Standards (NGSS): Implementation Tool @ RCOE Conference center in Riverside
Dec 10 @ 9:00 am – 3:00 pm

As part of the NGSS Awareness Series, this workshop will focus on how to use a tool for developing a unit of instruction that creates a conceptual flow for building student understanding and identifies performance expectations, disciplinary core ideas, science and engineering practices, and crosscutting concepts that support that understanding.

Who should attend: Administrators, coaches, and K-12 Teachers.

Jan
28
Wed
2015
Next Generation Science Standards (NGSS): Connecting NGSS and CCSS @ RCOE Conference center in Riverside
Jan 28 @ 9:00 am – 3:00 pm

As part of the NGSS Awareness Series, this workshop will focus on how to use the Science Literacy Professional Learning Module as a resource to help K-12 teachers better understand how literacy (speaking, listening, writing and reading) deepen student understanding of science.

Who should attend: Administrators, coaches, and K-12 Teachers.

Registration Deadline: January 14, 2015

Feb
11
Wed
2015
Next Generation Science Standards (NGSS): Middle School Progression @ RCOE Conference center in Riverside
Feb 11 @ 9:00 am – 3:00 pm

As part of the NGSS Awareness Series, this workshop will focus on how to use the Science Literacy Professional Learning Module as a resource to help K-12 teachers better understand how literacy (speaking, listening, writing and reading) deepen student understanding of science.

Who should attend: Administrators, coaches, and K-12 Teachers.

Registration Deadline: January 28, 2015

Sep
24
Wed
2014
Next Generation Science Standards (NGSS) 101 @ RCOE Conference center in Riverside
Sep 24 @ 9:00 am – 3:00 pm

As part of the NGSS Awareness Series, this workshop will focus on the National Research Council’s A Framework for K-12 science education and the development, intent, and design of the Next Generation Science Standards (NGSS) adopted by California. Learn how to read the architecture of the NGSS, review example key components and study Appendix F and G.

Who should attend: Administrators, coaches, and K-12 teachers.

Registration Deadline: September 10, 2014

Sep
21
Sun
2014
California STEM Symposium and NGSS Rollout Meeting #1 @ San Diego Convention Center
Sep 21 @ 8:00 am – Sep 22 @ 2:30 pm

Invest in California STEM Education: 

Innovate, Integrate, and Inspire!

The Californians Dedicated to Education Foundation, in cooperation with State Superintendent of Public Instruction Tom Torlakson and the Commission on the Status of Women and Girls, is proud to bring you the 2nd Annual California STEM Symposium on September 22 and 23, 2014 at the San Diego Convention Center.

This Symposium will bring together 3000 teachers, administrators, students, higher education representatives, program providers, philanthropic representatives and industry representatives to engage them in STEM education by providing strategies and resources for program implementation. The Symposium will have a special focus on increasing and supporting the participation of women and girls—as well as other underrepresented groups—in STEM fields. It will also highlight leaders in classroom innovation from across the state and attract student teams to showcase critical thinking, problem solving, and teamwork.

 

Registration

Proposed Schedule

Sessions at a Glance

Pre-Symposium Intensive Workshops

Symposium Strands

Confirmed Speakers

Call For Vendors

Hotel Information

Sponsorship Opportunities

Registration Flyer

Sep
24
Wed
2014
Next Generation Science Standards (NGSS) 101 @ RCOE Conference center in Riverside
Sep 24 @ 9:00 am – 3:00 pm

As part of the NGSS Awareness Series, this workshop will focus on the National Research Council’s A Framework for K-12 science education and the development, intent, and design of the Next Generation Science Standards (NGSS) adopted by California. Learn how to read the architecture of the NGSS, review example key components and study Appendix F and G.

Who should attend: Administrators, coaches, and K-12 teachers.

Registration Deadline: September 10, 2014

Sep
30
Tue
2014
Introduction to the Next Generation Science Standards: A Paradigm Shift in Teaching and Learning @ Central USD, Room 4
Sep 30 @ 8:30 am – 3:00 pm

This full-day workshop will highlight the many shifts required of both teachers and learners under the Next Generation Science Standards.  In the morning session, participants will engage in an overview of the NGSS and its Three Dimensions.  During the afternoon sessions, participants will be invited to experience either a K-5 or 6-12 session.  Each of these sessions will further explore the NGSS with an emphasis on the impact it will have within K-5 and 6-12 classrooms.

Participants will leave with:

  • An awareness of the NGSS and its Three Dimensions as they reflect the interconnected nature of science as it is practiced and experienced in the real world
  • An awareness that the Performance Expectations will guide instruction and assessment
  • An awareness of how the NGSS is aligned with the Common Core State Standards
  • An awareness that the NGSS supports 21st Century Learning

Click here for complete details

Registration:

Register online and pay with a credit card [Click Here]

Download paper workshop brochure and registration form [Click Here]

Oct
9
Thu
2014
Introduction to the Next Generation Science Standards: A Paradigm Shift in Teaching and Learning @ Royal Oakis Middle School Library
Oct 9 @ 8:30 am – 3:00 pm

This full-day workshop will highlight the many shifts required of both teachers and learners under the Next Generation Science Standards.  In the morning session, participants will engage in an overview of the NGSS and its Three Dimensions.  During the afternoon sessions, participants will be invited to experience either a K-5 or 6-12 session.  Each of these sessions will further explore the NGSS with an emphasis on the impact it will have within K-5 and 6-12 classrooms.

Participants will leave with:

  • An awareness of the NGSS and its Three Dimensions as they reflect the interconnected nature of science as it is practiced and experienced in the real world
  • An awareness that the Performance Expectations will guide instruction and assessment
  • An awareness of how the NGSS is aligned with the Common Core State Standards
  • An awareness that the NGSS supports 21st Century Learning

Click here for complete details

Registration:

Register online and pay with a credit card [Click Here]

Download paper workshop brochure and registration form [Click Here]

Oct
16
Thu
2014
Next Generation Science Standards State Rollout Symposium #1 @ Fresno Pacific
Oct 16 @ 8:00 am – Oct 17 @ 4:00 pm

K-12 Alliance/WestEd, California Science Project, California Science Teachers Association, Curriculum and Instruction Steering Committee, and the California Department of Education Presents:

Next Generation Science Standards State Rollout Symposium #1

Join science leaders at the first of a series of statewide professional learning symposia exploring the philosophy, design, and initial implementation of the Next Generation Science Standards (NGSS).

AUDIENCE: Grades K-12 Teachers & Administrators. We encourage district teams of 4-6 people, including at least 1 administrator and 3 teacher-leader representatives. 

Registration fee includes symposium materials, continental breakfast, and lunch.

Registration/Continental Breakfast – 7:30 a.m.
Meeting – 8:00 a.m. – 4:30 p.m. (day two 8:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.)

Parking:
more information coming soon

Hotel Reservations:
more information coming soon

Symposium Session Offerings:

NGSS 101 - Become aware of the National Research Council’s A Framework for K-12 Science Education and the development, intent, and design of the Next Generation Science Standards (NGSS) adopted by California.  Learn how to read the architecture of the NGSS and example key components. NGSS 102 - Delve deeper into the intent and design of NGSS and some of its supporting appendices, analyze key instructional shifts, and reflect on how to adapt available resources to assist in planning for instructional changes.
Performance Expectations - Understand the shift in the NGSS from content knowledge to a focus on performance expectations.  Analyze a learning progression for success during classroom formative assessments or district benchmark assessments of the PE. NGSS Implementation Tool - Learn how to use a tool for developing a unit of instruction that creates a conceptual flow for building student understanding and identifies Performance Expectations, Disciplinary Core Ideas, Science and Engineering Practices and Cross- Cutting Concepts that support that understanding.
Connecting NGSS and CCSS- Learn how to use the Science Literacy Professional Learning Module as a resource to help K-12 teachers better understand how literacy (speaking, listening, writing and reading) deepen student understanding of science. Middle School Progressions- Explore the State Board of Education’s preferred integrated standards for middle school and the alternative discipline-specific model.  Discuss possible implementation strategies for the integrated model.
Model Lesson Exploration- Experience a sample lesson that demonstrates the NGSS “shift” with examples at primary, upper elementary, and secondary (middle school and high school). Administrator Strand- Learn how to support the implementation of NGSS at your school site and in the district.
Action Plan- Share learnings from the conference with your district team and plan next steps for district leaders, teachers and other stakeholders.
Oct
20
Mon
2014
Next Generation Science Standards State Rollout Symposium #1 @ Hilton Oakland Airport
Oct 20 @ 8:00 am – Oct 21 @ 4:00 pm

K-12 Alliance/WestEd, California Science Project, California Science Teachers Association, Curriculum and Instruction Steering Committee, and the California Department of Education Presents:

Next Generation Science Standards State Rollout Symposium #1

Join science leaders at the first of a series of statewide professional learning symposia exploring the philosophy, design, and initial implementation of the Next Generation Science Standards (NGSS).

AUDIENCE: Grades K-12 Teachers & Administrators. We encourage district teams of 4-6 people, including at least 1 administrator and 3 teacher-leader representatives. 

Registration fee includes symposium materials, continental breakfast, and lunch.

Registration/Continental Breakfast – 7:30 a.m.
Meeting – 8:00 a.m. – 4:30 p.m. (day two 8:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.)

Parking:
$8

Hotel Reservations:
for a discounted overnight room please call the Hilton at 1-800-445-8667 and give group code NGS or use the link to reserve your overnight accommodations  http://www.hilton.com/en/hi/groups/personalized/O/OAKHIHH-NGS-20141019/index.jhtml?WT.mc_id=POG

Symposium Session Offerings:

NGSS 101 - Become aware of the National Research Council’s A Framework for K-12 Science Education and the development, intent, and design of the Next Generation Science Standards (NGSS) adopted by California.  Learn how to read the architecture of the NGSS and example key components. NGSS 102 - Delve deeper into the intent and design of NGSS and some of its supporting appendices, analyze key instructional shifts, and reflect on how to adapt available resources to assist in planning for instructional changes.
Performance Expectations - Understand the shift in the NGSS from content knowledge to a focus on performance expectations.  Analyze a learning progression for success during classroom formative assessments or district benchmark assessments of the PE. NGSS Implementation Tool - Learn how to use a tool for developing a unit of instruction that creates a conceptual flow for building student understanding and identifies Performance Expectations, Disciplinary Core Ideas, Science and Engineering Practices and Cross- Cutting Concepts that support that understanding.
Connecting NGSS and CCSS- Learn how to use the Science Literacy Professional Learning Module as a resource to help K-12 teachers better understand how literacy (speaking, listening, writing and reading) deepen student understanding of science. Middle School Progressions- Explore the State Board of Education’s preferred integrated standards for middle school and the alternative discipline-specific model.  Discuss possible implementation strategies for the integrated model.
Model Lesson Exploration- Experience a sample lesson that demonstrates the NGSS “shift” with examples at primary, upper elementary, and secondary (middle school and high school). Administrator Strand- Learn how to support the implementation of NGSS at your school site and in the district.
Action Plan- Share learnings from the conference with your district team and plan next steps for district leaders, teachers and other stakeholders.
Next Generation Science Standards (NGSS) 102 @ RCOE Conference center in Riverside
Oct 20 @ 9:00 am – 3:00 pm

As part of the NGSS Awareness Series, this workshop will delve deeper into the intent and design of Next Generation Science Standards and supporting appendices, analyze key instructional shifts, and reflect on how to adapt available resources to assist in planning for instructional changes. Pre-requisite: NGSS 101 OR basic knowledge of the NGSS architecture, A Framework of K-12 Science Education and Appendix F and G.

Who should attend: Administrators, coaches, and K-12 teachers.

Registration Deadline: October 6, 2014

Oct
23
Thu
2014
Next Generation Science Standards State Rollout Symposium #1 @ Tehama County Department of Education
Oct 23 @ 8:00 am – Oct 24 @ 4:00 pm

K-12 Alliance/WestEd, California Science Project, California Science Teachers Association, Curriculum and Instruction Steering Committee, and the California Department of Education Presents:

Next Generation Science Standards State Rollout Symposium #1

Join science leaders at the first of a series of statewide professional learning symposia exploring the philosophy, design, and initial implementation of the Next Generation Science Standards (NGSS).

AUDIENCE: Grades K-12 Teachers & Administrators. We encourage district teams of 4-6 people, including at least 1 administrator and 3 teacher-leader representatives. 

Registration fee includes symposium materials, continental breakfast, and lunch.

Registration/Continental Breakfast – 7:30 a.m.
Meeting – 8:00 a.m. – 4:30 p.m. (day two 8:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.)

Parking: Free

Hotel Reservations:
Hampton Inn & Suites, 520 Adobe Rd. Red Bluff, CA 96080 530-529-4178; Please let them know that you are attending the NGSS Rollout to receive the State Rate.

Symposium Session Offerings:

NGSS 101 - Become aware of the National Research Council’s A Framework for K-12 Science Education and the development, intent, and design of the Next Generation Science Standards (NGSS) adopted by California.  Learn how to read the architecture of the NGSS and example key components. NGSS 102 - Delve deeper into the intent and design of NGSS and some of its supporting appendices, analyze key instructional shifts, and reflect on how to adapt available resources to assist in planning for instructional changes.
Performance Expectations - Understand the shift in the NGSS from content knowledge to a focus on performance expectations.  Analyze a learning progression for success during classroom formative assessments or district benchmark assessments of the PE. NGSS Implementation Tool - Learn how to use a tool for developing a unit of instruction that creates a conceptual flow for building student understanding and identifies Performance Expectations, Disciplinary Core Ideas, Science and Engineering Practices and Cross- Cutting Concepts that support that understanding.
Connecting NGSS and CCSS- Learn how to use the Science Literacy Professional Learning Module as a resource to help K-12 teachers better understand how literacy (speaking, listening, writing and reading) deepen student understanding of science. Middle School Progressions- Explore the State Board of Education’s preferred integrated standards for middle school and the alternative discipline-specific model.  Discuss possible implementation strategies for the integrated model.
Model Lesson Exploration- Experience a sample lesson that demonstrates the NGSS “shift” with examples at primary, upper elementary, and secondary (middle school and high school). Administrator Strand- Learn how to support the implementation of NGSS at your school site and in the district.
Action Plan- Share learnings from the conference with your district team and plan next steps for district leaders, teachers and other stakeholders.
Oct
28
Tue
2014
Stewardship: Water Education for Lifelong Leadership @ Think Blue Offices, City of San Diego, Storm Water Division
Oct 28 @ 4:30 pm – 6:00 pm

Workshop 1:  Grades K, 1, 2

Looking for an environmental education curriculum that helps your students realize the Common Core and Next Generation Standards?

Come learn more about Project SWELL!

Project SWELL is a hands-on elementary science curriculum with a local focus on San Diego’s regional waterways.  Lessons help students learn about our local aquatic animals and heir habitats; our local watersheds, lakes & rivers; our water supplies; and opportunities for water conservation and pollution prevention.

Register Today!

Nov
8
Sat
2014
Science: The Next Generation @ Oxnard College
Nov 8 @ 8:00 am – Nov 8 @ 4:30 pm

Over 30 workshops in four breakout sessions including a focus on Common Core and NGSS.

Bring home classroom ready lessons, materials, and ideas. Network with local science teachers from Ventura and surrounding counties. CONTINENTAL BREAKFAST, LUNCH, PARKING, AND GCSN MEMBERSHIP INCLUDED!

Call for Proposals – Due October 15, 2014

Registration Form and Event Flyer – Register before September 27 and save!

Nov
20
Thu
2014
Next Generation Science Standards (NGSS): Performance Expectations @ RCOE Conference center in Riverside
Nov 20 @ 9:00 am – 3:00 pm

As part of the NGSS Awareness Series, this workshop will highlight the shift in the Next Generation Science Standards from content knowledge to a focus on performance expectations. Analyze a learning progression for success during classroom formative assessments or district benchmark assessments of the performance expectation.

Who should attend?: Administrators, coaches, and K-12 Teachers

Registration Deadline: November 6, 2014

Dec
4
Thu
2014
2014 NSTA Long Beach Area Conference – in Collaboration with CSTA @ Long Beach Convention Center
Dec 4 @ 8:00 am – Dec 6 @ 1:00 pm

CSTA is partnering with the National Science Teachers Association to produce the 2014 NSTA Long Beach Area Conference – in Collaboration with CSTA! There will be no California Science Education Conference in 2014.

Workshop and short course proposals are now being accepted! The deadline for proposals is January 15, 2014. Proposals can be submitted on the NSTA website here: http://www.nsta.org/conferences/sessions.aspx. Criteria for submission and detailed information is also available at that site.

As a part of the collaboration, CSTA and NSTA will be offering a joint membership (more information available soon) and CSTA members will enjoy member rates for conference registration.

Dec
10
Wed
2014
Next Generation Science Standards (NGSS): Implementation Tool @ RCOE Conference center in Riverside
Dec 10 @ 9:00 am – 3:00 pm

As part of the NGSS Awareness Series, this workshop will focus on how to use a tool for developing a unit of instruction that creates a conceptual flow for building student understanding and identifies performance expectations, disciplinary core ideas, science and engineering practices, and crosscutting concepts that support that understanding.

Who should attend: Administrators, coaches, and K-12 Teachers.

Jan
28
Wed
2015
Next Generation Science Standards (NGSS): Connecting NGSS and CCSS @ RCOE Conference center in Riverside
Jan 28 @ 9:00 am – 3:00 pm

As part of the NGSS Awareness Series, this workshop will focus on how to use the Science Literacy Professional Learning Module as a resource to help K-12 teachers better understand how literacy (speaking, listening, writing and reading) deepen student understanding of science.

Who should attend: Administrators, coaches, and K-12 Teachers.

Registration Deadline: January 14, 2015

Feb
11
Wed
2015
Next Generation Science Standards (NGSS): Middle School Progression @ RCOE Conference center in Riverside
Feb 11 @ 9:00 am – 3:00 pm

As part of the NGSS Awareness Series, this workshop will focus on how to use the Science Literacy Professional Learning Module as a resource to help K-12 teachers better understand how literacy (speaking, listening, writing and reading) deepen student understanding of science.

Who should attend: Administrators, coaches, and K-12 Teachers.

Registration Deadline: January 28, 2015

NightLife at the Academy @ California Academy of Sciences
Sep 24 @ 6:00 pm – 10:00 pm

Every Thursday night a new adventure unfolds.  Set out with friends on a journey to the stars and to the depths of the sea with a cocktail in your hand and wonder in your eyes— only at NightLife at the California Academy of Sciences.  21+, ID required for entry.

Sep
21
Sun
2014
California STEM Symposium and NGSS Rollout Meeting #1 @ San Diego Convention Center
Sep 21 @ 8:00 am – Sep 22 @ 2:30 pm

Invest in California STEM Education: 

Innovate, Integrate, and Inspire!

The Californians Dedicated to Education Foundation, in cooperation with State Superintendent of Public Instruction Tom Torlakson and the Commission on the Status of Women and Girls, is proud to bring you the 2nd Annual California STEM Symposium on September 22 and 23, 2014 at the San Diego Convention Center.

This Symposium will bring together 3000 teachers, administrators, students, higher education representatives, program providers, philanthropic representatives and industry representatives to engage them in STEM education by providing strategies and resources for program implementation. The Symposium will have a special focus on increasing and supporting the participation of women and girls—as well as other underrepresented groups—in STEM fields. It will also highlight leaders in classroom innovation from across the state and attract student teams to showcase critical thinking, problem solving, and teamwork.

 

Registration

Proposed Schedule

Sessions at a Glance

Pre-Symposium Intensive Workshops

Symposium Strands

Confirmed Speakers

Call For Vendors

Hotel Information

Sponsorship Opportunities

Registration Flyer

Sep
24
Wed
2014
Next Generation Science Standards (NGSS) 101 @ RCOE Conference center in Riverside
Sep 24 @ 9:00 am – 3:00 pm

As part of the NGSS Awareness Series, this workshop will focus on the National Research Council’s A Framework for K-12 science education and the development, intent, and design of the Next Generation Science Standards (NGSS) adopted by California. Learn how to read the architecture of the NGSS, review example key components and study Appendix F and G.

Who should attend: Administrators, coaches, and K-12 teachers.

Registration Deadline: September 10, 2014

Sep
30
Tue
2014
Introduction to the Next Generation Science Standards: A Paradigm Shift in Teaching and Learning @ Central USD, Room 4
Sep 30 @ 8:30 am – 3:00 pm

This full-day workshop will highlight the many shifts required of both teachers and learners under the Next Generation Science Standards.  In the morning session, participants will engage in an overview of the NGSS and its Three Dimensions.  During the afternoon sessions, participants will be invited to experience either a K-5 or 6-12 session.  Each of these sessions will further explore the NGSS with an emphasis on the impact it will have within K-5 and 6-12 classrooms.

Participants will leave with:

  • An awareness of the NGSS and its Three Dimensions as they reflect the interconnected nature of science as it is practiced and experienced in the real world
  • An awareness that the Performance Expectations will guide instruction and assessment
  • An awareness of how the NGSS is aligned with the Common Core State Standards
  • An awareness that the NGSS supports 21st Century Learning

Click here for complete details

Registration:

Register online and pay with a credit card [Click Here]

Download paper workshop brochure and registration form [Click Here]

Oct
9
Thu
2014
Introduction to the Next Generation Science Standards: A Paradigm Shift in Teaching and Learning @ Royal Oakis Middle School Library
Oct 9 @ 8:30 am – 3:00 pm

This full-day workshop will highlight the many shifts required of both teachers and learners under the Next Generation Science Standards.  In the morning session, participants will engage in an overview of the NGSS and its Three Dimensions.  During the afternoon sessions, participants will be invited to experience either a K-5 or 6-12 session.  Each of these sessions will further explore the NGSS with an emphasis on the impact it will have within K-5 and 6-12 classrooms.

Participants will leave with:

  • An awareness of the NGSS and its Three Dimensions as they reflect the interconnected nature of science as it is practiced and experienced in the real world
  • An awareness that the Performance Expectations will guide instruction and assessment
  • An awareness of how the NGSS is aligned with the Common Core State Standards
  • An awareness that the NGSS supports 21st Century Learning

Click here for complete details

Registration:

Register online and pay with a credit card [Click Here]

Download paper workshop brochure and registration form [Click Here]

Oct
16
Thu
2014
Next Generation Science Standards State Rollout Symposium #1 @ Fresno Pacific
Oct 16 @ 8:00 am – Oct 17 @ 4:00 pm

K-12 Alliance/WestEd, California Science Project, California Science Teachers Association, Curriculum and Instruction Steering Committee, and the California Department of Education Presents:

Next Generation Science Standards State Rollout Symposium #1

Join science leaders at the first of a series of statewide professional learning symposia exploring the philosophy, design, and initial implementation of the Next Generation Science Standards (NGSS).

AUDIENCE: Grades K-12 Teachers & Administrators. We encourage district teams of 4-6 people, including at least 1 administrator and 3 teacher-leader representatives. 

Registration fee includes symposium materials, continental breakfast, and lunch.

Registration/Continental Breakfast – 7:30 a.m.
Meeting – 8:00 a.m. – 4:30 p.m. (day two 8:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.)

Parking:
more information coming soon

Hotel Reservations:
more information coming soon

Symposium Session Offerings:

NGSS 101 - Become aware of the National Research Council’s A Framework for K-12 Science Education and the development, intent, and design of the Next Generation Science Standards (NGSS) adopted by California.  Learn how to read the architecture of the NGSS and example key components. NGSS 102 - Delve deeper into the intent and design of NGSS and some of its supporting appendices, analyze key instructional shifts, and reflect on how to adapt available resources to assist in planning for instructional changes.
Performance Expectations - Understand the shift in the NGSS from content knowledge to a focus on performance expectations.  Analyze a learning progression for success during classroom formative assessments or district benchmark assessments of the PE. NGSS Implementation Tool - Learn how to use a tool for developing a unit of instruction that creates a conceptual flow for building student understanding and identifies Performance Expectations, Disciplinary Core Ideas, Science and Engineering Practices and Cross- Cutting Concepts that support that understanding.
Connecting NGSS and CCSS- Learn how to use the Science Literacy Professional Learning Module as a resource to help K-12 teachers better understand how literacy (speaking, listening, writing and reading) deepen student understanding of science. Middle School Progressions- Explore the State Board of Education’s preferred integrated standards for middle school and the alternative discipline-specific model.  Discuss possible implementation strategies for the integrated model.
Model Lesson Exploration- Experience a sample lesson that demonstrates the NGSS “shift” with examples at primary, upper elementary, and secondary (middle school and high school). Administrator Strand- Learn how to support the implementation of NGSS at your school site and in the district.
Action Plan- Share learnings from the conference with your district team and plan next steps for district leaders, teachers and other stakeholders.
Oct
20
Mon
2014
Next Generation Science Standards State Rollout Symposium #1 @ Hilton Oakland Airport
Oct 20 @ 8:00 am – Oct 21 @ 4:00 pm

K-12 Alliance/WestEd, California Science Project, California Science Teachers Association, Curriculum and Instruction Steering Committee, and the California Department of Education Presents:

Next Generation Science Standards State Rollout Symposium #1

Join science leaders at the first of a series of statewide professional learning symposia exploring the philosophy, design, and initial implementation of the Next Generation Science Standards (NGSS).

AUDIENCE: Grades K-12 Teachers & Administrators. We encourage district teams of 4-6 people, including at least 1 administrator and 3 teacher-leader representatives. 

Registration fee includes symposium materials, continental breakfast, and lunch.

Registration/Continental Breakfast – 7:30 a.m.
Meeting – 8:00 a.m. – 4:30 p.m. (day two 8:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.)

Parking:
$8

Hotel Reservations:
for a discounted overnight room please call the Hilton at 1-800-445-8667 and give group code NGS or use the link to reserve your overnight accommodations  http://www.hilton.com/en/hi/groups/personalized/O/OAKHIHH-NGS-20141019/index.jhtml?WT.mc_id=POG

Symposium Session Offerings:

NGSS 101 - Become aware of the National Research Council’s A Framework for K-12 Science Education and the development, intent, and design of the Next Generation Science Standards (NGSS) adopted by California.  Learn how to read the architecture of the NGSS and example key components. NGSS 102 - Delve deeper into the intent and design of NGSS and some of its supporting appendices, analyze key instructional shifts, and reflect on how to adapt available resources to assist in planning for instructional changes.
Performance Expectations - Understand the shift in the NGSS from content knowledge to a focus on performance expectations.  Analyze a learning progression for success during classroom formative assessments or district benchmark assessments of the PE. NGSS Implementation Tool - Learn how to use a tool for developing a unit of instruction that creates a conceptual flow for building student understanding and identifies Performance Expectations, Disciplinary Core Ideas, Science and Engineering Practices and Cross- Cutting Concepts that support that understanding.
Connecting NGSS and CCSS- Learn how to use the Science Literacy Professional Learning Module as a resource to help K-12 teachers better understand how literacy (speaking, listening, writing and reading) deepen student understanding of science. Middle School Progressions- Explore the State Board of Education’s preferred integrated standards for middle school and the alternative discipline-specific model.  Discuss possible implementation strategies for the integrated model.
Model Lesson Exploration- Experience a sample lesson that demonstrates the NGSS “shift” with examples at primary, upper elementary, and secondary (middle school and high school). Administrator Strand- Learn how to support the implementation of NGSS at your school site and in the district.
Action Plan- Share learnings from the conference with your district team and plan next steps for district leaders, teachers and other stakeholders.
Next Generation Science Standards (NGSS) 102 @ RCOE Conference center in Riverside
Oct 20 @ 9:00 am – 3:00 pm

As part of the NGSS Awareness Series, this workshop will delve deeper into the intent and design of Next Generation Science Standards and supporting appendices, analyze key instructional shifts, and reflect on how to adapt available resources to assist in planning for instructional changes. Pre-requisite: NGSS 101 OR basic knowledge of the NGSS architecture, A Framework of K-12 Science Education and Appendix F and G.

Who should attend: Administrators, coaches, and K-12 teachers.

Registration Deadline: October 6, 2014

Oct
23
Thu
2014
Next Generation Science Standards State Rollout Symposium #1 @ Tehama County Department of Education
Oct 23 @ 8:00 am – Oct 24 @ 4:00 pm

K-12 Alliance/WestEd, California Science Project, California Science Teachers Association, Curriculum and Instruction Steering Committee, and the California Department of Education Presents:

Next Generation Science Standards State Rollout Symposium #1

Join science leaders at the first of a series of statewide professional learning symposia exploring the philosophy, design, and initial implementation of the Next Generation Science Standards (NGSS).

AUDIENCE: Grades K-12 Teachers & Administrators. We encourage district teams of 4-6 people, including at least 1 administrator and 3 teacher-leader representatives. 

Registration fee includes symposium materials, continental breakfast, and lunch.

Registration/Continental Breakfast – 7:30 a.m.
Meeting – 8:00 a.m. – 4:30 p.m. (day two 8:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.)

Parking: Free

Hotel Reservations:
Hampton Inn & Suites, 520 Adobe Rd. Red Bluff, CA 96080 530-529-4178; Please let them know that you are attending the NGSS Rollout to receive the State Rate.

Symposium Session Offerings:

NGSS 101 - Become aware of the National Research Council’s A Framework for K-12 Science Education and the development, intent, and design of the Next Generation Science Standards (NGSS) adopted by California.  Learn how to read the architecture of the NGSS and example key components. NGSS 102 - Delve deeper into the intent and design of NGSS and some of its supporting appendices, analyze key instructional shifts, and reflect on how to adapt available resources to assist in planning for instructional changes.
Performance Expectations - Understand the shift in the NGSS from content knowledge to a focus on performance expectations.  Analyze a learning progression for success during classroom formative assessments or district benchmark assessments of the PE. NGSS Implementation Tool - Learn how to use a tool for developing a unit of instruction that creates a conceptual flow for building student understanding and identifies Performance Expectations, Disciplinary Core Ideas, Science and Engineering Practices and Cross- Cutting Concepts that support that understanding.
Connecting NGSS and CCSS- Learn how to use the Science Literacy Professional Learning Module as a resource to help K-12 teachers better understand how literacy (speaking, listening, writing and reading) deepen student understanding of science. Middle School Progressions- Explore the State Board of Education’s preferred integrated standards for middle school and the alternative discipline-specific model.  Discuss possible implementation strategies for the integrated model.
Model Lesson Exploration- Experience a sample lesson that demonstrates the NGSS “shift” with examples at primary, upper elementary, and secondary (middle school and high school). Administrator Strand- Learn how to support the implementation of NGSS at your school site and in the district.
Action Plan- Share learnings from the conference with your district team and plan next steps for district leaders, teachers and other stakeholders.
Oct
28
Tue
2014
Stewardship: Water Education for Lifelong Leadership @ Think Blue Offices, City of San Diego, Storm Water Division
Oct 28 @ 4:30 pm – 6:00 pm

Workshop 1:  Grades K, 1, 2

Looking for an environmental education curriculum that helps your students realize the Common Core and Next Generation Standards?

Come learn more about Project SWELL!

Project SWELL is a hands-on elementary science curriculum with a local focus on San Diego’s regional waterways.  Lessons help students learn about our local aquatic animals and heir habitats; our local watersheds, lakes & rivers; our water supplies; and opportunities for water conservation and pollution prevention.

Register Today!

Nov
8
Sat
2014
Science: The Next Generation @ Oxnard College
Nov 8 @ 8:00 am – Nov 8 @ 4:30 pm

Over 30 workshops in four breakout sessions including a focus on Common Core and NGSS.

Bring home classroom ready lessons, materials, and ideas. Network with local science teachers from Ventura and surrounding counties. CONTINENTAL BREAKFAST, LUNCH, PARKING, AND GCSN MEMBERSHIP INCLUDED!

Call for Proposals – Due October 15, 2014

Registration Form and Event Flyer – Register before September 27 and save!

Nov
20
Thu
2014
Next Generation Science Standards (NGSS): Performance Expectations @ RCOE Conference center in Riverside
Nov 20 @ 9:00 am – 3:00 pm

As part of the NGSS Awareness Series, this workshop will highlight the shift in the Next Generation Science Standards from content knowledge to a focus on performance expectations. Analyze a learning progression for success during classroom formative assessments or district benchmark assessments of the performance expectation.

Who should attend?: Administrators, coaches, and K-12 Teachers

Registration Deadline: November 6, 2014

Dec
4
Thu
2014
2014 NSTA Long Beach Area Conference – in Collaboration with CSTA @ Long Beach Convention Center
Dec 4 @ 8:00 am – Dec 6 @ 1:00 pm

CSTA is partnering with the National Science Teachers Association to produce the 2014 NSTA Long Beach Area Conference – in Collaboration with CSTA! There will be no California Science Education Conference in 2014.

Workshop and short course proposals are now being accepted! The deadline for proposals is January 15, 2014. Proposals can be submitted on the NSTA website here: http://www.nsta.org/conferences/sessions.aspx. Criteria for submission and detailed information is also available at that site.

As a part of the collaboration, CSTA and NSTA will be offering a joint membership (more information available soon) and CSTA members will enjoy member rates for conference registration.

Dec
10
Wed
2014
Next Generation Science Standards (NGSS): Implementation Tool @ RCOE Conference center in Riverside
Dec 10 @ 9:00 am – 3:00 pm

As part of the NGSS Awareness Series, this workshop will focus on how to use a tool for developing a unit of instruction that creates a conceptual flow for building student understanding and identifies performance expectations, disciplinary core ideas, science and engineering practices, and crosscutting concepts that support that understanding.

Who should attend: Administrators, coaches, and K-12 Teachers.

Jan
28
Wed
2015
Next Generation Science Standards (NGSS): Connecting NGSS and CCSS @ RCOE Conference center in Riverside
Jan 28 @ 9:00 am – 3:00 pm

As part of the NGSS Awareness Series, this workshop will focus on how to use the Science Literacy Professional Learning Module as a resource to help K-12 teachers better understand how literacy (speaking, listening, writing and reading) deepen student understanding of science.

Who should attend: Administrators, coaches, and K-12 Teachers.

Registration Deadline: January 14, 2015

Feb
11
Wed
2015
Next Generation Science Standards (NGSS): Middle School Progression @ RCOE Conference center in Riverside
Feb 11 @ 9:00 am – 3:00 pm

As part of the NGSS Awareness Series, this workshop will focus on how to use the Science Literacy Professional Learning Module as a resource to help K-12 teachers better understand how literacy (speaking, listening, writing and reading) deepen student understanding of science.

Who should attend: Administrators, coaches, and K-12 Teachers.

Registration Deadline: January 28, 2015

Sep
27
Sat
2014
Volunteer: National Public Lands Day @ National Monument Visitor Center
Sep 27 @ 9:00 am – 1:00 pm

Wilderness Walks

Join Americans coast to coast as a national volunteer. A trail improvement project at the Santa Rosa Wilderness’ Cactus Spring Trail can use your help! Back Country Horsemen will participate too. Wear sturdy shoes, long pants and sun protection.
Meet at 8 am, National Monument Visitor Center for a car caravan, or 9 am at Sawmill Trailhead, near Pinyon

Sep
21
Sun
2014
California STEM Symposium and NGSS Rollout Meeting #1 @ San Diego Convention Center
Sep 21 @ 8:00 am – Sep 22 @ 2:30 pm

Invest in California STEM Education: 

Innovate, Integrate, and Inspire!

The Californians Dedicated to Education Foundation, in cooperation with State Superintendent of Public Instruction Tom Torlakson and the Commission on the Status of Women and Girls, is proud to bring you the 2nd Annual California STEM Symposium on September 22 and 23, 2014 at the San Diego Convention Center.

This Symposium will bring together 3000 teachers, administrators, students, higher education representatives, program providers, philanthropic representatives and industry representatives to engage them in STEM education by providing strategies and resources for program implementation. The Symposium will have a special focus on increasing and supporting the participation of women and girls—as well as other underrepresented groups—in STEM fields. It will also highlight leaders in classroom innovation from across the state and attract student teams to showcase critical thinking, problem solving, and teamwork.

 

Registration

Proposed Schedule

Sessions at a Glance

Pre-Symposium Intensive Workshops

Symposium Strands

Confirmed Speakers

Call For Vendors

Hotel Information

Sponsorship Opportunities

Registration Flyer

Sep
24
Wed
2014
Next Generation Science Standards (NGSS) 101 @ RCOE Conference center in Riverside
Sep 24 @ 9:00 am – 3:00 pm

As part of the NGSS Awareness Series, this workshop will focus on the National Research Council’s A Framework for K-12 science education and the development, intent, and design of the Next Generation Science Standards (NGSS) adopted by California. Learn how to read the architecture of the NGSS, review example key components and study Appendix F and G.

Who should attend: Administrators, coaches, and K-12 teachers.

Registration Deadline: September 10, 2014

Sep
30
Tue
2014
Introduction to the Next Generation Science Standards: A Paradigm Shift in Teaching and Learning @ Central USD, Room 4
Sep 30 @ 8:30 am – 3:00 pm

This full-day workshop will highlight the many shifts required of both teachers and learners under the Next Generation Science Standards.  In the morning session, participants will engage in an overview of the NGSS and its Three Dimensions.  During the afternoon sessions, participants will be invited to experience either a K-5 or 6-12 session.  Each of these sessions will further explore the NGSS with an emphasis on the impact it will have within K-5 and 6-12 classrooms.

Participants will leave with:

  • An awareness of the NGSS and its Three Dimensions as they reflect the interconnected nature of science as it is practiced and experienced in the real world
  • An awareness that the Performance Expectations will guide instruction and assessment
  • An awareness of how the NGSS is aligned with the Common Core State Standards
  • An awareness that the NGSS supports 21st Century Learning

Click here for complete details

Registration:

Register online and pay with a credit card [Click Here]

Download paper workshop brochure and registration form [Click Here]

Oct
9
Thu
2014
Introduction to the Next Generation Science Standards: A Paradigm Shift in Teaching and Learning @ Royal Oakis Middle School Library
Oct 9 @ 8:30 am – 3:00 pm

This full-day workshop will highlight the many shifts required of both teachers and learners under the Next Generation Science Standards.  In the morning session, participants will engage in an overview of the NGSS and its Three Dimensions.  During the afternoon sessions, participants will be invited to experience either a K-5 or 6-12 session.  Each of these sessions will further explore the NGSS with an emphasis on the impact it will have within K-5 and 6-12 classrooms.

Participants will leave with:

  • An awareness of the NGSS and its Three Dimensions as they reflect the interconnected nature of science as it is practiced and experienced in the real world
  • An awareness that the Performance Expectations will guide instruction and assessment
  • An awareness of how the NGSS is aligned with the Common Core State Standards
  • An awareness that the NGSS supports 21st Century Learning

Click here for complete details

Registration:

Register online and pay with a credit card [Click Here]

Download paper workshop brochure and registration form [Click Here]

Oct
16
Thu
2014
Next Generation Science Standards State Rollout Symposium #1 @ Fresno Pacific
Oct 16 @ 8:00 am – Oct 17 @ 4:00 pm

K-12 Alliance/WestEd, California Science Project, California Science Teachers Association, Curriculum and Instruction Steering Committee, and the California Department of Education Presents:

Next Generation Science Standards State Rollout Symposium #1

Join science leaders at the first of a series of statewide professional learning symposia exploring the philosophy, design, and initial implementation of the Next Generation Science Standards (NGSS).

AUDIENCE: Grades K-12 Teachers & Administrators. We encourage district teams of 4-6 people, including at least 1 administrator and 3 teacher-leader representatives. 

Registration fee includes symposium materials, continental breakfast, and lunch.

Registration/Continental Breakfast – 7:30 a.m.
Meeting – 8:00 a.m. – 4:30 p.m. (day two 8:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.)

Parking:
more information coming soon

Hotel Reservations:
more information coming soon

Symposium Session Offerings:

NGSS 101 - Become aware of the National Research Council’s A Framework for K-12 Science Education and the development, intent, and design of the Next Generation Science Standards (NGSS) adopted by California.  Learn how to read the architecture of the NGSS and example key components. NGSS 102 - Delve deeper into the intent and design of NGSS and some of its supporting appendices, analyze key instructional shifts, and reflect on how to adapt available resources to assist in planning for instructional changes.
Performance Expectations - Understand the shift in the NGSS from content knowledge to a focus on performance expectations.  Analyze a learning progression for success during classroom formative assessments or district benchmark assessments of the PE. NGSS Implementation Tool - Learn how to use a tool for developing a unit of instruction that creates a conceptual flow for building student understanding and identifies Performance Expectations, Disciplinary Core Ideas, Science and Engineering Practices and Cross- Cutting Concepts that support that understanding.
Connecting NGSS and CCSS- Learn how to use the Science Literacy Professional Learning Module as a resource to help K-12 teachers better understand how literacy (speaking, listening, writing and reading) deepen student understanding of science. Middle School Progressions- Explore the State Board of Education’s preferred integrated standards for middle school and the alternative discipline-specific model.  Discuss possible implementation strategies for the integrated model.
Model Lesson Exploration- Experience a sample lesson that demonstrates the NGSS “shift” with examples at primary, upper elementary, and secondary (middle school and high school). Administrator Strand- Learn how to support the implementation of NGSS at your school site and in the district.
Action Plan- Share learnings from the conference with your district team and plan next steps for district leaders, teachers and other stakeholders.
Oct
20
Mon
2014
Next Generation Science Standards State Rollout Symposium #1 @ Hilton Oakland Airport
Oct 20 @ 8:00 am – Oct 21 @ 4:00 pm

K-12 Alliance/WestEd, California Science Project, California Science Teachers Association, Curriculum and Instruction Steering Committee, and the California Department of Education Presents:

Next Generation Science Standards State Rollout Symposium #1

Join science leaders at the first of a series of statewide professional learning symposia exploring the philosophy, design, and initial implementation of the Next Generation Science Standards (NGSS).

AUDIENCE: Grades K-12 Teachers & Administrators. We encourage district teams of 4-6 people, including at least 1 administrator and 3 teacher-leader representatives. 

Registration fee includes symposium materials, continental breakfast, and lunch.

Registration/Continental Breakfast – 7:30 a.m.
Meeting – 8:00 a.m. – 4:30 p.m. (day two 8:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.)

Parking:
$8

Hotel Reservations:
for a discounted overnight room please call the Hilton at 1-800-445-8667 and give group code NGS or use the link to reserve your overnight accommodations  http://www.hilton.com/en/hi/groups/personalized/O/OAKHIHH-NGS-20141019/index.jhtml?WT.mc_id=POG

Symposium Session Offerings:

NGSS 101 - Become aware of the National Research Council’s A Framework for K-12 Science Education and the development, intent, and design of the Next Generation Science Standards (NGSS) adopted by California.  Learn how to read the architecture of the NGSS and example key components. NGSS 102 - Delve deeper into the intent and design of NGSS and some of its supporting appendices, analyze key instructional shifts, and reflect on how to adapt available resources to assist in planning for instructional changes.
Performance Expectations - Understand the shift in the NGSS from content knowledge to a focus on performance expectations.  Analyze a learning progression for success during classroom formative assessments or district benchmark assessments of the PE. NGSS Implementation Tool - Learn how to use a tool for developing a unit of instruction that creates a conceptual flow for building student understanding and identifies Performance Expectations, Disciplinary Core Ideas, Science and Engineering Practices and Cross- Cutting Concepts that support that understanding.
Connecting NGSS and CCSS- Learn how to use the Science Literacy Professional Learning Module as a resource to help K-12 teachers better understand how literacy (speaking, listening, writing and reading) deepen student understanding of science. Middle School Progressions- Explore the State Board of Education’s preferred integrated standards for middle school and the alternative discipline-specific model.  Discuss possible implementation strategies for the integrated model.
Model Lesson Exploration- Experience a sample lesson that demonstrates the NGSS “shift” with examples at primary, upper elementary, and secondary (middle school and high school). Administrator Strand- Learn how to support the implementation of NGSS at your school site and in the district.
Action Plan- Share learnings from the conference with your district team and plan next steps for district leaders, teachers and other stakeholders.
Next Generation Science Standards (NGSS) 102 @ RCOE Conference center in Riverside
Oct 20 @ 9:00 am – 3:00 pm

As part of the NGSS Awareness Series, this workshop will delve deeper into the intent and design of Next Generation Science Standards and supporting appendices, analyze key instructional shifts, and reflect on how to adapt available resources to assist in planning for instructional changes. Pre-requisite: NGSS 101 OR basic knowledge of the NGSS architecture, A Framework of K-12 Science Education and Appendix F and G.

Who should attend: Administrators, coaches, and K-12 teachers.

Registration Deadline: October 6, 2014

Oct
23
Thu
2014
Next Generation Science Standards State Rollout Symposium #1 @ Tehama County Department of Education
Oct 23 @ 8:00 am – Oct 24 @ 4:00 pm

K-12 Alliance/WestEd, California Science Project, California Science Teachers Association, Curriculum and Instruction Steering Committee, and the California Department of Education Presents:

Next Generation Science Standards State Rollout Symposium #1

Join science leaders at the first of a series of statewide professional learning symposia exploring the philosophy, design, and initial implementation of the Next Generation Science Standards (NGSS).

AUDIENCE: Grades K-12 Teachers & Administrators. We encourage district teams of 4-6 people, including at least 1 administrator and 3 teacher-leader representatives. 

Registration fee includes symposium materials, continental breakfast, and lunch.

Registration/Continental Breakfast – 7:30 a.m.
Meeting – 8:00 a.m. – 4:30 p.m. (day two 8:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.)

Parking: Free

Hotel Reservations:
Hampton Inn & Suites, 520 Adobe Rd. Red Bluff, CA 96080 530-529-4178; Please let them know that you are attending the NGSS Rollout to receive the State Rate.

Symposium Session Offerings:

NGSS 101 - Become aware of the National Research Council’s A Framework for K-12 Science Education and the development, intent, and design of the Next Generation Science Standards (NGSS) adopted by California.  Learn how to read the architecture of the NGSS and example key components. NGSS 102 - Delve deeper into the intent and design of NGSS and some of its supporting appendices, analyze key instructional shifts, and reflect on how to adapt available resources to assist in planning for instructional changes.
Performance Expectations - Understand the shift in the NGSS from content knowledge to a focus on performance expectations.  Analyze a learning progression for success during classroom formative assessments or district benchmark assessments of the PE. NGSS Implementation Tool - Learn how to use a tool for developing a unit of instruction that creates a conceptual flow for building student understanding and identifies Performance Expectations, Disciplinary Core Ideas, Science and Engineering Practices and Cross- Cutting Concepts that support that understanding.
Connecting NGSS and CCSS- Learn how to use the Science Literacy Professional Learning Module as a resource to help K-12 teachers better understand how literacy (speaking, listening, writing and reading) deepen student understanding of science. Middle School Progressions- Explore the State Board of Education’s preferred integrated standards for middle school and the alternative discipline-specific model.  Discuss possible implementation strategies for the integrated model.
Model Lesson Exploration- Experience a sample lesson that demonstrates the NGSS “shift” with examples at primary, upper elementary, and secondary (middle school and high school). Administrator Strand- Learn how to support the implementation of NGSS at your school site and in the district.
Action Plan- Share learnings from the conference with your district team and plan next steps for district leaders, teachers and other stakeholders.
Oct
28
Tue
2014
Stewardship: Water Education for Lifelong Leadership @ Think Blue Offices, City of San Diego, Storm Water Division
Oct 28 @ 4:30 pm – 6:00 pm

Workshop 1:  Grades K, 1, 2

Looking for an environmental education curriculum that helps your students realize the Common Core and Next Generation Standards?

Come learn more about Project SWELL!

Project SWELL is a hands-on elementary science curriculum with a local focus on San Diego’s regional waterways.  Lessons help students learn about our local aquatic animals and heir habitats; our local watersheds, lakes & rivers; our water supplies; and opportunities for water conservation and pollution prevention.

Register Today!

Nov
8
Sat
2014
Science: The Next Generation @ Oxnard College
Nov 8 @ 8:00 am – Nov 8 @ 4:30 pm

Over 30 workshops in four breakout sessions including a focus on Common Core and NGSS.

Bring home classroom ready lessons, materials, and ideas. Network with local science teachers from Ventura and surrounding counties. CONTINENTAL BREAKFAST, LUNCH, PARKING, AND GCSN MEMBERSHIP INCLUDED!

Call for Proposals – Due October 15, 2014

Registration Form and Event Flyer – Register before September 27 and save!

Nov
20
Thu
2014
Next Generation Science Standards (NGSS): Performance Expectations @ RCOE Conference center in Riverside
Nov 20 @ 9:00 am – 3:00 pm

As part of the NGSS Awareness Series, this workshop will highlight the shift in the Next Generation Science Standards from content knowledge to a focus on performance expectations. Analyze a learning progression for success during classroom formative assessments or district benchmark assessments of the performance expectation.

Who should attend?: Administrators, coaches, and K-12 Teachers

Registration Deadline: November 6, 2014

Dec
4
Thu
2014
2014 NSTA Long Beach Area Conference – in Collaboration with CSTA @ Long Beach Convention Center
Dec 4 @ 8:00 am – Dec 6 @ 1:00 pm

CSTA is partnering with the National Science Teachers Association to produce the 2014 NSTA Long Beach Area Conference – in Collaboration with CSTA! There will be no California Science Education Conference in 2014.

Workshop and short course proposals are now being accepted! The deadline for proposals is January 15, 2014. Proposals can be submitted on the NSTA website here: http://www.nsta.org/conferences/sessions.aspx. Criteria for submission and detailed information is also available at that site.

As a part of the collaboration, CSTA and NSTA will be offering a joint membership (more information available soon) and CSTA members will enjoy member rates for conference registration.

Dec
10
Wed
2014
Next Generation Science Standards (NGSS): Implementation Tool @ RCOE Conference center in Riverside
Dec 10 @ 9:00 am – 3:00 pm

As part of the NGSS Awareness Series, this workshop will focus on how to use a tool for developing a unit of instruction that creates a conceptual flow for building student understanding and identifies performance expectations, disciplinary core ideas, science and engineering practices, and crosscutting concepts that support that understanding.

Who should attend: Administrators, coaches, and K-12 Teachers.

Jan
28
Wed
2015
Next Generation Science Standards (NGSS): Connecting NGSS and CCSS @ RCOE Conference center in Riverside
Jan 28 @ 9:00 am – 3:00 pm

As part of the NGSS Awareness Series, this workshop will focus on how to use the Science Literacy Professional Learning Module as a resource to help K-12 teachers better understand how literacy (speaking, listening, writing and reading) deepen student understanding of science.

Who should attend: Administrators, coaches, and K-12 Teachers.

Registration Deadline: January 14, 2015

Feb
11
Wed
2015
Next Generation Science Standards (NGSS): Middle School Progression @ RCOE Conference center in Riverside
Feb 11 @ 9:00 am – 3:00 pm

As part of the NGSS Awareness Series, this workshop will focus on how to use the Science Literacy Professional Learning Module as a resource to help K-12 teachers better understand how literacy (speaking, listening, writing and reading) deepen student understanding of science.

Who should attend: Administrators, coaches, and K-12 Teachers.

Registration Deadline: January 28, 2015

Walk For the Wild and Wilderness Fair @ Rancho Santa Ana Botonic Garden
Sep 27 @ 9:00 am – 4:00 pm

Wilderness Walk

This easy walk of 1.5 miles will wind through the Rancho Santa Ana Botanic Garden’s 86 acres of native California plants, shrubs, and trees. Then join other hikers at the Wilderness Fair featuring music, food, outdoor skills demonstrations, and learn about local wilderness areas. Registration fee required. Questions? 951-697-5395.

Sep
21
Sun
2014
California STEM Symposium and NGSS Rollout Meeting #1 @ San Diego Convention Center
Sep 21 @ 8:00 am – Sep 22 @ 2:30 pm

Invest in California STEM Education: 

Innovate, Integrate, and Inspire!

The Californians Dedicated to Education Foundation, in cooperation with State Superintendent of Public Instruction Tom Torlakson and the Commission on the Status of Women and Girls, is proud to bring you the 2nd Annual California STEM Symposium on September 22 and 23, 2014 at the San Diego Convention Center.

This Symposium will bring together 3000 teachers, administrators, students, higher education representatives, program providers, philanthropic representatives and industry representatives to engage them in STEM education by providing strategies and resources for program implementation. The Symposium will have a special focus on increasing and supporting the participation of women and girls—as well as other underrepresented groups—in STEM fields. It will also highlight leaders in classroom innovation from across the state and attract student teams to showcase critical thinking, problem solving, and teamwork.

 

Registration

Proposed Schedule

Sessions at a Glance

Pre-Symposium Intensive Workshops

Symposium Strands

Confirmed Speakers

Call For Vendors

Hotel Information

Sponsorship Opportunities

Registration Flyer

Sep
24
Wed
2014
Next Generation Science Standards (NGSS) 101 @ RCOE Conference center in Riverside
Sep 24 @ 9:00 am – 3:00 pm

As part of the NGSS Awareness Series, this workshop will focus on the National Research Council’s A Framework for K-12 science education and the development, intent, and design of the Next Generation Science Standards (NGSS) adopted by California. Learn how to read the architecture of the NGSS, review example key components and study Appendix F and G.

Who should attend: Administrators, coaches, and K-12 teachers.

Registration Deadline: September 10, 2014

Sep
30
Tue
2014
Introduction to the Next Generation Science Standards: A Paradigm Shift in Teaching and Learning @ Central USD, Room 4
Sep 30 @ 8:30 am – 3:00 pm

This full-day workshop will highlight the many shifts required of both teachers and learners under the Next Generation Science Standards.  In the morning session, participants will engage in an overview of the NGSS and its Three Dimensions.  During the afternoon sessions, participants will be invited to experience either a K-5 or 6-12 session.  Each of these sessions will further explore the NGSS with an emphasis on the impact it will have within K-5 and 6-12 classrooms.

Participants will leave with:

  • An awareness of the NGSS and its Three Dimensions as they reflect the interconnected nature of science as it is practiced and experienced in the real world
  • An awareness that the Performance Expectations will guide instruction and assessment
  • An awareness of how the NGSS is aligned with the Common Core State Standards
  • An awareness that the NGSS supports 21st Century Learning

Click here for complete details

Registration:

Register online and pay with a credit card [Click Here]

Download paper workshop brochure and registration form [Click Here]

Oct
9
Thu
2014
Introduction to the Next Generation Science Standards: A Paradigm Shift in Teaching and Learning @ Royal Oakis Middle School Library
Oct 9 @ 8:30 am – 3:00 pm

This full-day workshop will highlight the many shifts required of both teachers and learners under the Next Generation Science Standards.  In the morning session, participants will engage in an overview of the NGSS and its Three Dimensions.  During the afternoon sessions, participants will be invited to experience either a K-5 or 6-12 session.  Each of these sessions will further explore the NGSS with an emphasis on the impact it will have within K-5 and 6-12 classrooms.

Participants will leave with:

  • An awareness of the NGSS and its Three Dimensions as they reflect the interconnected nature of science as it is practiced and experienced in the real world
  • An awareness that the Performance Expectations will guide instruction and assessment
  • An awareness of how the NGSS is aligned with the Common Core State Standards
  • An awareness that the NGSS supports 21st Century Learning

Click here for complete details

Registration:

Register online and pay with a credit card [Click Here]

Download paper workshop brochure and registration form [Click Here]

Oct
16
Thu
2014
Next Generation Science Standards State Rollout Symposium #1 @ Fresno Pacific
Oct 16 @ 8:00 am – Oct 17 @ 4:00 pm

K-12 Alliance/WestEd, California Science Project, California Science Teachers Association, Curriculum and Instruction Steering Committee, and the California Department of Education Presents:

Next Generation Science Standards State Rollout Symposium #1

Join science leaders at the first of a series of statewide professional learning symposia exploring the philosophy, design, and initial implementation of the Next Generation Science Standards (NGSS).

AUDIENCE: Grades K-12 Teachers & Administrators. We encourage district teams of 4-6 people, including at least 1 administrator and 3 teacher-leader representatives. 

Registration fee includes symposium materials, continental breakfast, and lunch.

Registration/Continental Breakfast – 7:30 a.m.
Meeting – 8:00 a.m. – 4:30 p.m. (day two 8:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.)

Parking:
more information coming soon

Hotel Reservations:
more information coming soon

Symposium Session Offerings:

NGSS 101 - Become aware of the National Research Council’s A Framework for K-12 Science Education and the development, intent, and design of the Next Generation Science Standards (NGSS) adopted by California.  Learn how to read the architecture of the NGSS and example key components. NGSS 102 - Delve deeper into the intent and design of NGSS and some of its supporting appendices, analyze key instructional shifts, and reflect on how to adapt available resources to assist in planning for instructional changes.
Performance Expectations - Understand the shift in the NGSS from content knowledge to a focus on performance expectations.  Analyze a learning progression for success during classroom formative assessments or district benchmark assessments of the PE. NGSS Implementation Tool - Learn how to use a tool for developing a unit of instruction that creates a conceptual flow for building student understanding and identifies Performance Expectations, Disciplinary Core Ideas, Science and Engineering Practices and Cross- Cutting Concepts that support that understanding.
Connecting NGSS and CCSS- Learn how to use the Science Literacy Professional Learning Module as a resource to help K-12 teachers better understand how literacy (speaking, listening, writing and reading) deepen student understanding of science. Middle School Progressions- Explore the State Board of Education’s preferred integrated standards for middle school and the alternative discipline-specific model.  Discuss possible implementation strategies for the integrated model.
Model Lesson Exploration- Experience a sample lesson that demonstrates the NGSS “shift” with examples at primary, upper elementary, and secondary (middle school and high school). Administrator Strand- Learn how to support the implementation of NGSS at your school site and in the district.
Action Plan- Share learnings from the conference with your district team and plan next steps for district leaders, teachers and other stakeholders.
Oct
20
Mon
2014
Next Generation Science Standards State Rollout Symposium #1 @ Hilton Oakland Airport
Oct 20 @ 8:00 am – Oct 21 @ 4:00 pm

K-12 Alliance/WestEd, California Science Project, California Science Teachers Association, Curriculum and Instruction Steering Committee, and the California Department of Education Presents:

Next Generation Science Standards State Rollout Symposium #1

Join science leaders at the first of a series of statewide professional learning symposia exploring the philosophy, design, and initial implementation of the Next Generation Science Standards (NGSS).

AUDIENCE: Grades K-12 Teachers & Administrators. We encourage district teams of 4-6 people, including at least 1 administrator and 3 teacher-leader representatives. 

Registration fee includes symposium materials, continental breakfast, and lunch.

Registration/Continental Breakfast – 7:30 a.m.
Meeting – 8:00 a.m. – 4:30 p.m. (day two 8:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.)

Parking:
$8

Hotel Reservations:
for a discounted overnight room please call the Hilton at 1-800-445-8667 and give group code NGS or use the link to reserve your overnight accommodations  http://www.hilton.com/en/hi/groups/personalized/O/OAKHIHH-NGS-20141019/index.jhtml?WT.mc_id=POG

Symposium Session Offerings:

NGSS 101 - Become aware of the National Research Council’s A Framework for K-12 Science Education and the development, intent, and design of the Next Generation Science Standards (NGSS) adopted by California.  Learn how to read the architecture of the NGSS and example key components. NGSS 102 - Delve deeper into the intent and design of NGSS and some of its supporting appendices, analyze key instructional shifts, and reflect on how to adapt available resources to assist in planning for instructional changes.
Performance Expectations - Understand the shift in the NGSS from content knowledge to a focus on performance expectations.  Analyze a learning progression for success during classroom formative assessments or district benchmark assessments of the PE. NGSS Implementation Tool - Learn how to use a tool for developing a unit of instruction that creates a conceptual flow for building student understanding and identifies Performance Expectations, Disciplinary Core Ideas, Science and Engineering Practices and Cross- Cutting Concepts that support that understanding.
Connecting NGSS and CCSS- Learn how to use the Science Literacy Professional Learning Module as a resource to help K-12 teachers better understand how literacy (speaking, listening, writing and reading) deepen student understanding of science. Middle School Progressions- Explore the State Board of Education’s preferred integrated standards for middle school and the alternative discipline-specific model.  Discuss possible implementation strategies for the integrated model.
Model Lesson Exploration- Experience a sample lesson that demonstrates the NGSS “shift” with examples at primary, upper elementary, and secondary (middle school and high school). Administrator Strand- Learn how to support the implementation of NGSS at your school site and in the district.
Action Plan- Share learnings from the conference with your district team and plan next steps for district leaders, teachers and other stakeholders.
Next Generation Science Standards (NGSS) 102 @ RCOE Conference center in Riverside
Oct 20 @ 9:00 am – 3:00 pm

As part of the NGSS Awareness Series, this workshop will delve deeper into the intent and design of Next Generation Science Standards and supporting appendices, analyze key instructional shifts, and reflect on how to adapt available resources to assist in planning for instructional changes. Pre-requisite: NGSS 101 OR basic knowledge of the NGSS architecture, A Framework of K-12 Science Education and Appendix F and G.

Who should attend: Administrators, coaches, and K-12 teachers.

Registration Deadline: October 6, 2014

Oct
23
Thu
2014
Next Generation Science Standards State Rollout Symposium #1 @ Tehama County Department of Education
Oct 23 @ 8:00 am – Oct 24 @ 4:00 pm

K-12 Alliance/WestEd, California Science Project, California Science Teachers Association, Curriculum and Instruction Steering Committee, and the California Department of Education Presents:

Next Generation Science Standards State Rollout Symposium #1

Join science leaders at the first of a series of statewide professional learning symposia exploring the philosophy, design, and initial implementation of the Next Generation Science Standards (NGSS).

AUDIENCE: Grades K-12 Teachers & Administrators. We encourage district teams of 4-6 people, including at least 1 administrator and 3 teacher-leader representatives. 

Registration fee includes symposium materials, continental breakfast, and lunch.

Registration/Continental Breakfast – 7:30 a.m.
Meeting – 8:00 a.m. – 4:30 p.m. (day two 8:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.)

Parking: Free

Hotel Reservations:
Hampton Inn & Suites, 520 Adobe Rd. Red Bluff, CA 96080 530-529-4178; Please let them know that you are attending the NGSS Rollout to receive the State Rate.

Symposium Session Offerings:

NGSS 101 - Become aware of the National Research Council’s A Framework for K-12 Science Education and the development, intent, and design of the Next Generation Science Standards (NGSS) adopted by California.  Learn how to read the architecture of the NGSS and example key components. NGSS 102 - Delve deeper into the intent and design of NGSS and some of its supporting appendices, analyze key instructional shifts, and reflect on how to adapt available resources to assist in planning for instructional changes.
Performance Expectations - Understand the shift in the NGSS from content knowledge to a focus on performance expectations.  Analyze a learning progression for success during classroom formative assessments or district benchmark assessments of the PE. NGSS Implementation Tool - Learn how to use a tool for developing a unit of instruction that creates a conceptual flow for building student understanding and identifies Performance Expectations, Disciplinary Core Ideas, Science and Engineering Practices and Cross- Cutting Concepts that support that understanding.
Connecting NGSS and CCSS- Learn how to use the Science Literacy Professional Learning Module as a resource to help K-12 teachers better understand how literacy (speaking, listening, writing and reading) deepen student understanding of science. Middle School Progressions- Explore the State Board of Education’s preferred integrated standards for middle school and the alternative discipline-specific model.  Discuss possible implementation strategies for the integrated model.
Model Lesson Exploration- Experience a sample lesson that demonstrates the NGSS “shift” with examples at primary, upper elementary, and secondary (middle school and high school). Administrator Strand- Learn how to support the implementation of NGSS at your school site and in the district.
Action Plan- Share learnings from the conference with your district team and plan next steps for district leaders, teachers and other stakeholders.
Oct
28
Tue
2014
Stewardship: Water Education for Lifelong Leadership @ Think Blue Offices, City of San Diego, Storm Water Division
Oct 28 @ 4:30 pm – 6:00 pm

Workshop 1:  Grades K, 1, 2

Looking for an environmental education curriculum that helps your students realize the Common Core and Next Generation Standards?

Come learn more about Project SWELL!

Project SWELL is a hands-on elementary science curriculum with a local focus on San Diego’s regional waterways.  Lessons help students learn about our local aquatic animals and heir habitats; our local watersheds, lakes & rivers; our water supplies; and opportunities for water conservation and pollution prevention.

Register Today!

Nov
8
Sat
2014
Science: The Next Generation @ Oxnard College
Nov 8 @ 8:00 am – Nov 8 @ 4:30 pm

Over 30 workshops in four breakout sessions including a focus on Common Core and NGSS.

Bring home classroom ready lessons, materials, and ideas. Network with local science teachers from Ventura and surrounding counties. CONTINENTAL BREAKFAST, LUNCH, PARKING, AND GCSN MEMBERSHIP INCLUDED!

Call for Proposals – Due October 15, 2014

Registration Form and Event Flyer – Register before September 27 and save!

Nov
20
Thu
2014
Next Generation Science Standards (NGSS): Performance Expectations @ RCOE Conference center in Riverside
Nov 20 @ 9:00 am – 3:00 pm

As part of the NGSS Awareness Series, this workshop will highlight the shift in the Next Generation Science Standards from content knowledge to a focus on performance expectations. Analyze a learning progression for success during classroom formative assessments or district benchmark assessments of the performance expectation.

Who should attend?: Administrators, coaches, and K-12 Teachers

Registration Deadline: November 6, 2014

Dec
4
Thu
2014
2014 NSTA Long Beach Area Conference – in Collaboration with CSTA @ Long Beach Convention Center
Dec 4 @ 8:00 am – Dec 6 @ 1:00 pm

CSTA is partnering with the National Science Teachers Association to produce the 2014 NSTA Long Beach Area Conference – in Collaboration with CSTA! There will be no California Science Education Conference in 2014.

Workshop and short course proposals are now being accepted! The deadline for proposals is January 15, 2014. Proposals can be submitted on the NSTA website here: http://www.nsta.org/conferences/sessions.aspx. Criteria for submission and detailed information is also available at that site.

As a part of the collaboration, CSTA and NSTA will be offering a joint membership (more information available soon) and CSTA members will enjoy member rates for conference registration.

Dec
10
Wed
2014
Next Generation Science Standards (NGSS): Implementation Tool @ RCOE Conference center in Riverside
Dec 10 @ 9:00 am – 3:00 pm

As part of the NGSS Awareness Series, this workshop will focus on how to use a tool for developing a unit of instruction that creates a conceptual flow for building student understanding and identifies performance expectations, disciplinary core ideas, science and engineering practices, and crosscutting concepts that support that understanding.

Who should attend: Administrators, coaches, and K-12 Teachers.

Jan
28
Wed
2015
Next Generation Science Standards (NGSS): Connecting NGSS and CCSS @ RCOE Conference center in Riverside
Jan 28 @ 9:00 am – 3:00 pm

As part of the NGSS Awareness Series, this workshop will focus on how to use the Science Literacy Professional Learning Module as a resource to help K-12 teachers better understand how literacy (speaking, listening, writing and reading) deepen student understanding of science.

Who should attend: Administrators, coaches, and K-12 Teachers.

Registration Deadline: January 14, 2015

Feb
11
Wed
2015
Next Generation Science Standards (NGSS): Middle School Progression @ RCOE Conference center in Riverside
Feb 11 @ 9:00 am – 3:00 pm

As part of the NGSS Awareness Series, this workshop will focus on how to use the Science Literacy Professional Learning Module as a resource to help K-12 teachers better understand how literacy (speaking, listening, writing and reading) deepen student understanding of science.

Who should attend: Administrators, coaches, and K-12 Teachers.

Registration Deadline: January 28, 2015

Sep
30
Tue
2014
Introduction to the Next Generation Science Standards: A Paradigm Shift in Teaching and Learning @ Central USD, Room 4
Sep 30 @ 8:30 am – 3:00 pm

This full-day workshop will highlight the many shifts required of both teachers and learners under the Next Generation Science Standards.  In the morning session, participants will engage in an overview of the NGSS and its Three Dimensions.  During the afternoon sessions, participants will be invited to experience either a K-5 or 6-12 session.  Each of these sessions will further explore the NGSS with an emphasis on the impact it will have within K-5 and 6-12 classrooms.

Participants will leave with:

  • An awareness of the NGSS and its Three Dimensions as they reflect the interconnected nature of science as it is practiced and experienced in the real world
  • An awareness that the Performance Expectations will guide instruction and assessment
  • An awareness of how the NGSS is aligned with the Common Core State Standards
  • An awareness that the NGSS supports 21st Century Learning

Click here for complete details

Registration:

Register online and pay with a credit card [Click Here]

Download paper workshop brochure and registration form [Click Here]

Sep
21
Sun
2014
California STEM Symposium and NGSS Rollout Meeting #1 @ San Diego Convention Center
Sep 21 @ 8:00 am – Sep 22 @ 2:30 pm

Invest in California STEM Education: 

Innovate, Integrate, and Inspire!

The Californians Dedicated to Education Foundation, in cooperation with State Superintendent of Public Instruction Tom Torlakson and the Commission on the Status of Women and Girls, is proud to bring you the 2nd Annual California STEM Symposium on September 22 and 23, 2014 at the San Diego Convention Center.

This Symposium will bring together 3000 teachers, administrators, students, higher education representatives, program providers, philanthropic representatives and industry representatives to engage them in STEM education by providing strategies and resources for program implementation. The Symposium will have a special focus on increasing and supporting the participation of women and girls—as well as other underrepresented groups—in STEM fields. It will also highlight leaders in classroom innovation from across the state and attract student teams to showcase critical thinking, problem solving, and teamwork.

 

Registration

Proposed Schedule

Sessions at a Glance

Pre-Symposium Intensive Workshops

Symposium Strands

Confirmed Speakers

Call For Vendors

Hotel Information

Sponsorship Opportunities

Registration Flyer

Sep
24
Wed
2014
Next Generation Science Standards (NGSS) 101 @ RCOE Conference center in Riverside
Sep 24 @ 9:00 am – 3:00 pm

As part of the NGSS Awareness Series, this workshop will focus on the National Research Council’s A Framework for K-12 science education and the development, intent, and design of the Next Generation Science Standards (NGSS) adopted by California. Learn how to read the architecture of the NGSS, review example key components and study Appendix F and G.

Who should attend: Administrators, coaches, and K-12 teachers.

Registration Deadline: September 10, 2014

Sep
30
Tue
2014
Introduction to the Next Generation Science Standards: A Paradigm Shift in Teaching and Learning @ Central USD, Room 4
Sep 30 @ 8:30 am – 3:00 pm

This full-day workshop will highlight the many shifts required of both teachers and learners under the Next Generation Science Standards.  In the morning session, participants will engage in an overview of the NGSS and its Three Dimensions.  During the afternoon sessions, participants will be invited to experience either a K-5 or 6-12 session.  Each of these sessions will further explore the NGSS with an emphasis on the impact it will have within K-5 and 6-12 classrooms.

Participants will leave with:

  • An awareness of the NGSS and its Three Dimensions as they reflect the interconnected nature of science as it is practiced and experienced in the real world
  • An awareness that the Performance Expectations will guide instruction and assessment
  • An awareness of how the NGSS is aligned with the Common Core State Standards
  • An awareness that the NGSS supports 21st Century Learning

Click here for complete details

Registration:

Register online and pay with a credit card [Click Here]

Download paper workshop brochure and registration form [Click Here]

Oct
9
Thu
2014
Introduction to the Next Generation Science Standards: A Paradigm Shift in Teaching and Learning @ Royal Oakis Middle School Library
Oct 9 @ 8:30 am – 3:00 pm

This full-day workshop will highlight the many shifts required of both teachers and learners under the Next Generation Science Standards.  In the morning session, participants will engage in an overview of the NGSS and its Three Dimensions.  During the afternoon sessions, participants will be invited to experience either a K-5 or 6-12 session.  Each of these sessions will further explore the NGSS with an emphasis on the impact it will have within K-5 and 6-12 classrooms.

Participants will leave with:

  • An awareness of the NGSS and its Three Dimensions as they reflect the interconnected nature of science as it is practiced and experienced in the real world
  • An awareness that the Performance Expectations will guide instruction and assessment
  • An awareness of how the NGSS is aligned with the Common Core State Standards
  • An awareness that the NGSS supports 21st Century Learning

Click here for complete details

Registration:

Register online and pay with a credit card [Click Here]

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Oct
16
Thu
2014
Next Generation Science Standards State Rollout Symposium #1 @ Fresno Pacific
Oct 16 @ 8:00 am – Oct 17 @ 4:00 pm

K-12 Alliance/WestEd, California Science Project, California Science Teachers Association, Curriculum and Instruction Steering Committee, and the California Department of Education Presents:

Next Generation Science Standards State Rollout Symposium #1

Join science leaders at the first of a series of statewide professional learning symposia exploring the philosophy, design, and initial implementation of the Next Generation Science Standards (NGSS).

AUDIENCE: Grades K-12 Teachers & Administrators. We encourage district teams of 4-6 people, including at least 1 administrator and 3 teacher-leader representatives. 

Registration fee includes symposium materials, continental breakfast, and lunch.

Registration/Continental Breakfast – 7:30 a.m.
Meeting – 8:00 a.m. – 4:30 p.m. (day two 8:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.)

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Hotel Reservations:
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Symposium Session Offerings:

NGSS 101 - Become aware of the National Research Council’s A Framework for K-12 Science Education and the development, intent, and design of the Next Generation Science Standards (NGSS) adopted by California.  Learn how to read the architecture of the NGSS and example key components. NGSS 102 - Delve deeper into the intent and design of NGSS and some of its supporting appendices, analyze key instructional shifts, and reflect on how to adapt available resources to assist in planning for instructional changes.
Performance Expectations - Understand the shift in the NGSS from content knowledge to a focus on performance expectations.  Analyze a learning progression for success during classroom formative assessments or district benchmark assessments of the PE. NGSS Implementation Tool - Learn how to use a tool for developing a unit of instruction that creates a conceptual flow for building student understanding and identifies Performance Expectations, Disciplinary Core Ideas, Science and Engineering Practices and Cross- Cutting Concepts that support that understanding.
Connecting NGSS and CCSS- Learn how to use the Science Literacy Professional Learning Module as a resource to help K-12 teachers better understand how literacy (speaking, listening, writing and reading) deepen student understanding of science. Middle School Progressions- Explore the State Board of Education’s preferred integrated standards for middle school and the alternative discipline-specific model.  Discuss possible implementation strategies for the integrated model.
Model Lesson Exploration- Experience a sample lesson that demonstrates the NGSS “shift” with examples at primary, upper elementary, and secondary (middle school and high school). Administrator Strand- Learn how to support the implementation of NGSS at your school site and in the district.
Action Plan- Share learnings from the conference with your district team and plan next steps for district leaders, teachers and other stakeholders.
Oct
20
Mon
2014
Next Generation Science Standards State Rollout Symposium #1 @ Hilton Oakland Airport
Oct 20 @ 8:00 am – Oct 21 @ 4:00 pm

K-12 Alliance/WestEd, California Science Project, California Science Teachers Association, Curriculum and Instruction Steering Committee, and the California Department of Education Presents:

Next Generation Science Standards State Rollout Symposium #1

Join science leaders at the first of a series of statewide professional learning symposia exploring the philosophy, design, and initial implementation of the Next Generation Science Standards (NGSS).

AUDIENCE: Grades K-12 Teachers &