September 2014 – Vol. 27 No. 1

CALENDAR

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
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
11
Sat
2014
Water & Climate in California
Oct 11 @ 8:30 am – 3:30 pm

LOS ANGELES AREA EDUCATORS! Heal the Bay invites you to join us for one or more FREE special focus Project WET workshops this Fall. Each workshop is designed to maximize participant time engaged in activities, while helping you learn about current regional water issues and how to integrate concepts and skills relevant to these issues into the Common Core classroom. Please RSVP for your workshop(s) of choice at: http://keytothewatershedpwet.eventbrite.com

Project WET and the EEI
Oct 11 @ 9:00 am – 4:00 pm

SACRAMENTO REGION EDUCATORS! Celebrate Earth Science Week by experiencing the use of hands-on Project WET activities and the state adopted Education & the Environment Initiative (EEI) curriculum to engage your students in Common Core and Next Generation Science Standard concepts within the context of water science and water issues in the Sacramento region. This interactive K-12 workshop will include lunch and you’ll walk away with a Project WET 2.0 Guide and complete unit of the Education & the Environment Initiative (EEI) curriculum – Something for everyone! This is STEM learning at its best! Please register for this FREE workshop at etcmail@smud.org or 916-732-6738.

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 – SOLD OUT @ Hilton Oakland Airport
Oct 20 @ 8:00 am – Oct 21 @ 4:00 pm

This event is Sold Out and is no longer accepting registrations. The Red Bluff and Fresno locations are still accepting registrations.

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
24
Fri
2014
Forestry Institute for Teachers + @ James San Jacinto Mountains Reserve
Oct 24 @ 12:00 pm – Oct 25 @ 2:00 pm

FORESTRY INSTITUTE FOR TEACHERS ALUMNI! It is not uncommon for participants to tell us that we want more at the end of a FIT session – HERE IT IS!! FIT+ is a professional development educational event for those who have attended the Forestry Institute for Teachers. FIT+ will feature Project WET and Project Learning Tree with an emphasis on Project WET. Each FIT+ session includes overnight accommodations, four meals, Project Wet curriculum guide, and guest speakers. Please register here to attend this session at the James San Jacinto Mountains Reserve.

Oct
28
Tue
2014
Project WET
Oct 28 @ 8:00 am – 3:00 pm

INLAND EMPIRE EDUCATORS! Join the Water Education/Water Awareness Committee for a ‘hands on’ professional development experience introducing you to the interdisciplinary activities of Project WET and their use to integrate water concepts, knowledge of Southern California water resources and skills for the efficient use of water that are also tied to Common Core standards. Teachers within the WEWAC agency service area will receive a FREE Project WET Guide 2.0, a continental breakfast, lunch and can contact your school’s water provider for teacher substitute reimbursement information! PLEASE REGISTER by October 3, 2014 at http://www.usewaterwisely.com or contact Cindy DeChaine at 909-621-5568 or cdechaine@tvmwd.com if you have any questions.

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!

Waterscape of the Los Angeles Basin
Nov 8 @ 8:30 am – 3:30 pm

LOS ANGELES AREA EDUCATORS! Heal the Bay invites you to join us for one or more FREE special focus Project WET workshops this Fall. Each workshop is designed to maximize participant time engaged in activities, while helping you learn about current regional water issues and how to integrate concepts and skills relevant to these issues into the Common Core classroom. Please RSVP for your workshop(s) of choice at: http://keytothewatershedpwet.eventbrite.com

Nov
18
Tue
2014
Project WET Workshop
Nov 18 @ 8:30 am – 3:30 pm

SAN JOAQUIN VALLEY & MOTHER LODE EDUCATORS! The Stanislaus County Office of Education and the Water Education Foundation invite you to join us for a Project WET workshop aimed at supporting Common Core & Next Generation Science Standards in the Middle – High school grades. The interdisciplinary Project WET activities are an effective tool for integrating student knowledge of water resources with activities that include real-life based scenarios that provide strong foundations for STEAM and Service-Learning programs. A $30 registration fee includes materials and lunch. Please contact Sean Timmons for questions at: stimmons@stancoe.org/(209) 238-1336 or register for the training at: www.stancoe.org/SCOE/workshops

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

Jan
31
Sat
2015
The Los Angeles River Watershed
Jan 31 @ 8:30 am – 3:30 pm

LOS ANGELES AREA EDUCATORS! Heal the Bay invites you to join us for one or more FREE special focus Project WET workshops this Fall. Each workshop is designed to maximize participant time engaged in activities, while helping you learn about current regional water issues and how to integrate concepts and skills relevant to these issues into the Common Core classroom. Please RSVP for your workshop(s) of choice at: http://keytothewatershedpwet.eventbrite.com

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

Oct
1
Wed
2014
Free Entry Day at the Bay Area Discovery Museum @ Bay Area Discovery Museum
Oct 1 – Oct 2 all-day

Free Museum admission all day, 9 a.m. – 4 p.m.
Sponsored by ScholarShare

https://www.scholarshare.com

Museum website: http://www.baykidsmuseum.org/

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
11
Sat
2014
Water & Climate in California
Oct 11 @ 8:30 am – 3:30 pm

LOS ANGELES AREA EDUCATORS! Heal the Bay invites you to join us for one or more FREE special focus Project WET workshops this Fall. Each workshop is designed to maximize participant time engaged in activities, while helping you learn about current regional water issues and how to integrate concepts and skills relevant to these issues into the Common Core classroom. Please RSVP for your workshop(s) of choice at: http://keytothewatershedpwet.eventbrite.com

Project WET and the EEI
Oct 11 @ 9:00 am – 4:00 pm

SACRAMENTO REGION EDUCATORS! Celebrate Earth Science Week by experiencing the use of hands-on Project WET activities and the state adopted Education & the Environment Initiative (EEI) curriculum to engage your students in Common Core and Next Generation Science Standard concepts within the context of water science and water issues in the Sacramento region. This interactive K-12 workshop will include lunch and you’ll walk away with a Project WET 2.0 Guide and complete unit of the Education & the Environment Initiative (EEI) curriculum – Something for everyone! This is STEM learning at its best! Please register for this FREE workshop at etcmail@smud.org or 916-732-6738.

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 – SOLD OUT @ Hilton Oakland Airport
Oct 20 @ 8:00 am – Oct 21 @ 4:00 pm

This event is Sold Out and is no longer accepting registrations. The Red Bluff and Fresno locations are still accepting registrations.

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
24
Fri
2014
Forestry Institute for Teachers + @ James San Jacinto Mountains Reserve
Oct 24 @ 12:00 pm – Oct 25 @ 2:00 pm

FORESTRY INSTITUTE FOR TEACHERS ALUMNI! It is not uncommon for participants to tell us that we want more at the end of a FIT session – HERE IT IS!! FIT+ is a professional development educational event for those who have attended the Forestry Institute for Teachers. FIT+ will feature Project WET and Project Learning Tree with an emphasis on Project WET. Each FIT+ session includes overnight accommodations, four meals, Project Wet curriculum guide, and guest speakers. Please register here to attend this session at the James San Jacinto Mountains Reserve.

Oct
28
Tue
2014
Project WET
Oct 28 @ 8:00 am – 3:00 pm

INLAND EMPIRE EDUCATORS! Join the Water Education/Water Awareness Committee for a ‘hands on’ professional development experience introducing you to the interdisciplinary activities of Project WET and their use to integrate water concepts, knowledge of Southern California water resources and skills for the efficient use of water that are also tied to Common Core standards. Teachers within the WEWAC agency service area will receive a FREE Project WET Guide 2.0, a continental breakfast, lunch and can contact your school’s water provider for teacher substitute reimbursement information! PLEASE REGISTER by October 3, 2014 at http://www.usewaterwisely.com or contact Cindy DeChaine at 909-621-5568 or cdechaine@tvmwd.com if you have any questions.

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!

Waterscape of the Los Angeles Basin
Nov 8 @ 8:30 am – 3:30 pm

LOS ANGELES AREA EDUCATORS! Heal the Bay invites you to join us for one or more FREE special focus Project WET workshops this Fall. Each workshop is designed to maximize participant time engaged in activities, while helping you learn about current regional water issues and how to integrate concepts and skills relevant to these issues into the Common Core classroom. Please RSVP for your workshop(s) of choice at: http://keytothewatershedpwet.eventbrite.com

Nov
18
Tue
2014
Project WET Workshop
Nov 18 @ 8:30 am – 3:30 pm

SAN JOAQUIN VALLEY & MOTHER LODE EDUCATORS! The Stanislaus County Office of Education and the Water Education Foundation invite you to join us for a Project WET workshop aimed at supporting Common Core & Next Generation Science Standards in the Middle – High school grades. The interdisciplinary Project WET activities are an effective tool for integrating student knowledge of water resources with activities that include real-life based scenarios that provide strong foundations for STEAM and Service-Learning programs. A $30 registration fee includes materials and lunch. Please contact Sean Timmons for questions at: stimmons@stancoe.org/(209) 238-1336 or register for the training at: www.stancoe.org/SCOE/workshops

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

Jan
31
Sat
2015
The Los Angeles River Watershed
Jan 31 @ 8:30 am – 3:30 pm

LOS ANGELES AREA EDUCATORS! Heal the Bay invites you to join us for one or more FREE special focus Project WET workshops this Fall. Each workshop is designed to maximize participant time engaged in activities, while helping you learn about current regional water issues and how to integrate concepts and skills relevant to these issues into the Common Core classroom. Please RSVP for your workshop(s) of choice at: http://keytothewatershedpwet.eventbrite.com

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

After Dark: First Thursdays @ Exploratorium
Oct 1 @ 6:00 pm – 10:00 pm

ExploratoriumA ticket to Thursday evening adult-only hours does not guarantee admission to special programs with limited seating. Tickets for limited-capacity programs will be made available to visitors on a first-come, first-served basis. Please Note: Adults Only (18+)

Buying tickets in advance is strongly recommended; door sales are limited.

Experience life After Dark, an evening series exclusively for adults that mixes cocktails, conversation, and playful, innovative science and art events.

Not a theater, cabaret, or gallery, After Dark contains aspects of all three. Each evening showcases a different topic—from music to sex to electricity— but all include a cash bar and film screenings, plus an opportunity to play with our hundreds of hands-on exhibits. Join us and mingle with inventive scientists, artists, musicians, programmers, and designers. Enjoy live performances, provocative films, interesting music, cutting-edge technology, unexpected extravaganzas, and more, depending on each evening’s lineup. Leave the kids at home and meet friends or take a date. Where else can you find an intellectually stimulating playground for adults?

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
11
Sat
2014
Water & Climate in California
Oct 11 @ 8:30 am – 3:30 pm

LOS ANGELES AREA EDUCATORS! Heal the Bay invites you to join us for one or more FREE special focus Project WET workshops this Fall. Each workshop is designed to maximize participant time engaged in activities, while helping you learn about current regional water issues and how to integrate concepts and skills relevant to these issues into the Common Core classroom. Please RSVP for your workshop(s) of choice at: http://keytothewatershedpwet.eventbrite.com

Project WET and the EEI
Oct 11 @ 9:00 am – 4:00 pm

SACRAMENTO REGION EDUCATORS! Celebrate Earth Science Week by experiencing the use of hands-on Project WET activities and the state adopted Education & the Environment Initiative (EEI) curriculum to engage your students in Common Core and Next Generation Science Standard concepts within the context of water science and water issues in the Sacramento region. This interactive K-12 workshop will include lunch and you’ll walk away with a Project WET 2.0 Guide and complete unit of the Education & the Environment Initiative (EEI) curriculum – Something for everyone! This is STEM learning at its best! Please register for this FREE workshop at etcmail@smud.org or 916-732-6738.

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 – SOLD OUT @ Hilton Oakland Airport
Oct 20 @ 8:00 am – Oct 21 @ 4:00 pm

This event is Sold Out and is no longer accepting registrations. The Red Bluff and Fresno locations are still accepting registrations.

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
24
Fri
2014
Forestry Institute for Teachers + @ James San Jacinto Mountains Reserve
Oct 24 @ 12:00 pm – Oct 25 @ 2:00 pm

FORESTRY INSTITUTE FOR TEACHERS ALUMNI! It is not uncommon for participants to tell us that we want more at the end of a FIT session – HERE IT IS!! FIT+ is a professional development educational event for those who have attended the Forestry Institute for Teachers. FIT+ will feature Project WET and Project Learning Tree with an emphasis on Project WET. Each FIT+ session includes overnight accommodations, four meals, Project Wet curriculum guide, and guest speakers. Please register here to attend this session at the James San Jacinto Mountains Reserve.

Oct
28
Tue
2014
Project WET
Oct 28 @ 8:00 am – 3:00 pm

INLAND EMPIRE EDUCATORS! Join the Water Education/Water Awareness Committee for a ‘hands on’ professional development experience introducing you to the interdisciplinary activities of Project WET and their use to integrate water concepts, knowledge of Southern California water resources and skills for the efficient use of water that are also tied to Common Core standards. Teachers within the WEWAC agency service area will receive a FREE Project WET Guide 2.0, a continental breakfast, lunch and can contact your school’s water provider for teacher substitute reimbursement information! PLEASE REGISTER by October 3, 2014 at http://www.usewaterwisely.com or contact Cindy DeChaine at 909-621-5568 or cdechaine@tvmwd.com if you have any questions.

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!

Waterscape of the Los Angeles Basin
Nov 8 @ 8:30 am – 3:30 pm

LOS ANGELES AREA EDUCATORS! Heal the Bay invites you to join us for one or more FREE special focus Project WET workshops this Fall. Each workshop is designed to maximize participant time engaged in activities, while helping you learn about current regional water issues and how to integrate concepts and skills relevant to these issues into the Common Core classroom. Please RSVP for your workshop(s) of choice at: http://keytothewatershedpwet.eventbrite.com

Nov
18
Tue
2014
Project WET Workshop
Nov 18 @ 8:30 am – 3:30 pm

SAN JOAQUIN VALLEY & MOTHER LODE EDUCATORS! The Stanislaus County Office of Education and the Water Education Foundation invite you to join us for a Project WET workshop aimed at supporting Common Core & Next Generation Science Standards in the Middle – High school grades. The interdisciplinary Project WET activities are an effective tool for integrating student knowledge of water resources with activities that include real-life based scenarios that provide strong foundations for STEAM and Service-Learning programs. A $30 registration fee includes materials and lunch. Please contact Sean Timmons for questions at: stimmons@stancoe.org/(209) 238-1336 or register for the training at: www.stancoe.org/SCOE/workshops

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

Jan
31
Sat
2015
The Los Angeles River Watershed
Jan 31 @ 8:30 am – 3:30 pm

LOS ANGELES AREA EDUCATORS! Heal the Bay invites you to join us for one or more FREE special focus Project WET workshops this Fall. Each workshop is designed to maximize participant time engaged in activities, while helping you learn about current regional water issues and how to integrate concepts and skills relevant to these issues into the Common Core classroom. Please RSVP for your workshop(s) of choice at: http://keytothewatershedpwet.eventbrite.com

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

Cafe Inquiry @ Cafe Borrone
Oct 1 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm

Meet up with rationalists, skeptics, and freethinkers south of San Francisco.  Cafe Inquiry is a social event hosted by the Center for Inquiry. We’ll meet at Café Borrone between Kepler’s Books and the British Banker’s Club! Look for the black balloon.

http://www.cafeborrone.com

http://www.centerforinquiry.net/sf

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
11
Sat
2014
Water & Climate in California
Oct 11 @ 8:30 am – 3:30 pm

LOS ANGELES AREA EDUCATORS! Heal the Bay invites you to join us for one or more FREE special focus Project WET workshops this Fall. Each workshop is designed to maximize participant time engaged in activities, while helping you learn about current regional water issues and how to integrate concepts and skills relevant to these issues into the Common Core classroom. Please RSVP for your workshop(s) of choice at: http://keytothewatershedpwet.eventbrite.com

Project WET and the EEI
Oct 11 @ 9:00 am – 4:00 pm

SACRAMENTO REGION EDUCATORS! Celebrate Earth Science Week by experiencing the use of hands-on Project WET activities and the state adopted Education & the Environment Initiative (EEI) curriculum to engage your students in Common Core and Next Generation Science Standard concepts within the context of water science and water issues in the Sacramento region. This interactive K-12 workshop will include lunch and you’ll walk away with a Project WET 2.0 Guide and complete unit of the Education & the Environment Initiative (EEI) curriculum – Something for everyone! This is STEM learning at its best! Please register for this FREE workshop at etcmail@smud.org or 916-732-6738.

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 – SOLD OUT @ Hilton Oakland Airport
Oct 20 @ 8:00 am – Oct 21 @ 4:00 pm

This event is Sold Out and is no longer accepting registrations. The Red Bluff and Fresno locations are still accepting registrations.

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
24
Fri
2014
Forestry Institute for Teachers + @ James San Jacinto Mountains Reserve
Oct 24 @ 12:00 pm – Oct 25 @ 2:00 pm

FORESTRY INSTITUTE FOR TEACHERS ALUMNI! It is not uncommon for participants to tell us that we want more at the end of a FIT session – HERE IT IS!! FIT+ is a professional development educational event for those who have attended the Forestry Institute for Teachers. FIT+ will feature Project WET and Project Learning Tree with an emphasis on Project WET. Each FIT+ session includes overnight accommodations, four meals, Project Wet curriculum guide, and guest speakers. Please register here to attend this session at the James San Jacinto Mountains Reserve.

Oct
28
Tue
2014
Project WET
Oct 28 @ 8:00 am – 3:00 pm

INLAND EMPIRE EDUCATORS! Join the Water Education/Water Awareness Committee for a ‘hands on’ professional development experience introducing you to the interdisciplinary activities of Project WET and their use to integrate water concepts, knowledge of Southern California water resources and skills for the efficient use of water that are also tied to Common Core standards. Teachers within the WEWAC agency service area will receive a FREE Project WET Guide 2.0, a continental breakfast, lunch and can contact your school’s water provider for teacher substitute reimbursement information! PLEASE REGISTER by October 3, 2014 at http://www.usewaterwisely.com or contact Cindy DeChaine at 909-621-5568 or cdechaine@tvmwd.com if you have any questions.

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!

Waterscape of the Los Angeles Basin
Nov 8 @ 8:30 am – 3:30 pm

LOS ANGELES AREA EDUCATORS! Heal the Bay invites you to join us for one or more FREE special focus Project WET workshops this Fall. Each workshop is designed to maximize participant time engaged in activities, while helping you learn about current regional water issues and how to integrate concepts and skills relevant to these issues into the Common Core classroom. Please RSVP for your workshop(s) of choice at: http://keytothewatershedpwet.eventbrite.com

Nov
18
Tue
2014
Project WET Workshop
Nov 18 @ 8:30 am – 3:30 pm

SAN JOAQUIN VALLEY & MOTHER LODE EDUCATORS! The Stanislaus County Office of Education and the Water Education Foundation invite you to join us for a Project WET workshop aimed at supporting Common Core & Next Generation Science Standards in the Middle – High school grades. The interdisciplinary Project WET activities are an effective tool for integrating student knowledge of water resources with activities that include real-life based scenarios that provide strong foundations for STEAM and Service-Learning programs. A $30 registration fee includes materials and lunch. Please contact Sean Timmons for questions at: stimmons@stancoe.org/(209) 238-1336 or register for the training at: www.stancoe.org/SCOE/workshops

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

Jan
31
Sat
2015
The Los Angeles River Watershed
Jan 31 @ 8:30 am – 3:30 pm

LOS ANGELES AREA EDUCATORS! Heal the Bay invites you to join us for one or more FREE special focus Project WET workshops this Fall. Each workshop is designed to maximize participant time engaged in activities, while helping you learn about current regional water issues and how to integrate concepts and skills relevant to these issues into the Common Core classroom. Please RSVP for your workshop(s) of choice at: http://keytothewatershedpwet.eventbrite.com

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
Oct 1 @ 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
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
11
Sat
2014
Water & Climate in California
Oct 11 @ 8:30 am – 3:30 pm

LOS ANGELES AREA EDUCATORS! Heal the Bay invites you to join us for one or more FREE special focus Project WET workshops this Fall. Each workshop is designed to maximize participant time engaged in activities, while helping you learn about current regional water issues and how to integrate concepts and skills relevant to these issues into the Common Core classroom. Please RSVP for your workshop(s) of choice at: http://keytothewatershedpwet.eventbrite.com

Project WET and the EEI
Oct 11 @ 9:00 am – 4:00 pm

SACRAMENTO REGION EDUCATORS! Celebrate Earth Science Week by experiencing the use of hands-on Project WET activities and the state adopted Education & the Environment Initiative (EEI) curriculum to engage your students in Common Core and Next Generation Science Standard concepts within the context of water science and water issues in the Sacramento region. This interactive K-12 workshop will include lunch and you’ll walk away with a Project WET 2.0 Guide and complete unit of the Education & the Environment Initiative (EEI) curriculum – Something for everyone! This is STEM learning at its best! Please register for this FREE workshop at etcmail@smud.org or 916-732-6738.

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 – SOLD OUT @ Hilton Oakland Airport
Oct 20 @ 8:00 am – Oct 21 @ 4:00 pm

This event is Sold Out and is no longer accepting registrations. The Red Bluff and Fresno locations are still accepting registrations.

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
24
Fri
2014
Forestry Institute for Teachers + @ James San Jacinto Mountains Reserve
Oct 24 @ 12:00 pm – Oct 25 @ 2:00 pm

FORESTRY INSTITUTE FOR TEACHERS ALUMNI! It is not uncommon for participants to tell us that we want more at the end of a FIT session – HERE IT IS!! FIT+ is a professional development educational event for those who have attended the Forestry Institute for Teachers. FIT+ will feature Project WET and Project Learning Tree with an emphasis on Project WET. Each FIT+ session includes overnight accommodations, four meals, Project Wet curriculum guide, and guest speakers. Please register here to attend this session at the James San Jacinto Mountains Reserve.

Oct
28
Tue
2014
Project WET
Oct 28 @ 8:00 am – 3:00 pm

INLAND EMPIRE EDUCATORS! Join the Water Education/Water Awareness Committee for a ‘hands on’ professional development experience introducing you to the interdisciplinary activities of Project WET and their use to integrate water concepts, knowledge of Southern California water resources and skills for the efficient use of water that are also tied to Common Core standards. Teachers within the WEWAC agency service area will receive a FREE Project WET Guide 2.0, a continental breakfast, lunch and can contact your school’s water provider for teacher substitute reimbursement information! PLEASE REGISTER by October 3, 2014 at http://www.usewaterwisely.com or contact Cindy DeChaine at 909-621-5568 or cdechaine@tvmwd.com if you have any questions.

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!

Waterscape of the Los Angeles Basin
Nov 8 @ 8:30 am – 3:30 pm

LOS ANGELES AREA EDUCATORS! Heal the Bay invites you to join us for one or more FREE special focus Project WET workshops this Fall. Each workshop is designed to maximize participant time engaged in activities, while helping you learn about current regional water issues and how to integrate concepts and skills relevant to these issues into the Common Core classroom. Please RSVP for your workshop(s) of choice at: http://keytothewatershedpwet.eventbrite.com

Nov
18
Tue
2014
Project WET Workshop
Nov 18 @ 8:30 am – 3:30 pm

SAN JOAQUIN VALLEY & MOTHER LODE EDUCATORS! The Stanislaus County Office of Education and the Water Education Foundation invite you to join us for a Project WET workshop aimed at supporting Common Core & Next Generation Science Standards in the Middle – High school grades. The interdisciplinary Project WET activities are an effective tool for integrating student knowledge of water resources with activities that include real-life based scenarios that provide strong foundations for STEAM and Service-Learning programs. A $30 registration fee includes materials and lunch. Please contact Sean Timmons for questions at: stimmons@stancoe.org/(209) 238-1336 or register for the training at: www.stancoe.org/SCOE/workshops

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

Jan
31
Sat
2015
The Los Angeles River Watershed
Jan 31 @ 8:30 am – 3:30 pm

LOS ANGELES AREA EDUCATORS! Heal the Bay invites you to join us for one or more FREE special focus Project WET workshops this Fall. Each workshop is designed to maximize participant time engaged in activities, while helping you learn about current regional water issues and how to integrate concepts and skills relevant to these issues into the Common Core classroom. Please RSVP for your workshop(s) of choice at: http://keytothewatershedpwet.eventbrite.com

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

The East Bay Science Cafe @ Cafe Valparaiso
Oct 1 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm

Held the first Wednesday of every month in the Cafe Valparaiso on Solano Avenue in Albany from 7 to 9pm. 1403 Solano Ave., Albany, California 94706.

The East Bay Science Cafe is an informal forum for discussing interesting and relevant scientific issues. The goal is to encourage public engagement with science by inviting members of the scientific community to present topics for a casual evening of conversation. Cafes may vary in length and format depending upon the speaker and the topic. Audience questions are encouraged both during and after!

For more information or suggestions contact Monica Albe.

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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
11
Sat
2014
Water & Climate in California
Oct 11 @ 8:30 am – 3:30 pm

LOS ANGELES AREA EDUCATORS! Heal the Bay invites you to join us for one or more FREE special focus Project WET workshops this Fall. Each workshop is designed to maximize participant time engaged in activities, while helping you learn about current regional water issues and how to integrate concepts and skills relevant to these issues into the Common Core classroom. Please RSVP for your workshop(s) of choice at: http://keytothewatershedpwet.eventbrite.com

Project WET and the EEI
Oct 11 @ 9:00 am – 4:00 pm

SACRAMENTO REGION EDUCATORS! Celebrate Earth Science Week by experiencing the use of hands-on Project WET activities and the state adopted Education & the Environment Initiative (EEI) curriculum to engage your students in Common Core and Next Generation Science Standard concepts within the context of water science and water issues in the Sacramento region. This interactive K-12 workshop will include lunch and you’ll walk away with a Project WET 2.0 Guide and complete unit of the Education & the Environment Initiative (EEI) curriculum – Something for everyone! This is STEM learning at its best! Please register for this FREE workshop at etcmail@smud.org or 916-732-6738.

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 – SOLD OUT @ Hilton Oakland Airport
Oct 20 @ 8:00 am – Oct 21 @ 4:00 pm

This event is Sold Out and is no longer accepting registrations. The Red Bluff and Fresno locations are still accepting registrations.

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
24
Fri
2014
Forestry Institute for Teachers + @ James San Jacinto Mountains Reserve
Oct 24 @ 12:00 pm – Oct 25 @ 2:00 pm

FORESTRY INSTITUTE FOR TEACHERS ALUMNI! It is not uncommon for participants to tell us that we want more at the end of a FIT session – HERE IT IS!! FIT+ is a professional development educational event for those who have attended the Forestry Institute for Teachers. FIT+ will feature Project WET and Project Learning Tree with an emphasis on Project WET. Each FIT+ session includes overnight accommodations, four meals, Project Wet curriculum guide, and guest speakers. Please register here to attend this session at the James San Jacinto Mountains Reserve.

Oct
28
Tue
2014
Project WET
Oct 28 @ 8:00 am – 3:00 pm

INLAND EMPIRE EDUCATORS! Join the Water Education/Water Awareness Committee for a ‘hands on’ professional development experience introducing you to the interdisciplinary activities of Project WET and their use to integrate water concepts, knowledge of Southern California water resources and skills for the efficient use of water that are also tied to Common Core standards. Teachers within the WEWAC agency service area will receive a FREE Project WET Guide 2.0, a continental breakfast, lunch and can contact your school’s water provider for teacher substitute reimbursement information! PLEASE REGISTER by October 3, 2014 at http://www.usewaterwisely.com or contact Cindy DeChaine at 909-621-5568 or cdechaine@tvmwd.com if you have any questions.

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!

Waterscape of the Los Angeles Basin
Nov 8 @ 8:30 am – 3:30 pm

LOS ANGELES AREA EDUCATORS! Heal the Bay invites you to join us for one or more FREE special focus Project WET workshops this Fall. Each workshop is designed to maximize participant time engaged in activities, while helping you learn about current regional water issues and how to integrate concepts and skills relevant to these issues into the Common Core classroom. Please RSVP for your workshop(s) of choice at: http://keytothewatershedpwet.eventbrite.com

Nov
18
Tue
2014
Project WET Workshop
Nov 18 @ 8:30 am – 3:30 pm

SAN JOAQUIN VALLEY & MOTHER LODE EDUCATORS! The Stanislaus County Office of Education and the Water Education Foundation invite you to join us for a Project WET workshop aimed at supporting Common Core & Next Generation Science Standards in the Middle – High school grades. The interdisciplinary Project WET activities are an effective tool for integrating student knowledge of water resources with activities that include real-life based scenarios that provide strong foundations for STEAM and Service-Learning programs. A $30 registration fee includes materials and lunch. Please contact Sean Timmons for questions at: stimmons@stancoe.org/(209) 238-1336 or register for the training at: www.stancoe.org/SCOE/workshops

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

Jan
31
Sat
2015
The Los Angeles River Watershed
Jan 31 @ 8:30 am – 3:30 pm

LOS ANGELES AREA EDUCATORS! Heal the Bay invites you to join us for one or more FREE special focus Project WET workshops this Fall. Each workshop is designed to maximize participant time engaged in activities, while helping you learn about current regional water issues and how to integrate concepts and skills relevant to these issues into the Common Core classroom. Please RSVP for your workshop(s) of choice at: http://keytothewatershedpwet.eventbrite.com

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

Oct
2
Thu
2014
Free Entry Day at the UC Botanical Gardens @ UC Berkely Botanical Garden
Oct 2 – Oct 3 all-day

Enjoy free admission to the UC Botanical Garden on the first Thursday of the month. Parking is limited. Docent-led tours for groups are not available on Free Thursdays. In order to minimize the impact on the plant collection, ensure the safety of visitors, and to provide your group with the best educational experience we do not admit groups larger than 18 students (+3 chaperones) on our “First Free Thursdays.” See http://botanicalgarden.berkeley.edu/education/tours.shtml for group admission information.

For directions visit: http://botanicalgarden.berkeley.edu/visit/plan_trip.shtml