September 2016 – Vol. 29 No. 1

CALENDAR

Dec
6
Tue
2016
#ProjectPhenomena @ San Diego County Office of Education
Dec 6 @ 8:00 am – Dec 7 @ 3:00 pm

A two-day work group that comes together to identify engaging phenomena which anchors NGSS instruction. Participants explore different phenomena, outline connections to standards, and develop instructional resources to support three-dimensional teaching, learning, and assessment.

Dec
7
Wed
2016
NGSS Administrator Training Year #3 TK-12 @ San Joaquin County Office of Education Wentworth Education Center
Dec 7 @ 8:30 am – 2:30 pm

This is the first of two offerings for Adminstrators in our NGSS Phase 3 Course in the 16/17 fiscal year.

Continue to expand your administrative toolbag related to the integration of the Next Generation Science Standards at your school sites. Tools for classroom obersvations and NGSS Stakeholder Communication will be the focus of this session.

Workshop fee of $125.00 includes all materials, continental breakfast, and lunch.

Breakfast and sign-in are at 8:30am and the workshop will begin promptly at 9:00am – ending at 2:30pm.

Dec
12
Mon
2016
Next Generation Science Standards Symposium: Transition to Implementation Rollout #3 Training @ Ventura County Office of Education Conference & Educational Center
Dec 12 @ 8:00 am – Dec 13 @ 4:30 pm

Rollout #3 Agenda

Day 1

 7:30 – 8:00
Registering and Continental Breakfast

8:00 – 8:30
Plenary Session, Welcome, and Set-up for the 2 Days

8:30-9:15
CA NGSS Assessment Update

9:15-9:30
Environmental Principles and Concepts

9:45-12:15
Administrator Session:  Tool P Observing Implementation

9:45-12:15
Teacher Session: Tool E Putting it Together

Lunch 12: 15-1:15

1:15-4:30
Transitional Learning Sequences:  What Does it Look Like at My Grade Span?
(Grade Span Choices: K-2, 3-5, 6-8, 9-12 Physical Science, & 9-12 Life Science)

4:30
Dismissal

 

Day 2

7:30-8:00
Registering and Continental Breakfast

8:00 – 8:15
Plenary Session, Welcome, Housekeeping

8:30 – 11:30
Deepening Understanding of Modeling in the Elementary/Secondary Classroom
(Grade Span Choices K-5, 6-12)

Lunch 11:30-12:30

12:30-1:30
Table Talks

Choice:  1:45-3:45

Admin Planning for Communication

Science and Common Core ELA

Exploring Integration at Middle School

High School Models

Engineering in Life Science

(K-12)

Cross Cutting Concepts: Deepening Our Understanding

3:50 – 4:30
Next Steps and Action Planning

Dec
13
Tue
2016
Intro to NGSS and 3-D Learning (K-5) @ San Diego County Office of Education
Dec 13 @ 8:00 am – 3:00 pm

Implementation Stage 1

A one-day experience where teachers learn about the vision, goals, and instructional shifts of NGSS. They explore grade level standards and are introduced to the CA Science Framework that guides NGSS curriculum, instruction, and assessment.

Dec
14
Wed
2016
Science Leadership & Professional Development Network @ San Diego County Office of Education, Room 306
Dec 14 @ 9:00 am – 12:00 pm

On-going network designed to bring leaders of science reform and professional development together with the goal of building capacity of all stakeholders to effectively implement the Next Generation Science Standards in the region

Jan
5
Thu
2017
Cafe Inquiry @ Cafe Borrone
Jan 5 @ 1:00 am – 3:00 am

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

Jan
17
Tue
2017
Exploring Middle School NGSS Course Models @ San Diego County Office of Education, Room 306
Jan 17 @ 8:00 am – 3:00 pm

A one-day exploration of the different course models outlined in the CA Science Framework (Preferred Integrated and Discipline Specific). Participants will analyze each model and discuss implications for teaching and learning.

Jan
19
Thu
2017
Teaching Literacy Through NGSS @ San Diego County Office of Education
Jan 19 @ 8:00 am – 3:00 pm

A one-day experience where K-5 teachers identify and explore connections between NGSS and the CA Literacy Standards, identify strategies to build content literacy in science, and develop a plan to integrate science and literacy in their classroom.

Teaching Literacy Throug​h NGSS @ San Diego County Office of Education
Jan 19 @ 8:00 am – 3:00 pm

Implementation Stage 1, 2, 3

A three-day experience where teachers look in-depth at the instructional shifts and dimensions of NGSS. They explore the performance expectations, work collaboratively with others to develop conceptual storylines, and begin planning a coherent three-dimensional instructional unit.

Jan
24
Tue
2017
Using Phenomena in Your Classroom @ Sacramento County Office of Education
Jan 24 @ 4:00 pm – 6:00 pm
Feb
2
Thu
2017
Cafe Inquiry @ Cafe Borrone
Feb 2 @ 1:00 am – 3:00 am

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

Feb
4
Sat
2017
Introduction to the NGSS (grades K – 12) @ California Academy of Sciences
Feb 4 @ 9:00 am – 3:30 pm

Demystify the Next Generation Science Standards (NGSS) in this beginner’s-level workshop.

How will science education be transformed by the Next Generation Science Standards (NGSS)? Join us to explore the principles underlying the NGSS. Gain experience with the Science and Engineering Practices, Crosscutting Concepts, and Disciplinary Core Ideas that comprise the new standards, and learn how to read those NGSS tables! This beginner’s-level overview will give you the tools and confidence to start preparing for the new standards.

Workshop Format

During this six-and-a-half-hour workshop, you will participate in hands-on activities and group discussions, some in mixed-grade groups and some with your same-grade peers. Get an introduction to the three dimensions of the NGSS, find out what a performance expectation is, and learn to read the NGSS tables. We promise, it’s easier than it looks…

Feb
7
Tue
2017
Science Leadership & Professional Development Network @ San Diego County Office of Education, Room 306
Feb 7 @ 9:00 am – 12:00 pm

On-going network designed to bring leaders of science reform and professional development together with the goal of building capacity of all stakeholders to effectively implement the Next Generation Science Standards in the region

Feb
8
Wed
2017
Get Techie with Weebly @ Sacramento County Office of Education, Computer Lab
Feb 8 @ 4:00 pm – 6:00 pm

Plan, design, and publish your own free website or blog for your classroom. Building a site has never been easier with Weebly. Learn more about this website builder to create powerful, professional websites without any technical skills required.

Feb
21
Tue
2017
How to Navigate and Implement the New CA Science Framework (Part 2) @ Sacramento County Office of Education
Feb 21 @ 4:00 pm – 6:00 pm
Feb
22
Wed
2017
Get Techie with Google @ Sacramento County Office of Education, Computer Lab
Feb 22 @ 4:00 pm – 6:00 pm

In this course, you will learn about Google Drive and how to use:

• Google Docs to create and format text documents and collaborate with other people in real time.

• Google Forms to make a survey or poll, give students a quiz, or collect other information in an easy, streamlined way.

Mar
2
Thu
2017
Cafe Inquiry @ Cafe Borrone
Mar 2 @ 1:00 am – 3:00 am

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

Mar
8
Wed
2017
Get Techie with Screencasting @ Sacramento County Office of Education, Computer Lab
Mar 8 @ 4:00 pm – 6:00 pm

Learn how to create screen recordings and videos to share information with your students. You will learn how to screencast using Jing and Screencast-O-Matic

Mar
10
Fri
2017
NGSS Leadership Conference 2017 @ Liberty Station Conference Center
Mar 10 @ 8:00 am – 3:30 pm

The NGSS Leadership Conference brings district teams together with California and national leaders in science education to support the transition and implementation of the Next Generation Science Standards. Teams receive the most current information on CA NGSS, collaborate and learn about implementation efforts with other districts, and refine their own NGSS implementation plans.

Mar
21
Tue
2017
Engineering and Modeling in your Classroom (Part 2) @ Sacramento County Office of Education
Mar 21 @ 4:00 pm – 6:00 pm