May 2015 – Vol. 27 No. 9

CALENDAR

May
1
Fri
2015
Next Generation Science Safety for Educators Online Course @ Online
May 1 – Jul 31 all-day

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

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

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

THE ONLINE COURSE:

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

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

1.     General K-12 Issues

2.     Facilities and Equipment

3.     Chemical Safety

4.     Life Science Issues

5.     Field Trips and Special Projects

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

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

May
26
Tue
2015
Next Generation Science Standards Statewide Rollout Phase 2 – Chino @ Chaffey College, Chino Campus
May 26 @ 8:00 am – May 27 @ 4:30 pm

The NGSS Statewide Rollout Phase 2 has begun! – Registration for this and future rollout symposium is now available: http://www.regonline.com/NGSS2015Training

This is a collaborative effort that includes the California Department of Education, California Science Project, California Science Teachers Association, Curriculum and Instruction Steering Committee, and the K-12 Alliance/WestEd.

Please limit your district teams to 4-6 people. This will allow for additional districts to participate as space is limited. Ideally, teams should include an Administrator or Curriculum Leader in addition to Teacher Leaders. These sessions builds on NGSS Symposium I, so teams are encouraged to bring teachers who attended that event.

Fee: $250 per person for 2-days

Both a Continental Breakfast and Lunch will be served.

Registration and breakfast begins at 7:30am. The symposia will begin promptly at 8:00am.

2-DAY SESSION DETAIL 

NGSS 103: Deepen Your Understanding of the NGSS:
Engage with the Conceptual Shifts to refine your understanding of the NGSS vision for science education for all students. Learn about the importance of developing a professional learning plan to prepare teachers for the NGSS. Discuss the types of administrative and system supports necessary to implement these learning plans.

The Tool: Designing for Learning:
Building on Roll Out #1, incorporate a new tool to design a learning sequence that addresses the 3D aspect of the NGSS. Learn how to order concepts from a conceptual flow and Phenomenon-Question-Practice (PQP) chart into an instructional sequence that resonates with the 5Es (engage, explore, explain, elaborate, evaluate) instructional model.

Teaching Through the Practices:
Experience the coherent integration of the NGSS Scientific and Engineering Practices from the observation of a phenomenon to constructing an explanation for those observations. This session focuses on three practices: 1) developing and revising models, 2) engaging in argument from evidence, and 3) constructing explanations, and it provides instructional strategies for each practice. Attend either a session targeted for elementary (K-5) or secondary (6-12).

Lesson: What Does It Look Like?
Apply the tool to a learning sequence for grades K-2, 3-5, 6-8 or 9-12 and experience what the learning looks like in a classroom over a multi-day lesson. Discuss with grade level colleagues how this applies to your classroom and your instruction.

Administrator Strand:
Learn how to support the implementation of NGSS at your school site and in your district through exploring various implementation resources and collaborating with other administrative leaders. This session emphasizes strategies to move from awareness to transition.

The 3rd Dimension – Crosscutting Concepts:
Learn how the seven crosscutting concepts of the Next Generation Science Standards deepen understanding of the Practices and Core Ideas and lead to productive inquiry. This hands-on workshop will explore ways to help students use the crosscutting concepts to think like scientists and engineers.

High School Session:
Review the policy issues related to the implementation of NGSS at the high school level. Explore and compare sample HS course sequences that might be appropriate for your district. Discuss strategies for leading school/district discussions with stakeholders about which model(s) are best for your context.

Engineering in a Three Dimensional Lesson:
Experience the NGSS Engineering Design Core Ideas of defining a problem, designing a solution, and optimizing that design solution. Learn how content specific performance expectations are linked to engineering and how engineering helps students to learn at the nexus of the Science and Engineering Practices, Disciplinary Core Ideas and the Crosscutting Concepts.

Other Rollout #2 Dates and Locations

Long Beach (May 11 – 12)
Hayward (September 15-16)
Fresno (October 15-16)
San Marcos (October 22-23)
Red Bluff (November 2-3)
San Jose (November 9-10)
Camarillo (December 8-9)

May
28
Thu
2015
NightLife at the Academy @ California Academy of Sciences
May 28 @ 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.

Jun
1
Mon
2015
Next Generation Science Standards State Rollout Symposium #1 @ Ventura County Office of Education Conference & Educational Service Center
Jun 1 @ 8:00 am – Jun 2 @ 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: No Fee

Hotel Reservations:
Courtyard by Marriott Camarillo; 4994 Verdugo Way, Camarillo, CA 93012 – (805) 388-1020  $120.00 per night + tax.

Marriott Residence Inn; 2912 Petit Street, Camarillo, CA 93012 – (805) 388-7997 $138 per night + tax.

Hampton Inn; 50 West Daily Drive, Camarillo, CA 93012 – (805) 389-9898 $139 per night + tax.  (Block of room set – ask for NGSS State Rollout Symposium).

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.
Jun
4
Thu
2015
Free Entry Day at the UC Botanical Gardens @ UC Berkely Botanical Garden
Jun 4 – Jun 5 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

Cafe Inquiry @ Cafe Borrone
Jun 4 @ 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

After Dark: First Thursdays @ Exploratorium
Jun 4 @ 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?

NightLife at the Academy @ California Academy of Sciences
Jun 4 @ 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.

Jun
3
Wed
2015
Action for California Condors @ Oakland Zoo - Marian Zimmer Auditorium
Jun 3 @ 6:30 pm

For more than 20 years, and through joint efforts, Ventana has lead the way to save the California Condor from extinction by treating them for lead poisoning caused by ingesting food shot by lead-based ammunition. Oakland Zoo is now one of only a few zoos that partner with the California Condor Recovery Program to medically treat wild condors. Come learn how Ventana Wildlife Society and Oakland Zoo take action to help.

For more information: http://www.oaklandzoo.org/Lectures.php

The East Bay Science Cafe @ Cafe Valparaiso
Jun 3 @ 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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Jun
5
Fri
2015
Solar Eclipse Chasing and Astronomical Tourism @ College of San Mateo, Building 36
Jun 5 @ 8:00 pm

Solar eclipses have been observed by humans for thousands of years and have been recorded in the archives of the ancient Egyptians, Babylonians, and Chinese going back 4000 to 4500 years ago.  Precise predictions of their occurrences in space and time only date from the 19th Century when the dimensions and dynamics of the solar system became well characterized.  Once precise prediction was proven to work, people began making expeditions to observe eclipses.

For more information: http://www.bayareascience.org/calendar/index.php?eID=14547

Jun
6
Sat
2015
SkeptiCal @ Oakland Asian Cultural Center
Jun 6 @ 8:30 am – 6:00 pm

SkeptiCal is the Northern California conference of science and skepticism, a day-long event with speakers, panels, and discussions on a wide array of subjects.

For more information: http://www.skepticalcon.com/

Hayward Fault Walking Tour @ Tule Ponds at Tyson Lagoon
Jun 6 @ 9:30 am – 11:00 am

Over the last million years, the natural beauty of Fremont has been shaped by the Hayward Fault. Instructors will be leading these ‘ground breaking’ tours and exposing the science and beauty of the Hayward Fault. This fault is one of several active faults in the world actually creeping at 5 mm/year. The tour will take place at Central Park (Lake Elizabeth) and explores dramatic faulting effects in both natural and urban environments. Even view the floor of a building that reveals dramatic evidence of this fault activity. (Children under 14 must be accompanied by an adult)

For more information: http://www.bayareascience.org/calendar/index.php?eID=14322

Jun
11
Thu
2015
NightLife at the Academy @ California Academy of Sciences
Jun 11 @ 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.

June LASER Event – Stanford @ Stanford University, Li Ka Shing Center
Jun 11 @ 7:00 pm – 9:30 pm

LASER Leonardo Art Science Evening Rendezvous

The LASERs are a national program of evening gatherings that bring artists and scientists together for informal presentations and conversation with an audience. See the program for the whole series. The event is free and open to everybody. Email me if you want to be added to the mailing list for the LASERs. Like previous evenings, the agenda includes some presentations of art/science projects, news from the audience, and time for casual socializing/networking.

For more information: http://www.bayareascience.org/calendar/index.php?eID=15023 or http://www.scaruffi.com/leonardo/jun2015.html

Jun
15
Mon
2015
Central Valley Floodplain Ecology Institute: Sanger
Jun 15 @ 8:00 am – Jun 19 @ 3:00 pm

SAN JOAQUIN VALLEY EDUCATORS! Increase your knowledge of floodplain ecosystems in the San Joaquin Valley through field experiences, direct interaction with content experts and engagement in the environment based education materials of Project WET and Education & the Environment Initiative that will help you translate ecosystem concepts and skills directly into your classroom or other education programs. The institute will focus on using the environment as a context for integrating NGSS and CCSS standards. College credit and a $200 stipend are available upon completion of the project. Please email Jerry Valadez (jvaladez@csufresno.edu) or Ana Lopez (anaglopez4@gmail.com) to register or visit our website for more information: http://cvscienceproject.ning.com/page/ngss-institute

A Workshop on Indicators of Climate Change in California @ Cal EPA Building
Jun 15 @ 9:00 am – Jun 17 @ 4:00 pm

The California Environmental Protection Agency’s Office of Environmental Health Hazard Assessment (OEHHA) is pleased to announce a workshop on metrics for tracking climate change and its impacts on California’s water resources, oceans, fish and wildlife, forests, agriculture, and the health and well-being of the state’s residents.  OEHHA will use information from the workshop to help develop the next update of its report, Indicators of Climate Change in California, scheduled for release in 2017.

Information about the workshop, a link for registration, and a draft agenda can be found at: http://www.oehha.ca.gov/multimedia/epic/EPIC2015.html or  http://events.r20.constantcontact.com/register/event?oeidk=a07eapp469k093e20a5&llr=og6e64cab

Participants will hear from leading scientists, including contributors to the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change, National Research Council, and National Climate Assessment reports, about observed trends and conditions relating to climate change.  The workshop will provide a forum for all participants to contribute ideas and information about tracking trends in California and about how CalEPA/OEHHA can update, refine and present its suite of climate change indicators.  We welcome your input and invite you to join us, in person or via webcast (http://www.calepa.ca.gov/Broadcast/ ).

Jun
18
Thu
2015
NightLife at the Academy @ California Academy of Sciences
Jun 18 @ 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.

Jun
22
Mon
2015
HHMI BioInteractive Resources that Cross-Cut the Next Generation Science Standards @ QLN Conference Center
Jun 22 @ 8:30 am – Jun 23 @ 3:30 pm

Link to Event Flyer with Details

The goal of this two-day summer workshop is to highlight HHMI BioInteractive resources that crosscut the Next Generation Science Standards. Throughout the two days, we will work through several classroom resources that exhibit crosscutting NGSS connections, spend time vertically aligning resources to various course levels including middle school life science and all high school level courses, and become familiar with the wide range of free resources available from the BioInterative.org website.

Jun
24
Wed
2015
Advanced HHMI BioInteractive Resources that Cross-Cut the Practices of Science @ QLN Conference Center
Jun 24 @ 8:30 am – 3:30 pm

Link to Event Flyer with Details

The goal of this one-day summer workshop is to highlight HHMI BioInteractive resources that pertain to advanced topics in Biology, including AP, IB, and undergraduate courses.  Throughout our day, we will work through several classroom resources that exhibit crosscutting connections with the science practices seen in all advanced level curricula.  Topics could include:  molecular genetics, gene regulation, evolution and speciation, cell communication, cancer, immunology, statistics, and others.  All of the classroom resources on BioInteractive.org are free and this workshop will include activity completion, demonstrations, short films, computer based learning, overviews, and a tour of the website.

 

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May
1
Fri
2015
Next Generation Science Safety for Educators Online Course @ Online
May 1 – Jul 31 all-day

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

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

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

THE ONLINE COURSE:

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

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

1.     General K-12 Issues

2.     Facilities and Equipment

3.     Chemical Safety

4.     Life Science Issues

5.     Field Trips and Special Projects

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

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

May
26
Tue
2015
Next Generation Science Standards Statewide Rollout Phase 2 – Chino @ Chaffey College, Chino Campus
May 26 @ 8:00 am – May 27 @ 4:30 pm

The NGSS Statewide Rollout Phase 2 has begun! – Registration for this and future rollout symposium is now available: http://www.regonline.com/NGSS2015Training

This is a collaborative effort that includes the California Department of Education, California Science Project, California Science Teachers Association, Curriculum and Instruction Steering Committee, and the K-12 Alliance/WestEd.

Please limit your district teams to 4-6 people. This will allow for additional districts to participate as space is limited. Ideally, teams should include an Administrator or Curriculum Leader in addition to Teacher Leaders. These sessions builds on NGSS Symposium I, so teams are encouraged to bring teachers who attended that event.

Fee: $250 per person for 2-days

Both a Continental Breakfast and Lunch will be served.

Registration and breakfast begins at 7:30am. The symposia will begin promptly at 8:00am.

2-DAY SESSION DETAIL 

NGSS 103: Deepen Your Understanding of the NGSS:
Engage with the Conceptual Shifts to refine your understanding of the NGSS vision for science education for all students. Learn about the importance of developing a professional learning plan to prepare teachers for the NGSS. Discuss the types of administrative and system supports necessary to implement these learning plans.

The Tool: Designing for Learning:
Building on Roll Out #1, incorporate a new tool to design a learning sequence that addresses the 3D aspect of the NGSS. Learn how to order concepts from a conceptual flow and Phenomenon-Question-Practice (PQP) chart into an instructional sequence that resonates with the 5Es (engage, explore, explain, elaborate, evaluate) instructional model.

Teaching Through the Practices:
Experience the coherent integration of the NGSS Scientific and Engineering Practices from the observation of a phenomenon to constructing an explanation for those observations. This session focuses on three practices: 1) developing and revising models, 2) engaging in argument from evidence, and 3) constructing explanations, and it provides instructional strategies for each practice. Attend either a session targeted for elementary (K-5) or secondary (6-12).

Lesson: What Does It Look Like?
Apply the tool to a learning sequence for grades K-2, 3-5, 6-8 or 9-12 and experience what the learning looks like in a classroom over a multi-day lesson. Discuss with grade level colleagues how this applies to your classroom and your instruction.

Administrator Strand:
Learn how to support the implementation of NGSS at your school site and in your district through exploring various implementation resources and collaborating with other administrative leaders. This session emphasizes strategies to move from awareness to transition.

The 3rd Dimension – Crosscutting Concepts:
Learn how the seven crosscutting concepts of the Next Generation Science Standards deepen understanding of the Practices and Core Ideas and lead to productive inquiry. This hands-on workshop will explore ways to help students use the crosscutting concepts to think like scientists and engineers.

High School Session:
Review the policy issues related to the implementation of NGSS at the high school level. Explore and compare sample HS course sequences that might be appropriate for your district. Discuss strategies for leading school/district discussions with stakeholders about which model(s) are best for your context.

Engineering in a Three Dimensional Lesson:
Experience the NGSS Engineering Design Core Ideas of defining a problem, designing a solution, and optimizing that design solution. Learn how content specific performance expectations are linked to engineering and how engineering helps students to learn at the nexus of the Science and Engineering Practices, Disciplinary Core Ideas and the Crosscutting Concepts.

Other Rollout #2 Dates and Locations

Long Beach (May 11 – 12)
Hayward (September 15-16)
Fresno (October 15-16)
San Marcos (October 22-23)
Red Bluff (November 2-3)
San Jose (November 9-10)
Camarillo (December 8-9)

Jun
1
Mon
2015
Next Generation Science Standards State Rollout Symposium #1 @ Ventura County Office of Education Conference & Educational Service Center
Jun 1 @ 8:00 am – Jun 2 @ 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: No Fee

Hotel Reservations:
Courtyard by Marriott Camarillo; 4994 Verdugo Way, Camarillo, CA 93012 – (805) 388-1020  $120.00 per night + tax.

Marriott Residence Inn; 2912 Petit Street, Camarillo, CA 93012 – (805) 388-7997 $138 per night + tax.

Hampton Inn; 50 West Daily Drive, Camarillo, CA 93012 – (805) 389-9898 $139 per night + tax.  (Block of room set – ask for NGSS State Rollout Symposium).

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.
Jun
15
Mon
2015
Central Valley Floodplain Ecology Institute: Sanger
Jun 15 @ 8:00 am – Jun 19 @ 3:00 pm

SAN JOAQUIN VALLEY EDUCATORS! Increase your knowledge of floodplain ecosystems in the San Joaquin Valley through field experiences, direct interaction with content experts and engagement in the environment based education materials of Project WET and Education & the Environment Initiative that will help you translate ecosystem concepts and skills directly into your classroom or other education programs. The institute will focus on using the environment as a context for integrating NGSS and CCSS standards. College credit and a $200 stipend are available upon completion of the project. Please email Jerry Valadez (jvaladez@csufresno.edu) or Ana Lopez (anaglopez4@gmail.com) to register or visit our website for more information: http://cvscienceproject.ning.com/page/ngss-institute

Jun
22
Mon
2015
HHMI BioInteractive Resources that Cross-Cut the Next Generation Science Standards @ QLN Conference Center
Jun 22 @ 8:30 am – Jun 23 @ 3:30 pm

Link to Event Flyer with Details

The goal of this two-day summer workshop is to highlight HHMI BioInteractive resources that crosscut the Next Generation Science Standards. Throughout the two days, we will work through several classroom resources that exhibit crosscutting NGSS connections, spend time vertically aligning resources to various course levels including middle school life science and all high school level courses, and become familiar with the wide range of free resources available from the BioInterative.org website.

Jun
24
Wed
2015
Advanced HHMI BioInteractive Resources that Cross-Cut the Practices of Science @ QLN Conference Center
Jun 24 @ 8:30 am – 3:30 pm

Link to Event Flyer with Details

The goal of this one-day summer workshop is to highlight HHMI BioInteractive resources that pertain to advanced topics in Biology, including AP, IB, and undergraduate courses.  Throughout our day, we will work through several classroom resources that exhibit crosscutting connections with the science practices seen in all advanced level curricula.  Topics could include:  molecular genetics, gene regulation, evolution and speciation, cell communication, cancer, immunology, statistics, and others.  All of the classroom resources on BioInteractive.org are free and this workshop will include activity completion, demonstrations, short films, computer based learning, overviews, and a tour of the website.

Jul
9
Thu
2015
NSTA Summer Institute – In Collaboration with CSTA – Anaheim @ Sheraton Park Anaheim Hotel
Jul 9 @ 8:00 am – 4:30 pm

Implementing Next Generation Science Standards

Sheraton Park Hotel at the Anaheim Resort • Anaheim CA • July 9, 2015 (in collaboration with CSTA)

Registration: 8:00 am – 9:00 am; Program: 9:00 am – 4:30 pm.

The Next Generation Science Standards (NGSS) is bringing about transformative changes in teaching and learning at every level. To make this important transition, it is vital that K–12 teachers of science—including elementary teachers—and school and district leaders have opportunities to participate in professional learning to understand the changes or shifts in the NGSS and to learn how to apply them in the classroom. Strategies are needed for adjusting teaching approaches, making important cross-curricular connections, and assessing student learning.

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Barbara Morgan
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Join NSTA for one of two first-ever summer institutes to help science educators and leaders implement the NGSS. Each event kicks off with a special keynote address from Barbara Morgan, former NASA Astronaut and Distinguished Educator in Residence at Boise State University, then continues with an engaging series of sessions given by NGSS experts and differentiated for two grade bands: elementary and secondary.

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Elementary Grade Outcomes/Framing Questions

  • What does the shift toward NGSS look like for teaching?
  • How can instruction in science support learning in mathematics and English language arts?
  • How can I manage the shift toward three-dimensional learning?
  • How can I change my teaching so that students are engaging in collaborative sense-making about phenomena?
  • How can I assess my students while teaching science to inform my next teaching steps?
Emily Miller
Emily Miller
Bio
Maria Simani
Maria Simani
Bio
Carla Zembal_Saul
Carla Zembal-Saul
Bio

Secondary Grade Outcomes/Framing Questions

  • What does the shift toward NGSS look like for teaching?
  • How can I adapt my instructional materials for NGSS-aligned instruction?
  • How can I support the productive discourse needed to engage students in the practices of the NGSS?
  • How can I create and use formative assessment tasks that integrate practices, disciplinary core ideas, and crosscutting concepts?
Ravit Golan Duncan
Ravit Golan Duncan
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Christopher Harris
Christopher Harris
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Joseph Krajcik
Joseph Krajcik
Bio
Jul
27
Mon
2015
Floodplain Ecology Institute: Chico
Jul 27 @ 8:00 am – Jul 29 @ 4:00 pm

UPPER SACRAMENTO VALLEY EDUCATORS! The Floodplain Ecology Institute is designed to increase teachers’ knowledge and awareness of floodplain ecosystems and provide participants with the tools to educate their students about their relationship to their watershed. The program includes the introduction of standards based curriculum (Project WET and the Education and the Environment Initiative Units), field experiences, hands-on inquiry-based lab activities, and guest speakers and demonstrations by agencies. $200 Stipend upon completion of the project.  Please contact Anne Stephens, CSU Chico Dept. of Science Education at akstephens@csuchico.edu to register.

Aug
3
Mon
2015
Summer Astronomy Institute: Space Science and the NGSS @ Astronomical Society of the Pacific
Aug 3 @ 8:30 am – Aug 6 @ 4:00 pm

The Teacher Learning Center at the Astronomical Society of the Pacific presents…
Summer Astronomy Institute: Space Science and the NGSS

A hands-on workshop for teachers in grades 5-12

Registration fee for the four-day Institute: FREE with scholarship

* $50 deposit required, refunded upon completion of the Institute *

* 2 units of academic credit available through The University of the Pacific *

In addition to 4-days of activities, participants receive:
The Universe at Your Fingertips 2.0 DVD, a $30 value
A class set of 10 Galileoscopes, a $250 value

Workshop Content Includes
•  Classroom tested, inquiry-rich activities designed to help students learn the processes of science through the study of space science
•  Explicit alignment to the Three Dimensions of the Next Generation Science Standards
•  Connections to Literacy and the Common Core
•  Astronomy connections for teachers of biology, chemistry, and physics
•  Workshop strands include: Astronomy and the NGSS, Tools of the Astronomer, Exploring the Solar System, and the Sun-Earth Connection
•  Tools for adapting instruction to the NGSS, including 5E templates, NGSS evidence statements, and the EQuIP rubric
•  Time to reflect on classroom practice, adapting instruction, and integration of space science content

Workshop Facilitators
Brian Kruse, ASP Lead Formal Educator
Linda Shore, ASP Executive Director
Guest Speakers TBD

Register for the Institute at:
https://www.astrosociety.org/education/k12-educators/

For more information email or call:
Brian Kruse
bkruse@astrosociety.org
415-715-1426

Sep
15
Tue
2015
Next Generation Science Standards Statewide Rollout Phase 2 – Hayward @ CA State University, East Bay
Sep 15 @ 8:00 am – Sep 16 @ 4:30 pm

The NGSS Statewide Rollout Phase 2 has begun! – Registration for this and future rollout symposium is now available: http://www.regonline.com/NGSS2015Training

This is a collaborative effort that includes the California Department of Education, California Science Project, California Science Teachers Association, Curriculum and Instruction Steering Committee, and the K-12 Alliance/WestEd.

Please limit your district teams to 4-6 people. This will allow for additional districts to participate as space is limited. Ideally, teams should include an Administrator or Curriculum Leader in addition to Teacher Leaders. These sessions builds on NGSS Symposium I, so teams are encouraged to bring teachers who attended that event.

Fee: $250 per person for 2-days

Both a Continental Breakfast and Lunch will be served.

Registration and breakfast begins at 7:30am. The symposia will begin promptly at 8:00am.

2-DAY SESSION DETAIL 

NGSS 103: Deepen Your Understanding of the NGSS:
Engage with the Conceptual Shifts to refine your understanding of the NGSS vision for science education for all students. Learn about the importance of developing a professional learning plan to prepare teachers for the NGSS. Discuss the types of administrative and system supports necessary to implement these learning plans.

The Tool: Designing for Learning:
Building on Roll Out #1, incorporate a new tool to design a learning sequence that addresses the 3D aspect of the NGSS. Learn how to order concepts from a conceptual flow and Phenomenon-Question-Practice (PQP) chart into an instructional sequence that resonates with the 5Es (engage, explore, explain, elaborate, evaluate) instructional model.

Teaching Through the Practices:
Experience the coherent integration of the NGSS Scientific and Engineering Practices from the observation of a phenomenon to constructing an explanation for those observations. This session focuses on three practices: 1) developing and revising models, 2) engaging in argument from evidence, and 3) constructing explanations, and it provides instructional strategies for each practice. Attend either a session targeted for elementary (K-5) or secondary (6-12).

Lesson: What Does It Look Like?
Apply the tool to a learning sequence for grades K-2, 3-5, 6-8 or 9-12 and experience what the learning looks like in a classroom over a multi-day lesson. Discuss with grade level colleagues how this applies to your classroom and your instruction.

Administrator Strand:
Learn how to support the implementation of NGSS at your school site and in your district through exploring various implementation resources and collaborating with other administrative leaders. This session emphasizes strategies to move from awareness to transition.

The 3rd Dimension – Crosscutting Concepts:
Learn how the seven crosscutting concepts of the Next Generation Science Standards deepen understanding of the Practices and Core Ideas and lead to productive inquiry. This hands-on workshop will explore ways to help students use the crosscutting concepts to think like scientists and engineers.

High School Session:
Review the policy issues related to the implementation of NGSS at the high school level. Explore and compare sample HS course sequences that might be appropriate for your district. Discuss strategies for leading school/district discussions with stakeholders about which model(s) are best for your context.

Engineering in a Three Dimensional Lesson:
Experience the NGSS Engineering Design Core Ideas of defining a problem, designing a solution, and optimizing that design solution. Learn how content specific performance expectations are linked to engineering and how engineering helps students to learn at the nexus of the Science and Engineering Practices, Disciplinary Core Ideas and the Crosscutting Concepts.

Other Rollout #2 Dates and Locations

Long Beach (May 11-12)
Chino (May 26-27)
Fresno (October 15-16)
San Marcos (October 22-23)
Red Bluff (November 2-3)
San Jose (November 9-10)
Camarillo (December 8-9)

Oct
15
Thu
2015
Next Generation Science Standards Statewide Rollout Phase 2 – Fresno @ Fresno Pacific University
Oct 15 @ 8:00 am – Oct 16 @ 4:30 pm

The NGSS Statewide Rollout Phase 2 has begun! – Registration for this and future rollout symposium is now available: http://www.regonline.com/NGSS2015Training

This is a collaborative effort that includes the California Department of Education, California Science Project, California Science Teachers Association, Curriculum and Instruction Steering Committee, and the K-12 Alliance/WestEd.

Please limit your district teams to 4-6 people. This will allow for additional districts to participate as space is limited. Ideally, teams should include an Administrator or Curriculum Leader in addition to Teacher Leaders. These sessions builds on NGSS Symposium I, so teams are encouraged to bring teachers who attended that event.

Fee: $250 per person for 2-days

Both a Continental Breakfast and Lunch will be served.

Registration and breakfast begins at 7:30am. The symposia will begin promptly at 8:00am.

2-DAY SESSION DETAIL 

NGSS 103: Deepen Your Understanding of the NGSS:
Engage with the Conceptual Shifts to refine your understanding of the NGSS vision for science education for all students. Learn about the importance of developing a professional learning plan to prepare teachers for the NGSS. Discuss the types of administrative and system supports necessary to implement these learning plans.

The Tool: Designing for Learning:
Building on Roll Out #1, incorporate a new tool to design a learning sequence that addresses the 3D aspect of the NGSS. Learn how to order concepts from a conceptual flow and Phenomenon-Question-Practice (PQP) chart into an instructional sequence that resonates with the 5Es (engage, explore, explain, elaborate, evaluate) instructional model.

Teaching Through the Practices:
Experience the coherent integration of the NGSS Scientific and Engineering Practices from the observation of a phenomenon to constructing an explanation for those observations. This session focuses on three practices: 1) developing and revising models, 2) engaging in argument from evidence, and 3) constructing explanations, and it provides instructional strategies for each practice. Attend either a session targeted for elementary (K-5) or secondary (6-12).

Lesson: What Does It Look Like?
Apply the tool to a learning sequence for grades K-2, 3-5, 6-8 or 9-12 and experience what the learning looks like in a classroom over a multi-day lesson. Discuss with grade level colleagues how this applies to your classroom and your instruction.

Administrator Strand:
Learn how to support the implementation of NGSS at your school site and in your district through exploring various implementation resources and collaborating with other administrative leaders. This session emphasizes strategies to move from awareness to transition.

The 3rd Dimension – Crosscutting Concepts:
Learn how the seven crosscutting concepts of the Next Generation Science Standards deepen understanding of the Practices and Core Ideas and lead to productive inquiry. This hands-on workshop will explore ways to help students use the crosscutting concepts to think like scientists and engineers.

High School Session:
Review the policy issues related to the implementation of NGSS at the high school level. Explore and compare sample HS course sequences that might be appropriate for your district. Discuss strategies for leading school/district discussions with stakeholders about which model(s) are best for your context.

Engineering in a Three Dimensional Lesson:
Experience the NGSS Engineering Design Core Ideas of defining a problem, designing a solution, and optimizing that design solution. Learn how content specific performance expectations are linked to engineering and how engineering helps students to learn at the nexus of the Science and Engineering Practices, Disciplinary Core Ideas and the Crosscutting Concepts.

Other Rollout #2 Dates and Locations

Long Beach (May 11-12)
Chino (May 26-27)
Hayward (September 15-16)
San Marcos (October 22-23)
Red Bluff (November 2-3)
San Jose (November 9-10)
Camarillo (December 8-9)

Oct
22
Thu
2015
Next Generation Science Standards Statewide Rollout Phase 2 – San Marcos @ CA State University, San Marcos
Oct 22 @ 8:00 am – Oct 23 @ 4:30 pm

The NGSS Statewide Rollout Phase 2 has begun! – Registration for this and future rollout symposium is now available: http://www.regonline.com/NGSS2015Training

This is a collaborative effort that includes the California Department of Education, California Science Project, California Science Teachers Association, Curriculum and Instruction Steering Committee, and the K-12 Alliance/WestEd.

Please limit your district teams to 4-6 people. This will allow for additional districts to participate as space is limited. Ideally, teams should include an Administrator or Curriculum Leader in addition to Teacher Leaders. These sessions builds on NGSS Symposium I, so teams are encouraged to bring teachers who attended that event.

Fee: $250 per person for 2-days

Both a Continental Breakfast and Lunch will be served.

Registration and breakfast begins at 7:30am. The symposia will begin promptly at 8:00am.

2-DAY SESSION DETAIL 

NGSS 103: Deepen Your Understanding of the NGSS:
Engage with the Conceptual Shifts to refine your understanding of the NGSS vision for science education for all students. Learn about the importance of developing a professional learning plan to prepare teachers for the NGSS. Discuss the types of administrative and system supports necessary to implement these learning plans.

The Tool: Designing for Learning:
Building on Roll Out #1, incorporate a new tool to design a learning sequence that addresses the 3D aspect of the NGSS. Learn how to order concepts from a conceptual flow and Phenomenon-Question-Practice (PQP) chart into an instructional sequence that resonates with the 5Es (engage, explore, explain, elaborate, evaluate) instructional model.

Teaching Through the Practices:
Experience the coherent integration of the NGSS Scientific and Engineering Practices from the observation of a phenomenon to constructing an explanation for those observations. This session focuses on three practices: 1) developing and revising models, 2) engaging in argument from evidence, and 3) constructing explanations, and it provides instructional strategies for each practice. Attend either a session targeted for elementary (K-5) or secondary (6-12).

Lesson: What Does It Look Like?
Apply the tool to a learning sequence for grades K-2, 3-5, 6-8 or 9-12 and experience what the learning looks like in a classroom over a multi-day lesson. Discuss with grade level colleagues how this applies to your classroom and your instruction.

Administrator Strand:
Learn how to support the implementation of NGSS at your school site and in your district through exploring various implementation resources and collaborating with other administrative leaders. This session emphasizes strategies to move from awareness to transition.

The 3rd Dimension – Crosscutting Concepts:
Learn how the seven crosscutting concepts of the Next Generation Science Standards deepen understanding of the Practices and Core Ideas and lead to productive inquiry. This hands-on workshop will explore ways to help students use the crosscutting concepts to think like scientists and engineers.

High School Session:
Review the policy issues related to the implementation of NGSS at the high school level. Explore and compare sample HS course sequences that might be appropriate for your district. Discuss strategies for leading school/district discussions with stakeholders about which model(s) are best for your context.

Engineering in a Three Dimensional Lesson:
Experience the NGSS Engineering Design Core Ideas of defining a problem, designing a solution, and optimizing that design solution. Learn how content specific performance expectations are linked to engineering and how engineering helps students to learn at the nexus of the Science and Engineering Practices, Disciplinary Core Ideas and the Crosscutting Concepts.

Other Rollout #2 Dates and Locations

Long Beach (May 11-12)
Chino (May 26-27)
Hayward (September 15-16)
Fresno (October 15-16)
Red Bluff (November 2-3)
San Jose (November 9-10)
Camarillo (December 8-9)

Nov
2
Mon
2015
Next Generation Science Standards Statewide Rollout Phase 2 – Red Bluff @ Tehama County Department of Education
Nov 2 @ 8:00 am – Nov 3 @ 4:30 pm

The NGSS Statewide Rollout Phase 2 has begun! – Registration for this and future rollout symposium is now available: http://www.regonline.com/NGSS2015Training

This is a collaborative effort that includes the California Department of Education, California Science Project, California Science Teachers Association, Curriculum and Instruction Steering Committee, and the K-12 Alliance/WestEd.

Please limit your district teams to 4-6 people. This will allow for additional districts to participate as space is limited. Ideally, teams should include an Administrator or Curriculum Leader in addition to Teacher Leaders. These sessions builds on NGSS Symposium I, so teams are encouraged to bring teachers who attended that event.

Fee: $250 per person for 2-days

Both a Continental Breakfast and Lunch will be served.

Registration and breakfast begins at 7:30am. The symposia will begin promptly at 8:00am.

2-DAY SESSION DETAIL 

NGSS 103: Deepen Your Understanding of the NGSS:
Engage with the Conceptual Shifts to refine your understanding of the NGSS vision for science education for all students. Learn about the importance of developing a professional learning plan to prepare teachers for the NGSS. Discuss the types of administrative and system supports necessary to implement these learning plans.

The Tool: Designing for Learning:
Building on Roll Out #1, incorporate a new tool to design a learning sequence that addresses the 3D aspect of the NGSS. Learn how to order concepts from a conceptual flow and Phenomenon-Question-Practice (PQP) chart into an instructional sequence that resonates with the 5Es (engage, explore, explain, elaborate, evaluate) instructional model.

Teaching Through the Practices:
Experience the coherent integration of the NGSS Scientific and Engineering Practices from the observation of a phenomenon to constructing an explanation for those observations. This session focuses on three practices: 1) developing and revising models, 2) engaging in argument from evidence, and 3) constructing explanations, and it provides instructional strategies for each practice. Attend either a session targeted for elementary (K-5) or secondary (6-12).

Lesson: What Does It Look Like?
Apply the tool to a learning sequence for grades K-2, 3-5, 6-8 or 9-12 and experience what the learning looks like in a classroom over a multi-day lesson. Discuss with grade level colleagues how this applies to your classroom and your instruction.

Administrator Strand:
Learn how to support the implementation of NGSS at your school site and in your district through exploring various implementation resources and collaborating with other administrative leaders. This session emphasizes strategies to move from awareness to transition.

The 3rd Dimension – Crosscutting Concepts:
Learn how the seven crosscutting concepts of the Next Generation Science Standards deepen understanding of the Practices and Core Ideas and lead to productive inquiry. This hands-on workshop will explore ways to help students use the crosscutting concepts to think like scientists and engineers.

High School Session:
Review the policy issues related to the implementation of NGSS at the high school level. Explore and compare sample HS course sequences that might be appropriate for your district. Discuss strategies for leading school/district discussions with stakeholders about which model(s) are best for your context.

Engineering in a Three Dimensional Lesson:
Experience the NGSS Engineering Design Core Ideas of defining a problem, designing a solution, and optimizing that design solution. Learn how content specific performance expectations are linked to engineering and how engineering helps students to learn at the nexus of the Science and Engineering Practices, Disciplinary Core Ideas and the Crosscutting Concepts.

Other Rollout #2 Dates and Locations

Long Beach (May 11-12)
Chino (May 26-27)
Hayward (September 15-16)
Fresno (October 15-16)
San Marcos (October 22-23)
San Jose (November 9-10)
Camarillo (December 8-9)

Nov
9
Mon
2015
Next Generation Science Standards Statewide Rollout Phase 2 – San Jose @ Santa Clara County Office of Education, MC201
Nov 9 @ 8:00 am – Nov 10 @ 4:30 pm

The NGSS Statewide Rollout Phase 2 has begun! – Registration for this and future rollout symposium is now available: http://www.regonline.com/NGSS2015Training

This is a collaborative effort that includes the California Department of Education, California Science Project, California Science Teachers Association, Curriculum and Instruction Steering Committee, and the K-12 Alliance/WestEd.

Please limit your district teams to 4-6 people. This will allow for additional districts to participate as space is limited. Ideally, teams should include an Administrator or Curriculum Leader in addition to Teacher Leaders. These sessions builds on NGSS Symposium I, so teams are encouraged to bring teachers who attended that event.

Fee: $250 per person for 2-days

Both a Continental Breakfast and Lunch will be served.

Registration and breakfast begins at 7:30am. The symposia will begin promptly at 8:00am.

2-DAY SESSION DETAIL 

NGSS 103: Deepen Your Understanding of the NGSS:
Engage with the Conceptual Shifts to refine your understanding of the NGSS vision for science education for all students. Learn about the importance of developing a professional learning plan to prepare teachers for the NGSS. Discuss the types of administrative and system supports necessary to implement these learning plans.

The Tool: Designing for Learning:
Building on Roll Out #1, incorporate a new tool to design a learning sequence that addresses the 3D aspect of the NGSS. Learn how to order concepts from a conceptual flow and Phenomenon-Question-Practice (PQP) chart into an instructional sequence that resonates with the 5Es (engage, explore, explain, elaborate, evaluate) instructional model.

Teaching Through the Practices:
Experience the coherent integration of the NGSS Scientific and Engineering Practices from the observation of a phenomenon to constructing an explanation for those observations. This session focuses on three practices: 1) developing and revising models, 2) engaging in argument from evidence, and 3) constructing explanations, and it provides instructional strategies for each practice. Attend either a session targeted for elementary (K-5) or secondary (6-12).

Lesson: What Does It Look Like?
Apply the tool to a learning sequence for grades K-2, 3-5, 6-8 or 9-12 and experience what the learning looks like in a classroom over a multi-day lesson. Discuss with grade level colleagues how this applies to your classroom and your instruction.

Administrator Strand:
Learn how to support the implementation of NGSS at your school site and in your district through exploring various implementation resources and collaborating with other administrative leaders. This session emphasizes strategies to move from awareness to transition.

The 3rd Dimension – Crosscutting Concepts:
Learn how the seven crosscutting concepts of the Next Generation Science Standards deepen understanding of the Practices and Core Ideas and lead to productive inquiry. This hands-on workshop will explore ways to help students use the crosscutting concepts to think like scientists and engineers.

High School Session:
Review the policy issues related to the implementation of NGSS at the high school level. Explore and compare sample HS course sequences that might be appropriate for your district. Discuss strategies for leading school/district discussions with stakeholders about which model(s) are best for your context.

Engineering in a Three Dimensional Lesson:
Experience the NGSS Engineering Design Core Ideas of defining a problem, designing a solution, and optimizing that design solution. Learn how content specific performance expectations are linked to engineering and how engineering helps students to learn at the nexus of the Science and Engineering Practices, Disciplinary Core Ideas and the Crosscutting Concepts.

Other Rollout #2 Dates and Locations

Long Beach (May 11-12)
Chino (May 26-27)
Hayward (September 15-16)
Fresno (October 15-16)
San Marcos (October 22-23)
Red Bluff (November 2-3)
Camarillo (December 8-9)

Dec
8
Tue
2015
Next Generation Science Standards Statewide Rollout Phase 2 – Camarillo @ Ventura County Department of Education
Dec 8 @ 8:00 am – Dec 9 @ 4:30 pm

The NGSS Statewide Rollout Phase 2 has begun! – Registration for this and future rollout symposium is now available: http://www.regonline.com/NGSS2015Training

This is a collaborative effort that includes the California Department of Education, California Science Project, California Science Teachers Association, Curriculum and Instruction Steering Committee, and the K-12 Alliance/WestEd.

Please limit your district teams to 4-6 people. This will allow for additional districts to participate as space is limited. Ideally, teams should include an Administrator or Curriculum Leader in addition to Teacher Leaders. These sessions builds on NGSS Symposium I, so teams are encouraged to bring teachers who attended that event.

Fee: $250 per person for 2-days

Both a Continental Breakfast and Lunch will be served.

Registration and breakfast begins at 7:30am. The symposia will begin promptly at 8:00am.

2-DAY SESSION DETAIL 

NGSS 103: Deepen Your Understanding of the NGSS:
Engage with the Conceptual Shifts to refine your understanding of the NGSS vision for science education for all students. Learn about the importance of developing a professional learning plan to prepare teachers for the NGSS. Discuss the types of administrative and system supports necessary to implement these learning plans.

The Tool: Designing for Learning:
Building on Roll Out #1, incorporate a new tool to design a learning sequence that addresses the 3D aspect of the NGSS. Learn how to order concepts from a conceptual flow and Phenomenon-Question-Practice (PQP) chart into an instructional sequence that resonates with the 5Es (engage, explore, explain, elaborate, evaluate) instructional model.

Teaching Through the Practices:
Experience the coherent integration of the NGSS Scientific and Engineering Practices from the observation of a phenomenon to constructing an explanation for those observations. This session focuses on three practices: 1) developing and revising models, 2) engaging in argument from evidence, and 3) constructing explanations, and it provides instructional strategies for each practice. Attend either a session targeted for elementary (K-5) or secondary (6-12).

Lesson: What Does It Look Like?
Apply the tool to a learning sequence for grades K-2, 3-5, 6-8 or 9-12 and experience what the learning looks like in a classroom over a multi-day lesson. Discuss with grade level colleagues how this applies to your classroom and your instruction.

Administrator Strand:
Learn how to support the implementation of NGSS at your school site and in your district through exploring various implementation resources and collaborating with other administrative leaders. This session emphasizes strategies to move from awareness to transition.

The 3rd Dimension – Crosscutting Concepts:
Learn how the seven crosscutting concepts of the Next Generation Science Standards deepen understanding of the Practices and Core Ideas and lead to productive inquiry. This hands-on workshop will explore ways to help students use the crosscutting concepts to think like scientists and engineers.

High School Session:
Review the policy issues related to the implementation of NGSS at the high school level. Explore and compare sample HS course sequences that might be appropriate for your district. Discuss strategies for leading school/district discussions with stakeholders about which model(s) are best for your context.

Engineering in a Three Dimensional Lesson:
Experience the NGSS Engineering Design Core Ideas of defining a problem, designing a solution, and optimizing that design solution. Learn how content specific performance expectations are linked to engineering and how engineering helps students to learn at the nexus of the Science and Engineering Practices, Disciplinary Core Ideas and the Crosscutting Concepts.

Other Rollout #2 Dates and Locations

Long Beach (May 11 – 12)
Chino (May 26-27)
Hayward (September 15-16)
Fresno (October 15-16)
San Marcos (October 22-23)
Red Bluff (November 2-3)
San Jose (November 9-10)