April 2014 – Vol. 26 No. 8

CALENDAR

Apr
19
Sat
Apr
GENE – Garden Enhanced Nutrition Education Workshop @ Valley Springs Elementary School
Apr 19 @ 8:30 am – 4:00 pm

This Garden Enhanced Nutrition Education (GENE) Workshop is for school garden volunteers, parents, educators, and teachers who work in school or community gardens with elementary-aged children.This workshop will provide participants with resources and lessons for teaching nutrition through garden-based activities. It is for people that are interested in using existing school gardens to enhance nutrition education for students and to promote fruit and vegetable consumption. Activities are drawn from curricula for grades K-7, and can be adapted for grades 8-12. Participants will also learn various strategies for connecting GENE to the Common Core Content Standards.

Apr
19
Sat
Apr
GENE – Garden Enhanced Nutrition Education Workshop @ Valley Springs Elementary School
Apr 19 @ 8:30 am – 4:00 pm

This Garden Enhanced Nutrition Education (GENE) Workshop is for school garden volunteers, parents, educators, and teachers who work in school or community gardens with elementary-aged children.This workshop will provide participants with resources and lessons for teaching nutrition through garden-based activities. It is for people that are interested in using existing school gardens to enhance nutrition education for students and to promote fruit and vegetable consumption. Activities are drawn from curricula for grades K-7, and can be adapted for grades 8-12. Participants will also learn various strategies for connecting GENE to the Common Core Content Standards.

Apr
23
Wed
Apr
Next Generation Science Standards Workshop Series (Session 3) @ Sacramento County Office of Education
Apr 23 @ 4:00 pm – Apr 23 @ 6:00 pm

This is day three of a three-day workshop series for elementary, middle, and high school teachers of science and K-12 administrators to help you and your students become familiar with what the new standards will bring…

In Session 3 participants will:

  • Examine the entirety of NGSS through a model lesson in Engineering Design
  • Apply the Science and Engineering Practices, Disciplinary Core Ideas and the Crosscutting Concepts to the design process

Session 1, March 12, 2014

Session 2, March 26, 2014

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

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

Apr
26
Sat
Apr
Understanding Climate Change in California Workshop
Apr 26 @ 8:00 am – 4:00 pm

OROVILLE REGION EDUCATORS! Climate change is having a profound impact on California water resources, as evidenced by changes in snowpack, sea level and river flows. Join the Department of Water Resources (DWR) Climate Change Team for a day learning about the basics of climate science, how DWR is addressing these impacts and how the interdisciplinary activities of Project WET can help you integrate climate science knowledge and skill back in the classroom! Please contact Brian Brown, CA Project WET Coordinator at: (916) 444-6240 or projectwet@watereducation.org.

Garden Enhanced Nutrition Education Workshop Hosted by the Grimm Family Education Foundation’s Edible Schoolyard Programs @ Grimm Family Education Foundation
Apr 26 @ 8:30 am – 3:30 pm

The Grimm Family Education Foundation would like to invite you to join the Buena Vista Edible Schoolyard and Grimmway Academy Edible Schoolyard in a full day of Garden Enhanced Nutrition Education programming.

14th Annual Science Teaching Symposium @ CSU Chico, Physical Sciences Room 206
Apr 26 @ 9:00 am – 4:00 pm

NGSS and Common Core Science Literacy: Focus on the Practices and Language Development

Hosted by the Inland Northern California Science Project

Come as a listener ($20) or as a presenter (free).
If you share a lesson/ activity/strategy from your classroom you will receive a free lunch, a presenter certificate, and a useful science book for your classroom.

Registration Deadline – April 22th by 4pm. Click here to access a registration form.

Keynote Topic: Next Generation Science Standards and Literacy

Schedule for the day:
8:30 Registration in Physical Sciences Room 206
9:00 Opening Session: Next Generation Science Standards and Common Core Science Literacy
 What are the important overlapping ideas?
 Science as the vehicle for delivering meaningful language arts and math?
 How to tap into funding for “standards”?

10:00 Presentations (to be announced): Scientific and Engineering Practices
 Doing Science the Scientific Way: It’s Not as Hard as it Sounds – Report from Boston NSTA
 What happened to Inquiry?
 How does Problem Based Learning fit into the big picture.

12:30 Lunch

1:30 Presentations (to be announced): Language Development Through Science
 What is already being done in science instruction to promote academic discourse?
 Critical thinking, oral communication, and collaboration are enhanced by arguing from evidence.
 Writing in science and reading expository text “close”ly.
3:30 Summary and Next Steps

To register for this event, please fill out the application email it to: bmarcum@csuchico.edu
or FAX it to:
Center for Math & Science Education Fax (530) 898-4580
CSU, Chico • Chico, CA 95929-0530

Garden Enhanced Nutrition Education @ Manor Elementary School
Apr 26 @ 9:00 am

Garden Enhanced Nutrition Workshop for Teachers, School Garden Educators, and Parent Volunteers

Apr
27
Sun
Apr
Earth Day Music Festival @ San Luis Obispo Botanical Garden
Apr 27 @ 10:00 am – Apr 27 @ 5:00 pm

On Sunday, April 27, the largest free annual environmental event in SLO County will take place at El Chorro Regional Park. The all-day outdoor event will showcase the eco friendly, climate change messages, products, or services of businesses, organizations, schools and college clubs. Features will include a Green Car Show, Kid’s Zone, Eco Marketplace, Green Building & Energy Hub, Food and Drinks, a Beer & Wine Garden and a three stage Music Festival. Special kid’s activities taking place from 11 AM to 3 PM in the Children’s Garden. More information at slobg.org/earth-day.

Apr
28
Mon
Apr
Next Generation Science Standards State Rollout Symposium @ San Joaquin County Office of Education
Apr 28 @ 8:00 am – Apr 29 @ 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). Click here to download the event flyer.

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 Parking Fee.

Hotel Reservations:
Overnight accommodations at a discounted rate of $89 per night at the Holiday Inn Express, 5045 Kingsley Rd. Stockton, CA 95215.  Please call 209-946-1234 and provide group code STE to make reservations.  Rooms have been blocked for April 27th and April 28th.

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.
Apr
30
Wed
Apr
Research Writing in Science Grades 6-12 @ Sequoia Room - TCOE - Doe Ave Complex
Apr 30 @ 8:30 am – 3:30 pm

This workshop series provides a unique overview of scientific, evidence based reading and writing. Discussion, Resources and Application will revolve around the following topics:
Selection of science topic to research. Is ‘Student Voice & Choice’ an option?
What is appropriate evidence?
Online Research – reliability, quests, and advancing data mining
Writing structures and patterns inherent within scientific reasoning
The process to create, revise, critique and publish expository text
Citation (APA & CSE format) and peer review (objective critique)

BYOD: Bring Your Own Device (laptop, iPad, etc.), in order to access resources, collaborate, and plan electronically.

For your convenience, a meal is provided. However, if you have specialized dietary restrictions, please plan to bring your own lunch.

May
1
Thu
May
Free Entry Day at the UC Botanical Gardens @ UC Berkely Botanical Garden
May 1 – May 2 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

Next Generation Science Standards and the Common Core State Standards @ San Jose Charter School, Multi-Purpose Room
May 1 @ 8:00 am – 3:30 pm

The Common Core State Standards will be implemented in schools and districts throughout the nation beginning in 2014. The Next Generation Science Standards follows similar outcomes and academic rigor for all students in science. This is a blended workshop in which portions of the day is through the use of technology and portions are whole group.

This workshop one-day workshop is designed to provide participants with the following:

  • An overview of the Next Generation Science Standards;
  • An understanding of how Next Generation Science Standards supports Common Core State Standards;
  • Strategies and models of how Science, Math and Language Arts are used collectively for engaging students and their learning; and
  • Opportunities for planning and discussions.

Audience K-12 Teachers, Coaches, Directors, Principals and Administrators
Facilitator(s) Anthony Quan, Consultant II, STEM
Included Materials, Breakfast and Lunch are included.
Price $ 75.00 per individual

To confirm enrollment, payment must be received in this office no later than April 21, 2014. Please send a copy of the registration with a check or purchase order payable to the Los Angeles County Office of Education to:

Sandy Dowden, Secretary
9300 Imperial Highway
ECW3146
Downey CA 90242
Or FAX: 562.401.5405

Introduction to the Next Generation Science Standards (NGSS) and the Paradigm Shift in Teaching and Learning – Gr K-5 @ TCOE-Doe Ave Complex-Aspen Room
May 1 @ 8:30 am – 3:30 pm

This workshop has a focus on:

*  Providing on overview of the NGSS standards and how they apply to the 21st Century College & Career Readiness Skills.
*  Using models, tools and resources to better understand the foundational shift to Crosscutting Concepts, Science & Engineering Practices and Disciplinary Core Ideas.
*  Working in a collaborative setting with content and technology experts to create your implementation plan for NGSS.

We encourage you to “BYOD”; and bring your own device with you to all meetings & workshops. If you need to rent a laptop for this training, please answer “Y” to the laptop question when registering.

For your convenience, a meal is provided. However, if you have specialized dietary restrictions, please plan to bring your own lunch.

Get to Know the Next Generation Science Standards @ Sacramento County Office of Education
May 1 @ 4:00 pm – 6:00 pm

Come learn about the recently adopted Next Generation Science Standards (NGSS) and how you can begin to implement them in your classroom now! We will review the standards and share suggestions, for all teachers in grades K-12, on some of the conceptual changes teachers will need to make as they move forward through the standards.

Please bring relevant NGSS standards for your grade level. To print the standards visit http://www.cde.ca.gov/pd/ca/sc/ngssstandards.asp.

Event is subject to cancellation if enrollment is insufficient.

After Dark: First Thursdays @ Exploratorium
May 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?

Cafe Inquiry @ Cafe Borrone
May 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

NightLife at the Academy @ California Academy of Sciences
May 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.

May
3
Sat
May
Common Core Seminar Series: Common Core and Beyond: A Practicum on Literacy in the Content Areas, Mathematics, Instructional Strategies, and Assessments @ TBD
May 3 @ 8:00 am – 4:00 pm

This seminar will offer more extensive practice on the Common Core Standards in the areas of curriculum, literacy strategies across the content areas, technology, assessments, and performance tasks.  Whether you are new to the Common Core or are more advanced, come and learn more about the implementation of the standards and the new timelines for assessments.

Registration Fee:  CTA and ACSA Members, $25.00.  Non-members, $75.00 (Includes materials and meals).  Possible funding streams:  Title I, II, III, SIG, QEIA, 2013 Common Core funds.

To register, click here and select Common Core Trainings.

Understanding Climate Change in California Workshop
May 3 @ 8:00 am – 3:00 pm

TULARE REGION EDUCATORS! Climate change is having a profound impact on California water resources, as evidenced by changes in snowpack, sea level and river flows. Join the Department of Water Resources (DWR) Climate Change Team for a day learning about the basics of climate science, how DWR is addressing these impacts and how the interdisciplinary activities of Project WET can help you integrate climate science knowledge and skill back in the classroom! Please contact Brian Brown, CA Project WET Coordinator at: (916) 444-6240 or projectwet@watereducation.org.

Garden-Enhanced Nutrition Education Workshop @ UC Davis School Gardening Program
May 3 @ 8:30 am – 4:00 pm

The Garden-Enhanced Nutrition Education (GENE) workshop is for California educators who want to use school gardens to enhance nutrition education for children and youth. In this FREE workshop, we will share:

  • activities and tips for making nutrition education hands-on, edible, engaging, and effective
  • tips for eating from the garden
  • crop planning information for an edible harvest
  • strategies for implementing GENE programs

Activities will be drawn from curricula for grades K-7 and can be adapted for grades 8-12. Join us for this fun and instructional workshop!

Apr
23
Wed
Apr
Next Generation Science Standards Workshop Series (Session 3) @ Sacramento County Office of Education
Apr 23 @ 4:00 pm – Apr 23 @ 6:00 pm

This is day three of a three-day workshop series for elementary, middle, and high school teachers of science and K-12 administrators to help you and your students become familiar with what the new standards will bring…

In Session 3 participants will:

  • Examine the entirety of NGSS through a model lesson in Engineering Design
  • Apply the Science and Engineering Practices, Disciplinary Core Ideas and the Crosscutting Concepts to the design process

Session 1, March 12, 2014

Session 2, March 26, 2014

Apr
19
Sat
Apr
GENE – Garden Enhanced Nutrition Education Workshop @ Valley Springs Elementary School
Apr 19 @ 8:30 am – 4:00 pm

This Garden Enhanced Nutrition Education (GENE) Workshop is for school garden volunteers, parents, educators, and teachers who work in school or community gardens with elementary-aged children.This workshop will provide participants with resources and lessons for teaching nutrition through garden-based activities. It is for people that are interested in using existing school gardens to enhance nutrition education for students and to promote fruit and vegetable consumption. Activities are drawn from curricula for grades K-7, and can be adapted for grades 8-12. Participants will also learn various strategies for connecting GENE to the Common Core Content Standards.

Apr
23
Wed
Apr
Next Generation Science Standards Workshop Series (Session 3) @ Sacramento County Office of Education
Apr 23 @ 4:00 pm – Apr 23 @ 6:00 pm

This is day three of a three-day workshop series for elementary, middle, and high school teachers of science and K-12 administrators to help you and your students become familiar with what the new standards will bring…

In Session 3 participants will:

  • Examine the entirety of NGSS through a model lesson in Engineering Design
  • Apply the Science and Engineering Practices, Disciplinary Core Ideas and the Crosscutting Concepts to the design process

Session 1, March 12, 2014

Session 2, March 26, 2014

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

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

Apr
26
Sat
Apr
Understanding Climate Change in California Workshop
Apr 26 @ 8:00 am – 4:00 pm

OROVILLE REGION EDUCATORS! Climate change is having a profound impact on California water resources, as evidenced by changes in snowpack, sea level and river flows. Join the Department of Water Resources (DWR) Climate Change Team for a day learning about the basics of climate science, how DWR is addressing these impacts and how the interdisciplinary activities of Project WET can help you integrate climate science knowledge and skill back in the classroom! Please contact Brian Brown, CA Project WET Coordinator at: (916) 444-6240 or projectwet@watereducation.org.

Garden Enhanced Nutrition Education Workshop Hosted by the Grimm Family Education Foundation’s Edible Schoolyard Programs @ Grimm Family Education Foundation
Apr 26 @ 8:30 am – 3:30 pm

The Grimm Family Education Foundation would like to invite you to join the Buena Vista Edible Schoolyard and Grimmway Academy Edible Schoolyard in a full day of Garden Enhanced Nutrition Education programming.

14th Annual Science Teaching Symposium @ CSU Chico, Physical Sciences Room 206
Apr 26 @ 9:00 am – 4:00 pm

NGSS and Common Core Science Literacy: Focus on the Practices and Language Development

Hosted by the Inland Northern California Science Project

Come as a listener ($20) or as a presenter (free).
If you share a lesson/ activity/strategy from your classroom you will receive a free lunch, a presenter certificate, and a useful science book for your classroom.

Registration Deadline – April 22th by 4pm. Click here to access a registration form.

Keynote Topic: Next Generation Science Standards and Literacy

Schedule for the day:
8:30 Registration in Physical Sciences Room 206
9:00 Opening Session: Next Generation Science Standards and Common Core Science Literacy
 What are the important overlapping ideas?
 Science as the vehicle for delivering meaningful language arts and math?
 How to tap into funding for “standards”?

10:00 Presentations (to be announced): Scientific and Engineering Practices
 Doing Science the Scientific Way: It’s Not as Hard as it Sounds – Report from Boston NSTA
 What happened to Inquiry?
 How does Problem Based Learning fit into the big picture.

12:30 Lunch

1:30 Presentations (to be announced): Language Development Through Science
 What is already being done in science instruction to promote academic discourse?
 Critical thinking, oral communication, and collaboration are enhanced by arguing from evidence.
 Writing in science and reading expository text “close”ly.
3:30 Summary and Next Steps

To register for this event, please fill out the application email it to: bmarcum@csuchico.edu
or FAX it to:
Center for Math & Science Education Fax (530) 898-4580
CSU, Chico • Chico, CA 95929-0530

Garden Enhanced Nutrition Education @ Manor Elementary School
Apr 26 @ 9:00 am

Garden Enhanced Nutrition Workshop for Teachers, School Garden Educators, and Parent Volunteers

Apr
27
Sun
Apr
Earth Day Music Festival @ San Luis Obispo Botanical Garden
Apr 27 @ 10:00 am – Apr 27 @ 5:00 pm

On Sunday, April 27, the largest free annual environmental event in SLO County will take place at El Chorro Regional Park. The all-day outdoor event will showcase the eco friendly, climate change messages, products, or services of businesses, organizations, schools and college clubs. Features will include a Green Car Show, Kid’s Zone, Eco Marketplace, Green Building & Energy Hub, Food and Drinks, a Beer & Wine Garden and a three stage Music Festival. Special kid’s activities taking place from 11 AM to 3 PM in the Children’s Garden. More information at slobg.org/earth-day.

Apr
28
Mon
Apr
Next Generation Science Standards State Rollout Symposium @ San Joaquin County Office of Education
Apr 28 @ 8:00 am – Apr 29 @ 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). Click here to download the event flyer.

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 Parking Fee.

Hotel Reservations:
Overnight accommodations at a discounted rate of $89 per night at the Holiday Inn Express, 5045 Kingsley Rd. Stockton, CA 95215.  Please call 209-946-1234 and provide group code STE to make reservations.  Rooms have been blocked for April 27th and April 28th.

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.
Apr
30
Wed
Apr
Research Writing in Science Grades 6-12 @ Sequoia Room - TCOE - Doe Ave Complex
Apr 30 @ 8:30 am – 3:30 pm

This workshop series provides a unique overview of scientific, evidence based reading and writing. Discussion, Resources and Application will revolve around the following topics:
Selection of science topic to research. Is ‘Student Voice & Choice’ an option?
What is appropriate evidence?
Online Research – reliability, quests, and advancing data mining
Writing structures and patterns inherent within scientific reasoning
The process to create, revise, critique and publish expository text
Citation (APA & CSE format) and peer review (objective critique)

BYOD: Bring Your Own Device (laptop, iPad, etc.), in order to access resources, collaborate, and plan electronically.

For your convenience, a meal is provided. However, if you have specialized dietary restrictions, please plan to bring your own lunch.

May
1
Thu
May
Free Entry Day at the UC Botanical Gardens @ UC Berkely Botanical Garden
May 1 – May 2 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

Next Generation Science Standards and the Common Core State Standards @ San Jose Charter School, Multi-Purpose Room
May 1 @ 8:00 am – 3:30 pm

The Common Core State Standards will be implemented in schools and districts throughout the nation beginning in 2014. The Next Generation Science Standards follows similar outcomes and academic rigor for all students in science. This is a blended workshop in which portions of the day is through the use of technology and portions are whole group.

This workshop one-day workshop is designed to provide participants with the following:

  • An overview of the Next Generation Science Standards;
  • An understanding of how Next Generation Science Standards supports Common Core State Standards;
  • Strategies and models of how Science, Math and Language Arts are used collectively for engaging students and their learning; and
  • Opportunities for planning and discussions.

Audience K-12 Teachers, Coaches, Directors, Principals and Administrators
Facilitator(s) Anthony Quan, Consultant II, STEM
Included Materials, Breakfast and Lunch are included.
Price $ 75.00 per individual

To confirm enrollment, payment must be received in this office no later than April 21, 2014. Please send a copy of the registration with a check or purchase order payable to the Los Angeles County Office of Education to:

Sandy Dowden, Secretary
9300 Imperial Highway
ECW3146
Downey CA 90242
Or FAX: 562.401.5405

Introduction to the Next Generation Science Standards (NGSS) and the Paradigm Shift in Teaching and Learning – Gr K-5 @ TCOE-Doe Ave Complex-Aspen Room
May 1 @ 8:30 am – 3:30 pm

This workshop has a focus on:

*  Providing on overview of the NGSS standards and how they apply to the 21st Century College & Career Readiness Skills.
*  Using models, tools and resources to better understand the foundational shift to Crosscutting Concepts, Science & Engineering Practices and Disciplinary Core Ideas.
*  Working in a collaborative setting with content and technology experts to create your implementation plan for NGSS.

We encourage you to “BYOD”; and bring your own device with you to all meetings & workshops. If you need to rent a laptop for this training, please answer “Y” to the laptop question when registering.

For your convenience, a meal is provided. However, if you have specialized dietary restrictions, please plan to bring your own lunch.

Get to Know the Next Generation Science Standards @ Sacramento County Office of Education
May 1 @ 4:00 pm – 6:00 pm

Come learn about the recently adopted Next Generation Science Standards (NGSS) and how you can begin to implement them in your classroom now! We will review the standards and share suggestions, for all teachers in grades K-12, on some of the conceptual changes teachers will need to make as they move forward through the standards.

Please bring relevant NGSS standards for your grade level. To print the standards visit http://www.cde.ca.gov/pd/ca/sc/ngssstandards.asp.

Event is subject to cancellation if enrollment is insufficient.

After Dark: First Thursdays @ Exploratorium
May 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?

Cafe Inquiry @ Cafe Borrone
May 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

NightLife at the Academy @ California Academy of Sciences
May 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.

May
3
Sat
May
Common Core Seminar Series: Common Core and Beyond: A Practicum on Literacy in the Content Areas, Mathematics, Instructional Strategies, and Assessments @ TBD
May 3 @ 8:00 am – 4:00 pm

This seminar will offer more extensive practice on the Common Core Standards in the areas of curriculum, literacy strategies across the content areas, technology, assessments, and performance tasks.  Whether you are new to the Common Core or are more advanced, come and learn more about the implementation of the standards and the new timelines for assessments.

Registration Fee:  CTA and ACSA Members, $25.00.  Non-members, $75.00 (Includes materials and meals).  Possible funding streams:  Title I, II, III, SIG, QEIA, 2013 Common Core funds.

To register, click here and select Common Core Trainings.

Understanding Climate Change in California Workshop
May 3 @ 8:00 am – 3:00 pm

TULARE REGION EDUCATORS! Climate change is having a profound impact on California water resources, as evidenced by changes in snowpack, sea level and river flows. Join the Department of Water Resources (DWR) Climate Change Team for a day learning about the basics of climate science, how DWR is addressing these impacts and how the interdisciplinary activities of Project WET can help you integrate climate science knowledge and skill back in the classroom! Please contact Brian Brown, CA Project WET Coordinator at: (916) 444-6240 or projectwet@watereducation.org.

Garden-Enhanced Nutrition Education Workshop @ UC Davis School Gardening Program
May 3 @ 8:30 am – 4:00 pm

The Garden-Enhanced Nutrition Education (GENE) workshop is for California educators who want to use school gardens to enhance nutrition education for children and youth. In this FREE workshop, we will share:

  • activities and tips for making nutrition education hands-on, edible, engaging, and effective
  • tips for eating from the garden
  • crop planning information for an edible harvest
  • strategies for implementing GENE programs

Activities will be drawn from curricula for grades K-7 and can be adapted for grades 8-12. Join us for this fun and instructional workshop!

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

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

Apr
19
Sat
Apr
GENE – Garden Enhanced Nutrition Education Workshop @ Valley Springs Elementary School
Apr 19 @ 8:30 am – 4:00 pm

This Garden Enhanced Nutrition Education (GENE) Workshop is for school garden volunteers, parents, educators, and teachers who work in school or community gardens with elementary-aged children.This workshop will provide participants with resources and lessons for teaching nutrition through garden-based activities. It is for people that are interested in using existing school gardens to enhance nutrition education for students and to promote fruit and vegetable consumption. Activities are drawn from curricula for grades K-7, and can be adapted for grades 8-12. Participants will also learn various strategies for connecting GENE to the Common Core Content Standards.

Apr
23
Wed
Apr
Next Generation Science Standards Workshop Series (Session 3) @ Sacramento County Office of Education
Apr 23 @ 4:00 pm – Apr 23 @ 6:00 pm

This is day three of a three-day workshop series for elementary, middle, and high school teachers of science and K-12 administrators to help you and your students become familiar with what the new standards will bring…

In Session 3 participants will:

  • Examine the entirety of NGSS through a model lesson in Engineering Design
  • Apply the Science and Engineering Practices, Disciplinary Core Ideas and the Crosscutting Concepts to the design process

Session 1, March 12, 2014

Session 2, March 26, 2014

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

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

Apr
26
Sat
Apr
Understanding Climate Change in California Workshop
Apr 26 @ 8:00 am – 4:00 pm

OROVILLE REGION EDUCATORS! Climate change is having a profound impact on California water resources, as evidenced by changes in snowpack, sea level and river flows. Join the Department of Water Resources (DWR) Climate Change Team for a day learning about the basics of climate science, how DWR is addressing these impacts and how the interdisciplinary activities of Project WET can help you integrate climate science knowledge and skill back in the classroom! Please contact Brian Brown, CA Project WET Coordinator at: (916) 444-6240 or projectwet@watereducation.org.

Garden Enhanced Nutrition Education Workshop Hosted by the Grimm Family Education Foundation’s Edible Schoolyard Programs @ Grimm Family Education Foundation
Apr 26 @ 8:30 am – 3:30 pm

The Grimm Family Education Foundation would like to invite you to join the Buena Vista Edible Schoolyard and Grimmway Academy Edible Schoolyard in a full day of Garden Enhanced Nutrition Education programming.

14th Annual Science Teaching Symposium @ CSU Chico, Physical Sciences Room 206
Apr 26 @ 9:00 am – 4:00 pm

NGSS and Common Core Science Literacy: Focus on the Practices and Language Development

Hosted by the Inland Northern California Science Project

Come as a listener ($20) or as a presenter (free).
If you share a lesson/ activity/strategy from your classroom you will receive a free lunch, a presenter certificate, and a useful science book for your classroom.

Registration Deadline – April 22th by 4pm. Click here to access a registration form.

Keynote Topic: Next Generation Science Standards and Literacy

Schedule for the day:
8:30 Registration in Physical Sciences Room 206
9:00 Opening Session: Next Generation Science Standards and Common Core Science Literacy
 What are the important overlapping ideas?
 Science as the vehicle for delivering meaningful language arts and math?
 How to tap into funding for “standards”?

10:00 Presentations (to be announced): Scientific and Engineering Practices
 Doing Science the Scientific Way: It’s Not as Hard as it Sounds – Report from Boston NSTA
 What happened to Inquiry?
 How does Problem Based Learning fit into the big picture.

12:30 Lunch

1:30 Presentations (to be announced): Language Development Through Science
 What is already being done in science instruction to promote academic discourse?
 Critical thinking, oral communication, and collaboration are enhanced by arguing from evidence.
 Writing in science and reading expository text “close”ly.
3:30 Summary and Next Steps

To register for this event, please fill out the application email it to: bmarcum@csuchico.edu
or FAX it to:
Center for Math & Science Education Fax (530) 898-4580
CSU, Chico • Chico, CA 95929-0530

Garden Enhanced Nutrition Education @ Manor Elementary School
Apr 26 @ 9:00 am

Garden Enhanced Nutrition Workshop for Teachers, School Garden Educators, and Parent Volunteers

Apr
27
Sun
Apr
Earth Day Music Festival @ San Luis Obispo Botanical Garden
Apr 27 @ 10:00 am – Apr 27 @ 5:00 pm

On Sunday, April 27, the largest free annual environmental event in SLO County will take place at El Chorro Regional Park. The all-day outdoor event will showcase the eco friendly, climate change messages, products, or services of businesses, organizations, schools and college clubs. Features will include a Green Car Show, Kid’s Zone, Eco Marketplace, Green Building & Energy Hub, Food and Drinks, a Beer & Wine Garden and a three stage Music Festival. Special kid’s activities taking place from 11 AM to 3 PM in the Children’s Garden. More information at slobg.org/earth-day.

Apr
28
Mon
Apr
Next Generation Science Standards State Rollout Symposium @ San Joaquin County Office of Education
Apr 28 @ 8:00 am – Apr 29 @ 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). Click here to download the event flyer.

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 Parking Fee.

Hotel Reservations:
Overnight accommodations at a discounted rate of $89 per night at the Holiday Inn Express, 5045 Kingsley Rd. Stockton, CA 95215.  Please call 209-946-1234 and provide group code STE to make reservations.  Rooms have been blocked for April 27th and April 28th.

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.
Apr
30
Wed
Apr
Research Writing in Science Grades 6-12 @ Sequoia Room - TCOE - Doe Ave Complex
Apr 30 @ 8:30 am – 3:30 pm

This workshop series provides a unique overview of scientific, evidence based reading and writing. Discussion, Resources and Application will revolve around the following topics:
Selection of science topic to research. Is ‘Student Voice & Choice’ an option?
What is appropriate evidence?
Online Research – reliability, quests, and advancing data mining
Writing structures and patterns inherent within scientific reasoning
The process to create, revise, critique and publish expository text
Citation (APA & CSE format) and peer review (objective critique)

BYOD: Bring Your Own Device (laptop, iPad, etc.), in order to access resources, collaborate, and plan electronically.

For your convenience, a meal is provided. However, if you have specialized dietary restrictions, please plan to bring your own lunch.

May
1
Thu
May
Free Entry Day at the UC Botanical Gardens @ UC Berkely Botanical Garden
May 1 – May 2 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

Next Generation Science Standards and the Common Core State Standards @ San Jose Charter School, Multi-Purpose Room
May 1 @ 8:00 am – 3:30 pm

The Common Core State Standards will be implemented in schools and districts throughout the nation beginning in 2014. The Next Generation Science Standards follows similar outcomes and academic rigor for all students in science. This is a blended workshop in which portions of the day is through the use of technology and portions are whole group.

This workshop one-day workshop is designed to provide participants with the following:

  • An overview of the Next Generation Science Standards;
  • An understanding of how Next Generation Science Standards supports Common Core State Standards;
  • Strategies and models of how Science, Math and Language Arts are used collectively for engaging students and their learning; and
  • Opportunities for planning and discussions.

Audience K-12 Teachers, Coaches, Directors, Principals and Administrators
Facilitator(s) Anthony Quan, Consultant II, STEM
Included Materials, Breakfast and Lunch are included.
Price $ 75.00 per individual

To confirm enrollment, payment must be received in this office no later than April 21, 2014. Please send a copy of the registration with a check or purchase order payable to the Los Angeles County Office of Education to:

Sandy Dowden, Secretary
9300 Imperial Highway
ECW3146
Downey CA 90242
Or FAX: 562.401.5405

Introduction to the Next Generation Science Standards (NGSS) and the Paradigm Shift in Teaching and Learning – Gr K-5 @ TCOE-Doe Ave Complex-Aspen Room
May 1 @ 8:30 am – 3:30 pm

This workshop has a focus on:

*  Providing on overview of the NGSS standards and how they apply to the 21st Century College & Career Readiness Skills.
*  Using models, tools and resources to better understand the foundational shift to Crosscutting Concepts, Science & Engineering Practices and Disciplinary Core Ideas.
*  Working in a collaborative setting with content and technology experts to create your implementation plan for NGSS.

We encourage you to “BYOD”; and bring your own device with you to all meetings & workshops. If you need to rent a laptop for this training, please answer “Y” to the laptop question when registering.

For your convenience, a meal is provided. However, if you have specialized dietary restrictions, please plan to bring your own lunch.

Get to Know the Next Generation Science Standards @ Sacramento County Office of Education
May 1 @ 4:00 pm – 6:00 pm

Come learn about the recently adopted Next Generation Science Standards (NGSS) and how you can begin to implement them in your classroom now! We will review the standards and share suggestions, for all teachers in grades K-12, on some of the conceptual changes teachers will need to make as they move forward through the standards.

Please bring relevant NGSS standards for your grade level. To print the standards visit http://www.cde.ca.gov/pd/ca/sc/ngssstandards.asp.

Event is subject to cancellation if enrollment is insufficient.

After Dark: First Thursdays @ Exploratorium
May 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?

Cafe Inquiry @ Cafe Borrone
May 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

NightLife at the Academy @ California Academy of Sciences
May 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.

May
3
Sat
May
Common Core Seminar Series: Common Core and Beyond: A Practicum on Literacy in the Content Areas, Mathematics, Instructional Strategies, and Assessments @ TBD
May 3 @ 8:00 am – 4:00 pm

This seminar will offer more extensive practice on the Common Core Standards in the areas of curriculum, literacy strategies across the content areas, technology, assessments, and performance tasks.  Whether you are new to the Common Core or are more advanced, come and learn more about the implementation of the standards and the new timelines for assessments.

Registration Fee:  CTA and ACSA Members, $25.00.  Non-members, $75.00 (Includes materials and meals).  Possible funding streams:  Title I, II, III, SIG, QEIA, 2013 Common Core funds.

To register, click here and select Common Core Trainings.

Understanding Climate Change in California Workshop
May 3 @ 8:00 am – 3:00 pm

TULARE REGION EDUCATORS! Climate change is having a profound impact on California water resources, as evidenced by changes in snowpack, sea level and river flows. Join the Department of Water Resources (DWR) Climate Change Team for a day learning about the basics of climate science, how DWR is addressing these impacts and how the interdisciplinary activities of Project WET can help you integrate climate science knowledge and skill back in the classroom! Please contact Brian Brown, CA Project WET Coordinator at: (916) 444-6240 or projectwet@watereducation.org.

Garden-Enhanced Nutrition Education Workshop @ UC Davis School Gardening Program
May 3 @ 8:30 am – 4:00 pm

The Garden-Enhanced Nutrition Education (GENE) workshop is for California educators who want to use school gardens to enhance nutrition education for children and youth. In this FREE workshop, we will share:

  • activities and tips for making nutrition education hands-on, edible, engaging, and effective
  • tips for eating from the garden
  • crop planning information for an edible harvest
  • strategies for implementing GENE programs

Activities will be drawn from curricula for grades K-7 and can be adapted for grades 8-12. Join us for this fun and instructional workshop!

Apr
26
Sat
Apr
Understanding Climate Change in California Workshop
Apr 26 @ 8:00 am – 4:00 pm

OROVILLE REGION EDUCATORS! Climate change is having a profound impact on California water resources, as evidenced by changes in snowpack, sea level and river flows. Join the Department of Water Resources (DWR) Climate Change Team for a day learning about the basics of climate science, how DWR is addressing these impacts and how the interdisciplinary activities of Project WET can help you integrate climate science knowledge and skill back in the classroom! Please contact Brian Brown, CA Project WET Coordinator at: (916) 444-6240 or projectwet@watereducation.org.

Apr
19
Sat
Apr
GENE – Garden Enhanced Nutrition Education Workshop @ Valley Springs Elementary School
Apr 19 @ 8:30 am – 4:00 pm

This Garden Enhanced Nutrition Education (GENE) Workshop is for school garden volunteers, parents, educators, and teachers who work in school or community gardens with elementary-aged children.This workshop will provide participants with resources and lessons for teaching nutrition through garden-based activities. It is for people that are interested in using existing school gardens to enhance nutrition education for students and to promote fruit and vegetable consumption. Activities are drawn from curricula for grades K-7, and can be adapted for grades 8-12. Participants will also learn various strategies for connecting GENE to the Common Core Content Standards.

Apr
23
Wed
Apr
Next Generation Science Standards Workshop Series (Session 3) @ Sacramento County Office of Education
Apr 23 @ 4:00 pm – Apr 23 @ 6:00 pm

This is day three of a three-day workshop series for elementary, middle, and high school teachers of science and K-12 administrators to help you and your students become familiar with what the new standards will bring…

In Session 3 participants will:

  • Examine the entirety of NGSS through a model lesson in Engineering Design
  • Apply the Science and Engineering Practices, Disciplinary Core Ideas and the Crosscutting Concepts to the design process

Session 1, March 12, 2014

Session 2, March 26, 2014

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

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

Apr
26
Sat
Apr
Understanding Climate Change in California Workshop
Apr 26 @ 8:00 am – 4:00 pm

OROVILLE REGION EDUCATORS! Climate change is having a profound impact on California water resources, as evidenced by changes in snowpack, sea level and river flows. Join the Department of Water Resources (DWR) Climate Change Team for a day learning about the basics of climate science, how DWR is addressing these impacts and how the interdisciplinary activities of Project WET can help you integrate climate science knowledge and skill back in the classroom! Please contact Brian Brown, CA Project WET Coordinator at: (916) 444-6240 or projectwet@watereducation.org.

Garden Enhanced Nutrition Education Workshop Hosted by the Grimm Family Education Foundation’s Edible Schoolyard Programs @ Grimm Family Education Foundation
Apr 26 @ 8:30 am – 3:30 pm

The Grimm Family Education Foundation would like to invite you to join the Buena Vista Edible Schoolyard and Grimmway Academy Edible Schoolyard in a full day of Garden Enhanced Nutrition Education programming.

14th Annual Science Teaching Symposium @ CSU Chico, Physical Sciences Room 206
Apr 26 @ 9:00 am – 4:00 pm

NGSS and Common Core Science Literacy: Focus on the Practices and Language Development

Hosted by the Inland Northern California Science Project

Come as a listener ($20) or as a presenter (free).
If you share a lesson/ activity/strategy from your classroom you will receive a free lunch, a presenter certificate, and a useful science book for your classroom.

Registration Deadline – April 22th by 4pm. Click here to access a registration form.

Keynote Topic: Next Generation Science Standards and Literacy

Schedule for the day:
8:30 Registration in Physical Sciences Room 206
9:00 Opening Session: Next Generation Science Standards and Common Core Science Literacy
 What are the important overlapping ideas?
 Science as the vehicle for delivering meaningful language arts and math?
 How to tap into funding for “standards”?

10:00 Presentations (to be announced): Scientific and Engineering Practices
 Doing Science the Scientific Way: It’s Not as Hard as it Sounds – Report from Boston NSTA
 What happened to Inquiry?
 How does Problem Based Learning fit into the big picture.

12:30 Lunch

1:30 Presentations (to be announced): Language Development Through Science
 What is already being done in science instruction to promote academic discourse?
 Critical thinking, oral communication, and collaboration are enhanced by arguing from evidence.
 Writing in science and reading expository text “close”ly.
3:30 Summary and Next Steps

To register for this event, please fill out the application email it to: bmarcum@csuchico.edu
or FAX it to:
Center for Math & Science Education Fax (530) 898-4580
CSU, Chico • Chico, CA 95929-0530

Garden Enhanced Nutrition Education @ Manor Elementary School
Apr 26 @ 9:00 am

Garden Enhanced Nutrition Workshop for Teachers, School Garden Educators, and Parent Volunteers

Apr
27
Sun
Apr
Earth Day Music Festival @ San Luis Obispo Botanical Garden
Apr 27 @ 10:00 am – Apr 27 @ 5:00 pm

On Sunday, April 27, the largest free annual environmental event in SLO County will take place at El Chorro Regional Park. The all-day outdoor event will showcase the eco friendly, climate change messages, products, or services of businesses, organizations, schools and college clubs. Features will include a Green Car Show, Kid’s Zone, Eco Marketplace, Green Building & Energy Hub, Food and Drinks, a Beer & Wine Garden and a three stage Music Festival. Special kid’s activities taking place from 11 AM to 3 PM in the Children’s Garden. More information at slobg.org/earth-day.

Apr
28
Mon
Apr
Next Generation Science Standards State Rollout Symposium @ San Joaquin County Office of Education
Apr 28 @ 8:00 am – Apr 29 @ 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). Click here to download the event flyer.

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 Parking Fee.

Hotel Reservations:
Overnight accommodations at a discounted rate of $89 per night at the Holiday Inn Express, 5045 Kingsley Rd. Stockton, CA 95215.  Please call 209-946-1234 and provide group code STE to make reservations.  Rooms have been blocked for April 27th and April 28th.

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.
Apr
30
Wed
Apr
Research Writing in Science Grades 6-12 @ Sequoia Room - TCOE - Doe Ave Complex
Apr 30 @ 8:30 am – 3:30 pm

This workshop series provides a unique overview of scientific, evidence based reading and writing. Discussion, Resources and Application will revolve around the following topics:
Selection of science topic to research. Is ‘Student Voice & Choice’ an option?
What is appropriate evidence?
Online Research – reliability, quests, and advancing data mining
Writing structures and patterns inherent within scientific reasoning
The process to create, revise, critique and publish expository text
Citation (APA & CSE format) and peer review (objective critique)

BYOD: Bring Your Own Device (laptop, iPad, etc.), in order to access resources, collaborate, and plan electronically.

For your convenience, a meal is provided. However, if you have specialized dietary restrictions, please plan to bring your own lunch.

May
1
Thu
May
Free Entry Day at the UC Botanical Gardens @ UC Berkely Botanical Garden
May 1 – May 2 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

Next Generation Science Standards and the Common Core State Standards @ San Jose Charter School, Multi-Purpose Room
May 1 @ 8:00 am – 3:30 pm

The Common Core State Standards will be implemented in schools and districts throughout the nation beginning in 2014. The Next Generation Science Standards follows similar outcomes and academic rigor for all students in science. This is a blended workshop in which portions of the day is through the use of technology and portions are whole group.

This workshop one-day workshop is designed to provide participants with the following:

  • An overview of the Next Generation Science Standards;
  • An understanding of how Next Generation Science Standards supports Common Core State Standards;
  • Strategies and models of how Science, Math and Language Arts are used collectively for engaging students and their learning; and
  • Opportunities for planning and discussions.

Audience K-12 Teachers, Coaches, Directors, Principals and Administrators
Facilitator(s) Anthony Quan, Consultant II, STEM
Included Materials, Breakfast and Lunch are included.
Price $ 75.00 per individual

To confirm enrollment, payment must be received in this office no later than April 21, 2014. Please send a copy of the registration with a check or purchase order payable to the Los Angeles County Office of Education to:

Sandy Dowden, Secretary
9300 Imperial Highway
ECW3146
Downey CA 90242
Or FAX: 562.401.5405

Introduction to the Next Generation Science Standards (NGSS) and the Paradigm Shift in Teaching and Learning – Gr K-5 @ TCOE-Doe Ave Complex-Aspen Room
May 1 @ 8:30 am – 3:30 pm

This workshop has a focus on:

*  Providing on overview of the NGSS standards and how they apply to the 21st Century College & Career Readiness Skills.
*  Using models, tools and resources to better understand the foundational shift to Crosscutting Concepts, Science & Engineering Practices and Disciplinary Core Ideas.
*  Working in a collaborative setting with content and technology experts to create your implementation plan for NGSS.

We encourage you to “BYOD”; and bring your own device with you to all meetings & workshops. If you need to rent a laptop for this training, please answer “Y” to the laptop question when registering.

For your convenience, a meal is provided. However, if you have specialized dietary restrictions, please plan to bring your own lunch.

Get to Know the Next Generation Science Standards @ Sacramento County Office of Education
May 1 @ 4:00 pm – 6:00 pm

Come learn about the recently adopted Next Generation Science Standards (NGSS) and how you can begin to implement them in your classroom now! We will review the standards and share suggestions, for all teachers in grades K-12, on some of the conceptual changes teachers will need to make as they move forward through the standards.

Please bring relevant NGSS standards for your grade level. To print the standards visit http://www.cde.ca.gov/pd/ca/sc/ngssstandards.asp.

Event is subject to cancellation if enrollment is insufficient.

After Dark: First Thursdays @ Exploratorium
May 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?

Cafe Inquiry @ Cafe Borrone
May 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

NightLife at the Academy @ California Academy of Sciences
May 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.

May
3
Sat
May
Common Core Seminar Series: Common Core and Beyond: A Practicum on Literacy in the Content Areas, Mathematics, Instructional Strategies, and Assessments @ TBD
May 3 @ 8:00 am – 4:00 pm

This seminar will offer more extensive practice on the Common Core Standards in the areas of curriculum, literacy strategies across the content areas, technology, assessments, and performance tasks.  Whether you are new to the Common Core or are more advanced, come and learn more about the implementation of the standards and the new timelines for assessments.

Registration Fee:  CTA and ACSA Members, $25.00.  Non-members, $75.00 (Includes materials and meals).  Possible funding streams:  Title I, II, III, SIG, QEIA, 2013 Common Core funds.

To register, click here and select Common Core Trainings.

Understanding Climate Change in California Workshop
May 3 @ 8:00 am – 3:00 pm

TULARE REGION EDUCATORS! Climate change is having a profound impact on California water resources, as evidenced by changes in snowpack, sea level and river flows. Join the Department of Water Resources (DWR) Climate Change Team for a day learning about the basics of climate science, how DWR is addressing these impacts and how the interdisciplinary activities of Project WET can help you integrate climate science knowledge and skill back in the classroom! Please contact Brian Brown, CA Project WET Coordinator at: (916) 444-6240 or projectwet@watereducation.org.

Garden-Enhanced Nutrition Education Workshop @ UC Davis School Gardening Program
May 3 @ 8:30 am – 4:00 pm

The Garden-Enhanced Nutrition Education (GENE) workshop is for California educators who want to use school gardens to enhance nutrition education for children and youth. In this FREE workshop, we will share:

  • activities and tips for making nutrition education hands-on, edible, engaging, and effective
  • tips for eating from the garden
  • crop planning information for an edible harvest
  • strategies for implementing GENE programs

Activities will be drawn from curricula for grades K-7 and can be adapted for grades 8-12. Join us for this fun and instructional workshop!

Garden Enhanced Nutrition Education Workshop Hosted by the Grimm Family Education Foundation’s Edible Schoolyard Programs @ Grimm Family Education Foundation
Apr 26 @ 8:30 am – 3:30 pm

The Grimm Family Education Foundation would like to invite you to join the Buena Vista Edible Schoolyard and Grimmway Academy Edible Schoolyard in a full day of Garden Enhanced Nutrition Education programming.

Apr
19
Sat
Apr
GENE – Garden Enhanced Nutrition Education Workshop @ Valley Springs Elementary School
Apr 19 @ 8:30 am – 4:00 pm

This Garden Enhanced Nutrition Education (GENE) Workshop is for school garden volunteers, parents, educators, and teachers who work in school or community gardens with elementary-aged children.This workshop will provide participants with resources and lessons for teaching nutrition through garden-based activities. It is for people that are interested in using existing school gardens to enhance nutrition education for students and to promote fruit and vegetable consumption. Activities are drawn from curricula for grades K-7, and can be adapted for grades 8-12. Participants will also learn various strategies for connecting GENE to the Common Core Content Standards.

Apr
23
Wed
Apr
Next Generation Science Standards Workshop Series (Session 3) @ Sacramento County Office of Education
Apr 23 @ 4:00 pm – Apr 23 @ 6:00 pm

This is day three of a three-day workshop series for elementary, middle, and high school teachers of science and K-12 administrators to help you and your students become familiar with what the new standards will bring…

In Session 3 participants will:

  • Examine the entirety of NGSS through a model lesson in Engineering Design
  • Apply the Science and Engineering Practices, Disciplinary Core Ideas and the Crosscutting Concepts to the design process

Session 1, March 12, 2014

Session 2, March 26, 2014

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

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

Apr
26
Sat
Apr
Understanding Climate Change in California Workshop
Apr 26 @ 8:00 am – 4:00 pm

OROVILLE REGION EDUCATORS! Climate change is having a profound impact on California water resources, as evidenced by changes in snowpack, sea level and river flows. Join the Department of Water Resources (DWR) Climate Change Team for a day learning about the basics of climate science, how DWR is addressing these impacts and how the interdisciplinary activities of Project WET can help you integrate climate science knowledge and skill back in the classroom! Please contact Brian Brown, CA Project WET Coordinator at: (916) 444-6240 or projectwet@watereducation.org.

Garden Enhanced Nutrition Education Workshop Hosted by the Grimm Family Education Foundation’s Edible Schoolyard Programs @ Grimm Family Education Foundation
Apr 26 @ 8:30 am – 3:30 pm

The Grimm Family Education Foundation would like to invite you to join the Buena Vista Edible Schoolyard and Grimmway Academy Edible Schoolyard in a full day of Garden Enhanced Nutrition Education programming.

14th Annual Science Teaching Symposium @ CSU Chico, Physical Sciences Room 206
Apr 26 @ 9:00 am – 4:00 pm

NGSS and Common Core Science Literacy: Focus on the Practices and Language Development

Hosted by the Inland Northern California Science Project

Come as a listener ($20) or as a presenter (free).
If you share a lesson/ activity/strategy from your classroom you will receive a free lunch, a presenter certificate, and a useful science book for your classroom.

Registration Deadline – April 22th by 4pm. Click here to access a registration form.

Keynote Topic: Next Generation Science Standards and Literacy

Schedule for the day:
8:30 Registration in Physical Sciences Room 206
9:00 Opening Session: Next Generation Science Standards and Common Core Science Literacy
 What are the important overlapping ideas?
 Science as the vehicle for delivering meaningful language arts and math?
 How to tap into funding for “standards”?

10:00 Presentations (to be announced): Scientific and Engineering Practices
 Doing Science the Scientific Way: It’s Not as Hard as it Sounds – Report from Boston NSTA
 What happened to Inquiry?
 How does Problem Based Learning fit into the big picture.

12:30 Lunch

1:30 Presentations (to be announced): Language Development Through Science
 What is already being done in science instruction to promote academic discourse?
 Critical thinking, oral communication, and collaboration are enhanced by arguing from evidence.
 Writing in science and reading expository text “close”ly.
3:30 Summary and Next Steps

To register for this event, please fill out the application email it to: bmarcum@csuchico.edu
or FAX it to:
Center for Math & Science Education Fax (530) 898-4580
CSU, Chico • Chico, CA 95929-0530

Garden Enhanced Nutrition Education @ Manor Elementary School
Apr 26 @ 9:00 am

Garden Enhanced Nutrition Workshop for Teachers, School Garden Educators, and Parent Volunteers

Apr
27
Sun
Apr
Earth Day Music Festival @ San Luis Obispo Botanical Garden
Apr 27 @ 10:00 am – Apr 27 @ 5:00 pm

On Sunday, April 27, the largest free annual environmental event in SLO County will take place at El Chorro Regional Park. The all-day outdoor event will showcase the eco friendly, climate change messages, products, or services of businesses, organizations, schools and college clubs. Features will include a Green Car Show, Kid’s Zone, Eco Marketplace, Green Building & Energy Hub, Food and Drinks, a Beer & Wine Garden and a three stage Music Festival. Special kid’s activities taking place from 11 AM to 3 PM in the Children’s Garden. More information at slobg.org/earth-day.

Apr
28
Mon
Apr
Next Generation Science Standards State Rollout Symposium @ San Joaquin County Office of Education
Apr 28 @ 8:00 am – Apr 29 @ 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). Click here to download the event flyer.

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 Parking Fee.

Hotel Reservations:
Overnight accommodations at a discounted rate of $89 per night at the Holiday Inn Express, 5045 Kingsley Rd. Stockton, CA 95215.  Please call 209-946-1234 and provide group code STE to make reservations.  Rooms have been blocked for April 27th and April 28th.

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.
Apr
30
Wed
Apr
Research Writing in Science Grades 6-12 @ Sequoia Room - TCOE - Doe Ave Complex
Apr 30 @ 8:30 am – 3:30 pm

This workshop series provides a unique overview of scientific, evidence based reading and writing. Discussion, Resources and Application will revolve around the following topics:
Selection of science topic to research. Is ‘Student Voice & Choice’ an option?
What is appropriate evidence?
Online Research – reliability, quests, and advancing data mining
Writing structures and patterns inherent within scientific reasoning
The process to create, revise, critique and publish expository text
Citation (APA & CSE format) and peer review (objective critique)

BYOD: Bring Your Own Device (laptop, iPad, etc.), in order to access resources, collaborate, and plan electronically.

For your convenience, a meal is provided. However, if you have specialized dietary restrictions, please plan to bring your own lunch.

May
1
Thu
May
Free Entry Day at the UC Botanical Gardens @ UC Berkely Botanical Garden
May 1 – May 2 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

Next Generation Science Standards and the Common Core State Standards @ San Jose Charter School, Multi-Purpose Room
May 1 @ 8:00 am – 3:30 pm

The Common Core State Standards will be implemented in schools and districts throughout the nation beginning in 2014. The Next Generation Science Standards follows similar outcomes and academic rigor for all students in science. This is a blended workshop in which portions of the day is through the use of technology and portions are whole group.

This workshop one-day workshop is designed to provide participants with the following:

  • An overview of the Next Generation Science Standards;
  • An understanding of how Next Generation Science Standards supports Common Core State Standards;
  • Strategies and models of how Science, Math and Language Arts are used collectively for engaging students and their learning; and
  • Opportunities for planning and discussions.

Audience K-12 Teachers, Coaches, Directors, Principals and Administrators
Facilitator(s) Anthony Quan, Consultant II, STEM
Included Materials, Breakfast and Lunch are included.
Price $ 75.00 per individual

To confirm enrollment, payment must be received in this office no later than April 21, 2014. Please send a copy of the registration with a check or purchase order payable to the Los Angeles County Office of Education to:

Sandy Dowden, Secretary
9300 Imperial Highway
ECW3146
Downey CA 90242
Or FAX: 562.401.5405

Introduction to the Next Generation Science Standards (NGSS) and the Paradigm Shift in Teaching and Learning – Gr K-5 @ TCOE-Doe Ave Complex-Aspen Room
May 1 @ 8:30 am – 3:30 pm

This workshop has a focus on:

*  Providing on overview of the NGSS standards and how they apply to the 21st Century College & Career Readiness Skills.
*  Using models, tools and resources to better understand the foundational shift to Crosscutting Concepts, Science & Engineering Practices and Disciplinary Core Ideas.
*  Working in a collaborative setting with content and technology experts to create your implementation plan for NGSS.

We encourage you to “BYOD”; and bring your own device with you to all meetings & workshops. If you need to rent a laptop for this training, please answer “Y” to the laptop question when registering.

For your convenience, a meal is provided. However, if you have specialized dietary restrictions, please plan to bring your own lunch.

Get to Know the Next Generation Science Standards @ Sacramento County Office of Education
May 1 @ 4:00 pm – 6:00 pm

Come learn about the recently adopted Next Generation Science Standards (NGSS) and how you can begin to implement them in your classroom now! We will review the standards and share suggestions, for all teachers in grades K-12, on some of the conceptual changes teachers will need to make as they move forward through the standards.

Please bring relevant NGSS standards for your grade level. To print the standards visit http://www.cde.ca.gov/pd/ca/sc/ngssstandards.asp.

Event is subject to cancellation if enrollment is insufficient.

After Dark: First Thursdays @ Exploratorium
May 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?

Cafe Inquiry @ Cafe Borrone
May 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

NightLife at the Academy @ California Academy of Sciences
May 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.

May
3
Sat
May
Common Core Seminar Series: Common Core and Beyond: A Practicum on Literacy in the Content Areas, Mathematics, Instructional Strategies, and Assessments @ TBD
May 3 @ 8:00 am – 4:00 pm

This seminar will offer more extensive practice on the Common Core Standards in the areas of curriculum, literacy strategies across the content areas, technology, assessments, and performance tasks.  Whether you are new to the Common Core or are more advanced, come and learn more about the implementation of the standards and the new timelines for assessments.

Registration Fee:  CTA and ACSA Members, $25.00.  Non-members, $75.00 (Includes materials and meals).  Possible funding streams:  Title I, II, III, SIG, QEIA, 2013 Common Core funds.

To register, click here and select Common Core Trainings.

Understanding Climate Change in California Workshop
May 3 @ 8:00 am – 3:00 pm

TULARE REGION EDUCATORS! Climate change is having a profound impact on California water resources, as evidenced by changes in snowpack, sea level and river flows. Join the Department of Water Resources (DWR) Climate Change Team for a day learning about the basics of climate science, how DWR is addressing these impacts and how the interdisciplinary activities of Project WET can help you integrate climate science knowledge and skill back in the classroom! Please contact Brian Brown, CA Project WET Coordinator at: (916) 444-6240 or projectwet@watereducation.org.

Garden-Enhanced Nutrition Education Workshop @ UC Davis School Gardening Program
May 3 @ 8:30 am – 4:00 pm

The Garden-Enhanced Nutrition Education (GENE) workshop is for California educators who want to use school gardens to enhance nutrition education for children and youth. In this FREE workshop, we will share:

  • activities and tips for making nutrition education hands-on, edible, engaging, and effective
  • tips for eating from the garden
  • crop planning information for an edible harvest
  • strategies for implementing GENE programs

Activities will be drawn from curricula for grades K-7 and can be adapted for grades 8-12. Join us for this fun and instructional workshop!

14th Annual Science Teaching Symposium @ CSU Chico, Physical Sciences Room 206
Apr 26 @ 9:00 am – 4:00 pm

NGSS and Common Core Science Literacy: Focus on the Practices and Language Development

Hosted by the Inland Northern California Science Project

Come as a listener ($20) or as a presenter (free).
If you share a lesson/ activity/strategy from your classroom you will receive a free lunch, a presenter certificate, and a useful science book for your classroom.

Registration Deadline – April 22th by 4pm. Click here to access a registration form.

Keynote Topic: Next Generation Science Standards and Literacy

Schedule for the day:
8:30 Registration in Physical Sciences Room 206
9:00 Opening Session: Next Generation Science Standards and Common Core Science Literacy
 What are the important overlapping ideas?
 Science as the vehicle for delivering meaningful language arts and math?
 How to tap into funding for “standards”?

10:00 Presentations (to be announced): Scientific and Engineering Practices
 Doing Science the Scientific Way: It’s Not as Hard as it Sounds – Report from Boston NSTA
 What happened to Inquiry?
 How does Problem Based Learning fit into the big picture.

12:30 Lunch

1:30 Presentations (to be announced): Language Development Through Science
 What is already being done in science instruction to promote academic discourse?
 Critical thinking, oral communication, and collaboration are enhanced by arguing from evidence.
 Writing in science and reading expository text “close”ly.
3:30 Summary and Next Steps

To register for this event, please fill out the application email it to: bmarcum@csuchico.edu
or FAX it to:
Center for Math & Science Education Fax (530) 898-4580
CSU, Chico • Chico, CA 95929-0530

Apr
19
Sat
Apr
GENE – Garden Enhanced Nutrition Education Workshop @ Valley Springs Elementary School
Apr 19 @ 8:30 am – 4:00 pm

This Garden Enhanced Nutrition Education (GENE) Workshop is for school garden volunteers, parents, educators, and teachers who work in school or community gardens with elementary-aged children.This workshop will provide participants with resources and lessons for teaching nutrition through garden-based activities. It is for people that are interested in using existing school gardens to enhance nutrition education for students and to promote fruit and vegetable consumption. Activities are drawn from curricula for grades K-7, and can be adapted for grades 8-12. Participants will also learn various strategies for connecting GENE to the Common Core Content Standards.

Apr
23
Wed
Apr
Next Generation Science Standards Workshop Series (Session 3) @ Sacramento County Office of Education
Apr 23 @ 4:00 pm – Apr 23 @ 6:00 pm

This is day three of a three-day workshop series for elementary, middle, and high school teachers of science and K-12 administrators to help you and your students become familiar with what the new standards will bring…

In Session 3 participants will:

  • Examine the entirety of NGSS through a model lesson in Engineering Design
  • Apply the Science and Engineering Practices, Disciplinary Core Ideas and the Crosscutting Concepts to the design process

Session 1, March 12, 2014

Session 2, March 26, 2014

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

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

Apr
26
Sat
Apr
Understanding Climate Change in California Workshop
Apr 26 @ 8:00 am – 4:00 pm

OROVILLE REGION EDUCATORS! Climate change is having a profound impact on California water resources, as evidenced by changes in snowpack, sea level and river flows. Join the Department of Water Resources (DWR) Climate Change Team for a day learning about the basics of climate science, how DWR is addressing these impacts and how the interdisciplinary activities of Project WET can help you integrate climate science knowledge and skill back in the classroom! Please contact Brian Brown, CA Project WET Coordinator at: (916) 444-6240 or projectwet@watereducation.org.

Garden Enhanced Nutrition Education Workshop Hosted by the Grimm Family Education Foundation’s Edible Schoolyard Programs @ Grimm Family Education Foundation
Apr 26 @ 8:30 am – 3:30 pm

The Grimm Family Education Foundation would like to invite you to join the Buena Vista Edible Schoolyard and Grimmway Academy Edible Schoolyard in a full day of Garden Enhanced Nutrition Education programming.

14th Annual Science Teaching Symposium @ CSU Chico, Physical Sciences Room 206
Apr 26 @ 9:00 am – 4:00 pm

NGSS and Common Core Science Literacy: Focus on the Practices and Language Development

Hosted by the Inland Northern California Science Project

Come as a listener ($20) or as a presenter (free).
If you share a lesson/ activity/strategy from your classroom you will receive a free lunch, a presenter certificate, and a useful science book for your classroom.

Registration Deadline – April 22th by 4pm. Click here to access a registration form.

Keynote Topic: Next Generation Science Standards and Literacy

Schedule for the day:
8:30 Registration in Physical Sciences Room 206
9:00 Opening Session: Next Generation Science Standards and Common Core Science Literacy
 What are the important overlapping ideas?
 Science as the vehicle for delivering meaningful language arts and math?
 How to tap into funding for “standards”?

10:00 Presentations (to be announced): Scientific and Engineering Practices
 Doing Science the Scientific Way: It’s Not as Hard as it Sounds – Report from Boston NSTA
 What happened to Inquiry?
 How does Problem Based Learning fit into the big picture.

12:30 Lunch

1:30 Presentations (to be announced): Language Development Through Science
 What is already being done in science instruction to promote academic discourse?
 Critical thinking, oral communication, and collaboration are enhanced by arguing from evidence.
 Writing in science and reading expository text “close”ly.
3:30 Summary and Next Steps

To register for this event, please fill out the application email it to: bmarcum@csuchico.edu
or FAX it to:
Center for Math & Science Education Fax (530) 898-4580
CSU, Chico • Chico, CA 95929-0530

Garden Enhanced Nutrition Education @ Manor Elementary School
Apr 26 @ 9:00 am

Garden Enhanced Nutrition Workshop for Teachers, School Garden Educators, and Parent Volunteers

Apr
27
Sun
Apr
Earth Day Music Festival @ San Luis Obispo Botanical Garden
Apr 27 @ 10:00 am – Apr 27 @ 5:00 pm

On Sunday, April 27, the largest free annual environmental event in SLO County will take place at El Chorro Regional Park. The all-day outdoor event will showcase the eco friendly, climate change messages, products, or services of businesses, organizations, schools and college clubs. Features will include a Green Car Show, Kid’s Zone, Eco Marketplace, Green Building & Energy Hub, Food and Drinks, a Beer & Wine Garden and a three stage Music Festival. Special kid’s activities taking place from 11 AM to 3 PM in the Children’s Garden. More information at slobg.org/earth-day.

Apr
28
Mon
Apr
Next Generation Science Standards State Rollout Symposium @ San Joaquin County Office of Education
Apr 28 @ 8:00 am – Apr 29 @ 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). Click here to download the event flyer.

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 Parking Fee.

Hotel Reservations:
Overnight accommodations at a discounted rate of $89 per night at the Holiday Inn Express, 5045 Kingsley Rd. Stockton, CA 95215.  Please call 209-946-1234 and provide group code STE to make reservations.  Rooms have been blocked for April 27th and April 28th.

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.
Apr
30
Wed
Apr
Research Writing in Science Grades 6-12 @ Sequoia Room - TCOE - Doe Ave Complex
Apr 30 @ 8:30 am – 3:30 pm

This workshop series provides a unique overview of scientific, evidence based reading and writing. Discussion, Resources and Application will revolve around the following topics:
Selection of science topic to research. Is ‘Student Voice & Choice’ an option?
What is appropriate evidence?
Online Research – reliability, quests, and advancing data mining
Writing structures and patterns inherent within scientific reasoning
The process to create, revise, critique and publish expository text
Citation (APA & CSE format) and peer review (objective critique)

BYOD: Bring Your Own Device (laptop, iPad, etc.), in order to access resources, collaborate, and plan electronically.

For your convenience, a meal is provided. However, if you have specialized dietary restrictions, please plan to bring your own lunch.

May
1
Thu
May
Free Entry Day at the UC Botanical Gardens @ UC Berkely Botanical Garden
May 1 – May 2 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

Next Generation Science Standards and the Common Core State Standards @ San Jose Charter School, Multi-Purpose Room
May 1 @ 8:00 am – 3:30 pm

The Common Core State Standards will be implemented in schools and districts throughout the nation beginning in 2014. The Next Generation Science Standards follows similar outcomes and academic rigor for all students in science. This is a blended workshop in which portions of the day is through the use of technology and portions are whole group.

This workshop one-day workshop is designed to provide participants with the following:

  • An overview of the Next Generation Science Standards;
  • An understanding of how Next Generation Science Standards supports Common Core State Standards;
  • Strategies and models of how Science, Math and Language Arts are used collectively for engaging students and their learning; and
  • Opportunities for planning and discussions.

Audience K-12 Teachers, Coaches, Directors, Principals and Administrators
Facilitator(s) Anthony Quan, Consultant II, STEM
Included Materials, Breakfast and Lunch are included.
Price $ 75.00 per individual

To confirm enrollment, payment must be received in this office no later than April 21, 2014. Please send a copy of the registration with a check or purchase order payable to the Los Angeles County Office of Education to:

Sandy Dowden, Secretary
9300 Imperial Highway
ECW3146
Downey CA 90242
Or FAX: 562.401.5405

Introduction to the Next Generation Science Standards (NGSS) and the Paradigm Shift in Teaching and Learning – Gr K-5 @ TCOE-Doe Ave Complex-Aspen Room
May 1 @ 8:30 am – 3:30 pm

This workshop has a focus on:

*  Providing on overview of the NGSS standards and how they apply to the 21st Century College & Career Readiness Skills.
*  Using models, tools and resources to better understand the foundational shift to Crosscutting Concepts, Science & Engineering Practices and Disciplinary Core Ideas.
*  Working in a collaborative setting with content and technology experts to create your implementation plan for NGSS.

We encourage you to “BYOD”; and bring your own device with you to all meetings & workshops. If you need to rent a laptop for this training, please answer “Y” to the laptop question when registering.

For your convenience, a meal is provided. However, if you have specialized dietary restrictions, please plan to bring your own lunch.

Get to Know the Next Generation Science Standards @ Sacramento County Office of Education
May 1 @ 4:00 pm – 6:00 pm

Come learn about the recently adopted Next Generation Science Standards (NGSS) and how you can begin to implement them in your classroom now! We will review the standards and share suggestions, for all teachers in grades K-12, on some of the conceptual changes teachers will need to make as they move forward through the standards.

Please bring relevant NGSS standards for your grade level. To print the standards visit http://www.cde.ca.gov/pd/ca/sc/ngssstandards.asp.

Event is subject to cancellation if enrollment is insufficient.

After Dark: First Thursdays @ Exploratorium
May 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?

Cafe Inquiry @ Cafe Borrone
May 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

NightLife at the Academy @ California Academy of Sciences
May 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.

May
3
Sat
May
Common Core Seminar Series: Common Core and Beyond: A Practicum on Literacy in the Content Areas, Mathematics, Instructional Strategies, and Assessments @ TBD
May 3 @ 8:00 am – 4:00 pm

This seminar will offer more extensive practice on the Common Core Standards in the areas of curriculum, literacy strategies across the content areas, technology, assessments, and performance tasks.  Whether you are new to the Common Core or are more advanced, come and learn more about the implementation of the standards and the new timelines for assessments.

Registration Fee:  CTA and ACSA Members, $25.00.  Non-members, $75.00 (Includes materials and meals).  Possible funding streams:  Title I, II, III, SIG, QEIA, 2013 Common Core funds.

To register, click here and select Common Core Trainings.

Understanding Climate Change in California Workshop
May 3 @ 8:00 am – 3:00 pm

TULARE REGION EDUCATORS! Climate change is having a profound impact on California water resources, as evidenced by changes in snowpack, sea level and river flows. Join the Department of Water Resources (DWR) Climate Change Team for a day learning about the basics of climate science, how DWR is addressing these impacts and how the interdisciplinary activities of Project WET can help you integrate climate science knowledge and skill back in the classroom! Please contact Brian Brown, CA Project WET Coordinator at: (916) 444-6240 or projectwet@watereducation.org.

Garden-Enhanced Nutrition Education Workshop @ UC Davis School Gardening Program
May 3 @ 8:30 am – 4:00 pm

The Garden-Enhanced Nutrition Education (GENE) workshop is for California educators who want to use school gardens to enhance nutrition education for children and youth. In this FREE workshop, we will share:

  • activities and tips for making nutrition education hands-on, edible, engaging, and effective
  • tips for eating from the garden
  • crop planning information for an edible harvest
  • strategies for implementing GENE programs

Activities will be drawn from curricula for grades K-7 and can be adapted for grades 8-12. Join us for this fun and instructional workshop!

Garden Enhanced Nutrition Education @ Manor Elementary School
Apr 26 @ 9:00 am

Garden Enhanced Nutrition Workshop for Teachers, School Garden Educators, and Parent Volunteers

Apr
19
Sat
Apr
GENE – Garden Enhanced Nutrition Education Workshop @ Valley Springs Elementary School
Apr 19 @ 8:30 am – 4:00 pm

This Garden Enhanced Nutrition Education (GENE) Workshop is for school garden volunteers, parents, educators, and teachers who work in school or community gardens with elementary-aged children.This workshop will provide participants with resources and lessons for teaching nutrition through garden-based activities. It is for people that are interested in using existing school gardens to enhance nutrition education for students and to promote fruit and vegetable consumption. Activities are drawn from curricula for grades K-7, and can be adapted for grades 8-12. Participants will also learn various strategies for connecting GENE to the Common Core Content Standards.

Apr
23
Wed
Apr
Next Generation Science Standards Workshop Series (Session 3) @ Sacramento County Office of Education
Apr 23 @ 4:00 pm – Apr 23 @ 6:00 pm

This is day three of a three-day workshop series for elementary, middle, and high school teachers of science and K-12 administrators to help you and your students become familiar with what the new standards will bring…

In Session 3 participants will:

  • Examine the entirety of NGSS through a model lesson in Engineering Design
  • Apply the Science and Engineering Practices, Disciplinary Core Ideas and the Crosscutting Concepts to the design process

Session 1, March 12, 2014

Session 2, March 26, 2014

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

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

Apr
26
Sat
Apr
Understanding Climate Change in California Workshop
Apr 26 @ 8:00 am – 4:00 pm

OROVILLE REGION EDUCATORS! Climate change is having a profound impact on California water resources, as evidenced by changes in snowpack, sea level and river flows. Join the Department of Water Resources (DWR) Climate Change Team for a day learning about the basics of climate science, how DWR is addressing these impacts and how the interdisciplinary activities of Project WET can help you integrate climate science knowledge and skill back in the classroom! Please contact Brian Brown, CA Project WET Coordinator at: (916) 444-6240 or projectwet@watereducation.org.

Garden Enhanced Nutrition Education Workshop Hosted by the Grimm Family Education Foundation’s Edible Schoolyard Programs @ Grimm Family Education Foundation
Apr 26 @ 8:30 am – 3:30 pm

The Grimm Family Education Foundation would like to invite you to join the Buena Vista Edible Schoolyard and Grimmway Academy Edible Schoolyard in a full day of Garden Enhanced Nutrition Education programming.

14th Annual Science Teaching Symposium @ CSU Chico, Physical Sciences Room 206
Apr 26 @ 9:00 am – 4:00 pm

NGSS and Common Core Science Literacy: Focus on the Practices and Language Development

Hosted by the Inland Northern California Science Project

Come as a listener ($20) or as a presenter (free).
If you share a lesson/ activity/strategy from your classroom you will receive a free lunch, a presenter certificate, and a useful science book for your classroom.

Registration Deadline – April 22th by 4pm. Click here to access a registration form.

Keynote Topic: Next Generation Science Standards and Literacy

Schedule for the day:
8:30 Registration in Physical Sciences Room 206
9:00 Opening Session: Next Generation Science Standards and Common Core Science Literacy
 What are the important overlapping ideas?
 Science as the vehicle for delivering meaningful language arts and math?
 How to tap into funding for “standards”?

10:00 Presentations (to be announced): Scientific and Engineering Practices
 Doing Science the Scientific Way: It’s Not as Hard as it Sounds – Report from Boston NSTA
 What happened to Inquiry?
 How does Problem Based Learning fit into the big picture.

12:30 Lunch

1:30 Presentations (to be announced): Language Development Through Science
 What is already being done in science instruction to promote academic discourse?
 Critical thinking, oral communication, and collaboration are enhanced by arguing from evidence.
 Writing in science and reading expository text “close”ly.
3:30 Summary and Next Steps

To register for this event, please fill out the application email it to: bmarcum@csuchico.edu
or FAX it to:
Center for Math & Science Education Fax (530) 898-4580
CSU, Chico • Chico, CA 95929-0530

Garden Enhanced Nutrition Education @ Manor Elementary School
Apr 26 @ 9:00 am

Garden Enhanced Nutrition Workshop for Teachers, School Garden Educators, and Parent Volunteers

Apr
27
Sun
Apr
Earth Day Music Festival @ San Luis Obispo Botanical Garden
Apr 27 @ 10:00 am – Apr 27 @ 5:00 pm

On Sunday, April 27, the largest free annual environmental event in SLO County will take place at El Chorro Regional Park. The all-day outdoor event will showcase the eco friendly, climate change messages, products, or services of businesses, organizations, schools and college clubs. Features will include a Green Car Show, Kid’s Zone, Eco Marketplace, Green Building & Energy Hub, Food and Drinks, a Beer & Wine Garden and a three stage Music Festival. Special kid’s activities taking place from 11 AM to 3 PM in the Children’s Garden. More information at slobg.org/earth-day.

Apr
28
Mon
Apr
Next Generation Science Standards State Rollout Symposium @ San Joaquin County Office of Education
Apr 28 @ 8:00 am – Apr 29 @ 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). Click here to download the event flyer.

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 Parking Fee.

Hotel Reservations:
Overnight accommodations at a discounted rate of $89 per night at the Holiday Inn Express, 5045 Kingsley Rd. Stockton, CA 95215.  Please call 209-946-1234 and provide group code STE to make reservations.  Rooms have been blocked for April 27th and April 28th.

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.
Apr
30
Wed
Apr
Research Writing in Science Grades 6-12 @ Sequoia Room - TCOE - Doe Ave Complex
Apr 30 @ 8:30 am – 3:30 pm

This workshop series provides a unique overview of scientific, evidence based reading and writing. Discussion, Resources and Application will revolve around the following topics:
Selection of science topic to research. Is ‘Student Voice & Choice’ an option?
What is appropriate evidence?
Online Research – reliability, quests, and advancing data mining
Writing structures and patterns inherent within scientific reasoning
The process to create, revise, critique and publish expository text
Citation (APA & CSE format) and peer review (objective critique)

BYOD: Bring Your Own Device (laptop, iPad, etc.), in order to access resources, collaborate, and plan electronically.

For your convenience, a meal is provided. However, if you have specialized dietary restrictions, please plan to bring your own lunch.

May
1
Thu
May
Free Entry Day at the UC Botanical Gardens @ UC Berkely Botanical Garden
May 1 – May 2 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

Next Generation Science Standards and the Common Core State Standards @ San Jose Charter School, Multi-Purpose Room
May 1 @ 8:00 am – 3:30 pm

The Common Core State Standards will be implemented in schools and districts throughout the nation beginning in 2014. The Next Generation Science Standards follows similar outcomes and academic rigor for all students in science. This is a blended workshop in which portions of the day is through the use of technology and portions are whole group.

This workshop one-day workshop is designed to provide participants with the following:

  • An overview of the Next Generation Science Standards;
  • An understanding of how Next Generation Science Standards supports Common Core State Standards;
  • Strategies and models of how Science, Math and Language Arts are used collectively for engaging students and their learning; and
  • Opportunities for planning and discussions.

Audience K-12 Teachers, Coaches, Directors, Principals and Administrators
Facilitator(s) Anthony Quan, Consultant II, STEM
Included Materials, Breakfast and Lunch are included.
Price $ 75.00 per individual

To confirm enrollment, payment must be received in this office no later than April 21, 2014. Please send a copy of the registration with a check or purchase order payable to the Los Angeles County Office of Education to:

Sandy Dowden, Secretary
9300 Imperial Highway
ECW3146
Downey CA 90242
Or FAX: 562.401.5405

Introduction to the Next Generation Science Standards (NGSS) and the Paradigm Shift in Teaching and Learning – Gr K-5 @ TCOE-Doe Ave Complex-Aspen Room
May 1 @ 8:30 am – 3:30 pm

This workshop has a focus on:

*  Providing on overview of the NGSS standards and how they apply to the 21st Century College & Career Readiness Skills.
*  Using models, tools and resources to better understand the foundational shift to Crosscutting Concepts, Science & Engineering Practices and Disciplinary Core Ideas.
*  Working in a collaborative setting with content and technology experts to create your implementation plan for NGSS.

We encourage you to “BYOD”; and bring your own device with you to all meetings & workshops. If you need to rent a laptop for this training, please answer “Y” to the laptop question when registering.

For your convenience, a meal is provided. However, if you have specialized dietary restrictions, please plan to bring your own lunch.

Get to Know the Next Generation Science Standards @ Sacramento County Office of Education
May 1 @ 4:00 pm – 6:00 pm

Come learn about the recently adopted Next Generation Science Standards (NGSS) and how you can begin to implement them in your classroom now! We will review the standards and share suggestions, for all teachers in grades K-12, on some of the conceptual changes teachers will need to make as they move forward through the standards.

Please bring relevant NGSS standards for your grade level. To print the standards visit http://www.cde.ca.gov/pd/ca/sc/ngssstandards.asp.

Event is subject to cancellation if enrollment is insufficient.

After Dark: First Thursdays @ Exploratorium
May 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?

Cafe Inquiry @ Cafe Borrone
May 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

NightLife at the Academy @ California Academy of Sciences
May 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.

May
3
Sat
May
Common Core Seminar Series: Common Core and Beyond: A Practicum on Literacy in the Content Areas, Mathematics, Instructional Strategies, and Assessments @ TBD
May 3 @ 8:00 am – 4:00 pm

This seminar will offer more extensive practice on the Common Core Standards in the areas of curriculum, literacy strategies across the content areas, technology, assessments, and performance tasks.  Whether you are new to the Common Core or are more advanced, come and learn more about the implementation of the standards and the new timelines for assessments.

Registration Fee:  CTA and ACSA Members, $25.00.  Non-members, $75.00 (Includes materials and meals).  Possible funding streams:  Title I, II, III, SIG, QEIA, 2013 Common Core funds.

To register, click here and select Common Core Trainings.

Understanding Climate Change in California Workshop
May 3 @ 8:00 am – 3:00 pm

TULARE REGION EDUCATORS! Climate change is having a profound impact on California water resources, as evidenced by changes in snowpack, sea level and river flows. Join the Department of Water Resources (DWR) Climate Change Team for a day learning about the basics of climate science, how DWR is addressing these impacts and how the interdisciplinary activities of Project WET can help you integrate climate science knowledge and skill back in the classroom! Please contact Brian Brown, CA Project WET Coordinator at: (916) 444-6240 or projectwet@watereducation.org.

Garden-Enhanced Nutrition Education Workshop @ UC Davis School Gardening Program
May 3 @ 8:30 am – 4:00 pm

The Garden-Enhanced Nutrition Education (GENE) workshop is for California educators who want to use school gardens to enhance nutrition education for children and youth. In this FREE workshop, we will share:

  • activities and tips for making nutrition education hands-on, edible, engaging, and effective
  • tips for eating from the garden
  • crop planning information for an edible harvest
  • strategies for implementing GENE programs

Activities will be drawn from curricula for grades K-7 and can be adapted for grades 8-12. Join us for this fun and instructional workshop!

Apr
27
Sun
Apr
Earth Day Music Festival @ San Luis Obispo Botanical Garden
Apr 27 @ 10:00 am – Apr 27 @ 5:00 pm

On Sunday, April 27, the largest free annual environmental event in SLO County will take place at El Chorro Regional Park. The all-day outdoor event will showcase the eco friendly, climate change messages, products, or services of businesses, organizations, schools and college clubs. Features will include a Green Car Show, Kid’s Zone, Eco Marketplace, Green Building & Energy Hub, Food and Drinks, a Beer & Wine Garden and a three stage Music Festival. Special kid’s activities taking place from 11 AM to 3 PM in the Children’s Garden. More information at slobg.org/earth-day.

Apr
19
Sat
Apr
GENE – Garden Enhanced Nutrition Education Workshop @ Valley Springs Elementary School
Apr 19 @ 8:30 am – 4:00 pm

This Garden Enhanced Nutrition Education (GENE) Workshop is for school garden volunteers, parents, educators, and teachers who work in school or community gardens with elementary-aged children.This workshop will provide participants with resources and lessons for teaching nutrition through garden-based activities. It is for people that are interested in using existing school gardens to enhance nutrition education for students and to promote fruit and vegetable consumption. Activities are drawn from curricula for grades K-7, and can be adapted for grades 8-12. Participants will also learn various strategies for connecting GENE to the Common Core Content Standards.

Apr
23
Wed
Apr
Next Generation Science Standards Workshop Series (Session 3) @ Sacramento County Office of Education
Apr 23 @ 4:00 pm – Apr 23 @ 6:00 pm

This is day three of a three-day workshop series for elementary, middle, and high school teachers of science and K-12 administrators to help you and your students become familiar with what the new standards will bring…

In Session 3 participants will:

  • Examine the entirety of NGSS through a model lesson in Engineering Design
  • Apply the Science and Engineering Practices, Disciplinary Core Ideas and the Crosscutting Concepts to the design process

Session 1, March 12, 2014

Session 2, March 26, 2014

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

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

Apr
26
Sat
Apr
Understanding Climate Change in California Workshop
Apr 26 @ 8:00 am – 4:00 pm

OROVILLE REGION EDUCATORS! Climate change is having a profound impact on California water resources, as evidenced by changes in snowpack, sea level and river flows. Join the Department of Water Resources (DWR) Climate Change Team for a day learning about the basics of climate science, how DWR is addressing these impacts and how the interdisciplinary activities of Project WET can help you integrate climate science knowledge and skill back in the classroom! Please contact Brian Brown, CA Project WET Coordinator at: (916) 444-6240 or projectwet@watereducation.org.

Garden Enhanced Nutrition Education Workshop Hosted by the Grimm Family Education Foundation’s Edible Schoolyard Programs @ Grimm Family Education Foundation
Apr 26 @ 8:30 am – 3:30 pm

The Grimm Family Education Foundation would like to invite you to join the Buena Vista Edible Schoolyard and Grimmway Academy Edible Schoolyard in a full day of Garden Enhanced Nutrition Education programming.

14th Annual Science Teaching Symposium @ CSU Chico, Physical Sciences Room 206
Apr 26 @ 9:00 am – 4:00 pm

NGSS and Common Core Science Literacy: Focus on the Practices and Language Development

Hosted by the Inland Northern California Science Project

Come as a listener ($20) or as a presenter (free).
If you share a lesson/ activity/strategy from your classroom you will receive a free lunch, a presenter certificate, and a useful science book for your classroom.

Registration Deadline – April 22th by 4pm. Click here to access a registration form.

Keynote Topic: Next Generation Science Standards and Literacy

Schedule for the day:
8:30 Registration in Physical Sciences Room 206
9:00 Opening Session: Next Generation Science Standards and Common Core Science Literacy
 What are the important overlapping ideas?
 Science as the vehicle for delivering meaningful language arts and math?
 How to tap into funding for “standards”?

10:00 Presentations (to be announced): Scientific and Engineering Practices
 Doing Science the Scientific Way: It’s Not as Hard as it Sounds – Report from Boston NSTA
 What happened to Inquiry?
 How does Problem Based Learning fit into the big picture.

12:30 Lunch

1:30 Presentations (to be announced): Language Development Through Science
 What is already being done in science instruction to promote academic discourse?
 Critical thinking, oral communication, and collaboration are enhanced by arguing from evidence.
 Writing in science and reading expository text “close”ly.
3:30 Summary and Next Steps

To register for this event, please fill out the application email it to: bmarcum@csuchico.edu
or FAX it to:
Center for Math & Science Education Fax (530) 898-4580
CSU, Chico • Chico, CA 95929-0530

Garden Enhanced Nutrition Education @ Manor Elementary School
Apr 26 @ 9:00 am

Garden Enhanced Nutrition Workshop for Teachers, School Garden Educators, and Parent Volunteers

Apr
27
Sun
Apr
Earth Day Music Festival @ San Luis Obispo Botanical Garden
Apr 27 @ 10:00 am – Apr 27 @ 5:00 pm

On Sunday, April 27, the largest free annual environmental event in SLO County will take place at El Chorro Regional Park. The all-day outdoor event will showcase the eco friendly, climate change messages, products, or services of businesses, organizations, schools and college clubs. Features will include a Green Car Show, Kid’s Zone, Eco Marketplace, Green Building & Energy Hub, Food and Drinks, a Beer & Wine Garden and a three stage Music Festival. Special kid’s activities taking place from 11 AM to 3 PM in the Children’s Garden. More information at slobg.org/earth-day.

Apr
28
Mon
Apr
Next Generation Science Standards State Rollout Symposium @ San Joaquin County Office of Education
Apr 28 @ 8:00 am – Apr 29 @ 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). Click here to download the event flyer.

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 Parking Fee.

Hotel Reservations:
Overnight accommodations at a discounted rate of $89 per night at the Holiday Inn Express, 5045 Kingsley Rd. Stockton, CA 95215.  Please call 209-946-1234 and provide group code STE to make reservations.  Rooms have been blocked for April 27th and April 28th.

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.
Apr
30
Wed
Apr
Research Writing in Science Grades 6-12 @ Sequoia Room - TCOE - Doe Ave Complex
Apr 30 @ 8:30 am – 3:30 pm

This workshop series provides a unique overview of scientific, evidence based reading and writing. Discussion, Resources and Application will revolve around the following topics:
Selection of science topic to research. Is ‘Student Voice & Choice’ an option?
What is appropriate evidence?
Online Research – reliability, quests, and advancing data mining
Writing structures and patterns inherent within scientific reasoning
The process to create, revise, critique and publish expository text
Citation (APA & CSE format) and peer review (objective critique)

BYOD: Bring Your Own Device (laptop, iPad, etc.), in order to access resources, collaborate, and plan electronically.

For your convenience, a meal is provided. However, if you have specialized dietary restrictions, please plan to bring your own lunch.

May
1
Thu
May
Free Entry Day at the UC Botanical Gardens @ UC Berkely Botanical Garden
May 1 – May 2 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

Next Generation Science Standards and the Common Core State Standards @ San Jose Charter School, Multi-Purpose Room
May 1 @ 8:00 am – 3:30 pm

The Common Core State Standards will be implemented in schools and districts throughout the nation beginning in 2014. The Next Generation Science Standards follows similar outcomes and academic rigor for all students in science. This is a blended workshop in which portions of the day is through the use of technology and portions are whole group.

This workshop one-day workshop is designed to provide participants with the following:

  • An overview of the Next Generation Science Standards;
  • An understanding of how Next Generation Science Standards supports Common Core State Standards;
  • Strategies and models of how Science, Math and Language Arts are used collectively for engaging students and their learning; and
  • Opportunities for planning and discussions.

Audience K-12 Teachers, Coaches, Directors, Principals and Administrators
Facilitator(s) Anthony Quan, Consultant II, STEM
Included Materials, Breakfast and Lunch are included.
Price $ 75.00 per individual

To confirm enrollment, payment must be received in this office no later than April 21, 2014. Please send a copy of the registration with a check or purchase order payable to the Los Angeles County Office of Education to:

Sandy Dowden, Secretary
9300 Imperial Highway
ECW3146
Downey CA 90242
Or FAX: 562.401.5405

Introduction to the Next Generation Science Standards (NGSS) and the Paradigm Shift in Teaching and Learning – Gr K-5 @ TCOE-Doe Ave Complex-Aspen Room
May 1 @ 8:30 am – 3:30 pm