August 2016 – Vol. 28 No. 12

CALENDAR

Sep
1
Thu
2016
Cafe Inquiry @ Cafe Borrone
Sep 1 @ 1:00 am – 3:00 am

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

http://www.cafeborrone.com

http://www.centerforinquiry.net/sf

Sep
7
Wed
2016
Next Generation Science Standards Symposium: Transition to Implementation Rollout #3 Training @ California State University, East Bay (New University Union)
Sep 7 @ 8:00 am – Sep 8 @ 4:30 pm

Rollout #3 Agenda

Day 1

 7:30 – 8:00
Registering and Continental Breakfast

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

8:30-9:15
CA NGSS Assessment Update

9:15-9:30
Environmental Principles and Concepts

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

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

Lunch 12: 15-1:15

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

4:30
Dismissal

 

Day 2

7:30-8:00
Registering and Continental Breakfast

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

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

Lunch 11:30-12:30

12:30-1:30
Table Talks

Choice:  1:45-3:45

Admin Planning for Communication

Science and Common Core ELA

Exploring Integration at Middle School

High School Models

Engineering in Life Science

(K-12)

Cross Cutting Concepts: Deepening Our Understanding

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

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

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

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

For more information or suggestions contact Monica Albe.

Like us on Facebook!

Sep
8
Thu
2016
Project WET Workshop: Tehachapi
Sep 8 @ 8:00 am – 3:00 pm

TEHACHAPI USD EDUCATORS! The Tehachapi-Cummings County Water District and Tehachapi Unified School District invite you to join us for this FREE water education workshop, which will include hands-on experience with the activities of Project WET (Water Education for Teachers)! Project WET is an exciting water education program that promotes awareness, appreciation, knowledge and stewardship of water resources. All Project WET activities are hands-on, investigative and easy-to-use. This workshop has been tailored to the region and will highlight local water.

Sep
10
Sat
2016
TECH SUMMIT 2016 @ SJCOE/Wentworth Education Center
Sep 10 @ 7:30 am – 3:30 pm

When:  Saturday, September 10th 7:30am-3:30pm
Where:  SJCOE/Wentworth Education Center 2707 Transworld Drive, Stockton
What to Bring:  Your Sched itinerary.  Your own device.
Who Will Be There:  Educators, Administrators, Curriculum Leaders, IT Staff Members are all welcome to come.

Are you ready to try some new technology, explore online resources, discover a new app or learn about the latest open source materials? Early bird registration fee of $75 (by Aug 15) and late fee registration of $95. Event fee includes breakfast and lunch.

There are over 30 sessions to choose from presented by Vendors such as Google, Apple, STEMScopes, LiveBinders, and more —- and by Regional Educators who are using technology in their own classrooms at all grade spans.

A Vendor Fare will also be available in the Wentworth Education Center Lobby. Cool tech giveaways will be announced throughout the day!

Click here for the event flyer and registration information.

Sep
13
Tue
2016
Intro to NGSS and 3-D Learning (K-5) @ San Diego County Office of Education, Room 401/402
Sep 13 @ 8:00 am – 3:00 pm

Implementation Stage 1

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

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

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

Sep
19
Mon
2016
Get to Know the Next Generation Science Standards @ Sacramento County Office of Education
Sep 19 @ 4:00 pm – 6:00 pm
Sep
24
Sat
2016
Introduction to the NGSS (grades K – 12) @ California Academy of Sciences
Sep 24 @ 9:00 am – 3:30 pm

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

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

Workshop Format

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

Oct
1
Sat
2016
Understanding Climate Change in California: San Jose
Oct 1 @ 8:00 am – 4:00 pm

BAY AREA 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 of 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.

Oct
6
Thu
2016
Cafe Inquiry @ Cafe Borrone
Oct 6 @ 1:00 am – 3:00 am

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

http://www.cafeborrone.com

http://www.centerforinquiry.net/sf

Oct
9
Sun
2016
2016 California STEM Symposium @ Anaheim Convention Center
Oct 9 @ 12:00 am – Oct 11 @ 3:00 pm

We are returning to the Anaheim Convention Center for the 2016 California STEM Symposium! We are excited to welcome old friends and new comers to what has become the largest annual gathering of STEM educators and STEM advocates in California. Register for the California STEM Symposium for three days of inspirational speeches, opportunities to collaborate with thousands of your peers, and resources you can take back to your classroom.

Oct
13
Thu
2016
Next Generation Science Standards Symposium: Transition to Implementation Rollout #3 Training @ Raddison Hotel - Fresno
Oct 13 @ 8:00 am – Oct 14 @ 4:30 pm

Rollout #3 Agenda

Day 1

 7:30 – 8:00
Registering and Continental Breakfast

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

8:30-9:15
CA NGSS Assessment Update

9:15-9:30
Environmental Principles and Concepts

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

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

Lunch 12: 15-1:15

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

4:30
Dismissal

 

Day 2

7:30-8:00
Registering and Continental Breakfast

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

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

Lunch 11:30-12:30

12:30-1:30
Table Talks

Choice:  1:45-3:45

Admin Planning for Communication

Science and Common Core ELA

Exploring Integration at Middle School

High School Models

Engineering in Life Science

(K-12)

Cross Cutting Concepts: Deepening Our Understanding

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

Oct
19
Wed
2016
Engineering Implementation Strategies in Next Generation Science Standards @ Sacramento County Office of Education
Oct 19 @ 4:00 pm – 6:00 pm
Oct
20
Thu
2016
ONWARD: Leading the NGSS Implementation in Your District @ Renaissance Palm Springs Hotel
Oct 20 @ 8:00 am – 5:00 pm

A Pre-Conference Event for District-Level Science Coaches and TOSAs

Join us and your colleagues for an in-depth NGSS event before the 2016 CSTA conference begins.

The cost for this event is $85 per person with a full 2016 CSTA conference registration.

For those interested in the pre-conference event only the cost is $200 per person.

Fee includes breakfast, lunch and supplies.

Schedule (subject to change)

8:00 am – 8:30 am Check-in and Breakfast
8:30 am – 9:15 am Morning Speaker: TBA
9:30 am – 12:00 pm Breakout Session A: Leading Change: Building Leadership Skills to Help Teachers Align Practice with NGSS Shifts
Kathy DiRanna, Statewide Director, K-12 Alliance and
John Spiegel, Science Coordinator, San Diego COE
  – OR –
9:30 am – 12:00 pm Breakout Session B: Building Leadership Skills for Supporting Elementary Teachers (Integration of CCSS and NGSS)
Karen Cerwin, Regional Director, K-12 Alliance and
Anthony Quan, STEM Consultant, Los Angeles COE
12:00 pm – 1:15 pm Lunch and Luncheon Speaker
Dr. Brian J. Reiser, Professor, Learning Sciences, School of Education and Social Policy at Northwestern University
1:15 pm – 2:45 pm Resume Morning Breakout Sessions A and B
3:00 pm – 4:00 pm Panel Discussion
4:00 pm – 5:00 pm Networking
Oct
21
Fri
2016
2016 California Science Education Conference @ Palm Springs Convention Center
Oct 21 @ 8:00 am – Oct 23 @ 1:00 pm

Conference_Side_Column_Register-Early

You’re Invited – Register Today!

2016 will be an exciting year for science education in California. Implementation of the California NGSS will be in year three, theCalifornia Science Curriculum Framework will be released for a second public review and may even be adopted before the end of the year, components of the state’s new accountability system will be on-line, and we will have a better idea of what to expect for science from our statewide assessment system.

*AVAILABLE NOW*: Registration Rates and Early Bird Registration Form

The only conference in California that will have information about all of these components as well as offer high quality educational workshops and opportunities for networking with fellow educators to talk about how this translates into your local context is at the 2016 California Science Education Conference.

Attendees enjoy access to over 150 90-minute workshops —providing you the extended time needed to dive deeper into topics; two top-notch keynote speakers sure to inspire and inform; and a half dozen focus speakers lecturing on topics that are at the cutting edge of science, STEM, and education. Option events include exciting field courses, in-depth 3-hour short courses, and fun and educational evening events designed to help attendees decompress after a long day of learning.

No other event will bring together this many California science educators in one location that is large enough to offer the diversity of programming our educators need, but also small enough to create an environment that allows for connections to be made, inspirations to be had, and moments to be shared.

Oct
23
Sun
2016
Intro to NGSS and 3-D Learning (6-12) @ San Diego County Office of Education, Annex B
Oct 23 @ 8:00 am – 3:00 pm

Implementation Stage 1

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

Oct
25
Tue
2016
Get Techie with Weebly @ Sacramento County Office of Education, Computer Lab
Oct 25 @ 4:00 pm – 6:00 pm

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

Oct
26
Wed
2016
Science Leadership & Professional Development Network @ San Diego County Office of Education, Room 306
Oct 26 @ 9:00 am – 12:00 pm

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

Nov
3
Thu
2016
Cafe Inquiry @ Cafe Borrone
Nov 3 @ 1:00 am – 3:00 am

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

http://www.cafeborrone.com

http://www.centerforinquiry.net/sf

Conference_Side_Column_Register-Early

Sep
1
Thu
2016
Cafe Inquiry @ Cafe Borrone
Sep 1 @ 1:00 am – 3:00 am

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

http://www.cafeborrone.com

http://www.centerforinquiry.net/sf

Sep
7
Wed
2016
Next Generation Science Standards Symposium: Transition to Implementation Rollout #3 Training @ California State University, East Bay (New University Union)
Sep 7 @ 8:00 am – Sep 8 @ 4:30 pm

Rollout #3 Agenda

Day 1

 7:30 – 8:00
Registering and Continental Breakfast

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

8:30-9:15
CA NGSS Assessment Update

9:15-9:30
Environmental Principles and Concepts

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

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

Lunch 12: 15-1:15

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

4:30
Dismissal

 

Day 2

7:30-8:00
Registering and Continental Breakfast

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

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

Lunch 11:30-12:30

12:30-1:30
Table Talks

Choice:  1:45-3:45

Admin Planning for Communication

Science and Common Core ELA

Exploring Integration at Middle School

High School Models

Engineering in Life Science

(K-12)

Cross Cutting Concepts: Deepening Our Understanding

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

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

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

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

For more information or suggestions contact Monica Albe.

Like us on Facebook!

Sep
8
Thu
2016
Project WET Workshop: Tehachapi
Sep 8 @ 8:00 am – 3:00 pm

TEHACHAPI USD EDUCATORS! The Tehachapi-Cummings County Water District and Tehachapi Unified School District invite you to join us for this FREE water education workshop, which will include hands-on experience with the activities of Project WET (Water Education for Teachers)! Project WET is an exciting water education program that promotes awareness, appreciation, knowledge and stewardship of water resources. All Project WET activities are hands-on, investigative and easy-to-use. This workshop has been tailored to the region and will highlight local water.

Sep
10
Sat
2016
TECH SUMMIT 2016 @ SJCOE/Wentworth Education Center
Sep 10 @ 7:30 am – 3:30 pm

When:  Saturday, September 10th 7:30am-3:30pm
Where:  SJCOE/Wentworth Education Center 2707 Transworld Drive, Stockton
What to Bring:  Your Sched itinerary.  Your own device.
Who Will Be There:  Educators, Administrators, Curriculum Leaders, IT Staff Members are all welcome to come.

Are you ready to try some new technology, explore online resources, discover a new app or learn about the latest open source materials? Early bird registration fee of $75 (by Aug 15) and late fee registration of $95. Event fee includes breakfast and lunch.

There are over 30 sessions to choose from presented by Vendors such as Google, Apple, STEMScopes, LiveBinders, and more —- and by Regional Educators who are using technology in their own classrooms at all grade spans.

A Vendor Fare will also be available in the Wentworth Education Center Lobby. Cool tech giveaways will be announced throughout the day!

Click here for the event flyer and registration information.

Sep
13
Tue
2016
Intro to NGSS and 3-D Learning (K-5) @ San Diego County Office of Education, Room 401/402
Sep 13 @ 8:00 am – 3:00 pm

Implementation Stage 1

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

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

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

Sep
19
Mon
2016
Get to Know the Next Generation Science Standards @ Sacramento County Office of Education
Sep 19 @ 4:00 pm – 6:00 pm
Sep
24
Sat
2016
Introduction to the NGSS (grades K – 12) @ California Academy of Sciences
Sep 24 @ 9:00 am – 3:30 pm

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

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

Workshop Format

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

Oct
1
Sat
2016
Understanding Climate Change in California: San Jose
Oct 1 @ 8:00 am – 4:00 pm

BAY AREA 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 of 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.

Oct
6
Thu
2016
Cafe Inquiry @ Cafe Borrone
Oct 6 @ 1:00 am – 3:00 am

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

http://www.cafeborrone.com

http://www.centerforinquiry.net/sf

Oct
9
Sun
2016
2016 California STEM Symposium @ Anaheim Convention Center
Oct 9 @ 12:00 am – Oct 11 @ 3:00 pm

We are returning to the Anaheim Convention Center for the 2016 California STEM Symposium! We are excited to welcome old friends and new comers to what has become the largest annual gathering of STEM educators and STEM advocates in California. Register for the California STEM Symposium for three days of inspirational speeches, opportunities to collaborate with thousands of your peers, and resources you can take back to your classroom.

Oct
13
Thu
2016
Next Generation Science Standards Symposium: Transition to Implementation Rollout #3 Training @ Raddison Hotel - Fresno
Oct 13 @ 8:00 am – Oct 14 @ 4:30 pm

Rollout #3 Agenda

Day 1

 7:30 – 8:00
Registering and Continental Breakfast

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

8:30-9:15
CA NGSS Assessment Update

9:15-9:30
Environmental Principles and Concepts

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

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

Lunch 12: 15-1:15

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

4:30
Dismissal

 

Day 2

7:30-8:00
Registering and Continental Breakfast

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

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

Lunch 11:30-12:30

12:30-1:30
Table Talks

Choice:  1:45-3:45

Admin Planning for Communication

Science and Common Core ELA

Exploring Integration at Middle School

High School Models

Engineering in Life Science

(K-12)

Cross Cutting Concepts: Deepening Our Understanding

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

Oct
19
Wed
2016
Engineering Implementation Strategies in Next Generation Science Standards @ Sacramento County Office of Education
Oct 19 @ 4:00 pm – 6:00 pm
Oct
20
Thu
2016
ONWARD: Leading the NGSS Implementation in Your District @ Renaissance Palm Springs Hotel
Oct 20 @ 8:00 am – 5:00 pm

A Pre-Conference Event for District-Level Science Coaches and TOSAs

Join us and your colleagues for an in-depth NGSS event before the 2016 CSTA conference begins.

The cost for this event is $85 per person with a full 2016 CSTA conference registration.

For those interested in the pre-conference event only the cost is $200 per person.

Fee includes breakfast, lunch and supplies.

Schedule (subject to change)

8:00 am – 8:30 am Check-in and Breakfast
8:30 am – 9:15 am Morning Speaker: TBA
9:30 am – 12:00 pm Breakout Session A: Leading Change: Building Leadership Skills to Help Teachers Align Practice with NGSS Shifts
Kathy DiRanna, Statewide Director, K-12 Alliance and
John Spiegel, Science Coordinator, San Diego COE
  – OR –
9:30 am – 12:00 pm Breakout Session B: Building Leadership Skills for Supporting Elementary Teachers (Integration of CCSS and NGSS)
Karen Cerwin, Regional Director, K-12 Alliance and
Anthony Quan, STEM Consultant, Los Angeles COE
12:00 pm – 1:15 pm Lunch and Luncheon Speaker
Dr. Brian J. Reiser, Professor, Learning Sciences, School of Education and Social Policy at Northwestern University
1:15 pm – 2:45 pm Resume Morning Breakout Sessions A and B
3:00 pm – 4:00 pm Panel Discussion
4:00 pm – 5:00 pm Networking
Oct
21
Fri
2016
2016 California Science Education Conference @ Palm Springs Convention Center
Oct 21 @ 8:00 am – Oct 23 @ 1:00 pm

Conference_Side_Column_Register-Early

You’re Invited – Register Today!

2016 will be an exciting year for science education in California. Implementation of the California NGSS will be in year three, theCalifornia Science Curriculum Framework will be released for a second public review and may even be adopted before the end of the year, components of the state’s new accountability system will be on-line, and we will have a better idea of what to expect for science from our statewide assessment system.

*AVAILABLE NOW*: Registration Rates and Early Bird Registration Form

The only conference in California that will have information about all of these components as well as offer high quality educational workshops and opportunities for networking with fellow educators to talk about how this translates into your local context is at the 2016 California Science Education Conference.

Attendees enjoy access to over 150 90-minute workshops —providing you the extended time needed to dive deeper into topics; two top-notch keynote speakers sure to inspire and inform; and a half dozen focus speakers lecturing on topics that are at the cutting edge of science, STEM, and education. Option events include exciting field courses, in-depth 3-hour short courses, and fun and educational evening events designed to help attendees decompress after a long day of learning.

No other event will bring together this many California science educators in one location that is large enough to offer the diversity of programming our educators need, but also small enough to create an environment that allows for connections to be made, inspirations to be had, and moments to be shared.

Oct
23
Sun
2016
Intro to NGSS and 3-D Learning (6-12) @ San Diego County Office of Education, Annex B
Oct 23 @ 8:00 am – 3:00 pm

Implementation Stage 1

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

Oct
25
Tue
2016
Get Techie with Weebly @ Sacramento County Office of Education, Computer Lab
Oct 25 @ 4:00 pm – 6:00 pm

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

Oct
26
Wed
2016
Science Leadership & Professional Development Network @ San Diego County Office of Education, Room 306
Oct 26 @ 9:00 am – 12:00 pm

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

Nov
3
Thu
2016
Cafe Inquiry @ Cafe Borrone
Nov 3 @ 1:00 am – 3:00 am

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

http://www.cafeborrone.com

http://www.centerforinquiry.net/sf