September 2014 – Vol. 27 No. 1

CALENDAR

Sep
17
Wed
2014
NightLife at the Academy @ California Academy of Sciences
Sep 17 @ 6:00 pm – 10:00 pm

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

Sep
17
Wed
2014
NightLife at the Academy @ California Academy of Sciences
Sep 17 @ 6:00 pm – 10:00 pm

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

Sep
21
Sun
2014
California STEM Symposium and NGSS Rollout Meeting #1 @ San Diego Convention Center
Sep 21 @ 8:00 am – Sep 22 @ 2:30 pm

Invest in California STEM Education: 

Innovate, Integrate, and Inspire!

The Californians Dedicated to Education Foundation, in cooperation with State Superintendent of Public Instruction Tom Torlakson and the Commission on the Status of Women and Girls, is proud to bring you the 2nd Annual California STEM Symposium on September 22 and 23, 2014 at the San Diego Convention Center.

This Symposium will bring together 3000 teachers, administrators, students, higher education representatives, program providers, philanthropic representatives and industry representatives to engage them in STEM education by providing strategies and resources for program implementation. The Symposium will have a special focus on increasing and supporting the participation of women and girls—as well as other underrepresented groups—in STEM fields. It will also highlight leaders in classroom innovation from across the state and attract student teams to showcase critical thinking, problem solving, and teamwork.

 

Registration

Proposed Schedule

Sessions at a Glance

Pre-Symposium Intensive Workshops

Symposium Strands

Confirmed Speakers

Call For Vendors

Hotel Information

Sponsorship Opportunities

Registration Flyer

Sep
24
Wed
2014
Next Generation Science Standards (NGSS) 101 @ RCOE Conference center in Riverside
Sep 24 @ 9:00 am – 3:00 pm

As part of the NGSS Awareness Series, this workshop will focus on 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, review example key components and study Appendix F and G.

Who should attend: Administrators, coaches, and K-12 teachers.

Registration Deadline: September 10, 2014

NightLife at the Academy @ California Academy of Sciences
Sep 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.

Sep
27
Sat
2014
Volunteer: National Public Lands Day @ National Monument Visitor Center
Sep 27 @ 9:00 am – 1:00 pm

Wilderness Walks

Join Americans coast to coast as a national volunteer. A trail improvement project at the Santa Rosa Wilderness’ Cactus Spring Trail can use your help! Back Country Horsemen will participate too. Wear sturdy shoes, long pants and sun protection.
Meet at 8 am, National Monument Visitor Center for a car caravan, or 9 am at Sawmill Trailhead, near Pinyon

Walk For the Wild and Wilderness Fair @ Rancho Santa Ana Botonic Garden
Sep 27 @ 9:00 am – 4:00 pm

Wilderness Walk

This easy walk of 1.5 miles will wind through the Rancho Santa Ana Botanic Garden’s 86 acres of native California plants, shrubs, and trees. Then join other hikers at the Wilderness Fair featuring music, food, outdoor skills demonstrations, and learn about local wilderness areas. Registration fee required. Questions? 951-697-5395.

Sep
30
Tue
2014
Introduction to the Next Generation Science Standards: A Paradigm Shift in Teaching and Learning @ Central USD, Room 4
Sep 30 @ 8:30 am – 3:00 pm

This full-day workshop will highlight the many shifts required of both teachers and learners under the Next Generation Science Standards.  In the morning session, participants will engage in an overview of the NGSS and its Three Dimensions.  During the afternoon sessions, participants will be invited to experience either a K-5 or 6-12 session.  Each of these sessions will further explore the NGSS with an emphasis on the impact it will have within K-5 and 6-12 classrooms.

Participants will leave with:

  • An awareness of the NGSS and its Three Dimensions as they reflect the interconnected nature of science as it is practiced and experienced in the real world
  • An awareness that the Performance Expectations will guide instruction and assessment
  • An awareness of how the NGSS is aligned with the Common Core State Standards
  • An awareness that the NGSS supports 21st Century Learning

Click here for complete details

Registration:

Register online and pay with a credit card [Click Here]

Download paper workshop brochure and registration form [Click Here]

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

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

https://www.scholarshare.com

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

http://www.cafeborrone.com

http://www.centerforinquiry.net/sf

NightLife at the Academy @ California Academy of Sciences
Oct 1 @ 6:00 pm – 10:00 pm

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

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

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

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

For more information or suggestions contact Monica Albe.

Like us on Facebook!

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

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

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

Oct
3
Fri
2014
2nd Life Discovery – Doing Science Education Conference @ San José State University
Oct 3 – Oct 4 all-day

Conference Theme

Realizing Vision and Change, Preparing for Next Generation Biology

The theme for the 2nd Life Discovery – Doing Science Conference (LDC) focuses on innovative approaches to instruction and assessment that are suitable, scalable, and adaptable to secondary and post-secondary levels of education, aligning with the objectives of both the K12 Next Generation Science Standards and the Vision and Change for Undergraduate Biology Education.

Learn more about the Scope and Objectives of the Conference.

Who Should Attend

Researchers and educators -high school through undergraduate – publishers, curriculum developers and all interested in organismal and environmental biology education are welcome to attend. Attendees from all disciplines seeking to connect educational approaches with the rich advances of Biology are also encouraged. The LDC seeks to nurture communities of practice among scientists, educators and administrators to prepare the next generation for the dynamic advances in Biology.

Conference Tracks

  • Dynamic Teaching/Active Learning: Content, curriculum, and lesson plan resources.
  • Hands On/Minds Engaged: Field studies, lab investigations, and data exploration.
  • Assess Learning/Adapt Teaching: Education research, formative assessment, and proficiencies.

Cross Cutting Topics

  • Ecology and Earth Systems Dynamics: The complex interrelationships among Earth’s living and physical systems and their responses to environmental disturbances.
  • Evolution in Action: The drivers, mechanisms and outcomes of biological change – gradual or dramatic – through genetic inheritance.
  • Structure and Function: The relationship between the structure of biological components – from the molecular level to the whole organism – and their function and behavior in living systems.
Oct
5
Sun
2014
Free Entry at the Oakland Museum of California @ Oakland Museum of California
Oct 5 @ 11:00 am – Oct 5 @ 5:00 pm

First Sundays are FREE! OMCA is free all day the first Sunday of every month. Enjoy the new Galleries of California Art and California History, and explore we/customizeBeth Yarnelle Edwards: Suburban Dreams, and the just-openedSummoning Ghosts: The Art of Hung Liu. Come join the Customizer-in-Residence in the open studio workshop from 1 to 4 in the we/customize exhibition. Tour the building with members of the Museum’s Council on Architecture at 1 pm and enjoy a Docent-led tour of the Gallery of California Art at 2 pm. Grab lunch or a snack at Blue Oak café. Free First Sundays are made possible in part by Wells Fargo.

http://museumca.org/

Oct
8
Wed
2014
NightLife at the Academy @ California Academy of Sciences
Oct 8 @ 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.

Oct
9
Thu
2014
Introduction to the Next Generation Science Standards: A Paradigm Shift in Teaching and Learning @ Royal Oakis Middle School Library
Oct 9 @ 8:30 am – 3:00 pm

This full-day workshop will highlight the many shifts required of both teachers and learners under the Next Generation Science Standards.  In the morning session, participants will engage in an overview of the NGSS and its Three Dimensions.  During the afternoon sessions, participants will be invited to experience either a K-5 or 6-12 session.  Each of these sessions will further explore the NGSS with an emphasis on the impact it will have within K-5 and 6-12 classrooms.

Participants will leave with:

  • An awareness of the NGSS and its Three Dimensions as they reflect the interconnected nature of science as it is practiced and experienced in the real world
  • An awareness that the Performance Expectations will guide instruction and assessment
  • An awareness of how the NGSS is aligned with the Common Core State Standards
  • An awareness that the NGSS supports 21st Century Learning

Click here for complete details

Registration:

Register online and pay with a credit card [Click Here]

Download paper workshop brochure and registration form [Click Here]

CFCC Meeting #2 @ California Department of Education, Room 1101
Oct 9 @ 9:00 am – Oct 10 @ 4:00 pm

The second of six meetings of the Science Curriculum Framework CFCC.

Oct
11
Sat
2014
SIA EXPO @ Pierce College
Oct 11 @ 10:00 am – 6:00 pm
Oct
15
Wed
2014
NightLife at the Academy @ California Academy of Sciences
Oct 15 @ 6:00 pm – 10:00 pm

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

Sep
21
Sun
2014
California STEM Symposium and NGSS Rollout Meeting #1 @ San Diego Convention Center
Sep 21 @ 8:00 am – Sep 22 @ 2:30 pm

Invest in California STEM Education: 

Innovate, Integrate, and Inspire!

The Californians Dedicated to Education Foundation, in cooperation with State Superintendent of Public Instruction Tom Torlakson and the Commission on the Status of Women and Girls, is proud to bring you the 2nd Annual California STEM Symposium on September 22 and 23, 2014 at the San Diego Convention Center.

This Symposium will bring together 3000 teachers, administrators, students, higher education representatives, program providers, philanthropic representatives and industry representatives to engage them in STEM education by providing strategies and resources for program implementation. The Symposium will have a special focus on increasing and supporting the participation of women and girls—as well as other underrepresented groups—in STEM fields. It will also highlight leaders in classroom innovation from across the state and attract student teams to showcase critical thinking, problem solving, and teamwork.

 

Registration

Proposed Schedule

Sessions at a Glance

Pre-Symposium Intensive Workshops

Symposium Strands

Confirmed Speakers

Call For Vendors

Hotel Information

Sponsorship Opportunities

Registration Flyer

Sep
17
Wed
2014
NightLife at the Academy @ California Academy of Sciences
Sep 17 @ 6:00 pm – 10:00 pm

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

Sep
21
Sun
2014
California STEM Symposium and NGSS Rollout Meeting #1 @ San Diego Convention Center
Sep 21 @ 8:00 am – Sep 22 @ 2:30 pm

Invest in California STEM Education: 

Innovate, Integrate, and Inspire!

The Californians Dedicated to Education Foundation, in cooperation with State Superintendent of Public Instruction Tom Torlakson and the Commission on the Status of Women and Girls, is proud to bring you the 2nd Annual California STEM Symposium on September 22 and 23, 2014 at the San Diego Convention Center.

This Symposium will bring together 3000 teachers, administrators, students, higher education representatives, program providers, philanthropic representatives and industry representatives to engage them in STEM education by providing strategies and resources for program implementation. The Symposium will have a special focus on increasing and supporting the participation of women and girls—as well as other underrepresented groups—in STEM fields. It will also highlight leaders in classroom innovation from across the state and attract student teams to showcase critical thinking, problem solving, and teamwork.

 

Registration

Proposed Schedule

Sessions at a Glance

Pre-Symposium Intensive Workshops

Symposium Strands

Confirmed Speakers

Call For Vendors

Hotel Information

Sponsorship Opportunities

Registration Flyer

Sep
24
Wed
2014
Next Generation Science Standards (NGSS) 101 @ RCOE Conference center in Riverside
Sep 24 @ 9:00 am – 3:00 pm

As part of the NGSS Awareness Series, this workshop will focus on 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, review example key components and study Appendix F and G.

Who should attend: Administrators, coaches, and K-12 teachers.

Registration Deadline: September 10, 2014

NightLife at the Academy @ California Academy of Sciences
Sep 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.

Sep
27
Sat
2014
Volunteer: National Public Lands Day @ National Monument Visitor Center
Sep 27 @ 9:00 am – 1:00 pm

Wilderness Walks

Join Americans coast to coast as a national volunteer. A trail improvement project at the Santa Rosa Wilderness’ Cactus Spring Trail can use your help! Back Country Horsemen will participate too. Wear sturdy shoes, long pants and sun protection.
Meet at 8 am, National Monument Visitor Center for a car caravan, or 9 am at Sawmill Trailhead, near Pinyon

Walk For the Wild and Wilderness Fair @ Rancho Santa Ana Botonic Garden
Sep 27 @ 9:00 am – 4:00 pm

Wilderness Walk

This easy walk of 1.5 miles will wind through the Rancho Santa Ana Botanic Garden’s 86 acres of native California plants, shrubs, and trees. Then join other hikers at the Wilderness Fair featuring music, food, outdoor skills demonstrations, and learn about local wilderness areas. Registration fee required. Questions? 951-697-5395.

Sep
30
Tue
2014
Introduction to the Next Generation Science Standards: A Paradigm Shift in Teaching and Learning @ Central USD, Room 4
Sep 30 @ 8:30 am – 3:00 pm

This full-day workshop will highlight the many shifts required of both teachers and learners under the Next Generation Science Standards.  In the morning session, participants will engage in an overview of the NGSS and its Three Dimensions.  During the afternoon sessions, participants will be invited to experience either a K-5 or 6-12 session.  Each of these sessions will further explore the NGSS with an emphasis on the impact it will have within K-5 and 6-12 classrooms.

Participants will leave with:

  • An awareness of the NGSS and its Three Dimensions as they reflect the interconnected nature of science as it is practiced and experienced in the real world
  • An awareness that the Performance Expectations will guide instruction and assessment
  • An awareness of how the NGSS is aligned with the Common Core State Standards
  • An awareness that the NGSS supports 21st Century Learning

Click here for complete details

Registration:

Register online and pay with a credit card [Click Here]

Download paper workshop brochure and registration form [Click Here]

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

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

https://www.scholarshare.com

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

http://www.cafeborrone.com

http://www.centerforinquiry.net/sf

NightLife at the Academy @ California Academy of Sciences
Oct 1 @ 6:00 pm – 10:00 pm

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

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

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

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

For more information or suggestions contact Monica Albe.

Like us on Facebook!

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

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

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

Oct
3
Fri
2014
2nd Life Discovery – Doing Science Education Conference @ San José State University
Oct 3 – Oct 4 all-day

Conference Theme

Realizing Vision and Change, Preparing for Next Generation Biology

The theme for the 2nd Life Discovery – Doing Science Conference (LDC) focuses on innovative approaches to instruction and assessment that are suitable, scalable, and adaptable to secondary and post-secondary levels of education, aligning with the objectives of both the K12 Next Generation Science Standards and the Vision and Change for Undergraduate Biology Education.

Learn more about the Scope and Objectives of the Conference.

Who Should Attend

Researchers and educators -high school through undergraduate – publishers, curriculum developers and all interested in organismal and environmental biology education are welcome to attend. Attendees from all disciplines seeking to connect educational approaches with the rich advances of Biology are also encouraged. The LDC seeks to nurture communities of practice among scientists, educators and administrators to prepare the next generation for the dynamic advances in Biology.

Conference Tracks

  • Dynamic Teaching/Active Learning: Content, curriculum, and lesson plan resources.
  • Hands On/Minds Engaged: Field studies, lab investigations, and data exploration.
  • Assess Learning/Adapt Teaching: Education research, formative assessment, and proficiencies.

Cross Cutting Topics

  • Ecology and Earth Systems Dynamics: The complex interrelationships among Earth’s living and physical systems and their responses to environmental disturbances.
  • Evolution in Action: The drivers, mechanisms and outcomes of biological change – gradual or dramatic – through genetic inheritance.
  • Structure and Function: The relationship between the structure of biological components – from the molecular level to the whole organism – and their function and behavior in living systems.
Oct
5
Sun
2014
Free Entry at the Oakland Museum of California @ Oakland Museum of California
Oct 5 @ 11:00 am – Oct 5 @ 5:00 pm

First Sundays are FREE! OMCA is free all day the first Sunday of every month. Enjoy the new Galleries of California Art and California History, and explore we/customizeBeth Yarnelle Edwards: Suburban Dreams, and the just-openedSummoning Ghosts: The Art of Hung Liu. Come join the Customizer-in-Residence in the open studio workshop from 1 to 4 in the we/customize exhibition. Tour the building with members of the Museum’s Council on Architecture at 1 pm and enjoy a Docent-led tour of the Gallery of California Art at 2 pm. Grab lunch or a snack at Blue Oak café. Free First Sundays are made possible in part by Wells Fargo.

http://museumca.org/

Oct
8
Wed
2014
NightLife at the Academy @ California Academy of Sciences
Oct 8 @ 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.

Oct
9
Thu
2014
Introduction to the Next Generation Science Standards: A Paradigm Shift in Teaching and Learning @ Royal Oakis Middle School Library
Oct 9 @ 8:30 am – 3:00 pm

This full-day workshop will highlight the many shifts required of both teachers and learners under the Next Generation Science Standards.  In the morning session, participants will engage in an overview of the NGSS and its Three Dimensions.  During the afternoon sessions, participants will be invited to experience either a K-5 or 6-12 session.  Each of these sessions will further explore the NGSS with an emphasis on the impact it will have within K-5 and 6-12 classrooms.

Participants will leave with:

  • An awareness of the NGSS and its Three Dimensions as they reflect the interconnected nature of science as it is practiced and experienced in the real world
  • An awareness that the Performance Expectations will guide instruction and assessment
  • An awareness of how the NGSS is aligned with the Common Core State Standards
  • An awareness that the NGSS supports 21st Century Learning

Click here for complete details

Registration:

Register online and pay with a credit card [Click Here]

Download paper workshop brochure and registration form [Click Here]

CFCC Meeting #2 @ California Department of Education, Room 1101
Oct 9 @ 9:00 am – Oct 10 @ 4:00 pm

The second of six meetings of the Science Curriculum Framework CFCC.

Oct
11
Sat
2014
SIA EXPO @ Pierce College
Oct 11 @ 10:00 am – 6:00 pm
Oct
15
Wed
2014
NightLife at the Academy @ California Academy of Sciences
Oct 15 @ 6:00 pm – 10:00 pm

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

Sep
24
Wed
2014
Next Generation Science Standards (NGSS) 101 @ RCOE Conference center in Riverside
Sep 24 @ 9:00 am – 3:00 pm

As part of the NGSS Awareness Series, this workshop will focus on 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, review example key components and study Appendix F and G.

Who should attend: Administrators, coaches, and K-12 teachers.

Registration Deadline: September 10, 2014

Sep
17
Wed
2014
NightLife at the Academy @ California Academy of Sciences
Sep 17 @ 6:00 pm – 10:00 pm

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

Sep
21
Sun
2014
California STEM Symposium and NGSS Rollout Meeting #1 @ San Diego Convention Center
Sep 21 @ 8:00 am – Sep 22 @ 2:30 pm

Invest in California STEM Education: 

Innovate, Integrate, and Inspire!

The Californians Dedicated to Education Foundation, in cooperation with State Superintendent of Public Instruction Tom Torlakson and the Commission on the Status of Women and Girls, is proud to bring you the 2nd Annual California STEM Symposium on September 22 and 23, 2014 at the San Diego Convention Center.

This Symposium will bring together 3000 teachers, administrators, students, higher education representatives, program providers, philanthropic representatives and industry representatives to engage them in STEM education by providing strategies and resources for program implementation. The Symposium will have a special focus on increasing and supporting the participation of women and girls—as well as other underrepresented groups—in STEM fields. It will also highlight leaders in classroom innovation from across the state and attract student teams to showcase critical thinking, problem solving, and teamwork.

 

Registration

Proposed Schedule

Sessions at a Glance

Pre-Symposium Intensive Workshops

Symposium Strands

Confirmed Speakers

Call For Vendors

Hotel Information

Sponsorship Opportunities

Registration Flyer

Sep
24
Wed
2014
Next Generation Science Standards (NGSS) 101 @ RCOE Conference center in Riverside
Sep 24 @ 9:00 am – 3:00 pm

As part of the NGSS Awareness Series, this workshop will focus on 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, review example key components and study Appendix F and G.

Who should attend: Administrators, coaches, and K-12 teachers.

Registration Deadline: September 10, 2014

NightLife at the Academy @ California Academy of Sciences
Sep 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.

Sep
27
Sat
2014
Volunteer: National Public Lands Day @ National Monument Visitor Center
Sep 27 @ 9:00 am – 1:00 pm

Wilderness Walks

Join Americans coast to coast as a national volunteer. A trail improvement project at the Santa Rosa Wilderness’ Cactus Spring Trail can use your help! Back Country Horsemen will participate too. Wear sturdy shoes, long pants and sun protection.
Meet at 8 am, National Monument Visitor Center for a car caravan, or 9 am at Sawmill Trailhead, near Pinyon

Walk For the Wild and Wilderness Fair @ Rancho Santa Ana Botonic Garden
Sep 27 @ 9:00 am – 4:00 pm

Wilderness Walk

This easy walk of 1.5 miles will wind through the Rancho Santa Ana Botanic Garden’s 86 acres of native California plants, shrubs, and trees. Then join other hikers at the Wilderness Fair featuring music, food, outdoor skills demonstrations, and learn about local wilderness areas. Registration fee required. Questions? 951-697-5395.

Sep
30
Tue
2014
Introduction to the Next Generation Science Standards: A Paradigm Shift in Teaching and Learning @ Central USD, Room 4
Sep 30 @ 8:30 am – 3:00 pm

This full-day workshop will highlight the many shifts required of both teachers and learners under the Next Generation Science Standards.  In the morning session, participants will engage in an overview of the NGSS and its Three Dimensions.  During the afternoon sessions, participants will be invited to experience either a K-5 or 6-12 session.  Each of these sessions will further explore the NGSS with an emphasis on the impact it will have within K-5 and 6-12 classrooms.

Participants will leave with:

  • An awareness of the NGSS and its Three Dimensions as they reflect the interconnected nature of science as it is practiced and experienced in the real world
  • An awareness that the Performance Expectations will guide instruction and assessment
  • An awareness of how the NGSS is aligned with the Common Core State Standards
  • An awareness that the NGSS supports 21st Century Learning

Click here for complete details

Registration:

Register online and pay with a credit card [Click Here]

Download paper workshop brochure and registration form [Click Here]

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

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

https://www.scholarshare.com

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

http://www.cafeborrone.com

http://www.centerforinquiry.net/sf

NightLife at the Academy @ California Academy of Sciences
Oct 1 @ 6:00 pm – 10:00 pm

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

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

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

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

For more information or suggestions contact Monica Albe.

Like us on Facebook!

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

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

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

Oct
3
Fri
2014
2nd Life Discovery – Doing Science Education Conference @ San José State University
Oct 3 – Oct 4 all-day

Conference Theme

Realizing Vision and Change, Preparing for Next Generation Biology

The theme for the 2nd Life Discovery – Doing Science Conference (LDC) focuses on innovative approaches to instruction and assessment that are suitable, scalable, and adaptable to secondary and post-secondary levels of education, aligning with the objectives of both the K12 Next Generation Science Standards and the Vision and Change for Undergraduate Biology Education.

Learn more about the Scope and Objectives of the Conference.

Who Should Attend

Researchers and educators -high school through undergraduate – publishers, curriculum developers and all interested in organismal and environmental biology education are welcome to attend. Attendees from all disciplines seeking to connect educational approaches with the rich advances of Biology are also encouraged. The LDC seeks to nurture communities of practice among scientists, educators and administrators to prepare the next generation for the dynamic advances in Biology.

Conference Tracks

  • Dynamic Teaching/Active Learning: Content, curriculum, and lesson plan resources.
  • Hands On/Minds Engaged: Field studies, lab investigations, and data exploration.
  • Assess Learning/Adapt Teaching: Education research, formative assessment, and proficiencies.

Cross Cutting Topics

  • Ecology and Earth Systems Dynamics: The complex interrelationships among Earth’s living and physical systems and their responses to environmental disturbances.
  • Evolution in Action: The drivers, mechanisms and outcomes of biological change – gradual or dramatic – through genetic inheritance.
  • Structure and Function: The relationship between the structure of biological components – from the molecular level to the whole organism – and their function and behavior in living systems.
Oct
5
Sun
2014
Free Entry at the Oakland Museum of California @ Oakland Museum of California
Oct 5 @ 11:00 am – Oct 5 @ 5:00 pm

First Sundays are FREE! OMCA is free all day the first Sunday of every month. Enjoy the new Galleries of California Art and California History, and explore we/customizeBeth Yarnelle Edwards: Suburban Dreams, and the just-openedSummoning Ghosts: The Art of Hung Liu. Come join the Customizer-in-Residence in the open studio workshop from 1 to 4 in the we/customize exhibition. Tour the building with members of the Museum’s Council on Architecture at 1 pm and enjoy a Docent-led tour of the Gallery of California Art at 2 pm. Grab lunch or a snack at Blue Oak café. Free First Sundays are made possible in part by Wells Fargo.

http://museumca.org/

Oct
8
Wed
2014
NightLife at the Academy @ California Academy of Sciences
Oct 8 @ 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.

Oct
9
Thu
2014
Introduction to the Next Generation Science Standards: A Paradigm Shift in Teaching and Learning @ Royal Oakis Middle School Library
Oct 9 @ 8:30 am – 3:00 pm

This full-day workshop will highlight the many shifts required of both teachers and learners under the Next Generation Science Standards.  In the morning session, participants will engage in an overview of the NGSS and its Three Dimensions.  During the afternoon sessions, participants will be invited to experience either a K-5 or 6-12 session.  Each of these sessions will further explore the NGSS with an emphasis on the impact it will have within K-5 and 6-12 classrooms.

Participants will leave with:

  • An awareness of the NGSS and its Three Dimensions as they reflect the interconnected nature of science as it is practiced and experienced in the real world
  • An awareness that the Performance Expectations will guide instruction and assessment
  • An awareness of how the NGSS is aligned with the Common Core State Standards
  • An awareness that the NGSS supports 21st Century Learning

Click here for complete details

Registration:

Register online and pay with a credit card [Click Here]

Download paper workshop brochure and registration form [Click Here]

CFCC Meeting #2 @ California Department of Education, Room 1101
Oct 9 @ 9:00 am – Oct 10 @ 4:00 pm

The second of six meetings of the Science Curriculum Framework CFCC.

Oct
11
Sat
2014
SIA EXPO @ Pierce College
Oct 11 @ 10:00 am – 6:00 pm
Oct
15
Wed
2014
NightLife at the Academy @ California Academy of Sciences
Oct 15 @ 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.

NightLife at the Academy @ California Academy of Sciences
Sep 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.

Sep
17
Wed
2014
NightLife at the Academy @ California Academy of Sciences
Sep 17 @ 6:00 pm – 10:00 pm

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

Sep
21
Sun
2014
California STEM Symposium and NGSS Rollout Meeting #1 @ San Diego Convention Center
Sep 21 @ 8:00 am – Sep 22 @ 2:30 pm

Invest in California STEM Education: 

Innovate, Integrate, and Inspire!

The Californians Dedicated to Education Foundation, in cooperation with State Superintendent of Public Instruction Tom Torlakson and the Commission on the Status of Women and Girls, is proud to bring you the 2nd Annual California STEM Symposium on September 22 and 23, 2014 at the San Diego Convention Center.

This Symposium will bring together 3000 teachers, administrators, students, higher education representatives, program providers, philanthropic representatives and industry representatives to engage them in STEM education by providing strategies and resources for program implementation. The Symposium will have a special focus on increasing and supporting the participation of women and girls—as well as other underrepresented groups—in STEM fields. It will also highlight leaders in classroom innovation from across the state and attract student teams to showcase critical thinking, problem solving, and teamwork.

 

Registration

Proposed Schedule

Sessions at a Glance

Pre-Symposium Intensive Workshops

Symposium Strands

Confirmed Speakers

Call For Vendors

Hotel Information

Sponsorship Opportunities

Registration Flyer

Sep
24
Wed
2014
Next Generation Science Standards (NGSS) 101 @ RCOE Conference center in Riverside
Sep 24 @ 9:00 am – 3:00 pm

As part of the NGSS Awareness Series, this workshop will focus on 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, review example key components and study Appendix F and G.

Who should attend: Administrators, coaches, and K-12 teachers.

Registration Deadline: September 10, 2014

NightLife at the Academy @ California Academy of Sciences
Sep 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.

Sep
27
Sat
2014
Volunteer: National Public Lands Day @ National Monument Visitor Center
Sep 27 @ 9:00 am – 1:00 pm

Wilderness Walks

Join Americans coast to coast as a national volunteer. A trail improvement project at the Santa Rosa Wilderness’ Cactus Spring Trail can use your help! Back Country Horsemen will participate too. Wear sturdy shoes, long pants and sun protection.
Meet at 8 am, National Monument Visitor Center for a car caravan, or 9 am at Sawmill Trailhead, near Pinyon

Walk For the Wild and Wilderness Fair @ Rancho Santa Ana Botonic Garden
Sep 27 @ 9:00 am – 4:00 pm

Wilderness Walk

This easy walk of 1.5 miles will wind through the Rancho Santa Ana Botanic Garden’s 86 acres of native California plants, shrubs, and trees. Then join other hikers at the Wilderness Fair featuring music, food, outdoor skills demonstrations, and learn about local wilderness areas. Registration fee required. Questions? 951-697-5395.

Sep
30
Tue
2014
Introduction to the Next Generation Science Standards: A Paradigm Shift in Teaching and Learning @ Central USD, Room 4
Sep 30 @ 8:30 am – 3:00 pm

This full-day workshop will highlight the many shifts required of both teachers and learners under the Next Generation Science Standards.  In the morning session, participants will engage in an overview of the NGSS and its Three Dimensions.  During the afternoon sessions, participants will be invited to experience either a K-5 or 6-12 session.  Each of these sessions will further explore the NGSS with an emphasis on the impact it will have within K-5 and 6-12 classrooms.

Participants will leave with:

  • An awareness of the NGSS and its Three Dimensions as they reflect the interconnected nature of science as it is practiced and experienced in the real world
  • An awareness that the Performance Expectations will guide instruction and assessment
  • An awareness of how the NGSS is aligned with the Common Core State Standards
  • An awareness that the NGSS supports 21st Century Learning

Click here for complete details

Registration:

Register online and pay with a credit card [Click Here]

Download paper workshop brochure and registration form [Click Here]

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

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

https://www.scholarshare.com

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

http://www.cafeborrone.com

http://www.centerforinquiry.net/sf

NightLife at the Academy @ California Academy of Sciences
Oct 1 @ 6:00 pm – 10:00 pm

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

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

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

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

For more information or suggestions contact Monica Albe.

Like us on Facebook!

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

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

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

Oct
3
Fri
2014
2nd Life Discovery – Doing Science Education Conference @ San José State University
Oct 3 – Oct 4 all-day

Conference Theme

Realizing Vision and Change, Preparing for Next Generation Biology

The theme for the 2nd Life Discovery – Doing Science Conference (LDC) focuses on innovative approaches to instruction and assessment that are suitable, scalable, and adaptable to secondary and post-secondary levels of education, aligning with the objectives of both the K12 Next Generation Science Standards and the Vision and Change for Undergraduate Biology Education.

Learn more about the Scope and Objectives of the Conference.

Who Should Attend

Researchers and educators -high school through undergraduate – publishers, curriculum developers and all interested in organismal and environmental biology education are welcome to attend. Attendees from all disciplines seeking to connect educational approaches with the rich advances of Biology are also encouraged. The LDC seeks to nurture communities of practice among scientists, educators and administrators to prepare the next generation for the dynamic advances in Biology.

Conference Tracks

  • Dynamic Teaching/Active Learning: Content, curriculum, and lesson plan resources.
  • Hands On/Minds Engaged: Field studies, lab investigations, and data exploration.
  • Assess Learning/Adapt Teaching: Education research, formative assessment, and proficiencies.

Cross Cutting Topics

  • Ecology and Earth Systems Dynamics: The complex interrelationships among Earth’s living and physical systems and their responses to environmental disturbances.
  • Evolution in Action: The drivers, mechanisms and outcomes of biological change – gradual or dramatic – through genetic inheritance.
  • Structure and Function: The relationship between the structure of biological components – from the molecular level to the whole organism – and their function and behavior in living systems.
Oct
5
Sun
2014
Free Entry at the Oakland Museum of California @ Oakland Museum of California
Oct 5 @ 11:00 am – Oct 5 @ 5:00 pm

First Sundays are FREE! OMCA is free all day the first Sunday of every month. Enjoy the new Galleries of California Art and California History, and explore we/customizeBeth Yarnelle Edwards: Suburban Dreams, and the just-openedSummoning Ghosts: The Art of Hung Liu. Come join the Customizer-in-Residence in the open studio workshop from 1 to 4 in the we/customize exhibition. Tour the building with members of the Museum’s Council on Architecture at 1 pm and enjoy a Docent-led tour of the Gallery of California Art at 2 pm. Grab lunch or a snack at Blue Oak café. Free First Sundays are made possible in part by Wells Fargo.

http://museumca.org/

Oct
8
Wed
2014
NightLife at the Academy @ California Academy of Sciences
Oct 8 @ 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.

Oct
9
Thu
2014
Introduction to the Next Generation Science Standards: A Paradigm Shift in Teaching and Learning @ Royal Oakis Middle School Library
Oct 9 @ 8:30 am – 3:00 pm

This full-day workshop will highlight the many shifts required of both teachers and learners under the Next Generation Science Standards.  In the morning session, participants will engage in an overview of the NGSS and its Three Dimensions.  During the afternoon sessions, participants will be invited to experience either a K-5 or 6-12 session.  Each of these sessions will further explore the NGSS with an emphasis on the impact it will have within K-5 and 6-12 classrooms.

Participants will leave with:

  • An awareness of the NGSS and its Three Dimensions as they reflect the interconnected nature of science as it is practiced and experienced in the real world
  • An awareness that the Performance Expectations will guide instruction and assessment
  • An awareness of how the NGSS is aligned with the Common Core State Standards
  • An awareness that the NGSS supports 21st Century Learning

Click here for complete details

Registration:

Register online and pay with a credit card [Click Here]

Download paper workshop brochure and registration form [Click Here]

CFCC Meeting #2 @ California Department of Education, Room 1101
Oct 9 @ 9:00 am – Oct 10 @ 4:00 pm

The second of six meetings of the Science Curriculum Framework CFCC.

Oct
11
Sat
2014
SIA EXPO @ Pierce College
Oct 11 @ 10:00 am – 6:00 pm
Oct
15
Wed
2014
NightLife at the Academy @ California Academy of Sciences
Oct 15 @ 6:00 pm – 10:00 pm

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

Sep
27
Sat
2014
Volunteer: National Public Lands Day @ National Monument Visitor Center
Sep 27 @ 9:00 am – 1:00 pm

Wilderness Walks

Join Americans coast to coast as a national volunteer. A trail improvement project at the Santa Rosa Wilderness’ Cactus Spring Trail can use your help! Back Country Horsemen will participate too. Wear sturdy shoes, long pants and sun protection.
Meet at 8 am, National Monument Visitor Center for a car caravan, or 9 am at Sawmill Trailhead, near Pinyon

Sep
17
Wed
2014
NightLife at the Academy @ California Academy of Sciences
Sep 17 @ 6:00 pm – 10:00 pm

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

Sep
21
Sun
2014
California STEM Symposium and NGSS Rollout Meeting #1 @ San Diego Convention Center
Sep 21 @ 8:00 am – Sep 22 @ 2:30 pm

Invest in California STEM Education: 

Innovate, Integrate, and Inspire!

The Californians Dedicated to Education Foundation, in cooperation with State Superintendent of Public Instruction Tom Torlakson and the Commission on the Status of Women and Girls, is proud to bring you the 2nd Annual California STEM Symposium on September 22 and 23, 2014 at the San Diego Convention Center.

This Symposium will bring together 3000 teachers, administrators, students, higher education representatives, program providers, philanthropic representatives and industry representatives to engage them in STEM education by providing strategies and resources for program implementation. The Symposium will have a special focus on increasing and supporting the participation of women and girls—as well as other underrepresented groups—in STEM fields. It will also highlight leaders in classroom innovation from across the state and attract student teams to showcase critical thinking, problem solving, and teamwork.

 

Registration

Proposed Schedule

Sessions at a Glance

Pre-Symposium Intensive Workshops

Symposium Strands

Confirmed Speakers

Call For Vendors

Hotel Information

Sponsorship Opportunities

Registration Flyer

Sep
24
Wed
2014
Next Generation Science Standards (NGSS) 101 @ RCOE Conference center in Riverside
Sep 24 @ 9:00 am – 3:00 pm

As part of the NGSS Awareness Series, this workshop will focus on 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, review example key components and study Appendix F and G.

Who should attend: Administrators, coaches, and K-12 teachers.

Registration Deadline: September 10, 2014

NightLife at the Academy @ California Academy of Sciences
Sep 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.

Sep
27
Sat
2014
Volunteer: National Public Lands Day @ National Monument Visitor Center
Sep 27 @ 9:00 am – 1:00 pm

Wilderness Walks

Join Americans coast to coast as a national volunteer. A trail improvement project at the Santa Rosa Wilderness’ Cactus Spring Trail can use your help! Back Country Horsemen will participate too. Wear sturdy shoes, long pants and sun protection.
Meet at 8 am, National Monument Visitor Center for a car caravan, or 9 am at Sawmill Trailhead, near Pinyon

Walk For the Wild and Wilderness Fair @ Rancho Santa Ana Botonic Garden
Sep 27 @ 9:00 am – 4:00 pm

Wilderness Walk

This easy walk of 1.5 miles will wind through the Rancho Santa Ana Botanic Garden’s 86 acres of native California plants, shrubs, and trees. Then join other hikers at the Wilderness Fair featuring music, food, outdoor skills demonstrations, and learn about local wilderness areas. Registration fee required. Questions? 951-697-5395.

Sep
30
Tue
2014
Introduction to the Next Generation Science Standards: A Paradigm Shift in Teaching and Learning @ Central USD, Room 4
Sep 30 @ 8:30 am – 3:00 pm

This full-day workshop will highlight the many shifts required of both teachers and learners under the Next Generation Science Standards.  In the morning session, participants will engage in an overview of the NGSS and its Three Dimensions.  During the afternoon sessions, participants will be invited to experience either a K-5 or 6-12 session.  Each of these sessions will further explore the NGSS with an emphasis on the impact it will have within K-5 and 6-12 classrooms.

Participants will leave with:

  • An awareness of the NGSS and its Three Dimensions as they reflect the interconnected nature of science as it is practiced and experienced in the real world
  • An awareness that the Performance Expectations will guide instruction and assessment
  • An awareness of how the NGSS is aligned with the Common Core State Standards
  • An awareness that the NGSS supports 21st Century Learning

Click here for complete details

Registration:

Register online and pay with a credit card [Click Here]

Download paper workshop brochure and registration form [Click Here]

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

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

https://www.scholarshare.com

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

http://www.cafeborrone.com

http://www.centerforinquiry.net/sf

NightLife at the Academy @ California Academy of Sciences
Oct 1 @ 6:00 pm – 10:00 pm

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

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

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

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

For more information or suggestions contact Monica Albe.

Like us on Facebook!

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

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

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

Oct
3
Fri
2014
2nd Life Discovery – Doing Science Education Conference @ San José State University
Oct 3 – Oct 4 all-day

Conference Theme

Realizing Vision and Change, Preparing for Next Generation Biology

The theme for the 2nd Life Discovery – Doing Science Conference (LDC) focuses on innovative approaches to instruction and assessment that are suitable, scalable, and adaptable to secondary and post-secondary levels of education, aligning with the objectives of both the K12 Next Generation Science Standards and the Vision and Change for Undergraduate Biology Education.

Learn more about the Scope and Objectives of the Conference.

Who Should Attend

Researchers and educators -high school through undergraduate – publishers, curriculum developers and all interested in organismal and environmental biology education are welcome to attend. Attendees from all disciplines seeking to connect educational approaches with the rich advances of Biology are also encouraged. The LDC seeks to nurture communities of practice among scientists, educators and administrators to prepare the next generation for the dynamic advances in Biology.

Conference Tracks

  • Dynamic Teaching/Active Learning: Content, curriculum, and lesson plan resources.
  • Hands On/Minds Engaged: Field studies, lab investigations, and data exploration.
  • Assess Learning/Adapt Teaching: Education research, formative assessment, and proficiencies.

Cross Cutting Topics

  • Ecology and Earth Systems Dynamics: The complex interrelationships among Earth’s living and physical systems and their responses to environmental disturbances.
  • Evolution in Action: The drivers, mechanisms and outcomes of biological change – gradual or dramatic – through genetic inheritance.
  • Structure and Function: The relationship between the structure of biological components – from the molecular level to the whole organism – and their function and behavior in living systems.
Oct
5
Sun
2014
Free Entry at the Oakland Museum of California @ Oakland Museum of California
Oct 5 @ 11:00 am – Oct 5 @ 5:00 pm

First Sundays are FREE! OMCA is free all day the first Sunday of every month. Enjoy the new Galleries of California Art and California History, and explore we/customizeBeth Yarnelle Edwards: Suburban Dreams, and the just-openedSummoning Ghosts: The Art of Hung Liu. Come join the Customizer-in-Residence in the open studio workshop from 1 to 4 in the we/customize exhibition. Tour the building with members of the Museum’s Council on Architecture at 1 pm and enjoy a Docent-led tour of the Gallery of California Art at 2 pm. Grab lunch or a snack at Blue Oak café. Free First Sundays are made possible in part by Wells Fargo.

http://museumca.org/

Oct
8
Wed
2014
NightLife at the Academy @ California Academy of Sciences
Oct 8 @ 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.

Oct
9
Thu
2014
Introduction to the Next Generation Science Standards: A Paradigm Shift in Teaching and Learning @ Royal Oakis Middle School Library
Oct 9 @ 8:30 am – 3:00 pm

This full-day workshop will highlight the many shifts required of both teachers and learners under the Next Generation Science Standards.  In the morning session, participants will engage in an overview of the NGSS and its Three Dimensions.  During the afternoon sessions, participants will be invited to experience either a K-5 or 6-12 session.  Each of these sessions will further explore the NGSS with an emphasis on the impact it will have within K-5 and 6-12 classrooms.

Participants will leave with:

  • An awareness of the NGSS and its Three Dimensions as they reflect the interconnected nature of science as it is practiced and experienced in the real world
  • An awareness that the Performance Expectations will guide instruction and assessment
  • An awareness of how the NGSS is aligned with the Common Core State Standards
  • An awareness that the NGSS supports 21st Century Learning

Click here for complete details

Registration:

Register online and pay with a credit card [Click Here]

Download paper workshop brochure and registration form [Click Here]

CFCC Meeting #2 @ California Department of Education, Room 1101
Oct 9 @ 9:00 am – Oct 10 @ 4:00 pm

The second of six meetings of the Science Curriculum Framework CFCC.

Oct
11
Sat
2014
SIA EXPO @ Pierce College
Oct 11 @ 10:00 am – 6:00 pm
Oct
15
Wed
2014
NightLife at the Academy @ California Academy of Sciences
Oct 15 @ 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.

Walk For the Wild and Wilderness Fair @ Rancho Santa Ana Botonic Garden
Sep 27 @ 9:00 am – 4:00 pm

Wilderness Walk

This easy walk of 1.5 miles will wind through the Rancho Santa Ana Botanic Garden’s 86 acres of native California plants, shrubs, and trees. Then join other hikers at the Wilderness Fair featuring music, food, outdoor skills demonstrations, and learn about local wilderness areas. Registration fee required. Questions? 951-697-5395.

Sep
17
Wed
2014
NightLife at the Academy @ California Academy of Sciences
Sep 17 @ 6:00 pm – 10:00 pm

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

Sep
21
Sun
2014
California STEM Symposium and NGSS Rollout Meeting #1 @ San Diego Convention Center
Sep 21 @ 8:00 am – Sep 22 @ 2:30 pm

Invest in California STEM Education: 

Innovate, Integrate, and Inspire!

The Californians Dedicated to Education Foundation, in cooperation with State Superintendent of Public Instruction Tom Torlakson and the Commission on the Status of Women and Girls, is proud to bring you the 2nd Annual California STEM Symposium on September 22 and 23, 2014 at the San Diego Convention Center.

This Symposium will bring together 3000 teachers, administrators, students, higher education representatives, program providers, philanthropic representatives and industry representatives to engage them in STEM education by providing strategies and resources for program implementation. The Symposium will have a special focus on increasing and supporting the participation of women and girls—as well as other underrepresented groups—in STEM fields. It will also highlight leaders in classroom innovation from across the state and attract student teams to showcase critical thinking, problem solving, and teamwork.

 

Registration

Proposed Schedule

Sessions at a Glance

Pre-Symposium Intensive Workshops

Symposium Strands

Confirmed Speakers

Call For Vendors

Hotel Information

Sponsorship Opportunities

Registration Flyer

Sep
24
Wed
2014
Next Generation Science Standards (NGSS) 101 @ RCOE Conference center in Riverside
Sep 24 @ 9:00 am – 3:00 pm

As part of the NGSS Awareness Series, this workshop will focus on 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, review example key components and study Appendix F and G.

Who should attend: Administrators, coaches, and K-12 teachers.

Registration Deadline: September 10, 2014

NightLife at the Academy @ California Academy of Sciences
Sep 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.

Sep
27
Sat
2014
Volunteer: National Public Lands Day @ National Monument Visitor Center
Sep 27 @ 9:00 am – 1:00 pm

Wilderness Walks

Join Americans coast to coast as a national volunteer. A trail improvement project at the Santa Rosa Wilderness’ Cactus Spring Trail can use your help! Back Country Horsemen will participate too. Wear sturdy shoes, long pants and sun protection.
Meet at 8 am, National Monument Visitor Center for a car caravan, or 9 am at Sawmill Trailhead, near Pinyon

Walk For the Wild and Wilderness Fair @ Rancho Santa Ana Botonic Garden
Sep 27 @ 9:00 am – 4:00 pm

Wilderness Walk

This easy walk of 1.5 miles will wind through the Rancho Santa Ana Botanic Garden’s 86 acres of native California plants, shrubs, and trees. Then join other hikers at the Wilderness Fair featuring music, food, outdoor skills demonstrations, and learn about local wilderness areas. Registration fee required. Questions? 951-697-5395.

Sep
30
Tue
2014
Introduction to the Next Generation Science Standards: A Paradigm Shift in Teaching and Learning @ Central USD, Room 4
Sep 30 @ 8:30 am – 3:00 pm

This full-day workshop will highlight the many shifts required of both teachers and learners under the Next Generation Science Standards.  In the morning session, participants will engage in an overview of the NGSS and its Three Dimensions.  During the afternoon sessions, participants will be invited to experience either a K-5 or 6-12 session.  Each of these sessions will further explore the NGSS with an emphasis on the impact it will have within K-5 and 6-12 classrooms.

Participants will leave with:

  • An awareness of the NGSS and its Three Dimensions as they reflect the interconnected nature of science as it is practiced and experienced in the real world
  • An awareness that the Performance Expectations will guide instruction and assessment
  • An awareness of how the NGSS is aligned with the Common Core State Standards
  • An awareness that the NGSS supports 21st Century Learning

Click here for complete details

Registration:

Register online and pay with a credit card [Click Here]

Download paper workshop brochure and registration form [Click Here]

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

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

https://www.scholarshare.com

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

http://www.cafeborrone.com

http://www.centerforinquiry.net/sf

NightLife at the Academy @ California Academy of Sciences
Oct 1 @ 6:00 pm – 10:00 pm

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

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

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

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

For more information or suggestions contact Monica Albe.

Like us on Facebook!

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

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

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

Oct
3
Fri
2014
2nd Life Discovery – Doing Science Education Conference @ San José State University
Oct 3 – Oct 4 all-day

Conference Theme

Realizing Vision and Change, Preparing for Next Generation Biology

The theme for the 2nd Life Discovery – Doing Science Conference (LDC) focuses on innovative approaches to instruction and assessment that are suitable, scalable, and adaptable to secondary and post-secondary levels of education, aligning with the objectives of both the K12 Next Generation Science Standards and the Vision and Change for Undergraduate Biology Education.

Learn more about the Scope and Objectives of the Conference.

Who Should Attend

Researchers and educators -high school through undergraduate – publishers, curriculum developers and all interested in organismal and environmental biology education are welcome to attend. Attendees from all disciplines seeking to connect educational approaches with the rich advances of Biology are also encouraged. The LDC seeks to nurture communities of practice among scientists, educators and administrators to prepare the next generation for the dynamic advances in Biology.

Conference Tracks

  • Dynamic Teaching/Active Learning: Content, curriculum, and lesson plan resources.
  • Hands On/Minds Engaged: Field studies, lab investigations, and data exploration.
  • Assess Learning/Adapt Teaching: Education research, formative assessment, and proficiencies.

Cross Cutting Topics

  • Ecology and Earth Systems Dynamics: The complex interrelationships among Earth’s living and physical systems and their responses to environmental disturbances.
  • Evolution in Action: The drivers, mechanisms and outcomes of biological change – gradual or dramatic – through genetic inheritance.
  • Structure and Function: The relationship between the structure of biological components – from the molecular level to the whole organism – and their function and behavior in living systems.
Oct
5
Sun
2014
Free Entry at the Oakland Museum of California @ Oakland Museum of California
Oct 5 @ 11:00 am – Oct 5 @ 5:00 pm

First Sundays are FREE! OMCA is free all day the first Sunday of every month. Enjoy the new Galleries of California Art and California History, and explore we/customizeBeth Yarnelle Edwards: Suburban Dreams, and the just-openedSummoning Ghosts: The Art of Hung Liu. Come join the Customizer-in-Residence in the open studio workshop from 1 to 4 in the we/customize exhibition. Tour the building with members of the Museum’s Council on Architecture at 1 pm and enjoy a Docent-led tour of the Gallery of California Art at 2 pm. Grab lunch or a snack at Blue Oak café. Free First Sundays are made possible in part by Wells Fargo.

http://museumca.org/

Oct
8
Wed
2014
NightLife at the Academy @ California Academy of Sciences
Oct 8 @ 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.

Oct
9
Thu
2014
Introduction to the Next Generation Science Standards: A Paradigm Shift in Teaching and Learning @ Royal Oakis Middle School Library
Oct 9 @ 8:30 am – 3:00 pm

This full-day workshop will highlight the many shifts required of both teachers and learners under the Next Generation Science Standards.  In the morning session, participants will engage in an overview of the NGSS and its Three Dimensions.  During the afternoon sessions, participants will be invited to experience either a K-5 or 6-12 session.  Each of these sessions will further explore the NGSS with an emphasis on the impact it will have within K-5 and 6-12 classrooms.

Participants will leave with:

  • An awareness of the NGSS and its Three Dimensions as they reflect the interconnected nature of science as it is practiced and experienced in the real world
  • An awareness that the Performance Expectations will guide instruction and assessment
  • An awareness of how the NGSS is aligned with the Common Core State Standards
  • An awareness that the NGSS supports 21st Century Learning

Click here for complete details

Registration:

Register online and pay with a credit card [Click Here]

Download paper workshop brochure and registration form [Click Here]

CFCC Meeting #2 @ California Department of Education, Room 1101
Oct 9 @ 9:00 am – Oct 10 @ 4:00 pm

The second of six meetings of the Science Curriculum Framework CFCC.

Oct
11
Sat
2014
SIA EXPO @ Pierce College
Oct 11 @ 10:00 am – 6:00 pm
Oct
15
Wed
2014
NightLife at the Academy @ California Academy of Sciences
Oct 15 @ 6:00 pm – 10:00 pm

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

Sep
30
Tue
2014
Introduction to the Next Generation Science Standards: A Paradigm Shift in Teaching and Learning @ Central USD, Room 4
Sep 30 @ 8:30 am – 3:00 pm

This full-day workshop will highlight the many shifts required of both teachers and learners under the Next Generation Science Standards.  In the morning session, participants will engage in an overview of the NGSS and its Three Dimensions.  During the afternoon sessions, participants will be invited to experience either a K-5 or 6-12 session.  Each of these sessions will further explore the NGSS with an emphasis on the impact it will have within K-5 and 6-12 classrooms.

Participants will leave with:

  • An awareness of the NGSS and its Three Dimensions as they reflect the interconnected nature of science as it is practiced and experienced in the real world
  • An awareness that the Performance Expectations will guide instruction and assessment
  • An awareness of how the NGSS is aligned with the Common Core State Standards
  • An awareness that the NGSS supports 21st Century Learning

Click here for complete details

Registration:

Register online and pay with a credit card [Click Here]

Download paper workshop brochure and registration form [Click Here]

Sep
17
Wed
2014
NightLife at the Academy @ California Academy of Sciences
Sep 17 @ 6:00 pm – 10:00 pm

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

Sep
21
Sun
2014
California STEM Symposium and NGSS Rollout Meeting #1 @ San Diego Convention Center
Sep 21 @ 8:00 am – Sep 22 @ 2:30 pm

Invest in California STEM Education: 

Innovate, Integrate, and Inspire!

The Californians Dedicated to Education Foundation, in cooperation with State Superintendent of Public Instruction Tom Torlakson and the Commission on the Status of Women and Girls, is proud to bring you the 2nd Annual California STEM Symposium on September 22 and 23, 2014 at the San Diego Convention Center.

This Symposium will bring together 3000 teachers, administrators, students, higher education representatives, program providers, philanthropic representatives and industry representatives to engage them in STEM education by providing strategies and resources for program implementation. The Symposium will have a special focus on increasing and supporting the participation of women and girls—as well as other underrepresented groups—in STEM fields. It will also highlight leaders in classroom innovation from across the state and attract student teams to showcase critical thinking, problem solving, and teamwork.

 

Registration

Proposed Schedule

Sessions at a Glance

Pre-Symposium Intensive Workshops

Symposium Strands

Confirmed Speakers

Call For Vendors

Hotel Information

Sponsorship Opportunities

Registration Flyer

Sep
24
Wed
2014
Next Generation Science Standards (NGSS) 101 @ RCOE Conference center in Riverside
Sep 24 @ 9:00 am – 3:00 pm

As part of the NGSS Awareness Series, this workshop will focus on 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, review example key components and study Appendix F and G.

Who should attend: Administrators, coaches, and K-12 teachers.

Registration Deadline: September 10, 2014

NightLife at the Academy @ California Academy of Sciences
Sep 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.

Sep
27
Sat
2014
Volunteer: National Public Lands Day @ National Monument Visitor Center
Sep 27 @ 9:00 am – 1:00 pm

Wilderness Walks

Join Americans coast to coast as a national volunteer. A trail improvement project at the Santa Rosa Wilderness’ Cactus Spring Trail can use your help! Back Country Horsemen will participate too. Wear sturdy shoes, long pants and sun protection.
Meet at 8 am, National Monument Visitor Center for a car caravan, or 9 am at Sawmill Trailhead, near Pinyon

Walk For the Wild and Wilderness Fair @ Rancho Santa Ana Botonic Garden
Sep 27 @ 9:00 am – 4:00 pm

Wilderness Walk

This easy walk of 1.5 miles will wind through the Rancho Santa Ana Botanic Garden’s 86 acres of native California plants, shrubs, and trees. Then join other hikers at the Wilderness Fair featuring music, food, outdoor skills demonstrations, and learn about local wilderness areas. Registration fee required. Questions? 951-697-5395.

Sep
30
Tue
2014
Introduction to the Next Generation Science Standards: A Paradigm Shift in Teaching and Learning @ Central USD, Room 4
Sep 30 @ 8:30 am – 3:00 pm

This full-day workshop will highlight the many shifts required of both teachers and learners under the Next Generation Science Standards.  In the morning session, participants will engage in an overview of the NGSS and its Three Dimensions.  During the afternoon sessions, participants will be invited to experience either a K-5 or 6-12 session.  Each of these sessions will further explore the NGSS with an emphasis on the impact it will have within K-5 and 6-12 classrooms.

Participants will leave with:

  • An awareness of the NGSS and its Three Dimensions as they reflect the interconnected nature of science as it is practiced and experienced in the real world
  • An awareness that the Performance Expectations will guide instruction and assessment
  • An awareness of how the NGSS is aligned with the Common Core State Standards
  • An awareness that the NGSS supports 21st Century Learning

Click here for complete details

Registration:

Register online and pay with a credit card [Click Here]

Download paper workshop brochure and registration form [Click Here]

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

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

https://www.scholarshare.com

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

http://www.cafeborrone.com

http://www.centerforinquiry.net/sf

NightLife at the Academy @ California Academy of Sciences
Oct 1 @ 6:00 pm – 10:00 pm

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

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

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

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

For more information or suggestions contact Monica Albe.

Like us on Facebook!

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

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

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

Oct
3
Fri
2014
2nd Life Discovery – Doing Science Education Conference @ San José State University
Oct 3 – Oct 4 all-day

Conference Theme

Realizing Vision and Change, Preparing for Next Generation Biology

The theme for the 2nd Life Discovery – Doing Science Conference (LDC) focuses on innovative approaches to instruction and assessment that are suitable, scalable, and adaptable to secondary and post-secondary levels of education, aligning with the objectives of both the K12 Next Generation Science Standards and the Vision and Change for Undergraduate Biology Education.

Learn more about the Scope and Objectives of the Conference.

Who Should Attend

Researchers and educators -high school through undergraduate – publishers, curriculum developers and all interested in organismal and environmental biology education are welcome to attend. Attendees from all disciplines seeking to connect educational approaches with the rich advances of Biology are also encouraged. The LDC seeks to nurture communities of practice among scientists, educators and administrators to prepare the next generation for the dynamic advances in Biology.

Conference Tracks

  • Dynamic Teaching/Active Learning: Content, curriculum, and lesson plan resources.
  • Hands On/Minds Engaged: Field studies, lab investigations, and data exploration.
  • Assess Learning/Adapt Teaching: Education research, formative assessment, and proficiencies.

Cross Cutting Topics

  • Ecology and Earth Systems Dynamics: The complex interrelationships among Earth’s living and physical systems and their responses to environmental disturbances.
  • Evolution in Action: The drivers, mechanisms and outcomes of biological change – gradual or dramatic – through genetic inheritance.
  • Structure and Function: The relationship between the structure of biological components – from the molecular level to the whole organism – and their function and behavior in living systems.
Oct
5
Sun
2014
Free Entry at the Oakland Museum of California @ Oakland Museum of California
Oct 5 @ 11:00 am – Oct 5 @ 5:00 pm

First Sundays are FREE! OMCA is free all day the first Sunday of every month. Enjoy the new Galleries of California Art and California History, and explore we/customizeBeth Yarnelle Edwards: Suburban Dreams, and the just-openedSummoning Ghosts: The Art of Hung Liu. Come join the Customizer-in-Residence in the open studio workshop from 1 to 4 in the we/customize exhibition. Tour the building with members of the Museum’s Council on Architecture at 1 pm and enjoy a Docent-led tour of the Gallery of California Art at 2 pm. Grab lunch or a snack at Blue Oak café. Free First Sundays are made possible in part by Wells Fargo.

http://museumca.org/

Oct
8
Wed
2014
NightLife at the Academy @ California Academy of Sciences
Oct 8 @ 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.

Oct
9
Thu
2014
Introduction to the Next Generation Science Standards: A Paradigm Shift in Teaching and Learning @ Royal Oakis Middle School Library
Oct 9 @ 8:30 am – 3:00 pm

This full-day workshop will highlight the many shifts required of both teachers and learners under the Next Generation Science Standards.  In the morning session, participants will engage in an overview of the NGSS and its Three Dimensions.  During the afternoon sessions, participants will be invited to experience either a K-5 or 6-12 session.  Each of these sessions will further explore the NGSS with an emphasis on the impact it will have within K-5 and 6-12 classrooms.

Participants will leave with:

  • An awareness of the NGSS and its Three Dimensions as they reflect the interconnected nature of science as it is practiced and experienced in the real world
  • An awareness that the Performance Expectations will guide instruction and assessment
  • An awareness of how the NGSS is aligned with the Common Core State Standards
  • An awareness that the NGSS supports 21st Century Learning

Click here for complete details

Registration:

Register online and pay with a credit card [Click Here]

Download paper workshop brochure and registration form [Click Here]

CFCC Meeting #2 @ California Department of Education, Room 1101
Oct 9 @ 9:00 am – Oct 10 @ 4:00 pm

The second of six meetings of the Science Curriculum Framework CFCC.

Oct
11
Sat
2014
SIA EXPO @ Pierce College
Oct 11 @ 10:00 am – 6:00 pm