May 2016 – Vol. 28 No. 9

CALENDAR

Jun
2
Thu
2016
Cafe Inquiry @ Cafe Borrone
Jun 2 @ 1:00 am – 3:00 am

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

http://www.cafeborrone.com

http://www.centerforinquiry.net/sf

Jun
1
Wed
2016
The East Bay Science Cafe @ Cafe Valparaiso
Jun 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!

Jun
9
Thu
2016
Floodplain and Delta Ecology Institute: Stockton @ Sacramento/San Joaquin Delta
Jun 9 @ 8:00 am – Jun 11 @ 4:00 pm

DELTA REGION EDUCATORS! The Floodplain and Delta Ecology Institute brings together the curricula of Education & the Environment Initiative, Delta Studies and Project WET to create meaningful activities for the classroom and interesting content learning for the teacher of grades 3 – 8.   The institute includes direct engagement with the curriculum provided, content expert speakers, a full-day bus tour of the Sacramento/San Joaquin Delta and a $200 Stipend upon completion of the project. Please visit http://deltastudies.weebly.com/floodplain-and-delta-ecology.html for more details and to register!

Jun
13
Mon
2016
Central Valley Floodplain Ecology Institute: Fresno @ Fresno
Jun 13 @ 8:00 am – Jun 17 @ 4:00 pm

SAN JOAQUIN VALLEY EDUCATORS!  Join the Central Valley Science Projects, CSU-Fresno, FCOE, CREEC and SAM Academy for this Institute as they host this exploration of the waterways that nourish the San Joaquin Valley. The Delta, the San Joaquin and Kings River serve as backdrops to this summer institute. Topics will include current water issues, NGSS aligned environmental science content and curriculum focused on floodplain, riparian and Delta ecologies. You will also walk away with a tool bag of valuable resources from curriculum to certificates, including Project WET, the Education & the Environment Initiative (EEI), NGSS and other tools. College credit and a $200 stipend are also available – and space is limited to the first 30 participants! Registration fee is $45.00. For more information contact Jerry Valadez jvaladez@csufresno.edu or visit the website http://cvscienceproject.ning.com  

Jun
15
Wed
2016
NGSS Webinars from LACOE @ Online
Jun 15 @ 3:30 pm – 4:30 pm

Event Dates: Sep 23, 2015 | Dec 10, 2015 | Feb 17, 2016 | Apr 20, 2016 | Jun 15, 2016

These free 1-hour webinars will provide you the opportunity to gain information and updates around the new Next Generation Science Standards.  Participants will be able to listen to news from local, state, and national levels, including the ability to ask questions!  All webinars will be archived and you can watch from the comfort of your own classroom!
Jun
20
Mon
2016
Sacramento Floodplain Ecology Institute: Sacramento & Yolo Counties
Jun 20 @ 8:00 am – Jun 22 @ 4:00 pm

LOWER SACRAMENTO VALLEY 6- 12 EDUCATORS! Join us for this FREE professional development externship in applied science, research, STEM careers and environmental science curriculum. The institute will include field trips to regional floodplains to learn about ecology, watershed management and current habitat remediation projects in the Sacramento River watershed; learning and practicing field research skills and data collection alongside ecologists, biologists, entomologists and water scientists; standards-based curriculum resources for teaching watershed science and ecology concepts and current water issues facing all Californians and an opportunity to receive a $200 stipend! Contact Karen Swan, CREEC/Center for Land-based Learning, for more information at: Karen@landbasedlearning.org

Jun
26
Sun
2016
University of New Hampshire Project SMART for High School Students @ University of New Hampshire in Durham, NH
Jun 26 – Jul 22 all-day

EventListingProjectSMARTProject SMART is a UNH outreach program for high school students considering a career in science.  SMART is a residential program where students live on campus for 4 weeks and participate in 1 of 3 modules of their choosing. Students learn advanced concepts in science and participate in active research programs with UNH faculty. Students who select Biotech and Nanotech learn advanced concepts in genetics and perform sophisticated laboratory experiments. Students in Marine and Environmental Science divide their time between field and laboratory work and spend part of their time continuing long-time studies of environmental change in the mountains, woods, ponds and marine environments of New Hampshire. Students in Space Science work with faculty on diverse current research efforts including the use of spacecraft data and build a balloon payload with scientific instruments of their own construction that they fly to the edge of space.  Learn more at http://www.smart.unh.edu and http://projectsmartspacescience.sr.unh.edu/.

Jul
6
Wed
2016
Summer Teacher Workshops 2016: Pacific Grove
Jul 6 @ 9:00 am – Jul 8 @ 4:00 pm

MONTEREY BAY EDUCATORS! This summer the Pacific Grove Museum of Natural History and the Monterey Peninsula Regional Park District are partnering on a three-day workshop that incorporates Project WET, Project WILD and Project Learning Tree national curricula with Next Generation Science Standards and Common Core standards. This workshop is designed for K-8th grade teachers, but all grade levels are welcome. Teachers are welcome to attend one, two or all three days of the workshop. Please select the number of days you would like to attend. Continuing Educational Units are available through CSU Monterey Bay for an additional fee. Please visit our website to register at: http://www.pgmuseum.org/teacher-resources/#Teacher2016 or contact Ann Wasser if you have questions at wasser@pgmuseum.org or (831) 648-5716 ext.14.

The East Bay Science Cafe @ Cafe Valparaiso
Jul 6 @ 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!

Jul
7
Thu
2016
Cafe Inquiry @ Cafe Borrone
Jul 7 @ 1:00 am – 3:00 am

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

http://www.cafeborrone.com

http://www.centerforinquiry.net/sf

Jul
18
Mon
2016
Argument-Driven Inquiry Train the Trainer Institute @ Sonesta Hotel, Austin, TX
Jul 18 @ 8:00 am – Jul 21 @ 4:00 pm

ADIThis course is designed to help district science supervisors and teachers develop the knowledge and skills needed to be able to train teachers about the Argument-Driven Inquiry (ADI) instructional model. Participants will first learn about the limitations of typical laboratory instruction and why ADI can help all students develop the knowledge and skills they need to be proficient in science. Next, participants will have an opportunity to learn about the ADI instructional model by partaking in all eight stages of two different ADI lab investigations from start to finish. From there, participants will see how ADI is aligned with state and national standards for Science and English-Language Arts and learn about ways to support the needs of different students during each stage of the approach. Participants will then learn how to integrate ADI into a science curriculum. Finally, participants will learn how to host an ADI 101 or AD1 102 course for other teachers, how to get teacher buy-in, and how to help teachers adopt this new approach of instruction. Register online at: http://www.argumentdriveninquiry.com/adi-trainer-certification-institute.html

Use Coupon Code: CSTA10 to receive 10% off registration.

Jul
25
Mon
2016
Floodplain Ecology Institute: Chico
Jul 25 @ 8:00 am – Jul 27 @ 4:00 pm

UPPER SACRAMENTO VALLEY EDUCATORS! The Floodplain Ecology Institute is designed to increase teachers’ knowledge and awareness of floodplain ecosystems and provide participants with the tools to educate their students about their relationship to their watershed. The program includes the introduction of standards based curriculum (Project WET and the Education and the Environment Initiative Units), field experiences, hands-on inquiry-based lab activities, and guest speakers and demonstrations by agencies. $200 Stipend upon completion of the project.  Please contact Anne Stephens for questions or to register at: akstephens@csuchico.edu or 530-898-5515 for additional questions. (8:00 am – 4:00 pm/each day)

Aug
4
Thu
2016
Cafe Inquiry @ Cafe Borrone
Aug 4 @ 1:00 am – 3:00 am

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

http://www.cafeborrone.com

http://www.centerforinquiry.net/sf

Aug
3
Wed
2016
The East Bay Science Cafe @ Cafe Valparaiso
Aug 3 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm

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

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

For more information or suggestions contact Monica Albe.

Like us on Facebook!

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

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

http://www.cafeborrone.com

http://www.centerforinquiry.net/sf

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

Rollout #3 Agenda

Day 1

 7:30 – 8:00
Registering and Continental Breakfast

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

8:30-9:15
CA NGSS Assessment Update

9:15-9:30
Environmental Principles and Concepts

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

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

Lunch 12: 15-1:15

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

4:30
Dismissal

 

Day 2

7:30-8:00
Registering and Continental Breakfast

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

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

Lunch 11:30-12:30

12:30-1:30
Table Talks

Choice:  1:45-3:45

Admin Planning for Communication

Science and Common Core ELA

Exploring Integration at Middle School

High School Models

Engineering in Life Science

(K-12)

Cross Cutting Concepts: Deepening Our Understanding

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

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

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

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

For more information or suggestions contact Monica Albe.

Like us on Facebook!

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

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

http://www.cafeborrone.com

http://www.centerforinquiry.net/sf

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

Rollout #3 Agenda

Day 1

 7:30 – 8:00
Registering and Continental Breakfast

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

8:30-9:15
CA NGSS Assessment Update

9:15-9:30
Environmental Principles and Concepts

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

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

Lunch 12: 15-1:15

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

4:30
Dismissal

 

Day 2

7:30-8:00
Registering and Continental Breakfast

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

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

Lunch 11:30-12:30

12:30-1:30
Table Talks

Choice:  1:45-3:45

Admin Planning for Communication

Science and Common Core ELA

Exploring Integration at Middle School

High School Models

Engineering in Life Science

(K-12)

Cross Cutting Concepts: Deepening Our Understanding

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

Oct
21
Fri
2016
2016 California Science Education Conference @ Palm Springs Convention Center
Oct 21 @ 8:00 am – Oct 23 @ 1:00 pm

Conference_Side_Column_Register-Early

Jun
2
Thu
2016
Cafe Inquiry @ Cafe Borrone
Jun 2 @ 1:00 am – 3:00 am

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

http://www.cafeborrone.com

http://www.centerforinquiry.net/sf

Jun
1
Wed
2016
The East Bay Science Cafe @ Cafe Valparaiso
Jun 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!

Jun
9
Thu
2016
Floodplain and Delta Ecology Institute: Stockton @ Sacramento/San Joaquin Delta
Jun 9 @ 8:00 am – Jun 11 @ 4:00 pm

DELTA REGION EDUCATORS! The Floodplain and Delta Ecology Institute brings together the curricula of Education & the Environment Initiative, Delta Studies and Project WET to create meaningful activities for the classroom and interesting content learning for the teacher of grades 3 – 8.   The institute includes direct engagement with the curriculum provided, content expert speakers, a full-day bus tour of the Sacramento/San Joaquin Delta and a $200 Stipend upon completion of the project. Please visit http://deltastudies.weebly.com/floodplain-and-delta-ecology.html for more details and to register!

Jun
13
Mon
2016
Central Valley Floodplain Ecology Institute: Fresno @ Fresno
Jun 13 @ 8:00 am – Jun 17 @ 4:00 pm

SAN JOAQUIN VALLEY EDUCATORS!  Join the Central Valley Science Projects, CSU-Fresno, FCOE, CREEC and SAM Academy for this Institute as they host this exploration of the waterways that nourish the San Joaquin Valley. The Delta, the San Joaquin and Kings River serve as backdrops to this summer institute. Topics will include current water issues, NGSS aligned environmental science content and curriculum focused on floodplain, riparian and Delta ecologies. You will also walk away with a tool bag of valuable resources from curriculum to certificates, including Project WET, the Education & the Environment Initiative (EEI), NGSS and other tools. College credit and a $200 stipend are also available – and space is limited to the first 30 participants! Registration fee is $45.00. For more information contact Jerry Valadez jvaladez@csufresno.edu or visit the website http://cvscienceproject.ning.com  

Jun
15
Wed
2016
NGSS Webinars from LACOE @ Online
Jun 15 @ 3:30 pm – 4:30 pm

Event Dates: Sep 23, 2015 | Dec 10, 2015 | Feb 17, 2016 | Apr 20, 2016 | Jun 15, 2016

These free 1-hour webinars will provide you the opportunity to gain information and updates around the new Next Generation Science Standards.  Participants will be able to listen to news from local, state, and national levels, including the ability to ask questions!  All webinars will be archived and you can watch from the comfort of your own classroom!
Jun
20
Mon
2016
Sacramento Floodplain Ecology Institute: Sacramento & Yolo Counties
Jun 20 @ 8:00 am – Jun 22 @ 4:00 pm

LOWER SACRAMENTO VALLEY 6- 12 EDUCATORS! Join us for this FREE professional development externship in applied science, research, STEM careers and environmental science curriculum. The institute will include field trips to regional floodplains to learn about ecology, watershed management and current habitat remediation projects in the Sacramento River watershed; learning and practicing field research skills and data collection alongside ecologists, biologists, entomologists and water scientists; standards-based curriculum resources for teaching watershed science and ecology concepts and current water issues facing all Californians and an opportunity to receive a $200 stipend! Contact Karen Swan, CREEC/Center for Land-based Learning, for more information at: Karen@landbasedlearning.org

Jun
26
Sun
2016
University of New Hampshire Project SMART for High School Students @ University of New Hampshire in Durham, NH
Jun 26 – Jul 22 all-day

EventListingProjectSMARTProject SMART is a UNH outreach program for high school students considering a career in science.  SMART is a residential program where students live on campus for 4 weeks and participate in 1 of 3 modules of their choosing. Students learn advanced concepts in science and participate in active research programs with UNH faculty. Students who select Biotech and Nanotech learn advanced concepts in genetics and perform sophisticated laboratory experiments. Students in Marine and Environmental Science divide their time between field and laboratory work and spend part of their time continuing long-time studies of environmental change in the mountains, woods, ponds and marine environments of New Hampshire. Students in Space Science work with faculty on diverse current research efforts including the use of spacecraft data and build a balloon payload with scientific instruments of their own construction that they fly to the edge of space.  Learn more at http://www.smart.unh.edu and http://projectsmartspacescience.sr.unh.edu/.

Jul
6
Wed
2016
Summer Teacher Workshops 2016: Pacific Grove
Jul 6 @ 9:00 am – Jul 8 @ 4:00 pm

MONTEREY BAY EDUCATORS! This summer the Pacific Grove Museum of Natural History and the Monterey Peninsula Regional Park District are partnering on a three-day workshop that incorporates Project WET, Project WILD and Project Learning Tree national curricula with Next Generation Science Standards and Common Core standards. This workshop is designed for K-8th grade teachers, but all grade levels are welcome. Teachers are welcome to attend one, two or all three days of the workshop. Please select the number of days you would like to attend. Continuing Educational Units are available through CSU Monterey Bay for an additional fee. Please visit our website to register at: http://www.pgmuseum.org/teacher-resources/#Teacher2016 or contact Ann Wasser if you have questions at wasser@pgmuseum.org or (831) 648-5716 ext.14.

The East Bay Science Cafe @ Cafe Valparaiso
Jul 6 @ 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!

Jul
7
Thu
2016
Cafe Inquiry @ Cafe Borrone
Jul 7 @ 1:00 am – 3:00 am

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

http://www.cafeborrone.com

http://www.centerforinquiry.net/sf

Jul
18
Mon
2016
Argument-Driven Inquiry Train the Trainer Institute @ Sonesta Hotel, Austin, TX
Jul 18 @ 8:00 am – Jul 21 @ 4:00 pm

ADIThis course is designed to help district science supervisors and teachers develop the knowledge and skills needed to be able to train teachers about the Argument-Driven Inquiry (ADI) instructional model. Participants will first learn about the limitations of typical laboratory instruction and why ADI can help all students develop the knowledge and skills they need to be proficient in science. Next, participants will have an opportunity to learn about the ADI instructional model by partaking in all eight stages of two different ADI lab investigations from start to finish. From there, participants will see how ADI is aligned with state and national standards for Science and English-Language Arts and learn about ways to support the needs of different students during each stage of the approach. Participants will then learn how to integrate ADI into a science curriculum. Finally, participants will learn how to host an ADI 101 or AD1 102 course for other teachers, how to get teacher buy-in, and how to help teachers adopt this new approach of instruction. Register online at: http://www.argumentdriveninquiry.com/adi-trainer-certification-institute.html

Use Coupon Code: CSTA10 to receive 10% off registration.

Jul
25
Mon
2016
Floodplain Ecology Institute: Chico
Jul 25 @ 8:00 am – Jul 27 @ 4:00 pm

UPPER SACRAMENTO VALLEY EDUCATORS! The Floodplain Ecology Institute is designed to increase teachers’ knowledge and awareness of floodplain ecosystems and provide participants with the tools to educate their students about their relationship to their watershed. The program includes the introduction of standards based curriculum (Project WET and the Education and the Environment Initiative Units), field experiences, hands-on inquiry-based lab activities, and guest speakers and demonstrations by agencies. $200 Stipend upon completion of the project.  Please contact Anne Stephens for questions or to register at: akstephens@csuchico.edu or 530-898-5515 for additional questions. (8:00 am – 4:00 pm/each day)

Aug
4
Thu
2016
Cafe Inquiry @ Cafe Borrone
Aug 4 @ 1:00 am – 3:00 am

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

http://www.cafeborrone.com

http://www.centerforinquiry.net/sf

Aug
3
Wed
2016
The East Bay Science Cafe @ Cafe Valparaiso
Aug 3 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm

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

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

For more information or suggestions contact Monica Albe.

Like us on Facebook!

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

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

http://www.cafeborrone.com

http://www.centerforinquiry.net/sf

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

Rollout #3 Agenda

Day 1

 7:30 – 8:00
Registering and Continental Breakfast

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

8:30-9:15
CA NGSS Assessment Update

9:15-9:30
Environmental Principles and Concepts

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

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

Lunch 12: 15-1:15

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

4:30
Dismissal

 

Day 2

7:30-8:00
Registering and Continental Breakfast

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

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

Lunch 11:30-12:30

12:30-1:30
Table Talks

Choice:  1:45-3:45

Admin Planning for Communication

Science and Common Core ELA

Exploring Integration at Middle School

High School Models

Engineering in Life Science

(K-12)

Cross Cutting Concepts: Deepening Our Understanding

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

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

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

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

For more information or suggestions contact Monica Albe.

Like us on Facebook!

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

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

http://www.cafeborrone.com

http://www.centerforinquiry.net/sf

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

Rollout #3 Agenda

Day 1

 7:30 – 8:00
Registering and Continental Breakfast

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

8:30-9:15
CA NGSS Assessment Update

9:15-9:30
Environmental Principles and Concepts

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

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

Lunch 12: 15-1:15

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

4:30
Dismissal

 

Day 2

7:30-8:00
Registering and Continental Breakfast

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

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

Lunch 11:30-12:30

12:30-1:30
Table Talks

Choice:  1:45-3:45

Admin Planning for Communication

Science and Common Core ELA

Exploring Integration at Middle School

High School Models

Engineering in Life Science

(K-12)

Cross Cutting Concepts: Deepening Our Understanding

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

Oct
21
Fri
2016
2016 California Science Education Conference @ Palm Springs Convention Center
Oct 21 @ 8:00 am – Oct 23 @ 1:00 pm