2018 California Science Education Conference Workshop List as of 8-7-2018
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Workshop TitleProgram DescriptionPresenterCo-PresenterPartner StrandScience(s)Grade Level(s):Emphasis(es)
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3D 5E 2nd Grade Earth Science: Stream TablesUse phenomena to understand earth systems. Actively learn how a 3D conceptual flow is developed and experience a 3D 5E learning sequence about stream tables. Student notebooks and video clips illustrate how students make sense of concepts.Monica Aguirre (TOSA: Resource Teacher)Diane DeemEarth/Space SciencePreK-2Crosscutting Concepts (CCCs), Disciplinary Core Ideas (DCIs), Science & Engineering Practices (SEPs)
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3D NGSS Engineering: Biomimicry through Helmet DesignsEager to learn more about how engineering and science can be a force of change? Engage in a first grade lesson that will give you a new perspective on how to bring engineering design into your classroom. Michelle ArmentaJenny Chien; Catie Lopez
CA NGSS K-8 Early Implementation Initiative
Engineering , Life Science/BiologyPreK-2Science & Engineering Practices (SEPs), Disciplinary Core Ideas (DCIs), Crosscutting Concepts (CCCs)
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Call of the WildFirst Graders love animals, making noise, and hands-on activities. Experience three-dimensional learning with the First Grade Instructional Segment 2. Bring the call of nature to life with your young scientists.Maria R Flaherty (STEM TOSA)Life Science/BiologyPreK-2Crosscutting Concepts (CCCs), Disciplinary Core Ideas (DCIs), English Learner/English Language Development, Science & Engineering Practices (SEPs)
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Developing Students Language and Science Knowledge Through Sense-makingParticipants will be guided through a series of activities to make sense of phenomena related to PS4-1 followed by a discussion of structures that support EL students to interact in meaningful ways in Collaborative, Interpretative, or Productive waysDawn O'Connor (Director of Science)Maria SimaniCSPPhysical SciencePreK-2English Learner/English Language Development, Pedagogy, Science & Engineering Practices (SEPs)
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Engineering through a cross-curricular 2nd grade NGSS unitEngaging literature-based, hands-on session using everyday items to explore materials and their properties. Experience NGSS performance expectation 2-PS1-2 and your K-2 engineering design standards aligned to the 5E Instructional Model. Amy Argento (Science Educator)Marissa StillittanoPhysical Science , EngineeringPreK-2Science & Engineering Practices (SEPs), Pedagogy, Common Core - Math
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Entry into Innovation: Engineering for Early LearnersExamine the development of engineering practices for early learners through hands-on exploration and discuss how to foster engineering skills and critical-thinking for all young children.Katy HutchinsonEngineeringPreK-2Pedagogy, Science & Engineering Practices (SEPs)
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K-2 NGSS and Literacy ConnectionsThis interactive workshop will provide participants opportunities to support students in making sense of 1-LS1-2 through hands on activities, investigative phenomenon, and engaging with text and media.Catie LopezMichelle Armenta
CA NGSS K-8 Early Implementation Initiative
Life Science/BiologyPreK-2Common Core - Literacy, Disciplinary Core Ideas (DCIs), English Learner/English Language Development
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Let's Give Them Science To Talk About!Learn how to use Science Talk in your classroom right away! Explore a first grade unit on sound to see how Science Talk can be integrated in 5 E lessons.Maria Blue (Teacher)Applicable to All SciencesPreK-2Classroom Management/Engagement, Common Core - Literacy, Science & Engineering Practices (SEPs)
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May the Force Be With Science in Early LearningExplore the intersection of CA Preschool Foundations and the Next Generation Science Standards using the concepts of Forces and Motion! We will examine scaling this sequence from Prek to 3rd. Teachers will leave with lessons for immediate classroom application. Leena Bakshi (Science Coordinator)Neva BandelowCSPPhysical SciencePreK-2English Learner/English Language Development, Pedagogy, Beef Up on Content
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NGSS: It's All About Observing and Asking Questions in TKYes NGSS is for TK students and teachers! Join us to hear about how a TK Early Implementer teacher adapted the kindergarten NGSS standards for the TK classroom. Disciplinary Core Ideas explored through phenomena on an observation table.Kathy MacLennan
CA NGSS K-8 Early Implementation Initiative
Applicable to All SciencesPreK-2Classroom Management/Engagement, Crosscutting Concepts (CCCs), Science & Engineering Practices (SEPs)
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Primary Students Can Do Science!Learn how to help your young students think for themselves and make connections that help them make claims, use evidence, and reason all by talking less and asking the right questions.Camille T Stegman (NSTA District Director XVI)Physical SciencePreK-2Assessment, English Learner/English Language Development
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The Science of Sound Explore the fundamental nature of sound – vibration. You will learn the components of good sound makers and the ingredients of sound. You will be challenged to make claims, cite evidence, and use reasoning while exploring the science of sound. Janeen VolseyPhysical SciencePreK-2Beef Up on Content, Disciplinary Core Ideas (DCIs), Crosscutting Concepts (CCCs)
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A professional development example of 3D instruction emphasizing modeling Join the Exploratorium Institute for Inquiry to explore the phenomena of dissolving through a 3-Dimensional investigation. You will ask questions, do investigations, develop and use models, relate cross cutting concepts, and examine supporting 3D instruction through professional development.Fred Stein (Senior Science Educator)ExploratoriumPhysical SciencePreK-2, 3-5Pedagogy, Science & Engineering Practices (SEPs), Crosscutting Concepts (CCCs)
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Coding is ElementaryKids can learn to code even before they can read! Prepare students for the language of problem solving with no-tech games, kid-tested apps, and inexpensive robots. Discuss how coding is connected to the standards and saving the planet.Joey Scott (Senior Education Specialist)Monterey Bay AquariumApplicable to All SciencesPreK-2, 3-5Technology Integration, Computer Science in Science
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Develop Students' CCC Lens Using Picture BooksExplore how to make Crosscutting Concepts more explicit in lessons by using children's literature books.This session will focus on patterns, cause/effect, and systems. Make Crosscutting Concepts more accessible and engaging to your students plus less intimidating for yourself!Lesley Gates (Science Consultant)
CA NGSS K-8 Early Implementation Initiative
Applicable to All SciencesPreK-2, 3-5Common Core - Literacy, Crosscutting Concepts (CCCs)
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Elementary NGSS? What is that and where do I start?Feeling overwhelmed? Need help understanding the alphabet soup of NGSS? Join us for an engaging, hands-on session getting to know your documents, pedagogical shifts, and experiences you can use tomorrow. Amy Argento (Science Educator)Marissa StillittanoLife Science/Biology , Physical Science , EngineeringPreK-2, 3-5Science & Engineering Practices (SEPs), Pedagogy
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Explorimenting: Outdoors & Community Science in the Early YearsAuthentically support Environmental Literacy and NGSS in your classroom through 'explorimenting' outside your classroom. In this session, you will learn easy and fun ways to implement strategies that guide your students from awareness to stewardship.Mary C Walls (CREEC Coordinator)Linda Braatz-Brown
Environmental Literacy Steering Committee
Applicable to All SciencesPreK-2, 3-5Classroom Management/Engagement, Pedagogy, Informal Science Education
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Fail Often, Succeed Sooner: Assessment in Project-Based LearningExplore what success looks like in engineering and how you can use the CA NGSS Science and Engineering Practices as the framework for formative and summative assessment of Project-Based Learning in your classroom.Katy HutchinsonEngineering , Integrated Science (bundled across domains)PreK-2, 3-5Assessment, Pedagogy, Science & Engineering Practices (SEPs)
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Guiding inquiry in (and out of) the gardenJoin us for a hands-on experience of learning from plants instead of learning about them. Gain concrete strategies for facilitating close observation to build students' curiosity and wonder, and help them truly figure out how plants work.Amelia Rosenman (Senior Associate Teacher Prof. Dev.)Clea MatsonCalifornia Academy of SciencesLife Science/BiologyPreK-2, 3-5Disciplinary Core Ideas (DCIs), Pedagogy, Science & Engineering Practices (SEPs)
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Hooked on Science: Engage Kids Early with Family Science Nights!Family STEM events can help stimulate curiosity and support NGSS implementation. Learn about the Discovery Center for Science and Technology's Family Science Night Program and receive step-by-step instructions for how to start your own K-5 program. Kristin A Majda (STEAM Literacy Coach)Kristin MajdaApplicable to All SciencesPreK-2, 3-5Informal Science Education, STEM/STEAM/Maker
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Kinesthetic Astronomy In A 3-Dimensional Learning SettingThe SETI Institute presents inquiry-based "Kinesthetic Astronomyâ„¢" through the lens of NGSS. Practice Morrow and Zawaski's 5E Sky Time lessons for understanding a day a and a year, through a movement and motion model. Pamela Harman (Education and Outreach Manager)Coral ClarkEarth/Space SciencePreK-2, 3-5Crosscutting Concepts (CCCs), Disciplinary Core Ideas (DCIs), Science & Engineering Practices (SEPs)
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Phenomena Get to the ConceptK-5 teachers are invited to experience phenomena for the purpose of bringing the Cross Cutting Concepts young children can learn to life. Grade level groups will work with K-5 Performance Expectations using age appropriate investigations.Marian Murphy-Shaw (Education Services)CISC - ScienceApplicable to All SciencesPreK-2, 3-5Crosscutting Concepts (CCCs), Beef Up on Content
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Scaffolding Instruction of Science and Engineering Practices for K-5Participate in an instructional segment demonstrating how to scaffold learning of the science and engineering practices (SEP's) and learn about Santa Paula Unified's initiative to develop K-12 rubrics for each SEP. Participants will receive classroom-tested NGSS curricula.Kristin A Majda (STEAM Literacy Coach)Terria DuranApplicable to All SciencesPreK-2, 3-5Pedagogy, Science & Engineering Practices (SEPs), Leadership (coaching, site leadership, administrator, professional development)
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Engineering is Elementary meets Phenomena, an 'Alarming Idea'! Phenomena-driven instruction that connects to multiple NGSS disciplinary core ideas will motivate students to actively "figure out" rather than passively "learn about" DCI's. Explore ENERGY and the Engineering Design Process. EIE will guide our session.Jan Robertson (Science Educator)Mandi SmithEngineering , Physical Science3-5Assessment, Common Core - Literacy, Classroom Management/Engagement, Common Core - Math
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3D NGSS Early Implementers Lesson: Energy Transfer Through Collisions Through the lens of two crosscutting concepts, patterns and cause and effect, participants will plan and carry out an investigation to demonstrate an understanding of a phenomenon: energy transfer during collisions. Diane Deem (4th Grade Teacher)Jenny Chien
CA NGSS K-8 Early Implementation Initiative
Physical Science3-5Disciplinary Core Ideas (DCIs), Science & Engineering Practices (SEPs), Crosscutting Concepts (CCCs)
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3D NGSS Early Implementers Lesson: Human Impact on EcosystemLet's get fishy! Through the lens of two crosscutting concepts, systems and system models and cause and effect, participants will develop and use models to demonstrate an understanding of how humans can impact the interdependent relationships in ecosystems.Jenny Chien (K-5 STEM Specialist)Diane Deem
CA NGSS K-8 Early Implementation Initiative
Earth/Space Science , EP&Cs/Environmental Literacy , Integrated Science (bundled across domains)3-5Disciplinary Core Ideas (DCIs), Science & Engineering Practices (SEPs), Crosscutting Concepts (CCCs)
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Clouds, Weather, Art, and Poetry - The Perfect Storm of Fun!Come learn how to connect third grade Common Core Language Arts and VAPA Standards with NGSS as you create a piece of weather related artwork, and then write a piece of poetry inspired by your own artwork!Janice ElamEarth/Space Science3-5Common Core - Literacy, STEM/STEAM/Maker
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Critical Thinkers Library: A teacher's resource for critical thinking curriculumCritical thinking' appears repeatedly in California's science education standards, but what is it? We define it as 'accurately determining the likelihood that a fact claim is true' and present a free, online collection of materials to teach critical thinking skills.David Leidner (PhD)Applicable to All Sciences3-5Crosscutting Concepts (CCCs), Science & Engineering Practices (SEPs), Pedagogy
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Find Time for ScienceDo you find it difficult to teach science with the so many demands being made by ELA and Math CCSS? This workshop will help you make time by integrating science, ELA and math standards through your daily lessons.Nancy J Davis-Maack (5th Grade Teacher - Multi-Subject)Life Science/Biology3-5Common Core - Literacy, Common Core - Math
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How Becoming a STEM Teacher Changes Student SuccessLife-changing STEM outcomes are the result of purposeful instructional planning and delivery that integrates standards-based instruction and high impact STEM strategies. Effective, engaging and evidence-based, these doable strategies will transform your student outcomes.Jodi MarchessoTerry TalleyPasadena UnifiedEarth/Space Science , Physical Science3-5Disciplinary Core Ideas (DCIs), Science & Engineering Practices (SEPs), STEM/STEAM/Maker, Leadership (coaching, site leadership, administrator, professional development)
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It's All Fun and Games (Until the Disadvantageous Variation Dies)Explore 3rd grade natural selection standards through games and activities. Analyze similarities in family traits, interpret data on advantageous and disadvantageous traits, and devise a solution to the problem of the swallowtail butterfly. Megan E White (7th Grade Teacher)Sarah CavesLife Science/Biology3-5Pedagogy, Crosscutting Concepts (CCCs), Disciplinary Core Ideas (DCIs)
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Lights! Camera! Science! Integrating filmmaking into NGSSEnhance your Science instruction through the use of filmmaking. This beginner-level, hands-on workshop will guide you through all the steps needed for you and your students to create a video exploring NGSS concepts.Georgia Terlaje
CA NGSS K-8 Early Implementation Initiative
Applicable to All Sciences3-5Classroom Management/Engagement, English Learner/English Language Development, Technology Integration
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Mars Bound: Inquiry Based Lessons for Upper ElementaryParticipants will experience 3-dimensional inquiry-based lessons that draw on conceptual modeling and engineering with Mars exploration as a theme. The CA-NGSS aligned lessons are designed by Arizona State University and NASA.Elizabeth M Cooke (Classroom Teacher)Engineering , Physical Science , Earth/Space Science3-5Disciplinary Core Ideas (DCIs), Science & Engineering Practices (SEPs), Crosscutting Concepts (CCCs), Classroom Management/Engagement
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May the magnetic force be with you third grade!You are the chosen one! Join us and experience "the force" in this hands-on 5E lesson sequence for 3-PS2-3. A cross curricular approach to magnetic and electric forces using Star Wars literature and the CCSS. Marissa StillittanoAmy ArgentoPhysical Science , Engineering3-5Common Core - Literacy, Pedagogy, Science & Engineering Practices (SEPs)
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NGSS for All: Supporting ELLs Using Collaborative Discourse ProtocolsExperience discourse protocols that help all students access content, develop models, construct explanations, and argue from evidence, and provide specific support to English Learners. Participate in a 5E lesson focused on energy transfer while engaging in collaborative conversation strategies. Elisa J Slee (TOSA)Becky FriedlandApplicable to All Sciences3-5English Learner/English Language Development, Common Core - Literacy, Science & Engineering Practices (SEPs)
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Organized Chaos in 21st Century Classrooms : A Multidisciplinary NGSS ApproachDiscover how to integrate NGSS across curricula using the 5E model to amplify interactive learning, collaboration, and critical thinking. Elementary educators will experience innovative methods to provide rigorous, engaging experiences for the diverse needs of their 21st-century students.Juan Carlos HernandezKrystal ValdenegroEarth/Space Science , Engineering , EP&Cs/Environmental Literacy3-5Technology Integration, Science & Engineering Practices (SEPs), Common Core - Literacy
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Rock and Roll Earthquake Engineering - Digital and Hands-On NGSS Explore how building materials and shapes lessen the severity of earthquake damage? Learn what engineers consider when designing and building an earthquake-proof structure. Your engineer challenge is to build a structure and test it. Will it survive an earthquake?Teresa BasinEngineering , Earth/Space Science3-5Disciplinary Core Ideas (DCIs), Science & Engineering Practices (SEPs), Technology Integration
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SwingsParticipants will build their understanding of forces and motion by experiencing a hands-on lesson that will involve building their own pendulum-swing and analyzing data to make future predictions about motionShayna Suzanne DobbinsDaniel CantelmiPhysical Science3-5Science & Engineering Practices (SEPs), Crosscutting Concepts (CCCs)
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The Energy of DanceIn order to move, a dancer's body must posses both potential and kinetic energy. Come experience the science of movement and learn how energy is the ultimate form of expression. Be prepared to participate and move!Mary J Dagani (STEAM TOSA)Physical Science3-5Beef Up on Content, Classroom Management/Engagement, Crosscutting Concepts (CCCs), Disciplinary Core Ideas (DCIs), English Learner/English Language Development
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Using Earthquake Proof Towers and Engineering Practices to teach ModelsWhile investigating the phenomenon of Waves through the 3 Dimensions of the NGSS, we will design and build earthquake proof towers. We will integrate strategies to support ELPAC, mathematics and the practices of sciences and engineering .Shelley DuttarerT Javier SanchezPhysical Science , Engineering3-5Common Core - Math, Science & Engineering Practices (SEPs), English Learner/English Language Development
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Using Natural Spaces to Explore Structure and Function of OrganismsExposing students to natural spaces and hands on experiences enhances their science learning and attitudes towards science. Experience NGSS lessons and explore ways to incorporate natural spaces and living organisms in the teaching of structure and function to elementary students.Mary Ann MayLife Science/Biology3-5Crosscutting Concepts (CCCs), Disciplinary Core Ideas (DCIs), Informal Science Education
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2018 California Science Instructional Materials Adoption Update (K-8) The California State Board of Education adopted instructional resources for kindergarten through grade eight that are aligned to the CA NGSS. This workshop will provide information on the adoption process, SBE-approved programs, and the next steps for NGSS implementation. Cliff RudnickStephanie GregsonApplicable to All SciencesPreK-2, 3-5, 6-8 Integrated Model, 6-8 Domain Specific ModelAssessment, Common Core - Literacy, Science & Engineering Practices (SEPs)
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Ephemeral Art: Where NGSS, Outdoor Education and Making MeetLearn about the convergence of Science, Art, and Environmental Stewardship through the creation of artwork that is both beautiful and temporary. Experience the art of the NGSS and the EP&C's during this hands-on, minds-on session. Doron Markus (Science and Engineering Coordinator)Andra Yeghoian, Michelle HoldtApplicable to All SciencesPreK-2, 3-5, 6-8 Integrated Model, 6-8 Domain Specific ModelBeef Up on Content, Informal Science Education, Pedagogy, Science & Engineering Practices (SEPs), STEM/STEAM/Maker, English Learner/English Language Development, Crosscutting Concepts (CCCs), Disciplinary Core Ideas (DCIs)
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Growing Up Loving the PlanetExplore how to encourage the environmentalist in your students with Monterey Bay Aquarium educators. We'll discuss how to develop empathy for animals and a strong appreciation for our planet.Joey Scott (Senior Education Specialist)Monterey Bay AquariumEP&Cs/Environmental LiteracyPreK-2, 3-5, 6-8 Integrated Model, 6-8 Domain Specific ModelInformal Science Education
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Making Science Sing!!! with GriffinEdJoin award-winning singer/songwriter and STEM teacher Tim Griffin for some seriously fun science music, shown to significantly improve student performance (and not just the musical kind). Tim's music is all free online at www.GriffinEd.org.Timothy Griffin (Executive Director)Applicable to All SciencesPreK-2, 3-5, 6-8 Integrated Model, 6-8 Domain Specific ModelBeef Up on Content, Informal Science Education, STEM/STEAM/Maker
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NGSS & GATE: Parallels and PotentialHow do the elements of three dimensional learning outlined in the NGSS parallel the GATE elements of depth, complexity, novelty, and acceleration? How can we relate the NGSS to ELD and diverse gifted learners? We will show you how!Michelle McGuireAnderson, KarenApplicable to All SciencesPreK-2, 3-5, 6-8 Integrated Model, 6-8 Domain Specific ModelEnglish Learner/English Language Development, Pedagogy, Disciplinary Core Ideas (DCIs)
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P.I.A.T. Putting it all TogetherAre you wondering what an NGSS classroom 'looks' like? This hands-on workshop will provide an opportunity to experience a compressed lesson. Participants will better understand how to translate the NGSS into instruction, while leaving with tools for the classroom. Jared K Marr (STEM Instructional Consultant)Nicole RayApplicable to All SciencesPreK-2, 3-5, 6-8 Integrated Model, 6-8 Domain Specific ModelPedagogy, Science & Engineering Practices (SEPs), Disciplinary Core Ideas (DCIs)
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Zero to STEM, Using NASA Resources to Start Your ProgramNASA Resources are very engaging and free. Learn how a school uses them every month to explore phenomena on Earth and in space! Maria Blue (Teacher)Earth/Space Science , EngineeringPreK-2, 3-5, 6-8 Domain Specific ModelDisciplinary Core Ideas (DCIs), Classroom Management/Engagement, STEM/STEAM/Maker
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CER Gradual Release: Setting Students Up for Success in WritingAre your students struggling to write claim, evidence reasoning paragraphs? Experience our 3-step gradual release strategy for writing scientific explanations. You'll have time to collaborate and create your own gradual release CER prompts.
Sabria ChaoAmy HowellApplicable to All Sciences3-5, 6-8 Integrated Model, 6-8 Domain Specific ModelCommon Core - Literacy, Science & Engineering Practices (SEPs), English Learner/English Language Development
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Digital Modeling... Ditch the Notebook!Use the internet to do your heavy lifting. In this session, participants will learn how digital modeling in Google Slides and Scratch can bring the modeling process to life for students. BYO Device to interact with online models. Mary-Elizabeth QuanApplicable to All Sciences3-5, 6-8 Integrated Model, 6-8 Domain Specific ModelScience & Engineering Practices (SEPs), Technology Integration, Computer Science in Science
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Eat or Be Eaten: Energy/Matter Flow and Human Impact Engage in lessons adapted to become an NGSS three dimensional experience with an environmental learning focus. Strategies apply to all grade levels and will use 5th and middle school ecosystem interaction lesson examples. Shared resources, lesson sequences, and slideshow. Barbara J Woods (NGSS Project Director, Curriculum Coach)Bryan Ehlers
CA NGSS K-8 Early Implementation Initiative
EP&Cs/Environmental Literacy , Life Science/Biology , Earth/Space Science3-5, 6-8 Integrated Model, 6-8 Domain Specific ModelPedagogy, Crosscutting Concepts (CCCs), Science & Engineering Practices (SEPs)
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Engineering Challenge Accepted: Unite Engineering, Math, and the Environment!Help students love math! Experience how an NGSS and CCSS-aligned engineering design challenge can give your students the tools they need to put math and science together! Access resources developed by The Tech Museum of Innovation educational partnerships.Liz O'Hare (Professional Development Specialist)Shelley McCrackenEngineering , EP&Cs/Environmental Literacy3-5, 6-8 Integrated Model, 6-8 Domain Specific ModelCommon Core - Math, Science & Engineering Practices (SEPs), STEM/STEAM/Maker
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Real-World Problems: Coding in ContextGet real! Experience a computer science lesson based on a real-world problem that turns coding practice into engineering power. Walk away with lesson resources developed by educators in partnership with SJSU and The Tech Museum of Innovation.Sherry Burch (Professional Development Specialist)Esmeralda TovarEngineering3-5, 6-8 Integrated Model, 6-8 Domain Specific ModelScience & Engineering Practices (SEPs), Technology Integration, Computer Science in Science, Disciplinary Core Ideas (DCIs)
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Using Google Apps to Take Interactive Science Notebooks OnlineLearn how to use Google Classroom and the G Suite applications to take your interactive science notebooks online! We will look examples of online notebooks and real student feedback. Time will be provided to create your own assignments.Erin B Dunroe (Teacher)Applicable to All Sciences3-5, 6-8 Integrated Model, 6-8 Domain Specific ModelTechnology Integration, Common Core - Literacy
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Using the Science and Engineering Practices to Drive InstructionIn this session you will learn how to sequence a lesson series to incorporate the disciplinary core ideas and cross cutting concepts through engineering challenges and the science and engineering practices.Allison Bogart (Teacher)Applicable to All Sciences3-5, 6-8 Integrated Model, 6-8 Domain Specific ModelScience & Engineering Practices (SEPs)
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What's Environmental Literacy anyway? Explore through a Student LensEngage in a 5E-based lesson sequence exploring the similarities and differences between ecology and environmental literacy. How do we build scientific and environmental literacy? Why are both important? This lesson sequence asks students to create their own explanation.Amity SandageNehal Pfeiffer
Environmental Literacy Steering Committee
EP&Cs/Environmental Literacy , Life Science/Biology3-5, 6-8 Integrated ModelPedagogy, Crosscutting Concepts (CCCs), Science & Engineering Practices (SEPs)
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PBL Experience highlighting the SEPs through Air TopsExperience science and engineering practices through a Project Based Learning Investigation on Air Tops. This experience will tap into the learners' natural curiosity which will allow them to apply all the SEPs the way that scientist actually do.
Susheela Nath Ali Gubary; Patrick ChanEngineering , Physical Science , Integrated Science (bundled across domains)6-8 Integrated ModelScience & Engineering Practices (SEPs), Disciplinary Core Ideas (DCIs), Crosscutting Concepts (CCCs)
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"A River Runs Through It": Environmental Literacy in ActionSee how a STEAM Environmental Magnet middle school created a year-long sustainability curriculum that engages students in developing the knowledge, abilities and values to address local and global challenges of today and in the future – while aligning with standards.Ann Marie Hempelmann (California Program Manager and Educator)Kim Jones
Environmental Literacy Steering Committee
Applicable to All Sciences6-8 Integrated Model, 6-8 Domain Specific ModelCrosscutting Concepts (CCCs), STEM/STEAM/Maker, Science & Engineering Practices (SEPs)
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Active Inquiry Using the Science PracticesCraving genuine opportunities for students to experience the science process from start to finish? We'll get hands on and model a Practices-focused investigation drawing from NatureBridge's years of experience guiding student investigations in our National Parks!Megan Jakubowski (Education Manager)Kurt HollandEP&Cs/Environmental Literacy , Life Science/Biology6-8 Integrated Model, 6-8 Domain Specific ModelPedagogy, Science & Engineering Practices (SEPs), Informal Science Education
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An Earth Science Trilogy: Phenomena, DCIs and Student Inquiry Learn to successfully bring Earth Science phenomena/DCI's into your instruction by exploring a middle school lesson from the perspective of ESS. We will not focus on any particular model, but rather help teachers build capacity in Earth Science.Beverly BerekianDean GilbertApplicable to All Sciences6-8 Integrated Model, 6-8 Domain Specific ModelPedagogy, Disciplinary Core Ideas (DCIs), Beef Up on Content
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Argumentative Writing Using Interactive NotebooksParticipants will use interactive notebooks, models, and argumentative writing to complete a lesson on atoms and chemical reactions. Nicole A. Luckin (Teacher)Diane Loflin; Jewely LickeyIntegrated Science (bundled across domains) , Chemistry6-8 Integrated Model, 6-8 Domain Specific ModelCommon Core - Literacy, Science & Engineering Practices (SEPs), Disciplinary Core Ideas (DCIs), Pedagogy
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Assessing 3Ds: Hands-on Performance Tasks in 6-8Explore hands-on performance assessment and its relationship to mastering the CCSS and CaNGSS. Engage in a hands-on performance task as an example of formative assessment. Use this protocol to develop hands-on performance tasks of your own. Deborah Tucker (Science Education Consultant)Grant GardnerPhysical Science , Physics6-8 Integrated Model, 6-8 Domain Specific ModelAssessment, Pedagogy, Science & Engineering Practices (SEPs)
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Celestial Hide and SeekParticipants will build their understanding of our Earth-moon system by developing a 3D model and making sense of real-world phenomenon. The workshop will also help participants experience how number sense and Earth & Space Science naturally intersect.Daniel CantelmiEarth/Space Science , Physical Science , Integrated Science (bundled across domains)6-8 Integrated Model, 6-8 Domain Specific ModelBeef Up on Content, Common Core - Math, Crosscutting Concepts (CCCs), Disciplinary Core Ideas (DCIs), English Learner/English Language Development, Pedagogy, Science & Engineering Practices (SEPs), Technology Integration
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Climate --> an integrated approach, proof is in the reefs!Explores the anchoring phenomena of coral bleaching to drive a series of integrated learning experiences of coral reef ecosystems and disruptions. Teachers will leave with an understanding of an NGSS integrated three dimensional learning experience.Marissa Born (Science Teacher)Kristina Morrow
CA NGSS K-8 Early Implementation Initiative
Integrated Science (bundled across domains)6-8 Domain Specific ModelDisciplinary Core Ideas (DCIs), Crosscutting Concepts (CCCs), Science & Engineering Practices (SEPs)
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Dive Into the Ocean's Oxygen Minimum Zone Explore a new piece of curriculum with the Monterey Bay Aquarium! Explore the concept of a metabolic budget and oxygen minimum zone research, discuss and draw conclusions on how human activities may affect organisms that live in these extreme environments.Elizabeth Callaghan (Senior Education Specialist)Joey Scott; Mary WhaleyMonterey Bay AquariumEP&Cs/Environmental Literacy, Life Science/Biology6-8 Integrated ModelCrosscutting Concepts (CCCs), Disciplinary Core Ideas (DCIs), Science & Engineering Practices (SEPs)
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Evolution for Middle School EducatorsThe Teacher Institute for Evolutionary Science is a teacher-run project to help middle school science teachers. We provide evolution content and free, ready-to-use resources for the classroom, including presentation slides, online sites, and hands-on labs.Jennifer PanczyszynLife Science/Biology6-8 Domain Specific ModelScience & Engineering Practices (SEPs), Disciplinary Core Ideas (DCIs), Crosscutting Concepts (CCCs)
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Exploring Marine Impacts of the Use and Disposal of PlasticsCome explore the origins, disposal, densities and chemical compositions of different plastics. We'll use an NGSS approach to investigate the qualities that factor into plastic's physical and chemical threats to wildlife and the marine ecosystem. Lori LambertsonExploratorium StrandEP&Cs/Environmental Literacy, Physical Science, Chemistry6-8 Integrated Model, 6-8 Domain Specific ModelCrosscutting Concepts (CCCs), Disciplinary Core Ideas (DCIs), Science & Engineering Practices (SEPs)
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Food, Energy Flow and the Power of the H AtomWe will visibly track sunlight as it moves through an ecosystem by tracking glucose formation and use by following color change reactions and by building an electronic device to model the role of chlorophyll in photosynthesis.

Bernice FilermanOrenda TuasonLife Science/Biology , Integrated Science (bundled across domains) , Physical Science6-8 Integrated Model, 6-8 Domain Specific ModelBeef Up on Content, Crosscutting Concepts (CCCs), Disciplinary Core Ideas (DCIs)
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Ice, Ice, Baby: Middle School Storyline using Instant Ice PacksImplement a 3D middle school unit covering nervous system, chemical reactions, and engineering design! Session designed for teachers, coaches, and supervisors from novice to advanced.Kathryn Irene Fleegal (Science Teacher)Arlene Friend; Stephanie BankIntegrated Science (bundled across domains) , Physical Science6-8 Integrated Model, 6-8 Domain Specific ModelScience & Engineering Practices (SEPs), Crosscutting Concepts (CCCs), Disciplinary Core Ideas (DCIs)
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Living 3D: How to Plan and Use NGSS AssessmentsTeachers will analyze NGSS assessments actually used in middle school classes. Learn how these assessments were made and used by teachers. Leave with a tool to assist with 3D assessment design.Crystal Howe (Science Coordinator)
Rachel Poland; Jeremiah Potter; Sara Feiteira
CA NGSS K-8 Early Implementation Initiative
Integrated Science (bundled across domains)6-8 Integrated ModelAssessment, Pedagogy
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Make Some Noise: Analog & Digital WavesIf you looked at MS-PS4-3 (digital & analog waves) and thought, "Wait, what?", help has arrived! You will experience activities that will deepen your knowledge of this new concept—and you can use these activities in the classroom!Chelsea PomaPhysical Science , Physics6-8 Integrated Model, 6-8 Domain Specific ModelBeef Up on Content, Disciplinary Core Ideas (DCIs), STEM/STEAM/Maker
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Making Sense of Phenomena Using ModelsCome learn how students can use models to explore and explain scientific phenomena. Join us for hands-on activities to help student construct, revise and analysis models that will guide them to further investigate phenomena.Mary-Elizabeth Quan (TOA Technology & Science)Tracy MarmolejoApplicable to All Sciences6-8 Integrated ModelPedagogy, Crosscutting Concepts (CCCs), Science & Engineering Practices (SEPs)
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Middle School MutationsA hands-on introduction to DNA and mutations for middle school. Write and crack DNA code, and investigate natural and human driven changes through games and real-world examples. Sarah Caves (6th Grade Teacher)Megan WhiteLife Science/Biology6-8 Domain Specific Model, 6-8 Integrated ModelPedagogy, Disciplinary Core Ideas (DCIs), Beef Up on Content
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Moving Molecules and Sea Level RiseParticipants will engage in a 3-dimensional lesson within a larger learning segment about climate change. Participants will develop and use models to explore the concept of thermal expansion of water as they investigate the phenomenon of sea level rise.Corinne H Lardy (Assistant Professor)Jenna PorterIntegrated Science (bundled across domains) , Physical Science , EP&Cs/Environmental Literacy6-8 Integrated Model, 6-8 Domain Specific ModelCrosscutting Concepts (CCCs), Disciplinary Core Ideas (DCIs), Science & Engineering Practices (SEPs), Pedagogy
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NOAA Estuaries 101 Curriculum for Integrated 7th Grade Science Learn how to utilize the NOAA's Estuaries 101 curriculum into your classroom. Teachers will learn about what curriculum resources are available and how the curriculum can be used to teach Ecosystems in the 7th grade Integrated NGSS model. Marci SponslerIntegrated Science (bundled across domains) , Life Science/Biology , Earth/Space Science6-8 Integrated ModelDisciplinary Core Ideas (DCIs), Beef Up on Content
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Space: How Far We've Come, How Far Can We Go?In conjunction with the National Air and Space Museum Teacher Innovator Institute, this presentation will use space exploration as a vehicle for cross-curricular instruction that teaches engineering, the human body, and the persistence that led us to explore space.Anne Artz (STEM Coordinator)
Shaoni Bandyopadhyay, Ted Kim
Engineering , Integrated Science (bundled across domains)6-8 Integrated ModelCrosscutting Concepts (CCCs), Informal Science Education, Science & Engineering Practices (SEPs)
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Taking Multiciplinary Science Outdoors and Making It Work!Taking your students outdoors to enhance their learning? Wondering how to use an multidisciplinary approach to NGSS Environmental learning? Participants will experience a hands-on, NGSS-aligned program developed through an EPA grant, San Diego Science Project, and UCSD.Kathryn Schulz (San Diego Science Project Director)Janice AndersonCSPApplicable to All Sciences6-8 Integrated Model, 3-5, 6-8 Domain Specific ModelCrosscutting Concepts (CCCs), Disciplinary Core Ideas (DCIs), Science & Engineering Practices (SEPs)
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Teaching Science with the Five-E Plus Argumentation (FEPA)Argumentation in science is a great activity for students, but many CER activities feel artificial. We will introduce techniques elicit argumentation from 5E lessons that can be done quickly and lead students to a consensus on a correct explanation.Mahya Babaie (Professor )
Brian Foley; Virginia Oberholzer Vandergon
Physical Science , Integrated Science (bundled across domains)6-8 Integrated ModelScience & Engineering Practices (SEPs), Crosscutting Concepts (CCCs), Technology Integration
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The Scientific Process of Impact Cratering: A NGSS Physics LessonIn this experiment, we will test for how the mass, speed, and angle of meteorites affect the size and shape of the resulting crater. Participants will learn how students create impact craters, collect the data, and graph the results.
Jennie Wadsworth (Education Consultant)Ray AvedianEarth/Space Science , Physical Science , Physics6-8 Integrated Model, 6-8 Domain Specific ModelCrosscutting Concepts (CCCs), Disciplinary Core Ideas (DCIs), Science & Engineering Practices (SEPs)
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Where Data, Technology & NGSS Meet: Making Integrated Science Come AliveLeverage local datasets and research-based data tools to make integrated NGSS science come alive! Explore how people learn from data, case studies of data literacy in math and science classrooms in SFUSD, and strategies to integrate data into classrooms.Harshil Parikh (Co-Founder & CEO)Eric LewisSan Francisco UnifiedIntegrated Science (bundled across domains)6-8 Integrated ModelTechnology Integration, Science & Engineering Practices (SEPs), Pedagogy
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Building Models in NGSS with Microsoft Office and Google DriveModeling is part of the NGSS Crosscutting Concepts, Scientific and Engineering Practices and Disciplinary Core Ideas. Learn how students can use programs in Microsoft Office and Google Drive to build and manipulate Earth science and astronomical models. Lyle Tavernier (Educational Technology Specialist)Earth/Space Science3-5, 6-8 Integrated Model, 6-8 Domain Specific Model, High School 3-course (ESS Embedded) Model, High School 4-course ModelTechnology Integration, Crosscutting Concepts (CCCs), Science & Engineering Practices (SEPs)
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Creativity, Curiosity, and Critical Thinking CombinedDiscover strategies to build confidence and encourage curiosity. We will use science questions and brainteasers to spur deductive reasoning and help kids make connections to real life.Dia MichelsIntegrated Science (bundled across domains), Applicable to All Sciences, Physical Science3-5, 6-8 Integrated ModelInformal Science Education, Crosscutting Concepts (CCCs), Beef Up on Content
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EcoLogik: Connecting the Next Generation to Nature and TechnologyA unique fusion of ecology, nature, and technology the EcoLogik Program connects underrepresented young women (ages 9 - 16) to the natural resources and science of their National Park, Cabrillo National Monument. Nicole OrnelasEP&Cs/Environmental Literacy , Life Science/Biology , Physical Science3-5, 6-8 Integrated Model, 6-8 Domain Specific Model, High School 3-course (ESS Embedded) Model, High School 3-course Integrated (Every Science, Every Year) Model, High School 4-course ModelSTEM/STEAM/Maker, Technology Integration, Leadership (coaching, site leadership, administrator, professional development)
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Enhancing Student Engagement through NGSS & the EP&CsExplore ways that students can serve as scientists and engineers while becoming stewards of their environment through an action driven inquiry cycle.Linda Braatz-Brown (Curriculum Coordinator Science)Mary WallsEP&Cs/Environmental Literacy , Life Science/Biology , Engineering3-5, 6-8 Integrated Model, 6-8 Domain Specific Model, High School 3-course Integrated (Every Science, Every Year) Model, High School 3-course (ESS Embedded) Model, High School 4-course ModelClassroom Management/Engagement, Pedagogy, Science & Engineering Practices (SEPs)
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Exploring Science and Engineering Practices with a Schoolyard CleanupConsider litter as a phenomenon leading to active use of the Science and Engineering Practices. Your students can contribute to citizen science while improving their school community and the environment.Annie Kohut Frankel (Education Coordinator)EP&Cs/Environmental Literacy , Integrated Science (bundled across domains)3-5, 6-8 Integrated Model, High School 4-course Model, High School 3-course Integrated (Every Science, Every Year) Model, High School 3-course (ESS Embedded) Model, 6-8 Domain Specific ModelScience & Engineering Practices (SEPs)
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Making Sense of Sea Level RiseIs sea level really rising? How do melting sea ice and land ice contribute to sea level? Engage in a hands-on activity that involves prediction, data collection and analysis, and mathematical modeling to address this hot topic.Ota LutzEarth/Space Science3-5, 6-8 Integrated Model, 6-8 Domain Specific Model, High School 3-course (ESS Embedded) Model, High School 3-course Integrated (Every Science, Every Year) Model, High School 4-course ModelCommon Core - Math, Beef Up on Content, Science & Engineering Practices (SEPs)
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Making Waves: Seismic Waves Activities and DemonstrationsHands on activities and effective animations and software are used to demonstrate important seismic wave characteristics and wave propagation, including the four types of seismic waves, the elastic rebound theory, earthquake location, and earthquake damage from seismic waves.Sheryl J Braile (Teacher)Lawrence BraileEarth/Space Science3-5, 6-8 Integrated Model, 6-8 Domain Specific Model, High School 3-course (ESS Embedded) ModelBeef Up on Content, Disciplinary Core Ideas (DCIs)
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Modeling Climate Data Through GraphingEncourage your students to make data-driven decisions based on models they create using real NASA data! We will work as a group to graph global temperature data to determine trends and draw conclusions. Ota LutzEarth/Space Science3-5, 6-8 Integrated Model, 6-8 Domain Specific Model, High School 3-course (ESS Embedded) Model, High School 3-course Integrated (Every Science, Every Year) Model, High School 4-course ModelCommon Core - Math, Beef Up on Content, Science & Engineering Practices (SEPs)
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Shipwreck! Survive with Stoichiometry! (Lesson)You were sailing the Atlantic when your boat capsized. Oxygen is limited. Help is on the way, but you need to hold out until then. The only thing that can save you now is your Chemistry knowledge and understanding! Joshua Patrick Gagnier (Teacher)ChemistryHigh School 4-course Model, High School 3-course (ESS Embedded) Model, 6-8 Domain Specific Model, 6-8 Integrated ModelScience & Engineering Practices (SEPs), Disciplinary Core Ideas (DCIs)
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A science observation rubric for rigorous and equitable science teachingIn this session, we describe the development and use of a secondary science observation rubric that combines a subject-specific focus with a pedagogical and social emphasis on principles of democratic and humanizing classroom environments. Jarod KawasakiImelda NavaApplicable to All Sciences6-8 Integrated Model, 6-8 Domain Specific Model, High School 3-course (ESS Embedded) Model, High School 3-course Integrated (Every Science, Every Year) Model, High School 4-course ModelAssessment, Leadership (coaching, site leadership, administrator, professional development), Preservice Teacher Education/TPAs
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Biomimicry - Nature-inspired solutions to our most challenging environmental problemsThrough millions of years of evolution nature has adapted to life's most pressing environmental issues. You will walk away with an interactive 5E HyperDoc introducing the concept of biomimicry. #googlyWinnie Winifred Litten (Science Department Chair)Ellen ChevalieEP&Cs/Environmental Literacy , Integrated Science (bundled across domains) , Life Science/Biology6-8 Integrated Model, 6-8 Domain Specific Model, High School 3-course (ESS Embedded) Model, High School 3-course Integrated (Every Science, Every Year) Model, High School 4-course ModelPedagogy, Technology Integration, Classroom Management/Engagement
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Bringing environment into science class: teaching about local rivers/watersheds.How do you engage students in local phenomena? This hands-on workshop will use modeling to discuss waterflow and its impacts on ecosystems in a river environment. Using rivers as local phenomena to engage students in the EP&C's.
Virginia (Gini) Oberholzer Vandergon
Matthew d'Alessio; Brian Foley; Dorothy Nguyen-Graff; Jeanette Chipps; Li Ye
Applicable to All Sciences6-8 Integrated Model, 6-8 Domain Specific Model, High School 3-course (ESS Embedded) Model, High School 3-course Integrated (Every Science, Every Year) Model, High School 4-course ModelScience & Engineering Practices (SEPs), Disciplinary Core Ideas (DCIs), Crosscutting Concepts (CCCs)
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Chem4SJ: activities for social justice science teachingDo you want to empower your students to use their chemistry knowledge to enact positive change in the world? Join us for an exploration of how chemistry activities can engage students with issues of social justice.Emily Reigh
Laralyn Bergstedt; Kathryn Ribay; Sara Dozier
Chemistry , Physical Science , Integrated Science (bundled across domains)High School 3-course (ESS Embedded) Model, High School 3-course Integrated (Every Science, Every Year) Model, High School 4-course Model, 6-8 Domain Specific ModelCrosscutting Concepts (CCCs), Disciplinary Core Ideas (DCIs), Science & Engineering Practices (SEPs)
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Classroom Procedures to Support Science NotebooksCreate a notebook system that works for you and your students! A set of classroom structures and procedures designed to make interactive science notebooks efficient and effective learning tools. Topics will include notebook set-up, maintenance, and assessment. Mary Newell (Teacher)Applicable to All Sciences6-8 Integrated Model, 6-8 Domain Specific Model, High School 3-course (ESS Embedded) Model, High School 3-course Integrated (Every Science, Every Year) Model, High School 4-course ModelClassroom Management/Engagement, Assessment, Common Core - Literacy
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Communicating Climate Change in the ClassroomLearn evidence-based techniques that you can use to teach your students about climate change - what it is, why it is happening, why it matters, and how they can take action.Kathy Schulz (Water Education Specialist)CEEINApplicable to All Sciences6-8 Integrated Model, 6-8 Domain Specific Model, High School 3-course (ESS Embedded) Model, High School 3-course Integrated (Every Science, Every Year) Model, High School 4-course ModelCrosscutting Concepts (CCCs), Informal Science Education, Disciplinary Core Ideas (DCIs)
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Design Thinking: Making Standards Come AliveIn the empowering world of the Design Thinking process, students collaborate, build a sense of community, and inspire each other. Attendees will be introduced to the Design Thinking process, use it to address an environmental issue, create prototype designs.Brenda Dizon-HarrisEngineering , Integrated Science (bundled across domains) , Physical Science6-8 Integrated Model, 3-5, PreK-2, High School 3-course Integrated (Every Science, Every Year) ModelEnglish Learner/English Language Development, Science & Engineering Practices (SEPs), STEM/STEAM/Maker
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Designing Authentic Field Research Experiences for Students at Low CostThis workshop focuses on three aspects of designing authentic field research experiences for students:
• Designing field research opportunities and finding local resources
• How to prepare students for field research
• Student communication of field research, future applications for research and results
Drew Bueno-Potts (Teacher)Earth/Space Science , EP&Cs/Environmental Literacy , Life Science/BiologyHigh School 3-course (ESS Embedded) Model, High School 3-course Integrated (Every Science, Every Year) Model, High School 4-course Model, 6-8 Domain Specific Model, 6-8 Integrated ModelCrosscutting Concepts (CCCs), Classroom Management/Engagement, Disciplinary Core Ideas (DCIs)
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Elephant Reproduction - Hormones, Sex, and Conservation, Oh My!Join San Diego Zoo Institute for Conservation Research educators to explore the science of hormones in elephant conservation. Leave with lab protocol and curricula necessary to bring the science of saving species into your classroom with this hands-on lab!Kimberly Kutina
Victoria Dunch; Rhiannon Schultz; Josie Fox
EP&Cs/Environmental Literacy , Life Science/Biology , Integrated Science (bundled across domains)6-8 Integrated Model, 6-8 Domain Specific Model, High School 3-course (ESS Embedded) Model, High School 3-course Integrated (Every Science, Every Year) Model, High School 4-course ModelInformal Science Education, Beef Up on Content, Disciplinary Core Ideas (DCIs)
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Engineering is not about robots, it's about constraints.Engineering can be as simple as a card game. This activity throws participants into the race to Mars. They will decide and create a Mars mission using the same considerations made by teams at JPL. Laura ComptonApplicable to All Sciences6-8 Integrated Model, 6-8 Domain Specific Model, High School 3-course (ESS Embedded) Model, High School 3-course Integrated (Every Science, Every Year) Model, High School 4-course ModelClassroom Management/Engagement, Beef Up on Content, Crosscutting Concepts (CCCs), Disciplinary Core Ideas (DCIs), Science & Engineering Practices (SEPs)
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