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Region 1 Dec 2019/Jan 2020 Update

Sacramento County STEM Network Meeting - Friday, December 6, 2019, 8:30 am-11:30 am

Hosted by: Sacramento County Office of Education

Networking with STEM partners including Teachers, TOSAs, Curriculum Specialists, and Administrators for the purpose of collaboration, learning, and identifying best practices.

https://scoe.gosignmeup.com/public/Course/browse?courseid=11586

 

Science in the River City - Tuesday, December 10, 2019, 4:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Hosted by: Sacramento Area Science Project, CSU Sacramento

Science in the River City (SIRC) is a standards-based professional development program for K-12 science teachers that is designed to deepen teachers' understanding of science and provide innovative ideas, lessons, and strategies for teachers to use in their classrooms. Each evening, choose from a new set of up to 6 different science and grade-level workshops. All workshops are aligned with the Next Generation Science Standards and include hands-on labs and activities. Instructors are university faculty, Sacramento area teachers, and experience Sacramento Area Science Project teacher leaders.

December SIRC Workshops: Save the Salmon!; Making Sense of Strange Sex; Using Crustal Rock Ages to Create Models; Aquaponics & Interdependent Relationships in Ecosystems; and Do You Have Proof of That?

http://www.sasp-science.org/sirc

For More Information: Debbie Dennick at debbie@csus.edu

 

ELA & Science: (Grades 3-5) A Time Saving Blend 2 Day Series - November 13, 2019 & January 29, 2020  8:30 am - 3:00 pm

Hosted by: Shasta County Office of Education

Grade level 3-5 teachers will gain detailed knowledge of how to integrate ELA and science, increasing engagement and effective use of time. Includes NGSS, ELA methods, and UDL methods.

https://www.shastacoe.org/cf_eventReg/view.cfm?p=0&eventID=1940&regOutputMode=register

For More Information: instructionalservice@shastacoe.org or (530) 225-0255

 

Math/Science Community of Practice - Friday, December 13, 2019, 9:00 am-3:00 pm

Hosted by: El Dorado County Office of Education

In partnership with the Region 3 Math Science Community of Practice, the Curriculum & Instruction Team would like to invite math and science educators who have an interest in learning more about how to implement equity-based practices in mathematics and science to participate in a year-long, job-embedded Community of Practice (CoP).

https://www.edcoepd.com/mathsciencecoptk6

For More Information: Kassandra Paul at kpaul@edcoe.org or 530-295-2273

 

K-8 Math and Science Community of Practice - December 12, 2019, 8:30 am-3:30 pm

Hosted by: Placer County Office of Education

K-8 Placer County Math and Science meetings In order to help districts tackle the issue of equity in math and science education, PCOE has received a grant to hold COP meetings to increase and support collaboration between districts in Placer County and the larger regional and statewide math and science COP. Stipends are available on a limited basis for participants who are classroom teachers and need substitutes while they are out of the classroom.

For More Information: Heidi  Espindola at ​hespindola@placercoe.k12.ca.us 

 

Christmas Bird Count for Kids - December 15, 2019, 9:30 am-2:00 pm

Hosted by: Fairfield Osborn Preserve

Children can be ideal citizen scientists – observant, curious, good at following directions – yet don’t often get a chance to contribute. Bring your kids ages 8-17 to this bilingual (English/Spanish) junior version of the 119-year-old Audubon Christmas Bird Count. Learn bird ID, field guide & binocular skills while contributing to Cornell Lab research!

http://cei.sonoma.edu/christmas-bird-count-for-kids

 

Science in the River City - Tuesday; January 28, 2020, 4:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Hosted by: Sacramento Area Science Project; CSU Sacramento

Science in the River City (SIRC) is a standards-based professional development program for K-12 science teachers that is designed to deepen teachers' understanding of science and provide innovative ideas, lessons, and strategies for teachers to use in their classrooms. Each evening, choose from a new set of up to 6 different science and grade-level workshops. All workshops are aligned with the Next Generation Science Standards and include hands-on labs and activities. Instructors are university faculty, Sacramento area teachers, and experience Sacramento Area Science Project teacher leaders.

January SIRC Workshops: Developing and Using Models in NGSS; Adapting and Modifying Investigations for Sensemaking; Crafting Tasks that Elicit Student Thinking; Live, Move, or Die: A Salt March Story; Moving Molecules and Sea Level Rise; Hot! Hot! Hot!; Why is the city called Elk Grove if there are no elk?; and Waves and Light

http://www.sasp-science.org/sirc

For More Information: Debbie Dennick at debbie@csus.edu

 

Science Curriculum Toolkit Training: Paper Screening Process K-12 - January 2-3, 2020

The paper screening process gives educators an opportunity to examine instructional materials thoroughly prior to deciding which materials to pilot. An essential component of this process is engaging in a shared professional learning experience in order to calibrate using the resources and rubrics. After going through this professional development, participants will be equipped to repeat the process on their own with curriculum they identify as a possible adoption choice. This professional development should be attended by not only the selection committee but by all teachers who will be a part of the pilot process.

https://placercoe.gosignmeup.com/public/Course/browse?courseid=6872

For More Information: Heidi  Espindola at ​hespindola@placercoe.k12.ca.us 

 

Science Curriculum Toolkit Training: Paper Screening Process K-12 - January 6-7, 2020

The paper screening process gives educators an opportunity to examine instructional materials thoroughly prior to deciding which materials to pilot. An essential component of this process is engaging in a shared professional learning experience in order to calibrate using the resources and rubrics. After going through this professional development, participants will be equipped to repeat the process on their own with curriculum they identify as a possible adoption choice. This professional development should be attended by not only the selection committee but by all teachers who will be a part of the pilot process.

https://placercoe.gosignmeup.com/public/Course/browse?courseid=6873

For More Information: Heidi  Espindola at ​hespindola@placercoe.k12.ca.us 

 

Outdoor Education Teacher Training - January 22, 2020  3:30 pm-5:30 pm

Hosted by: Stanislaus County Office of Education

How to prepare your students & parents; Website & resources; What to expect during your week at Outdoor Education, teacher role & duties; What to do with unusual student accommodations; and Tips from the pros!

https://www.stancoe.org/sites/default/files/event-flyers/Outdoor%20education%20training%20flyer.pdf

For More Information: Nancy Williamson at nwilliamson@stancoe.org or (209) 238-1316

 

Region 1 NGSS Summit  - January 27-28, 2020  8:30 am-5:00 pm

Hosted by: Sonoma County Office of Education

All science educators are invited to join for the Region 1 NGSS Summit: Engaging and Empowering Change Agents for the Greater Good. The conference is designed for TK-12 science educators and administrators. Preservice teachers, resource teachers, and informal educators are also welcome. The conference will focus on NGSS implementation with an emphasis on science identity and environmental literacy.  Topics include: NGSS shifts and curriculum, engineering design, administrator support, STEM college and career preparation, science accessibility for all, citizen science, and

place-based learning.  The conference includes keynotes, breakout sessions, field trips, and design challenges.

https://my.hcoe.net/event/region-1-ngss-summit/

For More Information: Anna Babarinde at ababarinde@scoe.org or (707) 522-3334

 

NGSS 5E HS Physics Collaborative Planning Workshop - January 28, 2020

Hosted by: San Joaquin County Office of Education

NGSS curriculum resources are often challenging to navigate and develop into an appropriate scope and sequence for classrooms. Let SJCOE STEM Programs facilitate this process in a collaborative workshop with other area educators. We will explore NGSS resources and work alongside other grade-like educators to further develop 5E lessons, storylines and units that can be immediately implemented into practice. 

Register here: https://conta.cc/2H35E0w

 

NGSS 5E K-5 Collaborative Planning Workshop - January 29, 2020

Hosted by: San Joaquin County Office of Education

NGSS curriculum resources are often challenging to navigate and develop into an appropriate scope and sequence for classrooms. Let SJCOE STEM Programs facilitate this process in a collaborative workshop with other area educators. We will explore NGSS resources and work alongside other grade-like educators to further develop 5E lessons, storylines and units that can be immediately implemented into practice while integrating Common Core Math and ELA.

Register here: https://conta.cc/2YZDjP6

 

NGSS 5E Middle School Collaborative Planning Workshop - January 30, 2020

Hosted by: San Joaquin County Office of Education

NGSS curriculum resources are often challenging to navigate and develop into an appropriate scope and sequence for classrooms. Let SJCOE STEM Programs facilitate this process in a collaborative workshop with other area educators. We will explore NGSS resources and work alongside other grade-like educators to further develop 5E lessons, storylines and units that can be immediately implemented into practice.

Register here: https://conta.cc/2Mi3Wg0

 

Science Framework Training, Grades K-5 - March 10, 2020, 8:30 am-3:30 pm

Hosted by: El Dorado County Office of Education

This training is designed to guide educators through an in-depth examination of the California Science Framework. Upon the completion of the training,   participants will understand:

  • The rationale behind the design of the NGSS
  • The importance of using phenomena in science instruction
  • The structure of the Framework
  • How to efficiently navigate the Framework
  • How to use elements from the Framework to ground instruction and impact student learning

Participants will have time to study their specific grade-level section within the Framework as well as explore instructional resources and strategies the Framework recommends. 

https://www.edcoepd.com/scienceframework

For More Information: Kassandra Paul at kpaul@edcoe.org or (530) 295-2273

 

Science Framework Training, Grades 6-12 - March 12, 2020  8:30am-3:30pm

Hosted by: El Dorado County Office of Education

This training is designed to guide educators through an in-depth examination of the California Science Framework. Upon the completion of the training,   participants will understand:

  • The rationale behind the design of the NGSS
  • The importance of using phenomena in science instruction
  • The structure of the Framework
  • How to efficiently navigate the Framework
  • How to use elements from the Framework to ground instruction and impact student learning

Participants will have time to study their specific grade-level section within the Framework as well as explore instructional resources and strategies the Framework recommends. 

https://www.edcoepd.com/scienceframework

For More Information: Kassandra Paul at kpaul@edcoe.org or (530) 295-2273

 

CA NGSS Statewide Rollout - Environmental Literacy  - April 20-21, 2019

Hosted by: Tehama County Department of Education

The California Next Generation Science Standards (NGSS) Statewide Rollout: Environmental Literacy is a two-day professional learning geared toward grade K-12 academic coaches, administrators, curriculum leads, and teacher leaders. Participants will experience grade-appropriate learning sequences with an environmental literacy focus and examples of local environmental phenomena. A variety of community-based partners will feature resources that use the environment as a context for supporting student learning and CA NGSS implementation. It is recommended that districts send teams of four to six, which include at least one administrator.

https://www.sjcoescience.org/uploads/1/2/6/7/12674404/ngss_collaborative-science_and_environmental_literacy_rollouts.pdf_flyer05242019.pdf

For More Information: Amy Kennedy at akennedy@sjcoe.net or (209) 468-9027


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