CSTA Classroom Science

Region 1 Update (Apr/May 2020)

By Kelli Quan-Martin, CSTA Region 1 Director

Lots of events are scheduled to take place in Region 1 as we start to wrap the school year up; however, with the current efforts to mitigate the spread of COVID-19, some events may be cancelled or postponed. Please direct any questions about the status of the events to the hosts/event contacts.

K-8 Placer County Math and Science Community of Practice -  April 20, 2020 8:30am-3:30pm
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 or visit the website

Region 3 Community of Practice - May 1, 2020 8:30am-3:00pm
Register at https://scoe.gosignmeup.com/public/Course/browse?courseid=11642
For More Information: Dave Chun dchun@scoe.net at Sacramento County Office of Education

K-8 Placer County Math and Science Community of Practice -  May 19, 2020 8:30am-3:30pm
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 or visit the website

Forestry Institute for Teachers (FIT) - June 21-27, Tuolumne County; July 5-11, Shasta County; July 12-18, Humboldt County
The Forestry Institute for Teachers is high-quality professional development that provides cross-curriculum (Math, Language Arts, Science, History, etc.) training that emphasizes and models Next Generation Science Standards, STEAM and Common Core while examining current forestry issues.  The Forestry Institute for Teachers is a multi-day residence workshop developed by the California Society of American Foresters, University of California Cooperative Extension, Shasta County Office of Education, The California Department of Forestry and Fire Protection, and Project Learning Tree.  The FIT Program is underwritten by a consortium of public and private sources.   Since 1993, over 2,700 teachers have graduated from the program.

For More Information and to Apply: https://www.forestryinstitute.org/

Teacher Research Academy (TRA) Summer Program 2020
The Teacher Research Academy (TRA) offers middle school, high school, and community college faculty unique professional development experiences at Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory (LLNL). See flyer for more details.

Contact: Joanna Albala, PhD, Manager, Science Education Program at STEM-Education@llnl.gov
Register online: education.llnl.gov


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