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Region 4 Announcements for August/September 2020

Debbie Gordon, Director
 

Hello! Thank you for bringing me back for a second term as Region 4 Director for CASE. I have enjoyed getting to know many of you in our region over the last two years and look forward to continuing those relationships and also forging many new ones. I am here to support you, enlist new members to CASE, answer questions, or point you in the right direction when looking for CASE resources.

As I write this, my district, Palm Springs Unified is getting ready to start school in August remotely. I know that most of you are also in the same situation and looking for guidance as you plan to teach NGSS via distance learning.  One resource is the county offices of education. The science and STEM specialists in these offices are working hard to provide professional development virtually to help us move forward (and you don’t have to drive anywhere). And, don’t forget to also register for the 2020 Virtual California Science Education Conference October 16-18. It’s going to be great!

1. Riverside/San Bernardino Counties
Below are the upcoming September events for RCOE/SBCSS. Please feel free to register via the OMS links below for each event.

Virtual District Science Leadership  CoP free  
9/9/20 - SBCSS, (½ day) zoom - https://sbcss.k12oms.org/31-184304 

Virtual Science Fair EXPO free
9/26/20 - http://rcoe.k12oms.org/485-184593 

Questions? Contact Kelley Ambriz, RCOE, 951-249-8852

 
2. SCASS
Southern California Association of Science Specialists’ August meeting “Equitable NGSS via Distance  Learning” is going Virtual!  August 21, 2020
http://lacoe.k12oms.org/1542-187125
 
Registration is open: http://scas2.org/ 
 

This event is especially intended for TOSA’s, TOA, Science Specialists, Grade Level Chairs, and all Science Education Leaders. 
 
Contact:  Christie Pearce, OCDE STEM Coordinator, cpearce@ocde.us
 


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