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Saturday, February 28
 

8:15am

Let's talk about my wildly successful EL Middle School Science Students!
Motivate our English Learners to find success in Science through simulations, songs and games

Speakers
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Gina Saclauso-Caro

Department Head, Science, Chula Vista Middle School, Sweetwater UHSD


Saturday February 28, 2015 8:15am - 9:05am
31-376 Grossmont College

8:15am

99 Cent Science
99 Cent Science…. This hour workshop will use items found in a 99 Cent Store! In budgetary times inexpensive items can be used to demonstrate inquiry activities, demonstrations and individual lab activities.. A sampling of activities will be demonstrated in a “hands-on” workshop format. The age range of activities will be from 5-9. Physical science, life science and earth science will be topics covered. Earth Science topics: weathering lab with coffee cans, edible faults with peanut butter sandwiches. Physical science activities gumdrop atoms, magic cups with water, Life science activities bird beak adaptations, build a bug. All of these activities will focus on at least one of the eight NGSS (Next Generation Science Standards) science practices. NERDY by NATURE will be performing a new song “All about the Base (no acid)”.

Speakers
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Melanie Brown

Curriculum Specialist, Sweetwater Union High School District


Saturday February 28, 2015 8:15am - 9:05am
31-362 Grossmont College

8:15am

Educating Students for a Sustainable World
Turn today's global challenges into thought-provoking lessons with hands-on activities that explore world population growth, natural resource use, climate change and social justice. Discover how these activities address “Human Impacts on Earth Systems,” an NGSS Core Idea. Receive curriculum on CD-ROM.

Speakers
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Judy Weber

Educational Consultant, Population Connection


Saturday February 28, 2015 8:15am - 9:05am
31-370 Grossmont College

8:15am

A Watershed Approach to Teaching Science (North County)
The Escondido Creek passes through the city of Escondido and the Elfin Forest, eventually reaching the San Elijo Lagoon and the Pacific Ocean. This watershed serves as an “outdoor classroom” for grades 3-5 learning about plant and animal adaptations and ecosystem functions. Meet other teachers in North County.

Speakers
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Tara Fuad

Education Director, San Elijo Lagoon Conservancy


Saturday February 28, 2015 8:15am - 9:05am
51-575 Grossmont College

8:15am

NGSS, Engineering, and the Common Core
Learn about NGSS Engineering Standards and how they translate into classroom activities. Explore strategies to start implementing the Common Core through writing and critical thinking. Transform worksheets so that students start thinking for themselves.

Speakers
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Karen Bowers

Monte Vista Science Department Chair, Grossmont Union High School District


Saturday February 28, 2015 8:15am - 9:05am
31-373 Grossmont College

8:15am

Teaching About Watersheds: Taking a Closer Look (South County)
Students learn about their local watersheds (earth sciences), how they affect their lives (human impacts), and how they can restore their function (community service). School programs feature hands-on science in creeks and the Bay within their neighborhoods. Meet other teachers in South County.

Speakers
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Elizabeth Argyle

Educator, Living Coast Discovery Center


Saturday February 28, 2015 8:15am - 9:05am
53-544A Grossmont College

8:15am

Watershed Science and Restoration (East County)
Strategies for integrating NGSS learning, connection to nature, science-based apps, and civic responsibility with K-6 students. Earth Discovery Institute and US Fish and Wildlife Service have brought thousands of students to local habitats and watersheds for hands-on science and habitat restoration. Meet other teachers in East County.

Speakers
CJ

Chantel Jimenez

Environmental Educator, US Fish and Wildlife Service


Saturday February 28, 2015 8:15am - 9:05am
53-544B Grossmont College

8:15am

Empowering Creative and Divergent Thinking so that STEM and Common Core Don't Kill Your Classroom
Has STEM and Common Core in general taken over your classroom? Have you felt lost in the sea of standards? As educators commit to lead students into a new realm of learning, how do students become engaged and motivated? What happens to the language learners and low performers? If you are feeling defeated or already beaten, then this is the workshop for you. This hands-on interactive K-12 workshop will focus on the different opportunities teachers can provide for students to become engaged in their own learning and stay motivated with your support. Your creativity will enrich the content and the CCSC based projects promote differentiation in your teaching. Your high performers have just as much opportunity for advanced learning as your low performers and language learners have for access to the core curriculum. Depth of knowledge is in the forefront of your teaching and the different modalities of learning will be met. You will have regained the power to motivate each and every student. Let your creativity flow and enjoy teaching again!

Speakers
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Stephenie Parker

Certified Trainer of Teachers, Just A Teacher Consulting


Saturday February 28, 2015 8:15am - 10:05am
53-551A Grossmont College
  • Intended Audience K-12

8:15am

Intersections: Busting the traditional field trip paradigm
To improve student engagement with STEM learning, we aim to “bust open” the traditional field trip. Using tools developed in year one of our Intersections collaboration, we are exploring ways to inspire student curiosity and help them take responsibility for their own learning as a way of making field trips more relevant and impactful.

Speakers
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Doretta Winkelman

Director of Binational Education, San Diego Natural History Museum


Saturday February 28, 2015 8:15am - 10:05am
55-528 Grossmont College

8:15am

NGSS 101: An Introduction to the Next Generation Science Standards
Become aware of the National Research Council’s A Framework for K-12 Science Education and the development, intent and design of the Next Generation Science Standards adopted by California. Learn how to read the architecture of the NGSS and example key components.

Speakers
KK

Kari Koch

Noyce for NGSS, SDCOE


Saturday February 28, 2015 8:15am - 10:05am
55-523 Grossmont College

8:15am

Linking NGSS and CCSS
Learn how to use the Science Literacy Professional Learning Module as a resource to help K-12 teachers better understanding how literacy (speaking, listening, writing and reading) deepen student understanding of science.

Speakers
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Lenelle Wylie

leadershippresenter, SDCOE


Saturday February 28, 2015 8:15am - 10:05am
55-525 Grossmont College

8:15am

NGSS 102: Exploring the Instructional Shifts of the Next Generation Science Standards
Delve deeper into the intent and design of NGSS and some of its supporting appendices, analyze key instructional shifts and reflect on how to adapt available resources to assist in planning for instructional changes.

Speakers

Saturday February 28, 2015 8:15am - 10:05am
55-524 Grossmont College

8:15am

NGSS Performance Expectations
Understand the shift in the NGSS from content knowledge to a focus on performance expectations. Analyze a learning progression for success during classroom formative assessments or district benchmark assessments of the PE.

Speakers
CR

Colleen Robinson

leadership, SDCOE


Saturday February 28, 2015 8:15am - 10:05am
55-526 Grossmont College

8:15am

Understanding the NGSS Middle Grades Learning Progressions
Explore the State Board of Education’s preferred integrated standards for middle school and the alternative discipline specific model. Discuss possible implementation strategies for the integrated model.

Speakers
JP

Jeremiah Potter

leadershippresenter, SDCOE


Saturday February 28, 2015 8:15am - 10:05am
55-527 Grossmont College

9:15am

Using Design Thinking Strategies to Enhance NGSS Performance Expectations
Middle school teacher from Francis Parker will conduct a workshop that shares the process of incorporating design thinking strategies as part of having students demonstrate their mastery of Life Science performance expectation MS-LS2-5. Attendees will receive lesson plans, rubrics and access to student work centered around an Environmental Impact performance task. We will also walk you through how to use the design thinking process and strategies that we used to get students to apply their learning to create innovative projects and solutions to problems.

Speakers
BN

Binh Ngo

Science Teacher, Francis Parker School


Saturday February 28, 2015 9:15am - 10:05am
51-575 Grossmont College

9:15am

Promoting student thinking in your science notebooks!
This session will model using a science notebook hrough a hands on activity that promotes student thinking- prior knowledge, collecting and organizing data, making meaning, and metacognition. CCSS and NGSS connections will be highlighted!

Speakers
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Don Whisman

Science/ STEM Program Manager, San Diego Unified School District


Saturday February 28, 2015 9:15am - 10:05am
31-370 Grossmont College

9:15am

Stability and Change: Kinetics and Equilibrium and On-Line Simulation
A new simulation helps students understand what dynamic equilibrium is and the role played by kinetic rate constants. Students understand the meaning of dynamic equilibrium after using this simulation and can apply its messages to more complex chemical reactions. The web-based simulation is written in HTML5 and can be used on any mobile device as well as computers.

Speakers
JS

Jodye Selco

Professor, Cal Poly Pomona


Saturday February 28, 2015 9:15am - 10:05am
31-362 Grossmont College

9:15am

Engaging Students as Citizen Scientists
Citizen Science is an exciting and authentic way to engage students in the scientific process. Find out more about citizen science and explore examples of national, international, state, and local projects. Hear about fifth grade students conducting citizen science in a local watershed.

Speakers
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Shelley Glenn Lee

Science Teacher, High Tech High-Elementary School


Saturday February 28, 2015 9:15am - 10:05am
53-544B Grossmont College

9:15am

Planning and Teaching in Schoolyard Habitats
Schoolyard habitats provide opportunities for students to observe, learn about, and appreciate local nature every day. Learn how to use a project team, site assessment, design elements, easy-to-grow plants for four native habitats, maintenance, and well-established practices for managing time, materials and students.

Speakers
CT

Clayton Tschudy

Horticulture Director, Water Conservation Garden


Saturday February 28, 2015 9:15am - 10:05am
53-544A Grossmont College

9:15am

Science Projects Parents Will Hate
Rubber band powered cars, a timing project and the science in photographs are projects are fun, challenging while requiring processing. Learn to challenge at any level of instruction.

Speakers
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Martin Teachworth

Physics Teacher, La Jolla High School


Saturday February 28, 2015 9:15am - 10:05am
31-373 Grossmont College

10:15am

What does a climate scientist think we should do about climate change?
Human-caused climate change, or global warming, is already occurring.  It is not only a problem for the future.  It is happening here and now.  The warming is just a symptom.  Climate is complex, and warming has many consequences.  Extreme weather events today occur in a changed environment.  For example, Hurricane Sandy, which killed hundreds of people and caused some 75 billion dollars in property damage in 2012, occurred in a climate with higher sea level and more water vapor in the air than only a few decades ago.  These changes increase the potential for damaging floods.  The heat-trapping gases and particles that humanity has emitted into the atmosphere increase the odds of severe weather events, just as steriods taken by a baseball player can increase the odds of home runs.  Today we are seeing climate change on steriods.  To limit global warming to moderate or tolerable amounts, the entire world must act quickly to reduce emissions of heat-trapping gases and particles.  These emissions must peak soon and then start to decline rapidly, not in 50 or 100 years, but within the next 5 to 10 years, reaching near zero well within this centure.  As the world's only superpower, the United States needs to reduce its own emissions and must also provide leadership so that other countries will reduce their emissions too.

Speakers
DR

Dr. Richard Somervillle

Scripps Institute of Oceanography


Saturday February 28, 2015 10:15am - 11:15am
60-Griffin Gate

11:10am

Project Based Learning for Middle School Classrooms
After a brief introduction to project based learning, participants will examine several successful examples that have been used in the middle school science classroom. This session may be helpful in meeting NGSS engineering goals.

Speakers
BC

Brendan Casey

Science Instructor, AUSD


Saturday February 28, 2015 11:10am - 12:00pm
31-376 Grossmont College

11:10am

The ABCs of DNA: Unraveling the Mystery with Genetics Education Resources
Students need access to engaging, relevant resources about genetics that help them understand aspects of this complex topic. Science educators need high quality, free resources to help teach everything from the basics of genetics to the social issues surrounding genetics. This presentation will explore resources starting with genes and chromosomes to genetic disorders, genetic testing, genetic counseling, and the Human Genome Project. We will briefly discuss ethical and legal issues associated with genetic disorders with regard to privacy, discrimination, and potential legislative impact on medicine and society. A variety of reliable health information resources will be demonstrated, including Genetics Home Reference and GeneEd – the site for Genetics, Education and Discovery. If you teach genetics or are simply interested in learning more about the great free resources from the National Library of Medicine, don’t miss this session!

Speakers
KH

Kelli Ham

Consumer Health and Technology Coordinator, UCLA Biomedical Library/National Network of Libraries of Medicine


Saturday February 28, 2015 11:10am - 12:00pm
55-525 Grossmont College

11:10am

Ipad and Apps- How students and teachers can make the most out of the iPad
In this session, you will learn of helpful apps for all subjects for both students and teachers, how to implement them in your class, and how to take advance of the many features of the iPad to enhance your classes learning environment. Tips on discipline and how to manage iPad use in class will also be offered. If you have your iPad, please bring it fully charged and ready to download apps.

Speakers
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Tina Tom

Teacher/ School Technology Specialist, Chula Vista Middle School/Sweetwater Union High school district


Saturday February 28, 2015 11:10am - 12:00pm
53-551A Grossmont College

11:10am

Adding Rigor to Your Science Journal
Science journals and notebooks are a fantastic way of incorporating Common Core writing standards. In this session, you can see how one school is achieving greater pieces of writing while increasing the rigor of the science curriculum.

Speakers
JC

Jennifer Chranowski

Science Department Chair/Teacher, O'Farrell Charter Schools


Saturday February 28, 2015 11:10am - 12:00pm
31-362 Grossmont College

11:10am

Adventures with Arthropods
This session will present middle school unit on arthropods, the ins-and-outs of getting middle school kids outdoors to do scienceinvestigations. NGSS standards match

Speakers
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Su Scott

science teacher, Rincon Middle school


Saturday February 28, 2015 11:10am - 12:00pm
53-544B Grossmont College

11:10am

Small-Scale Science
Looking for engaging hands-on activities to spark curiosity in the minds of your budding scientists? Try your hand at a variety of science activities that are perfect for a primary classroom. Age-appropriate and easy to execute, these projects are fun, fascinating and educational.

Speakers
KM

Kris Mooney

Director of Education, Reuben H. Fleet Science Center


Saturday February 28, 2015 11:10am - 12:00pm
31-370 Grossmont College

11:10am

Engineering Practices and the NGSS: Don't Be Scared
The inclusion of engineering practices in science teaching is uncharted territory for many. Incorporate engineering into everyday teaching and trade your fear for fun!

Speakers
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Ota Lutz

Education Specialist, NASA/JPL


Saturday February 28, 2015 11:10am - 12:00pm
55-526 Grossmont College

11:10am

Lessons Learned:Implementing NGSS- One School's Experience
Join us as we discuss how the biology department at Chula Vista High School planned, designed, and implemented the NGSS Performance Expectations in ecology: what worked…. And what didn’t.

Speakers
SR

Steve Rodecker

Science Specialist, Sweetwater Union High School District


Saturday February 28, 2015 11:10am - 12:00pm
55-524 Grossmont College

11:10am

Making Critical Thinking More than a Cliché
Learn how to tie NGSS cross-cutting concepts and the practices for a Chemistry lesson that is appropriate for grades 6-8

Speakers

Saturday February 28, 2015 11:10am - 12:00pm
55-523 Grossmont College

11:10am

Preparing for NGSS Implementation: An Update and Roadmap
Come learn about State and County initiatives and efforts to prepare for NGSS. An update on the state implementation timeline and the development of the CA Science Framework will be discussed. We will review a model for planning professional development that will support teachers bringing NGSS to the classroom will be shared.

Speakers
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John Spiegel

County Science Coordinator, SDCOE


Saturday February 28, 2015 11:10am - 12:00pm
51-575 Grossmont College

11:10am

Taming the Wild Bowling Ball
Learn to tame wild bowling balls into classroom critters to help teach motion concepts. Concepts covered will range from simple speed calculations to graphical analysis and calculus applications. PIck your level when training YOUR wild herd of bowling balls.

Speakers
MT

Martin Teachworth

Physics Teacher, La Jolla High School


Saturday February 28, 2015 11:10am - 12:00pm
31-373 Grossmont College

11:10am

The Science of Archaeology: How we know what we know
Archaeology is more than just digging stuff up. Understanding what occurred at a site requires the application of several sciences, even that math that you said you would never use. Archaeology is a branch of Anthropology, the study of human culture. Archaeology focuses on artifacts and sites to learn how people lived in the past. People who lived in the past weren’t “primitive” or less smart than we are today; they simply made tools using the materials and technology that were available to them at the time. This presentation discusses the scientific principles and techniques archaeologists use to learn more about ancient cultures.

Speakers
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Cara Ratner

Education Program Director, San Diego Archaeological Center


Saturday February 28, 2015 11:10am - 12:00pm
55-528 Grossmont College

11:10am

Watershed Connection
Students learn about their local watershed through hands-on presentations and opportunities to apply learning in the local community.

Speakers
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Erika Bjorkquist

Education Coordinator, I Love A Clean San Diego


Saturday February 28, 2015 11:10am - 12:00pm
53-544A Grossmont College

12:50pm

Explore the Power of Simulations in STEM classrooms
"Explore the Power of Simulations in STEM classrooms" Gizmos are a perfect solution for schools looking for ways to enhance STEM curriculum and build 21st century skills for students. ExploreLearning Gizmos help teachers take advantage of research-proven instructional strategies and let students of all ability levels develop deep conceptual understanding. Teachers can supplement and enhance instruction with powerful interactive visualizations of science and mathematics concepts. Students can manipulate key variables, generate and test hypotheses, and engage in extensive “what-if” experimentation.

Speakers
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Eileen Salsman

Account Executive, ExploreLearning


Saturday February 28, 2015 12:50pm - 1:40pm
31-376 Grossmont College

12:50pm

It Seems LIke Magic -Inertia Demos
Learn how to teach Newton's Laws of Motion using simple materials to amaze and awe students. It seems like magic, but it is all physics. Start looking for a sledge hammer and stump!

Speakers
MT

Martin Teachworth

Physics Teacher, La Jolla High School


Saturday February 28, 2015 12:50pm - 1:40pm
31-373 Grossmont College

12:50pm

Schoolyards, Science Standards, and Sense of Adventure
Teachers and students can discover botany, entomology, ornithology, and astronomy together, with hands-on outdoor activities and a sense of adventure. Schoolyard-based lessons require minimal materials and classroom management adjustments, suggest project topics, and invite students to explore trees and nature in their everyday lives.

Speakers
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Linda Rasmussen

Teacher, Highland Ranch Elementary School


Saturday February 28, 2015 12:50pm - 1:40pm
51-575 Grossmont College

12:50pm

What’s Lurking in Your ToxTown? Making Environmental Health Science Relevant
Students learn and retain knowledge better when the materials have direct relevance in their lives. This presentation will showcase several research-based environmental science resources from the National Library of Medicine for middle school students through high school and beyond, using scenarios that students relate to in real life. The session will introduce ToxTown, the interactive web resource about toxic substances in everyday environments, followed by a look at the Tox Town-Based Curriculum Units and Science Club. The units are ready to use in the classroom or as the curriculum for an after-school science club. Activities include topics such as finding potentially toxic chemicals in the home, testing the water quality at the school, and learning about potential health hazards from cellphones. We’ll demonstrate TOXMAP Environmental Health e-Maps to illustrate how students can search for toxic chemical releases and hazardous waste sites in their states. These free, web-based resources are based on national standards and include fully-developed materials for use in the classroom. Many of the materials are available in Spanish, making these resources truly valuable in many school settings.

Speakers
KH

Kelli Ham

Consumer Health and Technology Coordinator, UCLA Biomedical Library/National Network of Libraries of Medicine


Saturday February 28, 2015 12:50pm - 1:40pm
55-525 Grossmont College

12:50pm

Patterns: Periodic Table Trends
In a new on-line simulation, you are asked to sort atoms of different elements onto a periodic table - one block at a time to discover a variety of periodic trends. This web-based simulation is written in HTML5 and can be used on any mobile device. Once complete, you can download or print a "certificate of completion". After using this simulation, students are able to remember the pattern of valence electrons from the periodic table position and use this information for a variety of exercises including writing Lewis Structures.

Speakers
JS

Jodye Selco

Professor, Cal Poly Pomona


Saturday February 28, 2015 12:50pm - 1:40pm
31-362 Grossmont College

12:50pm

Stop Teaching in Silos! Science Opens the Door to Common Core
This session will model a hands on 5E learning sequence that supports Common Core listening and speaking, reading, and writing and also supports the NGSS 8 practices. Learn how science is a great vehicle to support implementation of Common Core. 5E learning sequence that not only models science concepts

Speakers
DW

Don Whisman

Science/ STEM Program Manager, San Diego Unified School District


Saturday February 28, 2015 12:50pm - 1:40pm
31-370 Grossmont College

12:50pm

Teaching STEM using Sally Ride Science Resources
Participants will be introduced to the Sally Ride Science Framework for Igniting Students’ Interest in STEM Careers and examine the crucial role educators play in shaping students’ attitudes and beliefs about STEM and STEM careers. Participants will experience a NGSS aligned lesson that incorporates Common Core teaching practices and connects a hands-on learning activity to the real work of a STEM professional. An overview of the Sally Ride Science Teacher Launchpad will be provided.

Speakers
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Chelsea Cochrane

Teacher in Residence, Sally Ride Science


Saturday February 28, 2015 12:50pm - 1:40pm
55-524 Grossmont College

12:50pm

Bird Behavior and Biology--Start in your Schoolyard
Birds are easy to observe, common in every schoolyard and neighborhood, spectacular in their habits and form, and brilliant examples of adaptation. Learn how to teach students observation and inquiry skills for bird behavior, habitat needs, and conservation. Start without knowing the name of a single bird!

Speakers
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Taylor Good

Naturalist, San Diego Audobon Society


Saturday February 28, 2015 12:50pm - 1:40pm
53-544A Grossmont College

12:50pm

Engaging 6-12th Graders with Coastal Field Studies
Learn how the Tijuana Estuary, the largest coastal wetland in Southern California, provides middle and high school monitoring-based field studies, complementary online lessons and real data to engage your students with NGSS Scientific Practices-questions, investigations, and data analysis.

Speakers
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Anne Marie Tipton

Education Coordinator, Tijuana River National Estuarine Research Reserve


Saturday February 28, 2015 12:50pm - 1:40pm
53-544B Grossmont College

12:50pm

STRS/PERSSocial Security: Understanding Your Pension Benefits
This workshop is desinged to help classified and certificated school employees better understand their state pensions, and how they interact with Social Security.  We will look at recent change in these systems, help individuals estimate future monthly benefits, and go over payout options.  Additionally, this workshop takes a close look at often misunderstood concepts suck as sposual benefits, the Government Pension Offset, and the Windfall Elimination Provision.

Speakers

Saturday February 28, 2015 12:50pm - 1:40pm
55-523 Grossmont College
  • Intended Audience K-12

12:50pm

Classroom Management Using Online Systems
Speakers

Saturday February 28, 2015 12:50pm - 2:40pm
55-528 Grossmont College

12:50pm

Integrate relevance in any Chemistry classroom with Medical Chemistry Curriculum.
Making Chemistry relevant can be a struggle, but our Free Medical Chemistry Lab curriculum can be a great way to get student buy in and find ways to increase the relevance in your Chemistry classroom. Some hands on examples will be provided.

Speakers

Saturday February 28, 2015 12:50pm - 2:40pm
53-551A Grossmont College

12:50pm

NGSS Performance Expectations
Understand the shift in the NGSS from content knowledge to a focus on performance expectations. Analyze a learning progression for success during classroom formative assessments or district benchmark assessments of the PE.

Speakers

Saturday February 28, 2015 12:50pm - 2:40pm
55-526 Grossmont College

1:50pm

Project SWELL (Stewardship Water Education for Lifelong Leadership)
Hands-on lessons and curriculum alignment to NGSS. As this historic drought continues, it’s easy to see how dependent we are on water. Allowing students at a young age to explore the water in their communities allows for a better understanding of how to preserve and protect this resource while gaining valuable science skills. Project SWELL (Stewardship: Water Education for Lifelong Leadership) is a state standards-based science curriculum that teaches children about the importance of the region's waterways and provides teachers with training about the scientific content and how to conduct scientific investigations and in-class support including materials and lesson plans. The impact of human-water interaction is explored through a comprehensive and hands-on water quality and pollution prevention course of study.

Speakers
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Sandra Lebron

Education Coordinator, San Diego Coastkeeper


Saturday February 28, 2015 1:50pm - 2:40pm
51-575 Grossmont College

1:50pm

Biomimicry: Innvation Inspired by Nature for Educator
Biomimicry is an approach to innovation that seeks sustainable solutions to human challenges by emulating nature's time-tested patterns and strategies

Speakers
JC

Jacques Chirazi

Bioomimicry Educator, Bomimicry San Diego


Saturday February 28, 2015 1:50pm - 2:40pm
53-544B Grossmont College

1:50pm

Creating Inquiry Lessons using NGSS
The NGSS standards do not have to be scary. Explore simple techniques that help break down the standards into manageable lessons.

Speakers
JC

Jennifer Chranowski

Science Department Chair/Teacher, O'Farrell Charter Schools


Saturday February 28, 2015 1:50pm - 2:40pm
31-362 Grossmont College

1:50pm

Urban Eco Lab:Engage Students in Locally Relevant Science
How Healthy is my Neighborhood? Curriculum involves youth in local, relevant scientific investigations. Hands-on session (materials provided) introduces urban bioacoustics and birdsong, water quality through storm-water assessment, urban planning scenarios, public health, biodiversity, and action planning for environmental justice.

Speakers

Saturday February 28, 2015 1:50pm - 2:40pm
53-544A Grossmont College

1:50pm

Social Networking in Science Teaching
I will describe an online tool which we have used for many years at CSU Long Beach in our physics courses which helps students learn physics by leveraging their natural social media behavior. This tool, the Koondis application (learn.koondis.com) facilitates grouping students, assigning meaningful roles, and elicits timely and efficient feedback for instructors, and is being used in a wide variety of sciences at the university and high-school level.

Speakers
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Galen Pickett

Professor, CSU Long Beach


Saturday February 28, 2015 1:50pm - 2:40pm
31-376 Grossmont College

1:50pm

CKGO - Teaching Stewardship of the Land Afterschool
In the winter of 2012 The Redlands Conservancy proceeded to develop an After School Program that would take place at one of their land acquisition. The San Timoteo Nature Sanctuary had recently been purchased and it was decided this land would be the best example of wildlands we still have. Our purpose was to developed an environmental studies curriculum to educate under-represented, low income, and nature-deprived kids on the north side of Redlands. This curriculum is called City Kids Go Outdoors and is into its second year. The presentation will focus on: A. 1. who to ask as an advisor and who to help as curriculum writers, 2. how to develop a timeline, 3. how already available curricula, such as Project WILD, Project WET, and Project Learning Tree can be utilized, 4. recommendations for funding 5. where to find students willing to act as stewards, 6. finding the right location for classroom and outdoor activities, 7. how to involve parents in the program. And 8. how and where this curriculum fits with STEM and Common Core. B. One activity we use in the classroom and one outdoors. C. Sign up for one or all of the workshops available in S. Cal from Project WILD, Project WET, and Project Learning Tree.

Speakers
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Katharine Havert

Outdoor/Environmental Educator, The Redlands Conservancy


Saturday February 28, 2015 1:50pm - 3:40pm
31-370 Grossmont College

1:50pm

Linking NGSS and CCSS
Learn how to use the Science Literacy Professional Learning Module as a resource to help K-12 teachers better understanding how literacy (speaking, listening, writing and reading) deepen student understanding of science.

Speakers

Saturday February 28, 2015 1:50pm - 3:40pm
55-525 Grossmont College

1:50pm

NGSS 101: An Introduction to the Next Generation Science Standards
Become aware of the National Research Council’s A Framework for K-12 Science Education and the development, intent and design of the Next Generation Science Standards adopted by California. Learn how to read the architecture of the NGSS and example key components.

Speakers

Saturday February 28, 2015 1:50pm - 3:40pm
55-523 Grossmont College

1:50pm

NGSS 102: Exploring the Instructional Shifts of the Next Generation Science Standards
Delve deeper into the intent and design of NGSS and some of its supporting appendices, analyze key instructional shifts and reflect on how to adapt available resources to assist in planning for instructional changes.

Speakers
RP

Rachel Poland

leadership, SDCOE


Saturday February 28, 2015 1:50pm - 3:40pm
55-524 Grossmont College

1:50pm

Understanding the NGSS Middle Grades Learning Progressions
Explore the State Board of Education’s preferred integrated standards for middle school and the alternative discipline specific model. Discuss possible implementation strategies for the integrated model.

Speakers

Saturday February 28, 2015 1:50pm - 3:40pm
55-527 Grossmont College

2:50pm

Nature-based Lessons in Schoolyards
Teachers can engage students in nature-based learning in their schoolyards, with simple materials and active science practices from NGSS. School nature consultants and local naturalists can support teachers with grade-level professional development, modeling outdoor lessons, and preparing students for local field trips.

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Saturday February 28, 2015 2:50pm - 3:40pm
53-544A Grossmont College

2:50pm

Physics is Phun with Vertical Motion
Toy Poppers and air powered rockets will be used with EQUATIONS and MATH to cover kinematics, dynamics and energy concepts. Aimed at physics teachers and not for the weak of math.

Speakers
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Martin Teachworth

Physics Teacher, La Jolla High School


Saturday February 28, 2015 2:50pm - 3:40pm
31-373 Grossmont College

2:50pm

Reproductive Endocrinology
This workshop uses a combination of lecture and hands-on activities to help bring the science of saving species into the classroom through investigations into the utility of endocrinology in wildlife conservation. Participants will use a mock enzyme immunoassay to generate, graph, and interpret data regarding the reproductive state of individual African elephant females living in the herd at the Safari Park.

Speakers
JF

Josie Fox

Research Associate, San Diego Zoo Global


Saturday February 28, 2015 2:50pm - 3:40pm
51-575 Grossmont College

2:50pm

Reproductive Endocrinology in Conservation
This workshop uses a combination of lecture and hands-on activities to help bring the science of saving species into the classroom through investigations into the utility of endocrinology in wildlife conservation. Participants will use a mock enzyme immunoassay to generate, graph, and interpret data regarding the reproductive state of individual African elephant females living in the herd at the Safari Park.

Speakers
MR

Maggie Reinbold

Associate Director of Conservation Education, San Diego Zoo Institute for Conservation Research


Saturday February 28, 2015 2:50pm - 3:40pm
51-575 Grossmont College

2:50pm

Reproductive Endocrinology in Conservation
This workshop uses a combination of lecture and hands-on activities to help bring the science of saving species into the classroom through investigations into the utility of endocrinology in wildlife conservation. Participants will use a mock enzyme immunoassay to generate, graph, and interpret data regarding the reproductive state of individual African elephant females living in the herd at the Safari Park.

Speakers
KK

Kimberly Kutina

Senior Research Associate, San Diego Zoo Institute for Conservation Research


Saturday February 28, 2015 2:50pm - 3:40pm
51-575 Grossmont College

2:50pm

STEM Careers in Energy/Sustainability
The green sector of the economy is growing—and its future success requires more people trained in areas such as clean energy, energy efficiency and sustainable practices. The Green Career Adventure inspires interest in energy careers and new technologies by introducing high school students, teachers and counselors to the diverse spectrum of careers now available in green industries.

Speakers
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Andrea Cook

Senior Manager, Education, Center for Sustainable Energy


Saturday February 28, 2015 2:50pm - 3:40pm
31-362 Grossmont College

2:50pm

The Power of Scientific Illustration
How do we best express complex concepts? A single, well-designed picture or chart can deepen understanding. Learn how to guide students in scientific illustration to teach advanced observation skills, structure and function, patterns, and more. Draw something and students will truly see and remember it.

Speakers
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Liz Paegel

Nature Educator, San Diego Children and Nature Collaborative


Saturday February 28, 2015 2:50pm - 3:40pm
53-544B Grossmont College

2:50pm

Using Brain Waves to Improve Computer Learning Tools
QUASAR, Inc. is a research company specializing in noninvasive bioelectric measurement technologies. We are working on a project funded by the National Science Foundation to develop adaptive learning tools that can tailor educational content using a student's brain activity.

Speakers
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Igor Fridman

Research Scientist, Quantum Applied Science and Research, Inc.


Saturday February 28, 2015 2:50pm - 3:40pm
31-376 Grossmont College