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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

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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

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.

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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!

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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

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.

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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!

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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.

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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.

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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

Classroom Management Using Online Systems
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Saturday February 28, 2015 12:50pm - 2:40pm
55-528 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.

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Sandra Lebron

Education Coordinator, San Diego Coastkeeper


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