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Saturday, February 28
 

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
MB

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

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
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Kari Koch

Noyce for NGSS, SDCOE


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

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
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Jodye Selco

Professor, Cal Poly Pomona


Saturday February 28, 2015 9:15am - 10:05am
31-362 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
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Kris Mooney

Director of Education, Reuben H. Fleet Science Center


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

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

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

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

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.

Speakers

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
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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
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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