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Saturday, February 28
 

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

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
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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
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Jeremiah Potter

leadershippresenter, SDCOE


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

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
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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
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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

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

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

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

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
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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

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.

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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