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Located in Golden Gate Park in San Francisco, the California Academy of Sciences has a long-standing reputation among educators in the San Francisco Bay Area and beyond for providing high-quality learning experiences for teachers, students, and the public. The Academy has provided a wealth of on-line resources for teachers working to implement NGSS. Join us in Pasadena for the opportunity to attend one or more of the fine workshops and short courses from the Academy's team of Teacher Educators.
The California Environmental Education Interagency Network (CEEIN) is a state government consortium of environmental educators representing departments, boards, and commissions of the California Department of Water Resources, CalRecycle, California Coastal Commission, California Department of Education and many more. CEEIN fosters broad understanding of the State's environmental and cultural resources while affirming that education is essential to the development of understanding and respect for the environment.
The California NGSS K-8 Early Implementation Initiative is a grant funded initiative that has allowed eight districts and two charter networks in California to get a jump start on implementing the California NGSS. The initiative is proud to offer exclusively to the California Science Education Conference more than 15 workshops to be presented by teachers and educators who have had the opportunity to explore and begin to implement the new science standards. Don't miss these fantastic offerings from an amazing group of teachers and education leaders.
The K-12 Alliance is a program within WestEd's Mathematics, Science, & Technology Program. A merger of the former California Science Implementation Network (CSIN), Science Partnerships for Articulation and Networking (SPAN), and Scope. Sequence, & Coordination (SS&C) programs, the K-12 Alliance has impacted more than 6000 schools, 175,000 teachers, and millions of K-12 students. It is cited as an exemplary professional development program in the Eisenhower National Clearinghouse document, Science Education Programs That Work; the National Staff Development Council document, Result-Based Professional Development Programs for Middle Grades; and in the book, Designing Professional Development for Teachers of Science and Mathematics.
The California Science Project (CSP) is a statewide support network for teacher professional learning and leadership development. CSP collaborates with science faculty, educators, schools and districts to provide effective and high quality science instruction, with a special focus on the needs of English learners, students in poverty, and students with low literacy. The CSP is part of the larger infrastructure of discipline-specific networks known as the California Subject Matter Project administered by the University of California, Office of the President.
Comprised of 30 prominent educational leaders and nonprofit stakeholders, the Environmental Literacy Initiative includes representatives from the California Department of Education and CalRecycle, three directors of the University of California’s Subject Matter Projects, and a member of the State Board of Education. The Environmental Literacy Initiative is now working to implement recommendations from the blueprint to support school districts, teachers, and local program providers with the ultimate goal of achieving environmental literacy for all of California’s 6.2 million K–12 students.
The Curriculum and Instruction Steering Committee (CISC) initiates collaborative leadership with school districts, the CDE, and other partners to ensure programs, practices, and services that support success for all students. The committee identifies statewide curriculum and staff development needs, provides a communication and implementation network for curriculum and professional development activities, and assists the CDE in adopting and implementing instructional materials and developing publications such as curriculum frameworks.
The Exploratorium, located in San Francisco, is well-renowned for its professional learning offerings and the Exploratorium Teacher Institute. Take advantage of this wonderful opportunity to attend workshops presented by the amazing team from the Exploratorium!
Since opening in 1984, more than two million schoolchildren and teachers have come through the doors of the Monterey Bay Aquarium—for free. They offer in-depth programs for students and teachers that reach thousands more. Each year hundreds of teachers and school administrators come to the Aquarium to enhance their knowledge and add to their collection of classroom activities. - Take advantage of this opportunity to experience professional development provided my Monterey Bay Aquarium teacher professional development staff.
HHMI is a science philanthropy whose mission is to advance basic biomedical research and science education for the benefit of humanity.
The San Francisco Unified School District (SFUSD) is the seventh largest school district in California, educating over 57,000 students every year. San Francisco is both a city and a county; therefore, SFUSD administers both the school district and the San Francisco County Office of Education (COE). This makes SFUSD a “single district county.”
The Tech Interactive is a Silicon Valley landmark for visitors seeking a glimpse of the most innovative place on Earth. The 132,000 sq. ft. structure is one of the nation’s premier science and technology museums. Through fun, hands-on experiences and one-of-a-kind floor programs, many supported by Stanford and NASA, the museum unleashes the creative sparks hidden within. Enjoy the largest IMAX dome screen in the West with its eight story-high screen and digital surround-sound system as well as events after hours including classes, maker events, Creative Collision programs, The Tech Awards, and lectures on cutting edge technology occur weekly so check the schedule. With so many experiences at your fingertips, the possibilities are limited only by your imagination!
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