TOSAs and Science Coaches Pre-Conference

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Registration for the 2017 Conference is now online. Register today before advance registration discounts end on September 25.

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Onward: A Pre-Conference Event for District-Level Science Coaches, Science Leaders, and TOSAs - Year 1 and 2 Tracks

Thursday, October 12, 2017 • 8:00 am - 5:00 pm

Are you…

  • Coaching science teachers;
  • A TOSA stepping into new roles;
  • At a small school and serving as a leader in NGSS informally?

Then you need to join us at the CSTA Pre-Conference for Coaches, Science Leaders and TOSAs as we…

Focus on supporting you in leading change and building your leadership skills to help teachers align their practice with NGSS shifts, building leadership skills for supporting teachers and the integration of CCSS and NGSS, advice for making district decisions, techniques for leading K-12 professional learning, and networking opportunities with colleagues from across the state. This event is also recommended for those who may be serving small schools, in an informal role doing the same work.

The $135 fee includes breakfast, lunch and supplies. Registration is limited to county office of education, district, school, charter, and private school employees. This event is likely to sell out. Registration for the Year 2 track is limited to those who participated in the 2016 Pre-Conference and those that attended will receive and invitation email to register.

Presenters include:

  • Karen Cerwin, Regional Director, K-12 Alliance
  • Kathy DiRanna, Statewide Director, K-12 Alliance
  • Dawn O'Connor, Science Director, Alameda COE
  • Anthony Quan, STEM Consultant, Los Angeles COE
  • John Spiegel, Science Coordinator, San Diego COE
  • Jo Topps, Regional Director, K-12 Alliance
  • Vanessa Wolbrink, Program Associate Science Policy & Practice, Achieve Inc.

Schedule (subject to change)

This is a full day event and your complete participation is encouraged in order to fully benefit from the learning.

8:00 am - 8:30 am Check-in and Breakfast
8:30 am - 9:15 am Morning Speaker: TBA
9:30 am - 12:00 pm Year 1 Cohort: Leading Change: Building Leadership Skills to Help Teachers Align Practice with CA-NGSS Shifts
Year 2 Cohort (invitation only)
Extending Your Learning and Leadership

12:00 pm - 1:15 pm Lunch and Luncheon Panel
1:15 pm - 2:45 pm Resume Morning Year 1 and Year 2
3:00 pm - 4:00 pm Panel Discussion
4:00 pm - 5:00 pm Networking

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  • 2018 - Pasadena, November 30 - December 2
  • 2019 - San Jose, October 18-20

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