CSTA is proud to partner with several organizations to provide you with quality and exclusive content.
The K-12 Aliiance @ WestEd is one of the leaders in offering professional learning for the implementation of the California Next Generation Science Standards. K-12 Alliance professional development centers around enhancing teacher content knowledge, addressing teacher practices and beliefs, facilitating pedagogical techniques that are effective for all students, analyzing student work for conceptual understanding and student growth, engaging administrators and the community in reform efforts, and developing teacher leaders.
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. Now in its third year, 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.
CSTA is pleased to once again host several representatives of the California Department of Education (CDE) and State Board of Education (SBE). Enjoy this incredible opportunity to hear from CDE and SBE staff and an SBE member on topics of bleeding edge relevance to science education in California today! Presentations include:
The Alameda County Office of Education and California State University, East Bay are partners in a grant to provide enrichment for K-12 science education in area schools. Attend these fantastic offerings and enjoy some of the high-quality professional learning that is normally only available on a limited basis to educators in the California San Francisco East Bay area.
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 without having to travel to San Francisco!
Oakland Unified School District (OUSD) has a long-standing reputation for being one of the few districts in the state that has minimum number of minutes for science in elementary school. The OUSD's Science Department supports quality science instruction and their workshops at past CSTA conferences are often filled to capacity - and beyond. Enjoy these workshops from some of California's finest.
The San Francisco Unified School District (SFUSD) Science Team is committed to supporting the practice of daily science experiences for all students that will prepare them for the world to come. Take advantage of this opportunity to engage with educators from a district with plan for NGSS implementation.
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 Education (CDE), California Environmental Protection Agency (Cal/EPA), The Resources Agency of California (RA), and the Department of Food and Agriculture (CDFA). 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.
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