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CONFERENCE SCHEDULE

Below you will find the basic conference schedule for the 2016 California Science Education Conference. This schedule can be used as a general guide in planning your conference participation. Please note that this schedule is subject to change.

This schedule is still being updated with all confirmed events - please check back for updates.

Thursday, October 20, 2016

8:00 am - 5:00 pm ONWARD: Leading the NGSS Implementation in Your District - A Pre-Conference Event for District-Level Science Coaches and TOSAs
4:00 pm - 7:00 pm Registration Desk Open

Friday, October 21, 2016

7:00 am - 6:00 pm Registration Desk Open
8:00 am - 5:30 pm Field Course #1: Sex at the Zoo - The Importance of Genetic Diversity in Captive Populations
8:00 am - 1:00 pm Field Course #2: College and Career Readiness in Clean Tech and Wind Energy
8:00 am - 9:30 am Workshops
9:30 am - 6:30 pm Exhibit Hall Open!
9:40 am - 11:10 am Opening General Session and Keynote Address - Chip Yates, Daredevil in the Lab: Engaging Kids with High Stakes Science
11:10 am - 12:30 pm Exclusive Exhibit Hall Time (Lunch Concessions Open in the Exhibit Hall - 11:10 am - 2:30 pm)
12:30 pm - 2:00 pm Workshops and Focus Speaker Panel: California Science Curriculum Framework - A Tool for Teachers in CA-NGSS Implementation
1:00 pm - 5:00 pm Primary Pathway, Upper Elementary Pathway
2:00 pm - 2:30 pm Transition
2:30 pm - 4:00 pm Workshops and Focus Speaker Sandy Marshall, Founder/CEO Project Scientist: Inspire STEM Girls Through Gender Equitable Teaching Strategies in STEM
2:30 pm - 5:30 pm Short Courses:
  • SC #1: Fostering a Science Driven Language and Literacy Learning Environment (Grades 3-8)
  • SC #2: Using Hands-On Performance Assessment in 6-8 Classrooms: Assessing Student Mastery of the Science Practices, DCIs, and CCSS-ELA (Grades 6-8)
  • SC #3: Introduction to Teaching Science for Social Justice (Grades 6-12)
  • SC #4: Focus on Practices: Math and Computational Thinking, Your New Favorite Practice (Grades K-12)
  • SC #11: Project Prototype (CAMSP Cohort 10) NGSS Science and Engineering Lessons for Secondary Teachers (Grades 6-12)
4:00 pm - 4:20 pm Transition
4:20 pm - 5:50 pm Workshops and Focus Speaker: Stephen Pruitt, Kentucky Commissioner of Education: TBA
5:50 pm - 6:30 pm Exclusive Exhibit Hall Time - Last Hour of Exhibits for Friday!
6:45 pm - 9:30 pm STEM Pool Party - Don't miss this incredible event!

Saturday, October 22, 2016

7:00 am - 5:45 pm Registration Desk Open
7:00 am - 6:30 pm Field Course #3: Geology of Joshua Tree National Park
7:30 am - 11:30 am Primary Pathway, Upper Elementary Pathway
8:00 am - 9:30 am Workshops and Focus Speaker: Alan Colburn, Professor of Science Education, CSU Long Beach: When Do I Tell Them the Answer?
8:30 am - 11:30 am Short Courses:
  • SC #5: A View from the Classroom of the NGSS Scientific Practices (Grades 3-12)
  • SC #6: Engineer Your Own Working Microscope with Everyday Materials (Grades 6-8)
  • SC #7: Integrating Science, ELA, and ELD: It All Works Together (Grades 3-8)
  • SC #8: Creating GIS Maps and Story Maps to Understand Intersections of Pollution and Income (Grades 6-12)
  • SC #9: Digging In: Year 2 Lessons Learned from the CA NGSS K-8 Early Implementation Initiative (Grades K-8)
  • SC #10 Part I: What Happened to My Unit On Light? (Grades K-8)
9:00 am - 3:00 pm Exhibit Hall Open - Enjoy the last day of exhibits
9:30 am - 10:00 am Transition
10:00 am - 11:30 am Workshops and Focus Speaker Panel: Alice Steinglass, Irene Lee, and Trish Williams: NGSS: What Is The Role of Computational Thinking, Modeling, and Simulation?!
11:30 am - 12:00 pm Transition
12:00 pm - 1:30 pm Awards Luncheon Featuring: Dr. Brian Reiser
12:00 pm - 1:30 pm Workshops and Focus Speaker: Elsa Hennings, NASA's Orion Capsule Parachute System - A View from the Inside
1:30 pm - 3:00 pm Exclusive Exhibit Hall Time - Last Opportunity to Visit the Exhibit Hall
3:00 pm - 6:00 pm Short Courses:
  • SC #10 Part II: What Happened to My Unit On Light? (Grades K-8)
  • SC #12: How to Help School Districts Decide the Middle School Question (Grades 6-8)
  • SC #13: Science and Literacy in Primary Grades (K-2): A Win-Win for both NGSS 3-D Science and CCSS ELA
  • SC #14: Chemistry Experiments and Experiences (ChemEx2)
  • SC #15: Using Phenomenon as a Tool for Integrating CA NGSS Middle School Instruction

3:00 pm - 4:30 pm Workshops and Focus Speaker: John Stenger-Smith: Chemistry, The 3 Stooges and Tattoos
4:30 pm - 4:45 pm Transition
4:45 pm - 6:15 pm Workshops and Focus Speaker: Rita Januszayk: Introduction to NGSS Evidence Statements - Translating the NGSS into Lessons
6:30 pm - 9:00 pm Evening Event of Your Choice!

Sunday, October 23, 2016

7:30 am - 1:00 pm Registration Desk Open
8:00 am - 9:30 am Closing General Session and Keynote Address - Dianna Cowern, Where Science Meets Cat Videos
9:30 am - 9:45 am Transition
9:45 am - 11:15 am Workshops
9:45 am - 12:45 pm Primary Pathway, Upper Elementary Pathway
11:15 am - 11:30 am Transition
11:30 am - 1:00 pm Workshops

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