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NGSS High School Chemistry Seminar, Jul 9-10

June 14, 2019 - 7:09pm
Be part of this exciting opportunity bringing California high school teachers of Chemistry in the Earth System together for the purpose of building expertise, working with course development tools, and sharing exemplary instructional materials.

Who should apply? Chemistry teachers in high schools that are/will teach Chemistry in the Earth System as part of the NGSS-based three course model. We encourage teachers to attend with a thought partner if possible.

Seminar participants will receive:
• breakfast and lunch each day
• $250 stipend ($125 per day)
• Printed copies of activities and tools used in the seminar
• Follow-up session opportunities (stipends also provided)
• Optional/fee-based: 1.5 CEU from Dominican College

*For seminar details see attached flyer.

Development of this program was supported by the Rochelle and David Ridgway Fund and the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), U.S. Department of Commerce, under award NA14SEC0080004.

NGSS: Investigating Materials with Light, Jul 11

June 14, 2019 - 7:09pm
NGSS Workshop for 4-8th Grade Teachers

At this NGSS-aligned workshop, teachers will build expertise in 3D classroom instruction and make connections to real-world science applications. Using classroom activities and the newly released Microscopes of Tomorrow app, we will connect NGSS concepts and practices to the work of imaging scientists in the STROBE research center.

Seminar participants will receive:
• Breakfast & lunch at the workshop
• Materials to conduct activities in your classroom
• Printed copies of activities and tools used in the seminar
• $150 stipend

*For seminar details see attached flyer.

This workshop is supported by the National Science Foundation under Cooperative Agreement 1548924.

FOSS Next Generation K–5 Institute: Supporting Implementation, Jul 16-17

June 14, 2019 - 7:09pm
The FOSS Project at the Lawrence Hall of Science, in cooperation with Delta Education, invites you and your science leadership team to join FOSS developers and experienced users from around the country this summer at the FOSS Next Generation K–5 Institute: Supporting Implementation.

WHO SHOULD ATTEND?
The institute is designed for administrators, science curriculum coordinators, lead elementary teachers, and professional developers interested in planning year 1 or year 2 implementation of FOSS Next Generation in the 2019-20 school year. Teams of 3-4 people from schools and districts are encouraged to register.

FOSS Variables and Designs Institute (Middle School), Jul 18-19

June 14, 2019 - 7:09pm
Join the FOSS development team at the Lawrence Hallof Science introducing the brand new FOSS Variables and Design Next Generation 4-week course for grades 5–8 science or engineering classes.

Engage as a student learner with the Variables and Design course to:
• consider the roles of scientists and engineers,
• learn about variables and experimental design,
• tackle engineering challenges,
• and learn about modern engineering technology, including 3D printing.

Engage in investigations to learn about the underlying research and pedagogy of the FOSS Middle School program and alignment to the Framework and the Next Generation Science Standards (NGSS).

Reflect as an educator on how the instruction provides a foundation of science and engineering practices and principles, preparing students for further study in their science class, STEM class, or maker space

WHO SHOULD ATTEND?
The institute is ideal for middle school teacher leaders, science coordinators, and professional development providers.

FOSS California Next Generation 6–8 Supporting Implementation, Jul 22-23

June 14, 2019 - 7:09pm
The FOSS Project at the Lawrence Hall of Science, in cooperation with Delta Education invites you and your science leadership team to join FOSS developers and other CA educators at a 2-day Institute on supporting your FOSS Implementation at the middle school grade levels. Each district is invited to send a FOSS leadership team (3–4 people) of administrators, specialists, coaches, and lead teachers—the educators responsible for coordinating the science implementation now and into the future. This institute is for districts who have or will be adopting FOSS middle school.

The Institute will focus on the FOSS CA Planning Guides and CA Teacher Resources—tools to enhance grade-level integration and three-dimensional teaching and learning in your district.

Your team will:
• Explore FOSS Next Generation instructional segments investigating phenomena
• Use the new grade-level California FOSS Planning Guides that support teachers in providing integrated content at each grade level
• Learn about strategies to help teachers engage students in productive sense-making discussions about core ideas using science practices and crosscutting concepts
• Practice with the new three-dimensional assessment items

FOSS California Next Generation K–5 Supporting Implementation, Jul 24-25

June 14, 2019 - 7:09pm
The FOSS Project at the Lawrence Hall of Science, in cooperation with Delta Education invites you and your science leadership team to join FOSS developers and other CA educators at a 2-day Institute on supporting your FOSS Implementation at the elementary grades. Each district is invited to send a FOSS leadership team (3–4 people) of administrators, specialists, coaches, and lead teachers—the educators responsible for coordinating the science implementation now and into the future. This institute is for districts who have or will be adopting FOSS Next Generation.

The Institute will focus on the FOSS CA Planning Guides and CA Teacher Resources—tools to enhance three-dimensional teaching and learning in your district.

Your team will:
• Explore FOSS Next Generation instructional segments investigating phenomena
• Use the new grade-level California FOSS Planning Guides that support teachers in understanding the relationship between the components of the program
• Learn about strategies to help teachers engage students in productive sense-making discussions about core ideas using science practices and crosscutting concepts
• Practice with the new three-dimensional assessment items

Arguing for Social Justice, Oct 5

June 14, 2019 - 7:09pm
The convergence among science, math, and language provides the foundation for making viable social justice arguments. This year we will focus on how environmental literacy can be developed by using this convergence.

Arguing for Social Justice, Feb 1

June 14, 2019 - 7:09pm
The convergence among science, math, and language provides the foundation for making viable social justice arguments. This year we will focus on how environmental literacy can be developed by using this convergence.