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Join Pearson Author and NGSS Writing Team Leader (Earth Science), Michael Wysession, for an informational discussion on the Next Generation Science Standards!

Posted by Sabrina Hernandez on June 20, 2012 at 4:30pm 0 Comments

Friday, June 22nd at 12 PM (Eastern)

Pearson would like to invite you to join author and NGSS Writing Team Leader, Michael Wysession, as he discusses the upcoming Next Generation Science Standards and his involvement on the NGSS Writing Team. During this webinar, Dr. Wysession will cover the first draft of the NGSS Framework and what it means for K-12 Science classrooms across the country, and then take the time to answer any questions that you might have.

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New Generation Science Standards Public Release - Friday May 11

Posted by Jerry D. Valadez on May 7, 2012 at 4:26pm 0 Comments

It was announced today that the first public draft of the Next Generation Science Standards will be released on Friday, May 11. The review period will close on June 1
CSTA has compiled a series of Next Generation Science Standards resources and facts  at the following website:…
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New Generation Science Standards Draft Delayed

Posted by Jerry D. Valadez on April 30, 2012 at 11:45am 0 Comments

The release of the NGSS for public review has been delayed.  Potential release date is now mid May.  I will post a notice when the draft is released for public review.

Governor Jerry Brown's Budget Proposal Reduces High School Science Requirement

Posted by Jerry D. Valadez on February 6, 2012 at 11:28am 0 Comments

In Gov. Jerry Brown’s 2012–13 budget, he is proposing that school districts have the flexibility to require only one high school science class instead of the two currently mandated by state law. Currently California State law requires that high school students take one course in biological science and one in physical science.  While every high school must provide its students access to the courses required for UC and CSU admission, which include two laboratory sciences in two different…

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Honors Earth Science approved by UC For Laboratory "d" Credit

Posted by Jerry D. Valadez on November 29, 2011 at 2:21pm 1 Comment

Dear Colleagues,



After many years of effort we are pleased to report progress on gaining approval for high school Earth sciences to qualify for UC admission requirements. A new high school course, entitled Honors Earth Science, has been approved by the UC Academic Senate Board on Admissions and Relations with Schools (BOARS), and also by the UC Office of the President as meeting the UC laboratory science "d" requirement for UC admissions.  The course was designed principally by…

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Delta Ecology Institute

Posted by Anne Ybarra on October 4, 2011 at 9:45pm 0 Comments

I have a question. I signed up for the Delta Ecology Institute coming up in November which is offered by CIB (California Institute for Biodiversity). Is there anyone signed up for this institute who would like to carpool? Please let me know. Anne

Framework for K-12 Science Education: Practices, Crosscutting Concepts, and Core Ideas Released!

Posted by Jerry D. Valadez on July 19, 2011 at 1:57pm 0 Comments

Science, engineering, and technology permeate nearly every facet of modern life and hold the key to meeting many of humanity's most pressing challenges, both present and future. To address the critical issues of U.S. competitiveness and to better prepare the workforce,Framework for K-12 Science Education proposes a new approach to K-12 science education that will capture students' interest and provide them with the necessary foundational knowledge in the…

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STEM CONNECT WEBINAR Adventure to the Arctic Circle, the Earth's Air Conditioner

Posted by Janice Kruse on June 30, 2011 at 8:45am 0 Comments

(from the website) The Arctic region is the air conditioner of our planet, responsible for regulating our global climate system. Interestingly, scientists know more about many planets in our solar system than they do about the Arctic Ocean. Join Philippe Cousteau, Discovery Education’s Chief Spokesperson for Environmental Education and grandson of oceanic explorer Jacques Cousteau, as he takes your students on a journey to the Arctic.…

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The Big Thirst - The Secret Life and Turbulent Future of Water at Peters Education Center Auditorium

April 9, 2015 from 6pm to 8pm
Charles Fishman is the author of The Big Thirst: The Secret Life and Turbulent Future of Water, the bestselling book on water in America in the past 25 years. An award-winning senior writer for Fast Company, Fishman is a celebrated investigative journalist.April 9, 20156:00 pm in the Peters Education Center Auditorium5010 N. Woodrow Ave., Room WC141 (near the Save Mart Center) and are free and open to the public, thanks to generous support from the Fresno State Provost’s office.See More
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NGSS transition symposium, “Exemplars for Leading K-8 NGSS Implementation.” at Lawrence Hall of Science

April 28, 2015 all day
What: “Exemplars for Leading K-8 NGSS Implementation” When: April 28, from 9:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Where: Lawrence Hall of Science, UC Berkeley, 1 Centennial Drive, Berkeley, California 94720Details: $40 registration fee includes breakfast, lunch and materials.Sign up for the symposium today. Attendance is limited to 60 participants. Email avaladez@amplify.com for additional information.Visit www.regonline.com/lhssymposium to register. © 2015See More
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Ecosystems and Water Resources of the Central Valley Flood Plain Summer Institute at Sanger and Fresno

June 15, 2015 to June 19, 2015
The Floodplain Ecology Institute will include science and environmental science content focused on Central Valley floodplain, delta, riparian, and watershed ecology.Curriculum for the classroomDelta region field trip$200 stipendOptional university credit availableDaily Schedule - 8:00 a.m. - 3:30 p.m. except field trip on June 17. Field trip departure 7:00 a.m. - Return 6:30 p.m.REGISTRATION - $45.00AGENDA and…See More
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Leadership In STEM Education - Session 3 at SAM Academy

March 28, 2015 from 9am to 12pm
STEM Learning In Action - Be a certified STEM Leader for the Central ValleyBecome an NGSS expertTeacher leader certification in STEM educationKey resources for your classroom or programSession 3: We will begin to deconstruct the lesson design and practice instructional supports and scaffolding that is aligned to NGSS, Common Core, and the ELD Framework. New projects we will learn are notebooks and scribble and/or nature bots.This course will comprise part of the Leadership In STEM Education…See More
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Ecosystems and Water Resources of the Central Valley Flood Plain Summer Institute at Sanger and Fresno

June 15, 2015 to June 19, 2015
The Floodplain Ecology Institute will include science and environmental science content focused on Central Valley floodplain, delta, riparian, and watershed ecology.Curriculum for the classroomDelta region field trip$200 stipendOptional university credit availableDaily Schedule - 8:00 a.m. - 3:30 p.m. except field trip on June 17. Field trip departure 7:00 a.m. - Return 6:30 p.m.REGISTRATION - $45.00AGENDA and…See More
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Leadership In STEM Education - Session 3 at SAM Academy

March 28, 2015 from 9am to 12pm
STEM Learning In Action - Be a certified STEM Leader for the Central ValleyBecome an NGSS expertTeacher leader certification in STEM educationKey resources for your classroom or programSession 3: We will begin to deconstruct the lesson design and practice instructional supports and scaffolding that is aligned to NGSS, Common Core, and the ELD Framework. New projects we will learn are notebooks and scribble and/or nature bots.This course will comprise part of the Leadership In STEM Education…See More
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Leadership In STEM Education - Session 3 at SAM Academy

March 28, 2015 from 9am to 12pm
STEM Learning In Action - Be a certified STEM Leader for the Central ValleyBecome an NGSS expertTeacher leader certification in STEM educationKey resources for your classroom or programSession 3: We will begin to deconstruct the lesson design and practice instructional supports and scaffolding that is aligned to NGSS, Common Core, and the ELD Framework. New projects we will learn are notebooks and scribble and/or nature bots.This course will comprise part of the Leadership In STEM Education…See More
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Developing and Using Modeling In Your Science Classroom at Fresno State

August 3, 2015 to August 7, 2015
The Central Valley Science Project in partnership with the Science & Mathematics Education Center, Fresno State, and the Lawrence Livermore National Lab is pleased to offer a unique one-week professional development course this summer in COMPUTER MODELING & SIMULATION This workshop is designed to provide pre-service and in-service teachers with skills and tools to help prepare for both the NGSS - Next Generation Science Standards and Common Core connections. Participants will produce an…See More
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Teaching Environmental Sustainability: Model My Watershed at Fresno/Sanger

June 23, 2015 to June 25, 2015
The Concord Consortium, the Stroud Water Research Center, the Central Valley Science Project and SAM Academy are pleased to announce the Teaching Environmental Sustainability-Model My Watershed (TES-MMW) workshop, a project funded by the National Science Foundation.  Participants and their students will use free portal-based activities that employ maps and models to study their own school’s watershed; teachers will participate in two summer face-to-face workshops and two online courses. …See More
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Teaching Environmental Sustainability: Model My Watershed at Fresno/Sanger

June 23, 2015 to June 25, 2015
The Concord Consortium, the Stroud Water Research Center, the Central Valley Science Project and SAM Academy are pleased to announce the Teaching Environmental Sustainability-Model My Watershed (TES-MMW) workshop, a project funded by the National Science Foundation.  Participants and their students will use free portal-based activities that employ maps and models to study their own school’s watershed; teachers will participate in two summer face-to-face workshops and two online courses. …See More
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New California Science Safety Handbook

Providing a safe learning environment is an essential part any hands-on science lesson, whether in a kindergarten classroom or a high school chemistry laboratory. The NEW 2012 edition of the Science Safety Handbook for California Public Schools has been prepared to help science teachers, administrators, and other school staff members understand and avoid situations in which accidents might occur in the science classroom or laboratory or during learning opportunities and experiences that take…See More
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2015 Fresno Mini Maker Faire at Fresno Art Museum

April 11, 2015 all day
If you haven’t already heard, we have been working with the city of Fresno and several other organizations including the Fresno County Public Library, Fresno Grizzlies, and Fresno Ideaworks to   produce Maker events in and leading up to the month of April through the city of Fresno and its surrounding areas with a city-wide proclamation for “Maker Month”.To learn more about these upcoming events, please visit Fresno Maker Month’s Facebook page: …See More
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