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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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2015 Central Valley Floodplain Ecology Institute for Educators 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 Sierra Nevada ecology and watersheds. AGENDACurriculum 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.…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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Leadership In STEM Education - Session 1 at SAM Academy

January 17, 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 1: Strategies for implementing NGSS. Learn how to engage students and stimulate interest in STEM with science and engineering practices in and out of the classroom. Learn how to design an interactive workshop in your classroom or after school program.Build simple to complex projects from recycled…See More
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Leadership In STEM Education - Session 1 at SAM Academy

January 17, 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 1: Strategies for implementing NGSS. Learn how to engage students and stimulate interest in STEM with science and engineering practices in and out of the classroom. Learn how to design an interactive workshop in your classroom or after school program.Build simple to complex projects from recycled…See More
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Leading For Equity - NSELA Professional Development Institute at Hyatt Regency

March 11, 2015 all day
Leading for EquityKeynote Speakers (confirmed) include:Megan Bang, Learning Sciences & Human Development, University of WashingtonMichael Lach, STEM Policy & Strategic Initiatives, University of ChicagoLanguage Development Opportunities For Students Through Meaningful Integration Of NGSS And CCSSJerry D Valadez, Fresno State - Director - Central Valley Science ProjectAna G Lopez, Fresno State - Central Valley Science ProjectMaria Simani, California Science Project Executive DirectorDawn…See More
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Leadership In STEM Education - Session 1 at SAM Academy

January 17, 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 1: Strategies for implementing NGSS. Learn how to engage students and stimulate interest in STEM with science and engineering practices in and out of the classroom. Learn how to design an interactive workshop in your classroom or after school program.Build simple to complex projects from recycled…See More
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CVCUE 2015 Common Core EdVenture at Rio Vista Middle School

February 7, 2015 from 8am to 3:30pm
CVCUE is proud to announce its spring event. CVCUE Common Core EdVenture registration is open for their event February 7, 2015 at Rio Vista Middle School in Fresno. More information and registration at cvcue.org CVCUE will be offering specialized training strands and sessions on the following:Common Core & TechnologyFree Microsoft ToolsTablet computers in the ClassroomAndroidiPadChromebooks in EducationGoogle Apps for EducationMinecraft…See More
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Leadership In STEM Education - Session 1 at SAM Academy

January 17, 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 1: Strategies for implementing NGSS. Learn how to engage students and stimulate interest in STEM with science and engineering practices in and out of the classroom. Learn how to design an interactive workshop in your classroom or after school program.Build simple to complex projects from recycled…See More
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Leadership In STEM Education - Session 1 at SAM Academy

January 17, 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 1: Strategies for implementing NGSS. Learn how to engage students and stimulate interest in STEM with science and engineering practices in and out of the classroom. Learn how to design an interactive workshop in your classroom or after school program.Build simple to complex projects from recycled…See More
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CVCUE 2015 Common Core EdVenture at Rio Vista Middle School

February 7, 2015 from 8am to 3:30pm
CVCUE is proud to announce its spring event. CVCUE Common Core EdVenture registration is open for their event February 7, 2015 at Rio Vista Middle School in Fresno. More information and registration at cvcue.org CVCUE will be offering specialized training strands and sessions on the following:Common Core & TechnologyFree Microsoft ToolsTablet computers in the ClassroomAndroidiPadChromebooks in EducationGoogle Apps for EducationMinecraft…See More
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CVCUE 2015 Common Core EdVenture at Rio Vista Middle School

February 7, 2015 from 8am to 3:30pm
CVCUE is proud to announce its spring event. CVCUE Common Core EdVenture registration is open for their event February 7, 2015 at Rio Vista Middle School in Fresno. More information and registration at cvcue.org CVCUE will be offering specialized training strands and sessions on the following:Common Core & TechnologyFree Microsoft ToolsTablet computers in the ClassroomAndroidiPadChromebooks in EducationGoogle Apps for EducationMinecraft…See More
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