Central Valley Science Project

A "Professional Home" for K-16 teachers of science.

Serving the Greater Fresno Area and the San Joaquin Valley of California

Jerry D. Valadez
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Teaching Environmental Sustainability: Model My Watershed - Mentor/Master Teacher Institute 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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Modeling Instruction for Science - Chemistry & Physics at University High

July 13, 2015 to July 24, 2015
Participants will learn effective strategies based in Modeling Instruction from Arizona State University for guiding students to develop skills consistent with the Common Core and Next Generation Science Standards. Teachers will experience how to plan and carry out investigations, argue from evidence, and create and evaluate models.Time - 8:30 am to 4:00 pm each dayLocation - University High SchoolFee: $600 per personIncludes: Lunch, curriculum materials, 1-yr AMTA membership, $200 stipend, and…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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Modeling Instruction for Science - Chemistry & Physics at University High

July 13, 2015 to July 24, 2015
Participants will learn effective strategies based in Modeling Instruction from Arizona State University for guiding students to develop skills consistent with the Common Core and Next Generation Science Standards. Teachers will experience how to plan and carry out investigations, argue from evidence, and create and evaluate models.Time - 8:30 am to 4:00 pm each dayLocation - University High SchoolFee: $600 per personIncludes: Lunch, curriculum materials, 1-yr AMTA membership, $200 stipend, and…See More
Apr 17
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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
Apr 16
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NGSS - Developing and Using Modeling In Your Science Classroom - Registration reduced! 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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Developing and Using Modeling In Your Science Classroom - Registration reduced! 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
Apr 15
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Catalina Eco-Excursion at Catalina

June 12, 2015 to June 15, 2015
This four-day field-oriented educational adventure is conducted at the USC Wrigley Marine Science Center on beautiful Catalina Island. Content will cover natural history of Catalina’s fascinating terrestrial and marine life, island history, human impacts, and the preservation and conservation of island ecosystems.  Hands-on activities will involve discovery labs, nature hikes, kayaking, and daily snorkeling.  VISIT THE WEBSITE FOR MORE DETAILS, SCHEDULE, and REGISTRATION …See More
Apr 14
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STEM Teacher Leadership Course

The CVSP is offering a STEM Teacher Leadership Course that will prepare teachers to effectively implement NGSS and STEM in their classrooms and schools. Ideal for STEM coaches, coordinators, directors, and administrators interested in learning key implementation strategies for the classroom, school, or district.6 units of graduate credit through Fresno State.Details posted soon! See More
Apr 14
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Explore Change! 2015 Summer Science Institute at Jack L Boyd Camp

June 19, 2015 to June 28, 2015
This Institute will investigate the crosscutting concepts of change and stability, looking at scales ranging from daily to geologic. We’ll emphasize seasonal change including the hot new topic, phenology.Join scientists, educators, and naturalists in the Sierra Nevada for this 6-day residential exploration of environmental change. We will focus on connecting the new science standards, teaching practices, grade 4-12 learning progressions and resources, all in support of school and district…See More
Apr 12
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Teaching Environmental Sustainability: Model My Watershed - Mentor/Master Teacher Institute 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
Apr 12
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Explore Change! 2015 Summer Science Institute at Jack L Boyd Camp

June 19, 2015 to June 28, 2015
This Institute will investigate the crosscutting concepts of change and stability, looking at scales ranging from daily to geologic. We’ll emphasize seasonal change including the hot new topic, phenology.Join scientists, educators, and naturalists in the Sierra Nevada for this 6-day residential exploration of environmental change. We will focus on connecting the new science standards, teaching practices, grade 4-12 learning progressions and resources, all in support of school and district…See More
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Explore Change! 2015 Summer Science Institute at Jack L Boyd Camp

June 19, 2015 to June 28, 2015
This Institute will investigate the crosscutting concepts of change and stability, looking at scales ranging from daily to geologic. We’ll emphasize seasonal change including the hot new topic, phenology.Join scientists, educators, and naturalists in the Sierra Nevada for this 6-day residential exploration of environmental change. We will focus on connecting the new science standards, teaching practices, grade 4-12 learning progressions and resources, all in support of school and district…See More
Apr 12
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STEM Teacher Leadership Course

The CVSP is offering a STEM Teacher Leadership Course that will prepare teachers to effectively implement NGSS and STEM in their classrooms and schools. Ideal for STEM coaches, coordinators, directors, and administrators interested in learning key implementation strategies for the classroom, school, or district.6 units of graduate credit through Fresno State.Details posted soon! See More
Apr 6
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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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School Name
CSU, Fresno
School location & District
Fresno, CA
Current Position
Director
Grade Level(s) & Subjects Taught
K-20
Credentials
Life Science; Chemistry; Professional Administrative Services
Classroom Website
http://cvsamacademy.org

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New Generation Science Standards Public Release - Friday May 11

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

Posted 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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At 8:12am on June 2, 2014, Dr. Jeanne Knapp said…

Morning Mr. Valadez!

I was considering enrollment, but need to know if attending the second session only would still be valuable and/or would stall the progress of the group.  The first session was not an option for me....  Thank you!  Jeanne

At 12:33pm on January 11, 2012, elizabeth fralicks said…

Thanks Jerry. Because I'm always asking her science questions, Anne Ybarra suggested that I join. I hear good things about your career from Anne.

At 9:08pm on October 23, 2011, Qin Huang said…
Thank you for adding me.
At 2:11pm on June 15, 2011, Angela Thornton said…
Yes.  Thank you.
At 12:18am on July 27, 2010, zach sconiers said…
It is always an adventure. Thank you for letting me be apart of each one. Science is in such a need for literacy to be the cornerstone for educators and students alike.
This is irregardless of age, grade or gender. Once a person is literate in the language of discovery and the adventures, what doors could be opened. Imagine the levels of achievement that are possible when learning is fun. The rigor becomes the adventure as new worlds are discovered. Learning becomes a life long pursuit.
At 6:25pm on June 15, 2010, Stefanie Chow Vertrees said…
I am attending the workshop by NASA / Noyce (The Solar Neighborhood: Earth and Energy) at CSUF for the next two weeks. When would be a good time to come by, and what room?
At 10:10pm on June 13, 2010, Stefanie Chow Vertrees said…
Were the forms for the mailed? I never received mine, so I wanted to know if I need to get another or not.
At 8:43am on May 15, 2010, Scott Arndt said…
Doing well bro!!

Whats the latest with you? Eager to hear all about what you are doing. Bet you are busier than ever as usual.

Thanks much for the invite to CVSP website 8-)

You know what end of school year is like... we finished up the main goal of preparing our students for CST Science testing of course... now im winding down the school year... doing a carb/fat/protein unit using Educationally Enhanced Super Size Me lessons... next ill move onto chemicals that affect the body like alcohol, tobacco, etc.

Looking forward to catching up with you!

Respectfully,
Scott
At 4:56pm on May 8, 2010, Stefanie Chow Vertrees said…
When are we supposed to find out about the university credit for the Feb. 20 / Apr. 17 workshops?
At 11:19am on May 5, 2010, Frank Garcia said…
Dr. Valadez,
Good to hear from you I'm doing well, not sure about my school tho. How about you? I think I will unable to attend the institute as I will be starting summer school myself. I was accepted into the aspiring admin program and will start on June 25. What are the dates for the institute?
 
 
 

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