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Island Ecology Field Trip - Catalina Island Jan. 9-12 at Two Harbors

January 9, 2015 to January 12, 2015
Join us for an exciting four-day field oriented excursion to the USC Marine Science Center near Two Harbors on beautiful Catalina Island, Jan 9-12, 2015 (Friday to Monday).  Content will cover natural history of Catalina’s fascinating terrestrial and marine life, human impacts, and ecosystem preservation strategies.  Hands-on activities involve marine bio labs, nature hikes, kayaking, and daily snorkeling…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 ValleyLearn how to engage students and stimulate interest in STEM with science and engineering practices in the Sanger Community Science Workshop. Also learn how to design a similar workshop or after school program for your school or program. Participants will become “makers” and develop a project vision, and then work to realize that vision using the engineering design process. Build simple to complex projects from recycled…See More
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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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Island Ecology Field Trip - Catalina Island Jan. 9-12 at Two Harbors

January 9, 2015 to January 12, 2015
Join us for an exciting four-day field oriented excursion to the USC Marine Science Center near Two Harbors on beautiful Catalina Island, Jan 9-12, 2015 (Friday to Monday).  Content will cover natural history of Catalina’s fascinating terrestrial and marine life, human impacts, and ecosystem preservation strategies.  Hands-on activities involve marine bio labs, nature hikes, kayaking, and daily snorkeling…See More
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Island Ecology Field Trip - Catalina Island Jan. 9-12 at Two Harbors

January 9, 2015 to January 12, 2015
Join us for an exciting four-day field oriented excursion to the USC Marine Science Center near Two Harbors on beautiful Catalina Island, Jan 9-12, 2015 (Friday to Monday).  Content will cover natural history of Catalina’s fascinating terrestrial and marine life, human impacts, and ecosystem preservation strategies.  Hands-on activities involve marine bio labs, nature hikes, kayaking, and daily snorkeling…See More
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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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NSTA Multicultural/Equity Committee reception in Long Beach at Hyatt-Regency Beacon Ballroom B

December 5, 2014 from 6pm to 8pm
Please join us in Long Beach to honor the work of National Geographic Explorer Juan Martinez - Juan Martinez empowers a worldwide youth movement to connect children with nature, attract young leaders to conservation, and help transform lives in disadvantaged urban communities. Thanks to his high school science teacher, he was dissuaded from joining a gang and joined the school's Eco Club instead. That sparked his love for nature, and today he spearheads the Natural Leaders Network of the…See More
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NSTA Multicultural/Equity Committee reception in Long Beach at Hyatt-Regency Beacon Ballroom B

December 5, 2014 from 6pm to 8pm
Please join us in Long Beach to honor the work of National Geographic Explorer Juan Martinez - Juan Martinez empowers a worldwide youth movement to connect children with nature, attract young leaders to conservation, and help transform lives in disadvantaged urban communities. Thanks to his high school science teacher, he was dissuaded from joining a gang and joined the school's Eco Club instead. That sparked his love for nature, and today he spearheads the Natural Leaders Network of the…See More
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NSTA Multicultural/Equity Committee reception at Hyatt-Regency Beacon Ballroom B

December 5, 2014 from 6pm to 8pm
Please join us in Long Beach to honor the work of National Geographic Explorer Juan Martinez - Juan Martinez empowers a worldwide youth movement to connect children with nature, attract young leaders to conservation, and help transform lives in disadvantaged urban communities. Thanks to his high school science teacher, he was dissuaded from joining a gang and joined the school's Eco Club instead. That sparked his love for nature, and today he spearheads the Natural Leaders Network of the…See More
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NSTA Multicultural/Equity Committee reception at Hyatt-Regency Beacon Ballroom B

December 5, 2014 from 6pm to 8pm
Please join us in Long Beach to honor the work of National Geographic Explorer Juan Martinez - Juan Martinez empowers a worldwide youth movement to connect children with nature, attract young leaders to conservation, and help transform lives in disadvantaged urban communities. Thanks to his high school science teacher, he was dissuaded from joining a gang and joined the school's Eco Club instead. That sparked his love for nature, and today he spearheads the Natural Leaders Network of the…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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Profile Information

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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