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2ND ANNUAL CALIFORNIA STEM SYMPOSIUM at San Diego Convention Center

September 22, 2014 to September 23, 2014
The Californians Dedicated to Education Foundation, in cooperation with State Superintendent of Public Instruction Tom Torlakson and the Commission on the Status of Women and Girls, is proud to bring you the 2nd Annual California STEM Symposium on September 22 and 23, 2014 at the San Diego Convention Center.This Symposium will bring together 3000 teachers, administrators, students, higher education representatives, program providers, philanthropic representatives and industry representatives to…See More
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2ND ANNUAL CALIFORNIA STEM SYMPOSIUM at San Diego Convention Center

September 22, 2014 to September 23, 2014
The Californians Dedicated to Education Foundation, in cooperation with State Superintendent of Public Instruction Tom Torlakson and the Commission on the Status of Women and Girls, is proud to bring you the 2nd Annual California STEM Symposium on September 22 and 23, 2014 at the San Diego Convention Center.This Symposium will bring together 3000 teachers, administrators, students, higher education representatives, program providers, philanthropic representatives and industry representatives to…See More
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Central Valley STEM - K-16 Education Network

The CVSP STEM Education Network will help shape the K-16 STEM Education vision for Fresno and the Central Valley and put the region on the national map. Our programs have a significant impact on the STEM pipeline, STEM teaching and learning in K-16, STEM outreach and on STEM education research.See More
Jun 26
Cindy Friday Beeman commented on Jerry D. Valadez's group Young Makers Network
"I'm thinking of starting small, by having a Featured Tinkerers sheet during our Family Science Night, and asking moms/dads/grandpas/etc. to volunteer to teach soldering, or something else they make a la Maker Faire's sheet with people from…"
Jun 26
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Young Makers Network

Become a member of the Young Maker Network. Teacher and parent workshop on how to become a member of this network. Workshops coming soon to the new Sanger Community Science Workshop.See More
Jun 26
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TEACHERSDOMAIN.ORG

Teachers' Domain is a free digital media service for educational use from public broadcasting and its partners. You’ll find thousands of media resources, support materials, and tools for classroom lessons, individualized learning programs, and teacher professional learning communities.See More
Jun 26
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KQED QUEST

Teachers' Domain is a free digital media service for educational use from public broadcasting and its partners. You’ll find thousands of media resources, support materials, and tools for classroom lessons, individualized learning programs, and teacher professional learning communities.See More
Jun 26
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PBS Learning Media

PBS LearningMedia™ is your destination for easy, instant access to thousands of classroom-ready, digital resources including videos and interactives perfect for the Interactive Whiteboard, plus audio and photos, and even in-depth lesson plans. You can search, save, and share with ease. Best of all, PBS LearningMedia™ is free for educators. Register today!See More
Jun 26
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Update - NGSS Focus Group Meetings

2016 Revision of the Science Framework for California Public Schools, Kindergarten Through Grade TwelveScience Focus GroupDiscussion QuestionsThere are a number of conceptual shifts in the Next Generation Science Standards for California’s Public Schools Kindergarten Through Grade Twelve (NGSS) that are described in Appendix A of the standards. What guidance should the Science Framework for California Public Schools, Kindergarten Through Grade Twelve (Science Framework) provide to address these…See More
Jun 26
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CREEC

Our mission is to link all educators to Environmental Education activities and resources throughout California. Together we can teach all Californians to care for our planet.The CREEC Network collaborates with Environmental Education Providers, Businesses, Government Agencies, and Community Organizations to support environmental education programs for students and families.See More
Jun 26
Samantha N. Lopez is attending Jerry D. Valadez's event
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Central Valley Floodplain Ecology Institute for Educators at Central Valley

June 16, 2014 to June 19, 2014
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 - 7:30 a.m. - 3:00 p.m. except field trip on June 18. Field trip departure 7:00 a.m. - Return 6:30 p.m.…See More
Jun 11
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Summer Science Institute: NGSS and the Environment at Green Meadows Camp

June 20, 2014 to June 29, 2014
Join science education leaders, informal educators, after school staff, and out-of-school educators for this unique two-weekend (6 days & 4 nights) institute to learn about and begin implementation of the NGSS and Common Core. The institute will demystify the expectations of NGSS and model the intersection of Common Core with NGSS. Key Earth, biological and ecological issues such as climate and human impacts on montane ecosystems, environments, and watersheds will be a focus.Pedagogical…See More
Jun 10
Daniel J. Dougherty is attending Jerry D. Valadez's event
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Central Valley Floodplain Ecology Institute for Educators at Central Valley

June 16, 2014 to June 19, 2014
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 - 7:30 a.m. - 3:00 p.m. except field trip on June 18. Field trip departure 7:00 a.m. - Return 6:30 p.m.…See More
Jun 10
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Summer Science Institute: Creative Applications for Meaningful Practices / NGSS at Green Meadows Camp

June 20, 2014 to June 29, 2014
Join science education leaders, informal educators, after school staff, and out-of-school educators for this unique two-weekend (6 days & 4 nights) institute to learn about and begin implementation of the NGSS and Common Core. The institute will demystify the expectations of NGSS and model the intersection of Common Core with NGSS. Key Earth, biological and ecological issues such as climate and human impacts on montane ecosystems, environments, and watersheds will be a focus.Pedagogical…See More
Jun 9

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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

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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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