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Science explores and explains phenomena around us. It is a way of gaining, organizing, applying and conveying knowledge of that phenomena. Having science as one of the core contents in K-12 education is vital as it influences our culture and has allowed society to flourish.
Develop your leadership skills as you learn more about supporting teachers in: Content, Pedagogy, and Technology. Network with other TOSAs and coaches. Explore how to support your Teachers with PBL, Student-Centered Learning, Integration of Content areas, and more.
12:00 – 2:00 pm in the Educator Resource Center (ERC)
Join us from 11:00 am-12:00 pm for lunch and networking
(bring your own)
January 30, 2020 • 8:00 am to 2:00 pm
Develop an understanding of the Three-Dimensionality of NGSS and how to support your teachers with various strategies as they transition to phenomena-based instruction in science. Learn about what to look for in an NGSS classroom by using a tool developed by statewide science leaders. Take the time to build insight into the connections between NGSS and Common Core State Standards (CCSS).
February 25, 2020 • 8:30 am to 3 pm
As students are taught science concepts, they also learn to communicate using the language of science. Education leaders from Santa Clara County Office of Education's (SCCOE) Multilingual and Science Departments have teamed up to share ideas that will help students' language acquisition. Participants will work in grade-appropriate groups as they are supported with intentional planning to incorporate language development within the science curriculum.
Identify grade-appropriate issues around acquiring science academic language
Participate in lessons to learn about several strategies to support language learners
Discuss ways to adapt strategies for the different learners in your classroom
You may receive 1 semester of graduate unit for University of the Pacific if you:
Complete full day of training
Submit a written reflection with 3 ideas you have tried and your outcome
March 05, 2020 • 8:30 am to 3:30 pm
Assessment is a vital component of each lesson. Performance Tasks are Formative (Assessment FOR Learning) AND Summative (Assessment OF Learning) and need to be in place for student learning of NGSS lessons to be effectively revealed. Come learn how to create Performance Tasks and embed them into your instruction.
Customized trainings for your district or school are available in the following areas:
Abby Sobrato Science and Sustainability Center at Walden West
Guadalupe River Parks & Gardens
Hillier Aviation Museum
The Tech Interactive (formerly The Tech Museum)
Youth Science Institute