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The Santa Clara County of Education (SCCOE) is Committed to serving, inspiring, and promoting student and public school success.
Strategic campaigns to raise awareness of the overall benefits of education
Meeting the emerging needs of the community by providing leadership and support for children, schools, and the greater community.
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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.
Science google site
July 21-23, 2020
CA NGSS Elementary Summer Institute.pdf
July 27-29, 2020
K12AllianceClimateScience - 2020.pdf
It’s BAESI’s 30th anniversary!
In celebration, we are pleased to announce an online teacher professional development workshop focusing on climate science and strategies for engaging your students in solutions-oriented, NGSS-based inquiry-based learning. The workshop will be completely online and will include both synchronous and asynchronous learning as well as small group experiences.
Who: Teachers of grades 6-12
What: In this workshop keyed to the Next Generation Science Standards, you’ll:
• examine natural and human-caused climate change and its environmental, social, and economic impacts
• explore ways to engage students in everyday environmental awareness and stewardship
• discover BAESI-created and recommended teaching resources
• engage in collaborative learning activities and participate in breakout sessions by grade level and
• Earn a $150 stipend (you must attend the entire session and complete a follow-up activity).
• Earn 1 unit of Geology 104 for $50 (optional)
2020-2021 TOSA Network Meetings
2020-2021 TOSA Flyer.pdf
12:00 p.m. to 2:00 p.m.
Educator Resource Center - Classroom #3
The Forestry Challenge is an academic event for high school students in technical forestry and current forestry topics. Participants spend four days in the forest learning about the ecology and management of the forested landscapes that provide communities with water, recreational opportunities, wood products, and wildlife habitat. Students take on a rigorous critical thinking exercise which is timely and addresses current forestry topics such as wildfire, insects, and forest health.
2020 EVENT FLYER.pdf
October 26 & 27, 2020
K-12 Environmental Connections to NGSS provides grade-appropriate learning experiences to deepen understanding of the Next Generation Science Standards and their connections to the Environmental Principles and Concepts (EPCs).
During this two-day training, participants will experience a learning sequence focused on environmental phenomena based on work from the California State NGSS collaborative. They will also explore planning lessons based on local phenomena. In addition, community partners will share their resources to help support student learning through environmental literacy
November 18, 2020
January 27, 2021
Join us for SCCOE Distance Learning Webinars
Science-related archived episodes
Scattergories & Codenames for Distance Learning- Episode 19
Earth Day- 50th Anniversary- Episode 20
Nature Nuggets Webinar- Episode 22
Science Practices for Distance Learning- Episode 27
Student Agency and Thinking Routines in a Cross-Curricular Context- Episode 30
Tips for Creating a Virtual Classroom w/ Bitmojis- Episode 31
Jam Session with Jamboard- Episode 36
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