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Saturday, November 4
 

7:30am

Registration
Regiration will be in the quad area in front of the Science building

Saturday November 4, 2017 7:30am - 8:30am
San Diego Miramar College 10440 Black Mountain Road, San DIego CA 92126

8:30am

Keynote: Building Support for CA-NGSS: Tools to Communicate
Limited Capacity seats available

Building Support for CA-NGSS: Tools to Communicate
Effectively communicating the intention and impact of NGSS to a wide range of stakeholders is key to successful implementation.  It can help build support, cultivate resources, and inspire engaging pedagogy in myriad classrooms.  But how do you do it?  We will explore proven tools to enhance your ability and agility when communicating about NGSS and look at different opportunities to step up a science education champion.

Space is limited to the first 236 attendees

Speakers
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Jessica Howard

Program Director, STEAM Initiatives | California Alliance for Next Generation Science Standards (CA4NGSS.org)


Saturday November 4, 2017 8:30am - 9:20am
San Diego Miramar College 10440 Black Mountain Road, San DIego CA 92126

9:30am

NGSS Cross-Cutting Concepts
Using the books "What's your Evidence?" and "Sharing Books Talking Science" as resources to help teachers design lessons around Cross-Cutting Concepts

Speakers
avatar for Jennifer Munoz

Jennifer Munoz

STEAM + Science Specialist, Carmel Del Mar
Jennifer Munoz is a STEAM + Science Specialist who works in San Diego, California, in the Del Mar Union School District. Jennifer enjoys working with other science teachers as a Tch NextGen Science Squadster and stays connected with the local research and science industries throughout the San Diego region as a BIOCOM Teaching Fellow. Currently, she works with K- 6 students as a science specialist. Jennifer has taught grades 8-12 in both Physical Sciences and Life Sciences, but truly loves teaching all sciences and engineering projects. Recently, she has been focusing on the design process and how it connects science with art and literacy to bring real world experiences to the classroom. She is truly grateful to work with children each day because they have no filters and enjoys sharing these experiences to further her work of strengthening children's strong hearts and nourishing their... Read More →


Saturday November 4, 2017 9:30am - 10:30am
Room 109 San Diego Miramar College

9:30am

Writing About Models
Add Some WAM to your Models!Writing About Models, affectionately dubbed WAM, allows students todescribe in words what their model visually explains about sciencephenomena. Students can write about their own model or what they see inother models. Models and their written explanations challenge students tocommunicate thinking multiple ways. By explaining a model, studentssummarize and synthesize what they visually explain, deepening theirunderstanding of a phenomenon.Learn more about this writing routine to help maximize the impact ofscientific models in your class!

Speakers
avatar for Amy Booth

Amy Booth

Literacy TOSA, Escondido Union High School District
Amy Booth is veteran social science teacher and TOSA/Instructional Coach for Literacy in the Escondido Union High School District. She is inspired by NGSS, and enjoys collaborating with district science teachers to strengthen student communication skills.



Saturday November 4, 2017 9:30am - 10:30am
Room 208 San Diego Miramar College

9:30am

Build and Launch the Perfect Rocket with Inquiry and Collaboration
Discover how easy and fun it is to take a science inquiry approach to rocket design. Groups work together to build rockets and collect data after each launch. The class collaborates on data analysis before designing, building and launching the ultimate rocket.

Speakers

Saturday November 4, 2017 9:30am - 10:30am
Room 105 San Diego Miramar College

9:30am

Science Explorers Club on Indian Reservations in San Diego County, California

Science Explorers Club’s (SEC) goal is to help increase cultural diversity in the Geosciences, especially among Native Americans.  In San Diego, Kumeyaay, Luiseno, Cupeno, and Cahuilla people live on reservations.  Applying research showing that vocational interest is acquired around ages 7-8, SEC takes Indian children outdoors monthly on their own lands to explore activities related to geology, hydrology, botany, ethnobotany, ecology, herpetology, ornithology, and entomology.  Being a geologist, I particularly focus them on the geological forces that have changed their own land through time.


Speakers
avatar for Eleanora (Norrie) Robbins

Eleanora (Norrie) Robbins

Eleanora (Norrie) Robbins, PhD, is a geologist, retired from the USGS and then retired from the Geoscience Dept. at SDSU.  As a volunteer, she teaches outdoors science to kids (ages 6-11) monthly, on reservations in San Diego County.  She learned to do this from her sister, Penni Rubin, who is a master preschool... Read More →


Saturday November 4, 2017 9:30am - 10:30am
Room 103 San Diego Miramar College

9:30am

Clean Energy Project Based Learning

Our presentation will engage participants in sustainability STEM project-based learning opportunities for California high school teachers. We will complete an exciting hands on project on hydroelectricity from our Intro to Green Technology course curriculum, which develops career-focused engineering design thinking skills in alignment with Common Core State Standards and Next Generation Science Standards. Educators will be able to offer these projects for their students through Strategic Energy Innovations’ no-cost curriculum and instructional support.


Speakers
avatar for Tim Bingham

Tim Bingham

Program Director, Strategic Energy Innovations
Timothy Bingham serves as Program Director of Innovation and Expansion at SEI with a focus on The School of Environmental Leadership.  His expertise includes the expansion of 9-16 school programs, facilitation of teacher professional development and trainings, and curriculum an... Read More →
avatar for Liz Fitzpatrick

Liz Fitzpatrick

Project Coordinator, Strategic Energy Innovations
Liz works on SEI's high school, college, and career programs as a project coordinator and technical education specialist. She directly supports high school and college students, teachers, faculty, interns, and recent grads to create leaders in the new green energy workforce. Liz... Read More →


Saturday November 4, 2017 9:30am - 10:30am
Room 205 San Diego Miramar College

9:30am

Transforming our school the Roadrunner Way! Fast, Tenacious and Smart

Learn how we transformed Palmquist Elementary to an Inquiry Based Learning school that utilizes STEAM and PLTW content.  We are building kids' academic transferable skills, social emotional-transferable skills and thinking tools that they apply in class, Multimedia Studio, ThinkLab and Farm Lab.  


Speakers
avatar for Armand Amoranto

Armand Amoranto

SBRT Palmquist Elementary School
I help transform schools!


Saturday November 4, 2017 9:30am - 10:30am
Room 204 San Diego Miramar College

9:30am

Citizen Science: Engaging students in authentic science

Citizen Science is becoming increasingly accessible and for people of all ages and is an amazing way to connect with real scientists while implementing NGSS. This presentation will introduce citizen science as a tool for K-12 science and provide examples of international, national, and local projects. Bring your smartphone or ipad and we will practice using the iNaturalist app and share other engaging technology. 



Saturday November 4, 2017 9:30am - 10:30am
Room 107 San Diego Miramar College

9:30am

Hydroponics-Kratky Method
Limited Capacity seats available

Participants will have a basic understanding of what are hydroponics,and their advantages over traditional agriculture. Participants willwalk away with a Kratky hydroponic system upon completion thesession.

Space is limited to the first 15 attendees 


Saturday November 4, 2017 9:30am - 10:30am
Room 102 - LAB San Diego Miramar College

9:30am

Protecting Endangered Species

This integrated teaching unit investigates a construction project and ways to minimize its effects on two endangered species: the Santa Ana River Woolly Star (plant) and the San Bernardino Kangaroo Rat, as well as protected Golden Eagles. Students learn about the species and construction practices through song, video, reading, and experimentation. Student teams design ways to protect the species during construction and create educational brochures to demonstrate what they have learned. 


Speakers
avatar for Jodye Selco

Jodye Selco

Professor of Science Education, Center for Excellence in Mathematics and Science Education at Cal Poly Pomona
Jodye Selco is a chemist and Professor of Science Education in the Center for Excellence in Mathematics and Science Education at Cal Poly Pomona. She teaches General and Physical Chemistry and has been active in working with teachers and school districts to improve the teaching a... Read More →


Saturday November 4, 2017 9:30am - 10:30am
Room 106 San Diego Miramar College

9:30am

The Physics of LASERs Workshop

We’ll look at properties of lasers, how lasers work, and applications of lasers. All or part of these lessons can easily be incorporated into discussions of electromagnetic radiation, the structure of an atom, quantized energy levels, and how atoms interact with radiation. They may also be modified and used in a middle school physical science class, to enforce current standards and introduce modern physics standards. How to modify these lessons will be discussed. NGSS correlations provided.


Speakers
avatar for Heide Doss

Heide Doss

Adjunct Professor, Point Loma Nazarene University
Heide Doss PhD, is a physicist and educator. She is an Adjunct Professor of Physics at Point Loma Nazarene University, a consultant for the American Physical Society, occasionally substitute teaches in local high schools, and... there is more... she works a lot. Heide loves scien... Read More →


Saturday November 4, 2017 9:30am - 10:30am
Room 108 SAan Diego Miramar College

9:30am

Let’s Make a Hammer
This workshop demonstrates how everyone has the ability to see like a designer and think like an engineer. Participants work in teams, and create multiple iterations of a prototype hammer. In each iteration, a new design value and new technology are introduced. Participants shift from modeling for appearance, to engineering for strength, and then add design for empathy (focusing on a client), and design for cost. This is a hands-on workshop. Participants work with the entry level Rokenbok Mobile STEM Lab in teams of four. The skills taught are applicable to applied STEM activities in K-12.

Speakers
CK

Chelsey Kiester

Rokenbok Education


Saturday November 4, 2017 9:30am - 10:45am
Room 110

11:00am

Write All About it! Notebooking with a purpose

Notebook and be provided with a format for student reflection(based on CER and Problem Solution)  to incorporate in their daily instruction



Speakers
avatar for Siria Salas

Siria Salas

Project Manager, The Energy Coalition
Siria is an experienced K-8 educator and she holds a BA from Point Loma Nazarene University and an MA in Education from the University of Phoenix. Siria also earned a California Multiple Subject Teaching Credential with a Bilingual, Crosscultural, Language and Academic Developmen... Read More →


Saturday November 4, 2017 11:00am - 11:50am
Room 110

11:00am

Adding Rigor to Your Science Journal
Science journals and interactive notebooks are a fantastic way ofincorporating extra rigor into your lessons. In this session, you cansee a few methods of increasing the rigor of the science curriculumwhile improving the writing of your classroom.


Saturday November 4, 2017 11:00am - 12:00pm
Room 208 San Diego Miramar College

11:00am

canceled
Speakers

Saturday November 4, 2017 11:00am - 12:00pm
Room 109 San Diego Miramar College

11:00am

Integrating Common Core with Science standards
Claim and Evidence based writing in Science. We've developed a method to teach this type of writing with activities, rubrics, and sample student work. We call it a CLEAR (Claim, Evidence, Analysis, and Reasoning) and we have materials to support instruction.  Teachers will come away with many ideas, activities, and assessments.

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Saturday November 4, 2017 11:00am - 12:00pm
Room 109 San Diego Miramar College

11:00am

Genes in Space contest orientation for middle and high school
Genes in Space is a national science competition where teachers and students design authentic DNA research proposals. No actual experimentation is needed for the contest.  Winners have their experiment proposals developed and then  launched to the International Space Station! In this workshop you will discover how this competition encourages students to collaborate as they address scientific questions critical for the future of space exploration, engage in problem solving through DNA technology in space, and enhance their overall STEM literacy. You will also learn about upcoming workshops where you can develop skills to bring real-world DNA analysis into your curriculum using the miniPCR DNA Discovery System™, an innovative toolkit that makes biotechnology accessible to your classroom, outer space, and beyond available free to area teachers through the Salk Institute Education Outreach programs.

Speakers
avatar for Dona Mapston

Dona Mapston

Director, Salk Institute Education Outreach
Salk’s Education Outreach has a nearly half-century tradition of sharing its groundbreaking biological research with the San Diego community. Programs are tailored for adults and student groups while special events are designed for all ages. Education Outreach’s signature... Read More →


Saturday November 4, 2017 11:00am - 12:00pm
Room 105 San Diego Miramar College

11:00am

Learning About Earth’s Systems Using Citizen Science in the Outdoor Classroom
Explore our planet’s four systems; the atmosphere, hydrosphere, biosphere and geosphere. Discover how to use citizen science and hands-on, outdoor, project-based activities to learn about Earth’s systems while integrating science, writing, reading, math, and the arts. Participants will receive a list of picture books, poetry, plays and songs, categorized by science strands, to use as an inspiration for learning about these systems.

Speakers
avatar for Linda Rasmussen

Linda Rasmussen

Teacher, Highland Ranch Elementary School
My name is Linda Rasmussen. I teach third graders at Highland Ranch Elementary School and I’m a former Teacher of the Year for Poway Unified School District. I am also a Teacher Ambassador for the Education and the Environment Initiative Curriculum (EEI) for California. This is my 33th year of teaching and making discoveries with my... Read More →


Saturday November 4, 2017 11:00am - 12:00pm
Room 103 San Diego Miramar College

11:00am

Empowering Learners Through the Engineering and Design Process
Experience the engineering and design process as completed with limited supplies and resources. You will get the opportunity to learn how to use iPads as a tool to document the steps of the engineering and design process. Strategies shared will be connected to the NGSS and applicable to any learner who has limited resources but access to technology. Through communication, collaboration, critical thinking, and creativity, participants will be able to empower all learners to think about problems from the perspective of an engineer.

Speakers
avatar for Heather Walker

Heather Walker

Heather Walker is a TOSA focusing on innovations in education at Feaster Charter School - a TK-8th grade school in Chula Vista that focuses on STEM, VAPA, and STEAM. In the past, Heather has taught 2nd, 4th, and 6th. She works to integrate Engineering and Technology Standards with NGSS and CCSS. She has a... Read More →


Saturday November 4, 2017 11:00am - 12:00pm
Room 204 San Diego Miramar College

11:00am

Hooked on Engineering- Engaging Middle School Students with Engineering Practices Through Project Based Learning
This session is geared to science educators who want to use projectbased learning and the engineering process to hook kids into learningthrough building, designing, and testing their products. This type oflearning builds on student knowledge and experience, fosterscooperation and teamwork, allows all students to successfullycontribute. The session will showcase 3 Engineering Projects- eachwith a focus on MS physics but that also embed other NGSS strands:Roller Coasters, Car Bumpers and Asteroid Deflection. These projectswill help your class room be a fun place for learning!

Speakers

Saturday November 4, 2017 11:00am - 12:00pm
Room 205 San Diego Miramar College

11:00am

Engaging students with hands-on bioscience labs with advanced bioprinting technology
3D printing technology has revolutionize the way classrooms are being conducted today.   For the biosciences, desktop bioprinters are entering STEM labs and classrooms to integrate more hands-on learning and scientific experimentation.  This workshop will showcase different lab activities and projects that can be conducted in a STEM classroom for applications in biotechnology, green technology and tissue engineering using the r3bEL classroom bioprinter.

Speakers

Saturday November 4, 2017 11:00am - 12:00pm
Room 102 - LAB San Diego Miramar College

11:00am

Exploring and Inspiring Science through Biomimicry

Biomimicry is a design discipline that learns from the time-tested deep patterns and strategies of animals, plants, microbes and natural ecosystems.  A first glimpse at teaching students to observe natural processes and apply the underlying design principles this to innovate products, services and sustainable solutions. Engage students in applying their science to energy, climate adaptation and mitigation, urban planning transportation, chemistry and more.



Speakers
avatar for Jacques Chirazi

Jacques Chirazi

Certified Biomimicry Professional, Biomimicry San Diego
Jacques Edouard Chirazi, Certified Biomimicry Professional, has managed the City of San Diego’s Clean Tech Initiative since 2007. His focus is to create economic growth while fostering sustainability. One emerging initiative is to bridge clean technology with biomimicry.


Saturday November 4, 2017 11:00am - 12:00pm
Room 107 San Diego Miramar College

11:00am

The Garden Classroom
Your school garden is an amazing location for hands on learning withlasting impact on your students. This session will share NGSSperformances expectations and Common Core standards-based gardenlessons matched to our climate and seasons. You will walk away witha plan for how to teach in your school garden to inspire wonder andexploration.

Speakers
HH

Heather Holland

San Diego Master Gardeners
"School gardens can be like puppies: exciting at first, then overwhelming, and ultimately absolutely worth the extra time and money.” The Growing Classroom  | Heather Holland is a UCSD graduate, San Diego Master Gardener and chair of the School Garden Committee. She volunteers in school gardens around San Diego and believes gardens are natural... Read More →


Saturday November 4, 2017 11:00am - 12:00pm
Room 106 San Diego Miramar College

11:00am

Simulations to Help Students Learn Chemistry

One of the biggest problems in learning about chemistry and chemical processes is the inability to visualize what happens at the atomic level. Free simulations have been developed to help students “see” how the periodic table is organized (patterns), how atoms and ions combine to form molecules (more patterns along with cause and effect), and what process “chemical equilibrium” describes (patterns and cause and effect). All of these simulations work on multiple devices (coded in HTML 5) and help students learn. Bring your own device and try them out for yourself!


Speakers
avatar for Jodye Selco

Jodye Selco

Professor of Science Education, Center for Excellence in Mathematics and Science Education at Cal Poly Pomona
Jodye Selco is a chemist and Professor of Science Education in the Center for Excellence in Mathematics and Science Education at Cal Poly Pomona. She teaches General and Physical Chemistry and has been active in working with teachers and school districts to improve the teaching a... Read More →


Saturday November 4, 2017 11:00am - 12:00pm
Room 108 SAan Diego Miramar College

11:00am

Two-Penny Glider – an Engineering Project with Wood and Paper
Learn simple but classic building techniques to build a two-penny tissueglider that flies and can be used to teach the basics of flight. The methodsare simple while the results allow students to learn techniques for buildingtowers, bridges and other complex structures. Participants will build part ofthe glider and take plans away to use with students. Building materials arelimited and serious participants will bring a pair of fingernail clippers to cutbalsa wood.

Speakers
avatar for Martin Teachworth

Martin Teachworth

Physics Teacher, La Jolla High School
I am a veteran teacher of 38 years from elementary to teacher training. My emphasis is physics, phun and engineering. If it isn't fun, then it should be and students should think, learn and do while being personally responsible for learning, I have written grants, coached academi... Read More →


Saturday November 4, 2017 11:00am - 12:00pm
Room 203 San Diego Miramar College

12:00pm

Lunch
Saturday November 4, 2017 12:00pm - 1:00pm
San Diego Miramar College 10440 Black Mountain Road, San DIego CA 92126

1:00pm

Engineering Practices
Speakers

Saturday November 4, 2017 1:00pm - 2:00pm
Room 109 San Diego Miramar College

1:00pm

Environmental Literacy and Science
This session will introduce educators to the Blueprint forEnvironmental Literacy and allow them to explore how usingenvironmental literacy as a lens in the classroom can enhance theirscience courses. Teachers will also learn about resources available tohelp with teaching with an environmental literacy lens.

Speakers
avatar for Crystal Howe

Crystal Howe

CREEC - California Regional Environmental Education Community
The CREEC booth will feature environmental education programs available in the region and the EEI curriculum from CDE.


Saturday November 4, 2017 1:00pm - 2:00pm
Room 208 San Diego Miramar College

1:00pm

Climate Change Education for the Next Generation

San Diego County educators are on the forefront of providing hopeful and empowering climate change education to all levels of our students.  Come learn about climate change communication best practices and hear about local curriculum and programs to increase your students’ climate literacy.



Saturday November 4, 2017 1:00pm - 2:00pm
Room 105 San Diego Miramar College

1:00pm

Climate Change: Let’s Model It!

Help students apply their mathematics skills to examine real NASA data and draw their own conclusions about our changing climate. Younger students practice graphing points on the coordinate plane and observing trends while high school students use technology to graph more detailed data and fit trend lines. Correlation to historical events will be discussed. We will do a global temperature lesson both ways in this workshop and discuss additional NASA data lessons.



Speakers
avatar for Ota Lutz

Ota Lutz

Biographical Data NASA Jet Propulsion Laboratory
Ota Lutz is a senior education specialist for the Jet Propulsion Laboratory (JPL) in Pasadena, CA. Dr. Lutz earned a B.A. in Mathematics, an M.A. in Teaching and Learning, and a Ph.D. in Environmental Science. Dr. Lutz taught high school mathematics for eleven years before join... Read More →


Saturday November 4, 2017 1:00pm - 2:00pm
Room 110

1:00pm

Storm Clouds, Puddles and Rainbows
Be inspired to create a weather unit filled with kinesthetic learning. Discover how to incorporate engineering design challenges, citizen science, and opportunities to weave in math, reading, writing and the arts all while studying weather and its phenomena. Participants will receive a list of relevant picture books, poems, songs and  plays, categorized by science strands to use to inspire learning about science and nature.

Speakers
avatar for Allison Preve

Allison Preve

Allison Preve inspires third graders at Highland Ranch Elementary School in Poway. She completed The San Marcos Writing Project in 2004 and has been encouraging the passion for life long writing since. He goal is to get kids to find the courage within to explore new learning avenues in all areas of the arts and science. As a mother of two girls, she truly believes in inspiring young women to make a mark in the sciences. In her class children share, move frequently, have voice and choice, and fall in love with... Read More →
avatar for Linda Rasmussen

Linda Rasmussen

Teacher, Highland Ranch Elementary School
My name is Linda Rasmussen. I teach third graders at Highland Ranch Elementary School and I’m a former Teacher of the Year for Poway Unified School District. I am also a Teacher Ambassador for the Education and the Environment Initiative Curriculum (EEI) for California. This is my 33th year of teaching and making discoveries with my... Read More →


Saturday November 4, 2017 1:00pm - 2:00pm
Room 103 San Diego Miramar College

1:00pm

Skills of Innovation and the Engineering Design Process in Maker Spaces
Makerspaces in schools, libraries and museums have become popular overthe past decade. There are many ways to set up and run such spaces, andthose creative spaces are perfect for teaching various skills required in theSTEM fields. Join the Fleet Science Center to explore inquiry-basedengineering lesson ideas, and using the skills of innovation for your ownmaker space.

Speakers
avatar for Ashanti Davis

Ashanti Davis

Fleet Science Center
Ashanti joined the Fleet Science Center in February 2014. She received her BA in Creative Arts and Communications: Art, Design, and Media with Combined Studies in 2009 from Richmond the American International University, London, England. In her time with the Fleet, she has developed fee-based programs for the Tinkering Studio and created visitor engagement opportunities for the gallery floor. In 2015 as part of the Informath Grant, Ashanti collaboratively curated Taping Shape, an abstract sculptural installation exploring Mart, Art and Science, which opened January 2016... Read More →


Saturday November 4, 2017 1:00pm - 2:00pm
Room 205 San Diego Miramar College

1:00pm

STEAM and Engineering: Creating Creative Minds
In this session teachers will learn the Engineering Design Processthrough a hands-on experience. The presenter will share bestpractices when teaching engineering. The presentation will include ahands-on module showing how students learn to expand their creativethinking skills at Feaster. The award-winning lab integrates the artsinto engineering lessons and meets both NGSS and Common CoreStandards.

Speakers

Saturday November 4, 2017 1:00pm - 2:00pm
Room 204 San Diego Miramar College

1:00pm

Inside Out: Using Picture Books to bring Literacy And Science Outside in to The School Garden, School Yard and Nearby Nature.


Picture books can be the bridge that helps you connect CCSS and NGSS standards  inside and outside the classroom. Teachers will get ideas, try hands-on lessons and explore picture books.


Speakers
avatar for Cindy Jenson-Elliott

Cindy Jenson-Elliott

Educator and Author
Cindy Jenson-Elliott is a credentialed teacher, environmental educator, and the author of 17 books of nonfiction, including Weeds Find a Way, Dig In! and Antsy Ansel: Ansel Adams, a Life in Nature. She has taught language arts, science, gardening and writing to children in a vari... Read More →


Saturday November 4, 2017 1:00pm - 2:00pm
Room 107 San Diego Miramar College

1:00pm

Teachers Get Outside - Enjoy Sharing Nature Apps & Field Journaling with Your Mobile Devices

This workshop will provide background and hand-outs to a variety of nature apps and field journalling resources.  A slide-share presentation will demonstrate how to access sites to local flora/fauna and where to download nature and field study applications (apps).  Articles, books and exemplary lessons and trail guides used to investigate and monitor the biodiversity of our region will be on display.  Outdoor electronic portfolios and field trip experiences will be shared.  Examples of environmental stewardship service-learning-projects locally and globally will be available.   Apple App Store and iTunes University, ArcView GIS/GPS, Children & Nature Network, Citizen Science, Edutopia, EPA, Google, GreenSTEM, iNaturalist, NASA, Nature Conservancy, Nat'l Geographic-National Parks Bio-Blitz, NASA, NWF Eco-Steward Program are examples of agencies and Web sites that provide access to nature and field study applications.



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Saturday November 4, 2017 1:00pm - 2:00pm
Room 106 San Diego Miramar College

1:00pm

Taming the Wild Bowling Ball
Learn how to tame wild bowling balls to help students learn conceptsand calculations from velocity calculations, graphical analysis and anintroduction to calculus concepts, acceleration calculations,momentums of inertia and how center of mass and balancing are related.

Speakers
avatar for Martin Teachworth

Martin Teachworth

Physics Teacher, La Jolla High School
I am a veteran teacher of 38 years from elementary to teacher training. My emphasis is physics, phun and engineering. If it isn't fun, then it should be and students should think, learn and do while being personally responsible for learning, I have written grants, coached academi... Read More →


Saturday November 4, 2017 1:00pm - 2:00pm
Room 203 San Diego Miramar College

1:00pm

Discovering DNA with Salk DNA Extraction kits for middle and high school classrooms
Presenting curriculum kits based on the popular activities from the SalkInstitute Mobile Science Lab for use by middle and high school scienceteachers in their classrooms.  Teachers who participate in this trainingworkshop will be registered to check out DNA Extraction kits to use inyour own classrooms on your own schedule! THREE locations to serveyou: kits are housed and maintained at Miramar Community College,Grossmont Community College and Mira Costa Community College– Oceanside. Kits contain everything you need to do each activity for up to 200students (more if you’re willing to clean and restock from suppliesavailable upon request). Used kits can be returned “as is” – we’ll clean,refill, restock for you!  Each kit includes access to matching curriculummaterials including power point presentations, student worksheets, web-based activity ideas etc. as electronic files so you can modify as neededfor your classes.  Full support is available from Salk Education Outreachstaff and our community of scientist volunteers – we’ll even come out toyour classroom for presentation and logistical support ifneeded (schedules allowing).

This is a 2 hour session 

Speakers
SI

Salk Institute

Salk Institute


Saturday November 4, 2017 1:00pm - 3:00pm
Room 102 - LAB San Diego Miramar College

1:00pm

Waves: Light, Sound, Energy, and Information - double session
Wondering how you can teach about waves so that even the youngest students understand? Learn how you too can become an expert at teaching these new physical science topics! In this hands-on session, we’ll investigate waves. We’ll develop models of light and sound, and then use our models to explain characteristics of waves including how they transfer energy and information from one place to another. 


This is a 2 hour session 

Speakers
JC

Juanita Chan

Rialto Unified School District
avatar for Jodye Selco

Jodye Selco

Professor of Science Education, Center for Excellence in Mathematics and Science Education at Cal Poly Pomona
Jodye Selco is a chemist and Professor of Science Education in the Center for Excellence in Mathematics and Science Education at Cal Poly Pomona. She teaches General and Physical Chemistry and has been active in working with teachers and school districts to improve the teaching a... Read More →


Saturday November 4, 2017 1:00pm - 3:00pm
Room 108 SAan Diego Miramar College

2:00pm

Basic grant writing workshop
With a focus on funding school gardens and other life scienceprograms, the presentation will guide attendees through the grantwriting process from prospect review, funder expectations,developing a timeline, identifying resources, development of theapplication, to submitting a quality product that will get results.

Speakers
avatar for Jon Lewis

Jon Lewis

Jon Lewis is a retired grant writer/florist/hospital lab tech/nursery manager. With a Master’s degree in Plant Physiology from the University of Illinois, Jon knows a little about a whole lot of different things. An avid reader of scifi/fantasy, opera lover, comic book fan, hiker, world traveler, cat lover, and gardener, Jon is at SDSEC to talk about grantwriting for schools that want to fund their science in nature... Read More →


Saturday November 4, 2017 2:00pm - 3:00pm
Room 208 San Diego Miramar College

2:00pm

Cabrillo National Monument: Ocean Acidification

Hands on activities demonstrating ocean acidification as a byproduct of climate change and introduction into ongoing research by the National Park Service. Overview of Science Education programs offered at Cabrillo National Monument both as on-site and “in the classroom” field trips. 


Speakers
avatar for Nicole Ornelas

Nicole Ornelas

Science Educator, Cabrillo National Monument
As a science educator and communicator at Cabrillo National Monument, my team and I work eagerly to provide science programs at Cabrillo National Monument and in the classroom, collect data for current research for the National Park Service, collaborate with organizations/schools... Read More →


Saturday November 4, 2017 2:00pm - 3:00pm
Room 103 San Diego Miramar College

2:00pm

"Why Do I Have to Learn This?" Connecting Challenging Science Topics to Sports
Striking a balance between technology integration and engagement can be challenging whenteaching traditional science, engineering and math concepts to elementary and middle schoolstudents. By using online modules, Future Goals - Hockey Scholar brings science, math andengineering concepts to life by leveraging the fast-paced game of Hockey.

Speakers
avatar for Andee Hugenberg

Andee Hugenberg

Schools Manager, EVERFI
Hello! My name is Andee Hugenberg and I'm a Schools Manager at EVERFI. I taught ELL, 6th grade, and 2nd grade before this position. EVERFI is a technology company that aims to connect education with the real world by providing online courses focused on STEM career readiness, fina... Read More →


Saturday November 4, 2017 2:00pm - 3:00pm
Room 205 San Diego Miramar College

2:00pm

Coding in Flight
Coding is more fun when it can fly!  Explore Snap!, a block-based coding language, and use it to make your CoDrome fly and perform different missions.  Learn how you can integrate drones into your computer science, math, and science curriculum.  Please bring a laptop or netbook with Chrome to download our Snap! Chrome app

Speakers
avatar for Kristen Koeblin

Kristen Koeblin

Director of Education, Robolink
Kristen is the first director of education at Robolink and is developing computer science and STEM curriculum and competitions for classrooms, after-school programs, and camps that are adventurous enough to teach with robots and drones. Prior to joining Robolink, Kristen was at t... Read More →


Saturday November 4, 2017 2:00pm - 3:00pm
Room 110

2:00pm

Girls Don't Engineer: Stereotypes and the Building of an Engineering Identity
Have you ever noticed that no matter how well girls perform in STEM courses, they seldom sign up for your option engineering activities?  The Society of Women Engineers (SWE) has new resources that can help you address these dated gender sterotypes.  Join this session to explore how you can build an inclusive engineering environment, share your sucesses with other educators, and close this engineering gender gap.  For more informaiton, please visit SWE.org/SWENext.

Speakers
avatar for Debra Kimberling

Debra Kimberling

Educator Chair, Society of Women Engineers (SWE)
Debra Kimberling, a retired mechanical engineer, is the Educator Chair for SWE, Advocacy Director for SWE San Diego, and Advocacy Chair for the San Diego County Engineering Council. She is here to introduce a few new resources for both students and teachers and connect you to the San Diego engineering... Read More →


Saturday November 4, 2017 2:00pm - 3:00pm
Room 106 San Diego Miramar College

2:00pm

Rube Goldberg Machines: Will knock you over!
Using a Rube Goldberg type machine to add engineering into all areas of science. In our presentation,teachers will build a giant model of a Rube Goldberg Machine and learn engineering principles. Amaterials list will be given out for teachers to create their own classroom set.  

Speakers
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Melanie Brown

Science Curriculum Specialist, Sweetwater School District


Saturday November 4, 2017 2:00pm - 3:00pm
Room 105 San Diego Miramar College

2:00pm

Science vs Engineering
NGSS asks that science teacher incorporate the practices ofengineering in their classroom. However, most science teachers arenot trained engineers. So, what is engineering? Is it different fromscience?This session will look at how science and engineering are similarAND different and introduce participants to tools that they can use intheir classroom to easily facilitate the process of engineering.Participants will walk away with the confidents to have studentsengage in an engineering based performance task.

Speakers
avatar for Becky McKinney

Becky McKinney

Science TOSA, Escondido Union HS District
Becky McKinney has been teaching secondary science since 2004. Prior to education, she worked as a forensic scientist and in research. She is a 1999 B.S. Biology graduate of the University of North Texas. In 2002, she completed her M.S. in Biology from Texas Woman’s Universi... Read More →


Saturday November 4, 2017 2:00pm - 3:00pm
Room 204 San Diego Miramar College

2:00pm

School Habitat Gardens
Session will teach educators how to design, install, and maintainschool habitat gardens and how to incorporate gardens as tools forteaching NGSS-based curriculum for topics including adaptation,pollinators, watersheds, energy flows, etc.


Saturday November 4, 2017 2:00pm - 3:00pm
Room 107 San Diego Miramar College

2:00pm

The Big Kid Never Gets a Ride
Every student knows big kids never get a ride in wagons but get topull smaller students. Explore Newton’s Laws of Motiondemonstrations using simple materials in ways to excite students. Youwill leave wanting a sledgehammer and tree stump for classroomsupplies.

Speakers
avatar for Martin Teachworth

Martin Teachworth

Physics Teacher, La Jolla High School
I am a veteran teacher of 38 years from elementary to teacher training. My emphasis is physics, phun and engineering. If it isn't fun, then it should be and students should think, learn and do while being personally responsible for learning, I have written grants, coached academi... Read More →


Saturday November 4, 2017 2:00pm - 3:00pm
Room 203 San Diego Miramar College

3:15pm

Reception at White Labs Brewery: Science Behind The Beer Sign up for tours at Registration booth
Come join us to network and relax with your colleagues at the White Labs Brewery.  Everyone is welcome and you can get a 15% discount by showing your conference badge.  Optional Behind the scenes tour at 3:30, 4:15, and 5:00.  Tours focus on the microbiology of the yeast in beer making, the Science Behind the Beer.  At the end of the tour, guests choose between a flight or a pint of beer.  Sign up for the tours below or at the registration table.
9495 Candida st., SD 92126

About White Labs
What began as home brewers searching for higher quality yeast quickly grew into a team of dedicated biochemists exploring new ways to advance brewing altogether.  Today, White Labs stands at the intersection of science, education, and craft.  Constantly striving for perfection and in the process continually raising the bar in the art of fermentation. 
White Labs San Diego serves as our global headquarters.  The facility has full production yeast making capabilities, an analytical lab, packaging, shipping and receiving, administrative offices, and educational training rooms.  We have 20-barrel brewhouse on-site that produces beers to be featured in our 32-tap Tasting Room.  Stop by and experience how much yeast impacts the complexity and overall profile of beer!
Minutes away from Miramar College

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Saturday November 4, 2017 3:15pm - 5:30pm
White Lab Brewery 9495 Candida Street San Diego, CA 92126