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Saturday, April 29
 

8:00am

Exhibit Hall
Saturday April 29, 2017 8:00am - 8:30am
Griffin Center Bldg 60, Grossmont College 8800 Grossmont College Drive

8:30am

KEYNOTE PRESENTATION: NGSS Assessments in the Classroom
In spring 2018, California will administer a statewide census field test of the CAST assessment and the California Alternate Assessment for Science, currently under development, to students in grades 5, 8, and high school. Learn what to expect in the overall timeline for the CAST,  the test design for the assessment, some item samples highlighting changes in the approach to items for the CA-NGSS from California Standards Test for Science, and about ways to effectively prepare your students for the assessment.

Speakers
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Linda Hooper

Administrator, Science and Alternate Assessment, California Department of Education
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Scott Maderer

Assessment Specialist IV, Educational Testing Service


Saturday April 29, 2017 8:30am - 9:20am
Griffin Center Bldg 60, Grossmont College 8800 Grossmont College Drive

9:30am

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 April 29, 2017 9:30am - 10:20am
Room 53-538 Grossmont College 8800 Grossmont College Drive

9:30am

Hands on Chemistry with Supermarket Chemicals
Solids, Liquids, and Gasses, OH MY! Come play with chemicals you can use in your classroom! This session shares ways to safely working with a variety of chemicals in order to observe chemical reactions. The chemicals are all inexpensive and found in the supermarket, or a drug or home improvement store; there is no need to "order ahead". These chemicals are safe to use even in classrooms without a sink. This session is appropriate for all teachers. Addresses PS1.A and PS1.B for grades 2, 5, MS and HS, along with PEs 2-PS1-1, 5-PS1-3, 5-PS1-4, 3-5-ETS1, 3-5-ETS-2, 3-5-ETS-3, MS-PS1-2, MS-PS1-6, HS-PS1-4.

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 April 29, 2017 9:30am - 10:20am
Room 53-539 Grossmont College 8800 Grossmont College Drive

9:30am

Discovering Biodiversity in the National Parks
There are many ways to find your park, and many places you can find it. We encourage San Diego educators to start their journey at Cabrillo National Monument, where you’ll find a park rich in natural and cultural resources and opportunities to explore. This presentation will delve into the many new and upcoming opportunities to get classrooms out into nature and discovering the biodiversity that surrounds them.

Speakers
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Alexandria Warneke

Science Program Coordinator, U.S. National Park Service


Saturday April 29, 2017 9:30am - 10:20am
Room 55-523 Grossmont College 8800 Grossmont College Drive

9:30am

SWENext: Inspiring the Next Generation of Engineers
The Society of Women Engineers (SWE) has new resources to help teachers close the engineering gender gap. Students can join an engineering community designed just for them. Teachers can join too. Your free SWENextEd Newsletter subscription will help you stay up to date with the latest SWE resources and research to build a more inclusive engineering classroom experience. Discover how SWE is for everyone; pick up your free SWE poster while supplies last. 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 April 29, 2017 9:30am - 10:20am
Room 53-542 Grossmont College 8800 Grossmont College Drive

9:30am

Literacy Inside Out: Using Picture Books to Grow Writing in the School Garden, Schoolyard and Nearby Nature
Connect hands-on science experiences in nature with Common Core writing using picture books as the bridge.

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 April 29, 2017 9:30am - 10:20am
Room 55-524 Grossmont College 8800 Grossmont College Drive

9:30am

Learning code with a drone!

Come out and try to program Robolink’s CoDrone with Arduino or Snap! Whether you are beginner or experts, CoDrone would be great to play with!


Speakers
avatar for Hansol Hong

Hansol Hong

CEO, Robolink
Hansol Hong, is CEO and Founder of Robolink. Hansol has Bachelors degree from UC San Diego and 5 years of entrepreneurial experience. Hansol and Team Robolink has taught thousands of students how to build robots and program drones. Hansol also ran two successful Kickstarter Camp... Read More →


Saturday April 29, 2017 9:30am - 10:20am
Room 55-528 Grossmont College 8800 Grossmont College Drive

9:30am

Three-Dimensional Teaching and Notebooking for Student Success

Participants will:

Notebook will be provided with a format for student reflection to incorporate in their daily instruction.

Practice creating three-dimensional objectives that incorporate the 5Es and notebooking to enhance their current 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 →
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Amy Whitehouse

Project Coordinator, The Energy Coalition


Saturday April 29, 2017 9:30am - 10:20am
Room 55-527 Grossmont College 8800 Grossmont College Drive

9:30am

Human Impacts on Water Quality, building the next generation of water protectors! K-12
Water quality and quantity are some of the biggest issues facing humanity today. How can we prepare the next generation of leaders to find solutions to these problems? This workshop will demonstrate environmental lessons that support students understanding of San Diego’s waterways, actions to minimize and monitor pollution, and connections between living things and one of our most vital resource, water. Can we support Common Core and Next Generation Science Standards while teaching environmental education? Using real-world problems (i.e. water pollution) we can help students deepen their knowledge and problem-solving skills.

Speakers
avatar for Sandra Lebron

Sandra Lebron

Education Manager, San Diego Coastkeeper
Sandra J. Lebrón joined San Diego Coastkeeper to oversee the implementation of Coastkeeper Education Program and Project SWELL (Stewardship: Water Education for Lifelong Leadership). SWELL is a partnership with the City of San Diego and San Diego Unified School District, Project... Read More →


Saturday April 29, 2017 9:30am - 10:20am
Room 55-526 Grossmont College 8800 Grossmont College Drive

9:30am

From Inquiry to NGSS: Updating your File Cabinet
Transitioning to NGSS doesn’t mean throwing out your favorite lessons. Get simple tools that can be used to identify the strengths and weaknesses of current lessons. Learn strategies for making lessons three dimensional and integrated for middle school.

Speakers
avatar for Rachel Poland

Rachel Poland

Science Teacher, Innovation Middle School


Saturday April 29, 2017 9:30am - 10:20am
Room 53-550 Grossmont College 8800 Grossmont College Drive

9:30am

Engineering Projects Parents Will Hate
Challenge students to think, apply, build, calculate and explain with physical science and engineering projects that excite students and drive helicopter parents crazy. Topics include timing devices, rubber band cars, towers, eggcrafts, pop up books and photography. All projects have been student tested and allow success by students willing to build, experiment and create. Allow that 25% of the population that blanks out on tests to meet success through alternative assessments.

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 April 29, 2017 9:30am - 10:20am
Room 53-541 Grossmont College 8800 Grossmont College Drive

9:30am

You Can Have a Successful Science Fair
Come and find out how one school, with great trepidation, took on “The Science Fair” and learned how to make it a successful (not stressful) experience for all. I will share our strategies and resources for designing a developmentally appropriate program for your elementary students.

Speakers
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Judith Carlstrom

Escondido Union School District


Saturday April 29, 2017 9:30am - 10:20am
Room 55-525 Grossmont College 8800 Grossmont College Drive

9:30am

School-wide STEAM challenges

This presentation is designed to give teachers the skills, knowledge, and resources to start their own school-wide or grade level STEAM challenges. We will share our experiences and resources from the four school-wide challenges that we created and implemented for our 6th , 7th, and 8th graders. After a brief overview, participants will experience a challenge first hand. We will focus on key planning elements that will help a school-wide design challenge like these be successful. Participants will learn how to integrate common core ELA and Math standards while engaging in these NGSS Engineering themed challenges.


Speakers
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Thomas Nusser

Teacher, Innovation Middle School


Saturday April 29, 2017 9:30am - 10:20am
Room 53-543 Grossmont College 8800 Grossmont College Drive

9:30am

ALL-DAY miniPCR: Bringing DNA Science to the Classroom, hosted by Salk Education Outreach
Limited Capacity seats available

NOTE: This presentation runs from 9:30AM to 3:00PM with breaks and lunch. Register is limited to 24 participants and you must register for the entire day to attend this presentation.

Salk Institute Education Outreach is pleased to host miniPCR (minipcr.com), a biotech education organization from Cambridge for a free workshop featuring their revolutionary classroom PCR and gel electrophoresis systems and NGSS aligned Learning Labs (see attached pdf). Attendees will be trained on using minipcr equipment which will then be available for checkout from the Salk EO programs for use in their classrooms. Best suited to high school biology, biotech, and forensic science classes.

Speakers
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Sebastian Kraves

Direction of Education, miniPCR



Saturday April 29, 2017 9:30am - 3:00pm
Room 31-375 Grossmont College 8800 Grossmont College Drive

10:20am

Exhibit Hall
Saturday April 29, 2017 10:20am - 10:30am
Griffin Center Bldg 60, Grossmont College 8800 Grossmont College Drive

10:30am

Engaging Students in Scientific Arguments
NGSS lesson used to engage students in formulating scientific arguments using a claim supported with evidence. Students will analyze and interpret data collected from real world issues and collaborate with each other to develop and present an argument based on their claim and evidence.

Speakers
avatar for Brikia Cephus

Brikia Cephus

Teacher, 2017 San Diego Science Education Conference
Brikia Cephus currently teaches high school biology and environmental science at The Learning Choice Academy and has been teaching since 2001.  Brikia has a Bachelor’s degree in Biology and will receive a Master of Science in Biology from Point Loma Nazarene University in May.  She is an active member of the National Science Teachers Association and the California Science Teachers... Read More →


Saturday April 29, 2017 10:30am - 11:20am
Room 53-538 Grossmont College 8800 Grossmont College Drive

10:30am

Science Assessments that Integrate All Core Subjects: Grades K-2
Are you interested in giving your students just one assessment that enables you to evaluate their abilities in Speaking, Reading, Writing, Science, and Mathematics? Newly designed NGSS based "Common Labs" have been designed to do just this. This session will present ways you can truly integrate science into your instruction.

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 April 29, 2017 10:30am - 11:20am
Room 53-539 Grossmont College 8800 Grossmont College Drive

10:30am

Let Them Do Science: Citizen Science in the Classroom
Kids love asking questions, and doing authentic, hands-on projects.
There are plenty of opportunities to get your class engaged in real
scientific exploration, whether it is space, bugs, or birds. Thanks to
electronic devices and apps, contributing to scientific projects is easier
than ever. Instead of science being presented as a set of learned facts,
participatory activities like citizen science teach kids critical thinking
and inquiry so they learn how to “think like a scientist” – an important
21 st century skill. Learn more about implementing citizen science in
your classroom and about local resources available to help you do it.

Speakers
MA

Mary Ann Hawke

Co Founder, San Diego Citizen Science Network


Saturday April 29, 2017 10:30am - 11:20am
Room 55-523 Grossmont College 8800 Grossmont College Drive

10:30am

Engineering Design Process

You will experience the engagement and critical thinking that students benefit from while working through the Engineering and Design Process. When students ask a question and design a prototype to solve a problem or disrupt an industry, they are on their way to becoming global learners. You will explore ways to connect engineering to the NGSS and Common Core Standards. Help your students become global learners!  


Speakers
avatar for Cassie Lyn-Santos Rivaldi

Cassie Lyn-Santos Rivaldi

K-8 Engineering Teacher, Feaster Charter School
Cassie Lyn-Santos Rivaldi is currently the K-8 Engineering teacher at Feaster Charter School in the Chula Vista Elementary School District.  Mrs. Rivaldi has been in education promoting cross-curricular education and project-based learning for over 12 years. Mrs. Rivaldi has worked with the California Subject Matter Project for two subject matters and holds 3 Single-Subject teaching... Read More →
avatar for Heather Walker

Heather Walker

Teacher and Curriculum Coordinator, Feaster Elementary School
Heather Walker is a second grade STEM teacher as well as a K-8 Technology Curriculum Coordinator at Feaster Charter School. She works to integrate Engineering as well as technology with the reading, writing, and math Common Core Standards. She has a master’s degree as well as reading specialist credential. In addition, Heather is... Read More →


Saturday April 29, 2017 10:30am - 11:20am
Room 53-542 Grossmont College 8800 Grossmont College Drive

10:30am

Digital Media Enhanced Maker & STEAM projects
Student-made and existing videos & digital media can be linked to student-made physical projects using Chromebooks and laptops. This session will demonstrate student-made projects that combine science, engineering, art, and even STEM in history and geography.  For the first time in the history of educational technology, physical sensors can be linked in real-time to specific videos and other web content, and explanatory videos can turn on LEDs, motors and servos in physical projects.  In the future, all student posterboards, science fair projects and dioramas will be physical-digital interactive.  You can see that future now in this session.

Speakers
avatar for Roger Wagner

Roger Wagner

Founder & Inventor, HyperDuino
Former physics, chemistry and math teacher, designer of HyperStudio. Named by Technology & Learning Magazine as one of the top 5 "Most Important Educational Technology Gurus of the Past Two Decades". Currently serves on the Board of Directors of a state educational technology or... Read More →



Saturday April 29, 2017 10:30am - 11:20am
Room 55-527 Grossmont College 8800 Grossmont College Drive

10:30am

Farm to Kitchen: Planning a Three-Dimensional Unit with a Focus on Engineering in Kindergarten - ELM
Serve up new learning in your classroom with a project "Farm to Kitchen." Engage your primary students in the question "What is our place on the planet and where do the resources we use come from?" Using the engineering design process, build an animal enclosure. Materials and constraints provided; ideas and thinking caps needed!

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 →
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Stacie Waters

STEAM+ Science Specalist, Del Mar Union School District
Stacie Waters is a STEAM+ Science Specialist who works in San Diego, California, in the Del Mar Union School District. Stacie enjoys working in grades K-6 teaching hands-on science labs and organizing community science competitions such as Science Olympiad and Elementary Science... Read More →


Saturday April 29, 2017 10:30am - 11:20am
Room 55-526 Grossmont College 8800 Grossmont College Drive

10:30am

From Inquiry to NGSS: Updating your File Cabinet
Transitioning to NGSS doesn’t mean throwing out your favorite lessons. Get simple tools that can be used to identify the strengths and weaknesses of current lessons. Learn strategies for making lessons three dimensional and integrated for middle school.

Speakers
avatar for Rachel Poland

Rachel Poland

Science Teacher, Innovation Middle School


Saturday April 29, 2017 10:30am - 11:20am
Room 53-550 Grossmont College 8800 Grossmont College Drive

10:30am

Lessons That Create Equitable Opportunities for All Students
Creating equity in a science classroom is a challenge. But through careful consideration of teaching strategies, lesson planning, technology integration, student output, and reflection, teachers can do it.

Speakers
avatar for Glenn Melero

Glenn Melero

Teacher, El Cajon Valley High School
Glenn is a high school science teacher at El Cajon Valley HS with the Grossmont UHSD. He is interested in the overlap between the State Literacy standards and NGSS. He is part of a state-wide effort through a partnership between CTA, Stanford SCOPE, and California teachers to tra... Read More →


Saturday April 29, 2017 10:30am - 11:20am
Room 53-543 Grossmont College 8800 Grossmont College Drive

11:20am

Exhibit Hall
Saturday April 29, 2017 11:20am - 11:30am
Griffin Center Bldg 60, Grossmont College 8800 Grossmont College Drive

11:30am

Biology Concept Cartoons as a Formative Assessment Tool
Biology concept cartoons have been developed as a formative assessment tool to aid in teaching challenging topics at both the middle and high school level. The cartoons are research-based and extensively classroom-tested. This workshop will introduce attendees
to the concept cartoon collection, and then will provide an opportunity to practice ways to use them in class. These cartoons are the products of research conducted by students in the M.S. in General Biology program at Point Loma Nazarene University.

Speakers
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Dianne Anderson

Professor of Biology, Point Loma Nazarene University


Saturday April 29, 2017 11:30am - 12:20pm
Room 53-538 Grossmont College 8800 Grossmont College Drive

11:30am

Science Assessments that Integrate All Core Subjects: Grades 3-5
Are you interested in giving your students just one assessment that enables you to evaluate their abilities in Speaking, Reading, Writing, Science, and Mathematics? Newly designed NGSS based "Common Labs" have been designed to do just this. This session will present ways you can truly integrate science into your instruction.

Speakers
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Juanita Chan

Rialto Unified School District


Saturday April 29, 2017 11:30am - 12:20pm
Room 53-539 Grossmont College 8800 Grossmont College Drive

11:30am

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.

Speakers

Saturday April 29, 2017 11:30am - 12:20pm
Room 55-523 Grossmont College 8800 Grossmont College Drive

11:30am

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!
CG

Christine Gilmore

SBRT Palmquist Elementary School
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Matt Veseskis

SBRT Palmquist Elementary School


Saturday April 29, 2017 11:30am - 12:20pm
Room 53-542 Grossmont College 8800 Grossmont College Drive

11:30am

Nature Adventures in the Schoolyard with Citizen Science
Be inspired to create a yearlong learning map that weaves math, language
arts, social science, and the arts around a framework of science. Learn how to
take part in Citizen Science projects, go on school yard nature hikes, and invite
scientists and California State Park Rangers into the classroom. Participants
will receive a list of picture books, poetry, plays and songs, categorized by
science strands, to enhance learning.

Speakers
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Linda Rasmussen

Teacher, Highland Ranch Elementary School


Saturday April 29, 2017 11:30am - 12:20pm
Room 55-524 Grossmont College 8800 Grossmont College Drive

11:30am

Meeting NGSS Standards with Wireless Data Collection, Sharing, and Analysis
Data Collection and analysis is an integral part of understanding natural and physical phenomena. Enable more robust scientific investigations but incorporating wireless sensors into your labs activities. Get hands-on experience with Wireless sensors that can be incorporated into your Science labs! 

Speakers
avatar for Rosario Rodolfo

Rosario Rodolfo

PASCO scientific


Saturday April 29, 2017 11:30am - 12:20pm
Room 55-527 Grossmont College 8800 Grossmont College Drive

11:30am

Cabrillo National Monument: Science Education
NGSS, biodiversity snapshot, plant adaptations, science sampler & ocean acidification curriculum.

Speakers
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Nicole Ornelas

Educator, Cabrillo National Monument


Saturday April 29, 2017 11:30am - 12:20pm
Room 55-526 Grossmont College 8800 Grossmont College Drive

11:30am

Middle School 3D NGSS in Action!
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Brenda Mueller

De Portola Middle School


Saturday April 29, 2017 11:30am - 12:20pm
Room 53-550 Grossmont College 8800 Grossmont College Drive

11:30am

Engineering Projects with Wood and Paper
Learn simple but classic building techniques to build towers, bridges, cars and planes used in class as projects to apply concepts, practice calculations and communicate about what was learned. Lessons plans to use students will be shared. The methods are simple while the results from students are limited only by creativity. Participants will build and apply the techniques during the session. Building materials are limited and serious participants will bring a tube of superglue and a pair of fingernail clippers.

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 April 29, 2017 11:30am - 12:20pm
Room 53-541 Grossmont College 8800 Grossmont College Drive

11:30am

NGSS the Science Fair Way

Student science, engineering, and computer science projects provide a great way to involve students in the NGSS Science and Engineering Practices. Join us to we explore ideas to foster creativity, ingenuity, and curiosity in your students and involve them in the Greater San Diego Science and Engineering Fair.



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Saturday April 29, 2017 11:30am - 12:20pm
Room 55-525 Grossmont College 8800 Grossmont College Drive

11:30am

Fab Lab: Create an Electric Vehicle

Fab Lab in partnership with SDGE will be presenting a workshop on electric vehicles and how they reduce our carbon footprint. Included in this presentation will be a hands on project in which participants will be able to create and take their own electric vehicle.


Fab Lab San Diego is one part of a large network of Labs across the world.  Fab Lab is an abbreviation for digital fabrication laboratory.

These labs are production workshops and small-scale innovation hubs equipped with digital fabrication machines and technologies for the production of objects, tools and electronics.

Fab Labs explore the relationship between the digital and physical world, beginning as a project to extend the Center for Bits and Atoms at MIT.  The project has become a worldwide network of people who investigate the popularization of new modes of production and invention that will affect all levels of our life.


Speakers
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Joy Decena

Community Relations Manager, Fab Lab San Diego


Saturday April 29, 2017 11:30am - 12:20pm
Room 53-543 Grossmont College 8800 Grossmont College Drive

12:20pm

Exhibit Hall
Saturday April 29, 2017 12:20pm - 1:10pm
Griffin Center Bldg 60, Grossmont College 8800 Grossmont College Drive

1:10pm

Design a Cold (or Hot) Pack!
Did you ever wonder how chemical cold and hot packs work? You too can design your own! This three-dimensional engineering design challenge seamlessly integrates science and engineering practices and cross cutting concepts with disciplinary core ideas. Addresses MS-PS 1-4, MS-PS 1-6, MS-ETS 1-1 through MS-ETS 1-4, HS-PAS 1-4, HS-PS 3-3, HS-ETS 1-1, HS-ETS 1-2, and HS-ETS 1-3

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 April 29, 2017 1:10pm - 2:00pm
Room 53-539 Grossmont College 8800 Grossmont College Drive

1:10pm

Schoolyards, Science and a Sense of Adventure
Step outside the classroom and discover nature in the schoolyard.
Explore botany, entomology, ornithology and meteorology through hands-on
outdoor activities and a sense of adventure. Learn about schoolyard, nature-
based projects that integrate writing, reading, math and the arts and invite
students to explore trees, bugs, birds and rain puddles in their everyday lives.
Participants will receive a list of picture books, poetry, plays and songs,
categorized by science strands, to use as an inspiration for learning about
nature.

Speakers
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Linda Rasmussen

Teacher, Highland Ranch Elementary School


Saturday April 29, 2017 1:10pm - 2:00pm
Room 55-523 Grossmont College 8800 Grossmont College Drive

1:10pm

IOT, Arduinos and Sensors with Hydroponics oh MY!
Learn how we took a small group of students to apply the SEPs to our hydroponic greenhouse to engineer ways to monitor and test different ways to grow greens.  Listen to the stories of our successes and failures.

Speakers
avatar for Armand Amoranto

Armand Amoranto

SBRT Palmquist Elementary School
I help transform schools!


Saturday April 29, 2017 1:10pm - 2:00pm
Room 53-542 Grossmont College 8800 Grossmont College Drive

1:10pm

Learning About Coastal Lagoons and Their Watersheds from Batiquitos Nature Center

There are just a few coastal lagoons left, most of San Diego has become developed with roads, houses and hotels along our coastline. Learn about the plants and animals that live here. See a short video on watershed issues that was created by talented High Tech High interns. Try out our watershed model, and pick up some docent tricks.

So why are the lagoons so important? They are our bird rest stops,  fish nurseries, and water filtration system.

Speakers
avatar for Liz Paegel

Liz Paegel

Docent, Board member, Batiquitos Foundation
Liz Paegel, naturalist, docent, board member of Batiquitos Lagoon Foundation. Taught at San Diego Natural History Museum and Birch Aquarium. Retired now with many interests, and would love more time to paint.


Saturday April 29, 2017 1:10pm - 2:00pm
Room 55-524 Grossmont College 8800 Grossmont College Drive

1:10pm

CER’s and Simulations – a great combination for incorporating literacy into science
Using Simulations, students engage in their own exploration while manipulating variables and collecting evidence as they interact with NGSS aligned simulations in order to state a claim. Come be my students and learn how I foster scientific reasoning with my students. Bring your device and discover that scientific reasoning is more than just reporting data, but looking deeper at scientific phenomena and justifying the evidence you collect to develop your reasoning.

Speakers
avatar for Patricia Low

Patricia Low

National Sales Consultant, ExploreLearning
Patty Low has been associated with ExploreLearning in a variety of capacities for over 10 years. Her most recent roles have been Senior Implementation Coordinator and Regional Manager. Both of these positions allowed her to work closely with district leaders designing, executing... Read More →


Saturday April 29, 2017 1:10pm - 2:00pm
Room 55-527 Grossmont College 8800 Grossmont College Drive

1:10pm

Climate Kids: Using Art, Science, and Storytelling to Build Community Resilience
Climate Kids is a series of community level collaborative projects to support youth engagement on climate change through action based science activities, storytelling, and art. Climate Kids brings together artists, scientists, and storytelling into a unified partnership to inspire and educate children. Activities take place both inside and outside of the classroom and field trips are paired with class modules. Climate Kids projects also connect educators with training opportunities in climate science. Interested? Learn more about opportunities to join this collaborative effort and become a part of the network. Climate Kids is an initiative of the Climate Science Alliance-South Coast. (PRI, ELM, MS, HS)

Speakers
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Laura Hampton

Program Manager, Climate Science Alliance
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Michelle Martinez

Program Lead, Climate Science Alliance


Saturday April 29, 2017 1:10pm - 2:00pm
Room 55-526 Grossmont College 8800 Grossmont College Drive

1:10pm

Physical Science Demonstration – Fun, Exciting, Memorable and Messy – What more could you want?
A mix of physical science demonstrations using household materials and tools covering topics such as inertia, forces, momentum, magnets, electricity, circular motion among others. This is a session for teachers willing to get students up, moving, excited and learning. Amaze your students and entertain the masses. Cover concepts with simple but memorable ways. You will be asking for a sledge hammer for you next birthday.

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 April 29, 2017 1:10pm - 2:00pm
Room 53-541 Grossmont College 8800 Grossmont College Drive

1:10pm

Exploravision

Get your students motivated to create technologies for the future by participating in the National Exploravision Science contest. This K-12 program inspires students to have a lifelong love of science, technology, and innovation. Exploravision encourages students and teachers to explore technologies 20 years in the future. The process teaches collaborative brainstorming, research, and creativity in preparing for future breakthroughs and potential career fields. 


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Nancy Nowak

First Grade Teacher, Del Sur Elementary School, PUSD


Saturday April 29, 2017 1:10pm - 2:00pm
Room 55-525 Grossmont College 8800 Grossmont College Drive

1:10pm

Tinkering and the Engineering Design Process

Makerspaces in schools, libraries and museums have become popular over the past decade. There are many ways to set up and run such spaces, and those creative spaces are perfect for teaching various skills required in the engineering field. Join the Fleet Science Center to explore inquiry-based engineering lesson ideas, and using tinkering strategies for your own maker space.


Speakers
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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 →
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Akiko Hicks

Fleet Science Center
Akiko joined the Reuben Fleet Science Center as a volunteer gallery facilitator in 2012, began working as a Tinkering Studio Coordinator In 2015. She has a background in Computer Science, receiving BS in Math/Computer Science from UCLA and working as a programmer before retiring... Read More →


Saturday April 29, 2017 1:10pm - 2:00pm
Room 53-543 Grossmont College 8800 Grossmont College Drive

1:10pm

2 HOUR Discovering DNA with Salk DNA Extraction kits for middle and high school classrooms

2 HOUR SESSION
Presenting curriculum kits based on the popular activities from the Salk Institute Mobile Science Lab for use by middle and high school science teachers in their classrooms.  Teachers who participate in this training workshop will be registered to check out DNA Extraction kits to use in your own classrooms on your own schedule! THREE locations to serve you: 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 200 students (more if you’re willing to clean and restock from supplies available upon request). Used kits can be returned “as is” – we’ll clean, refill, restock for you!  Each kit includes access to matching curriculum materials including powerpoint presentations, student worksheets, web-based activity ideas etc. as electronic files so you can modify as needed for your classes.  Full support is available from Salk Education Outreach staff and our community of scientist volunteers – we’ll even come out to your classroom for presentation and logistical support if needed (schedules allowing)



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Saturday April 29, 2017 1:10pm - 3:00pm
Room 53-538 Grossmont College 8800 Grossmont College Drive

2:00pm

Exhibit Hall
Saturday April 29, 2017 2:00pm - 2:10pm
Griffin Center Bldg 60, Grossmont College 8800 Grossmont College Drive

2:10pm

Discovering Biodiversity in the National Parks
There are many ways to find your park, and many places you can find it. We encourage San Diego educators to start their journey at Cabrillo National Monument, where you’ll find a park rich in natural and cultural resources and opportunities to explore. This presentation will delve into the many new and upcoming opportunities to get classrooms out into nature and discovering the biodiversity that surrounds them.

Speakers
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Alexandria Warneke

Science Program Coordinator, U.S. National Park Service


Saturday April 29, 2017 2:10pm - 2:55pm
Room 55-523 Grossmont College 8800 Grossmont College Drive

2:10pm

Options for Integrated Science at High School: All Standards for All Students

How can you provide meaningful and relevant science courses to students disinterested in the current science course sequence? This session will discuss ideas about how to provide students with all NGSS standards in a variety of contexts. The courses are designed so that students will see the same set of performance expectations in each integrated science course regardless of overarching context. This enables students to move between "tracks" and still be college and career ready upon graduation.



Speakers
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Juanita Chan

Rialto Unified School District


Saturday April 29, 2017 2:10pm - 3:00pm
Room 53-539 Grossmont College 8800 Grossmont College Drive

2:10pm

Engineering Science Partnership Grant (ESP)- Incorporating Engineering Practices within the Science Classroom
Educators have difficulty teaching engineering practices until they experience it firsthand. Through the ESP grant, seventy Sweetwater teachers and the district curriculum team partnered up with professors from USD and SWCC. He goral of the partnership was to first learn the engineering design process through labs and activities, then collaboratively design lessons that would be conducted in the classrooms. As a result, a third of our teachers created engineering infused curriculum that has been shared district wide. 

Speakers
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Melanie Brown

Science Curriculum Specialist, Sweetwater School District
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Odesma Dalrymple

Engineering Professor, University of San Diego
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Bobbi Hansen

Professor, University of San Diego


Saturday April 29, 2017 2:10pm - 3:00pm
Room 53-542 Grossmont College 8800 Grossmont College Drive

2:10pm

The Upside of Outside
Nature is our classroom! The Parks and Recreation Discovery Program helps students make meaningful connections with nature through field trips and in-class ranger visits. Ranger Wild will share his holistic approach to science education and how it is used in the Discovery Program. You will learn about some options for elementary school field trips and some techniques for teaching science outdoors.

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Alex Wild

San Diego Parks and Recreation


Saturday April 29, 2017 2:10pm - 3:00pm
Room 55-524 Grossmont College 8800 Grossmont College Drive

2:10pm

Discover Archaeology in NGSS

Have you ever wondered what it would be like to be an archaeologist? Discovering ancient ruins and travelling the world? Come join real archaeologist and owner of Archaeology For Kids, Cara Ratner, for an exciting and informative presentation on the real life of an archaeologist and discover ideas for incorporating this exciting NGSS science into your classroom!


Speakers
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Cara Ratner

Archaeologist/Owner, Archaeology For Kids


Saturday April 29, 2017 2:10pm - 3:00pm
Room 55-527 Grossmont College 8800 Grossmont College Drive

2:10pm

Teaching Energy with SDG&E
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Saturday April 29, 2017 2:10pm - 3:00pm
Room 55-528 Grossmont College 8800 Grossmont College Drive

2:10pm

2:10pm

You Can’t Copy and Get Away With It - Creative Processing and Writing in Science
ACE student understanding in science by using Art, Creative writing and Explanations of content. Get students excited about doing and explaining. Demand creativity, color and conceptual development and you will get it. Participants will get copies of a multitude of special processing activities.  Then practice Creativity on Demand (it isn’t easy) to understand the depth of understanding needed by students when using activities. Be ready to think outside the box, add color and fun to learning. 

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 April 29, 2017 2:10pm - 3:00pm
Room 53-541 Grossmont College 8800 Grossmont College Drive

2:10pm

Planning a Science Day

Hosting a school-wide Science Day is a great way to get the parent community at your school involved in ways that go beyond being a classroom volunteer. Our goal is to dedicate a day to explore careers in science and allow students to participate in hands-on experiences with the hope of having them pursue a career in science for themselves. Discover the talents of your parent community and how to share their expertise with your students. 


Speakers
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Nancy Nowak

First Grade Teacher, Del Sur Elementary School, PUSD


Saturday April 29, 2017 2:10pm - 3:00pm
Room 55-525 Grossmont College 8800 Grossmont College Drive

2:10pm

Solar Cars
Discover how to implement a solar car project into your classroom. Within the solar car unit, students learn the basics of photovoltaic cells, energy transfer, and gear ratios through hands-on activities. They will also participate in the engineering design process as they build, test. Improve (repeat) their solar cars. Unit plans and materials will be available for participants. 

Speakers
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Justin Kern

Principal, Stuart Mesa K-8, Oceanside Unified School District.
Justin Kern is the principal for Stuart Mesa K-8 in the Oceanside Unified School District. He has been an educator in the district for 14 years and believes in a student-centered educational experience. He is passionate about implementing technology as a tool to amplify learning experiences. He believes inquiry-based learning and the development of transferable skills is paramount to create an environment needed for student... Read More →
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Heather Love-Fleck

EdTech TOSA, Oceanside Unified School District
Heather Love-Fleck is an EdTech TOSA for Oceanside Unified School District. In addition to supporting staff with technology, she also facilitates a STEM lab at Stuart Mesa Elementary school for students in grades TK-8. Heather has been a teacher for 10 years and believes that STE... Read More →


Saturday April 29, 2017 2:10pm - 3:00pm
Room 53-543 Grossmont College 8800 Grossmont College Drive