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4:00pm

Registration Desk Open
 
 

7:00am

Coffee Break - Sponsored by DeVry University

7:00am

Registration Desk Open

8:00am

Dynamic Demonstrations from Flinn Scientific

8:00am

Exploring the Molecular World through Modeling: A Cross-Cutting Practice of Science

8:00am

Fun Science to Stimulate Inquiry

8:00am

Instructional Strategies to Address Next Generation Science Standards

8:00am

Molecular Modeling in Middle and High School Science Classrooms: Engage Your Students!

8:00am

A Model for Supporting and Inspiring High School Biotechnology Teachers

8:00am

Amazing Aircraft

8:00am

Earthquake Shaking – Using Model Buildings and a Simple Shake Table to Study the Effects of Earthquake Vibrations and Damage

8:00am

Inquiry Based Physics Classroom and Standard Based Grading

8:00am

Integrating Science, Language Arts, and ELD

8:00am

Modeling Activities for Human Biology Systems

8:00am

Moving Mountains, Shifting Sands

8:00am

Preparing the Next Generation of Scientists

8:00am

Student Authored Science Books

8:00am

Teaching with Tech: Technology for Assessment, Engagement, and Learning

8:00am

The 8th Grade Chemistry Standards, with Manipulatives, on a Budget!

8:00am

The Goldstone Apple Valley Radio Telescope Project - Bringing NASA Radio Astronomy to the Classroom

8:00am

Using Literacy Strategies to Promote Inquiry in the Middle School Science Class

8:00am

Waste Reduction Education: Hands-On Teaching Strategies to Engage All Students

8:00am

Welcome Session for First Time Conference Attendees

    Sponsored by Sargent-Welch, Science Kit, and Ward’s Natural Science

    New to the California Science Education Conference? Enjoy a complimentary cup of coffee during an orientation session let by CSTA board members and experience conference goers will give you a warm welcome and show you the ropes. You’ll get the inside scoop on where to go, what to do, and how to make the most of your conference experience. Register to win exciting science-based prizes that will be raffeld during this session.

     



    Presenters

    Past President CSTA; Science Educator, University of Califor…


    Type Workshop
    Grade Level All


8:00am

FC01: Body Flight and the Physics of Terminal Velocity

    iFLY is an indoor skydiving facility, consisting of a 1000 horsepower wind tunnel and flight chamber for skydivers. The wind rushes upward past you at 120 mph and supports you against gravity; you don’t fall. You will experience the same activities that your students would on a field trip there. The course includes "jump training", two flights in the flight chamber with an instructor, an experimental session measuring the terminal velocity and stability of objects in flight, observing turbulence and measuring airspeed/pressure with aircraft instruments. A short lecture on fluid dynamics and aerodynamic drag is presented, customized to the student grade level of teachers who attend. In addition you will tour the air gathering portion of the facility (plenum) where you can stand in the wind and watch fliers overhead. The usual price for flying is $50+. (A bottle of water and granola/snack bar will be provided.)
    Tickets: $30
    Type Field Course
    Grade Level All
    Emphasis Technology
    Track Physics
    Tags Field Course, Physics


9:00am

9:15am

Opening Session and Membership Meeting

11:00am

Digital Microscopy: Integrating Advanced Microscope Technology Into Your Stem Based Inquiry Curriculum

11:00am

Hands-On Integrated Science Activities for Middle School

11:00am

Integrating Your iPad or Mobile Device with Vernier Technology

11:00am

Project STEM: Today's Students, Tomorrow's Innovators

11:00am

What Size Are Your Genes? Bringing the Exciting World of STEM Into Your Classroom

11:00am

Exhibit Hall

11:00am

Next Generation Success: By Innovation Only

    Dynamic changes are occurring at unprecedented rates in our information-rich, highly visual, and interconnected "flat" world necessitating quick, adaptive, and inventive (not "standardized") thinking. Creative thinking is superseded by "standardized" thinking, which is easier to assess, but no longer in demand in the "Innovation Age." Most American 8th grade students know how to multiply 9 X 5, but the vast majority does not know when to do so. The overarching goal of education should be to teach students to think and problem solve (including problems that do not exist yet). Innovative thinking is often eliminated or neutralized in schools by standardized thinking, although creativity turns out to be three times stronger than IQ as a predictor or lifetime success and accomplishment. Nothing is more important to our collective future than teaching flexibility in thinking, finding multiple answers, visualization, and inventive thinking.



    Presenters
    kenawesson@aol.com | | | | Brief Bio | | Kenneth Wesson …


    Type Focus Speaker
    Partner, Program, and/or PD Strand New Teacher PD Strand


11:00am

California’s Water Issues: A Data-Centered Approach to Understanding

11:00am

Carbohydrate Metabolism as a Multilevel Model for Human Body Systems

11:00am

Carbon! Nobody Knows What It Is

11:00am

Global Connections: Sustaining Forests of the World

11:00am

Introduction to Media Making for Science Learning and Assessment

11:00am

Origami, Magnets, and Augmented Reality: New Models for High School Biology

11:00am

Planning Smart: Improving Student Achievement

11:00am

Rockin' with the Rock Cycle

11:00am

Successfully Integrating Field Trips with Classroom Curriculum

11:00am

Tagging and Tracking Marine Animals for Ocean Health: Standards-based Activities for the Middle- and High-School Classrooms

11:00am

Teaching Energy Sources Through Interdisciplinary Activities

11:00am

Teaching Physics with Technology

11:00am

Using Science to Help Your Students Master the Common Core ELA Standards

12:00pm

Exhibit Hall - Exclusive Hour

1:00pm

Are You Ready to Teach 30 Minute DNA Fingerprinting Experiments?

1:00pm

Crazy Traits: A Game of Chance

1:00pm

New Technology Features to Support FOSS CA

1:00pm

Teaching Science Academic Vocabulary for Comprehension and Retention

1:00pm

Forest Carbon Cycling: Insights Gained from Radiocarbon Measurements

    In studying Earth’s carbon cycle—the exchange of carbon between the planet’s land, atmosphere, and oceans—scientists are trying to understand the role played by huge tropical rainforests such as the Amazon River basin. In particular, they want to determine how long an ecosystem stores atmospheric carbon dioxide in its plants, soils, and rivers. Karis McFarlane is an environmental scientist who has been using radiocarbons to study and better understand this cycle since 1999. She will discuss the ways radiocarbon is used to study carbon cycling in ecosystems and why it's unique and important for climate change. She will focus on the importance of understanding how much and for how long carbon is sequestered in soil and the role it plays in the carbon cycle. This session is a must for all environmental science educators.



    Presenters
    Center for Accelerator Mass Spectrometry, Lawrence Livermore…


    Type Focus Speaker
    Track Environmental Science


1:00pm

Create Your Own Spectrum Graphs

1:00pm

Dealing With Density

1:00pm

Electric Motors: Make and Take.

1:00pm

Elementary Family Science: An Approach from the Monterey Bay Aquarium

1:00pm

Enzyme Adventures for Biology and Biotech

1:00pm

From Magic to Misconceptions...Developing Academic Language through Science for English Learners

1:00pm

Making the Nature and Practices of Science More Explicit in the Classroom

1:00pm

Marine Debris: It 's Everywhere!

1:00pm

Project ASTRO: Bringing the Universe into the Classroom by Partnering Astronomers with Teachers

1:00pm

Science Does What? It Opens Doors to Common Core!

1:00pm

Shape, Strength and Stability: Bringing Out the Builder in All Students

1:00pm

Student Centered Science Notebooks

1:00pm

Teach Marine Biology in Lieu of Biology to all CA Biology CST Standards

1:00pm

Teaching About Our Human-Made World

1:00pm

Bio-Rad - Explore Inquiry and Ecology with Biofuel Enzymes (AP Big Idea 4)

1:00pm

SC01: Putting the Focus on Primary (PreK-2) Science Education Part 1: Teaching Physical Science in the Primary Classroom

1:00pm

SC02: LiMPETS (Long-term Monitoring Program and Experiential Training for Students) Sandy Beach Monitoring

1:00pm

SC03: Catch a Wave: Teaching Mechanical Waves Using Modeling

1:00pm

SC04: An Energy Model for the Trophic Pyramid

1:00pm

SC06: Rethinking Recycling: Plastics and Marine Debris

1:00pm

SC07: Narrated Slideshows for Science Education - Secondary Students

2:00pm

Exhibit Hall

2:30pm

Biology: Enhancing Microscope Labs with Image Analysis and Data Collection

2:30pm

Discovery Education Techbook Goes to High School

2:30pm

Nailing Molecular Concepts with Scientifically Accurate Visualization and Simulation Tools

2:30pm

Nature's Patchwork Quilt, All about Habitats

2:30pm

Thinking Deeply: Discoveries from the Depths of the Ocean in the Philippines and Beyond

2:30pm

A Collaborative TAP Dance in San Diego

2:30pm

Activity Before Content: Providing a Common Experience to Build a Foundation for Content Knowledge

2:30pm

Chabot Climate Change and Energy Program for 4th and 5th Grade Teachers

2:30pm

ChemVlab+: Using a Virtual Chemistry Lab to Connect Concepts with Procedures

2:30pm

Earthquakes – A Workshop for Teachers (Part I)

2:30pm

Get Your Lab(s) Organized!

2:30pm

How to Plan and Run Successful Family STEM Events

2:30pm

Ideas in Motion

2:30pm

Key to the Sea - Connecting Students to their Coastal Environment

2:30pm

Linking Sustainability to Science Standards

2:30pm

Mobile Science: Unlock the Potential of iPads in the Field

2:30pm

STEMing the Flow: Exploring Ocean and Coastal Data with Students

2:30pm

Use Science Investigations to Green Your School

3:00pm

Exhibit Hall

3:30pm

Bio-Rad - Inquiry Activities for pGLO™ Transformation (AP Big Idea 3)

3:30pm

STEM Approach to Teaching Electricity and Magnetism

4:00pm

Forensics: The Perfect Curriculum For Your STEM Classes! How to Incorporate a Forensics Class into Your STEM-Based Science Inquiry Curriculum!

4:00pm

From DNA to Genomics to Personalized Medicine: What Should We Teach?

4:00pm

To Dissect or Not to Dissect?

4:00pm

Exhibit Hall

4:00pm

A Problem of Scale

4:00pm

Alert! Species in Danger

4:00pm

Building Collaboration Through the Lesson Study Process

4:00pm

Earthquakes – A Workshop for Teachers (Part II)

4:00pm

Human Pigmentation and UV Intensity

4:00pm

Issues of Small Science Organizations

4:00pm

Low Budget Manipulatives to Improve Teaching Stoichiometry

4:00pm

My Top 10 Ten Labs and Demonstrations

4:00pm

NASA 's WISE Mission Presents: Size and Scale of the Universe

4:00pm

Next Generation Science Standards: An Overview and Connection to Common Core

4:00pm

Plankton Party

4:00pm

Saturn in Your Classroom: NASA's 'Reading, Writing and Rings'

4:00pm

Stretch Your Digital Dollar: Affordable Strategies for Integrating Cell Phones into the Classroom

5:00pm

Exhibit Hall - Exclusive Hour

5:45pm

FC:05 Wine Tasting Event

    Enjoy a wine tasting event hosted by J. Lohr. Participants will sample 6 wines and enjoy light appetizers. Network with your fellow science teachers in a relaxed and fun environment. Transportation to and from the winery tasting room and the San Jose Convention Center are included in the ticket price. J. Lohr is a 2012 California State Fair Award winning winery (times 10) whose grapes are grown in Monterey, Paso Robles, and Napa. Tickets are $20. This event is limited to 40 participants, so please buy your tickets early. You must be 21 or older to participate.


    Type Evening Event, Field Course


6:30pm

Evening Event: A Science Media Festival - Film, Social Media and the Green Ninja

    This event is included with your registration, but you must request a ticket if you plan to attend. 
    How does Silicon Valley work to inspire the next generation of learners to care about science and our planet?  The evening will showcase a selected number of short films and social media tools that focus on communicating science in innovative ways. A panel of film writers and science educators will critique each media piece and offer thoughts on how to effectively use film and social media in the classroom.  The evening finishes with the Green Ninja - a climate-action superhero created by faculty and students at San Jose State to engage young people in topics related to our changing climate. 


    Type Evening Event
    Grade Level All
    Track Environmental Science


7:00pm

Dine-About San Jose
    Friday October 19, 2012 7:00pm - 9:00pm @ San Jose
    CSTA is pleased to offer conference attendees an opportunity to meet and network with fellow science teachers. We have made reservations at several area restaurants for Friday, October 19 at 7:00 pm. Each reservation is for a table of six, and the restaurants have all agreed to issue separate checks. 
    Here is how the program works: Visit the Dine-About San Jose sign-up board in the registration lobby of the San Jose Convention Center on Friday until 3:30 pm. There you will find the list of restaurants, sample menus, and a sign-up sheet. If you would like to eat at that restaurant, add your name to the list. Once the sign-up list is full, no more names can be added. On Friday, October 19, arrive at your restaurant of choice and check in for the reservation being held under the name of CSTA. Then enjoy an evening shared with your fellow science teachers, making new friends, and enjoying a night out on the town.
     
    Type Evening Event


 
 

7:00am

7:30am

Awards Breakfast: How to Grow a Green Schoolyard and School Garden

    The event features a hot, plated breakfast, the presentation of awards, and a speaker.
     
    Witness the presentation of the 2012 Future Science Teacher Award to Josiah Jones of CSULB, the 2012 Margaret Nicholson Distinguished Service Award to Dean Gilbert, the 2011 Presidential Award for Excellence in Math and Science Teaching California to Dean Baird, and the 2012 Presidential Award for Excellence in Math and Science Teaching California State Finalists: Nathan Fairchild, Michelle French, and Alma Park.
     
    The awards presentation will be followed by a talk from Arden Bucklin-Sporer, Executive Director of the San Francisco Green Schoolyard Alliance: "How to Grow a Green School Garden".
    Tickets: $39
    How to Grow a Green Schoolyard and School Garden
    Reclaiming a piece of neglected schoolyard and transforming it into an ecologically rich green schoolyard is one of the most beneficial activities that parents, teachers, and students can perform together. Green schoolyards substantially improve the appearance of school grounds while creating hands-on resources that allow teachers to lead exciting "fieldtrips" without ever leaving school property.
    A green schoolyard provides an opportunity to connect students to the natural world by teaching the values of environmental stewardship and the importance of nutrition and health. The opportunities to connect to classroom curriculum are endless. 
    We will see examples of designs for edible gardens, wildlife habitats, rainwater catchment systems, and solar energy generation projects that transforming the conventional school playground into a living-learning laboratory. This will be a comprehensive presentation about developing, planning, building, and maintaining green schoolyards and school gardens. 



    Presenters
    Arden Bucklin-Sporer has worked with green schoolyards and p…


    Type Meal Event
    Grade Level All


8:00am

AP® Biology - Adapting to the New Curriculum

8:00am

Stand Back!! We’re Using Discovery Education’s Science Techbook

8:00am

CSCS I: How to Use Google Forms and Spreadsheets in a Science Classroom, Using a Density and Buoyancy Example

8:00am

Favorite Physics Demonstrations

8:00am

Harness the Power of Social Networking in Your Classroom, Safely and for FREE

8:00am

Heat Transfer for Earth Scientists

8:00am

8:00am

Project WET: Discovering the Waters of Our National Parks

8:00am

Projects with Pizzazz

8:00am

Risks from Genetically Modified Organisms and Other Hazards

8:00am

Significant Figures

8:00am

Snapshot Science!

8:00am

STEM in Food Safety and Agriculture

8:00am

Using Socratic Seminars to Enhance Science Discussions

8:00am

Bio-Rad - Implementing and Funding a Skills Based Biotech Program with Author Kirk Brown

8:00am

STEM Approach to Teaching Electricity and Magnetism

8:00am

SC08: Modeling Plate Tectonics: California-Style

9:00am

9:00am

SC01: Putting the Focus on Primary (PreK-2) Science Education Part 2: Integrating Physical Science and Literacy in the Primary Classroom

9:00am

SC10: Developing and Reasoning with a Natural Selection Model

9:00am

SC11: Notebooks-A Tool for Student Thinking

9:00am

SC12: See the Money! What to Do After Bacterial Transformation?

9:00am

SC13: A Refresher Course for Teaching the 8th Grade Chemistry Standards

9:30am

Making the Connections: Connecting Science Concepts and STEM Activities

9:30am

Pearson's Interactive Science and the Digital Classroom

9:30am

Pumping up Your Anatomy Lessons! Getting to the Heart of the Matter!

9:30am

Teaching Scientific Practices and the NRC Framework for Science Education: Evolution or Revolution?

9:30am

A Head Start on Science

9:30am

A Lab Approach to Earth Systems Science

9:30am

Earthquake Science: Join the Quake Catcher Network

9:30am

Flipping for Physics!

9:30am

Forensic Science in YOUR Classroom!

9:30am

Halloween Science

9:30am

Keep Wildlife Wild

9:30am

Making Genetics Easy and Fun!

9:30am

Making Meaning: Science, Literacy and English Learners

9:30am

NASA: What Would Galileo Do? Bringing Galileo-Inspired Activities into the Classroom

9:30am

Our Atmosphere By the Numbers: Scale Models, Ratios, Percent

9:30am

Rocky Research

9:30am

Stoichiometry: A Stumbling Block for Chemistry Students

9:30am

What’s Happening? - Developing Quality Scientific Observation Skills

10:00am

Exhibit Hall

10:30am

Bio-Rad - Engineer the Tools for Inquiry of Food Dyes

11:00am

Dive in with Magnetic Water Molecules: Exploring the Physical and Chemical Properties of Water

11:00am

Getting the Most out of Molecular-Level Visualization and Simulation Tools

11:00am

Hands-On Learning and the Physics of Terminal Velocity

11:00am

Exhibit Hall

11:00am

Tectonic Evolution of California's Landscape, Resources, and Hazards

    Designed with them in mind, this lecture will be sure to please all earth science teachers. California's landscape, resources, and hazards all have resulted from the action of plate tectonic processes over millions of years. Discover how earthquakes, landslides, and volcanic hazards are a direct result of recent plate motions and their effects on California's land surface. The history of North America's Pacific margin beginning about 650 million years ago, with the separation of ancient North America from Antarctica, Australia, and eastern Asia to open the Pacific Ocean basin, to today will be presented. What happened millions of years ago and how that has had major implications for California and the United States in recent history will be explored. You will earn how Earth's movements have played a role in the financing of the Civil War, the opening of the Sea of Cortez, and the development of California's spectacular coastline and the California Water Project.



    Presenters
    Eldridge Moores is an award-winning world-famous Professor i…


    Type Focus Speaker
    Grade Level All
    Track Earth-Space Science


11:00am

BLAST OFF! Rockets for K - 8

11:00am

Christmas Chemistry!

11:00am

Digital Media +STEM Project Based Learning

11:00am

Don't Be Afraid to Feel the Force

11:00am

Get Green - Early Childhood Environmental Experiences

11:00am

Inquiry Based Strategies for Teaching the Periodic Table

11:00am

Interactive Science Notebooks: Putting the Next Generation Practices into Action

11:00am

Mapping Science Knowledge

11:00am

NASA Astrobiology: The Search for Life Beyond Earth

11:00am

Reproductive Endocrinology in Conservation

11:00am

See and Feel How Sound Moves Through Solids, Liquids, and Gases!

11:00am

Successful K-12 STEM Education: Identifying Effective Approaches in Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics

11:00am

The Organized Binder: Creating Powerful Learning Communities

11:00am

Using Technology in a Year Long Project

12:00pm

Exhibit Hall

12:30pm

Introducing the Vernier LabQuest 2

12:30pm

The Cellular Landscapes of David Goodsell: Biology at the Mesoscale

12:30pm

Archaeopteryx: Bringing the Dino-Bird to Life

12:30pm

Writing and Science: Scaffolding Instruction to Develop Scientific Thinking, Understanding, and Writing

12:30pm

A New Way to Scale the Universe

12:30pm

12:30pm

Common Core Standards and 21st Century Skills: Where’s the Connection, and How to Teach Them

12:30pm

Free Online Stem Cell Curriculum

12:30pm

FUN with the Investigation and Experimentation Standards

12:30pm

Global Warming Cumulative Project in Physics

12:30pm

LET'S GO Soil Quality Field Exploration

12:30pm

Magic Science!

12:30pm

Online Professional Development for Media Making in the Science Classroom

12:30pm

Project Based Learning: Three Easy Steps to Classroom Implementation

12:30pm

Scientific Model Based Inquiry

12:30pm

Weathering of Rocks

1:00pm

SC14: Hands-on Science Performance Assessment, the Common Core Standards, and the Next Generation Science Standards

1:00pm

SC15: Potato Head Genetics

1:00pm

SC16: 3-2-1 Record! Science Talk

1:00pm

SC17: Build a Telescope: Explore the EM Spectrum and the Universe

1:00pm

SC18: Maximizing Time and Understanding Through Math Science Collaborations

1:00pm

SC19: Sheltered Content Instruction for Inquiry Science (SCI²S) for English Language Learners: Tiered/Blended Approach

1:30pm

Exhibit Hall - Last Chance and Door Prize Drawings

3:15pm

The Search for Planets Around Other Stars: Why Star Trek Fans are Getting Excited

3:15pm

Addressing Climate Change Denial and Controversy in the Classroom

3:15pm

Apoplectic Avians and Celestial Mechanics

3:15pm

Developing Oral Language Through Science

3:15pm

Dinner with a Scientist

3:15pm

Discover the Cardiovascular System

3:15pm

Experiencing Science Through More Talk, Less Stuff

3:15pm

Exploring the Health Impacts of the Human Population Explosion

3:15pm

Finding the M in STEM

3:15pm

Next Generation Science Standards: An Overview and Connection to Common Core

3:15pm

Science Research PowerPoint Presentations

3:15pm

Summon Sir Newton by Using Model-based Reasoning to Help Students Discover the Laws of Motion!

3:15pm

Taking Science Outdoors for the Primary Grades

3:15pm

Teaching Stoichiometry in 60 Minutes or Less

3:15pm

Tools and Tips for Teaching with the Education and the Environment Initiative (EEI) Curriculum

4:35pm

Biomimicry: Human Innovation Inspired From Nature

4:35pm

Chemistry, Fertilizer and the Environment

4:35pm

CSCS II: How to Use the Cloud for Formative Assessment in a Science Classroom, Using a Genetics Example

4:35pm

Give Your Electricity Unit a Charge

4:35pm

Next Generation Science Standards: Integrating Science Practices and Content

4:35pm

Parachuting into the Inquiry Process

4:35pm

Science and Writing Integration as Assessment

4:35pm

Science Surprises: Repairing NOS Misconceptions

4:35pm

Teaching Forms of Energy and Energy Transformations

4:35pm

Using Light to Study Stars

4:35pm

Using the Misuse of Science to Teach Chemistry and Biology

6:00pm

Evening Event: Game Night at The Tech Museum
    Saturday October 20, 2012 6:00pm - 10:00pm @ The Tech Museum (201 South Market Street, San Jose, CA 95113)

    This event is included with your registration, but requires a ticket and an RSVP.
    Hosted by The Tech Museum, enjoy an exclusive night just for teachers attending the conference. This event will is where adults only can enjoy science, technology, entertainment, and cocktails together with their friends. An exclusive and fun setting of music, games, hands-on exhibits with something unique to discover. Enjoy giant games like 4-foot tall Jenga-style blocks, over-sized chess, and giant Four-in-a-Row. No host bar.



    Sponsors
    The Tech Museum is a hands-on technology and science museum …


    Type Evening Event
    Grade Level All


 
 

7:00am

Registration Desk Open

7:30am

Continental Breakfast – Sponsored by Chevron

8:00am

Closing Session and Keynote Address

    Speaker: Josh Tickell

    Josh Tickell is a thought leader at the intersection of new energy, new technology, new fuel and new urbanism. He serves as a worldwide, in demand, strategist for Fortune 500 Companies, billionaires, and industrialists. As an award winning producer/director his movie FUEL went viral, capturing the Sundance Film Festival’s prestigious Best Documentary Award and millions of viewers worldwide. The movie was screened in the White House and used as a template by the Obama Administration to roll out a $28 Billion dollar new energy campaign that transformed the global markets for algae, fuel and solar power.

    Tickell’s motto is: “The History of the Future is Being Written Today.” He educates companies on what is coming next in solar, wind, fuel, batteries, urban design, transportation, and the broad megatrends that are shaping society.  Tickell has spoken to global audiences at companies such as Morgan Stanley Smith Barney and at institutions such as MIT. He can show any industry, group, or company how to save money within that industry and also how to take advantage of new emerging technologies to create wealth and profits, transforming your company into a “planet-conscious” enterprise. Tickell’s insights are practical, no-nonsense good business.

    Tickell understands how brands, companies, and technologies are changing the planet.

    He consults on issues ranging from new technology product launches, to consumer attitudes, legislative strategies, operations-wide waste to energy and new technology installations for companies such as Green Mountain Energy Resources, Clif Bar, Yum Brands, Audi, General Motors and William Morris Endeavor.

    Tickell has been a featured guest on Jay Leno’s The Tonight Show and Good Morning America. He is a regularly featured opinion leader in news stories on CNN, Discovery, Reuters, NBC, Fox and NPR. Articles on Tickell, his films, and his work have appeared in the Los Angeles Times, New York Times, USA Today, The Huffington Post, Maxim Magazine, Popular Mechanics and thousands of international newspapers and magazines.

    Josh Tickell’s life story is a miraculous David versus Goliath tale. He grew up in an area of Louisiana, called “Cancer Alley,” home to some 150 petrochemical facilities which process 60% of America’s gasoline. The area has cancer rates that are up to 1,000 times the national average. Tickell watched members of his family suffer with severe pollution related illnesses including cancers, lupus and auto immune diseases. He rose from these adverse circumstances to become a world leader in renewable energy, raising billions of dollars for new technology companies, altering international policies and forever changing the energy future of humanity for the better. Tickell is an active change agent in his home state. In the aftermath of Hurricane Katrina, Tickell lead a disaster relief project for which his nonprofit organization was selected by President William J. Clinton as part of the Inaugural Clinton Global Initiative on Climate Change. He recently directed a new documentary, ‘The Big Fix,’ about the BP oil spill in Louisiana which premiered at the Festival De Cannes and is being released by Lionsgate.

    Josh has another film with a very positive, optimistic view about the future of energy and fuel coming out in 2013, which will be a major theatrical release with a huge advertising budget from a major studio, as well as major distribution across the US and Internationally.


    An informative and entertaining way to start your day. Join us for the closing keynote session (at its new time) before heading off to three hours of workshops and focus speaker sessions. Sunday’s programs offer a full half day of sessions, ending at 1:00 pm, early enough to get most of you home by dinner.
    Sponsored by Chevron. 

     

    Sponsors

    Type General Session
    Grade Level All


8:30am

FC04: Living Wetlands: Environmental Education at Don Edwards San Francisco Bay National Wildlife Refuge

    Take a trip to Alviso to visit the Environmental Education Center of theDon Edwards San Francisco Bay National Wildlife Refuge, the first urban National Wildlife Refuge established in the United States. The refuge is dedicated to preserving and enhancing wildlife habitat, protecting migratory birds, protecting threatened and endangered species, and providing opportunities for wildlife-oriented recreation and nature study for the surrounding communities. The Environmental Education Center at the southern end of San Francisco Bay is surrounded by uplands, marshes, salt ponds, and a freshwater tidal slough. Trails and a new boardwalk through the seasonal wetland habitat makes it easy to see and explore the natural wonders of the South Bay. During the field trip activities, you will explore the topics of water use, wetlands,and habitat preservation through three in-depth activities. A key focus for the Living Wetlands program is to demonstrate the relationship between our personal habits and their effects on local habitats and overall watershed health. All activities are correlated to fit California content standards.
    Tickets: $35
    Type Field Course
    Track Environmental Science
    Tags Water


9:20am

Learn Physics by Doing Physics

    The Exploratorium seeks to inspire learners by showing them how science is interesting, relevant and fun. Participants begin by experiencing the real phenomena of science. Encountering science phenomena naturally leads to questions created by each individual. When people ask their own questions, they truly want to know the answer. We then provide resources where they can do the work necessary to understand the science phenomena. In this presentation we will provide participants with simple materials, then give them sparse instructions, and turn them loose to explore. In this way we will model our way of doing active science learning. Turning the participants loose to explore and report on what they see means that a class will not progress according to a rigid plan. As a teacher you have to know how to deal with the resulting flow of ideas, it is like being a jazz performer in education, you have to be a superb musician/educator and go with the flow, all the while keeping track of where you want to take your audience. In the end, we’ll connect our explorations to the Next Generation Science Standards which emphasize the practices of doing science, as well as the cross-cutting themes, and content standards.



    Presenters
    Physicist, teacher, author, and rock climber. | After gradu…


    Type Focus Speaker
    Grade Level All
    Track Physics
    Tags Physics


9:20am

Achieving High Biology CST Scores and Motivation in Urban Schools

9:20am

California Science Safety

9:20am

CSCS III: How to Collaborate and Analyze Data in a Science Classroom Using the Cloud, Using an Example of Rockets

9:20am

From Climbing Trees to Diving Deep: Careers in Science

9:20am

Love ‘em or Hate ‘em? A Moderated Discussion on Science Fairs

9:20am

NASA's 'Our Solar System Through the Eyes of Scientists.'

9:20am

Reasoning About Weather

9:20am

Strange Biology

9:20am

Sudsy Science: The Chemistry and Botany of Soap

9:20am

The Water Cycle

10:40am

From Elements to Molecules: Molecular Architecture and the Chemistry of Life

    Designed for science teachers and inquisitive minds, this lecture will discuss the elements and molecules involved in the chemistry of life. This lecture will present the structures of common chemicals beyond those typically found in science textbooks and describe how minor changes in chemical structures can dramatically change the chemical and physical properties of a molecular structure.  Learn how chemists are molecular architects who design and build molecules for materials, medicines, and energy. Using several recent case studies from the news, this lecture will also discuss the way that chemistry and changes in molecular structure connect to business, technology, and daily life. You will discover the following: What do bullet-proof Kevlar and polyester have in common? What do sunscreen, tonic water, and salmon have in common? How does understanding molecular structure and oxidation chemistry prevent the recall of a popular toy (and prevent children from being exposed to a dangerous chemical known as GHB)? How much Prozac is in the drinking water?  Finally, this lecture will also include several examples of projects where art and writing have been combined with science for unique and fun teaching and learning experiences. This lecture will change the way you (and your students) look at the world around you!  

     

    Presenters
    Assistant Professor of Chemistry, UC Davis


    Type Focus Speaker
    Grade Level All
    Track Chemistry
    Partner, Program, and/or PD Strand New Teacher PD Strand


10:40am

Engaging Young Learners in Science with PBS Media-Rich Educational Resources

10:40am

Get Started with Project Based Learning – Develop a Compelling Question!

10:40am

Increasing Students' Literacy Through Science - Focusing on ELLS

10:40am

Making Time for Science: Science-Centered Elementary Schools

10:40am

Mini Catapults

10:40am

NASA's SDO & IRIS Missions Present: Exploring the Sun with Spectroscopy

10:40am

NASA’s SOFIA is Flying! Infrared Astronomy Lessons and the Ambassador Program

10:40am

Next Generation Science Standards: An Overview and Connection to Common Core

10:40am

Planning and Facilitating Experiential Learning for Middle School Science Classes

10:40am

Plants & Animals

10:40am

Teaching Solar Energy to Elementary Students

10:40am

The Forgotten Cure: A Case Study in the History of Science

10:40am

The Particle Model of Matter

12:00pm

Building Environmental Literacy Through the California Partnership Academy Model

12:00pm

Explore the Sun and Solar Energy with Ready-to-go Activities for the Elementary Classroom

12:00pm

Global Biology: The Infectious Disease Project

12:00pm

Grocery Store Botany: Integrating Plant Sciences into the Classroom

12:00pm

Integrating Peer-Reviewed Journal Articles into the High School and Undergrad Science Curriculum

12:00pm

Interdisciplinary Performance Assessment Projects

12:00pm

Lesson Study as a Collaborative Tool for New Teachers

12:00pm

Making a Tasty Active Galaxy with NASA's Fermi Gamma-ray Space Telescope

12:00pm

Move It!

12:00pm

NASA's SOFIA Observatory and Cosmic Evolution

12:00pm

Stumped by Stoichiometry?

12:00pm

Teaching Strategies that Promote Academic Language Development in Science

12:00pm

Tsunami Basics for California: Online Maps, Hands-On Activities, & Resource Materials
 





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