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CSTA Night at the Aquarium of the Pacific
NGSS Science & Engineering Showcase

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Pacific. All rights reserved.

Thursday, December 4, 7:00 pm - 10:00 pm

Join your CSTA colleagues for an amazing evening at the Aquarium of the Pacific. The evening promises to be fun and offer a relaxed environment for science teachers from across California to network, learn, and share. This will not be an ordinary visit to the aquarium. The Great Hall will feature an NGSS Science and Engineering Showcase: information tables featuring STEM, Engineering, or NGSS lessons, units, or projects that teachers can be and are doing at their schools! Learn about all of the exciting options available to teachers to support science, STEM, and NGSS in your school. There will also be several guest lecturers in the auditorium presenting on sharks and ocean science. Participants will be able to access the demonstrations, lectures, and the aquarium. Light appetizers will be served and a cash bar will be available. CSTA members can purchase a ticket for $10 – which includes one drink coupon. Conference registrants who are not members of CSTA may purchase a ticket for $25 - which includes one drink coupon. Space is limited to the first 500 registrants!

Hosted by CSTA and the Aquarium of the Pacific. Sponsored by Chevron.

CSTA Member/Nonmember Fees: $10/$25

NGSS Science & Engineering Showcase - Call for Proposals

CSTA Members: You are invited to submit a proposal to showcase your classroom-tested NGSS, STEM, or Engineering unit, lesson, or project at the CSTA Night at the Aquarium. Submit a proposal for the Showcase today and share your experience with your colleagues. Showcase presenters receive a free ticket to the event! Submit a proposal today!

Proposals will be accepted September 24 – October 20. Notifications regarding the status of proposals will be distributed via email on October 27, 2014.

Proposal Guidelines and Information:

  • You must be a member of CSTA to submit a proposal.
  • We are looking for educators who can showcase an engineering/STEM/NGSS unit, lesson(s), or project that directly apply to classroom instruction. Preference will be given to those proposals that integrate the three dimensions of NGSS.
  • You will be provided with a 6’ table top.
  • You are expected to post your handouts on the event’s Edmodo site. This must be done a week prior to the event.
  • The evening will be divided into two, 90 minute “shifts.” Each shift will allow for 20 minutes of set-up, 60 minutes for “presentation,” and 10 minutes for clean-up. If accepted, your showcase will be assigned to one shift, allowing you the other 90 minutes to enjoy the evening’s events as a participant.
  • If possible, bring hands-on supplies/manipulatives (not handouts) or examples (videos, photos, student work, other) for attendees to see/use during your discussions.

Submit a proposal today