Next Generation Science Standards with Stephen
CSTA for the annual meeting of members! CSTA President,
Laura Henriques will deliver an update on the state
of the association and the state of science education
in California. Following Laura's address will be the
keynote presentation by Dr. Stephen Pruitt. Dr. Pruitt
is the Vice President for Content, Research, and Development
for Achieve and led the development of the Next Generation
of Science Standards.
Stephen will update the audience on current adoption
and implementation efforts around the Next Generation
Science Standards in California and other states, as
well as discuss the vision for how classroom practice
will shift as a result of the NGSS.
Sponsored by Chevron.
Dr. Laurence C. Smith, climate scientist, professor,
and author of The
World in 2050 will be the closing keynote speaker
at the 2013 California Science Education Conference
in Palm Springs.
How will the combination of a booming global population
and global warming change the world? Which countries
will struggle, and which will prosper? Laurence Smith
believes the North is set for major gains. In his talk,
Smith will outline the changes that our world will face
in the next 50 years, both geologically and societally.
Laurence Smith is one of the world’s most respected
climate scientists, whose work envisions the future
of a warmed planet. His debut book, The World in 2050:
Four Forces Shaping Civilizations Northern Future, is
a work of enormous scope, cross-cutting themes of population
demographics, globalization, natural resource demand,
and climate change. It’s science fiction without the
fiction. Smith is the Professor and Vice-Chair of Geography
and Professor of Earth & Space Sciences at UCLA
and has published more than sixty research papers.
In 2006, Dr. Smith briefed Congress on the likely
impacts of northern climate change, and in 2007 his
work appeared prominently in the Fourth Assessment Report
of the United Nations’ Intergovernmental Panel on Climate
Change (IPCC). In 2006-2007 he was named a Guggenheim
Fellow by the John S. Guggenheim Foundation in New York.
He has won more than $5M in external grant funding from
the National Science Foundation and the National Aeronautics
and Space Administration (NASA) for his research on
northern climate change. In 2011 he won the Walter P.
Kistler Book Award for his book The World in 2050:
Four Forces Shaping Civilization’s Northern Future.
His work has received media coverage in The Wall Street
Journal, The Economist, The Los Angeles Times, The Washington
Post, Discover Magazine, NPR, BBC, CBC Radio, and others.
Sponsored by Chevron.