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Platinum Sponsors:

Karen and Christopher Payne Family Foundation

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CSTA is pleased to present a series of sessions designed for Preservice Teachers at the 2010 California Science Education Conference. Funded by the Karen and Christopher Payne Family Foundation and developed with the assistance of the Association for Science Teacher Education (ASTE), the program will include workshops, Short Courses, Focus Speakers, Pedagogical Focus Seminars, and a reception as well as a conference mentorship experience.

Payne Scholars attend at least five sessions, of which two must be designated part of the Preservice Strand, indicated with a mortarboard icon.

A list of all events, including workshops, can be found using the search feature below, and will be printed in the official conference program.

Preservice teachers who submit an application will be offered the opportunity to receive a stipend for attending the conference and completing the program requirements. Information packets with applications will also be sent to university science methods instructors.

Preservice Strand Sessions

A complete list of qualifying Payne Preservice Strand workshops can be found by searching the conference database here. To search the database, check the "Preservice" box under Professional Development and hit "Submit Query."

Qualifying Short Courses:
Friday, October 22, 1:00 pm – 4:00 pm:
SC04: 21st Century Integrated Curriculum Focused on Science, Art, and Literacy
SC06: Survival Skills for New Science Teachers

Saturday, October 23, 9:00 am – 12:00 pm
SC07: Deepening Students' Thinking Through Science Notebooks
SC12: Students as Willing Learners: Motivating Students in Science

Saturday, October 23, 1:00 pm – 4:00 pm
SC13: The Education and the Environment Initiative (EEI) - Coming in 2010!
SC14: Did You See What I Think I Saw?
SC16: The Write Stuff: Launching Student Writing

Qualifying Focus Speaker Sessions:
Friday, October 22, 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
How to Teach About Major Evolutionary Transitions

Saturday, October 23, 12:30 pm - 1:30 pm
Top 10 Creationist Arguments and Their Flaws

Qualifying Pedagogical Focus Seminars:
Saturday, October 23, 1:00pm - 4:00pm
PFS1: E Is for Inquiry
PFS2: Getting Three Hours of Instruction from Two Hours of Class: Integrating Math and Science in Middle School Science Classes
PFS3: Literacy Strategies in Science