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2013 CALIFORNIA SCIENCE
EDUCATION CONFERENCE

OCTOBER 25-27, 2013 • PALM SPRINGS

CONFERENCE SCHEDULE

Below you will find the basic conference schedule for the 2013 California Science Education Conference. This schedule can be used as a general guide in planning your conference participation. Please note that this schedule is subject to change.

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Thursday, October 24, 2013

4:00 pm – 8:00 pm: Registration Desk Open

6:00 pm - 10:00 pm: Palm Springs Villagefest

Friday, October 25, 2013

7:00 am – 6:00 pm: Registration Desk Open

7:00 am - 5:30 pm: Field Course #1: It's Your Fault - The San Andreas Fault Up Close - Sponsored, in part, by the Southern California Earthquake Center.

8:00 am – 9:00 am: Meet-Connect-Learn –Conference Orientation - enjoy a cup of coffee, networking, and door prizes.
Sponsored by VWR Education

8:00 am – 9:00 am: Concurrent Workshops and Commercial Workshops

9:00 am - 3:00 pm: Field Course #2: College and Career Readiness in Alternative Energy and Utilities - Sponsored, in part, by the Coachella Valley Economic Partnership.

9:00 am – 6:00 pm: Exhibit Hall Open

9:00 am: Coffee Break - Sponsored by Chevron

9:15 am – 10:45 am: Opening Session and Membership Meeting: Keynote Speaker: Stephen Pruitt
Sponsored by Chevron.

11:00 am - 12:00 pm: Focus Speaker: Power of Non-Verbal Communication in Classroom Management by Kendall Zoller, President, Sierra Training Associates, Inc.

11:00 am – 12:00 pm: Concurrent Workshops and Commercial Workshops

12:00 pm 1:00 pm: Visit the Exhibit Hall

1:00 pm – 2:00 pm: Concurrent Workshops and Commercial Workshops

1:00 pm – 4:00 pm: Short Courses:

SC01: Science Literacy: Writing, Reading and Oral Language in CCSS
SC02: Science: The Perfect Context for Language and Literacy
SC03: Teaching Ecology and Scientific Practices Using Real Data
SC04: Computer Supported Collaborative Science (CSCS) in the Chemistry Classroom: Using Google Applications to Investigate Chemical Reactions
SC05: Leading the Change: Common Core State Standards- Literacy in Science, Part 1

1:00 pm – 4:00 pm: Faculty Institutes for NASA Earth and Space Science Education (FINESSE #1)

2:30 pm - 3:30 pm: Focus Speaker: Shark Tracking Robots by Chris Lowe, Professor, California State University, Long Beach

2:30 pm – 3:30 pm: Concurrent Workshops and Commercial Workshops

4:00 pm – 5:00 pm: Concurrent Workshops and Commercial Workshops

6:10 pm - 7:10 pm: Dynamic Demonstrations with Finn Scientific

6:30 pm – 9:30 pm: STEM Pool Party and Engineering Challenge

Saturday, October 26, 2013

7:00 am – 5:45 pm: Registration Desk Open

7:30 am – 9:00 am: Awards Breakfast

8:00 am – 9:00 am: Concurrent Workshops and Commercial Workshops

8:00 am - 4:00 pm: Field Course #3: Exploring Joshua Tree National Park

9:00 am – 12:00 pm: Short Courses:

SC05: Leading the Change: Common Core State Standards- Literacy in Science, Part 2
SC06: Hands-on Science Performance Assessment, the Common Core Standards, and the Next Generation Science Standards
SC08: Blending STEM, Common Core and the Science Standards in Elementary Grade Levels

9:00 am – 12:00 pm: Faculty Institutes for NASA Earth and Space Science Education (FINESSE #2)

9:00 am – 3:00 pm: Exhibit Hall Open

9:30 am – 10:30 am: Focus Speaker: The Salton Sea as an Opportunity for Science Pedagogy by Tim Krantz, Professor, Environmental Studies Program, University of Redlands

9:30 am – 10:30 am: Concurrent Workshops and Commercial Workshops

10:30 am - 4:00 pm: Field Course #4: Palm Springs Tram Engineering Tour

11:00 am - 12:00 pm: Focus Speaker: An Integrated, Multidisciplinary Approach to Tissue Development and Engineering by Kaustabh Ghosh, Assistant Professor of Bioengineering at UC Riverside

11:00 am – 12:00 pm: Concurrent Workshops and Commercial Workshops

12:30 pm - 1:30 pm: Focus Speaker: Understanding the Wolrd with Scientific Computing by Emmett McQuinn, Software Engineer at IMB Research - Almaden. Sponsored by the Southern California Earthquake Center.

12:30 pm – 1:30 pm: Concurrent Workshops and Commercial Workshops

1:00 pm – 4:00 pm: Short Courses:

SC10: Science, Common Core and NGSS - Integrating More Reasoning, Reading and Writing in Science
SC11: Teaching Cllimate Change Science in High School Biology
SC12: Using Language Processes to Understand Physical Processes
SC13: Sharing the Story of Primary Science

1:30 pm - 3:00 pm: Last Chance to Visit the Exhibit Hall - Door Prize Drawings!

2:00 pm - 5:00 pm: Faculty Institutes for NASA Earth and Space Science Education (FINESSE #3)

3:15 pm - 4:15 pm: Focus Speaker: What Is Nanoscience and What Can We Do with It? by Dr. Maria Chiara Simani, Executive Director, California Science Project and a lecturer at UC Riverside

3:15 pm – 4:15 pm:Concurrent Workshops

4:35 pm – 5:35 pm: Concurrent Workshops

7:00 pm – 10:00 pm: Saturday Night Stargazing Party – Both Indoors and Out!

Sunday, October 27, 2013


7:30 am - 8:00 am:
Coffee Break, Sponsored by Chevron

7:30 am - 1:00 pm: Registration Desk Open

8:00 am – 9:15 am: Closing Session: Keynote Speaker: Lawrence C. Smith
Sponsored by Chevron.

8:15 am - 1:45 pm: Field Course #5: Sex in the Zoo- Helping Species Survive and Thrive at the Living Desert

9:20 am – 10:20 am: Concurrent Workshops

9:20 am – 12:20 pm: Faculty Institutes for NASA Earth and Space Science Education (FINESSE #4)

10:40 am – 11:40 am: Concurrent Workshops

12:00 pm – 1:00 pm: Concurrent Workshops