2015 California Science Education Conference Awards Lunch

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Saturday, October 3, 2015, 11:30 am - 1:00 pm

Join your fellow science education colleagues for this special event designed to celebrate achievement in science education. The CSTA Awards Luncheon is held in honor of the recipients of the Margaret Nicholson Distinguished Service Award, the Future Science Teacher Award, the Distinguished Contributions Award, and the California winner and state finalists in the science teacher category for the Presidential Awards for Excellence in Mathematics and Science Teaching (PAEMST). In addition to a three course lunch and presentation of awards, attendees will enjoy a presentation by Dr. Helen Quinn.

Seating for this event is limited and a ticket is required to attend. Tickets are $44 and are available to conference registrants and their guests only. Purchase a ticket for this event along with your registration, or if you have already registered you may add a ticket for this event online or by contacting the CSTA office. This event is sure to sell out quickly, so purchase your ticket today!

Dr. Quinn will address an "Update of NGSS in California and Elsewhere." She will cover the status of various efforts to support implementation of NGSS and to redefine assessment to align it to NGSS.

About Dr. Quinn:
Helen R. Quinn (NAS) received a Ph.D. in physics from Stanford University in 1967. She taught at Harvard University prior to moving to Stanford. She was president of the American Physical Society through 2005. She has been widely published and holds numerous honors. Dr. Quinn is considered by many to be one of an elite group of women who have made original and important contributions to physics and is dedicated to the improvement of science education. Dr. Quinn was inducted into the National Academies in 2003. She served as a member on the NRC study committee for How Students Learn Science, K-8, which focused on how children learn the ideas of science. She chaired the Committee on Conceptual Framework for the New K-12 Science Education Standards, the guiding document for the development of the Next Generation Science Standards. She served as the co-chair of the Curriculum Framework and Evaluation Criteria Committee which guides the writing of the revised Science Curriculum Framework to support the implementation of the Next Generation Science Standards in California, provide curricular guidance to teachers, and guide publishers of instructional materials. She served on the NAS Committee that wrote Developing Assessments for the Next Generation Science Standards. Dr. Quinn is active in many aspects of the implementation of NGSS in California and has expertise in the standards, how students learn, and how to assess three dimensional learning.