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2016 CALIFORNIA SCIENCE EDUCATION CONFERENCE

OCTOBER 21-23, 2016 | Palm Springs, CA

CONFERENCE SCHEDULE

Below you will find the basic conference schedule for the 2016 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.

This schedule is still being updated with all confirmed events - please check back for updates.

 

Thursday, October 20, 2016

8:00 am - 5:00 pm: ONWARD: Leading the NGSS Implementation in Your District - A Pre-Conference Event for District-Level Science Coaches and TOSAs

4:00 pm - 7:00 pmRegistration Desk Open

Friday, October 21, 2016

7:00 am - 6:00 pmRegistration Desk Open
8:00 am - 5:30 pm: Field Course #1: Sex at the Zoo - The Importance of Genetic Diversity in Captive Populations
8:00 am - 1:00 pm: Field Course #2: College and Career Readiness in Clean Tech and Wind Energy
8:00 am - 9:30 am: Workshops
9:40 am - 11:10 am: Opening General Session and Keynote Address - Chip Yates, Daredevil in the Lab: Engaging Kids with High Stakes Science
11:10 am - 12:30 pm: Exclusive Exhibit Hall Time (Lunch Concessions Open in the Exhibit Hall)
12:30 pm - 2:00 pm: Workshops
1:00 pm - 5:00 pm: Primary Pathway, Upper Elementary Pathway
2:00 pm - 2:30 pm: Transition
2:30 pm - 4:00 pm: Workshops and Focus Speaker: Sandy Marshall, Inspire STEM Girls Through Gender Equitable Teaching Strategies in STEM
2:30 pm - 5:30 pm: Short Courses
4:00 pm - 4:20 pm: Transition
4:20 pm - 5:50 pm: Workshops
5:50 pm - 6:30 pm: Exclusive Exhibit Hall Time
6:45 pm - 9:00 pm: STEM Pool Party

Saturday, October 22, 2016

7:00 am - 5:45 pm: Registration Desk Open
7:00 am - 6:30 pm: Field Course #3: Geology of Joshua Tree National Park
7:30 am - 11:30 am: Primary Pathway, Upper Elementary Pathway

8:00 am - 9:30 am: Workshops and Focus Speaker: Alan Colburn, When Do I Tell Them the Answer?
8:30 am - 11:30 am: Short Courses
9:30 am - 10:00 am: Transition
10:00 am - 11:30 am: Workshops and Focus Speaker Panel: Alice Steinglass, Irene Lee, and Trish Williams,: NGSS: What Is The Role of Computational Thinking, Modeling, and Simulation?!
11:30 am - 12:00 pm: Transition
12:00 pm - 1:30 pm: Awards Luncheon featuring: Dr. Brian Reiser
12:00 pm - 1:30 pm: Workshops and Focus Speaker: Elsa Hennings, NASA's Orion Capsule Parachute System - A View from the Inside
1:30 pm - 3:00 pm: Exclusive Exhibit Hall Time
3:00 pm - 6:00 pm: Short Courses
3:00 pm - 4:30 pm: Workshops and Focus Speaker: John Stenger-Smith, Chemistry, The 3 Stooges and Tattoos
4:30 pm - 4:45 pm: Transition
4:45 pm - 6:15 pm: Workshops
6:30 pm - 9:00 pm: Dine About OR Casino Night

Sunday, October 23, 2016

7:30 am - 1:00 pm: Registration Desk Open
8:00 am - 9:30 am: Closing General Session and Keynote Address - Dianna Cowern, Where Science Meets Cat Videos
9:30 am - 9:45 am: Transition
9:45 am - 11:15 am: Workshops
9:45 am - 12:45 pm: Primary Pathway, Upper Elementary Pathway
11:15 am - 11:30 am: Transition
11:30 am - 1:00 pm: Workshops