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Courtesy of the Sacramento
Convention and Visitors Bureau

2015 CALIFORNIA SCIENCE EDUCATION CONFERENCE

OCTOBER 2-4, 2015 • SACRAMENTO, CA

WORKSHOP PROPOSALS

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Proposal Deadline: February 13, 2015

CSTA is actively seeking science teachers to present one-hour workshops at the 2015 California Science Education Conference. Science educators from throughout the state will gather for this highly-regarded annual professional development opportunity.

Science teachers are invited to share labs, lessons, units, and best practices.

About Workshops: Workshops address an area of science, are targeted to one or more tracks, and may address several areas of emphasis. Workshops must be aligned with adopted state standards. They are one hour in length and may consist of hands-on activities, lecture, demonstration, and/or discussion. Proposals should have embedded in the content appropriate disciplinary core ideas, science and engineering practices, and/or crosscutting concepts and address one or more of the California NGSS and/or Common Core State Standards for Literacy or Math.

CSTA encourages you to make your workshop subject matter and grade level specific (as opposed to spanning all grade levels). This, along with a well organized, well written, and informative description, will increase your chances of having your proposal accepted.

In addition to providing the standards to be addressed, workshop proposals will ask you to provide the following information:

SCIENCE (select one):

  • Chemistry
  • Earth/Space Science
  • Engineering
  • Environmental Science
  • Integrated Science
  • Life Science/Biology
  • Physical Science
  • Physics
  • STEM

TRACKS (may select more than one):

  • PreK-2 (Primary)
  • 3-5 (Intermediate)
  • 6-8 (Middle School/Jr. High)
  • 9-12 (High School)
  • 13+ (Community College/University)

EMPHASIS (may select up to three):

  • 3-D Learning
  • CCSS–Literacy
  • CCSS–Math
  • Classroom Management/Engagement
  • EL
  • Pedagogy
  • Informal Science Education

 

  • Preservice Teacher Education
  • Technology
  • Disciplinary Core Ideas (DCIs)
  • Science & Engineering Practices (SEPs)
  • Crosscutting Concepts (CCCs)
  • Leadership (coaching, site leadership, administrator, professional development)

Discounted Presenter Registration: Lead presenters who are current members of CSTA will receive a fifty percent discount on conference registration, allowing full access to over 200 workshops and events over the course of the conference. Registration is compulsory for all workshop presenters. Co-presenters are not eligible for registration discounts.
Review of Proposals: All workshop proposals will be reviewed by two members of the 2015 Conference Committee. The name of the proposal submitter is not viewable by the reviewer.

Workshop Reviews and Scoring Rubric: All workshop proposals will be reviewed by two members of the 2015 Conference Committee. The name of the proposal submitter is not viewable by the reviewer. For a copy of the rubric that will be used to review the proposals, please visit http://www.cascience.org/csta/pdf/Rubric.pdf.

Proposal Selection: CSTA seeks to offer a variety and balance of programming across grade levels and subject matters. Thus, the selection of workshops is based not only on their review score, but also on the number of workshops needed to offer this diverse programming. Those submitting proposals will be notified by mail and/or e-mail of the status of their proposal in late April, 2015.

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