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2014 NSTA Long Beach Area Conference - in Collaboration with CSTA • December 4 - 6, 2014 • Long Beach Convention Center

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»Registration is now open - early bird registration ends October 24, 2014 (links to NSTA site for registration) - CSTA Members can save up to $90 on registration!

»*NEW*: CSTA Night at the Aquarium and Pre-Conference Field Courses.

»CSTA Annual Meeting, Awards Presentation, and Keynote Address will take place on Thursday, December 4, 2014 at the Long Beach Convention Center.

August 2014 Issue: Back to School

» Taking the Interactive Science Notebook Plunge

» Are You Treating Your August Students Like June Students?

» Getting Ready for a New School Year

» Getting Your Primary Classroom Ready for Science!

» Time for a New Start – Again!

And much more - click here to be taken to the front page.

Next Generation Science Standards (NGSS)

NGSS for California - Resources, PD Events, and More

» NGSS PD Event Calendar

» EQuIP Rubric for Science - a tool for evaluating alignment and quality of lessons and units with respect to NGSS.

» NGSS Blog

» Funding support for NGSS Implementation and Professional Development.

What's Happening Next?:

» The California Department of Education (CDE), in collaboration with Educational Testing Service (ETS), is gathering input from stakeholders regarding science assessments aligned to NGSS. The input from stakeholders will be shared with State Superintendent of Public Instruction Tom Torlakson as he prepares recommendations for the California State Board of Education (SBE) for the new science assessments - Deadline is Wednesday, August 20, 2014.

» CALL FOR PUBLIC COMMENT ON Next Generation Science Standards Systems Implementation Plan for California - Deadline is Monday, August 25, 2014.

» Science Curriculum Framework and Instructional Materials Review Committee (CFCC) Meeting - September 9-10, 2014

Spotlight

» Joint CSTA/NSTA Membership Offer - Save $20!

» Introduction to the Next Generation Science Standards: A Paradigm Shift in Teaching and Learning - Fresno - September 30, 2014

» Introduction to the Next Generation Science Standards: A Paradigm Shift in Teaching and Learning - Covina - October 9, 2014

» 2014 CSTA Award Winners Announced!

» Call for Volunteers- CSTA is seeking committee volunteers for our various committee.

» CSTA Celebrates 50 Years - Donate Today!

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