2016 California Science Education Conference Awards Lunch

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OCTOBER 21-23, 2016 • Palm Springs, CA


Saturday, October 22, 2016, 12:00 pm - 1:30 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 plated lunch and presentation of awards, attendees will enjoy a presentation by Dr. Brian Reiser.

Seating for this event is limited and a ticket is required to attend. Tickets are $46 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. Brian Reiser, Professor, Learning Sciences, School of Education and Social Policy at Northwestern University

Brian J. Reiser was a member of the National Research Council committee authoring the report Taking Science to School (2007), which provided research-based recommendations for improving K-8 science education. Reiser worked with the NRC committee to develop the Framework for K-12 Science Education (2012), which guided the design of The Next Generation Science Standards (NGSS), and Developing Assessments for the Next Generation Science Standards (2014) which provides guidelines for NGSS assessments. Reiser has also worked with Achieve to provide feedback on the design of NGSS and on the tools to help states implement NGSS, and is collaborating with several state initiatives to design and provide professional development for K-12 teachers to support them in realizing the reforms in NGSS in their classrooms. Reiser’s research examines how to make the scientific practices of argumentation, explanation, and modeling meaningful and effective for classroom teachers and students. Reiser co-led the development of IQWST (Investigating and Questioning our World through Science and Technology), a three-year middle school curriculum that supports students in science practices to develop disciplinary core ideas.