Educators from California State University (CSU) and the Oakland Unified School District (California) around the Next Generation Science Standards came together to participate in a discussion. Panelists focused on how the shifts in practice required of classroom teachers have led CSU teacher preparation programs to connect both engineering and literacy with their science coursework.
Scientists for Tomorrow is a presentation from the Promising Practices Dissemination work group for the STEM Committee. Marcelo Caplan, Associate Professor for the Department of Science and Mathematics at Columbia College in Chicago, is working on an out-of-school time STEM Initiative called Scientists for Tomorrow. This National Science Foundation funded initaiative is designed to bring quality STEM learning opportunities to the youth in out-of-school time programs. Learn more about Scientists for tomorrow by watching this 30 minute webinar.
Phyllis Westrup from Resource Area for Teaching (RAFT) gave a presentation at our February STEM Committee meeting about all of the great resources that RAFT has to offer. These resources include: idea sheets, tips sheets, professional development opportunities, STEM activity videos and much more.
Kirk Brown from San Joaquin County Office of Education gave a very informative presentation on the Next Generation Science Standards (NGSS). The presentation focuses on the three dimensions of the NGSS and specifically how after school can help support these standards.
The National Science Teachers Association (NSTA) has a variety of Web Seminars that are available on their website. NSTA Web Seminars are free, 90-minute, live professional development experiences. They also archive previous Web Seminars that are also available on their website.
Schools Moving Up West Ed presents this one and a half hour webinar on how after-school programs are building partnerships and focusing on STEM education. This webinar features Joan Bissel, Jeff Davis, Traci Wierman and Bernadette Chi discussing.
ASAP Connect presents a one and a half hour webinar titled: Purpose, Planning, Intentional and Integrated. This webinar features Mary Jo Ginty, Regional Lead for Region 11 (LA County). This webinar is part of the quality series.