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CSTA: California Science Educators Conference 2019

We’re excited to see you at CSTA! Check out our workshops presented by UC Berkeley’s Lawrence Hall of Science (info below). And stop by booth 307 to see how Amplify Science puts students in the roles of scientists and engineers as they figure out engaging scientific phenomena.

 

Win a free virtual classroom visit with the real Doug from Mystery Science! Grab at playing card and enter to win before the drawing at 2:00pm on Saturday, October 18.

San Jose Convention Center, San Jose, CA October 17 - October 20

Amplify Science California

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Featured Speaker

Rebecca Abbott Rebecca Abbott is the Professional Learning Lead for The Learning Design Group at the Lawrence Hall of Science. She provides support for teachers and district leaders implementing Learning Design Group approaches and curriculum. She taught for 17 years in the San Francisco Bay Area, including serving as an interdisciplinary instructional coach and early reading intervention teacher in Oakland, CA.

Featured Speaker

Sophia Lambertsen Sophia is a Senior Professional Learning Specialist at the Lawrence Hall of Science’s Learning Design Group. She worked as a curriculum developer on the Amplify Science K-5 curriculum, and now provides support for teachers and districts implementing Amplify Science. Before working at the Lawrence Hall of Science, Sophia taught science and worked as an instructional coach in elementary schools in Camden, NJ, and Cumberland, RI.

Featured Speaker

Francis Ogata Francis Ogata is a STEM educator, coach, trainer, and presenter at dozens of conferences and symposiums. Francis taught grades 1, 3, and 5 before taking over as K–12 Curriculum Lead Teacher for Math, Science, and Technology in the Folsom Cordova USD. He garnered many awards, including District Teacher of the Year and Curriculum Specialist of the Year several times over. Francis is a lifelong member in many teaching association and STEM councils, and has an extensive background in service and professional development. Currently, Francis is the National Science Consultant for Amplify, and delivers professional development surrounding the NGSS.

Featured Speaker

Leslie Stenger Leslie has been on the Professional Learning team with the Learning Design Group and with Amplify since 2017, facilitating and designing experiences for teachers and leaders implementing Amplify Science. Before working at LHS, Leslie spent 19 years working in the Berkeley Public Schools as a middle school math and science teacher, a math coach, and a middle school assistant principal.

Featured Speaker

Jacqueline Ryan Jacqueline Ryan was a high school chemistry teacher in Northern California before starting her work as a Curriculum and Professional Learning Specialist for the Learning Design Group at the Lawrence Hall of Science. As a curriculum developer, she helped develop the Amplify Science 6-8 curriculum and is currently working on creating new units and resources for middle school and high school science classrooms. She also works with teachers to provide training and support on using Amplify Science in their schools.

  • October 18
    8:00 am - 9:30 am

    Room LL21F

    Access and Rigor: Three-Dimensional Science for English Learners

    12:30 pm - 2:00 pm

    Room 210E

    Light Waves and Skin Cancer: Phenomena and 3-D Instruction for Grades 6-8

    2:30 pm - 4:00 pm

    Room 210E

    Embedded and Immersive Engineering

  • October 19
    10:00 am - 11:30 am

    Room LL21E

    Lead with Phenomena and the 3-Dimensions Will Follow

    12:00 pm - 1:30 pm

    Room 111

    Beyond CER Labels: Supporting Authentic Scientific Argumentation in the Classroom

    3:00 pm - 4:30 pm

    Room 210E

    Snails, Robots, and Biomimicry: Phenomena and 3-D Instruction for Grades K-5

    3:00 pm - 4:30 pm

    Room 210D

    Engineering, the Design Process, and Digital Citizenry