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District Leadership Seminars 2016-2017 Dates

District Leadership Seminars 2016-2017 – CLOSED TO THE PUBLIC The BaySci District Leadership Seminars are only open to participating BaySci district Science Leadership Teams. Thursday, October 13, 2016 – 8:30am – 2:30pm Location: Clark Kerr Campus, UC Berkeley Thursday, February … Continue reading

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Second 60-day Review of the CA Science Framework

The next review period of the second draft of the CA Science Framework will be JUNE 28 TO AUGUST  29, 2016. This second draft is a result of the Instructional Quality Commission (IQC) revisions based on feedback from the first … Continue reading

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BaySci Teacher Leadership Academy – August 1-5, 2016

2016 BaySci Teacher Leadership Academy Science, Literacy & the Next Generation Science Standards Seeking opportunities to reflect on your teaching? Want to collaborate with colleagues to improve science in your district? Would you like to learn important ways to connect … Continue reading

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LCAP Toolkit for STEM Advocates

In an effort to strengthen science education through California’s new local control finance and accountability processes – known as a school district’s Local Control and Accountability Plan (LCAP), the Lawrence Hall of Science and California STEM Learning Network have assembled … Continue reading

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60-day Public Review of the CA Science Framework

The highly anticipated CA Science Framework was released this Tuesday, November 17, beginning the 60-day public review period.  The Science Framework contents include such things as vignettes for how grade level implementation of NGSS should look, high school course pathways, … Continue reading

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FOSS NextGen K-5 “Open House” Sessions

Come to the Lawrence Hall of Science to preview the new FOSS Next Generation K–5 materials.  Open House Sessions – Take the opportunity to talk with FOSS Staff and get your questions answered. The Lawrence Hall of Science, Room 119 … Continue reading

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BaySci 2015-2016 District Leadership Seminars – CLOSED TO PUBLIC

District Leadership Seminars 2015-2016 – CLOSED TO THE PUBLIC The BaySci District Leadership Seminars are only open to participating BaySci district Science Leadership Teams. Friday, October 10, 2015 – 9:00am – 3:30pm Location: Lawrence Hall of Science Thursday, February 4, … Continue reading

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California Announces State Environmental Literacy Blueprint

Today, the California Blueprint for Environmental Literacy was officially released at a press conference at Lincoln High School in San Francisco. You can download the Blueprint at http://www.cde.ca.gov/pd/ca/sc/oeeintrod.asp In 2014, the Lawrence Hall of Science’s associate director, Craig Strang, along … Continue reading

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BaySci District Teacher Leadership Academy, May 7

BaySci District Teacher Leadership Academy BaySci Professional Development | May 7 | 9 a.m.-3:20 p.m. | 150 at Lawrence Hall of Science 2014-2015 BaySci Teacher Leadership Academy Science, Literacy & the Next Generation Science Standards Seeking opportunities to reflect on … Continue reading

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BaySci District Leadership Seminar, Apr 30

BaySci Professional Development | April 30 | 9 a.m.-3:20 p.m. | Room 150 at Lawrence Hall of Science This event is for BaySci district science leadership teams. This event will be held October 10, 2014; February 5, 2015; and April … Continue reading

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BaySci Master Group Seminar Series – Lawrence Hall of Science, Apr 23

BaySci Master Group Seminar Series: For 2008-2014 veteran BaySci teachers BaySci Professional Development | April 23 | 9 a.m.-3:30 p.m. | 150 at Lawrence Hall of Science Join an emerging network of like-minded BaySci teachers for the 2014-15 BaySci Master … Continue reading

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California unanimously adopts the NGSS!

On September 4, 2013, the California State Board of Education voted unanimously to adopt the Next Generation Science Standards. The California State Board of Education will delay decision on middle school arrangement of NGSS until their November meeting.

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2013-2014 likely to mark last of STAR Program

Source: California Department of Education On August 8, State Superintendent of Public Instruction Tom Torlakson announced the results of the 2013 Standardized Testing and Reporting (STAR) assessments, reporting that scores slipped by a fraction of a percentage point this year … Continue reading

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Announcing: BaySci Science Education Forum – Sept 30, 2013

The 2013 BaySci Science Education Forum will focus on science discourse (argumentation) as a critical scientific practice illuminated in the Next Generation Science Standards. A panel of language arts and science education experts and Bay Area district leadership and teachers … Continue reading

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CA State Budget Includes $1.25 Billion in One-Time Funding to Support Common Core and Next Generation Science Standards Implementation

The state budget signed by Governor Brown at the end of June 2013 included $1.25 billion in one-time funding to help districts implement the Common Core State Standards, Next Generation Science Standards, and CA English Language Development Standards. The language … Continue reading

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Final Next Generation Science Standards Released

Source: Achieve.org WASHINGTON – April 9, 2013 – On Tuesday, April 9, the final Next Generation Science Standards (NGSS), a new set of voluntary, rigorous, and internationally benchmarked standards for K-12 science education, were released. Twenty six states and their … Continue reading

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Back to School!

Welcome back to school to all of our BaySci districts and teachers! Please look on our calendar page for all of our upcoming BaySci events. In addition, the second public draft of the Next Generation Science Standards will be releasing this … Continue reading

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First Public Draft of the Next Generation Science Standards

The first public draft of the Next Generation Science Standards (NGSS) is available at www.nextgenscience.org from May 11 to June 1. Feedback collected during the comment period will be organized and shared with the leading states and writing team members. After the … Continue reading

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Science Standards: The Next Generation

We are pleased to announce Science Standards: The Next Generation A BaySci Forum funded by the S. D. Bechtel, Jr. Foundation being held Wednesday, November 30, 5:30–8:30 pm at the Exploratorium. 11.04.11—In July 2011, the National Research Council’s Board on Science Education unveiled a framework to guide … Continue reading

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Exploring the New National Research Council’s Framework for K-12 Science Education

The Center on Instruction hosted a webinar on Wednesday, September 21, 2011, 2–3 pm Eastern, entitled “Exploring the New National Research Council’s Framework for K-12 Science Education” 10.05.11—This webinar was presented by BaySci staff Craig Strang, Vanessa Lujan, and Lynn Barakos … Continue reading

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Congratulations to BaySci Teacher, Valerie Joyner, for publishing in the November issue of Science & Children

11.01.10—BaySci would like to congratulate Petaluma City Schools BaySci Leadership Team teacher, Valerie Joyner, for her success in publishing an article on student notebooking in the latest November issue of NSTA’s peer-reviewed journal for elementary teachers, Science & Children. The article … Continue reading

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BaySci Teacher Professional Development—Integration of Science and Literacy Institute (5 days)

08.02.2010—This workshop at the University of California’s Lawrence Hall of Science in Berkeley is designed for Newark USD and Novato USD teachers to: directly experience student centered integration of science and literacy, including facilitated scientific discourse, reading of informational texts … Continue reading

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BaySci Teacher Professional Development—Classroom Strategies for Hands-on, Inquiry-based Science Institute (5 days)

06.21.2010—This workshop at the Exploratorium in San Francisco is designed for Newark USD and Novato USD teachers to: experience hands-on activities and video images of classroom inquiry to develop a greater understanding of inquiry- based science; explore strategies for using … Continue reading

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2011 National Science Teachers Association (NSTA) National Conference, San Francisco, CA—March 10-13, 2011

03.01.10—The National Science Teachers Association 2011 national conference will be held in our very own backyard—San Francisco! We look forward to joining our colleagues at this wonderful event and supporting our BaySci teachers to continue to develop their professional knowledge. … Continue reading

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Newark teachers experience inquiry-based science techniques

07.15.09—Read an the article written by Tri-City Voice journalist Miriam G. Mazliach on our Newark 2009 BaySci Teacher Leadership Academy Teachers. (more…)

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The Gordon and Betty Moore Foundation Funds the BaySci Teacher Professional Development Program

10.01.2008—Read the grant summary of the BaySci Teacher Professional Development Program funded by the Gordon and Betty Moore Foundation which funds the Exploratorium and Lawrence Hall of Science to supports the development of an innovative teacher professional development program. (more…)

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