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California Academy Teacher Workshops

Contra Costa Library STEAM

Get some science professional development with these hands-on workshops for teachers.

Teacher workshops are offered for grades K-12.

When: Various dates; browse all teacher workshops here.


February 15, 2016

Page Keeley – Uncovering Student Ideas and Practices: Implications for 3-D Teaching and Learning

Combining research on learning and the experiences and wisdom of practitioners, participants will examine what it means to teach for conceptual change and identify ways to make profound changes in their own practice. They will also gain experience with strategies through modeling and discussion for eliciting students' and teachers' ideas. This will enable the participant to make informed instructional decisions based on where students and teachers are in their thinking at any point during an instructional sequence. Participants will be guided through the use of a formative assessment framework that links assessment, instruction, and learning targets. Throughout the workshop, core disciplinary ideas, cross-cutting concepts, and scientific practices will be used.

Where: Pleasant Hill Recreation Center, 147 Gregory Lane, Pleasant Hill, CA 94523

When: February 15, 2017, 8:30 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.

Registration: FREE

Questions: Please contact Hilary Dito, CCCOE STEAM Coordinator hdito@cccoe.k12.ca.us or call (925) 942-3396

Download the flyer (pdf)


May 16, 2017

CCCOE Distinguished Speakers Series
Using Notebooks to Elicit Scientific Thinking

Science notebooks are a tool that can improve teaching and learning, developing students' thinking over time, and supporting student engagement in NGSS Science and Engineering Practices. Learn how notebooks can be used to guide investigations, assess for learning, and communicate students' findings. Join staff from the California Academy of Science's Teacher Institute on Science & Sustainability for a full-day workshop on integrating science notebooks for scientific meaning-making!

When: May 16, 2017, 8:30 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.

Where: Contra Costa County Office of Education

Registration: http://cccoe-calacademy-sciencenotebooks.eventbrite.com/

Questions: Please contact Hilary Dito, CCCOE STEAM Coordinator hdito@cccoe.k12.ca.us or call (925) 942-3396

Download the flyer (pdf)


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