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Past AFSE Events

2014-2015

  • September 17, 2014 - Engaging science lessons for the K-8 Classroom (Young Scientists Camp Staff)
  • October 28, 2014 - The Chemistry of the Common Core and NGSS (Margaret Ostler of FOSS)

2013-2014

  • September 24, 2013 - Engaging Lessons for K-8 Classroom (2013 Young Scientists' Camp teachers)
  • October 2, 2013 - Connecting Literacy & Science (Colleen Triesc from Bring Me A Book Foundation)
  • February 5, 2014 - Earthquakes
  • February 24, 2014 - Biotech Workshop: Secondary Emphasis
  • March 18, 2014 - Interactive Strategies for Teaching about the Moon and its Phases
  • April 24, 2014 - Future Teachers of Scientists and Engineers of America
  • May 1, 2014 - Physical Science Round Robin

2012-2013

  • October 4, 2012 - Introducing the Periodic Table (Sandra Kaszynski)
  • November 7, 2012 - Measuring Matter Matters! (Maggie Ostler from Delta Education)
  • November 28, 2012 - Shaking Out in Earthquake Country" (Dr. Robert DeGroot from the Southern California Earthquake Center at USC)
  • February 9, 2013 - SC AApT New Physics Teacher Workshop: Waves (SC AAPT)
  • February 11, 2013 - Assessing Science Practices and Building Teacher Science Content
  • March 19, 2013 - Something Fishy (Cabrillo Aquarium)
  • April 18, 2013 - Forensic Science & the Common Core: Exploring Blood Spatter (Lynn Grady)

2011-2012

  • September 19, 2011 - Summer Camp Activities Showcase: Modeling Life Science Activities for Middle and High School Standards (Staff from CSULB's Young Scientists' Camp 2011)
  • October 11, 2011 - Magnetism and Electricity Activities (Margaret Ostler, Delta Education/School Speciality - FOSS)
  • November 14, 2011 - Communication and Deep Space Network (Sandy Kaszynski, NASA Teacher Specialist)
  • December 6, 2011 - How to Do Physical Science Labs with "Stuff" from the 99 Cent Store! (Katie Beck, Physics Teacher-in-Residence)
  • February 15, 2012 - Discover local species and the problems of contamination (Cabrillo Marine Aquarium Staff)
  • April 18, 2012 - Cambridge Physics Outfit Specialty Presentation (Julie Entzminger)
  • May 3, 2012 - Physical Science Round Robin

2010-2011

  • September 22, 2010 - Model Science Lessons from Young Scientists' Camp - Staff from Young Scientists' Camp 2010
  • October 12, 2010 - Model Lessons from NASA - they have more than space science! Sandra Kaszynski, JPL NASA
  • November 9, 2010 - Something Fishy in the Classroom Cabrillo Aquarium
  • December 02, 2010 - Physical Science Lesson Round-Robin
  • February 10, 2011 - Living With Earthquakes - Bob DeGroot, Sounthern California Earthquake Center
  • March 15, 2011 - Model Lessons from NASA - Physics of Sound, Sandy Kaszynski, JPL/NASA Educator
  • May 3, 2011 - Bringing the Ocean into your Classroom - Esther Nah and Jim De Pompei from Cabrillo Marine Aquarium demonstrate hands on activities to bring the ocean (and science) to your classroom.

2009-2010

  • September 17, 2009 - Model Science Lessons and Labs from Young Scientists' Camp
  • October 19, 2009 - The Ocean Institute Why should we care about watersheds?
  • November 5, 2009 - Science in Space: Educational Materials from NASA
  • December 1, 2009 - Cabrillo Marine Aquarium shares lessons for Teaching Marine Science K-12
  • February 25, 2010 - Southern California Earthquake Center Living with Earthquakes! (Dr. Robert Groot)
  • March 10, 2010 - Cabrillo Marine Aquarium Something's fishy in the Classroom
  • April 14, 2010 - Delta Scientific Inquiry Science at the Elementary Level - Mixtures & Solutions (Maggie Ostler)
  • May 4, 2010 - Friends of the Fox Foundation Using a Local Endangered Species, the Channel Island Fox, to Teach Engaging Science (Pat Meyer & Keri Dearborn)

2008-2009

  • September 25, 2008 - What did you do last summer? Model lessons from Science Camp (YSC staff)
  • October 14, 2008 - NASA Educational Night (JPL Education Outreach)
  • November 13, 2008 - Marine Science for the K-12 Classroom (Cabrillo Aquarium)
  • December 4, 2008 - Getting a (Science) Teaching Job (panel principals, HR folks, dept. chairs)
  • February 9, 2009 - Living with Earthquakes! (USGS outreach)
  • February 26, 2009 - Classroom Management and Safety for K-12 science classes (LA County Office of Education Science Consultant)
  • March 9, 2009 - Teaching with NASA Educational Material (JPL Education Outreach)
  • April 27, 2009 - Cabrillo Marine Aquarium: Teaching About Watersheds (Cabrillo Aquarium)
  • May 7, 2009 - Physical Science Lessons & Teaching Ideas (CSULB Science Education Master's students)

2007-2008

  • September 26, 2007 - Inquiry Activities - 3rd grade through HS (YSC Staff)
  • October 8, 2007 - NASA Educational Night NASA/JPL
  • November 14, 2007 - Bringing the Ocean into your Classroom. (Cabrillo Marine Aquarium)
  • December 3, 2007 - Job Searching Tips Principals, human resource personnel, department chairs and other experts about the job searching process.
  • February 12, 2008 - Quickie Hands-on Activities That Meet the CA Science Standards
  • March 11, 2008 - It all flows to me: The science of water and watersheds. (Cabrillo Marine Aquarium)
  • April 16, 2008 - NASA Educational Night (Art Hammon from JPL)
  • April 30, 2008 - Inquiry for the Elementary Classroom (Maggie Ostler of Delta/FOSS)

2006-2007

  • September 19, 2006 - A Round Robin of Science Activities (Teaching Associates from Young Scientists' Camp/Summer Science Institute)
  • October 12, 2006 - Physics Activities for the Upper Elementary/Middle School Classroom
  • November 6, 2006 - Integration Made Elementary: Connecting Life Sciences and Language Arts/ELD (Drs. Susan Gomez-Zwiep and Bill Straits)
  • November 30, 2006 - Integrating Math & Science in your Classroom. (co-hosted by Future Math Teachers Association and the Cerritos College Math Club)
  • December 6, 2006 - The Job Search! Finding, Applying & Interviewing for Teaching Jobs (Panel Discussion)
  • February 14, 2007 - Assessment 101!
  • March 15, 2007 - NASA Education Event (NASA/JPL)
  • April 18, 2007 - Inquiry for the Elementary Classroom (Maggie Ostler from Delta/FOSS)
  • May, 3, 2007 - Biotechnology at the Secondary Level (CSULB alumni presenters)

2005-2006

  • September 13, 2005 - Inquiry Round Robin (Various)
  • October 19, 2005 - Science & Literacy (Various)
  • November 14, 2005 - NASA's Educational Materials (JPL Educators)
  • December 1, 2005 - Landing a Teaching Job! (Various: principals, department chairs, human resource personnel and our Education Career Placement Office)
  • February 7, 2006 - Who Done It? Crime Scene Inquiry as a Teaching Tool
  • March 6, 2006 - Math & Science at a Magnet School (Rod Ziolkowski, Whitney HS, ABC Unified)
  • April 20, 2006 - The Nature of Science & Scientific Inquiry (CSULB alumni) (
  • May 1, 2006 - Science Fairs and Family Science Night! (Shelley Fernald and Rauline Boland)

2004-2005

  • September 15, 2004 - Inquiry Round-Robin (YSC Staff)
  • October 25, 2004 - Forensic Science in the K-12 Classroom (Various)
  • November 11, 2004 - Science & Literacy (Susan Garcia, Colin Powell Academy)
  • December 1, 2004 - Job Searching Tips & Strategies(HR and personnel staff, principals and department chairs)
  • February 15, 2005 - Rock On! Tips for Teaching Geology (Dr. Sue Pritchard, La Habra)
  • March 17, 2005 - Just Add Water (Strategies for Stewardship and Conservation)! (Benita Horn)
  • April 5, 2005 - Marine Sciences in the K-12 Classroom (Long Beach Aquarium of the Pacific)
  • May 3, 2005 - NASA Educational Night (David Seidel, Art Hammon and Carlo Cayetano from JPL)

2003-2004

  • September 18, 2003 - Introduction to the AFSE & NSTA
  • October 20, 2003 - Autism in Our Classrooms (Teri Book, OC Kids)
  • November 4, 2003 - NASA Educational Materials to Teach Math & Science (Art Hammon and David Seidel from JPL)
  • December 8, 2003 - So, you want a Job! Preparing for the Job Market (Various panelists)
  • March 1, 2004 - Science & Literacy (Various panelists)
  • March 25, 2004 - Science Fairs & Science Competitions (Various)
  • April 20, 2004 - NASA & Mars! (David Seidel, Art Hammon, and Carlo Cayetano from JPL)
  • May 10, 2004 - Science Activities and Demonstrations (Various)

2002-2003

  • September 16, 2002 - Introduction to AFSE and K-12 classroom activities (Bill Ritz)
  • October 8, 2002 - Science & Literacy (Various)
  • November 19, 2002 - Science Field Trips (Alma Bowman from Bolsa Chica Wetlands)
  • December 9, 2002 - Preparing for the Job Market (Various: principals, department chairs, human resource personnel and our Education Career Placement Office)
  • February 10, 2003 - Using NASA Educational Materials to Teach Math & Science (Art Hammon and David Seidel from JPL)
  • March 11, 2003 - Perceptions of Science - What does the media tell us? (Christine Honeyman Fazio)
  • April 3, 2003 - Science Assessment - No Teacher Left Behind! (Tim Williamson)
  • May 12, 2003 - Inquiry Science for All and NSTA & You (Eric Brundin, Elizabeth Fessler, Martin Matthews)