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2018 CSTA Conference - Optional 1 Unit of Credit – Provided by CSULB

Climate Summit 2018

CSU Long Beach is once again offering conference attendees an opportunity to earn a unit of upper division science education credit in conjunction with the 2018 California Science Education Conference. The cost for the unit of credit is $99.00. Registration materials, and course assignments must be submitted to Dr. Laura Henriques at CSULB by January 11, 2019. There are actually two different options this year. Participants may do one or both, depending on their conference participation. Please read carefully and be sure to clearly indicate which unit of credit(s) you are applying to take.

Option 1: SCED 490C Selected Topics in Earth/Space Science Education

CSTA is hosting a pre-conference Climate Summit and a Climate Summit strand of sessions. In order to be eligible for option1, SCED490C, participants must attend at least 12 hours of sessions with the global climate summit logo. A listing of Climate Summit designated sessions can be found on the conference website.

A written assignment is required for this option. Be sure that you get signatures from presenters to document your participation in the sessions. Individuals seeking both options must attend at least 24 hours of conference sessions. The same workshop cannot be used by the same person for option 1 and option 2.

Option 2: SCED 490A Selected Topics in Science Education

Attendance in at least 12 hours of sessions across any content area is required.

A written assignment is required for this option. Be sure that you get signatures from presenters to document your participation in the sessions. Individuals seeking both options must attend at least 24 hours of conference sessions. The same workshop cannot be used by the same person for option 1 and option 2.

Registration not yet available.

Grades should be available at the beginning of February 2019.

Requirements

California State University, Long Beach is pleased to offer options for one or two units upper division unit of credit to conference attendees who complete the following requirements:

  • Must be an officially registered conference attendee (must provide a copy of conference nametag)
  • Must attend conference sessions totaling at least twelve documented hours (see above for eligible sessions)
  • Must submit the following documents to California State University, Long Beach to arrive no later than January 11, 2019
  • CSTA Credit Registration form with payment of $99.00 (payment may be made by Visa, MasterCard, or check payable to CSULB)
  • CSTA Conference PD Passport (signature page from conference book)
  • Written assignment (detailed below)

Written Assignment

The following instructions detail the assignment based on the option you select. The templates provide specific prompts and a format for how answers should be formatted.

Assignment for Option 1: SCED 490C Selected Topics in Earth/Space Science Education

SCED 490C Template [DOCX]

  • Short descriptions for each session attended (~100 words per session). Describe the session, include key science concepts addressed and include evidence of how the session aligns with the EP&Cs.
  • Describe one session in detail. What are the big ideas of this session? Describe how you will incorporate the strategies and content you learned into your teaching. Describe how you will be able to share this information with other educators.
  • You have two choices:
    1. Linkages to scientists and their data. During Climate Summit sessions you learned from practicing scientists. What did you learn in these sessions? In what ways (if any) have barriers between educator and scientists been removed? Describe how these sessions differ from learning from other educators?, OR
    2. Write up an action plan which shows ways in which you will share the information you have learned with others. Be specific and identify deliverables.

Assignment for Option 2: SCED 490A Selected Topics in Science Education

SCED 490A Template [DOCX]

  • Write a description for each session attended (~100 words per session). Describe the session, include key science concepts or teaching strategies addressed. Be sure to include evidence of how the session aligns with NGSS (how is the lesson 3D or what did the presenters share with you that makes this an example of NGSS science teaching and learning?).
  • Describe two sessions in more detail (~500 words each). Describe how you will incorporate the strategies or content you learned into your own teaching.

Document Submission

Mail or email the documents to:

Laura Henriques
California State University, Long Beach
Science Education Department MS-9504
1250 Bellflower Blvd.
Long Beach CA 90840

Email: Laura.Henriques@csulb.edu

Materials are due to CSULB by January 11, 2019. Grades will be posted by early February 2019. Instructions and information about accessing grades and ordering transcripts are found via Enrollment Services.

The grading will be traditional letter grading.

Any questions regarding this CSTA-CSULB credit please contact the Science Education Department office at 562.985.4801.