Nancy Chung, Fifth Grade Teacher, Tustin Unified School District


Observe a lesson with fifth grade students with an emphasis on inquiry-based approaches to teaching and learning. One or two students will sit at each table with convocation participants.


Experiencing Hands-On, Inquiry-Based STEM Education, Part II. Presentations and Voices of School Children

Maureen Allen, Orange Country Department of Education


Students from grades 2-8 in Orange County who have participated in the Beckman@Science Program will be available in a mini “poster session” to display the work that they have done in science and to answer your questions.


Refreshments will be available throughout this session.


Teachers’ Reflections on the Morning’s Activities and General Discussion

Nancy Chung

Susan Pritchard, California Science Teachers Association

Anne-Marie Bergen, California Teacher Advisory Council


How Can the Research Literature Inform Decisions About What Can and Should Be Sustained in Science Education for Grades K-8?

Jeanne Century, Director of Center for Elementary Mathematics and Science Education, University of Chicago


Dr. Century will provide participants with an overview of the work that has been done to study and understand sustainable programs in science education. It will emphasize the importance of making evidence-based decisions about any programs that might emerge in California.



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