The California Science Teachers’ Conference begins next week.  Come visit us in the exhibit hall or join us for one of several sessions at the California Science Education Conference taking place in Palm Springs, October 25-27th. California Science Education Conference is the annual conference of the California Science Teachers’ Association (CSTA).

Below is a list of KQED sessions with links to some of the resources that will be featured during those sessions

Shaking Things Up with E-books and iTunes U Courses
Friday, October 25 • 8:00am – 9:00am
Experience earthquakes in a new way! Come learn about two resources for iPads and other iOS devices to engage students and help them learn about seismic phenomena. Grades 6-12 Sample Resources

From Climbing Trees to Diving Deep: Careers in Science
Friday, October 25  11:00am – 12:00pm
Scientists do everything from climb trees to SCUBA dive in order to carry out their work. Perk students’ interest in a career in science through an exploration of multimedia resources. Grades 6-13+ Sample Resources

Media Making: Bridging Science and the Common Core
Saturday, October 26  8:00am – 9:00am
Discover how media-making projects help students learn science content while also addressing common core standards. Walk away with tools that will assist you in implementing media-making projects into your curriculum. Grades 6-13+ Sample Resources

Online Professional Development for Media Making in the Science Classroom
Saturday, October 26 • 12:30pm – 1:30pm
Need help integrating media-making projects into your science program? Explore new online resources to add to your professional development portfolio! Grades 6-13+ Sample Resources

Exhibit Hall-Booth #417
Increase your students’ understanding of science with multimedia resource from a trusted source. Learn how to access free videos, interactive graphics, standards-based lessons, e-books and more from KQED and other PBS stations.   Sample Resources


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