The California Science Education Conference is hosted and organized by the California Science Teachers Association (CSTA). The annual event takes place over 2 1/2 days, Friday, 8:00 am - Sunday, 1:00 pm. Over 1,800 science educators from around the state are expected to attend this year's conference. The CSTA Conference is well-known by science educators as the place to make connections, generate new ideas, energize their teaching, and learn, and grow as professionals. With the adoption and progressing implementation of the Next Generation Science Standards for California and the rising demand for a quality STEM education, the California Science Education Conference offers a unique and valuable opportunity for all California science educators. We invite you to join us this year.
2016 will be an exciting year for science education in California. Implementation of the California NGSS will be in year three, the California Science Curriculum Framework will be released for a second public review and may even be adopted before the end of the year, components of the state's new accountability system will be on-line, and we will have a better idea of what to expect for science from our statewide assessment system.
The only place in California that will have information about all of these components as well as offer high quality educational workshops and opportunities for networking with fellow educators to talk about how this translates into your local context is at the 2016 California Science Education Conference.
Attendees enjoy access to over 150 90-minute workshops - providing you the extended time needed to dive deeper into topics; two top-notch keynote speakers sure to inspire and inform; and a half dozen focus speakers lecturing on topics that are at the cutting edge of science, STEM, and education. Option events include exciting field courses, in-depth 3-hour short courses, and fun and educational evening events designed to help attendees decompress after a long day of learning.
No other event will bring together this many California science educators in one location that is large enough to offer the diversity of programming our educators need, but also small enough to create an environment that allows for connections to be made, inspirations to be had, and moments to be shared.
Please save the date for October 21-23, 2016. Registration opens in May 2016.
Welcome Science Education Suppliers! Take advantage of this incredible opportunity to reach approximately 1,800 science educators, from all grade levels and science disciplines, K-University, who will attend the California Science Education Conference. Many of the attendees are leaders at their schools and in their districts. Many make purchasing decisions or have influence in the purchasing process.
The California Science Teachers Association is a professional organization of science educators in California, whose mission is to promote high quality science education. CSTA advances this mission through its advocacy work in state level policy and legislative bodies; publishing a monthly newsletter California Classroom Science; offering opportunities for members to connect; and providing quality professional development opportunities to California's science educators.