Kick off the spring in Santa Barbara with this Next Generation Science Standards workshop designed for the informal educator. Dynamic science is back! Gone are the days of trying to correlate our programming to science standards that emphasize memorization and recall; let’s help our schools move into a future where students engage directly in Science Practices to understand concepts deeply, solve problems, improve their lives and make the world a better place! During this 4-hour workshop, we will focus on understanding the convergent vision of the Next Generation Science Standards, the Framework for K-12 Science Education and the Common Core State Standards. Then we will roll up our sleeves to delve into the Practices and consider how they relate to our own organizations, in order to best meet the changing needs of our schools.
Workshop Presented by
Craig Strang, Associate Director of Lawrence Hall of Science at UC Berkeley
Craig Strang is Associate Director of Lawrence Hall of Science at UC Berkeley, and leads the Center for Leadership in Science Teaching. He is the founding director of Marine Activities, Resources & Education (MARE), is Principal Investigator of the multi-institution Center for Ocean Sciences Education Excellence–California, and Principal Investigator of BaySci: The Bay Area Partnership for Science Education. He has worked in science and environmental education for over 25 years, designing professional development and curriculum, and co-leading the nationwide and international Ocean Literacy Campaign. He is the author of many articles and instructional materials. Before turning to science education full time he did research on elephant seals, humpback whales and California sea lions.