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Southern California STEM Service-Learning Institute: Earth and Beyond

Jun 11
Description

Southern California STEM Service-Learning Institute: Earth and Beyond
Date: June 11-12, 2013, 8 a.m. - 4:45 p.m.

Target audience: Teachers, administrators and community leaders who work with grades 4-12 and have an interest in enhancing STEM education, environmental education and service-learning programs. This includes alternative education, AVID, gifted and talented and after school programs.

Location:
Day 1: June 11
Crafton Hills College
Performing Arts Center
11711 San Canyon Rd.
Yucaipa, Calif. 92399

Day 2: June 12
Planes of Fame Air Museum
7000 Merrill Ave.
Chino, Calif. 91710

* These facilities are accessible to individuals with disabilities

Overview: Explore science, technology, engineering and mathematics and their relationship to Earth and space exploration as part of an engaging two-day institute designed to promote and support STEM education programs. The institute will explore such topics as recruitment and retention of underrepresented youth, project management, building and sustaining school and community partnerships, gender equity, green careers, environmental education, and evaluation and assessment. California Common Core and connections to "A Framework for K-12 Science Education" will also be covered. Keynote speakers include former astronaut Ellen Ochoa, director of the Johnson Space Center; David Seidel, deputy education director and manager of STEM elementary and secondary education at NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory; and Angela Mason, director of Community Gardening and Green Youth Farm at the Chicago Botanic Garden.

The cost to attend is $50 per person and includes educational materials and some meals. (Limited scholarships are available to cover registration costs.) Visit http://oms.sbcss.k12.... to sign up today! The deadline to register is June 3. Space is limited to 200 participants. Questions? Contact Rasamee Jaycox at 909-777-0879 or rasamee_jaycox@sbcss.k12.ca.us.

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