• Elementary Feedback Form: Please click here.

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  • Elementary Workshop Day 4

     Elementary Feedback Form Day 4 

    Click here if you are interested in being a judge for the Riverside County Science Fair on March 28th.




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  • Secondary Workshop Day 4


    Click here for presentation materials.

    Click here to apply for Intel ISEF Public View Day: Grants are available for buses or subs.

    Secondary Feedback form for Day 4  

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    The California Department of Education (CDE) is interested in receiving feedback from you about the information that has been provided to local educational agencies (LEAs) and schools about the plan for assessing science this spring and beyond.


    This survey below should take less than five minutes to complete. Thank you in advance for your participation.

    CDE Science Testing Survey


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  • Elementary NGSS Workshop Day 3


    Here is the link to Dr. Simani's Google drive folder.

    Click here for today's Feedback form, Day 3.


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  • Science Updates

    NSTA Conference Registration OPEN

    Intel ISEF LA Convention Center May 13th Week

    Riverside County Science Fair 3/28



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  • DAY 2


    Welcome to Day 2 of our NGSS workshop series!


    Professional Learning Goals:
    • Review the 5 E instructional model lesson sequences as a pedagogical component of NGSS instruction.
    • For a performance expectation(s), identify a possible performance task that would assess student learning around the performance expectation(s)
    ● Review grade level or subject area instructional sequences in the California State Framework Instructional Sequences
    ● Using a planning tool, take a look at the NGSS Unit of instruction to create Lesson Sequences that connect to Unit.
    ● Plan a literacy component and connect them into the learning cycle that integrates the three dimensions of the NGSS.

    8:00 am Welcome and Registration

    NGSS Secondary Resources from Yami

    8:30 am Overview: Looking Back to Move Forward
    Our Journey through the NGSS Innovations
    The 5 E Instructional Sequence Model

    Secondary 5E Lessons from 9.29.16

    9:00 am Designing an NGSS Lesson Sequence, part 1
    Inquiry Based Learning
    Identifying the Planning Tools
    Draft California State Framework Instructional Sequences

    11:30 am Lunch

    12:30 pm Designing a Lesson Sequence, part 2
    Planning a 3D Lesson Sequences that enriches the
    instruction of the NGSS Unit

    2:30 pm Closure, Debriefing and Evaluation  Click here for Secondary Feedback form

    3:00 End





    ELEMENTARY Welcome to Day 2 of our NGSS workshop series!



    1. Review/discuss homework from September session (CER introduction and ELA units)
    2. Looking at students’ work for “how strong is a bag of air?”
    3. Develop CER expectation framework for each grade level
    4. Review instructional sequences from CS Science Framework and develop a plan for the creation of 2 mini-units

    Presentation Materials from Dr. Simani



    Thank you for your participation!

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  • DAY 1



    Welcome to our first Alvord NGSS workshop of 16-17. 

    These workshops will be held at the Alvord Professional Development Center (PDC).  Coffee, tea and water will be available.  Lunch will be one hour on your own.  The PDC has a microwave and refrigerator available for your use.  


    The PDC is located at: 

    7377 Jurupa Avenue
    Riverside, CA 92504


    Click on the following links:


    Elementary Feedback Form

    Secondary Feedback Form


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