California Science Education Conference


  • Palm Springs Convention Center 277 North Avenida Caballeros Palm Springs, CA, 92262 United States

Conference Sessions:

Discourse Tools for Equitable and Rigorous Talk

The Framework promotes learning as a fundamentally social endeavor supported by collaborative and communicative norms. Yet, sustaining these norms requires all members to articulate, make sense of, and evaluate each other’s ideas, making discourse tools vitally important. Walk away with ready-to-use tools that foster productive talk around big science ideas!

Presenter: Heather Milo
FORMAT: Exhibitor Workshop
SCIENCE FOCUS: 3D, LEAD, SEP8
GRADE LEVEL: 5-8

Making Critical Thinking More Than Just a Cliché Using Three-Dimensional Learning

Come engage in a sequence of investigations where middle school students experience phenomena, construct explanations, and argue from evidence. Teach students to think like scientists as they apply a claim, evidence, reasoning framework to make sense of investigations.

Presenter: Heather Milo
FORMAT: Exhibitor Workshop
SCIENCE FOCUS: 3D, LEAD, SEP8
GRADE LEVEL: 5-8

Visit us at Booth #305