CSCS Open House 2018


Thanks for coming - see you next year!

Emily Miller

Jan 27, 2018 @ CSUN 9 AM - 4 PM

This year CSUN and UCLA are collaborating to provide workshops with Emily Miller a well known leader on teaching NGSS to diverse student groups. In order to support this special event we are charging $25 for participating in the workshop

Emily Miller was a lead writer for the Diversity and Equity Team on the Next Generation Science Standards, a member of the NGSS writing team, and co-writer of NGSS for All Students, with Dr. Okhee Lee. Emily has taught for 18 years as an ESL and bilingual resource science specialist in Madison, Wisconsin, at a Title I school. Emily has an MS in bilingual studies from the Department of Curriculum and Instruction at the University of Wisconsin–Madison, a BS from the same department with a Spanish minor, and ESL and bilingual teaching certifications. She is pursuing a PhD in Curriculum and Instruction at the University of Wisconsin–Madison.
Next Generation Science Standards: Offering Equitable Opportunities for ELLs to Engage in Science
NGSS for All Students by Okhee Lee and Emily Miller and Rita Januszyk 

8:30 - 9:00 Breakfast and Socializing 
meet in the Education Courtyard @ 8:30 - food and drinks provided  Map
9:00 - 9:10 Welcome
9:15 -10:25 Session 1
10:25 - 10:35 Break
science ed logo
10:40 - 11:50 Session 2
12:00 - 12:40pm Lunch - Provided
12:45 - 1:55 Session 3
2:00 - 2:10 Break
2:10 - 3:30 Session 4

 Room     Session 1
9:15 - 10:25
 Session 2
10:40 - 11:50
Emily Miller on working with EL students in Middle School Science
Engaging in Inquiry to Support Language Acquisition
(Kim-John & Medrano, UCLA)
 Argumentation in Science Class
(Foley and Babaie) 
All class data analysis with Google Sheets
(Nguyen and Chipps)
Using Earth/Space data to Integrate Earth Science
Integrating Earth Science in High School with 3-Course Model
(d'Alessio & Vandergon)

 Room     Session 3
12:45 - 1:55
 Session 4
2:10 - 3:30
Emily Miller on working with EL students in High School Science
Slides and Links
Engaging in Inquiry to Support Language Acquisition
(Kim-John & Medrano, UCLA)

Integrated Model for Middle School
(Vandergon & d'Alessio)    
 2103      Argumentation in Science Class
(Foley and Babaie) 

This year the focus will be on NGSS implementation, but we will also have workshops about Computer Supported Collaborative Science (CSCS). Our project to help teachers make technology useful in the science classroom.

Principles of CSCS:
  • Information is shared with the class online
  • Teachers check on students’ understanding often
  • Data from experiments and simulations is pooled
  • Emphasize data analysis
  • Students’ explanations are shared and compared


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Brian Foley,
Jan 27, 2018, 6:25 AM
Brian Foley,
Oct 17, 2017, 2:02 AM