You are invited on Saturday, February 23rd! We will be walking on a docent-led tour above the Point Reyes Elephant Seal breeding population during peak breeding and pupping season. Here are the details:
|Point Reyes Elephant Seal Walk: Gulf of the Farallones National Marine Sanctuary and Farallones Marine
Sanctuary Association Present: Sanctuary Explorations
Saturday, February 23rd, 2pm-4pm
Come Visit the Elephant Seals of Point Reyes with Sanctuary Naturalists and NPS Staff!
WHERE: Kenneth C. Patrick Visitor Center at Drakes Beach, Point Reyes National Seashore to catch the shuttle.
WHEN: Saturday, February 23rd, 2-4pm
COST: $10/person includes park shuttle; $5 for youths 16 and younger.
Join us for an elephantine adventure in Point Reyes! Hop on board the park shuttle and explore the life cycle of the northern elephant seal during pupping and mating season. Check out one of the most northern haul-outs for this marine mammal and glimpse some blubbery love, as February is the month of pupping and mating for elephant seals!
This is a Docent Led Walk: Point Reyes Docents will meet our group in the park to view groups of elephant seals in the midst of pupping and mating seasons.
TICKETS REQUIRED FOR ALL EVENTS
Contact Erica Warren at: (415) 561-6622/232 or firstname.lastname@example.org
Space is limited.
Thank you for your interest in Sanctuary programs, particularly Sanctuary Explorations.
Upcoming program: Historic Tour of Sausalito’s Wooden Boats!
Saturday, March 16th
Join us for an afternoon immersed in the history of the handmade wooden boats of Sausalito. View the hand-built ferry boats, the boat building school and meet the craftsmen that share their craft with youth from the bay area. check out the bohemian history of the house boats of Sausalito and traipse into the cottage for tea.
Upcoming Evening Program: Abalone Soiree
Saturday, March 23rd 7-10pm
Half Moon Bay, location TBD
Join us for an evening dedicated to the celebration and understanding of Red Abalone.
Only caught north of the center of the GOlden Gate Bridge, these Abalone have been farmed in Half Moon Bay for the past 13 years.
Please join us for hors d’oeuvres and lectures on the life cycle and ecology of the red abalone.
If you’ve ever been to one of our Soirees, you’ll know they are an active evening filled with science, art and conversation. I hope to see you there! For registration or information please contact Justin: Justin.Holl@noaa.gov
We hope to see you at one of our upcoming programs!
======== Julia Robinson Math Festival ==================
* May 11 (Saturday) – Stanford Julia Robinson Math Festival
This festival is aimed at students in 6th—12th grade and will appeal
to a range of ability levels. Activities are designed to encourage
collaboration, creative problem-solving, and inspire curiosity.
Register online: https://www.msri.org/web/msri/static-pages/-/node/210
=== Upcoming Bay Area Teacher Events ==============
* April 2 (Tuesday) – SFMC Teachers’ Circle, Tatiana Shubin.
SFMC is sponsoring monthly dinners just for teachers with a special Math
Circle speaker. This program supports a professional learning community
built from the strong foundations of the SFMC. Join us for our next event
(April 2, 2013) for a presentation by San Jose Stat’s Tatiana Shubin.
SF Math Circle Teachers’ Circle – meets on the 1st Tuesday of the month;
to see more details and register please visit us online:
Plan a trip for this Spring or Summer!
Are you in school from June through August, 2013, or have a summer youth group?
Registration is now open for summer 2013 field trips!
You can bring a group of kids on either weekdays or weekends, except on or around holidays.
And remember, admission rates for both preK-12 school groups and those for youth-serving organizations such assummer camps, church groups, youth development programs, and sports clubs, are a healthy discount off general admission.
Reserve seats in advance for a Planetarium Show!
You can request seats in either the 10:30am or 3:30pm showing. Please note that school and youth groups will not be able to attend a show without a reservation and children must be at least 7 years old.
You can still plan a Spring 2013 field trip!
Dates are still available for school and youth trips through May 2013.
Apply soon as the popular spring months are filling up fast.
While you’re at the Academy…
If you are planning a trip to the Academy this spring or summer, you can check out our newest addition to African Hall.
Institute for Teachers of Color Committed to Racial Justice
San José State University; June 19-21, 2013
Applications Due: April 1, 2013
In California, students of color comprise over 70% of the public school population, but teachers of color make up less than 30% of the teaching force. With barriers such as limited resources, testing pressures and culturally-disconnected mandated curriculum, teachers of color with a commitment to racial justice face many challenges in realizing their vision, and can feel isolated in their work.
June 19-21, 2013, San José State University is hosting the third annual Institute for Teachers of Color Committed to Racial Justice, a three-day conference to support the development, success and retention of teachers of color struggling to achieve racial justice in schools. It is intended as a community building, professional development space for teachers of color to explore the racial climate of their schools, receive training to navigate these realities, and strategize how to create racially transformative classrooms and schools. We are also accepting applications from school administrators of color and teacher educators of color who are interested in building alongside teachers.
The cost for attending the Institute is $150, which includes breakfast, lunch and materials for all three days (a limited number of scholarships are available for those who are not receiving district funding). Applications should be submitted by April 1, 2013 and we will notify applicants by early May. If you are interested in attending this Institute, please complete the application through the following link:
We are looking for teachers, school administrators and teacher educators of color who:
• Are committed to racial justice.
• Work at schools serving a significant population of students of color.
• Want to build a like-minded community.
• Have specific needs that can be met by the Institute.
We are also hoping to achieve racial and gender balance among participants to represent the diversity of teachers, school administrators, and teacher educators of color. Please submit any inquiries to Dr. Rita Kohli at email@example.com.
Rita Kohli, Department of Elementary Education, San José State University
Marcos Pizarro, Mexican American Studies, San José State University
We would like to invite you, your colleagues, science and math teachers and students, and any others who have some interest in science and math to a special lecture at the Palace of Fine Arts in San Francisco at 7:30 on March 4. The talk is by Dr. Emily Shuckburgh who is Head of Oceans Research at the British Antarctic Survey. Emily is an absolutely amazing speaker! This talk will be of interest to everyone and of particular interest to those who like math and science. Please pass this on to interested students as well!
The Alameda Contra Costa Council of Mathematics Educators, ACME, is
pleased to invite you to our seventh FREE seminar on the new CA Common Core Standards in Mathematics this Saturday, February 23, 2013 at the Lawrence Hall of Science, in Berkeley in the LHS Auditorium from 10:00 a.m. to 12:00 noon. Dr. Alan H. Schoenfeld: Graduate School of Education, University of California at Berkeley, Teaching for Mathematical Sense-Making in the Spirit of the Common Core.
Part of what we love about mathematics is how beautifully it fits together. When you think about math in the right ways, the concepts and procedures we teach make sense and the formal mathematics brings it all together. From this perspective, the goal of teaching mathematically is to help students learn to think mathematically and
see math as a sense-making enterprise. This is what the Mathematical Practices in the Common Core State Mathematics Standards are all about.
In this talk Dr. Schoenfeld will give some examples of how mathematics can be viewed as a form of sense-making—and what happens when it is not. He will discuss how the Common Core Mathematics Standards and the Smarter Balanced Assessments will support the kinds of teaching we want to do in order to help students become better mathematical thinkers. Alan will discuss some lessons he and others have been building which help to focus on student thinking and build productively on it. He will also discuss a framework that is being developed for focusing on productive behaviors in mathematics classrooms.
All educators are welcome to attend FREE. There is NO PRE-REGISTRATION. Those attending will be admitted FREE to the Lawrence Hall of Science and after the Seminar are welcome to view the Hall of Science’s many wonderful science and math exhibits.
Parking is ample—though there is a cost per hour for parking.
Carpooling is recommended.
~Please forward this email to your network of educators~
For notices of all ACME events, please join our MeetUp online site:
This is an invitation to High School Educators. Please share widely with your friends and co-workers! Strategic Energy Innovations (SEI) and Skyline College will be hosting a Curriculum Workshop on our new Sustainability Certificate in Green Transportation. This interactive and informative workshop will be hosted at Skyline College for high school faculty.
WHEN: Thursday, February 28th 4-8pm
WHERE: Skyline College’s Student/Community Center in Building 6, Room 202 (second floor)
COST: Free – including the curriculum, a teacher toolkit and a light dinner
We look forward to participation from faculty teaching across disciplines including automotive, electronics, science, environmental science, ecology, and chemistry. High school faculty attending will receive the training, lesson plans and teacher toolkit to easily teach this interesting and exciting subject matter right away. The teacher toolkit includes 6 solar car kits and all specialized materials for hands-on activities and experiments. Participating teachers can earn 1 CEU from Dominican University.
Hands-on exercises include:
• Envisioning a sustainable future
• Simulations to understand reserves of fossil fuels and the impact of use on the carbon cycle
• Making a rocket stove
• Learning to make biodiesel
• Making a battery from a lemon
• Constructing a solar car
• Designing a dream vacation - based on fun and environmental impact
• Developing a school green transportation policy and campaign
• Learning about careers in green transportation through informational interviews, job shadowing and internships
Please RSVP to Rita Gulli by email firstname.lastname@example.org or phone 650.738.4491 soon – the first 20 teachers will receive the curriculum toolkit. Attached is the informational flyer for the event, a parking permit, and campus map. Lot M is the closest parking lot to Building 6 and the link for driving directions is: http://www.skylinecollege.edu/maps/drivingdirections.php
Please forward this email and attachments to any formal or informal educator who would benefit from this workshop. We look forward to your participation.
Greetings 3rd – 5th grade Teachers,
Applications are currently being accepted for the Teacher Institute on
Science and Sustainability (TISS) offered by the California Academy of
Sciences. TISS is a immersive two–year professional development
program that supports the teaching of more and better science and
empowers teachers to plan, collaborate, and reflect with their peers
to make transformational changes to their teaching practice and within
their school communities.
The program begins on July 15, 2013 and includes two intensive summer
sessions, access to Academy educational resources, and ongoing
professional development and onsite coaching by Academy staff.
Teachers receive a $2,000 stipend each year, a membership to the
Academy, a class set of science notebooks, and more for their
The application deadline is March 15, 2013. We will accept
applications from any 3rd- 5th grade teachers in the Bay Area and give
preference to teachers who apply as a school team (3-5 teachers).
Attached is the program brochure and application. If you want more
information or have questions about the program please visit
www.calacademy.org/teachers/tiss or email email@example.com.
Join us for an informal conversation about upcoming opportunities with the San Francisco Unified School District and a conversation about our application and hiring process. In the Candidate Information Session, we’ll highlight some of the unique programs at SFUSD, review our application and hiring process, and share some of our upcoming teaching opportunities. In the Certificated Application Workshop, we’ll review our application process and share some helpful tips to ensure your application is complete. We’ll also leave time to answer your questions about working in SFUSD.
We hope you can join us for one of these opportunities! Space is limited, reserve your webinar seat by clicking on the links below:
||San Francisco Unified School District (SFUSD) Candidate Information Session
||Friday, February 15, 2013
||4:00 PM – 5:30 PM PST
RSVP here: https://www3.gotomeeting.com/register/922289190
||San Francisco Unified School District (SFUSD) Certificated Application Workshop
||Tuesday, February 19, 2013
||4:00 PM – 5:30 PM PST
RSVP here: https://www3.gotomeeting.com/register/702984422
After registering you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the Webinar.
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