EDUCATORS HOST 2016 SAN DIEGO SCIENCE EDUCATION CONFERENCE ON APRIL 9, 2016

Conference aims to prepare teachers and administrators for upcoming science curriculum changes

San Diego, CA, March 18, 2016– This year’s San Diego Science Education Conference (SDSEC) will be held on April 9th, 2016 at Grossmont College in San Diego, CA. The conference expects more than 75 teachers and organizations presenting more than 70 sessions and is intended to help San Diego educators and administrators prepare for the Next Generation Science Standards (NGSS). The NGSS are composed of new science curriculum standards adopted by the State Board of Education to further science education in grades K-12.

“We’re excited to be continuing the San Diego Science Educators Association’s (SDSEA) ‘Science Trek – The Next Generation’ conference tradition,” said Su Scott, Conference Chair for SDSEC. “This year we’re looking forward to having more organizations partnering with us to deliver a multifaceted event geared towards science educators and school district staff.”

Current presenting organizations include the California Coastal Commission, San Diego County Office of Education, University of San Diego, High Tech High, Innovations Academy and Project WET among many others.

The exhibitors at this year’s event include the Ward’s Science, Living Coast, Explorelearning, the San Diego Archaeological Center, the Escondido Creek Conservancy, the CREEC Network, and the USA 3D Store, Legoland, and SDG&E.

“This event not only prepares educators and staff for the Next Generation Science Standards and Common Core, but allows a great opportunity for science enthusiasts and teachers to network with and learn from one another,” continued Scott.

The 70+ sessions include a variety of science disciplines, ranging from chemistry and earth science to physics and technology. Sessions include “Models to Simulate Chemical Processes,” “Students Become Environmental Activists,” and “BYOD: Prepare for Next Generation Science Standards.” For a full look at the event’s schedule, visit their Sched page at https://sandiegoscienceeducation2016.sched.org/.

For more information on attending, exhibiting, or sponsoring at the 2016 SDSEC, visit the event’s website at http://2016sdsec.org/.  Individual admission is $60 with group and student discounts available.  Grossmont College is located at 8800 Grossmont College Drive, El Cajon, CA 92020.

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The 2016 SDSEC planning committee is comprised of representatives from San Diego Children and Nature, San Diego San Diego State University, San Diego Zoo Global Institute for Conservation Research, Fleet Science Center, San Diego Coast Keeper, Biocom Institute, Salk Institute, Master Gardener Associations and San Diego Science Educators Association.

If you would like more information about this event, please contact Su Scott, Conference Chair, at 2016sdsec@gmail.com.

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