California Science Teacher Conference 2013





The California Science Education Conference is the annual conference of the California Science Teachers Association (CSTA). For over 20 years the conference has been providing up-to-the-minute educational programs for California's science educators. The conference features the perfect mix of hands-on workshops, engaging lectures from professional scientists and university-level educators, in-depth three- and six-hour courses, one-of-a-kind field course experiences, and quality networking opportunities that are only possible when meeting face-to-face.

Conference sessions are designed to meet the needs of both new and veteran science educators. There are sessions for all grade levels, Pre-K-12 and preservice educators. Each educational session is designated by one of the following tracks: STEM, earth/space science, life science, biology, environmental science, chemistry, physics, physical science, and cross-disciplinary science; and addresses one or more of the following emphasis: STEM careers/workforce, literacy/EL, pedagogy/I&E, assessment, technology, and informal science.

CaliforniaView presented a workshop introducing Earth Observation Day resources for educators. Earth Observation Day engages teachers/students in the use of free satellite data for Land Cover Mapping.