California Regional Environmental
Education Community

California Department of Education,
STEM Office

Orange County Region 9b Newsletter 
June 2016 Provider Opportunity 

EE Providers: Register Now! 
Processes and Tools for Transitioning to NGSS  
Free Workshop  
June 24, 2016, 8:30 a.m. - 3:30 p.m. 

Environmental and Science Education Providers who already have an introductory understanding of NGSS and its architecture and are based in Orange County and surrounding counties are invited to attend this free one-day workshop. It will be held at the Orange County Department of Education in Costa Mesa on June 24, 2016; 8:30 a.m. - 3:30 p.m. We will present multiple approaches and resources to help your organization to begin planning a transition to supporting the Next Generation Science Standards. We will facilitate demonstrating three-dimensional student-centered experiences piloted by practitioners in the field. Our focus will be on processes to build program capacity and begin planning implementation of NGSS in a collaborative atmosphere. You will walk away with tools and resources that you can choose from that best meet the needs of your site and staff.


Registration Deadline: June 14, 2016

Facilitator: Laura Powell, Environmental Education Consultant
Local providers will also demonstrate some of their NGSS work

Light Breakfast and Lunch included.

Plan on arriving between 8 - 8:30 a.m. for check-in and breakfast.

Location: Orange County Department of Education, 200 Kalmus Drive, Costa Mesa, CA 92628. Building A, Board Room.

Bring: A portable device (computer, laptop, tablet).

Questions: Helen de la Maza,

Event Website:
Disclaimer: These professional learning opportunities and resources are intended merely to provide access to information. The California Department of Education (CDE) has not reviewed these opportunities or resources for effectiveness or alignment with the Elementary and Secondary Education Act (ESEA). CDE does not warrant or guarantee the effectiveness or results of any opportunity or resource that may be made available through this communication network. The inclusion of an opportunity or resource is neither an endorsement nor recommendation by CDE. Please excuse formatting errors that may result from the software application used to distribute this newsletter.

The California Regional Environmental Education Community (CREEC) Network is an educational project supported by the California Department of Education in collaboration with state, regional and local partners. Its expansive communication network provides educators with access to high-quality educational resources to enhance the environmental literacy of California Students.
In Orange County, CREEC is housed and supported by Inside the Outdoors, OCDE.
Helen de la Maza,

Shannon Gordon, Statewide CREEC Coordinator,
STEM Office, California Dept. of Education, 1430 N Street, Suite 4309, Sacramento, CA 95814

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