Oakland Unified School District
California Science Teacher Association
Annual Conference Presentations


October 21-23, 2016
Palm Springs Convention Center


Learn about districtwide implementation of the Next Generation Science Standards in Oakland at the CSTA Annual Conference. Oakland has been developing tools and resources to support the new standards over the past four years and look forward to sharing our resources with educators from across California.

If you work in another district and are interested in receiving updates about our work or future events, sign up to be on our mailing list. Our third annual Oakland NGSS Symposium will take place in February 2017. More information will be provided through this list.

If you attended and appreciated our sessions, please take a minute to offer some feedback.

Below is a complete list of all OUSD sessions at the Conference. Click here to access files related to each presentations. Usage rights on all materials and files are restricted and only to be used by schools and districts. OUSD also needs to be referenced and the materials provided at no cost to recipients.

Day/Time Presentation Presenter Room

Fri
8:00-9:30

Equity in the Science Classroom

Sonnie-Dae Ross, Kate Gallagher

REN Pasadena

Fri
12:30-2:00

The OUSD Curriculum Writing Process

James Narvaez, Herberta Zulueta

REN Pasadena

Fri
2:30-4:00

Designing a Districtwide K-12 Science Program

Caleb Cheung

REN Pasadena

Fri
2:30-5:30

SC1: Fostering a Science-Driven Language and Literacy Learning Environment

Claudio Vargas, Diana Velez

Hilton, Plaza A

Fri
4:20-5:50

Implementing the MS Integrated Curriculum Model

Herberta Zulueta, James Narvaez

REN Pasadena

Fri
4:20-5:50

The "Guidebook" —NGSS Investigations Using the Ecosystems on Your Campus

Grey Kolevzon

PSCC Smoketree B

Sat
8:00-9:30

Put Reading in Its Proper Place-Bringing Reading into Science Inquiry

Brenda Tuohy, Raquel Rodriguez Jones

REN Pasadena

Sat
12:00-1:30

Use What You’ve Got: Transitioning to NGSS Using Existing Curricula

Maryam Lara, Brenda Tuohy

REN Pasadena

Sat
12:00-1:30

Student Indicators of High Quality NGSS Learning

Thom Reinhardt, Herberta Zulueta

PSCC Smoketree C

Sat
3:00-4:30

Bringing Engineering into Your Elementary Science Curriculum

Elizabeth Woodward, Raquel Jones

REN Pasadena

Sat
4:45-6:15

Writing in Science Investigations: Turning Oral Sense-Making into Logical Conclusion

Elizabeth Woodward, Lindsay Daesler, Marilyn Spingarn

REN Pasadena

Sun
11:30-1:00

A Phenomenal Workshop

Claudio Vargas, Diana Velez

PSCC Smoketree C

Sun
11:30-1:00

PowerPoint Speed Course

Caleb Cheung

PSCC Mesquite E

Sun
11:30-1:00

The Language of Science: Deconstructing Sentence Level Complex Text

Elizabeth Woodward, Lindsay Daseler

PSCC Mesquite D