The Office of STEM at the San Joaquin County Office of Education provides professional development for teachers, administrators, technology coordinators and others, focused on Science, Technology, Engineering and Math. The Office of STEM’s mission is to spark inquiry related to the Next Generation Science Standards (NGSS), National Educational Technology Standards (NETS) and the California Science Frameworks. Districts inside and outside San Joaquin County, community colleges and universities in the region work with the Office of STEM to promote science, technology, engineering and math as core subjects for all grade levels. The office also serves as liaison between the California Department of Education and other national/regional STEM-oriented agencies. Our programs are designed to promote the improvement of STEM education and teacher leadership.
The Office of STEM at San Joaquin County Office of Education serves as a regional resource for teachers. Through our partners in education, business and industry, we hope to connect teachers with people that help make curriculum relevant and ensure that students are learning skills that can build toward successful articulation from grade to grade, school to school and beyond.
Using the California Science Framework to Implement NGSS May 3-4, 2017 at SJCOE
Registration is Now Open!
We are excited to announce that your opportunity to register for the California Science Framework Statewide Rollout, hosted by SJCOE is here! Please see the flyer for all of the details including the registration link.
This workshop: Using the CA Science Framework to Implement the NGSS is a first of its kind. It is an interactive and engaging workshop connected directly to the Next Generation Science Standards and the work that we have been doing in the NGSS Rollouts across the State for the last three years.
If you have any questions, please refer to the flyer for contact information or call the SJCOE Office of STEM at 209.468.4880
NGSS: Modeling in the NGSS Elementary Classroom with Dr. Joseph Krajcik, March 9 at SJCOE
NGSS alignment focuses on students engaging in 3 Dimensional Learning when students use disciplinary core ideas, scientific and engineering practices and crosscutting concepts to make sense of a phenomena or provide a solution to problem. The vision of the NGSS pictures student learning as sensemaking where make sense of the world around them. The NGSS changes our view of science to one in which students are figuring how a phenomena works or designing solutions to problems. In this workshop for K-5 educators, participants will deepen their understanding of the 3 dimensional learning and experience what it is like to figure out how a phenomena works by engaging in the 3 dimensions of NGSS. Registration and additional information. Click here to download the event flyer.