The STEM Collaborative continues to build capacity and momentum! The group met April 6th. They had initial discussions around a computer science and science statement, making connections to the previous conversations about the overlap between the two. Dr. Chris Lowe from CSULB was the keynote speaker and did a fantastic job sharing about CSULB’s shark lab and research, sharing the connections between climate, computer science and the creativity necessary to do their work. You can view the presentation here. Vista teachers continue to meet monthly, creating deliverables in each pathway: NGSS, Computer Science and Climate Science. We are working to build and design a computer science pathway with professional development starting this summer for all elementary, middle and high school teachers.
Our STEM Collaborative and teacher work groups have been working diligently to move STEM education forward in Vista. Teachers are collaborating on many projects in the areas of Next Generation Science Standards, Computer Science, and Climate Science.Thank you for celebrating Earth Day as a community!
Computer Science TK-12 Summer Opportunity
CS Fundamentals: June 12, 2021 - (9-12pm) - designated for anyone who would like an introductory course to offering CS from code.org
CS Discoveries: June 21-June 25, 2021 (9-4pm each day) - designated for 6-10 grades
CS Principles: July 12-July 16, 2021 (9-4pm each day) - designated for anyone teaching AP CS Principles
If you are interested, please submit the Vista support application here:
Then, apply here: https://studio.code.org/pd/application/teacher.
The science team at the San Diego County Office of Education invites you to join us for
a summer of learning to support you in developing classroom assessment systems
aligned to the Next Generation Science Standards. The 2021 NGSS Assessment
Summer Institute is designed for grade-level (elementary) or course-alike (secondary)
teams to experience how to collaboratively build a system of support around the
implementation of instructional materials and three-dimensional assessments in
science. This institute will run on selected days from July 7 to July 20 with additional
follow-up sessions from August to December of 2021.
To register for a grade-level or course-alike district team, please visit:
April 28 - 29, 2021
The Biocom Institute Education Symposium brings together educators, nonprofits and industry partners who are reimagining Life Science/Biotech learning experiences in K-12 classrooms, schools and districts. The goal of the symposium is to experience and learn from these innovations first-hand with active practitioners and partner providers. Participants engage in a variety of professional learning and networking opportunities to connect with innovative educators and industry experts & scientists. We encourage every participant to share, connect and collaborate with attendees and presenters.
Join us for a Virtual Family Bilingual Coding Night on May 27th 5:30-7:00 pm. Please share this opportunity with families!
Instruction will be given in both English and Spanish! You can join on a computer, chromebook, or tablet! Bring your family and friends to learn more about computer science! You can also be entered in a raffle for gift cards!