Conferences & Other Events
EEI staff and Teacher Ambassadors regularly present at statewide and regional conferences to share information about California’s Environmental Principles and Concepts (EP&Cs) and discuss opportunities to strengthen environmental literacy in K-12 instruction. The scope of these events typically extends beyond the EEI Curriculum and, therefore, attendance usually does not qualify you to receive free EEI unit materials.
If you are interested in attending a training that focuses exclusively on the EEI Curriculum and/or want to attend training to qualify to order free EEI unit materials, please attend an in-person training or webinar instead.
Upcoming Conferences & Other Events:
March 6, 2017 • Sacramento
Educating for Careers Conference
How to Use the Environment to Inspire Critical Thinking
Venue: Hyatt Regency Sacramento
Session Time: 3:00 - 4:15pm
California teachers are using the Education and the Environment Initiative (EEI) Curriculum to inspire critical thinking and collaboration in their students. Learn how to use EEI’s engaging environmental lens to motivate your students and support your transition to Common Core and NGSS.
- March 30, 2017 • Los Angeles
National Science Teachers Association (NSTA) Conference
Using the Environment as a Springboard to Real World 3D Learning
Venue: Los Angeles Convention Center, 515A
Session Time: 2:00 - 3:00pm
Support environmental literacy and engage students in 3D exploration using the environment as an authentic and intrinsically engaging, real-world context for learning. We will share tools and strategies for utilizing the environment as an organizing context for NGSS-based, three-dimensional instruction. After an introduction to the State of California’s Environmental Principles and Concepts, a set of universally applicable “big ideas” about the environment, participants will work together to unpack exemplar lessons to better understand:
(1) the NGSS and their game-changing capacity to support environmental literacy for all students; and
(2) the environment as an authentic and intrinsically engaging, real-world context in which to explore Science and Engineering Practices, Crosscutting Concepts, and Disciplinary Core Ideas through 3D instruction.
Participant takeaways will include:
(1) new ideas about how to develop three-dimensional lessons around environmental phenomena; and
(2) clearly identified opportunities from across the whole of NGSS where environmental concepts can be paired with one or more of the three dimensions associated with each Performance Expectation.