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CSTA Optional Unit of Credit – Provided by CSULB

Conference attendees at the 2013 CSTA conference are able to earn 1-unit of upper division credit through CSULB. The cost for the unit of credit is $125. Registration materials, a signed passport from the conference and course assignments must be submitted to Laura Henriques at CSULB by December 2nd. The course will appear on your transcript as SCED490A, Special Topics. Grades will be available at the end of December.

There are two separate options for earning credit. Both require participants to attend at least 12 hours of appropriate sessions at the conference and complete a written assignment.

No Child Left Behind Professional Development Option

This option focuses on building content knowledge and content specific teaching strategies. All sessions in the conference count for this option. Candidates selecting this option will provide a 100 word description of the sessions they attended. In addition, candidates will also describe in more detail (~500 words) how they will incorporate the content from two of these sessions into their teaching. The NCLB template provides prompts and a format for how answers should be formatted.

New Teacher Option

This option was designed for pre-service or new teachers wishing to focus on science teaching strategies and methods. While content can't be completely devoid of pedagogy, this credit option is really to help you focus on how best to teach science. Candidates selecting this option will provide a 100 word description of the sessions they attended. In addition, candidates will also describe in more detail (~500 words) how they will incorporate the strategies they learned into their teaching. The New Teacher template provides prompts and a format for how answers should be formatted.

The written assignment, signed passport from the conference (showing at least 12 hours of conference sessions attended) and registration materials must be received by December 2, 2013. Please send or e-mail the assignment so that it arrives on time.

Laura Henriques
CSULB, Science Education
1250 N Bellflower Blvd.
Long Beach CA 90840-9504

Laura.Henriques@csulb.edu

phone: 562 985-1408
fax: 562 985-7164