2021 Los Angeles Area Conference

December 9-11, 2021

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FILTERS APPLIED:PreK - 5, Hands-On Workshop, Informal Education


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Inspiring Literacy and Science Interest with Data

Thursday, December 9 • 8:00 AM - 9:00 AM

Los Angeles Convention Center - 402A

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We use data to do science; data literacy is its own set of skills. Young learners benefit when we integrate data, literacy, and science together.

1. Identify how data literacy is a critical aspect of literacy and science literacy in the 21st century; 2. Explore strategies and resources to use to authentically integrate data into K–5 science instruction; and 3. Develop a plan for next steps to elevate data as an aspect of meaningful connections between literacy and science.

Kristin Hunter-Thomson (Dataspire Education & Evaluation, LLC)

Unleashing Your Inner Scientist!

Thursday, December 9 • 1:00 PM - 2:00 PM

Los Angeles Convention Center - 402A

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Find yourself teaching science with little or no “formal” science training? Have no fear—let’s uncover the unknown science within you!

1. Science is not a mystical/elite field; 2. Educators know more science than they are aware of; and 3. Both educators and students can be more comfortable with "science" topics when presented in everyday terms.

Carl Carranza (Cabrillo Marine Aquarium: San Pedro, CA)

A Picture Is Worth a Thousand Words

Saturday, December 11 • 12:30 PM - 1:30 PM

Los Angeles Convention Center - 511

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Connect place-based phenomena with concepts and language of the disciplines through collaborative storytelling while strengthening students' language skills and digital literacies.

1. Support grade-specific state standards using phenomena found in plain view of the classrooms; 2. Identify picture books that support these phenomena and develop concept appropriate vocabulary; and 3. Build digital collaboration, design, and citizenship skills that support literacy.

Morris McCormick (Arminta Street Elementary School: North Hollywood, CA)

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