Exploring Phenomena: Using Science to Figure Things Out

Contra Costa Hills
Exploring Phenomena

Date and Time:

Tuesday, May 8, 2018, 8:30am to 3:00pm

Contact Contra Costa County Office of Education and California Academy of Sciences invite K-12 educators, including administrators (site or district), instructional coaches, and classroom teachers to 
Exploring Phenomena: Using Science to Figure Things Out in Pleasant Hill, CA on Tuesday, May 8, 2018 from 8:30 AM to 3:00 PM (PDT).

The NGSS require a shift from “learning about” to “figuring out.” How did the Grand Canyon form?” “Where did the mass of the apple go when I threw it in the compost?” These questions about real-world phenomena are great examples of how science can be used for figuring things out. In this workshop attendees will participate as learners in a phenomenon-based lesson, then unpack the experience with fellow educators. Participants will gain strategies to help choose phenomena and craft essential questions that can guide students to figure things out about the real world.

This workshop is designed for K-12 educators, instructional coaches, and administrators. Participants will receive resources and materials on how to use phenomena in their own science notebooks and how to further incorporate science notebooking into their classroom.

Cost: $110 per participant

Continental Breakfast and Lunch will be provided.

How to apply/register:


Cost: $110 per participant

Continental Breakfast and Lunch will be provided.

This session is subject to cancellation or rescheduling if the 15-participant minimum is not met. Registration fees are nonrefundable unless a session is canceled.  Substitutions are gladly accepted if a registered participant cannot attend.

  • To pay by check or purchase order: Click on Register.
  • To complete your registration, enter the information required in the fields provided and select the offline payment method of your choice from the "Payment Method" menu.
  • Please make checks payable to: Contra Costa County Office of Education
  • Please mail checks to: CCCOE, attention: Hilary Dito, 77 Santa Barbara Road, Pleasant Hill, CA 94523
  • To pay by credit card: click on the Register button and follow the instructions provided.   

For registration assistance please contact:

Danielle Low, Administrative Assistant
or call (925) 942-3356  

For content information please contact:
Hilary Dito, STEAM Coordinator
or call (925) 942-3396



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Hilary Dito

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