Santa Cruz County
Connecting Real Life to Science, History-Social Science, and Common Core ELA
Location: Santa Cruz County Office of Education, Santa Cruz
Sponsored By: CREEC Network; Santa Cruz County Outdoor School Soquel Creek Water District, City of Watsonville, Public Works; Santa Cruz County Resource Conservation District and US Geological Survey, California Water Science Center
Description: Teaching to Next Generation Science Standards (NGSS), Common Core (CCSS) and History Standards and can be achieved with the California Education and the Environment Initiative Curriculum (EEI) and the Project WET (Water Education for Teachers) Curriculum and Activity Guide. Join us for this engaging teacher workshop at the County Office of Education.
Project WET: K-12th grade activity guide that specializes in interdisciplinary, hands-on lessons about water. Revised full color edition with correlations to NGSS and Common Core standards. http://www.projectwet.org
California EEI: This California State Board of Education approved K-12th grade curriculum uses environmental topics to teach Science and History-Social Science standards. All units also include correlations to CCSS for English Language Arts and Next Generation Science Standards. All workshop attendees will receive free EEI class sets of materials. http://www.CaliforniaEEI.org
Other Curricula provided:
Watershed Cruzin’: An Activity Guide to Santa Cruz County Watersheds teaches classroom and field-based science activities for 4th-12th grades to help students explore their local watersheds.
Our Water Works in Santa Cruz County, An Activity Book About Our Fresh Water Resources: Through activities, drawings, poetry and math problems, this booklet tells the Santa Cruz County water story. Watershed map included.
Optional 0.7 continuing education credit available from CSU San Marcos for $20.