SCIENCE IN THE RIVER CITY (SIRC)
New for 2019-2020
1. The first SIRC nights of the Fall and Spring Series will have a different schedule that will include pedagogy breakout options in lieu of a guest speaker. For the full timeline of the evening, check out our schedules below.
2. For the first time, we are offering 3-part workshops! Amy Burke will be leading the Earth Science Series this fall and Scott Richardson will be leading the Physics Series this spring. This will allow the instructor to build up to more in-depth concepts as the series progresses. Attendance at all 3 workshops is mandatory and teachers will not be allowed to sign up partway through the series. These will be held at the same time as our regular SIRC workshops and teachers will still attend the pedagogy breakouts or guest speakers with the rest of the SIRC attendees.
What is SIRC?
Science in the River City (SIRC) is a standards-based professional development program for K-12 science teachers that is designed to deepen teachers' understanding of science and provide innovative ideas, lessons, and strategies for teachers to use in their classrooms. Each evening, choose from a new set of up to 6 different science and grade-level workshops. All workshops are aligned with the Next Generation Science Standards, and include hands-on labs and activities. Instructors are university faculty, Sacramento area teachers, and experience Sacramento Area Science Project teacher leaders.
Regular SIRC Schedule
|4:00 - 4:30pm||Sign-in (Sequoia Hall)|
|4:30 - 6:30pm||Science Workshops|
|6:30 - 7:00pm||Dinner|
|7:00 - 7:15pm||Science Updates & Networking|
|7:15 - 8:00pm||Special Guest Speaker|
October & January SIRC Schedule
|4:00 - 4:30pm||Sign-in (University Union)|
|4:30 - 5:30pm||Pedagogy Workshops|
|5:30 - 5:50pm||Dinner|
|5:50 - 6:00pm||Transfer to Science Workshops|
|6:00 - 8:00pm||Science Workshops|