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Science in the River City

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Super SIRC is an extension of our Science in the River City (SIRC) professional development program for K-12 science teachers. Like SIRC it is designed to deepen teachers' understanding of science and provide innovative ideas, lessons, and strategies for teachers to use in their classrooms. However, Super SIRC is a full day of 1-hour and 2-hour long workshops.


All workshops are designed and taught by local teachers/professors with strong expertise in NGSS. Workshops are designed to help deepen your knowledge of science and build  connections between real world science and your students. Workshops are aligned with the Next Generation Science Standards, include hands-on labs and activities, and provide insights from local teacher leaders and  university faculty.


There will be multiple workshops offered throughout the day. Our two-hour workshops will have a science content focus aligned to NGSS Standards and will include modeling an NGSS lesson, insightful teacher moves, and deepen your knowledge of science.


Our one-hour workshops will highlight important pedagogy themes for the science classroom, useful resources for teachers, and highlight the new Sacramento State Planetarium.

Workshops will be offered at a variety of elementary, middle school, and high school levels along multiple science subjects.  Look here for examples of past workshops.



How do I pay with a Purchase Order?

We can take Purchase Orders for individual teachers, or we can set up an open PO with your district. Open it up to all of your teachers, or give us a list of pre-approved teachers. We take care of the registration codes, tracking teachers, balances, and alerting you if we get close to the maximum allowance. If funds are already approved, we can get teachers registered right away without needing the Purchase Order in hand! Just have the principal or district office (whoever has approved the payment) email Debbie Dennick confirming the approval and amount of funds.

Do I need to purchase units when I register? How are they counted by my district?

You can purchase units at anytime up until April 30. You must attend the full day to earn units. These are Continuing Education Units, they are not part of a Sac State course! Each district calculates them differently, so you will need to contact you district to confirm they will approve the units and how much they will count for.

What if I need to cancel my workshop? Will I get a refund? What if my district is paying for me?

Please notify us by e-mail no less than seven business days prior to the event to receive a personal refund (minus a $10 process fee) or to make sure your district is not charged. If there is a cancellation within seven days of the event, no refunds will be issued. Teachers are allowed to transfer their registration, as long as we are notified prior to the start of the event.

I registered but haven't received a parking pass or a zoom link. What should I do?

Check your spam folder! District filters will sometimes let our emails through, and sometimes block them. If you still can't find any email from us, make sure you registered through our website. Registering through your district website does not let us know you are coming. If you still can't find the issue, contact us.

Still have Questions?

Contact Debbie Dennick with any other questions you have.

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