Paving the Pathway

Date: May 20, 2019
Time: 4:30 - 7:30 PM

This event is the second in a series of stand alone events that will support science
educators; our goal is to better prepare students to enter college ready to
succeed in the STEM fields. Science high school teachers and faculty will
have the opportunity to expand their knowledge of NGSS together.

This evening includes:

Tom Changnon Retires After 12 Years at SCOE and 43 Years in Education

After 43 years in education and 12 remarkable years as Stanislaus County Superintendent of Schools, Tom Changnon will retire effective January 4, 2019.

It was January of 2007 when Tom Changnon took his place at the helm of the Stanislaus County Office of Education. After being sworn into office at the County Board of Supervisors meeting, he walked through the front doors of SCOE’s main downtown Modesto office and employees greeted him with a round of applause. Today, those same employees would give him a standing ovation.


Roxanna Elden: Advice for Mentoring Teachers

Date: October 10, 2018
Time: 9:15 - 11:30 AM

Roxanna Elden is the author of ADEQUATE YEARLY PROGRESS and SEE ME AFTER CLASS: ADVICE FOR TEACHERS BY TEACHERS.  She combines eleven years of experience as a public school teacher with a decade of speaking to audiences around the country about education issues.  She has been featured on NPR, as well as in the New York Times, The Washington Post and many other media sources.  You can learn more about her work at:


NGSS Middle School Network

Date: November 6, 2018
Time: 4:30 - 7:30 PM

Grade-Alike: NGSS Middle School Network meetings are gatherings by grade level or specialty areas, held after school hours. 

Join us for the NGSS Middle School Networking
Nights. Our goal is to provide middle school teachers
and leaders the opportunity to network and to
collaboratively address needs specific to science
instruction. More specifically, the networking nights
will focus on classroom strategies, phenomenon-based
and NGSS-aligned sample lessons, and sharing


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