NorthState Secondary STEM Partnership
Provide engaging and relevant professional learning that enables participants to be imaginative and courageous implementers of integrated STEM content. We will model STEM pedagogy, including cross-discipline collaboration, to empower participants to create inspiring STEM learning resources. All students deserve an opportunity to fall in love with STEM fields in classrooms supported by confident and passionate teachers who practice in a community dedicated to sustainable effective practices of STEM education.
Chris Dell , Project Director
Scott A. Croes,
Biology, Shasta College
Scott was the lead IHE faculty for the successful CaMSP cohort 6 SMART project. With his 4 years of experience as a middle school science teacher and over 10 years of experience teaching Biology with an emphasis on Human Anatomy/Physiology at IHEs, NSSP will benefit from his expertise.
Earth Sciences, Shasta College
Randy was also part of the IHE faculty team for the CaMSP cohort 6 SMART project. He has over 20 years of higher education experience. He has taught a diverse array of courses over this time frame including Physical Geology, Historical Geology, Ancient Life, Introduction to California Geology, Geologic Hazards, ceanography, Meteorology, Global Climate, Earth Systems science and General Earth Science.
Mathematics, Shasta College Chico
Jennifer McCandless has been a full-time math instructor at Shasta College for 17 years. She teaches all levels of courses ranging from Basic Math to Calculus. She also teaches Elementary Mathematics, which is a course that students take to prepare for teaching in K-8. Jennifer also served on two separate three-year math grants (SCMP and SCMP2) as an IHE instructor. The second grant is just ending which is why she is able to join us as an IHE instructor in year 2 of the NSSP grant. She is excited for this new opportunity to support STEM education at Shasta College and in the North State.
Chemistry, College of the Siskiyou
Jenny Heath is a chemistry instructor at College of the Siskiyous in northern California. She has a passion for promoting STEM education and joins the NSSP as a member of the PD team.
Professor of Physics, Independent Professional Developer
David is currently not teaching at a university, but was a former adjunct professor of Simpson University. His rich experience as an Engineer for the US Navy will enhance our real world connections in the professional learning and integrated units of instruction.
Technology, Shasta College
Dr. Tom Martin is a full-time faculty at Shasta College in Redding, CA and teaches IT, Robotics and Manufacturing courses. Tom teaches online in the MBA Program for National University and also owns a small high-tech interactive entertainment company based here in Redding. Tom’s company, LazerMazers.com, designs and manufactures their products here in Redding and has units in eight countries and many in the U.S.
Marian Murphy-Shaw, Project Coordinator
Director of Student Services, Siskiyou County Office of Ed.
Marian has provided expertise with science and math pedagogical content coaching and facilitation of lesson study for previous Region 2 CaMSP projects. She has informed the region in K-12 science and NGSS as the CISC Science Subcommittee lead for Region 2.
Rita Nutsch, Project Coordinator
Mathematics Coordinator, Glenn County Office of Ed.
With a M.S. in Math education, 23 years of experience as a middle school math teacher and 15 years of experience as an instructor for Butte Community College, Rita will provide K-12 expertise with math Pedagogical Content and inform the work of the intensive professional development.
Nathan Fairchild, Project Coordinator
Science Coordinator, Shasta County Office of Ed.
Nathan taught science, math, and technology for over 20 years in the classroom. He has also worked in other science environments such as national parks, residential science camps, and nature centers. He has a Masters of Science Education and has been one the California nominees for the Presidential Award for Excellence in Math and Science twice.
Sherry Rodgers, Project Coordinator
Mathematics Coordinator, Shasta County Office of Ed.
With a Bachelor of Science in Mathematics, 17 years of experience as a high school math teacher, and 10 years experience working with five different CaMSP grants, Sherry brings a wealth of knowledge and expertise in math professional development. Over the last three years she has been instrumental in informing and training Region 2 teachers on the California Common Core Math Standards.
Math Education, Chico State
Brian has been a faculty member in math education at Chico State for the past two years. Brian has had a longtime interest in working with teachers; he has worked on Math Science Partnership projects in four states. He is also the Principal Investigator on iSTEM, a project serving K-6 teachers in Butte County, and is a co-director of the Chico State Math Project program.
|Joe Wyse, Superintendent/President||Shasta College - IHE|
|Debra E. Barger, Dean, Regional and Continuing Education||California State University, Chico - IHE|
|Dr. Bryan Caples, Superintendent||College of the Siskiyous – IHE|
|Glee Brooks, ED.D., Dean of Education||Simpson University – IHE|
|Christopher G. Dell, Director, K-12 Mathematics & Technolog||Shasta County Office of Education|
|Dr. Christopher Yakes, Professor of Mathematics,||California State University, Chico|
|Scott Gordon, Instructor of Business, Accounting, and Computers||Shasta College|
|Marian Murphy-Shaw, Director of Student Services||Siskiyou County Office of Education|
|Randy Reed, Earth Sciences Faculty||Shasta College|
|Michael Read, Physics and Engineering Instructor||College of the Siskiyous|
|Rita M. Nutsch, Mathematics Coordinator||Glenn County Office of Education|
|Scott A. Croes, Biology Instructor||Shasta College|
|David D. Pierce, Ph.D., Adjunct Professor of Physics||Simpson University|
|Catherine AP Low||Catherine AP Low, Structural Engineer|
|Pamela Ikuta, DO, Emergency Physician||CEP America, Emergency Physician Partners|
|Buffy Tanner, Associate Director||COLLEGE OPTIONS and GEAR UP|
|Cherie Montague, Project Manager||CRITIGEN, Geographic Information Systems Practice|
|John Bulinski, District 2 Director||Department of Transportation (CALTrans)|
|Jennifer Sadler, Human Resources Manager||E2 Consulting Engineers, Inc.|
|Mark Moore, CEO||Members 1st Credit Union|
|Debbie K. Schoenthaler, Executive Director||North Valley Medical Association|
|Fred A. Lucero, Principal Engineer||PACE Engineering|
|Dr. Kate Mahar, Chair of Reach Higher Shasta Executive Team||Reach Higher Shasta Initiative|
|Laura Redwine, CPA and Jessica||Redwine & Tegerstrand, Certified Public|
|Lori McNeill, President||Shasta Cascade Section of the Society of Women Engineers|
|Debra Lucero, Executive Director, SCAC||Shasta County Arts Council, Three Community Access Television Channels|
|Karen Hoyt, Marketing Director||Shasta Regional Medical Center|
|Lee W. Salter, President and CEO||The McConnell Foundation, Non-Profit Organization|
|James E. Theimer, A.I.A.||TRILOGY Architecture, Urban Design, Research|
|Michael Warren, CEO||Turtle Bay Exploration Park|
|Jim F. Milestone, Superintendent||United States Department of the Interior, National Park Service|
|Kimberly Wilkes, Operations Manager||VESTRA, GIS Environmental, & Engineering Services|
|Tim Azevedo, Superintendent||Anderson Union High School District|
|Tim Azevedo, Superintendent||Anderson New Technology High (Charter)|
|Charlie Hoffman, Superintendent||Bella Vista Elementary School District|
|Stacie L. Moore, Superintendent||Castle Rock Union Elementary School District|
|Clay Ross, Superintendent||Columbia School District|
|Marilyn Myrick, Superintendent||Douglas City Elementary School District|
|Helen Herd, Superintendent||Dunsmuir Elementary School District|
|Ray Kellar, Principal||Dunsmuir Joint Union High School District|
|Cheryl Olson, Asst. Superintendent||Enterprise Elementary School District|
|Greg Hawkins, Superintendent||Fall River Joint Unified School District|
|James M. Harrell, Superintendent||Gateway Unified School District|
|Shirley Diaz, Deputy Superintendent, Educational Services||Glenn County Office of Education|
|Mike Freeman, Principal/Superintendent||Grant Elementary School District|
|Charles Tracy, Superintendent||Hamilton Unified School District|
|Janet Tufts, Superintendent||Happy Valley Union School District|
|Deidra Hoffman, Superintendent||Junction Elementary School District|
|Nikol Baker, Superintendent/Principal||Lake Elementary School District|
|Gary C. Lampella, Superintendent||Montague Elementary School District|
|Jeff Harris, Superintendent||North Cow Creek Elementary School District|
|John Husome, Principal/ Superintendent||North Woods Discovery School (Charter)|
|Chris von Kleist, Superintendent||Orland Joint Unified School District|
|Cody M. Walker, K-12 Principal||Princeton Joint Unified School District|
|Dr. Rick Fauss, Superintendent||Redding School District|
|Jean Hatch, Co-Director||Redding School of the Arts II (Charter)|
|Dr. Bryan Caples, Superintendent||Scott Valley Unified School District|
|Doreen Fuller, Director of Student Services||Shasta County Office of Education|
|Heidi Gerig, Principal||Shasta Union Elementary School District|
|Jim Cloney, Superintendent||Shasta Union High School District|
|Kermith R. Walters, Superintendent||Siskiyou County Office of Education|
|Mike Matheson, Superintendent||Siskiyou Union High School District|
|Tom Barnett, Superintendent||Trinity Alps Unified School District|
|Sarah Supahan, Assistant Superintendent||Trinity County Office of Education|
|Kathy Malain, Superintendent/Principal||University Preparatory School (Charter)|
|Mark Greenfield, Superintendent||Yreka Union High School District|
|Dave Parsons, Superintendent||Yreka Union School District|
One of the goals of North State STEM is to strengthen quality of and expand access to STEM education and resources across Northern California’s PK-16 formal and informal educational institutions. The official Notification of Intent to Award has been posted and SCOE is a recipient of $500,000 per year for three years to complete this work. Under the leadership of Chris Dell, over 40 teachers from 20 districts in Shasta, Glenn, Siskiyou and Trinity counties will work with a SCOE Instructional Services coordinators and a team of professors from CSU Chico, Shasta College and College of the Siskiyous to gain STEM pedagogical content knowledge, instructional practices and curriculum development.
- 2014 Summer Institute - Day 1
- 2014 Summer Institute - Day 2
- 2014 Summer Institute - Day 3
- 2014 Summer Institute - Day 4
- 2014 Summer Institute - Day 5
- Fall Content Day - 10/17/14
- Content Day - 01/16/15
- Content Day 03/27/15
Session 1: Welcome & Introductions
Session 2: Practice Standards
Session 3: Introduction to Radiometers
|Material List for Introduction to Radiometers|
Session 4: How Sun Works
Session 5: Reflection and Homework
Session 2: Radiometer Investigation
|Material List for Radiometer Investigation |
Session 3: Graphing With Desmos
Session 4: Systems, Modeling & The Atmosphere
Session 5: Windmill Investigation
|Material List for Windmill Investigation|
Session 6: Reflection and Homework
|Material List for Reflection and Homework|
Session 2: What Drives The Radiometer
Session 3: Making Connections
Session 4: What Is Engineering?
|Material List for What Is Engineering?|
Session 5: Using The Analogy Organizer
Session 6: Almond Power
|Material List for Almond Power|
Session 7: Tape Diagrams
Reflection and Homework
Session 2: Box Plots
Session 3: Solar Power Consumption Estimation
Session 4: Solar Power Exploration
Session 5: Photovoltaic
|Material List for Photovoltaic|
Session 6: Solar Power Consumption Statistics
Session 7: Solar Power Wrap Up
Week In Review
Reflection and Homework
- 2015 Summer Institute - Day 1
- 2015 Summer Institute - Day 2
- 2015 Summer Institute - Day 3
- 2015 Summer Institute - Day 4
- 2015 Summer Institute - Day 5
- Fall Content Day - 10/09/16
- Winter Content Day - 01/15/16
- Spring Content Day - 03/18/16
- Unit Study Team Interviews