Archive for February, 2011

Spring Math/Science Conference

Council of Math/Science Educators of San Mateo County  Conference

On behalf of CMSESMC, we invite you to join us at our 35th Annual Spring Conference. The conference providesmany sessions that foster excellence in math and science curricula, educational programs, and promotes professionalexcellence in teaching and strengthening leadership in these fields.

CMSESMC is the acronym (and a palindrome) for theCouncil of Math/Science Educators of San Mateo County.This professional grass-roots organization of educatorsand others interested in science and math education,pre-K through college, represents both public and privateinstitutions within San Mateo County and the greater BayArea. Its active members meet on a monthly, after schoolbasis, to plan and provide appropriate activities and eventsthat support teachers of math and/or science. CMSESMC issupported by the San Mateo County Office of Education andis affiliated with the CA Science Teachers Association (CSTA)and the California Mathematics Council Northern Section(CMC-N).

When: Saturday March 5,2011
Where: Sequoia High School
1201 Brewster Avenue
Redwood City


To register and pay online: To pay in advance by March 1 using Paypal or your credit card, click on the yellow ‘Pay Now’ button.


Register online at

Janet Shi, 802-5355 or

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  • Earn $16/hr and an education award* (through AmeriCorps)


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  • 1 year commitment; work through Winter Session
  • Attend weekly 3-hr training class Wednesdays, 4-7 pm
  • Available 10 hours a week (2-3 shifts recommended)
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Download Application Here.

Kits and Resources available now

From the California Academy of Sciences Teacher Newsletter.

Reservations slots are still available for Classroom Kits this spring! Sign up now to create a memorable science experience in your classroom (while addressing California State Standards!).

Skull Kits
Many city kids have never seen an animal skull. Your students will be fascinated by the skulls of seven common California herbivores, omnivores, and carnivores included in this kit. A variety of activities explore the differences among these animal skulls based on teeth and eye placement. Your students will love the Chew, Bite, and Chomp activity that helps them understand the function of their own teeth. This kit includes books for students and teachers.

How do I get these awesome resources?
Educators must attend a training to be eligible to borrow a kit. After you register for a training, contact Sarah Soule to reserve the kit. There is a $30 lending fee, and reservations are filled on a first-come, first-served basis. Space is limited!

Check out our nifty kit page to explore all 8 kit topics and find training dates.