Laura Henriques is a Professor of Science Education at California State University, Long Beach. She is Past President of the California Science Teachers Association (2015-2017) and a member of the American Physical Society’s Committee on Education.  She chaired the 2014 NSTA Long Beach Area Conference in Collaboration with CSTA (a joint NSTA/CSTA science education conference) and regularly presents at conferences.

This site houses handouts and slides from some recent workshops. Below are links to some of my projects which might be of interest to you.

Elementary Science Learning Academy – (web.csulb.edu/colleges/cnsm/depts/scied/esla) is a project to support local elementary teachers around science and STEM instruction. Funded by Richard D. Green, ESLA has a two week summer institute and academic year professional learning opportunities. Program details and applications are available on the ESLA website. (funding started in 2016)

Physics at the Beach – (www.physicsatthebeach.com) is the CSULB PhysTEC project. We host monthly Physics Demo Days, offer a physics teaching course each fall, and host Physics Open House events each semester. If you are in the So Cal area we invite you to join us.

Association of Future Science Educators  is our CSTA/NSTA Student Chapter. We meet once per month for science related professional development opportunities. Events are free and open to the public. Visit our department website (scienceteaching.org) for details on upcoming events.

Summer Science Camps – CSULB has been running a summer science camp for area youth since 2000. Teams of preservice teachers work alongside inservice mentor teachers to prepare and teach 2 weeks of hands-on science to kids. Young Scientists Camp is tuition based and held during August.In 2008 I started offering the camp for homeless children (this camp is grant supported, most notably by Verizon Foundation and the Earl B. and Loraine H. Miller Foundation). Find out more about the homeless camp by listening to the NPR story about the camp or viewing the poster from the 2013 ASTE conference.


Link to grant writing workshop resources presented at NM State University 3/14/15

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