New for 2019-2020

1. The first SIRC nights of the Fall and Spring Series will have a different schedule that will include pedagogy breakout options in lieu of a guest speaker. For the full timeline of the evening, check out our schedules below.

2. For the first time, we are offering 3-part workshops! Amy Burke will be leading the Earth Science Series this fall and Scott Richardson will be leading the Physics Series this spring. This will allow the instructor to build up to more in-depth concepts as the series progresses. Attendance at all 3 workshops is mandatory and teachers will not be allowed to sign up partway through the series. These will be held at the same time as our regular SIRC workshops and teachers will still attend the pedagogy breakouts or guest speakers with the rest of the SIRC attendees.

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What is SIRC?


Science in the River City (SIRC) is a standards-based professional development program for K-12 science teachers that is designed to deepen teachers' understanding of science and provide innovative ideas, lessons, and strategies for teachers to use in their classrooms. Each evening, choose from a new set of up to 6 different science and grade-level workshops. All workshops are aligned with the Next Generation Science Standards, and include hands-on labs and activities. Instructors are university faculty, Sacramento area teachers, and experience Sacramento Area Science Project teacher leaders.

SIRC Fall Series

Fall Series
October 29, 2019*
November 12, 2019
December 10, 2019

Updates on workshop closures due to reaching maximum limits will be announced on our SASP Facebook page!

Regular SIRC Schedule

4:00 - 4:30pm Sign-in (Sequoia Hall)
4:30 - 6:30pm Science Workshops
6:30 - 7:00pm Dinner
7:00 - 7:15pm Science Updates & Networking
7:15 - 8:00pm Special Guest Speaker

SIRC Spring Series

Spring Series  
January 28, 2020*
February 25, 2020
March 17, 2020

Super SIRC will be on Saturday, May 16, 2020. Check back this fall for updates on the schedule and workshops.

October & January SIRC Schedule

4:00 - 4:30pm Sign-in (University Union)
4:30 - 5:30pm Pedagogy Workshops
5:30 - 5:50pm Dinner
5:50 - 6:00pm Transfer to Science Workshops
6:00 - 8:00pm Science Workshops