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Science Institute

The California Department of Education (CDE) is offering two-day Science Professional Learning Institutes for Certified CPIN Trainers. These institutes provide a unique platform where Certified CPIN trainers can gather to hear the latest updates from national researchers, deepen knowledge and expertise in social emotional development, receive new learning modules to deliver to the field, and receive important updates to current modules based on current trends and new information from the field. All attendees leave with a variety of tools and resources they can immediately utilize in providing CPIN training and technical assistance.

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Dates and Locations

Domain and Dates  Two Locations  Time
January 29-30, 2020

SETA Head Start 925 Del Paso Blvd. Sacramento, CA 95815


Los Angeles County Office of Education 9300 Imperial Hwy, Downey, CA 90242

Day One: 10:00 am - 5:00 pm

Day Two: 8:30-3:00


DAY 1 Time
Arrival/Registration  9:30–10:00 a.m.
Session 1: Adult Learning Presentation Skills by Tamarra Osborne 10:00 – 12:30p.m.
LUNCH On Your Own 12:30 – 1:30 p.m.
Session 2: Deepening Knowledge through Science Community of Practice  1:30 – 3:15 p.m.
BREAK 3:00 – 3:15 p.m.

Session 3: Expanded Understanding of Science Research in Early Chilhdood by Dr. Chaille 

3:30 – 5:00 p.m.


DAY 2 Time
Arrival 8:30 – 9:00 a.m.

Session 1: The Powerful Role of Play in Education

9:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.
LUNCH On Your Own 12:00 – 1:00 p.m.

Session 2:  CPIN Resources to Extend, Deepen and Individualize Science  and Play Professional Learning

1:00– 2:30 p.m.
Final Reflections, Q and A 2:30 – 3:00 p.m.

Session Descriptions

Day 1

Adult Learning Presentation Skills presented by Tamarra Osborne: This session will provide information about Adult Learning Theory and how the key strategies are applied in the existing modules. Additionally, information about the newly updated adult learning competencies will be shared and participants will have opportunities to practice applying this information through hands on activities focused on the modules of the institute.

Deepening Knowledge through Science Community of Practice: This session will provide opportunities to experience Community of Practice protocals while reflecting on the content in the California Preschool Early Learning Foundations Science domain. 

Expanded Understanding of Science Research in Early Chilhdood: This session includes important updates and extensions to the foundational research that the science domain in Early Learning Foundations and Curriculum Frameworks were based upon. The leading national researcher  will share current perspectives,  research trends, and key information about how to connect this research to the tools used daily by teachers, such as the Early Learning Foundations and Curriculum Frameworks. Participants will have opportunities to discuss new information and ask questions.

Day 2

CPIN Module Roll Out- The Powerful Role of Play in Education presented by Heidi Mendenhall and Joua Lee: This session includes hands-on experience with the new learning module based on the pulication The Powerful Role of Play in Education available for deliver by Certified CPIN Leads, Instructors and Partners. Trainers will provide key information on the purpose and deliver methods of the module. Participants will leave certified to deliver this module.

CPIN Resources to Extend, Deepen and Individualize Science Professional Learning presented by Heidi Mendenhall and Joua Lee: Includes learning resources that can be used to extend the learning beyond the individual CPIN training modules and technical assistance. New resources for creating professionl learning series and new strategies for using existing technical assistance resources will be shared and practiced.

Target Audience

To meet the need of the changing field, all CPIN certified leads, instructors and partners are invited to this one-day Volume 1 series. To maintain certification in volume 1 domains, trainers must be present at the respective domain institute. 

Institute Prerequisite

Completion of phases 1-3 CPIN certification or completion of phase 1-2 and in process of phase 3 completion.

Professional Growth Hours

The forums offer 16 professional growth hours. CEUs or academic credit is available upon request from CSU Channel Islands.


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For information about the forum program agenda, help with online registration, sending a replacement, or canceling, please contact Maria Lazaro by email at or by phone at 805-465-4464 or 800-770-6339.