Teacher Workshops


sci teacher trainingOur popular county-wide workshops for 2015 are now finished.  Almost all workshops were full and over 200 teachers received over 600 MB of resources to help them with science research, school and regional fairs.  If our workshop presenters have time, we can still do custom district or school trainings after school for 15 or more Middle School/High School teachers, during October. Please contact Annie Maben at afmaben@lascifair.org if you are interested.

moray & reflectionK-5 TEACHERS TAKE NOTE:  General workshops are designed for educators teaching grades 6-12, grade levels that may enter the LA County Science & Engineering Fair. Elementary School teachers will find value in beginning science projects, science practices and displays but should note that the content may not be as relevant to their needs.  In response to numerous requests, we have created a new training specifically for Elementary School teachers with resources explicitly adapted for K-5 students. We will be holding this workshop again next year, in 2 locations.

Location of 2015 workshop sites


Annie judging

Do you need help getting your students started on a science fair project?

Do you want to improve the quality of student research?

Teachers will learn how to:

  • Facilitate choosing a topic
  • Implement research
  • Track student progress
  • Produce award-winning displays for Los Angeles County Science & Engineering Fair competition
  • Complete ONLINE pre-approval certification forms for projects involving Tissues/Cell lines, Human Subjects, Vertebrate Animals, Hazardous Materials and/or Microbes.

Workshops are designed to meet the needs of:

  • First Time Science Fair Site Coordinators and/or Educators
  • Veteran Science Fair Site Coordinators and/or Educators

The workshop includes digital resources with PowerPoint presentations available on flash drive and/or DropBox, for motivation and instruction, extensive curriculum and internet links.

F R E E!  (bring your laptop and a large Flash Drive!)

This year, we will again partner with local informal science venues throughout the county to give you an opportunity to tour new science resources and field research opportunities.  We also will have at least 2 Saturday trainings, as teachers requested.

cabrillo tour

ALL workshops will address the new ONLINE Pre-approval Certification website for projects proposals involving Tissues/Cell Lines, Human Subjects, Vertebrate Animals, Hazardous Materials and Microbes.