Our expert presenters from this year’s NSTA Conference share thought-provoking, practical instruction on how to incorporate STEM into your curricula and how to engage students in new and exciting ways!
Effortlessly Integrate CCSS ELA into your Middle School Science Curriculum Grades 6-12
Mary Fassbender
Elizabeth Gorak
Sharon Hushek
Effortlessly Integrate CCSS ELA into your Middle School Science Curriculum
Effortlessly Integrate CCSS ELA into your Middle School Science Curriculum

Effortlessly Integrate CCSS ELA into your Middle School Science Curriculum

Project-Based Inquiry Science™ (PBIS) promotes development of Reading, Writing, and Presenting in a science classroom. Discover how the structure of a project-based science curriculum provides you the opportunity to target the CCSS ELA including students working collaboratively, writing explanations from evidence, and participating in small group and whole class discussions.


Active Chemistry®: A Project-Based Program Capturing the Essence of the NGSS and STEM Grades 9-College
Arthur Eisenkraft
Prof. of Science Education at the University of Mass., Boston
Active Chemistry®: A Project-Based Program Capturing the Essence of the NGSS and STEM
Active Chemistry®: A Project-Based Program Capturing the Essence of the NGSS* and STEM

Active Chemistry®: A Project-Based Program Capturing the Essence of the NGSS and STEM

Before the NGSS, Dr. Arthur Eisenkraft recognized the need and developed this proven program, which will help you implement STEM and the essence of the Next Generation Science Standards into your chemistry class. See how the Engineering Design Cycle is incorporated into the curriculum. Learn how Chemists, Teachers, and Science Educators designed this Project-Driven course for students of all levels.


Merging the Three Dimensions of the Next Generation Science Standards Grades 6-8
Cary Sneider
Associate Research Professor at Portland State University
Merging the Three Dimensions of the Next Generation Science Standards
Merging the Three Dimensions of the Next Generation Science Standards

Merging the Three Dimensions of the Next Generation Science Standards

One way the Next Generation Science Standards differ from previous documents is by merging core ideas in science with practices and crosscutting concepts. This workshop illustrates how Project-Based Inquiry Science® (PBIS) combines all three dimensions as students design, build, and test solutions to engaging challenges.


Bringing Technology into Your STEM Classroom Grades 4-12
Kevin Schroeder
IT’S ABOUT TIME®
Bringing Technology into Your STEM Classroom
Bringing Technology into Your STEM Classroom

Bringing Technology into Your STEM Classroom

In this hands-on workshop, educators learn how to bring technology into their classrooms through data analysis. Using einstein™ Tablet+ and einstein™ Science Learning Platform, attendees experience first-hand the power of project based learning coupled with the latest in education technologies.


Inquiry-based College Science Texts for the Next Generation of Students and Teachers Grades College
Steve Robinson
Professor of Physics, Dprt. Chair, University of Sussex
Inquiry-based College Science Texts for the Next Generation of Students and Teachers
Inquiry-based College Science Texts for the Next Generation of Students and Teachers

Inquiry-based College Science Texts for the Next Generation of Students and Teachers

Let us introduce you to our college science programs - Physics and Every day Thinking, Physical Science and Everyday Thinking, and Learning Physical Science - designed for a general education college science course or an in-service program for practicing elementary or middle school teachers, and focused on the theme of interactions in physical science.


Engineering in the Next Generation Science Standards Grades 6-12
Cary Sneider
Associate Research Professor at Portland State University
Engineering in the Next Generation Science Standards
Engineering in the Next Generation Science Standards

Engineering in the Next Generation Science Standards

The NGSS breaks from previous documents by merging science and engineering. This workshop illustrates how a new high school curriculum - Engineering the Future: Science, Engineering, and the Design Process - can help students develop their abilities to argue from evidence and learn core ideas about energy through engaging hands-on activities.


Investigating Astronomy: A Project-Based Astronomy Course Written Expressly for High School Students Grades 6-12
Missy Holtzer
Chatham High School
Jeff Lockwood
TERC
Investigating Astronomy: A Project-Based Astronomy Course Written Expressly for High School Students
Investigating Astronomy: A Project-Based Astronomy Course Written Expressly for High School Students

Investigating Astronomy: A Project-Based Astronomy Course Written Expressly for High School Students

Learn about and experience the engaging hands-on investigations, the stunningly realistic software package, the web-based data center, and the Investigating Astronomy website to see how you can motivate your students to work as student astronomers, ask questions, use models, analyze and interpret data, and make scientific claims supported by evidence.


EarthComm®: A Project-Based Earth and Space Systems Science Program Developed by the American Geosciences Institute Grades 9-12
Amanda Wilson
Science Instructional Specialist at Duval County Public Schools
EarthComm®: A Project-Based Earth and Space Systems Science Program Developed by the American Geosciences Institute
EarthComm®: A Project-Based Earth and Space Systems Science Program Developed by the American Geosciences Institute

EarthComm®: A Project-Based Earth and Space Systems Science Program Developed by the American Geosciences Institute

Become familiar with the latest edition of EarthComm® and experience how its systems approach incorporates the crosscutting concepts of the Next Generation Science Standards, as well as the science and engineering practices. Also discover how the Disciplinary Core Ideas in Earth and space science are presented in this engaging, project-based, active-learning curriculum.


Development of CCSS ELA in the Project-Based Learning Promotes Secondary Science Classroom Grades 9-12
Shari Weaver
Worcester Polytechnic Institute
Development of CCSS ELA in the Project-Based Learning Promotes Secondary Science Classroom
Development of CCSS ELA in the Project-Based Learning Promotes Secondary Science Classroom

Development of CCSS ELA in the Project-Based Learning Promotes Secondary Science Classroom

Collaborating, Presenting, and Communicating are key 21st century skills that are also an integral part of the Common Core State Standards ELA. Explore how Active Physics®, Active Chemistry®, and EarthComm® are project-based curricula that promote the development of these important skills including Writing, Reading, Communicating, Presenting, and Literacy in Science.


Project-Based Learning – A Gathering of Science Educators & It’s About Time® Grades 6-College
Project-Based Learning – A Gathering of Science Educators & It’s About Time®
Project-Based Learning – A Gathering of Science Educators & It’s About Time®

Project-Based Learning – A Gathering of Science Educators & It’s About Time®

It’s About Time® is excited to host a gathering of educators who teach our curricula and programs, to discuss project-based learning in middle school, high school, and college level science classrooms.

NGSS Citation
Authors: NGSS Lead States
Title: Next Generation Science Standards: For States, By States
Publisher: Achieve, Inc. on behalf of the twenty-six states and partners that collaborated on the NGSS
Copyright Date: 2013

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