2017 Conference Workshops

Workshops are open to all participants at the conference.  If you wish to attend any of the following workshops below you MUST pre-register.  On the registration form you will be able to check which workshops you wish to attend. 

 

THURSDAY, March 16

 

W1 - 9-10:50 AM   NGSS Ready - You Can Do This!   FULL

  • Presenters: Dr. Hector Martin & Karin Strasser

  • Bring your own device and a sincere desire to learn more about the NGSS 5E Instructional Model framework for lesson plan building and implementation strategies.

  • Cost = $0

  • LIMIT 25

 

W2 – 8 - 9:50am & again W3 – 10 -11:50am (Held twice)

Using Flowcharts to Connect Structure and Function

  • Presenters: Matthew Vick, Ph.D. & Nancy Stevens, Ph.D.

  • This workshop will present methods to guide students through reading visual diagrams of body systems and creating flowcharts to show their conceptual understanding or misconceptions.

  • Cost = $0

  • LIMIT 25

 

W4 – 8 – 11:50am  NASA Borrowing the Lunar Rock certification

  • Presenter: Susan Kohler

  • Learn how to use lunar rock samples to engage students in STEM activities. Educators will be certified to borrow the lunar samples from NASA.

  • Cost = $0

  • MINIMUM 15, MAX 40

 

W5 - 2 - 3:50pm Beers of the World FULL

  • Presenter: Ray Scolavino

  • We will take a virtual journey around the world and discuss the different beers made throughout the world.  Samples will be provided.

  • Cost = $10

  • LIMIT 25

 

W6 - 8 – 9:50 am & again W7 - 10-11:50am (held twice)  Fish Adaptations

  • Presenter: Elizabeth Sutton

  • The external features of a fish tell us about their habitat, food, and defense mechanisms.  Explore the world of fish through anatomy and physiology. 

  • Cost = $0

  • LIMIT 20

 

 

FRIDAY, March 17

 

W8 - 9 -10:50 am NGSS Ready - You Can Do This! FULL

  • Presenters: Dr. Hector Martin & Karin Strasser

  • Bring your own device and a sincere desire to learn more about the NGSS 5E Instructional Model framework for lesson plan building and implementation strategies.

  • Cost = $0

  • LIMIT 25

 

W9 - 8 -10:50 AM Engineering in the Upper Elementary Classroom

  • Presenter: Jay Garvey Shah

  • This workshop will provide participants with a hands-on introduction to engineering in the upper elementary classroom - motivation, NGSS, integration, and grand challenges.

  • Cost = $4.50

  • LIMIT 40

 

Saturday, March 18

 

W10 – 8 -9:50 AM The Case of the Missing Babysitter--An Experience in the Science of Criminal Investigation

  • Julie Srenaski, Ann Mathu, Kathy Fabry, & Mary Gillis

  • School science often lacks Reality.  This classroom-tested unit places middle school students in the middle of a criminal investigation using scientific inquiry, standard lab procedures, technological resources, organizational skills, and good discipline.

  • Cost = $15

  • LIMIT 25

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