Dec
1
Dec 2

NSTA Area Conference - Columbus, OH

  • The Greater Columbus Convention Center

Visit us at Booth #737.

Conference Sessions:

Science Storylines: Developing 3-Dimensional Lessons that Build on Student Curiosity
Thursday, December 1, 9:30 a.m. - 10:30 a.m.
Room B235

With NGSS being taken up by educators across the country it can be easy to lose sight of student interest and identity in the search for NGSS-aligned curricula. Join us for an engaging workshop on storyline coherence as a means to not only align pedagogy with the standards, but also build on students' ideas and questions about the natural world. 

Presenter(s): Heather Milo (Activate Learning)
FORMAT: Exhibitor Workshop
GRADE LEVEL: 6-8, Science Ed Leaders
CCC, DCI, SEP
SEPs: Modeling, asking questions, explaining, arguing from evidence
CCC: Matter & Energy, Cause & Effect
DCI: Physical Science (MS-PS1-4)
 

Integrating Literacy and Science—The Wow Factor
Thursday, December 1, 2:00 p.m. - 3 p.m.
Room B235

Come engage in a hands-on investigation where your students explore, read, write, talk, and think critically about science. Address reading, writing, and math through science investigations. Create data tables and argue from evidence, as you give your students a reason to write beyond just “fill in the blank.”

Presenter(s): Ellen Mintz (Charleston County School District)
FORMAT: Exhibitor Workshop
SCIENCE FOCUS: GEN, SEP7
GRADE LEVEL: Preschool-5
 

Discourse Tools for Equitable and Rigorous Talk
Friday, December 2, 8:00 a.m. - 9:00 a.m.
Room B235

The Framework promotes learning as a fundamentally social endeavor supported by collaborative and communicative norms. Yet, sustaining these norms requires all members to articulate, make sense of, and evaluate each other’s ideas, making discourse tools vitally important. Walk away with ready-to-use tools that foster productive talk around big science ideas!

Presenter(s): Heather Milo (Activate Learning)
FORMAT: Exhibitor Workshop
SCIENCE FOCUS: GEN, SEP8
GRADE LEVEL: 5-8

 

 

Nov
18
8:00 am08:00

Colorado Science Conference for Professional Development

  • Denver Merchandise Mart

The goal of the Colorado Science Conference is to provide professional development opportunities that strengthen science content and pedagogy, provide access to educational resources, and help build strong, professional networks that support the great work of science teachers across our state. We hope to see you there!

Nov
11
Nov 12

2016 Kentucky Science Teachers Association Conference

  • Lexington Hyatt Regency

Visit us in Booth #19.  Browse our curriculum materials, learn more about recent updates to IQWST IDE, get your Free #CER poster and meet some of our team.

Looking forward to seeing you in Kentucky!

Conference Sessions:

Title : IQWST: Making Critical Thinking More Than Just a Cliché
Friday, Nov 11, 2016 08:30 AM

Room: Scott-Woodford
Presenter: Diane Wright
Session Length: 1 hr
Audience: Middle School

Come engage in a sequence of investigations where middle-school studentsexperience phenomena, construct explanations,  and argue from evidence.  Teach students to think like a scientist as they apply a claim, evidence, reasoning framework to make sense of investigations.


Title : Integrating Literacy and Science – the Wow factor
Friday, Nov 11, 2016 11:00 AM

Room: Jessamine-Franklin
Presenter: Diane Wright
Session Length: 1 hr
Audience: Primary P-2, Elementary 3-5

Come engage in a hands on investigation where your students explore, read, write, talk and think critically about science.  Address reading, writing and math through science investigations.  Create data tables, argue from evidence, they have a reason to write that’s not just “fill in the blank”.


Title : Integrating Literacy and Science – the Wow factor
Saturday, Nov 12, 2016 08:30 AM

Room: Thoroughbred 6
Presenter: Diane Wright
Session Length: 1 hr
Audience: Primary P-2, Elementary 3-5

Come engage in a hands on investigation where your students explore, read, write, talk and think critically about science.  Address reading, writing and math through science investigations.  Create data tables, argue from evidence, they have a reason to write that’s not just “fill in the blank”.


Title : IQWST: Making Critical Thinking More Than Just a Cliché
Saturday, Nov 12, 2016 11:00 AM

Room: Jessamine-Franklin
Presenter: Diane Wright
Session Length: 1 hr
Audience: Middle School

Come engage in a sequence of investigations where middle-school studentsexperience phenomena, construct explanations,  and argue from evidence.  Teach students to think like a scientist as they apply a claim, evidence, reasoning framework to make sense of investigations.

Nov
10
Nov 12

NSTA Area Conference - Portland, OR

  • Oregon Convention Center

Visit us at Booth #901 to browse our curriculum materials (including our new IQWST Spanish editions), learn more about the recent updates to IQWST Interactive Digital Edition (IDE), grab a Free CER poster for your classroom and meet some of our team.

We look forward to seeing you in Portland!

Conference Sessions:

Science Storylines: Developing 3-Dimensional Lessons that Build on Student Curiosity

November 10, 2016, 09:30 AM - 10:30 AM
Oregon Convention Center, A107

With NGSS being taken up by educators across the country it can be easy to lose sight of student interest and identity in the search for NGSS-aligned curricula. Join us for an engaging workshop on storyline coherence as a means to not only align pedagogy with the standards, but also build on students' ideas and questions about the natural world. 

Presenter(s): Heather Milo (Activate Learning)
FORMAT: Exhibitor Workshop
GRADE LEVEL: 6-8, Science Ed Leaders
CCC, DCI, SEP
SEPs: Modeling, asking questions, explaining, arguing from evidence
CCC: Matter & Energy, Cause & Effect
DCI: Physical Science (MS-PS1-4)


Integrating Literacy and Science—The Wow Factor

November 10, 2016, 02:00 PM - 03:00 PM
Oregon Convention Center, A107

Come engage in a hands-on investigation where your students explore, read, write, talk, and think critically about science. Address reading, writing, and math through science investigations. Create data tables and argue from evidence, as you give your students a reason to write beyond just “fill in the blank.”

Presenter(s): Ellen Mintz (Charleston County School District)
FORMAT: Exhibitor Workshop
SCIENCE FOCUS: GEN, SEP7
GRADE LEVEL: Preschool-5


Discourse Tools for Equitable and Rigorous Talk

November 11, 2016, 09:30 AM - 10:30 AM
Oregon Convention Center, A107

The Framework promotes learning as a fundamentally social endeavor supported by collaborative and communicative norms. Yet, sustaining these norms requires all members to articulate, make sense of, and evaluate each other’s ideas, making discourse tools vitally important. Walk away with ready-to-use tools that foster productive talk around big science ideas!

Presenter(s): Heather Milo (Activate Learning)
FORMAT: Exhibitor Workshop
SCIENCE FOCUS: GEN, SEP8
GRADE LEVEL: 5-8


NGSS-Aligned Interactive Digital Assessment for Middle School

November 11, 2016, 12:30 PM - 01:30 PM
Oregon Convention Center, A107

Come experience the most recent developments in standards-based assessment research from the Wisconsin Center for Education Research (WCER) at the University of Wisconsin - Madison. Participate in 3-dimensional science instruction that uses both formative assessment prompts to elicit (and build on) students' preconceptions and summative assessment items to collect data on students' progress towards NGSS standards. All participants will qualify to pilot this new digital product in their classroom!

Presenter(s): Heather Milo (Activate Learning) & Patty A Kreikemeier (University of Wisconsin)
FORMAT: Exhibitor Workshop
GRADE LEVEL: 6-8

Oct
27
Oct 28

NSTA Area Conference - Minneapolis, MN

  • Minneapolis Convention Center

Visit us at Booth #508.

Conference Sessions:

Integrating Literacy and Science—The Wow Factor
October 27, 2016, 09:30 AM - 10:30 AM

Minneapolis Convention Center, 102C
Come engage in a hands-on investigation where your students explore, read, write, talk, and think critically about science. Address reading, writing, and math through science investigations. Create data tables and argue from evidence, as you give your students a reason to write beyond just “fill in the blank.”

Presenter(s): Ellen Mintz (Charleston County School District)
FORMAT: Exhibitor Workshop
SCIENCE FOCUS: GEN, SEP7
GRADE LEVEL: Preschool-5

Discourse Tools for Equitable and Rigorous Talk
October 27, 2016, 02:00 PM - 03:00 PM

Minneapolis Convention Center, 102C
The Framework promotes learning as a fundamentally social endeavor supported by collaborative and communicative norms. Yet, sustaining these norms requires all members to articulate, make sense of, and evaluate each other’s ideas, making discourse tools vitally important. Walk away with ready-to-use tools that foster productive talk around big science ideas!

Presenter(s): Heather Milo (Activate Learning)
FORMAT: Exhibitor Workshop
SCIENCE FOCUS: GEN, SEP8
GRADE LEVEL: 5-8

Making Student Engagement with Science Practices Meaningful
October 28, 2016, 12:30 PM - 01:30 PM

Minneapolis Convention Center, 102C
We all know that science connects to our everyday lives, but how do we support students to see and feel these connections? Come experience how a modeling activity leverages students’ experiences, ideas, and language as the entry point into a series of investigations about the particulate nature of matter.

Presenter(s): Heather Milo (Activate Learning)
FORMAT: Exhibitor Workshop
SCIENCE FOCUS: , SEP2, CCC2, SEP7, SEP6, SEP1, PS, SEP8, CCC4
GRADE LEVEL: 6-8

Oct
25
Oct 26

New Jersey Science Convention

  • Princeton Marriott Forrestal

Bringing 21st Century Science Skills to the Classroom
 

Stop by and visit us at booth #46.

Conference Session:

Title:  NGSS Integration Using Science and Engineering Practices
Type: Hands-On
Presenter: Debbe Bingaman
Date: Wednesday October 26, 2016
Time: 1:00 PM - 2:30 PM
Grade level:  6-8
Content area(s): NGSS
I/G: Integrated/General

Participants will practice using the Claim, Evidence and Reasoning strategy in their classrooms and get ideas on how to implement more NGSS Engineering Design Practices. There will be two hands-on engineering labs and we will send all participants a CER poster after the event.

Space is limited so come early!

Oct
21
Oct 23

California Science Education Conference

  • Palm Springs Convention Center

Conference Sessions:

Discourse Tools for Equitable and Rigorous Talk

The Framework promotes learning as a fundamentally social endeavor supported by collaborative and communicative norms. Yet, sustaining these norms requires all members to articulate, make sense of, and evaluate each other’s ideas, making discourse tools vitally important. Walk away with ready-to-use tools that foster productive talk around big science ideas!

Presenter: Heather Milo
FORMAT: Exhibitor Workshop
SCIENCE FOCUS: 3D, LEAD, SEP8
GRADE LEVEL: 5-8

Making Critical Thinking More Than Just a Cliché Using Three-Dimensional Learning

Come engage in a sequence of investigations where middle school students experience phenomena, construct explanations, and argue from evidence. Teach students to think like scientists as they apply a claim, evidence, reasoning framework to make sense of investigations.

Presenter: Heather Milo
FORMAT: Exhibitor Workshop
SCIENCE FOCUS: 3D, LEAD, SEP8
GRADE LEVEL: 5-8

Visit us at Booth #305

Oct
3
Oct 4

Great Leaders, Great Resources Science and Computer Science Expo

  • Holiday Inn Little Rock Airport Conference Center

The Arkansas Department of Education (ADE) is proud to host the Great Leaders, Great Resources Science and Computer Science Expo 2016, Oct. 3-4. The Expo is FREE to district and school science and/or computer science leaders, administrators, and curriculum directors and we will be there!

Stop by and visit our booth in Lindberg B Room.

Jun
2
3:00 pm15:00

Using STEM Gauge™ with IQWST: Enhancing Assessment

Activate Learning and Measured Progress are working together to add additional assessment support for your transition to Next Generation Science Standards (NGSS*). You can add STEM Gauge™ formative assessment resources to your current IQWST implementation, and help students and teachers transition to a more NGSS-aligned approach to assessment. Learn some practical ways to integrate STEM Gauge into your IQWST units and see how STEM Gauge resources can support your formative assessment efforts in this 60-minute webinar.

Follow the source link below to register!

Apr
21
Apr 23

Wisconsin Society of Science Teachers 58th Annual Conference: Inspiration By The Bluff

  • LaCrosse Center

Visit us at Booth 44 to learn more about our Active Science and IQWST curricula. We are also handing out FREE Claim, Evidence, Reasoning (CER) posters! 

Workshop Schedule

Date/Time:  Friday, April 22: 2 – 2:50 p.m.
Room:  Leakey
Topic:  S81: Modeling: Smelling from a Distance
Presenter:  Karen Messmer
Audience:  Middle School

Developing models is one of the science practices in the NGSS.  This lesson helps students to develop a model of particulate nature of matter.

 

 

 

 

Apr
9
9:00 am09:00

CSTA - Elementary Science Extravaganza

  • Eastern Connecticut State University

FREE - Elementary Science Extravaganza
Eastern Connecticut State University
Betty Tipton Room, Student Center 9:00AM Registration
Event - 9:30 to 11:30AM   Pre-registration not necessary
Prizes and Resources for the Elementary Teacher

Mar
3
Mar 5

MSTA 63RD Annual Conference: Science...What A Capital Idea!

  • Radisson Hotel and Lansing Center

A special congratulations to Ann Novak, a Michigan finalist for the Presidential Awards for Excellence in Math & Science Teaching. Ann is a 7th grade science teacher in Ann Arbor and is also an IQWST teacher. We are proud of Ann and this tremendous accomplishment!

Ann will be recognized at the event banquet on March 3.


Feb
4
Feb 6

2016 GSTA Annual Conference

  • Atlanta Evergreen Marriott

Our Sessions

When: Thursday Feb 4 at 8am

Where: TBD

Session Title: Facilitating a Science Discourse Community

Description: Walk away with research-based instructional strategies and tools for how to facilitate a science discourse community in which all students engage with science practices and crosscutting reasoning to figure out complex phenomena.

Abstract: Engage with high-leverage science practices like scientific modeling and explaining to figure out relevant, phenomena-based questions. Crucial to engagement with science practices is the development of a discourse community that supports students’ scientific reasoning and communication beyond memorizing and reciting. By the end of this valuable workshop, teachers will walk away with research-based instructional strategies and tools for how to facilitate a science practices community in which all students are obliged to participate both socially and intellectually.

Dec
3
Dec 5

NSTA Area Conference in Kansas City, MO

Raising the Stakes in Science
Conference Strands:  The Art and Craftsmanship of Teaching, Combining Science with Agriculture, Achieving Success with the NGSS
Location:  Kansas City Convention Center • 301 West 13th Street • Kansas City MO 64105

More Information:  http://www.nsta.org/conferences/area3.aspx

Stop by our booth to learn more about IQWST & Active Science!

Nov
12
Nov 13

NSTA Area Conference in Philadelphia, PA

Revolutionary Science
Conference Strands: 
Revolutionizing Engineering for the Future, Integrating Literacy Strategies to Revolutionize PreK-12 Science Instruction, Technology: Teaching Revolutionary Science in the Digital Age
Location:  Pennsylvania Convention Center • 1101 Arch Street • Philadelphia PA 19107

More Information:  http://www.nsta.org/conferences/area2.aspx

Stop by our booth to learn more about IQWST & Active Science!

Nov
9
9:40 am09:40

CESA 8 Vendor Fair

Intervention, Enrichment and Personalized Learning Vendor Fair:  The fair will provide an opportunity for participants to view products and talk to representatives about those products in a central location on the same day. This is intended to help districts identify and decide which researched-based curricula for Tier 1, Tier 2, and Tier 3 interventions to serve all students in ELA, Math, and Science.  Activate Learning will be leading two presentations on IQWST.
Location: 
Menomonee Casino Resort Conference Center, Hwy 47, Keshena, WI 54135

More Information:  http://www.myquickreg.com/

Nov
6
Nov 7

2015 Kentucky Science Teachers Association Conference & Professional Learning

Think Different to Teach Different:  Implementing Kentucky's Core Academic Standards for Science.

Keynote Address: Dr. Joe Krajcik
Date/Time:  Friday, Nov. 6 at 12:45 p.m.
Location:  Lexington Center, Thoroughbred 1

Explore 3-Dimensional Learning
Presenter: 
Dr. Joe Krajcik
Date/Time:  Friday, Nov. 6 at 2:15 p.m.
Location:  Lexington Center, Thoroughbred 4

Assessment: Inquiring Minds Want to Know
Presenter: 
Dr. Joe Krajcik
Date/Time:  Friday, Nov. 6 at 3:30 p.m.
Location:  Lexington Center, Thoroughbred 4

More Information:  https://www.ksta.org/coninfo230.cfm

Stop by our booth and learn more about IQWST & Active Science!

Nov
5
1:00 pm13:00

South Carolina Science Council Nov 4-6

What Happens to Properties When I Combine Substances?  Chemistry lesson from IQWST. Investigate, analyze data of chemical reaction. Participants will practice how to help students construct arguments from evidence and their questioning skills.
Addresses: Energy and matter: Flows, cycles, and conservation, Physical Sciences
Presenter: Debbe Bingaman
Location:  Columbia Metro Convention Center, Columbia, SC

More Informationhttp://www.scscience.org/wp-content/uploads/2015/08/SC2-Schedule-Final1.pdf

Stop by our booth and learn more about IQWST & Active Science!

Nov
5
Nov 6

Arkansas Curriculum Conference 2015

Teachers as Agents of Change:  The 2015 Arkansas Curriculum Conference is designed to explore these new and future standards to provide educators the tools and understanding for classroom application. ADE-approved PD sessions, selected short courses and workshops in the areas of Language Arts, Math, Science and Social Studies provide ample learning opportunities for educators of all subjects and grade levels.  
Location:  Marriott Hotel and Statehouse Convention Center, Little Rock

More Information:  http://arkansascurriculumconference.pbworks.com/w/page/79024613/Arkansas_Curriculum_Conference

Stop by our booth and learn more about IQWST and Active Science!

Oct
29
Oct 30

2015 STEM Symposium

Symposium Focus Areas:  California State Superintendent of Public Instruction Initiatives: Blueprints for STEM, Education Technology, Educator Excellence, Schools of the Future; Standards and Frameworks: Common Core State Standards, Next Generation Science Standards, Career Technical Education; Equity and Access: Increasing gender and ethnic diversity, bridging the digital divide; Career Preparation; Curriculum and Instructional Practices; Expanded Learning Time
Location:   Anaheim Convention Center, Anaheim, CA

More Information:   http://cdefoundation.org/stemsymposium/2015-stem-symposium/

Stop by our booth to learn more about IQWST & Active Science!

Oct
27
Oct 28

Kansas State Dept. of Education Annual Conference

The KSDE Annual Conference focuses on school improvement and the continuous improvement of academic performance for all students. The theme for this year's conference, Kansas Children...Kansas' Future will showcase Kansas school success stories as well as address some of our schools' most significant challenges for the future.
Location:  Hyatt Regency/Century II, Wichita, Kansas

More Information:  http://events.ksde.org/default.aspx?tabid=771

Stop by our booth to learn more about IQWST & Active Science!

Oct
23
Oct 24

Washington Science Teachers Association Annual Conference

The Next Waves of Science:  NGSS, CCSS and STEM! 
Conference Strands: 
Amplitude of Next Generation Science,  Frequency of STEM, Wavelengths of Literacy: Reading, Writing, Speaking, and Listening in Science.
Location:   Shorecrest High School in Shoreline, Washington

More Information:  http://wsta.net/page-1863484

Stop by our booth to learn more about IQWST & Active Science!

Oct
23
Oct 24

Illinois Science Education Conference 2015

Illinois Science Education Conference: Your Passport to NGSS
Keynote Address: 
NGSS Storylines: How to Construct Coherent Instructional Sequences Driven by Phenomena and Student Questions
Keynote Speaker(s):  Dr. Brian J. Reiser, Michael Novak, Michael Fumagalli - Reiser co-led the development of IQWST (Investigating and Questioning our World through Science and Technology), a three-year middle school curriculum that supports students in science practices to develop disciplinary core ideas.
Date/Time:  Friday, October 23, 2:00-4:00 p.m.
Location:  Tinley Park Conference Center, Tinley Park, IL

More Information:  http://ista.wildapricot.org/event-2026245

Stop by our booth to learn more about IQWST & Active Science!

Oct
22
Oct 24

Florida Association of Science Teachers Conference

Capitalizing on STEM: Translating the Promise of STEM into Student Achievement - A comprehensive overview of successful K-12 practices for success in science education and STEM.  Three Days of intensive study, demonstration, and hands-on opportunities with festivities, fieldtrips and giveaways. 
Location:  FSU Civic Center, Tallahassee, Florida

More Information:  https://fastscience.wildapricot.org/FAST-Conference

Stop by our booth to learn more about IQWST & Active Science!

Oct
22
Oct 23

NSTA Area Conference in Reno, NV

Science and Literacy: Creating Connections!  The three dimensions of the NGSS are science and engineering practices, disciplinary core ideas, and crosscutting concepts. These dimensions should be integrated into curricula, instruction, and assessment to support meaningful learning in science and engineering.
Location:  Reno-Sparks Convention Center • 4590 South Virginia Street • Reno NV 89502

More Information:  http://www.nsta.org/conferences/area1.aspx

Stop by our booth to learn more about IQWST and Active Science!