Nov
30
to Dec 2

NSTA Area Conference in New Orleans

Theme: Celebrate Science: Inspire, Integrate, Innovate

Visit us in Booth #416!

Learn more about our K-12 STEM curricula, including IQWST® and PBIS® for MS science, and several leading HS math, science and engineering curricula. Our project-based, investigation-centered, and literacy-rich programs immerse students in rigorous learning environments, in which their original questions and everyday experiences are central to standards-based, 3D learning.

Get a FREE What's Your Evidence T-Shirt for participating in a 10 minute in-booth curriculum demonstration.

We look forward to seeing you there!

WORKSHOPS OFFERED
Thursday, November 30
Room 263

Science Storylines and the Driving Question Board: Keeping NGSS Curricula Student Driven (9:30-10:30 a.m.)
What if K–12 lessons could both meet the standards and leverage student curiosity about the natural world? Join us for an engaging workshop on storyline coherence as a means to not only have pedagogy meet the NGSS, but also build on students' wonderment questions using the Driving Question Board.
Presenter: Heather Milo

Literacy in the Context of Science in the Middle School Classroom (11:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m.)
Experience a lesson that demonstrates the integration of literacy strategies in the context of science. This includes the incorporation of academic language in written responses in science notebooks and oral discourse in conjunction with investigations using an interactive word wall. 
Presenter: Ellen Mintz

Structuring Discussion to Be Equitable and Rigorous (12:30-1:30 p.m.)
The Framework promotes learning as a fundamentally social endeavor supported by collaborative and communicative norms. Yet, sustaining these norms requires teachers to examine and support K–12 students’ ways of talking so they all are able to articulate, make sense of, and evaluate each other’s ideas. Walk away with ready-to-use tools that foster and assess productive talk. Uses IQWST unit, How Will It Move?
Presenter: Heather Milo

Project-Based Inquiry Science™ (PBIS): Creating “Coherence and Science Storylines” for Middle School (2:00-3:00 p.m.)
STEM learning requires integration! Powerful questions and coherent storylines help solve the integration challenge. PBIS is built around interesting and meaningful Big Questions and Big Challenges, supporting the integration of science and engineering, engaging ALL students in high-quality STEM learning, and embracing the vision of the Framework and NGSS.
Presenter: Dr. Mary Starr

Literacy in the Context of Science in the Elementary Classroom (3:30-4:30 p.m.)
Experience a lesson that demonstrates the integration of literacy strategies in the context of science. This includes the incorporation of academic language in written responses in science notebooks and oral discourse in conjunction with investigations using an interactive word wall. 
Presenter: Ellen Mintz

 


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Nov
30
to Dec 2

PSTA - Pennsylvania Science Teachers Association Conference

Stop by our table and learn more about our K-12 STEM curricula, including IQWST® and PBIS® for MS science, and several leading HS math, science and engineering curricula. Our project-based, investigation-centered, and literacy-rich programs immerse students in rigorous learning environments, in which their original questions and everyday experiences are central to standards-based, 3D learning.

We look forward to seeing you there!


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Nov
18
8:00 AM08:00

CT Science Educators Conference

Stop by our table and learn more about our K-12 STEM curricula, including IQWST® and PBIS® for MS science, and several leading HS math, science and engineering curricula. Our project-based, investigation-centered, and literacy-rich programs immerse students in rigorous learning environments, in which their original questions and everyday experiences are central to standards-based, 3D learning.

We look forward to seeing you there!

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Nov
11
7:40 AM07:40

DACTM/MDTSA Fall Conference

  • 30333 Hoover Road Warren, MI, 48093 United States (map)
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Stop by our table and learn more about our K-12 STEM curricula, including IQWST® and PBIS® for MS science, and several leading HS math, science and engineering curricula. Our project-based, investigation-centered, and literacy-rich programs immerse students in rigorous learning environments, in which their original questions and everyday experiences are central to standards-based, 3D learning.

We look forward to seeing you there!

Workshop:

Structuring Discourse to be Equitable and Rigorous (1:00-2:00 p.m.)
The framework promotes learning as a fundamentally social endeavor supported by collaborative and communicative norms. Yet sustaining these norms requires teachers to examine and support K-12 students' ways of talking so they are able to articulate, make sense of, and evaluate each other's ideas.  Walk away with ready-to- use tools that foster and assess productive talk. Science gr. 5-9
Presenter: Chris Gleason
Room: 205


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Nov
10
8:00 AM08:00

Kentucky Science Teachers Association Conference

Stop by our table and learn more about our K-12 STEM curricula, including IQWST® and PBIS® for MS science, and several leading HS math, science and engineering curricula. Our project-based, investigation-centered, and literacy-rich programs immerse students in rigorous learning environments, in which their original questions and everyday experiences are central to standards-based, 3D learning.

We look forward to seeing you there!

Workshops

Friday, November 10, 3:30
Intro to IQWST: Can I Believe My Eyes?
A session for educators who are new to IQWST that focuses on constructing models to explain light phenomena. Physics
Presenter: Diane Wright
Room: Thoroughbred 6

Saturday, November 11, 12:30
Extending IQWST: Integrating Literacy Strategies Length
Using IQWST Activities, this session is an opportunity to obtain strategies for integrating literacy strategies with readings, discussions, and using the Word Wall. Earth / Spa
Presenter: Diane Wright
Room: Jessamin-Franklin Room


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Nov
9
to Nov 11

NSTA Area Conference in Milwaukee

Theme: Making Waves: Moving Science Forward!

Visit us at Booth #415.

A leader in research-based, K-12 STEM curricula, including IQWST® and PBIS® for MS science, and several leading HS math, science and engineering curricula. Our project-based, investigation-centered, and literacy-rich programs immerse students in rigorous learning environments, in which their original questions and everyday experiences are central to standards-based, 3D learning.

Get a FREE What's Your Evidence T-Shirt for participating in a 10 minute in-booth curriculum demonstration.

We look forward to seeing you there!

Workshops Offered:

Pictured from left to right, Gary Curts, Ellen Mintz, Dr. Mary Starr, and Heather Milo

Pictured from left to right, Gary Curts, Ellen Mintz, Dr. Mary Starr, and Heather Milo

Incorporating STEM into the Classroom (High School Science) (8:00-9:00 a.m.)
Bringing STEM into the classroom by involving students in engineering design to solve a real-world problem gives students the opportunity to apply crosscutting concepts and disciplinary core ideas as well as demonstrate the NGSS science and engineering practices. Join us as we share how we have integrated STEM and the engineering design cycle into our core Earth science, chemistry, physics, and physical science courses.
Presenter: Gary Curts

Literacy in the Context of Science in the Middle School Classroom
(9:30-10:30 a.m.)

Experience a lesson that demonstrates the integration of literacy strategies in the context of science. This includes the incorporation of academic language in written responses in science notebooks and oral discourse in conjunction with investigations using an interactive word wall. 
Presenter: Ellen Mintz

Project-Based Inquiry Science™ (PBIS): Creating “Coherence and Science Storylines” for Middle School (11:00-12:00 p.m.)
STEM learning requires integration! Powerful questions and coherent storylines help solve the integration challenge. PBIS is built around interesting and meaningful Big Questions and Big Challenges, supporting the integration of science and engineering, engaging ALL students in high-quality STEM learning, and embracing the vision of the Framework and NGSS.
Presenter: Dr. Mary Starr

Structuring Discussion to Be Equitable and Rigorous (12:30-1:30 p.m.)
The Framework promotes learning as a fundamentally social endeavor supported by collaborative and communicative norms. Yet, sustaining these norms requires teachers to examine and support K–12 students’ ways of talking so they all are able to articulate, make sense of, and evaluate each other’s ideas. Walk away with ready-to-use tools that foster and assess productive talk. Uses IQWST unit, How Will It Move?
Presenter: Heather Milo

Literacy in the Context of Science in the Elementary Classroom (2:00-3:00 p.m.)
Experience a lesson that demonstrates the integration of literacy strategies in the context of science. This includes the incorporation of academic language in written responses in science notebooks and oral discourse in conjunction with investigations using an interactive word wall. 
Presenter: Ellen Mintz

Science Storylines and the Driving Question Board: Keeping NGSS Curricula Student Driven (3:30-4:30 p.m.)
What if K–12 lessons could both meet the standards and leverage student curiosity about the natural world? Join us for an engaging workshop on storyline coherence as a means to not only have pedagogy meet the NGSS, but also build on students' wonderment questions using the Driving Question Board.
Presenter: Heather Milo


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Nov
4
9:00 AM09:00

Next-Gen Science Education Conference

Join us in San Diego Saturday, November 4 to learn more about our K-12 STEM curricula, including IQWST® and PBIS® for MS science, and several leading HS math, science and engineering curricula. Our project-based, investigation-centered, and literacy-rich programs immerse students in rigorous learning environments, in which their original questions and everyday experiences are central to standards-based, 3D learning.

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Nov
4
to Nov 6

STANYS - Science Teachers Association of New York State

Stop by Booth #60 and learn more about our K-12 STEM curricula, including IQWST® and PBIS® for MS science, and several leading HS math, science and engineering curricula. Our project-based, investigation-centered, and literacy-rich programs immerse students in rigorous learning environments, in which their original questions and everyday experiences are central to standards-based, 3D learning.

We look forward to seeing you there!

Workshops Offered

Gary Curts, Professional Development Facilitator - HS Science

Gary Curts, Professional Development Facilitator - HS Science

STEM in the Middle School Classroom? It's Easy!
Saturday, November 4,  1:45 - 2:45 p.m.

CTLE Approved: Project-Based Inquiry Science is a curriculum that seamlessly inserts and uses STEM ideas to teach major science concepts and tenets in your classroom. PBIS strengthens and hones 21st century skills with your students via project-based learning principles while actively engaging every student.
Presenter: Gary Curts

Project-Based Learning + NGSS = Active Physics
Sunday, November 5, 8:00 - 9:00 a.m. 

CTLE Approved: Develop a sport for the moon, create a light and sound show to entertain your friends or design and build an improved safety device for a car. Project-Based Learning motivates students and challenges them to apply their physics knowledge. The PBL lessons can simultaneously reflect the three dimensions of NGSS. Our AP has been incredibly successful in schools across the county and is now being adapted overseas. Come join in the amazing experience of Active Physics!
Presenter: Gary Curts

Engineering the Future, a Practical Approach to STEM for High School
Sunday, November 5 11:00 a.m. - 12 noon

CTLE Approved: STEM, it's a real need and Engineering the Future is a real answer. Learn how Engineering the Future's four, real-world projects give students an opportunity to see how engineering is part of their everyday world.
Presenter: Gary Curts


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Nov
2
to Nov 3

MAST - Massachusetts Science Teachers Conference

Stop by our table and learn more about our K-12 STEM curricula, including IQWST® and PBIS® for MS science, and several leading HS math, science and engineering curricula. Our project-based, investigation-centered, and literacy-rich programs immerse students in rigorous learning environments, in which their original questions and everyday experiences are central to standards-based, 3D learning.

We look forward to seeing you there!


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Nov
2
to Nov 3

Arkansas Curriculum Conference

  • Little Rock Marriott Hotel & Statehouse Convention Center (map)
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Arkansas Curriculum Conference 2017
Putting the Focus on Students: Transforming Education

Stop by and visit us and learn more about our K-12 STEM curricula, including IQWST® and PBIS® for MS science, and several leading HS math, science and engineering curricula. Our project-based, investigation-centered, and literacy-rich programs immerse students in rigorous learning environments, in which their original questions and everyday experiences are central to standards-based, 3D learning.

COMING 2018

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Oct
27
to Oct 28

2017 ISTA Conference

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Two-day conference for K-12 Science Teachers throughout Illinois held in Dekalb.

Stop by Booth #47 and learn more about our K-12 STEM Curricula. Get a FREE Claim, Evidence, Reasoning (CER) posters and more. 

Workshop Offered:

Modeling: Can I Believe My Eyes? (Friday, October 27 from 1:00-1:45 p.m.)
Developing models is one of the science practices in NGSS.  This lesson helps students develop a model of light and sight.

Presented By: Diane Wright
Room: 305

 


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Oct
5
to Oct 7

NSTA Area Conference in Baltimore

  • Baltimore Convention Center (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS
BC Awareness

Theme: Making Science Accessible: Full Speed Ahead

Visit us in Booth #317. A leader in research-based,
K-12 STEM curricula, including IQWST® and PBIS® for MS science. Our project-based, investigation-centered, and literacy-rich programs immerse students in rigorous learning environments, in which their original questions and everyday experiences are central to standards-based, 3-Dimensional learning.

This will be our first show as a combined company with It's About Time. Stop by Booth #317 and learn more about our K-12 STEM curriculum programs.

Get a FREE What's Your Evidence T-Shirt for participating in a 10 minute in-booth curriculum demonstration.

We look forward to seeing you there!

Workshops Offered: (Thursday, October 5)

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Project-Based Inquiry Science™ (PBIS): Creating “Coherence and Science Storylines” for Middle School (8:00-9:00 a.m).

STEM learning requires integration! Powerful questions and coherent storylines help solve the integration challenge. PBIS is built around interesting and meaningful Big Questions and Big Challenges, supporting the integration of science and engineering, engaging ALL students in high-quality STEM learning, and embracing the vision of the Framework and NGSS.

Presenter: Dr. Mary Starr


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Science Storylines and the Driving Question Board: Keeping NGSS Curricula Student Driven (9:30-10:30 a.m.)

What if K–12 lessons could both meet the standards and leverage student curiosity about the natural world? Join us for an engaging workshop on storyline coherence as a means to not only have pedagogy meet the NGSS, but also build on students' wonderment questions using the Driving Question Board.

Presenter:  Heather Milo


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Structuring Discussion to Be Equitable and Rigorous (11:00 a.m.-12 noon)

The Framework promotes learning as a fundamentally social endeavor supported by collaborative and communicative norms. Yet, sustaining these norms requires teachers to examine and support K–12 students’ ways of talking so they all are able to articulate, make sense of, and evaluate each other’s ideas. Walk away with ready-to-use tools that foster and assess productive talk.

Presenter:  Heather Milo


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Literacy in the Context of Science in the Elementary Classroom (1:00-2:00 p.m.)

Experience a lesson that demonstrates the integration of literacy strategies in the context of science.  This includes the incorporation of academic language in written responses in science notebooks and oral discourse in conjunction with investigations using an interactive word wall. 

 

Presenter: Ellen Mintz


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Literacy in the Context of Science in the Middle School Classroom (2:30-3:30 p.m.)

Experience a lesson that demonstrates the integration of literacy strategies in the context of science.  This includes the incorporation of academic language in written responses in science notebooks and oral discourse in conjunction with investigations using an interactive word wall. 

 

Presenter: Ellen Mintz


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Incorporating STEM into the Classroom (High School Science) (3:30-4;30 p.m.)

Bringing STEM into the classroom by involving students in engineering design to solve a real-world problem gives students the opportunity to apply crosscutting concepts and disciplinary core ideas as well as demonstrate the NGSS science and engineering practices. Join us as we share how we have integrated STEM and the engineering design cycle into our core Earth science, chemistry, physics, and physical science courses.

Presenter: Gary Curts

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Jul
20
7:30 AM07:30

Pure IQWST

Pure IQWST (MI) - July 20
Bay Pointe Inn in Shelbyville, MI
7:30 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.

Agenda

REGISTER NOW AS SPACE IS LIMITED!

7:30-8:00 a.m.     Continental Breakfast

8:00-10:30 a.m.   The IQWST Experience

Breakout 1 - Intro to IQWST: Can I Believe My Eyes? A session for educators who are new to IQWST that focuses on constructing models to explain light phenomena (Diane Wright)

Breakout 2 - Intro to IQWST: How Can I Make New Stuff from Old Stuff? A session for educators who are new to IQWST that focuses on constructing formal scientific explanations of chemistry phenomena (Chris Gleason)

Breakout 3 - Extending IQWST: How Will It Move? Making Discussion Equitable and Rigorous. A session for current IQWST educators looking for strategies for making discussion more engaging. (Heather Milo)

10:40 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.     IQWST Resources

Breakout 1 - The Interactive Digital Edition (Cynthia Weller)

Breakout 2 - NGSS-Aligned Interactive Formative Assessments (Linda Malkin, ONPAR)

12:00 p.m. - 12:45 p.m.     Lunch  (Stories of IQWST in the classroom)

1:00 p.m. - 2:30 p.m.     The Big Picture: IQWST in the context of NGSS

Intro to IQWST Storylines and the DQB - What if lessons could both meet the standards and leverage student curiosity about the natural world? Engage in storyline coherence as a means to not only have pedagogy meet the NGSS, but also build on studen' questions using the Driving Question Board. (Heather Milo)

2:30 p.m. - 3:00 p.m.     Q&A and Closing

REGISTER NOW AS SPACE IS LIMITED!

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Jul
12
to Jul 14

6th Annual STEM Forum & Expo

Summer, Sun and STEM are what you can expect when NSTA heads to Florida for the 6th Annual STEM Forum & Expo hosted by NSTA! This year's event will take place July 12–14, 2017, at the Gaylord Palms Resort in Kissimmee, Florida (near Orlando).

Visit us at Booth #700 and learn more about our NGSS-Curriculum, IQWST (grades 6-8) and Active Science (grades K-5). 

Workshop

Science Storylines and the Driving Question Board: Keeping NGSS-Focused Curricula Student Driven, Friday, July 14 1:30 PM - 2:30 PM
Gaylord Palms Resort & Convention Center, Osceola 5

What if K–12 lessons could both meet the standards and leverage student curiosity about the natural world? Join us for an engaging workshop on storyline coherence as a means to not only have pedagogy meet theNGSS, but also build on students' questions using the Driving Question Board. One such storyline from the IQWST Middle School Curriculum will be raffled at the end!

Presenter(s): Heather Milo (Activate Learning: Greenwich, CT)

FORMAT: Exhibitor Workshop
GRADE LEVEL: K, 1 - 12
EVENT SPONSOR: Activate Learning


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Jun
21
7:30 AM07:30

IQWST SummerFest 2017

IQWST SUMMER FEST - JUNE 21
THE ABBEY RESORT IN LAKE GENEVA, WI
7:30 A.M. - 3:00 P.M.

AGENDA

 

7:30-8:00 a.m.     Continental Breakfast

8:00-10:30 a.m.   The IQWST Experience

Breakout 1 - Intro to IQWST: Can I Believe My Eyes? A session for educators who are new to IQWST that focuses on constructing models to explain light phenomena (Diane Wright)

Breakout 2 - Intro to IQWST: How Can I Make New Stuff from Old Stuff? A session for educators who are new to IQWST that focuses on constructing formal scientific explanations of chemistry phenomena (Jessica Kron)

Breakout 3 - Extending IQWST: How Will It Move? Making Discussion Equitable and Rigorous. A session for current IQWST educators looking for strategies for making discussion more engaging. (Brian Kraft)

10:40 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.     IQWST Resources

Breakout 1 - The Interactive Digital Edition (Cynthia Weller)

Breakout 2 - NGSS-Aligned Interactive Formative Assessments (Linda Malkin, ONPAR)

12:00 p.m. - 12:45 p.m.     Lunch  (Stories of IQWST in the classroom)

1:00 p.m. - 2:30 p.m.     The Big Picture: IQWST in the context of NGSS

Breakout 1 - Intro to IQWST Storylines and the DQB - What if lessons could both meet the standards and leverage student curiosity about the natural world? Engage in storyline coherence as a means to not only have pedagogy meet the NGSS, but also build on studen' questions using the Driving Question Board. (Brian Klaft)

Breakout 2 - Extending IQWST: Integrating Literacy Strategies - For those who have already attended the “Intro to IQWST Storylines and the DQB” session, this breakout session is an opportunity to obtain strategies for integrating literacy strategies with readings, discussions, and using the Word Wall. (Diane Wright)

2:30 p.m. - 3:00 p.m.     Q&A and Closing

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Mar
30
to Apr 2

NSTA 2017 National Show: Sun, Surf & Science

  • Los Angelos Convention Center (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

Why Visit Booth #916?

10 Reasons You Should Visit Booth #916

FREE "What's Your Evidence" T-Shirt* - Participate in a 10-minute demo of our Interactive Digital Edition (IDE) of IQWST™, our phenomena-based middle school science program. Opportunities every 90 minutes. See complete schedule in booth #916.

FREE  Claim, Evidence & Reasoning (CER) Poster* - Our most popular poster.

FREE  Promotional Items* - Pens, Notepads, Microfiber cloths and more...

NEW STANDARDS  Demand A New Approach  (NGSS) - Learn how to use phenomena to generate student questions.

NEW  IQWST California Teacher/Student Edition - Check out our exclusive editions. 

NEW  IQWST Spanish Student Editions - Browse IQWST curriculum materials.

CUSTOMIZED Professional Development - Gain insight into our PD services and team. 

INVESTIGATION-CENTERED  Science Advocates - Meet our team.

RESEARCH-BASED  Curriculum Works - Teachers get to teach science the way they've always wanted to, in ways that excite them and their students. 

K-8 STUDENT-DRIVEN Science Curricula - Find out what other science educators are experiencing in their classrooms with Active Science and IQWST.

*WHILE SUPPLIES LAST


Our Workshop Schedule
Friday, March 31
Room 150C

Heather Milo Professional Development Manager, Curriculum & Instruction Specialist  

Heather Milo

Professional Development Manager, Curriculum & Instruction Specialist

 

Ellen Mintz Charleston County School District, Professional Development Facilitator  

Ellen Mintz

Charleston County School District, Professional Development Facilitator

 

Discourse Strategies for Three-Dimensional Learning in the K–2 Classroom
08:00 AM - 09:30 AM

Strategies to promote effective discourse in the K–2 classroom, including reading, writing, speaking, and listening will be presented. One lucky winner will take home an Active Science unit at the end!

Presenter(s): Ellen Mintz (Charleston County School District), Heather Milo (Activate Learning)

FORMAT: Exhibitor Workshop
SCIENCE FOCUS: GEN, NGSS
GRADE LEVEL: Kindergarten-2


Integrated Science Strategies that Make Three-Dimensional Learning Meaningful
10:00 AM - 11:30 AM

Experience an integrated lesson that contains multiple ELA and math strategies designed to make learning meaningful and authentic for K–5 students. One lucky winner will take home an Active Science unit at the end!

Presenter(s): Ellen Mintz (Charleston County School District), Heather Milo (Activate Learning)

FORMAT: Exhibitor Workshop
SCIENCE FOCUS: GEN, SEP2, SEP6, SEP8, NGS
GRADE LEVEL: Kindergarten-5


Structuring Discussion to Be Equitable and Rigorous
12:00 PM - 1:30 PM

The Framework promotes learning as a fundamentally social endeavor supported by collaborative and communicative norms. Yet, sustaining these norms requires teachers to examine and support K–12 students ways of talking so they all are able to articulate, make sense of, and evaluate each other’s ideas. Walk away with ready-to-use tools that foster and assess productive talk and qualify for a chance to win an IQWST unit at the end!

Presenter(s): Ellen Mintz (Charleston County School District), Heather Milo (Activate Learning)

FORMAT: Exhibitor Workshop
SCIENCE FOCUS: GEN, CCC2, PS2, PS3, SEP2, SEP8
GRADE LEVEL: Kindergarten-12


Making Three-Dimensional Learning Meaningful for Students using Science Storylines
2:00 PM - 3:30 PM

What if K–12 lessons could both meet the standards and leverage student curiosity about the natural world? Join us for an engaging workshop on three-dimensional learning and storyline coherence as a means to not only have pedagogy meet the NGSS, but also build on student ideas and questions about natural phenomena. One such unit from IQWST will be raffled off at the end!

Presenter(s): Ellen Mintz (Charleston County School District), Heather Milo (Activate Learning)

FORMAT: Exhibitor Workshop
SCIENCE FOCUS: GEN, CCC2, CCC5, SEP1, SEP2, NGSS
GRADE LEVEL: Kindergarten-12


Gauging Students’ Three-Dimensional Thinking Using ONPAR Formative Assessment Tools
4:00 PM - 5:30 PM

Are you struggling to assess three-dimensional learning in diverse classrooms? Come experience how ONPAR digital tools can inform teaching and learning for your middle school students. This workshop will demo recent developments in standards-based assessment from Wisconsin Center for Education Research. All participants will qualify to pilot this digital product!

Presenter(s): Linda Malkin (University of Wisconsin-Madison)

FORMAT: Exhibitor Workshop
SCIENCE FOCUS: GEN
GRADE LEVEL: 6-8

COME EARLY AS SPACE IS LIMITED!


We've Got Something to TALK About...

"Active  Science has transformed the way my students perceive themselves. As educators, we see our students' potential and facilitate their natural ability to inquire about the world around them. Activate Learning allowed my students to view themselves as  scientists for the first time! The hands-on approach to learning promoted greater understanding and motivation. My students and I gained a greater sense of unity as we engaged in teamwork and problem-solving strategies."  - Katherine Pereda, Addison School District #4

IQWST is based upon the development of student understanding through student-focused activities, reading and writing articles, and spirited claim, evidence, reasoning discussions. I have not come across a science curriculum in 25 years of education that approaches science education in this manner."  - Brian  Klaft , Science Teacher, Indian Prairie School District #204, IL 

 "IQWST is STEM-rich, and it's all about inquiry: How can we figure that out? It revolutionized my teaching methods. [Students] conduct an investigation. It's teaching them problem-solv i ng a nd teaching them to think scientifically."  Dawn DeWitt, GenCorp Foundation's STEM Teacher of the Year, Palm Beach County, FL

 

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Mar
23
to Mar 25

MSTA 64th Annual Conference: Putting Legs on the New Science Standards

  • Suburban Collection Showplace (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

Join us for the Michigan Science Teachers Association’s State Science Conference at the Suburban Collection Showplace in Novi, Michigan on March 24 and 25! Visit us at Booth #118.

Michigan Science Education Leadership Association Dinner with Brian Reiser

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Michigan Science Education Leadership Association Dinner:
“Guiding our Sails to the Michigan Science Standards”
Thursday, March 23, 2017
Suburban Collection Showcase, Novi, MI

Brian Reiser’s travel and presentation sponsored by Tom Pence & Cynthia Weller, Activate Learning

5:00 – 6:00pm Reception: Sponsored by McGraw Hill
6:00 - 6:30pm Dinner
6:30 – 7:30pm “Supporting Teachers and the Three-Dimensional Classroom through NGSS Storylines” Brian Reiser, Professor Northwestern University Sponsored by Activate Learning
7:30 – 8:00pm Updates from Michigan Department of Education

$50 MSELA Members, $65 MSELA Non-members

Registration: http://mselanow.webs.com/


Workshops Offerings:

IQWST-Making Critical Thinking More than a Cliché using 3-Dimensional Learning

Come engage in investigations where middle school students experience phenomena, construct explanations, and argue from evidence. Teach students to think like scientists applying a claim, evidence, reasoning framework to explain investigations. 

Date/Time: Friday 1-2:45 p.m., Saturday 10-11:45a.m.
Track: General
Session Type: Workshop (105 minutes)
Speaker: Christine Gleason

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Mar
16
to Mar 17

2017 WSST Conference

  • Olympia Conference Center (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

Stop by Booth #1 and learn more about our leading K-8 science curricula. 
EXHIBITS WILL BE OPEN ON THURSDAY, MARCH 16 FROM 4-6 P.M. &
FRIDAY, MARCH 17 FROM 9 A.M.- 3 P.M.

Workshop Offerings:

“Modeling: Can I Believe My Eyes?“

As one of the scientific practices embedded within the NGSS, developing and using models is an important piece of the future of science instruction.  Models allow our students to imagine the unseen, make predictions, ask questions and develop further investigations.  This presentation from the Investigating and Questioning With Science and Technology (IQWST) curriculum based on the NGSS asks teachers to put themselves in their student’s position while observing the phenomenon of optical illusions.  Participants will then develop a model to show their idea of how we see things, apply this model to new phenomena,  and then critique, modify and reapply it. This will allow teachers to help guide students toward a strong understanding of a scientific concept through observation and discovery.  Leave with a sample lesson and strategies to implement practices and pedagogies that increase student achievement.

Friday, March 17 - 2:00PM
Room:  Illinois A
Presenter: Dr. Karen Mesmer

 

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Feb
2
to Feb 3

Georgia Science Teachers Association Annual Conference

Stop by Booth #602 and learn more about IQWST and Active Science.  Pick up a FREE CER poster for your classroom.

Workshops

Discourse Tools for Equitable and Rigorous Talk
Thursday, Feb 2 - 12:00PM
Room:  Dogwood A
Presenter:  Heather Milo

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!

Upper Elementary (3-5),Middle (6-8)


Using Technology to Engage Students with Scientific Practices
Thursday, Feb 2 - 1:00PM
Room:  Dogwood A
Presenter:  Wendy Johnson

Come experience how to engage students in the practices (modeling, explaining, arguing) in a one-to-one digital environment.

Middle (6-8)


SCIENCE STORYLINES: DEVELOPING 3-DIMENSIONAL LESSONS THAT BUILD ON STUDENT CURIOSITY
Thursday, Feb 2 - 4:00PM
Room:  Laurel Amph.
Presenter:  Heather Milo

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.

Middle (6-8)

 

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Dec
1
to Dec 2

NSTA Area Conference - Columbus, OH

  • The Greater Columbus Convention Center (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

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

 

 

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Nov
18
8:00 AM08:00

Colorado Science Conference for Professional Development

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!

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Nov
11
to Nov 12

2016 Kentucky Science Teachers Association Conference

  • Lexington Hyatt Regency (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

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.

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Nov
10
to Nov 12

NSTA Area Conference - Portland, OR

  • Oregon Convention Center (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

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

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Oct
27
to Oct 28

NSTA Area Conference - Minneapolis, MN

  • Minneapolis Convention Center (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

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

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Oct
25
to Oct 26

New Jersey Science Convention

  • Princeton Marriott Forrestal (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

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!

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