Oct
5
Oct 7

NSTA Area Conference in Baltimore

Theme: Making Science Accessible: Full Speed Ahead

Visit us at Booth #317 and learn more about our NGSS curriculum, IQWST (grades 6-8) and Active Science (grades K-5). 

More information to come.


Oct
27
Oct 28

2017 ISTA Conference

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

More information to come.


Nov
9
Nov 11

NSTA Area Conference in Milwaukee

Theme: Making Waves: Moving Science Forward!

Visit us at Booth #415 and learn more about our NGSS Curriculum, IQWST (grades 6-8) and Active Science (grades K-5).

More information to come.


Nov
30
Dec 2

NSTA Area Conference in New Orleans

Theme: Celebrate Science: Inspire, Integrate, Innovate

Visit us at Booth #416 and learn more about our NGSS curriculum, IQWST (grades 6-8) and Active Science (grades K-5).

More information to come.



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!

To register for this event, (DO THIS FIRST) please click HERE.

To register for specific sessions, please click HERE.


Jul
12
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


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

To register for this event (DO THIS FIRST), please click here.

To register for specific sessions, please click here.


Mar
30
Apr 2

NSTA 2017 National Show: Sun, Surf & Science

  • Los Angelos Convention Center

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

 

Mar
23
Mar 25

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

  • Suburban Collection Showplace

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

Sarah Coleman

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

Mar
16
Mar 17

2017 WSST Conference

  • Olympia Conference Center

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

 

Feb
2
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)

 

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

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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!