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NSTA Area Conference - Minneapolis, MN


  • Minneapolis Convention Center 1301 South Second Avenue Minneapolis MN 55403 USA (map)

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

Earlier Event: October 25
New Jersey Science Convention
Later Event: November 10
NSTA Area Conference - Portland, OR