NSTA 2017 National Show: Sun, Surf & Science


  • Los Angelos Convention Center 1201 South Figueroa Street Los Angeles, CA, 90015 United States

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