Through NSTA, you’ll find leading resources for excellence in teaching and learning and experience growth through robust professional development. Plus you’ll meet colleagues across all science disciplines, all grade bands and teaching stages, from the newest teacher to the veteran administrator, who share a passion for science education.
Our state adopted the NGSS, and it has been difficult finding resources to help revamp science curricula. The presentations at this virtual webinar were outstanding, and each presenter provided excellent ways to implement NGSS into the various science categories. Thank you for another tremendously helpful NSTA virtual conference!!!
Carolyn M (Buffalo Grove, IL)
I left this conference with a much greater understanding of NGSS and how others are incorporating the new standards in their classrooms.
While all of the sessions were outstanding and the available resources helped promote deeper understanding, I was particularly drawn to the sessions on “Modeling” with Cynthia Passmore and “Explanation and Argumentation,” by Jonathon Osborne. I have had so many questions the past year as I have tried to grasp the implications of NGSS on my middle school classroom, I am feeling more confident I am headed in the right direction.
These sessions would make for wonderful PD opportunities. This is one conference I am looking forward to revisiting several times. As I grow, these sessions grow with me
Sandy Gady (Renton, WA)
“Good science education is not an end unto itself, but a beginning'
If you are looking for inspiration about teaching NGSS please consider the day long archived virtual conference of NGSS Practices in Action. You’ll be inspired by the session on modeling by Cynthia Passmore who engages to consider that science is about figuring things out. Jonathan Osborne session on argumentation helps you to understand its place in science and the need for science literate students to engage in developing explanation through evidence. Mariel Milano focused on engineering practices, explaining how they are similar to yet different from science practices and how students can engage in them to lean core ideas in life, Earth, and physical science.
Other sessions look at best practices in elementary education and the science content areas are not to be missed.and the wrap up sessions delves into participants questions and next steps.
This archive is the next best thing to being at the Nov 15th virtual conference !
Arlene Jurewicz Leighton (Lincolnvlle, ME)