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Science Educators To Gather in Baltimore for Professional Development

NSTA's Conference on Science Education in Baltimore, is a fantastic destination with a comprehensive program for science teachers and administrators, preservice to veteran. Our agenda covers workshops, seminars, short courses, and presentations from nationally-known experts. Have a look at some of our plans, Nov. 11-13.

  • Bill Nye, Featured Speaker-Scientist, comedian, teacher, and author, Nye became a household name with his innovative, fast-paced television series Bill Nye the Science Guy.
  • Lynne Schrum (Professor and Director of Teacher Education, George Mason University), Visualizing the Possible: Science Teaching and Learning in the Age of Web 2.0
  • Col. Geoffrey Ling (Program Manager, Defense Sciences Office, Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency) Where Dreams Really Do Become Reality: DARPA and the Future Workplace
  • Writing in Science: Beyond the Lab Report, High School
  • Ocean Energy-exploring offshore energy development, including offshore oil and natural gas, wind, tidal, and wave power. Middle-High
  • Studying Soil Ecology in the Classroom, Middle-High
  • Science in the Media: Bringing Cutting-Edge Astronomy from Scientists to Students. High
  • Videos, Podcasts, and Wikis, Oh My-Middle-High
  • Mathematics of Human Population Growth-Assume the roles of five hypothetical families, each with very different reproductive strategies. The total populations after 100 years show amazing differences. Middle-High
  • Creating a Powerful Synergy in the K–6 Classroom with Hands-On Investigations, Science Literacy Skills, and Science Content-PreSchool-Middle
  • Activities, Materials, and Resources That Teach Science-Leave this session with activities to use in class on Monday. Elem-Middle
  • Seven Simple Strategies for Cultivating Classroom Inquiry-Elem-High
  • Field Trip: Chesapeake Classrooms Aboard the Snow Goose CBF’s Chesapeake Classrooms’ 46-foot work boat with attention to biological sampling and water quality testing, oyster dredging, food webs, and human impact. (ticketed)
  • Inside Out: Environmental Science in the Classroom and the Field (Ticketed Short Course) Activities for grades 3–8 with concepts related to topography, physical geography, water, soil, energy and nutrients, and biodiversity.

Science educators, this is only the beginning. Take in the Exhibition Hall, the Science Bookstore, the Baltimore Inner Harbor, National Aquarium, Little Italy where Senator Barbara Mikulski grew up, and more to explore. Don’t miss this terrific PD opportunity. The earlybird deadline is Sep. 24. Visit to register.

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