Conference Sessions

KSTA is proud to offer a variety of outstanding workshops and featured sessions.

All sessions will be held at the University of Louisville Event and Conference Center at Shelby Campus. Schedule is subject to change.

SESSION 8 - Saturday, November 4 - 12:30PM - 1:30PM

Camp Invention 

In partnership with the National Inventors Hall of FameĀ® Pulaski Elementary School in Somerset, KY hosted the nationally acclaimed Camp Invention program for the first time this past summer. Children entering kindergarten through sixth grade were invited to participate in this inspiring, weeklong summer experience that provided opportunities for open-ended, hands-on exploration of science, technology, engineering and more! Through a variety of exhilarating activities each day, children have fun collaborating with friends, thinking creatively and inventing their own solutions to real-world challenges. Come experience for yourself some of the activities students participated in this summer, and hear how you too can offer this amazing experience for students in your school and community.

Speakers: Natasha Craft

Grades: K-5

BrainPOP Presents: Bring Writing and Science Together with CER

Help students apply science inquiry and critical thinking skills to scientific concepts. Join our session on Claim-Evidence-Reasoning, the framework that helps students make sense of the world around them. CER scaffolds writing into science investigations to help students analyze, evaluate, and synthesize scientific information. Critical thinking, communication, and writing skills are all strengthened while deepening understanding of scientific concepts. Learn how the CER framework helps students make sense of the world and leave with an in-depth understanding and practical strategies.

Speakers: Kristen Rillieux

Grades: 6-8

Making Movement Manageable in the Science Classroom: Techniques and Strategies to help educators incorporate movement through a phenomenon based curriculum

In this dynamic and engaging session focused on enhancing science education, educators will explore innovative ways of integrating movement techniques and strategies into a KAS Science Standards third through High School -grade classrooms. The goal of this session is to promote active learning and deepen students' understanding of scientific concepts while aligning with the NGSS framework and movement. The session will highlight the importance of incorporating movement into the classroom. Participants were reminded that children learn best when they are actively engaged and encouraged to explore their environment. Movement boosts cognitive development and creativity. Participants will be encouraged to think about how movement could be seamlessly integrated into a phenomenon based curriculum. This enlightening session served as an inspiration for educators to rethink their approach to science education. By embracing movement techniques and strategies, teachers can create dynamic, memorable learning experiences that not only align with KAS Standards but also foster a deeper understanding and love for science in their 3-12 students.

Speakers: Kimberly Sparkman, KEDC

Grades: 3-12


Speakers: Phillip Bell 

Grades: TBD



Speakers: TBD

Grades:  9-12

BIOZONE’s Latest Titles: Learn how these superb interactive texts deliver flexible and engaging High School science programs.

BIOZONE's innovative interactive worktext approach is a departure from traditional textbook learning. We provide flexible, engaging, student-centred resources to help teachers confidently deliver quality content across a range of science programs. BIOZONE resources are designed and written to match the requirements of specific curricula, including: NGSS, IB, and AP. Discover how BIOZONE’s worktexts support teachers by providing tools and content to:

  • Deliver accessible content within a differentiated classroom.
  • Engage students through inquiry or phenomenon-based learning.
  • Undertake effective and meaningful assessment using curricula specific assessment tools.
  • Enhance content delivery using the BIOZONE toolkit.
  • Enable flexible delivery using print, digital, or blended delivery tools.

Learn more about BIOZONE's comprehensive range of science titles as we walk through the defining features of each program, including:

  • Advanced Placement
  • NGSS
  • Anatomy and Physiology (NEW)
  • IB Biology (NEW)

You will also see a brief introduction to our stunning, new digital content delivery platform: BIOZONE WORLD. Workshop attendees receive a FREE print copy and a 1-year digital access to a title of their choice.

Speakers: Jeff Bueker

Grades:  9-12

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