Tag Archives: NSTA National Conference on Science Education

“Engineering Habits of Mind” Empower Performance: Featured Presentation at #NSTA16 Nashville

Not long ago, engineering was an academic subject mainly reserved for college students. But as states put new science standards in place, many elementary teachers face the expectation that students must learn engineering concepts and skills starting as early as kindergarten. Can you really teach engineering to very young students? I’ve been working in the […]

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Focus on STEM at #NSTA16 Nashville, March 31-April 3

Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math (STEM) is becoming a mainstay in schools around the world, and the same will be true this spring at the NSTA National Conference in Nashville, March 31–April 3. There will be over 150 STEM-focused sessions, and three of the 13 featured speakers have detailed backgrounds in STEM and will be […]

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Building NGSS Capacity at #NSTA15

The 2015 NSTA National Conference on Science Education (held in Chicago, March 12-15) was a great opportunity for educators to build their capacity for understanding and implementing the Next Generation Science Standards (NGSS).  In Thursday’s featured presentation (The Key to Implementing the NGSS? Teachers!), Dr. Stephen Pruitt described this capacity-building journey as a path toward […]

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It’s All About the Hashtag for @2footgiraffe

Hi, Social Media at NSTA? Oops, I mean #NSTA. Double oops, I mean #NSTA15. It’s all about the hashtag. Want to see what happened at #NSTA15? Well, go to Twitter, Instagram, or Vine and search the hashtag. Yes, there are pictures and funny videos being shared. However, there is much more than images and jokes. […]

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#NSTA15 | Your Science Teaching Superpower

Chicago. I have arrived.  One of us will not be the same after this. #NSTA15 — @porchdragon, March 11, 2015 NSTA conferences are where science teachers transform into learners for a week. This year the theme of transformation was ubiquitous–even the river turned green for a day! Keynote Neil Shubin walked us through the evolution […]

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Meet Me In the Middle Day: Coming to #NSTA15 Chicago, March 13, 2015

Calling all middle school teachers! If you’ll be attending the NSTA National Conference on Science Education in Chicago, then please join me at the Meet Me in the Middle Day on Friday, March 13 from 10:00 am-4:00 p.m. This “conference within a conference” is brought to you by the National Middle Level Science Teachers Association […]

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