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2 Day Event:
March 11, 2019
through March 12, 2019

Cost of Attendance:

First Day Only:
$269.00 per person.

Second Day Only:
$269.00 per person.

Two Days:
$449.00 per person.

Location: CHICAGO NORTH
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Next Generation Science Standards Conference (Grades 6-12) - SPRING 2019

Presented by EXPERT SCIENCE INSTRUCTORS

Bureau of Education & Research - Professional Staff Development Conference

NGSS Strategies to Take Back to Your Classroom!

Choose from 22 Strategy-Packed Conference Sessions

  • Hands-On Options
  • Teacher Resources
  • Hundreds of Practical Strategies
  • … and Much More!
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Uniquely Qualified Instructors

Elizabeth (Liz) Mirra is a science instructional coach and a middle and high school science educator. She was involved in reviewing and providing feedback on the Next Generation Science Standards throughout their development and has worked with numerous school districts providing professional development on best science practices and assistance with aligning curriculum to the new NGSS standards. Elizabeth is the recipient of the prestigious President’s Award for Excellence in Science Teaching.

Marjorie Porter is an exemplary science teacher and education consultant, committed to instructional excellence and the creative use of technology to enhance and support student learning. Marjorie has presented outstanding professional development seminars, both regionally and nationally, on a variety of NGSS topics.

Vince Mancuso is a highly experienced science teacher, national presenter and author with a passion for phenomena-driven inquiry and the NGSS. He is a frequent presenter at science conferences where his sessions draw standing-room only crowds. Vince enjoys sharing with other secondary teachers his enthusiasm for using phenomena to get students excited and curious about science. His ideas are powerful and practical and all have been student-proven in his own classroom.

Conference Agenda

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7:45 a.m. - 8:25 a.m Registration
8:30 a.m. - 9:05 a.m. Opening General Session
9:15 a.m. - 11:50 a.m. Morning Sessions
11:50 a.m. - 1:05 p.m. Lunch Break (on your own)
1:05 p.m. - 3:35 p.m. Afternoon Sessions
Participants, please check in at the registration desk each day you attend.

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8:00 a.m. - 8:30 a.m. Registration
8:30 a.m. - 11:15 a.m. Morning Sessions
11:15 a.m. - 12:30 p.m. Lunch Break (on your own)
12:30 p.m. - 3:10 p.m Afternoon Sessions

Who Should Attend

Educators Who Teach Science in Grades 6-12: Classroom Teachers, Department Heads, Science Specialists, and Administrators

Special Benefits of Attending

Comprehensive NGSS Resource Handbook
You will receive an extensive NGSS resource handbook specifically designed for this conference. Included in the handbook are resource materials for ALL conference sessions, even those you don’t attend. These materials include:

  • Practical ideas for helping your students meet rigorous science content and practice standards, including those aligned with the Next Generation Science Standards
  • Innovative strategies for integrating the science and engineering practices and crosscutting concepts into your science instruction
  • Proven step-by-step techniques for planning engaging instructional sequences aligned to the NGSS
  • Outstanding ideas for incorporating engineering into your science instruction
  • STEM-related career choices to use with students

Semester Credit Option
Brandman University Logo Up to four Graduate level professional development credit are available with an additional fee and completion of follow up practicum activities. Details for direct enrollment with Brandman University, part of the Chapman University system, will be available at this BER program.

Meet Inservice Requirements
At the end of the program, each attendee will receive a certificate of participation that may be used to verify hours of participation in meeting continuing education requirements.

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