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2 Day Event:
Schedule:
6:00 am – 12:30 pm
Registration Fee:
First Day Only:
$289
Second Day Only:
$289
Two Days:
$489


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Two-Day Conference:
Next Generation Science Standards Conference

Presented by EXPERT SCIENCE INSTRUCTORS

Bureau of Education & Research - Professional Staff Development Conference

Practical Strategies to Take Back to Your Classroom!

Choose from 21 Strategy-Packed Conference Sessions

  • Outstanding Trainers
  • Science Teacher Resources
  • Hundreds of Practical Strategies
  • … and Much More!
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Uniquely Qualified Instructors

Dr. Marquita Blades is an experienced and award-winning secondary science teacher, international speaker, author, and science consultant. Marquita's diverse experiences have put her on the front line of the implementation and integration of Next Generation Science Standards. She has managed national STEM programs for secondary level students and has served as a curriculum and assessment developer, and professional learning facilitator for numerous school districts.

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 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.

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.

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 Digital Resource Handbook
You will receive an extensive digital 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

Semester Credit Option
UMASS Logo Up to four graduate level professional development credits are available with an additional fee and completion of follow-up practicum activities. Details for direct enrollment with University of Massachusetts Global, a nonprofit affiliate, will be available at this program.

Meet Inservice Requirements
Participants of both the Live Online Seminar and those completing the Recorded Version online can receive a certificate of participation that may be used to verify five continuing education hours. State CEUs are available for both versions of the course. For specific details, visit www.ber.org/ceus.

   
 
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