Our Middle School Science Modeling workshop will highlight and embed a notably successful method of STEM instruction known as Modeling Instruction™; which is characterized by inquiry-based labs, and classroom discussions based around whiteboarding. Link To MS Science Google Site Click to watch a brief video about the modeling method. Not only will you experience

Modeling Instruction™ in High School Chemistry II

Workshop Leaders: Donghong Sun and Larry Dukerich. This workshop is intended for chemistry teachers who have begun to teach chemistry usingModeling Instruction™, a research-based, reformed pedagogy that is completely aligned with the eight Science & Engineering Practices in the Next Generation Science Standards: <> After a debrief of their experiences teaching the core curriculum (units

Black Box Mystery

Led by: Rony Yarden “The most beautiful thing we can experience is the mysterious.” Albert Einstein Mysteries have challenged the best minds among scientists, archaeologists, anthropologists, and adventurers since the beginning of time. Mysteries and curiosities have held their grip on human imagination and have contributed to the accomplishments of many great scientists. Since we

Investigative Science Learning Environments: Exploring NGSS-aligned Approaches to Teaching Physics

This workshop will explore the ISLE Approach of instruction in the STEM classroom and how to create an environment in which students can discover and learn physics for themselves.

Strategies for Teaching Science to ELL Students

Led by: Grisel Cordero and Meg Cassedy-Blum Come learn some excellent strategies to incorporate in your middle school science course that will be sure to help reach and meet your ELL students’ needs. 

Maker Science Forum

Led by Paul Bianchi Are you already integrating or soon to be engaging your students in engineering, robotics, or other related “maker” activities?  Either way you’ll want to attend our Maker Education Forum.