Exploratorium Teacher Institute hosts STEM Education Conference for Teachers
Saturday, November 23, 2013
On Saturday, November 23, 2013, the Exploratorium Teacher Institute will host and lead “Reengineering Your Science Curriculum,” a day-long conference at the new Exploratorium, focused on helping Bay Area middle- and high- school science teachers effectively teach to the Next Generation Science Standards (NGSS) for engineering. The conference is the first in a series of semi-annual STEM education conferences for teachers led by the Exploratorium Teacher Institute.
"Reengineering Your Science Curriculum" will include a plenary panel discussion on contemporary engineering practices, and then participants will select three of eight available hands-on workshops focused on engaging ways to integrate NGSS engineering standards into classroom activities. Workshops range from creating and wiring a model building using a shoebox, holiday lights, and simple tools, to a session on integrating engineering into life science classes to encourage students to release their inner “bioengineers.”
Session 1: Three Ways to Light an LED
Session 2: Energy Efficiency of a Toy and a Solar Cell
Session 3: The Bug List: Formalizing the Design Process
Session 4: “Wire it up!" The Electric Project
Session 5: Engineering the Human Body
Session 6: Making Gliders
Session 7: Engineering a Camera Obscura
Session 8: Designing A "Planter with a View"
Teachers will leave the conference with a better understanding of engineering and the new NGSS engineering practices, and a roster of engaging new teaching techniques to implement in the classroom.
"Reengineering Your Science Curriculum" is from 9:00 a.m.-7:00 p.m., Saturday, November 23, 2013. Registration is $45, and includes lunch and an evening social event.
Spaces are still available. Middle and high school science teachers can register at www.exploratorium.edu/education/stem-conference-2013. To read a full description of each workshop visit www.exploratorium.edu/education/stem-conference-2013/sessions.
This event is sponsored by Chevron. Additional sponsorship support has been provided by Autodesk and Genentech.
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Reengineering Your Science Curriculum: Exploratorium STEM Education Conference
For Middle School and High School Science Teachers
Saturday, November 23, 2013 • 9:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m.
Exploratorium, Pier 15, San Francisco, CA 94111
$45; includes lunch and evening cocktail social
Wondering how to integrate the new Next Generation Science Standards (NGSS) for engineering into your middle- or high-school classroom? Join the Exploratorium's Teacher Institute for this daylong conference, which features a panel discussion on contemporary engineering practices, your choice of three hands-on workshops, and activities you can use in the classroom to engage your students and meet the Standards. Lunch and an evening cocktail social at the Exploratorium are included.
Learn more about the conference workshop choices. Registration is limited to 200 middle- and high-school science teachers. Go to www.exploratorium.edu/education/stem-conference-2013 to register.