Upcoming Conferences & Workshops

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DEMYSTIFYING NGSS: GETTING UP TO SPEED ON CURRENT CLASSROOM PRACTICES IN K-12 SCIENCE EDUCATION with Jeff Spencer

In-Person Workshop
October 25th, 2023, 9:00am
Collinsville Convention Center

 

October 25 - Collinsville Convention Center

or
January 17 - NIU Naperville

 

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9:00 am - 3:00 pm Central Time
Registration includes breakfast, parking, handouts,
& 5 PD Hours. Lunch is on your own

 

 

Harness the Power of ENGAGING LESSON DEVELOPMENT through NGSS

 

Does your NGSS implementation need a Reboot?

 

 

Leverage this robust national movement to construct vibrant learning environments for students in all areas. This INTERACTIVE AND HANDS-ON course invites teachers at all levels to consider: What are the Next Generation Science Standards, and what does an NGSS-aligned classroom look like? Engage in a model activity that contrasts an NGSS-aligned lesson with traditional science classroom practices.

 

Rethink to:

  • learn the structure of NGSS
  • find standards for your specific grade
  • know where to find materials related to the NGSS
  • leave with an understanding of the structure of the NGSS
  • understand if teaching or curricula are aligned with the current standards
  • consider ways to shift your current teaching to better align with the NGSS

 

Who Should Attend?

K12 teachers who would like to gain a better understanding of what the NGSS is all about. This is an introductory-level course.

 

Meet Jeff Spencer

As a classroom teacher, Jeff was interested in learning about making science engaging, relevant, and accessible for all students. He was a high school science teacher in Aurora, Colorado during the adoption of the NGSS and served in many ways to design NGSS-aligned activities, train and support teachers in using NGSS principles in their classrooms, and consider how science can relate to issues in students’ everyday lives. He is active with NSTA,
the POGIL project, AMTA, PBLworks, OpenSciEd, and is a fellow with the Knowles Teacher Initiative. Currently, Jeff supports K12 teachers as a science instructional coach through the IL ROE #17 and is a researcher with the University of Michigan, collaborating to design resources that support civic and community engagement through science activities.

 

Conference Fees

Early Bird $150 (Until July 1, 2023)

ILASCD Member $179

Non-Member $228

 

How to Register                                                                                                                                                         

  • Online: Use your Visa, MasterCard, Discover, or American Express card at http://www.illinoisascd.org

  • Call: 800-877-1478 or 309-438-2160, Mon. - Fri. 8:00 a.m. - 4:30 p.m., and use your Visa,
    MasterCard, Discover, or American Express.

  • Mail: Send the completed form with a check or copy of the PO to IL ASCD Spencer — Illinois State University, Conference Services, Campus Box 8610, Normal, IL 61790-8610.

  • Fax: Fax the completed form to 309-438-5364 using your Visa, MasterCard, Discover, or American Express or a copy of your school P.O.  

 

 

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