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National Events

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Indianapolis Convention Center
100 S. Capital Avenue
Indianapolis, IN 46225
Contact: Bill Cline
Science Curriculum Consultant
260-212-1030
Overview: Come visit us at Booth 1867
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Minneapolis Convention Center
1301 South Second Ave
Minneapolis, MN 55403
Contact: Come see us at Booth #412 and Workshop Room 101G
Darin Christianson
Science Curriculum Consultant
507-581-8731
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Oregon Convention Center
777 NE Martin Luther King, Jr. Blvd
Portland, OR 97232
Contact: Come see us at Booth #617
Fabienne Conrad
Science Curriculum Consultant
925-270-7413
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Westgate Las Vegas Resort & Casino
Las Vegas, NV
Contact: Denis Baker
614-298-1559
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The Greater Columbus Convention Center
400 North High St.
Columbus, OH 43215
Contact: Come see us at Booth #635
Bill Cline
Science Curriculum Consultant
260-212-1030

Additional Events

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EBEC
317 Market Street
Warren, R.I.
Contact: Stephanie Brunnett
Science Curriculum Consultant
617-651-3262
Overview: East Bay Educational Collaborative & Lab-Aids, Inc. Announce a new GRANT FUNDED, NO COST one day presentation & workshop that includes free classroom materials:

“An Issue-Oriented Approach to Teaching High School Biology to Support NGSS”

October 18, 2016, 8:00 AM to 2:45 PM
Location: at EBEC, 317 Market St., Warren, R.I.

Online advance registration by October 7, 2016 is required! Further information is on our EBEC website: www.ebecri.org Questions? Email Ronald.Kahn@ebecri.org or call (401)245-4998 X304

Luncheon and free classroom NGSS activities materials wil be provided!

For High School Biology/Life Science Teachers, Curriculum Directors, and Department Chairs/ Coordinators to support the Next Generation Science Standards (NGSS) implementation for your high school students!

Presentation Featured Guest Speaker: Barbara Nagle, Ph D, Molecular Biologist, “Science Education for Public Understanding Program” (SEPUP) Director, & Co-Principal Investigator of the NSF-funded DRK-12 project “Moving Next Generation Science Standards into Practice”

“An Issue-Oriented Approach to Teaching High School Biology” Learn how to motivate students in the study of the life sciences by engaging them in personal, environmental, and societal issues to introduce and develop key biology content and processes in your curriculum and provide support for the Next Generation Science Standards (NGSS)! How can we manage ecosystems to preserve valuable biodiversity and natural resources? What are the tradeoffs of using GMOs in the food supply? How threats to human health are posed by newly-emergent viral diseases like Zika?

Morning session will include introducing new hands on approaches to teaching cell differentiation and gene expression featuring SEPUP materials.
Afternoon sessions include rotation through classroom activities that support concepts in ecology, cell biology, and evolution that participants will also receive for classroom use.
All participants will receive free teaching resources including text and lab activity samples & a free opportunity to receive a Genetics unit text set for their class.* This opportunity provides a class set of Genetics Texts. *Teachers who receive this will be asked to participate in another free training workshop at EBEC on a date to be determined.


Barbara Nagle has a bachelor’s degree in molecular biology from Wellesley College and a Ph.D. in cell biology from the University of Pennsylvania. She conducted postdoctoral research on cell division and cell motility at UC Berkeley. Before joining SEPUP, Barbara taught high school chemistry in Oakland, California and college level biology courses at the University of Pennsylvania and UC Berkeley. She has contributed to numerous NSF-funded SEPUP curriculum modules and units as an author, project coordinator, and/or project director. Her published products, developed in collaboration with the SEPUP team, include a complete middle school science series that includes Issues and Earth Science, Issues and Life Science, and Issues and Physical Science, and two high school courses titled Science and Sustainability and Science and Global Issues: Biology. She is She is currently Co-PI of the NSF-funded DRK-12 project Moving Next Generation Science Standards into Practice: A Middle School Ecology Unit and Teacher Professional Development Model, collaboration between the American Museum of Natural History, the University of Connecticut, and the Lawrence Hall of Science.
Workshops
Cell Differentiation and Gene Expression
Presenter:
Overview: Students often have trouble conceptualizing how selective gene expression works. In this workshop, participants will use manipulatives to teach this concept and explain how it is connected to genetic engineering. Innovative activities are selected from the Science and Global Issues: Biology program from SEPUP and LAB-AIDS.
Sessions include rotation through classroom activities that support concepts in ecology, cell biology, and evolution.
Presenter:
Overview: Participants will also receive these activities for classroom use.
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EBEC
317 Market Street
Warren, RI
Contact: Stephanie Brunnett
Science Curriculum Specialist
617-651-3262
Overview: East Bay Educational Collaborative & Lab-Aids, Inc. Announce a new GRANT FUNDED, NO COST one day presentation & workshop that includes free classroom materials:

“Instructional Programs to Meet the Challenges of the Next Generation Science Standards (NGSS) in Middle School”

October 19, 2016, 8:00 AM to 2:45 PM Location: at EBEC, 317 Market St., Warren, R.I

Online advance registration by October 7, 2016 is required!
Further information is on our EBEC website: www.ebecri.org Questions?
Email Ronald.Kahn@ebecri.org or call (401)245-4998 X304

Luncheon and free classroom NGSS activities materials will be provided!

The NGSS adopted in Rhode Island, Connecticut, and for the Massachusetts Science Curriculum Frameworks call for sweeping changes in how science is taught and more importantly how students learn. The Science Education for Public Understanding Program (SEPUP) is based at the Lawrence Hall of Science at the University of California, Berkeley and develops NGSS middle level science instructional materials used nationally, with the support of the National Science Foundation.
Learn what to look for in instructional materials needed to address these new standards.
How can newly developed curriculum and professional development help teachers understand NGSS and use materials effectively?
What kinds of assessments are needed to document what students know and are able to do as a result of these new approaches?

SEPUP is finalizing the development of its third edition to address the instructional shifts implicit in the NGSS. This session & workshop will provide an overview of the process and showcase new NGSS instructional materials from the life, earth, and physical sciences. Participants will receive free print and equipment samples of these new instructional materials as well as have an opportunity to pilot newly developed SEPUP science kits.

All participants will receive free teaching resources including lab activity samples & a free opportunity to pilot a new SEPUP middle school kit.* Details will be discussed at the event.
,br> Barbara Nagle has a bachelor's degree in molecular biology from Wellesley College, Ph.D. in cell biology from the University of Pennsylvania, and postdoctoral research on cell division and cell motility at UC Berkeley. Before joining SEPUP, Barbara taught high school chemistry in Oakland, California and college level biology courses at the University of Pennsylvania and UC Berkeley. She has contributed to numerous NSF-funded SEPUP curriculum modules and units as an author, project coordinator, and/or project director. Her published products, developed in collaboration with the SEPUP team, include a complete middle school science series that includes Issues and Earth Science, Issues and Life Science, and Issues and Physical Science, and two high school courses titled Science and Sustainability and Science and Global Issues: Biology. She is She is currently Co-PI of the NSF-funded DRK-12 project Moving Next Generation Science Standards into Practice: A Middle School Ecology Unit and Teacher Professional Development Model, collaboration between the American Museum of Natural History, the University of Connecticut, and the Lawrence Hall of Science.

Online advance registration by October 7, 2016 is required! Further information is on our EBEC website: www.ebecri.org Questions? Email Ronald.Kahn@ebecri.org or call (401)245­4998 X304
Workshops
MORNING SESSION
Presenter:
Overview: Morning session will include introduce the research and development process used in new curriculum hands on investigations to address NGSS practices, cross cutting concepts, and the four domains of the core disciplinary ideas in physical sciences, life sciences, earth & spaces sciences, and engineering-technology.
AFTERNOON SESSIONS
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Overview: Afternoon sessions include rotation through classroom activities that support concepts in life, earth, & physical sciences
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Courtyard by Marriott
Marlborough, MA
7:30 am - 3:00 pm
Contact: Stephanie Brunnett
Science Curriculum Consultant
617-651-3262
Workshops
Program Overview Workshop
Presenter: Mark Koker/Stephanie Brunnett
Commonwealth Room C
8:30am
Overview: Not an activity workshop - a program overview.
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Koury Convention Center
Greensboro, NC
Contact: John Garrett
Science Curriculum Consultant
704-841-0962
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Palm Springs Convention Center
277 N. Avenida Caballeros
Palm Springs, CA
Contact: Fabienne Conrad
Science Curriculum Consultant
925-270-7413
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Holiday Inn Boxborough
242 Adams Place
Boxborough, MA 01719
Contact: Stephanie Brunnett
Science Curriculum Consultant
857-267-3050
Workshops
Talking Drawings: Addressing Student Misconceptions in Life, Earth, and Physical Science
Presenter: Thursday, November 3, 2016
11am-12pm
Overview:
Teaching Waves with SEPUP Curriculum
Presenter: Friday, November 4, 2016
9:15am - 10:15am
Overview:
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Rochester Riverside Convention Center
123 E. Main Street
Rochester, NY 14604
Contact: Stephanie Brunnett
Science Curriculum Consultant
857-267-3050
Overview: Sessions A-02 & B-02 on Saturday, November 5th: Making and Interpreting Topographic Maps: Modeling 3-Dimensional Learning in the NGSS Classroom
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Hamden Middle School
Hamden, CT
Contact: Stephanie Brunnett
Science Curriculum Consultant
857-267-3050