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Registration Open for 2018 Kansas Excellence in Math and Science Conference

31 Mar 2018 11:09 AM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

 2018 Kansas Excellence in Math and Science Teaching Conference: STEAM Powered

The best math and science teachers in the state will come together to review, refresh and retool current math and science practices and inspire educators to provide a  “STEAM Powered” classroom to their classrooms.

 

I am excited to announce a great opportunity for professional learning for this summer that will help you to really use the implementation of the Kansas Standards for Mathematics as an opportunity to advance instruction in your classroom, building, and district!  The mornings will include guest speakers from KATS, KATM, and others and chances to learn from expert math and science teachers in Kansas--including those that have been a part of innovative Math and Science Partnership grants in Kansas.  

 

This will be a great opportunity to be inspired and learn from others, but it's the afternoons that I think will really be fantastic.  During the afternoons each day, grade-banded groups will be digging deep into content.

 

Below are the fantastic afternoon sessions we will be offering in science:

SCIENCE ELEMENTARY SESSION

Many educators have heard a lot about phenomena, but what exactly are they, and how is using phenomena different from how educators teach science already?

This workshop is designed to introduce K-5 science educators to the process of selecting phenomena to anchor classroom units and assessments in order to support students’ three-dimensional science learning. This session will help participants explore what phenomena are, then engage with a process that has been developed and tested for selecting good phenomena to anchor a unit and help create three-dimensional classroom assessment tasks. Looking at classroom assessments will help us keep the end in mind so we are able to choose relevant phenomena keeping us from simply making the phenomena a hook instead of the anchor. The approaches learned in this workshop can be used with any curricula, at any grade level, and across all subjects of science.

 

SCIENCE MIDDLE SCHOOL

Many educators have heard a lot about phenomena, but what exactly are they, and how is using phenomena different from how educators teach science already?

This workshop is designed to introduce 6-8 science educators to the process of selecting phenomena to anchor classroom units and assessments in order to support students’ three-dimensional science learning. This session will help participants explore what phenomena are, then engage with a process that has been developed and tested for selecting good phenomena to anchor a unit and help create three-dimensional classroom assessment tasks. Looking at classroom assessments will help us keep the end in mind so we are able to choose relevant phenomena keeping us from simply making the phenomena a hook instead of the anchor. The approaches learned in this workshop can be used with any curricula, at any grade level, and across all subjects of science.

 

SCIENCE HIGH SCHOOL SESSION

Many educators have heard a lot about phenomena, but what exactly are they, and how is using phenomena different from how educators teach science already?

This workshop is designed to introduce 9-12 science educators to the process of selecting phenomena to anchor classroom units and assessments in order to support students’ three-dimensional science learning. This session will help participants explore what phenomena are, then engage with a process that has been developed and tested for selecting good phenomena to anchor a unit and help create three-dimensional classroom assessment tasks. Looking at classroom assessments will help us keep the end in mind so we are able to choose relevant phenomena keeping us from simply making the phenomena a hook instead of the anchor. The approaches learned in this workshop can be used with any curricula, at any grade level, and across all subjects of science.

 Registration Open

The 2018 Kansas Excellence in Math and Science Teaching Conference scheduled for June 18-19 will be held at Newman University, 3100 McCormick St, Wichita, KS 67213.  

During these two days of intense professional learning, you will:

·         Network with some of the best math and science teachers in Kansas; Acquire ideas and tools from Kansas math and science education researchers;

·         Dig deep into the standards with strategies to move your classroom, building, and district closer to your vision for math and science education;

·         Take your teaching to the next level.

You are encouraged to attend and extend an invitation to your principals and superintendents to join you at the conference.


Application

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Payments and invoices should be sent to:

KATS Treasurer

P.O. Box 780899

Wichita KS 67278


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