NSTA Next Door in St. Louis: Kansas Meetup
If you are attending the national annual conference for the National Science Teachers Association we are having a Kansas meetup right outside of the exhibitor area at 11:30am Thursday, April 11th. Please come join us and network with others as we share tips and resources! Follow #KSSci on Twitter to check out any resources we share out.
KATS KAMP: KSDE Sessions
We hope you can make it out to the annual Kansas Association of Teachers of Science conference April 27th in Hutchinson! I am working with an amazing group of educators who are attending the NSTA conference mentioned above and will be brining really great sessions to our Kansas conference. We also conducted a Learn While Teach PD opportunity this year and many from this group will be sharing their learning there. You will not want to miss their sessions! My predecessor Matt Krehbiel will be a keynote speaker this year sharing more from his adventures leading science education nationally with Achieve.
Modeling in Chemistry: Powerful Instructional Strategy is Back in Kansas
The Science and Mathematics Education Institute at Fort Hays State University is holding a really great workshop for chemistry educators June 17-28. Developing and using models is one of the central practices for our science standards and this workshop will not disappoint. There is always so much great feedback about this opportunity.
KSDE Summer Math/Science Conference: June 17-18 in Wichita
I am excited to announce a great opportunity for professional learning this summer that will help you really use the implementation of the Kansas Standards for Science as an opportunity to advance instruction in your classroom, building, and district. Math and science teachers from across the state will come together to review, refresh, and retool current math and science practices and inspire educators with a focus on problem-based learning.
The mornings will include guest speakers from KATS, KATM, and other chances to learn from expert math and science teachers. The elementary, middle, and high school educators that joined us for the Learn While Teach PD project will be leading our science sessions. Come learn more about using driving questions boards, talk move questioning techniques, and how to really anchor science learning in phenomena from this great group.