STEM Reimangined Through Project Based Learning
June 17-18, 2019
3100 McCormick Ave., Wichita KS
STEM Reimagined is the theme for the 2019 Kansas Excellence in Math and Science Teaching Conference. Join fellow math and science teachers from across the state to review, refresh and retool STEM. This conference will focus on ways in which teachers can use STEM activities to implement Project Based Learning (PBL) in their classrooms. PBL has been a wide-spread conversation throughout the state, but what are critical components for PBL in the science classroom? No matter the instructional model you use (PBL, 5E method, problem-based learning, etc.) come find out strategies that are critical to all instructional models that will help support student sensemaking in science.
The mornings will include guest speakers from Kansas Association of Teachers of Science, Kansas Association of Teachers of Mathematics, and others and chances to learn from expert math and science teachers in Kansas. During the afternoons each day, grade-banded groups will be digging deep into science specific strategies that are critical to help support student sensemaking in science. This will be a great opportunity to be inspired and learn from others. Bring your team or just yourself. Either way, you will walk away with your plan to move instruction to the next level this coming fall.
The afternoon science presenters were part of a professional development project KSDE held this past year to help support the transition from scientific inquiry to three-dimensional teaching and learning. These master science teachers implemented a high quality unit of instruction this year and are ready to share some of the best strategies they learned with you.
Graduate credit is available and registration closes May 24. Thank you for your consideration.