KSTA Annual Conference

November 5-7, 2020 Eastern Kentucky University

Pre-conference Sessions

Thursday, November 5

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Kentucky Science Teaching Summit  PIMSER: Instructional Strategies that Make a Difference  Make & Takes
            

Kentucky Science Teaching Summit

Supporting Science Teachers: Aligning with today’s evolution of K-12 science instruction

9:00am - 4:00pm

Audience: higher education science/science education instructors, professional scientists, informal science professionals, and tertiary science instructors.

The purpose of this summit is:

  1. to share our best approaches for supporting implementation of KAS-Science
  2. to continue to deepen our own understanding of how and why K-12 science instruction has shifted and how we can best support K-12 teachers
  3. to explore organizational opportunities to create a state-wide approach for leveraging our collective expertise for continuing this work

Many different people share responsibility for preparing and supporting our state’s K-12 science teachers, including science educators, professional scientists, informal science professionals, and tertiary science instructors. As K-12 science teachers and their students align instruction and learning with the Kentucky Academic Standards (KAS) for Science [Next Generation Science Standards], the challenging task of thinking about and teaching science in more cognitively complex and rich ways requires people providing teacher support structures to also continue to learn and inform our capacity to support those teachers. There is a strong tendency for teachers to teach science in a manner similar to how they were taught. It is critical for higher education science instruction to evolve along with K-12 science instruction as the field continues to learn more about the most effective ways to teach – and learn – science. Science educators, informal science professionals, and professional scientists all should embody and enact approaches consistent with KAS-Science tenants as we work with classroom science teachers.

Pre-registration: REQUIRED

Registration fee: $50
You must select this summit when registering for the conference. The fee will be added to your total conference registration.

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    Instructional Strategies that Make a Difference

    Presented by PIMSER

    9:00am - 4:00pm

    What are instructional strategies that make a difference in student learning? Experience the use of impactful, research-based instructional strategies as a seamless part of an instructional sequence.  Learn strategies that support students in making sense of phenomena that leads to deep learning.  

    Pre-registration: REQUIRED
    Registration fee: $75
    You must select this pre-conference session when registering for the conference. The fee will be added to your total conference registration.

    Make & Takes

    6:00pm - 8:00pm

    Elementary Make & Take

    Experience a variety of educational activities that integrate the three dimensions of science learning.  Participants will leave with engaging ideas for the elementary classroom.

    Middle School Make & Take

    Experience a variety of educational activities that integrate the three dimensions of science learning.  Participants will leave with engaging ideas for the middle school classroom.

    High School Make & Take

    Experience a variety of educational activities that integrate the three dimensions of science learning.  Participants will leave with engaging ideas for the high school classroom.

    Pre-registration: NOT REQUIRED
    Registration fee: FREE

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