Leading the Way for the Next Generation

Westin Waterfront Hotel, Boston, MA
Wednesday, April 2, 2014

1315324 89865929

The PDI will  offer a rich array of experiences that will help you build your toolbox to dig even further into the NGSS. Join us in Boston for yet another outstanding NSELA Wednesday – the 2014 Professional Development Institute, followed by an evening of connecting with your colleagues at the NSELA/CSSS reception.

Goals

    1. Participants will deepen their understanding of the Next Generation Science Standards (NGSS) with a specific focus on the use of science and engineering practices to promote understanding of the disciplinary core ideas in science.
    2. Participants will explore challenges regarding the transition to the NGSS and will experience professional development and instructional tools to support educators.
    3. Participants will become more familiar with leadership strategies and competencies required to support colleagues as they implement the NGSS.

Tentative Schedule

7:00 – 8:30 a.m.

Registration
Grand Ballroom C

 

7:30 – 8:30 a.m.

Breakfast – regional networking/mentoring connection
Grand Ballroom A

 

8:30 – 10:00 a.m.

Building Disciplinary Core Ideas through Argumentation from Evidence
Presenter: Brian Reiser
Grand Ballroom B

 

10:15 – 11:45 a.m.

Breakout Sessions

 

Session #1
Elementary Engineers: NGSS Engineering Practices in the Elementary Classroom
Presenter: Kristin Sargianis, Boston Museum of Science)
Location: Grand Ballroom D

 

Session #2
Moving Next Generation Science Standards into Practice
Presenters: Jim Short, Gottesman Center for Science Teaching and Learning
American Museum of Natural History
Kathy DiRanna, K-12 Alliance, WestEd
Location: Grand Ballroom E

 

Session #3
Supporting Productive Science Talk in Classrooms and Professional Development
Presenters: Kirsten Daehler and Staceylyn Machi – WestEd
Location: Commonwealth A

 

Session #4
Conceptual Flow of Elementary NGSS K
Presenters: Karen Cerwin and Jo Topps, K-12 Alliance
Location: Commonwealth B

 

Noon – 1:15 p.m.

Luncheon
Speaker – Ioannis Miaoulis or Christine Cunningham, Museum of Science- Boston
OASA Award (Sponsored by Kendall Hunt)
Location: Grand Ballroom B

 

1:30 – 3:00 p.m.

Breakout sessions

 

Session #1 (repeated)
Elementary Engineers: NGSS Engineering Practices in the Elementary Classroom
Presenter: Kristin Sargianis, Boston Museum of Science)
Location: Grand Ballroom D

 

Session #2 (continued)
Moving Next Generation Science Standards into Practice
Presenters: Jim Short, Gottesman Center for Science Teaching and Learning American Museum of Natural History
Kathy DiRanna, K-12 Alliance, WestEd
Location: Grand Ballroom E

 

Session #3 (continued)
Supporting Productive Science Talk in Classrooms and Professional Development
Presenters: Kirsten Daehler and Staceylyn Machi – WestEd
Location: Commonwealth A

 

Session #5
Model Course Mapping in Middle and High School
Presenter: Peter McLaren
Location: Commonwealth B

 

3:15 – 4:30 p.m.

Designing Coherent Storylines Aligned with NGSS for Your K-12 Classroom
Presenter: Brian Reiser
Location: Grand Ballroom B

 

4:30 – 6:00 p.m.

Informal Committee Meetings 
Locations: Grand Ballroom C, D & E, Commonwealth A

 

6:00 – 8:00 p.m.

NSELA/CSSS Reception
Location: Offsite, Will Be Announced