NSTA National Conference: Los Angeles, CA

March 30 - April 1, 2017

Workshops

Integrate Instruction and Assessment in Three Dimensions Using Learning Progressions
Thursday, March 30 8:00 AM - 9:30 AM - Los Angeles Convention Center, 409 AB

Explore how learning progressions may be used to organize a coherent sequence of instruction for a unit, define the focus and timing of assessments, and enable actionable inferences about students’ progress. Engage with K-8 exemplars from Amplify Science, the new NGSS designed curriculum from the Lawrence Hall of Science.

Floating Trains: Phenomena, 3-D Instruction, and Amplify Science for Grades 2-5
Thursday, March 30 10:00 AM - 11:30 AM - Los Angeles Convention Center, 409 AB

Experience how students investigate maglev trains while figuring out principles of forces and engaging in three-dimensional learning. Participants will get a hands-on dive into Amplify Science for Grades 2-5, engaging with this new K-8 NGSS designed curriculum from the Lawrence Hall of Science.

Space Docking Failure: Phenomena, 3-D Instruction, and Amplify Science for Grades 6-8
Thursday, March 30 12:00 PM - 1:30 PM - Los Angeles Convention Center, 409 AB

Experience how students investigate a failed spacecraft docking while figuring out principles of force and motion and engaging in three-dimensional learning. Participants will get a hands-on dive into Amplify Science for Grades 6-8, engaging with this new NGSS designed curriculum from the Lawrence Hall of Science.

The Power of Modeling in K-8 Classrooms
Friday, March 31 8:00 AM - 9:30 AM - Los Angeles Convention Center, 409 AB

How can students create and use models to enhance, explain, and expand their thinking? Experience a variety of ways students deepen and demonstrate their understanding of scientific phenomena through use of models. Engage with K-8 exemplars from Amplify Science, the new NGSS designed curriculum from the Lawrence Hall of Science.

Disappearing Jaguars and Sloths: Phenomena, 3-D Instruction, and Amplify Science for Grades 2-5
Friday, March 31 10:00 AM - 11:30 AM - Los Angeles Convention Center, 409 AB

Experience how students investigate declining jaguar and sloth populations while figuring out principles of ecosystems and engaging in three-dimensional learning. Participants will get a hands-on dive into Amplify Science for Grades 2-5, engaging with this new K-8 NGSS designed program from the Lawrence Hall of Science.

The Mystery of Poisonous Newts: Phenomena, 3-D Instruction, and Amplify Science for Grades 6-8
Friday, March 31 12:00 PM - 1:30 PM - Los Angeles Convention Center, 409 AB

Experience how students investigate a population of deadly newts while figuring out principles of natural selection and engaging in three-dimensional learning. Participants will get a hands-on dive into Amplify Science for Grades 6-8, engaging with this new K-8 NGSS designed curriculum from the Lawrence Hall of Science.

Puppet Theater Engineering: Phenomena, 3-D Instruction, and Amplify Science for Grades K-1
Friday, March 31 2:00 PM - 3:30 PM - Los Angeles Convention Center, 409 AB

Experience how students design shadow scenery and sound effects while figuring out principles of light and sound and engaging in three-dimensional learning. Participants will get a hands-on dive into Amplify Science for Grades K-1, engaging with this new K-8 NGSS designed curriculum from the Lawrence Hall of Science.

For more information about our workshops or events, contact us by email: learningdesigngroup@berkeley.edu.