NSTA National Conference: St. Louis, MO
April 11 - April 14, 2019
Amplify Science Workshops
Lead with Phenomena and the 3-Dimensions Will Follow
Thursday, April 11 10:00 AM - 11:30 AM - Room 144, America's Center
Explore how instructional sequences designed around real-world problems can lead students to figure out phenomena using the three dimensions of science and engineering. Leaders from UC Berkeley’s Lawrence Hall of Science will deliver this interactive presentation to showcase an example from the Hall’s research-based pedagogy and curriculum.
Light Waves and Skin Cancer: Phenomena and 3-D Instruction for Grades 6-8
Thursday, April 11 12:00 PM - 1:30 PM - Room 144, America's Center
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.
Access and Rigor: Three-Dimensional Science for English Language Learners
Thursday, April 11 2:00 PM - 3:30 PM - Room 144, America's Center
Which strategies support and engage English language learners in the authentic practices of science and engineering, and ensure equitable access to deep learning in science? Figure out the answer to this question as you experience an Amplify Science instructional sequence and analyze it through an ELL lens.
Embedded and Immersive Engineering
Friday, April 12 10:00 AM - 11:30 AM - Room 144, America's Center
Join in to discover how engineering is seamlessly integrated into the Amplify Science curriculum across grades K–8. Join the curriculum designers from UC Berkeley’s Lawrence Hall of Science to experience their cutting-edge approach to engineering and its connections to the NGSS.
Snails, Robots, and Biomimicry: Phenomena and 3-D Instruction for Grades K–5
Friday, April 12 12:00 PM - 1:30 PM - Room 144, America's Center
Experience how students figure out ideas about structure, function, and adaptive traits, and then design a robot inspired by the traits of a giraffe. Join a hands-on dive into Amplify Science for Grades K–5, a new NGSS-designed curriculum from UC Berkeley’s Lawrence Hall of Science.
Beyond CER Labels: Supporting Authentic Scientific Argumentation in the Classroom
Scientific argumentation is more than filling in boxes. Experience how students grapple authentically with competing claims, evaluate evidence quality, and are supported in the struggle to make their reasoning clear—all with examples from the newest curriculum from UC Berkeley’s Lawrence Hall of Science, designed from the ground up for NGSS.
For more information about our workshops or events, contact us by email: firstname.lastname@example.org.