Elementary Teachers—Not Able to Attend the St. Louis National Conference? Check Out This Special Livestream Event Designed Just for You

Are you planning your professional development for 2019? You won’t want to miss this event!

Join us on Saturday, April 13, for a livestream event specifically for elementary teachers. We’ve developed an entire event just for your professional learning needs. The event will take place in St. Louis during our National Conference on Science Education.

We will kick off the event with The Fred Kavli Keynote by Nalini Nadkarni, Tapestry Thinking: Weaving Diverse Threads of Science and Society. Join Nalini, a forest ecologist who studies the ecology of tropical for
est canopies, as she describes the novel collaborations she has forged and how this approach can be applied in the classroom to create a stronger tapestry of science and society.

In between each of the breakout sessions, we’ll be featuring interviews from WebsEdge. The TV segments will profile prominent science educators and scientists, highlight the hard work of teachers and organizations committed to elevating the quality of science education in the United States.

In our first breakout session, Picture-Perfect Science authors Emily Morgan and Karen Ansberry will present Picture-Perfect STEM Lessons: Using Children's Books to Inspire STEM Learning, K–5. Karen and Emily will share model lessons that integrate STEM and literacy through the use of engaging STEM-related picture books.

Carla Zembal-Saul, professor of science education at Penn State, will present the second breakout session of the day: Bringing English Learners into Focus Through Next Generation Science. Learn strategies and processes to intentionally design science instruction with ELLs at the center.

In the third breakout session, Linda Froschauer, former NSTA President and field editor of NSTA’s Science & Children, will present Facing Challenges, Making Changes, Changing Lives. In this talk, Linda will look back to what brought us to this point in the evolution of elementary science teaching.

We will end the event with Sean Carroll’s The Many Worlds of Quantum Mechanics. Join Sean as he discusses the ongoing dilemma of how we still don’t truly understand the theory of quantum mechanics, despite its use on an everyday basis.

We’re offering this program at a special introductory rate:

$75 for NSTA members; $99 for nonmembers.

We hope you’ll join us for this day of professional learning geared specifically toward elementary teachers.