Michael Heinz, NJDOE Science Coordinator & Margaret Holzer, Chatham HS - 2015 NJSC Invited Presenters - Tuesday 10/13 and Wednesday 10/14
Translating the NJDOE Model Science Curriculum into Local High School and Middle School Curriculum
Dissect a model science unit and discuss how its features can be used as a framework for local curriculum. Develop a deeper understanding of the curriculum development process and the resources that are available to help local writing teams.
5-8 & 9-12 NGSS, Hands-On
Mike Heinz will also be presenting the following session on Wednesday 10/14.
Evaluating Curriculum Materials
Introduction to the EQuIP Rubrics for Science. Participants will walk through the Rubrics and learn about online PD to use as follow-up.
K-12 NGSS, SL/SUP Discussion
Why science literacy is more than "just the facts"
Dark energy, synthetic biology, 23andMe, and adapting to climate change - what happened to that science I thought I knew?
K-12 NGSS, I/G Lecture
We are pleased to announce that the following Invited Presenters will be attending the 2015 New Jersey Science Convention. We will share more information soon.
Carolyn Hayes, NSTA President
Elizabeth Mulkerrin, NSELA President
Dr. David Evans, NSTA Executive Director
Gene Gordon, STANYS President
The Frameworks mandate "science for all"--even "square pegs" with "far out" learning styles. Psychology, pedagogy and tips to make them fit and succeed.
K-12 Integrated/General Discussion
NGSS Cross Cutting Concepts (CCC) – How The Heck Do I Incorporate ‘Em?
Take a closer look at the CCC, their origin, their purpose and their usefulness. Engage with some CCC classroom strategies and tools.
K-12 NGSS Lecture
Model High School Science Curriculum
Michael Heinz, NJDOE's Science Coordinator will work with teachers of science to examine the Model Science Curriculum for Biology, Chemistry, Physics, Environmental/Earth and Space Sciences. Please download prior to attending: http://www.state.nj.us/education/modelcurriculum/
9-12 NGSS Discussion
K-5 Model Science Curriculum
Participants will examine the Model K-5 Science Curriculum developed by fellow teachers with support from the NJDOE.
K-5 NGSS Discussion
6-8 Model Science Curriculum
Participants will examine the Model Science Curriculum that was developed by science teachers under the leadership of the NJDOE. Please download prior to attending: http://www.state.nj.us/education/modelcurriculum/
6-8 NGSS Discussion
Effective Science Instruction: Practices, Core Disciplinary Ideas, and Crosscutting Concepts
How do we transition to meeting the demands of the NGSS? We will share free PD resources and strategies that focus on fidelity of implementation.
K-12 NGSS Discussion
Dr. Lewis is the author of the true story “The Forever Fix: Gene Therapy and the Boy Who Saved It” (St. Martin’s Press), the college textbook “Human Genetics: Concepts and Applications” (McGraw-Hill Education)
Putting a Face on Genetics
Students can “meet” rare disease families online and then educate the public about the families’ experiences. The 7,000+ rare diseases affect more than 30 million people!
9-12 Biology, Life Science Lecture
The New Jersey Science Convention is co-sponsored by the NJ Science Teachers Association and the NJ Science Education Leadership Association.