Celebrating 40 Years of Service to Science Education
On behalf of the New Jersey Science Convention Steering Committee we welcome you to the 40th annual convention. We are delighted to provide a variety of sessions addressing K-12 science education. The convention has a history of providing science teachers in New Jersey, New York, and Pennsylvania with professional development over the course of two days. Please join us for one or two days at the convention and for our Tuesday night banquet featuring Dr. David Gallo as a guest speaker. Come join us and catch the energy of the New Jersey Science Convention. Be sure to check our site periodically for updates to this blog.
Nancy Evans Bennett and Lola Szobota, Cochairs
Dr. David Robinson, NJ State Climatologist, Rutgers University and Margaret Holzer, Chatham HS - 2015 NJSC Invited Presenters - Wednesday 10/14
New Jersey's Weather and Climate: Accessing and Analyzing Data
Participants will get a guided tour of the NJ Weather & Climate (njweather.org) and learn how to access micro-sets of data for classroom use. Attendees are encouraged to bring laptops.
K-12 ENV/E/NGSS Demo
Note: Dr. Robinson's presentation at Tuesday evening's banquet is sponsored by Liberty Science Center.
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 New Jersey Science Convention is co-sponsored by the NJ Science Teachers Association and the NJ Science Education Leadership Association.