WHEN

Monday, August 13, 2018 
                 -to-
Tuesday, August 14, 2018

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WHERE

Willson School Building
404 W. Main St.
Bozeman, MT 59715


 
Driving Directions 

CONTACT

Jennifer Brekke 
SWMSS
406-522-6024
jbrekke@swmss.coop

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SPECIAL THANKS TO NSTA & NASA

FOR SUPPORTING OUR KEYNOTES!

 

1st ANNUAL SCIENCE SUMMER INSTITUTE

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This two-day science professional learning institute for educators is a collaborative conference with national and local science educators, authors, leading professional learning providers, and exhibitors. Engaging opportunities are available in three general strands: 1) transitioning to MT’s new NGSS-based Science Standards / 3-D instruction, 2) deepening core content knowledge, and 3) STEAM cross-curricular teaching & learning. Network and learn with and from science educators from across the state! Renewal units available from OPI, or 1 graduate credit from UM-Western for $115.

Open to educators from other states interested in three-dimensional teaching and learning, and the NGSS!
 

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Featured Keynote Presentations and Workshop Sessions

Emily's keynote presentation is titled "Making Science Meaningful" where she will share key strategies for making science more meaningful for your students, including engaging their emotions, investigating relevant questions, and sharing a sense of wonder.

Brandon's keynote presentation is titled "Lessons in Space Science: Opportunities for Innovation in Today’s Science Classroom." Students need opportunities to create in two ways - iteration and innovation. Both are key for driving science forward. Students who have the opportunity to get their hands into these proceses are the ones who will see science as more than a chapter in a textbook. Examples from NASA have shown just how powerful these drivers can be, and how we can model them in our classrooms.

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NSTA BOOK OPTIONS

Your registration fee includes a print copy of your choice of 1 of 4* NSTA books. Register by July 15th for a guaranteed of your selection.

  1. Picture-Perfect STEM Lessons, K-2: Using Children’s Books to Inspire STEM (by Emily Morgan (keynote) and Karen Ansberry, 2017)
  2. Picture-Perfect STEM Lessons, 3-5: Using Children’s Books to Inspire STEM (by Emily Morgan (keynote) and Karen Ansberry, 2017)
  3. Helping Students Make Sense of the World Using Next Generation Science and Engineering Practices (By Christina V. Schwarz, Cynthia Passmore, and Brian J. Reiser, 2017) K-12
  4. Uncovering Student Ideas in Science, Volume 1, Second Edition: 25 Formative Assessment Probes (by Page Keeley, 2018) K-12

* HEY BOOK WORMS! IF YOU ARE INTERESTED IN PURCHASING MORE THAN 1 OF THESE SCIENCE BOOKS AT THE NSTA MEMBER-RATE WITH FREE SHIPPING PLEASE CONTACT JENNIFER @ THE SWMSS OFFICE @ (406) 522-6024 ASAP.

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Click here for BREAKOUT SESSION DETAILS

Click here for PRESENTER BIOS

Click HERE for HOTEL / LODGING info

 Click here for a PARKING MAP

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QUESTIONS? PLEASE CONTACT:

Melissa Tovaas  |  mtovaas@swmss.coop  |  (646) 831-7264
Molly Ward
  |  molly@mtngoatinstructionaldesign.com  |  (406) 600-7638
Jeff Blessum
  |  jblessum@swmss.coop  |  (406) 624-3336 ext. 2