NSTA National Conference

Two teacher leaders presented at the NSTA National Conference in Boston, April 2014.

Using Technology to Boost Student Understanding of Science Concepts

Thursday, April 3 2:00–3:00 PM

Presenter(s): Stacy Maynard (Ida Elementary School: Ida, MI)

Engage in sound wave energy concepts according to the NGSS. Technology integration is modeled using essential apps such as Decibel 10 and Clean Energy.

Meet Me in the Middle Session: Lunch and Learn Share-a-Thon

Friday, April 4 12:30–2:00 PM

Presenter(s): Stacy Maynard (Ida Elementary School: Ida, MI) & Jason Russeau (Bedford High School: Temperance, MI)

The NMLSTA Share-a-Thon brings together almost 100 individuals and organizations from all over the U.S. in a flea market–style format where guests can circulate the room to meet with individual presenters who showcase and share their innovative and exciting teaching ideas geared specifically for middle level science. During the share-a-thon, participants can engage in hands-on activities, collect information and resources from national and international organizations, network with NSTA Middle Level and NMSLTA leaders, review recommended middle level science materials and resources, and more…all in a single location. All attendees will be entered into our drawing for a chance to win one of our many door prizes! Attend this session and discover invaluable resources that will engage your middle level students in exciting and inspiring science learning!

Project-based Learning in an Alternative Classroom

Saturday, April 5 12:30–1:30 PM

Presenter(s): Jason Russeau (Bedford High School: Temperance, MI)

Students in an alternative school are a diverse population with varied needs. Learn about my experiences implementing project-based science with difficult-to-reach students.