NSTA Virtual Conference

Exploring Three-Dimensional Instruction

The "three dimensions," as envisioned in A Framework for K-12 Science Education and the Next Generation Science Standards (NGSS), are transform science education at every level. Join NSTA for a virtual conference that explores the instructional shifts and what they mean for your classroom.

Date: Saturday, February 11, 2017
10 a.m. – 2 p.m. ET
9 a.m. – 1 p.m. CT
8 a.m. – 12 p.m. MT
7 a.m. – 11 a.m. PT
Member price: $63
Nonmember price: $79
Attendance/Participation Certificate: $9.95

See the menu at left for the conference agenda and presenters.

This four-hour experience opens with a general exploration of three-dimensional teaching and learning—including an overview of the NGSS and its architecture, as well as an introduction to the science and engineering practices, disciplinary core ideas, and crosscutting concepts. Participants then have the opportunity to join self-selected breakout sessions by grade and discipline (elementary, secondary life science, secondary physical science, secondary Earth and space science). The last session again offers participants a choice between two discussions—teachers sharing their classroom implementation journeys or administrators explaining how they have supported their teachers on those journeys.

Whether your state has formally adopted the NGSS or has adopted similar three-dimensional standards, this virtual conference offers a strong foundation on which to build your implementation efforts.

At the end of the virtual conference, participants will be able to:

  • Communicate the essential aspects of the three dimensions of NGSS
  • Construct an explanation on how the three dimensions are integrated in NGSS
  • Analyze lessons to identify ways to make them more student-centered
  • Identify phenomena that can drive student learning
  • Develop a professional learning plan to improve science instruction

All educators registered to the virtual conference will receive access to the conference archives to watch later on-demand. In addition, registered participants will receive a special promo code for a discount on select NGSS books from NSTA Press; shipping costs are not included in this offer. A certificate of attendance/participation is available for a modest fee. Please see the registration page for details.

For more information contact webseminars@nsta.org