Concurrent Sessions and Events
This conference is the place to be to learn about NGSS. This timely event will feature an NGSS Town Hall Meeting, a special series of sessions by K–12 teachers who served on the writing team, Professional Development Institutes before the conference, and much more.
Click here for complete descriptions and scheduling information for NGSS-related sessions.
Presentations and Workshops
More than 1,200 presentations and workshops have been scheduled at the San Antonio conference. Sessions are classified by subject matter (Biology/Life Science, Chemistry/Physical Science, Earth/Space Science, Environmental Science, Integrated/General, or Physics/Physical Science). Sessions are further identified by audience level (Preschool, Elementary, Middle Level, High School, College, Supervision/Administration, Informal Education, or some combination of levels). Generally one hour in length, all are open to registrants at no additional cost. Popular sessions fill quickly, however, and it is recommended that you arrive early to ensure a seat.
For complete descriptions and scheduling information, select Presentation and Workshop in the session browser.
NSTA Press® Sessions
NSTA Press® books offer new classroom ideas and standards-based strategies, from earth science to nanoscience and from preK to college. Join NSTA Press authors for these sessions linked to the topics of their books.
Click here for complete descriptions and scheduling information for NSTA Press sessions.
Exhibitor-sponsored workshops for science teachers are offered throughout the conference. These workshops give you an opportunity to use a variety of commercial instructional materials. The number of participants for each is limited by the size of the room, but tickets are not required. Attendance is on a first-come, first-served basis.
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A General Session and many featured presentations have been scheduled at the San Antonio conference, among them presentations by Cheryl M. McNair, Chairwoman of Dr. Ronald E. McNair Educational (D.R.E.M.E.) Science Literacy Foundation; Stephen L. Pruitt, Vice President for Content, Research and Development at Achieve, Inc.; Yvonne Spicer, Vice President for Advocacy & Educational Partnerships, National Center for Technological Literacy, Museum of Science, Boston; and National Geographic Emerging Explorer Mireya Mayor. These invited speakers are experts in their fields who will speak on selected topics related to the conference strands or of special interest to particular educator groups. In addition, eight Science Seminars will offer the latest in cutting-edge research in science and technology. Be sure to check for updates as new speakers are confirmed.
Click here for complete descriptions and scheduling information for featured speakers.