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Courses & Pathways

National Conference in Denver • Mar. 20-23, 2024


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Courses and Pathways feature hand-selected programming tracks to maximize your conference experience.



Conference Courses

A conference course is a series of sessions—presented by a group of leading experts in an intentional order—to deepen your knowledge of effective research-based approaches about a specific topic. Attendees who complete a conference course earn a completion certificate, which can be submitted for clock hours or continuing education credits. 


Step 1
Add a Course to Your Agenda


Course #1

Curriculum-Based Professional Learning by BSCS

Curriculum-based professional learning is grounded in the curriculum, including instructional materials, used by teachers and students every day. The implementation of high-quality instructional materials supported by professional learning over time can positively affect student learning and improve teaching. Join BSCS Science Learning and other leaders to dig into the elements of curriculum-based professional learning and learn more about how the elements can help you transform science teaching and learning in your system.


Course #2

Making Sense of the Crosscutting Concepts by the NSTA PL Committee 


Join NSTA’s Professional Learning Committee for a deeper dive into the Crosscutting Concepts and how they translate into classroom practice.


Step 2
Claim Your Certificate & Credits

Claim Your Certificate

To claim your certificate you will need to evaluate the sessions you attended in the session browser and submit your transcript to . Please allow 30 days for the certificate to be issued.

Earn Graduate-level Credits

$109 for one credit/unit | $218 for two credits/units

Earn one (1) or two (2) graduate-level credit/units in professional development through Dominican University of California course EDUO 9099. To obtain credit/units, you must be registered for NSTA National Conference in Denver and complete the required assignments.

  To apply for graduate credit attendees must have a minimum of 8 hours on their transcript and the additional requirements
  • Register for graduate-level credit by: April 15, 2024
  • Submit the required assignments by: April 30, 2024

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