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Institutes & Courses

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


Dive deeper into a critical area of interest and shape your expertise.

These full-day workshops provide a more intimate and interactive environment for learning and networking with other attendees.

You may add an Institute or Course to your conference registration or purchase as a stand-alone ticket



Professional Learning Institutes and Short Courses

Preconference • Wednesday, March 20 • 8:15 AM - 3:15 PM
Denver Convention Center • Rooms TBD

Deepen your knowledge of effective, research-based approaches that increase equitable participation and student achievement in the classroom at NSTA’s Professional Learning Institutes and Short Courses! Join colleagues and leading experts in science education, professional learning, instructional materials, and assessment during these immersive learning sessions, for an opportunity to engage in important and timely topics in depth.

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Upgrade Your Conference Experience with the Following Programs



Professional Learning Institutes (PLIs)


Professional Learning Institute #2

OpenSciEd Middle School

Teachers, Coaches, and Administrators Revealing Students' Brilliance


Professional Learning Institute #3

Introducing OpenSciEd High School

Helping Students See Science and Engineering in Meaningful Phenomena and Problems


Professional Learning Institute #5

Transforming Science Teaching and Learning

Building Capacity for Curriculum Adaptation



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