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Institutes & Courses

National Conference in Kansas City • Oct. 25-28, 2023


Shape Your Experience With Even More Learning

These special sessions and workshops provide a more intimate learning experience, giving you the time and space needed to concentrate on developing skills you can use in your work right away.


Conference registration is required to attend the following events.

Professional Learning Institutes (PLIs) & 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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Professional Learning Institutes (PLIs)



Full-Day Workshop

OpenSciEd Middle School

Revealing Students' Brilliance

Preconference • Wednesday, October 25 • 8:15 AM - 3:30 PM



Full-Day Workshop

Introducing OpenSciEd High School

Helping Students See Science and Engineering in Meaningful Phenomena and Problems

Preconference • Wednesday, October 25 • 8:15 AM - 3:30 PM




Short Courses



Full-Day Workshop

Case Studies

How to Write a Case Study

Saturday, October 28 • 9:00 AM - 4:00 PM


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Full-Day Workshop

Designing and Using Three-Dimensional Assessment Tasks to Support NGSS Instruction

Preconference • Wednesday, October 25 • 8:15 AM - 3:30 PM



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