National Science Teaching Association 2023 Atlanta (NSTA)
NSTA is back! Join us in Georgia this Spring at NSTA Atlanta23 for an immersive professional learning experience that will inspire you. Connect with educators from diverse backgrounds and levels of experience as you delve into pedagogy, discover new ideas and best practices, and share your passion for teaching.
NSTA Atlanta23 is tailored to meet the needs of all science educators, whether you're a pre-service or veteran teacher, professor, informal educator, administrator, or curriculum specialist. You'll have the opportunity to explore innovative instructional strategies and techniques, next-level engagement approaches, and best practices that will inspire your students in science and STEM. Experience the future of science education and leave NSTA Atlanta23 with the support and confidence to bring new ideas to your classroom.
Activate Learning sessions will be announced soon so stay tuned for our announcement!
Activate Learning Workshops:
Using Anchoring Phenomena and Driving Question Boards to Spark Student Questioning
Asking questions and defining problems provides students with an authentic and meaningful entry point into science and engineering. Experience a puzzling chemistry phenomenon and learn how to elicit, organize, and revisit students’ questions so that students feel ownership over their own learning.
Reach New Heights with the Activate Learning Interactive Digital Edition of OpenSciEd
Explore the teacher’s side and experience the student side of our Interactive Digital Edition. While engaged in an OpenSciEd lesson, we'll explore the Teacher Edition’s and its structure while also experiencing the different features that students have available to use in their interactive student edition.
Using Modeling to Strengthen Literacy Strategies in the Elementary Classroom
Curriculum: PRIME K-5
Engage in a PRIME lesson to see modeling scaffolds that support student discussions and literacy strategies in the context of science. Experience incorporating academic language in written responses and oral discourse in conjunction with investigations using an interactive word wall.
The OpenSciEd Instructional Model: Routines for Advancing Students Through a Storyline
Using the storyline approach, a logical sequence of lessons motivated by students’ questions arising from their interactions with phenomena, we’ll navigate through the OpenSciEd model using the five routines to help students achieve the objectives and actively work through the sense-making process.
Systems Thinking Applied to Planet Earth’s Greatest Challenges
Experience a novel approach to Earth science. This pedagogy uses a “systems” approach for plate tectonics, astronomy, natural resources, geology, and paleoclimatology. There will be several take-home activities and ideas to implement or augment your existing Earth science curricula.