How do you Activate Learning? 

Motivate your unmotivated students, engage your most disinterested students, and activate learning in your classroom to meet the New York’s science standards!

Join us at the Suffolk STANYS Spring Conference on March 18 at Brookhaven National Labs. Attend one of our workshop sessions to learn more about our K-12 research-proven programs developed with funding by the National Science Foundation.

Stop by our table to receive a FREE Claim, Evidence & Reasoning poster.

Can’t attend the conference, but want to learn more about our programs? Please contact your Regional Sales Manager, Ron Antinori at rantinori@activatelearning.com or 609-457-1156.


Wednesday, March 18, 2020

9:20-10:20 a.m.

High School (Grades 9-12) a.m.

Systems Thinking Applied to Planet Earth’s Greatest Challenges 

Experience a novel approach to Earth science. This new 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. This curriculum is put together by AGI (American Geosciences Institute) out of Washington, DC.

Facilitator: Gary Curts, STEM Implementation Specialist/Retired Educator, Activate Learning  

10:30-11:30 a.m.

Middle School (Grades 6-8)

Literacy in the Context of Science in the Middle School Classroom

Experience a lesson that demonstrates the integration of literacy strategies in the context of science. This includes the incorporation of academic language in written responses and oral discourse in conjunction with investigations using an interactive word wall.

Facilitator: Ellen Mintz, Activate Learning

12:40-1:40 p.m.

Elementary (Grades K-5)

Literacy in the Context of Science in the Elementary Classroom

Experience how a 3-dimensional investigation centered K-5 program can engage children in crucial literacy skills while exploring and explaining the natural world around them.  Walk away with literacy tools and strategies that can be implemented in any science classroom tomorrow.

Facilitator: Ellen Mintz, Activate Learning

1:50-2:50 p.m.

High School (Grades 9-12)

Active Physics and NGSS: A Focus on the “E” in STEM

This workshop will feature the “E” in STEM & show how engineering can be assimilated in any curricula via Jenny Daugherty’s work with the NRC on Engineering Systems and rooted in Active Physics & NGSS.

Facilitator: Gary Curts, STEM Implementation Specialist/Retired Educator, Activate Learning