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NSTA Regional Conference: Cincinnati 2019

We’re excited to see you at NSTA! Check out our workshops presented by UC Berkeley’s Lawrence Hall of Science (info below). And stop by booth 213 to see how Amplify Science puts students in the roles of scientists and engineers as they figure out engaging scientific phenomena.

Duke Energy Convention Center, Cincinnati, OH November 14 - November 16

Click on the dates below for details about our presentations.

See our programs at NSTA!

Featured Speaker

Sophia Lambertson Sophia is a Senior Professional Learning Specialist at the Lawrence Hall of Science’s Learning Design Group. She worked as a curriculum developer on the Amplify Science K-5 curriculum, and now provides support for teachers and districts implementing Amplify Science. Before working at the Lawrence Hall of Science, Sophia taught science and worked as an instructional coach in elementary schools in Camden, NJ, and Cumberland, RI.

Featured Speaker

Leslie Stenger Leslie has been on the Professional Learning team with the Learning Design Group and with Amplify since 2017, facilitating and designing experiences for teachers and leaders implementing Amplify Science. Before working at LHS, Leslie spent 19 years working in the Berkeley Public Schools as a middle school math and science teacher, a math coach, and a middle school assistant principal.

  • November 14
    9:30 am - 10:30 am

    Room 207/208

    Beyond CER Labels: Supporting Authentic Scientific Argumentation in the Classroom

    Scientific argumentation is more than filling in boxes. Experience how students grapple authentically with competing claims, evaluate evidence quality, and are supported in the struggle to make their reasoning clear—all with examples from the newest curriculum from UC Berkeley’s Lawrence Hall of Science, designed from the ground up for NGSS.

    11:00 am - 12:00 pm

    Room 207/208

    Lead with Phenomena and the Three Dimensions Will Follow

    Explore how instructional sequences designed around real-world problems can lead students to figure out phenomena using the three dimensions of science and engineering. Leaders from UC Berkeley’s Lawrence Hall of Science will showcase an example from the Hall’s research-based pedagogy and curriculum.

    12:30 pm - 1:30 pm

    Room 207/208

    Snails, Robots, and Biomimicry: Phenomena and 3-D Instruction for Grades K–5

    Experience how students use models, analyze data, and gather evidence from text to figure out ideas about structure, function, and adaptive traits, to inspire their biomimicry designs. Join a hands-on dive into Amplify Science for Grades K–5, a new NGSS-designed curriculum from UC Berkeley’s Lawrence Hall of Science.

  • November 15
    9:30 am - 10:30 am

    Room 207/208

    Access and Rigor: Three-Dimensional Science for English Language Learners

    What strategies and supports engage English language learners in the authentic practices of science and engineering, and ensure equitable access to deep learning in science? Figure out the answer to this question as you experience an Amplify Science instructional sequence and analyze it through an ELL lens.

    11:00 am - 12:00 pm

    Room 207/208

    Embedded and Immersive Engineering

    Discover how engineering is seamlessly integrated into the Amplify Science curriculum across grades K–8. Join the curriculum designers from UC Berkeley’s Lawrence Hall of Science to experience their cutting-edge approach to engineering and its connections to the NGSS.

    12:30 pm - 1:30 pm

    Room 207/208

    Light Waves and Skin Cancer: Phenomena and 3-D Instruction for Grades 6–8

    Experience how students investigate the cause of the high rate of skin cancer in Australia, while figuring out how light waves interact with different materials. Join a hands-on dive into Amplify Science for Grades 6–8, a new NGSS-designed curriculum from UC Berkeley’s Lawrence Hall of Science.

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