TSTA offers longer workshops on the day before the conference begins (November 1, 2018). Please note these sessions may have an additional charge and require payment and registration in advance. Pre-Conference workshop fees are nonrefundable. All sessions (excluding TNSela meeting) are only $25!
9:00 to 12:00
3D-Teaching Using Models Based Inquiry
Presenters: Dr. Ellen Granger and Todd Bevis
STEM 201 Now What?
Presenters: Laura Palkoner
Grade level: K-2, 3-5, 6-8
ADI 101: An Introduction to Argument-Driven Inquiry
Presenters: Leslie Suters & Kelly Moore
This workshop is an introduction to the Argument-Driven Inquiry (ADI) instructional model. Participants will first learn about the limitations of typical laboratory instruction and why ADI can help all students develop the knowledge and skills they need to be proficient in science. Next, the participants will have an opportunity to learn about the ADI instructional model by participating in all eight stages of an actual ADI lab investigation from start to finish. The participants will then have time to reflect on their experiences during the lab investigation and ask clarifying questions. Finally, the participants will learn about scientific arguments and how ADI is aligned with state standards for Science and English-Language Arts.
Grade: 6-8, 9-12
STEM WITH YOUR "LITTLES"
Presenters: Margie Hawkins
Develop scientific thinking in your youngest students, while their curiosity is at it's peak! Join us for a fun-filled morning, learning how to design 3 Dimensional STEM experiences for our littlest students, Pre-K - 2 . Bring a list of your current curriculum plans/topics and learn how to turn them into robust STEM lessons for your Littles! Sample lesson will be modeled, planning template provided, group collaboration time built into the day - and door prizes too!
1:30 to 4:30
How many fossils will we find and what do they mean? Effective 3-D Mathematics Applied to Global Sea Level Change
Presenters: Michael A. Gibson, Tina King, Bob King, and Lan DePriest
Grade level: 3-5, 6-8, 9-12, Higher Education
3D PD for Grade 8-TASS activities
Presenters: Lory Heron
Bring your teacher hat and your student cap as we dive deeper into 3D PD for grade 8 standards. We will explore activities, assessments and adventure as we work through extended lessons and unit ideas.
Science in the Schoolyard - Student-driven Investigation
Presenter: Tiffany Beachy
For this hands-on outdoor workshop, we will dive into a scientific investigation by making observations, asking testable questions, and probing for answers. Come prepared to work with fellow participants to design a mini exploratory investigation and share your results with your peers. Discover the power and lasting impact of incorporating a student-driven investigation into your routine. We will also discuss the benefits of using citizen science in the classroom.
Grade level: 3-5, 6-8, 9-12
Tennessee Science Education Leadership Association (TnSELA) Annual Meeting
Cost: $40 (includes dues)
The TnSELA conference will focus on 3-dimensional instruction of the Tennessee Academic Standards for Science. Arthur Beauchamp will discuss the connections between 3D and Phenomena-Question-Model instruction and implementation in the classroom.