HASTI is providing a one-day professional development opportunity for Indiana teachers to learn about the new Indiana Science Standards. These standards are based on the Next Generation Science Standards published in 2013. During the one-day event Indiana teachers will lead break-out sessions introducing and sharing their experiences of using NGSS in their K-12 science classrooms. In addition, time will be provided to dissect the new standards and develop ideas, phenomena, and pedagogy targeted to update Indiana science classrooms.
Indiana science teachers are invited to submit a proposal for the conference. If you have experience in using NGSS in your classroom, your expertise is needed. Submit your program proposal for one the following strands.
This year's strands include:
Administration empowering teachers in NGSS
1- the professional development strategies used to engage and empower administrators to support educators transitioning to the NGSS science standards
2- administrators have a clear understanding of the 3-dimensional components of the of the NGSS
3- challenges to be overcome for increasing administrator help with science implementation.
What does this look like in my classroom?
1- What roles do teachers play in an NGSS classroom
2- What roles do students play in an NGSS classroom
3- How can cross-curricular teaching and collaboration be effective tools to teach all skills and subjects
NGSS 101 beginning
This strand will engage participants in the basics of the NGSS and how they blend together. This strand will offer assistance in the following categories
What are cross cutting concepts (CCC) and how can they be built naturally into science classrooms
What are disciplinary core ideas (DCI) and how can they be built naturally into science classrooms
What are science and engineering process skills (SEPS) and how can they be built naturally into science classrooms
NGSS 201 intermediate
This strand will build on the basic knowledge of the NGSS components (CCC, DCI, SEPS) in the following categories
1- How can teachers help students meet these expectations
2- How does instruction need to change
3- Where can teachers find instructional and assessment resources
NGSS for Coaches
This strand will address the following categories
How can educators lead other educators in implementing the NGSS
How can educators reach out to administrators to assist NGSS implementation
How can educators work with the Indiana Department of Education to curate excellent resources
Who can submit program proposals? Read carefully the description provided to determine if you qualify to submit proposals. Each presenter is limited to submitting a maximum of two proposals.
Active and Retired Teachers/Educators:
Active and Retired teachers/educators (and co-presenters) are invited to submit up to a maximum of two (2) proposals for consideration. Proposals should focus on the presenter's individual work and not offer any endorsements to specific products or services available on the market.
Deadline for submission is: August 31, 2022