NISE 2018 Workshops

  • These workshops are included with the conference and voluntary. They are "double length" sessions running for 1 hour and 50 minutes (1:50) starting the first session of the day. Several 50 minute "regular" sessions will be running at the same time for attendees who don't attend a workshop.

    [Subject to change. More workshops coming soon.]

    In order to attend a workshop, you must sign-up prior to the conference via the link emailed to all paid attendees. Sign-up is on a first-come first-served basis and will go out a few weeks prior to the workshop.

  • iFLY Naperville Workshop

    STEM Workshop, Intended Audience: K-12

    Ever wanted to try skydiving? Have you considered the science behind it?

    This workshop will give you the chance to experience skydiving in the safety of a controlled indoor wind tunnel. You will also learn about the curriculum and STEM opportunities available to you and your students via this hands-on experience with science and technology.

    NOTE: Pre-registration is required. Accepted participants will be notified how to download, sign, and bring the required waiver with them to the iFLY facility. Participants must agree to arrive at the iFly facility around the corner from the conference center before 8:15 am.

    Fee for workshop covered by NISE. Sign-up required and limited to 40.

  • Makerspace in Your Space

    STEM/NGSS Engineering Workshop, Intended Audience: K-12

    Come create with us! By developing makers, we develop students who are creative, collaborative, communicative critical thinkers. Join us in learning more about how to incorporate makerspace philosphies and strategies into your instruction, regardless of your budget or facilities. During this workshop, attendees will experience a makerspace design project, as well as begin to develop one of their own to support NGSS engineering practices in their classroom.

    Presented by Shanna Piggott, Instructional Coach and Deanna Mazanek, Science/CTE Department Chair from Grayslake Central High School.

    No Fee - Sign-up Required - Limited to 40.
  • Essential Elements Workshop

    NGSS Chemistry Workshop, Intended Audience: 5-8

    This workshop is sponsored by the Chemical Educational Foundation (CEF) and is part of their You Be the Chemist program known as the Essential Elements. Essential Elements is based on teaching chemistry concepts through hands-on learning and real-world connections.

    The workshop is based on 5E learning cycle approach to teaching. This cycle allows students to build their own understanding of new concepts from their own experiences. During an Essential Elements workshop, the instructor will lead you through a full 5E learning cycle (ENGAGE, EXPLORE, EXPLAIN, ELABORATE, EVALUATE) utilizing exciting lessons from CEF’s YBTC Activity Guides.

    Upon completion of this workshop, K-8 teachers will have access to over 35 science laboratory activities and teaching guides that are geared to individual grade levels (K-4 and 5-8). All labs and activities use household chemicals and equipment and can be designed to meet the level of inquiry or direct instruction as deemed appropriate by the teacher.

    Presented by Michael Heinz, Department Chair and Chemistry Teacher at Downers Grove North High School.

    No Fee - Sign-up Required - Limited to 40.
  • Design Thinking

    STEM/NGSS Engineering Workshop, Intended Audience: 5-12

    The Manufacturing and Design Engineering (MaDE) program focuses on every step in the product design and development process including user need identification, concept generation, prototyping and testing, and concept realization (including manufacturing).

    [More information on this workshop coming soon.]

    Presented by Dr. David Gatchell, Director of Manufacturing and Design Engineering (MaDE) at Northwestern University.

    No Fee - Sign-up Required - Limited to 40.
  • NGSS & 3D Science Instruction for K-3

    NGSS Workshop, Intended Audience: K-3

    K-3 lays the critical foundation for NGSS. Join us for an overview of 3-D teaching of science, hands-on participation in sample lessons for each of the K-3 levels, as well as ideas for ELA connections, unit planning, and assessment. Leave this workshop with ideas tailored for implementation of NGSS in your classroom.

    Presented by Elizabeth Martinez,Curriculum and Professional Development Specialist for Illinois Mathematics and Science Academy.

    No Fee - Sign-up Required - Limited to 20.

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