This year our conference theme, "One Giant Leap for Science Education" looks to address space science and to celebrate the 50th anniversary of the United States’ Apollo 11 achievement and the first humans to walk on the moon! ISBE is currently working on a new ISBE Science Assessment (ISA). Initial information released indicates the assessment will be based on the NGSS domains of Life Science, Physical Science, and Earth/Space Science (ESS); It appears that each of the 3 domains will be equally weighted (each having the same number of questions).
In recognition of these two events, this year’s theme looks to space. We have several featured speakers who will aim to add to your ESS knowledge. The conference will still have many traditional presentations across a wide variety of science and education topics and workshops from NGSS to science literacy.
Due to the demand for the conference and venue space restrictions, there are several "Featured Speakers" rather than a single keynote. These are nationally recognized experts on the NGSS, STEM, and Science.
Again this year, we are offering double session, hands-on workshops included with the conference fee. These hands-on workshops will allow for 1.5 hours of presenter led group work, collaboration, and activities. These workshops will have limited seating and require a special sign-up process after registration.
The final list of workshops will be available in September. One example, returning again this year, will be the popular iFLY Workshop. Participants will visit the iFLY facility around the corner from the conference facility and learn about their STEM curriculum, tour the facility, and experience indoor skydiving! (LIMITED SEATING, Subject to Change)
One of our featured speakers, Brett Moulding, is a nationally recognized NGSS consultant and author. He will be giving two workshops, one for high school and one for middle school teachers.
NIU Naperville Conference Center is centrally located along the Chicago area's north/south (I-355) and east/west (I-88) corridors. It is just a few minutes south of I-88 on Diehl Rd, using the Naperville Rd. / Freedom Dr. exit and 5 minutes from I-355 using I-88.
- NIU Naperville Conference Center
- Address: 1120 E Diehl Rd, Naperville, IL 60563
- Website: http://www.niu.edu/conferenceCenters/naperville
NISE 2019 Workshops
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NISE 2019: One Giant Leap for Science Ed.
- Date: November 18, 2019 (Mon)
- Time: 8:00 am - 4:00 pm
- Location: NIU Naperville Conference Ctr
- 1120 E Diehl Rd, Naperville, IL
- Food: Lunch Included
- Cost: $165
- ($150 for 5+ on single PO)
- ($140 for 10+ on single PO)
- Seats: 500 (Max)
- CPDUs: Up to 5 hrs
- Reg: Pre-Registration Required
- (Opens Late Aug)
- Audience: K-16 Science Teachers & Admin.
- Topics: NGSS, Instructional Delivery,
- Assessment, Curriculum Dev,
- Classroom Tech., Science Admin,
- and more ...
Are you coming from out of town and need a hotel room? There are 4 major hotels chains within 1 block of the NIU Naperville Conference Center. Many of them offer free shuttle service in the immediate area (NIU conference center, local restaurants, downtown Naperville, and some even to local malls). We have information about their complimentary services and how to get the special rates for attendees of our conference. Contact us and we can send you the information.