NISE 2019 Workshops

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

    [Subject to change.]

    In order to attend a workshop, you must sign-up prior to the conference via an email with a registration link sent to all paid attendees around Nov 1, 2019. Many times, workshops are in high demand and are on a first-come first-served basis.

  • 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.

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    NOTES: Pre-registration is required. Accepted participants will be notified how to complete the required, online waiver at least 1 week prior to the event. Participants must agree to arrive at the iFly facility, around the corner from the conference center before 8:15 am. You will be required to sign-in at iFLY and then again at the conference after the workshop in order to receive CPDUs/PD Hours.

    Fee covered by NISE - Sign-up Required - Limited to 40 - 8:15 to 10:20

  • Engaging Students in 3D Science Performances

    NGSS Instruction, Intended Audience: 9-12

    This session models for high school teachers how to engage students in doing 3D science performances. The session provides the participants with lesson plans that are aligned to the NGSS standards and are phenomena based. Teachers will be able to use these lessons to engage students in learning relevant science in fun ways. The lessons include the formative assessment tools teachers need to evaluate student learning in meaningful ways.

    Presented by Brett Moulding, NGSS Writing Team Member and National Research Council (NRC) that developed the Conceptual Framework for K-12 Science Education.

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    No Fee - Sign-up Required - Limited to 40 - 12:30 to 2:20
  • Teaching Science is Phenomenal!

    NGSS Instruction, Intended Audience: 6-8

    This session will focus on modeling the use of relevant phenomena to initiate 3D science teaching and learning. Teachers will be provided with a useful website that has multiple lessons for all of the NGSS standards. The session will model a 3D lesson and engage the participants in doing science. Teachers will gain insights into how to use analogous phenomena to engage students in GRC lessons and how to use effective performance tasks to measure learning.

    Presented by Brett Moulding, NGSS Writing Team Member and National Research Council (NRC) that developed the Conceptual Framework for K-12 Science Education.

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    No Fee - Sign-up Required - Limited to 40 - 8:30 to 10:20
  • Build Your Own Refractor Telescope AND Take it With You

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

    In this workshop, you will build your own small refractor telescope out of PVC material. This telescope is perfect for viewing the moon! All supplies and lenses are included and the telescope is yours to take home. The focus of the design and the workshop is to learn about telescopes and demystify them for your students. This simple telescope was designed to keep the cost under $50 so you can make it a hands-on STEM project in your middle school or high school science classroom. Directions, list of materials and ideas for getting funding will all be included. We will cover the essential science, various types, and ideas on integrating telescopes into various NGSS ESS PEs.

    Moon via Telescope [Actual picture of the moon taken using the telescope you will make.]

    Presented by Carol Baker, former physics teacher/NISE Director and Christopher Baker, Business Owner/Senior IT Consultant and NISE President.

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    No Fee - Sign-up Required - Limited to 20 - 8:30 to 10:20
  • Step Up

    Inspiring Women in Physics, Intended Audience: 9-12

    High school physics teachers, in particular, have been found to be critical to inspiring young women who pursue undergraduate physics. Come to this workshop to learn how to be a part of a national campaign for high school physics teachers and their students, STEP UP for Women (Supporting Teachers to Encourage Pursuit of Undergraduate Physics for Women). During this workshop, learn about gender representation in physics in the U.S. and around the world, and engage in active strategies and two specific lessons that are demonstrated to enhance the physics identity of young women. If only one-third of high school physics teachers was able to recruit an interested young woman to a physics undergraduate program, gender imbalance upon enrollment would be offset.

    Non-physics teachers are welcome to attend. Whoever you might be, be a part of the change!

    Presented by Nate Unterman, Retired Physics Teacher and Author of "Amusement Park Physics: A Teacher's Guide."

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    No Fee - Sign-up Required - Limited to 40 - 12:30 to 2:20

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