NISE Workshop 2017 Information

NGSS 3D Lesson Design and Assessment

Northern Illinois Science Educators (NISE) is pleased announce our third annual spring workshop, NGSS 3D Lesson Design and Assessment, to be held Saturday, March 4, 2017 at the NIU Conference Center in Naperville, IL. This workshop is for science educators in grades 6-8, HS Biology, HS Chemistry, and HS Physics with some prior background using NGSS. Each breakout will work through a 3D NGSS lesson, design further lessons utilizing additional SEPs, and create a 3D assessment. This is a hands-on workshop so come prepared to participate. CPDU / PD hours will be offered. Presenters include two members of the NGSS writing team (Carol Baker and Craig Gabler). There is limited seating (50 each breakout).

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Featured Presenters

Each breakout will be lead by an experienced, well qualified NGSS expert:

  • Grades 6-8: Dr. Carol Baker is the Superintendent for Lyons SD 103 and was a member of the NGSS Writing Team that wrote the standards. Dr. Baker consults with both districts and publishers on implementing the NGSS. She started her career as an educator, primarily teaching high school physics for 18 years.
  • HS Biology: Mechelle La Lanne is the Managing Director of Science Education and LASER Alliance Director at the state of Washington's North Central Educational Services District (ESD). Mechelle has served as a professional development provider since 2003. Her career in teaching began on the Makah Reservation in Neah Bay, Washington where she taught 6th grade. Since then she has taught most age levels, including pre-service teachers at Central Washington University. She specializes in STEM education and assists the state of Washington in making the transition to the NGSS.
  • HS Chemistry: Tanya Katovich is a high school chemistry teacher who has worked the last 3 years implementing the NGSS in her classroom. Katovich has presented at both local and national conferences and workshops about her hands-on experiences in implementing NGSS in her chemistry classrooms.
  • HS Physics: Dr. Craig Gabler is a Science/STEM education consultant who was a member of the NGSS Writing Team. Dr. Gabler began his career in Centralia, Washington as a high school chemistry and physics teacher.

Conference Location

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

Just the Facts

NISE Workshop
NGSS 3D Lesson Design and Assessment

Date: March 4, 2017 (Sat)
Time: 8:30 am - 12:30 pm
Location: NIU Naperville Conference Ctr
1120 E Diehl Rd, Naperville, IL
Food: Light Breakfast, Coffee/Tea Incl
Cost: $25
Seats: 200 Total - 50 max each breakout
CPDUs: 3.5 hrs
Reg: Pre-Registration Required
Audience: 6-12 Science Teachers & Admin.
Topics: NGSS, Instructional Delivery,
Assessment, Curriculum Dev,

Hotel Information

  • 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 workshop. Contact us and we can send you the information.