$220 – $770

Teaching Biology and the Living Environment via the NGSS

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Teachers College, Columbia University

525 W 120th St

Zankel Hall

New York, NY 10027

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Teaching Biology and the Living Environment via the NGSS

Led by​: Chris Resch and Glen Stuart

This workshop will explore active learning strategies for deepening your students’ understanding of crucial concepts in biology and the living environment, and help you effectively implement a student-centered and NGSS aligned approach to science education.

During this session, teachers will engage in thought-provoking, pertinent experiments that you can utilize in your own classroom. As a participant, you will spend time observing instruction from the point of view of a student (“student-mode”), a key component in reinforcing the connections between content and pedagogical knowledge. Participants will learn strategies to incorporate in their own classroom using the claim, evidence, reasoning framework as a tool to probe student preconceptions and misconceptions. Periodically, participants will switch to “teacher-mode”, to practice socratic questioning techniques, analyze readings, and discuss the pedagogical rationale for all aspects of active learning and modeling in Biology. We’ll also discuss strategies for accommodating district specific curricular requirements, various student populations, laboratory resources, and the use of “Reflective Checklists” as a way of promoting student reflection throughout a unit.

Whether you are an experienced teacher, or new to the teaching profession you will feel excited and motivated for your upcoming school year after participating in this highly immersive and collaborative workshop. You will observe how this engaging approach promotes student- centered sense making, confidence, and appreciation for the nature of science. So if you’re a high school biology teacher wanting to learn some great activities to invigorate your teaching practices or a teacher wanting to learn some notable strategies to improve student discourse then this is the workshop for you.


*Note, this workshop requires a minimum number of participants. In the event there are not enough participants, the workshop will be cancelled, and a refund will be issued.


Cost:

$220 Early Bird Ticket Price for the first week only (8th-12th) (Limited # of tickets!)

$440 Early Bird Ticket Price for the full two weeks (8th -19th) (Limited # of tickets!)

Early Bird Ticket Prices are for teachers who register early, and are paying for the workshop themselves - meaning they are not receiving financial support from their districts or other funding organizations.


$385 Full Ticket Price for the first week only (8th-12th)

$770 Full Ticket Price for the full two weeks (8th -19th)

Full Ticket prices are for participants who receive financial support (from their school, district or other organization) to attend this workshop. Email questions to Registration@STEMteachersNYC.org.

Invoice and Purchase Order Request:

Districts/Schools, to request an invoice for a STEMteachersNYC 2018 Summer Workshop, please fill out a quick invoice survey. This is a required step in order to process your request. Any questions regarding the PO process please contact karen@stemteachersnyc.org

Please send Purchase Orders (POs) to our Billing Office

Via Email: karen@stemteachersnyc.org

OR Via US Mail: STEMteachersNYC - Billing Office 245 West 107th Street, Suite 10B New York, NY 10025


Teachers! Ask your school to pay for your ticket! All the school needs to do is send us a Purchase Order (PO). Fill out our PO/Invoice survey and we will prepare you an invoice for you to submit to your school/district. Or just copy and paste the information above and let them know the workshop you want to attend. Don't be afraid to ask. There's always a chance the money will be available and they'll say yes, but if you don't ask, there's no chance at all.


Teacher Discounted Ticket for full two weeks $550

A teacher discounted price after the Early Bird tickets are sold out. These tickets are for teachers who are paying for the workshop themselves - meaning they are not receiving financial support from their districts or other funding organizations.


Please read the FAQs section below carefully before registering.


FAQs

Is STEMteachersNYC an approved NYC DOE CTLE Vendor?

Yes. STEMteachersNYC is a Continuing Teacher and Leader Education (CTLE) vendor for the New York City Department of Education (#STE-068881). New York State Teachers will receive a CTLE certificate at the end of the workshop. (CTLE ID # 23385)


Is there nearby lodging?

Yes, Please visit our website at: http://stemteachersnyc.org/lodging/ to view many possible options.


How can I contact the organizer with any questions?

Questions about registration or tickets should be addressed to registration@STEMteachersNYC.org.

Questions about invoice/PO issues should be addressed to karen@STEMteachersNYC.org

Questions about our programs should be addressed to chris@STEMteachersNYC.org


I am interested in taking more than one workshop. Can I register for multiple workshops?

It depends: Many workshops overlap so look closely at the start and end dates. Be sure to choose workshops that do not overlap, as reservations are not refundable. If you need help deciding which workshop fits your needs best, please email Chris (chris@STEMteachersNYC.org).

Is the full workshop fee or the balance of the workshop fee refundable?

Refunds for the balance of the full workshop fee (that is, the full fee minus the reservation fee) must be requested within one (1) week of payment and at least four (4) weeks before the start of the workshop. All such requests must be accompanied by an acceptable, documented explanation. Judgments about acceptability of explanations and documentation, and about whether or not a refund will be issued are at the sole discretion of STEMteachersNYC and are final. Refunds will not include fees charged on the initial payment by Eventbrite, credit cards, and/or banks.


Is my reservation/ticket transferrable?

Not without authorization, please contact the STEMteachersNYC Registrar (Registration@STEMteachersNYC.org) if you need to transfer your reservation to a different person/name, or if you wish to transfer your reservation to a different workshop.

Can I update my reservation information?

Yes, you can update your reservation information.

The name on the reservation/ticket doesn't match the attendee. Is that okay?

No, please contact the STEMteachersNYC Registrar (Registration@STEMteachersNYC.org) to address this.

Can I receive college level credits?

No, but you will receive CTLE hours

Where can I find more information about STEMteachersNYC?

Visit our website: http://STEMTeachersNYC.org or email info@stemteachersnyc.org

How can I join STEMteachersNYC?

Click here it's free! http://stemteachersnyc.org/join/

Members find out about workshops first and can sign up before others.


Please note: We take photographs and record video of our workshops in order to publicize a positive image of science teaching, and of STEMteachersNYC - a recognized 501(c)(3) non-profit organization. If you register, you are agreeing to be photographed and to have your voice and image video-recorded. You are also agreeing to relinquish all your rights to the photographs and video recordings.

If you do not wish to be photographed or video-recorded - you must inform us at check-in. We will take one photograph of your face so that we can erase your image if we happen to catch it by chance during the workshop, and we will do our best to avoid you. We would also appreciate your cooperation in positioning yourself at the edge of the group so as to help us avoid you.

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