At the 5th Annual STEM Forum & Expo, taking place on July 27-29 in Denver Colorado, high school educators can expect to learn more about environments that best facilitate effective STEM integration (both across STEM and non-STEM subject areas) and STEM Career Awareness. Through hands-on experiences and real-world connections high school educators will be able to establish a solid STEM education for students in grades 9-12. Check out the ten sessions below to get a sense of what we’ve got in store, and browse all of the high school sessions here.
How Skyline STEM Academy Stays Current in an Evolving STEM District (Thursday, July 28 9:30 AM – 10:30 AM)
- We will share how Skyline High School’s STEM Academy, which began in 2007, has been successful in many ways, but must continuously redefine its goals and strategies to stay current.
NCTM Session: NCTM Principles to Action Toolkit: Resources for Supporting the Effective Mathematics Teaching Practices in High School (Thursday, July 28 9:30 AM – 10:30 AM)
- Engage in resources from NCTM’s Principles to Action Toolkit, created to support implementation of the Effective Mathematics Teaching Practices in high school classrooms.
A Unique Ice Core Investigation That Integrates the Three Dimensions of NGSS and STEM (Thursday, July 28 1:30 PM – 2:30 PM)
- This open-ended investigation uses absolute and relative dating techniques and anomalies to date Icelandic and mid-latitude volcanoes, solar proton events, terrestrial events, and possibly supernovas.
Explore Building Mousetrap Vehicles to Integrate Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics (STEM) (Thursday, July 28 1:30 PM – 2:30 PM)
- Build a mousetrap vehicle and discover how to integrate science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) by modifying variables to increase speed or distance traveled.
Survive the Zombie Apocalypse (Thursday, July 28 3:00 PM – 4:00 PM)
- Incorporating the NGSS and STEM into your physics class has never been more fun. Use this project to see if your students can survive the zombie apocalypse.
STEM Literacy: An Innovative Way to Collaborate with Language Arts (Friday, July 29 9:30 AM – 10:30 AM)
- Curious about ways to increase students’ scientific literacy? Come learn about this approach that uses a unique collaboration between science and language arts at the Gwinnett School of Mathematics, Science, and Technology.
Building Teachers’ STEM Practices (Friday, July 29 11:00 AM – 12:00 PM)
- Developing standards-based inquiry and design lessons is a challenge. Learn about flexible and practical job-embedded professional development experiences that build teachers’ STEM practices.
Corrosion: Chemistry Made Simple, Relevant, and Fun (Friday, July 29 3:00 PM – 4:00 PM)
- Join in for labs, demonstrations, and examples that make reactivity, oxidation/reduction, and corrosion engineering exciting, practical, and easy to teach and learn. STEM connections and CD of information.
STEM Garden (Friday, July 29 3:00 PM – 4:00 PM)
- Hear about STEM Garden, a cross-curricular science-based program incorporating grades 7–12 classrooms to design, research, and foster self-directed learning—includes assessment tools, project ideas, and methods to incorporate core courses into the STEM Garden.
Hooking Students on STEM Learning by Using Practical Case Studies (Friday, July 29 3:00 PM – 4:00 PM)
- Having a hard time piquing and maintaining the interest of your students? Make science practical by using case studies that integrate STEM concepts.
Register to attend here—and don’t forget, NSTA members get a substantial discount!
The mission of NSTA is to promote excellence and innovation in science teaching and learning for all.
Future NSTA Conferences
5th Annual STEM Forum & Expo, hosted by NSTA
2016 Area Conferences
- Los Angeles, California: March 30–April 2, 2017
- Atlanta, Georgia: March 15–18, 2018
- St. Louis, Missouri: April 11–14, 2019
- Boston, Massachusetts: March 26–29, 2020
- Chicago, Illinois: April 8–11, 2021