Meet Me in the Middle Day
Friday, April 4, 2014, 8:00 AM-2:00 PM
Westin Boston Waterfront
Calling all middle school science teachers! Join us for a special “Meet Me in the Middle Day” designed just for YOU! The day will include a Bring Your Own Breakfast Networking session featuring middle school leaders, more than a dozen presentations geared to middle school, and a Share-a-Thon featuring a room full of activities that you can take back to your classroom. Join us for this special event that is guaranteed to re-energize your teaching. Watch Balloon Artist Dick Moberg make amazing balloon animals and shapes from 11:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.. You may even be the lucky winner of an iPad mini or other fabulous door prizes!
This event will be held during the National Science Teachers Conference (NSTA) in Boston. You must be registered to attend the NSTA National Conference in order to attend the Meet Me in the Middle Day Event. There is no additional registration necessary to attend the Meet Me in the Middle Day.
8:00-9:30 AM ● Grand A/B Registration & Welcome: BYOB (Bring Your Own Breakfast) for Middle School Educators
8:15-9:15 AM ● Grand A/B Networking/Discussion Session
9:30-10:00 AM ● Commonwealth A NMLSTA: Science Formative Assessment – What Do Middle School Students Really Think?
9:30-10:00 AM ● Commonwealth B NMLSTA middleschoolchemistry.com – Big Ideas About the Very Small
9:30-10:00 AM ● Grand C NMLSTA Candy Geometry: Using Mathematical Models to Solve a Problem – Sweet!
9:30-10:00 AM ● Grand E NMLSTA Synergy between Science and Literacy in the Classroom
10:00-10:30 AM ● Commonwealth B NMLSTA: The NSTA Learning Center – Free PD Resources and Opportunities for Educators
10:00-10:30 AM ● Grand E NMLSTA: Adapting Resources So They Work for Your Middle Level Students
10:00-10:30 AM ● Commonwealth A NMLSTA Curriculum Crosswalks: Aligning the Common Core Math and the Next Generation Science Standards
10:00-10:30 AM ● Grand C NMLSTA: Integrated Learning Communities for Science - Math-Language Arts in Middle School as a Strategy to Reach the Next Generation Science Standards
10:30 AM ● Grand A/B Door Prizes
11:00-11:30 AM ● Commonwealth A NMLSTA: What the Next Generation Science Standards Means to a Middle Level Teacher: Thoughts from A Member of the NGSS Writing Team
11:00-11:30 AM ● Grand C NMLSTA Everyday Engineering with NSTA Author Dick Moyer
11:00-11:30 AM ● Grand E NMLSTA: Practical Lessons and Demonstrations on a Budget
11:30 AM-12 Noon ● Grand C NMLSTA – Science in 32 Pages: The Brilliant and Graceful Work of Jason Chin
11:30 AM-12 Noon ● Commonwealth A NMLSTA: Climate Change Curriculum to Support Argumentation in Middle School
11:30 AM-12 Noon ● Grand E NMLSTA: Cheap and Cool Education Technology for the Middle School Classroom
12 Noon ● Grand A/B Door Prizes
12:30-2:00 PM ● Grand A/B NMLSTA Lunch and Learn Share-a-Thon
Feel free to grab a lunch and join the fun!