Science provides an authentic and engaging context for literacy learning. Part of the science/literacy interface teaches students to use the language of science. Sessions will focus on demonstrating ways to use science investigations to strengthen the literacy skills of preK–12 science students. Sessions will highlight disciplinary practices that promote students' reading, writing, thinking, speaking, and listening as scientists.
Amp Up Science Instruction
How can educators go beyond the science standards? By "amping up" science instruction through technology, best practices, and personalized learning, teachers can generate powerful learning experiences for their students. This strand will provide participants with extended learning opportunities for improving current instruction.
High-Voltage Science Strategies Beyond Standards
Purposeful learning takes place when students are able to apply the learned standards to situations, challenges, and problems beyond the science classroom. This requires the integration of mathematics, humanities, engineering, technological tools, and community relevance. This strand increases participants' understanding of and ability to facilitate student science learning and engagement in and beyond the classroom.
Graduate Credit for Charlotte Area Conference Attendees
Earn one (1) or two (2) graduate-level credit/units in professional development through Dominican University of California course #EDUO 9028. To obtain credit/units, you must be registered for the NSTA Charlotte area conference, complete the required assignments, and pay a fee of $95 for one credit/unit or $190 for two credits/units. An NSTA transcript is also required. Your required assignments must be successfully completed and sent to the instructor within three weeks of the conference ending date. Deadline is February 15, 2019. Click here for complete details.
NCSTA or SCSC Member**
Partner Association Member***
Retired NSTA Member
One Day Only (Sat)
(Member or Nonmember)
Nonteaching Spouse/Guest Attending
*Earlybird deadline: October 19, 2018 Advance deadline: November 9, 2018
NCSTA (NC) - North Carolina Science Teachers Association
SCSC (SC) - South Carolina Science Council
***Partner Association Members:
AACT - American Association of Chemistry Teachers
AAPT - American Association of Physics Teachers
ACS - American Chemical Society
ASEE - American Society for Engineering Education
NABT - National Association of Biology Teachers
Come as a group! Register four attendees and get a complimentary 5th registration. Use code 5FOR4 at checkout to get the discount (*applies for full registration ONLY).
NSTA and the Conference Committee are extremely grateful to the following companies and associations for their generous support and contributions to the 2018 Area Conference on Science Education in Charlotte, NC.