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Conference Overview

Charlotte Convention Center • 501 S College St • Charlotte, NC 28202
November 29–December 1, 2018

Energize Science: Educate and Engage

Come as a Team!  Bring 5 attendees for the price of 4. Use Code 5FOR4 to get a free fifth registration when you sign up four attendees.

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The 2018 Area Conference on Science Education, Charlotte, NC, will begin on Thursday, November 29, and end on Saturday, December 1.

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Illuminate Literacy Through Science

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.


  Earlybird* Advance* Onsite
Full Registration      
NSTA Member $190 $200 $235
NCSTA or SCSC Member** $190 $200 $235
Partner Association Member*** $190 $200 $235
Nonmember $285 $295 $325
Retired NSTA Member $135 $135 $160
Full-time Student $100 $110 $130
One Day Only (Sat)      
(Member or Nonmember)
$105 $110 $115
Full-time Student $45 $55 $65
  Earlybird* Advance* Onsite
Nonteaching Spouse/Guest Attending
All $95 $100 $115

*Earlybird deadline: October 19, 2018          Advance deadline: November 9, 2018

**Chapter Members:

  • 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).

Event Sponsors

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.


Conference Committee

Nancy Addison
Conference Chairperson
Adjunct Instructor, School of Education 
University of South Carolina-Upstate
800 University Way 
Spartanburg, SC 29303

Manley Midgett
Program Coordinator
Meredith College
Ledford Hall-3800 Hillsborough St.
Raleigh, NC 27607

Alisa B. Wickliff
Local Arrangements Coordinator
Associate Director, Center for STEM Education
The University of North Carolina at Charlotte
9201 University City Blvd.
Charlotte, NC 28223


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