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Conference Overview

Duke Energy Convention Center • 525 Elm St. • Cincinnati OH 45202
November 14–16, 2019

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 2019 Area Conference on Science Education, Cincinnati, OH, will begin on Thursday, November 14, and end on Saturday, November 16.

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Bridging the Three Dimensions of Science Teaching and Learning: Practices, Core Ideas, and Crosscutting Concepts

Most states are either using an authentic, state-developed Three Dimensional Learning Framework or they have implemented the NGSS to guide instruction that reflects local expectations. It is essential that teachers have opportunities to develop their ability to promote student learning. In this strand, participants will strengthen their capacity with the fundamental understandings of science (disciplinary core ideas), the "doing" of science (science and engineering practices), and the multidisciplinary themes (crosscutting concepts), for genuine and effective practice for all learners.

Constructing Bridges: Building Lifelong Appreciation and Passion for Science

Educators must be able to help students transcend instructional experiences as they develop the habits of science they will carry through life. The application of science pedagogy can introduce learners to the broad concepts and myriad connections to the real world around them. In this strand, participants will explore the varying depths of science available to all—no matter where their river flows.

Building Strong Bridges: Reinforcing the Connection Between Science and Literacy

High-performing schools often model transdisciplinary learning to help students make connections and deepen understanding in science and other content areas. In light of recent trends as computer science and technology standards are formed and expected to be infused into traditional science classes, offering STEM-focused challenges to bridge literacy skills across disciplines allows teachers to address diverse learners' needs. In this strand, participants will delve into examples from practitioners reaching across traditional boundaries to illuminate three-dimensional science learning.

Graduate Credit for 2019 Cincinnati Area Conference

Earn one (1) graduate-level credit/unit in professional development through Ashland University Southwest Ohio Center course #EDU 6260 C2. To obtain credit, you must be registered for the Cincinnati conference, complete the required assignments, and pay a fee of $180. An NSTA transcript is also required. Register for credit by Friday, November 29, 2019. Click here for complete details. Questions should be directed to Patrick Crahan, director at Ashland University Southwest Ohio Center, at e-mail: crahan.pat@greatoaks.com.


  Earlybird* Advance* Onsite
Full Registration      
NSTA Member $195 $205 $240
SECO or KSTA Member** $195 $205 $240
Partner Association Member*** $195 $205 $240
Nonmember $290 $300 $330
Retired NSTA Member $140 $150 $165
Full-time Student $100 $110 $130
One Day Only (Thu or Fri)      
(Member or Nonmember)
$175 $185 $195
Full-time Student $70 $80 $90
One Day Only (Sat)      
(Member or Nonmember)
$110 $115 $120
Full-time Student $45 $55 $65
  Earlybird* Advance* Onsite
Nonteaching Spouse/Guest Attending
All $100 $110 $120

*Earlybird deadline: October 4, 2019          Advance deadline: October 25, 2019

**Chapter Members:

  • SECO (OH) – Science Education Council of Ohio
  • KSTA  (KY) – Kentucky Science Teachers Association 

***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).

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Event Sponsors

NSTA and the Conference Committee are extremely grateful to the following companies and associations for their generous support and contributions to the 2019 Area Conference on Science Education in Cincinnati, OH.



Conference Committee

Angela McMurry
Conference Chair
Biology Instructor / SECO Past President
Arcanum High School
2011 Trojan Ave.
Arcanum, OH 45304

Paula Roberts
Program Coordinator
Science Instructional Supervisor
Mahoning County Educational Service Center
7320 N. Palmyra Rd.
Canfield, OH 44406

Leslie Silbernagel
Local Arrangements Coordinator
Curriculum Supervisor/ SECO President
Northwest Local School District
3240 Banning Rd.
Cincinnati, OH 45239

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