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.
SECO or KSTA Member**
Partner Association Member***
Retired NSTA Member
One Day Only (Thu or Fri)
(Member or Nonmember)
One Day Only (Sat)
(Member or Nonmember)
Nonteaching Spouse/Guest Attending
*Earlybird deadline: October 4, 2019 Advance deadline: October 25, 2019
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).
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.