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STANYS 124th Annual Conference 
November 2 - 4, 2019


Conference: Subject Area Institutes

Biology Institute
Saturday, 9:30 am - 12:00

Looking for a strand of biology-infused professional development? Join us and you will have the chance to meet and collaborate with life science educators from across the state as your Biology SARs host the 3rd annual Biology Institute. 

Following a brief introduction, participants will have the ability to select two workshop sessions from a variety of NYSSLS based offerings.

Workshops will provide participants with the opportunity to discover the power of anchoring phenomena, increase knowledge of NYSSLS, use research to design new units, and explore performance-based assessment to improve instruction and student achievement in life science.

This will be a great opportunity to see lots of examples!

Earth Science Institute
Saturday, 9:30 am - 12:00

Subject Area Representatives will demonstrate engaging NYSSLS lessons designed to help collaborate and improve instruction, improve student achievement, meet the diverse needs of all students including English language learners. Through these lessons teacher will gain a better understanding of collaborating with parents, family members, and other community members.

The Subject Area Representative will use disaggregated data and other evidence of student learning to develop workshop goals.

These lessons are designed to promote technological literacy and promote the effective use of appropriate technology.

Participants will gain knowledge and skills necessary to provide rigorous developmentally appropriate instructional strategies and assesses progress, because these research-based strategies.

Intermediate Science Institute
Saturday, 9:30 am - 12:00 

Adjusting our Practices to Incorporate NYSSLS and 3D Learning

Come join your fellow Intermediate lever teachers who are "stuck in the middle." NYSSLS is here to stay, and with many schools starting to transition to the new standards, we must learn to adjust those tried and true lessons to fit the new three-dimensional approach.

This year, our Intermediate Institute will provide the participants with a chance to "speed date" through five (5) presentations geared towards the NYSSLS standards. The Intermediate SARs will give each participant a 15-20 minute sample of a workshop that they will be presenting outside of the Institute during the Conference. With the wide variety of quality workshops available, we want our teachers to be able to attends those presentations that best fit their needs.

Our highlighted presentations are geared around 3D learning. You will learn how to write 3D assessment questions with Cinnamon and Erin; how to evaluate assessments to see if they fit the 3D model with Mary and Bill. Mike and Kimberly will take you through CASEL and Habits of Mind and how to address NYSSLS using those programs. Becky and Sandra will help you understand the DCIs, and Libby will discuss how to scaffold modeling to fit the diverse learners in our classrooms.

Our workshops will incorporate strategies to help reach our Special Education and ENL populations, along with our general education and gifted students. Assessment will help us develop data to better reach our learners while finding ways to create an equitable learning environment. These strategies will work in the diverse classrooms that we all teach in on a daily basis.

There will be a brief introduction and closing to further explain the Institute. The Intermediate Luncheon will follow, and will provide another platform to learn more about our workshops.

Physics Institute

Saturday, 9:30 am - 12:00 pm 

Physics is LIT: Re-Thinking Electricity in Lab!

Participants will engage in several engaging hands-on and minds-on experiences with electricity meant for the classroom and the laboratory.

The focus of each session will be on novel ways to engage with Regents-aligned content related to Electricity.

Participants will be put into the role of students as they explore pedagogical methods exploring the Three Dimensions of NGSS and Phenomenon-Based Learning.

Chemistry Institute
Sunday, 9:30 am - 12:00

Put on your 3D Glasses: Assessing Chemistry Content

In this session, teachers will be provided with the opportunity to collaborate with other chemistry teachers around the state to improve instruction through NYSLLS aligned assessments.

Teachers will learn how to evaluate and amend NYSSLS assessments for the classroom to meet a diverse need of students.

Please bring your own device.

Elementary Science Institute
Sunday, 9:30 am - 12:00 pm

This year we have six research based & developmentally appropriate sessions based around the theme of interaction within ecosystems, including engineering design and assessment.

Collaborating to improve instruction & achievement, participants will work with each other to explore and develop lessons that can be applied immediately in the classroom.

Choose from two of the six sessions, focusing either on the subject or grade level. These interactive sessions will meet the needs of all students and comply with NYSSLS.

Contact information:
P.O. Box 2121
Liverpool, NY 13089

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