WSTA 2018 Annual Conference 3 D Learning in the PNW

  • Friday, October 19, 2018
  • 7:00 AM
  • Saturday, October 20, 2018
  • 8:00 PM
  • Four Points By Sheraton Bellingham, Bellingham, WA

Registration

  • For the full conference except Field Trips and Banquet. Once registered, you will need to preregister for the workshops you want to attend. See the registration letter for the CODE you need to preregister.
  • We hope you consider joining WSTA...well worth the $25 and you save $50 on this meeting! You can join up, wait for confirmation, then register as a member.
  • For those of us still imbued with the spirit...just avoid the 'back in my day' stories....
  • For Science Fellows and Emeritus - contact McNamara for CODE
    Includes 1 year WSTA membership
  • Enrolled Student

Thank you! for registering for this great professional development and networking opportunity! We look forward to seeing you in Bellingham!
Registration is closed

Washington Science Teachers Association

ATTENDEE REGISTRATION

3-Dimensional Learning:Shifting the Paradigm in the PNW

Conference Flyer, Distribute Widely!

October 19 and 20, 2018

The Four Points by Sheraton Bellingham Hotel and Conference Center

(There is a hotel lodging booking link at the bottom of this text)

Come to Bellingham for deep, 3-Dimensional Learning 

The 2018 WSTA Conference will focus on implementing three-dimensional teaching, learning, and assessing in STEM classrooms.

Engage in in-depth, intimate workshops focused on equity, implementing three-dimensional teaching, learning, and assessing in STEM classrooms. There will be sessions for elementary, middle, and high school educators in all the disciplines of the NGSS. Please join us to learn about how implementing standards-based STEM curriculum has improved student experiences in Washington.


Keynote Speakers

Dr. Ken Wesson, Delta Education

Neuro-Cognition and the NGSS-deep learning

Dr. Phyllis Harvey-Buschel,  MESA-UW

Science for All Students-Access and Equity


The program is set,  see the links below

Please note...once you register for the conference, you can sign up for specific workshops.

This is new this year, based on demand and based on space limitations. You wanted a lesser number of more in depth workshops, so we have that for you.

Each workshop on Friday and on Saturday has a limit, which is listed in the General Schedule, and on each days' schedule.

It will also be listed in the app 


(Attendify,  see below for information)

So first, register for the conference then await word on signing up for specific workshops.


Conference Chair (Workshops/Content) Roy Beven  rbeven@fidalgo.net

Conference Coordinator (logistics/registration/support):  John McNamara mcnamara@wsu.edu

Exhibitor Information:  Mike Allen wstaexhibithall@gmail.com


Register Here (includes Science Fellow and Science Fellow Emeritus Registration)!

Field Trip Registration is Here!

Register for POGIL  all Day Friday Here ( you do NOT need to register for conference if you only want POGIL,  and if you are registered for the conference, you need to register separately for POGIL if you want to go to POGIL)

https://pogil.org/workshops-events/events


General Schedule

Friday Workshops

Saturday Workshops


Get your Awards Banquet Ticket--$40 bargain for great meal and great time!


(Science Fellows Session and Field Trip is a separate registration on the registration page)


BOOK A LODGING ROOM AT THE 4 POINTS


BOOK A LODGING ROOM AT THE BW HERITAGE INN


GET BELLINGHAM VISITOR INFORMATION


                                       FIELD TRIP INFORMATION

  We would like you to note that for this year,  we will be running workshops on Friday,  which we have not done in the recent past.  

The cost for field trips will be $30 and will be a separate registration from the conference.  Here is the information we have to date.

All field trips will leave from and return to the 4 Points by Sheraton Conference Site.  Lunch will NOT be provided for half day trips.  

PLEASE NOTE THAT SCIENCE FELLOW EMERITUS WHO ARE REGISTERING FOR FRIDAY, THERE IS ONE REGISTRATION FOR THE SESSION AND YOUR FIELD TRIP...IT IS A SEPARATE REGISTRATION FOR THAT PACKAGE.  OTHER FIELD TRIPS ARE SEPARATE, AND THE MAIN CONFERENCE ON SATURDAY IS A SEPARATE REGISTRATION.

Field Trips—WSTA Annual Conference, Bellingham, WA October 19, 2018

Padilla Bay National Estuarine Research Reserve, Half day. Morning.
The Padilla Bay National Estuarine Research Reserve was created by the Washington Legislature and U.S. Congress in 1980. We manage the reserve to protect more than 11,000 acres of critical intertidal and upland habitat in Skagit County.

As a living field laboratory with support facilities and professional staff, Padilla Bay Reserve carries out several programs and activities to meet the needs of the state Shoreline Management Act and federal Coastal Zone Management Act.

WSU Agricultural Research Center, Half day. Morning

Dr Carol Miles and her team at WSU Mt Vernon will host teachers to learn about how science is applied in agriculture. Program highlights will include:

      Mt Vernon’s 4th and 5th grade field experiences: connecting to the community

      Biodegradable plastics in agriculture and beyond.  ESS3 Human Impact on Earth

      Watermelons in the PNW?  Grafting is the key.  ETS biological engineering

       Dry beans curriculum from WSU Mt Vernon: Integrating science and health standards

      Current research at WSU Mt Vernon: plant diseases, entomology and more……

The trip will also include a visit to demonstration gardens and orchards.

Fermentation Science Double Header - Kulshan Brewing and Lost Giants Cider, Half day. Afternoon.

Spend the afternoon touring not one, but two amazing, state-of-the-art businesses. Learn from master brewers about the complex science of making beer and cider including topics such as water chemistry, enzyme activity, fermentation, yeast management, microbiological ecosystems, and mechanical engineering as you tour these two facilities which produce some of the regions most popular beverages.

PACCAR Technical Center Truck Testing Facility. Half-day. Afternoon.

The PACCAR Technical Center 242-acre site provides test and development for PACCAR divisions, including Kenworth, Peterbilt and DAF trucks. The facility is equipped with state-of-the-art product development and validation capabilities and staffed with experts in powertrain and vehicle development. See first-hand the advanced engineering tools in the technical centers that are utilized to innovate and accelerate the launch of new products. New 3-D prototype machines accelerate the design process from concept to production. Digitally controlled, proprietary hydraulic road simulators enhance product validation by replicating millions of road miles in weeks, instead of years. Sophisticated computer simulations and advanced analysis of engine and vehicle control systems operate on powerful supercomputers to optimize vehicle efficiency.

Spanel Planetarium and WWU Science Facilities Tour.   Half day.  Afternoon.

Join WSTA members for a private show at the Spanel Planetarium on the Western Washington University campus. The show will include a new program the Planetarium has developed to advance the Next Generation Science Standards in local elementary public schools. The presentations have been carefully designed in cooperation with school district officials and faculty to coordinate with the latest science curriculum of 4th and 5th grade students. Among other highlights, our show will include:

1. A demonstration of the phases of the moon, followed by a general Q&A about the moon.

2. A demonstration of the causes of the seasons, followed by a Q&A about the seasons.

3. A brief tour (fly-bys) of the planets of our solar system.

4. A feature video presentation:

The trip will also include tours of research facilities in the science and engineering departments of WWU.


Rooms are blocked for us at the 4 Points until October 1,  so sign up soon!

Website URL(s):

Attendee

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https://www.starwoodmeeting.com/events/start.action?id=1806198194&key=33D97C0B 


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