The 2014 NCSTA Professional Development Institute will be held November 6-7, 2014 at the Benton Convention Center in Winston-Salem. Mark your calendar and check back Sept. 1 to register.
Each year, NCSTA's PDI provides seminars by science educators from North Carolina and the Southeast, demonstrating creative and proven methods to present content and pedagogy in science. Our NCSTA leadership knows that school and personal budgets are tight. When it comes time to make the decision where to spend the available funds, please consider this wonderful opportunity for professional development.
Make your reservations today at the Marriott or Embassy Suites.
Thursday, Nov. 6, 2014 Keynote - The Science House of NCSU
The Science House is the educational outreach center of NC State University's College of Sciences and our opening keynote presentation. The mission of The Science House is to motivate and prepare K-12 students for STEM content and careers, and educate and empower K-12 teachers to effectively integrate innovative STEM content, research, and technologies into their practices. The Science House is known for its quality teacher STEM professional development and student educational services. The Science House will share current innovations and practices in STEM education and provide an opportunity for us to "picture" how we can integrate those into our classrooms today.
Friday, Nov. 7, 2014 Keynote - Andres Ruzo, National Geographic Young Explorer Geoscientist
National Geographic Young Explorer Geoscientist Andres Ruzo will be a featured keynote at the NCSTA 2014 Professional Development Institute "Picture This". Andres will share tales of his amazing journeys and his passionate vision of how the earth's energy can be the force for real change in our world. Through amazing photography and his vibrant personality, Andres will help us "Picture This" idea in a new way.
'Energy is a kingpin problem. By solving our energy issues, we simultaneously take care of other major world problems.
Preregistration will be available online on Sept. 1, 2014 and will continue through Oct. 23, 2014. You may pay by check or credit card with your online preregistration. 2014 rates are:
Current Member $ 90
Non-Member $ 120
Retired Member $ 35
Retired Non-Member $ 55
Student Member $ 20
Student Non-Member $ 40
Make your hotel reservations soon at the Embassy Suites or the Marriott.