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NCSTA's 2015 Professional Development Institute
November 12-13, 2015
Benton Convention Center - Winston-Salem, NC
"Mastering Literacy through STEM"
Call for Presentations
NCSTA’s 45 Annual Professional Development Institute
November 12-13, 2015
Benton Convention Center – Winston Salem, NC
“Mastering Literacy Through STEM”
Each year, NCSTA strives to provide professional development for our science educators that can be immediately transferable to the classroom. This year, we have identified an immediate need for literacy while providing quality STEM education for students.
NCSTA invites you to share your expertise with science educators across the state. This year’s theme is Literacy through STEM. We are calling for presentations in biology/life science, chemistry, physics, physical science, earth/environmental science, and engineering, demonstrating how general literacy skills of students can be strengthened at the same time students learn in the areas of STEM such as:
The five components of reading
Narrative, Descriptive Expository and Persuasive Writing
Interactive note-booking to promote writing and check understanding
Reading with sufficient accuracy and fluency to support comprehension
Identifying and decoding the meaning of the common prefixes and derivational suffixes
Writing opinion pieces on topics or texts, supporting a point of view with reasons
Writing informative/explanatory texts to examine a topic and convey ideas
We are asking all science educators K-12 who have successfully demonstrated teaching literacy skills in addition to STEM-related skills and content to submit a proposal.
All proposals will be considered.
Thank you for sharing your expertise and experience with your colleagues from across the state.
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NCSTA Awards Nominations
Nominate educators for NCSTA awards for 2015!
Criteria for NCSTA Award Nominations
It is the nominator's responsibility to assemble a nomination packet which must include:
A narrative from the nominator describing the nominee's experience and/or contributions. Limit to one page.
Two letters of support.
One must be from the educator's principal or supervisor (for the student teacher, from his/her mentor teacher).