PDI - 2017


Modeling STEM:  Ingenuity at Work! 

Conference Overview                                                                   
The 2017 NCSTA Professional Development Institute will be held on October 19-20 at the Koury Convention Center in Greensboro, NC.  The PDI consists of our traditional conference with 2 days of concurrent sessions, a general meeting with keynote speaker, our exhibit hall filled with vendors and other activities during the 2 days.  We are also hosting our 3rd annual workshop:  participants will have the regular PDI activities on Thursday and an all day workshop on Friday.  We are working now to put together a great conference.  As we get more information, we will post on this page.  Please check back frequently.
Download/Print General Schedule
Download/Print Preliminary Sessions List
Share-a-Thon Information
Reality Check Information


Strand Information
Strand 1: "Mastering science material through technology and innovation" will consist of promoting the best science classroom practices through technology.
Strand 2:  "Science review & test-taking strategies: break through to excellence"  will focus on improving learning content material.
Strand 3:  "The science of design: Modeling past, present and future"   will provide teachers with ways to incorporate different representations of science through hands-on learning.


Focused Science Workshops (PDI sessions on Thursday, Workshop on Friday)
Science Literacy: It All Matters!  Grades K-4  [more]
Understanding across the Science Curriculum: Grades 5-8  [more]


Koury Convention Center at the Sheraton Greensboro at Four Seasons
3121 West Gate City Boulevard
Greensboro, NC  27407
Click here to reserve your room at the group rate of $143 + tax by 9/28/2017.


    Teacher Resources 
     Letter to Principal
     Form to Obtain Sponsorship
Save money by pre-registering for the conference.  All pre-registration is done online:  you will have the option to print an invoice if you are paying by check, or a receipt if you are using a credit card.  Your registration will not be final until payment is received.  You may also register at the conference, but you will save money by pre-registering by the deadline.
Click for On-site registration rates.  Pre-registration is closed.  On site registration will be available.
We’ve kept our exhibitor rates affordable allowing you to maximize your dollars with great exposure. We hope you take this opportunity to reach our attendees who always look forward to learning the latest innovations and techniques in teaching and learning.  Click here for exhibitor information.
NCSTA invites you to present at our PDI.  Sessions at our conference are presented by members.  Presenters will have to register for the conference.  The deadline for submitting proposals is June 30, 2017.  Click here for presenter information.




Thank you to our Sponsors!