This theme emphasizes the critical need to provide a high quality science education for all students. All for science indicates the teamwork behind a comprehensive science program. Formal and informal educators; elementary, secondary, and post-secondary educators; parents, teachers and community partners….we’re all for science! Science for all indicates the importance of equity in education and graduating scientifically literate citizens; that all learners need to be taken into consideration when planning and delivering science education. This conference focuses on the need for cultural relevance in science teaching so all students have access and can participate in the science journey to graduate scientifically literate citizens. Let's utilize the science and engineering practices as the ticket to increase access and engagement.
All Proposals will be evaluated based on the extent to which they:
The Eugene/Springfield area is known as the gateway to the McKenzie River and where you’ll find the confluence of the McKenzie and Willamette Rivers. Both rivers play a large part of the culture of our area and offer limitless learning opportunities.
The Gateway: A place to begin...Making sense of phenomena is an essential part of implementing the NGSS. How are you helping students engage with and make sense of local and global phenomena?
The Confluence: Where everything comes together… The three dimensions of NGSS intertwine; Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts, and Math integrate; Assessment links to our progress; How are you bringing it all together?
The Wild and Scenic: A place to explore… Innovations in science teaching; Outdoor Experiences; Field Science and Research; Educational Tours; How are you exploring the wild and scenic world of science education?