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About MainePSP - NSTA 2014

The Maine Physical Sciences Partnership is honored to have six presentation submissions accepted at the National Science Teachers Association National Meeting in April 2014.  Please join us in Boston to learn more about the great things that are happening with the MainePSP!

 

MainePSP Presentations at NSTA Boston 2014

 

Using Classroom Observation Protocols for Data-driven Feedback and Professional Development

Thursday, April 3 3:30–4:30 PM

The Westin Boston Waterfront, Burroughs

Unique professional development of teachers observing university courses through a team-based, protocol-guided process that fosters rich discussion of classroom practice, teaching, and learning.

FORMAT: Presentation
SUBJECT: General Science
GRADE LEVEL: General

Curriculum Evaluation Task Force: Making Evidence-guided Decisions and Creating Shared Ownership

Saturday, April 5 9:30–10:30 AM

The Westin Boston Waterfront, Quincy

Attention will be paid to a model for facilitating evidence-driven evaluations of the curriculum you currently use or are considering adopting and building stakeholder buy-in.

FORMAT: Presentation
SUBJECT: General Science
GRADE LEVEL: Supervision/Administration

Professional Learning Partnerships: Fostering Multi-School Communities to Strengthen Science Teaching and Learning

Saturday, April 5 9:30–10:30 AM

The Westin Boston Waterfront, Quincy

A panel of science teachers, administrators, and faculty members share their experiences as participants and leaders in the MainePSP, a partnership-driven professional development community.

FORMAT: Presentation
SUBJECT: General Science
GRADE LEVEL: Middle Level-High School/Supv.

 

Making Hands-On Science Affordable: A Multi-District Resource Management Subscription Model

Saturday, April 5 2:00–3:00 PM

Renaissance Boston Waterfront Hotel, Atlantic 3

Come see an example leveraging economies of scale, customized materials allocation, and centralized ordering to maximize the use of hands-on science instruction in a cost-effective way.

FORMAT: Presentation
SUBJECT: General Science
GRADE LEVEL: General

 

Collaborative Capacity Building for Next Generation Science Teacher-Leaders

Sunday, April 6 11:00–11:30 AM

Boston Convention & Exhibition Center, 260

Come learn about a model for a two-year science teacher leadership academy, with an innovative twist in year two—an RFP process to support independent or collaborative projects.

FORMAT: Presentation
SUBJECT: General Science
GRADE LEVEL: General
CONFERENCE STRAND: Leading from the Classroom

Tackling NGSS Trepidation: A Workshop Model to Build Familiarity, Create Confidence, and Enhance Implementation in Elementary Classrooms

Sunday, April 6 11:00 AM–12:00 PM

Boston Convention & Exhibition Center, 156A

Come away with a workshop model you can lead at your school to help every elementary classroom become a science classroom!

FORMAT: Workshop
SUBJECT: General Science
GRADE LEVEL: Elementary/Supervision

 

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Maine Physical Sciences Partnership
5727 Estabrooke Hall
Orono, ME 04469-5727
Phone: 207.581.4672 | Fax: 207.581.9555E-mail: MainePSP@maine.edu
The University of Maine
Orono, Maine 04469
207.581.1110
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