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  Jennifer Waters  8/29/2023 8:41:00 AM  

Illinois Science Teaching Association Annual Conference

September 29, 2023

At Illinois Institute of Technology - Rice Campus, Wheaton, IL



Ten years after the adoption of the Next Generation Science Standards, we continue to look for ways to increase integration of diverse instructional practices and student success. To move our science teaching forward, this conference will explore ways of integrating and supporting the multi-dimensional classroom experiences we design to allow for student sensemaking by connecting:

  • Students’ Diverse Needs and Their World – from connecting to relevant phenomena to building comfort with being inquirers;

  • Three Dimensional Learning -- from connecting inquires to concept building to linking ideas to building powerful conceptual understandings;

  • Authentic Formative and Summative Assessments – from connecting learning experiences to multiple ways of communicating new insights and conceptual ideas to making sense of assessment data; and

  • Transdisciplinary Learning – by connecting science concepts and practices to mathematics, ELA, and computer science to build students' use of interdisciplinary thinking.


Friday Schedule

Registration and Continental Breakfast: 8:00 - 9:00 am

Sessions:  9:00 - 12:00

Lunch (provided): 12:00 - 1:00 pm

Sessions: 1:00 - 4:00 pm

Exhibits open 8:30 am - 2:00 pm


(Early Bird Pricing Ends September 11th)

IAVAT members may join ISTA for a reduced rate of $25 per year.

 Space is limited - To register click here


Thursday Evening Program - Sept. 28 (optional)

Letting Go of the Past : Bringing the Three Dimensions to the Forefront of Learning

Featuring Dr. Jason Crean

5:30 - 7:00 pm at Illinois Institute of Technology - Rice Campus

Pre-session Sponsored by HHMI



Contact ISTA State Secretary, Chris Embry Mohr ( with questions.

Jennifer Waters
Facilitating Coordination in Ag Education (FCAE)
Phone: 217-827-0633 Cell: 217-827-0633
Address: 211 IL-125, Pleasant Plains, IL 62677
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