CESI will host an Elementary Science Breakfast during the Regional NSTA Conference in Orlando, November 6-8. Our keynote speaker, Page Keeley is the primary author of multiple NSTA press books linking formative assessment, instruction, and learning and a formative assessment probe writer for Glencoe McGraw-Hill. She is a frequent invited speaker at regional and national conferences on the topic of formative assessment in science and teaching for conceptual change. In this keynote presentation, she will answer the question:
What Are Young Children Really Thinking? Young children form ideas about science well before they encounter them in school. Using questions that probe children's thinking about everyday phenomena and familiar concepts, and encourage science talk, examine some of the remarkable ideas they bring to their learning as well as their surprisingly sophisticated ways of reasoning.
Luncheon tickets are still available and can be purchased at the NSTA Registration Booth, Orlando.
Thanks to Extravaganza presenters in Boston! CESI presenters comprised 30% of the presenters overall – and we had lots of fun interacting with more than 1,000 teachers who came to our session! All Extravaganza activities are freely available on this website. Click on "Shared Activities" above to access your favorites!
The Council for Elementary Science International (CESI) is an international professional organization for teachers interested in science teaching with young children from preschool through eighth grade.
CESI promotes excellence and equity in science learning. In this, CESI works to:
- Advance, improve and coordinate national and international science learning opportunities for preschool through elementary school teachers and children.
- Encourage participation of young learners in scientific endeavors.
NSTA and its sponsors recognize and reward exemplary teachers (preK-College with cash, trips, workshops, science program materials, and more. These awards offer opportunities to receive professional and personal recognition and to share your school's science education success stories. Most applications do NOT require membership in NSTA to apply or win an award. NSTA offers several elementary level awards sponsored by Delta Education, DuPont/Pioneer, PASCO, SeaWorld, Shell, Sylvia Shugrue, and Vernier.
For more details about the awards or to download an application form, consult www.nsta.org/awards.