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Help Your Students Master the

NEXT GENERATION SCIENCE STANDARDS:


Practical Strategies and the Best, New Tools
(Grades 6-12)
2017 SCHEDULE
Connecticut
Hartford (Bristol) January 23
CT Five (5) Contact Hours Available
with Prior District Approval
For MA, Contact Hours Verification Available
RI Five (5) Contact Hours Available

Illinois
Chicago (Elk Grove Village) March 9
Peoria (East Peoria) March 10
5 IL PD Clock Hours Available

New Jersey
Cherry Hill (Voorhees) January 27
New Brunswick January 26
NEW Seminar Presented by ELIZABETH MIRRA (Piscataway)
NJ Professional Development Hours
Outstanding Science Educator and National Presenter Available with Prior District Approval
PA CPE Hours Verification Available
with Prior District Approval in Cherry Hill

New York
Specifically Designed for Educators Who Teach Science in Grades6-12: Buffalo (Amherst) March 6
Classroom Teachers, Department Heads, Science Specialists, Long Island January 25
(Ronkonkoma)
and Administrators NY CPE Hours Verification Available
with Prior District Approval
hhHighly engaging techniques and tools to more effectively incorporate the NJ Professional Development Hours Available
with Prior District Approval in Long Island
Next Generation Science Standards (NGSS) into your science instruction PA CPE Hours Verification Available
with Prior District Approval in Buffalo
hhPowerful strategies to increase student engagement and learning
of the NGSS core ideas Ohio
Cleveland March 7
hhMotivating classroom-ready ideas for seamlessly integrating the scientific
(Middleburg Heights)
and engineering practices, disciplinary core ideas and crosscutting concepts OH CEUs Available with District Approval
into your instruction
Pennsylvania
hhInnovative resources for incorporating engineering into your Pittsburgh (Coraopolis) March 8
science instruction PA CPE Hours Verification Available
with Prior District Approval
hhGain proven, effective tips and tools that will challenge your students
with problem solving and inquiry-based learning Rhode Island
Providence (Warwick) January 24
hhReceive an extensive science resource handbook and access to a RI Five (5) Contact Hours Available
companion e-handbook filled with dozens of valuable strategies and tips CT Five (5) Contact Hours Available
with Prior District Approval
to help your students master the NGSS For MA, Contact Hours Verification Available
Practical Ideas and Ten Key Benefits of Attending
Strategies 1. Discover the Key Components of Implementing the Next Generation
In this highly engaging, Science Standards in Your Science Classroom
interactive, NEW seminar, you will Learn from an enthusiastic secondary science educator and national presenter
learn a wealth of effective ways about the essential steps to integrate the new standards rigorous three
to help your students master the dimensions into your current curriculum and instruction
rigorous science and engineering 2. Make Your Science Classroom More Student Centered
practices, disciplinary core ideas Learn a variety of outstanding techniques to fully focus your students on
and crosscutting concepts learning the key concepts and skills of the Next Generation Science Standards
incorporated in the Next Generation and how to provide multiple opportunities for students to practice and
Science Standards. Beginning with master these skills
developing a deeper understanding
of the ambitious vision of the 3. Increase Student Motivation in Learning the Next Generation
Science Standards
new standards, you will discover
Discover proven ways to actively engage students in dozens of highly
clear pathways for blending the
motivating activities designed to engage all types of learners
NGSS into your current science
instruction. 4. Discover the REAL Meaning of Modeling in the Next Generation
Throughout the day, Elizabeth Science Standards
Mirra, an experienced, Explore modeling as a powerful tool for unlocking student thinking and
awardwinning secondary science monitoring conceptual change
teacher, will show you how to 5. Engage Your Students in Activities that Support Collaboration
integrate the three dimensions and Argumentation
of the NGSS into engaging Learn to enhance student achievement through proven strategies that
instructional sequences that will promote sensemaking, collaboration and argumentation
motivate students and maximize
6. Boost Student Inquiry and Research Skills
their learning of the new standards.
Discover ways to foster inquiry-based learning to make science come
You will receive a wealth of
alive Help students develop the critical thinking and problem-solving
innovative ideas for including
skills emphasized in the NGSS
engineering, reading, writing, and
math in your science instruction 7. Significantly Improve Student Learning and Retention of Challenging
that will enhance your students Science Concepts
ability to master the essential skills Unlock the power of the science and engineering practices and
and concepts included in the NGSS. crosscutting concepts to enable your students to succeed with consistently
During this fast-paced seminar, impressive results
the emphasis will be placed on 8. Utilize Innovative Methods to Seamlessly Integrate Science
practical strategies to incorporate and Engineering
the new science standards in Use proven techniques for incorporating engineering into your science
your instruction in ways that fully instruction and improve student engagement and achievement
involve students and increase their
9. Expand and Energize Your Methods to Incorporate Reading,
enthusiasm for learning. Come and Writing and Math into Your Science Classrooms
discover the best, new ways to Learn how to use reading, writing and math to enhance student
foster continuous improvement in understanding of scientific phenomena and address your state standards
your students mastery of the new
10. Receive an Extensive Science Resource Handbook Focused on
NGSSand see the significant
Learning the Next Generation Science Standards
difference it will make in their
Each participant will receive an extensive resource handbook filled with
achievement in science!
practical ideas, tips and tools for helping your grades 6-12 science students
master the NGSS skills and concepts
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Outstanding Strategies You Can Use Immediately
hhA clear understanding of what is encompassed in the Next Generation
Science Standards

hhHighly effective techniques to incorporate the NGSS into your own Liz made the New
secondary science classroom Generation Science Standards
hhPowerful strategies to focus student learning on the core skills and understandable and
concepts of the NGSS
entertaining: the new activities
hhProven ways to significantly increase student motivation encouraged collaboration and
in learning science
interaction, all as we learned
hhInnovative ways to ensure that students consistently retain and build and experienced the ropes of
on the core ideas of the new standards
NGSS. Well done!
hhPractical examples of how to develop instructional strategies that help
MARIA GONZALEZ, SCIENCE TEACHER
students develop the critical thinking and problem-solving skills necessary
for engineering

hhStrengthen student understanding of complex science phenomena using


the crosscutting concepts

hhProven methods to immerse students in real-world science scenarios


to increase motivation and learning and incorporate the science and
engineering practices

hhHow to provide multiple opportunities for your students to practice and


master the NGSS skills and concepts

hhPractical ways to strengthen your science instruction using the science


and engineering practice of modeling

hhSpecific methods to capture and retain students focus on learning science


in ways that significantly boost achievement

hhA multitude of useful and valuable ideas to encourage science inquiry


through challenging learning experiences

hhInnovative and formative assessment strategies to monitor students


progress toward mastering the NGSS

hhEasy-to-implement ways to create a more accessible learning environment


for all students
To Register,
hhStep-by-step guides for developing instructional sequences aligned
to the NGSS Call Toll-Free
hhHow to create more engaging instructional sequences that focus on
exploring scientific phenomena and maximize student learning
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Bureau of Education & Research
915 118th Avenue SE PO Box 96068 Bellevue, WA 98009-9668
A Message Phone (800) 735-3503 Fax (425) 453-1134 www.ber.org

From Your
Seminar Leader, Dear Colleague:
Elizabeth Mirra I look forward to welcoming you for a day that will be filled with a wealth of
outstanding, practical take-right-back-to-your-classroom strategies you can use
to significantly increase student motivation and achievement in your science
classes. Specifically designed for science educators in grades 6-12, our day will
focus on highly effective tools and techniques to successfully master the Next
Generation Science Standards.

Starting with the vision of the new standards, I will share highly effective ways
to seamlessly integrate the science and engineering practices, crosscutting
concepts and disciplinary core ideas into effective and engaging instructional
sequences. I will share innovative techniques for creating a dynamic,
student-centered classroom where students collaborate to make sense of
real-world scientific phenomena. Your classroom will become a more efficient
and effective learning environment where critical thinking, hands-on science
and project-based learning lead to increased student mastery of the NGSS.

I invite you to join me for this valuable experience that will inspire and
motivate you to return to your classroom and immediately implement the
resources and cuttingedge instructional techniques I will share at this seminar.
To help support this experience, you will be provided with an extensive
resource handbook that includes the resources shared during the seminar.
I will respect your time by only sharing the best resources and strategies to
help your students master the new standards. I look forward to meeting you
at the seminar!

Sincerely,
Specifically designed
for science educators in
grades 6-12, our day will Elizabeth Mirra

focus on highly effective tools P.S. As an experienced secondary teacher, I understand the extra effort it
and techniques to successfully takes to be out of the classroom. I promise you that our day together will
be worth your time and that you will leave with dozens of ready-to-use,
master the Next Generation practical ideas and strategies you can implement immediately in
Science Standards. your science classrooms.

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What Your Colleagues Say About Uniquely Qualified
Elizabeth Mirra Instructor
ELIZABETH MIRRA is a math
and science instructional coach
This is the first seminar I have attended that finally pulled the and a middle and high school
NGSS together, making them realistic and feasible to implement science educator with more than
in the classroom. Judy Crull, Science Teacher 16 years of experience. As a science
teacher, she had remarkable success
boosting students motivation and
Liz is fantastic and incredibly engaging. Tamara Barfield, Science Teacher achievement in her science classes.
She was involved in reviewing
and providing feedback on the
We were not just given concepts, we were given the strategies on how
to implement many of these concepts. Next Generation Science Standards
Patricia Ramsawak, Earth Science High School Teacher throughout their development and
has worked with numerous school
districts providing professional
Liz presents good, practical content on the NGSS. development on best science
Amandeep Singh, Science Teacher practices and assistance with
aligning curriculum to the new
standards. Elizabeth is the recipient
I enjoyed the day. Liz is engaging and Im leaving with practical, of the prestigious Presidents
easy-to-implement tools for my classroom.
Award for Excellence in Science
Dawn Giovanetto, High School Science Teacher
Teaching and is the author of Help
Your Students Master the NEXT
I appreciate the practical applications of the information. I have new ideas GENERATION SCIENCE STANDARDS:
for my lesson tomorrow! Kathy Hafner, High School Biology Teacher
Practical Strategies and the Best, New
Tools (Grades 6-12), the extensive
resource handbook each participant
Great! I now have a better understanding of the Next Generation will receive at the seminar. Spending
Science Standards. Margaret Warrem, High School Science Teacher the day with Elizabeth is a rich
opportunity filled with practical,
creative strategies perfect for
Liz is very knowledgeable and took time to answer all questions. She really helping your students master the
changed the way I think about science education. Im so excited to get
Next Generation Science Standards.
back into my classroom! Emily Sandy, High School Biology Teacher

Liz is professional, polished and approachable.


Diane Guida, High School Science Teacher

Liz gave a lot of great, useful information to begin to implement right away.
 Jackie McLain, Middle School Teacher

Im excited to implement NGSS. I feel I now have the tools to make


this possible! Jaymie Mikeworth, Science Teacher/Dept. Head

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Youll Receive an Extensive Science Resource Handbook
Each seminar participant will receive an extensive
Special Benefits resource handbook and access to a companion
e-handbook specifically designed for this seminar. Help Your Students Master

of Attending Included in the handbooks are:


the NEXT GENERATION
SCIENCE STANDARDS:
Practical ideas for helping your students meet Practical Strategies and the
Best, New Tools
rigorous science content and practice standards, (Grades 6-12)
including those aligned with the Next Generation
Science Standards
RESOURCE HANDBOOK
Powerful strategies to increase student
engagement and retention of core ideas from by Elizabeth Mirra

the new standards


Innovative ideas for integrating the science and
engineering practices and crosscutting concepts Bureau of Education & Research
into your science instruction
Proven step-by-step techniques for planning
engaging instructional sequences aligned to the NGSS
Outstanding ideas for incorporating engineering into your
science instruction
Creative ways to integrate reading, writing and math into your
science instruction
Meet and Share
This seminar provides a wonderful opportunity for educators to meet and share
ideas with other secondary science educators interested in helping students
master the NGSS.

Consultation Available
Elizabeth Mirra will be available at the seminar for consultation regarding your
questions and the unique needs of your own science programs.
OnSite Training Semester Credit Option
Most BER seminars can be Graduate level elective credit is available with an additional fee
brought to your school or and completion of a followup practicum project. Details for
district. See the options at direct enrollment with Brandman University, part of the Chapman University
www.ber.org/onsite or call system, will be available at the seminar.
8778578964 to speak to one of Meet Inservice Requirements
our OnSite Training Consultants. At the end of the program, each attendee will receive a certificate of participation
that may be used to verify hours of participation in meeting continuing education
requirements.

Cant Attend?
Other Professional Development Options:
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and convenient. BER is now offering On Demand VideoBased courses as well as
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for most courses. See the catalog of available courses at www.ber.org/onlinelearning

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Who Should Attend


Educators who teach science in Grades 6-12: Classroom Teachers,
Department Heads, Science Specialists, and Administrators.

Program Hours
All seminars are scheduled 8:30 a.m. 3:15 p.m.
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Meeting Sites and Hotel Accommodations
Seminars will be held at the following sites:
hhBuffalo: Hyatt Place Amherst, (716) 839-4040
hhCherry Hill: Mansion on Main Street Voorhees, (856) 751-1717; hotel
accommodations available at SpringHill Suites Voorhees, (856) 782-2555
hhChicago: Holiday Inn Elk Grove Village, (847) 437-6010
hhCleveland: Crowne Plaza Airport, (440) 243-4040 Program Guarantee
hhHartford: DoubleTree Bristol, (860) 589-7766
We stand behind the high quality
hhLong Island: Courtyard Marriott MacArthur Airport, (631) 612-5000
of our programs by providing the
hhNew Brunswick: Radisson Piscataway, (732) 980-0400
following unconditional guarantee:
hhPeoria: Stoney Creek Inn East Peoria, (309) 694-1300
If you are not satisfied with this
hhPittsburgh: Sheraton Airport, (412) 262-2400
program, well give you a 100%
hhProvidence: Hilton Garden Inn Airport, (401) 734-9600
refund of your registration fee.
If needed, please make your own hotel reservations by calling the
appropriate hotel listed above.
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