Our theme “Science in Action” refers to the actions required to appropriately integrate the three “dimensions” of the NYS P-12 Science Learning Standards - Science and Engineering Practices, Disciplinary Core Ideas, Cross-cutting Concepts - into the science curriculum of classrooms across NYS.

It's a P.D. Bargain

Where else can you spend two-and-one-half days getting this much high quality science teaching professional development at such a reasonable price?

Nov. 3 - Nov. 5 2018
Saturday - Monday
at the
Rochester Riverside Convention Center
123 East Main street
Rochester, NY 14604

It's a $$ Bargain

The STANYS Annual Conference continues to be a professional development bargain, in that, the fees for registration, special events, and meals have had little or no increases over the past four years.


in learning more about NYSSLS and 3D instruction?

Need to get started on NYSSLS aligned courses?

Ready to shift to a student-centered classroom that uses science practices to engage students in science content?

Looking for lessons to engage students in phenomena?

Desiring to connect with colleagues who also love teaching science?

Pursuing more "CTLE" accredited opportunities?

Preparing for
NYSSLS implementation?



Attend workshops and subject area institutes to experience:

  • NYSED updates
  • Timely information for implementation
  • Strategies to make science a “verb” in your classroom
  • Meeting and sharing ideas with like minded people.

Learn about "Lesson Study" by attending one or more lesson study sessions:

  • Observe students engaged in 3D learning
  • Engage in unpacking what students are doing
  • Hone your skills of recognizing 3D learning
  • Evaluate if the lesson is “hitting the mark”

Join us at the 123rd STANYS conference to find support for science practice, interpreting and implementing the  NYS science standards.

  • Sessions facilitated by recognized instructional innovators who put Science In Action.
  • CTLE credit available


Open Workshops
Freedom to move among workshop sessions without pre-selecting to customize learning opportunities to best suit your needs. 
The exception to this are the Subject Area Institutes.

Subject Area Institutes
A series of workshop sessions  within a subject area with a "Science in Action" focus.  You will be able to pre-register for these when you register for the Conference.  This year there will be no charge for Institutes.  Institutes will NOT include a breakfast or luncheon.

CTLE Approved Sessions
Even more “CTLE Approved” sessions for
teachers needing PD hours.  The total number of CTLE workshop credits available by attending the full conference is 10.  Additional credits available for Speakers, DAL Breakfast or Luncheons and the Paul Anderson Institute.

MakerSpace Activities
A scheduled series of hands-on activities with a
content or pedagogy focus.  Scheduled for
Saturday, 1:00 - 3:00pm and  Sunday,  1:00 - 3:00pm


Friday Evening Dinner Event
Escape the Crate – an Escape Room Adventure
A special Friday evening pre-conference dinner event -
Meet the Executive Committee and participate in an interactive adventure! 
The evening begins at 6:00 pm andincludes a buffet dinner. 

Friday Field Trip - 
Devonian Fossil Hunting

Join us in a dig into the Devonian! At a site SW of Rochester, you’ll have an opportunity to collect evidence of life 380 million years ago when NYS was south of the equator and covered by a shallow tropical sea.

Sunday Breakfast Panel Discussion
The discussion topic will be "Transforming your classroom".  The panelists are education consultant Paul Andersen and three NSTA Press authors Victor Sampson, Tricia Shelton and Jackie Speake.

Monday Institute with Paul Andersen
A special Monday workshop with education guru Paul Andersen of Bozeman Science. This program will include lunch and will be limited to 100 participants.

Alan Seidman, Annual Conference Chair 

Contact information:
P.O. Box 2121
Liverpool, NY 13089


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