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  • 01 Nov 2019 8:30 AM | Darlene Devendorf (Administrator)

    Using the New Visions Science Curriculum

    Join us on Friday, November 1st from 8:30am - 3:30pm for a full day of professional learning with New Visions' free high school science instructional materials

    The workshop location is the Rochester Riverview Hotel - the Genesee Suites.
    All HS Science Teachers are Welcome.

    Learn how the materials can support both current Regents exams as well as a shift to phenomena-driven three-dimensional instructional as envisioned in the NYSSLS. In this workshop we will:

    • Provide teachers, through a deep dive into a unit, with instructional routines that can be used across many units, including the following: Group Learning Routines, Literacy Routines, and Driving Question Boards.
    • Deepen participants understanding of the instructional model used in New Visions curriculum materials and ensure that participants can access curriculum resources on the NV Science Curriculum site.
    • Build a community of learners dedicated to improving science instruction and providing equal access for all students.

    The immersive experiences from our curriculum in this workshop will come from our Living Environment and Earth Science materials, however Chemistry and Physics teachers are also welcome to attend. Participants will earn 6.0 hours of CTLE credit.

    This one-day workshop will be facilitated by New Visions staff and experienced New Visions teacher leaders.

    Workshop Fee: $75. Breakfast and Lunch will be provided.
    Date/Time: Friday, Novenber 1st   8:30am - 3:30pm
    Location: Rochester Riverside Hotel - Genesee Suites

    Link to register for Friday, November 1st

    Contact Dora Kastel, dkastel@newvisions.org, for additional information.

    Web Page for the New Visions Course Components & links to courses

  • 17 Oct 2019 8:50 PM | Darlene Devendorf (Administrator)


    NSTA Science Update: Exploring Earth's Final Frontier - The Deep Sea

    October 17, 2019   7:00 - 8:00pm ET
    Free!! for NSTA and Non-members


  • 05 Oct 2019 7:15 PM | Darlene Devendorf (Administrator)

    October 5, 2019, 9:00 A.M. - 5:00 P.M.
    Register by
    September 25, 2019
    Limited to 30 participants
    Fee: $25

    The 2019 Evolution and Ecology Teacher Workshop, “The Sixth Mass Extinction: Faunal Responses to Anthropogenic Change”, is a professional-development opportunity for science teachers, especially those who teach biology and environmental science to middle and high school students. The workshop is presented by PhD-level State Museum scientists, including ornithologist Jeremy Kirchman, malacologist Denise Mayer, ichthyologist Jeremy Wright, and paleontologists Robert Feranec and Lisa Amati.

    Link to Workshop Information: http://www.nysm.nysed.gov/programs/evolution-and-ecology-teacher-workshop-sixth-mass-extinction-faunal-responses-anthropogenic

    Application: http://www.nysm.nysed.gov/common/nysm/files/2019_evolution-ecology_workshop_application.pdf 

    Teachers will earn 8 hours of continuing-education credit from the State Education Department. They will learn about scientific research happening here in New York State, including the latest information on genetics, the fossil record, evolution, and ecology. The workshop is aligned with NYS Learning Standards and the Regents Exam in The Living Environment. 

    Registration Instructions: Please complete and return the application form by September 25, 2019. The workshop is limited to 30 participants. Payments will be held until minimum registration (20 participants) is reached.


  • 18 Sep 2019 8:48 PM | Darlene Devendorf (Administrator)


    Pulse of the Planet: The State of the Climate in 2019

    September 18, 2019  7:00 - 8:00pm
    Free!! for NSTA and Non-members


  • 26 Aug 2019 8:29 PM | Darlene Devendorf (Administrator)

    The American Meterological Society DataStreme courses are conducted primarily online through a collaboration between AMS, California University of Pennsylvania, and a national network of peer-trainers.

    The courses are directed toward middle-school teachers, but open to all K-12 teachers. 

    • DataStreme Atmosphere focuses on the study of the atmospheric environment, 
    • DataStreme Ocean explores the ocean in the Earth system, and 
    • DataStreme Earth's Climate System (ECS) incorporates inquiry-based instructional strategies and a holistic concept of Earth from oceanic, atmospheric and terrestrial climate and problem-focused perspectives.
    For more information about the courses go to: https://www.ametsoc.org/index.cfm/ams/education-careers/education-program/k-12-teachers/datastreme-program/

    The course schedules run weekly through the Fall 2019 (Start Sept.2)and again Spring 2020 (Start Jan.27) - see course Schedules

Contact Information:
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Liverpool, NY 13089-2121

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