STANYS 124th Annual Conference 


Our 2019 Theme "Transforming Innovations into Reality in Science"
Transformation in science education is revolutionary because it represents new ways of thinking about teaching and learning. Any effective transformation of science teaching rests with the teacher and the interactions with the students.  Transforming Innovations into Reality in Science (TIRS) is where the rubber hits the road - in our science classrooms. TIRS involves organizing instruction around compelling phenomena. Just as curiosity sparks innovation, teachers use student’s curiosity to engage them in three-dimensional learning.

November 1 - 4, 2019

Presenter/Workshop Proposals

WE WANT YOU!! One of the hallmarks of the STANYS annual conference is excellent professional development that excites educators in all settings. 

We welcome you as you consider submitting a proposal for our conference.

Submissions are accepted 
until Saturday May 25th, 11:30pm.


We suggest you submit your proposal as soon as possible.  

Presenters will be notified that their workshop has been accepted in early July.

involves "selling" your workshop with a:

  • "Mind" catching TITLE
  • Strong, descriptive workshop SUMMARY
  • Informative and NYSSLS based workshop DESCRIPTION
    • Lessons that incorporate the 3 dimensions of the new NYS P-12 SLS (Science Learning Standards): Science and Engineering Practices, Disciplinary Core Ideas and Cross-cutting Concepts 
    • Using science phenomena to drive classroom instruction
    • Engaging in NYS SLS Science Content
    • Introducing or expanding pedagogic strategies 
    • Meeting the needs of ALL students in the classroom especially ELL’s
  • Relevance to the NYS CTLE requirements.  (see section below)
" Writing a Winning STANYS Conference Proposalis a resource to help optimize your proposal. We STRONGLY suggest you view this document.

See Safety Guidelines listed below.


Worksheet & Proposal links

Link to Proposal Worksheet 
A PDF file version of the On-line form to be 
used to prepare for completing/submitting
the On-line form.

View change to "Double Session" option, see worksheet.

The worksheet is NOT to be used to submit an application.

Once you have read the information on this page
and utilized the supporting documents and worksheet -

Submit Proposal Form

Please accept our gratitude for your time and energy 
as you engage in the proposal submission process.  

You are assisting us in our goals to support
Teachers of Science in NYS.

Please note: 
If you are a SAR and your workshop is part of a designated Institute, your proposal MUST be submitted through your DAL. 

All presenters MUST register for the conference or purchase booth space.

CTLE Approved Professional Development - a major goal of STANYS!!
NYS State Education Department Continuing Teacher and Leader Education (CTLE) Credits

STANYS has been approved by NYSSED as a CTLE provider.  It is STANYS’ goal to have workshops that meet NYSED CTLE requirements. Since most of our attendees are looking to receive CTLE credit and make their workshop choices based on this designation, it is strongly recommended that you read the CTLE guidelines as you develop and write your workshop proposal.  


Although it is unlikely that in a 50 minute workshop you could cover ALL the CTLE criteria listed above, it will help if your workshop description makes reference to, or uses their language. You should refer to the criteria during the workshop, or provide resources via handouts, or the google docs folder which will be made available to conference attendees.    

Please read the safety guidelines:

Safety Guidelines

1. Presenters, exhibitors, and keynote speakers should seek permission from STANYS for open flames or other potentially dangerous or hazardous demonstrations.

2. All local safety laws should be enforced by STANYS at their Annual Conference and at Section meetings, conferences, and workshops.

3. The STANYS Safety Committee incorporates safety provisions in the materials given to presenters and exhibitors.

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

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