Thank you for your willingness to submit a proposal to present a 90 minute workshop at the 2017 New Hampshire Science Teachers' Association Fall Conference on Monday, October 16th, 2017 at The Church Landing Hotel & Conference Center in Meredith, NH (there is a separate proposal form for field trips). Your interest in participating as a presenter is an indication of your commitment to quality science education in New Hampshire. We applaud your efforts. Please note that we are only offering workshops on Monday (Sunday will be devoted entirely to field trips). Also, we will have room for only 18-21 90-minute workshops (6 meeting rooms by 3 90 minute sessions - we might have one more meeting room made available to us).

Before you begin the workshop proposal process, please have ready:

Your complete contact information.

A short, 2-3 sentence description of your workshop for the booklet.

A short, 5-6 sentence, description of your workshop for the review committee.

How your workshop will apply to the NGSS Standards.

All workshops will be held except for personal extenuating circumstances

Proposals are due by Friday, June 16, 2017. Presenters will be notified about their proposals acceptance.

NOTE: Registration and lunch will be provided for at most two presenters per workshop.

Once you hit "done", you will not be able to return to your proposal (however, you can always e-mail nhsta@together.net with any changes). 

NOTE 1: Registration and lunch will be provided for at most two presenters per workshop.
NOTE 2: We successfully did a "Pre-conference sign-up" for workshops this past fall and spring.  We will continue this for this fall.

If you have questions or comments, e-mail them to nhsta@together.net.

* 1. Please fill in all contact information for presenter submitting proposal.

* 2. Were you referred by a conference committee member? If no, skip the next question.

* 3. If you were referred, by whom?

* 4. Are you willing to be featured to the membership in a conference spotlight? (note: we take the information for this and send it out in an e-mail featuring your workshop).

* 5. Please include a short biographical description of each presenter (this can be used to do a conference "spotlight," highlighting your workshop).

* 6. Is there a time slot that you would prefer? We can't promise this - but we'll try really hard to give you your preference! There is a place you can briefly note the reason, if you'd like.

* 7. If there is a co-presenter, please fill in the following contact information. If not, please go to question number 5.

* 8. Grade level span of workshop (please choose only one answer)

The Next 2 questions (9 and 10)  refer to how your workshop applies to NGSS Practices and Crosscutting Concepts.  You are required to answer them!  Teachers who are reading over your workshop title and description and thinking about which workshop to attend will be specifically looking for your answer to these questions (which we will include in the booklet).
Questions 11 through 24 refer to specific NGSS Core and Component Ideas.  Please check the appropriate boxes.  Again, we will include this information in the booklet. 

* 9. NGSS Practices for the K-12 Science Classrooms (please check at least one of the following)

* 10. NGSS Seven Crosscutting Concepts of the Framework (please check at least one of the following)

The next set of questions all refer to how your workshop applies to the NGSS Core: Physical Science, Life Science, Earth Space Science, Engineering, Technology, and science applications.  Please check only the appropriate boxes that apply to your workshop proposal.  Skip over any that DO NOT apply.  It is again important to note that teachers will be selecting their workshops using the descriptors below that you provide.
A. NGSS Core and Component Ideas in the Physical Sciences

* 11. Core Idea PS1: Matter and Its Interactions

* 12. Core Idea PS2: Motion and Stability: Forces and Interactions

* 13. Core Idea PS3: Energy

* 14. Core Idea PS4: Waves and Their Applications in Technologies for Information Transfer

B. NGSS Core and Component Ideas in the Life Sciences

* 15. Core Idea LS1: From Molecules to Organisms: Structures and Processes

* 16. Core Idea LS2: Ecosystems: Interactions, Energy, and Dynamics

* 17. Core Idea LS3: Heredity: Inheritance and Variation of Traits

* 18. Core Idea LS4: Biological Evolution: Unity and Diversity

C. NGSS Core and Component Ideas in the Earth and Space Sciences

* 19. Core Idea ESS1: Earth’s Place in the Universe

* 20. Core Idea ESS2: Earth’s Systems

* 21. Core Idea ESS3: Earth and Human Activity

D. NGSS Core and Component Ideas in Engineering, Technology, and Applications of Science

* 22. Core Idea ETS1: Engineering Design

* 23. Core Idea ETS2: Links Among Engineering, Technology, Science, and Society

* 24. E. Other workshop ideas not necessarily in the previous NGSS Standards

* 25. Title of Workshop

* 26. A short, 2-3 sentence description of your workshop as it will be printed in the program.

* 27. A slightly longer, 5-6 sentence description of your workshop for the review committee.

* 28. Is this a commercial workshop?

* 29. Please choose one or two from the following workshop types.  As the workshops are all 90 minutes, please plan on having a hands on component .

Technology for the Conference: Presenters must supply their own computers and any necessary adapters for Mac users. In each room there is: a projector with VGA cable to connect to a PC, and a screen. Wireless internet is available throughout Church Landing.
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