## NHSTA and NHTM Joint 2018 Spring Conference Workshop Proposals |

## NHSTA, NHTM 2018 Spring Conference Workshop proposal form

**Request For Proposals being sought for joint NHSTA (New Hampshire Science Teacher’s Association)and NHTM (New Hampshire Teachers of Mathematics) Spring Conference to be held at Pinkerton Academy, in Derry, NH on Saturday, April 7th, 2018 from 8:00am - 3:45pm.**

**Important!! Please carefully read the following!**
For the first time ever, two of New Hampshire’s professional educator associations are teaming up for this professional development conference. Each workshop proposal will need to address the requirements listed below for both content areas:
Modeling: Enhancing student learning in mathematics and science!

Modeling has been used for years to help scientists and engineers find solutions to complex problems. It is one of the most valuable and useful applications that requires strong science and mathematics thinking. Current New Hampshire Standards for K-12 mathematics and science emphasize modeling as learning tools for students. From identifying components of systems to quantifying their relationships; mathematics and science are intimately connected. The National Council of Teachers of Mathematics (NCTM) standards and Next Generation Science Standards (NGSS) including systems and modeling practices as essential to all grade levels.

This joint conference of the NHTM and NHSTA offers elementary and secondary teachers an opportunity to learn from one another and to learn together. We encourage presentations that merge the disciplines and celebrate how they enhance each other to benefit our students’ understanding. This does not imply that each workshop has to have two teachers (or presenters); but workshops that assist this natural relationship between our disciplines through various uses of models and modeling will be sought. Additional overlapping practices include those focused on problem solving and reasoning or explaining using mathematics and computational thinking. All of the practices will be delineated for each workshop as well as grade area focus.

Thank you for your willingness to submit a proposal to present a workshop at the 2018 Joint NHSTA and NHTM Spring Conference on Saturday, April 7, 2018 at Pinkerton Academy, Derry, NH. Your interest in participating as a presenter is an indication of your commitment to quality science education in New Hampshire. We applaud your efforts. We will have room for about 16 90-minute workshops and 8 60 minute workshops in 3 sessions.

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.

...Some information as to how your workshop applies to the topic of "Modeling." (you can scan the questions below to help)

All workshops will be held except for personal extenuating circumstances

Proposals are due by Thursday, January 25, 2018. Presenters will be notified about their proposals acceptance by February 2, 2018.

NOTE 1: Registration and lunch will be provided for at most two presenters per workshop.

NOTE 2: We will again do a "Pre-conference workshop" sign-up as part of the registration process. We will contact presenters about 1 week in advance of the conference with their workshop numbers.
NOTE 3: Probable session schedule:
Registration 8:00 - 8:45

Keynote 8:45 - 9:30

Break 9:30 - 9:45

Workshop Session 1 (90 min) 9:45 - 11:15

Break 11:15 - 11:30

Workshop Session 2 ( 90 min) 11:30 - 1:00

Break 1:00 - 1:15

Lunch / Awards 1:15 - 2:15

Panel / Workshop (60 min) 2:15 - 3:15

NHTM Business Meeting 3:15 - 3:45
Once you hit "done", you will not be able to return to your proposal (however, you can always e-mail nhsta@together.net for help)

**Request For Proposals being sought for joint NHSTA (New Hampshire Science Teacher’s Association)and NHTM (New Hampshire Teachers of Mathematics) Spring Conference to be held at Pinkerton Academy, in Derry, NH on Saturday, April 7th, 2018 from 8:00am - 3:45pm.**

**Important!! Please carefully read the following!**

Modeling has been used for years to help scientists and engineers find solutions to complex problems. It is one of the most valuable and useful applications that requires strong science and mathematics thinking. Current New Hampshire Standards for K-12 mathematics and science emphasize modeling as learning tools for students. From identifying components of systems to quantifying their relationships; mathematics and science are intimately connected. The National Council of Teachers of Mathematics (NCTM) standards and Next Generation Science Standards (NGSS) including systems and modeling practices as essential to all grade levels.

This joint conference of the NHTM and NHSTA offers elementary and secondary teachers an opportunity to learn from one another and to learn together. We encourage presentations that merge the disciplines and celebrate how they enhance each other to benefit our students’ understanding. This does not imply that each workshop has to have two teachers (or presenters); but workshops that assist this natural relationship between our disciplines through various uses of models and modeling will be sought. Additional overlapping practices include those focused on problem solving and reasoning or explaining using mathematics and computational thinking. All of the practices will be delineated for each workshop as well as grade area focus.

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.

...Some information as to how your workshop applies to the topic of "Modeling." (you can scan the questions below to help)

All workshops will be held except for personal extenuating circumstances

Proposals are due by Thursday, January 25, 2018. Presenters will be notified about their proposals acceptance by February 2, 2018.

NOTE 1: Registration and lunch will be provided for at most two presenters per workshop.

NOTE 2: We will again do a "Pre-conference workshop" sign-up as part of the registration process. We will contact presenters about 1 week in advance of the conference with their workshop numbers.

Keynote 8:45 - 9:30

Break 9:30 - 9:45

Workshop Session 1 (90 min) 9:45 - 11:15

Break 11:15 - 11:30

Workshop Session 2 ( 90 min) 11:30 - 1:00

Break 1:00 - 1:15

Lunch / Awards 1:15 - 2:15

Panel / Workshop (60 min) 2:15 - 3:15

NHTM Business Meeting 3:15 - 3:45