This year's conference will be held at the Courtyard Marriott in Marlborough, MA on October 25th.

Welcome Breakfast and Keynote begins at 7:30 AM.

Our Keynote speaker:

Lee McIntyre

Author and Boston University Research Fellow

Lee McIntyre, author of  The Scientific Attitude: Defending Science from Denial, Fraud, and Pseudoscience

Lee McIntyre, author of The Scientific Attitude: Defending Science from Denial, Fraud, and Pseudoscience

Plenary:  Next Generation Science MCAS: State Assessment Update

Katie Bowler, Isadel Eddy, Steve Long

This year’s conference will feature presentations on:

  • Integrating the Science of Cognitive Development into the Art of Science Teaching: Explanation-Rich Materials for Teaching Life Science in Elementary School (Deb Kelemen, Professor of Psychological and Brain Sciences (Developmental Science) at Boston University)

  • Using the Crosscutting Concepts in Academically Productive Ways (Thomas “TJ” McKenna, Science Education at Boston University)

  • Schoolyard Bioblitzes and iNaturalist: Open Science Options to Gain STEM Skills, Knowledge and Community Connections (Marie Studer, UN Sustainable Development Goals Champion at The Disruptive Factory)

  • Professional Learning with OpenSciEd (Kate McNeill, Professor of Science Education, Boston College)

  • Educational supports for teachers (Tsongas Industrial History Center, New England Aquarium and Museum of Science)

  • District Led session related to the keynotes theme of science literacy

  • and more!