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Nebraska K-12 Science Education Summit

The second Nebraska K-12 Science Education Summit will be held on Monday, Dec. 11, at the Nebraska Innovation Campus Conference Center. This summit is a one-day statewide event bringing together an array of stakeholders engaged in K-12 science education in the state of Nebraska. All NDE leaders, district science directors and administrators, ESU science staff developers, K-12 science teachers, science teacher educators, and University of Nebraska constituents are invited. The event is scheduled for 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. and will include lunch and refreshments throughout the day.

The goals of this summit are to systemically advance current statewide K-12 science education reform efforts and enhance collaboration between practioners and potential partners in Nebraska, particularly those from the NU system. In 2017, the summit will give participants the opportunity to get an update on Nebraska's new College- and Career-Ready Standards; explore 3-dimensional learning, phenomena and integrated science; learn about innovative K-12 science curriculum, resources, and programs developed by university faculty; and engage with science education stakeholders from across Nebraska. Presenters can propose a breakout session on the registration form.

We have reserved a block of rooms at the Embassy Suites in downtown Lincoln at the discounted rate of $93/night. Please call 402-474-1111 or go online to reserve your room by Nov. 24 by requesting the Nebraska Science Education Summit block or using group code K12. Please note lodging costs are the responsibility of those making reservations.

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Tentative Schedule

8 a.m. - 9 a.m. Registration: NIC, first floor
9 a.m. - 9:15 a.m. Welcome and Introductions: NIC Banquet Hall, second floor
9:15 a.m. - 9:30 a.m. Update on Nebraska State Science Standards, Sara Cooper: NIC Banquet Hall, second floor
9:30 a.m. - Noon Morning Workshops: NIC
Noon - 1 p.m. Lunch and Presentation: NIC Banquet Hall, second floor
1 p.m. - 3 p.m. Breakout Sessions: NIC
3 p.m. - 4 p.m. Follow-up Discussions and Closing Remarks: NIC Banquet Hall, second floor

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Planning Committee

This event is co-sponsored and co-supported by the Nebraska Department of Education; IANR Science Literacy; NebraskaSCIENCE; Center for Science, Mathematics, and Computer Education; Nebraska 4-H, and the Nebraska Collaborative for Food, Energy, & Water Education.

  • Cory Forbes, chair, IANR, College of Agricultural Sciences and Natural Resources (contact with questions)
  • Lindsay Augustyn, Center for Science, Mathematics and Computer Education
  • Sara Cooper, Nebraska Department of Education
  • Ashu Guru, 4H Youth Development, UNL
  • Erin Ingram, School of Natural Resources
  • Ellen Kramer, Millard Public Schools
  • Pam Peterson, Lincoln Public Schools
  • Laura Plas, ESU 7 Professional Development
  • Katie Ramsey, Grand Island Public Schools