34th Annual NYS Middle School Conference

Don't miss the 34th Annual NYSMSA Conference!
October 9-11, 2014
Verona, NY

Full-Day Pre-Conference Workshop
9:00 - 3:00 
Vernon Downs Hotel

 STEM in the Middle-Level Classroom: Integrating the Common Core w/ The STEAM Team

Team for real! Learn with a trans-disciplinary group of grade 8 teachers from Pine Grove MS who foster 21st Century learning through STEAM Education. 

S - physical and social Science

T - incorporation of Technology

E - principals of Engineering

A - fine and English language Arts

M - application of Mathematics

This session will provide an overview of our integrated educational program.  Learn how co-teaching, project-based learning, differentiation, digital literacy, and STEM industry partnerships are used to create a culture of inquiry and engagement, while integrating the Common Core.  Visit www.steam-ed.org for more information.

Participants will:

  • Explore the STEAM education implementation in our school;
  • Discuss connections between this model and your teaching situation;
  • Create opportunities by investigating community partnerships; and
  • Develop related activities for your school. 

Thursday Reception and Banquet with Keynote Address by Mark Mambretti,  
Principal of East Aurora MS & SAANYS 2013 NYS Middle School Principal of the Year         "Navigating the Storm - Courage in the Era of Reform"

Friday General Assembly with "NYSMSA Talks"  (in the style of "Ted-Talks")

Friday Feature Presentations by
Dr. Andrew Chen, Common Core Math
Dr. Timothy McNamara, Common Core Math
John Harmon, Common Core ELA
Jasper Fox, Sr., Blended Classrooms
The STEAM Team, STEM Education
Rich Johns, Act with Respect Always

Saturday Breakfast with Champions
Highly-Effective Middle-Level Teaching

Where:  Vernon Downs Hotel ( Thursday & Saturday) and, Vernon-Verona-Sherrill MS (Friday), State Highway 31, Verona, New York

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Wednesday, October 8, 2014

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