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MnCOSE16 • Schedule of Events

 

Thurs, Feb 25, 2016

5:00 – 8:00 PM  

Registration Open
Exhibitor Check in and set up
DECC Lobby

Fri, Feb 26, 2016

7:15 – 8:00 AM  

Registration Continues
Continental Breakfast Available
DECC Lobby

7:30 AM  

Exhibits Open
DECC Lake Superior Ballroom

8:00 – 8:45 AM  

Presentation Session 1

9:05 – 9:50 AM  

Presentation Session 2

10:10 – 10:55 AM  

Presentation Session 3

11:10 – 11:45 AM  

Welcome and Greeting!
MnSTA Science Teaching Awards
DECC Ballroom O

11:45 AM – 12:30 PM  

Keynote Speaker: Paul Huttner, Chief Meteorologist, MPR
Minnesota’s Changing Climate: Is this the new normal?”
DECC Ballroom O

12:30 - 1:30 PM  

Lunch Available/Exhibit Time
DECC Lake Superior Ballroom

1:30 – 2:15 PM  

Presentation Session 4

2:35 – 3:20 PM  

Presentation Session 5

3:40 - 4:25 PM  

Presentation Session 6

4:30 – 5:30 PM  

Reception with NSTA President • Social Event

MnSTA Annual Meeting

Door Prize Give Away • Meet the Vendors

DECC Lake Superior Ballroom

Friday Evening 

MnCOSE Twitter Guided Traveling Social

Network with Twitter until 11PM while you explore 

Sat, Feb 27, 2016

6:45 – 8:00 AM  

Continental Breakfast Available
Saturday Only Registration Available

DECC Lake Superior Ballroom

 8:00 - 10:00 AM

 

Workshop: (General Focus)
The Instructional Use of Technology to Facilitate the Best Possible Experience for All Students, Staff, and Administrators
**This workshop meets the MDE relicensure requirements for Technology.
Mr. Marti Sievek, Professional Development Coordinator, Mankato Public Schools

8:00 – 12:00 PM  

Workshop: (Secondary Focus)
Argument-Driven Inquiry: Transforming Laboratory Experiences so Students can use Core ideas, Crosscutting Concepts and Scientific Practice to Make Sense of Natural Phenomena
Dr. Vic Sampson

8:00 – 12:00 PM  

Workshop(Elementary Focus)
Teaching Science Through TradeBooks
Ms. Christine Anne Royce