Illinois Science Education Conference 2013
"Wild About NGSS"
October 24-26, 2013
Tinley Park Conference Center
Tinley Park, IL
Conference Information and Registration
CONFERENCE SCHEDULE AT A GLANCE
Thursday, October 24, 2013
4-8 pm—Introduction to NGSS. Designed for administrators, supervisors, & board members.
6-9 pm—Exhibits and Reception
Friday, October 25, 2013
7:30 am to noon & 1:15 to 4:30 pm—Exhibit hall open, continental breakfast
9:00 am--Plenary Session: Speaker: Dr. Brian Reiser, Northwestern University
10 am to noon & 2:30- 4:30 pm—Sessions and Symposia
noon—Presidents’ luncheon & awards—Speaker: Bill Street, SeaWorld Education
1:15 pm—Professional association meetings, science flea market (STUFF)
6-10 pm—GALA including dinner, networking, music, fun, live animals, surprises
Saturday, October26, 2013
7:00 am continental breakfast, ISTA board meeting
9 am to 3:30 pm—Sessions, symposia
11:45 am—box lunches, raffle
The ISEC13 Conference PAPER Registration form is available.CLICK HERE to access the paper copy. This form should be completed and sent by mail with a check or purchase order to Pam Spaniol at the address on the form.
The ONLINE REGISTRATION is provided through NIU. It will accept credit cards, but no checks or purchase orders. There is no difference in the cost between the paper and online registration fee.
CONFERENCE HOTEL RESERVATIONS
The ISEC conference committee has reserved a block of rooms at the conference hotel, the Tinley Park Holiday Inn Select which is connected to the conference center and under the same management. The special reduced conference rate is $112 sgl/dbl + taxes and includes free parking and WIFI. The ISEC planning committee strongly recommends you book by September 6 to get a room at this rate. To make a reservation have a credit card ready and either call the hotel‘s reservation service at 708-444-1000 and mention code ISY OR go online to their automated, 24 hour secure system by CLICK HERE.
View the ISEC Program Now! Check out Over one hundred and fifty presentations and symposia, mostly by teachers, are available to address science teachers’ many interests, teaching responsibilities, and emerging technologies. Longer symposia with multiple speakers delve into subjects in more detail.
Conference co-chairs Wendy Jackson, Hethyr Tregerman and Ken Wester have worked tirelessly to expand to two full days of presentations to better serve the needs of Illinois PreK through 16 science teachers. Two types of sessions will be offered on both days:
* Symposia will be 1 hour and 45 minutes in length and will have 2-4 presenters, with the last 30 minutes devoted to discussion.
* Presentations will be 45 minutes in length and will have 1-2 presenters, with the last 5-10 minutes devoted to discussion.
The ISEC program is designed to familiarize attendees with the recently released Next Generation Science Standards (NGSS) and to explore ways of implementing them.
The program will also include normal professional development presentations to update and advance teachers’, supervisors’, & administrators’ knowledge and classroom strategies related to science, technology, engineering & math (STEM) education.
The Illinois Science Education Conference (ISEC) planning committee announced excellent exhibit opportunities for science education vendors, professional & trade organizations, and government agencies at the 2013 ISEC. Options for vendors include commercial booths, non-commercial booths, and non-commercial table exhibits.
Exhibits will be open for a Thursday evening welcome reception from 6-9 pm, and Friday from 7:30 am to 4:30 pm with a break for lunch. An anchor exhibit will be the Busch Gardens motor home laboratory featuring live animals.
The recently expanded Tinley Park Conference Center provides a vendor-friendly venue, excellent value, and highly accessible location—just 15 miles south of Midway Airport and on I-80 & Harlem Road. Exhibit contracts provide conference registration for exhibitor representatives; free parking, WIFI, tables, & carpeting; and a full range of conference services, such as only $55 for electric drops. Lodging at the adjacent Holiday Inn Select’s rate is $112 sgl/dbl + tax.
The committee plans for about a thousand attendees geared to learn about recently released Next Generation Science Standards, which will likely be adopted in Illinois this fall and implemented over the next 3-5 years. Virtually all of the Illinois science education leadership will be present and pre-service teachers are provided great incentives.
For the vendor announcement and sponsorships, Click here.
For a commercial contract Click here and exhibit preference information, Click here.
For a non-commercial contract Click here and exhibit preference information, Click here.
Exhibitor preferences are addressed on a FIRST COME, FIRST SERVED basis as paid contracts are received.
For any questions, contact Harry Hendrickson, ISTA Executive Director, email@example.com or at 217-498-8411 or FAX 217-498-8408