Welcome! The 2021 Champions For Science virtual conference series is for secondary science educators who understand that collaboration and communication extend beyond the classroom, and who are looking to bring experiences, opportunities, and inspiration to their students. This year's professional development series will provide an opportunity to learn and collaborate among top educators, brilliant science communicators, risk-taking innovators, and inspiring authors. I hope you will join us as we come together in science to share successful strategies, best practices, engaging resources, and of course enthusiasm so you are ready to take on the school year! We know that this past year you've been amazing and strong alone.
This year let's be unstoppable together in science.
- Dr. Erica Colón, Host of Champions For Science
The CFS Middle School virtual conference offers professional development for teachers who are dedicated to working with students, ages 11-15, that are learning to balance physical, emotional, and cognitive changes. Join other champions for middle school science as we share age-appropriate and engaging strategies, lessons, and resources that help develop new science skills through experiential learning while ensuring an enthusiasm for science.
The CFS High School virtual conference provides professional development for high school science teachers who are dedicated to meeting the learning needs of young adult learners. Join us for amazing sessions that will model and support science literacy in understanding the world and its challenges. Teaching and learning strategies will be shared that not only provide opportunities for critical thinking and decision-making, but that also promote scientific, engineering, and technological literacy.
Demo Days is the hallmark event in the CFS virtual learning series. This innovative professional development is geared toward all secondary science educators. Knowing that students need to explore through hands-on phenomena, investigations, and experiments, Demo Days focuses solely on providing sessions centered around demos, labs, and engineering activities. Presenters will not just deliver the final product but will share set-up, safety, material management, student misconceptions, modifications, and special instructions as needed. Attendees will leave with an enormous bank of new hands-on explorations, as well as a workbook full of labs that you can photocopy/download and use with your class immediately!
Middle School Conference Welcoming Remarks and Guest Speaker - Dianna Cowern, The Physics Girl
The POWER of Middle School!
KAPOW! How To Use Superheroes To Help Master Science Concepts
Live Q and A following KAPOW! How to Use Superheroes
Designing REAL Lessons in STREAM
Embedding Literacy Skills in Science Class
Live Q and A following Embedding Literacy Skills
Engineering with Paper: Make Arcade Games to Teach Force & Motion
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Let me start off by saying this conference overall was amazing! I learned so much and look forward to taking these things back to my classroom once I get...
I just wanted to take a moment to THANK YOU for such an amazing conference! I am so excited to incorporate what I’ve learned. It was wonderful to hear from...
This was so wonderful! Best PD ever! Please continue the great work and bring it again next year! Thanks so much for all your time and efforts!
I truly enjoyed all of the presentations today. I came out of it with so much valuable information and I am excited to begin working on my lessons for this...
Thank you for the best inservice in my 20 years of teaching!
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At the end of each conference, you will receive a certificate of completion noting sessions and hours. It will be at the discretion of your administration or district if they will accept this for professional development (PD) credit.
All major credit cards are accepted, as well as Google Pay and Apple Pay.
Yes! You save money if you chose one of the ticket bundle options here.
Yes! This event is hosted by Nitty Gritty Science, LLC, so for purchase orders please click here.
No. Registration only allows access to the site to learn about speakers and sessions. However, in order to watch sessions, you need to purchase a ticket.
All sessions have been scheduled so there is no overlap. Some sessions are live while others are pre-recorded. During the event, log in, go to the schedule, select your session, and click on the link to watch. You do not have to select your sessions ahead of time but doing so will ensure you receive ALL the reminders and links!
All ticket holders are automatically entered into sponsored giveaways. There will be additional giveaways during each live Q&A session! You must attend the live session in order to be entered. All winners will be notified by email.
Yes! Please print out this letter that shares information about the CFS conference series along with the focus of our professional development created for science educators.