The Future of Science Education

Discover an unprecedented professional development event,
designed for the imaginative science educator.
5 October 2017New York City, New York

We’re bridging the gap between disruptive innovation in education technology and the science classroom. Discover where science education is moving in an unprecedented professional development event designed for science educators.
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Join us for a remarkable and unprecedented professional development event that promises to change the way you approach your science teaching – by introducing you to affordable and innovative classroom-ready ideas.

This event has been specifically designed to showcase the future of science education – for science educators – through a day of riveting panel discussions, talks and networking.

From EdTech startup founders to leading editors at prominent educational publishing imprints, we’ve brought together the leading lights in science education for a truly incredible experience. Discover how to bring science to life – on a shoestring budget.

What To Expect

Keynotes + Panellists

Our comprehensive list of keynote speakers and panelists are leaders in science education. They’re founders of the most visible education technology companies in the USA; editors at leading educational publishing imprints; inventors; science bloggers + vloggers; science learning specialists, consultants, advocates and more.

Pitching +
Drinks

Conclude the day with a drinks at a sponsored networking reception. Before this, get the incredible opportunity to pitch your curriculum or EdTech idea to a panel of specially selected judges, publishers and investors who will select one winner before the evening kicks off.

Conference Details

Schedule

9:00 to 10:00 am

Registration and coffee

10:00 to 10:30 am

Keynote
Gamification in the classroom

10:30 to 11:30 pm

Panel discussion
Achieving the balance between assessment-focused theory and practical work

11:30 to 12:00 pm

Break

12:30 to 1:30 pm

Talks

1:30 to 2:30 pm

Lunch

2:30 to 3:30 pm

Panel discussion
The challenge of the modern science classroom; and solutions found in current trends and innovation

3:30 to 4:00 pm

Break

4:30 to 5:30 pm

Pitching contest

5:30 to 7:30 pm

Drinks, canapes and networking

Information

Intrigued? Don’t miss this unprecedented conference.


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Date and Time
October 5, 2017
9 am to 7:30 pm

Location
TBD

Why attend?

This event is the first of its kind in the world to showcase the rapid innovation in science education to science educators themselves.

As the conference has been designed specifically with science educators in mind, attendees can expect a highly focused and targeted programme of immersive learning and creative idea sharing.

All participants will receive a certificate after the conference for their participation in what promises to be a truly riveting day.

Price
$75 all-inclusive

Keynote and Panel Discussions

Keynote

The modern classroom presents a unique challenge. Educators must engage students and maintain their focus, while contending with the emergence of smart mobile devices and a culture in which “teaching to the test” is a priority. In this keynote, we make a case for drawing inspiration from innovation in curriculum-enhancing education technology to create a more balanced approach to learning; and a more interactive classroom.

1st Panel

Educators tend to place more emphasis on the inherently practical nature of scientific enquiry through the use exciting classroom experiments and experiences; and even novel resources like YouTube videos and blogs. However, arguments have been raised that challenge the efficacy of practical work in the place of theory-based teaching. This panel will discuss the need to achieve the delicate balance between these approaches by assessing the benefits and limitations of both.

2nd Panel

Beyond the application of game design, principles and elements in a learning environment, what does gamification mean for science learning? This panel will discuss the implications of gamification to improve student motivation as well as the innovative tools already available for in-class use as well as those that allow you, the teacher, to take the role of game designer.

Talks

3D Printing in the Life Science Classroom:

From creating your own molecular structure to replicating miniature globes and human bones, learn how 3D printing can help your classroom with a more hands-on approach to real-world problems.

The Coding Generation:

More information coming soon.

Revolutionising Environmental Science Education:

More information coming soon.

A New “Bench”-Mark:

More information coming soon.

The Internet of Things as a Resource:

Compelling online resources are now available to teachers to teach beyond traditional boundaries. This session will demonstrate how educators can use everything for YouTube to live-streaming tools to engage their students.

Augmented Reality:

Pokémon Go took over minds and streets by popularizing augmented reality as a tool for everyday use. Meet Jennifer Shin from Augment, who will demonstrate how their technology can be used to enrich the science classroom by allowing students visualize and interact with scientific models in real-time 3D.

Virtual Reality on a Shoestring:

More information coming soon.

Additional Sessions:

Descriptions for the following sessions will be added shortly.

Innovation in the Chemistry Classroom
Innovation in the Physics Classroom
Gamifying the Science Classroom

Our Remarkable Speakers

Meet pioneering education tech start-up founders and innovators, demonstrators and panellists. More incredible speakers and demonstrators will be announced in the coming weeks.

Cindy Moss
Director of Global STEM Initiatives
Discovery Education

Betty Ray
Senior Editor
Edutopia

Liz Loether
‎Coordinator of Educational Technology
Ted-ED Innovative Educator

Drew Lentz
Manager
MakerBot Learning

Matt Greenfield
Managing Partner
ReThink Education

Kimberly Preshoff
Ted-ED Innovative Educator

Dr. Natalie Kuldell
Executive Director
BioBuilder and Instructor
MIT Department of Biological Engineering

Jennifer Shin
Education Programs
Augment

Clifton Roozeboom
Founder
PocketLab

Liam Pisano
Managing Director
LearnLaunch

More incredible speakers will be added here shortly! Keep checking back for more information.

Venue

We’re working with our venue partners to provide updated information soon. Expect a location in Manhattan!

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