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Information For Educators

NOBCChE K-12 Science competitions offer an external validation for the quality of a local program’s science initiatives. While working with talented, highly motivated students, dedicated professional like you gain personal fulfillment for your work.

We brought back our National Teachers Workshop Series during the 2016 NOBCChE STEM Weekend (Nov 9-12, 2016 in Raleigh, NC).  The Teachers Workshop Series was held on Saturday November 12 from 9am-3pm. 

The 2017 National Teachers Workshop Series will be held on Friday November 3, 2017 in Minneapolis, MN. It will include breakfast and registration will be free.

The teachers workshops are designed to hone your skills as a transformational teacher. Each session is designed to help you build students’ capacity; through developing skills and structures that fosters their understanding. We have devised an array of practices that will help inform every lesson within any curriculum or instructional best practice.  This workshop series is sponsored by the American Chemical Society (ACS) and the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS).

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Previous 2016 Workshop Objectives:

  • Assessing as Learning (Presented by Dr. Keith Schimmel, Education Director, NSF CREST Bioenergy Center)- Assessing as Learning means generating dynamic questioning as a tool to monitor learning and thinking, for both students and teachers. Here you can develop your approach to accessing student knowledge and schema that will inform your daily instruction. Practice and develop strategies to learn from your students using formative assessments, reflection, and
    student-generated response.
  • Vertically Aligned Instruction with NGSS (Presented by Dr. Cheryl T. Horton, Clinical Assistant Professor, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill)- Educators will prepare students for expectations for and beyond their subsequent grade level, by planning intentional vertically aligned lessons and assessments. Teachers will devise the agreement between a set of content standards and an assessment used to measure those standards, both formative and summative.
  • Teaching for Rigor (Presented by Dr. Dedra Eaton, Instructor, North Carolina School of Science and Mathematics)- Go deeper with content and create rigorous lessons that promote students’ deeper understanding. Teachers will develop strategies to engage student thinking, and develop students’ skills and knowledge to analyze, synthesize and critically evaluate real world phenomena.
  • Developing Informal Education Programs (Presented by Del L. Ruff, Former Director, North Carolina Center for Afterschool Programs) - Prepare the next generation of thinkers by developing informal education outreach programs in your school and the community. Expand your impact on student understanding, provide guidance, and build student capacity.  Make the difference in their lives, in and outside the classroom.

Why science outside the classroom matters:


In addition to science skills development, your students will develop these critically important skills:

  • Math Competency
  • Time Management
  • Reading Comprehension
  • Communication
  • Leadership

Expanded programming to the STEM Weekend to get your students ready for college:

  • College Student Panel
  • Interaction with College Recruiters
  • Scholarship Info Session