High School Science

Cadre for Grades 9-12

March 10, 2020 - ESU 9 invites secondary science educators to join us for a day of collaborative learning!

8:30 - Sign in and welcome!

8:30 - 8:45 Nebraska Department of Education updates and needs assessment with Kristen Slechta

8:45 - 9:15 Science Fair with Randall Lienemann, Nebraska Junior Academy of Sciences (NJAS) President

9:15 - 9:30 National Science Teaching Association (NSTA) update with Jodi Bahr

9:30 - 9:45 Break

9:45 - 11:30 - Science Safety 101: Addressing the Low Hanging Fruit with Dr. Neil Heckman

  • Update your chemical safety and storage to the new system and standards - Safety doesn't have to be expensive! Everything we will learn will either be free or inexpensive. We will discuss the free training that is offered by Flinn Scientific online, the new GHS chemical labeling system, electrical safety, chemical storage, chemical labels, where to ask for help, personal protective equipment, SDS sheets, inventories, chemical hygiene officers, chemical hygiene plans, and a checklist of things that need to be done every month, quarter, or annually. We will focus on specific action items that will improve the safety for you and your students.

11:30 - 12:30 LUNCH is provided!

12:30 - 2:30 with Anya Covarrubias

  • Why 3D?
  • Breakdown of each dimension with examples
  • What does a 3D assessment look like with examples?
2:30 - 2:40 Break

2:40 - 3:45 with Angela Bergman

  • Hands on and minds on experience in the development and implementation of an Environmental Science course

Registration Fee: Title II-A Schools - $15, Non II-A - $35, Other ESU - $50

(Title II-A Schools: Adams Central, Blue Hill, Doniphan-Trumbull, Giltner, Kenesaw, Red Cloud, Silver Lake, & Sutton)

Please contact kristen.slechta@esu9.us with questions.

Special Guest: Jodi Bahr, 6-12 Science


Harvard Public School

NATS Past President

Special Guest: Dr. Neil Heckman, Professor of Chemistry and Chair of the Department

Hastings College


Special Guest: Anya Covarrubias, GEAR UP Academic Coach

Grand Island Public Schools

acovarrubias1@gips.org | www.gips.org

Every Student, Every Day, A SUCCESS!

NATS President 2019-2020

Special Guest: Angela Bergman, Earth Space Science Team Leader, Westside High School in Omaha

2013 PAEMST winner


HS Science Cadre

Tuesday, March 10th, 8:30am

5807 Osborne Drive West

Hastings, NE