Middle Level Science Teachers!

Attend MMITM Day at the NSTA Conference in Atlanta!


Join the National Middle Level Science Teacher Association for a day of learning, fun, door prizes, and more!


Friday, March 16th, 9:45am-4:30pm

A311-A314 and A411/412b Georgia World Congress Center


9:45-10:15 AM ● A411/412b

Registration & Welcome

10:15-10:45 AM ● A411/412b

Roundtable Conversations: Session A

10:15-10:45 AM Breakout Sessions Rooms A311-A313

11:00-11:30 AM ● A411/412b

Roundtable Conversations: Session B

11:00-11:30 AM Breakout Sessions Rooms A311-A313

1:00-1:30 PM Breakout Sessions Rooms A311-A314

1:45-2:15 PM Breakout Sessions Rooms A311-A314

2:30-4:30 PM ● A411/412b

Welcome & Presentation of NMLSTA Paul DeHart Hurd Award followed by Meet Me in the Middle Share-a-thon

Breakout Sessions!

10:15-10:45 AM

  • GIS Learning: Your Next Superpower (A311)
  • Everyday Engineering (A312)
  • Patterns: Investigating Weather and Climate. Graph and Analyze Online, Easily and Free (A313)

11:00-11:30 AM

  • Safety: The Route to Successful STEM Activities! (A311)
  • Practical Lessons and Demonstrations on a Budget (A312)
  • Engage Kids and Communities by Making STEM Careers Part of Your Teaching (A313)

1:00-1:30 PM

  • Assessment in 3 Dimensions (A311)
  • Engineering in Middle School Chemistry (A312)
  • Got 5E? (A313)
  • Using Agriculture to Enhance STEM Education (A314)

1:45-2:15 PM

  • Teachers, Youth Support Organizations, and Universities Working Together to Build Strong Afterschool STEM Learning Programs (A311)
  • Are You Growing as a Teacher? (A312)
  • Paper Pets: A Fun Way to Teach Genetics and Natural Selection (A313)
  • Using STEAM and Literacy to Teach Ecology in an Urban Classroom (A314)

Round Table Conversations

Session A (10:15-10:45 in A411/412b)

  • STEM Lessons Aligned with NGSS
  • Case Study for MS-LS2: Isle Royale's Wolf & Moose Populations
  • Explore the Expanded FREE Classroom Media Resources Depicting the Evolution of the Animal Kingdom
  • PBL in the Science Classroom
  • Building a Rockin' Paper Roller Coaster
  • Competency Based Learning and the NGSS
  • Making Worksheets Engaging
  • NGSS Hands-on Activity for Middle School
  • Putting Technology and Student Choice into Cell Analogies (and Session B)
  • Teaching STEM Strategies (and Session B)
  • Cultivating Your Teacher Voice for STEM Advocacy (and Session B)

Session B (11:00-11:30 in A411/412b)
  • Demoing the Free Science Journal App for Android and iOS
  • How the 2017 U.S. Eclipse Highlighted Issues in MS Science Education
  • "Breakout" of the Ordinary and "Escape" Boring Reviews!
  • To layer or to spiral at the middle school level?
  • NOAA's Teacher at Sea Program - Description and Application Process
  • Discover a More Innovative and Humane way to Teach Middle School Life science
  • Writing for Science Scope
  • Approaches to Help Teachers Improve Their Students’ Data Literacy
  • Unpacking the Standards Using Bloom's Taxonomy


Register for the event by filling out the Google form (CLICK HERE FOR THE LINK). NOTE: All attendees must be registered for the NSTA National Conference.

MMITM Day is Proudly Sponsored by the Following Businesses

Activities That Teach

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Educational Innovations



Shape of Life