The NISE Network will have many activites and professional development opportunities at the Association of Science-Technology Centers (ASTC) annual conference:
The NISE Network will be offering the following workshop:
Interested in incorporating evaluative thinking and reflective practice into your work? This hands-on workshop will introduce a practical, tested approach for building your evaluation capacity and using data to improve your educational products and practices. The session will be particularly relevant for educators, program and exhibit developers, and their managers. Preregistration required. Limited to 30 participants.
Resources: Team-Based Inquiry Resources in the Catalog
NISE Network partners are invited to gather together informally (no need to RSVP):
Ibiza offers a magnificent Albuquerque rooftop bar and patio overlooking the eastern Albuquerque sky and mountains. (We will relocate to the lobby in case of inclement weather.) Located two blocks from the Convention Center.
The NISE Network will have a booth (Booth # 203/302) in the exhibit hall featuring public engagement activities at the Albuquerque Convention Center
Live Demonstration Hour in the exhibit hall
Sunday, October 20, 2013: 11:30 am - 12:30 pm, Albuquerque Convention Center
"Would You Buy That?" with Stephanie Long, Science Museum of Minnesota
We'll also have activiites at the GrandStand Booth in exhibit hall (great ideas for under $1,000)
The NISE Net is hosting a breakfast for staff from partner institutions (no need to RSVP).
Hear about our plans for the coming year, learn about new educational products and opportunities to get involved, and talk with other NISE Net partners from across the country.
Check out hands-on NanoDays activities at ASTC in the Park:
The NISE Network activities and information about engaging the public in nanoscience, engineering, technology will be featured in the following sessions:
Come learn about creating small, intimate, meaningful visitor experiences in your museum. Speakers will present on the benefits as well as the challenges of creating content-rich intimate visitor experiences within both small and large museums. Speakers will weave visitor evaluation data throughout their presentations.
A recent science museum trend is to not only teach science content but also help visitors with science decision-making. Learn about research and evaluation from exhibits and programs that used dialogue about societal and ethical implications to promote nanotechnology, climate, and health decision-making. Then, brainstorm ways to apply these lessons.
We love doing hands-on STEAM (science, technology, engineering, arts, and mathematics) activities with our visitors. But we can’t always afford expensive materials and equipment. This seventh installment of the Indie Style series will showcase multiple low-cost, high impact STEAM experiences guaranteed to help advance your visitors’ curiosity, creativity, and comprehension.
Even small projects can have a big effect! In this fast-paced lightning session, presenters will share how they have taken advantage of mini-grant programs to accomplish strategic goals in their own institutions. Presenters will include National Girls Collaborative Project and NISE Network mini-grant awardees.
This double session will address the development and operation of informal science learning networks (CAISE, NiseNet, etc.). After network leaders discuss building networks, network tools, how to be the "go to" network, and how to sustain networks after funding ends, small groups will discuss key network issues. Preregistration required. Limited to 60 participants.
Presenters will briefly describe approaches for integrating current science and contemporary research into their institutions’ programs and exhibits, focusing on effective strategies and lessons learned. Then, participants will discuss a strategy in more depth during two rounds of small group discussions, with each table moderated by a presenter.
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