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Region 4 Science Conference

Save the Date!


Tenth Annual Region 4 Science Conference

Thursday, October 19, 2017


We are pleased to announce that Marcia Tate will be our keynote speaker this year!




Marcia L. Tate, EdD, has over 30 years of experience as an educator. She has served as a classroom teacher, reading specialist, language arts coordinator, staff development executive director, and is also the author of many books. She will present both morning and afternoon keynote sessions at the Region 4 Science Conference!


Worksheets Don't Grow Dendrites: 20 Instructional Strategies that Engage the Brain

Morning Keynote Presentation


Have you ever wondered why some students cannot understand or recall important content after a 24-hour period? If your students are not learning the way you are teaching them, then you must teach them the way they learn! Experience 20 instructional strategies based on brain research and learning style theory that maximize memory and minimize forgetting. Increase learning for all students when strategies like drawing, metaphor, movement, music, and storytelling are used to teach curriculum objectives. Ensure that brains retain key concepts - not only for tests, but for life!



Formative Assessment in a Brain-compatible Classroom: How Do We Really Know They're Learning?

Afternoon Keynote Presentation


If you are waiting until after you have planned your lesson to determine how you will assess it, you are already too late! Instead, as soon as you have decided what you want students to know or be able to do, the second step is to define how you will know when they get there. Furthermore, for your assessment to be as effective as possible, you must take into account that students have different ways of learning. This workshop will deal with both traditional and more authentic forms for assessing those ways to best enable student success. Attendees will receive the accompanying book for this session too!




Region 4 staff will be presenting the breakout sessions. 


General Schedule


 7:30 – 8:30 a.m.
Registration and Exhibitor Time
 8:30 – 10:30 a.m.
Keynote Presentation
 10:40 – 11:40 a.m.
Breakout Session
 11:50 a.m. – 12:50 p.m.
Lunch (provided)
 1:00 – 2:00 p.m.
Breakout Session
 2:10 – 4:10 p.m.
Keynote Presentation
 4:10 – 4:30 p.m.
Door Prizes





Vendor applications are now being accepted for this year's conference. 

Please contact Jeanette Shepherd or Laurel Frank for additional information.




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