Network Connections is a one-day conference for educational professionals focused on mathematics and science. The conference is held twice a year, once in the fall and once in the winter. Teams of Teacher Leaders, comprised of administrators and guidance counselors from school districts throughout southwestern Pennsylvania, meet to explore relevant research and tools in mathematics and science education. A variety of sessions address proven approaches focusing on the big ideas of mathematics and science. INTERACT (INvitation To Effectively Reflect And Collaborate Together) time will be provided for participants to share experiences and plan with district colleagues.
Who Attends Network Connections?
Each district is invited to appoint seven teacher-leaders and two administrators. This district leadership team is expected to represent their district's perspectives, to report back to their districts/schools/departments to share information about the resources and to leverage involvement in relevant opportunities. Independent and private schools are welcome to participate, but are encouraged to partner with each other in making appointments. School districts can make their appointments at any time by completing and returning the appointment form or with a letter from the superintendent’s office.
Do I Need To RSVP?
YES! Full information, including agendas and RSVP forms can be found in the MSC Journal, which is published in late summer. Once appointed, each educator should complete the RSVP form and fax it to the Math & Science Collaborative by the registration deadline.
Important Information for Upcoming Network Connections
Network Connections - February 7, 2013
- View the powerpoint presentation by our Keynote speaker, Steve Leinwand, Principal Research Analyst at the American Institutes for Research (AIR) in Washington, DC.
Network Connections - October 25, 2012
- Harold Pratt, presented the morning keynote on the Framework for K-12 Science Education as Foundation for Implementing NGSS - view his Powerpoint.
- The afternoon keynote was presented by Bill Schmidt, from Michigan State University. His keynote was titled: Inequality and The Common Core State Standards for Mathematics. Click here to view the powerpoint.
- Session D - Getting at the Content Through the Math Practices
Features from Past Network Connections Conferences -
February 9, 2012
October 27, 2011
February 10, 2011