The 60th Annual MSTA State Conference will be held March 7-9, 2013 at Eastern Michigan University Join your fellow science educators at the next state conference that will be the official roll out of the Next Generation Science Standards (NGSS) for Michigan. The 8:00 a.m. opening session on Friday morning will be given by Dr. Joseph Krajcik. Joe is a leader on the NGSS national writing team. He will share important insights regarding the transition in science teaching and evidence of students learning embodied by A Framework for K-12 Science Education. Follow up sessions with include a panel discussion on key components (assessment, modeling and discourse) of the NGSS that will provide both an overview and opportunity for audience questions. In addition three boot camp sessions will be offered, providing practical perspective on implementation from an elementary, middle and high school teacher, and leader perspective. Over 26 workshops and presentations identified as NGSS sessions will be offered both days. For more information and to register, visit www.msta-mich.org. Register by February 11, 2013 to get the early bird rate!