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2018 NATS/NATM Fall Conference

September 20-22, 2018
Younes Conference Center, Kearney, NE

Please join us for the joint Fall Conference for Nebraska teachers of Math (NATM) and Science (NATS).


On the Science side, learn how to implement Nebraska’s Career and College Ready Standards for Science and how to embed phenomenally based instruction into your classroom to allow access to deep science learning meeting the needs of today’s learners.

Sessions will include:

  • Using phenomena

  • Creating curriculum

  • 3D Teaching and Learning

  • Assessment

  • Implementation Experiences

  • Administrator’s Perspective

Pre-service teachers: CLICK HERE to access the Pre-Service Teacher Scholarship Form

Exhibitor and sponsor registration is now closed for the 2018 event. 


Dr. Lisa D. White

Lisa D. White is the Assistant Director for Education and Outreach at the University of California Museum of Paleontology (UCMP). She received a Ph.D. in earth sciences from University of California at Santa Cruz in 1989. Dr. White has extensive experience with science outreach programs for urban students and she is active in efforts to increase diversity in the geosciences. She was the principal investigator of a five-year grant awarded to the SFSU Geosciences Department by the National Science Foundation, "Reaching Out to Communities and Kids with Science in San Francisco" (SF-ROCKS). The project aimed to increase the number of traditionally underrepresented students in the geosciences by engaging SF Unified School District high school students in supervised environmental research projects and training. Dr. White coordinated the Minority Participation in the Earth Sciences (MPES) Program at the U.S. Geological Survey from 1988-1995, supervised the NASA Sharp-Plus program at San Francisco State in 1994, and she was appointed (2000) to chair the Geological Society of America (GSA) Committee on Minorities and Women in the Geosciences. She is a micropaleontologist by training (specializing in fossil diatoms) and has distinguished herself equally as a teacher, researcher, and mentor.

Conference Information


Thursday, September 20
3:00 pm = Registration Opens
6:00 pm = Reception at UNK
8:00 pm = Planetarium Show

Friday, September 21 
8:30 am = Registration Opens
9:15 am = Math Keynote, Christa Jackson, and Breakout Session I
10:20 am = Science Keynote, Lisa White, and Breakout Session II
11:20 am = Breakout Session III
12:10 pm = Lunch 
1:25 pm = Breakout Session IV
2:10 pm = Ice Cream Social 
2:45 pm = Breakout Session V

Saturday, September 22  
8:30 am = Registration Opens
8:30 am - 12:00 pm = Events include: Breakout Sessions & Short Courses 

Visit our SCHED APP and view a detailed schedule 


All registrations include a 1-year membership to BOTH NATS and NATM


Younes Conference Center in Kearney, NE.  

Hotel reservations:

  • Fairfield Inn  (308) 236-4200     
  • LaQuinta Inn  (308) 237-4400    

Meal information:

Thursday Evening    

Friday Breakfast      

Friday Lunch            

Friday Dinner           

Saturday Breakfast  

"I can honestly say that in most cases the workshops we had here at NATS were better or equal to any that I went to at NSTA. ... The truth is that NATS is a connection to the professional world of science teaching."

- Ed Brogie, Past President, 1986-1987

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