NSTA Engage: Fall20

November 13-15, 2020

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DCIs, CCCs, and SEPs, Oh My! Sweet and Salty Investigations with a 3-D Twist!

Friday, November 13 • 4:05 PM - 4:50 PM


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DCI, CCC, and SEPs Oh My!.pdf

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Discover how to implement the three-dimensional learning into any science curriculum all while engaging learners to become phenomenal!

TAKEAWAYS:
1. How DCIs, CCCs, and SEPs all relate to a phenomena; 2. Data collection to investigate phenomena; and 3. What three-dimensional assessment looks like in the classroom.

SPEAKERS:
Stacy Thibodeaux (Southside High School: Youngsville, LA), Jessica Kohout (Educational Consultant: Voorhees, NJ)

The Current Science Classroom

Friday, November 13 • 4:05 PM - 4:50 PM


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Article: How CRISPR/Cas9 is revolutionizing gene editing
Discussion Guide: How CRISPR/Cas9 is revolutionizing gene editing
NSTA_Current Science Classroom Slide Show
Science Around Cincy
Host Chris Anderson shares stories of people who work in science in the Cincinnati area, and whose work impacts the lives of people across the Commonwealth and beyond, inspiring the next generation.

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Discussion centers on how to successfully implement current events in science into lessons and curriculum, increasing student engagement in science content and overall science literacy. Participants will read and analyze a blog post on a recent breakthrough on CRISPR, a genetic editing technique.

TAKEAWAYS:
-How to use blogs, videos, and podcasts on current events in science to engage classroom discussions -How to put use current events in science to put the curriculum into context -How to connect local science researchers to your students and classroom.

SPEAKERS:
Chris Anderson (Hamilton County ESC: Cincinnati, OH)

Understanding Complex Concepts and Vocabulary for Diverse Learners

Friday, November 13 • 4:05 PM - 4:50 PM


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Understanding Complex Concepts and Vocabulary for Diverse Learners.pdf

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Educators who specialize in the teaching of students with dyslexia describe vocabulary modifications, schema development, kinesthetic activities, and methods to modify science content for students with language-based learning differences.

TAKEAWAYS:
Attendees will learn how to: 1. craft well written vocabulary definitions; 2. use kinesthetic activities to help students gain understanding of vocabulary and complex science concepts; and 3. create a structured word wall that supports students.

SPEAKERS:
Clinton Kittrell (The Summit School: Edgewater, MD), Christine Zito (Miller School of Albemarle: Charlottesville, VA)

NESTA Session: Hands-On Weather Unit for Middle Schoolers

Friday, November 13 • 4:05 PM - 4:50 PM

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Teachers can engage in a three-dimensional lab-driven approach to answer the driving question, Why does hail fall some times, but not at other times?

TAKEAWAYS:
1. How to kick off a weather unit with an engaging phenomena; and 2. Hands-on activities for students investigating weather phenomena.

SPEAKERS:
Chris Campbell (UTeachTech at Louisiana Tech University: Ruston, LA)

What Secondary Educators Need to Know About Performance Tasks

Friday, November 13 • 4:05 PM - 4:50 PM


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Resources for Secondary Performance Task Session
All resources used throughout this presentation are linked in this document, including a PDF of the presentation slides.

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Participants will review performance task components and will utilize a task screener tool to evaluate a performance task.

TAKEAWAYS:
Participants will learn: 1. what a performance task is; 2. key components of a performance task; and 3. how to evaluate a performance task.

SPEAKERS:
Sara Torres (Arizona Science Teachers Association: Tucson, AZ), Sarah Sleasman (Arizona Dept. of Education: Phoenix, AZ), Meg Gebert (Arizona Science Teachers Association: Tucson, AZ), Rebecca Garelli (Arizona Science Teachers Association)

Ice, Ice, Baby: An Integrated 3-D Storyline Unit for Middle School Science Using Instant Ice Packs

Friday, November 13 • 4:05 PM - 4:50 PM


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Ice Ice Baby: An integrated Middle School Storyline
Digital Materials
Ice, Ice, Baby: An Integrated 3D Storyline Unit for Middle School Science
Digital Session Materials

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Implement a three-dimensional middle school unit covering nervous system, chemical reactions, and engineering design! Session targets teachers, coaches, and supervisors from novice to advanced. To contact us, please fill out the form here.

TAKEAWAYS:
1. Explore an NGSS-designed 3-D middle school integrated unit about instant ice packs; 2. Experience activities designed to model how to implement strategies for integrating 3-D learning; and 3. Reflect on how teachers can facilitate and motivate students to drive instruction .

SPEAKERS:
Stephanie Bank (Kentucky Avenue School: Pittsburgh, PA), Arlene Friend (Von Tobel Middle School: Las Vegas, NV)

NGSS-Focused Summative Classroom Assessments of Three-Dimensional Learning

Friday, November 13 • 4:05 PM - 4:50 PM


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NSTA 3D Assessment Presentation 2020.ppt

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Explore classroom-tested benchmark assessments and scoring guides designed to assess students’ three-dimensional learning related to middle school performance expectations for life, physical, and Earth science.

TAKEAWAYS:
How to: 1. identify all three dimensions in an assessment item; 2. score for three dimensions in one assessment; and 3. adapt assessment items for classroom use based on their students/classroom.

SPEAKERS:
Maia Binding (The Lawrence Hall of Science: Berkeley, CA)

NESTA Session: MEL2—Thinking Scientifically in a Changing World

Friday, November 13 • 4:05 PM - 4:50 PM

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Engage in argument-driven scaffolds for Earth and environmental science topics to critically evaluate connections between evidence and alternative scientific explanations using model-evidence link (MEL) diagrams.

TAKEAWAYS:
1. Learn what a MEL diagram is; 2. Practice using a MEL diagram to promote evaluation; and 3. Learn how to access the suite of MEL materials.

SPEAKERS:
Timothy Klavon (Black Hills State University: Spearfish, SD), Janelle Bailey (Temple University: Philadelphia, PA), Doug Lombardi (University of Maryland: College Park, MD)

GMO: What Do You Know? A Breakout Game

Friday, November 13 • 4:05 PM - 4:50 PM


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GrowNextGen
With a primary focus on biology, chemistry, food science and environmental science standards, the site includes e-learning courses and a network of educators and industry leaders to answer questions and provide resources to support the lessons. We’re hoping to increase student interest in careers related to food production. Career videos and discussion guides describing career pathways allow teachers to give students a look into multiple careers they might not have considered.

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Explore misconceptions surrounding genetically modified organisms (GMOs) while participating in one of the hottest trends in innovative science teaching and entertainment. Free teaching materials available.

TAKEAWAYS:
Participants will: 1. define terms such as transgenic, GMO, and recombinant DNA; 2. sort GMO from non-GMO products; and 3. separate GMO misconceptions from facts.

SPEAKERS:
Pamela Petzel Snyder (Teacher-Trainer: Kingston, OH)

NARST-Sponsored Session: STEM for Social Justice—Increasing Representation and Diversity in Classrooms and Curricula

Friday, November 13 • 4:05 PM - 4:50 PM

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Learn how to leverage community resources and infuse criticality into your science curriculum. Presenters will engage attendees in standards-focused activities.

TAKEAWAYS:
Attendees will learn how to: 1. embed justice-oriented practices into their classroom teaching; and 2. create transformative curricula and innovative professional learning experiences to develop highly effective science teachers and teacher leaders.

SPEAKERS:
Laura Pena (Georgia State University: Atlanta, GA), Natalie King (Georgia State University: Atlanta, GA), Christine Thomas (Georgia State University: Atlanta, GA), Desmond Lee (Georgia State University: Atlanta, GA), Vanessa Grady (Rex Mill Middle School: Rex, GA), Nicholas Collins (Langston Hughes High School: Fairburn, GA)

Dissecting Leaf Packs to Assess Watershed Health

Friday, November 13 • 5:45 PM - 6:30 PM


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NSTA Leaf Packs Virtual Presentation 2020.pdf
PDF Version of Presentation
NSTA Leaf Packs Virtual Presentation Fall2020

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Learn to dissect a leaf pack and identify macroinvertebrates to infer water quality. Engaging hands-on activity for all grade levels.

TAKEAWAYS:
1. Discover how to use this student- or teacher-driven investigation to learn about your local watershed; 2. Learn to identify macroinvertebrates and discover what they can tell you about water quality; and 3. Learn how data can be entered in a global database as part of a citizen science project.

SPEAKERS:
Susan Brown (Northland Preparatory Academy: Flagstaff, AZ), Carrie Jenkins (Sinagua Middle School: Flagstaff, AZ)

Webcams as Windows into Animal Behavior

Friday, November 13 • 5:45 PM - 6:30 PM


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Presentation Jamboard
The link to the Jamboard that will be used during the presentation. Editing capability will be turned on during the presentation. It will then be changed to view only afterwards.
Presentation Resource Guide (with Links)
This handout provides all of the links and follow-up resources related to the presentation.

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Live webcams provide easy access to wildlife around the world…without leaving the classroom. Find out how these webcams can help students better understand animal behavior.

TAKEAWAYS:
Participants will: 1. define ethology and ethograms and provide at least two real-world examples; 2. demonstrate how to develop grade-level appropriate ethograms and use these tools to study animal behavior in the classroom; and 3. identify at least two free webcams that can be used to address grade level–specific DCIs related to ecology and/or adaptations.

SPEAKERS:
Eric Proctor (Arizona Game and Fish Department: Phoenix, AZ)

Energy Efficiency: Making a Difference Can Start Early

Friday, November 13 • 5:45 PM - 6:30 PM


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School Energy Inspectors
Elementary students are introduced to the basic concepts of energy use and energy efficiency. Free PDF download or e-publication! Please note there is a Teacher Guide and a Student Guide. Can be adapted to teach virtually!

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Introduce students to ways we use energy—exploring thermal energy transfer, electricity, lighting, and more! Learn great investigation activities for both the home and school!

TAKEAWAYS:
1. Learn how to use energy management tools to measure energy use in the school and at home; 2. Describe efficiency and conservation, and categorize an energy-saving measure as either efficiency or conservation; and 3. Teach students how to measure and calculate which devices use more electricity than others and which cost more than others.

SPEAKERS:
Tyler Cvitkovic (The NEED Project: Manassas, VA)

Age-Appropriate Engineering Design for Early Childhood

Saturday, November 14 • 12:15 PM - 1:00 PM


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Age Appropriate Engineering Session Notes.docx
Print or view this note page to capture your thoughts during this NSTA Engage20 session.

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Explore the similarities and differences in age-appropriate engineering practices and design parameters for preK–2 children through discussion, hands-on activities, and classroom videos.

TAKEAWAYS:
1. Engineering is a form of problem solving that is appropriate and engaging for young learners; 2. Engineering challenges for young learners should be goal-oriented, open-ended, and relevant; and 3. The process of engineering should include manipulating materials and making decisions based on their properties.

SPEAKERS:
Amanda Glover (Museum of Science, Boston: Boston, MA)

Get Up and Move: Teach Science Using Movement while Integrating Several Content Areas

Saturday, November 14 • 12:15 PM - 1:00 PM


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Earth The Apple of Our Eye
This activity illustrates the limits of our Earth and the importance of conservation.
Earths Systems Directions for Nature Color Wheel
Observational data for the great outdoors.
Earths Systems Nature Color Wheel
Observational data activity for the great outdoors
Earths Systems Science Journal for Nature Color Wheel
Observational data activity for the great outdoors.
Get Up and Move PPT
Oh Deer Project Wild Instructions
This activity is a student simulation of a deer population and its "limiting factors".
Oh Deer Student Handout
Oh Deer Teacher instructions with data chart
Songs Aqua Notes
This activity will demonstrate through song and movement how the body needs and uses water.

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Physical activity activates the brain, improves cognitive function, and is correlated with improved academic performance. Join us to engage in movement-based science activities that are elementary NGSS-focused designed to reach all learners.

TAKEAWAYS:
1. Attendees will participate in several elementary NGSS-focused, low- to no-cost activities that engage students with movement; 2. Participants will be able to demonstrate effective research-based instructional strategies for learning science concepts and integrating other content areas; and 3. This session will demonstrate best practices for all learners, especially ESL learners.

SPEAKERS:
Judith McDonald (University of Hawaii at Hilo: Hilo, HI), Alisa Wickliff (The University of North Carolina at Charlotte: Charlotte, NC)

Daily Do Lesson: Why Isn’t Pluto a Planet? That’s the Nature of Science! Part 1

Saturday, November 14 • 12:15 PM - 1:00 PM


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Collection of Resources

Show Details

Engage in a secondary Daily Do lesson based on astronomer Dr. Jane Luu’s research on Pluto and the Kuiper Belt.

TAKEAWAYS:
1. Figure out why Pluto is no longer considered a planet; 2. Identify key features of a phenomenon-driven, three-dimensional ("sensemaking") lesson; and 3. Learn strategies for sensemaking at-a-distance that provide access to science learning for ALL students.

SPEAKERS:
Kate Soriano (NSTA: Arlington, VA), Tricia Shelton (NSTA: Arlington, VA)

Braincandy: Sparking Evidence-based Argumentation

Saturday, November 14 • 2:00 PM - 2:45 PM


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NSTA Engage 2020 Braincandy Workshop.pdf
This is a PDF version of the workshop slides. It contains screenshots and instructions for how to create and deliver Braincandy questions.

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Experience Braincandy—a free, web-based platform designed to stimulate evidence-based argumentation. Braincandy supports a safe, anonymous space to argue positions, engage in consensus, and critique ideas.

TAKEAWAYS:
Participants will: 1. learn how to implement Braincandy in their classrooms; 2. learn how the anonymity creates a low-risk environment to foster student argumentation; and 3. understand the effective use of digital tools to support learning.

SPEAKERS:
April Holton (Arizona State University: Tempe, AZ), Bryan Henderson (ASU Mary Lou Fulton Teachers College: Phoenix, AZ)

Incorporating Literacy in Chemistry-Focused Lesson Plans

Saturday, November 14 • 2:00 PM - 2:45 PM


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ChemMatters-sticky-chemistry-english.pdf
ChemMatters-sticky-chemistry-spanish.pdf
ChemMatters-stickychem-teachers-guide.docx
Presentation NSTA Fall 2020-final.pptx

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Are you asked to incorporate reading and writing into your science classroom? We have literacy-based lesson plans that will engage students and improve their learning!

TAKEAWAYS:
1. Lesson plans that incorporate literacy as well as hands-on activities; 2. Awareness of resources for incorporating literacy; and 3. A better understanding of how literacy improves student comprehension.

SPEAKERS:
Christine Suh (American Chemical Society: Washington, DC), Enrique Romero (Sweetwater Union High School District: Chula Vista, CA)

NASA’s Moon to Mars: Using the Engineering Design Process to Build Satellites

Saturday, November 14 • 2:00 PM - 2:45 PM


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BEST Activity Guide (Grades 3-5)
BEST Activity Guide (Grades 3-5) - Filled with activities designed for use with the Engineering Design Process
BEST Activity Guide (Grades 6-8)
BEST Activity Guide (Grades 6-8) - Filled with activities designed for use with the Engineering Design Process
BEST Activity Guide (Grades K-2)
BEST Activity Guide (Grades K-2) - Filled with activities designed for use with the Engineering Design Process
BEST Legacy EPD Model
This is the original BEST Engineering Design Process Model. Shows a cyclical patter with no real start or end point.
Group Roles
Suggested Group Roles for use with BEST activities
JPL EDP Model
This is the NASA Jet Propulsion Laboratory Engineering Design Process Model. This has a defined beginning and a cyclical ending.
Revised BEST EDP Model
Newly revised BEST Engineering Design Process Model. Specifically designed with educators in mind to ensure a start and end point with the specific goal of sharing results.

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Use each stage of the Engineering Design Process to complete a challenge of building and drop testing a satellite while making connections to NASA missions.

TAKEAWAYS:
1. We can use the engineering design process in our everyday life to solve problems and make improvements; 2. NASA Engineers must ask a question, imagine a solution, plan a design, create that model, experiment and test that model, then take time to improve the original—all steps that are crucial to mission success from Moon to Mars and beyond!; and 3. While this activity will focus on teaching the engineering design process using the process skills of measuring, calculating, designing, and evaluating, the "boring part" of ask, imagine, plan will be focused on to emphasize deeper learning as a thought process prior to simply "building stuff."

SPEAKERS:
Barbie Buckner (NASA Goddard Space Flight Center: Greenbelt, MD)

Daily Do Lesson: Why Isn’t Pluto a Planet? That’s the Nature of Science! Part 2

Saturday, November 14 • 2:00 PM - 2:45 PM


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Resource Collection

Show Details

Engage in a secondary Daily Do lesson based on astronomer Dr. Jane Luu’s research on Pluto and the Kuiper Belt.

TAKEAWAYS:
1. Figure out why Pluto is no longer considered a planet; 2. Identify key features of a phenomenon-driven, three-dimensional ("sensemaking") lesson; and 3. Learn strategies for sensemaking at-a-distance that provide access to science learning for ALL students.

SPEAKERS:
Kate Soriano (NSTA: Arlington, VA), Tricia Shelton (NSTA: Arlington, VA)

What Elementary Educators Need to Know About Performance Tasks

Saturday, November 14 • 2:00 PM - 2:45 PM


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Resource Page for Elementary Assessment Session
All resources used throughout this session, including a PDF of the presentation slides.

Show Details

Participants will review performance task components and will utilize a task screener tool to evaluate a performance task.

TAKEAWAYS:
Participants will learn: 1. what a performance task is; 2. key components of a performance task; and 3. how to evaluate a performance task.

SPEAKERS:
Sara Torres (Arizona Science Teachers Association: Tucson, AZ), Sarah Sleasman (Arizona Dept. of Education: Phoenix, AZ), Meg Gebert (Arizona Science Teachers Association: Tucson, AZ), Rebecca Garelli (Arizona Science Teachers Association)

Fairy Tales of Science

Saturday, November 14 • 2:00 PM - 2:45 PM


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3 pigs.pdf
the girl, the bear, and the three bowls.pdf

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We use fairy tales to pass societal values and norms to the next generation. Why not use (tweaked) fairy tales to support students in using NGSS science and engineering practices.

TAKEAWAYS:
You will get, and learn how to use: 1. versions of fairy tales that illustrate the SEP; 2. activities that support use of these fairy tales; and 3. protocols and strategies to support productive student reading and talking in your science classroom.

SPEAKERS:
Rob Wallace (: Kenner, LA)

Three Transformations: Making Sense of Three-Dimensional Learning

Saturday, November 14 • 2:00 PM - 2:45 PM


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Tool 1_ SUSD Evidence of AZSS.docx (1).pdf

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Come learn about the transformations that support three-dimensional learning. Participants will engage with a hands-on experience and have time to analyze in order to develop an understanding of what is needed to transform learning in the classroom.

TAKEAWAYS:
1. Authentic sense-making of phenomena or problems can be achieved through shifting heavy lifting of constructing understanding to students; 2. encouraging and listening for diverse student ideas that can be critiqued using evidence supports all students’ pathways toward understanding; and 3. using specific talk moves that change the pattern of conversation from IRE (Initiate, Respond, Evaluate) to Reasoning is needed for all to be engaged in sense-making.

SPEAKERS:
Kristen Moorhead (PLI, LLC: Mesa, AZ)

Mineral Properties for Grade 5 Teachers: Everything You Need to Know to Teach Them!

Sunday, November 15 • 12:15 PM - 1:00 PM

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Exploration of mineral properties using scientific tools. Session covers how to teach minerals in a 5Es (Engage, Explore, Explain, Elaborate, and Evaluate) investigation. Learn strategies for making your own classroom kits. Visit https://padlet.com/lbschneider/NSTAminerals to access all files related to this session.

TAKEAWAYS:
Participants will learn: 1. strategies for how to teach 5E hands-on science investigations that are NGSS focused; 2. about mineral properties and how to use them to identify common rock-forming minerals; and 3. how to select materials to create mineral kits to use with students.

SPEAKERS:
Laura Schneider (St. Mary's College of Maryland: Saint Mary's City, MD)

Our Watery Fingerprints: Teaching About Human Impacts on Marine Ecosystems

Sunday, November 15 • 12:15 PM - 1:00 PM


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NSTA Our Watery Fingerprints.pdf
Information about Population Education and how to access free curriculum.

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Explore how human activities have affected marine ecosystems, including the Gulf Coast, since the Industrial Revolution. Engage in hands-on simulations, interactive stories, and demonstrations.

TAKEAWAYS:
Participants will: 1. learn ways to incorporate hands-on activities related to marine ecosystems around the NGSS Middle School topic of Human Impacts; 2. acquire ideas and techniques for helping students deepen their understanding of the connections between population trends, land use, natural resource use, and environmental impacts through simulations, interactive stories, and labs; and 3. be able to identify how the presented hands-on activities meet the NGSS Disciplinary Core Ideas, Crosscutting Concepts, and Science and Engineering Practices; and how the activities can be used to reach all kinds of learners.

SPEAKERS:
Donna Torres (INFINITY Science Center: Pearlington, MS)

Bring on the Data! Beginning Strategies to Integrate Data and Scientific Literacy into Your Science Classroom and Beyond

Sunday, November 15 • 12:15 PM - 1:00 PM


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Session Resource Document
We will use this shared Google Document to access a variety of materials to use during the workshop, as well as share multiple additional resources to use and pursue following the workshop.

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Leverage how people learn from data to teach data skills alongside content with these beginning strategies to build students literacy in science, math, and technology.

TAKEAWAYS:
1. A framework for thinking about how people learn from data and what are the steps along the progression from being a novice to expert user of data to do science, math, and use technology; 2. Strategies and resources to use in our teaching in any unit to better set students up for success as they build their mastery of data skills to become more data and science literate; and 3. a suite of tips and tricks to integrate into our current curricula across different disciplines that enhance how students work with data to learn their science and math content as well as critical evaluate claims in the world.

SPEAKERS:
Kristin Hunter-Thomson (Dataspire Education & Evaluation, LLC)

Beyond a Test: Alternative Assessments in Science

Sunday, November 15 • 12:15 PM - 1:00 PM


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Beyond a Test: Alternative Assessments in Science Presentation

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We will share unique and interactive assessments that go beyond multiple choice tests. These options offer learners a variety of ways to demonstrate their mastery of content. Varied assessment options will be explored, including alternative testing questions, interactive assessments, concept maps, and projects.

TAKEAWAYS:
1. Attendees will learn about alternate ways of assessing student learning that allows all learners the ability to demonstrate mastery of content; 2. Alternate mid-term and final exam options will be shared; and 3. Attendees will learn how to create valid assessments for English Learners.

SPEAKERS:
Stephanie Matson (Thomas Worthington High School: Columbus, OH), Kimberly Thesing (Thomas Worthington High School: Columbus, OH)

Exploring Genetics Through Genetic Disorders

Sunday, November 15 • 12:15 PM - 1:00 PM


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Allele Profile CF C1.pdf
Demo Lab Notebook
We will refer to this notebook during the workshop.
Teacher Guide
A suggested sequence that pulls together the unit’s resources in a way that builds understanding of the mechanisms connecting DNA variations—through effects on proteins, cells, tissues, and organs—to phenotypes. Includes implementation tips, learning objectives, NGSS connections, and fillabel PDFs.

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Investigate alleles to learn molecular genetics and understand how DNA variations and the proteins they encode lead to different phenotypes. We will share a free NGSS-focused unit.

TAKEAWAYS:
1. How to integrate an in-depth investigation of a specific allele with foundational genetics content; 2. There is variation at the DNA, protein, cell, and tissue levels among alleles of the same disorder; and 3. •How to access and implement a free unit on genetics that illuminates the mechanisms through which differences in DNA lead to different phenotypes.

SPEAKERS:
Molly Malone (The University of Utah: Salt Lake City, UT)

Distance-Learning Strategies: Providing ALL Students Opportunities to Access Science Learning, Part 1

Sunday, November 15 • 12:15 PM - 1:00 PM


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Collection of Resources

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Experience distance-learning strategies in the context of a middle school Daily Do lesson that create opportunities for equitable participation in science learning.

TAKEAWAYS:
1. Gain distance-learning strategies that provide opportunities for ALL students to participate in science learning and contribute to learning of their peers; 2. Learn how to leverage digital tools students may already be familiar with for distance learning; and 3. Identify key features of a phenomenon-driven, three-dimensional ("sensemaking") lesson.

SPEAKERS:
Tricia Shelton (NSTA: Arlington, VA), Kate Soriano (NSTA: Arlington, VA)

Cultivating Creativity

Sunday, November 15 • 12:15 PM - 1:00 PM


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NSTA Cultivating Creativity in the Classroom Nov 2020.pdf

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Explore the critical role that creativity plays in addressing essential skills required for ALL students and their future success.

TAKEAWAYS:
1. Why creativity must be a critical component of effective planning; 2. How creativity impacts student success; and 3. How to provide continuous and effective creative opportunities for students.

SPEAKERS:
Cathi Cox-Boniol (Louisiana Tech University: No City, No State), Missy Wooley (Louisiana Tech University)

NSTA-WIDA Session: Designing for Equitable Sensemaking

Sunday, November 15 • 12:15 PM - 1:00 PM


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NSTA WIDA Engaging for Sense-making session (PPT)

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Participants will learn ideas and strategies for engaging MLs in science as they relate to the Principles of Equitable Engagement for Multilingual Learners in Three-Dimensional Science developed through the Making Science Multilingual initiative that is a collaboration between NSTA and the WIDA Consortium.

TAKEAWAYS:
1. Examine a set of principles co-developed by NSTA and WIDA, and discuss how these apply in classrooms to benefit multilingual learners; 2. explore ways to help a linguistically diverse group of students engage together in sensemaking in 3-D science; and 3. explore ways to make science instruction more equitable and include more cultural and linguistic assets.

SPEAKERS:
David Crowther (University of Nevada, Reno: Reno, NV), Rita MacDonald (Wisconsin Center for Education Research: Madison, WI)

Inquiry in Action: Investigating Matter K–5

Sunday, November 15 • 1:30 PM - 2:15 PM

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What makes it rain? M&Ms versus Skittles? Baking soda versus baking powder? Free online lesson plans of hands-on activities and animations help your elementary students build foundational concepts in chemistry.

TAKEAWAYS:
1. Awareness of a free resource of NGSS-focused lesson plans in chemistry for Kindergarten and grades 2 and 5; 2. Questioning strategies built into lessons to help young students contribute to the design of an investigation to answer a question; and 3. An understanding of using grade-appropriate explanations of atoms and molecules to help students better understand the causes of the phenomena they observed.

SPEAKERS:
James Kessler (American Chemical Society: Washington, DC)

Why the Big Blue Planet Needs Butterflies, Bees, Birds, and Books

Sunday, November 15 • 1:30 PM - 2:15 PM


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List of Kids Books Websites
This is a partial list of my recommendations for kids books related to the topic, and several websites as well. If you need the PowerPoint, I am working on reducing the size of the file so plese contact me at [email protected] if you don't see it posted yet. Thank you for participating i NSTA Engage Fall20 and for your interest in my session.

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Keeping the Earth big and blue requires getting students out into the schoolyard. Discover how to put in gardens or an outdoor classroom and how to support the learning through crosscutting concepts with journals and children’s literature.

TAKEAWAYS:
1.Teachers will experience through photographs, stories, and activities how to engage all students in connecting sustaining Earth to the local schoolyard and their backyards; 2. Teachers gather resources for lessons, units, and a wide selction of chidlren's literature, going home equipped to address crosscutting concepts effectively; and 3. Hands-on activities and anecdotes of the presenter's expereinces will give teachers inspiration to help children find connections to nature at home and at school.

SPEAKERS:
Steve Rich (Science Author/Consultant: Atlanta, GA)

Distance-Learning Strategies: Providing ALL Students Opportunities to Access Science Learning, Part 2

Sunday, November 15 • 1:30 PM - 2:15 PM


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Collection of Resources

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Experience distance-learning strategies in the context of a middle school Daily Do lesson that create opportunities for equitable participation in science learning.

TAKEAWAYS:
1. Gain distance-learning strategies that provide opportunities for ALL students to participate in science learning and contribute to learning of their peers; 2. Learn how to leverage digital tools students may already be familiar with for distance learning; and 3. Identify key features of a phenomenon-driven, three-dimensional ("sensemaking") lesson.

SPEAKERS:
Kate Soriano (NSTA: Arlington, VA), Tricia Shelton (NSTA: Arlington, VA)

Land, Water, and Air, Oh My: A Student-Immersed Experience

Sunday, November 15 • 1:30 PM - 2:15 PM


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Pre-presentation materials
These are the materials participants will need to complete the lower level project based activity.
Project Based Learning Land, Water, and Air, Oh My!!
Project Based Learning student rubric and informational sheet.

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Explore an authentic problem-based learning lesson that covers land pollution, water pollution or air pollution. This lesson promotes engineering design, problem-solving, scientific inquiry, and literacy. This lesson highlights a 3-D learning experience.

TAKEAWAYS:
The attendees will learn: 1. What is Project and Problem-Based Learning? 2. How human actions around the world are influencing our natural resources? 3. How to use everyday, low budget supplies to model solutions for various forms of pollution?

SPEAKERS:
Ashley Lyle (Sherwood Middle Academic Magnet School: Baton Rouge, LA), Alison Baker (Sherwood Middle Academic Magnet School: Baton Rouge, LA), Brittany Hinyard (Sherwood Middle Academic Magnet School: Baton Rouge, LA)

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