NSTA Engage: Fall20

November 13-15, 2020

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Elementary Science Expo: Early Childhood and Lower Elementary

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


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2020 NSTA Engage_ Fall20 Elementary Science Showcase Akers.pdf
Example recording sheets
Lab Notebooks in the Preschool and Elementary Classroom
Recording Sheet examples

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The Elementary Science Expo has adapted the exciting, quick-fire format of the popular Pecha Kucha presentations for the NSTA Engage: Fall20 virtual conference. This "social show-and-tell event" brings together leaders in lower elementary science and STEM education as presenters offer 15 slides for 20 seconds each for a total of 5 minutes. Each five-minute presentation will offer teaching strategies and resources in the best practices in science and STEM education for our youngest learners. Featured materials come from celebrated classroom educators, authors of NSTA Press books and award-winning books, as well as strategies from the NSTA preK–5 journal Science & Children.

NGSS connections to student experiences will be highlighted during each Pecha Kucha presentation. Participants will interact with presenters about science and STEM investigations and resources through a Q&A session at the end of the time block. Presentations will be passionate, funny, informative, and inspirational. Join us for this new format and learn from this fast paced, energy-filled experience and leave with ideas to use with your students and colleagues.

This event is organized by Jennifer Williams, Department Chair, Lower School Science, Isidore Newman School, New Orleans, LA.

NSTA is grateful to Toshiba/NSTA ExploraVision for sponsoring the Elementary Science Expo.

SPEAKERS:
Anne Lowry (Aleph Academy: Reno, NV), Elizabeth Barrett-Zahn (Columbus Elementary School: New Rochelle, NY), Katie Morrison (University Child Development School: Seattle, WA), Acacia McKenna (NSTA: Arlington, VA), Belle Akers (Convent & Stuart Hall's Schools of the Sacred Heart: San Francisco, CA)

Elementary Science Expo: Upper Elementary, Part 1

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


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Center for K-12 STEM Education - Activity and Program Resources
Girls Who Code Clubs Flyer
Resource Page for 5E Instructional Model Science Notebooks
Three ways to make a remote robot

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The Elementary Science Expo has adapted the exciting, quick-fire format of the popular Pecha Kucha presentations for the NSTA Engage: Fall20 virtual conference. This "social show-and-tell event" brings together leaders in upper elementary science and STEM education as presenters offer 15 slides for 20 seconds each for a total of 5 minutes. Each five-minute presentation will offer teaching strategies and resources in the best practices in science and STEM education for our youngest learners. Featured materials come from celebrated classroom educators, authors of NSTA Press books and award-winning books, as well as strategies from the NSTA preK–5 journal Science & Children.

NGSS connections to student experiences will be highlighted during each Pecha Kucha presentation. Participants will interact with presenters about science and STEM investigations and resources through a Q&A session at the end of the time block. Presentations will be passionate, funny, informative, and inspirational. Join us for this new format and learn from this fast paced, energy-filled experience and leave with ideas to use with your students and colleagues.

This event is organized by Jennifer Williams, Department Chair, Lower School Science, Isidore Newman School, New Orleans, LA.

NSTA is grateful to Toshiba/NSTA ExploraVision for sponsoring the Elementary Science Expo.

SPEAKERS:
Michelle Sanchez (Tulane University: New Orleans, LA), Erica Smith (Tulane University: New Orleans, LA), Julie A. Smith (Lennox Middle School: Lennox, CA), Judith Boyle (Divide School District #4: Divide, MT), Tom Lauwers (Birdbrain Technologies, LLC: Pittsburgh, PA), Acacia McKenna (NSTA: Arlington, VA), Rebecca Garelli (Arizona Dept. of Education: Phoenix, AZ)

Elementary Science Expo: Informal Education Resources for Early Childhood and Elementary Grades

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


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EiE NSTA Engage 20 Survey
Please complete this survey to provide feedback and preference for which FREE engineering design challenge you would like to receive!
EiE Product Portfolio (via Padlet)
View this overview of the Engineering and Computer Science solutions from PreK-G8 for teaching in-school, virtually, or during flexible-time settings.
EiE Virtual STEM Solutions
Curiosity. Imagination. Collaboration. Bring STEM Learning to Life. Solving food scarcity. Preventing viral outbreaks. Designing eco-friendly cities. How do you prepare future -ready learners to think, design, build and solve for the real-world challenges ahead? New flexible learning solutions to accelerate STEM. Anytime. Anywhere. In uncertain times, you need maximum flexibility. Students need experiences that engage them in hands-on, minds-on learning, even virtually. We know your decis
STEM Books Beyond Become a Maker!
STEM challenges, book lists & teaching resources
Three ways to make a remote robot

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The Elementary Science Expo has adapted the exciting, quick-fire format of the popular Pecha Kucha presentations for the NSTA Engage: Fall20 virtual conference. This "social show-and-tell event" brings together leaders in upper elementary science and STEM education as presenters offer 15 slides for 20 seconds each for a total of 5 minutes. Each five-minute presentation will offer teaching strategies and resources in the best practices in science and STEM education for our youngest learners. Featured materials come from celebrated classroom educators, authors of NSTA Press books and award-winning books, as well as strategies from the NSTA preK–5 journal Science & Children.

NGSS connections to student experiences will be highlighted during each Pecha Kucha presentation. Participants will interact with presenters about science and STEM investigations and resources through a Q&A session at the end of the time block. Presentations will be passionate, funny, informative, and inspirational. Join us for this new format and learn from this fast paced, energy-filled experience and leave with ideas to use with your students and colleagues.

This event is organized by Jennifer Williams, Department Chair, Lower School Science, Isidore Newman School, New Orleans, LA.

NSTA is grateful to Toshiba/NSTA ExploraVision for sponsoring the Elementary Science Expo.

SPEAKERS:
Kimberly Swan (The NEED Project: , United States), Tom Lauwers (Birdbrain Technologies, LLC: Pittsburgh, PA), Rob Wallace (Teacher PD and Curriculum Design: Kenner, LA), Godwyn Morris (Dazzling Discoveries / Skill Mill NYC: New York, NY), Amanda Souza (Girls Who Code: New York, NY), Acacia McKenna (NSTA: Arlington, VA), Amanda Glover (Museum of Science, Boston: Boston, MA)

Elementary Science Expo: All Elementary Grades, PreK–5

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


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Distance Learning Unit Links NSTA 2020.pdf
Free Elementary Energy Curriculum
NEED's free elementary level guides all available as a PDF download or e-publication! Fun, hands-on and engaging! Aligned to NGSS.

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The Elementary Science Expo has adapted the exciting, quick-fire format of the popular Pecha Kucha presentations for the NSTA Engage: Fall20 virtual conference. This "social show-and-tell event" brings together leaders in upper elementary science and STEM education as presenters offer 15 slides for 20 seconds each for a total of 5 minutes. Each five-minute presentation will offer teaching strategies and resources in the best practices in science and STEM education for our youngest learners. Featured materials come from celebrated classroom educators, authors of NSTA Press books and award-winning books, as well as strategies from the NSTA preK–5 journal Science & Children.

NGSS connections to student experiences will be highlighted during each Pecha Kucha presentation. Participants will interact with presenters about science and STEM investigations and resources through a Q&A session at the end of the time block. Presentations will be passionate, funny, informative, and inspirational. Join us for this new format and learn from this fast paced, energy-filled experience and leave with ideas to use with your students and colleagues.

This event is organized by Jennifer Williams, Department Chair, Lower School Science, Isidore Newman School, New Orleans, LA.

NSTA is grateful to Toshiba/NSTA ExploraVision for sponsoring the Elementary Science Expo.

SPEAKERS:
Jennifer Scherzinger (Portland Public Schools: Portland, OR), Geoff Stonecipher (Portland Public Schools: Portland, OR), Rebecca Kurson (Collegiate School: New York, NY), Katie Morrison (University Child Development School: Seattle, WA), Acacia McKenna (NSTA: Arlington, VA), Ashley Townsend (Oak Grove Primary School: Prairieville, LA)

Elementary Science Expo: Upper Elementary, Part 2

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


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Elementary Chemistry.pdf
METRICS: Maximizing Engagement Through Regular Immersion in Computer Science
Maximizing Engagement Through Regular Immersion in Computer Science (METRICS), is a five-year U.S. Department of Education (US ED) Education Innovation and Research (EIR) grant awarded to Winchester Public Schools (WPS) in October 2019. Working collaboratively with community partners, WPS is implementing a whole-school immersion computer science (CS) initiative. Project activities are integrated across the daily classroom curriculum and real-world experiences boost traditionally underrepresented
The Write Stuff: Elevate Your Students' Writing Resources

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The Elementary Science Expo has adapted the exciting, quick-fire format of the popular Pecha Kucha presentations for the NSTA Engage: Fall20 virtual conference. This "social show-and-tell event" brings together leaders in upper elementary science and STEM education as presenters offer 15 slides for 20 seconds each for a total of 5 minutes. Each five-minute presentation will offer teaching strategies and resources in the best practices in science and STEM education for our youngest learners. Featured materials come from celebrated classroom educators, authors of NSTA Press books and award-winning books, as well as strategies from the NSTA preK–5 journal Science & Children.

NGSS connections to student experiences will be highlighted during each Pecha Kucha presentation. Participants will interact with presenters about science and STEM investigations and resources through a Q&A session at the end of the time block. Presentations will be passionate, funny, informative, and inspirational. Join us for this new format and learn from this fast paced, energy-filled experience and leave with ideas to use with your students and colleagues.

This event is organized by Jennifer Williams, Department Chair, Lower School Science, Isidore Newman School, New Orleans, LA.

NSTA is grateful to Toshiba/NSTA ExploraVision for sponsoring the Elementary Science Expo.

SPEAKERS:
K. Renae Pullen (Caddo Parish Public Schools: Shreveport, LA), Susan Bickel (The Benjamin School: North Palm Beach, FL), Erin Boyett (Honey Island Elementary School: Slidell, LA), Jennifer LaBombard-Daniels (Winchester Public Schools: Winchester, VA), Acacia McKenna (NSTA: Arlington, VA), Britt Miller (Winchester Public Schools: Winchester, VA), Jennifer Ramsey (Garland R. Quarles Elementary School: Winchester, VA), Julie A. Smith (Lennox Middle School: Lennox, CA), Amy Thomas (John Kerr Elementary School: Winchester, VA), Rob Wallace (Teacher PD and Curriculum Design: Kenner, LA)

Special Session: Taking Care of Ourselves

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


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Self-Care Resources
This is a list of links and resources for self-care for educators that can be shared freely.

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To do our best for our families, our communities, and our students, teachers must take care of their own mental, emotional, and physical health. It is important that as teachers, we are supporting ourselves and each other in finding ways and time to take care of our minds and bodies. In this session we will discuss mindfulness, kindness, and compassion practices that teachers can use, and share resources that can help you consider ways to take care of yourself and others in ways that are nourishing and enlivening, including readings and articles; videos and podcasts; and guided self-care practices.

SPEAKERS:
William Penuel (University of Colorado Boulder: Boulder, CO)

Special Session: Teaching Science and Engineering During a Crisis: Maintaining High-Quality Science and Engineering Learning During the Pandemic

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


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Teaching Science and Engineering During a Crisis -- Slides

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The COVID-19 pandemic is resulting in widespread and ongoing changes to how the K–12 education system functions, including disruptions to science and engineering teaching and learning environments. In early September 2020, the Board on Science Education at the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine released Teaching Science During the COVID-19 Pandemic, to offer guidance to educators as they take on the challenge of adapting instruction to these challenging times. The guide aims to describe what high quality science and engineering education can look like in a time of great uncertainty and to support practitioners as they work toward their goals. This session will provide an overview of the key principles in the guide and engage participants in a discussion of how these principles can guide the difficult decisions they are making day to day as they navigate complex blends of virtual and in-person learning environments.

SPEAKERS:
Jennifer Childress Self (NextGenScience: San Francisco, CA), Heidi Schweingruber (The National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine: Washington, DC)