NSTA Engage: Fall20

November 13-15, 2020

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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.

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.

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

High School Science Expo

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

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Creating Student Activists in the Science Classroom
Gain resources on how to integrate social activism into your classroom. This file contains ideas for all subjects as well as lessons specific to an Earth Science unit on Mineral resources.
NSTA Engage Chemistry DICNB - Atomic Structure 1 - S English
The first in a set of three digital interactive chemistry notebooks that focuses on atomic structure.
NSTA Engage Chemistry DICNB - Atomic Structure 2 - S English
The second in a set of two digital interactive chemistry notebooks that focuses on atomic structure.
NSTA Engage Chemistry DICNB - Ionic Bonding - S English
NSTA Engage Chemistry DICNB - Periodic Table - S English

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The High School 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 science education as presenters offer 15 slides for 20 seconds each. Each five-minute presentation will offer teaching strategies and resources in the best practices in science education for our high school learners.

Participants will interact with presenters about science 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 Brenda Walsh, Chemistry Teacher, Key Club and Friends Forever Advisor, NSTA High School Division Director, Eden Prairie High School, MN.

Ruth Hutson (Blue Valley High/Middle School: Randolph, KS), Johanna Brown (Washington State Office of Superintendent of Public Instruction: No City, No State), Lesley Urasky (Saratoga Middle/High School: Saratoga, WY), Sarah English (Sweet Home High School: Amherst, NY), Timothy Slater (University of Wyoming: Laramie, WY)