NSTA Engage: Fall20

November 13-15, 2020

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FILTERS APPLIED:6 - 8, Interactive Workshop, General Science

 

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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)

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)

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)

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)

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)

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)

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

Show Details

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

Show Details

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)

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)

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)

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

Show Details

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)

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