NSTA Engage: Fall20

November 13-15, 2020

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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)

STEM, Equity, and Leadership

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


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*Equity Resource List.docx
For NSTA Engage 2020 presentations
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Handout 4a
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REVISED List of Handouts

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Concerned about the STEM achievement gap? Learn about the latest data, as well as experience a strategy for facilitating equity conversations and its use with students or colleagues to develop equity leaders.

TAKEAWAYS:
1. To obtain the latest national data on the STEM achievement gap; 2. To experience a strategy for facilitating discussion of difficult equity issues; and 3. To be invited to become an equity leader, given the need and resources available.

SPEAKERS:
Jerry Valadez (Fresno State and SAM Academy CSW), Gary Nakagiri (K=12 Science Consultant: El Cerrito, CA)

ASTE-Sponsored Session: Supporting Diverse New Teachers

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

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New diverse teachers leave the profession at incredibly high rates. Join us for a discussion of research-based implications on how to better support these educators.

TAKEAWAYS:
1. Identify reasons it is critical to support new minority teachers; 2. describe strategies for supporting these educators; and 3. discuss practical tips for retaining diverse teachers in the profession.

SPEAKERS:
Latanya Brandon (SUNY New Paltz: New Paltz, NY), Amanda Gunning (Mercy College, Dobbs Ferry Campus: Dobbs Ferry, NY), Meghan Marrero (Mercy College, Dobbs Ferry Campus: Dobbs Ferry, NY)

Equity in Science Education Roundtable

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


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Join us in sharing your concerns and resources for enhancing equity and access in STEM programs. Learn what NSTA, and others, are doing for STEM equity nationwide.

TAKEAWAYS:
1. To be able to share your issues and concerns related to equity and STEM; 2. To know, and be able to listen to, other like-minded educators who are concerned about equity and STEM; and 3. To be invited to join an ever-expanding national network of educators who are concerned about equity and STEM.

SPEAKERS:
Gary Nakagiri (K=12 Science Consultant: El Cerrito, CA), Jerry Valadez (Fresno State and SAM Academy CSW)

NSELA-Sponsored Session: Tools for Science Leaders

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


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20Fall NSTA Tools For Leaders.pdf

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The National Science Education Leadership Association welcomes participants to an open roundtable discussion with experts who will share successful practices in science education.

TAKEAWAYS:
Emerging leaders will leave with science education leadership skills.

SPEAKERS:
Linda Cook (The University of Texas at Dallas: Richardson, TX), James Blake (Lincoln Public Schools: Lincoln, NE), Shane Woods (Girlstart)

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)

How to Attract More Girls to STEM and Beyond!

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

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A chief news meteorologist will share her story on disrupting stereotypes and celebrating gender equity from kindergarten to postsecondary. Emphasis will be placed on equipping educators with keys to attract young girls to STEM professions.

TAKEAWAYS:
1. Embracing differences: challenging the status quo and debunking gender myths; 2. Learning to create education cultures that celebrate our uniqueness; and 3. Why girls need community and role models: developing stronger mentor/mentee programs for girls within our schools.

SPEAKERS:
Ashley Gann (CBS 42 News: Birmingham, AL)

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)

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 (Region 8 LaSTEM Director: Ruston, LA), Missy Wooley (Louisiana Tech University: No City, No State)

Rising to the Challenge: Creating Equitable Opportunities During a Remote Learning  Environment…and Beyond

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

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Let's bring Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion into the forefront of science education! Join us as we share the details of our joint AMSE and NSTA Multicultural/Equity upcoming virtual miniseries. #DEIinACTION

TAKEAWAYS:
1. Addressing the Elephant in the Room: A Focus on Diversity and Equity Among Minority and Underserved Students in Geographic Locations; 2. Designing for Equitable Sense-making with Multilingual Learners; and 3. All in the (Science) Family: Considerations and Strategies for Inclusive Science Teaching for All Students.

SPEAKERS:
Alicia Conerly (Marion County Schools: Columbia, MS), Sharon Delesbore (Hightower High School: Missouri City, TX)

Data in the Classroom: Use NOAA Resources to Bring Scientific Data to Life

Sunday, November 15 • 1:05 PM - 1:10 PM


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https://www.noaa.gov/education/resource-collections/conferences/nsta-engage-fall20

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Delve into how to access and explore NOAA’s data-rich resources, lesson plans, and visualization tools to build data literacy and proficiency in scientific data analysis.

TAKEAWAYS:
1. What types of data are available from NOAA; 2. How to find and use NOAA data in your classroom; and 3. How students can be involved in data collection.

SPEAKERS:
Bekkah Lampe (NOAA Office of Education: Silver Spring, MD), Kayla Smith (National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration: Silver Spring, MD)

Environmental Education Clubs, Green STEM, and Eco-Schools

Sunday, November 15 • 1:15 PM - 1:20 PM


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Arizona Association for Environmental Education
Arizona Game & Fish Department – Focus Wild Arizona
Article - "Hiking the Seven C's" by Brad Daniel
Article - "Nighttime Adventures" by Brad Daniel
BEETLES Project
Captain Planet Foundation - Grants
ChangeX
Connecticul Green LEAF Schools
Earth Day Network
EarthEcho International
EarthEcho Water Monitoring
Eco-School Fact Sheet
Eco-Schools the UN Sustainable Development Goals
Eco-Schools Pathway Icons (Printable pdf)
Eco-Schools Presentation for NSTA Engage Fall 2020 Conference
Experiential Outdoor Learning in the Schoolyard
Global Eco-Schools
Global Green STEM
GLOBE (Global Learning and Observations to Benefit the Environment)
GLOBE Framework Alignment
Green Schoolyards
Green STEM Guidebook
Green STEM Guidebook from NWF
Greenpoint Eco-Schools Sustainability Toolkit
Growing Spaces - Grants
Hiking the Seven Cs by Brad Daniel
Kids Gardening - Grants
Living Schoolyard Activity Guide
Living Schoolyard Activity Guide
Maryland Association for Environmental & Outdoor Education (MAEOE) Green Schools
National Geographic Kids
National Wildlife Federation Eco-Schools USA
Nature Play at Home from NWF
Nature Play at Home Guidelines
Nighttime Adventures
Nighttime Adventures - Exploring and appreciating the mysteries of the night by leading walks after dark Article by Brad Daniel & Cliffard Knapp in Green Teacher
North American Association for Environmental Education
NWF - Learn about Eco-Schools USA! (video)
NWF Eco-Schools USA - Virtual Classroom Resources
Ology from the American Museum of Natural History
Positive Actions for the Sustainable Development Goals
Project Learning Tree
Project WET
Ranger Rick Magazine
Resources Sheet for Eco-Schools and Green STEM
Schoolyard Habitat Monarch Guide
Schoolyard Habitat Monarch Guide
SciGirls Go Green Activity Guide
SciGirls Go Green Activity Guide
SciTech Institute Resource Directory
Seed Your Future - Grants
The Awesome Foundation - Grants
U.S. Department of Education Green Ribbon Schools
Whole Kids Foundation - Grants

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Discussion centers on how to start an Environmental Education Club, incorporate green STEM-focused curriculum, and become part of the Eco-School global initiative.

TAKEAWAYS:
Attendees will learn: 1. how to start an Environmental Education club at their school and will see examples from other schools and colleges; 2. about Green STEM lessons and interdisciplinary units that they can easily incorporate in their standards-based curriculum; and 3. about the Eco-School global initiative and will explore how they can inspire their students to collaborate with others and involve their local communities so together they can create creative and meaningful solutions to protect the planet.

SPEAKERS:
Lisa Ristuccia (Fountain Hills Charter School: Fountain Hills, AZ)

Sparking Discovery and Exploration—From Home!

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

STRAND: No Strand

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This session will engage teachers in experiencing and exploring free NGSS-focused resources for classrooms from STEM@GTRI.

TAKEAWAYS:
1. Free NGSS-focused resources; 2. virtual field experiences; and 3. educational technology.

SPEAKERS:
Tyler Kinner (Georgia Tech Research Institute: Atlanta, GA)

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