NSTA Engage: Fall20

November 13-15, 2020

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FILTERS APPLIED:6 - 8, Presentation, Preservice Science Education


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Environmental and Instructional Strategies for Safer Lab Activities During the COVID-19 Pandemic!

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

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Environmental/instructional strategies will be addressed to help teachers reduce risk and provide for safer lab activities in on-site school science labs and virtual formats.

1. Five effective ways of reducing health risks during the COVID-19 pandemic; 2. Facility environmental concerns and ways to make them safer; and 3. Instructional strategies to reduce risk for safer lab activities.

Kenneth Roy (Glastonbury Public Schools: Glastonbury, CT)

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.

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.

Latanya Brandon (SUNY New Paltz: New Paltz, NY), Amanda Gunning (Mercy College, Dobbs Ferry Campus: Dobbs Ferry, NY), Meghan Marrero (Mercy University, Dobbs Ferry Campus: No City, No State)

Phenomena, Questions, and Models

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

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We will investigate the use of anchoring phenomena in lessons with an emphasis on the science and engineering practices. We will discuss the integration of questioning, models, and phenomena in the classroom.

1. Phenomena are the basis of science, since science is all about understanding our natural world; 2. Questioning is a key component of science instruction. A teacher should "never say what a student can say" but instead elicit students' responses to drive the instruction; and 3. Modeling is a dynamic process in science. Science modeling is different from "a model" or using modeling as a pedagogical process (i.e., "I do, we do, you do").

Kelly Moore (Tennessee Tech: Cookeville, TN)

Beyond the Classroom: Developing Robust Industry and Community Partnerships to Strengthen Applied STEM Learning and Address Workforce Development in STEM Fields

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

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Hear innovative ideas for developing partnerships and programs with community, universities, and industry to equip students with STEM skills necessary for success in tomorrow’s world.

1. Learn how to go beyond one-off field trips to engage students in deeper, more meaningful, long-term, and real-world learning; 2. Learn how to take advantage of the coming "silver Tsunami" in most industries, to get unique learning experiences and measurable outcomes for your students; and 3. Understand that "STEM fields" are not limited to robotics or space exploration; most if not all fields soon will require at least a basic understanding of STEM concepts.

Gordon Bourns (Bourns, Inc.: Riverside, CA), Sharon Gutierrez (Riverside Public Utilities: Riverside, CA), John Robertson (Riverside Unified School District: Riverside, CA), Damaris Velez (Riverside Public Utilities: Riverside, CA)

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