NSTA Engage: Fall20

November 13-15, 2020

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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)

Enriching Science Classes with Sustainable Agriculture Concepts and Activities

Friday, November 13 • 4:05 PM - 4:50 PM


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Enriching science classes with sustainable agriculture concepts and activities

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Join us to discuss how to enhance student learning by incorporating activities that relate to real-world environmental and agricultural challenges in science classes.

TAKEAWAYS:
1. Incorporating real-world challenges relating to sustainable agriculture exposes students to meaningful applications of environmental, life, and physical sciences; 2. Communicating that science is not simply abstract concepts, but a way to solve important problems, may increase student engagement in the classroom; and 3. Sustainable agriculture activities lend themselves to adaptation to appropriate grade level or science class.

SPEAKERS:
Maud Walsh (Louisiana State University: Baton Rouge, LA), Jennifer Irving (Louisiana State University: Baton Rouge, LA)

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)

NESTA Session: Hands-On Weather Unit for Middle Schoolers

Friday, November 13 • 4:05 PM - 4:50 PM

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Teachers can engage in a three-dimensional lab-driven approach to answer the driving question, Why does hail fall some times, but not at other times?

TAKEAWAYS:
1. How to kick off a weather unit with an engaging phenomena; and 2. Hands-on activities for students investigating weather phenomena.

SPEAKERS:
Chris Campbell (UTeachTech at Louisiana Tech University: Ruston, LA)

NESTA Session: MEL2—Thinking Scientifically in a Changing World

Friday, November 13 • 4:05 PM - 4:50 PM

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Engage in argument-driven scaffolds for Earth and environmental science topics to critically evaluate connections between evidence and alternative scientific explanations using model-evidence link (MEL) diagrams.

TAKEAWAYS:
1. Learn what a MEL diagram is; 2. Practice using a MEL diagram to promote evaluation; and 3. Learn how to access the suite of MEL materials.

SPEAKERS:
Timothy Klavon (Black Hills State University: Spearfish, SD), Janelle Bailey (Temple University: Philadelphia, PA), Doug Lombardi (University of Maryland: College Park, MD)

Carolina 3D Science: Hands-On Science in Flexible Settings

Friday, November 13 • 4:50 PM - 5:35 PM


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Carolina 3D Science Workshop Handout

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Sponsoring Company: Carolina Biological Supply Co.

Teachers will engage in three examples of hands-on investigations, digital investigations, and digital teacher demonstrations from the Carolina 3D® kit lines for biology, chemistry, and Earth and space science. These activities illustrate how in-class hands-on laboratory investigations have been modified by Carolina for use in socially distanced classrooms and remote learning settings.

TAKEAWAYS:
1. The modification of a face-to-face investigation to a digital investigation with data collection; 2. How to use live specimen in a remote, digital investigation; and 3. Examples of formative assessment appropriate for remote learning.

SPEAKERS:
Crystal Risko (Carolina Biological Supply Co.: Burlington, NC), DeeDee Whitaker (Carolina Biological Supply Co.: Burlington, NC)

Fueling Success with Students—Win Up to $10k!

Friday, November 13 • 4:50 PM - 5:35 PM


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Instructional Method and Teaching Philosophy questions
Shell Programs flyer
Shell Programs presentation
Learn about the two Shell Teaching Awards and the Shell Science Lab Regional Challenge competition.

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Sponsoring Company: NSTA, Shell Teacher Awards and Competitions

Do you impact your school and community with STEM? If you teach K–12, come learn how to apply to win one of eight Shell-supported awards through this teacher competition.

TAKEAWAYS:
1. Learn how to apply for a Shell-sponsored award or competition; 2. begin your application or nomination of a Shell-sponsored program and receive a prize; and 3. collaborate with past winners and judges to learn how to strengthen your application.

SPEAKERS:
Amanda Upton (NSTA: Arlington, VA), Ruth Ruud (Cleveland State University: Cleveland, OH)

Evidence in the Era of NGSS

Friday, November 13 • 4:50 PM - 5:35 PM


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Evidence in the Era of NGSS_AmplifyScience.pdf

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Sponsoring Company: Amplify

How do we support students to gather a variety of evidence in order to deepen their understanding of phenomena? Join program authors from UC Berkeley’s Lawrence Hall of Science to experience how a multimodal approach allows students to grapple with phenomena and real-world problems like scientists do. We will unpack structures from the K–8 Amplify Science curriculum and consider how a deep understanding of NGSS can support you in making principled pedagogical decisions.

TAKEAWAYS:
1. Gain a deeper understanding of the role that different sources of evidence play in phenomenon-based teaching and learning; 2. experience an exemplar of how students figuring out investigative phenomena can support their increasing understanding of more complex anchor phenomena; and 3. reflect on how students engage in all three dimensions of NGSS as they gather evidence and grapple with real-world phenomena.

SPEAKERS:
Leslie Stenger (The Lawrence Hall of Science: Berkeley, CA), Rebecca Abbott (The Lawrence Hall of Science: Berkeley, CA)

A Problem-Based Learning (PBL) in Meteorology Using an Online Severe Weather Events Archive

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


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Activity 1 Table.docx
Activity 2 Table.docx
Activity 3 Table.docx
Activity 4 Table.docx
Activity 5 Table (1 of 2).docx
Activity 5 Table (2 of 2).docx
YouTube Presentation

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We will share a PBL suitable for secondary and postsecondary meteorology students using an online severe weather events database.

TAKEAWAYS:
1. Participants will be given an opportunity to explore the Storm Prediction Center's (SPC) online severe weather events database, identifying the most impactful severe weather days (cases) for a sample region and year; 2. Participants will proceed through an example weekly worksheet analyzing the atmospheric parameters conducive for severe weather for a sample severe weather day; and 3. Presenters will share indirect assessment (via pre- vs. post-survey) data revealing the pedagogical impact of the PBL on student learning.

SPEAKERS:
Joby Hilliker (West Chester University: West Chester, PA), Shannon Hilliker (Binghamton University, SUNY: Binghamton, NY)

Teaching Students to Analyze Data

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


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Teaching Students to Analyze Data
Power Point
Teaching Students to Analyze Data

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In examining student scientific explanations, one common finding is that understanding how to analyze data is often the missing piece in order for students to construct proficient explanations. However, we often tell students to analyze data, but we don't teach students how to do this. Participants will practice several strategies, acquire resources to share with students, and deepen their understanding of how to teach, not tell, students to analyze data.

TAKEAWAYS:
1. Deeper understanding of data analysis as required by the NGSS; 2. Deeper understanding of common student misconceptions about data analysis; and 3. Practical strategies for scaffolding data analysis.

SPEAKERS:
Diane Johnson (EKU Partnership Institute for Math and Science Education Reform: Morehead, KY)

The Kavli Foundation Keynote Presentation: The Story of Pluto and the Kuiper Belt: How Science Progresses

Saturday, November 14 • 11:00 AM - 11:50 AM


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Luu_NSTA_2020Nov14_v2.pdf
Slides from J. Luu's talk on Pluto and the Kuiper Belt

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Sponsoring Company: The Kavli Foundation

Soon after Pluto's discovery in 1930, astronomers noticed that it did not behave much like a planet: its orbit was highly inclined and so elliptical it even crossed the orbit of Neptune. Pluto’s image as an oddball persisted until the 1990s, when it was found to be part of the Kuiper Belt, a large population of icy bodies beyond Neptune consisting of material left over from the planet formation process. The discovery of the Kuiper Belt permanently changed our view of how the solar system formed, and showed that Pluto was not so odd after all. The Pluto–Kuiper Belt story is the quintessential example of how science works: change—whether we like it or not—is the only way science goes forward. 

NSTA wishes to thank The Kavli Foundation for sponsoring this speaker.

SPEAKERS:
Jane Luu (Draper Laboratory: Cambridge, MA)

Online Learning in 3-D

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

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Explore strategies and resources to shift your online courses into a more three-dimensional teaching and learning style.

TAKEAWAYS:
Teachers will explore: 1. strategies for engaging students in phenomena in the online environment; 2. different course structural elements that can be used to promote three-dimensional learning; and 3. online resources that can be incorporated into an online course to promote inquiry learning.

SPEAKERS:
Christine Allred (Deer Valley Unified School Dstrict: Phoenix, AZ)

Daily Do Lesson: Why Isn’t Pluto a Planet? That’s the Nature of Science! Part 1

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


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Collection of Resources

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Engage in a secondary Daily Do lesson based on astronomer Dr. Jane Luu’s research on Pluto and the Kuiper Belt.

TAKEAWAYS:
1. Figure out why Pluto is no longer considered a planet; 2. Identify key features of a phenomenon-driven, three-dimensional ("sensemaking") lesson; and 3. Learn strategies for sensemaking at-a-distance that provide access to science learning for ALL students.

SPEAKERS:
Kate Soriano (NSTA: Arlington, VA), Tricia Shelton (NSTA: Arlington, VA)

Virtual Aha Moments! Online Teaching Strategies That Engage Students

Saturday, November 14 • 1:00 PM - 1:45 PM

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Sponsoring Company: Twig Education

Learn effective strategies that can be employed immediately to increase student engagement in your fully virtual or hybrid distance learning classroom, leading to better student learning outcomes. In addition, you will discover how to foolproof your online classroom to spend more time teaching and less time being tech support.

TAKEAWAYS:
By the end of the session, teachers will be able to implement three virtual assignment strategies to increase student engagement: 1. create micro-lessons for 100% student focus and attention; 2. evaluate (or create) and assign video-based science coaching; and 3. deploy and facilitate virtual labs that excite, engage, and get students doing science.

SPEAKERS:
Mary McGibbons-Craft (Imagine Learning | Twig Education: Santa Cruz, CA), Kimberly Mueller (Imagine Learning | Twig Education: Santa Cruz, CA)

Facilitate Student Agency Through Design Challenges

Saturday, November 14 • 1:00 PM - 1:45 PM


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Facilitate Student Agency Through Design Challenges
Slide deck, links & resources to all materials discussed in Steven Jones' workshop of "Facilitate Student Agency Through Design Challenges"

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Sponsoring Company: MatterHackers, Inc.

Learn how to lead students through engaging learning experiences such as the make:able challenge in order to improve learner outcomes and deepen student agency. They will be able to use empathy, STEM skills, and their own interests to improve the lives of others through assistive technology and 3D printing.

TAKEAWAYS:
1. Learn about the make:able challenge and how you can implement it at your school; 2. use resources from the Build a Better Book project to facilitate design challenges for people with visual impairments based on student interest; and 3. gain strategies to help promote student independence, growth, and reflection.

SPEAKERS:
Mara Hitner (MatterHackers, Inc.: Lake Forest, CA), Steven Jones (Swanson Middle School: Arlington, VA)

Increasing Student Engagement During Remote Learning in Grades 3–5

Saturday, November 14 • 1:00 PM - 1:45 PM

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Sponsoring Company: FOSS–Delta Education, School Specialty

Make the most of your instructional time by increasing student engagement and agency with an emphasis on sensemaking and science-centered language development. Using a FOSS lesson, we will demonstrate strategies developed to activate prior knowledge, collect and analyze collected data, construct explanations, and engage in argumentation during remote learning.

TAKEAWAYS:
1. Learn three instructional strategies to increase engagement; 2. experience a physical science investigation as a learner; 3. determine learning expectation to build student success; and 4. learn about new FOSS resources.

SPEAKERS:
Diana Velez (The Lawrence Hall of Science: Berkeley, CA), Erica Beck Spencer (The Lawrence Hall of Science: Berkeley, CA), Joanna Totino (California Science Project: Berkeley, CA), Brian Campbell (The Lawrence Hall of Science: Berkeley, CA)

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)

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.

TAKEAWAYS:
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.

SPEAKERS:
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)

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)

Project Resilience: Resources to Help High School Students in Coastal Areas Respond to Environmental Challenges

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


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Presentation slides
Please feel free to view or copy our slides, there are hyperlinks within them that you may find useful.

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Learn about activities and resources that help high school students explore environmental challenges in coastal areas and develop resilience plans to improve their communities.

TAKEAWAYS:
Teacher will: 1. understand how the Project Resilience curriculum supports teaching about environmental challenges impacting the Gulf Coast region; 2. learn about tools for teaching students about resilience and ways they can make plans to positively impact their school and community; and 3. consider ideas for how to adapt these resources to issues specific to their local environment and teaching situation, including virtual learning.

SPEAKERS:
Becca Hatheway (UCAR Center for Science Education: Boulder, CO), Melissa Rummel (UCAR Center for Science Education: Boulder, CO), Samantha Hicks (South Louisiana Wetlands Discovery Center: Houma, LA)

Shell Science Teaching Award: Fueling Success with Students; Win Up to $10K

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


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Instructional Method and Teaching Philosophy questions
Shell Programs flyer
Shell Programs presentation

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Do you impact your school and community with STEM? If you teach K–12, come learn how to apply to win one of eight Shell-supported awards.

TAKEAWAYS:
Share your passion and practice by applying for one of eight awards. Learn from past Shell awardees, finalists, and judging panel members’ important tips to apply for this award, and how to win a trip to next year’s national conference in Chicago.

SPEAKERS:
Amanda Upton (NSTA: Arlington, VA), Richard Embrick (Wright Junior High: No City, No State)

Daily Do Lesson: Why Isn’t Pluto a Planet? That’s the Nature of Science! Part 2

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


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Resource Collection

Show Details

Engage in a secondary Daily Do lesson based on astronomer Dr. Jane Luu’s research on Pluto and the Kuiper Belt.

TAKEAWAYS:
1. Figure out why Pluto is no longer considered a planet; 2. Identify key features of a phenomenon-driven, three-dimensional ("sensemaking") lesson; and 3. Learn strategies for sensemaking at-a-distance that provide access to science learning for ALL students.

SPEAKERS:
Kate Soriano (NSTA: Arlington, VA), Tricia Shelton (NSTA: Arlington, VA)

Talking Trash and Making Sense of Data

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


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Talking Trash Participant Folder

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Use real data to visualize the human impacts of pollution on our waterways. Find out ways to use this information to make graphing meaningful and fun!

TAKEAWAYS:
1. Use real data to make mathematical models to visualize relationships; 2. identify the human-caused problems and identify potential solutions based off evidence; and 3. help students to build and interpret graphs effectively to be better scientifically informed citizens.

SPEAKERS:
Jessica Kohout (Educational Consultant: Voorhees, NJ), Stacy Thibodeaux (Southside High School: Youngsville, LA)

Weather Science and Safety Education

Sunday, November 15 • 11:05 AM - 11:30 AM

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During this chat, we will discuss:

  • What types of weather science and safety resources are you looking for to use with your students?
  • What are your biggest challenges when teaching about weather science and safety?
  • What types of resources are you looking for to use with your students?
  • Are they related to extreme weather hazards in your area?

SPEAKERS:
Mary Fairbanks (NOAA National Weather Service: Silver Spring, MD)

Mineral Properties for Grade 5 Teachers: Everything You Need to Know to Teach Them!

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

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Exploration of mineral properties using scientific tools. Session covers how to teach minerals in a 5Es (Engage, Explore, Explain, Elaborate, and Evaluate) investigation. Learn strategies for making your own classroom kits. Visit https://padlet.com/lbschneider/NSTAminerals to access all files related to this session.

TAKEAWAYS:
Participants will learn: 1. strategies for how to teach 5E hands-on science investigations that are NGSS focused; 2. about mineral properties and how to use them to identify common rock-forming minerals; and 3. how to select materials to create mineral kits to use with students.

SPEAKERS:
Laura Schneider (St. Mary's College of Maryland: Saint Mary's City, MD)

“Voices of Hope”: A Climate Science Unit

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

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Climate science can be a difficult topic, however, focusing on hope and action allows students to see they can make a difference. Come see how!

TAKEAWAYS:
1. Gain strategies to support all students, but especially English Learners using OCDE (Orange County Department of Education) Project GLAD® strategies; 2. Learn the content and the relevant issues that are impacting climate change; and 3. How to focus on the importance of maintaining hope. We do this by showing students how their actions will make a difference.

SPEAKERS:
Kate Lindholm (North Central Educational Service District: Wenatchee, WA)

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)

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)

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 (Stephen F. Austin High School: No City, No State)

NSTA Press Session: The NSTA Atlas of the Three Dimensions

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


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Atlas Map Key and Map 4.2 (Flow of Matter and Energy in Living Systems).pdf
FAQ for the #3DAtlasChat twitter slow chat
Frontmatter and sample maps from the NSTA Atlas
This 53 page pdf contains the Introduction and a map from each of the 9 chapters of the Atlas.
Willard Atlas Pres for NSTA Engage November 2020.pdf
This is a pdf of the slides.

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The NSTA Atlas of the Three Dimensions maps out learning progressions based on the Framework for K–12 Science Education and the Next Generation Science Standards (NGSS) using the same techniques that were used to develop the Atlas of Science Literacy from AAAS Project 2061. The 62 maps in the Atlas organize all of the elements from standards on a particular topic (e.g., modeling, patterns, or definitions of energy) on a single page. The elements from grades K–2 are at the bottom of the page and those from grades 9–12 are at the top. Arrows connect elements to indicate how ideas in a particular topic build on each other and how elements in different topics connect to one another. Studying the maps in the Atlas and the additional resources in the appendixes can provide educators new insights about the standards.
 
This session will provide an overview of how to read a map, the other features of the Atlas, and how educators can use this powerful navigational tool to develop and implement curriculum, instruction, and assessment.

TAKEAWAYS:
1. How to read a map in the Atlas; 2. the relationship between the Framework and the Atlas; and 3. how to use the Atlas to unpack or clarify standards.

SPEAKERS:
Ted Willard (Discovery Education: Silver Spring, MD)

Science Current Events Journals: Real Science and Media Literacy

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


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Science Current Events Journals NSTA 2020.pptx
Science_Current_Events_Instructions (1).docx

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Science current events journals bring real science into the classroom. Use the news to teach science content, media literacy, and analytical thinking, and to reinforce language arts.

TAKEAWAYS:
1. How to integrate media literacy in the science classroom; 2. Tools for differentiated instruction in science literacy; and 3. Integration of NGSS in a science literacy project.

SPEAKERS:
Elizabeth Weissman (The Ramaz School: New York, NY)

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)

NESTA and AGI Session: Geoscience Is for Everyone—Activities That Help Students Explore STEM in Their Lives

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

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Take part in activities making personal/local connections that encourage learners to reflect on the role of STEM in their lives, communities, and possible futures.

TAKEAWAYS:
1. Through engaging students in investigations centered on STEM careers we can inspire the next generation of STEM pioneers and innovators to build a better world; 2. Geoscience is for everyone; and 3. Personal and local connections like those explored in this workshop demonstrate the role of STEM for all learners.

SPEAKERS:
Aida Awad (Education Consultant/ Adjunct: Ormond Beach, FL), Ed Robeck (American Geosciences Institute: Alexandria, VA)

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

Show Details

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)

Supporting Three-Dimensional Learning Through Model-Driven Inquiry Units and Resources

Sunday, November 15 • 1:20 PM - 1:25 PM

Show Details

We will introduce a collection of units and resources to help teachers engage students in three-dimensional learning through model-driven inquiry.

TAKEAWAYS:
1. Anchoring instruction around authentic phenomena is the first step to 3-D learning; 2. The practice of modeling should be at the center of your instructional units; and 3. Models help groups of students build explanations of phenomena together over time.

SPEAKERS:
Todd Campbell (University of Connecticut: Storrs Mansfield, CT), Ron Gray (Northern Arizona University: Flagstaff, AZ), Victor Sampson (The University of Texas at Austin: Austin, TX)

Why the Big Blue Planet Needs Butterflies, Bees, Birds, and Books

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


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List of Kids Books Websites
This is a partial list of my recommendations for kids books related to the topic, and several websites as well. If you need the PowerPoint, I am working on reducing the size of the file so plese contact me at [email protected] if you don't see it posted yet. Thank you for participating i NSTA Engage Fall20 and for your interest in my session.

Show Details

Keeping the Earth big and blue requires getting students out into the schoolyard. Discover how to put in gardens or an outdoor classroom and how to support the learning through crosscutting concepts with journals and children’s literature.

TAKEAWAYS:
1.Teachers will experience through photographs, stories, and activities how to engage all students in connecting sustaining Earth to the local schoolyard and their backyards; 2. Teachers gather resources for lessons, units, and a wide selction of chidlren's literature, going home equipped to address crosscutting concepts effectively; and 3. Hands-on activities and anecdotes of the presenter's expereinces will give teachers inspiration to help children find connections to nature at home and at school.

SPEAKERS:
Steve Rich (Science Author/Consultant: Atlanta, GA)

Sparking Discovery and Exploration—From Home!

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

STRAND: No Strand

Show Details

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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