NSTA Engage: Fall20

November 13-15, 2020

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Energy Efficiency: Making a Difference Can Start Early

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

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School Energy Inspectors
Elementary students are introduced to the basic concepts of energy use and energy efficiency. Free PDF download or e-publication! Please note there is a Teacher Guide and a Student Guide. Can be adapted to teach virtually!

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Introduce students to ways we use energy—exploring thermal energy transfer, electricity, lighting, and more! Learn great investigation activities for both the home and school!

1. Learn how to use energy management tools to measure energy use in the school and at home; 2. Describe efficiency and conservation, and categorize an energy-saving measure as either efficiency or conservation; and 3. Teach students how to measure and calculate which devices use more electricity than others and which cost more than others.

Tyler Cvitkovic (The NEED Project: Manassas, VA)

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.

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.

Kristin Hunter-Thomson (Dataspire Education & Evaluation, LLC)

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