STEM20: Virtual Event

October 27-31, 2020

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NCTM Session: Mathematics and Integrative STEM—Models, Measuring, and Ratios Through the Solar System

Monday, July 27 • 1:09 PM - 1:49 PM


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AstronomicalMeasuringTape.pdf
Math,_STEM,_and_the_Solar_System_Presentation.pdf
Planets_informationv2.xlsx
The Sweden Solar System – the largest model of our planetary system in the world
More info and pictures of Sweden's Scale Model of the Solar System.
To Scale: The Solar System @ Black Rock Desert
World's Largest Scale Model of the Solar System Covers Entire Sweden

STRAND: Upper Elementary

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Through an integrative STEM approach, build student understanding of Earth and our solar system while creating models, using ratios, and considering scale.

TAKEAWAYS:
Develop measurement, ratio, and modeling understanding in context. Build a better understanding of earth and our solar system. Develop connections between math and science teaching practices.

SPEAKERS:
David Barnes (National Council of Teachers of Mathematics: Reston, VA), Sarah Bush (University of Central Florida: Orlando, FL)

Using Scratch Jr. to Develop Concept Models in Lower Elementary Students

Monday, July 27 • 1:09 PM - 1:49 PM


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EQuIPD_Core_Model.JPG
This is a model which represents the ideology for the grant.

STRAND: Lower Elementary/Early Childhood

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Engaging Quality Instruction through Professional Development (EQuIPD) is helping teachers to develop core concept models in students through improved instructional practices and use of technology, including Scratch and Scratch Jr.

TAKEAWAYS:
1. How Core concepts models are build in early childhood through specific staged activities. 2. How Scratch Jr and Scratch can be used by students and teachers to build a storyline for a concept model. 3. How teachers can use storylines to help build concept models in students.

SPEAKERS:
Nancy Ruzycki (University of Florida: Gainesville, FL), Seleka Kerr (University of Florida: Gainesville, FL), Leigh Arnold (The School District of Palm Beach County: West Palm Beach, FL), Jared Carter (University of Florida: Gainesville, FL)

Animals as Engineers

Monday, July 27 • 1:09 PM - 1:49 PM

STRAND: Lower Elementary/Early Childhood

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From folklore and fiction to real life, animal mascots engage early learners in using science and engineering practices to explore how natural engineers solve problems.

TAKEAWAYS:
Learn creative ideas for integrated lessons Overview of “tinkering,” “making,” MEA’s (model eliciting activities) and STEM Make meaningful connections between STEM, literacy and the natural world

SPEAKERS:
Margaret Giunta (Pinellas County Schools: Largo, FL), Kali Guinn (Pinellas County Schools: Largo, FL)

Augmented Reality to the Rescue: Practical Resources to Use in Your Classroom Right Away!

Monday, July 27 • 1:09 PM - 1:49 PM

STRAND: Upper Elementary

Show Details

Leverage technology to keep your students engaged. This session will showcase the use of augmented reality (AR) technology within the learning cycle framework in upper elementary classrooms.

TAKEAWAYS:
Participants will be: • Given a list resources that can be used for physical science, life science and earth/space science • Have a hands-on experience with a few different applications and resources for an immersive experience • Discuss how to accommodate a diverse set of learners and how to use proper scaffolding

SPEAKERS:
Sumreen Asim (Indiana University Southeast: New Albany, IN)

Using Model Aircraft in Your Classroom

Monday, July 27 • 1:09 PM - 1:49 PM


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AeroLab_doc.pdf
AMA Flight School
Starting point for teachers - to receive more resources contact the education department: [email protected]
AMA_Workshop_Weblinks.pdf
force_and_motion-flight-scientific_method-design_process-fpg9.docx
Making and Flying the Tethered Jetstream Model
This short video shows how to make the Jetstream Tethered flying model to be used with all the investigation worksheets and data collection. You will receive 7 of these models in your kit.
Wings Over Indiana - PBS & NASA Flight Special

STRAND: Upper Elementary

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Students will love launching their own aircraft to study flight! Receive three types of flying models and everything you need for teaching with them. Lessons and activities are suitable for a wide range of ages and include flight dynamics, control surfaces, Newton’s laws, potential/kinetic energy, center of gravity, speed, weight/lift, thrust/drag, and centripetal force.

TAKEAWAYS:
1. Experience for yourself how model aircraft provide a hands-on, engaging and memorable way to learn about STEM concepts including basic flight dynamics, potential and kinetic energy, center of gravity and more. 2. Learn specific strategies for incorporating these activities into your classroom, making this STEM learning experience both successful and fun for you and your students. 3. Go back to your classroom feeling prepared with a free kit that includes three types of aircraft plus curriculum, directions for student activities, hand-outs and instructions on receiving post-workshop support.

SPEAKERS:
Rick Crosslin (MSD of Wayne Township: Indianapolis, IN)

Teaching the Brain to Young Learners

Monday, July 27 • 2:47 PM - 3:27 PM

STRAND: Lower Elementary/Early Childhood

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Join in for an introduction to the brain and mindfulness for the youngest learners. In this kindergarten unit, students learn the basics of how the brain works, as well as a few parts of the brain and the meaning of growth mindset. This unit includes a “brainy” engineering project.

TAKEAWAYS:
Students can learn how the parts of the brain work Students can learn how to use mindfulness Students will learn about growth mindset

SPEAKERS:
Rebecca Kurson (Collegiate School: New York, NY)

Engineering a Unit to Promote STEAM Concepts for Elementary Classrooms

Monday, July 27 • 2:47 PM - 3:27 PM


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Chemical_Engineering_Lesson_Plan.docx
Civil_Engineering_-_Pipeline_Challenge.pptx
Civil_Engineering_Lesson_PLan.docx
Electrical_Engineering_-__Propeller_car_challenge.pptx
Electrical_Engineering_Lesson_Plan.docx
Engineering_Jeopardy.pptx
Mechanical_Engineering_-_Roller_Coasters.pptx
Mechanical_Engineering_Lesson_Plan.docx
Scientist_V._Engineer_Lesson.docx
Scientist_v_engineer_-_day_1.pptx
Sort_an_Engineer_Card_Sort.docx
Sort_an_Engineer_Lesson_Plan.docx
Sort_an_Engineer_PowerPoint.pptx
Water_Filters_Challenge_-_chemical_engineering.pptx

STRAND: Upper Elementary

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We created a unit to introduce students to STEAM concepts by using engineering as the backbone. All resources, including activities and assessments, will be shared.

TAKEAWAYS:
-Elementary students have common misconceptions about engineers and engineering. -The engineering design process is an effective tool for designing STEAM-based lessons and units. -There are four main types of engineering (civil, mechanical, chemical, and electrical), upon which all careers within engineering are based (eg. biomedical, mining, architectural, environmental, aerospace, geological, etc.)

SPEAKERS:
Jeffery Townsend (Eastern Kentucky University: Richmond, KY), Taylor Cobb (Preservice Teacher: Waco, KY)

Creating Three-Dimensional Inquiry Lessons

Monday, July 27 • 2:47 PM - 3:27 PM


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EQuIPD_Model.JPG
This model represents the core ideology for the grant
https://nsta2020.eventfinity.co/schedule/338464/vmeet/64666
Inquiry_Model_Development_and_purposes.pdf
This is a document we created to show the inquiry model stages. It aligns with the 5E model and Three Dimensional Learning.

STRAND: Upper Elementary

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Engaging Quality Instruction through Professional Development (EQuIPD) is helping teachers to develop inquiry lessons that teach students to think critically and learn to solve the mysteries in the world around them using three-dimensional practices. Learn to create and use inquiry to truly engage your students in STEM.

TAKEAWAYS:
1. Identify a main learning goal, phenomena to explore, and concept model to plan effective STEM lessons. 2. Use the 5Es model of inquiry to create a real-world mystery that students will be motivated to solve. 3. Use technology as a tool to support model concept development. 4. Use Question Formulation Technique and Claim-Evidence-Reasoning to elicit student thinking.

SPEAKERS:
Nancy Ruzycki (University of Florida: Gainesville, FL), Christine Angel Danger (Hillsborough County Public Schools: Tampa, FL)

STEM in Action: Empowering Student Learning

Monday, July 27 • 5:14 PM - 5:54 PM


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red_blank_cards_Akers.pdf
Blank challenge task cards
STEM_in_Action!_Empowering_Student_Learning_Akers.pdf
STEM challenge lessons, book lists, and online reosurces.
STEM_in_ACTION!_Wood_Plank_Cards_Akers.pdf
Challenge task cards for wood planks or Jenga blocks

STRAND: Lower Elementary/Early Childhood

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Come ready to dive into STEM challenges and leave with confidence! Participants take on roles as architects and engineers while they plan, build, test, and improve their designs. What are the possibilities? 

TAKEAWAYS:
Participants understand what students experience as they go through the steps of planning and constructing to meet a goal. Participants will learn the importance of an interdisciplinary approach through cross-curricular content. Participants will show an understanding of the importance of independent thinking as well as collaborating with others.

SPEAKERS:
Belle Akers (Convent & Stuart Hall's Schools of the Sacred Heart: San Francisco, CA)

Integrating STEM Teaching and Learning into the K–2 Classroom

Monday, July 27 • 5:14 PM - 5:54 PM


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Resource_Materials_from_Vasquez,_Comer_and_Gutierrez.docx

STRAND: Lower Elementary/Early Childhood

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Integrating STEM into the K–2 Classroom is a critically important contribution toward advancing STEM education, for two overarching reasons. First, it blazes a trail for early elementary classroom practitioners to reflect the latest thinking in STEM, and second, it provides a means by which early elementary educators can meaningfully contribute to America’s STEM movement.

TAKEAWAYS:
-Experiencing through hands-on activities STEM Teaching and Learning in the Primary Classroom. - How to develop a STEM Unit for primary using their own standards and curriculum. -Discovering how exciting it is for teachers to build the foundation for STEM Teaching and Learning.

SPEAKERS:
Jo Anne Vasquez (NSTA President 96-97: , AZ), Michael Comer (Savvas Learning Co.: Paramus, NJ)

Integrating STEM in PreK–5 Classrooms

Monday, July 27 • 5:14 PM - 5:54 PM


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Childrens_Literature_Titles_used_in_STEM.pdf
List of books I use in STEM classes grades 1st-5th.
Earthquake.pdf
Earthquake activity that I did with 2nd graders to coincide with their reading curriculum. We read a story about earthquakes and using spaghetti noodles and marshmallows students created a building that would withstand an earthquake. We tested them at the end to see how they held up and had class discussions about what certain ones held up better than others.
Muir_Woods-_STEM_Activity.pdf
STEM Activity Page for the activity Muir Woods

STRAND: Upper Elementary

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Find out how you can integrate STEM into various subjects across the preK–5 curriculum. Leave with the ability to recreate several hands-on activities incorporating reading, social studies, science, and math.

TAKEAWAYS:
Attendees will gain ideas for lessons in the areas of reading, social studies, science and math. Attendees will receive a list of curated books to use in the classroom and receive handouts of ready-to-use lessons. Attendees will be able to take materials with them from the activities.

SPEAKERS:
Angela Henderson (Southside Christian School: Simpsonville, SC)

Have You Daily Do-ed? Classroom and Distance Learning Lesson Plans for Elementary Teachers, Part 1

Monday, July 27 • 5:14 PM - 5:54 PM


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STEM20_7-27-20_Have you Daily Do-ed_Elementary
STEM20_7-27-20_Have you Daily Do-ed_Elementary

STRAND: Upper Elementary

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Daily Do sensemaking tasks are designed to engage students in authentic, relevant science learning whether at home or in the classroom. Join us to explore how these phenomenon-driven tasks motivate students to engage in science and engineering practices to make sense of science ideas (disciplinary core ideas) they need to explain how or why the phenomenon occurs. No matter the grade level or science subject you teach, we have Daily Do sensemaking tasks for you!

TAKEAWAYS:
Understand what sensemaking is and how to create opportunities for sensemaking (recognize sensemaking tasks) Strategies for ensuring students are part of a rich learning community (science is social) - remote or classroom - and how being part of that community supports sensemaking Opportunities for family engagement in sensemaking tasks to build a family-school connection/community that supports all students learning science.

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

Appy Hour

Monday, July 27 • 5:14 PM - 5:54 PM


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NSTA_STEM20_Appy_Hour_handouts.pdf

STRAND: Upper Elementary

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Bring STEM lessons to the next level with Appy Hour. From augmented reality to literally holding the world in your hand, the possibilities are endless!

TAKEAWAYS:
Learn how to use augmented reality to bring your projects to life and how to share those projects with your students' families. Find exciting ways to let your students be immersed into new worlds. Learn how to combine subject areas while using these engaging free apps.

SPEAKERS:
Tiffany Pace (Cross Lanes Elementary School: Charleston, WV)

Nanobot Sumo! Teaching Science and Engineering Practices by Hacking Hexbugs® with Elementary Students

Monday, July 27 • 5:14 PM - 5:54 PM


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Google presentation supporting video.
This google slides presentation is what I reference in my video presentation on Nanobot Sumo engineering with elementary students.
Hexbug_Sumo_copy.docx

STRAND: Upper Elementary

Show Details

Teach children to become inventors and engineers—it can happen when they’re engaged in science and engineering design practices. Introduce low-cost robotics in your elementary classroom by having your students create simple sensors for Hexbug® nanobots to perform specific jobs or compete in “battlebot” Sumo matches.

TAKEAWAYS:
The practice of effective instruction in science and engineering practices within integrated STEM lessons. Teamwork in the iterative process and innovation within basic engineering design that builds upon cohesive, and collaborative student engagement. An introduction to low-cost, micro-robotics that meet key NGSS and state science and engineering standards.

SPEAKERS:
Thomas Meagher (Owatonna Public Schools: Owatonna, MN)

Primary Sources in the Library of Congress: Teaching with STEM

Monday, July 27 • 5:14 PM - 5:54 PM

STRAND: Upper Elementary

Show Details

Using the LOC digitized primary sources, an activity can be created that helps students engage in learning, develop critical-thinking skills, and construct knowledge. Some possible resources participants will analyze are early periodic tables, researcher notebooks, photographs, engineering design plans, and scientific drawings.

TAKEAWAYS:
• Connect with a primary source • Make inferences based on prior knowledge and close observation • Discuss benefits and strategies for engaging students with primary sources

SPEAKERS:
Barbara Bromley (Hazelwood Elementary School: Lynnwood, WA)

EcoMOD: Computational Modeling for Elementary Ecosystem Science Education

Monday, July 27 • 6:03 PM - 6:43 PM

STRAND: Upper Elementary

Show Details

Learn computational modeling with the EcoMOD curriculum. See how to explore a 3-D virtual ecosystem, and program a beaver agent to build a dam.

TAKEAWAYS:
The EcoMOD research curriculum demonstrates an effective approach for integrating computational modeling and science content. Visual block-based programming interfaces make computational modeling for STEM learning accessible in upper elementary school. The NSF-funded EcoMOD software and curriculum are being made available for download through free license from Harvard University.

SPEAKERS:
Shari Metcalf (Harvard Graduate School of Education: Cambridge, MA)

Have You Daily Do-ed? Classroom and Distance Learning Lesson Plans for Elementary Teachers, Part 2

Monday, July 27 • 6:03 PM - 6:43 PM


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STEM20_7-27-20_Have you Daily Do-ed_Elementary

STRAND: Upper Elementary

Show Details

Daily Do sensemaking tasks are designed to engage students in authentic, relevant science learning whether at home or in the classroom. Join us to explore how these phenomenon-driven tasks motivate students to engage in science and engineering practices to make sense of science ideas (disciplinary core ideas) they need to explain how or why the phenomenon occurs. No matter the grade level or science subject you teach, we have Daily Do sensemaking tasks for you!

TAKEAWAYS:
Understand what sensemaking is and how to create opportunities for sensemaking (recognize sensemaking tasks) Strategies for ensuring students are part of a rich learning community (science is social) - remote or classroom - and how being part of that community supports sensemaking Opportunities for family engagement in sensemaking tasks to build a family-school connection/community that supports all students learning science.

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

Forming Natural Bridges: Integrating STEM with Social Studies

Monday, July 27 • 6:03 PM - 6:43 PM


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On_the_Trail_with_Lewis_and_Clark_Resources.pdf
Template_On_the_Trail_with_Lewis_and_Clark.pdf

STRAND: Upper Elementary

Show Details

The Lewis and Clark expedition offers a rich opportunity to bridge STEM, social studies, and ELA using three-dimensional learning as the foundation.

TAKEAWAYS:
Attendees will learn how to use picture books, historical fiction, as well as primary sources to engage students in STEM/Social Studies learning. Attendees will be work to solve STEM problems that simulate problems encountered by Lewis and Clark expedition. Attendees may choose to grapple with/solve problems involving either Life Science, Physical Science, or Earth and Space Science as they work through a lesson built on the 5E model. Attendees will learn to see the connections between NGSS, CCSS, and NCSS standards so they, too, can build lessons integrating all three areas.

SPEAKERS:
Julie Siebach (Retired Teacher: Cedar Hills, UT), Deborah Draper (Cedar Ridge Elementary School: Cedar Hills, UT)

Integrating Dance and the NGSS: Creating a Human Machine

Monday, July 27 • 6:03 PM - 6:43 PM


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Integrating_Dance_and_the_NGSS__Creating_a_Human_Machine.pptx
Slide show
LP_Integrating_Dance_and_the_NGSS_Creating_a_Human_Machine.docx
Lesson Plan

STRAND: Upper Elementary

Show Details

Use dance and movement to teach science and engineering concepts to better meet the needs of kinesthetic learners. Explore how to integrate dance and science to construct a Human Machine based on simple machine movements and the engineering design process.

TAKEAWAYS:
Participants will be able to integrate dance and movement as a way to teach science and engineering concepts to better meet the needs of kinesthetic learners. Using dance to learn science in a nontraditional learning environment will allow for a variety of access points for the participants. Academic vocabulary in both disciplines will be built on during the presentation that is accessible for both a novice or more advanced-level practitioner.

SPEAKERS:
Dawn Dyson (The Music Center: Los Angeles, CA)

A STEAM Exploration of Tiny Homes for the Homeless

Monday, July 27 • 6:03 PM - 6:43 PM

STRAND: Upper Elementary

Show Details

We will explore a STEAM inquiry designed to engage upper elementary students in the creation of tiny homes as a solution to homelessness. 

TAKEAWAYS:
1) Engage around a mathematics rich tried and tested STEAM inquiry 2) Learn the role of empathy in authentic STEAM inquires 3) Outline possible strategies for implementing STEAM inquiries in upper elementary classrooms

SPEAKERS:
Sarah Bush (University of Central Florida: Orlando, FL), Daniel Edelen (University of Central Florida: Orlando, FL)

Getting Girls Involved in STEM with Innovative and Artistic Inventions: An Exploration of the Work of Rube Goldberg

Monday, July 27 • 6:03 PM - 6:43 PM

STRAND: Upper Elementary

Show Details

Tinker with how to use the work of Rube Goldberg to develop engineering skills in upper elementary students. Participants will find out how to create their own Rube Goldberg device and develop a skill set to create innovative and engaging STEM/STEAM activities for girls at their respective schools.

TAKEAWAYS:
Teachers will have the opportunity to learn about the WISE (Women in Science and Engineering) program that I run at my school, providing the girls an opportunity to develop their STEM skills, with a focus on spatial awareness. Teachers will learn how to incorporate the work of Rube Goldberg into STEAM lessons. Teachers will be able to develop their own STEAM lessons, utilizing what they have learned in their workshop to engage girls in science.

SPEAKERS:
Katie Diaz (Horace Mann School Lower Division: Bronx, NY)

NCTM Session: Mathematics and Integrative STEM—The Ultimate Photo Finish for Connecting Math and Science

Tuesday, July 28 • 1:09 PM - 1:49 PM


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Ultimate_Photo_Finish_Presentation.pdf

STRAND: Middle Level

Show Details

Build student understanding and ability to look for patterns, analyze data, and use their own mathematical rules in the context of a photo finish they orchestrate.

TAKEAWAYS:
Build positive mathematical identity by using math to describe their situation. Create a richer understanding of the mathematics they do when they create rules (functions) to describe the movement of their object. Collaborate and problem solve with others to create an collective experience connecting mathematics and science.

SPEAKERS:
Katelyn Barnes (Riverside High School: Leesburg, VA), David Barnes (National Council of Teachers of Mathematics: Reston, VA)

When the Wheels Are Turning, the Students Are Learning!

Tuesday, July 28 • 2:47 PM - 3:27 PM


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When_the_Wheels_Are_Turning,_the_Students_Are_Learning!.ppt

STRAND: Middle Level

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If you’re new to coding, come get up to speed! By combining coding and hands-on activities, you can learn how to program a robotic vehicle to perform different challenges.

TAKEAWAYS:
Bring coding and hands-on science learning together; Learn creative ways to use the engineering design process to teach science; Write simple code to use a Rover to explore the relationship between speed, distance, and time.

SPEAKERS:
Karlheinz Haas (Science/Math Instructor, Retired: Tequesta, FL)

Have You Daily-Do-ed? Classroom and Distance Learning Lesson Plans for Middle School Teachers, Part 1

Tuesday, July 28 • 5:14 PM - 5:54 PM


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STEM20_7-28-20_Have you Daily Do-ed_Middle School

STRAND: Middle Level

Show Details

Daily Do sensemaking tasks are designed to engage students in authentic, relevant science learning whether at home or in the classroom. Join us to explore how these phenomenon-driven tasks motivate students to engage in science and engineering practices to make sense of science ideas (disciplinary core ideas) they need to explain how or why the phenomenon occurs. No matter the grade level or science subject you teach, we have Daily Do sensemaking tasks for you!

TAKEAWAYS:
Understand what sensemaking is and how to create opportunities for sensemaking (recognize sensemaking tasks). Strategies for ensuring students are part of a rich learning community (science is social)—remote or classroom—and how being part of that community supports sensemaking. Opportunities for family engagement in sensemaking tasks to build a family-school connection/community that supports all students learning science.

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

Bring Out a Bit of Making with Micro:bit and Code

Tuesday, July 28 • 5:14 PM - 5:54 PM


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_MICROBITSTEM20.pdf
Getting Started with the micro:bit
Micro:bit Projects
Micro:bit Simulator
NSTA Micro:bit Session
NSTA Micro:bit Session
SDG's

STRAND: Middle Level

Show Details

How are you prepping your kids? If you are letting them make and teaching them coding, then you know they will be OK. Why not attend a session where you can learn both? We will dive into building your own hardware to work with any subject.

TAKEAWAYS:
Students select and use digital tools to plan and manage a design process that considers design constraints and calculated risks. Students know and use a deliberate design process for generating ideas, testing theories, creating innovative artifacts, or solving authentic problems. Students develop, test, and refine prototypes as part of a cyclical design process

SPEAKERS:
David Lockett (Meharry School of Applied Computational Sciences: Nashville, TN), Denise Wright (Ocean Bay Middle School: Myrtle Beach, SC)

Fiery STEM Partnerships

Tuesday, July 28 • 5:14 PM - 5:54 PM


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Fiery STEM Partnership Resources
This folder contains relevant materials & resources shared during our session.

STRAND: Building STEM Ecosystems: Community Partnerships

Show Details

Find out how Cobb County Schools, the Cobb County Fire Department, and Underwriters Laboratories are creating an authentic STEM learning experience for physical science students.

TAKEAWAYS:
1. Experience quality STEM-infused learning through UL Xplorlabs: Fire Forensics (free curriculum) 2. Learn about the Community Partnerships of Cobb County Schools, Cobb County Fire Department, and Underwriter Laboratories 3. Identify potential for building similar STEM ecosystems

SPEAKERS:
Sally Creel (Cobb County School District: Marietta, GA), Amy Gilbert (Griffin Middle School: Smyrna, GA)

Learning How to Use Culturally Relevant Pedagogy to Inspire Underrepresented Populations in STEM

Tuesday, July 28 • 5:14 PM - 5:54 PM


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Resources-Culturally_Relevant_Pedagogy_to_Inspire_STEM_.pptx

STRAND: Middle Level

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Culture is the key to engaging underrepresented populations in STEM education. Understanding the pedagogy is necessary to grow STEM diversity.

 

TAKEAWAYS:
Understanding the role culture plays in learning ; Application of strategies that can be used in the learning experience to meet the needs of culturally diverse learners ; Understanding the framework of culturally relevant pedagogy

SPEAKERS:
Rochelle Darville (West St. John High School: Edgard, LA), Nikita LaCour (Scotlandville Pre-Engineering Magnet Academy: Baton Rouge, LA), Ashley McClure (Southern University and A&M College: Baton Rouge, LA), Bobbie Shujaa (Southern University and A&M College: Baton Rouge, LA)

Enhancing Inquiry Through Facilitative STEM Coaching

Tuesday, July 28 • 6:00 PM - 6:40 PM


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EQuIPD_Coaching_Model_Stages_and_Resources.pdf
This is a model of the coaching stages for the grant
EQuIPD_Implementation_Rubric.pdf
This is a rubric we created to help coaches determine where teachers are relative to Grant Goals.
Inquiry_Model_Development_and_Purpose.pdf
This is a document coaches use with teachers to help plan.

STRAND: Middle Level

Show Details

The Engaged Quality Instruction through Professional Development (EQuIPD project) provides weeklong summer sessions for teachers. To aid teachers in implementing the project goal of increased inquiry, coaches met with teachers twice per month for one year. The coaching model used was a facilitative one. Come learn about the EQuIPD Facilitative Coaching Model and its effect on teachers and student performance.

TAKEAWAYS:
1) A copy of the EQuIPD Facilitative Coaching Model will be disseminated to elucidate the meaning of facilitative coaching. 2) Strategic Activities coaches used across three phases of inquiry implementation: Planning, Implementation, and Sustainability phases will be distributed so participants can utilize these to increase the use of inquiry in their own schools. 3) Sample Coaching Reports, Logs, and Coaching Work Plans utilized in the project will also be shared to illuminate goal setting and progress tracking.

SPEAKERS:
Krista Dulany (University of Florida: Gainesville, FL), Xavier Rozas (University of Florida: Gainesville, FL), Nancy Ruzycki (University of Florida: Gainesville, FL), Julie Edmunds (SERVE Center: Durham, NC)

The Introduction of Artificial Intelligence in Middle School

Tuesday, July 28 • 6:00 PM - 6:40 PM


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AI Experiments with Google
AI4k12 Initiative
https://app.edu.buncee.com/buncee/6b617f93055c4cefa14a318277da8509
Python Programming and Artificial Intelligence applied to Self-Driving Cars
The A-Z of AI

STRAND: Middle Level

Show Details

Discussion centers on the concept of artificial intelligence and how it is taught in the middle school classroom. Emphasis will be placed on real-life examples and how they interact with AI. Resources/technology that support teaching AI will be shared, especially the AI4All movement.

TAKEAWAYS:
Create experiences for learners to make positive, socially responsible contributions and exhibit empathetic behavior online that build relationships and community. Attendees will be exposed to a variety of resources that assist educators, so they, may introduce middle school students to AI. Design authentic learning activities that align with content area standards and use digital tools and resources to maximize active, deep learning.

SPEAKERS:
Denise Wright (Ocean Bay Middle School: Myrtle Beach, SC), David Lockett (Meharry School of Applied Computational Sciences: Nashville, TN)

Have You Daily-Do-ed? Classroom and Distance Learning Lesson Plans for Middle School Teachers, Part 2

Tuesday, July 28 • 6:00 PM - 6:40 PM


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STEM20_7-28-20_Have you Daily Do-ed_Middle School

STRAND: Middle Level

Show Details

Daily Do sensemaking tasks are designed to engage students in authentic, relevant science learning whether at home or in the classroom. Join us to explore how these phenomenon-driven tasks motivate students to engage in science and engineering practices to make sense of science ideas (disciplinary core ideas) they need to explain how or why the phenomenon occurs. No matter the grade level or science subject you teach, we have Daily Do sensemaking tasks for you!

TAKEAWAYS:
Understand what sensemaking is and how to create opportunities for sensemaking (recognize sensemaking tasks). Strategies for ensuring students are part of a rich learning community (science is social)—remote or classroom—and how being part of that community supports sensemaking. Opportunities for family engagement in sensemaking tasks to build a family-school connection/community that supports all students learning science.

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

Eye of a Scientist: Dr. Charles Drew—What Is Blood and How Is It Used in Transfusion?

Tuesday, July 28 • 6:00 PM - 6:40 PM


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Additional_Resources.docx
Slide deck URLs as well as additional math, literacy, hands-on, and genetics extensions
CSI.docx
Crime Scene Blood Typing - additional context for students to highlight mastery of Unit materials
Picture_for_Question_from_Presentation.docx
WS1.docx
Guided Notes Sheet for Student Exploration
WS2_Group_1.docx
Pie Graphs - RBC throughout a Lifetime
WS2_Groups_2,3_and_4.docx
Pie Graphs (Red Blood Cells) - Adult male, female, and anemia patient; adult male Hispanic, Black, and White; adult female Hispanic, Black, and White
WS3.docx
Red Blood Cell Modeling - Hands-on modeling (file cards) of antigens and antibodies for all human blood types
WS4.docx
Blood Typing Modeling - Hands-on paper modeling to support Literacy assignment
WS5.docx
Letter from Red Cross to Dr. Drew - This is the invite to students to write a persuasive essay (citing their scientific evidence discovered throughout the Unit) to the Red Cross in support of Dr. Drew's position on the similarity of all human blood

STRAND: Middle Level

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Walk through a unit design centered upon the student question, “What is blood and how is it used in a transfusion?” Emphasis will be placed on analyzing science education tools with the eye of a scientist so as to maximize student-scientist discovery of evidence, as well as communication of its significance (meaning).

TAKEAWAYS:
Unit design walk-through the process for creating a student-scientist adventure from freely available internet resources Science and interdisciplinary (math and literacy) lesson materials that serve to promote efficient communication of student-scientist discovery Ideas for generating and sample student guided notes sheets

SPEAKERS:
Helen Flavin (Scientist and Educator: Fall River, MA)

AIA Session: Transforming Your Space to Support Pedagogy: Architecture Design Workshop

Wednesday, July 29 • 1:09 PM - 1:49 PM

STRAND: High School

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Architects with the Committee on Architecture for Education will explore strategies to learn how architecture and design can be combined with innovative pedagogy to transform spaces into student-centered, collaborative learning environments.

TAKEAWAYS:
1. Attendees will explore methods to engage and connect your learning environment with nature and the outdoors. 2. Attendees will explore a variety of models for classroom flexibility and adaptability. 3. Attendees will explore examples of creative use of space and opportunities for meaningful display. 4. Attendees will explore suggestions for physical learning in regards to social distancing and capacity restrictions.

SPEAKERS:
Michael Maza (Kliment Halsband Architects: New York, NY)

NCTM Session: Mathematics and Integrative STEM—Solar Batteries and Solar Houses Fuel Student Application of Mathematics

Wednesday, July 29 • 1:09 PM - 1:49 PM


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Math__STEM__Examining_the_Solar_Battery.pdf

STRAND: High School

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This integrative STEM approach with a focus on mathematics uses student mathematical thinking to create a robust mathematical picture of solar batteries and solar houses.

TAKEAWAYS:
1. Application of algebra and pre-calculus concepts in the creation of models of solar batteries. 2. Small group work is coordinated and combined with others to support a collective mathematical analysis of the context and properties of interest. 3. Students use their mathematics and engineering tools and principles as they further develop their identity as a doer in these spaces.

SPEAKERS:
David Barnes (National Council of Teachers of Mathematics: Reston, VA), Katelyn Barnes (Riverside High School: Leesburg, VA)

Empowering Students Through Big Data Analytics and Aerospace

Wednesday, July 29 • 1:09 PM - 1:49 PM

STRAND: Building STEM Ecosystems: Community Partnerships

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Big data analytics and aerospace are two courses developed at Concordia International School Shanghai to empower students, develop STEM skills, and build community partnerships.

TAKEAWAYS:
Understand two STEM collaboration projects between schools, corporations, and outside organizations. Understand that STEM ecosystems vary from one school to another, there is no one recipe, but there are guiding principles. Gain hands-on experience in building and testing balsa wood planes.

SPEAKERS:
Peter Tong (Concordia International School Shanghai: Shanghai, China), Craig Gingerich (American School of Doha: Doha, 0)

ASEE Session: Engineering For Us All (E4USA)

Wednesday, July 29 • 2:47 PM - 3:27 PM

STRAND: High School

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Learn more about the inclusive new NSF-funded introductory high school engineering course called Engineering For Us All (E4USA). We'll share one of our hands-on design activities!

TAKEAWAYS:
Participants will be able to describe the E4USA program and its objectives and know how to participate in the future. Participants will learn to recognize engineering around them. Participants will leave with a hands-on activity that they can use in their classroom—the redesign of a shoe.

SPEAKERS:
Stacy Klein-Gardner (Vanderbilt University: Nashville, TN)

Ramp Up Your STEM Data Collection

Wednesday, July 29 • 2:47 PM - 3:27 PM


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Ramp_Up_Your_Data_Collection.pdf

STRAND: High School

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Want to add more data collection to your STEM classroom? Then this session is for you!

TAKEAWAYS:
Data collection and mathematical modeling coding with Basic language and a micro controller engineering design

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

Disrupting the Status Quo: Accelerating Outcomes Through STEM Learning Ecosystems

Wednesday, July 29 • 2:47 PM - 3:27 PM

STRAND: Building STEM Ecosystems: Community Partnerships

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Explore how the STEM2 Hub has built a thriving STEM ecosystem that is now impacting students across multiple districts through systems thinking and leadership’s willingness to change course.

TAKEAWAYS:
An overview of the systems-thinking approach and theory of change applied in our ecosystem. Strategies to build trust to deepen collaborative partnerships across once disparate and competitive organizations with actionable tools to apply in your setting. Standards-based strategies to develop and infuse high-quality resources into the school day in a consistent manner, with resources to apply in your setting.

SPEAKERS:
Kathleen Schofield (Northeast Florida Regional STEM2 Hub: Ponte Vedre Beach, FL)

Talking Trash and Making Sense of Data!

Wednesday, July 29 • 5:14 PM - 5:54 PM


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Talking Trash Participant Folder

STRAND: High School

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Use real data to visualize the human impacts of pollution on our waterways. Learn 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. 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)

Educational Modules of Skeletal Muscle Anatomy and Function with Models and Active Data Gathering Related to Muscular Dystrophy

Wednesday, July 29 • 5:14 PM - 5:54 PM

STRAND: High School

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Concepts addressed include skeletal muscle anatomy and physiology, and the cellular physiology of the muscle cell, which are applied in formulating explanations that describe muscle cell function in healthy individuals and those with a disease. BackYard Brains electromyograms recordings as well as physical models will be used. These modules have been used in high school– and college-level classes.

TAKEAWAYS:
1. engineering design activities challenge teams to build 2-D and 3-D models 2. Skeletal muscle anatomy and physiology, and the cellular physiology of the muscle cell is learned as well as implications in a disease state. 3. • STEM content knowledge is applied in explaining a human health issue—muscular dystrophy

SPEAKERS:
Robin Cooper (University of Kentucky: Lexington, KY), Rebecca Krall (University of Kentucky: Lexington, KY), Tawny Aguayo-Williams (University of Kentucky: Lexington, KY)

Have You Daily Do-ed? Classroom and Distance Learning Lesson Plans for High School Teachers, Part 1

Wednesday, July 29 • 5:14 PM - 5:54 PM


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STEM20_7-29-20_Have you Daily Do-ed_High School

STRAND: High School

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Daily Do sensemaking tasks are designed to engage students in authentic, relevant science learning whether at home or in the classroom. Join us to explore how these phenomenon-driven tasks motivate students to engage in science and engineering practices to make sense of science ideas (disciplinary core ideas) they need to explain how or why the phenomenon occurs. No matter the grade level or science subject you teach, we have Daily Do sensemaking tasks for you!

TAKEAWAYS:
Understand what sensemaking is and how to create opportunities for sensemaking (recognize sensemaking tasks) Strategies for ensuring students are part of a rich learning community (science is social) - remote or classroom - and how being part of that community supports sensemaking Opportunities for family engagement in sensemaking tasks to build a family-school connection/community that supports all students learning science.

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

Zoom In! Modeling Variation in Deer Mice with Connected Bio

Wednesday, July 29 • 5:14 PM - 5:54 PM


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Zoom In! Participant Folder (ConnectedBio)

STRAND: High School

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Engage in free sensemaking modeling and digitally enhanced activities developed by Concord Consortium that zoom into the mechanisms behind fur coloration in mice across various levels.

TAKEAWAYS:
Boldly go where no curriculum has gone before using cutting-edge simulation software and digital zoom-ins to present to students what is typically missing from their understanding. Explore how students can generate accurate biological datasets to work with, compare, analyze, and/or applied to group statistical analysis. De-silo biology instruction to teach interconnected content across multiple levels (population, organismal, cellular, molecular).

SPEAKERS:
Louise Mead (BEACON Center for the Study of Evolution in Action: East Lansing, MI), Rebecca Brewer (Troy High School: Troy, MI), James McCusker (Ridley School District: Folsom, PA), Frieda Reichsman (The Concord Consortium: Concord, MA), Timothy Newman (Bishop O'Dowd High School: Oakland, CA)

Using Biological Modeling and Data-Driven Science to Engage Students in Computational Thinking in Order to Bridge Biology and Computer Science

Wednesday, July 29 • 6:03 PM - 6:43 PM

STRAND: High School

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Explore how your students can integrate computer science and biology to address real-world problems through data collection, visualization, analysis, biological modeling, and hypothesis testing. No programming background required!

TAKEAWAYS:
Learn applications of building and using computer simulations of biological systems to introduce students to biological modeling. Collect ecological data using our web app to support a real-world project on pollinator decline and loss of biodiversity Use computational tools to visualize and analyze ecological data to test hypotheses about the effects of environmental stressors on ecosystems

SPEAKERS:
Shari Weaver (The STEM Education Center at WPI: Worcester, MA), Maria Berrios (Auburn High School: Auburn, MA), Maureen Chase (Quabbin Regional High School: Barre, MA), Jennifer Field (WestonHigh School), Carolina Ruiz (Worcester Polytechnic Institute: Worcester, MA)

Forensics for the Body Farm: Preferences for the Medicinal Blow Fly (Lucilia Sericata) and Fruit Fly (Drosophila Melanogaster)

Wednesday, July 29 • 6:03 PM - 6:43 PM

STRAND: High School

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An interactive module in experimentation, data gathering, and interruption was developed with a focus on the benefits of knowing life cycles and behavior of two animal models related to real-life implications in forensic science.

TAKEAWAYS:
1.How to set up an experimental design with flies of different species that feed and lay eggs on different food sources. 2.Understand behaviors of insects related to food choice to lay eggs: related to forensics. 3. Develop NetLogo simulations whereas middle level students are limited to the live investigations and graphing using paper-and-pencil methods.

SPEAKERS:
Robin Cooper (University of Kentucky: Lexington, KY), Rebecca Krall (University of Kentucky: Lexington, KY), Tawny Aguayo-Williams (University of Kentucky: Lexington, KY)

Have You Daily Do-ed? Classroom and Distance Learning Lesson Plans for High School Teachers, Part 2

Wednesday, July 29 • 6:03 PM - 6:43 PM


(Only registered attendees may view session materials. Please login with your NSTA account to view.)
STEM20_7-29-20_Have you Daily Do-ed_High School

STRAND: High School

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Daily Do sensemaking tasks are designed to engage students in authentic, relevant science learning whether at home or in the classroom. Join us to explore how these phenomenon-driven tasks motivate students to engage in science and engineering practices to make sense of science ideas (disciplinary core ideas) they need to explain how or why the phenomenon occurs. No matter the grade level or science subject you teach, we have Daily Do sensemaking tasks for you!

TAKEAWAYS:
Understand what sensemaking is and how to create opportunities for sensemaking (recognize sensemaking tasks) Strategies for ensuring students are part of a rich learning community (science is social) - remote or classroom - and how being part of that community supports sensemaking Opportunities for family engagement in sensemaking tasks to build a family-school connection/community that supports all students learning science.

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

Data Analysis Made Easy: Connecting Math and Science Through Technology

Wednesday, July 29 • 6:03 PM - 6:43 PM


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STEM2020-Data.ppt

STRAND: High School

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Add new learning that increases student engagement in analysis and evaluation of real data. Engage students of different ability levels in mathematical models with measurements not previously accessible in the classroom.

TAKEAWAYS:
* Combine graphing calculators with handheld sensors to maximize class time; * Use real data to develop mathematical models; * Learn how to test your hypothesis by doing an experiment and analyze your results;

SPEAKERS:
Karlheinz Haas (Science/Math Instructor, Retired: Tequesta, FL)

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