STEM20: Virtual Event

October 27-31, 2020

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Elementary STEM Showcase

Monday, July 27 • 1:09 PM - 1:49 PM


(Only registered attendees may view session materials. Please login with your NSTA account to view.)
2020_STEM_in_Action!_Showcase_Handout_Akers_.pdf
STEM lessons and book lists
26621_MacroChecklistPDF.pdf
Macroinvertebrate Card Checklist
Free Read-Alouds and Mentor Text Study
Green Breaks Blog with Links to Resources
https://emilymorganbooks.com/resources/
KinderLab_KIBO_-_6_Key_Benefits_of_Robotics.pdf
Remote Robots Programming Instructions
Click here to learn more and program robots remotely live during/after the session.
Remote Robots Programming Instructions
STEM_in_ACTION!_Legos_Cards_Akers.pdf
Lego Challenge Task Cards
STEM_in_ACTION!_NGSS_Poster_Akers.pdf
NGSS Science and Engineering Practices small poster
STEMIFY_Virtual_Student_Experiences.pdf

STRAND: Upper Elementary

Show Details

The Elementary STEM Showcase has adapted the exciting, quick-fire format of the popular Pecha Kucha presentations for this year’s STEM20: Virtual Event. This "social show-and-tell event" brings together leaders in STEM education as presenters who offer 15 slides for 20 seconds each. Each five-minute presentation will offer teaching strategies and resources in the best practices in STEM education for our youngest learners. Featured materials come from celebrated classroom educators, authors of NSTA Press books, award-winning books from the Best STEM Books list, and strategies from the NSTA preK–5 journal, Science & Children.

NGSS connections to student experiences will be highlighted during each Pecha Kucha presentation. Participants will interact with presenters about STEM investigations and resources through a Q&A session at the end of the time block. Presentations will be passionate, funny, informative, and inspirational. Join us for this new format and learn from this fast paced, energy-filled experience and leave with ideas to use with your students and colleagues.

The Elementary STEM Showcase will be presented three times:

  • 1:09 PM—focus on the Upper Elementary STEM Classroom
  • 2:47 PM—focus on the Lower Elementary and Early Childhood STEM Classroom
  • 5:15 PM—focus on Informal Education Support for the STEM Classroom

SPEAKERS:
Amanda Glover (Museum of Science, Boston: Boston, MA), Emily Morgan (Picture-Perfect Science: West Chester, OH), Christine Anne Royce (Shippensburg University: Shippensburg, PA), Judith Boyle (Divide School District #4: Divide, MT), Rebecca Kurson (Collegiate School: New York, NY), Patricia Newman (Children's Book Author & Speaker: Carmichael, CA), Collin Doruff (Isidore Newman School: New Orleans, LA)

Elementary STEM Showcase

Monday, July 27 • 2:47 PM - 3:27 PM


(Only registered attendees may view session materials. Please login with your NSTA account to view.)
Makers Mart and Common Core
Makers Mart Overview
Makers Mart Skill Summary
STEM_in_ACTION!_Legos_Task_Cards_Akers.pdf
Legos Challenge Task Cards
STEM_in_ACTION!_NGSS_Akers.pdf
NGSS Science and Engineering Practices small poster
STEM_in_Action!_Showcase_Akers_.pdf
STEM lessons and book lists

STRAND: Lower Elementary/Early Childhood

Show Details

The Elementary STEM Showcase has adapted the exciting, quick-fire format of the popular Pecha Kucha presentations for this year’s STEM20: Virtual Event. This "social show-and-tell event" brings together leaders in STEM education as presenters who offer 15 slides for 20 seconds each. Each five-minute presentation will offer teaching strategies and resources in the best practices in STEM education for our youngest learners. Featured materials come from celebrated classroom educators, authors of NSTA Press books, award-winning books from the Best STEM Books list, and strategies from the NSTA preK–5 journal, Science & Children.

NGSS connections to student experiences will be highlighted during each Pecha Kucha presentation. Participants will interact with presenters about STEM investigations and resources through a Q&A session at the end of the time block. Presentations will be passionate, funny, informative, and inspirational. Join us for this new format and learn from this fast paced, energy-filled experience and leave with ideas to use with your students and colleagues.

The Elementary STEM Showcase will be presented three times:

  • 1:09 PM—focus on the Upper Elementary STEM Classroom
  • 2:47 PM—focus on the Lower Elementary and Early Childhood STEM Classroom
  • 5:15 PM—focus on Informal Education Support for the STEM Classroom

SPEAKERS:
Jason Innes (Kinderlab Robotics, Inc.: Waltham, MA), Belle Akers (Convent & Stuart Hall's Schools of the Sacred Heart: San Francisco, CA), Ron Grady (NOLA Nature School: New Orleans, LA), Anne Lowry (Aleph Academy: Reno, NV), Alexandra Morgan (Boulder Journey School: Boulder, CO), Katie Morrison (University Child Development School: Seattle, WA), Lauren Zander (Isidore Newman School: New Orleans, LA)

Elementary STEM Showcase

Monday, July 27 • 5:14 PM - 5:54 PM


(Only registered attendees may view session materials. Please login with your NSTA account to view.)
Boon-dah_Learning_System_-_nsta_presentation_notes.pdf
Citizen Science: Enabling Remote Learning Through Collaboration
Flowing Idea Full Story Read
This video is one of our animated book readings with narration.
Flowing_Idea_Animated_Story_nstaPromo.pdf
This is free content for you to use. Let us know what you think and please subscribe to our newsletter.
Interactive Story and STEM Bundle
This is a free product for new subscribers to our newsletter.
Morrison_recordingsheets.pdf
Example recording sheets for Lab Notebooks
STEM_in_ACTION!_Legos_Challenge_Akers.pdf
STEM Legos Challenge Task Cards

STRAND: Upper Elementary

Show Details

The Elementary STEM Showcase has adapted the exciting, quick-fire format of the popular Pecha Kucha presentations for this year’s STEM20: Virtual Event. This "social show-and-tell event" brings together leaders in STEM education as presenters who offer 15 slides for 20 seconds each. Each five-minute presentation will offer teaching strategies and resources in the best practices in STEM education for our youngest learners. Featured materials come from celebrated classroom educators, authors of NSTA Press books, award-winning books from the Best STEM Books list, and strategies from the NSTA preK–5 journal, Science & Children.

NGSS connections to student experiences will be highlighted during each Pecha Kucha presentation. Participants will interact with presenters about STEM investigations and resources through a Q&A session at the end of the time block. Presentations will be passionate, funny, informative, and inspirational. Join us for this new format and learn from this fast paced, energy-filled experience and leave with ideas to use with your students and colleagues.

The Elementary STEM Showcase will be presented three times:

  • 1:09 PM—focus on the Upper Elementary STEM Classroom
  • 2:47 PM—focus on the Lower Elementary and Early Childhood STEM Classroom
  • 5:15 PM—focus on Informal Education Support for the STEM Classroom

SPEAKERS:
Lauren Angelone (Xavier University: Cincinnati, OH), Elizabeth Barrett-Zahn (National Science Teaching Association), Elizabeth Dethloff (Robert R. Shaw Center for STEAM: Katy, TX), Godwyn Morris (Dazzling Discoveries / Skill Mill NYC: New York, NY), Richard Schaen (Wyoming City Schools: Cincinnati, OH), Brooke Shoemaker (Smithsonian Early Enrichment Center: Washington, DC), Prabakaran Soundararajan (BOON-dah LLC: Tampa, FL), Janet Mannheimer Zydney (University of Cincinnati: Cincinnati, OH), Tom Lauwers (Birdbrain Technologies, LLC: Pittsburgh, PA)

Demo Show

Monday, July 27 • 6:48 PM - 7:00 PM


(Only registered attendees may view session materials. Please login with your NSTA account to view.)
Kentucky_Science_Center_Virtual_Programs_Ed_Guide.pdf
Learn how Kentucky Science Center can support your virtual programming needs!

STRAND: Upper Elementary

Show Details

Join us for this demo show by the Kentucky Science Center. You won't want to miss this display of favorite science demonstrations that are brought to students and families everywhere!

Robot Roundup!

Tuesday, July 28 • 5:14 PM - 5:54 PM


(Only registered attendees may view session materials. Please login with your NSTA account to view.)
Code with Root
Video that provides brief introduction to the Root Coding Robot
https://code.irobot.com/
iRobot Education Learning Library
Discover hours of coding and STEM activities compatible with a robot, simulator, or unplugged. Premium content modeled after educational standards is also available on a subscription-basis.
iRobot Education Simulator Code Break
Solve the puzzles in this activity packet to unlock Root's secret message as well as familiarize yourself with the iRobot Education coding interface and simulator.
Me & My Robot and a Virtual Double Feature
Watch Me & My Robot, a short documentary film about students competing at the World Robot Olympiad. After the film, try learning to code the virtual robot simulator activity.
Remote Robots Programming Instructions
Click here to learn more and program robots remotely live during/after the session.

STRAND: Middle Level

Show Details

See robots in action during this event! Educators from around the world will bring their robots to virtually demonstrate their uses in a showcase format. This is an interactive event where attendees wanting to know about robots can ask questions and collect ideas for their own classrooms. Together, we'll establish a professional learning network of educators using robots to engage students. 

SPEAKERS:
Alex Crooks (World Robot Olympiad Foundation: Taylorsville, NC), Amy Slotnick (Slingshot Films: New York, NY), Anna Elzer (iRobot Corp.: Bedford, MA), Gary Garber (Garber STEM Consultants: Melrose, MA), Tom Lauwers (Birdbrain Technologies, LLC: Pittsburgh, PA), Ben Smith (Lincoln Intermediate Unit 12: New Oxford, PA)

Demo Show

Tuesday, July 28 • 6:48 PM - 7:00 PM

STRAND: Middle Level

Show Details

Join us for this demo show by the Kentucky Science Center. You won't want to miss this display of favorite science demonstrations that are brought to students and families everywhere!

Computer Science Education Roundtable

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

STRAND: High School

Show Details

Computer Science education is growing and CS teachers are often singletons in their districts. Join us for an edcamp/unconference–style session to discuss topics of your choice in small groups and build your network!

TAKEAWAYS:
Specific concrete takeaways for issues specific to Computer Science education Connect with like-minded educators for future collaboration Choose from topics such as: CS for All, Curricula/PD, Teaching Practices and Methodologies, Building your District's Program, CS Pathways, Licensure Requirements, Standards and more!

SPEAKERS:
Kerri Murphy (Norton High School: Norton, MA)

Robot Roundup!

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


(Only registered attendees may view session materials. Please login with your NSTA account to view.)
Code with Root
Video that provides brief introduction to the Root Coding Robot
iRobot Education Coding Interface
Start coding now! Test out our simbot in the virtual arena!
iRobot Education Learning Library
Discover hours of coding and STEM activities compatible with a robot, simulator, or unplugged. Premium content modeled after educational standards is also available on a subscription-basis.
Remote Robots Programming Instructions
Click here to learn more and program robots remotely live during/after the session.

STRAND: High School

Show Details

See robots in action during this event! Educators from around the world will bring their robots to virtually demonstrate their uses in a showcase format. This is an interactive event where attendees wanting to know about robots can ask questions and collect ideas for their own classrooms. Together, we'll establish a professional learning network of educators using robots to engage students. 

SPEAKERS:
Ruth Farmery (Prospect Hill Academy Charter School: Cambridge, MA), Anna Elzer (iRobot Corp.: Bedford, MA), Tom Lauwers (Birdbrain Technologies, LLC: Pittsburgh, PA)

Robot Roundup!

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


(Only registered attendees may view session materials. Please login with your NSTA account to view.)
Create 2 Python Driving
Create_2_Python_Driving.pdf
https://players.brightcove.net/6055873617001/default_default/index.html?videoId=6170415095001
Physics_Robotics_Lesson_Plan_for_NSTA.pdf
In this Lesson Plan I explain how to use LEGO robots to perform a physics experiment.
Remote Robots Programming Instructions
Click here to learn more and program robots remotely live during/after the session.

STRAND: High School

Show Details

See robots in action during this event! Educators from around the world will bring their robots to virtually demonstrate their uses in a showcase format. This is an interactive event where attendees wanting to know about robots can ask questions and collect ideas for their own classrooms. Together, we'll establish a professional learning network of educators using robots to engage students. 

SPEAKERS:
Ben Smith (Lincoln Intermediate Unit 12: New Oxford, PA), Gary Garber (Garber STEM Consultants: Melrose, MA), Lisa Freed (iRobot Corp.: Bedford, MA), Alex Crooks (World Robot Olympiad Foundation: Taylorsville, NC)

Demo Show

Wednesday, July 29 • 6:48 PM - 7:00 PM

STRAND: High School

Show Details

Join us for this demo show by the Kentucky Science Center. You won't want to miss this display of favorite science demonstrations that are brought to students and families everywhere!

Interview with Rebecca Skloot, Author of The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks

Thursday, July 30 • 6:05 PM - 6:45 PM

STRAND: Postsecondary

Show Details

Highly acclaimed author Rebecca Skloot spent more than 10 years doggedly uncovering the truth about the life, death, and ultimate “immortality” of a poor black tobacco farmer named Henrietta Lacks. Part detective story, part scientific odyssey, and part family saga, her phenomenal book The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks is inspired by the life of Henrietta Lacks, whose cancer cells—code named HeLa—were taken without her knowledge in 1951. Rebecca is currently writing a new book on the often controversial topic of animal research and ethics through a deeply personal story about our complex relationships with animals—their roles in our lives, and in science—and the humans who battle over their fates, and as a result, our own.

SPEAKERS:
Rebecca Skloot (Journalist, Teacher, and Author: Berkeley, CA), Brian Ogle (Brevard Zoo: No City, No State)

Demo Show

Thursday, July 30 • 6:50 PM - 7:00 PM

STRAND: Postsecondary

Show Details

Join us for this demo show by the Kentucky Science Center. You won't want to miss this display of favorite science demonstrations that are brought to students and families everywhere!

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