STEM20: Virtual Event

October 27-31, 2020

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Using Model Aircraft in Your Classroom

Monday, July 27 • 1:09 PM - 1:49 PM


(Only registered attendees may view session materials. Please login with your NSTA account to view.)
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

Show Details

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)

STEM Family Night

Monday, July 27 • 2:47 PM - 3:27 PM


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Family STEM Night PPT PDF
PowerPoint Presentation PDF for our session at NSTA STEM20. Please contact us if you have any questions!

STRAND: Lower Elementary/Early Childhood

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Get the tools to plan and execute a successful STEM Family Night geared toward all ages.

TAKEAWAYS:
How to plan a STEM family night What types of activities do you choose How to get parents involved

SPEAKERS:
Jacqueline Mumford (St. Paul School: Salem, OH), Misty Dietrich (St. Paul School: Salem, OH), David Pancurak (St. Paul School: Salem, OH)

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

Show Details

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)

NSTA Press Session: Uncovering Elementary Students’ Ideas About Engineering and Technology

Monday, July 27 • 2:47 PM - 3:27 PM


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NSTA_STEM20_UncoveringStudentIdeasEngTech_ELEMENTARY.pdf

STRAND: Upper Elementary

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Learn how to use purposefully designed, engaging questions to elicit and address students’ commonly held ideas about core concepts and practices related to engineering and technology.

TAKEAWAYS:
1) Learn how formative assessment probes reveal students' ideas about engineering and technology, including common misconceptions and stereotypes about engineers. 2) Learn how to embed the engineering and technology probes into instruction. 3) Learn how the engineering and technology probes support disciplinary core ideas and practices.

SPEAKERS:
Page Keeley (NSTA Past President: No City, No State), Cary Sneider (Portland State University: Portland, OR), Mihir Ravel (Visiting Scholar: Portland, OR)

Share Observations and Ideas About Teaching STEM in COVID Times Using Innovators’ Compass Online

Monday, July 27 • 2:47 PM - 3:27 PM


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Innovators_Compass__Teaching_STEM_in_COVID_times_-_slides.pdf
Slides from the session "Share Observations and Ideas About Teaching STEM in COVID Times Using Innovators’ Compass Online"
Innovators_Compass_Graphic_Tools.pdf
A selection of the free graphic tools available at innovatorscompass.org, which make 5 questions asked by engineers, scientists, and engineers accessible for any classroom moment—from STEM to SEL.

STRAND: Upper Elementary

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What if students habitually explored the key questions posed by scientists, engineers, and designers in anything they do? Innovators’ Compass is a 5-question tool, in all-free online and offline formats, to make that possible—developed by an MIT and IDEO alumna who’s now an Olin College educator. A quick introduction will include short videos of the Compass used in STEM.

TAKEAWAYS:
Learn about a visual tool, in all-free on-and-offline formats, with 5 questions distilled from many practices in science, engineering, design, and beyond. See students and educators applying these for STEM, interdisciplinary, and SEL problems and projects. Use these 5 questions with peers on a pressing problem: how to advance hands-on STEM in (semi) virtual times.

SPEAKERS:
Valeria Rodriguez (STEM Educator & Instructional Technologist: Miami, FL), Ela Ben-Ur (Innovators' Compass: Cambridge, MA)

The Success of the 89 STEM Learning Ecosystems

Monday, July 27 • 2:47 PM - 3:27 PM


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Building_STEM_Ecosystems.pdf
What it takes to build a STEM Ecosystem How to build a STEM Ecosystem The evidence to support the value of a STEM Ecosystem

STRAND: Building STEM Ecosystems: Community Partnerships

Show Details

Hear how the Samueli Foundation along with its partners designed and scaled the STEM Learning Ecosystem to now 89 communities around the world.

TAKEAWAYS:
What it takes to build a STEM Ecosystem How to build a STEM Ecosystem The evidence to support the value of a STEM Ecosystem

SPEAKERS:
Veronica Gonzales (Teaching Institute for Excellence in STEM (TIES): Cleveland, OH)

Equitable STEM Through Culturally Responsive Distance Learning

Monday, July 27 • 2:47 PM - 3:27 PM

STRAND: Upper Elementary

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Sponsoring Company: Twig Science Next Gen

Learn how Twig Science Next Gen leverages the strengths of multicultural backgrounds to help students feel valued and empowered with STEM. Twig Science raises expectations for all students (No deficit mindset here!) and helps build an equitable community of science and engineering in classrooms where all students see themselves as valuable contributors.

TAKEAWAYS:
1. Distance Learning does not have to be difficult! 2. Underrepresented populations in STEM can be strategically empowered 3. Inspire all students to pursue STEM Careers

SPEAKERS:
Lisa Larsgaard (Imagine Learning | Twig Education: Santa Cruz, CA)

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

Show Details

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


(Only registered attendees may view session materials. Please login with your NSTA account to view.)
STEM20_7-27-20_Have you Daily Do-ed_Elementary
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:
Kate Soriano (NSTA: Arlington, VA), Tricia Shelton (NSTA: Arlington, VA)

STEAM Starts from the Stacks

Monday, July 27 • 5:14 PM - 5:54 PM

STRAND: Upper Elementary

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Discover STEAM-y starters in books we know, love, and have on our shelves. Titles, activities, and resources will be shared.

TAKEAWAYS:
Learn why picture books are great starters for STEAM exploration. Discover favorite books and challenges. Explore how to add STEAM into already utilized texts in your curriculum and classrooms.

SPEAKERS:
Kate Burton (Trinity School: Atlanta, GA)

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


(Only registered attendees may view session materials. Please login with your NSTA account to view.)
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)

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)

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)

Conducting PBLS with STEM Industries

Tuesday, July 28 • 1:09 PM - 1:49 PM

STRAND: Building STEM Ecosystems: Community Partnerships

Show Details

Hear about a PBL project called Filling the Gap that connects educators with local STEM businesses to develop classroom units around real business issues/problems.

TAKEAWAYS:
Participants will leave with: 1. Understanding of a local STEM Ecosystem in western North Carolina 2. Understanding of the Filling the Gap Program 3. Examples of PBL units partnering classroom teachers with local STEM businesses

SPEAKERS:
Carol Moore (STEM West: CLAREMONT, NC), Regina Barrier (North Carolina School of Science and Math - Morganton: Morganton, NC)

Build a Digital Mood Ring!

Tuesday, July 28 • 1:09 PM - 1:49 PM

STRAND: Middle Level

Show Details

Sponsoring Company: Texas Instruments

We will bring science and coding together as participants learn to do some basic coding (no experience necessary) while developing a mood ring! The science of color mixing is explored while determining the right body temperature thresholds. Is fuchsia flirty? Should green be groovy? Lets find out!

TAKEAWAYS:
1. Teachers will see how to get up to speed on STEM and coding with TI’s STEM projects. 2. Specifically, teachers will see how they can engage their students in designing a working digital mood ring by mixing primary colors to create any color they want. 3. If teachers or coordinators need help getting a STEM project going at their school and district, then the TI STEM Team can help.

SPEAKERS:
Fred Fotsch (Texas Instruments: Dallas, TX)

Save the Ice Cream: Using an Engineering Design Project as an Anchoring Phenomenon

Tuesday, July 28 • 2:47 PM - 3:27 PM


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Resources: Using Engineering Design Challenges as Anchoring Phenomena

STRAND: Middle Level

Show Details

Scoop up new learning with an ice cream insulation project that serves as a unit anchoring phenomenon, providing students with three-dimensional learning experiences interwoven with the strands of STEM.

TAKEAWAYS:
A guide for how to utilize an engineering project as the phenomenon for an NGSS unit . Tips on how to effectively manage students working on engineering group projects. A format for 3-D assessment of an engineering design project

SPEAKERS:
Rachel Davis (American School of Dubai: Dubai, 0)

Level Up Your Three-Dimensional Instruction with Tyto Online

Tuesday, July 28 • 2:47 PM - 3:27 PM


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Tyto_Implementation_Models.pdf
White paper about the various implementation models we may be facing for spring: whether in-person, remote, or hybrid, and how Tyto Online can support this.
Tyto_Online_Suggested_Implementation_by_Content.pdf
Overview of the content types we have in Tyto Online, and how each can be used as part of your implementation.

STRAND: Middle Level

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Sponsoring Company: Immersed Games

Video games can help improve your students’ three-dimensional, NGSS learning by having students use science and engineering practices as they directly engage with phenomena as part of storylines. We will examine model activities and discuss how games can fit into your classroom instruction even in a remote or hybrid setting.

SPEAKERS:
Lindsey Tropf (Immersed Games: Buffalo, NY)

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


(Only registered attendees may view session materials. Please login with your NSTA account to view.)
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)

Rolling Down the Interdisciplinary Highway: Integrating NGSS, STEM, and PBL

Tuesday, July 28 • 5:14 PM - 5:54 PM


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Resources: Rolling Down the PBL Highway

STRAND: Middle Level

Show Details

Hear how a model car design challenge used project-based learning to interweave the strands of STEM into a student-driven learning experience.

TAKEAWAYS:
1. A scaffolded process for designing, organizing, and assessing their own STEM-based PBL unit. 2. Tools to use to manage student learning and group work. 3. A collection of resources to help with designing a STEM-PBL unit.

SPEAKERS:
Rachel Davis (American School of Dubai: Dubai, 0)

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


(Only registered attendees may view session materials. Please login with your NSTA account to view.)
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)

Digital Design and Fabrication in the (Virtual) Classroom

Tuesday, July 28 • 6:00 PM - 6:40 PM

STRAND: Building STEM Ecosystems: Community Partnerships

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STEM educators are quickly responding to the challenge of teaching students virtually through online classrooms and asynchronous assignments, but in hands-on technology classrooms, like Fab Labs and makerspaces, learning is especially difficult without access to 3D printers, laser cutters, and other digital fabrication tools. Over the past few months, the SCOPES-DF educators and makers network has been innovating and prototyping solutions to this challenge. In this workshop, participants will hear about some ideas and practices from innovative educators in the network using digital fabrication technologies with their students and will be challenged to get creative in their own virtual classrooms.

TAKEAWAYS:
Shifting the focus to design is important for virtual projects. Computer simulations are an added step for digital fabrication that can be helpful in virtual assignments as well as in-person prototyping. Educators all over the world are facing this challenge with digital fabrication technologies, learn from others by joining the network.

SPEAKERS:
Liz Whitewolf (The Fab Foundation: Boston, MA)

NSTA Press Session: Uncovering Middle School Students’ Ideas About Engineering and Technology

Tuesday, July 28 • 6:03 PM - 6:43 PM


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NSTA_STEM20_UncoveringStudentIdeasEngTech_MIDDLE.pdf

STRAND: Middle Level

Show Details

Learn how to use purposefully designed, engaging questions to elicit and address students’ commonly held ideas about core concepts and practices related to engineering and technology.

TAKEAWAYS:
1) Learn how formative assessment probes reveal students' ideas about engineering and technology, including common misconceptions and stereotypes about engineers. 2) Learn how to embed the engineering and technology probes into instruction. 3) Learn how the engineering and technology probes support disciplinary core ideas and practices.

SPEAKERS:
Page Keeley (NSTA Past President: No City, No State), Cary Sneider (Portland State University: Portland, OR), Mihir Ravel (Visiting Scholar: Portland, OR)

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

Show Details

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)

ASEE Session: Recommended High School Preparation and Career Choice Strategies for Successful Postsecondary STEM Education and Career Entry

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

STRAND: High School

Show Details

Discussion centers on pre-college educational preparation, acquisition of career information, and career options. Strategies for first-year college success will be described.

TAKEAWAYS:
1. High school course work preparation 2. Needed student strengths for success 3. Sources and uses of career information

SPEAKERS:
C. Dale Elifrits (Northern Kentucky University: Highland Heights, KY)

How to Write for NSTA’s High School Journal, The Science Teacher

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


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Writing_for_Publication_The_Science_Teacher.pptx
This session provides an overview of publishing in "The Science Teacher"- going from your initial idea to the published manuscript. A Q/A will follow the presentation.

STRAND: High School

Show Details

Have a great activity to share? Join in for an overview of how to write for The Science Teacher. Learn tips and tricks for being a published author.

TAKEAWAYS:
1. Participants will learn about the inner workings of the journal. 2. Participants will gain skills in how to write for the journal. 3. Participants will be introduced to what kinds of articles are sought for the journal.

SPEAKERS:
Ann MacKenzie (Miami University: Oxford, OH)

Empowering Students Through Big Data Analytics and Aerospace

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

STRAND: Building STEM Ecosystems: Community Partnerships

Show Details

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

Show Details

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)

How to Implement STEM and NGSS into Your Classroom Through the Use of NSTA Competitions

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

STRAND: High School

Show Details

Hear about various NSTA competitions and how they can bring STEM and the NGSS into the classroom, as well as give students and teachers a chance to earn recognition and prizes.

TAKEAWAYS:
Learn about NSTA competitions Learn about how you can use competitions as a resource to implement NGSS and STEM into your curriculum Learn how you and your students can win prizes and recognition

SPEAKERS:
Alexis Mundis (Army Educational Outreach Program: Arlington, VA), Acacia McKenna (NSTA: Arlington, VA), Matthew Hartman (BrainPOP: Pittsburgh, PA)

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


(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

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)

Spark Curiosity and Deepen Remote Learning: Teach Students to Ask Their Own Questions

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

STRAND: High School

Show Details

Experience the Question Formulation Technique: a simple, powerful strategy that can spark curiosity and deepen remote learning by teaching students to ask their own questions.

TAKEAWAYS:
1. Participants will learn the Question Formulation Technique (QFT) by experiencing it for themselves. They will walk away with a practical strategy they can immediately use in a remote setting to teach students how to ask better scientific questions and drive science inquiries. 2. Participants will explore student work from science classrooms across the country to see how the strategy can be used for a range of instructional purposes. 3. Participants will reflect on their learning, think on how they can implement it in their own setting, and get access to free tools and resources to do so.

SPEAKERS:
Nicole Bolduc (Ellington Middle School: Ellington, CT), Katy Connolly (Right Question Institute: Cambridge, MA)

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

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)

NSTA Press Session: Uncovering High School Students’ Ideas About Engineering and Technology

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


(Only registered attendees may view session materials. Please login with your NSTA account to view.)
NSTA_STEM20_UncoveringStudentIdeasEngTech_HIGH.pdf

STRAND: High School

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Learn how to use purposefully designed, engaging questions to elicit and address students’ commonly held ideas about core concepts and practices related to engineering and technology.

TAKEAWAYS:
1) Learn how formative assessment probes reveal students' ideas about engineering and technology, including common misconceptions and stereotypes about engineers. 2) Learn how to embed the engineering and technology probes into instruction. 3) Learn how the engineering and technology probes support disciplinary core ideas and practices.

SPEAKERS:
Page Keeley (NSTA Past President: No City, No State), Cary Sneider (Portland State University: Portland, OR), Mihir Ravel (Visiting Scholar: Portland, OR)

STEM Teacher Education: Endorsing Interdisciplinary Teaching

Thursday, July 30 • 2:50 PM - 3:30 PM

STRAND: Postsecondary

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Faculty and current students will discuss Pitt-Johnstown’s unique approach to their STEM Endorsement Certification, including students’ personal experiences and future teaching goals, and the program’s benefits and implications for  research.

TAKEAWAYS:
Participants will engage in discussion to learn about: • Current focuses on teacher preparation in STEM education • Pennsylvania’s approach to endorsing students via their STEM Endorsement Certificate model and its program design and evaluation competencies • Pitt-Johnstown’s unique approach to the model, through a Q&A with faculty and current students.

SPEAKERS:
Sarah Chesney (University of Pittsburgh at Johnstown: Johnstown, PA)

Building a STEM Culture Through Maker Fair and Makerspaces

Thursday, July 30 • 5:20 PM - 6:00 PM

STRAND: Building STEM Ecosystems: Community Partnerships

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It takes a village to build a STEM culture. We will share how two international schools built a culture of making through makerspaces and maker fairs.

TAKEAWAYS:
1. Learn how to develop partnerships with outside organizations, corporations, and makers. 2. Understand that STEM ecosystems vary from one school to another, there is no one recipe, but there are guiding principles. 3. Gain understanding in how a maker space and a school maker faire can build a STEM culture.

SPEAKERS:
Craig Gingerich (American School of Doha: Doha, 0), Brian Wright (American School of Doha: Doha, Qatar)

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