STEM20: Virtual Event

October 27-31, 2020

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Keynote Message: Adapting to Isolation

Monday, July 27 • 12:05 PM - 12:15 PM

STRAND: Upper Elementary

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Join Mike Massimino, former NASA astronaut, as he relates his time in space with the feelings of isolation and loneliness that many of our teachers and students are experiencing in this distance/virtual learning environment. Mike’s message is a reminder to all of us, that in spite of the physical distancing, we can (and, should!) stay “connected” to one another.

SPEAKERS:
Mike Massimino (Columbia University: New York, NY)

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)

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

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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)

STEM 101: Getting Started as STEM Specialists in Your School

Monday, July 27 • 1:09 PM - 1:49 PM


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STEM_Action_Plan.pptx
STEM_Digital_Learning.pptx

STRAND: Upper Elementary

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Your STEM journey begins here. Incorporate STEM and PBL into the K–5 curriculum. Receive ideas for program development, grants and funding, as well as  inexpensive or free field trips.

TAKEAWAYS:
Incorporating STEM curriculum and PBLs into the K–5 grade–level curriculum requirements. Finding and scheduling in-house free and inexpensive field trips, guest speakers, and virtual experiences for all students at your school. Funding and grant writing information and sources to fund your STEM program.

SPEAKERS:
Johanna Disney (McKendree Elementary School: Lawrenceville, GA), Julie Wilkerson (McKendree Elementary School: Lawrenceville, GA)

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

Monday, July 27 • 1:09 PM - 1:49 PM

STRAND: Upper Elementary

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

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 Students How to Debate in the Science Classroom

Monday, July 27 • 1:09 PM - 1:49 PM


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Constructive_Speech_Organization_graphic_organizer.pdf
Constructive_Speech_Organization_graphic_organizer_Word.docx
a graphic organizer for information
Flow_Chart_PDF.pdf
PENNEAST_PIPELINE_information.pdf
An overview of the debate topic

STRAND: Upper Elementary

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Develop critical thinking and research skills in your science students via debate. Bring the ideas you study into the real world. Hear how I researched and planned a debate to give my students a chance to investigate how communities evaluate environmental concerns.

TAKEAWAYS:
How to structure a science debate in the classroom How to select an appropriate topic How to help students find relevant information for the debate

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

Integrating Science Learning, Language Learning, and Computational Thinking with All Students, Including English Language Learners, Part 1

Monday, July 27 • 1:09 PM - 1:49 PM

STRAND: Upper Elementary

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Attention will be paid to contemporary perspectives on how to integrate three-dimensional science learning, language learning, and computational thinking with all students, including English language learners. In addition, student artifacts illustrating such integration will be shared.

TAKEAWAYS:
1) Contemporary perspectives on how to integrate science, language and computational thinking 2) Curriculum materials and classroom instruction to promote such integration 3) Analysis of student artifacts illustrating such integration

SPEAKERS:
Okhee Lee (New York University: New York, NY)

Elementary STEM Showcase

Monday, July 27 • 1:09 PM - 1:49 PM


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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)

Teaching the Brain to Young Learners

Monday, July 27 • 2:47 PM - 3:27 PM

STRAND: Lower Elementary/Early Childhood

Show Details

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

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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)

Using Fables and Fairy Tales as a Basis for Integrated STEM Lessons

Monday, July 27 • 2:47 PM - 3:27 PM

STRAND: Upper Elementary

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The elementary classroom provides an ideal place for teachers to integrate two of the areas that have many commonalities—science and literacy skills. Identify and integrate fairy tales and fables into STEM teaching lessons. Example lessons and suggested children’s books for use will be shared.

TAKEAWAYS:
Participants will 1). identify and integrate fairy tales and fables into STEM teaching lessons; 2). participate in activities that model the integration of children’s stories and science content; 3). discuss strategies for integrating both science and reading skills.

SPEAKERS:
Christine Anne Royce (Shippensburg University: Shippensburg, PA)

Integrating Science Learning, Language Learning, and Computational Thinking with All Students, Including English Language Learners, Part 2

Monday, July 27 • 2:47 PM - 3:27 PM


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Okhee_Lee_Part_1_STEM20_Virtual_Event_7-27-20.pptx
Okhee_Lee_Part_2_STEM20_Virtual_Event_7-27-20.pptx

STRAND: Upper Elementary

Show Details

Attention will be paid to contemporary perspectives on how to integrate three-dimensional science learning, language learning, and computational thinking with all students, including English language learners. In addition, student artifacts illustrating such integration will be shared.

TAKEAWAYS:
1) Contemporary perspectives on how to integrate science, language and computational thinking 2) Curriculum materials and classroom instruction to promote such integration 3) Analysis of student artifacts illustrating such integration

SPEAKERS:
Okhee Lee (New York University: New York, NY)

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)

Elementary STEM Showcase

Monday, July 27 • 2:47 PM - 3:27 PM


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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)

Equitable STEM Through Culturally Responsive Distance Learning

Monday, July 27 • 2:47 PM - 3:27 PM

STRAND: Upper Elementary

Show Details

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


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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

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

Show Details

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


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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)

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)

Picture-Perfect STEM Lessons: Using Picture Books to Inspire STEM Learning

Monday, July 27 • 6:03 PM - 6:43 PM


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Picture-Perfect Science Resources Padlet
Videos, sample lessons, distance learning tips, green time resources, etc.

STRAND: Lower Elementary/Early Childhood

Show Details

The authors of the Picture-Perfect STEM series will share lessons and strategies that integrate STEM and literacy in grades K–5.

TAKEAWAYS:
1. Explore model lessons that integrate STEM and literacy. 2. Learn how picture books can be used in the 5Es learning cycle. 3. Discover engaging picture books that can inspire STEM learning.

SPEAKERS:
Karen Ansberry (Picture-Perfect Science: West Chester, OH), Emily Morgan (Picture-Perfect Science: West Chester, OH)

Demo Show

Monday, July 27 • 6:48 PM - 7:00 PM


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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!

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

Tuesday, July 28 • 1:09 PM - 1:49 PM

STRAND: Middle Level

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

How to Use the Orton-Gillingham Approach in the STEM/STEAM Science Classroom

Tuesday, July 28 • 2:47 PM - 3:27 PM


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OG_strategies_worksheets.pdf
Here are some tools to use in your classroom.

STRAND: Middle Level

Show Details

Discover Orton-Gillingham strategies and activities for science vocabulary, concepts, and organizational skills that can be used immediately in all grade levels and inclusion classes.

TAKEAWAYS:
Vocabulary-based strategies for all levels of students. Language-based differentiation that can be adjusted for STEM classrooms. Orton-Gillingham method can be adapted for all levels of science classrooms.

SPEAKERS:
Kathryn Wink Gilligan (The Bridge Academy of New Jersey: Lawrence Township, NJ)

Do You Need a New Science Lab? Win a Shell Science Lab Makeover ($20,000 Value) for Your School

Tuesday, July 28 • 2:47 PM - 3:27 PM


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Shell_Lab_Regional_Challenge.pdf
open to teachers in certain areas such as LA, TX, PA, CA and Mobile AL
Shell_Teaching_Award.pdf
Shell_Urban_Award.pdf

STRAND: Building STEM Ecosystems: Community Partnerships

Show Details

Are you a grades 6–12 science teacher in need of a science lab makeover? Attend this Shell Science Lab presentation and learn how you can apply to win the Shell Science Lab Challenge! Learn the tips to completing a winning application. You will have an opportunity to actually begin to complete the application and have your questions answered.

TAKEAWAYS:
1. Pick up tips to completing an application. 2. Learn how to apply for the competition . 3. Learn how to begin the application process.

SPEAKERS:
Ruth Ruud (Cleveland State University: Cleveland, OH)

Making Membranes Memorable

Tuesday, July 28 • 2:47 PM - 3:27 PM


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NSTA STEM20 Virtual Conference Materials
Links to Making Membranes Memorable Session PowerPoint

STRAND: Middle Level

Show Details

Sponsoring Company: 3D Molecular Designs

Support three-dimensional learning with individual membrane modeling packs useful for home or school lessons exploring the chemical properties of water and the phospholipid bilayer membrane.

TAKEAWAYS:
1. Participants will learn how hands-on modeling tools support student learning outcomes and help uncover student misconceptions. 2. Participants will learn how a phospholipid bilayer is constructed based on the unique chemical and physical properties of water and phospholipids. 3. Participants will simulate and describe passive and active transport of molecules across a membrane.

SPEAKERS:
Susan Auld (Sehome High School: Bellingham, WA), Heather Ryan (3D Molecular Designs: Milwaukee, WI), Kris Herman (3D Molecular Designs: Milwaukee, WI)

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

Show Details

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


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

STRAND: Middle Level

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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)

The Leonardo Principle: Introducing Drawing and Observational Skills to the Science Classroom

Tuesday, July 28 • 5:14 PM - 5:54 PM


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Lemon_of_a_Lesson_-_James_Minogue.pdf
Article describing an observational exercise. 2008 Science & Children article by James Minogue
Observational_Drawing_and_NGSS,_Middle_School.pdf
How observational drawing can relate to NGSS Life Sciences
Scientific_Illustration_Resources.pdf
The_Leonardo_Principle_-_Observation_Exercises.pdf

STRAND: Middle Level

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Practical exercises convinced these science teachers to use art in their classrooms to improve learning. Leonardo was right: art and science belong together. See how!

TAKEAWAYS:
1. Learn how the physical act of drawing can enhance science learning and observation skills. 2. Take away practical exercises that help teach observation skills . 3. Discover how drawing practice can dovetail with the Next Generation Science Standards.

SPEAKERS:
Sally Bensusen (Visual Science Studio: Lovettsville, VA)

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

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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)

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

Show Details

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)

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!

Keynote Message: Adapting to Isolation

Wednesday, July 29 • 12:05 PM - 12:15 PM

STRAND: High School

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Join Mike Massimino, former NASA astronaut, as he relates his time in space with the feelings of isolation and loneliness that many of our teachers and students are experiencing in this distance/virtual learning environment. Mike’s message is a reminder to all of us, that in spite of the physical distancing, we can (and, should!) stay “connected” to one another.

SPEAKERS:
Mike Massimino (Columbia University: New York, NY)

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

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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

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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)

Biology and Chemistry Remote or Socially Distanced Hands-On Lab Program

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

STRAND: High School

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Sponsoring Company: Carolina Biological Supply Co.

Carolina Kits 3D® FLEX is a full-year, phenomena-based lab program to actively engage students with investigations that are safe, rigorous, and designed for both remote and socially distanced instruction. Learn how this solution offers extensive teacher support, lesson plans, and authentic science investigations for students. Visit www.carolina.com/FLEX to learn more.

TAKEAWAYS:
1. Discover a flexible learning solution for a Biology and Chemistry lab program. 2. Investigate a hands-on lab program that transitions seamlessly from social distanced to remote instruction. 3. Determine funding sources that could be available for your school, district, or state for the Carolina 3D® FLEX program.

SPEAKERS:
Melissa Hodges (Carolina Biological Supply Co.: Burlington, NC), Jen Black (Carolina Biological Supply Co.: Burlington, NC)

Patterns of Crime and Justice: Integrating STEM and the Humanities

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

STRAND: High School

Show Details

Engage your students in this multidisciplinary application of civics and the scientific process. Implement this real-world problem-solving venue in your school!

TAKEAWAYS:
Learn how to plan and execute co-curricular classes that integrate aspects of criminal justice, forensic science, and crime scene investigation. Expand these experiences for students by encouraging the involvement of other teachers/faculty in your schools. Explore how the implementation of student agency in the classroom can encourage students to grow in their ability to prioritize and chose responsibly, which is a lifelong skill.

SPEAKERS:
Jennifer Field (WestonHigh School)

Science Literacy Through Science Comics

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

STRAND: High School

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Can the popular comic book medium be used to better support students learning chemistry? Science comic books are comic books designed to visually engage readers using sequential art to navigate a narrative that delivers science content. My investigation showed that students who read the comic book had higher gains in chemistry content knowledge than those who read the chemistry text. Given the findings, science comic books will be an effective educational tool.

TAKEAWAYS:
How science comics can benefit my students. How I can use science comics in my classroom. What science comics are there to use and where to find them.

SPEAKERS:
Christopher Preece (University of Kentucky: Lexington, KY)

The Science of Stress Practical Strategies to Help Your Students

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


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ACES-_Understanding_Chronic_Stress_in_Your_Classroom.pdf
Infographic Gives Insight into Chronic Stress, not covered in this short version of the Stress Workshop
Deep_Breathing_Gif.pptx
This PowerPoint Slide contains a gif that can be used without explanation to help students and colleagues decrease levels of the stress hormone cortisol and increase learning.
GIF_Brain_Breaks.pptx
Easy brain breaks to lower stress and increase memory to embed in PowerPoint or Google Slides. They require no explanation from teacher
LovingKindnessMeditation_Transcript.pdf
NSTA_The_Science_of_Stress_(Short_Version).pdf
This is a pdf of the PowerPoint Slides featured in the NSTA STEM Forum 2020 session. If you would like a copy of the actual PowerPoint contact the presenter Tim Blesse ([email protected])
Resource_Sheet_For_The_Science_of_Stress.docx
Contains links for videos embedded in presentation as well as others from the longer version of this workshop
We_feel_Therefore_We_Learn.pdf
Short article for educators by Neuroscientist Helen Immordino Yang . Explains the importance of understanding and planning to capitalize on importance of emotion in the learning process.

STRAND: High School

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Uncertainty and lack of predictability can stimulate the biological mechanisms of stress. Join in for a practical look at the science of stress from the perspectives of neuroscience and behavior. How do we benefit from stress and get harmed by it? How can we and our students regulate stress in the distance learning environment, in a way that promotes health and learning?

TAKEAWAYS:
Social-Emotional Mind and Brain Science Classroom Management

SPEAKERS:
Tim Blesse (Denver Museum of Nature & Science: Denver, CO)

Modeling Biotechnology Concepts with a One Kit Wonder

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


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NSTA STEM20 Virtual Conference Materials
Modeling Biotechnology Concepts with a One Kit Wonder Workshop Session Slide Presentation

STRAND: High School

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Sponsoring Company: 3D Molecular Designs

We have all faced the terrifying “blank stare wall” when teaching biotechnology concepts such as PCR, Sanger sequencing, and restriction enzymes. Explore how you can cover all of these topics and more using a single modeling kit. Through NGSS-focused lessons, your students can experience the process, not memorize results.

TAKEAWAYS:
1. Participants will learn about the benefits of hands-on modeling. 2. Participants will practice one application of PCR modeling. 3. Participants will see how modeling with the Biotechnology kit already fits into their curriculum and can increase student mastery.

SPEAKERS:
Diane Sigalas (Livingston High School: Livingston, NJ), Heather Ryan (3D Molecular Designs: Milwaukee, WI), Kris Herman (3D Molecular Designs: Milwaukee, WI)

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)

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

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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


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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)

Film Screening: World On Fire: The Science— Focusing on Global Warming and Energy

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

STRAND: High School

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Sponsoring Company: WorldOnFire-TheScience.com

This session features a film about the science of global warming and energy, and will present a site with links to the film, as well as a short book and a comic.

TAKEAWAYS:
1. The Earth is warming due to the greenhouse effect and the emission of carbon dioxide and other gases. 2. Electricity is made by pushing wires through magnetic fields and the energy to push those wires now comes mostly from the burning of fossil fuels that produce carbon dioxide. 3. There are many non-polluting methods of making electricity, including solar, wind and nuclear powered systems.

SPEAKERS:
Oliver Rosengart (Retired Educator: Brooklyn, NY)

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

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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


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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)

Remote Learning Solutions with Vernier

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

STRAND: High School

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Sponsoring Company: Vernier Software & Technology

Vernier has collected free resources to help educators integrate remote learning into their teaching. In this virtual workshop, we will outline how to use Pivot Interactives, coding activities with Scratch, and the Vernier Experiment and Sample Data Library.

TAKEAWAYS:
1. How to integrate data-collection technology into remote learning 2. Ways to show students hands-on science from home 3. Experiment ideas that are aligned to the NGSS framework

SPEAKERS:
David Carter (Vernier Science Education: Beaverton, OR), Josh Ence (Vernier Science Education: Beaverton, OR)

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!

Removing Barriers for Girls to Enter STEM Pathways in a Dynamic World: Challenges During COVID-19 Times

Thursday, July 30 • 1:10 PM - 1:50 PM

STRAND: Building STEM Ecosystems: Community Partnerships

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Join us as we discuss pandemic rethinking of an in-depth, in-person program led by university students engaging diverse upper-elementary girls in a STEM pathway, and opportunities for participating college mentors.

TAKEAWAYS:
1) Critical role the community advisory panel played in informing, guiding, and advocating for their audiences during the pandemic . 2) Student mentors have a powerful impact on the direction and depth of programming, including nurturing interests and role modeling with the next generation of scientists. 3) Key aspects of connecting young, diverse girls to the STEM pathway.

SPEAKERS:
Gianna Sullivan (University of Colorado Museum of Natural History: Boulder, CO), Lina Perez Angel (University of Colorado Boulder: Boulder, CO), Rachel Fox Freeman (University of Colorado Boulder: Boulder, CO)

CRISPR Science—From Editing the Human Genome to Coronavirus Diagnostics

Thursday, July 30 • 1:10 PM - 1:50 PM


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NSTA STEM20 Virtual Conference Materials
CRISPR Science - From Editing the Human Genome to Coronavirus Diagnostics Workshop Materials

STRAND: Postsecondary

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Sponsoring Company: MSOE Center for BioMolecular Modeling

We will focus on the defining feature of CRISPR technology, the ability of the Cas9 endonuclease to find and cut DNA at a unique site in the 3.2 billion base-pair human genome. We will also explore how a related CRISPR protein is being used to detect the SARS CoV-2 coronavirus.

TAKEAWAYS:
1. Participants will see how models can be used to investigate how the mechanism of the CRISPR/Cas9 system is used to edit genomes. 2. Participants will learn how CRISPR technology is being used in current Coronavirus research. 3. Participants will discover the benefits of hands-on modeling and how it improves student understanding.

SPEAKERS:
Tim Herman (3D Molecular Designs: Milwaukee, WI), Heather Ryan (3D Molecular Designs: Milwaukee, WI), Kris Herman (3D Molecular Designs: Milwaukee, WI)

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)

Increasing Equity in STEM and CTE with OER

Thursday, July 30 • 2:50 PM - 3:30 PM


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Increasing_Equity_in_STEM_and_CTE_with_OER.pptx

STRAND: Postsecondary

Show Details

Reduce costs for learning materials by using Open Education Resources (OER) in STEM and CTE courses. Resources, tools, and processes will be shared.

TAKEAWAYS:
Participants will be given: • A list of discipline specific OER resources • Criteria for evaluating OER resources =

SPEAKERS:
Esperanza Zenon (River Parishes Community College: Gonzales, LA)

Building a STEM Culture Through Maker Fair and Makerspaces

Thursday, July 30 • 5:20 PM - 6:00 PM

STRAND: Building STEM Ecosystems: Community Partnerships

Show Details

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)

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

Thursday, July 30 • 6:05 PM - 6:45 PM

STRAND: Postsecondary

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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: Melbourne, FL)

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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