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Let's Get Back to Hands-On Learning and Use 5E Science
Lessons to Emphasize Effective Instructional Sequences
Sponsoring Company: STEMscopes by Accelerate Learning
Los Angeles Convention Center - 409A
Research has shown that the actual doing of science or
engineering will pique students’ curiosity, capture their interest, and motivate
their continued study. Combining this information with simple shifts in
instructional sequencing can help students construct scientific meaning. Are you
ready to open your eyes to a whole new world of scientific
Takeaways: 1. Explore the research-based 5E instructional model with adaptations for acceleration and intervention; 2. Learn several techniques to embed hands-on learning experiences in various classroom environments; and 3. Learn how to make simple shifts in your instructional plan and sequence to foster better student understanding of concepts.
Kenneth Heydrick (STEMscopes by Accelerate Learning: Houston, TX), Stephanie Shield (STEMscopes by Accelerate Learning: Houston, TX)
Elevate Your Science Classroom with an Escape
Sponsoring Company: Savvas Learning Co.
Los Angeles Convention Center - 153A/B
Ready to break out of your everyday routine and foster
cross-curricular collaborative conversations? Experience the power of using
Escape Room techniques and draw on individual strengths to work through engaging
puzzles and challenges while actively navigating science
Takeaways: 1. Provide teachers with lesson plan ideas; 2. Show that escape rooms provide motivation and give students a reason to try and understand and connect with the material; and 3. Show that escape rooms are immersive experiences that encourage teamwork in solving puzzles and finding clues to complete an objective.
Julia Cook (Savvas Learning Co.: Paramus, NJ), David Chinh (Savvas Learning Co.: Paramus, NJ)