2021 Los Angeles Area Conference

December 9-11, 2021

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FILTERS APPLIED:6 - 8, Hands-On Workshop, Developing More Inclusive Classrooms


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A Phenomenal Approach to Notebooking: Putting the Interaction into Interactive Notebooks

Thursday, December 9 • 9:30 AM - 10:30 AM

Los Angeles Convention Center - 403B

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NSTA LA Notebooks.pdf

STRAND: Developing More Inclusive Classrooms

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Make student thinking come to life with notebooks! Increase the rigor of student work—learn new strategies for organizing content and how to use templates for any science class. Take home current NGSS classroom examples to get you started.

1. The how and why of science notebooks; 2. Engaging ALL students in science; and 3. Templates scaffold student learning for success.

Jennifer Weibert (Fresno County Office of Education: Fresno, CA)

STEM Teaching Tools: Resources for Justice-Centered Science Instruction

Thursday, December 9 • 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM

Los Angeles Convention Center - 514

STRAND: Developing More Inclusive Classrooms

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Choose which of these free resources for equitable science instruction are most relevant to your work. Then read, discuss, and plan!

1. Science learning is culturally rooted, and strong instruction should take an asset-based approach to young peoples’ ways of thinking and knowing; 2. Developing more inclusive classrooms is a constant process. There are always steps educators can take to support equity, no matter where they are in their journey; and 3. These resources offer tangible next steps educators can take toward equity in their classroom, from identifying meaningful anchor phenomena (stemteachingtools.org/brief/42) to teaching biology in more gender-inclusive ways (stemteachingtools.org/brief/76) to fostering more student talk (stemteachingtools.org/brief/35).

Deb Morrison (Educator and Learning Scientist: Seattle, WA), Abby Rhinehart (University of Washington: Seattle, WA)

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