2021 National Harbor Area Conference

November 11-13, 2021

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How to Integrate Literacy into the Science Methods for Preservice Elementary Teachers Course

Friday, November 12 • 8:00 AM - 9:00 AM

Gaylord National Resort & Convention Center - Chesapeake I

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STRAND: Literacy/Science Connections in the Classroom

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This session will provide an overview of the design, resources, and impact of integrating Literacy into the Science Methods for Preservice Elementary Teachers Course.

1. Attendees will be introduced to the curricular design of a Science Methods course for Pre-service Elementary Teachers (grades pre-k-6) that uses a Science/Inquiry/Literacy integration resource book as the textbook. 2. Attendees will be introduced to other resources and instructional methods that are used throughout the course to help Pre-service Elementary Teachers learn how to integrate literacy and science in their classrooms. 3. Attendees will be involved in a hands-on activity that students of this course experience as part of the literacy integration instruction.

Tracie Reding (University of Nebraska Omaha: Omaha, NE)

Curriculum Compacting Across Disciplines

Friday, November 12 • 9:30 AM - 10:00 AM

Gaylord National Resort & Convention Center - Chesapeake H

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Curriculum compacting allows students who have shown mastery of course material to challenge themselves and work on more difficult content.

1. The logistics of how curriculum compacting works 2. Data analyzing the effectiveness of curriculum compacting 3. Pros and cons of curriculum compacting from the viewpoints of the students, the professor, and the teaching assistants

Nicole Hesson (York College of Pennsylvania: York, PA), Jessica Fautch (York College of Pennsylvania: York, PA)

University and College Instructors: Engage Your Students with NSTA!

Friday, November 12 • 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM

Gaylord National Resort & Convention Center - National Harbor 14

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Are you an instructor of preservice teachers of science? Learn about NSTA's digital resources, virtual experiences, and website tools to help your students become the BEST teachers they can be. More than membership, learn about what’s on the NSTA website…and more.

(1) Pre-service teachers create a library of resources, grow their network of professional colleagues, and enhance their content and pedagogical knowledge of science by actively engaging with NSTA digital resources and online tools within the NSTA website. (2) Instructors receive a class landing page to manage their course, a private forum for asynchronous discussions, and gain access to an administrator's dashboard to monitor and assess their students' engagement within the NSTA website. (3) All instructors using NSTA as their textbook get a free NSTA membership and their students become members of the Association through their graduation date at a cost that is competitive and gives the students access in perpetuity to the entire suite of NSTA’s Interactive E-Books+ Professional.

Flavio Mendez (NSTA: Arlington, VA)

Effects of Field Experience on Elementary Preservice Teachers’ Self-Efficacy for Teaching Science

Saturday, November 13 • 11:00 AM - 11:30 AM

Gaylord National Resort & Convention Center - National Harbor 8

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Hear how a college partnered with a local urban elementary school to build a greenhouse and its impacts on K–8 students and the preservice teachers who are completing field experiences in the partnership school.

1. Logistics of how a college partnered with a local, urban elementary school to build a greenhouse 2. The impact of utilization of the greenhouse on preservice teacher self-efficacy for teaching science 3. Tips for how host teachers can support preservice science teachers will be provided

Nicole Hesson (York College of Pennsylvania: York, PA)

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