2021 Portland Area Conference

October 28-30, 2021

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FILTERS APPLIED:6 - 8, Hands-On Workshop, Computer Science


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Using Authentic Data to Make Meaningful Connections

Thursday, October 28 • 1:00 PM - 2:00 PM

Oregon Convention Center - A106

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Slide deck in PowerPoint format for the Authentic Data Session

STRAND: Successful Collaborations Between Informal and Formal Educators

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Join museum educators and classroom teachers to learn how data collection and analysis can help students make meaningful connections with content and with each other.

Participants will learn: 1. how to create a unit of study around authentic data collection and analysis; 2. data collection and analysis can connect teachers (or students) who can't connect in person; and 3. about tools for data collection and analysis.

Shannon Baldioli (Smithsonian National Air and Space Museum: Washington, DC), Kate Kogge (AFOSR: No City, No State), Michelle Rahn (Will Rogers Junior High School: Claremore, OK)

Computer Science  in the Middle School Science Classroom

Saturday, October 30 • 12:30 PM - 1:30 PM

Oregon Convention Center - E146

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This session will integrate programming/coding as a tool for use in a science classroom. Participants will use various tools, such as Scratch, to implement programming in their already designed science classes.

Participants will: 1. learn how to integrate computer science into their science classroom; 2. experience resources they can use in their classrooms; and 3. develop a lesson using computer science in their classroom.

Tammie Schrader (NorthEast Washington ESD 101: Spokane, WA)

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