NSTA Engage: Spring21 - Sessions





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Thursday, April 15
6:30 PM - 7:15 PM
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Featured Panel: Linking Literacy: A Discussion with Authors on the Use of Kidlit in the Classroom

Kidlit opens the world to students through information, illustrations, and interesting topics. This panel will feature award-winning children’s authors whose stories create portals to exploring science.

Moderator: J. Carrie Launius

Presider: Christine Anne Royce


  • Laurie Wallmark, Author
  • Melissa Stewart, Children's Book Author
  • Jessica Fries-Gaither, NSTA Press Author, and Columbus School for Girls
  • Tracy Nelson Maurer, Author
  • Patricia Valdez, Scientist and Author


Presenter Materials for this Session:

That's Who Bio Worksheet Maurer.pdf
Transdisciplinary biography writing prompt based on mentor text.

Thursday, May 6
5:30 PM - 6:15 PM
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Featured Panel: Network Around Preparing STEM Teachers for High-Need Schools: Join the ARISE Community

ARISE, an initiative of the American Association for the Advancement of Science, funded by the National Science Foundation, provides resources, tools, and a community to foster research and evidence-based innovation in STEM teacher education. We invite you to learn about ARISE (Advancing Research & Innovation in the STEM Education of Preservice Teachers in High-Need School Districts) and its resources and join our community—almost 10,000 strong!