NSTA Engage: Spring21 - Sessions





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Saturday, April 24
5:30 PM - 6:15 PM
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Featured Panel: Linking Literacy: Using Kidlit to Generate Engagement and Questions

The use of children’s literature in the middle level classroom provides opportunities for students to pursue interests, engage in topics, and generate questions. This panel will feature award-winning children’s authors that focus their writing on creating these type of entry points for students.

Moderator: Christine Anne Royce 

Presider: J. Carrie Launius


  • Elizabeth Rusch
  • Jennifer Swanson
  • Alexandra Siy
  • Teresa Robeson


Teresa Robeson (Author: Bloomington, IN), Elizabeth Rusch (Author: Portland, OR), Jennifer Swanson (Author/Teacher: Jacksonville, FL), Christine Anne Royce (Shippensburg University: Shippensburg, PA), J Carre Launius (Elementary Science Coordinator: Saint Louis, MO), Alexandra Siy (Author: Feura Bush, NY)

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!


Jennifer Carinci (AAAS: Washington, DC), Lauren Manier (AAAS: Washington, DC), Betty Calinger (AAAS: Washington, DC)