NSTA Engage: Spring21

May 12-8, 2021

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Using Picture Books to Make “Text to Investigation” Connections in Science

Tuesday, April 13 • 5:45 PM - 6:45 PM

STRAND: Integrating Science and Literacy

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Literacy has used “text to” connections to help students make authentic connections. Integrating picture books helps expand text to investigation connections in the science classroom.

This session is targeted for novice/intermediate attendees.

Materials needed:

  • Children's book (related to science) of your choice
  • shallow plastic tub with water (similar to plastic shoeboxes)
  • variety of different objects that can be placed in water—some that sink and some that float
  • tin foil
  • common objects for weight to be used in tin foil boat such as pennies, marbles, similar sized legos, etc.

TAKEAWAYS:
Participants will: 1. explore how to expand a common literacy strategy of “text to” connections when using picture books in the elementary science classroom; 2. engage in investigations that model the use of “text to” connections that help students connect their own authentic experiences and help students understand and make sense; and 3. consider criteria for the selection of books, identification of phenomena, and how the selection of investigations can be a powerful experience for students.

SPEAKERS:
Christine Anne Royce (Shippensburg University: Shippensburg, PA)

STEM and Bloom: Hybrid Explorations for Early Childhood

Tuesday, April 13 • 5:45 PM - 6:45 PM


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NSTA STEM and Bloom.pptx.pdf
Gardening as engineering; early childhood approaches and ideas

STRAND: Integrating Science and Literacy

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STEM in early childhood is challenging…and more so in a hybrid environment. Come play and explore a progressive series of STEM experiences.

To best enjoy this session, have the following items ready:

  • an eye dropper
  • water in two small cups
  • wax paper or sheet protector
  • some dark flower petals
  • a little vinegar and baking soda solution
  • a regular water bottle
  • a teaspoon of dirt

TAKEAWAYS:
1. STEM habits of mind are the goal in early childhood; 2. A great STEM curriculum is progressive and fun; and 3. STEM experiences can be shared using hybrid technologies.

SPEAKERS:
Juliana Texley (Lesley University: Cambridge, MA), Ruth Ruud (Cleveland State University: Cleveland, OH)

Supporting Educator Understanding of the NGSS Three Dimensions of Learning While Engaging Elementary Students in Engineering Design and Design Thinking

Tuesday, April 13 • 5:45 PM - 6:45 PM

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Learn to access hundreds of free hands-on engineering design activities that exemplify the interconnected three-dimensional elements of K–5 science learning.

For this beginner-level hands-on activity, each participant will need: 

  • 4–6 Lifesaver® mints
  • 4–6 plastic straws (with diameters smaller than the Lifesaver® mint’s hole diameter)
  • 2–4 popsicle sticks
  • 1–2 index cards (or thin cardboard or poster board scraps)
  • tape (duct or masking)
  • scissors
  • paper
  • pencil
  • ramp (made from sturdy poster board or rigid cardboard)
  • meter stick
  • 10–30 pennies

TAKEAWAYS:
Participants will: 1. engage in a hands-on NGSS engineering design–aligned activity for elementary students from the FREE TeachEngineering digital library; 2. experience the integration of design and design thinking through 3-D learning while exploring a fun way to ignite student creativity; and 3. experience the interconnectivity of 3-D learning while strengthening their own ability to implement 3-D teaching and learning practices in their classrooms.

SPEAKERS:
Dua Chaker (TeachEngineering: Boulder, CO), Michael Soltys (TeachEngineering: Boulder, CO), Jennifer Kracha (University of Colorado Boulder: Boulder, CO)

Best Practices for Offering Remote Science Activities

Tuesday, April 13 • 5:45 PM - 6:45 PM

STRAND: Continuing Effective Distance Learning Strategies Post-COVID

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Attendees will participate in a hands-on experience as they construct an understanding of the best practices for presenting hands-on activities remotely.

This session is targeted for novice attendees.

Materials needed:

  • scissors
  • several paperclips
  • sheet of scrap paper

TAKEAWAYS:
1. Discover tips, techniques, and strategies for the successful facilitation of online activities; 2. Discover new activities appropriate for online delivery, including virtual field trips; and 3. Participate in an online activity to experience (as a student) what works and what doesn't.

SPEAKERS:
Michael DiSpezio (Master Educator, Presenter, and Author: North Falmouth, MA)

SEL During COVID-19: How Can People Help End Pandemics?

Tuesday, April 20 • 5:45 PM - 6:45 PM

STRAND: Social Emotional Learning and the Science Classroom

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Experience a contact tracing activity and explore how a storyline unit supports SEL during the pandemic while emphasizing health equity. Print http://bit.ly/MSContactTracing ahead of time.

TAKEAWAYS:
Participants will: 1. learn how discussions of a pandemic can be attentive to students’ social-emotional needs; 2. consider how COVID-19-focused learning can and should provoke students' thinking about how their actions affect others and can help end pandemics; and 3. experience a contact-tracing activity that supports students’ thinking about issues of trust in public health.

SPEAKERS:
Dan Voss (Northwestern University: Evanston, IL), Dawn Novak (Science Educator: Grayslake, IL)

Earth Day: Data Stories

Tuesday, April 20 • 5:45 PM - 6:45 PM


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Handout
Teacher Survey

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My NASA Data shares scientifically interesting stories and other resources that can be implemented for Earth Day.

Click here for a list of materials needed and activity instructions.

TAKEAWAYS:
Participants will: 1. gain access to data stories that can be used on Earth Day; 2. learn of interactive models that incorporate NASA Earth data; and 3. walk away with access to NASA resources for their Earth science classrooms that can be linked directly to their learning management systems.

SPEAKERS:
Angela Rizzi (NASA Langley Research Center/ADNET: No City, No State), Elizabeth Joyner (NASA Langley Research Center: Hampton, VA)

Best Practices for Offering Remote Science Activities

Tuesday, April 20 • 5:45 PM - 6:45 PM

STRAND: Continuing Effective Distance Learning Strategies Post-COVID

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Attendees will participate in a hands-on experience as they construct an understanding of the best practices for presenting hands-on activities remotely.

This session is targeted for novice attendees.

Materials needed:

  • scissors
  • several paperclips
  • sheet of scrap paper

TAKEAWAYS:
1. Discover tips, techniques, and strategies for the successful facilitation of online activities; 2. Discover new activities appropriate for online delivery, including virtual field trips; and 3. Participate in an online activity to experience (as a student) what works and what doesn't.

SPEAKERS:
Michael DiSpezio (Master Educator, Presenter, and Author: North Falmouth, MA)

Using Models in the Chemistry Classroom

Tuesday, April 27 • 5:45 PM - 6:45 PM

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Visualization is difficult for many students. Join me for a discussion and demonstration of several modeling activities you can use in your chemistry class. This session is targeted for novice/intermediate attendees.

Materials needed:

TAKEAWAYS:
1. What modeling looks like in a classroom; 2. Modeling resources to use with students; and 3. Shortcomings of models.

SPEAKERS:
Emily Abbott (American Chemical Society: Lake Worth, FL)

What Is Making Your Neighborhood SO HOT? What Can YOU Do About It?

Tuesday, April 27 • 5:45 PM - 6:45 PM


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Atmosphere Learning Progression 6-8 - Google Docs.pdf
Atmosphere Learning Progressions for grade 6-8 - connects NASA and GLOBE resources
Atmosphere Learning Progression 9-12 - Google Docs.pdf
Atmosphere Learning Progressions for grade 9-12- connects NASA and GLOBE resources
EOKids_Urban Heat Island.pdf
EO Kids: Urban Heat Islands: Hot Times in the City A copy has been uploaded.
GLOBE eTraining for Teachers.docx
Brief instructions on doing GLOBE eTrainings for the GLOBE protocols used in the Urban Heat Island-Surface Temperature Field campaign.
GLOBE eTraining teacher.pptx
Step-by-step instructions (with screenshots) on doing GLOBE eTrainings for the GLOBE protocols used in the Urban Heat Island-Surface Temperature Field campaign.
Guide to Using Google Forms with My NASA Data.pdf
Guide to using Google Forms with My NASA Data
https://mynasadata.larc.nasa.gov/data-literacy-cubes-graphs-maps-and-data-tables
My NASA Data : Data Literacy Cubes
https://observer.globe.gov/about/get-the-app
Information on the using the GLOBE Observer App
https://www.txstate-epdc.net/event-post/
NASA EPDC Webinars Webinars on a variety of topics
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lnBO4vX82Fs
NASA Video on Urban Heat Islands
NSTA Exploring Urban Heat Islands with My NASA Data_Story Maps.pdf
NSTA - Story MapsPresentation in pdf
the heat is On Urban Heat Islands, Defection Strategies, Mitigation Solutions
Lesson Plan developed by Elizabeth Sebastian NASA Goddard Institute for Space Studies

STRAND: Climate Justice and Climate Science

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Dr. Czajkowski, lead scientist on urban heat islands, engages students to study their local environments by studying the surface temperatures of their neighborhoods. Learn how to integrate this into your classrooms by using My NASA Data’s story map and NASA satellite data.

Materials required:

In the session, each participant will download the Globe Observer App (presenters will help with any technical problems participants' may have).

The participants will be asked to go outside and looks at the clouds in their area. The clouds' data is tied to the Urban Heat Island Effect.

This session is targeted for novice attendees.

TAKEAWAYS:
1. Engage students in studying the heat islands in their neighborhoods; 2. Access, download, and compare their data to NASA satellite data; and 3. Interact with My NASA Data Urban Heat Island Story Map, which can be imported to their Google classrooms.

SPEAKERS:
Janet Struble (The University of Toledo: Toledo, OH), Kevin Czajkowski (The University of Toledo: Toledo, OH)

NESTA and CLEAN 2: How to Teach with Climate Data and Tools

Tuesday, April 27 • 5:45 PM - 6:45 PM


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NESTA & CLEAN 2: Climate Data Tools
NESTA & CLEAN 2: Climate Data Tools Landing Page
All links shared in presentation can be found in this resource

STRAND: Climate Justice and Climate Science

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Experience tools and data sources that help learners connect climate science content to local and global phenomena.

Note: Attendees will need the ability to stay in the virtual session while exploring new tools online simultaneously, so split-screens or multiple monitors would be helpful but are not required. Presenters will not have the ability to correct internet issues or the inability of attendees to access resources presented that might arise due to time limitation. So please keep in mind firewalls and administrative privileges before the session.

TAKEAWAYS:
Participants will: 1. walk away with peer- and science-reviewed resources they can immediately integrate into their teaching; 2. walk away with strategies for engaging students in collaborative explorations of climate data; and 3. experience materials as learners that help make thinking visible.

SPEAKERS:
Lin Andrews (National Center for Science Education: Oakland, CA), Jessica Bean (University of California, Berkeley: Berkeley, CA), Mark Chandler (Columbia University: New York, NY), Louise Huffman (U.S. Ice Drilling Program: Hanover, NH), Cory Forbes (University of Nebraska-Lincoln: Lincoln, NE)

ASTE-Sponsored Session: Methods for Methods—Elementary

Tuesday, May 4 • 5:45 PM - 6:45 PM


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Association for Science Teacher Education
Copy of slides from our session
Let's stay in touch!
Enter your information to connect with our group!
Methods for Methods Facebook Group
Methods for Methods Site
Session Jamboard

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Come learn from your peers and discover how you can help contribute to and curate tools and resources for teaching elementary science methods. Participants are asked to bring an idea, activity, assignment, or resource to share with colleagues.

Participants will work with technology tools only during this workshop (jamboards, etc.).

TAKEAWAYS:
1. Meet/network with other science teacher educators; 2. Learn new ideas, activities, or strategies from peers; and 3. Be able to access additional information and contribute to the 'Method for Methods' collection online.

SPEAKERS:
Debi Hanuscin (Western Washington University: Bellingham, WA), Tina Vo (University of Nevada, Las Vegas: Las Vegas, NV), Dr. Dieuwertje Kast (USC Joint Educational Project: Los Angeles, CA), Sumreen Asim (Indiana University Southeast: New Albany, IN), Nazan Bautista (Miami University: Oxford, OH)

ASTE-Sponsored Session: Balancing Act: Bridging Content Pedagogy with Equity Issues in Methods Courses

Tuesday, May 4 • 5:45 PM - 6:45 PM


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Balancing Act: Bridging Content Pedagogy with Equity Issues in Secondary Science

STRAND: Supporting Equity in the Science Classroom

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This session will bring together science teacher educators to share strategies and resources to support the professional development of preservice middle and high school teachers.

During this workshop, participants will discuss and share ideas, syllabi, digital tools, or lessons about how to teach secondary science teacher preparation methods classes.

This session is for college faculty who prepare teachers or mentor secondary science teachers who work with preservice teachers in clinical experiences.

TAKEAWAYS:
1. Perspectives on balancing science content, pedagogical content knowledge, and methods in courses for preservice science teachers; 2. Strategies for addressing issues of social justice, diversity, equity, and inclusion in preservice science education courses; and 3. Ideas for adapting these content and practices for face-to-face, hybrid, and online delivery in courses.

SPEAKERS:
Ryan Summers (University of North Dakota: Grand Forks, ND), Xinying Yin (California State University, San Bernardino: San Bernardino, CA), Lauren Angelone (Xavier University: Cincinnati, OH), Stephanie Philipp (The University of Tennessee at Chattanooga: Chattanooga, TN)

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