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Examining Nature of Science and Standards in a
Using COVID data and multimedia sources, teachers can
elevate students’ understandings of science as a human endeavor, and explore
diverse contributions and other nature of science themes.
Takeaways: Attendees will: 1. acquire multiple classroom resources for COVID data, updates, and multimedia; 2. examine connections among pandemic examples and grade level nature of science (NOS) themes in the Next Generation Science Standards (NGSS); and 3. explore opportunities to enhance science lessons with key NGSS NOS themes such as science as a human endeavor, diverse contributions and cultures, using a variety of methods, and knowledge open to revision in light of new evidence.
Danny Bergman (Wichita State University: Wichita, KS)
Presenter Materials for this Session:
PowerPoint Slideshow - NOS, NGSS, COVID
Slideshow featured with links to articles, websites, NGSS, and additional resources for examining Nature of Science (NOS) themes and standards in context of COVID-19 news and resources.
Doing Science According to the Next Generation
Sponsoring Company: Flinn Scientific, Inc.
This workshop will focus on how to provide all students
opportunities to use the science practices to understand things of interest to
them and to construct knowledge. Ideas for simple hands-on activites, how to use
digital media, and how to build straightforward simulations with free
spreadsheet programs will be presented.
Takeaways: How to: 1. do NGSS-aligned science; 2. promote scientific thinking skills in students; and 3. use hands-on activities, digital media, and spreadsheet programs to make science accessible to all students and to construct knowledge.
Mike Marvel (Flinn Scientific, Inc.: Batavia, IL)
Experience Kinematics: Using Data to Understand
Learn what representations and data your students can
use to bridge phenomena and mathematics, and how to assess kinematics
understanding, as opposed to rote algebra skills.
Takeaways: 1. Using authentic data from real, open-access journal articles to model motion; 2. Students using multiple representations to shift back and forth from pictures, graphs, and math; and 3. Assessing students' understanding through their performance using real data.
Christopher Moore (University of Nebraska Omaha: Omaha, NE)
So You Want to Teach? Examining Perceptions of Careers
in STEM Education
Through research conducted by the Growing Future STEM
Teachers in Maine grant, this presentation explores the upsides, downsides, and
enticements of secondary STEM teaching.
Takeaways: Participants will: 1. explore perceptions of careers in STEM secondary education; 2. understand factors that influence interest in STEM fields; and 3. identify evidence-based practices for preparation and retention of high-quality secondary STEM teachers.
Patricia Waters (Saint Joseph's College of Maine: Standish, ME)
ASTC-Sponsored Session: Inspiring the Next Generation of
Women in STEM
Do you care about inspiring girls to pursue STEM
careers? Then join us to learn about the IF/THEN Collection designed to help
ensure equitable gender representation in STEM! The IF/THEN Collection is the
world’s largest FREE library of images, videos, and other content portraying
women in STEM.
Takeaways: Participants will: 1. learn about the background and purpose of the IF/THEN Collection; 2. learn how to use the IF/THEN Collection to support STEM learning programs; and 3. get hands-on experience utilizing assets from the IF/THEN Collection.
Jessica Hay (National Girls Collaborative Project: Seattle, WA)