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NSTA Engage: Spring21 - Sessions





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Saturday, May 8
3:30 PM - 4:15 PM
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Exploring Ways to Integrate Science and Literacy Learning

Share ways your students learn to speak clearly, read thoughtfully, write coherently, and create and/or critique media while learning science. Also consider examples in

Takeaways: 1. Attendees will learn about ways to integrate science and literacy learning; 2. From these examples, attendees will learn about different perspectives on what it means to integrate science and literacy learning; and 3. Attendees also will learn about ways to integrate science and literacy lessons while enacting NGSS recommendations such as engaging students in the science and engineering practices of asking questions and defining problems, constructing explanations and designing solutions, engaging in argument from evidence, and obtaining, evaluating, and communicating information within the context of using relevant cross cutting concepts while exploring phenomena on which to base development of disciplinary core ideas.


Emily Van Zee (Retired Associate Professor: Corvallis, OR)

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Saturday, May 8
4:30 PM - 5:15 PM
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NARST-Sponsored Session: Case Study Pedagogy and Learning Outcomes: A Framework for Teaching Biology with Narratives

Explore inclusive ways of using case studies with structured small group work/discussion, as well as aligning case studies with content goals.

Takeaways: 1. Using case studies; 2. Addressing inclusion; and 3. Achieving content goals.


Melissa Zwick (Stockton University: Absecon, NJ), Ally Hunter (University of Massachusetts Amherst: Amherst, MA)

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