NSTA Engage: Spring21

May 12-8, 2021

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Growing from Home: A Literacy STEM Adventure

Saturday, April 17 • 5:30 PM - 6:15 PM

STRAND: Integrating Science and Literacy

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“Growing from Home: A Literacy STEM Adventure” encourages inquiry-based exploration through an accessible bilingual activity series that links STEM exploration with culturally relevant literature and physical engagement.

Participants will be: 1. sent 10 engaging bilingual STEM activities that include culturally and thematically relevant reading suggestions and healthy, accessible recipes; 2. given access to the interactive, bilingual, captioned video demonstrations for the 10 activities in the series; and 3. provided “activity action cards” that relate to each of the STEM activities and help integrate STEM and literacy skill development with physical movement.

Mariah Romaninsky (The Academy of Natural Sciences of Drexel University: Philadelphia, PA), Meghan Nealon (GrowingGreat: Manhattan Beach, CA)

Data, Graphs, Tables, Oh My! Strategies to Integrate Data Literacy and Pedagogy into Existing Science Curricula

Saturday, May 8 • 5:30 PM - 6:15 PM

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“Data, Graphs, Tables, Oh My!" Resource Document
We will use this interactive Resource Document during the workshop to access activity materials and additional resources related to the topics discussed.

STRAND: Integrating Science and Literacy

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Leverage how people learn to integrate key data skills with your science content through tips and strategies to engage with real-world data, science, and literacy.

Participants will gain: 1. a framework for thinking about how people learn with data and what the steps are along the progression from being a novice to expert user of data in STEM; 2. strategies and resources to use in our existing science teaching to better set students up for success in the future as they build their mastery of data skills to become more data and science literate, without adding more stress on a crowded curriculum; and 3. a suite of tips and tricks to integrate into your current science curriculum that enhance how students work with data to learn the content, ask questions and explore the data, analyze and interpret the data, and critically evaluate evidence and claims.

Kristin Hunter-Thomson (Dataspire Education & Evaluation, LLC)

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