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Cooped Up Kids? Students Explore STEM Indoors and
Discover free age-appropriate "Cooped Up Kids"
activities that connect kids to the outdoors and exciting science content
whether in school, remote, or blended.
Takeaways: 1. Discover free hands-on lessons that are tied to the NGSS and Common Core Standards and discuss how to implement them whether learners are at home or in school; 2. Describe the socio-emotional benefits of place-based outdoor experiences for diverse K–8 students; and 3. Learn how to access a variety of free educational interactives, online multimedia resources, and citizen science projects scaffolded by lessons that are perfect for K–8 settings.
Jennifer Fee (The Cornell Lab of Ornithology: Ithaca, NY)
SEL During COVID-19: How Can People Help End
Experience a contact tracing activity and explore how a
storyline unit supports SEL during the pandemic while emphasizing health equity.
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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.
Dan Voss (Northwestern University: Evanston, IL), Dawn Novak (Science Educator: Grayslake, IL)
Lab Bias, Science Bias, People Bias
Teachers will learn to integrate bias recognition as
part of the normal science curriculum.
Takeaways: 1. Recognizing bias requires practice; 2. Recognizing bias requires critical thinking; and 3. Recognizing bias can be integrated as part of the normal learning process.
Bailey O'Reilly (Academie Da Vinci Charter School for the Arts and Technology: Dunedin, FL)
Infographics to Strengthen Data Literacy and Student
Voice in Science
Participants will explore how to use infographics in the
science classroom and have the opportunity to start creating an infographic
using digital tools.
Takeaways: 1. Understand why reading and creating data visualizations will make an impact in your classroom; 2. View student examples and create your own infographic using simple digital tools; and 3. Leave with concrete ways to get students to create data visualizations in your science classroom.
Ilana Somasunderam (KQED: San Francisco, CA)
Presenter Materials for this Session:
KQED Engineering for Good Youth Media Challenge
Give your middle and high school students the opportunity to show off their creative problem solving through the engineering design process. This project-based curriculum is aligned with Next Generation Science Standards (NGSS) and designed for use in distance-learning or in-person instruction with ready-to-use curricular supports.
Free, hands-on media literacy and media making courses for educators!
The new KQED Media Academy offers a set of four free, instructor-led online professional development courses that prepare educators to effectively and meaningfully analyze, evaluate and make media with students to support curriculum goals. Curricular connections to science woven throughout the courses.
A Differentiated Approach to Supporting Adult
Join us to learn more about our journey to support
teachers' social and emotional well-being by designing differentiated learning
experiences as we implemented three-dimensional science.
Takeaways: 1. Methods to design effective differentiated learning for science educators; 2. Ways to support adult learners via differentiation; and 3. Ways to strengthen the implementation of 3-D science teaching, learning, and assessment across districts.
Tonya Woolfolk (Houston County Schools: Perry, GA), Denise Richardson (Rockdale County Public Schools: Conyers, GA)