NSTA Engage: Spring21

May 12-8, 2021

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Infographics to Strengthen Data Literacy and Student Voice in Science

Wednesday, April 28 • 5:00 PM - 5:45 PM

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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.
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.
Slides: Infographics to Strengthen Data Literacy & Student Voice in Science
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STRAND: Social Emotional Learning and the Science Classroom

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Participants will explore how to use infographics in the science classroom and have the opportunity to start creating an infographic using digital tools.

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)

SEL During COVID-19: How Can We Slow the Spread of the COVID-19 Virus to Protect Our Communities?

Wednesday, April 28 • 7:00 PM - 7:45 PM

STRAND: Social Emotional Learning and the Science Classroom

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Explore a simulation to discover how different mitigation strategies slow the spread of a virus (COVID) while experiencing a storyline around pandemics. Download: https://tinyurl.com/C19basicspread

1. Participants will be introduced briefly to the anchor for a storyline around things people can do to help to slow the spread of a virus, using the current pandemic from COVID-19; 2. Through interacting and engaging with a simulation developed for this storyline, participants will explore the effects of different mitigation approaches on the spread of a virus; and 3. With the emotional toll the pandemic has had on everyone, participants will explore social-emotional activities and support for students.

Dawn Novak (Northwestern University: Evanston, IL), Dan Voss (Northwestern University: Evanston, IL)

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