NSTA Engage: Spring21

May 12-8, 2021

All sessions added to My Agenda prior to this notice have been exported to the mobile app and will be visible in your account when the app launches. Any sessions added now, will also have to be added in the app.
Grade Level



Session Type



Rooms and times subject to change.
2 results
Save up to 50 sessions in your agenda.

Building the Foundations for an Equitable and Inclusive STEM Program

Saturday, May 8 • 4:30 PM - 5:15 PM

STRAND: Supporting Equity in the Science Classroom

Show Details

This session will provide a framework for how to develop a STEM program. The presentation will include an example of a STEM strategic plan that promotes equity and inclusion.

Session participants will learn: 1. a process for developing STEM curricula and programming; 2. how to begin to address equity issues; and 3. methods for including student voice and agency into a STEM program.

Carol Larson (Indiana Connections Academy: Oak Lawn, IN), Naomi Nelson (Christel House Academy: Indianapolis, IN)

NSTA-WIDA Session: Creating Equitable Science Instruction for Multilingual Learners

Saturday, May 8 • 5:30 PM - 6:15 PM

(Only registered attendees may view session materials. Please login with your NSTA account to view.)
MSM Design Principles
presentation slides

STRAND: Supporting Equity in the Science Classroom

Show Details

This session will utilize the design principles for engaging multilingual learners in 3-D science to create engaging and equitable learning experiences for ALL students, but especially MLLs.

1. Examine a set of principles co-developed by NSTA and WIDA and discuss how these "show up" in classroom; 2. Explore ways to help a linguistically diverse group of students engage together in sensemaking discourse; 3. Explore the role of modeling as a sensemaking support in linguistically diverse classrooms; 4. Learn about WIDA’s four Language Practices to authentically engage ALL students in using language for sensemaking; and 5. Learn how the Teacher Discourse Moves and Student Discourse Moves facilitate the exploration and transformation of science understanding.

David Crowther (University of Nevada, Reno: Reno, NV), Rita MacDonald (Wisconsin Center for Education Research: Madison, WI)

Back to Top