2022 Chicago National Conference

July 21-23, 2022

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TEST Speed Sharing: Creating a Classroom Culture That Supports Equitable Participation

Friday, July 22 • 10:40 AM - 11:40 AM

McCormick Place - W183a



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https://my.nsta.org/collection/k3k8DzZ6ckE_E

STRAND: Strategies for Creating Inclusive Science and STEM Learning Environments

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Join the members of NSTA as they share how to create a classroom culture that supports equitable participation, and learn how to implement these best practices within your own classroom. A roundtable discussion will follow.

TAKEAWAYS:
Sharing of ideas on creating a classroom culture that supports equitable participation

SPEAKERS:
Kate Soriano (NSTA: Arlington, VA), Kristin Rademaker (NSTA: Arlington, VA), Holly Hereau (NSTA: Arlington, VA)

Speed Sharing: Building Apps and Computer Science

Friday, July 22 • 10:40 AM - 11:40 AM

McCormick Place - W185b-c



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Leah LaCrosse NSTA Bulb Page
This page will lead to presentation materials in pdf form.

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1) Building Apps in Science…No Code Required
In this presentation, I will share how students can create their own digital apps for science. No code is required, and apps can be shared and used all year long!

2) Developing an Entrepreneurship Infused Digital Fabrication Course at Millikin University
We will explore the iterative development of an entrepreneurship infused honors seminar aimed at introducing a diverse population of students to digital fabrication technologies and their varied applications.

3) Promoting Student Voice in an Elementary Computer Science Classroom
Discover how student input and voice can shape equitable computer science experiences while promoting critical thinking in the Elementary Computer Science Classroom.

 

SPEAKERS:
Leah LaCrosse (McCormick Junior High School: Huron, OH), Kyle Knust (Millikin University: Decatur, IL)

Speed Sharing: Leadership

Friday, July 22 • 10:40 AM - 11:40 AM

McCormick Place - W184a



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NSTA_SpeedSharingLeadership_MingesWols.pdf
USM P2P Morgan Microcredentials NSTA Chicago July 22 2022.pdf
Morgan/ Micro-credential Slides NSTA July 22

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1) Using Micro-Credentialing to Support Teacher Growth
This session features an innovative school/university partnership that utilizes strategic mentoring, high-quality professional development, and stackable competency-based micro-credentialing badges to improve STEM educator preparation.

2) The Importance of Being a Leader in Professional Organizations
Participants will discover ways to get involved in professional organizations, including NSTA and their state chapters, as to avoid the "essence drain" amid the challenges of education today.

3) Giving non-science majors the option to put the “A” in STEAM.
This session discusses how student learning can be assessed in a more equitable manner, allowing students the option to communicate comprehension using non-traditional responses.

SPEAKERS:
Angela McMurry (The Ohio Academy of Science: Dublin, OH), Dewayne Morgan (University System of Maryland: Adelphi, MD), Heather Minges Wols (Columbia College Chicago: Chicago, IL)

Speed Sharing: STEM and STEAM

Friday, July 22 • 10:40 AM - 11:40 AM

McCormick Place - W184b-c


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1) Don't Reinvent the "STEM Lesson" Wheel
Creating meaningful lessons takes time. Finding helpful resources shouldn't.

2) Filling the STEAM Pipeline through Scholarships / Internships
This session will provide participants with information that teachers can share with their students relating to scholarship and internship opportunities that are offered to them for pursing studies and STEAM careers.

3) STEAM Practices to Support Identity And Equity in Learning
STEAM, or integrating art with STEM, can broaden participation in science learning. We will cover a set of core STEAM practices, developed in our work with both youth and educators, that support diverse learners and contribute to the creation of equitable learning environments.

 

SPEAKERS:
Nancy McIntyre (Robotics Education & Competition Foundation: Greenville, TX), Perrin Teal Sullivan (University of Alaska Fairbanks: Fairbanks, AK), Jessica Strauss (Mabry Elementary School: Tampa, FL), David Rosengrant (University of South Florida St. Petersburg: St. Petersburg, FL)

Speed Sharing: Technology

Friday, July 22 • 10:40 AM - 11:40 AM

McCormick Place - W185a



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https://padlet.com/avandrevala/g7io1ri9acthvcls
https://sites.google.com/hlpusd.k12.ca.us/terridactylteach/home
NSTA - Examples of Hybrid STEAM Inquiry Activities
Online Materials Design (Speed Share Technology)
Effective, Engaging, and Efficient: Virtual Scaffolds that Transfer to Classrooms -- Design Summary Handout

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1) Digital Escape Rooms to Engage all Learners
Learn how to create a Digital Escape Room using your favorite lessons. Modifications included to make them fun for everyone!

2) Examples of Hybrid STEAM Inquiry Activities
Ready-made Science & STEAM inquiry lesson examples will be shared for participant’s implementation and modification.  Give your students voice and choice in how they learn!

3) Effective, Engaging, and Efficient: Virtual Scaffolds That Transfer to Classrooms
Evaluations of student processes and outcomes during online science investigations reveal five design priorities to create effective materials for flexible learning contexts.

SPEAKERS:
Terri Serey (Orange Grove Middle School: Hacienda Heights, CA), Annamarie Vandrevala (Deer Path Middle School - District 67), Kirsten Butcher (The University of Utah: Salt Lake City, UT), Madlyn Larson (Natural History Museum of Utah: Salt Lake City, UT)

Speed Sharing: Middle School

Friday, July 22 • 10:40 AM - 11:40 AM

McCormick Place - W185d


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1) Quanti-FLY: Exploring Quantitative Biology in Middle School
Put on “student hat” and engage in an anchoring phenomenon and make a driving question board while sensemaking with the SEPs.

2) Making sense of our niche in Our Common Home
Approaching environmental science in middle school as an opportunity for current students to grow in resilience and meaning has led to several lessons on specific ecosystems, but in the context of our human place within our solar system.

 

SPEAKERS:
Emily Mathews (NSTA: Arlington, VA), Tanicia Burns (Northwestern University: Evanston, IL), Michael Kennedy (Northwestern University: Evanston, IL)

Building a Classroom Community for ALL Students

Friday, July 22 • 10:40 AM - 11:40 AM

McCormick Place - W184b-c



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Creating A Learning Community
Slides and resources for establishing a classroom community.
Part 2: Strategies in the Classroom
One lesson with lots of imbedded ideas that help all students. We will look through these and identify these helpful guides as well as have time to share more ideas from your classroom.
Presentation Resources
At this link you will find the presentation as well as resources for all activities discussed in presentation.

STRAND: Strategies for Creating Inclusive Science and STEM Learning Environments

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Creating an equitable classroom requires the creation of a learning community that integrates supports for all students to succeed. Learn how to use common strategies with intentionality to build a classroom community that supports sensemaking. In this session participants will learn strategies that allow you to take your students to the next level as a community.

TAKEAWAYS:
Participants will learn how different strategies can be used to support ALL learners to create a community that learns together.

SPEAKERS:
Megan Elmore (Glenn Westlake Middle School: Lombard, IL), Randie Johnson (Glenn Westlake Middle School: Lombard, IL)

Speed Sharing: Elementary Science Classrooms

Saturday, July 23 • 10:40 AM - 11:40 AM

McCormick Place - W186c


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1) Sustainable World Collaborative
Sustainable World Collaborative is a database and professional learning community where teachers find and collaborate on global resources to integrate sustainability into elementary teaching.

2) Building Equity in the Elementary Science Classroom
Learn how to assist other educators in highlighting diverse scientists, through books with lesson plans that can be utilized in the science classroom.

3) Engineering Design Process: Get a Grip
Put on “student hat” and engage in the engineering design process while sensemaking with the SEPs. This space-based phenomenon will be out of this world.

SPEAKERS:
Tanicia Burns (Northwestern University: Evanston, IL), Emily Mathews (NSTA: Arlington, VA), Julia Poel (University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign: Urbana, IL), Kate Shanks (University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign: Urbana, IL), Erin Molay (Student: , IL), Elissa Chou (Student), Kellie Delgado (Hillsborough County Public Schools: Tampa, FL), David Rosengrant (University of South Florida St. Petersburg: St. Petersburg, FL)

Speed Sharing: Data Driven Science

Saturday, July 23 • 10:40 AM - 11:40 AM

McCormick Place - W183c



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Basic Training for EarthKAM.docx
EarthKAM Comparative Planetology and Art.pdf
Ideas When Working with EarthKAM in the Classroom.docx

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1) Try EarthKAM: A Real Mission for Students Using a Camera on the International Space Station (ISS); Get a Unique Perceptive of Earth and its  Features
Participants will get the nuts and bolts as to how to implement EarthKAM, a program on the ISS for students to request images of Earth.

2) A Crucial First Step: Modifying the CER Framework to Incorporate Initial Data Descriptions
Learn how including a ‘data description’ step before making a scientific claim helps students to write higher-quality scientific explanations when interpreting messy real-world datasets.

3) Applying Time Management Techniques to Assist Students in Classroom Labs/Activities
Are your students disorganized and their labs/activities are not getting completed? This session presents time management techniques to support students efficiently using time during labs/activities and assignments.

SPEAKERS:
Sally Jensen (Retired Educator: Campton, NH), Alison Seymour (Science Teacher: Winchester, 0), Andrea Drewes (Rider University: Lawrenceville, NJ)

Speed Sharing: Secondary Classrooms

Saturday, July 23 • 10:40 AM - 11:40 AM

McCormick Place - W184a



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JS9 Image Analysis Tools, Tutorial, Guides and Investigations
NASA UoL JS9 Image Analysis Tools
Stellar Evolution & JS9.pdf
Virtual STEAM Fair
Using Google Sites to create a Vrtual Steam Fair.

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1) Poly-density Bottles DIY for Inquiry
I will share how to create your own cool polydensity bottles and use them for student inquiry activities that relate to many topics including density, molecular properties, and solubility.

2) Investigate Stars and Galaxies Using NASA’s Universe of Learning STEM JS9 Image Analysis Tools and Data
Access NASA’s Universe of Learning image analysis tools to investigate  the chemistry, physics, mechanics and variability of stars, binary systems, supernovas, stellar cores, and galaxies.

3) Explore El Niño and La Nina the relationship between Ocean and Atmosphere that affects the warming of the ocean waters
Materials will help teachers present the topic of El Nino and La Nino in the classroom. They will gain insight into the atmospheric and oceanic processes behind the El Nino and La Nino Phenomena with hands-on exploration

 

SPEAKERS:
Diane Ripollone (Cardinal Gibbons High School: Raleigh, NC), Donna Young (NASA/NSO/UoL Program Manager: Laughlin, NV)

Speed Sharing: Elementary Science

Saturday, July 23 • 10:40 AM - 11:40 AM

McCormick Place - W187b


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1) Multidimensional Assessment Tasks and a Virtual Learning Community for Elementary Science Teachers
Learn about two free online resources: NGSS-focused assessment tasks for Grades 3—5 and a website to help teachers use those assessments in their classes.

2) Invasive Species Science + CS: An Intentionally Inclusive Module
Learn about an integrated science and computer science module that uses inclusive instructional strategies to address the needs of all students.

SPEAKERS:
Liz Lehman (American Medical Association: Chicago, IL), Brian Gane (University of Kansas: No City, No State), Sania Zaidi (Education Development Center, Inc.: Waltham, MA)

Speed Sharing: Community and Projects

Saturday, July 23 • 10:40 AM - 11:40 AM

McCormick Place - W184d



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Professional Learning Programs for Chicagoland at MSI_Presentation

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1) Designing Projects to Address Community Needs
Join the presenter to discuss the benefits of creating connections between community needs and scientific studies to boost student engagement and increase the cultural relevancy of learning. Examples of community needs projects and full lesson plans will be given to all attendees.

2) Professional Learning Programs for Chicagoland at MSI
The Museum of Science and Industry supports teachers in enacting NGSS-aligned 3-dimensional teaching, facilitating after school programming, and manifesting whole school change through science leadership.

3) Pollinator Investigations with Budburst Community Science
Investigate local phenomena with Budburst, a community science project. Learn how to address the NGSS through student participation in authentic research on plant-pollinator interactions.

 

SPEAKERS:
Sarah Jones (Chicago Botanic Garden: Glencoe, IL), Lauren Slanker (Museum of Science and Industry: Chicago, IL), Karin Klein (Museum of Science and Industry: Chicago, IL)

Speed Sharing: Engaging Students

Saturday, July 23 • 10:40 AM - 11:40 AM

McCormick Place - W180



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https://sites.google.com/hlpusd.k12.ca.us/terridactylteach/home

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1) Using student-created animation projects to excite and promote understanding of science concepts at the MS level
and promote understanding of science concepts at the MS level.Hands-on activities such as computer animation help excite students and promote understanding of topics such as immunology, reproduction and chemical bonding at the MS level.

2) Incorporating Digital Badges to Motivate all Learners
Learn how to create a badging system that encourages growth in the Science and STEAM Classroom.

 

SPEAKERS:
Terri Serey (Orange Grove Middle School: Hacienda Heights, CA)

Speed Sharing: Assessment

Saturday, July 23 • 10:40 AM - 11:40 AM

McCormick Place - W180



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Lets Wrap it Up! Presentation
Slides to go along with in person presentation.
Lets Wrap it Up! Presentation slides
Let's Wrap it Up! Presentation slides
Lets Wrap it Up! Summary
This handout explains 8 different types of questions that can be used in post-assessment wrappers. Come to our session to learn more!

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1) Let's Wrap it Up: A post-test learning strategy
When returned tests end up crumpled in lockers, important learning opportunities are lost. Help build metacognitive awareness, identify trends, and reward students’ grit using assessment "wrappers."

2) RAM (Rubric for Assessing Modeling)
How do you assess a model?  I developed a rubric to assess my middle school models for their pre,mid-point, and post assessment.

3) 3 Effective Discourse Strategies for Creating Inclusive Science Classrooms
This presentation supports teachers’ knowledge and understanding of  instructional strategies to help facilitate students’ academic discourse and support inclusive science and STEM classrooms.

 

SPEAKERS:
Rebecca Smith (Harpeth Hall School), Rebecca Garelli (Arizona Science Teachers Association)

Speed Sharing: Biology and Life Science

Saturday, July 23 • 10:40 AM - 11:40 AM

McCormick Place - W185d


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1) Creative Projects in the Life Science Classroom
Come learn how I have replaced unit exams with creative projects in my life science classes. Creative projects facilitate the curiosity needed for lifelong learning.

2) Leveraging Digital Dissections in 6-8th Science Classrooms
Digital dissections can promote scientific investigations in Middle School classrooms while meeting ethical considerations and promoting equitable learning experiences that would not otherwise be available to students.

SPEAKERS:
Bridget Lester (Ball State University: Muncie, IN)

Speed Sharing: Secondary STEAM

Saturday, July 23 • 10:40 AM - 11:40 AM

McCormick Place - W187a



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NSTA_SpeedSharingSTEAM_MingesWols.pdf
same name

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1) Using art to introduce topics and to promo
te critical thinking in the biological sciences.
This session discusses how using various art forms to introduce topics engages students, maintains their interest, and provides unique connections to the subject matter.

2) Virtual STEAM Fair
Virtual STEAM fairs endow students with the ability to adapt, learn and master skills ranging from presentation skills to research skills. A Virtua STEAM Fair helps avoid large gatherings by using a virtual platform.


3) Using art to describe the structure and function of the Muscular System
Teaching about the muscle system can be very content-heavy, so I wanted to find a creative way to engage students with a more inclusive and interdisciplinary activity.

 

SPEAKERS:
Heather Minges Wols (Columbia College Chicago: Chicago, IL), Adriana Andrade (Sacred Heart Greenwich: Greenwich, CT), Melanie Rodriguez (Los Angeles Unified School District: Sherman Oaks, CA)

Speed Sharing: Students and Sensemaking

Saturday, July 23 • 10:40 AM - 11:40 AM

McCormick Place - W176c



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Building STEAM/Reciprocal Teaching Presentation
NSTA - Building an Inquiry-based STEAM Class & Curriculum_Reciprocal Teaching in the Inquiry-Based STEM Classroom.pptx

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1) Building an Inquiry-based STEAM Class & Curriculum
The methodology for building and piloting a middle school inquiry STEAM elective class with emphasis in Social Emotional Learning, Mentoring, and Goal-Setting will be discussed.

2) Reciprocal Teaching in the Inquiry-Based Science Classroom
The methodology for building and piloting a middle school inquiry STEAM elective class with emphasis in Social Emotional Learning, Mentoring, and Goal-Setting will be discussed.

3) 3D printed models for sense making in science
Using 3D printed models to reinforce observational skills that connect simple to complex structure concept, making science visible and accessible to all students, thus facilitating the sense making process.

SPEAKERS:
Marjorie Miles Dozier (Polk County Public Schools: Bartow, FL), Annamarie Vandrevala (Deer Path Middle School - District 67)

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