NASCAR 2022-23
 

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Friday, July 22
10:40 AM - 11:40 AM
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Speed Sharing: Leadership

McCormick Place - W184a

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)

Presenter Materials for this Session:
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USM P2P Morgan Microcredentials NSTA Chicago July 22 2022.pdf
Morgan/ Micro-credential Slides NSTA July 22
NSTA_SpeedSharingLeadership_MingesWols.pdf

Saturday, July 23
10:40 AM - 11:40 AM
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Speed Sharing: Elementary Science

McCormick Place - W187b

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 (University of Illinois Chicago: Chicago, IL)

Saturday, July 23
10:40 AM - 11:40 AM
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Speed Sharing: Assessment

McCormick Place - W180

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: , 0), Rebecca Garelli (Arizona Dept. of Education: Phoenix, AZ)

Presenter Materials for this Session:
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Lets Wrap it Up! Presentation
Slides to go along with in person presentation.
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!
Lets Wrap it Up! Presentation slides
Let's Wrap it Up! Presentation slides