2022 Chicago National Conference

July 21-23, 2022

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Speed Sharing: Creating a High School Classroom Culture That Supports Student Sensemaking

Friday, July 22 • 10:40 AM - 11:40 AM

McCormick Place - W196c


STRAND: Students and Sensemaking: Promoting Science and STEM Teaching Strategies That Place Equity at the Center of Learning

Show Details

Join the members of the NSTA High School Committee as they share how they incorporate sensemaking into their classrooms and learn how to implement these best practices within your own classroom. A roundtable discussion will follow.

TAKEAWAYS:
1. High school science sensemaking discussion; 2. Implementation strategies of sensemaking; and 3. Networking with other high school teachers.

SPEAKERS:
Ruth Hutson (Blue Valley High/Middle School: Randolph, KS)

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

Friday, July 22 • 10:40 AM - 11:40 AM

McCormick Place - W183a



(Please login with your NSTA account to view the materials)
https://my.nsta.org/collection/k3k8DzZ6ckE_E

STRAND: Strategies for Creating Inclusive Science and STEM Learning Environments

Show Details

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)

Building a Classroom Community for ALL Students

Friday, July 22 • 10:40 AM - 11:40 AM

McCormick Place - W184b-c



(Please login with your NSTA account to view the materials)
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

Show Details

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: Biology and Life Science

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

McCormick Place - W185d


Show Details

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



(Please login with your NSTA account to view the materials)
NSTA_SpeedSharingSTEAM_MingesWols.pdf
same name

Show Details

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)