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

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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



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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: 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: No City, No State), Kirsten Butcher (The University of Utah: Salt Lake City, UT), Madlyn Larson (Natural History Museum of Utah: Salt Lake City, UT)

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 (Northwestern University: Evanston, IL), 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: , 0), Kellie Delgado (Hillsborough County Public Schools: Tampa, FL), David Rosengrant (University of South Florida St. Petersburg: St. Petersburg, FL)

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: 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: 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: No City, No State)