2022 Chicago National Conference

July 21-23, 2022

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FILTERS APPLIED:Postsecondary, Presentation, Developing Scientific Literacy in the Science and STEM Classroom, Informal Education


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An Analysis of How an Inquiry-Based Professional Development Informed the Instructional Practices of Science Teachers

Thursday, July 21 • 3:40 PM - 4:10 PM

McCormick Place - W186b

STRAND: Using Inquiry-Based STEM to Facilitate Learning for ALL

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This study explored how Project MISE, an inquiry-based professional development, impacted the instructional practices of science teachers.

Inquiry-based instructional practices

Emily Jackson-Osagie (Southern University and A&M College: Baton Rouge, LA)

Informal Science Share-a-Thon

Thursday, July 21 • 3:40 PM - 3:40 PM

McCormick Place - W183c

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Informal science can be found every day in the world around us. Visit exhibitors at the Share-a-thon to learn about many of those incredible examples.

Brian Kutsch (National Science Teaching Association, eCYBERMISSION)

Making Group Work Fair: The Potential Pitfalls of Student Peer Evaluations

Thursday, July 21 • 5:10 PM - 5:40 PM

McCormick Place - W178b

STRAND: No Strand

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Although group projects have been shown to increase learning and cooperation, bullying can sneak into student peer evaluations. Examples and alternatives to ghosting presented.

Science classrooms are a great place for group projects to enhance learning, but students may unwittingly be ghosted from their group, ultimately making them seem like they are not a team player. We as teachers must be diligent against bullying/ghosting.

Diane Huelskamp (Wright State University-Lake Campus: Celina, OH)

Women in STEM Mentorship Program: Building a Bridge to STEM at Community Colleges

Friday, July 22 • 2:20 PM - 3:20 PM

McCormick Place - W185a

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NSTA Presentation: Women in STEM Mentorship Program
Press Release
Sample Checklist
Sample Meeting Guidelines
Sample Mentor Welcome Packet
includes Code of Conduct, Communication Guidelines, and Photo/Video release
Sample Multi-year Module Plan

STRAND: Learn and Lead: Developing a Community for Expanded Participation in Science and STEM

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Join us as we share our experience in developing and piloting our Women in STEM Mentorship Program (WSMP), a year-long mentorship program that pairs high school juniors and seniors who identify as female with female college STEM faculty to build relationships and positively impact the social development and academic achievement of participating young women as they consider pursuing a STEM field at College of DuPage. In this presentation, we will be discussing the creation, implementation, and piloting of a mentorship program focused on attracting high school students, who identify as female, to the STEM fields. Eight high school juniors and seniors participated in the Women in STEM Mentorship Program. Mentees were paired with STEM faculty who teach at a community college. In addition to this, we will be discussing our findings and the changes that we will be making to future cohorts. We hope to hear directly from some of our mentees and mentors, who will share their experience. Finally, we will share what we believe makes our program different from other STEM mentorship programs and provide examples of how we created the program that you can take with you should you wish to start your own.

Attendees will learn how community college STEM faculty can work to support potential incoming underrepresented students through a mentorship and networking program. We hope to have mentors and mentees available to share their experience.

Sara Spaniol (College of DuPage: Glen Ellyn, IL)

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