2022 Chicago National Conference

July 21-23, 2022

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FILTERS APPLIED:PreK - 5, Presentation, Developing Scientific Literacy in the Science and STEM Classroom, Technology


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Creating Digital Works with iPad in the Science Classroom

Thursday, July 21 • 2:20 PM - 3:20 PM

McCormick Place - W186b

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STRAND: Developing Scientific Literacy in the Science and STEM Classroom

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From cartoon strips to mini documentaries, students can create digital works that show their science understanding. Having an all in one tool like the iPad allows students to show growth in their understanding with exciting, creative projects. Capturing videos, sounds and photos begins the student journey in learning. This session will begin with the why and move into the how. Sharing free apps for creation, the presenter will demonstrate the power of student creation. We will also highlight the various ways to assess and publish these student projects.

Attendees will leave this session with ready to go ideas for digital creation using iPad in the science classroom. Student samples from an 8th grade science classroom will be shared.

Leah LaCrosse (McCormick Junior High School: Huron, OH)

Digging Deeper into the Data with an Adapted CER Framework

Thursday, July 21 • 5:10 PM - 5:40 PM

McCormick Place - W185b-c

STRAND: Developing Scientific Literacy in the Science and STEM Classroom

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This session focuses on improved outcomes for students’ written science explanations when including data description prompts and instructional facilitation to adapt the CER framework.

Learn about the importance of a preliminary step of incorporating data descriptions when utilizing the CER framework to guide students’ written explanations and reasoning of data visualization.

Andrea Drewes (Rider University: Lawrenceville, NJ)