2022 Houston National Conference

April 31-2, 2022

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Creating a Socially Just Science Environment

Thursday, March 31 • 8:00 AM - 9:00 AM

George R. Brown Convention Center - 310A

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STRAND: Strategies for Creating Inclusive Science Classrooms

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Want to establish a TK–5 classroom culture inclusive of all learners? Come experience how connecting Next Generation Science Standards and Social Justice Standards promotes inclusivity.

1. Experience a hands-on NGSS lesson; 2. Opportunity to get to know the Social Justice standards; and 3. Numerous resources to support science and social justice in your learning spaces.

Channon Jackson (Alameda County Office of Education: Hayward, CA), Nancy Wright (Hayward Unified School District: Hayward, CA)

Meeting Next Generation Science Standards Through Storybooks

Thursday, March 31 • 8:00 AM - 9:00 AM

George R. Brown Convention Center - 310C

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Learn how a nature storybook can help you meet Next Generation Science Standards and create crosscutting concepts.

Participants will: 1. review NGSS and cross-curricular concepts for early childhood students; 2. learn how to review a children's storybook for standards alignment, and how to match the text to relevant Next Generation Science Standards; and 3. work in small groups to analyze a text for NGSS alignment as well as cross-curricular concepts and STEM extensions.

Julie Travaglini (Allegheny Land Trust: Sewickley, PA)