2022 Houston National Conference

April 31-2, 2022

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FILTERS APPLIED:9 - 12, Strategies for Creating Inclusive Science Classrooms, General Science

 

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Disasters and Inequality: Translating Research into Curricula

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

George R. Brown Convention Center - 350B


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Join us to learn how to translate academic research into curricula and how to utilize a research-based curriculum on disasters and inequality in your classroom.

TAKEAWAYS:
Attendees will learn about: 1. summer opportunities for teachers at Columbia University's Climate School; 2. the process of collaborating with researchers to translate novel scientific research into K–12 lesson plans; and 3. a curriculum on disasters and inequality, and how it can be used in K–12 classrooms.

SPEAKERS:
Tina Ahmadi (PhD Student: Indianapolis, IN)

Leveled Practice: Differentiation, Extension, and Intervention

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

George R. Brown Convention Center - 350C



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Learn how to create opportunities for students to succeed at their own level as they develop proficiency in both SEPs and DCIs.

TAKEAWAYS:
Learn how: 1. creating leveled practice can benefit all students; 2. to create practice at multiple levels for all learners; and 3. to create interventions for students who are struggling and extensions for students who have already demonstrated mastery for a topic or skill.

SPEAKERS:
Lauren LaSota (Adlai E. Stevenson High School: Lincolnshire, IL), Kellie Dean (Adlai E. Stevenson High School: Lincolnshire, IL)

Teaching the Practices

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

George R. Brown Convention Center - 370 A/B



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SI Template
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Feeling challenged to teach the practices? Learn to take any traditional science lab and upgrade it to teach NGSS Practices!

TAKEAWAYS:
1. There is no need to "reinvent the wheel" with all new labs when you can upgrade your existing ones to be NGSS practice focused!; 2. Scientific inquiry as the basis of classroom lab experiences is more effective than typical cookie cutter–style labs; and 3. Creating personal connections to science content can dramatically increase engagement.

SPEAKERS:
Vanessa Ueltzen (Walther Christian Academy: Melrose Park, IL)

Show What You Know

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

George R. Brown Convention Center - 352B



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Tool List and Links

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Learn about web-based applications to use in your classroom for formative assessments. This will be an interactive session, so bring your device!

TAKEAWAYS:
Attendees will: 1. engage in collegial conversations about the pros and cons of a variety of formative assessments; 2. discuss the value of formative assessment in guiding instruction; and 3. compare and analyze several digital tools for formative assessment.

SPEAKERS:
Kristin Bundren (Spain Park High School: Birmingham, AL), Pamela Hamilton (Spain Park High School: Birmingham, AL)

CDC Presents: Teaching Students to Use Data to Make Equitable Public Health Recommendations

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

George R. Brown Convention Center - 352D



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CDC NERD Academy Overview
CDC Science Ambassador Fellowship
CDC STEM Resources
Status Update lesson plan

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Learn how to use a laboratory simulation and data analysis activity to teach students about using data to address real-world public health problems.

TAKEAWAYS:
1. Learn how CDC epidemiologists and other experts like laboratory scientists and biostatisticians use data to make evidence-based decisions and recommendations; 2. Get ideas on how to use public health examples to illustrate key STEM concepts and skills; and 3. Take CDC Science Ambassador educational activities back to your classroom.

SPEAKERS:
Kelly Cordeira (Centers for Disease Control and Prevention: Atlanta, GA), Molly McKenna (Centers for Disease Control and Prevention: Atlanta, GA), Juliana Azeredo (Centers for Disease Control and Prevention: Atlanta, GA)

Explore NSTA's High-Quality Secondary Lesson Plans and Units for Implementing New Standards

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

George R. Brown Convention Center - 361D



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Explore NSTA’s High-Quality Secondary AND Elementary Lesson Plans and Units for
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Daily Do sensemaking lessons are designed to engage students in authentic, relevant science learning. Join us to explore how these phenomenon-driven lessons motivate students to engage in science and engineering practices to make sense of science ideas (disciplinary core ideas) they need to explain how or why the phenomenon occurs. Gain experience with the critical attributes of sensemaking exemplified in Daily Do lessons you can use to shift your own lessons. Learn strategies to implement sensemaking lessons in both face-to-face and virtual settings.

TAKEAWAYS:
1. Explore how phenomenon-driven lessons motivate students to engage in science and engineering practices to make sense of science ideas; 2. Understand the critical attributes of sensemaking; and 3. Discuss strategies for implementing Daily Do lessons in face-to-face and virtual settings.

SPEAKERS:
Patrice Scinta (NSTA: Arlington, VA), Kate Soriano (NSTA: Arlington, VA), Kristin Rademaker (NSTA: Arlington, VA)

NSELA-Sponsored Session: Coffee Talk: Taking Stock of NGSS Implementation

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

George R. Brown Convention Center - 362F


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Join NSELA members for a generative conversation about the recent "Taking Stock of NGSS Implementation Summit" and share ideas for supporting science learning and leadership.

TAKEAWAYS:
1. Reflect on key takeaways from the "Taking Stock of NGSS Implementation"; 2. Discuss the implications for science leadership; and 3. Network with national science leaders.

SPEAKERS:
Andy Weatherhead (National Science Education Leadership Association (NSELA): Downingtown, PA), Linda Cook (The University of Texas at Dallas: Richardson, TX)

Crosscutting Concepts: Looking Through the Lens of Patterns

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

George R. Brown Convention Center - 320A


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Sponsoring Company: Carolina Biological Supply Co.

How do crosscutting concepts link the ideas and practices of science across different domains and over time? We’ll show you practical examples to see how crosscutting concepts provide a foundation for student sensemaking of phenomena and problems. Leave with classroom resources.

TAKEAWAYS:
1. Defining the seven crosscutting concepts; 2. Learning strategies to incorporate crosscutting concepts into science lessons; and 3. Understanding how crosscutting concepts support student sensemaking.

SPEAKERS:
Cory Ort (Carolina Biological Supply Co.: Burlington, NC)

Eliciting and Leveraging Student Ideas in Phenomena-Based Storylines

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

George R. Brown Convention Center - 350F



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2022 Eliciting and Leveraging Handout.pdf
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Sponsoring Company: Amplify

Explore how to elicit and leverage students’ connections to the phenomena-based storylines in your science curriculum using strategies designed to deepen conceptual understanding.

TAKEAWAYS:
1. Eliciting and leveraging student ideas, when done strategically, can not only promote equity and relevance, but also support deep science learning; 2. 2. How to use a particular routine to elicit students’ ideas and experiences at the beginning of a unit and how to leverage these ideas at strategic points along the storyline; and 3. Teachers can effectively use phenomena-based storylines from a research-based national curriculum by incorporating their students' funds of knowledge into those storylines.

SPEAKERS:
Rebecca Abbott (The Lawrence Hall of Science: Berkeley, CA), Kyla Cook (The Lawrence Hall of Science: Berkeley, CA), Maria José Pastor (The Lawrence Hall of Science: Berkeley, CA)

Advancing Science Instruction with Hands-On Investigations

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

George R. Brown Convention Center - 340A


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Sponsoring Company: PhD Science

Explore a fourth-grade module to uncover how hands-on investigations allow students to develop an understanding of science concepts that apply far beyond the classroom.

TAKEAWAYS:
1. PhD Science introduces students to new concepts through engaging activities that allow them to first observe and wonder and then to investigate and deeply understand phenomena; 2. Hands-on experiences enable students to engage in science activities that align with common science and engineering practices; and 3. Planning and carrying out investigations allows students to gather personally meaningful evidence to support their scientific explanations.

SPEAKERS:
Victoria Soileau (Great Minds: Washington, DC)

Blast Off with STEM Learning

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

George R. Brown Convention Center - 340B


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Sponsoring Company: Estes Industries

Ready to take STEM learning to new heights? Join Estes and build a FREE rocket and learn model rocketry basics!

TAKEAWAYS:
1. Model rocketry provides a relevant, hands-on, and engaging vehicle to hold students accountable for their knowledge in the classroom; 2. Participants will learn model rocketry basics and how to successfully set up a launch site; and 3. Estes Education provides interdisciplinary STEM resources and tools to educators that give them the skills and confidence necessary to elevate learning.

SPEAKERS:
Nicole Bayeur (Estes Industries: , United States)

Beyond Labz: Realistic Virtual Labs That Bridge the Gap Between Real Labs and Scientific Inquiry

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

George R. Brown Convention Center - 350E


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Sponsoring Company: Beyond Labz

Built on a platform developed over 20 years, Beyond Labz creates an open-ended environment providing students the opportunity to experiment, practice, fail, discover, and learn.

TAKEAWAYS:
1. Beyond Labz simplifies and reduces the cost and expertise needed to provide crucial laboratory experiences and practice for Secondary and Higher Ed students; 2. Attendees will learn how the labs are used for pre- and post-lab experiences, credit recovery and lab make-up, student engagement in class, and meeting NGSS standards; and 3. Basic onboarding and startup instructions will be provided for drop-in solutions, and instructions for using some of the more sophisticated features will also be described.

SPEAKERS:
Brian Woodfield (Brigham Young University: Provo, UT)

Life Science NGSS Activity—The Full Course: Modeling Antibiotic Resistance

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

George R. Brown Convention Center - 351B


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Sponsoring Company: Lab-Aids

Students use a model to explore the cause-and-effect relationship between inappropriate use of antibiotics and the phenomenon of the evolution of antibiotic resistance. As they use the model, students use mathematical representations to support their analysis of patterns and trends in the results and to develop explanations for how and why the population of bacteria is changing.

TAKEAWAYS:
1. Model the effect of antibiotics on a population of bacteria with a range of antibiotic resistance; 2. Compare the effects of appropriate and inappropriate use of antibiotics on a population of bacteria; and 3. Explain how a population of highly resistant bacteria can evolve.

SPEAKERS:
Cindy Lilly (Ocean Bay Middle School: Myrtle Beach, SC)

Explore the Power of Yeast

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

George R. Brown Convention Center - 351 C/F


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Sponsoring Company: Savvas Learning Company

Join us for coffee, breakfast, and a take-home classroom activity. In this Power of Yeast activity, participants will set up and observe fermentation processes in varied environments to help provide an initial understanding of a modern biochemical model of cellular life. Participants will receive ready-to-go lesson activities for Elementary, Middle Grades, and High School classes.

TAKEAWAYS:
Participants will: 1. receive ready-to-go lesson activities for Elementary, Middle Grades, and High School classes; 2. enjoy coffee and baked goods in a relaxed presentation environment; and 3. examine ways to show students that science is both dynamic and relevant to their lives.

SPEAKERS:
Chuck Kremer (Savvas Learning Co.: Paramus, NJ)

Building a Culture of STEM: Engaging Our Communities!

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

George R. Brown Convention Center - 360 A/D



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Sponsoring Company: DoD STEM

Build STEM culture through community engagement! Develop interest and awareness, leading to increased demand for STEM programming and STEM career pathway courses.

TAKEAWAYS:
1. Learn strategies for hosting community engagement events, including family STEM nights; 2. Explore the role of partnerships in supporting engagement events; and 3. Walk away with resources to support establishing and hosting community engagement events.

SPEAKERS:
Lisa Blank (Watertown City School District: Watertown, NY), Tiara Davis (Teacher: Charlotte, NC), Heather Overkamp (Portsmouth Public Schools: Portsmouth, VA), Patty Brunet (Cypress High School: Cypress, CA)

NSTA First-Timers Orientation Session

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

George R. Brown Convention Center - Grand Ballroom C


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Feeling overwhelmed by all there is to see and do at an NSTA conference on science education? Join us for an interactive exploration through the conference app and NSTA’s social media. By the end of the session, you will know just how to get the most from your conference experience in addition to building new networks with your science colleagues.

SPEAKERS:
Elizabeth Allan (University of Central Oklahoma: Edmond, OK)

Jump-start a “Phenomenal” Day with a Discovery Education Hands-On Experience

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

George R. Brown Convention Center - 371


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Sponsoring Company: Discovery Education

Start your day with the DE team and a hands-on immersion into the wonderful world of Phenomena! Please note that attendees must preregister for this workshop here.

TAKEAWAYS:
Attendees will: 1. learn and experience how to incorporate everyday phenomena into meaningful science lessons; 2. experience how to utilize hands-on activities to introduce phenomena ; and 3. explore scientific concepts using phenomena from across all grade levels K–12.

SPEAKERS:
Brad Fountain (Discovery Education: Silver Spring, MD), Justin Karkow (Discovery Education: Silver Spring, MD)

Pole of Inaccessibility: Bringing Ocean Science to North America’s Great Interior

Thursday, March 31 • 9:30 AM - 10:00 AM

George R. Brown Convention Center - 370C


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Join us as we explore how NOAA Teacher at Sea can bring stimulating ocean science content to the classroom through a wide range of technology and media applications.

TAKEAWAYS:
NOAA Teacher at Sea provides numerous cutting-edge strategies to make ocean science accessible to students such as Google Cardboard and various VR applications to utilizing NOAA Teacher at Sea’s rich ocean science resources.

SPEAKERS:
Spencer Cody (Edmunds Central School District: Roscoe, SD)

Preparing Teachers and Students for a Future in the Second Technology Revolution

Thursday, March 31 • 9:30 AM - 10:30 AM

George R. Brown Convention Center - 362B


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The first technology revolution may have passed you by but rest assured, the second one is going to rock your world!

TAKEAWAYS:
1. Relevance/difference of 1st and 2nd technology revolutions; 2. Understanding real-world examples for quantum information science; and 3. Importance of teaching QIS in the K–12 classrooms.

SPEAKERS:
Karen Matsler (University of Texas Arlington: No City, No State), Janie Head (Lamar CISD: Rosenberg, TX), Emma Smith (Ridgeline High School: Millville, UT)

The Power of Engaging Educators: Strategies for AMBITIOUS Science Teachers

Thursday, March 31 • 9:30 AM - 10:30 AM

George R. Brown Convention Center - 370D



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Ambitious Science Teaching

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What kinds of talk, tasks, and tools do students need in order to fully engage in meaningful forms of science learning? Join us as we share a statewide virtual book study that allowed AMBITIOUS Iowa science teachers to connect, collaborate, and refine their practice.

TAKEAWAYS:
Participants will: 1. focus on teaching practices relating to planning for engagement with big science ideas, eliciting students’ ideas, and supporting ongoing changes in student thinking; 2. learn how to set up opportunities for collaboration both online and with a local coach and peers; and 3. learn about the application of the learning related to a classroom action research option.

SPEAKERS:
Tammy Askeland-Nagle (Mississippi Bend Area Education Agency: Bettendorf, IA), Beverly Berns (Keystone Area Education Agency: Elkader, IA), Hope Garton Brown (Prairie Lakes Area Education Agency: Pocahontas, IA), Christopher Soldat (Grant Wood Area Education Agency: Cedar Rapids, IA)