2023 Atlanta National Conference

March 22-25, 2023

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PLI-5: Designing Equitable, 3D, Curriculum-Anchored Assessments

Wednesday, March 22 • 8:15 AM - 3:30 PM

Georgia World Congress Center - B407

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Join us to design a prototype for a classroom task using our new Task Design Workbook. We will highlight key elements of 3D assessment design (i.e. problematizing phenomena, centering sense-making, and accessibility features). These high-leverage components of task development prepare you to adapt & design assessments that center your students and engage them in 3D sensemaking.

SPEAKERS:
Katie Van Horne (Concolor Research: Orlando, FL), Aneesha Badrinarayan (Learning Policy Institute: Washington, DC), Sara Cooper (University of Colorado Boulder: Boulder, CO), Dawn Novak (Science Educator: Grayslake, IL)

Elevating Sensemaking in High School Biology: A partnership story between Wicomico Public Schools & Inner Orbit

Thursday, March 23 • 9:45 AM - 10:45 AM

Georgia World Congress Center - A315


STRAND: Leadership and Advocacy

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Looking for more in your partnerships with edtech providers? Join InnerOrbit and Wicomico Science Leaders as we unpack our partnership providing sensemaking supports for science educators. We aim to provide the inspiration and structures to shape the landscape of edtech and district partnerships.

TAKEAWAYS:
Attendees will leave this session with a replicable structure of partnership between a Technology Provider and District to move the needle on Sensemaking in High School. Additionally, lessons learned will be shared to give attendees a strong foundation to build upon in their future partnerships.

SPEAKERS:
Hemalatha Bhaskaran (Wicomico County Public Schools: Salisbury, MD)

Digging Deeper into Modeling: The Power of Classroom Consensus Models

Thursday, March 23 • 9:45 AM - 10:45 AM

Georgia World Congress Center - B402



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Digging Deeper into Modeling_ The Power of Classroom Consensus Models.pdf

STRAND: Student Learning and Inclusion

Show Details

In this session we will look at how engaging students in the practice of Developing and Using Models over the course of a unit can be used for different purposes. Participants will experience building a consensus model and reflect on how building a class consensus model is an important step in ensuring that all members of the learning community can contribute to the knowledge building and that ALL students have access to the ideas the class agrees moves the understanding forward. We will also highlight how models are a powerful way to uncover new questions students may have, requiring students to dig for a deeper understanding.

TAKEAWAYS:
Developing and using scientific models allows all students to be integral members of the knowledge-building community.

SPEAKERS:
Holly Hereau (NSTA: Arlington, VA)

Supporting Equitable Classroom Practices Through Alternate Assessment

Thursday, March 23 • 9:45 AM - 10:45 AM

Georgia World Congress Center - A405



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Presentations and Other Resources
Here you will find copies of our presentations and links to supporting blogs and podcasts.

STRAND: Equity and Justice

Show Details

We will share how we implemented current educational research to create a learning environment that supports learners of all abilities.

TAKEAWAYS:
Attendees will understand the educational research supporting a shift away from traditional grading and describe methods of implementation that address issues of equity, differentiation, peer interactions, and more.

SPEAKERS:
David Frangiosa (Pascack Valley Regional High School District: Montvale, NJ)

Misconceptions in Biology Quantified

Thursday, March 23 • 9:45 AM - 10:45 AM

Georgia World Congress Center - B315


STRAND: Research to Practice

Show Details

Data from exams over the last several years has revealed what we maybe already knew. Students have misconceptions about Biology content. This session will illuminate what those misconceptions are and what data tells us about what the students really think.

TAKEAWAYS:
The main takeaway from this session will be how to meet student misconceptions head-on and help guide students away from their confusion and towards correct knowledge.

SPEAKERS:
Lisa Neesemann (Bay Ridge Prep: Brooklyn, NY), Catherine Walsh (College Board: Alachua, FL)

Assessment 3.0: Introducing The Learning Progression Model

Thursday, March 23 • 1:00 PM - 2:00 PM

Georgia World Congress Center - B312



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Resources and Artifacts

STRAND: Curriculum and Assessment

Show Details

We have developed a flexible, equitable assessment strategy that can be applied to all levels, grades and courses, that keeps students engaged and accountable. Even better, it can be scaled: used by an individual or by an entire district. We call this the Learning Progression Model.

TAKEAWAYS:
Attendees will understand how learning progressions are used to assess student learning, provide descriptive feedback, set goals, evaluate teaching, and report out achievement.

SPEAKERS:
Elise Naramore (Pascack Hills High School: Montvale, NJ)

Did I really just flip this classroom?

Thursday, March 23 • 1:00 PM - 2:00 PM

Georgia World Congress Center - B313a


STRAND: Equity and Justice

Show Details

The session will consist of modeling how to flip a traditional classroom. Participants will learn how to create a Pear Deck, use Screencatisfy and EdPuzzle to flip their classroom.

TAKEAWAYS:
Participants will walk away with the basic knowledge of how to flip their classroom and be able to implement the strategies immediately into their classroom so that they are able to increase equity and inclusion.

SPEAKERS:
Cecelia Gillam (Hahnville High School: La Place, LA)

Forewarned is Forearmed: Using Pre-AP Instructional Strategies to Better Prepare Students for AP Biology Challenge Areas

Thursday, March 23 • 2:20 PM - 3:20 PM

Georgia World Congress Center - B207


STRAND: Curriculum and Assessment

Show Details

Sponsoring Company: College Board

Come for an active conversation about helping introductory learners prepare for AP-level course work in STEM. We will align challenge areas identified using AP exam data with the Pre-AP Course Framework and explore instructional strategies to help students meet these challenges.

SPEAKERS:
Laura Casdorph (College Board: New York, NY), Mitch Price (College Board: New York, NY)

How Does My 6-12 Science Classroom Fit Within an MTSS Structure?

Thursday, March 23 • 2:20 PM - 3:20 PM

Georgia World Congress Center - B316


STRAND: Teaching Strategies and Classroom Practice

Show Details

A school's MTSS focus is often on math and literacy skills and scores, leaving some science teachers to wonder, "How does my science classroom fit in MTSS?". In this session, we will explore ways to identify students that need Tier 2 science supports and provide them with the assistance they need.

TAKEAWAYS:
Science teachers can utilize formative assessments, unit planning, and creative engagement strategies to provide their science students with Tier 2 support, (regardless if the school building provides an intervention period) resulting in improved student outcomes.

SPEAKERS:
Adam Moss (Northwest Area Education Agency: Sioux City, IA)

Effects of a Computer Aided Instructional Package to Teach Science [Biological] Concepts to Secondary Students with Extensive Support Needs

Thursday, March 23 • 3:40 PM - 4:40 PM

Georgia World Congress Center - A405


STRAND: Student Learning and Inclusion

Show Details

Students in the general education science classes have multiple abilities by which they learn. With more districts turning to the use of technology in the classroom for all students, targeted technology can aid in deeper comprehension and retention of biological content.

TAKEAWAYS:
Biology is a difficult science to master with its broad content and specific terminology that can be tricky to understand, however for students with moderate/severe disabilities and ASD it can be more frustrating and more extensive supports need to be put into place to allow for student success.

SPEAKERS:
Jessica Minton (Houston High School: Germantown, TN)

Ungrading in the Chemistry Classroom

Friday, March 24 • 8:00 AM - 9:00 AM

Georgia World Congress Center - C203


STRAND: Teaching Strategies and Classroom Practice

Show Details

Ungrading! Have you thought about the implications of you assigning grades to your students. What if instead you asked your students the grade themselves on their learning? This session will present the pros and pitfalls of what this looks like in the high school chemistry classroom.

TAKEAWAYS:
Once the stress and challenges of the teacher giving grades to the students is removed the students are allowed to focus on the learning. Imagine how your classroom will change for the better.

SPEAKERS:
Richard Fitzner (Chemistry Teacher: Beverly Hills, MI)

Empower Next Generation Science Learners through Personalized Learning

Friday, March 24 • 10:40 AM - 11:40 AM

Georgia World Congress Center - C203


STRAND: Teaching Strategies and Classroom Practice

Show Details

Looking for ways to personalize learning and implement the 5E's (Engage, Explore, Explain, Elaborate, and Evaluate), come learn how to use Choice & Voice, Varied Strategies, & Flexible Pacing to promote Mastery of Standards

TAKEAWAYS:
Attendees will be able to see student exemplars of Choice & Voice, and PBL. They will see how ISTE, NSQ standards, 5 E's of Science come together to promote student engagement.

SPEAKERS:
Gaganjot Singh (Fulton Virtual)

Using Rubrics to Grade Lab Reports and Projects

Friday, March 24 • 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM

Georgia World Congress Center - Exhibit Hall, Poster Session Aisle


STRAND: Teaching Strategies and Classroom Practice

Show Details

Rubrics are great assessment tools when grading lab reports and projects. Rubrics help to clarify expectations, inspire students to set goals and give educators a way to improve feedback that stimulates student reflection. Emphasis is on application and analysis not getting the right answers.

TAKEAWAYS:
The Poster will highlight best practices for creating and using rubrics to grade lab reports and projects. The poster will include best practices, main components of a rubric, tips for creating rubrics and well as best practices for feedback and grading using rubrics.

SPEAKERS:
Kimberly Morton (Instructional Coach)

Building Literacy through Lab Reports

Friday, March 24 • 1:20 PM - 2:20 PM

Georgia World Congress Center - C203


STRAND: Teaching Strategies and Classroom Practice

Show Details

Teaching literacies in your secondary classroom is not typically on top of your to-do list, but they are equally important, so we will share how we build various literacies into our lab reports. Strategies will be backed by cognitive and science education research and rubrics will be provided.

TAKEAWAYS:
Attendees will be able to develop, implement, and evaluate a lab report utilizing various literacies and a deeper understanding of the Nature of Science.

SPEAKERS:
Althea Roy (Clemson University: Clemson, SC), Tiffany Jones (South Cobb High School: Austell, GA)

Forewarned is Forearmed: Using Pre-AP Instructional Strategies to Prepare Students for AP Chemistry Challenge Areas

Friday, March 24 • 1:20 PM - 2:20 PM

Georgia World Congress Center - B202


STRAND: Curriculum and Assessment

Show Details

Sponsoring Company: College Board

Come for an active session about helping students prepare for AP-level course work in STEM. We will align challenge areas identified using AP Chem exam data and correlate these with the Pre-AP Chem Course Framework and explore instructional strategies to help students meet these challenges.

SPEAKERS:
Laura Casdorph (College Board: New York, NY), Mitch Price (College Board: New York, NY)

Assessment of Sensemaking Through the Crosscutting Concepts

Friday, March 24 • 2:40 PM - 3:40 PM

Georgia World Congress Center - B401


STRAND: Teaching Strategies and Classroom Practice

Show Details

This is session #4 in the PL Committee CCCs Pathway and is designed to support K-12. The crosscutting concepts provide a consistent language for student communication. When teachers’ assessment prompts are designed with the crosscutting concepts, the focus of student thinking can be directed to different aspects of the phenomenon or, the system being investigated. Patterns may be used as evidence to support explanations or arguments for the causes of a phenomenon. Participants will explore the progression of Crosscutting Concepts throughout a student’s K-12 career. They will consider phenomenon and discuss several appropriate prompts that bring different CCCs to the forefront (patterns, scale, systems). Participants will engage with the process of developing assessment prompts which use the Crosscutting Concepts to initiate student sensemaking responses.

TAKEAWAYS:
Participant will leave with resources that guide their development and use of Crosscutting Concepts to focus student sensemaking on assessments. These can be integrated with assessments prompts which are aligned to Science and Engineering Practices and Disciplinary Core Ideas.

SPEAKERS:
Leah Litz (Omaha's Henry Doorly Zoo & Aquarium: No City, No State), Christopher Soldat (Grant Wood Area Education Agency: Cedar Rapids, IA)

Grade less to learn more! How shifts toward ungrading free your students to focus on STEM.

Friday, March 24 • 2:40 PM - 3:40 PM

Georgia World Congress Center - B303



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https://drive.google.com/drive/folders/1hTRjQ9t8MOGWBbTfgWssVckYZfmEdCWC?usp=share_link
Here is the link to my Ungrading Toolkit folder.

STRAND: Student Learning and Inclusion

Show Details

You made the learning three dimensional in your classroom; now it's time to do the same for your grading.

TAKEAWAYS:
1. Ways to help students focus on learning more than gradesl 2. Systems of efficient grading that make meaningful feedback possible; and 3. Tips to have students participate in telling their learning story.

SPEAKERS:
Hannah Kiser (Pullman High School: Pullman, WA), Johanna Brown (Washington State OSPI: No City, No State)

Biological Equity for Special Education

Friday, March 24 • 2:40 PM - 3:40 PM

Georgia World Congress Center - A404


STRAND: Equity and Justice

Show Details

Equip all students with the ability to succeed. Two high school teachers pair up to create lessons for special education biology students to focus on student achievement.

TAKEAWAYS:
Gain ideas and strategies to help reach all students at all levels of learning.

SPEAKERS:
Jessica Minton (Houston High School: Germantown, TN)

Integrating NGSS Engineering Design in the High School Physical Science Classroom

Friday, March 24 • 2:40 PM - 3:40 PM

Georgia World Congress Center - C208



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Energy Storyline Physical Science
Energy Storyline Physical Science
Unit Lesson Files

STRAND: Teaching Strategies and Classroom Practice

Show Details

Feeling timid about embracing the challenge of engaging students in fun and creative engineering design challenges? The presenter will share a method for structuring, scaffolding, and assessing student growth and learning during NGSS aligned engineering design challenges.

TAKEAWAYS:
Engaging students in the engineering design process fosters life long skills such as problem-solving, critical thinking, collaboration, and communication. Assessment of engineering design should focus on these skills rather than the overall success or failure of a student designed project.

SPEAKERS:
Rachel Stasi (Secondary Science Educator: , IL)

It’s Not Just Algebra: Assessing Student Thinking in Physics Problem-Solving

Friday, March 24 • 2:40 PM - 3:40 PM

Georgia World Congress Center - B216


STRAND: Curriculum and Assessment

Show Details

Sponsoring Company: Savvas Learning Company

Good problem-solving in physics is more than algebraic manipulation. Students can learn and you can assess problem-solving through multiple avenues, including graphs, representations, and more.

SPEAKERS:
Christopher Moore (University of Nebraska Omaha: Omaha, NE)

Phenomenal CER Writing

Friday, March 24 • 4:00 PM - 5:00 PM

Georgia World Congress Center - C210


STRAND: Teaching Strategies and Classroom Practice

Show Details

Learn strategies for introducing CER writing and strengthening students’ CER writing skills through scaffolded training, peer feedback, teacher feedback, and revision. Rubrics, task templates, and sample tasks will be shared.

TAKEAWAYS:
Attendees will learn strategies for training their students to effectively write CER responses, how to best format practice tasks, and how to provide feedback on responses.

SPEAKERS:
Steve Kuninsky (Science Teacher/Instructional Coach: Lawrenceville, GA)

Inclusive Grading in Science

Friday, March 24 • 4:00 PM - 5:00 PM

Georgia World Congress Center - B407


STRAND: Student Learning and Inclusion

Show Details

Gradebooks can be a powerful tool for communicating student learning with students & families. Using open-source lessons, I will share a gradebook build design I have used to offer a fairer, comprehensive record of student learning with three-dimensional standards.

TAKEAWAYS:
Gradebooks are not a "necessary evil" for 3D learning. You will see a model gradebook and complete an example analysis of student work and practice with a gradesheet.

SPEAKERS:
Kerri Wingert (Good Question Research: Boulder, CO)

“Using Feedback” how to get students to actually read feedback in order to improve and grow.

Friday, March 24 • 4:00 PM - 5:00 PM

Georgia World Congress Center - B301



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Resources and Artifacts

STRAND: Teaching Strategies and Classroom Practice

Show Details

Have you given back assignments, after spending hours writing detailed comments, only to have students look at the grade, shrug, and stuff them away? Using feedback is an important and teachable skill. I will describe several effective approaches to get students to read and use that feedback.

TAKEAWAYS:
Attendees will develop of research-based rationale for practicing the skill of “Using Feedback”, that can be used to create a scoring rubric to guide student growth in this area. They will examine several examples of student work, and score them using the rubric.

SPEAKERS:
Elise Naramore (Pascack Hills High School: Montvale, NJ)

Using assessments to increase equity in the classroom

Saturday, March 25 • 8:00 AM - 8:30 AM

Omni Atlanta Hotel at CNN Center - Grand Ballroom A


STRAND: Teaching Strategies and Classroom Practice

Show Details

This session will go over formative assessment techniques that will improve student participation and reflection. A year long study performed on this homework technique indicated 99% student homework completion and an over 80% reattempt rate on assignments.

TAKEAWAYS:
Attendees will leave with the knowledge of how to create formative assessments to increase participation and reflection in the classroom.

SPEAKERS:
James Evans (Professor of Chemistry)

Incorporating ONLE (online network learning environment) strategies in your classroom and discover how it supports your learners

Saturday, March 25 • 8:00 AM - 8:30 AM

Georgia World Congress Center - B212


STRAND: Professional Learning

Show Details

An online network learning environment (ONLE) is one built and run by instructors and educators to create a network for students and their PLE's (personal learning environments). ONLE strategies allow for collaboration and enhanced learning communities. Strategies such as creating a participatory web environment, widget and social-network linkages, and use of IvfoViz will be explored. This style of learning supports both constructivist and connectivist learning theories. Explore a model lesson using these strategies. Be ready to walk away with ways to include these strategies in your own lessons whether you have in-person or online students.

TAKEAWAYS:
Learn how to infuse ONLE strategies in your lessons which support various learning needs and enhance collaboration. These strategies support in-class and online learners. Discover how they can support your students.

SPEAKERS:
Angela Williams-Clermont (Science Teacher), Nikki Gutierrez (Science Teacher: No City, No State)

Increasing Student Engagement through Self-Evaluation Practices

Saturday, March 25 • 8:45 AM - 9:15 AM

Georgia World Congress Center - A410


STRAND: Teaching Strategies and Classroom Practice

Show Details

This presentation will cover an effective coding strategy that our team has applied to evaluate initiatory and responding practices during student teaching. Pre-service and in-service teachers are encouraged to transcribe and analyze audio recordings of classroom interactions for self-evaluation.

TAKEAWAYS:
Attendees will be introduced to (1) a recommended chart for coding teacher/student interactions, and (2) the value of self-evaluation in improving teaching practices with the goal of promoting student engagement and dialogue.

SPEAKERS:
Allie Randall (7th Grade Science Teacher), Sharon Davis (Student Teacher: No City, No State), Christie Chow (University of Georgia: Athens, GA)

Explainers! Getting Students to Show and Tell You What They Know

Saturday, March 25 • 8:45 AM - 9:15 AM

Omni Atlanta Hotel at CNN Center - International Ballroom A


STRAND: Sensemaking

Show Details

Describing, producing, and brainstorming the creative concept of Explainer Sheets as a way to engage all students and assess their understanding of the science standards.

TAKEAWAYS:
Bring the freedom of creativity into the everyday science lesson!

SPEAKERS:
Matthew Brady (Atkins High School: Winston-Salem, NC)

Developing Visible Learning in Science Through Reflective Practice

Saturday, March 25 • 8:45 AM - 9:15 AM

Georgia World Congress Center - A313



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https://www.canva.com/design/DAFcn1ihjA8/TamxOzNBXwpixe96Duk8ow/view?utm_content=DAFcn1ihjA8&utm_campaign=designshare&utm_medium=link2&utm_source=sharebutton

STRAND: Teaching Strategies and Classroom Practice

Show Details

Through the reflective process students have the opportunity to grow as learners. Using this contemplative tool, students develop a deeper understanding of their own learning process and how to grow as a result of the reflection.

TAKEAWAYS:
Educators will receive a tool to support student growth as learners and contemplate applicability to their own classrooms.

SPEAKERS:
Tara Bonebrake (The Summit Preparatory School: Springfield, MO)

Building 3 Dimensional Assessments for High School

Saturday, March 25 • 9:00 AM - 10:00 AM

Georgia World Congress Center - B218


STRAND: Curriculum and Assessment

Show Details

Sponsoring Company: InnerOrbit

During this session you’ll build a scaffolded, NGSS-aligned assessments to use with your classroom, school, or district! We'll investigate building prior grade level assessments, cover common misconceptions around sensemaking, and best practices for scaffolding assessments for HS students.

Beyond Paper and Pencil Tests: Alternative, Engaging Assessment for Learners in the Earth Science Classroom

Saturday, March 25 • 9:30 AM - 10:00 AM

Georgia World Congress Center - A408


Show Details

When we broaden our idea of assessment beyond traditional paper and pencil tests, we give our students the opportunity to demonstrate their learning in both creative ways and real world applications of Earth Science concepts.

TAKEAWAYS:
Assessment can take a number of different forms that are more relevant than traditional paper and pencil tests. These assessments are particularly valuable for Earth Science Students who struggle with traditional assessment.

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

Project Based Learning for AP Environmental Science

Saturday, March 25 • 9:30 AM - 10:00 AM

Georgia World Congress Center - A316



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PBL for APES NSTA 2023.pdf

STRAND: Teaching Strategies and Classroom Practice

Show Details

Hear experiences of implementing a Project Based Learning approach, based upon the Sprocket AP Environmental Science Curriculum, to increase engagement for diverse learners.

TAKEAWAYS:
Attendees will learn how to modify the Sprocket PBL curriculum to create culturally responsive teaching and learning experiences.

SPEAKERS:
Lisa Pavic (Glenbrook South High School: Glenview, IL)

Differentiation through self-paced learning

Saturday, March 25 • 9:30 AM - 10:00 AM

Georgia World Congress Center - A405


STRAND: Teaching Strategies and Classroom Practice

Show Details

Allowing students to work at their own pace within the framework of a highly structured classroom leads to true differentiation and increases equity. The many pros, and few cons, to this classroom practice will be discussed, as well as practical techniques for implementation.

TAKEAWAYS:
An introduction to self-paced learning and how you can successfully implement it in your course, leading to true differentiation and increased equity.

SPEAKERS:
Heather Mallory (Instructor of Biology: Durham, NC)

Scaffolding Sensemaking in the NGSS Classroom

Saturday, March 25 • 10:20 AM - 11:20 AM

Georgia World Congress Center - B218


STRAND: Teaching Strategies and Classroom Practice

Show Details

Sponsoring Company: InnerOrbit

How do you scaffold students towards sensemaking? Explore strategies of how you can help students leverage DCIs, SEPs, and CCCs to make sense of novel phenomena. Participants will break into groups to analyze scaffolds for their own grade/content, discuss their wonderings, and explore resources.

SPEAKERS:
Erin Cooke (Customer Success Manager)

Storylines: A Classroom Research Project

Saturday, March 25 • 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM

Georgia World Congress Center - Exhibit Hall, Poster Session Aisle



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Storylines A Classroom Research Project Poster

STRAND: Research to Practice

Show Details

The effects of a Storyline approach was used in a High School biology class. A storyline focusing on the concept of ecosystem homeostasis was presented to students and compared to a traditional teaching approach. Results indicated that student content knowledge and attitudes improved.

TAKEAWAYS:
Storylines are effective teaching tool to help student learn science content through the lens of Science & Engineering Practices and Crosscutting Concepts.

SPEAKERS:
Shane Cullian (Whitewater High School: Whitewater, WI), John Graves (Montana State University: Bozeman, MT)

A Practice vs. Practice

Saturday, March 25 • 1:20 PM - 2:20 PM

Georgia World Congress Center - A301



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Presentations and Other Resources
Here you will find copies of our presentations and links to supporting blogs and podcasts.

STRAND: Teaching Strategies and Classroom Practice

Show Details

This session will explore strategies to ensure students are receiving the opportunities and coaching necessary to develop proficiency in the science and engineering practices.

TAKEAWAYS:
Attendees will understand the roles of guided and independent practice, when to use each, and a system for supporting students as they engage with the science and engineering practices.

SPEAKERS:
David Frangiosa (Pascack Valley Regional High School District: Montvale, NJ)

Designing Better Projects: Learning to Navigate Solution and Problem Space

Saturday, March 25 • 2:40 PM - 3:40 PM

Georgia World Congress Center - B211



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Materials Google Drive Folder

STRAND: Teaching Strategies and Classroom Practice

Show Details

Ever had a project fail? Too difficult or easy? Students make great products but without actually learning or using the content? We will share our journey of learning to plan better projects through a way of thinking anchored in real-world engineering ideology: thinking in Solution/Problem Space.

TAKEAWAYS:
Learn to consider how the criteria and constraints you set for a project will affect the Solution Space your students must navigate. This will help you avoid trivial or unaligned solutions, as well as more easily create projects with rich potential for students to create imaginative solutions.

SPEAKERS:
Patrick McClanahan (Teacher: Suwanee, GA)

Using Three-Dimensional Assessment in the Classroom

Saturday, March 25 • 2:40 PM - 3:40 PM

Georgia World Congress Center - B402


STRAND: Curriculum and Assessment

Show Details

During this session participants will learn practical strategies for developing, implementing, and differentiating three-dimensional assessments. Participants will develop an understanding of three-dimensional assessments by engaging in activities to support discussion around how and why three-dimensional assessment tasks and instructional tasks share many similarities. We will discuss how a three-dimensional assessment task attends to access and equity using differentiation strategies already embedded into the task. Participants will also gain experience evaluating student learning across the three dimensions using authentic student work samples. We will also use these examples to discuss strategies and tips for developing success criteria for grading that allows for interrater reliability.

TAKEAWAYS:
Participants will gain a stronger understanding of how to use three-dimensional assessments to evaluate student learning.

SPEAKERS:
Zoe Evans (Bremen City Schools: Bremen, GA), Kristin Rademaker (NSTA: Arlington, VA)

Ditch Grades Not Accountability

Saturday, March 25 • 2:40 PM - 3:40 PM

Georgia World Congress Center - A311



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Presentations and Other Resources
Here you will find copies of all of our presentations and links to supporting blogs and podcasts.

STRAND: Teaching Strategies and Classroom Practice

Show Details

Explore classroom-tested techniques that shift the focus to learning, boost engagement, and de-emphasize grades.

TAKEAWAYS:
Attendees will learn how to build a flexible framework that takes students through a learning progression as they engage with science practices and content.

SPEAKERS:
David Frangiosa (Pascack Valley Regional High School District: Montvale, NJ)

Building Benchmarks and Common Assessments for the NGSS

Saturday, March 25 • 2:40 PM - 3:40 PM

Georgia World Congress Center - B218


STRAND: Curriculum and Assessment

Show Details

Sponsoring Company: InnerOrbit

During this session you’ll build an NGSS Benchmark or common assessment from our database of 10,000+ NGSS Assessment items! We'll look at the types of questions best used for these summative assessments and take workshop time to build an assessment you can use immediately

SPEAKERS:
Erin Cooke (Customer Success Manager)

Q & A with NSTA Professional Learning Facilitators - Secondary (6-12)

Saturday, March 25 • 4:00 PM - 5:00 PM

Georgia World Congress Center - B402


STRAND: Teaching Strategies and Classroom Practice

Show Details

Join NSTA Professional Learning Facilitators for informal conversations about science teaching and learning. Bring questions and ideas to explore and discuss — no topic is too big or too small! Let’s work together to make science learning engaging, important, and accessible to all students.

TAKEAWAYS:
We’ll draw on the expertise of NSTA professional learning facilitators and educators in the room to answer questions, provide research-based feedback, and share resources to help you continue to shift your practice toward three-dimensional teaching and learning.

What Does Sensemaking Look Like in the Secondary Classroom?

Saturday, March 25 • 4:00 PM - 5:00 PM

Georgia World Congress Center - B218


STRAND: Teaching Strategies and Classroom Practice

Show Details

Sponsoring Company: InnerOrbit

How does sensemaking change our approach to science teaching and learning in the middle and high school classroom? Explore a sensemaking simulation and sensemaking criteria for questioning. Educators will experience a small group analysis, take-home resources, and an opportunity for Q&A!

SPEAKERS:
Erin Cooke (Customer Success Manager)

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