2023 Atlanta National Conference

March 22-25, 2023

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A Four-Level Framework for Empowered Engineering

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

Georgia World Congress Center - B310


STRAND: Equity and Justice

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Knowles Engineering teachers co-developed and piloted a scaffolded framework for integrating social justice into engineering design that we are excited to share with the NSTA community. Come ready to explore how to empower your science students through intentional engineering curriculum design!

TAKEAWAYS:
Attendees will interact with examples of empowered engineering curriculum, as well as apply the framework to their own classroom. Teachers will leave with concrete ideas for how to incorporate more social justice work into their own engineering curriculum in manageable and expanding ways.

SPEAKERS:
Katey Shirey (edukatey: Washington, DC), Emily Berman (Global STEM Challenges Program)

Getting Your Feet Wet: High School Field Trip Activities for Geoscience Integration

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

Georgia World Congress Center - B316



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Getting Your Feet Wet: High School Field Trip Activities for Geoscience

STRAND: Student Learning and Inclusion

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This session will describe an NSF grant in progress to increase high school awareness of geoscience through field trips and activities. This grant was written by geoscience and education faculty. We will share some activities along with what we learned from the pre- and post- assessments.

TAKEAWAYS:
Attendees will participate in hands-on activities that have been prepared by geoscience faculty at Missouri S&T. The teacher ed. faculty at Missouri S&T will share ideas on how to implement and assess these. Student learning is enhanced when students are engaged in hands-on, field based learning.

SPEAKERS:
Amanda Meek (Professor: Rolla, MO), Michelle Schwartze (Missouri S&T: Rolla, MO)

Equity and Belonging in Marine Sciences and Education

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

Georgia World Congress Center - B303


STRAND: Equity and Justice

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Who belongs in marine sciences? Why does it matter? Join the NMEA Equity & Belonging committee for an interactive session which aims to advance dialogue on social equity & justice in these spaces. This session is for educators who are passionate about integrating marine concepts in their practice.

TAKEAWAYS:
The personal and professional narratives shared by the presenters will highlight tools and strategies to shift the power dynamics in your science classroom. A curated collection of resources to support more just and equitable science teaching practices will be shared.

SPEAKERS:
Rae Quadara (The University of Southern Mississippi Marine Education Center: No City, No State), Janice Williams (Pinnacle Education Services /NMEA /COLC: No City, No State)

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

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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)

You have the power! Bringing phenomena to life with NGSS-designed instructional materials

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

Georgia World Congress Center - A307



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https://linktr.ee/AmplifyScienceNSTA2023
You Have the Power - slides - NSTA 2023 Amplify Science.pdf

STRAND: Student Learning and Inclusion

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Sponsoring Company: Amplify

High quality instructional materials are essential for equitable access to science, but materials are only the start of the instructional journey! Examine the importance of YOUR role as a teacher in leveraging NGSS-designed curriculum to inspire your students to figure out phenomena.

Introducing Anchoring Phenomena and Driving Question Boards

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

Georgia World Congress Center - B209


STRAND: Student Learning and Inclusion

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Sponsoring Company: Carolina Biological Supply Company

Teachers will be introduced to the four elements of the anchoring phenomenon routine from OpenSciEd for Middle School. Teachers will experience how an anchoring phenomenon can motivate students to explore & explain real-world phenomena, & develop strategies for creating a driving question board.

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

Best Practices for Equity and Inclusivity in the STEM Classroom

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

Georgia World Congress Center - A304


STRAND: Equity and Justice

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Sponsoring Company: VEX Robotics

STEM education needs to be inclusive. This workshop will discuss research proven methods for why STEM can help improve student participation in the classroom. Jason McKenna, Director of Education at VEX Robotics, will include examples and techniques that teachers can use in their own classroom.

SPEAKERS:
Jason McKenna (VEX Robotics: Pittsburgh, PA), Drew Ostry (Marketing Director: Greenville, TX)

Strategies to Support English Learners (ELs) in the Science Classroom

Thursday, March 23 • 11:40 AM - 12:40 PM

Georgia World Congress Center - B214


STRAND: Student Learning and Inclusion

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Sponsoring Company: STEMscopes by Accelerate Learning

Engage in strategies to help your English Learners (EL) population make sense of science concepts and apply their science knowledge to real-world applications. We will explore a variety of strategies for differentiating instruction so that ELs can build their ability to communicate science concepts.

SPEAKERS:
Stacey O'Connor (STEMscopes by Accelerate Learning: Houston, TX), Suzan Morris (STEMscopes by Accelerate Learning: Houston, TX)

Engage Students in Rich Discourse

Thursday, March 23 • 11:40 AM - 12:40 PM

Georgia World Congress Center - A313


STRAND: Teaching Strategies and Classroom Practice

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Sponsoring Company: PEER Physics

Are you passionate about engaging students in rich discourse and looking for strategies, norms, and protocols that can support this work? Join us for an interactive workshop to explore effective small-group and whole-class discourse techniques. Participants receive consensus building protocols.

SPEAKERS:
Valerie Otero (University of Colorado Boulder: Boulder, CO)

Beyond Pre-Teaching Vocabulary: Intentional Language Instruction in a Secondary Science Classroom

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

Georgia World Congress Center - A405



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Beyond Pre-teaching Vocab
This link takes you to a participant links page with all the resources from the session today including: the Educational Leadership article, Data Tracker template, pdf of presentation, Wakelet for each language domain, and print version of the Stages of Learning Resource.

STRAND: Student Learning and Inclusion

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This session is intended for secondary science teachers with multilingual learners (MLLs). MLLs bring important science ideas that contribute to learning. This session will emphasize meaningful language instruction for all students and provide ideas for how to support emergent multilingual students.

TAKEAWAYS:
In this session, participants will engage with meaningful examples of teaching techniques to support higher-level thinking for all students, especially multilingual learners. These examples can be implemented in any secondary science classroom.

SPEAKERS:
Monica Davies Davies (AVID curriculum Developer: , WA), Angela DiLoreto (Bellevue School District: Bellevue, WA)

Designing for justice in OpenSciEd High School Biology, Chemistry, and Physics

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

Omni Atlanta Hotel at CNN Center - International Ballroom D


STRAND: Equity and Justice

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Designing for justice means centering inquiry on phenomena that cross the artificial boundary between human and natural systems. The result is instruction that not only teaches students to understand the natural world, but broadens their perspectives on how humans fit into natural systems, what constitutes science, and what they can accomplish using science. In high school, some of the design problems that students are noticing in the world may feel overwhelming, but breaking them down using the ideas and practices of science can help students find hope and resilience. For example in OpenSciEd HS, students ask: Where should we focus efforts on treatment and prevention of cancer? What can we do to make driving safer for everyone? How can we slow the flow of energy on Earth to protect vulnerable communities? To answer these, students must use science ideas and practices to understand/think creatively about design problems that emerge from complex systems at the nature-human divide.

TAKEAWAYS:
NGSS-designed instruction that is oriented toward justice can not only teach students to understand the natural world, but broadens their perspectives on how humans fit into natural systems, what constitutes science, and what they can accomplish using science.

SPEAKERS:
Zoe Buck Bracey (Senior Science Educator and Director of Design for Justice: Colorado Springs, CO), Samantha Pinter (Norwalk Public Schools: Norwalk, CT), Jamie Noll (BSCS Science Learning: Colorado Springs, CO)

Energizing Your Achievement - Shell Teacher Awards win up to $10k

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

Georgia World Congress Center - A408


STRAND: No Strand

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Calling all diverse and experienced educators that impact students and their community. Learn how to win up to $10K with Shell sponsored teacher awards.

TAKEAWAYS:
Collaborate with past winners and judges to learn how to start your winning application for the Shell Teaching Awards. We'll walk through the application step by step and you'll be able to begin your application or nomination form live.

SPEAKERS:
Martha McLeod (Aransas County ISD: Rockport, TX), Amanda Upton (NSTA: Arlington, VA)

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

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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)

Scaffolding that Provides Access and Promotes Success

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

Georgia World Congress Center - B315



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https://docs.google.com/presentation/d/146Mw7PD3DMKMOfR4OIn8OHuLLiZpcyullZeBPIc51lM/edit?usp=sharing

STRAND: Student Learning and Inclusion

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How can we provide access to learning to ensure students can succeed in today’s learning experience? We will look at the practice of scaffolding instruction in science and use classroom examples that can be transferred into your classroom. Q&A to follow.

TAKEAWAYS:
The practical use of instructional scaffolds and the supporting strategies to increase access to student learning in science.

SPEAKERS:
Jeffrey Longenberger (Washington County Public Schools: Hagerstown, MD)

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

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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)

Engineering to Empower Students & their Communities Through Understanding Heat Islands

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

Omni Atlanta Hotel at CNN Center - Cottonwood A


STRAND: Equity and Justice

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Studying the Heat Island Effect covers multiple standards and content areas, and is an excellent grounding phenomenon to discuss equity and justice in the classroom. Come to this hands-on workshop to run through this experience and learn about a framework to develop empowering engineering projects.

TAKEAWAYS:
Attendees will leave with a framework for developing engineering projects that integrate social justice, and will also walk through one of our developed projects on the Heat Island Effect.

SPEAKERS:
Emily Berman (Global STEM Challenges Program)

K-12 Science Messaging + Communications Brainstorm Session

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

Georgia World Congress Center - B301


STRAND: Leadership and Advocacy

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For anyone that has excitedly explained the power of phenomenon-based instruction or 3-dimensional learning and been met with a blank stare – this session is for you! Led by communication experts, this session is designed to help you create K-12 Science messages in succinct, compelling ways.

TAKEAWAYS:
Attendees will learn new ways to describe and explain the importance of 3-dimensional instruction and phenomenon based learning to key audiences, including parents and communities, lawmakers, and non-science educators.

SPEAKERS:
Adam Ezring (Collaborative for Student Success: No City, No State), Josh Parrish (Collaborative for Student Success: No City, No State), Michelle Austin (Managing Director, SVP: Washington, DC)

Norms Aren't Just for Bell Curves: Building Effective Community Agreements in Science Classrooms

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

Omni Atlanta Hotel at CNN Center - International Ballroom D


STRAND: Teaching Strategies and Classroom Practice

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It is a challenge to help students not only figure out science ideas, but how to work together and support each other. This panel of classroom teachers will explore how co-constructed community agreements, returned to throughout the year, can help students participate in a scientific community.

TAKEAWAYS:
Participants will understand how community agreements are used in OpenSciEd and other high school classrooms to support collective and equitable sensemaking.

SPEAKERS:
Rachel Patton (Denver Public Schools), Joe Kremer (Denver Public Schools: No City, No State), Samantha Pinter (Norwalk Public Schools: Norwalk, CT)

Developing Communities Through Personal Botanical Histories

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

Georgia World Congress Center - C202


STRAND: No Strand

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This session will focus on sharing instructional modules that have been developed to facilitate relationships between herbaria and high school students to highlight the importance of plants and preserving botanical specimens.

TAKEAWAYS:
Many times, plants are overlooked and considered less significant than animals. This is known as Plant Awareness Disparity. Participants in this session will learn about free instructional modules that will help high school students connect with plants through exploring their own botanical history

SPEAKERS:
Rachel May (Graduate Student), Kelly Moore (Tennessee Tech: Cookeville, TN)

Exceptional Science: A Framework for Inclusive Science Education

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

Georgia World Congress Center - A405


STRAND: Leadership and Advocacy

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This session will provide teachers, school leaders, and administrators a basic framework to implement an inclusive standards-based educational experience that addresses the whole child in a science lab setting through a typical peers/peer facilitation model to build equity in education.

TAKEAWAYS:
Attendees will be presented a step-by-step model that builds equity and implements special education science standards so students of all abilities can “do science” in a safe and trusting environment. Starting small and building relationships is essential to creating program sustainability.

SPEAKERS:
Katerina Flanders (Lambert High School: Suwanee, GA), Mary Nicoletti (Special Education Teacher), Brittney Cantrell (Forsyth County Schools: Cumming, GA)

Working with Indigenous Learners and Communities– an Un-guidebook for Success

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

Georgia World Congress Center - B302


STRAND: Equity and Justice

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As education professionals seek to engage with Tribal entities to support Youth, they need resources to help ensure that they are stepping respectfully and intentionally. Learn about an Un-guidebook, supported by 100kin10, to help non-Native education professionals engage with Tribal entities.

TAKEAWAYS:
After this session, STEM educators will know more about building relationship with indigenous communities, and how both formal/OST, educators can use the Un-guide to create the first steps of a relationship with Tribal entities in their community and better support Tribal learners, especially youth.

SPEAKERS:
Kathy Hoppe (STEMisED, Inc: No City, No State), Melinda Higgins (U.S. Dept. of Energy - Fossil Energy & Carbon Management: Washington, DC)

Changing Classroom Ecosystems: Level Up in Science and Math Courses

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

Georgia World Congress Center - A315


STRAND: Equity and Justice

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Listen, reflect and be challenged by district leaders who are leading change in the composition of high school Science and Math classrooms. Walk in the footsteps of DAV, a Biology student, as she is introduced to an educational experience designed to challenge her and her teachers' self-efficacy.

TAKEAWAYS:
The session will addressing some of the Systemic Barriers to Advanced Placement STEM Courses and future careers in STEM fields and reflect on ways we are changing the teacher and student efficacies about “math and science persons”

SPEAKERS:
Alina Castillo (Chapel Hill-Carrboro City Schools: Chapel Hill, NC), Valerie Sellars (Chapel Hill-Carrboro City Schools)

WISE (Women in the STEM Economy) Women NOLA

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

Georgia World Congress Center - B313a


STRAND: Equity and Justice

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The WISE (Women in the STEM Economy) Women NOLA Mentorship program is a robust STEM mentorship program designed to expose, engage, and inspire young women to enter STEM careers

TAKEAWAYS:
Attendees will learn how to develop, engage, and implement a STEM focused mentorship for high school aged young women through an education-business partnership.

SPEAKERS:
Daphine Barnes (GNO, Inc.: New Orleans, LA)

Achieving Equity-Mindedness and Meaningful Inclusion in Biology Lessons

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

Georgia World Congress Center - A404



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NSF Final Outcomes Report: Using Lived Experiences & Narratives Black Heritage
The clarity we need for belonging
The clarity we need for belonging
Video Clips on YouTube Channel: https://www.youtube.com/@visibilityinstem
Visibility In STEM

STRAND: Equity and Justice

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Equity-mindedness and meaningful inclusion is achieved with identification and belonging in the biology curriculum. This NSF-funded research project uses the lived experiences and narratives of Black heritage and Gullah-Geechee African Americans to facilitate the learning of biology concepts.

TAKEAWAYS:
Attendees will learn about the connection between identification and belonging and equitable classroom practices and science content. The research literature is used to describe how the emergent themes from the free curriculum resources shared brings equity into the biology lesson.

SPEAKERS:
Catherine Quinlan (Howard University)

Culturally-Responsive STEAM Education

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

Georgia World Congress Center - B314



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Culturally-Responsive STEAM Education - NSTA National Conference 2023

STRAND: Research to Practice

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According to the US Bureau of Labor Statistics, 100% of the top ten fastest growing occupations between 2020-30 are STEAM-related professions! NOW is the time to leverage our students' learning tools to help them maximize their scientific literacy! Let's use what matters to them to inspire them!

TAKEAWAYS:
Attendees will learn tangible strategies to utilize in their classrooms TOMORROW in order to appeal to their STEAM learners and inspire them to engage in STEAM content in meaningful, creative, and solution-oriented ways!

SPEAKERS:
Shaneka Bullins (Founder and Owner: , CA)

Powering Student Success in STEM with Systems Thinking and Career Connected Learning

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

Georgia World Congress Center - B306



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ISB NSTA 2023 Slides
Systems Thinkers in STEM Profile
Systems Thinking Skills Graphic
Systems Thinking Skills Heat Map - Excel
Systems Thinking Skills Heat Map - Google Sheets

STRAND: Student Learning and Inclusion

Show Details

Learn how to blend career-connected learning with STEM learning using a suite of career awareness and exploration resources featuring diverse STEM professionals and workplaces. These freely available resources work well in both formal & informal settings for students in 3rd grade through college!

TAKEAWAYS:
ISB has free online videos & resources for career-connected learning. These can be used in formal classrooms & extracurricular programs to highlight nontraditional STEM careers & fields. They also help build systems thinking skills that are applicable and important for student success in any field.

SPEAKERS:
Sara Calder (Preservice Teacher: Seattle, WA), Miranda Johnson (Systems Thinkers in STEM Coordinator)

Taking the Next Steps with Science Vocabulary - Strategies and Interventions

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

Georgia World Congress Center - B214


STRAND: Teaching Strategies and Classroom Practice

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Sponsoring Company: STEMscopes by Accelerate Learning

Looking for an engaging and innovative way to get your students to understand the meaning of a word? Experience ways to zoom in and zoom out of science content using a variety of differentiated strategies. Take these ideas straight back to your classroom for immediate use or for interventions.

SPEAKERS:
Susan Arnette (STEMscopes by Accelerate Learning: Houston, TX)

Talking Allowed! Using Science Discourse for Equity

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

Georgia World Congress Center - B209


STRAND: Equity and Justice

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Sponsoring Company: Carolina Biological Supply Company

Why is science discourse important? How does it impact improving equity in a science classroom? How do teachers implement this strategy? Learn the answers to these and other questions as you explore engaging (STCMS) lessons from the Smithsonian. Leave with resource materials.

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

Incorporating students' Lived Experience may equitably improve grasp of Life Sciences

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

Georgia World Congress Center - A309


STRAND: Student Learning and Inclusion

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Sponsoring Company: National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke

Students' lived experience of brain disorders can strengthen lessons for Middle and High School science standards on structure/function. Validation of students as personal or cultural lived experience experts sets a foundation for their future learning, that is critical to achieve classroom equity.

SPEAKERS:
Rebekah Corlew (NINDS - National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke: Bethesda, MD), Carlo Quintanilla (NINDS - National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke: Bethesda, MD), Diana Andriola (NINDS - National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke: Bethesda, MD)

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

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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)

Youth Action Through Interdisciplinary Research

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

Georgia World Congress Center - B314



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Atlanta 2023 NSTA Final Slides.pdf
Session Powerpoint

STRAND: Research to Practice

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Students and presenters will share how they are making a positive impact in their community through interdisciplinary research and design thinking. During this interactive session you will learn how to teach students interdisciplinary research, interview skills and host a community showcase.

TAKEAWAYS:
It is hard for students to learn about complex problem such as climate change, water security through STEM fields only. By combining STEM research with other disciplines, students learning is deepened and it gives teachers a chance to collaborate with colleagues from other disciplines as well.

SPEAKERS:
Jim Birdsong (Monta Vista High School: Cupertino, CA), Kavita Gupta (Monta Vista High School: Cupertino, CA)

Making Physics Fun

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

Omni Atlanta Hotel at CNN Center - Juniper



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(ch)OMMP Materials
This is the link to the Google Drive folder containing the presentation from the conference in addition to the associated lesson and materials.

STRAND: Teaching Strategies and Classroom Practice

Show Details

What does engagement look like in a physics classroom? Movement, noise, and fun! Learn about how you can include all students in your physics classroom. Take home a sample lesson plan on 1-D kinematics and learn more about project-based learning, cross-curricular lessons, and real-world designing.

TAKEAWAYS:
Make physics accessible to all learners by encouraging curiosity, creativity, and promoting equity, inclusion, and engagement through an exploratory instructional strategy.

SPEAKERS:
Tita Anderson Lovell (Paul Duke STEM High School: Norcross, GA)

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)

Use Elder Teaching Methods in a Modern Classroom and Watch Your Students Thrive in a Healing Environment

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

Omni Atlanta Hotel at CNN Center - Dogwood B


STRAND: Equity and Justice

Show Details

Elders begin with storytelling that builds foundational knowledge, which leads to a familiar phenomena. This is followed by ongoing formative assessment that evaluates the progress during inquiry process. This, along with removing barriers to learning, results in an enjoyable, healing classroom.

TAKEAWAYS:
Construction of a rigorous, inquiry-driven, student-centered, culture-based classroom is demonstrated. With removal of the 10 most common barriers to learning, success is possible for all students. With the addition of humor and celebration, you will have a healing classroom that can change lives.

SPEAKERS:
Joel Truesdell (Kamehameha Schools Hawaii Campus: Keaau, HI)

Navigating the Path to Science Leadership

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

Georgia World Congress Center - A315


STRAND: Leadership and Advocacy

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The path to science leadership is not always a clear and direct route. Join us as we share our path to science leadership and the numerous options for supporting teachers and leaders in promoting high-quality science instruction.

TAKEAWAYS:
1. An understanding of the science leader’s role in putting the pieces of the NRC Framework together for a coherent science program; 2. Ways to strategically plan and prioritize professional learning based on system and individual teacher needs; and 3. Developing a strategic and personal plan to adv

SPEAKERS:
Patricia Morgan (Georgia State University: Atlanta, GA), Tonya Woolfolk (Houston County Schools: Perry, GA)

- Connecting Climate Change, Food Justice, and Youth Agency: A Recipe for Success

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

Omni Atlanta Hotel at CNN Center - International Ballroom C


STRAND: Research to Practice

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Research in climate change education indicates that knowledge alone is a poor predictor of student action toward addressing climate issues. Learn about how one high school is supporting students to connect local issues, climate and food justice through community partnerships and civic action.

TAKEAWAYS:
In this session you’ll learn about: A framework for education that integrates knowledge of place, interdependence, and student agency Current research in climate change education How food justice can be a powerful motivator that leads to student engagement and action

SPEAKERS:
Andrew Margon (Teacher: NY, NY), Jennifer Cirillo (Shelburne Farms: Shelburne, VT)

Exploring the Clean Energy Transition and Energy Justice in the Classroom

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

Georgia World Congress Center - B302


STRAND: Equity and Justice

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Conduct an activity that can be used to introduce students to the concept of energy justice and receive a scorecard that can be used to evaluate stories that highlight our current and future energy system and its impacts on people and communities.

TAKEAWAYS:
Attendees will learn about energy justice and use an evaluation scorecard as one strategy to enhance education about clean energy technologies while promoting literacy, systems thinking and critical thinking skills among learners.

SPEAKERS:
Dana Haine (UNC Institute for the Environment: Chapel Hill, NC)

* Dipping into DEI with M/E & AMSE

Thursday, March 23 • 5:00 PM - 6:00 PM

Omni Atlanta Hotel at CNN Center - Birch


Show Details

The NSTA Multicultural and Equity Committee invites you to attend our recruitment & informational social.  Refreshments will be served.

***Open to all interested

SPEAKERS:
Renata Casiel (Meetings Manager: Arlington, VA)

Inclusive Excellence in Elementary STEM: Supporting future teachers in designing rigorous STEM classrooms that center equity and engage ALL students

Friday, March 24 • 8:00 AM - 9:00 AM

Georgia World Congress Center - A405


STRAND: Equity and Justice

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In this session, the presenters will share specific strategies and an intentional design for preparing elementary STEM teachers to create inclusive and equitable STEM classroms.

TAKEAWAYS:
Participants will learn about specific strategies to create inclusive STEM classrooms. Elementary STEM educators will model ways in which they have revised curriculum and integrated specific STEM pedagogy that is inclusive, culturally sustaining, and rooted in social justice.

SPEAKERS:
Bonnie Maur (Sacred Heart University: Fairfield, CT)

JEDI Path - Exploring Equitable Instructional Strategies for 3-Dimensional Outdoor Learning

Friday, March 24 • 8:00 AM - 9:00 AM

Georgia World Congress Center - B302


STRAND: No Strand

Show Details

Join this hands-on workshop to explore phenomenon-based outdoor learning with (free) Eco-Engineering Challenges and Schoolyard Investigations, using a toolkit of research-informed easy-to-implement instructional strategies that promote equitable and inclusive student engagement.

TAKEAWAYS:
Participants will leave with instructional strategies and teaching resources they can implement immediately to create a more relevant, equitable and inclusive learning environment for phenomenon-based environmental and outdoor learning.

SPEAKERS:
Stephanie Miles (Villa Rica High School: Villa Rica, GA), Patricia Morgan (Georgia State University: Atlanta, GA), Karan Wood (Environmental Education Alliance of Georgia (EEA): Acworth, GA)

Access and Equity Doesn't have to be Rocket Science

Friday, March 24 • 8:00 AM - 9:00 AM

Georgia World Congress Center - B216


STRAND: Teaching Strategies and Classroom Practice

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Sponsoring Company: Savvas Learning Company

Take on the role of a consultant for NASA to design a system to model a rocket launcher. This challenge will highlight tools to support Gender Equity, Economically Disadvantaged Youth, English Learners, Students with Disabilities, and Advanced and Gifted Learners.

SPEAKERS:
Jessi Davis (Savvas Learning Co.: Paramus, NJ)

Featured Presentation: Beyond the Surface of Race, Equity, Diversity and Inclusion

Friday, March 24 • 9:20 AM - 10:20 AM

Georgia World Congress Center - Thomas B. Murphy Ballroom


STRAND: Equity and Justice

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This uniquely inspiring and collaborative session invites participants to engage in the deep individual and collective work needed to transform educational systems and build a culture of responsiveness. This session offers an integrated approach between trauma-informed care, cultural competency, and restorative-resiliency practices. Strategies will be offered to ensure a fully restorative and healing-centered culture that is apparent in policy and action.

TAKEAWAYS:
Understand the impact of trauma on learning and advancing equitable policies for reducing adverse childhood experiences Embrace the power of social emotional learning to grow

SPEAKERS:
Marisol Quevedo Rerucha (National Parents Union: San Diego, CA)

Speed Sharing: Creating a Classroom Culture that Supports Equitable Science Learning

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

Georgia World Congress Center - B402


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(Providing all 3 presenters) Making sense of the world as part of a classroom community requires a classroom culture where all students feel like they belong and it is safe to participate, share their ideas, disagree, and productively struggle together. Participants in this session gain strategies and resources for developing and supporting the ongoing use of classroom norms.

TAKEAWAYS:
Classroom norms create a culture of equitable science learning.

SPEAKERS:
Edel Maeder (Rochester City School District: Rochester, NY), Zoe Evans (Bremen City Schools: Bremen, GA), Kristen Moorhead (PLI, LLC: Mesa, AZ)

I Want to See Me in My Science Learning…Using Literacy to Meet the Needs of All Science Learners

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

Georgia World Congress Center - B308


STRAND: Equity and Justice

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This session is presented by members of the Georgia Science Teachers Association Board of Directors and shares ways to incorporate literacy in science lessons using inclusive teaching strategies. The session will be a panel presentation that addresses using a broad range of analogies, a mix of textual and visual representations, inclusion of examples that include both women and ethnic minority groups, students with disabilities, use of funds of knowledge, a variety of learning exercises and assessments and the use of rubrics. Justin Harvey (GSTA Director) is submitting this proposal on behalf of the GSTA Board, but he is not one of the presenters. The panel of presenters include: Teresa Massey, GA District 10 Director Robert Bice, GA District 1 Director Jane Reed, District 2 Director Michelle Thompson, District 8 Director Kathryn Mullen, District 12 Director Melissa Niemi, GSTA President-Elect

TAKEAWAYS:
Participants will see how the need to consider diversity is important for all students learning science. Participants will gain research-based strategies for integrating diversity in science lessons that meet the needs of all learners.

SPEAKERS:
Teresa Massey (Graduate Student), Michelle Thompson (Effingham College and Career Academy: No City, No State)

Incorporating students' Lived Experience may equitably improve grasp of Life Sciences

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

Georgia World Congress Center - A309


STRAND: Student Learning and Inclusion

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Sponsoring Company: National Institutes of Neurological Disorders and Stroke

Students' lived experience of brain disorders can strengthen lessons for Middle and High School science standards on structure/function. Validation of students as personal or cultural lived experience experts sets a foundation for their future learning, that is critical to achieve classroom equity.

SPEAKERS:
Rebekah Corlew (NINDS - National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke: Bethesda, MD), Carlo Quintanilla (NINDS - National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke: Bethesda, MD), Diana Andriola (NINDS - National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke: Bethesda, MD)

STEP UP: Supporting Teachers to Encourage the Pursuit of Undergraduate Physics for Women

Friday, March 24 • 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM

Georgia World Congress Center - Exhibit Hall, Poster Session Aisle


STRAND: Leadership and Advocacy

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STEP UP is a national community of physics teachers, researchers, & professional societies. We design research-based materials to empower teachers, change culture, & inspire young women to pursue physics. The poster presents the research behind the design, evidence of impact and propagation model.

TAKEAWAYS:
Learn about research behind the design, and evidence of effectiveness behind classroom interventions that you can use to expand the narrow perceptions of physics and promote supportive classroom cultures to facilitate physics identity development, particularly for women.

SPEAKERS:
Nicole Murawski (Royal Oak High School (retired))

Promising Practices in Overcoming Barriers to Gender Diversity in STEM: A Student-Led Approach

Friday, March 24 • 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM

Georgia World Congress Center - Exhibit Hall, Poster Session Aisle



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Background Research
How-To Half Sheet

STRAND: Equity and Justice

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Here we share promising practices from a case study at Jackson-Reed High School, where we implement a framework focused on empowering young non-men to pursue engineering through student-led community engagement.

TAKEAWAYS:
We believe this framework is a promising strategy and can be easily implemented in a variety of classroom settings.

SPEAKERS:
Ella Davis (Student Intern), Kimberly Jacoby Morris (STEM Program Coordinator)

STEM Day the Easy Way - STEM Day Ideas for Grades K-8

Friday, March 24 • 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM

Georgia World Congress Center - Exhibit Hall, Poster Session Aisle


STRAND: Teaching Strategies and Classroom Practice

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This session will provide educators with ideas for hosting STEM day/night for K-8 students (especially in Title I schools). Attendees will participate in hands-on STEM challenges that explore phenomena, require minimal preparation, and can be completed in 45 minutes or less. Educators will walk away with packets that include posters, supply lists, rubrics, and worksheets. This session will help attendees to facilitate and model simple Engineering Design Challenges that will engage ALL scholars.

TAKEAWAYS:
Attendees will learn how to coordinate a STEM day/night including scheduling ideas, resources. Attendees will receive packets for their respective grade levels/grade bands that include posters, supply lists, rubrics, and worksheets.

SPEAKERS:
Karelle Williams (The Main Street Academy: Atlanta, GA)

Queer Your Classroom: Supporting LGBTQIA+ Students

Friday, March 24 • 1:20 PM - 2:20 PM

Georgia World Congress Center - A404


STRAND: Equity and Justice

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Queer people have been and are still marginalized in science and the world. Come learn simple tricks and strategies to affirm and represent LGBTQIA+ students in your classes. Teachers and teacher leaders of all grade ranges are welcome, but especially middle and high school educators.

TAKEAWAYS:
Attendees will learn how to affirm and represent queer identities so students feel safe, supported, and inspired to engage in science. Attendees will learn simple yet impactful methods to create classrooms that acknowledge and celebrate the diversity of their students.

SPEAKERS:
Jamie Kubiak (The Bronx High School of Science: Bronx, NY)

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

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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)

Cultivating a Geo-STEM Learning Ecosystem to Support Diversity in the Geosciences

Friday, March 24 • 2:40 PM - 3:40 PM

Omni Atlanta Hotel at CNN Center - International Ballroom C


STRAND: Teaching Strategies and Classroom Practice

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Geoscience Teaching Outdoors in NC cultivates an active and equitable geo-STEM learning ecosystem. Gain activities and discuss best practices for phenomenon-based learning about earth systems using technology and citizen science to support a diverse future workforce and STEM-literate public.

TAKEAWAYS:
Supporting a geo-STEM learning ecosystem of teachers, informal science centers and geoscience researchers can lead to integration of field experiences focused on locally relevant climate change impacts and solutions into instruction, sparking diverse students’ interest in geoscience careers.

SPEAKERS:
Sarah Yelton (UNC Institute for the Environment: Chapel Hill, NC)

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

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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)

Biological Equity for Special Education

Friday, March 24 • 2:40 PM - 3:40 PM

Georgia World Congress Center - A404


STRAND: Equity and Justice

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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)

Foster Collaboration and Inclusion using Science Practices

Friday, March 24 • 2:40 PM - 3:40 PM

Georgia World Congress Center - A313


STRAND: Student Learning and Inclusion

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Sponsoring Company: PEER Physics

Join us for an interactive workshop to explore how science practices can be used to build a more inclusive and engaging learning environment. Participants will explore the PEER Physics Learning Cycle and gain access to a phenomenon-driven Waves unit for high school physics and physical science.

SPEAKERS:
Valerie Otero (University of Colorado Boulder: Boulder, CO)

Deep Dive with Dummies – Exploring equity in crash-testing research to teach about the Nature of Science

Friday, March 24 • 4:00 PM - 5:00 PM

Georgia World Congress Center - C206


STRAND: Technology and Media

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Go behind-the-scenes of a vehicle crash-test facility to learn about the latest research regarding equity issues and crash testing.

TAKEAWAYS:
Is crash testing biased against women? Exploring the reality of this question offers students and teachers an opportunity for real-world studies of nature of science topics such as correlation vs. causation as well as statistical data analysis techniques and other engineering practices concepts.

SPEAKERS:
Griff Jones (University of Florida: No City, No State), Pini Kalnite (Insurance Institute for Highway Safety Highway Loss Data Institute: Arlington, VA), Linda Jones (University of Florida: Gainesville, FL)

Inclusive Grading in Science

Friday, March 24 • 4:00 PM - 5:00 PM

Georgia World Congress Center - B407


STRAND: Student Learning and Inclusion

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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)

Normalizing Cultural Responsiveness and Social Justice in the Life Science Classroom

Friday, March 24 • 4:00 PM - 5:00 PM

Georgia World Congress Center - B302



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Normalizing Culturally Responsive Teaching in the Life Science Classroom (1).pdf

STRAND: Equity and Justice

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Marginalized groups have been historically overlooked in the typical classroom. Normalizing the classroom includes a shift in educator mindset, language, and behavior. What does this look like in a science classroom, often led by non-marginalized teachers?

TAKEAWAYS:
Culturally responsive tools to implement in your classroom right away

SPEAKERS:
Bridget Sparks (Princeton City Schools: No City, No State), Rashanna Freeman (Princeton High School: Cincinnati, OH), Melinda Cottrell (Princeton High School: Cincinnati, OH)

“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

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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)

Grading for Understanding in Chemistry- Creating a Transparent and Equitable Gradebook

Friday, March 24 • 4:00 PM - 5:00 PM

Omni Atlanta Hotel at CNN Center - Dogwood B


STRAND: Curriculum and Assessment

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What does a grade mean in your class? Learn how to create a grading system that is accurate, bias resistant, motivational, and transparent.

TAKEAWAYS:
1. Understand the frameworks for creating an equitable gradebook that is accurate, bias resistant, and motivational; 2. Create a transparent gradebook that shows feedback and progress on course standards; 3. Explore assessment literacy within unit assessments, lab assessments and reassessments.

SPEAKERS:
Katti Bachar (Libertyville High School: Libertyville, IL)

Science for All Students—Access and Equity (Gr K–8)

Friday, March 24 • 4:00 PM - 5:00 PM

Georgia World Congress Center - A304


STRAND: Curriculum and Assessment

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Sponsoring Company: School Specialty - FOSS

Join us for a hands-on experience and discussion as we consider the assets of our diverse students and how to leverage their funds of knowledge in science and engineering. Receive a toolbox of strategies the FOSS Project developed for educators to support universal access.

SPEAKERS:
Diana Velez (The Lawrence Hall of Science: Berkeley, CA), FOSS Project Staff (The Lawrence Hall of Science: Berkeley, CA)

Using phenomenon and inquiry to promote equitable talk and accessible entry points for all students

Friday, March 24 • 4:00 PM - 5:00 PM

Georgia World Congress Center - A312


STRAND: Teaching Strategies and Classroom Practice

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Sponsoring Company: Studies Weekly

Learn how to use phenomenon and inquiry to promote equitable talk and provide accessible entry points for all students during science class by using lesson design techniques such as concept building, student-driven inquiry, neutral prompting, localized vocabulary introduction, and processing time.

SPEAKERS:
Clayton Chamberlain (Studies Weekly: Orem, UT)

Meet Me in the Middle Meet and Greet

Friday, March 24 • 5:00 PM - 6:00 PM

Omni Atlanta Hotel at CNN Center - Oak, South Tower/Main Lobby Level


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Join middle level educators and enthusiasts for a social hour. Meet old friends and make new ones! NMLSTA officers and board members will be available.

SPEAKERS:
Renata Casiel (Meetings Manager: Arlington, VA)

Inquiry-Based Chemistry Instruction Research Findings & GaDOE's Rollout of Resources Aligned to NGSS & GSE

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

Omni Atlanta Hotel at CNN Center - Dogwood B



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Presentation

STRAND: Research to Practice

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Presentation of research findings from rural chemistry teachers in Georgia and ways to implement inquiry-based laboratory instruction in the classroom. Additionally, Georgia Department of Education will present new resources available for teachers aligned to NGSS and GSE.

TAKEAWAYS:
Attendees will walk away with a better picture of the views of chemistry teachers in rural schools regarding inquiry-based laboratory instruction. GaDOE is giving attendees access to digital resources to help combat many of the feelings of isolation or confusion with the depth of standards.

SPEAKERS:
Keith Crandall (Science Program Manager: No City, No State), Robert Bice (Berry College: Mount Berry, GA)

Equitable Practices to Engage Students in Science

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

Georgia World Congress Center - A313



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Equitable Practices to Engage Students

STRAND: Teaching Strategies and Classroom Practice

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Labs! Assessments! Feedback! Notetaking! Sharing teaching strategies and classroom practices that motivate ALL students and shift ownership of learning from the teacher to the student

TAKEAWAYS:
Increase student engagement for ALL learners by using these tried-and-true strategies and practices for labs, note-taking, feedback, and assessments.

SPEAKERS:
Hannah Crowder (Sacred Heart Schools, Atherton: Atherton, CA)

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

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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)

What is DoD STEM? Resources & Opportunities in STEM for Teachers & Students

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

Omni Atlanta Hotel at CNN Center - International Ballroom A



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NSTA 30 min Presentation.pptx.pdf

STRAND: STEAM or STEM

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Have you heard of FIRST, NMSI, the SMART Scholarship-for-Service Program, MATHCOUNTS or SeaPerch? With opportunities across the country, DoD STEM supports these and many other programs for students and educators. Attendees will learn about these programs and resources to improve STEM learning.

TAKEAWAYS:
Attendees will come away from this session with classroom resources for STEM lessons, curriculum and hands-on projects. Attendees will also learn about local and national programs supporting STEM initiatives including after-school programs, mentorships & fellowships.

SPEAKERS:
Jennifer Childress (Teacher)

Comics & STEM: Together, They Are Unstoppable!

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

Georgia World Congress Center - A410


STRAND: Teaching Strategies and Classroom Practice

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Join us on a deep dive into STEM comics — from webcomics to graphic novels, and how to effectively incorporate comics into an existing curriculum to teach content and the importance of sequence in science.

TAKEAWAYS:
How to effectively integrate comics and graphic novels into a STEM classroom and get students making their own to express what they know.

SPEAKERS:
Shari Brady (Kaleideum: Winston-Salem, NC), Matt Brady (Atkins High School: Winston-Salem, NC)

STEP UP: inspiring the next generation of physicists

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

Georgia World Congress Center - A314


STRAND: Leadership and Advocacy

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STEP UP is a national community of teachers, researchers, and professional societies. We design high school physics lessons to empower teachers, create cultural change, and inspire young women to pursue physics in college. Come learn about the free lessons, materials and supports for your classroom.

TAKEAWAYS:
Research shows classroom teachers play a pivotal role in their students’ physics identity development. Learn about actions you can take every day to support cultural change in your classroom and the field of physics. We will share our resources to support you with these student-centered lessons.

SPEAKERS:
Nicole Murawski (Royal Oak High School (retired))

Data Literacy: Using US Geological Survey Datasets in the Classroom

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

Omni Atlanta Hotel at CNN Center - Dogwood B


STRAND: Research to Practice

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Spend invaluable time with current Albert Einstein Distinguished Educator Fellow, Candyce Curry, exploring FREE RESOURCES from the U.S. Geological Survey website. This workshop will give teachers insight on finding & using, with minimal preparation, datasets from multiple sources within the website.

TAKEAWAYS:
Attendees will be presented with methods & strategies to use readily available data from the US Geological Survey to incorporate & improve their data literacy practices. This is an introduction to content specific data, resources, and suggested methods to modify/accommodate for differentiation.

SPEAKERS:
Candyce Curry (US Geological Survey)

Storylines for ALL Learners: Modifying the storylines to meet the needs of diverse learners

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

Omni Atlanta Hotel at CNN Center - International Ballroom B



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Biology Storylines Modified NSTA Spring 2023.pdf

STRAND: Teaching Strategies and Classroom Practice

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Explore strategies to modify various storylines that increase belonging and student identity in the science classroom. Testimonies from biology and special education teachers who have implemented storylines to bring NGSS and equity to students with learning needs.

TAKEAWAYS:
Participants will be able to recognize barriers to students' success and implement strategies via storylines to remove those barriers and promote equity in the classroom. Participants will be able to modify storyline activities as we discuss and work through the modification process.

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

Beyond Career Day - Engaging High School Students in Thinking About STEM Careers

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

Georgia World Congress Center - A412


STRAND: STEAM or STEM

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STEM careers are for ALL students! Learn how to bridge the gap between STEM careers and classroom spaces by exploring proven strategies for hosting STEM professionals in your high school classrooms! Walk away with a complete engagement guide written for high school teachers, by high school teachers!

TAKEAWAYS:
Through the lens of equity and inclusion, participants will explore tips for sustained classroom-based STEM career exposure success (both in-person & virtual), including: selecting and preparing speakers, planning an engaging classroom visit, and maintaining relationships with STEM professionals.

SPEAKERS:
Tehmina Khan (Science Department Chair: Stratford, CT), Michelle Pearson (Adams 12 Five Star Schools), Kristen Record (Bunnell High School - National Network of State Teachers of the Year (NNSTOY): No City, No State)

Using “Science As a Human Endeavor” to Foster Diversity, Equity and Inclusion in Secondary Science Classrooms

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

Georgia World Congress Center - A312


STRAND: Technology and Media

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A free online resource titled “Science as a Human Endeavor” provides an avenue to address diversity, equity, and inclusion. Learn practical ways to use this resource in your 7th–12th grade classroom to highlight diversity in STEM and to invite all students to participate in science.

TAKEAWAYS:
Participants will learn how to highlight diversity and foster inclusion in their classes by leveraging NGSS’s Connections to Nature of Science concept “Science is a Human Endeavor.” Participants will be introduced to a free online resource and receive guidance and examples for use in their teaching.

SPEAKERS:
Ben Koo (The Lawrence Hall of Science: Berkeley, CA)

There’s No Place Like (Your LMS) Homepage

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

Georgia World Congress Center - A408


STRAND: Technology and Media

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Does your course homepage encourage the type of learning experience you wish to provide learners? Our mission was to create an intuitive and student-centered homepage. We will show you the evolution of our own homepage and invite you to consider how you can achieve similar outcomes on your homepage.

TAKEAWAYS:
Participants will consider our example of a universal and intuitive LMS homepage with insights into how to implement these features into their own educational settings.

SPEAKERS:
Erin Siverd (Virtual Learning Specialist: , PA)

Historical Science and Scientific History

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

Georgia World Congress Center - A314


STRAND: Leadership and Advocacy

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This session discusses the benefits of integrating a historical approach to learning scientific principles by eliciting empathy through historical and cultural perspectives, while designing history lessons around scientific milestones furthers integration of science into the general curriculum.

TAKEAWAYS:
Taking a historical role-playing approach to the sciences can enhance the understanding and excitement of scientific discovery, as well as provide an avenue to place students into a mindset that sets the science in historical and cultural perspective.

SPEAKERS:
Eric Wong (Mercy Academy: Louisville, KY)

Unsung Heroes in Science

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

Georgia World Congress Center - A410



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UnsungHeroesinScience_slides
This Google slideshow contains hyperlinks to all of my project materials and example projects.

STRAND: Teaching Strategies and Classroom Practice

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Do you want your students to see themselves as scientists? Learn about an innovative approach to promoting equity in your classroom by having students research scientists and researchers in your field to discover unsung heroes in science!

TAKEAWAYS:
Teachers will learn how one science teacher modified a national project and competition to reach students in her marine science classes and help build a set of women and people of color who have contributed to our understanding of the world around us.

SPEAKERS:
Tami Lunsford (Newark Charter School: Newark, DE)

Making Real-World Connections with Research Experiences for STEM Educators & Teachers (RESET)

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

Georgia World Congress Center - A307



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Google Slides

STRAND: STEAM or STEM

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Research Experiences for STEM Educators & Teachers (RESET) is dedicated to improving STEM education across the nation. This presentation is for middle/high school educators who want to experience real-world research & learn about how to translate that into effective curriculum.

TAKEAWAYS:
There are two main outcomes of this presentation. First, the audience will leave with information about AEOP programs, specifically RESET, and second, the audience will receive information about how to become involved with the AEOP RESET program.

SPEAKERS:
Kelly Moore (Tennessee Tech: Cookeville, TN), Jennifer Meadows (Tennessee Tech: Cookeville, TN), Christine Girtain (Toms River High School South: Toms River, NJ)

Common Milkweed Phenology: Indigenous and Cultural Significance

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

Georgia World Congress Center - A302


STRAND: Teaching Strategies and Classroom Practice

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In this session, we will share a jigsaw style activity that uses 4 primary source readings and a series of questions arranged to help build understanding with secondary students about the cultural significance of milkweed.

TAKEAWAYS:
We will offer specific examples of lessons and assignments using phenology of native plants, including common milkweed (and monarch butterflies) that support students to learn and relate indigenous science and disciplinary core ideas in ecological concepts with personal or cultural connections.

SPEAKERS:
Jake Ross (Student: Saint Peter, MN), Emelia Hinrichs (Student), Michele Koomen (Research Professor: No City, No State)