2023 Atlanta National Conference

March 22-25, 2023

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Making Real and Accessible the Wonder of Science for All Students: It’s Why We Teach!

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

Georgia World Congress Center - C213



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Making Real and Accessible the Wonder of Science for All Students
SIPS Assessments Project_2023 NSTA Presentation.pdf
SIPS Assessments Project_2023 NSTA Presentation.pdf

STRAND: Research to Practice

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The Stackable, Instructionally-embedded, Portable Science (SIPS) Assessments project is applying current research, theory, and best practice to establish replicable and scalable processes and resources to drive shifts to science instructional practice and assessment as envisioned by the Framework.

TAKEAWAYS:
Educators’ ability to design and implement high quality 3-dimensional science instruction, evaluate student learning, and make appropriate instructional decisions will be modeled. Beneficial tools and resources will be shared to ensure a coherent system of curriculum, instruction, and assessment.

SPEAKERS:
Charlene Turner (Senior Associate: Laramie, WY), Mary Nyaema (University of Illinois Chicago: Chicago, IL), Rhonda True (Nebraska Department of Education: Lincoln, NE), Bill Herrera (edCount, LLC: No City, No State)

Improving science achievement: A science and literacy instruction intervention with implications for research, policy, and practice.

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

Georgia World Congress Center - C212



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A promising science and literacy instructional model with Hispanic fifth grade students.pdf
This study evaluated the Science and Literacy Instructional Model aimed at helping primarily Hispanic bilingual/English Learners (ELs) and economically disadvantaged fifth grade students with science achievement as measured by high-stakes standardized science achievement scores. The model combined purposeful planning, innovative academic vocabulary instruction, and a Lesson Design Lab. Difference-in proportions tests were used to determine if students at two school campuses showed positive achi
Interactive word wall expectations science 2023.pdf
Vocabulary planning template 2023 S&E Practices.pdf

STRAND: Research to Practice

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This intervention combined purposeful planning and innovative academic vocabulary instruction. Easily replicable classroom strategies and examples will facilitate implementation and demonstrate how to make science accessible to all students, including minorities, economically disadvantaged, English

TAKEAWAYS:
Participants will strategically target academic vocabulary, visually display connections between inquiry activities and vocabulary, and explore opportunities for students to experience vocabulary in context, actively process word meanings, and practice using vocabulary to speak and write sentences.

SPEAKERS:
Julie Jackson (Texas State University: San Marcos, TX)

Assessment Systems to Build Children’s Learning Stories

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

Georgia World Congress Center - B406a/b


STRAND: Curriculum and Assessment

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COESEE - Join us to learn more about assessment of elementary science learning using elementary learning stories.

TAKEAWAYS:
Creating student learning stories can help support assessment in elementary classrooms.

SPEAKERS:
Molly Ewing (The Charles A. Dana Center: No City, No State)

Keeping Phenomena in Focus (GSTA)

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

Georgia World Congress Center - B308


STRAND: Teaching Strategies and Classroom Practice

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What is the big deal with a phenomenon—and how is it structured for science learning? A phenomenon drives three-dimensional science instruction. Join this session to discuss the importance of phenomena as well as what it is and what it isn’t. Resources will be shared!

TAKEAWAYS:
Participants will learn about the importance phenomena plays in 3D Science instruction , instructional strategies to use when sensemaking. and how to assess student learning using phenomenon-based assessment tasks.

SPEAKERS:
Judie Beccaro (Georgia Department of Education: Atlanta, GA)

Author NSTA Press Session: Students' Ideas Matter! Linking Formative Assessment to Instructional Sequence

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

Georgia World Congress Center - B309


STRAND: Teaching Strategies and Classroom Practice

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Learn how to use the Uncovering Student Ideas probes in an explore-before-explain instructional sequence to support a classroom where all students' ideas matter!

TAKEAWAYS:
Learn about a resource for formative assessment and explore-before-explain teaching.

SPEAKERS:
Page Keeley (NSTA Past President: No City, No State), Patrick Brown (Fort Zumwalt School District R-II: O'Fallon, MO)

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)

Claim, Evidence and Reasoning; Assessing Student Understanding

Friday, March 24 • 1:20 PM - 2:20 PM

Georgia World Congress Center - A401


STRAND: Curriculum and Assessment

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Claim Evidence and Reasoning a strategy to increase engagement and assess student learning.

TAKEAWAYS:
Attendees will use the Claim Evidence and Reasoning protocol to check student content knowledge, increase discourse and improve literacy.

SPEAKERS:
Lindiwe Ngubeni (Atlanta Public Schools: Atlanta, GA), Felicia Pratt (Atlanta Public Schools: Atlanta, GA), Warren Edwards (Atlanta Public Schools: Atlanta, GA)

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

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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)

Q & A with NSTA Professional Learning Facilitators - Elementary (K-5)

Friday, March 24 • 4:00 PM - 5:00 PM

Georgia World Congress Center - B402


STRAND: Teaching Strategies and Classroom Practice

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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.

Maximize Your Students’ Science Conversations with Cooperative Group Structures

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

Georgia World Congress Center - B316


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Join us and learn how to incorporate Kagan cooperative grouping structures into your science curriculum. Your students will benefit from these research-supported strategies that are easy to implement and flexible enough to meet your needs.

TAKEAWAYS:
We will model each structure as our participants join in. This experience will help participants develop a sense of efficacy and confidence to add these structures to their own programming. Each participant will leave confident in his/her ability to use three different cooperative groups structures.

SPEAKERS:
Traci Kell (Assistant Professor of Education: , AL), Grace Langston (Student: , AL), Tami Shelley (Auburn University at Montgomery: Montgomery, AL), Nicholas Bourke (Auburn University at Montgomery: Montgomery, AL)

Teaching Students to Draw Like a Scientist

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

Georgia World Congress Center - B310



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STRAND: Research to Practice

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Making observations about the world around us and being able to record that in written and drawn form is a skill critical for scientists. In the elementary classroom, students comprehension greatly increases when observation skills are expanded. Learn how to increase this within your own classroom.

TAKEAWAYS:
Learn how to engage your students as scientists in a new way, drawing! Understand the basics of drawing and how it connects to scientific observations. These simple and easy steps will transform the scientific drawings your students are creating during class to increase their overall comprehension.

SPEAKERS:
Melissa Oberdorf (Big Spring School District: Newville, PA)

Collaborating with Students to Assess Talent Development in Young, Gifted Scientists

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

Georgia World Congress Center - B311


STRAND: Assessment

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Gifted students are a unique population we rarely have time to focus on while common misconceptions often prevent them from reaching full potential. This session offers an assessment tool to help students capitalize on strengths and realize their own potential in a STEM classroom.

TAKEAWAYS:
A Total Talent Portfolio can be used to identify students’ interests, preferred learning styles, and expression styles to leverage motivation, engagement, & autonomy. A Talent Portfolio also serves as an assessment tool teachers can use to document talent development throughout the year.

SPEAKERS:
Bailey Nafziger (Georgia Southern University)

Authentic Assessments: Pairing NGSS with UN SDGs

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

Georgia World Congress Center - B401


STRAND: Assessment

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Learn how we leveraged the UN Sustainable Development Goals and global partnerships to create authentic three-dimensional summative assessment experiences for our elementary students.

TAKEAWAYS:
Attendees will learn how to unpack NGSS Performance Expectations, match them with UN Sustainable Development Goals and create high quality standards-based assessments that incorporate authentic audiences.

SPEAKERS:
Jennifer Ricks (American Community School of Abu Dhabi: Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates)

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.

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