2023 Atlanta National Conference

March 22-25, 2023

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Supporting STEAM Teachers’ Practices in Social Justice & Rightful Presence

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

Georgia World Congress Center - A403


STRAND: Equity and Justice

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This interactive session will highlight a summer professional learning course designed to prioritize social justice in the K-12 STEAM classroom. While most teachers held social justice orientations, Rightful Presence (Calabrese Barton & Tan, 2020), provided important connection to teaching practice.

TAKEAWAYS:
Teachers in the course used reflection and robust discussion to examine and identify their educational bias, teaching philosophies, and socially just teaching practices in STEAM. This interactive session will share strategies and reflection practices for teachers to bring back to their classrooms.

SPEAKERS:
Meltem Alemdar (CEISMC, Georgia Institute of Technology: Atlanta, GA), Katie Boice (Georgia Tech, CEISMC: Atlanta, GA), Ti'Era Worsley (The University of North Carolina at Greensboro: No City, No State), Justina Jackson (CEISMC, Georgia Institute of Technology: Atlanta, GA)

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)

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)

GNOu Mechatronics Apprenticeship: An Industry- Education Partnership

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

Georgia World Congress Center - B306


STRAND: No Strand

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The GNOu Mechatronics Apprenticeship program showcases the framework of New Orleans' premier apprenticeship programs that was created through dynamic partnerships between 2-year community colleges and the manufacturing industry.

TAKEAWAYS:
The GNOu Mechatronics Apprenticeship program will showcase the framework used to create an apprenticeship program focused on advanced manufacturing- one of the leading new employment sectors. Attendees will learn how the partnerships were formed between the industry & 2-yr colleges.

SPEAKERS:
Osmar Padilla (Director of Workforce Programs: New Orleans, LA), Daphine Barnes (GNO, Inc.: New Orleans, LA)

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)

Creating and Maintaining An Equitable Science Classroom

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

Georgia World Congress Center - C206


STRAND: Equity and Justice

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STEM classrooms should establish a welcoming environment in which all individuals can use their cultural knowledge and practices to make sense of the world.

TAKEAWAYS:
Approaches to identify and honor student lived experiences and cultures in STEM classrooms and communities

SPEAKERS:
Zachary Cue (UCLA STEM+C3 and Science Project), Richard Huynh (Science Coach: No City, No State), Justin Betzelberger (UCLA Science Project: Los Angeles, CA)

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)

Using Community Outreach to Increase STEM Access for Hispanic Students

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

Georgia World Congress Center - C210


STRAND: STEAM or STEM

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Hispanic students are being disproportionally left out of STEM opportunities due to many barriers. One avenue to bridge this disconnect is through community outreach and relationship building with both Hispanic students and families while incorporating STEM activities.

TAKEAWAYS:
Participants will receive a template to begin building relationships with Hispanic students and families through community outreach events. This template will also include a scholarship list for undocumented/DACA students, a FAFSA guide, and an ideal student guide. All in Spanish and English.

SPEAKERS:
Elesha Goodfriend (Walters State Community College: Morristown, TN), Kelly Moore (Walters State Community College: Morristown, TN)

Accessibility Resources for STEM

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

Georgia World Congress Center - C211



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STEM Web Accessibility
STEM Web Accessibility Resource page at Kennesaw State University

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Creating accessible instructional content and assessments can be challenging for any course, but STEM courses requiring complex mathematical equations, scientific formulas, or special symbols can make the challenges more difficult. Some of these challenges require subject-specific resources.

TAKEAWAYS:
Session attendees will walk away with access to a myriad of resources that assist instructors in including complex equations, formulas, and symbols in their content and assessments, making them more accessible to all learners.

SPEAKERS:
Jason Rodenbeck (Assistant Director of Academic Web Accessibility: Kennesaw, GA), KIMBERLY LOOMIS (Kennesaw State University: Kennesaw, GA)

Cultivating the Future Leaders in STEM a Case Study: TCU Summer Enrichment Program

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

Georgia World Congress Center - A411


STRAND: Equity and Justice

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The STEM Scholar program was created to aid in the goal of diversifying the STEM workforce, by supporting the best and brightest students from underrepresented populations in their pursuit of STEM. Our program’s goal is to increase the number of diverse students from underrepresented populations graduating with degrees in STEM, through recruitment and retention efforts, and leadership development, while strengthening TCU’s academic community and contributing to Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion (DEI) initiatives. The foundation for these scholar’s success is laid during the required Summer Enrichment Program (SEP). The SEP is a four-week experience, designed to acclimate students to the rigors of STEM and higher education. During the summer program our students complete a 3-credit hour critical thinking course in STEM, live on campus, maintain on campus employment and participate in a variety of professional, metacognitive, and personal development experiences.

TAKEAWAYS:
Participants can pull from a real-life case study on how to lay the framework for supporting, assessing, and creating a successful program that promotes retention of underrepresented student populations as they pursue education and careers in STEM.

SPEAKERS:
Zoranna Jones (Assistant Dean: Fort Worth, TX), José Luis Cano (Graduate Assistant: Fort Worth, TX), Brianna Edwards (Assistant Director of Institutional Effectiveness: Fort Worth, TX)

Sowing the Seeds for Science Learning Communities

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

Georgia World Congress Center - A407


STRAND: Teaching Strategies and Classroom Practice

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School campuses and gardens provide inspiring opportunities for supporting science learning. Scientific sensemaking in the students' local school environment includes (1) access to explicit and authentic scientific phenomena, (2) meaningful integration of 3D learning (disciplinary core ideas, science and engineering practices, and crosscutting concepts) and the 5E learning cycle, and (3) multimodal classroom discourse focusing on engaging all students. Students revise and refine their scientific understanding over time in outdoor classrooms, while also enhancing reading, writing, and communication skills. Outdoor classrooms are shared spaces where individuals and communities interact and interact. We will share how preservice elementary teachers were trained to create and implement in-person and virtual elementary science lessons and reflect on how these lessons impacted preservice teachers, as well as school teachers, students, and communities.

TAKEAWAYS:
Attendees will learn how to train preservice teacher candidates to use outdoor learning environments to teach 3D/5E elementary science lessons that integrate standards, as well as in person and virtual learning platforms.

SPEAKERS:
Camryn Lochner (Teacher: No City, No State), Tess Mitchner Asinjo (Principal: Dayton, OH), Hannah Salaiz (Teacher), Michelle Fleming (Wright State University: Dayton, OH)

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