2023 Atlanta National Conference

March 22-25, 2023

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Speed Sharing: Practices and Tools

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

Georgia World Congress Center - B314

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SlideDeck - Allison Wise

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Join these middle school educators as they share strategies to support students in modeling their ideas in the classroom.

Model Your Anchor Phenomenon Early and Often: A Strategy for Sensemaking
1. Have students make an initial model based on prior knowledge and assumptions about the natural world. *Predict. Wonder. Be wrong!* 2. Dedicate time for students to continually revise their models as they acquire more evidence and content understanding. 3. Watch the lightbulb turn on!

Read Alouds: Developing Literacy and Thinking Skills in Science
Read-alouds are a valuable strategy for introducing nonfiction text, articles, and current events to students that can also promote deeper understanding, higher-level thinking, and increased engagement. Learn how to prepare and implement read-alouds in your science class.

Flippity: A go to versatile tool to increase engagement
Flippity can "easily turn Google™ spreadsheets into flashcards and other cool stuff." This session will highlight three go to interactives to increase student engagement with one another and with content. Consider bringing a device to practice creating one or two of these cool things. Hacking the Secret Garden with 3D eLearning Experiences Elementary preservice teachers and students hack the science of school gardens and digitally present details of garden-based phenomena that meets NGSS 3D learning.

Allison Wise (American Community School of Abu Dhabi: Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates), Jeff Thomas (University of Southern Indiana: Evansville, IN)

Speed Sharing: Preservice and Postsecondary

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

Georgia World Congress Center - B310

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Join postsecondary educators as they share asset-based teaching strategies. Hear about educator experiences of teaching STEM through an equity lens, and incorporating analytic discourse into science methods courses. Developing Asset-Based STEM strategies for preservice teachers. Come and learn how to infuse STEM and STEAM into teaching using asset-based strategies. Asset/Strength-focused approaches to instruction utilize equity-based strategies that can be used with all students. Using Analytic Discourse in an Elementary Science Methods Course This presentation will focus on the use of analytic discourse in an undergraduate elementary science methods course to increase scientific understanding and promote the equitable sharing of student ideas.

Katie Laux (Upper Iowa University: Fayette, IA), Denise Johnson (Associate Professor: Winston Salem, NC), Gina Childers (Texas Tech University: Lubbock, TX)

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