2023 Atlanta National Conference

March 22-25, 2023

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FILTERS APPLIED:9 - 12, Presentation, Curriculum and Assessment, Literacy

 

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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)

Phenomenal Firsts: Using 3D Instruction to Define Life

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

Omni Atlanta Hotel at CNN Center - International Ballroom E



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Phenomenal Firsts Google Drive Folder
Within this folder, you will find the conference presentation, two versions of the inital model activity, one student handout for data collection for one phenomenon, and a unit plan linking other resources.

STRAND: Teaching Strategies and Classroom Practice

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Join us to learn how to introduce the practices of modeling and scientific argumentation at the beginning of the school year by using phenomenon-based instruction. We will share how our Biology PLC helped students to define a model for life that could be used to determine if a virus is living .

TAKEAWAYS:
Phenomena can serve as a way to introduce and build skills in the science practices. Students will develop a model based on one organism and use that model to construct an argument about whether a virus is living.

SPEAKERS:
Crystal McDowell (Greenbrier High School: Evans, GA)

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)

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)

Building Literacy through Lab Reports

Friday, March 24 • 1:20 PM - 2:20 PM

Georgia World Congress Center - C203


STRAND: Teaching Strategies and Classroom Practice

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

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

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

Disciplinary Literacy Essentials: 10 Essentials for Science Teaching and Learning

Friday, March 24 • 1:20 PM - 2:20 PM

Georgia World Congress Center - B409



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Printable Posters

STRAND: Teaching Strategies and Classroom Practice

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Learn about 10 Disciplinary Literacy Essentials from science leaders in Michigan. We will share successes and challenges of working with the disciplinary literacy essentials in science classrooms.

TAKEAWAYS:
NGSS-aligned science learning can leverage the disciplinary literacy essentials.

SPEAKERS:
Wendi Vogel (Kent Intermediate School District: Grand Rapids, MI), Mary Starr (Michigan Mathematics and Science Leadership Network)

Incorporating the right level of inquiry in your classroom

Friday, March 24 • 1:20 PM - 2:20 PM

Georgia World Congress Center - C201


STRAND: Teaching Strategies and Classroom Practice

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Participants will explore how any level of inquiry can transform STEM lessons. Preservice and in-service teachers will engage in guided, structured and open inquiry formats that can be effectively utilized with various student populations. Activities and discussions allow participants to analyze how

TAKEAWAYS:
How to incorporate structured, guided and open inquiry in any STEM subject

SPEAKERS:
Selene Verhofstad (Dobie High School: Houston, TX), Faryal Shaukat (Dobie High School: Houston, TX)

Phenomenal CER Writing

Friday, March 24 • 4:00 PM - 5:00 PM

Georgia World Congress Center - C210


STRAND: Teaching Strategies and Classroom Practice

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

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

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

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)

Reading, Writing, and Science - Using Phenomena to Increase Student Literacy

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

Georgia World Congress Center - A305


STRAND: Teaching Strategies and Classroom Practice

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This session will highlight how to embed literacy strategies to increase engagement, fluency and comprehension in biology through the phenomenon of Sickle Cell Gene Therapy.

TAKEAWAYS:
Participants will learn new strategies that can be used in the classroom to increase engagement, fluency and comprehension.

SPEAKERS:
Elissa Blount (Vidalia High School: Vidalia, GA)

Molecules that Changed the World: Connecting Chemistry and History

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

Omni Atlanta Hotel at CNN Center - Grand Ballroom B



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Google Drive Resources
The Google Slides will be uploaded after the presentation is given, to allow for additional slides with information asked at the conference.

STRAND: Teaching Strategies and Classroom Practice

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This presentation will showcase a one-trimester class for high school upperclassmen based on the book Napoleon’s Buttons by Jay Burreson and Penny Le Couteur. It will introduce a chemistry-based set of labs, explore literacy connections, and participants will partake in a version of a hands-on lab.

TAKEAWAYS:
Participants will get an overview of our class structure and activities and will participate in a hands-on lab that applies chemistry to history. In the session, we will emphasize cross-disciplinary connections in teaching chemistry, and teachers will have practical examples for their classrooms.

SPEAKERS:
Nicole Ager (Chemistry Teacher)

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)

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

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

Georgia World Congress Center - A408


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

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

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

Demystifying ELLs/EBs in the science classroom

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

Georgia World Congress Center - A404


STRAND: Teaching Strategies and Classroom Practice

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The session will include various research and strategies used to improve science and literacy achievement of English Language Learners. Teachers and school leaders in STEM will be equipped to engage with their students through culturally relevant pedagogy as well as universal design learning.

TAKEAWAYS:
How to incorporate culturally relevant pedagogy to help EBs in science

SPEAKERS:
Faryal Shaukat (Dobie High School: Houston, TX), Selene Verhofstad (Dobie High School: Houston, TX)

Creating Opportunities for English Learners to Read, Write, and Speak in the Secondary Science Classroom

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

Georgia World Congress Center - A404



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Handout - Creating Opportunities for English Learners to Read, Write, and Speak

STRAND: Teaching Strategies and Classroom Practice

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Content academic language proficiency is developed through creating daily opportunities for English Learners to read, write and speak in the classroom. Learn instructional strategies that will allow you to differentiate the various proficiency levels in your classroom so that all students have the

TAKEAWAYS:
1. create and implement opportunities to support language development in the science classroom; 2. understand how to scaffold instructional strategies for English Learners, and 3: understand the Cummins quadrants to plan targeted lessons specific to the needs of their English Learners proficiency.

SPEAKERS:
Lindsey Curiel (Region 4 Education Service Center: Houston, TX)

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