2023 Atlanta National Conference

March 22-25, 2023

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The Tapwater Tour - Tapping into the Phenomena of Drinking Water

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

Georgia World Congress Center - A313


STRAND: No Strand

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Sponsoring Company: LaMotte Company

Water is the single most valuable resource essential for life on Earth, yet is subject to increasing scarcity, pollutants, and overuse. The Tapwater Tour curriculum make the real-world connection between the phenomena explored in the lesson and actual hands-on laboratory activities.

SPEAKERS:
Joseph Evans (Kent County High School: Worton, MD)

Place-Conscious STEM Instructional Methods

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

Georgia World Congress Center - C206


STRAND: Student Learning and Inclusion

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Generating STEM interest through a place-conscious framework is a pathway for students to solve issues relevant to their community. Framing instructional methods within the place-conscious design allow important issues to be at the center of the curriculum.

TAKEAWAYS:
This session will explore how to design hands-on inquiry lesson developed from a place-conscious framework.

SPEAKERS:
Nicole Bookheimer (Pre-service Teacher: , MT)

Partnering with Families to Promote Young Multilingual Learners' Integrated Science and Language Learning

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

Georgia World Congress Center - C207



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FINAL Partnering with families.pptx

STRAND: Research to Practice

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We will share a model of science home/school partnership, focused on families of young multilingual learners (MLs) that fuels their science and language learning across contexts, sparks their interest and self-efficacy in science, and can be leveraged to support their school science learning.

TAKEAWAYS:
Attendees will leave with concrete strategies, tools, and resources for building science partnerships with families of MLs that support language-enriched science experiences at home and mutually reinforce children's NGSS-aligned science and language experiences at school.

SPEAKERS:
Mandell Academy (Connecticut Science Center: Hartford, CT), Rachel Shurick (Connecticut Science Center: Hartford, CT), Becky Fahey (Connecticut Science Center: Hartford, CT), Cindy Hoisington (Education Development Center, Inc.: Holbrook, MA)

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)

Fostering Community Through Science: A Whole School Approach

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

Georgia World Congress Center - C211



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NSTA 2023---Fostering Community Through Science: A Whole School Approach
This is a copy of the presentation shared during the session. There is a link to our plans with other stations and slime recipe. There is also a link to the station signs.

STRAND: No Strand

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What started out as our solution to “viewing science fair projects can be boring” evolved into a well-attended, hands-on experience for our families and community. In this session we will share our station-oriented activities and how to use them to build relationships with families and your school.

TAKEAWAYS:
Participants will walk away with the resources and confidence to organize large events for their school and community using science to build relationships. Session participants will be given an outline of helpful resources, tools, and ideas they can use to manage their own events.

SPEAKERS:
Megan Hunt (First Grade Teacher: Eustis, FL), Anne Fritz (Science Teacher: Eustis, FL)

Phenomenal Classroom Critters

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

Georgia World Congress Center - B208


STRAND: No Strand

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Sponsoring Company: Carolina Biological Supply Company

Add excitement to your class with live organisms! Discover fun, simple hands-on ways to explore evolution, adaptation, and behavior in your classroom with a variety of insects and arthropods. Learn about care and handling, as well as easy ways to integrate Organisms and Environments standards. Addit

SPEAKERS:
Laurie Nixon (Chemistry Teacher: Boone, NC)

Dreaming Up Dream Cities: Culturally-Responsive STEAM Curriculum in action through Inquiry-Based Learning

Friday, March 24 • 8:00 AM - 9:00 AM

Georgia World Congress Center - A403


STRAND: Student Learning and Inclusion

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Culturally responsive pedagogy can help bridge the diversity gap in STEM. This session shares how our Dream City program supports all students in thinking like urban planners to design beautiful neighborhoods that are not only structurally sound but also inclusive and responsive to all who come.

TAKEAWAYS:
Attendees will have a chance to see how IMSA Outreach provides inquiry-based, hands-on STEM learning. Attendees will see how inquiry-based teaching and learning is, by its very nature, inherently culturally responsive and can leave with practical ideas to use in their own classrooms.

SPEAKERS:
Elaine Wu (Illinois Mathematics and Science Academy: Aurora, IL)

NOAA Workshop 1: NOAA's SOS Explorer: Adding to your Data Visualization Education Toolbox

Friday, March 24 • 8:00 AM - 9:00 AM

Georgia World Congress Center - B209


STRAND: Technology and Media

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Sponsoring Company: NOAA

Learn to leverage freely available global data visualizations using the SOS Explorer mobile application.

SPEAKERS:
Juan Pablo Hurtado Padilla (NOAA Office of Education: Silver Spring, MD), Eric Hackathorn (NOAA Earth System Research Laboratory: Boulder, CO)

Exploring STEAM with Transformation

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

Georgia World Congress Center - B202


STRAND: Teaching Strategies and Classroom Practice

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Sponsoring Company: Edvotek

Creating colorful bacteria with transformation is a memorable way to teach the central dogma of molecular biology. Take it a step further and have your students create art with the colorful cells! In this workshop, we’ll share tips for transformation success and create bio-art with microbial paint!

A Home for Fossils: Bringing place-based education to a museum-based program

Friday, March 24 • 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM

Georgia World Congress Center - Exhibit Hall, Poster Session Aisle


STRAND: Curriculum and Assessment

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Join education staff from Tellus Science Museum to see fossils that call Georgia home and discuss how to incorporate place-based geoscience education with elementary science standards.

TAKEAWAYS:
Attendees will see how a science museum has worked to improve its own geoscience education using a place-based approach and how similar processes can be applied to education practice in classrooms or other localities.

SPEAKERS:
Hannah Eisla (Tellus Science Museum: Cartersville, GA)

Creating a Science Classroom Podcast 101

Friday, March 24 • 1:20 PM - 2:20 PM

Georgia World Congress Center - A301


STRAND: Teaching Strategies and Classroom Practice

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Former teacher and host of the freely-available Tumble Science Podcast for Kids Marshall Escamilla will guide science educators in the nuts and bolts of creating a classroom podcast. We'll cover the very basics of getting set up and sharing your content with the entire community.

TAKEAWAYS:
Attendees at this session will learn the very basics of how to create a classroom podcast from a professional podcaster.

SPEAKERS:
Marshall Escamilla (Tumble Media Production: Greenfield, MA)

A Teacher’s Perspective: Success and Pitfalls in Planning A School Garden

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

Georgia World Congress Center - B408


STRAND: STEAM or STEM

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This presentation centers the NGSS dimensions of science, crosscutting concepts, and engineering practices in real-life applications that yield tangible results to get students excited about STEAM by engaging with a school garden. Current teachers will share their successes and pitfalls.

TAKEAWAYS:
This session is aimed at helping teachers see that school gardening provides a plethora of STEAM-based learning experiences from current teacher perspectives.

SPEAKERS:
Tain Curtis (Teacher: , UT)

Cultivating Social and Emotional Learning through School Gardening

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

Georgia World Congress Center - B409


STRAND: Teaching Strategies and Classroom Practice

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Learn how we use the 3-H Learning Cycle and our school garden to teach integrated STEAM lessons in our early childhood classrooms. This approach incorporates hearts-on, hands-on, and minds-on learning to address children’s social and emotional needs. We will share STEAM lessons and tips.

TAKEAWAYS:
Learn about the 3-H Social and Emotional Learning Cycle, our favorite integrated STEAM garden-based lessons, and tips for effective and safe outdoor learning with young children (K-2). How to encourage students and families to get outside and make community connections in outdoor spaces.

SPEAKERS:
Kathy Trundle (Utah STate University: No City, No State), Shannon Rhodes (Teacher: Logan, UT)

Tinker, Create, and Innovate: Rebranding STEAM for Budding Entrepreneurs

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

Georgia World Congress Center - B303


STRAND: STEAM or STEM

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We aim to bring K-12 STEAM further in the 21st century by emphasizing innovation. The proposed session will cover a STEAM rebranding process. We will host a discussion of NSTA community goals around innovation and entrepreneurship, as well as tools and resources for addressing these goals.

TAKEAWAYS:
Attendees should expect the session to serve as a valuable idea brainstorm, to provide a collection of strategies, and to generate a network of NSTA members interested in pursuing a rebranding of STEAM to a “Tinker-Create-Innovate” model who may serve as allies as such shifts are endeavored locally.

SPEAKERS:
Maggie Renken (STEAM Program Director)

Little STEAM Explorers: Engaging Families and Developing Content-Rich Lessons for Our Youngest Learners

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

Georgia World Congress Center - B404


STRAND: STEAM or STEM

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Learning rarely takes place in only one space. In this session, identify strategies for developing and executing STEAM-based curriculum for young learners. Shift your mindset from “child homework” to “family learning” as we discuss ways to engage parents and families as stakeholders in learning.

TAKEAWAYS:
Attendees will identify strategies for creating lessons grounded in STEAM and engaging parents and families in their child’s learning.

SPEAKERS:
Samanta Gutierrez (Professional Learning Specialist: No City, No State), Patricia Ratanapraphart (STEM Content Manager: Dallas, TX)

Partnering with Extension Services: Ideas on How Extension Educators Can Partner with K-12 Science Teachers

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

Georgia World Congress Center - B313a


STRAND: Professional Learning

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With Extension Services being in every county in every state, your local county/parish Extension Office can be a great partner to enhance student learning. Come learn about strategies on how to work Extension Agents & K-12 educators can partner together in student learning.

TAKEAWAYS:
• Provide ideas on how teachers and Extension Agents can partner together to enhance student learning

SPEAKERS:
Elaine Giles (Extension Agent I - 4-H Youth Development: Green Cove Springs, FL)

How to use your Schoolyard Utilizing Community Partnerships

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

Georgia World Congress Center - B210


STRAND: Teaching Strategies and Classroom Practice

Show Details

Schoolyards offer endless opportunities to engage students in three-dimensional learning within environmental education contexts. The teachers leading this workshop have direct access to a stream that served as the focus of the activities being shared.

TAKEAWAYS:
The activities and information in this workshop have been tested and will allow hands-on engagement by the participants while they learn ways to involve their own community and develop meaningful partnerships.

SPEAKERS:
Tim Hawig (Carrollton City Schools: Carrollton, GA), Brent Gilles (University of West Georgia: Carrollton, GA), Ann Catherine Cox (Carrollton Elementary School: Carrollton, GA), Stacey Britton (University of West Georgia: Carrollton, GA)

The Whynauts: Unearth a New Hands-on, Bilingual Resource!

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

Georgia World Congress Center - B302


STRAND: Technology and Media

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Research of informal science education institutions (ISEIs) documents the expansive and multifaceted ways that such spaces work in tandem with formal learning to support science instruction and lifelong learning (Kisiel, 2013). From a sociocultural perspective, ISEIs can be leveraged to include communities and celebrate the individual’s whole self in sense-making (Dawson, 2014; Warren et al., 2001). This presentation seeks to address the gap in ISEI opportunities for marginalized communities by sharing The Whynauts, a free virtual resource available for both English- and Spanish-speaking audiences. Using the Paleontology episode, the presenters will introduce the standards-aligned, interactive video series and engage attendees in hands-on, station-based activities. Attendees will learn how to adapt the video, educator guide, and supplemental activities for classroom use. Collectively, we will identify cross-curricular connections and discuss how to scale and differentiate the content.

TAKEAWAYS:
Attendees will gain access to The Whynauts and explore ways to adapt the interactive video series and accompanying educator guides for use in teaching a variety of standards-aligned science topics.

SPEAKERS:
Patricia Ratanapraphart (STEM Content Manager: Dallas, TX)

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