2023 Atlanta National Conference

March 22-25, 2023

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NSTA First-Timers Orientation Session

Thursday, March 23 • 7:15 AM - 7:45 AM

Georgia World Congress Center - B402


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Feeling overwhelmed by all there is to see and do at an NSTA conference on science education? Join us for an interactive exploration through the conference app and NSTA’s social media. By the end of the session, you will know just how to get the most from your conference experience in addition to bu

Discover NSTA’s Digital Resources and Online Community

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

Georgia World Congress Center - A407


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Explore the NSTA Website with us! NSTA provides high-quality digital resources and opportunities—all within a professional community—that supports professional learning and classroom instruction. NSTA staff will be available to answer questions.

TAKEAWAYS:
Participants will become knowledgeable about the plethora of digital resources available on NSTA’s website, about the live events, and professional learning community that can help them enhance their knowledge and improve their teaching practices.

SPEAKERS:
Michelle Phillips (NSTA: Arlington, VA), Flavio Mendez (NSTA: Arlington, VA)

Exploring the Power of Strategic Planning

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

Georgia World Congress Center - C206


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As part of the SCAFFOLD project, district science coordinators develop and implement strategic plans. In this session, coordinators will share their experience with this process and faculty will share ideas for supporting the development of your own strategic plan.

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Participants will learn about strategic planning and gain support for developing their own plan.

SPEAKERS:
Brooke Whitworth (Clemson University: Clemson, SC), Julie Luft (University of Georgia: Athens, GA)

Exploring Light - Hands on Fun

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

Georgia World Congress Center - C212


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Explore the properties of light with hands-on activities. Build a spectrometer, make an LED saber, “see” sound with a laser light show, reflect/refract and absorb light in an obstacle course and more! Easily and cheaply bring back to your classroom.

TAKEAWAYS:
Attendees will learn about light and the properties of light through engaging and fun, hands-on activities they can easily and cheaply take back to their classrooms.

SPEAKERS:
Betty Bigney (Blue Creek Elementary School: Jacksonville, NC), Holly Mentillo (Ocean Breeze Elementary School: Indian Harbour beach, FL)

Using Zebrafish as the hook for increasing students’ scientific curiosity and advancement - special focus on English Learners.

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

Georgia World Congress Center - B314



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Video links Zebrafish.doc.pdf
ZSI Flyer-23.pdf

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Explore the use of zebrafish (Danio rerio) a freshwater fish at the forefront of biomedical research and easily maintained in a classroom aquarium, to spark ALL students’ curiosity and scientific engagement with real-life science experiences through multiple-learning modalities.

TAKEAWAYS:
Learning how zebrafish and low-budget pet store supplies can be used to engage diverse learners in multimodal (visual, kinesthetic) real-life science learning experiences.

SPEAKERS:
Vinita Hajeri (The University of Texas at Dallas: Richardson, TX)

Energizing Your Achievement - Shell Teacher Awards win up to $10k

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

Georgia World Congress Center - A408


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Calling all diverse and experienced educators that impact students and their community. Learn how to win up to $10K with Shell sponsored teacher awards.

TAKEAWAYS:
Collaborate with past winners and judges to learn how to start your winning application for the Shell Teaching Awards. We'll walk through the application step by step and you'll be able to begin your application or nomination form live.

SPEAKERS:
Martha McLeod (Aransas County ISD: Rockport, TX), Amanda Upton (NSTA: Arlington, VA)

Developing Communities Through Personal Botanical Histories

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

Georgia World Congress Center - C202


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This session will focus on sharing instructional modules that have been developed to facilitate relationships between herbaria and high school students to highlight the importance of plants and preserving botanical specimens.

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Many times, plants are overlooked and considered less significant than animals. This is known as Plant Awareness Disparity. Participants in this session will learn about free instructional modules that will help high school students connect with plants through exploring their own botanical history

SPEAKERS:
Rachel May (Graduate Student), Kelly Moore (Tennessee Tech: Cookeville, TN)

Affordable Indoor School Gardening

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

Georgia World Congress Center - C211


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Simple, easy, and inexpensive methods for starting an indoor school garden, even with limited space or no windows

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This session will give teachers pratical ideas about how to grow plants in a classroom setting

SPEAKERS:
Rebecca Kurson (Collegiate School: New York, NY)

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.

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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)

GNOu Mechatronics Apprenticeship: An Industry- Education Partnership

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

Georgia World Congress Center - B306


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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.

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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)

COVID, Monkeypox, and Other New and Emerging Infectious Diseases: The Ecology and Evolution of Host-Pathogen Relationships

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

Georgia World Congress Center - B313a


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COVID, Monkeypox, and influenza didn’t appear out of nowhere. They were spawned by dynamic ecological and coevolutionary relationships between hosts and pathogens. These diseases demonstrate the value of evolutionary and ecological concepts in medical practice, public health, and students’ lives.

TAKEAWAYS:
Viruses, especially those that have alternate animal hosts, evolve in complex and unpredictable ways, interacting with all members of their infectious ecosystem in ways that constantly challenge medicine and public health.

SPEAKERS:
Joseph Levine (Science Writer and Producer: Concord, MA)

Happy Birthday NGSS!

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

Georgia World Congress Center - B402


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In April 2013, the Next Generation Science Standards (NGSS) were released just before the NSTA Annual Conference in Austin, Texas. In that time, nearly every state in the country has either adopted the NGSS outright or developed similar standards of their own. This session will reflect on the impact those standards have had in the last decade and consider what the future holds.

TAKEAWAYS:
Attendees will gain insight into how standards are an essential step in the process of student learning, but how implementation of those standards plays an equally important part in the process.

SPEAKERS:
Ted Willard (Discovery Education: Silver Spring, MD), Stephen Pruitt (Southern Regional Education Board: Atlanta, GA), Brian Reiser (Learning Sciences, SESP, Northwestern University), Edel Maeder (Rochester City School District: Rochester, NY), Maya Garcia (Colorado Dept. of Education: Denver, CO), Cristina Thomas (SpEd teacher: Hayward, CA)

#ScienceSaves: Lessons on how science has benefited humankind

Friday, March 24 • 8:00 AM - 9:00 AM

Georgia World Congress Center - B301


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An introduction for teachers to free standards-based lessons focused on a diverse group of scientists who have made scientific breakthroughs and the positive role of science in our lives provided by #ScienceSaves.

TAKEAWAYS:
Teachers will become familiar with free resources to teach how science has benefited human outcomes with lessons focused on a diverse group of scientists, including teacher notes with curriculum standards, student response sheets, rubrics, and lesson plans.

SPEAKERS:
Amanda Clapp (The Catamount School: Sylva, NC), Alison Seymour (Science Teacher: Winchester, 0)

Fueling Success with Students—Win Up to $20K for Your Classroom!

Friday, March 24 • 8:00 AM - 9:00 AM

Georgia World Congress Center - A408


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Do you impact your school and community with STEM? If you teach K–12, come learn how to apply to win up to $20K through this teacher competition.

TAKEAWAYS:
Learn how to apply for the Shell-sponsored teacher competition, and collaborate with past winners and judges to learn how to strengthen your application.

SPEAKERS:
Ruth Ruud (Cleveland State University: Cleveland, OH), Amanda Upton (NSTA: Arlington, VA)

NSTA's Informal Science Division - Meet the Committee

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

Georgia World Congress Center - A316


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The Informal Science Division is packed with professionals volunteering their decades of experience for NSTA. Join this open format meeting as the committee discusses future plans and ways that you can engage with them. You'll also have the chance to ask questions and find out how they can help you.

TAKEAWAYS:
Ways to engage with the Informal Science Division.

SPEAKERS:
Lindsay Milner (Mad Science Group Inc.: Montreal, QC)

Federal STEM Education Resources - Where can I find them?

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

Georgia World Congress Center - A412



(Only registered attendees may view session materials. Please login with your NSTA account to view.)
Federal STEM Education Resources 8.5x11 FINAL 03.15.23.pdf
NASA Connects Flyer 9.14.22.pdf
NASA Connects Flyer 9.14.22.pdf
NSTA Federal STEM Presentation 03.24.23.pdf
NSTA Federal STEM Presentation 03.24.23.pdf

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Have you ever wondered where to find Federal STEM education resources that can provide authentic learning experiences for your students? Come join many federal agencies including NASA, NOAA, Dept. of Defense, EPA, Smithsonian, and the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office, to learn more!

TAKEAWAYS:
Teachers will learn what K-12 STEM learning resources are offered by federal agencies. In addition, teachers will engage in two-way conversations with federal representatives about the STEM resources, programs, and opportunities that are available.

SPEAKERS:
Bekkah Lampe (NOAA Office of Education: Silver Spring, MD), Carrie Olsen (NASA Headquarters: No City, No State), Carol ODonnell (Smithsonian Institution: Washington, DC), Melissa Anley-Mills (U.S. EPA: Washington, DC), Jorge Valdes (U.S. Patent and Trademark Office: Alexandria, VA), Cindy Hasselbring (NASA Headquarters: Washington, DC), Reginald Duncan (U.S. Patent and Trademark Office: Alexandria, VA)

University and College Instructors: Use NSTA with Preservice Teachers

Friday, March 24 • 1:20 PM - 2:20 PM

Georgia World Congress Center - C206



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Using NSTA with Preservice Teachers - Atlanta 2023

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Are you a preservice teachers’ instructor? Learn how NSTA's digital resources, virtual experiences, and online community can help your students become the BEST teachers they can be. We will discuss what’s available on the NSTA website and how to easily access it with your own Class Landing page.

TAKEAWAYS:
Preservice teachers using NSTA as a Textbook (or as instructional materials supplement) create a library of resources, grow their network of professional colleagues, and enhance their content and pedagogical knowledge of science.

SPEAKERS:
Flavio Mendez (NSTA: Arlington, VA)

Teaching Evolution: Free resources and Lessons

Friday, March 24 • 1:20 PM - 2:20 PM

Georgia World Congress Center - B308



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NSTA TIES 2023
Resources from the TIES presentation showcasing free tieseducation.org materials for teachers.

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The Teacher Institute for Evolutionary Science (TIES) provides teachers with free and downloadable resources for an entire unit of instruction, including a variety of assessments.

TAKEAWAYS:
The TIES website contains a variety of teaching materials including presentations, online resources, online games, video questions, data analysis, puzzles, and formal assessments. The formal assessments include student response sheets and rubrics to support teaching evolution.

SPEAKERS:
Amanda Clapp (The Catamount School: Sylva, NC), Alison Seymour (Science Teacher: Winchester, 0)

Staging Family Science Nights

Friday, March 24 • 1:20 PM - 2:20 PM

Georgia World Congress Center - B309


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Whether you’re looking for new ideas for an established science night or planning your first one, we are dedicated to making sure your science night showcases quality science content and practices that is fun for the whole family.

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We will share planning, recruiting volunteers, setting up, fundraising ideas, step-by step directions for stations and sample stations to take with you! The stations are for K-5 aged students but with a focus on training high school students to run the stations.

SPEAKERS:
Denise Webb (Coal Mountain Elementary School: Cumming, GA)

Informal + Formal = Synergistic Learning Ecosystems

Friday, March 24 • 1:20 PM - 2:20 PM

Georgia World Congress Center - A316


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This session provides an opportunity for NSTA members to start an important conversation about the intersection of informal and formal science education. There will be a panel of informal educators leading the discussion and sharing success stories about meaningful formal-informal collaborations.

TAKEAWAYS:
Participants will leave with an increased awareness and understanding of potential synergies between informal and formal science education organizations as well as a better understanding of NSTA’s Informal Science Division.

SPEAKERS:
Karen Hays (Denver Zoo: Denver, CO), Julie Travaglini (Allegheny Land Trust: Sewickley, PA), Christine Moskalik (NSTA)

Note-booking for Meaning, Making Meaning in Notebooks

Friday, March 24 • 1:20 PM - 2:20 PM

Georgia World Congress Center - B310


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This session will introduce teachers to a variety of note-booking techniques that will increase student engagement and excitement for learning. Students will take pride in their notebooks and therefore increase the level of effort they put into their work.

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This session will provide teachers and administrators with various strategies to differentiate learning for English Language Learners, Special Education Students, and General Education Students and accurately assess student learning through note-booking. By using our notebook format students will d

SPEAKERS:
Darren Wells (Mather Elementary School: Dorchester, MA), Karen Ziminski (EMK Academy for Health Careers: Boston, MA)

Everything You Always Wanted to Know about NGSS, But Were Afraid to Ask

Friday, March 24 • 2:40 PM - 3:40 PM

Georgia World Congress Center - B305



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Atlanta2023_Everything you always wanted to know about NGSS_Handout.pdf
Atlanta2023_Everything you always wanted to know about NGSS_Presentation.pptx

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Still confused about the basics of the NGSS? Need a refresher about what it is and why it matters? Come learn from the experts.

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Teachers will leave with a basic understanding of the structures of the Next Generation Science Standards and how they inform 3-dimensional standards and 3-dimensional science teaching.

SPEAKERS:
Karin Klein (Museum of Science and Industry: Chicago, IL)

NSTA Preservice Teacher Chapter Program: Engaging the Next Generation of Educators of Science

Friday, March 24 • 2:40 PM - 3:40 PM

Georgia World Congress Center - C206



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Collection: NSTA Preservice Teacher Chapter Program Docs

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Inviting all Preservice Teachers and Faculty Advisors to learn about NSTA’s Preservice Teacher Chapter Program with National and Local Preservice Teacher Chapters options.

TAKEAWAYS:
Preservice Teachers and Faculty Advisors walk-away informed to participate in NSTA’s Preservice Teacher Chapter Program.

SPEAKERS:
Debi Hanuscin (Western Washington University: Bellingham, WA), Morgan Glann (Central Michigan University: Mount Pleasant, MI), Flavio Mendez (NSTA: Arlington, VA), Nicole Merner (Central Michigan University: Mount Pleasant, MI), Emma Harma (Central Michigan University: Mount Pleasant, MI), Lavender Bertsch (Central Michigan University: Mount Pleasant, MI), Hannah Smock (Central Michigan University: Mount Pleasant, MI), Makayla Spencer (Central Michigan University: Mount Pleasant, MI), Annabelle Fortine (Central Michigan University: Eagle, MI), Jim McDonald (Central Michigan University: Mount Pleasant, MI)

Vocabulary Instruction for English Language Learners!

Friday, March 24 • 2:40 PM - 3:40 PM

Georgia World Congress Center - B310


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How do we teach Tier 3 science vocabulary to students with limited English (or no English) and encourage success? We will share multiple strategies for teaching Tier 3 Academic Science vocabulary, as well as modalities that incorporate visual aids, manipulatives, and kinesthetic activities to engage

TAKEAWAYS:
1. Tier 3 strategies for teaching science; 2. The inclusion of visual and kinesthetic activities to engage ALL students; and 3. Forms of assessment for ALL level of English Language Learners.

SPEAKERS:
Karen Ziminski (EMK Academy for Health Careers: Boston, MA)

School Garden Spaces: How Native Plants Gardens, Fruit/Vegetable Gardens, and Hydroponic Gardens Can Be Incorporated at Your School

Friday, March 24 • 2:40 PM - 3:40 PM

Georgia World Congress Center - B301



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School Garden Presentation
Presentation will be used during session. Should make a copy for you when you click on it. You'll see links to all of the materials in the notes.

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The session will cover 3 different types of gardens spaces. The session covers how to evaluate and set up different garden spaces. The session will cover what standards the spaces will cover and how to receive funding for the spaces.

TAKEAWAYS:
Participants will take away how to plan and incorporate a garden space of some sort for their school while supporting NGSS standards.

SPEAKERS:
RaeAnn Wood (8th Grade Science Teacher/Lab Science: Little Rock, AR), Jackie Scott (Mann Magnet Middle School: Little Rock, AR)

CONNECTing NASA Resources to Your Classroom

Friday, March 24 • 4:00 PM - 5:00 PM

Georgia World Congress Center - A305



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CONNECTS community of practice flyer
NASA Connects Flyer 9.14.22.pdf

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Learn how to join NASA’s online community of practice for STEM educators (CONNECTS) and gain access to NASA content, resources, educator community, exclusive events, and NASA experts. Join us for this fun session including a foam rocket activity.

TAKEAWAYS:
Participants will learn about the vast resources offered by NASA's online community of practice for STEM educators and they will receive a foam rocket activity they can implement in their classrooms using simple materials.

SPEAKERS:
Carrie Olsen (NASA Headquarters: No City, No State), Richard Arnold (Director of Professional Studies), Cindy Hasselbring (NASA Headquarters: Washington, DC)

What to Expect as a Novice Science Teacher - A Guide to Student Teaching and Your First Year

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

Georgia World Congress Center - C206



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Integrating Science Practices Into Assessment Tasks
Prompts for Integrating Crosscutting Concepts Into Assessment and Instruction

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Join our roundtable of preservice and novice teachers to discuss experiences interning and as a first year teacher. Hear their stories and ask questions!

TAKEAWAYS:
Preservice teachers can be better prepared to student teach and begin their first jobs by hearing stories from and asking questions of preservice and new teachers who have just experienced interning or their first year.

SPEAKERS:
Donna Governor (University of North Georgia: Dahlonega, GA), Rebekkah O'Beollain (The Ohio State University: Columbus, OH), Mutiara Syifa (The Ohio State University: Columbus, OH), SOPHIA JEONG (The Ohio State University: Columbus, OH), Tasha Thomas (University of Houston Clear Lake), Erika Reeves (Bodies STEM Early College Experience Teacher: Columbus, OH), Lizz Holtz (Glenn C. Jones Middle School: Buford, GA), Konrad Peterson (Kansas State University: No City, No State), Kenneth Herrenbruck (Kansas State University: No City, No State), Kimberly Staples (Kansas State University: Manhattan, KS)

A Promising Professional Learning Model for Bringing NGSS-Aligned Instruction to Scale

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

Georgia World Congress Center - B305


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Hear how a K-8 district just north of Chicago with 18 schools is transforming science teaching and learning through cultivating Professional Learning Communities (PLCs), leveraging student experience surveys, and providing professional learning opportunities for-teachers-by-teachers.

TAKEAWAYS:
Teacher leaders & students are crucial to scaling reform efforts. Participants will walk away with a detailed model for cultivating science PLCs, example student experience surveys that elevate student voice, and structures that support the offering of professional learning for teachers by teachers.

SPEAKERS:
Kafi Chase (Chute Middle School), Yang Zhang (Northwestern University: Evanston, IL), Shannon Dangerfield (Haven Middle School: Evanston, IL), Megan McDermott (8th grade science educator), Alissa Berg (Evanston Skokie School District 65)

Tips and Systems for Science Classroom Management - New Teacher Edition

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

Georgia World Congress Center - C206


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Preservice and novice teachers will learn tips and participate in systems for running an efficient and safe science classroom from experienced educators. Safety, management, and organization tips are the highlights of this session. Time-saving strategies for lesson planning will also be shared.

TAKEAWAYS:
Pre-planning safety, lesson content, and lesson organization/implementation saves instructional time, freeing up brain space to tackle the inevitable classroom challenge.

SPEAKERS:
Donna Governor (University of North Georgia: Dahlonega, GA), Tasha Thomas (University of Houston Clear Lake), Takisha Gastile (University of Houston-Clear Lake: Houston, TX), Omah Williams-Duncan (University of Houston-Clear Lake: Houston, TX)

NGSS-Aligned Summative Classroom Assessments of Three-Dimensional Learning

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

Georgia World Congress Center - B303



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NGSS Summative Assessments_NSTA_Atlanta_2023.pdf

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What’s a good assessment? Learn what to look for (or include) in an effective assessment that tracks students’ 3D learning related to middle school PEs.

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Educators will learn about key features for summative, benchmark 3D assessments designed to be used in any NGSS-aligned middle school classroom.

SPEAKERS:
Wendy Jackson (The Lawrence Hall of Science: Berkeley, CA), Ben Koo (The Lawrence Hall of Science: Berkeley, CA), Maia Binding (The Lawrence Hall of Science: Berkeley, CA)

Stan-X: Unleashing a passion for research-based learning in students and teachers

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

Omni Atlanta Hotel at CNN Center - International Ballroom A


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We will present the efforts of fifteen secondary schools and partners at Stanford University to create authentic fruit fly-based research experiences for students, and how you can too!

TAKEAWAYS:
Through Stan-X, students learn science through authentic, open-ended, publishable research. Coordination within a network of schools across the world can enhance scientific learning and research opportunities for students, while also providing support for teachers leading research courses.

SPEAKERS:
Nicole Lantz (The Lawrenceville School: Lawrenceville, NJ)

Building Your Resume as a Pre-Service Teacher through the Resources of NSTA

Saturday, March 25 • 4:00 PM - 5:00 PM

Georgia World Congress Center - C206



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Creating Your Resume with NSTA Experiences

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Pre-service teachers! Participate in this session to learn how NSTA Resources can provide the skills and knowledge needed to apply for and be successful in any teaching opportunity.

TAKEAWAYS:
Pre-service teachers will get a thorough overview of all the resources and materials available in our NSTA Library and professional development opportunities to strengthen their resume and build confidence when seeking teaching positions.

SPEAKERS:
Flavio Mendez (NSTA: Arlington, VA), Angela Webb (James Madison University: Harrisonburg, VA), Jacob Hayward (Siloam Springs Middle School: Siloam Springs, AR)

“In-Flight Education Downlinks: Maximizing Impact”

Saturday, March 25 • 4:00 PM - 5:00 PM

Georgia World Congress Center - B304


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Are you looking for ways to attract a diverse group of students to STEM and provide authentic learning experiences? In-Flight Education Downlinks engage students with astronauts aboard the International Space Station. Join us and learn ways to write a competitive downlink proposal that stands out.

TAKEAWAYS:
Educators will understand the proposal requirements for an In-Flight Education Downlink, use key metrics to draft an Impact Statement, and leave with insights on planning an event that incorporates a broader audience and leaves a lasting impact on the local community.

SPEAKERS:
Karen Whitfield (Education Coordinator)

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