2023 Atlanta National Conference

March 22-25, 2023

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Speed Sharing: 3-5 STEM/STEAM

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

Georgia World Congress Center - B316

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Making Science Learning Lifelong, Lifewide and Lifedeep

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Deepen connections between home and school, appreciate the role of out-of-school STEM learning experiences and Maker-Centered Learning play in developing lifelong science learners. Join these educators as they share experiences designed for the elementary classroom.

Making Science Learning Lifelong, Lifewide and Lifedeep: Incorporating Out-of-School (Informal) STEM Learning experiences in the classroom.
Learn about research on when and where STEM learning occurs, as well as effective science experiences between schools and out-of-school programs.

A STEAM Mindset: Teaching the Next Generation to Problem Solve
For teachers looking for tools to foster student achievement, participation and growth. The key way to do this is with teaching students about a positive growth mindset and applying thinking routines to make the mindset part of the classroom's culture (free routines from Harvard's Graduate School of

Deepen the STEAM Connection between School and Home
Explore how a K–6 STEAM school is working to build connections between home and school.

Dennis Schatz (Institute for Learning Innovation: Beaverton, OR), Diana Lockwood (Author & Executive Director), Joe Shaughnessy (John Thomas School of Discovery Partner School: Nixa, MO), Ryan Mahn (John Thomas School of Discovery Partner School: Nixa, MO)

Speed Sharing: 3-5

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

Georgia World Congress Center - B215

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NSTA slides_Robin Collins
Learning Module_Watershed Detectives
Watershed Detectives Learning Module Website

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Join elementary educators in sharing ideas for engaging students in projects that improve their environment, and share ways for students to engage with the microscopic world.

Watershed Detectives - An interactive learning module for 4th graders to learn about their watershed
We developed an educational module on water pollution issues facing lake Champlain that not only meets several next generation science standards for fourth grade but also also integrates inquiry-based techniques to increase student engagement and retention.

An up close look at microscopes for all ages
Using a variety of microscopes, including affordable cardboard microscopes and microscopes that do not need slides, provides students with the ability to access the microscopic world. These resources give students the ability to share their discoveries and observe with the naked eye.

Tackling the Climate Change Conversation in the Classroom
Research shows that educators struggle with the topic of climate change in classrooms. In this session, EiE will equip educators with climate change lessons, developed in collaboration with Pear Deck. Attendees will also learn about new online professional development courses, available on-demand.

Brooke Ovorus (Sixth Grade Science Lead: Atlanta, GA), Robin Collins (Champlain College: Burlington, VT), Paul Pileggi (makerspace specialist: Atlanta, GA)

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