2023 Atlanta National Conference

March 22-25, 2023

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Ugandan Connections: Cross Curricular/Cross Cultural Connections Through Ugandan Arts

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

Georgia World Congress Center - C210


STRAND: Teaching Strategies and Classroom Practice

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In this session, Nyamwija, a native Ugandan, will provide songs, dances, and instrument-making from Western and Central Uganda. Dees will provide cross-cultural and cross-curricular hands-on-learning activities to intersect the Ugandan arts with NGSS standards. Twabakiira! Karibu! Welcome!

TAKEAWAYS:
Attendees will participate in music making (singing/dancing/drumming), as well as, instrument making to gain a greater sense of the Ugandan culture while combining those understandings in hand-on science activities for use in their classrooms.

SPEAKERS:
Jenny Dees (Texas Tech University: Lubbock, TX), Ristella Nyamwija (Texas Tech University: Lubbock, TX)

Introducing cutting-edge science research to elementary school students provides a rich context for learning

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

Georgia World Congress Center - C201



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Introducing cutting-edge science research to elementary children
Slides used at the workshop - could be used to share with other teachers back in schools/districts.

STRAND: Curriculum and Assessment

Show Details

Find out how contemporary scientists’ cutting-edge research can be shared with elementary students and linked to curriculum topics. Activities and investigations which children (ages 7 to 11) can do in the classroom to mirror cutting-edge research will be demonstrated.

TAKEAWAYS:
You will learn how I bet you didn’t know… articles written in language that children can understand and accompanying Teacher Guides can be used in the classroom to increase engagement with practical activities, develop enquiry skills and an appreciation of the impact of science on real life.

SPEAKERS:
Alison Trew (Primary Science Teaching Trust: Bristol, England)

Virtual Science Instruction Resources for Teachers.

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

Georgia World Congress Center - C202


STRAND: Technology and Media

Show Details

This workshop will cover technology tools for teaching essential elementary science concepts and topics to students through virtual field trips. Generally, teachers use in-person field trips to expose students to otherwise inaccessible learning resources. In some cases, such field trips come with prepared teaching materials that can be used to connect the content to important science concepts. However, teachers also need to know about technologies they can use for field trips when it is not possible for students to travel to the site due to unexpected bad weather or pandemic, or long distances. During the workshop, teachers will receive resources for virtual field trips to enhance virtual science instruction and student learning. These resources have shown the potential to aid teachers in engaging students in virtual field trips.

TAKEAWAYS:
With appropriate educational technology integration and carefully planned lessons, teachers can seamlessly shift their classes to virtual field trip instruction during unexpected school disruptions without sacrificing student engagement.

SPEAKERS:
John Ojeogwu (Student: Charlottesville, VA)

So What You're Saying Is...

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

Georgia World Congress Center - C204


STRAND: Student Learning and Inclusion

Show Details

Students are going to talk anyway. Learn to make talk productive with student-led talk circles. Use this powerful strategy tomorrow to build students’ scientific literacy!

TAKEAWAYS:
Talk Circles enable educators to uncover student ideas and misconceptions as well as reveal students’ understanding to pave the way for further investigation.

SPEAKERS:
Patricia McMahon (Charles H. Barrows STEM Academy: North Windham, CT), Sheri Geitner (Charles H. Barrows STEM Academy: North Windham, CT), Nicole Bay (Charles H. Barrows STEM Academy: North Windham, CT)

STEM Through Guided Play

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

Georgia World Congress Center - C204



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Early Science Provocations for Guided Play Material List.pdf
Guided Play Stations Observations.pdf

STRAND: Teaching Strategies and Classroom Practice

Show Details

Teachers will begin the session by sharing their current understanding/practice of incorporating play in the classroom by using a “fishbowl” sharing strategy. Then they will learn the three types of play: free play, guided play, and games. They will run through a few scenarios and determine which type of play is occurring during that scenario. Teachers will then review questioning-types that could be used to help guide free play to move it toward guided play. Teachers will work in teams scripting a teacher's questions to match a given play scenario. After teachers have shared, they will have a chance to put their work in action by engaging in four guided play stations. The four stations will focus on measurement, parts of a bug, buoyancy, and engineering. Teachers will brainstorm guided questions as they play. They will have a chance to share out major takeaways using a modified four corners strategy. We will have a reflection whole group.

TAKEAWAYS:
Explore strategies that enhance children's STEM learning during play in order to extend and support current play and science activities in the classroom.

SPEAKERS:
Judith Lozoya (Professional Development Facilitator: Phoenix, AZ), Jennifer Petersen (Professional Development Facilitator: Phoenix, AZ), Brenna Chambers (Manager of Professional Learning)

Navigating Nature of Science

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

Georgia World Congress Center - C201


STRAND: Curriculum and Assessment

Show Details

Attendees will participate in a guided walk through the process of developing inquiries to ensure students reach mastery of critical content. This will include analyzing standard(s), participating in hands on inquiry, and using a template to create inquiries for students.

TAKEAWAYS:
Attendees will understand how to plan opportunities for students to demonstrate understanding of critical content using methods that allow educators to easily monitor student progress toward mastery.

SPEAKERS:
Ryan Carlson (Orange County Public Schools: Orlando, FL), Desiree Siegel (Program Specialist Elementary Science: Orlando, FL), Matthew Timm (Orange County Public Schools: Orlando, FL), Kimberly Seaver (Orange County Public Schools: Orlando, FL)

Exploring the Science of Energy with Primary Students

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

Georgia World Congress Center - C203


STRAND: Curriculum and Assessment

Show Details

Background information, teacher demonstrations, and fun, hands-on student explorations to better help you introduce K-3 students to the basic concepts of science and energy, as well as measurement.

TAKEAWAYS:
Help educators learn hands-on activities to introduce primary students to the basic concepts of science and energy using NEED's free curriculum while providing suggestions for use across the K-3 setting.

SPEAKERS:
Kimberly Swan (The NEED Project: Manassas, VA)

5-6-7-8: How Dance Class Can Teach Us About Best Practices for Instruction

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

Georgia World Congress Center - C204


STRAND: Teaching Strategies and Classroom Practice

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Experience an inquiry-based dance class showcasing key pedagogical ideas that support all learners, creating equitable opportunities for engagement and access. Designed using a research-based model, and an inclusive framework, build instructional knowledge that transfers to the science classroom.

TAKEAWAYS:
Experience best practices for science instruction including elements like differentiation, student choice, the power of kinesthetic learning, and more, all wrapped up in a research-based instructional model using an inclusive framework approach.

SPEAKERS:
Isaac Stauffer (Great Minds: Washington, DC)

Explore Before Explain: Engaging Each and Every Student in Hands-on Science Instruction

Friday, March 24 • 8:00 AM - 9:00 AM

Georgia World Congress Center - A412


STRAND: Teaching Strategies and Classroom Practice

Show Details

Explore-before-explain teaching creates conceptual understanding for students by allowing them to construct knowledge through hands-on experiences.

TAKEAWAYS:
Participants will engage in hands-on science instruction and learn why all students deserve to explore with hands-on science instruction.

SPEAKERS:
Kristin Luthi (Gwinnett County Public Schools: Suwanee, GA)

Free lesson plans in chemistry for grades K-5 from the American Chemical Society’s online resource inquiryinaction.org

Friday, March 24 • 8:00 AM - 9:00 AM

Georgia World Congress Center - A411


STRAND: No Strand

Show Details

Teachers participate in hands-on lessons for Kindergarten, 2nd Grade, and 5th Grade from the free online resource inquiryinaction.org. Teachers investigate the questions: What makes it rain, are M&Ms or Skittles better dissolvers, and does baking soda or baking powder bubble the most with vinegar.

TAKEAWAYS:
Teachers will practice using grade-appropriate explanations of atoms and molecules to help students better understand the causes of the phenomena they observe.

SPEAKERS:
James Kessler (American Chemical Society: Washington, DC)

Solving Real World Problems in STEM Classrooms

Friday, March 24 • 8:00 AM - 9:00 AM

Georgia World Congress Center - A407


STRAND: Equity and Justice

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Project-based learning, a strategy used in STEM education, improves student outcomes across racial and socioeconomic backgrounds and reading and language proficiency levels (LER, 2021).

TAKEAWAYS:
Participants will experience project based learning while working to solve a real world problem.

SPEAKERS:
Falicia O'Mard (K-12 District STEM Coordinator: Suwanee, GA)

Ignite Your Students’ Interest in STEM with SPARX (3-5)

Friday, March 24 • 8:00 AM - 9:00 AM

Georgia World Congress Center - A305


STRAND: Curriculum and Assessment

Show Details

Learn about the new NASA Next Gen STEM activity Sparking Participation with Real-world Experiences (SPARX), launching in school year 23-24. Explore this exciting opportunity and experience hands-on lessons from the SPARX portfolio - Priority Packing for the Moon.

TAKEAWAYS:
Participants will leave this session with an understanding of what resources will be necessary on a mission to the Moon, a knowledge of NASA SPARX, and an activity to ignite students' interest in STEM through space exploration resources.

SPEAKERS:
Elizabeth Sebastian (Education Coordinator), Martha Lopez (Education Coordinator: Houston, TX)

Science Ninjas - observing, rather than looking.

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

Georgia World Congress Center - C213


STRAND: Teaching Strategies and Classroom Practice

Show Details

Scientific observations are deliberate, yet innate looking provides none of the skills needed to do this. In this session you'll undertake activities where the strategies and resources needed to successfully observe will be made explicit, before using your observations to communicate your learning.

TAKEAWAYS:
The strategies and resources a teacher needs to successfully support children to observer and then communicate learning.

SPEAKERS:
Jason Harding (Teacher Educator)

Screen Free Coding Activities to Create A Robust Science Experience

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

Georgia World Congress Center - A402


STRAND: Teaching Strategies and Classroom Practice

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Experience off-screen coding/science activities that utilize science content, tools, and unplugged tasks. You will walk away with resources to show how coding is more than just computer science. Coding can be embedded within science to support concept development and sense- making.

TAKEAWAYS:
Computer Science is not something extra to teach- it is something we can use to develop key foundational skills and build conceptual understanding of core science ideas.

SPEAKERS:
Melissa Triebwasser (Hillsborough County Public Schools: Tampa, FL), Michele Wiehagen (Hillsborough County Public Schools: Tampa, FL)

Doing it all – inquiry, engagement, process, content, standards

Friday, March 24 • 1:20 PM - 2:20 PM

Georgia World Congress Center - A407


STRAND: No Strand

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Teachers can engage their students, teach content areas and process skills, and address standards using a specific inquiry-based format. The format incorporates a two-setup discrepant event, one forming an expectation and the other resulting in unexpected outcome and thus a problem to be solved.

TAKEAWAYS:
A specific inquiry-based format allows teachers to engage students, teach content areas and science process skills, and address standards. This discrepant-event method is easy for teachers and students to learn and gives students skills needed to feel comfortable and competent when doing science.

SPEAKERS:
Mary Jean Lynch (North Central College: Naperville, IL), John Zenchak (North Central College: Naperville, IL)

Incorporating Energy & Science in Language Arts

Friday, March 24 • 1:20 PM - 2:20 PM

Georgia World Congress Center - A411


STRAND: No Strand

Show Details

Introduce basic energy concepts early on with hands-on lessons disguised through songs, stories, games, & chants to teach energy buzz words.

TAKEAWAYS:
Attendees will learn exciting lessons that introduce and reinforce the sources of energy and energy conservation using expanded vocabulary and language arts extensions for young students.

SPEAKERS:
Kimberly Swan (The NEED Project: Manassas, VA)

Equity and Diversity in Elementary Science & Engineering Instruction

Friday, March 24 • 2:40 PM - 3:40 PM

Georgia World Congress Center - B308


STRAND: Equity and Justice

Show Details

What does equity look like in Elementary Science & Engineering instruction? Through this interactive experience, participants will explore the meanings of equity & diversity and examine strategies instructional leaders can use to increase equity in the elementary science classroom.

TAKEAWAYS:
Learners will leave with a clear understanding of three-dimensional science instruction, causes of inequity in science education, and applicable strategies instructional leaders & teachers can use to increase equity in science education in their classrooms.

SPEAKERS:
Felicia Pratt (Atlanta Public Schools: Atlanta, GA), Warren Edwards (Atlanta Public Schools: Atlanta, GA), Lindiwe Ngubeni (Atlanta Public Schools: Atlanta, GA)

Teaching Science to Diverse Learners

Friday, March 24 • 2:40 PM - 3:40 PM

Georgia World Congress Center - B302


STRAND: Student Learning and Inclusion

Show Details

Come join the fun! During this session you will create tools you can use to differentiate your science instruction and provide for the diversity of your students’ needs. Strategies necessary to teach diverse learners science are provided. Participants will actively engage in hands-on activities.

TAKEAWAYS:
Participants will actively engage in hands-on activities modeled to deliver instruction using a multi-sensory approach. Materials and handouts are provided.

SPEAKERS:
Marianne Phillips (Texas A&M University-San Antonio: San Antonio, TX)

Incorporating CER Responses into Your Elementary Classroom

Friday, March 24 • 4:00 PM - 5:00 PM

Georgia World Congress Center - A412



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STRAND: Teaching Strategies and Classroom Practice

Show Details

At the elementary level, having students explain what they are observing and learning in science class can be challenging. Using a strategy such as a claim, evidence, and reasoning (CER) to guide explicit instruction and student responses can immensely impact their understanding of the curriculum.

TAKEAWAYS:
Learn how to use silly commercials to engage your elementary science students into creating detailed written responses to what they are learning in class using the CER strategy. CER will help them unlock their thinking skills in a way that can then be easily transferred to classroom content.

SPEAKERS:
Melissa Oberdorf (Big Spring School District: Newville, PA)

Daily Science Instruction IS Possible Using the Workshop Model

Friday, March 24 • 4:00 PM - 5:00 PM

Georgia World Congress Center - B308


STRAND: Teaching Strategies and Classroom Practice

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Ever run out of time to incorporate science into your elementary school day? The workshop model can help you conquer that problem. This tried-and-true, research-based instructional approach provides a framework for fitting an engaging, effective three-dimensional science lesson into a 30-minute bloc

TAKEAWAYS:
The workshop model isn’t just for math and literacy—elementary teachers can use this instructional approach to fit effective, engaging, hands-on science lessons into their daily instructional routine.

SPEAKERS:
Kelly Bodner (Cobb County Schools & GSTA Board of Directors)

Elementary Share-a-thon

Saturday, March 25 • 8:00 AM - 10:00 AM

Georgia World Congress Center - B314



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Elementary Share-a-thon Presenters

STRAND: No Strand

Show Details

Engage in a variety of activities, collect information and resources, and network with elementary-level leaders. Discover new ideas and materials that you can use next week.

TAKEAWAYS:
The participants will network with other elementary-level educators of science and leaders to discover and engage in activities that will expand their knowledge and be usable in all aspects of their work.

Students Have to Read About Something: Teaching Science and Literacy at the Same Time in Grades 3-5

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

Georgia World Congress Center - B204


STRAND: Teaching Strategies and Classroom Practice

Show Details

This session introduces a way to create learning experiences that centers literacy as central to students' sensemaking as they use the DCIs, CCs, and SEPs to explain natural phenomena.

TAKEAWAYS:
Teachers will learn about an approach to teaching science and literacy at the same time, supporting students learning of key science concepts will further developing their reading, writing, speaking, and listening proficiency.

SPEAKERS:
Todd Hutner (The University of Alabama: Austin, TX)

Integrating STEM through Literature

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

Georgia World Congress Center - B202



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_Those Darn Squirrels EDP.docx.pdf
The Most Magnificent Thing.docx.pdf

STRAND: Teaching Strategies and Classroom Practice

Show Details

After reviewing the steps of the Engineering Design Process, educators will engage in a read-aloud story by Ashley Spires called The Most Magnificent Thing. Connections will be made between the story and the Engineering Design Process. From there, educators will put on their ‘student hats’ as they view a read-aloud of a story called Those Darn Squirrels! by Adam Rubin. With this story, educators will think like their students as they engage in an Engineering Design Process using elements from the book. For example, they will identify the problem in the story (How can Mr. Fookwire keep the squirrels away from his bird feeder?), and learn about the constraints involved. They will then brainstorm, diagram, and build their model as a team. They will also present their model and use feedback to make improvements. After experiencing the EDP, resources will be shared with teachers to assist them in designing an EDP using literature across many grade levels.

TAKEAWAYS:
Plan for upcoming STEM integrated lessons by exploring resources and brainstorming ideas with colleagues

SPEAKERS:
Brenna Chambers (Manager of Professional Learning), Judith Lozoya (Professional Development Facilitator: Phoenix, AZ), Jennifer Petersen (Professional Development Facilitator: Phoenix, AZ)

NGSS-Aligned Formative Elementary Assessments

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

Georgia World Congress Center - B303


STRAND: Curriculum and Assessment

Show Details

BYO Device to this hands-on workshop for the Next Generation Science Assessment (NGSA) project. Explore free, high-quality, multidimensional tasks, consider how to use them for formative assessment in your elementary classrooms, and view online resources in a virtual learning

TAKEAWAYS:
Attendees will learn to access and use two related, freely available online resources that support elementary teachers’ use of NGSS-aligned assessment and instruction: A site with tasks aligned with the performance expectations for Grades 3-5 and a virtual learning community for science teachers.

SPEAKERS:
Jeanne Di Domenico (The University of Chicago: Chicago, IL), Brian Gane (University of Kansas: No City, No State), Carla Strickland (UChicago STEM Education: No City, No State)

It’s Elementary Modeling, My Dear

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

Georgia World Congress Center - B208


STRAND: Teaching Strategies and Classroom Practice

Show Details

How do we take the mystery out of abstract ideas for our kids? It’s elementary my dear, models are the answer! We will give you tools that will enable your kids to master the curriculum. We solve the mysteries so you can go back and use these ideas!

TAKEAWAYS:
Attendees will walk away with resources and lesson ideas that they can implement the next day they are in class. Not only will they have access to the resources shown, but they will also be able to get ideas where these resources can fit into their current curriculum for the year.

SPEAKERS:
Krystal Poloka (Woodlake Unified School District: Woodlake, CA)

Digital STEM Choice Boards for Multilingual Learners

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

Georgia World Congress Center - B202



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Bingo Board Templates.pdf
Digital Learning Matrix_USDOE.pdf
Digital Support Features_USDOE.pdf
Digital Tools for Interaction.pdf
Digital Tools for Learning Strategies.pdf
NSTA 2023 ML Digital Choice Boards_Particpant Slides.pdf
Restaurant Menu Templates_2023.pdf
Restaurant Menu_Paper BridgeChallenge.pdf
STEM Choice Board Planning Sheet.pdf
STEM PlaylistTempate.pdf
This or That Choice Board Example.pdf
This or That Choice Board Templates_2023.pdf
Tic-Tac-Toe Choice Board_Templates.pdf

STRAND: Teaching Strategies and Classroom Practice

Show Details

Meet the needs of every multilingual learner in your STEM classroom with Digital Learning Menus such as Tic-Tac-Toe, Bingo, and Restaurant style choice boards. Templates, examples, and design tips will be shared. Extend Three-Dimensional Learning with a language and literacy focus.

TAKEAWAYS:
Participants will learn how digital language and literacy learning menus give multilingual learners voice and choice in a STEM classroom while focusing on Three-Dimensional Learning simultaneously.

SPEAKERS:
Maria Cieslak (Center for Applied Linguistics: Washington, DC)

Inquire, Investigate, Inspire: Using Outdoor Phenomena to Promote 3 Dimensional Learning

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

Georgia World Congress Center - B301



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Inquire Investigate Inspire
Digital Presentation, PDF and links to resources.

STRAND: Teaching Strategies and Classroom Practice

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Out Teach Instructional Coaches will lead participants in a hands-on, real-world, cross-curricular experience proven to build inquiry-based skills and get students deeply engaged in sensemaking.

TAKEAWAYS:
This interactive session will provide specific strategies for elementary teachers to engage students in 3-deminsional learning when exploring outdoor phenomena.

SPEAKERS:
Allie Graybeal (Out Teach: Fort Worth, TX), Jarri Goodman (Out Teach: Washington, DC), Teena Hine (Director of Professional Learning: , WV)

Integrating Elementary Science, Math, and Writing: You can do it!

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

Georgia World Congress Center - B208



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Powerpoint

STRAND: Teaching Strategies and Classroom Practice

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Come to a fun, interactive workshop on integrating elementary science with math and writing. Learn how we prepare elementary science teachers to integrate across content areas in meaningful ways for students. Leave with a plan for integrating your own curriculum standards in your classroom.

TAKEAWAYS:
Students collecting data in science creates multiple possibilities to integrate math and writing. This session focuses on taking commonly used investigations and adding interdisciplinary connections. Attendees will learn strategies to integrate writing and math to argue scientific claims.

SPEAKERS:
Bailey Nafziger (Georgia Southern University), Alesia Moldavan (Assistant Professor of Mathematics and Science Education), Katie Brkich (Georgia Southern University: Statesboro, GA)

Do Living Things Adapt When the Weather Changes ? How to Develop and Implement Engaging Hands On Inquiry Science Curriculum for Young Children as Connected to State and National Standards

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

Georgia World Congress Center - A408


STRAND: Teaching Strategies and Classroom Practice

Show Details

This session explores the ideas behind why inquiry science is necessary when teaching young children and how it can be incorporated into already busy schedules. The session will focus on the study of how living things adapt during the winter season, regardless of geographic location.

TAKEAWAYS:
Through presentation, discussion, and activities, attendees will have the opportunity to experience and learn how to develop a hands on scientific curriculum, and then how this curriculum can be incorporated into a classroom with young children.

SPEAKERS:
Erica Green (Bellows Free Academy Fairfax: Fairfax, VT)

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

Show Details

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)

STEM Cobb Share-a-thon

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

Georgia World Congress Center - B308


STRAND: Teaching Strategies and Classroom Practice

Show Details

Join STEM teachers from Cobb County Schools as we share hands on STEM learning opportunities for students in K-5. This session will be set up in a share-a-thon format. You'll be able to visit multiple teachers and collect STEM lessons, ideas, and strategies.

TAKEAWAYS:
Participants will be able to network with elementary educators who integrate STEM practices into daily classroom instruction. These design challenges have been engineered to demonstrate mastery of core ideas and practices.

SPEAKERS:
Sally Creel (Cobb County School District: Marietta, GA)

Mutualism in the Lab: Norm Setting in Science Class

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

Georgia World Congress Center - B202


STRAND: Teaching Strategies and Classroom Practice

Show Details

Have you wondered how to set group norms in your science classes in a way that feels engaging and relevant? This session combines the life science concept of mutualism with social emotional learning as students work collaboratively with their teacher to develop class norms that benefit everyone.

TAKEAWAYS:
You will learn how to implement a norm-setting protocol through a life science lens that will engage your students intellectually, emotionally, socially, and physically.

SPEAKERS:
Sarah Rose Mosh (Greensboro Day School: Greensboro, NC)

Ready, Set, Launch Students into Engineering Design!

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

Georgia World Congress Center - B301


STRAND: Teaching Strategies and Classroom Practice

Show Details

Looking for a way to bring meaning to data collection and analysis? Join members of the Air Camp USA Team to see how to engage students in this hands-on approach to help your students think like scientists and engineers. Make predictions, test variables, and design your perfect straw rocket!

TAKEAWAYS:
Participants will learn hands-on strategies to help students develop measurement, data collection, and analysis skills they can apply in engineering design lessons. You will learn methods to differentiate this in any K-12 setting and leave with resources for your classroom.

SPEAKERS:
Shannon Coblentz (Director of Operations: Dayton, OH), Christina Davis (Air Camp USA, Inc.: Dayton, OH)

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