2023 Atlanta National Conference

March 22-25, 2023

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2023 NSELA Leadership Summit

Wednesday, March 22 • 7:00 AM - 5:00 PM

Omni Atlanta Hotel at CNN Center - International Ballroom A/B


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The 2023 NSELA Leadership Summit will center around the multidimensional system drivers at the heart of the theme  "Science Education Leadership- A Systems Approach.”

*Private function by invitation only

SPEAKERS:
Renata Casiel (Meetings Manager: Arlington, VA)

Exploring the Power of Strategic Planning

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

Georgia World Congress Center - C206


STRAND: No Strand

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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.

TAKEAWAYS:
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)

NSTA- Coordination and Supervision Roundtable

Thursday, March 23 • 10:00 AM - 11:00 AM

Omni Atlanta Hotel at CNN Center - Pine (South Tower)


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Calling all Science Supervisors, Coordinators, Department Heads, Principals, Assistant Principals and Curriculum Specialists. Please join the NSTA Committee on Coordination and Supervision for a roundtable discussion on topics that are significant to the area of science supervision in education. This meeting will be participant driven with topics such as hiring new teachers, supporting new supervisors, supporting new teachers, best practices in professional development, science safety etc.

SPEAKERS:
Renata Casiel (Meetings Manager: Arlington, VA)

Engage Students in Rich Discourse

Thursday, March 23 • 11:40 AM - 12:40 PM

Georgia World Congress Center - A313


STRAND: Teaching Strategies and Classroom Practice

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Sponsoring Company: PEER Physics

Are you passionate about engaging students in rich discourse and looking for strategies, norms, and protocols that can support this work? Join us for an interactive workshop to explore effective small-group and whole-class discourse techniques. Participants receive consensus building protocols.

SPEAKERS:
Valerie Otero (University of Colorado Boulder: Boulder, CO)

Does your PLC need some TLC?

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

Georgia World Congress Center - C208



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STRAND: Leadership and Advocacy

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Does your PLC need some TLC? Come learn new strategies and approaches to enhance your professional learning community (PLC). In this workshop, participants will reflect on their previous PLC experiences, learn about the components of a community of practice (CoP), and walk away with specific strategies to revitalize and bring meaning back to their PLCs. “Communities of practice are groups of people who share a concern or a passion for something they do and learn how to do it better as they interact regularly,” (Wenger-Trayner, E. & Wenger-Trayner, B., 2015). Workshop participants will explore how to make their PLC not just another group planning session, but rather a dynamic community where members work towards specific goals for themselves and their students by incorporating elements of a CoP. By the end of this session, participants will have specific strategies they can take home and implement immediately with their PLCs.

TAKEAWAYS:
In this workshop, participants will reflect on their previous PLC experiences, learn about the components of a Community of Practice (CoP), and walk away with specific strategies to revitalize and bring meaning back to their PLCs.

SPEAKERS:
Meredith Schwendemann (Clemson University), Ashley Hunter (Clemson University: Clemson, SC), Brooke Whitworth (Clemson University: Clemson, SC), Jennifer Bateman ()

K-12 Science Messaging + Communications Brainstorm Session

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

Georgia World Congress Center - B301


STRAND: Leadership and Advocacy

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For anyone that has excitedly explained the power of phenomenon-based instruction or 3-dimensional learning and been met with a blank stare – this session is for you! Led by communication experts, this session is designed to help you create K-12 Science messages in succinct, compelling ways.

TAKEAWAYS:
Attendees will learn new ways to describe and explain the importance of 3-dimensional instruction and phenomenon based learning to key audiences, including parents and communities, lawmakers, and non-science educators.

SPEAKERS:
Adam Ezring (Collaborative for Student Success: No City, No State), Josh Parrish (Collaborative for Student Success: No City, No State), Michelle Austin (Managing Director, SVP: Washington, DC)

Exceptional Science: A Framework for Inclusive Science Education

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

Georgia World Congress Center - A405


STRAND: Leadership and Advocacy

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This session will provide teachers, school leaders, and administrators a basic framework to implement an inclusive standards-based educational experience that addresses the whole child in a science lab setting through a typical peers/peer facilitation model to build equity in education.

TAKEAWAYS:
Attendees will be presented a step-by-step model that builds equity and implements special education science standards so students of all abilities can “do science” in a safe and trusting environment. Starting small and building relationships is essential to creating program sustainability.

SPEAKERS:
Katerina Flanders (Lambert High School: Suwanee, GA), Mary Nicoletti (Special Education Teacher), Brittney Cantrell (Forsyth County Schools: Cumming, GA)

How Does My 6-12 Science Classroom Fit Within an MTSS Structure?

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

Georgia World Congress Center - B316


STRAND: Teaching Strategies and Classroom Practice

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A school's MTSS focus is often on math and literacy skills and scores, leaving some science teachers to wonder, "How does my science classroom fit in MTSS?". In this session, we will explore ways to identify students that need Tier 2 science supports and provide them with the assistance they need.

TAKEAWAYS:
Science teachers can utilize formative assessments, unit planning, and creative engagement strategies to provide their science students with Tier 2 support, (regardless if the school building provides an intervention period) resulting in improved student outcomes.

SPEAKERS:
Adam Moss (Northwest Area Education Agency: Sioux City, IA)

The Japanese principle of “Ikigai” and re-remembering why we went into teaching

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

Georgia World Congress Center - B216


STRAND: Avoiding Teacher Burnout

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Sponsoring Company: Savvas Learning Company

Professor Michael Wysession will use a modern revision of an ancient concept (the Japanese “Ikigai”) to help teachers take a deep look at their teaching careers and (potentially) rediscover the balance of rewards (personal, societal, financial) of the teaching profession.

SPEAKERS:
Michael Wysession (Washington University in St. Louis: Saint Louis, MO)

NSTA District I Reception

Thursday, March 23 • 3:30 PM - 5:30 PM

Omni Atlanta Hotel at CNN Center - Walnut


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Coffee/Tea and Southern pastry break for residents of NSTA District 1 (CT, MA, RI) to connect and refresh and learn about inter-state initiatives

SPEAKERS:
Renata Casiel (Meetings Manager: Arlington, VA)

Navigating the Path to Science Leadership

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

Georgia World Congress Center - A315


STRAND: Leadership and Advocacy

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The path to science leadership is not always a clear and direct route. Join us as we share our path to science leadership and the numerous options for supporting teachers and leaders in promoting high-quality science instruction.

TAKEAWAYS:
1. An understanding of the science leader’s role in putting the pieces of the NRC Framework together for a coherent science program; 2. Ways to strategically plan and prioritize professional learning based on system and individual teacher needs; and 3. Developing a strategic and personal plan to adv

SPEAKERS:
Patricia Morgan (Georgia State University: Atlanta, GA), Tonya Woolfolk (Houston County Schools: Perry, GA)

* Dipping into DEI with M/E & AMSE

Thursday, March 23 • 5:00 PM - 6:00 PM

Omni Atlanta Hotel at CNN Center - Birch


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The NSTA Multicultural and Equity Committee invites you to attend our recruitment & informational social.  Refreshments will be served.

***Open to all interested

SPEAKERS:
Renata Casiel (Meetings Manager: Arlington, VA)

NMLSTA Board of Directors Meeting

Thursday, March 23 • 5:00 PM - 6:00 PM

Omni Atlanta Hotel at CNN Center - Maple A, South Tower


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Interested NMLSTA members and invited guests may attend.

SPEAKERS:
Renata Casiel (Meetings Manager: Arlington, VA)

Featured Presentation: Educator Burnout - Empowering All to Bring About Change

Friday, March 24 • 9:20 AM - 10:20 AM

Omni Atlanta Hotel at CNN Center - Grand Ballroom D/E


STRAND: No Strand

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Tackling burnout requires intentional reflection and actionable solutions from teachers, administrators, districts, and state departments of education. How can we join together to bring about that change? How can the professionalism and humanity of educators be elevated and supported through such strenuous times? Join us as we walk through Teacher Burnout in Georgia and current initiatives launched across Georgia in response to it. Gather your own “tool kit” for developing a plan to address or avoid teacher burnout and confront the real challenge of teacher recruitment and retention.

SPEAKERS:
Cherie Goldman (Teacher: No City, No State), Matt Taylor (Assistant Principal (P - 8): Dublin, GA)

NSTA Preschool-Elementary Science Teaching Committee

Friday, March 24 • 10:00 AM - 11:30 AM

Omni Atlanta Hotel at CNN Center - Maple A, South Tower


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The business meeting of the NSTA Preschool-Elementary Science Teaching Committee.

SPEAKERS:
Renata Casiel (Meetings Manager: Arlington, VA)

SCST Business Meeting

Friday, March 24 • 10:30 AM - 12:00 PM

Georgia World Congress Center - C205


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SCST Business Meeting

Speed Sharing: Tools and Routines for Sensemaking

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

Georgia World Congress Center - B303



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Students Teaching Students
Notes for "students-teaching-students" technique and contact information.

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Are you a secondary teacher looking for resources for your classroom? Join this team of educators in sharing their experiences of tools and routines designed to support students' sensemaking.

Students Teaching Students
Students can learn so much by teaching each other. Give them a challenging conceptual question that they can debate after choosing initial answers (with cards or free software). Ask the question again when debate is done, and students will likely have all arrived at the correct answer!

Integrating Anchor Phenomena as Engagement and Assessment
Phenomena are an essential element to science teaching. But, we often do not refer back to them in our unit! Come see how a biology and chemistry teacher not only use them as anchors, but also incorporate them as part of an end of unit assessment!

SPEAKERS:
Karen Cianciulli (Physics Teacher: Asheville, NC), Erin Springthorpe (Gwinnett Online Campus: Lawrenceville, GA), Jennifer Barnes (Gwinnett Online Campus: Lawrenceville, GA)

Association for Multicultural Science Education (AMSE) General Membership Meeting

Friday, March 24 • 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM

Omni Atlanta Hotel at CNN Center - Oak, South Tower/Main Lobby Level


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AMSE is organized to promote science teaching to students of culturally diverse backgrounds by improvement of curriculum, educational systems, and teaching methods.

SPEAKERS:
Renata Casiel (Meetings Manager: Arlington, VA)

Past Presidents' Meeting

Friday, March 24 • 11:00 AM - 1:00 PM

Georgia World Congress Center - A306


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Private Event: Past Presidents Meeting

SPEAKERS:
Renata Casiel (Meetings Manager: Arlington, VA)

NSTA District Professional Learning: Find out what NSTA can do for you to support science teaching and learning!

Friday, March 24 • 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM

Georgia World Congress Center - Exhibit Hall, Poster Session Aisle



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District PL opportunities

STRAND: Teaching Strategies and Classroom Practice

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NSTA provides a wide array of professional learning services for teachers, science specialists, and administrators.

TAKEAWAYS:
Learn how to bring NSTA professional learning services to your school, district, or organization (face-to-face, virtual, and hybrid).

SPEAKERS:
Michelle Phillips (NSTA: Arlington, VA)

SEPA/APAST Luncheon

Friday, March 24 • 12:00 PM - 2:00 PM

Omni Atlanta Hotel at CNN Center - Pine (South Tower)


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Society of Elementary Presidential Awardees and Association of Presidential Awardees in Science annual luncheon. All  All Presidential Awardees invited, tickets available at the door if not pre-registered.

*Private function by invitation only

SPEAKERS:
Renata Casiel (Meetings Manager: Arlington, VA)

STEP UP: Supporting Teachers to Encourage the Pursuit of Undergraduate Physics for Women

Friday, March 24 • 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM

Georgia World Congress Center - Exhibit Hall, Poster Session Aisle


STRAND: Leadership and Advocacy

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STEP UP is a national community of physics teachers, researchers, & professional societies. We design research-based materials to empower teachers, change culture, & inspire young women to pursue physics. The poster presents the research behind the design, evidence of impact and propagation model.

TAKEAWAYS:
Learn about research behind the design, and evidence of effectiveness behind classroom interventions that you can use to expand the narrow perceptions of physics and promote supportive classroom cultures to facilitate physics identity development, particularly for women.

SPEAKERS:
Nicole Murawski (Royal Oak High School (retired))

Promising Practices in Overcoming Barriers to Gender Diversity in STEM: A Student-Led Approach

Friday, March 24 • 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM

Georgia World Congress Center - Exhibit Hall, Poster Session Aisle



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Background Research
How-To Half Sheet

STRAND: Equity and Justice

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Here we share promising practices from a case study at Jackson-Reed High School, where we implement a framework focused on empowering young non-men to pursue engineering through student-led community engagement.

TAKEAWAYS:
We believe this framework is a promising strategy and can be easily implemented in a variety of classroom settings.

SPEAKERS:
Ella Davis (Student Intern), Kimberly Jacoby Morris (STEM Program Coordinator)

Mentoring of Future STEM Teachers at Berry College

Friday, March 24 • 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM

Georgia World Congress Center - Exhibit Hall, Poster Session Aisle


STRAND: No Strand

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The Berry College STEMTeach program serves to support STEM-savvy students as they pursue the teaching profession through programming and mentorship opportunities with master teachers in local (K-12) schools.

TAKEAWAYS:
By working with the next generation of teachers, master teachers have a unique opportunity to shape the future of the teaching profession.

SPEAKERS:
Robert Bice (Berry College: Mount Berry, GA), Blake Baxter (Pre-Service Teacher and Student: Mount Berry, GA)

NSELA Sponsored Session: Using a Coaching Mindset to Promote Change in Science Educators

Friday, March 24 • 4:00 PM - 5:00 PM

Georgia World Congress Center - B409


STRAND: Leadership and Advocacy

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The work of a science education leader involves growing capacity in others to provide quality instruction to positively impact student achievement. Come learn how to develop a coaching mindset and utilize strategies to coach science educators through change to improve science teaching and learning.

TAKEAWAYS:
In short, adults learn differently than our students. So science education leaders need an aligned mindset and appropriate skills to coach science teachers through any change needed to improve.

SPEAKERS:
Derek McDowell (Frisco ISD: Frisco, TX)

Using emotional Intelligence to prevent burnout and increase production

Friday, March 24 • 4:00 PM - 5:00 PM

Omni Atlanta Hotel at CNN Center - Grand Ballroom A


STRAND: Avoiding Teacher Burnout

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There is research that studies emotional intelligence (EI) and stress management. Utilizing EI to address stress and burnout has been applied to numerous professions including nurses, law enforcement, and teachers. Teachers experience stress at a higher rate and more frequently than many professions. Teachers experience stress and burnout throughout their tenure. It is hypothesized that teachers with higher emotional intelligence will experience less stress and burnout. Further exploration into emotional intelligence allows teachers to better understand and communicate with students which also reduces stress by discovering the source of a student's behavior. Emotions are data. Emotional data can reveal information about ourselves and others that can be used to address continued exposure to stress. This lecture introduces teachers to the benefits of emotional intelligence through brief participatory exercises.

TAKEAWAYS:
Emotions are information. Emotions drive behavior. Understanding our emotions allows us to address the core issues that can lead to burnout. What are emotions telling you about yourself? What are emotions telling you about the mental health of your students?

SPEAKERS:
Michael McCutcheon (Fitchburg State University: Fitchburg, NH)

Urban Science Education Resources and Assets to Build Networks

Friday, March 24 • 4:00 PM - 5:00 PM

Georgia World Congress Center - C211


STRAND: Tools and Routines to Support Sensemaking

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Integration of the critical aspects of the three dimensions in NGSS is meant to drive and equip teachers to promote real science in students’ daily lives. These pillars of the three-dimensional learning delineated in each standard of the NGSS provide effective strategies that address important focus areas that positively impact Urban Science Education. How can we ensure that quality science education is being promoted in all school settings, especially urban ones? An asset-based pedagogical approach focuses on the strengths, interests, and connections to students’ prior knowledge in a culturally responsive way. Science educators constantly seek resources and strategies to promote successful science education. Challenges that are faced in urban educational settings such as overcrowding, limited resources, and equity in the distribution of the resources have negatively impacted science education directly. In many cases, urban science teachers constantly engage in the mitigation of these

SPEAKERS:
Acacia McKenna (NSTA: Arlington, VA)

Re-engaging Learners in a Post-Covid Classroom

Friday, March 24 • 4:00 PM - 5:00 PM

Georgia World Congress Center - B216


STRAND: Student Learning and Inclusion

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Sponsoring Company: Savvas Learning Company

This session will focus on the developmental (not academic) gaps that the past few years of learning are likely to have caused and provide multiple strategies to address those inequities. Like Maslow's model shows, we must address the deficiencies before we can expect growth.

SPEAKERS:
Ramy Mahmoud (Savvas Learning Co.: Paramus, NJ)

NSTA Middle Level Science Teaching Committee

Friday, March 24 • 5:00 PM - 6:00 PM

Omni Atlanta Hotel at CNN Center - Maple B, South Tower


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This is a meeting of members of the NSTA Middle-Level Science Teaching Committee who are in attendance at the conference.

*Private function by invitation only

SPEAKERS:
Renata Casiel (Meetings Manager: Arlington, VA)

GSTA Business Meeting/Meet & Greet

Friday, March 24 • 5:30 PM - 6:30 PM

Omni Atlanta Hotel at CNN Center - Grand Ballroom Foyer


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Come learn about the Georgia Science Teachers Association including the awards and grants program, science education advocacy work, and the resources offered to members and non-members.

SPEAKERS:
Renata Casiel (Meetings Manager: Arlington, VA)

NESTA's Friends of Earth Science Reception

Friday, March 24 • 6:30 PM - 8:00 PM

Omni Atlanta Hotel at CNN Center - Pine (South Tower)


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Join the National Earth’s Science Teachers Association and their partners to formally recognize excellence in Earth Science education, a celebration with new and old friends.

SPEAKERS:
Renata Casiel (Meetings Manager: Arlington, VA)

Architects of Global STEM Ecosystems

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

Georgia World Congress Center - A312


STRAND: STEAM or STEM

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Architects of Global STEM Ecosystems immerse cross sectors to develop a conduit for ALL students to be successful. Global STEM Ecosystems embed authentic research experiences, utilize a TOP STEM collaboration hub, and help students/teachers bridge the cultural and opportunity gaps.

TAKEAWAYS:
1. Learn how to develop research education blueprints that incorporate cultural responsive externships outside the classroom; 2. Help students gain access to a global "collaboration hub" and pathways for rewarding/productive STEM careers.

SPEAKERS:
Doug Baltz (Seaholm High School: Birmingham, MI)

Can Quantum be Taught in K-12?

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

Georgia World Congress Center - A309


STRAND: Teaching Strategies and Classroom Practice

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The intent of the National Quantum Initiative is to increase awareness of quantum in grades K-12. The Quantum for All project has focused on the challenges of this initiative by working with high school STEM teachers and students. We will discuss the challenges, successes, and resources available

TAKEAWAYS:
Attendees will learn about QISE national standards and resources available for their classroom

SPEAKERS:
Karen Matsler (University of Texas Arlington: No City, No State)

Developing Success Skills and Well-Being in the Science Classroom

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

Omni Atlanta Hotel at CNN Center - Grand Ballroom D


STRAND: Teaching Strategies and Classroom Practice

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Social and Emotional Learning is most effective when intentionally interwoven into the fabric of a course. Students are increasingly successful in the science classroom when they feel a strong sense of belonging and have high hopes in their lives.

TAKEAWAYS:
Attendees will be shown multiple frameworks (i.e. Habits of Mind, Formative Five, CASEL) that can be implemented into everyday curriculum to support the development of success skills and well-being in students. A catalog of aligned activities as well as an implementation template will be provided.

SPEAKERS:
Ashley Rose (Adlai E. Stevenson High School: Lincolnshire, IL), Molly Greenberg (Adlai E. Stevenson High School: Lincolnshire, IL)

National Science Foundation - Teacher Leadership Opportunities within the Federal Government

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

Georgia World Congress Center - B217


STRAND: Leadership and Advocacy

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Sponsoring Company: National Science Foundation

Join the National Science Foundation as we share professional development opportunities for teachers within the federal government and hear from Presidential Awardees about their experiences and benefits received from the PAEMST program.

SPEAKERS:
Gianluca Grignoli (NSF Event Lead: Philadelphia, PA)

Responding to 21st Century Science Needs: Building an Infrastructure that Gives All Students Access to Computer Science Learning

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

Omni Atlanta Hotel at CNN Center - Grand Ballroom A


STRAND: Technology and Media

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At its September 2022 International Global Computer Science Conference (CSEdCon), CODE.Org recognized Maryland and the Maryland Center for Computing Education as the nation leaders building an infrastructure that offers high quality computer science courses in every high school in the state. Presenters in this session will share the critical elements of their work to create this nationally recognized computer science infrastructure. This presentation will focus on adaptable strategies and outcome data for building and sustaining an equity-centered computer science teaching and learning infrastructure. Specifically, presenters will share the types of local and state-level financial commitments, intellectual CS content knowledge, constituent buy-in, and personnel/individual commitments are needed. Finally, attendees will learn some specific strategies for recruiting teachers and students from historically under-represented groups into computer science education and careers.

TAKEAWAYS:
Attendees will learn the K-12, higher education and business resources needed to create an equity-centered computer science teaching and learning infrastructure, including financial investments; intellectual/content; personnel/individuals; advocate engagement

SPEAKERS:
Dianne O'Grady-Cunniff (Director: Adelphi, MD), Dewayne Morgan (University System of Maryland: Adelphi, MD)

Explore NSTAs Online Professional Development Opportunities

Saturday, March 25 • 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM

Georgia World Congress Center - Exhibit Hall, Poster Session Aisle



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NSTA Online Opportunities for PL

STRAND: Teaching Strategies and Classroom Practice

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Explore what NSTA is offering online to support your professional learning needs.

TAKEAWAYS:
Learn about the variety of professional learning opportunities that NSTA has to offer.

SPEAKERS:
Michelle Phillips (NSTA: Arlington, VA)

Begin with Me

Saturday, March 25 • 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM

Georgia World Congress Center - Exhibit Hall, Poster Session Aisle


STRAND: Leadership and Advocacy

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Applying design thinking, students, educators, and community members collaborate to solve issues facing our community.

TAKEAWAYS:
1. Encourage your students to engage in community partnerships to promote student learning; 2. Provide strategies to increase scientific literacy through socio-scientific issues; and 3. Facilitate an inclusive culture through student agency.

SPEAKERS:
Pamela Joslyn (Albert Einstein Distinguished Educator Fellow: No City, No State)

NSTA Townhall

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

Georgia World Congress Center - B308


STRAND: Leadership and Advocacy

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NSTA volunteers have amazing opportunities to collaborate with other educators, practice leadership skills, and give back to the teaching profession. Learn more about how to get involved and provide input into some of the proposed changes coming to NSTA governance.

TAKEAWAYS:
Learn about NSTA and how to get involved with the Association

SPEAKERS:
Elizabeth Mulkerrin (Science Olympiad: No City, No State), Elizabeth Allan (University of Central Oklahoma: Edmond, OK), Erika Shugart (NSTA: Arlington, VA)

Increase STEM Instructional Capacity Across School and District Levels

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

Georgia World Congress Center - B214


STRAND: Research to Practice

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Sponsoring Company: STEMscopes by Accelerate Learning

Learn from innovative schools and districts on how they strengthen STEM instructional capacity through systematic approaches to professional learning. Hear from colleagues on how they integrated STEM certification programs into initiatives to positively impact STEM instruction and student success.

SPEAKERS:
Susan Arnette (STEMscopes by Accelerate Learning: Houston, TX), Angela Campana (Accelerate Learning, Inc.: Houston, TX)

Train to Retain: Implementing New Teacher Academy

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

Georgia World Congress Center - A408



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Train to Retain

STRAND: Avoiding Teacher Burnout

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Each year new teachers join districts ready to work with students. Navigating district initiatives, curriculum, parents and student learning can be overwhelming. To support new teachers, Northwest ISD developed New Teacher Academy, a unique, on-going PD to help retain teachers.

TAKEAWAYS:
Attendees will learn the components of New Teacher Academy and how to implement strategies focused on brand new and new to district teachers in order to support teachers and increase retention.

SPEAKERS:
Courtney Toht (Northwest ISD: Fort Worth, TX), Kelly Suarez (Northwest ISD: Fort Worth, TX)

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