2023 Atlanta National Conference

March 22-25, 2023

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School and District Leaders: Learn About NSTA Professional Learning Opportunities for Groups of Teachers

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

Georgia World Congress Center - B308



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NSTA Resources for School and District Leaders - Atlanta 2023

STRAND: Professional Learning

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The NSTA provides in-person, online, and blended personalized professional learning experiences for K–12 educators cohorts. Programs engage educators with digital resources, virtual experiences, the larger online community, and expert staff. Membership is included with district/school partnerships.

TAKEAWAYS:
School and district leaders will learn about the variety of professional learning opportunities that NSTA offers, delivered in-person, online, and blended that give their teachers the power to personalize their learning as well as the ability to learn with their peers.

SPEAKERS:
Tricia Shelton (NSTA: Arlington, VA), Flavio Mendez (NSTA: Arlington, VA)

Incorporating ONLE (online network learning environment) strategies in your classroom and discover how it supports your learners

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

Georgia World Congress Center - B212


STRAND: Professional Learning

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An online network learning environment (ONLE) is one built and run by instructors and educators to create a network for students and their PLE's (personal learning environments). ONLE strategies allow for collaboration and enhanced learning communities. Strategies such as creating a participatory web environment, widget and social-network linkages, and use of IvfoViz will be explored. This style of learning supports both constructivist and connectivist learning theories. Explore a model lesson using these strategies. Be ready to walk away with ways to include these strategies in your own lessons whether you have in-person or online students.

TAKEAWAYS:
Learn how to infuse ONLE strategies in your lessons which support various learning needs and enhance collaboration. These strategies support in-class and online learners. Discover how they can support your students.

SPEAKERS:
Angela Williams-Clermont (Science Teacher), Nikki Gutierrez (Science Teacher: No City, No State)

More than just earthquake locations! Modern applications of seismology and geodesy to a wide range of Earth and environmental phenomena

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

Georgia World Congress Center - B302


STRAND: Professional Learning

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Learn how GPS, seismometers, Lidar, magnetotelluric, and other geophysical instruments help to measure the changes in our environment such as groundwater fluctuations and drought, climate change, volcanic deformation, river evolution, sea level changes, vegetation height, and more!

TAKEAWAYS:
Teachers will be able to: Describe some of the applications of seismology and geodesy to a wide range of Earth and environmental phenomena

SPEAKERS:
Tammy Bravo (IRIS | Earthscope Consortium: Vancouver, WA)

Traveling Science Teacher: Come learn about opportunities at your fingertips

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

Georgia World Congress Center - B308



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STRAND: Professional Learning

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Come learn about professional development opportunities that will reinvigorate your teaching, allowing you to see science happening around the world.

TAKEAWAYS:
Professional development can not only teach you new things; but can inspire you to see science happening in the world. Come learn about some of the opportunities.

SPEAKERS:
Victoria Obenchain (The Saklan School: Moraga, CA)

PreK and Elementary Science Teaching: A synthesis of DRK-12 Investments

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

Georgia World Congress Center - B401


STRAND: Professional Learning

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The purpose of this session is to discuss research findings from a synthesis we conducted from projects funded by the NSF's DRK-12 program related to improving preK and elementary science teaching.

TAKEAWAYS:
More research is needed in lower elementary grades and professional development lasting a year or longer showed promised in increasing teachers' self-efficacy and pedagogical content knowledge (PCK).

SPEAKERS:
Danielle Ferguson (Researcher: Arlington, VA)

Level Up NGSS! Designing Professional Learning That Builds Science Leaders

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

Georgia World Congress Center - B308


STRAND: Professional Learning

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Participants- Pair share the struggles and successes that they have had with professional learning What is Level Up NGSS! Presenter- Share the 3 level badging format. Share the balance between synchronous and asynchronous work. Participants- Asking questions about the format and sequence of courses. Explore the resources Presenter- To open the resources for participants to explore. Participants- Exploring resources as groups. Sharing out their findings. Possible use star and stairs formative assessment. https://smartertoolsforteachers.org/resource/38 Results Presenter- Share the participant results share samples. Share struggles and growth opportunities. Next Steps Presenter- Discussion of the Level 3 Program and what the future will hold. Participants- Reflect how this program could be adapted for their location.

TAKEAWAYS:
Teacher professional learning does not have to look like a lecture . Asynchronous approaches work and lead to teacher growth. Higher expectations for teachers improve professional learning.

SPEAKERS:
Leonard Fisher (Fontana Unified School District: Fontana, CA), Elizabeth Elliott-Solis (Fontana Unified School District: Fontana, CA)

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

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

Georgia World Congress Center - B313a


STRAND: Professional Learning

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

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

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

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