2023 Atlanta National Conference

March 22-25, 2023

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Study of Preservice Teachers' Science Content Knowledge and Pedagogical Content Knowledge

Friday, March 24 • 8:00 AM - 9:00 AM

Georgia World Congress Center - C206



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PTASK NSTA-Atlanta, March 2023 presentation, v2.pptx
Study of Preservice teachers science content knowledge and their knowledge of students misconceptions.

STRAND: Research to Practice

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We are sending them into their own classrooms, but do they know their science? Are emerging science teachers aware of their students’ ideas and misconceptions?

TAKEAWAYS:
Characteristics of pre-service science teachers and their content knowledge and knowledge of students' misconceptions.

SPEAKERS:
Cynthia Crockett (Center for Astrophysics | Harvard & Smithsonian: Cambridge, MA)

Inclusive Excellence in Elementary STEM: Supporting future teachers in designing rigorous STEM classrooms that center equity and engage ALL students

Friday, March 24 • 8:00 AM - 9:00 AM

Georgia World Congress Center - A405


STRAND: Equity and Justice

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In this session, the presenters will share specific strategies and an intentional design for preparing elementary STEM teachers to create inclusive and equitable STEM classroms.

TAKEAWAYS:
Participants will learn about specific strategies to create inclusive STEM classrooms. Elementary STEM educators will model ways in which they have revised curriculum and integrated specific STEM pedagogy that is inclusive, culturally sustaining, and rooted in social justice.

SPEAKERS:
Bonnie Maur (Sacred Heart University: Fairfield, CT)

Speed Sharing: Postsecondary and Preservice

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

Georgia World Congress Center - C212



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NSTA as Textbook wPreservice Teachers Instructors Stories - Atlanta 2023

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University/college instructors at several institutions in the US and Canada are using NSTA resources in lieu of a textbook when teaching preservice teachers. Participants will meet some of these instructors and learn how they integrate NSTA resources in their courses and the benefits of the program. Preservice teachers using NSTA create a library of resources, grow their network of professional colleagues, and enhance their content and pedagogical knowledge of science. Instructors receive a class landing page to manage their course and a private forum for asynchronous discussions. They also gain access to an administrator's dashboard to monitor and assess their students' engagement within the NSTA website. All instructors receive a free NSTA membership. Students can become members of the Association through graduation and add to the website's library all of NSTA’s Interactive E-Books+ Professional, professional learning units, and other fee-based resources to use in class and beyond.

TAKEAWAYS:
University/college instructors are using NSTA resources in lieu of a textbook when teaching preservice teacher courses. Participants will meet some of these instructors and learn how they integrate NSTA resources in their courses and the benefits of the program.

SPEAKERS:
Flavio Mendez (NSTA: Arlington, VA)

Drones and STEM Activities

Friday, March 24 • 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM

Georgia World Congress Center - Exhibit Hall, Poster Session Aisle



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NSTA2023-Deborah McAllister-Blind Driving Course - Dot and Nancy.pdf
NSTA2023-Deborah McAllister-Blind Flying with Chairs Activity - Kim and Jared.pdf
NSTA2023-Deborah McAllister-Drone Ring Course Measurement Challenge-Bob and Terrell.pdf
NSTA2023-Deborah McAllister-DroneBlocks Intro to Coding_Problem-Solving Lesson for Tello Drone-Peggy and Rebecca.pdf
NSTA2023-Deborah McAllister-Flying Through Polygons.pdf
NSTA2023-Deborah McAllister-Slalom Race Course-James and Amy.pdf
NSTA23-Deborah McAllister-Correlation to Standards.pdf
NSTA23-Deborah McAllister-DM-Codes for UCAR Drone Activities - SCR and DB.pdf
NSTA23-Deborah McAllister-revDM-DB and SCR Codes for Various Drone Activities.pdf
NSTA23-Deborah McAllister-SP23 Workshop.pdf

STRAND: Technology and Media

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In a 4-day summer workshop, teachers learned to fly a drone, completed STEM-based activities, and wrote an original activity to be presented to high school students. A computer programming efficacy scale, administered at the beginning and end of the workshop, quantified change in efficacy.

TAKEAWAYS:
The computer programming efficacy scale has five subscales. Survey results will be presented. Word clouds will summarize open-ended survey questions regarding comments for content that was learned, how activities can be used in an educational setting, and suggestions for workshop improvement.

SPEAKERS:
Deborah McAllister (The University of Tennessee at Chattanooga: Chattanooga, TN)

Collaboration of Secondary Mathematics and Science Student Teachers on a Social Justice Oriented STEM Project

Friday, March 24 • 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM

Georgia World Congress Center - Exhibit Hall, Poster Session Aisle


STRAND: Equity and Justice

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Science and mathematics faculty collaborate on preparing secondary mathematics and science student teachers to collaborate on a Social Justice Oriented STEM unit to integrate into their content courses.

TAKEAWAYS:
Participants will take away ideas for implementing a social justice STEM project for secondary mathematics and science student teachers.

SPEAKERS:
Mary Kay Kelly (University of Dayton: Dayton, OH)

Transformational Learning in Science Pre-Service Teacher Education

Friday, March 24 • 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM

Georgia World Congress Center - Exhibit Hall, Poster Session Aisle


STRAND: Research to Practice

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This poster will introduce attendees to Transformational Learning Theory and how we have used this as a research to practice framework. We will provide best practices for using it to develop science teacher education programs, particularly focused on study abroad or study away opportunities.

TAKEAWAYS:
Attendees will learn how to create transformational learning experiences for their science teacher educators using study abroad and study away opportunities. A template for designing and assessing such experiences will be shared.

SPEAKERS:
Lacey Huffling (Georgia Southern University: Statesboro, GA)

Using Nature of Science in the Classroom

Friday, March 24 • 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM

Georgia World Congress Center - Exhibit Hall, Poster Session Aisle


STRAND: Research to Practice

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Have you wondered how to teach the Nature of Science in an engaging way? Do you know that there are free accessible websites to help. Come see how a few simple activities that allow students to access the other dimension of the NGSS standards.

TAKEAWAYS:
Come away with free resources of Nature of Science activities. In addition learn the backed research principles that make this dimension of NGSS vital for scientific literacy.

SPEAKERS:
Kelly Mulligan (Bridgeport Public School: Bridgeport, NE)

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

STRAND: No Strand

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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)

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

STRAND: No Strand

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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)

Preparing Elementary Teachers for Teaching Science: An Integrated Approach to Content Methods Instruction

Saturday, March 25 • 8:00 AM - 9:00 AM

Georgia World Congress Center - C207


STRAND: Teaching Strategies and Classroom Practice

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What do science, mathematics, social studies and reading/language arts instruction have in common? See how content methods faculty modeled content integration to provide preservice teachers with the tools to teach an integrated, science-focused investigation during their methods field experience.

TAKEAWAYS:
Participants will take away ideas for collaborating with colleagues to model integration across disciplines, preparing preservice teachers to use integration to ensure time for high-quality science instruction in the K-3 classroom.

SPEAKERS:
Mary Kay Kelly (University of Dayton: Dayton, OH)

Introspective podcasting: Pre-service teaching candidates’ reflect on science identity

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

Georgia World Congress Center - C212


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Case study research on three pre-service teaching candidates will be shared about their work in recording narrative audio podcasts about their science and science education experiences. Candidates narrated stories and life experiences they draw upon in their current design and implementation of science instruction with elementary and middle grades students. We conducted a focus group interview to learn more about the candidates’ podcasting experiences. Findings will be shared through the lens of Carlone and Johnson’s (2007) Model of Science Identity regarding how the participants perceived their science identities through engaging in science practices, self-efficacy for engaging in and teaching science, and being recognized as ‘scientific’ by others. The candidates published their recordings on a podcast feed and portions of their work will be shared along with the assignment instructions and criteria that were provided to the candidates.

TAKEAWAYS:
Attendees will learn approaches for integrating narrative podcasting assignments as a means of facilitating professional reflection and critical thinking around teaching candidates’ science identities and the ways they impact their design and implementation of science instruction.

SPEAKERS:
Jessica VanValkenburgh (Columbus State University: Columbus, GA), Aaron Gierhart (Columbus State University: Columbus, GA)

Leading Conversations around Identity, Race, Belonging and Bias in STEM spaces.

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

Georgia World Congress Center - A407


STRAND: Equity and Justice

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Join the UCLA Science Project as we explore structures and formats for science leaders looking to engage teachers around social justice in STEM classrooms.

TAKEAWAYS:
Establish space and culture that sustains conversations around equity issues in STEM

SPEAKERS:
Justin Betzelberger (UCLA Science Project: Los Angeles, CA), Richard Huynh (Science Coach: No City, No State), Zachary Cue (UCLA STEM+C3 and Science Project)

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

STRAND: No Strand

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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)

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)

Science Teaching 101 - Building a Foundation for Effective Science Teaching

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

Georgia World Congress Center - C206



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

STRAND: Teaching Strategies and Classroom Practice

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What does the research say about effective science teaching? Learn how to build a strong pedagogical foundation while integrating science across the curriculum.

TAKEAWAYS:
An overview of research-based practices in teaching science for the beginner and resources for research-based instructional practices.

SPEAKERS:
Laura Robertson (East Tennessee State University: Johnson City, TN), Donna Governor (University of North Georgia: Dahlonega, GA), Dominick Fantacone (SUNY Cortland: Cortland, NY), Kimberly Staples (Kansas State University: Manhattan, KS), Lorraine Ramirez Villarin (University of North Georgia: Dahlonega, GA)

ADVizE: Building STEM Pre-Service Teachers' Data Literacy Skills and Pedagogy with My NASA Data

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

Georgia World Congress Center - A407



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STRAND: Research to Practice

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Discover how an interdisciplinary team helped pre-service STEM teachers develop their confidence and competence in working with data and teaching data literacy.

TAKEAWAYS:
Attendees will gain an understanding of our four-session approach to integrating data literacy, real world data, and subject matter experts into a semester-long pre-service course to build confidence and competence in working and teaching with data.

SPEAKERS:
Kristin Hunter-Thomson (Dataspire Education & Evaluation, LLC), Melissa Zrada (The College of New Jersey: Ewing, NJ), Michael Jabot (SUNY Fredonia: Fredonia, NY)

Sowing the Seeds for Science Learning Communities

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

Georgia World Congress Center - A407


STRAND: Teaching Strategies and Classroom Practice

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School campuses and gardens provide inspiring opportunities for supporting science learning. Scientific sensemaking in the students' local school environment includes (1) access to explicit and authentic scientific phenomena, (2) meaningful integration of 3D learning (disciplinary core ideas, science and engineering practices, and crosscutting concepts) and the 5E learning cycle, and (3) multimodal classroom discourse focusing on engaging all students. Students revise and refine their scientific understanding over time in outdoor classrooms, while also enhancing reading, writing, and communication skills. Outdoor classrooms are shared spaces where individuals and communities interact and interact. We will share how preservice elementary teachers were trained to create and implement in-person and virtual elementary science lessons and reflect on how these lessons impacted preservice teachers, as well as school teachers, students, and communities.

TAKEAWAYS:
Attendees will learn how to train preservice teacher candidates to use outdoor learning environments to teach 3D/5E elementary science lessons that integrate standards, as well as in person and virtual learning platforms.

SPEAKERS:
Camryn Lochner (Teacher: No City, No State), Tess Mitchner Asinjo (Principal: Dayton, OH), Hannah Salaiz (Teacher), Michelle Fleming (Wright State University: Dayton, OH)

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

STRAND: No Strand

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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)

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