2023 Atlanta National Conference

March 22-25, 2023

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After Dark: Technology When its Lights Out!

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

Georgia World Congress Center - A301



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https://brilliantlabs.ca/

STRAND: Technology and Media

Show Details

Students do best with applied hands-on experiential learning. The ‘After Dark’ theme of this workshop is intended to provide tangible resources for educators to take abstract concepts from their curriculum and make them accessible to students with glow in the dark, phosphorescent activities to take.

TAKEAWAYS:
Data collection and interpretation is an essential skill that hits-home the concepts students find in their textbooks. ‘After-Dark’ makes a miniature lab-course out of many of the bio/chem/phys/eng principles in ways which are memorable/relatable taking advantage of STEM tools for data collection.

SPEAKERS:
Will Collins (BioInnovation Dir: Halifax, NS, NB)

Great Lakes Learning: The Best Great Lakes Science Activities Ever

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

Georgia World Congress Center - A412


STRAND: Technology and Media

Show Details

Designed by award-winning science educator, author, and Michigan Teacher of the Year Gary Abud, Jr. in partnership with PBS, this session will focus on instructional strategies, high impact core teaching practices, and amazing learning resources about the Great Lakes from Detroit Public Television's award-winning show Great Lakes Now. In this session, you'll learn how to help your students explore the Great Lakes like never before and engage in productive discussions, engineering challenges, and intriguing investigations that they'll never forget. From fatbergs to watersheds to invasive species, biodiversity, climate change, and much more, you'll see how the Great Lakes makes for a GREAT way to teach myriad science concepts and engage students in the science and engineering practices of the NGSS no matter where they are learning, because the blended learning activities can go with you anywhere!

TAKEAWAYS:
Learn how to explore the Great Lakes with your students while incorporating multimedia, cognitive science, and student discourse.

SPEAKERS:
SANDRA SVOBODA (Program Director, Great Lakes Now: , MI), Gary Abud Jr (Nourish the Future - Education Projects, LLC: Columbus, OH)

Using an affordable handheld sensor technology to uncover the science behind the storm

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

Georgia World Congress Center - C207


STRAND: Technology and Media

Show Details

Get hands-on with sensor technology to uncover meteorological phenomena and discover how these tools can help make connections to weather and climate literacy for students in upper elementary-high school classrooms.

TAKEAWAYS:
There are affordable sensor technologies available to help turn students of all ages into data-collecting scientists and meteorologists.

SPEAKERS:
Harris Muhlstein (University of North Carolina Wilmington: Wilmington, NC)

Astrophotography in Your Classroom: From Cellphones to JWST

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

Georgia World Congress Center - A302


STRAND: Technology and Media

Show Details

With your phone camera and filters we provide, you'll make images at different wavelengths and combine them in JS9, just as astronomers do. Then, with NASA files, you'll create astrophotos expressing your interests and aesthetics. This activity works at many levels, from STEM fun to serious science.

TAKEAWAYS:
You will learn how to process multi-wavelength image sets to create color images from NASA and your own devices. This leads to a deeper understanding of how the spectacular JWST images were made, and prepares the participant with a classroom activity that is fun, rich and economical.

SPEAKERS:
Donna Kaiser (Stamford High School: Stamford, CT), Vincent Urbanowski (Academy of Information Technology & Engineering: Stamford, CT)

BIOZONE launches BIOZONE World - an stunning new science content delivery platform

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

Georgia World Congress Center - A311


STRAND: Technology and Media

Show Details

Sponsoring Company: BIOZONE Corporation

Discover BIOZONE WORLD - a new platform bringing all our digital resources together for easy access and delivery. Incorporating BIOZONE’s eBooks with our rich collection of presentation slides, 3D models & curated videos, it provides powerful options for delivering your high school science programs.

Using Pixels to Create the Art in STEM

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

Georgia World Congress Center - A303



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Pixil Art - The A in STEAM Release.pdf

STRAND: Technology and Media

Show Details

Technology has opened the pathway of art creation, making it accessible for all learners, no matter their artistic skill level. Utilizing Pixel Art, educators across the spectrum can leverage the inclusion of customized and unique artistic creations to engage the creativity of all students.

TAKEAWAYS:
Participants will gain hands-on exposure creating a personal avatar with multiple modes used to construct authentic designs through Pixel Art including using various types of websites and applications but also strategies for unplugging Pixel Art with physical mediums.

SPEAKERS:
Claudeen Denning (Metro Nashville Public Schools: Nashville, TN), Claire Williams McGee (Metro Nashville Public Schools: Nashville, TN)

Using Authentic Data to Explore the Solar System with Vera C. Rubin Observatory

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

Georgia World Congress Center - B311



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presentation slides

STRAND: Technology and Media

Show Details

Tired of planet projects and scale model solar systems? Rubin Observatory’s solar system lesson offers a means for students to analyze data using a three-dimensional approach to learn about the orbital dynamics and interactions of small solar system bodies and the formation of the solar system.

TAKEAWAYS:
Participants will learn how to access and use free interactive data-based online investigations and support materials designed to support NGSS teaching and learning, as well as teaching and assessment strategies that support inclusive techniques for building student data literacy skills.

SPEAKERS:
Justine Schaen (NSF's NOIRLab: Tucson, AZ), Ardis Herrold (Vera C. Rubin Observatory: Tucson, AZ)

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)

Let's discover the first fully immersive chemistry labs in AR!

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

Georgia World Congress Center - A307


STRAND: Technology and Media

Show Details

Sponsoring Company: Proteus VR

Using the Meta Quest Pro and Quest 2, participants will explore and try the world's first chemistry lab in augmented reality. Pros and cons of the technology will be demonstrated, and real-life implementation will be discussed, as well as virtual reality vs. augmented reality in the classroom.

What ARE you inhaling?: Using Sensors to Explore Air Quality and Vaping

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

Georgia World Congress Center - A303


STRAND: Technology and Media

Show Details

Explore how to use the air sensors to demonstrate the dangers of vaping to students. Participants will see how to measure air quality around the mist expelled out of vapers in a closed system testing system, made from simple materials, in which non-nicotine vape juice is expelled.

TAKEAWAYS:
Air quality, measured in several areas such as particulate matter and AQI, can be used to show that the ingredients in vaping reduce air quality for not only the vaper, but people around them. Students will also learn how to read and analyze graphical data.

SPEAKERS:
Courtney Behrle (BioNetwork: Greenville, NC)

Wake: Tales from the Aqualab - Game-Based Science Learning Under the Sea

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

Georgia World Congress Center - A314


STRAND: Technology and Media

Show Details

Play a new free online science game - Wake: Tales from the Aqualab. Take on ocean-based ecosystem missions, and engage in experimentation, modeling, and argumentation around middle school life sciences content. Use a submarine to explore a kelp forest! Travel to the arctic to find a missing whale!

TAKEAWAYS:
Learn ways to implement Wake in your classroom - including associated curriculum and supplemental materials. The full game can cover 10+ classes, with over 35 jobs of increasing complexity, and a fun story. Learn about our research on game-based supports for student learning of science practices.

SPEAKERS:
Jennifer Scianna (University of Wisconsin Madison)

Integrating K-5 Computer Science with EiE

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

Georgia World Congress Center - A313


STRAND: Technology and Media

Show Details

Sponsoring Company: Museum of Science, EiE

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SPEAKERS:
Amanda Cramer (ALSDE DLCS Integration Specialist: Hoover, AL), Mallory Schmidt (Museum of Science, Boston: Boston, MA)

The Unlimited Cut: Dissecting 3D Animal Models to Improve Life Science Education Outcomes

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

Georgia World Congress Center - A304


STRAND: Technology and Media

Show Details

Sponsoring Company: Visible Body

Lab time and access to specimens can be limited, expensive, or sometimes completely out of reach. Visible Body's 3D content and Courseware platform provide a digital alternative to wet labs and 2D textbook images and diagrams, allowing students to "cut" as many times as they need.

Narrowing the Gap through Communication

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

Georgia World Congress Center - C209



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Narrowing the Gap Through Communication (NSTA 2023).pdf

STRAND: Technology and Media

Show Details

You just graded a quiz or test and you need to analyze and share that information with stakeholders. Come learn how you can use mail merge to narrow the gap by providing personalized feedback with students.

TAKEAWAYS:
Participants will learn the features available with mail merge and obtain a template excel file for data analysis to be used for a mail merge in their own classrooms.

SPEAKERS:
Tiffany Shoham Jones (Science Instructor: Conyers, GA)

From PixelArt to Arcade in the Classroom

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

Georgia World Congress Center - A403



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From PixelArt to Arcade in the Classroom

STRAND: Technology and Media

Show Details

This session takes attendees on a journey using their premade avatar or sprite from Pixel Art and integrating it into their own nostalgic video game using Microsoft Make Code!

TAKEAWAYS:
Attendees will leave knowing how to insert graphics created in Pixel Art into an online game creator. It can be implemented as an alternative to a standard formative or summative assessment.

SPEAKERS:
Claire Williams McGee (Metro Nashville Public Schools: Nashville, TN), Claudeen Denning (Metro Nashville Public Schools: Nashville, TN)

STEM includes Coding, 3D Printers and Content

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

Omni Atlanta Hotel at CNN Center - International Ballroom A


STRAND: Technology and Media

Show Details

STEM integration in the classroom can be challenging but provides rich experiences for students Bring your laptop as we show you how we used Tinkercad (coding), and 3D printers (technology) to support content (Malus's Law).

TAKEAWAYS:
Example of how to integrate science, technology, and engineering into a lesson that is normally taught mathematically.

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

Bringing Geometry To Life through 3-D Printing African Masks with Tinkercad

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

Georgia World Congress Center - A314


STRAND: Technology and Media

Show Details

Building student capacity in 3-D design is an opportunity to prepare our students for the future. 3-D design is not just for engineers but used by STEAM professionals. Bring your laptop and learn how Tinkercad can be used with your students while you create African masks.

TAKEAWAYS:
In this workshop participants will learn how to ​3-D ​design and print using Tinkercad and learn how​ to use Tinkercad as a virtual manipulative in classes. We will create A​frican Masks, looking at possible math and technology standards as we learn 3D design.

SPEAKERS:
Sarah Yoo (STEAM Specialist)

NASA TechRise Student Challenge

Friday, March 24 • 8:00 AM - 9:00 AM

Georgia World Congress Center - C210


STRAND: Technology and Media

Show Details

Learn how the NASA TechRise Student Challenge helps students build and fly their own experiment ideas in suborbital vehicles (balloons and rockets), as well as how it helps inspire students across the nation to engage in STEM, research, and technology projects.

TAKEAWAYS:
TechRise's unique approach to STEM enables students and educators of all experience levels to learn tangible engineering skills including coding and working with electronics. The challenge aims to engage student teams across the U.S. in the technology experiment design and flight test process.

SPEAKERS:
Deanne Bell (Future Engineers: Burbank, CA), Lucas Moxey (NASA Outreach: Edwards, CA)

All In: A Collaborative Approach to Bringing Computer Science Opportunities Statewide

Friday, March 24 • 8:00 AM - 9:00 AM

Georgia World Congress Center - C209



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https://docs.google.com/presentation/d/1xPuD2bzPoXGMVmhMH_BjkzuXhBoOCC5w_4Lu_RSKFO8/present
Presentation containing our resources and other important links we will go through during our session.

STRAND: Technology and Media

Show Details

In this session, you will learn about how the Iowa Governor's STEM Council, CSTA Iowa, local area education agencies, and business partners came together to bring a collaborative approach for CS Education week to all sectors, not just educators, because CS Education week is about being all in!

TAKEAWAYS:
How to leverage partnerships to bring a collaborative, high quality computer science resources and professional development to educators as well as activities for students.

SPEAKERS:
Corey Rogers (Grant Wood Area Education Agency: No City, No State), Mauree Haage (Iowa Governor's STEM Advisory Council: No City, No State)

NOAA Workshop 1: NOAA's SOS Explorer: Adding to your Data Visualization Education Toolbox

Friday, March 24 • 8:00 AM - 9:00 AM

Georgia World Congress Center - B209


STRAND: Technology and Media

Show Details

Sponsoring Company: NOAA

Learn to leverage freely available global data visualizations using the SOS Explorer mobile application.

SPEAKERS:
Juan Pablo Hurtado Padilla (NOAA Office of Education: Silver Spring, MD), Eric Hackathorn (NOAA Earth System Research Laboratory: Boulder, CO)

Featured Speaker: Prepare the Solvers

Friday, March 24 • 9:20 AM - 10:20 AM

Georgia World Congress Center - Sidney Marcus Auditorium


STRAND: Technology and Media

Show Details

The world is full of complex problems to solve, and today's youth will be the solvers of tomorrow. In this multidisciplinary and interconnected world, solvers will need to bring scientific thinking, reasoning, questioning, and computation as a part of their toolbox every day. Integrating these high-end skills is no easy feat. In this session, we will aspire to imagine a classroom that brings these multidisciplinary skills into practice connected to research and standards.

SPEAKERS:
Leigh Ann DeLyser (Executive Director)

Lord of the Probes!

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

Georgia World Congress Center - B217


STRAND: Technology and Media

Show Details

Sponsoring Company: Texas Instruments

The number 1 sensor in most science departments is the temperature probe. Probes make it easier for students to quickly and reliably collect data so they can spend more time making sense of it. Come to this session and meet, "The Lord of the Probes"!

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

Show Details

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)

Use NASA’s Universe of Learning integrated STEM Learning and Literacy Program (UoL) and its network of informal education partners to learn about the universe.

Friday, March 24 • 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM

Georgia World Congress Center - Exhibit Hall, Poster Session Aisle



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Poster Share.pdf
Science Olympiad 2023 Brochure.pdf
The National Science Olympiad
The National Science Olympiad 2023 Informational Brochure
UoL NASA NSO Poster.pdf

STRAND: Technology and Media

Show Details

NASA’s Astrophysics UoL network of partnerships provide STEM educators programs, from exoplanet searches to image analysis of supernovas and galaxies to implement programs specific to individual audiences - and provides a wide variety of supporting webinars, tutorials, activities and investigations.

TAKEAWAYS:
NASA’s UoL team connects the public and learners to data, discoveries, and experts from NASA’s Astrophysics missions. The team of scientists, engineers, and educators have direct connections to these missions, and provide a range of projects and interactive activities for any educational setting.

SPEAKERS:
Donna Young (NASA/NSO/UoL Program Manager: Laughlin, NV)

CHEMISTRY, FICTION and CRIME

Friday, March 24 • 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM

Georgia World Congress Center - Exhibit Hall, Poster Session Aisle


STRAND: Technology and Media

Show Details

"Bal Barot, Chemistry Professor, at Lake Michigan College for the last three decades, had turned into an author. He has published 150 fiction and a few non-fiction books on Amazon Kindle. He will present a poster about how he and other authors have used chemistry in their fiction novels."

TAKEAWAYS:
To understand chemistry in fiction novels including evidence collection and testing; objectively think about evidence presentation and how this evidence could affect the outcome of a trial and have greater awareness of the serious responsibilities that when a chemist serves as a consultant.

SPEAKERS:
Bal Barot (Lake Michigan College: Benton Harbor, MI)

Using Technology to Enhance Elementary Science Teaching

Friday, March 24 • 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM

Georgia World Congress Center - Exhibit Hall, Poster Session Aisle



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Teaching Science to Diverse Learners.ppt
Using Technology to Enhance Elementary Science Teaching.pptx

STRAND: Technology and Media

Show Details

There are many different forms of technology that can be used to enhance your science teaching. This poster presentation provides information and handouts for using technology with science activities for 4th and 5th grade science lessons.

TAKEAWAYS:
Engaging elementary students in science activities using technology is very motivating. A variety of tools are illustrated that can be used to engage elementary students as learn science.

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

A Snapshot - Literature, STEM and Bots

Friday, March 24 • 1:20 PM - 2:20 PM

Georgia World Congress Center - A314


STRAND: Technology and Media

Show Details

This session provides a “snapshot” of how to use the 5E model of instruction, along with children’s literature while learning the process of coding different bots.

TAKEAWAYS:
Prepare to focus your lens with highlighted lessons in ELA, Math, and Science. This session puts the “T" in STEM into action.

SPEAKERS:
Mary Headrick (AMSTI-University of Alabama, Huntsville: Huntsville, AL), Charles Holloway (The University of Alabama in Huntsville: Huntsville, AL), Cayce Perry (AMSTI-University of Alabama, Huntsville: Huntsville, AL), Shundra Morris (AMSTI-University of Alabama, Huntsville: Huntsville, AL)

Decoding Starlight – From Photons to Pixels to Images – Using Science & Art

Friday, March 24 • 1:20 PM - 2:20 PM

Omni Atlanta Hotel at CNN Center - Redwood



(Only registered attendees may view session materials. Please login with your NSTA account to view.)
Chandta Stellar Evolution Materials, Card Sets, Webinars & JS9
Cosmic Connections Jamboard
Decoding Starlight Online Version
Decoding Starlight Remote Version
https://www.universe-of-learning.org/
Universe of Learning Astrophysics Informal STEM Outreach Program
QR Codes for Universe of Learning, Chandra, National Science Olympiad and JS9

STRAND: Technology and Media

Show Details

Construct a photon intensity image of a supernova remnant using NASA X-ray data from Chandra and convert the image into a public release image with this STEAM activity. This introduction to imaging and image analysis involves analysis, constructing models, interpretation, and computational thinking.

TAKEAWAYS:
Photons of electromagnetic radiation of all wavelengths are collected by telescopes and processed using computers. Scientists use image analysis software to analyze the data and construct unique models of the data, including stars and galaxies, while maintaining the integrity of the underlying data.

SPEAKERS:
Donna Young (NASA/NSO/UoL Program Manager: Laughlin, NV)

Making the Science Behind Digital Communication Come Alive

Friday, March 24 • 1:20 PM - 2:20 PM

Omni Atlanta Hotel at CNN Center - International Ballroom A



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https://bit.ly/digitalcom_nsta23
Session Handout update.pdf

STRAND: Technology and Media

Show Details

This session will demonstrate how to bring information technologies and Instrumentation alive for students. In the activity presented, students will establish radio communication between instruments while learning to code in Python. Beginners welcome.

TAKEAWAYS:
Use Python to write the code to create a wireless data logger. We will broadcast, receive, and record readings from the technology’s internal sensors.

SPEAKERS:
Marian Prince (Andrews University: Berrien Springs, MI), Adam Pennell (High Point University: No City, No State)

NOAA Workshop 3: Discover Emmy Award Winning NOAA Videos and How to Jump Start Your Classroom Experience With Them

Friday, March 24 • 1:20 PM - 2:20 PM

Georgia World Congress Center - B209


STRAND: Technology and Media

Show Details

Sponsoring Company: NOAA

For over 15 years NOAA Ocean Today videos have engaged students in environmental phenomena. Watch never before seen clips of a new animated series that explores ocean, weather, and climate connections. Wherever you live, Ocean Today’s over 300 videos will be a powerful asset in your teaching toolkit

SPEAKERS:
Kurt Mann (NOAA National Ocean Service: Silver Spring, MD), June Teisan (InnovatED 313: No City, No State)

Beyond Spreadsheets: Getting the Most Out of Data Science Tools

Friday, March 24 • 2:40 PM - 3:40 PM

Georgia World Congress Center - B409


STRAND: Technology and Media

Show Details

Want your students to use more data in the classroom, but fed up with hacking a path through the spreadsheet jungle? Packed with classroom examples, tips, and easy-to-use tools, this show-and-tell panel will give you a roadmap to the best data analysis software available for science education today.

TAKEAWAYS:
Attendees will understand the landscape of existing data analysis tools for science classrooms, along with their key characteristics, ideal use cases, and tips to get the most out of each tool.

SPEAKERS:
Harshil Parikh (Tuva Labs Inc.: New York, NY), Chad Dorsey (The Concord Consortium: Concord, MA), Aaron Reedy (DataClassroom: Charlottesville, VA), Zarek Drozda (Data Science 4 Everyone: No City, No State)

Saving the Night with Citizen Science

Friday, March 24 • 2:40 PM - 3:40 PM

Georgia World Congress Center - B306


STRAND: Technology and Media

Show Details

Provide students with the power of citizen science as they make scientific observations and analyze data to increase awareness worldwide about the impact of light pollution using NSF’s NOIRLab’s Globe at Night program. Students engage with authentic data to propose local solutions to light pollution

TAKEAWAYS:
Participants will learn about the impacts of light pollution and walk away with resources and strategies to implement this citizen science campaign in their classrooms.

SPEAKERS:
Robert Sparks (NSF's NOIRLab), Justine Schaen (NSF's NOIRLab: Tucson, AZ)

Applications of virtual and augmented reality (VR) learning as classroom tools

Friday, March 24 • 2:40 PM - 3:40 PM

Omni Atlanta Hotel at CNN Center - Redwood



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a) Landing Page
All resources referenced in the VR workshop can be found in this "Landing Page" document.
b) Data Puzzles summer workshop schedule (grad credit options)
Find our Data Puzzle summer workshop schedule here. VR tours are embedded in Data Puzzles resources. All workshops are FREE!
c) The Future of Forests (storyline curriculum) free teacher workshop
Connect your classroom to "The Future of Forests", a 9-lesson MS/HS storyline curriculum (developed by the University of Colorado Boulder) connected to NGSS Life Science standards that focuses on shifting patterns of post-fire landscape recovery.
d) Changing Arctic Ecosystem (storyline curriculum) free teacher workshop
Connect your classroom to the 2019-2020 MOSAiC expedition, one of the largest Arctic expeditions ever attempted, with a new MS/HS storyline curriculum in which students trace the flow of carbon through the Arctic food web to predict how declining sea ice might impact the Arctic ecosystem.

STRAND: Technology and Media

Show Details

In this workshop, we introduce and explore applications of virtual and augmented reality (VR) learning resources as tools to help students connect with a dataset, incorporate accessible placed-based learning into classrooms, and communicate the nature of science.

TAKEAWAYS:
Participants will experience and learn about three different application models of virtual and augmented reality in educational settings through examples and participate in a facilitated discussion on the practical application of VR in the classroom.

SPEAKERS:
Jonathan Griffith (University of Colorado Boulder: Boulder, VT), Daniela Pennycook (Communication Specialist and Program Integrator: Boulder, CO)

Deep Dive with Dummies – Exploring equity in crash-testing research to teach about the Nature of Science

Friday, March 24 • 4:00 PM - 5:00 PM

Georgia World Congress Center - C206


STRAND: Technology and Media

Show Details

Go behind-the-scenes of a vehicle crash-test facility to learn about the latest research regarding equity issues and crash testing.

TAKEAWAYS:
Is crash testing biased against women? Exploring the reality of this question offers students and teachers an opportunity for real-world studies of nature of science topics such as correlation vs. causation as well as statistical data analysis techniques and other engineering practices concepts.

SPEAKERS:
Griff Jones (University of Florida: No City, No State), Pini Kalnite (Insurance Institute for Highway Safety Highway Loss Data Institute: Arlington, VA), Linda Jones (University of Florida: Gainesville, FL)

Using Research Datasets from a National Lab to Bring Data Science Into STEM Classes

Friday, March 24 • 4:00 PM - 5:00 PM

Omni Atlanta Hotel at CNN Center - International Ballroom A


STRAND: Technology and Media

Show Details

Department of Energy national labs provide opportunities for students to interact with STEM professionals and learn STEM skills through research-based curricula. Berkeley Lab has developed a data science curriculum in which students apply data analysis and coding skills on datasets from researchers.

TAKEAWAYS:
Attendees will learn how to integrate data science and coding into their STEM classes through an open source, research-based curriculum developed at Berkeley Lab.

SPEAKERS:
Faith Dukes (Director, K-12 STEM Education Programs: Berkeley, CA), Alisa Bettale (Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory: Berkeley, CA)

STEM Deforestation Design challenge

Friday, March 24 • 4:00 PM - 5:00 PM

Georgia World Congress Center - A403



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Design planning sheet.docx
Micro bit guide and sample codes .docx
NSTA STEM Deforestation Design Challenge session .pptx
student sheet day 1 .docx
Unit pacing guide and standards .docx

STRAND: Technology and Media

Show Details

In what ways can we use computational thinking to solve real world problem related to issues faced due to climate change? During this session you will have the opportunity to learn about applicable ways to integrate physical computing in science classrooms to prepare students for future STEM careers

TAKEAWAYS:
Participants will experience and learn about the different ways to integrate physical computing and engineering design in science classrooms in engaging way.

SPEAKERS:
Dani Ward (K-5 Computer Science / Science Curriculum Developer: Bellevue, WA), Yusra Obaid (Bellevue School District: Bellevue, WA)

Podcasts as Opportunities for Interdisciplinary Integration

Friday, March 24 • 4:00 PM - 5:00 PM

Georgia World Congress Center - B406a/b


STRAND: Technology and Media

Show Details

COESEE - The joy of learning science through high-quality podcasts is unmatched! We will learn about podcasting and how to leverage these media resources in your classroom.

TAKEAWAYS:
Freely available podcasts are rich additions to elementary science learning.

SPEAKERS:
Marshall Escamilla (Tumble Media Production: Greenfield, MA), Mike Ryan (The Learning Standard (retired Georgia Tech): Atlanta, GA), Mary Starr (Michigan Mathematics and Science Leadership Network)

PrimaryAI: Integrating Artificial Intelligence into Elementary Science

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

Georgia World Congress Center - B311



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PrimaryAI PowerPoint Presentation for NSTA 2023

STRAND: Technology and Media

Show Details

Learn about the PrimaryAI project and how it integrates artificial intelligence and computer science education into elementary life science.

TAKEAWAYS:
In this presentation, you will learn about PrimaryAI, a project that uses a rich, problem-based learning scenario in which students are tasked to gain experience with AI and apply their knowledge to help an endangered species.

SPEAKERS:
Adam Scribner (Indiana University Bloomington: Bloomington, IN)

Using Artificial Intelligence and Machine Learning in the Elementary School Science Classroom

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

Georgia World Congress Center - B404


STRAND: Technology and Media

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Learn how to embed future ready skills through the science and engineering practices

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During this session, teachers will learn how to use artificial intelligence and machine learning to actively engage students in the science and engineering practices.

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

Technology & You: How to Get There Faster

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

Georgia World Congress Center - B212


STRAND: Technology and Media

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What is the purpose of technology? In this session we want to help you improve the time, effectiveness, and proficiency of curriculum planning, lesson delivery, and student engagement.

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With these applications, tools, and helpful examples, we will show you how to speed up the process of curriculum planning, lesson delivery, and student engagement.

SPEAKERS:
Felicia Poole (Wilkinson County School District: Irwinton, GA), Chivas Spivey (Educational Consultant: MACON, GA)

Using “Science As a Human Endeavor” to Foster Diversity, Equity and Inclusion in Secondary Science Classrooms

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

Georgia World Congress Center - A312


STRAND: Technology and Media

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A free online resource titled “Science as a Human Endeavor” provides an avenue to address diversity, equity, and inclusion. Learn practical ways to use this resource in your 7th–12th grade classroom to highlight diversity in STEM and to invite all students to participate in science.

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Participants will learn how to highlight diversity and foster inclusion in their classes by leveraging NGSS’s Connections to Nature of Science concept “Science is a Human Endeavor.” Participants will be introduced to a free online resource and receive guidance and examples for use in their teaching.

SPEAKERS:
Ben Koo (The Lawrence Hall of Science: Berkeley, CA)

Civic Online Reasoning in Science

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

Omni Atlanta Hotel at CNN Center - International Ballroom C


STRAND: Technology and Media

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Tired of your students clicking on the first link of a search? Help them make smart research decisions using Stanford History Education Group's Civic Online Learning curriculum. Examples are all embedded in science content and include search techniques and social media.

TAKEAWAYS:
Science teachers can take the front seat in teaching students best practices in online searches with mini-lessons embedded in science content.

SPEAKERS:
Adrianne Toomey (Neuqua Valley High School: Naperville, IL)

There’s No Place Like (Your LMS) Homepage

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

Georgia World Congress Center - A408


STRAND: Technology and Media

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Does your course homepage encourage the type of learning experience you wish to provide learners? Our mission was to create an intuitive and student-centered homepage. We will show you the evolution of our own homepage and invite you to consider how you can achieve similar outcomes on your homepage.

TAKEAWAYS:
Participants will consider our example of a universal and intuitive LMS homepage with insights into how to implement these features into their own educational settings.

SPEAKERS:
Erin Siverd (Virtual Learning Specialist: , PA)

NOAA Workshop 6: Engage Your Students with Ecosystem Modeling and Virtual Reality

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

Georgia World Congress Center - B209


STRAND: Technology and Media

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Sponsoring Company: NOAA

Your students will employ the NGSS Practice of developing and using models within VR versions of ocean habitats. Three new lessons from NOAA explore scientific modeling and ocean ecosystems. Lessons include Ocean Food Webs, Observations vs. Models, and Predators and Prey (in a marine setting).

SPEAKERS:
Bruce Moravchik (NOAA National Ocean Service: Silver Spring, MD), Randy Russell (Dragonfly Games: Boulder, CO)

Using PASCO Sensors to collect for ArcGIS Maps

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

Georgia World Congress Center - B213


STRAND: Technology and Media

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Sponsoring Company: Esri

Join us as we demonstrate how to use data collectors from PASCO to collect and push data into ArcGIS Online mapping software. Among other measures, we will assess ground-level CO2 and correlate it to temperature in a map display. ArcGIS Online is free to K-12 instructional use, globally.

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)

Virtual Labs in Blended Learning

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

Georgia World Congress Center - B309


STRAND: Technology and Media

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This session will explore the application of online interactive laboratory simulations in secondary science courses. The presentation will overview different approaches and best practices to introduce virtual labs in blended learning environments.

TAKEAWAYS:
Participants will be able to implement virtual labs into their daily classroom lessons and apply different instructional practices.

SPEAKERS:
Giancarlo Perez-Flores (Teacher)

Powerful, FREE tools for Data Analysis and Systems Thinking

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

Georgia World Congress Center - B409


STRAND: Technology and Media

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Come discover how free, NSF-funded tools from The Concord Consortium can engage your students in data analysis and systems thinking, with a special emphasis on Science Practices. Bring a device to this interactive session and get free resources!

TAKEAWAYS:
Participants will gain knowledge and experience in using free, research-based technology resources for data exploration and for diagramming and analysis of complex systems.

SPEAKERS:
Chad Dorsey (The Concord Consortium: Concord, MA)

STEM | Cross-Curricular Data Collection and Analysis

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

Georgia World Congress Center - A311


STRAND: Technology and Media

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Attendees will learn how to collect and analyze data using sensors and technology for use across multiple Science and Engineering courses in both Biology & Engineering and Physics & Engineering cross-curricular STEM settings.

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Attendees will learn how to use sensors and available technology that allow students to collect and analyze data across multiple Science and Engineering courses in both cross-curricular Biology & Engineering and Physics & Engineering STEM settings.

SPEAKERS:
Matthew Bennett (Mill Creek High School: Hoschton, GA), Mary Morris (Mill Creek High School: Hoschton, GA), Jonathan Harper (Mill Creek High School: Hoschton, GA)

STEM + MEDIA SPECIALIST = A WINNING COMBINATION

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

Georgia World Congress Center - C208


STRAND: Technology and Media

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Need more support for STEM investigations and projects? Review a 3 year grant-funded STEM training to improve media specialists’ understanding of STEM as “thinking and doing.” Examine sample hands-on investigations, tools, and websites to help media specialists’ support of STEM at all grade levels.

TAKEAWAYS:
Media specialists have access to many different resources but may lack accurate understanding of STEM and the guidance students need for resources to promote STEM. This session will illustrate an effective all grades/subjects in-service program which could be adapted for use in a school or system.

SPEAKERS:
Gail Marshall (self-employed consultant), Melissa Johnston (University of West Georgia: Carrollton, GA), Judy Cox (N/A: No City, No State)

Science Media for Young Learners

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

Georgia World Congress Center - A408



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Science Media for Young Learners Resource List

STRAND: Technology and Media

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Purposeful use of quality media and text is especially important for young learners, a group often overlooked in the development of science media. Media can connect science content to students’ lives and make the material more accessible to more students.

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You’ll leave the session with a list of resources and ideas for actively engaging your students with media during science instruction and tips for supporting your students in engaging in science practices.

SPEAKERS:
Shawn Stevens (GBH Education: Brighton, MA)

Making powerful maps with professional or student-collected data

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

Georgia World Congress Center - B213


STRAND: Technology and Media

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Sponsoring Company: Esri

Join Esri as we demonstrate how to build powerful maps using ArcGIS Online. We will use scientific data from the Living Atlas and data created during the workshop using Survey123 – and map it all. Analysis tools will be demonstrated. ArcGIS Online is free from Esri for K12 instruction.

Beat the Heat Island: Using Sensors to Explore Extreme Heat at Your School

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

Georgia World Congress Center - Exhibit Hall, Poster Session Aisle


STRAND: Technology and Media

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Explore different handheld sensors that can be used to engage students in outdoor data collection. Students examine conditions across campus and consider implications during extreme heat events, then use evidence from data and maps to argue for school-based solutions to extreme heat.

TAKEAWAYS:
Gain ideas for using environmental sensors and data visualization tools to explore microclimates across your school’s campus. These ready-to-implement, authentic hands-on investigations prime students for learning about the heat island effect and the various solutions to address extreme heat.

SPEAKERS:
Emma Refvem (Durham Public Schools: Durham, NC)

First Steps to Integrate Computing into your Science Curriculum using the Raspberry Pi 400 Platform

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

Omni Atlanta Hotel at CNN Center - International Ballroom A



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Four Corners Science and Computing Club

STRAND: Technology and Media

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The Four Corners Science & Computing Club presents workshop based curricula for schools serving primarily Native American students. Raspberry Pi 400 computers and environmental data sensors are used to introduce students to Scientific Computing. Access to online curricula and resources provided.

TAKEAWAYS:
Attendees will learn how to integrate low-cost, easy to build, data collection software and hardware into a STEM curriculum in order to engage students in scientific computing through hands-on problem-based education. Access to online curriculum and links to resources provided.

SPEAKERS:
Jeff Meilander (PhD student: FLAGSTAFF, AZ)

Choose-Your-Own Science Adventures: A Digital Experience

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

Georgia World Congress Center - C208


STRAND: Technology and Media

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Participants experience three different digital design challenges using branching scenarios that provide student choice and data sets involving wind energy, electromagnetism, and the greenhouse effect. Each challenge is done in a different Google platform - Sites, Forms, and Slides.

TAKEAWAYS:
Participants will engage in three digital design challenges to test the efficiency of wind turbine blades, the strength of electromagnets, and the greenhouse effect on different land surfaces (polar region, water, and desert) using Google sites, forms, and slides.

SPEAKERS:
Rebecca Tonkinson (eesmarts: Hartford, CT), Sharyon Holness (eesmarts: No City, No State), Kathleen Brooks (CREC: No City, No State)

Promoting Scientific Literacy and Data Fluency with Interactive Simulations (PhET/CODAP)

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

Omni Atlanta Hotel at CNN Center - Cottonwood A


STRAND: Technology and Media

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One of the core practices of science is the use of measurements with corresponding uncertainties to make claims about an experiment. Join PhET and Concord Consortium as they showcase their work creating the next generation of interactive simulations with a focus on data fluency and measurement.

TAKEAWAYS:
Attendees will get a full demonstration of the upcoming open-source simulations from PhET and CODAP, including all links and digital materials. Presenters will also discuss several ideas for mini-activities to teach students about experimental uncertainty and measurement.

SPEAKERS:
Chad Dorsey (The Concord Consortium: Concord, MA), Matthew Blackman (PhET Interactive Simulations, University of Colorado Boulder: Boulder, CO)

Creating great stories and portfolios using ArcGIS StoryMaps

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

Georgia World Congress Center - B213


STRAND: Technology and Media

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Sponsoring Company: Esri

StoryMaps allow students to combine text, photos, videos, audio, and maps into a coherent story for communicating research or findings of a study. Join the Esri education team as we explore creating storymaps. StoryMaps are a part of the ArcGIS School Bundle, free for K12 instruction.

Crash Science in the Classroom - Where science and engineering meet the road

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

Georgia World Congress Center - C208


STRAND: Technology and Media

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Use award-winning videos, crash-science demos and teacher tip-assisted activities including paper car crashes, egg drop cushions and stretchy slime to teach science and engineering concepts related to vehicle crashworthiness and highway safety.

TAKEAWAYS:
Participant will learn how to access inquiry-based lessons and video-supported activities integrating STEM concepts with vehicle crashworthiness and crash avoidance technologies.

SPEAKERS:
Pini Kalnite (Insurance Institute for Highway Safety Highway Loss Data Institute: Arlington, VA), Griff Jones (University of Florida: No City, No State)

Student Centered Computing: A Framework Beyond Computing

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

Georgia World Congress Center - B207


STRAND: Technology and Media

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Student-Centered Computing (SCC), is a new CS curriculum for middle and high school students. This full-year curriculum, introduces students to computer science skills and concepts as they investigate and advocate for solutions to a problem of their own choosing.

TAKEAWAYS:
The SCC curriculum provides students with an engaging introductory computer science experience that encourages all students to continue in CS. Key elements include a collaborative, PBL approach and culturally authentic practices that support students’ voice, choice, and sense of belonging.

SPEAKERS:
Douglas Edwards (Senior Research Associate: Atlanta, GA)

Fire Forensics: Use of Online Case Study to Support Sense Making

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

Georgia World Congress Center - C207


STRAND: Technology and Media

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In this workshop, participants will be guided through the free online module created by Underwriters Laboratories (ULXplorlabs: Fire Forensics Claim and Evidence). This module provides a unique platform for learning fire science in an investigator academy; and then applying this science to an arson investigation simulated in the labs of the UL Fire Research Institute. Participants will have an opportunity to see the potential for blending this media and technology resource with three additional modalities of learning: oral discourse, fire related investigations, and interactive notebooks. Participants will experience these modules and complementary hands-on strategies as means to engage students in sense making via analysis of real fire data.

TAKEAWAYS:
Underwriters Laboratories online ULX modules use current issues to engage and motivate learning about scientific ideas that can be applied to engineer solutions for relevant problems.

SPEAKERS:
Amy Gilbert (Griffin Middle School: Smyrna, GA)

Powerful, FREE simulations for three-dimensional NGSS teaching

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

Georgia World Congress Center - B409


STRAND: Technology and Media

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Come discover how free, NSF-funded simulations and curricula from The Concord Consortium can add all three dimensions of the NGSS to your physics, physical science and chemistry teaching, with a special emphasis on the Science Practices. Bring a device and take away free resources!

TAKEAWAYS:
Strategies in the use of simulations for 3D NGSS-aligned teaching

SPEAKERS:
Chad Dorsey (The Concord Consortium: Concord, MA)

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

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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)

Intro to Health Equity with the CDC Museum

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

Omni Atlanta Hotel at CNN Center - International Ballroom A


STRAND: Technology and Media

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When it comes to health, sometimes your zip code matters more than your genetic code. Join the CDC Museum in unpacking our Introduction to Health Equity STEM Lesson. We’ll use data tools to identify place-based causes of health disparities, with a focus on the health effects of climate change.

TAKEAWAYS:
Where you live, work, and play affects your health. Examining the factors that adversely affect health outcomes for different populations is essential to eliminating health disparities and to ensuring better health for all.

SPEAKERS:
Emma Domby (Museum Visitor Experience Manager/Educator: Atlanta, GA), Trudi Ellerman (Education Director: Atlanta, GA)

Integrating AR and VR Into Your Daily Science Lessons

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

Georgia World Congress Center - B306


STRAND: Technology and Media

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Bring science lessons to life with the integration of augmented reality (AR) & virtual reality (VR). This session explores the use of AR & VR tools such as zSpace, Merge Edu & Oculus Quest to transform science assignments and classroom projects.

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Attendees will walk away with ideas and strategies that they can immediately implement in science classroom lessons. Attendees will leave with practical examples of AR & VR tools and resources they can begin using with their students in integrated, earth & space, physical, and life science classes.

SPEAKERS:
Tommy Clay (Atlanta Public Schools: Atlanta, GA)

Discovering our Universe Together: Using Python Notebooks to Promote Data Literacy

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

Omni Atlanta Hotel at CNN Center - Redwood


STRAND: Technology and Media

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NSF’s NOIRLab’s Teen Astronomy Café – To Go! program brings the excitement of scientific discovery to students by providing them with an opportunity to explore real astronomical data using Python Notebooks. Join us as we unpack all educator resources and try to break the solar system!

TAKEAWAYS:
Participants will explore the Teen Astronomy Café – To Go! activities complimentary of the US-ELTP science themes and designed to support the NGSS. They will gain confidence to help students understand and simulate astronomical phenomena as they develop critical thinking and data literacy skills.

SPEAKERS:
Robert Sparks (NSF's NOIRLab), Justine Schaen (NSF's NOIRLab: Tucson, AZ)

Smashing Classrooms Walls Through Virtual Events

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

Georgia World Congress Center - C207


STRAND: Technology and Media

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As educators, we strive to bring meaningful and relevant learning experiences to our students each day, to connect the dots between what we're teaching and how it applies to the real world. We need to inspire the next generation of scientists and explorers, and there are no better role models than those who are on the frontlines of researching, documenting, protecting, and exploring our planet. Every scientist and explorer remembers when it happened, when their passion for their chosen pursuit was ignited. It may have been meeting someone, seeing a documentary, reading a book, or an inspirational educator. You can spark these 'aha' moments for your students by bringing the world into your classrooms through virtual connections with leading scientists and explorers around the world, and it's easier than you think! Join educator and National Geographic Explorer Joe Grabowski and dive into exciting resources, along with tips and tricks for engaging students before and after.

TAKEAWAYS:
Discover the benefits of bringing exciting scientists, explorers, and conservationists live into your classroom, while exploring how easy it is to do with exciting resources like Exploring by the Seat of Your Pants, Explorer Classroom, Google, and more!

SPEAKERS:
Joe Grabowski (Exploring by the Seat of Your Pants: Elora, ON)

Enhancing engineering with computational thinking

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

Georgia World Congress Center - A405


STRAND: Technology and Media

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Explore how computational thinking can enhance students’ engineering designs and science sensemaking. You’ll engage with two middle school modules that develop computational thinking practices and skills as they bolster engineering understandings and solutions related to thermal energy transfer.

TAKEAWAYS:
Computational tools are increasingly used by scientists and engineers. Hands-on engineering design challenges provide an authentic and motivating context for students to practice and apply computational thinking.

SPEAKERS:
Mary Dzaugis (Mathworks: Natick, MA), Christine Cunningham (Museum of Science, Boston: Boston, MA)

Digital Energy Escape Room for Middle School

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

Georgia World Congress Center - B305


STRAND: Technology and Media

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This session presents an activity using the popular “escape room” format in which students solve clues using science knowledge to complete the challenge.

TAKEAWAYS:
Participants will experience and explore ideas to enhance in-person learning through competitive activities and gamification using and adapting a digital escape room format with an energy focus or their existing curriculum.

SPEAKERS:
Rebecca Tonkinson (eesmarts: Hartford, CT), Sharyon Holness (eesmarts: No City, No State)

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