2023 Atlanta National Conference

March 22-25, 2023

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CDC Presents: Bring public health into your classroom! Inspire students to pursue STEM careers

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

Georgia World Congress Center - B306



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CDC Science Ambassador Flyer
STEM at CDC Resources

STRAND: Curriculum and Assessment

Show Details

CDC staff will provide a tour of CDC’s publicly available STEM resources for teachers. The session will feature the newly released CDC NERD Academy curriculum, which uses real-world COVID-19 data and scenarios to teach foundational science, math, and critical thinking skills. These lesson plans, activities, and videos are designed to include everything a STEM teacher needs, even without previous knowledge of public health. CDC staff will illustrate how Module 2: How does disease spread? can be used to teach students about the science behind prevention strategies. Attendees will also meet a diverse group of fictional characters and real CDC staff to help introduce some public health STEM careers. By session’s end, attendees will have practiced how to use one of CDC’s ready-to-go STEM resources, gained insight on how to create lessons using real CDC data and scenarios from journal articles, and gathered ideas on how to get students interested in public health careers.

TAKEAWAYS:
Attendees will learn how to use public health examples to illustrate key STEM concepts and skills and to introduce students to STEM careers in public health.

SPEAKERS:
Juliana Azeredo (Centers for Disease Control and Prevention: Atlanta, GA)

Michael Bowen [NSTA Press Submission]: Strategies to Better Develop Student Analysis of Data in STEM Subjects: Data Literacy

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

Georgia World Congress Center - B309



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HO Marble Rolling Lab Activity1_2016.pdf
NSTA_2023_Graphing BowenBartley.pdf
representing data rolling marble outline.pdf
Sample Book Chapter from NSTA Press.pdf
Strategies to better develop student analysis of data in STEM Subjects-2023.pdf

STRAND: Teaching Strategies and Classroom Practice

Show Details

Review data analysis/collecting techniques to help students young and old to learn the relationships between types of data and analysis of it.

TAKEAWAYS:
Participants will learn about "orders of variables" and how understanding these can help their students to better engage in making and interpreting graphs.

SPEAKERS:
G. Michael Bowen (Mount Saint Vincent University: Halifax, NS)

The Wondrous World of Whales, In Your Classroom!

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

Georgia World Congress Center - A303



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Center for Coastal Studies, Provincetown, MA
Eat Like a Whale (NBWM).pdf
Hear Like a Whale (NBWM).pdf
New Bedford Whaling Museum Classroom Tools
New England Coastal Wildlife Alliance
WhaleNet (real whale and other marine life maps and datasets)
Whales - Giants of the Ocean
Wondrous World of Whales session slides.pdf

STRAND: Teaching Strategies and Classroom Practice

Show Details

Whales are complex creatures whose adaptations and behavior can serve as engaging phenomena for lessons. The Wade Institute and New Bedford Whaling Museum invite you to explore interdisciplinary approaches to teaching with whales and participate in inquiry investigations you can do with students.

TAKEAWAYS:
Whale adaptations, behavior, and relationship with humans can serve as investigative phenomena that you can use to teach inquiry-based lessons in science and across a variety of interdisciplinary subjects.

SPEAKERS:
Sandra Ryack-Bell (Wade Institute for Science Education: Quincy, MA), Allison Pagliaro (Wade Institute for Science Education: Quincy, MA)

Making the Middle School Science Classroom Executive Function Friendly

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

Georgia World Congress Center - A404



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Executive functioning (1).pptx

STRAND: Student Learning and Inclusion

Show Details

Executive function deficits are common in students and impact achievement. Come learn what executive functioning is and strategies to make your classroom executive function friendly.

TAKEAWAYS:
Participants will gain a deeper understanding of what executive functioning is and how problems with executive functioning can impact student engagement in the classroom. Through hands-on activities, participants will walk away with ready to implement strategies and ideas to reach all learners.

SPEAKERS:
Melissa Thomas (F. A. Day Middle School: No City, No State)

Recharge yourself! From Striving to Thriving - How to Manage Your Stress

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

Georgia World Congress Center - B403



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Stress Relief Presenentation ATL March 2023 FINAL.pdf

STRAND: No Strand

Show Details

In today’s fast-paced world, chronic stress is common, but your mind and body can pay a high price. Learn to recognize overwhelming stress—and what you can do about it. Most importantly, learn how to use the power of your senses to relieve stress on the spot and stay calm, productive, and focused—no matter what life throws at you.

TAKEAWAYS:
Tips on how to manage stress.

SPEAKERS:
Michelle Phillips (NSTA: Arlington, VA), Azra Chughtai (NSTA: Arlington, VA)

Classroom Discourse for Sensemaking Through the Crosscutting Concepts

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

Georgia World Congress Center - B401


STRAND: Teaching Strategies and Classroom Practice

Show Details

This is session #2 in the PL Committee CCCs Pathway and is designed to support K-12. Attendees will explore the Framework progression documents to understand what is appropriate for their grade level. They will learn about and engage in hands-on activities paired with talk strategies and protocols that focus classroom talk on making sense of observations and data using the Crosscutting Concepts. Attendees will have the chance to talk with fellow participants about how they might use these strategies and tools in their classroom or role and how they can be differentiated to be used at different grade levels. Participants will leave with a virtual toolbox of resources they can take home and apply right away in their sphere.

TAKEAWAYS:
Attendees will leave with discussion strategies and tools they can implement right away in classrooms to support student discourse and sensemaking anchored in the Crosscutting Concepts.

SPEAKERS:
Rebecca Garelli (Arizona Science Teachers Association), Leah Litz (Omaha's Henry Doorly Zoo & Aquarium: No City, No State), Kimberley Astle (Washington Office of Superintendent of Public Instruction: Olympia, WA)

Career awareness through innovative webbased curricula

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

Georgia World Congress Center - B306


STRAND: Curriculum and Assessment

Show Details

In this unique curriculum, called BioScann, students become science experts, interpreting data to address a real-world challenge from their expert perspective. Students share their expertise in teams where communication and collaboration are essential to finding a final class solution to the problem. By showcasing a broad array of careers that require a range of training and education, we expose students to science careers that are in high demand; a major point being that STEM is for everyone! BioScann modules are web-based and free. The workshop will showcase a 3-day module designed for grades 7-9, but additional modules that focus on plastic pollution and antibiotic resistance are under development. And are expected to be released in 2023. Evaluations of the original BioScann module indicate that students show dramatic and sustained increases in life sciences interest and career awareness and demonstrate an increased ability to read graphs and interpret complex data.

TAKEAWAYS:
Engage in web-based curriculum that introduces students to a wide range of science careers. You will first experience the curriculum from the student perspective but will also be coached to deliver this free curriculum in your classroom. This curriculum is compatible with google classroom.

SPEAKERS:
Maggie Keeler (Senior Curriculum Specialist), Michelle Mischke (VP of Biotechnology Education Programs: CAmbridge, MA)

Computer Science in the Middle School Science Classroom

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

Georgia World Congress Center - C209


STRAND: Teaching Strategies and Classroom Practice

Show Details

This session will integrate programming/coding as a tool for use in a science classroom. Participants will use various tools, such as Scratch, to implement programming in their already designed science classes.

TAKEAWAYS:
Participants will: 1. learn how to integrate computer science into their science classroom; 2. experience resources they can use in their classrooms; and 3. develop a lesson using computer science in their classroom.

SPEAKERS:
Tammie Schrader (NorthEast Washington ESD 101: Spokane, WA)

Facilitating Science Inquiry Investigations using Simple Programmable Tools

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

Georgia World Congress Center - A403


STRAND: Teaching Strategies and Classroom Practice

Show Details

Participants will learn about block coding, physical computing, and how small microcontrollers can be used with middle school students to conduct inquiry investigations using a computational thinking approach.

TAKEAWAYS:
Participants will learn the basics of block coding (using either Scratch or the web-based emulator for a widely available microcontroller) & the principals of physical computing/computational thinking as applied to science classrooms to help students conduct better inquiry investigations.

SPEAKERS:
Susan German (Hallsville Middle School: Hallsville, MO), G. Michael Bowen (Mount Saint Vincent University: Halifax, NS)

Recharge Yourself! From Striving to Thriving: Part 2 Stress Management

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

Georgia World Congress Center - B403



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Stress Management Part II ATL March 2023 FINAL.pdf

STRAND: No Strand

Show Details

While it may seem like there’s nothing you can do about stress at work and home, there are steps you can take to relieve the pressure and regain control. Stress wreaks havoc on your emotional equilibrium, as well as your physical health. It narrows your ability to think clearly, function effectively, and enjoy life. Effective stress management helps you break the hold stress has on your life, so you can be happier, healthier, and more productive

TAKEAWAYS:
Tips on how to relieve pressure and regain control.

SPEAKERS:
Azra Chughtai (NSTA: Arlington, VA), Michelle Phillips (NSTA: Arlington, VA)

Promoting Scientific Literacy with Virtual Simulations

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

Georgia World Congress Center - B310


STRAND: Teaching Strategies and Classroom Practice

Show Details

This session will focus on using the CER Framework, Scientific Argumentation and virtual simulations to support literacy in science lessons.

TAKEAWAYS:
Attendees will build their capacity to increase students' literacy skills using virtual simulations to support science lessons.

SPEAKERS:
Ramon Reeves (North Atlanta High School: Atlanta, GA), Karin Mason (Atlanta Public Schools: Atlanta, GA)

Local Phenomenon-Based Projects

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

Georgia World Congress Center - A408


STRAND: Teaching Strategies and Classroom Practice

Show Details

Learn how to better integrate local phenomena into classroom learning through the use of long-term projects and the eCYBERMISSION STEM competition.

TAKEAWAYS:
Attendees will learn strategies to use student-chosen local phenomena as the basis for long-term projects and participation in a national STEM competition, eCYBERMISSION.

SPEAKERS:
Carey Dieleman (National Science Teaching Association: No City, No State), Kathryn Lasky (NSTA/Army Educational Outreach Program)

Effective Discourse Strategies for Creating Inclusive Science/STEM Classrooms

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

Georgia World Congress Center - B401



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Resource Dashboard_NSTA Atlanta 2023_ Effective Discourse Strategies for Creating Inclusive STEM Classrooms Resource Dashboard.pdf

STRAND: Student Learning and Inclusion

Show Details

Join this session to explore effective and practical student discourse strategies that promote inclusive and productive classroom discourse. In this session, you will have the opportunity to engage in a few strategies as a learner to better equip you with implementing these with your students!

TAKEAWAYS:
Participants will leave with a deeper understanding of shifts in classroom talk patterns, like moving away from the I-R-E talk pattern and towards Productive Talk. Attendees will engage with practical and effective discourse strategies that promote inclusive and productive classroom discourse.

SPEAKERS:
Rebecca Garelli (Arizona Science Teachers Association)

Bringing the Scientist Out of EVERY Student: How an anchoring phenomenon activates three dimensional learning.

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

Georgia World Congress Center - A301



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Integrating Science and Engineering Practices into Teaching and Learning
STEM Teaching Tool #30
Marietta City Schools Instructional Framework for Science Classrooms
Presentation Slides
Prompts for Integrating Crosscutting Concepts into Instruction and Assessments
STEM Teaching Tools #41

STRAND: Teaching Strategies and Classroom Practice

Show Details

This session will take teachers behind the scenes of 3D Science to learn firsthand how phenomena draws every student into the scientific learning process.

TAKEAWAYS:
Teachers will experience as students how a phenomenon serves as a bridge connecting cultural differences, science strands, and sense making strategies.

SPEAKERS:
Candice Taylor (Marietta Middle School: Marietta, GA), Keisha Kirkpatrick (Marietta High School: Marietta, GA)

Getting Students Excited About STEM with a Competition…and How to Do It Without Losing Time!

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

Georgia World Congress Center - A408


STRAND: Teaching Strategies and Classroom Practice

Show Details

Participate in an activity created by expert teachers that will help you better understand how to get your students involved in STEM competitions, including the eCYBERMISSION competition.

TAKEAWAYS:
Attendees will learn how to juggle student participation in STEM competitions with the rest of their teaching load and integrate the eCYBERMISSION STEM competition into their classroom.

SPEAKERS:
Carey Dieleman (National Science Teaching Association: No City, No State), Kathryn Lasky (NSTA/Army Educational Outreach Program)

NARST-Sponsored Session: Science Learning, Theatre, and Practices of Respect: Generative Engagement through Embodying Science in Urban Elementary Classrooms

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

Georgia World Congress Center - B303


STRAND: Teaching Strategies and Classroom Practice

Show Details

The session uses embodied performances to support students’ science engagement. This interdisciplinary approach creates opportunities for multimodal literacies (e.g., body movement, oral/written texts, sound/music) that students can use to construct & communicate science knowledge & identities.

TAKEAWAYS:
Attendees will learn how to use theatre practices (i.e., adaptation, embodiment, affirming ideas, & representing transformation) to support their students’ learning of science ideas, concepts, practices, & development of science identities in elementary/middle school classrooms via science theatre.

SPEAKERS:
Maria Rosario (Teacher: Chicago, IL), Stephanie Spezza (Graduate student), Jaegen Ellison (Teaching Artist/Educator), Miguel Melchor (DeWitt Clinton Elementary School: Chicago, IL), Rebecca Kotler (Postdoctoral Research Associate)

Exploring Practices, Nature of Science, and Science in Society: Analyzing Historical Primary Sources from the Library of Congress

Friday, March 24 • 8:00 AM - 9:00 AM

Georgia World Congress Center - A402



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Analyzing Primary Sources_NOS
Session PPT
Connecting List
List of connecting items for opening activity
Primary Sources in the Science Classroom_Cross Cutting Concepts_Phenomena.pdf
Universe Slices
PDF of primary sources used for main activity
Using Primary Sources in Science Classroom_Nature of Science Focus

STRAND: Teaching Strategies and Classroom Practice

Show Details

Practice hands-on strategies for engaging students with scientific notebooks, letters, photos, drawings and more! These free online resources elevate the stories behind scientific endeavor, highlighting scientific practices, the nature of science, and connections between science and society.

TAKEAWAYS:
Participants will learn how to access millions of free digitized primary sources and practice hands-on strategies for using them to promote critical thinking skills and a deeper understanding of real-world scientific practices, the nature of science, and connections between science and society.

SPEAKERS:
Jacqueline Katz (Science Teacher), Michael Apfeldorf (Library of Congress: Washington, DC)

Helping Students Read Like a Scientist

Friday, March 24 • 8:00 AM - 9:00 AM

Georgia World Congress Center - B305



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Helping Students Read Like Scientists.pptx
PowerPoint with strategies to support struggling readers, either due to reading or engagement.
Resources used in this presentation Google Folder

STRAND: Teaching Strategies and Classroom Practice

Show Details

NGSS SEP 8 requires students to read like scientists. Develop questions and learn strategies to support student understanding of how to read like scientists.

TAKEAWAYS:
Part of scientific literacy is being able to access science news articles. Learn strategies to use in the classroom to support your students to read like scientists.

SPEAKERS:
Janel McPhillips (Calvert County Public Schools: Prince Frederick, MD)

Supporting All Students Make Sense of Phenomena By Building All of Their Intellectual Resources

Friday, March 24 • 8:00 AM - 9:00 AM

Georgia World Congress Center - B406a/b



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OER PD Module Supporting All Students to Make Sense of Phenomena
In this workshop, we will build our capacity to identify the range of intellectual resources students use as they make sense of phenomena. We will first explore how equity and justice relate to culture-based approaches to pedagogy—and then focus on how to identify and leverage the resources students use in moments of sensemaking.
Principles of Equitable Science Instruction
STEM Teaching Tool How can I promote equitable sensemaking
In a phenomena-focused, 3D approach to science learning, students use science practices to consider each other’s ideas based on available interpretations and evidence. To promote deep and equitable learning, plan purposefully to ensure that the various perspectives that students bring to making sense of phenomena are solicited, clarifed, and considered. It is important to support students as they develop a shared understanding of the diferent perspectives in the group.
STEM Teaching Tool Implementing Meaningful STEM Education with Indigenous Stude
Indigenous ways of knowing are often perceived to be contrary to STEM learning, but they are in fact powerful resources for learning. STEM instruction should be made inclusive for Indigenous students by building connections between Indigenous and Western STEM. There are a set of strategies teachers can use to intentionally incorporate indigenous ways of knowing into STEM learning environments—both in and out of school and in relation to family and community.
STEM Teaching Tool Research Brief The Informal Formative Assessment Cycle
Informal formative assessment in the classroom takes place when a teacher elicits student thinking and makes immediate use of this knowledge in instruction. In this study, researchers studied three teachers with varying informal assessment practices to explore the nature of informal formative assessment and its connection to student learning.

STRAND: Teaching Strategies and Classroom Practice

Show Details

Students bring amazing intellectual resources to make sense of natural phenomena. Come learn how to notice and leverage them in your teaching.

TAKEAWAYS:
Culturally responsive education supports student sensemaking and learning in science. Inclusive science strategies help teachers learn to see students’ sense-making resources. These methods help us create and adapt curriculum that is equitable and justice centered.

SPEAKERS:
Deb Morrison (University of Washington: No City, No State), Philip Bell (University of Washington: Seattle, WA)

Leverage Real-World & Daily Data as a Hook to “Analyze & Interpret”

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

Georgia World Congress Center - C208



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https://dataspire.tiny.us/03-24-23
To access resources from the session please complete this short form. We will email you the slide deck following the session.

STRAND: Student Learning and Inclusion

Show Details

Why do many students struggle with data? We will explore strategies for finding high quality datasets and discuss different approaches of building data skills by integrating real-time data into our teaching. Data as our instructional hook can result in changes for all of our students' data skills.

TAKEAWAYS:
Review ways to leverage real-world data -- including personalized or daily data -- to enhance all students’ ability to access and make sense of data as parts of our instructional practices and/or adjust the curriculum you have.

SPEAKERS:
Kristin Hunter-Thomson (Dataspire Education & Evaluation, LLC)

Pick Up Your Feelings: Culturally Relevant and Sustaining Pedagogies in Middle Level Science Classroom

Friday, March 24 • 1:20 PM - 2:20 PM

Georgia World Congress Center - A410



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CRSP in Middle Level Science Classrooms.pptx.pdf

STRAND: Equity and Justice

Show Details

This session will provide a definition and overview of Culturally Relevant and Sustaining Pedagogy (CRSP), discuss why CRSP is vital for educational and personal liberation, and explore middle level science CRSP lesson plans.

TAKEAWAYS:
This session will provide a definition and overview of Culturally Relevant and Sustaining Pedagogy (CRSP), discuss why CRSP is vital for educational and personal liberation, and explore middle level science CRSP lesson plans.

SPEAKERS:
Kiana Eaddy (6th Grade Science Teacher: Columbia, SC)

Making Sense of Data Through the Crosscutting Concepts

Friday, March 24 • 1:20 PM - 2:20 PM

Georgia World Congress Center - B401


STRAND: No Strand

Show Details

Join members of NSTA’s Professional Learning Committee to explore effective strategies and resources that focus on helping students make sense of data using the Crosscutting Concepts. In this session, you will have the opportunity to engage with the strategies and consider how to implement them with

TAKEAWAYS:
Participants will leave with sensemaking strategies for engaging students in the Science and Engineering Practice of Analyzing and Interpreting Data, through the lens of the Crosscutting Concept of Patterns, that can immediately be implemented with students!

SPEAKERS:
Kimberley Astle (Washington Office of Superintendent of Public Instruction: Olympia, WA), Rebecca Garelli (Arizona Science Teachers Association)

Resources for Engaging in Climate Justice Centered Teaching and Learning

Friday, March 24 • 4:00 PM - 5:00 PM

Georgia World Congress Center - B404



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Slides for Climate Ed Tools Overview
Slide deck highlights a broad range of climate education tools.

STRAND: Teaching Strategies and Classroom Practice

Show Details

Come explore teaching strategies and supports for engaging in climate justice centered phenomena and issues. Youth are seeking this type of socio-ecological learning opportunities!

TAKEAWAYS:
Climate Ed Tools contain strategies to engage in climate justice instruction, to support climate change learning and communication among educator peers, and to get ideas for how to do this type of instruction in your own classroom.

SPEAKERS:
Philip Bell (University of Washington: Seattle, WA), Deb Morrison (University of Washington: No City, No State)

How to Create Learning Experiences Around Meaningful and Authentic Phenomena or Problems

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

Georgia World Congress Center - B409


STRAND: Teaching Strategies and Classroom Practice

Show Details

Meaningful phenomena and authentic problems make learning experiences in science classrooms more relevant and equitable for students. Come learn what makes phenomena meaningful and problems authentic and then leave with some high-quality instructional materials that you can use in your classroom.

TAKEAWAYS:
Meaningful phenomena and authentic problems are more than a hook or an example – they drive learning and provide a context for sense-making.

SPEAKERS:
Victor Sampson (The University of Texas at Austin: Austin, TX)

Bringing the Outside In For All Students With Hands-On Activities and Digital Slides

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

Georgia World Congress Center - B306


STRAND: Teaching Strategies and Classroom Practice

Show Details

Participants will explore scientific tools and digital interactive slides to provide meaningful data collection opportunities from a variety of ecosystems not always available to all students. They will also learn how to design their own interactive slides suitable for all grade levels and content.

TAKEAWAYS:
Participants will use tools such as a photometer, infrared thermometer, and watt meter to collect data, and enhance this experience with digital interactive slides providing additional data.

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

Get Those Hands Dirty: PBL to Jumpstart Your Students' Love for Science

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

Georgia World Congress Center - A314


STRAND: Teaching Strategies and Classroom Practice

Show Details

This workshop is designed to encourage teachers to jumpstart a love for learning science by using multiple project-based learning ideas, hands-on activities, and STEM challenges. Ignite your students' creativity! Challenge your students' problem-solving abilities! Let them get their hands dirty!

TAKEAWAYS:
Participants will experience first hand a couple of hands-on activities and be given a guide filled with multiple project ideas and instructions on how to implement them in their class. They will learn how to engage their students and alter their perception and love for learning science!

SPEAKERS:
Kandis Howard (Science Teacher: Mansfield, AR)

Who Killed Dr. Zwink?

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

Georgia World Congress Center - B403


STRAND: Teaching Strategies and Classroom Practice

Show Details

Do have the forensic skills needed to solve the mystery? Join Dr. Yemothy for a mini-CSI hands-on workshop exploring basic forensics skills needed to solve the murder. Leave with a packet of classroom activities and murder mystery for your students to solve.

TAKEAWAYS:
Participants will leave with the experience of practicing forensic skills that can be done in a classroom setting. Educators will be provided with a packet of forensic activities and a murder mystery to take back to their classroom for use with students.

SPEAKERS:
Nicole Yemothy (K-8 STEM Educator & Trainer)

Inquiry Puzzles! A Practical Approach to Introduce Argument-Driven Inquiry (ADI)

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

Georgia World Congress Center - B316


STRAND: Teaching Strategies and Classroom Practice

Show Details

Are you unsure how or where to begin with Argument-Driven Inquiry? Are you feeling overwhelmed or confused with the ADI approach? If so, this session is for you! This is an immersive workshop that provides a practical approach using puzzles to introduce ADI to your students. Join the fun!

TAKEAWAYS:
Teachers learn a practical way to introduce Argument-Driven Inquiry in classrooms without losing the integrity of the ADI framework and feel confident with the ADI process.

SPEAKERS:
Marwa Crisp (Teacher: No City, No State)

Teaching Sex Ed to Grade 6 and 7

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

Georgia World Congress Center - B313a


STRAND: Student Learning and Inclusion

Show Details

Teaching reproduction and puberty can be challenging for early middle schoolers. We have created a fun, engaging, and inquiry-based curriculum that gets even the most hesitant student excited about sexual health!

TAKEAWAYS:
Teaching reproduction and puberty for middle schoolers can be engaging and fun!

SPEAKERS:
Laura Doyle (MYP Science Teacher: Atlanta, GA), Kyla Corelli (Atlanta International School: Atlanta, GA)

Scaffolded Modeling: Showing Your Thinking Through Self-Directed Learning

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

Georgia World Congress Center - A316


STRAND: Teaching Strategies and Classroom Practice

Show Details

How do you help a student who gets stuck on a critical thinking task without giving them an answer? Explore modeling prompts for scientific phenomena to dig deeper and communicate your understanding that you can implement with the students so they can produce exemplary work.

TAKEAWAYS:
Participants will practice using modeling prompts they can bring to their classes to support student learning while utilizing evidence statements to ensure student empowerment and consistency across the curriculum.

SPEAKERS:
Erik Bullock (Grade 6 Science Teacher: Vienna, 0), Allison Wise (American Community School of Abu Dhabi: Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates)

More than just a hook: Using anchoring phenomena to support student sensemaking throughout an entire unit

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

Georgia World Congress Center - B304



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2023 [email protected]
contains links to all BC OEI presentations at the 2023 NSTA conference in held in April 2023 in Atlanta

STRAND: Teaching Strategies and Classroom Practice

Show Details

Increase your ability to use phenomena to anchor sensemaking throughout an entire unit rather than simply hook students’ interests. We will explore examples from the free OpenSciEd curriculum to show how to anchor entire units in a phenomenon and support students to make sense of the natural world.

TAKEAWAYS:
Phenomenon-based instruction is not about grabbing interest or demonstrating concepts, but rather anchoring sensemaking throughout a unit in explaining an observable event. Tools like the driving question board and progress tracker can focus student thinking on figuring out an anchoring phenomenon.

SPEAKERS:
Jamie Noll (BSCS Science Learning: Colorado Springs, CO), Bruce Kamerer (School Support Specialist: Chestnut Hill, MA), Ji-Sun Ham (School Support Specialist: Chestnut Hill, MA), Benjamin Lowell (New York University: New York, NY)

Host an Earth Day STEM Outreach Event!

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

Georgia World Congress Center - C212



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Google Slides

STRAND: No Strand

Show Details

Come learn how to host an Earth Day STEM outreach event for families! We will share activities, planning aspects, and implementation strategies.

TAKEAWAYS:
STEM Outreach events can be a way to engage students and families in equitable STEM learning to encourage and support all learners. This will provide information on how to replicate a STEM outreach event we hosted at our local STEM Center along with ideas about implementing it in different formats

SPEAKERS:
Jennifer Meadows (Tennessee Tech: Cookeville, TN), Kelly Moore (Tennessee Tech: Cookeville, TN)

Fun with Force and Motion

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

Georgia World Congress Center - B310



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Acceleration War
Fun with Force and Motion Presentation
Lab Calculating Net Force
Marshmallow launcher
Lab Cars in Motion
Lab Newtons Laws

STRAND: Student Learning and Inclusion

Show Details

Attendees will engage in hands-on activities focused on force and motion concepts. Activities are easy set-ups using low-cost household materials that promote inclusivity of all students.

TAKEAWAYS:
Attendees will be engaged in multiple activities that promote learning and inclusivity of all students. Necessary materials and best teaching practices will be shared so that attendees can immediately incorporate knowledge and activities into their own classrooms.

SPEAKERS:
Andrea Starks (Houston Middle School: Germantown, TN)

The Fast and the Curious: A Math and Science Integrated Inquiry into Force and Motion

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

Georgia World Congress Center - A402


STRAND: Teaching Strategies and Classroom Practice

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Introduction: How long does it take you to react when you notice a change in your environment? If you are riding a bike or driving a car, how long would it take for you to apply the brakes? Do you think this time is the same for everyone? Part 1: Desmos Activity: The Tortoise and the Hare: In this interactive mission, participants use the story of the Tortoise and the Hare to develop a motion graph. Once the motion graph is created, participants will analyze the graph to determine where the motion was the greatest, where it stopped, and where it decreased. Part 2: The Fast and the Curious Mission: If you were a timer at a track meet, how would the times you record on your stopwatch compare to the actual times of the runners? Participants watch a clip of a race and they have to use their stopwatch/phone to time the race. They are comparing their reaction time with the actual time using a linear relationship.

TAKEAWAYS:
Participants will collect data of speed and reaction time, then present their data by creating and graphing an algebraic equation that compares the actual amount of time with the average time that you recorded.

SPEAKERS:
Ashley Neumann (Teacher), Kyan Butler (Spring ISD: Houston, TX)

Using Eduprotocols with NGSS to Increase DOK Levels & 4C Practice

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

Georgia World Congress Center - B405


STRAND: Teaching Strategies and Classroom Practice

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Need support in creating an NGSS driven, student-centered Science classroom? Learn how to implement Eduprotocols, lesson frames that will positively impact student learning and help you plan in less time.

TAKEAWAYS:
Learn how to use Eduprotocols with NGSS to increase DOK and 4C practice within the Science classroom. Strategies, best practices, and iterations will be modeled to support teachers who are looking to create a student-centered classroom, plan less, and positively impact student learning.

SPEAKERS:
Erin Siverd (Virtual Learning Specialist: , PA), Ariana Hernandez (Teacher: Hesperia, CA)

Whose Patient Zero? An Epidemiology Challenge

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

Georgia World Congress Center - B312


STRAND: Teaching Strategies and Classroom Practice

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It happens every school year. Someone came to school sick and spreads their germ. Now 20% of the class is sick. Can you use your contract tracing skills to determine who Patient Zero might have been? Participants will work in epidemiology teams to spread the flu and try to identify Patient Zero.

TAKEAWAYS:
Experience from the student’s perspective of how to execute this lab and what it takes as a team member to solve the mystery. Participants will also receive teacher guide packet for how to set up and implement the lab in their classroom with students.

SPEAKERS:
Vidalina Trevino (Albert Einstein Fellow: Alexandria, VA), Nicole Yemothy (K-8 STEM Educator & Trainer)

Perception Science + Real-World Data + Data Visualization = Enhancing Students’ Data Analysis & Interpretation

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

Georgia World Congress Center - B407



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https://dataspire.tiny.us/03-25-23
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STRAND: Teaching Strategies and Classroom Practice

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Do your students struggle to make sense of graphs? You're not alone. Join us to explore new ways to leverage how our eyes work to make working with graphs and real-world data easier for your students. Gain strategies you can use this week regardless of what curriculum or graphing programs you use.

TAKEAWAYS:
Access classroom-ready strategies to better leverage graphs from online data portals and ways to better set students up for success to make sense of data patterns in any graph they are using in your science classroom.

SPEAKERS:
Kristin Hunter-Thomson (Dataspire Education & Evaluation, LLC)

Hexagonal Thinking in the Science Classroom

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

Georgia World Congress Center - A314



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Hexagonal Thinking Resources

STRAND: Teaching Strategies and Classroom Practice

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Hexagonal Thinking ensures the learning environment features a high degree of student engagement by providing a framework for academic discussion where all students participate. Attendees experience Hexagonal Thinking using science, math and engineering concepts to make connections between them.

TAKEAWAYS:
Attendees will learn a hands-on strategy that will help students make connections between academic vocabulary, engineering practices and science concepts visible in the classroom.

SPEAKERS:
Miranda Rosenhoover (Aledo ISD: Aledo, TX)

EDP: Grow Engineers When Your Day Falls Apart

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

Georgia World Congress Center - B314



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EDP_ challenge sheet.pdf
EDP_ Grow Engineers When Your Day Falls Apart links and supplies.pdf

STRAND: Teaching Strategies and Classroom Practice

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We will compare the scientific method with the engineering design process, highlighting the idea that the scientific method is more linear and the engineering design process is more cyclical. After overviewing the SEPs, we will use a typical classroom challenge that includes criteria and constraints to lead participants through the engineering design process, taking on the role of the students. Once the challenge is completed, we will look at how many of the SEPs were used during our engineering design process challenge. This will help emphasize the importance of students completing the entire EDP process as a way to develop students' critical thinking skills and scientific behaviors. Stem Tool #32 (stemteachingtools.org) says, "Engaging with a range of practices in different configurations helps students understand that there is not just one way to conduct science and that scientists draw upon varied practices in their research."

TAKEAWAYS:
Although a teacher may not be working toward a content standard, focusing on science and engineering practices alone is an integral part of science education.

SPEAKERS:
Ashley Tilley (AMSTI-UM: Pelham, AL), Holly Adams (University of Montevallo: Montevallo, AL)

Tricks of the Trade for Enhancing Open Source Materials

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

Georgia World Congress Center - B315


STRAND: Teaching Strategies and Classroom Practice

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Participants will engage in a series of strategies that have been used with the OpenSciEd curriculum to enhance student engagement. Come see how to diversify the implementation of open source materials with teacher-tested techniques that promote equity in the classroom.

TAKEAWAYS:
Attendees will see the power in utilizing a diverse array of strategies designed to actively engage students while still teaching a curriculum as intended.

SPEAKERS:
Cathi Cox-Boniol (Louisiana Tech University: No City, No State)

Go Big or Go Home- with Large Scale Kinesthetic Modeling

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

Georgia World Congress Center - C213



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Session Presentation
The presentation I used in my session at the NSTA conference in Atlanta

STRAND: No Strand

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Create large scale models and diagrams on a wide variety of subjects in open spaces both on inside floors and outdoors. Learn how to get the most out of your school building spaces and engage your students’ interests using inexpensive materials and kinesthetic activities!

TAKEAWAYS:
You and your students will learn how to make and use large scale models to explore many scientific topics. Using materials like electrical tape, sidewalk chalk, string and other simple materials, we will make and use large scale models of an ellipse, heart and body systems, cells, water cycle.

SPEAKERS:
David Ebersole (Greece Athena Middle School: Rochester, NY)

Middle School Share-a-thon hosted by National STEM Scholar Program

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

Georgia World Congress Center - B408


STRAND: Teaching Strategies and Classroom Practice

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Come network with the National STEM Scholars, (a group of middle science school teachers) as we share our innovative, hands-on projects, materials, results, and curriculum.

TAKEAWAYS:
• Discover new ideas, lessons and projects that you can use in your middle school classroom • Network with other middle school teachers from around the country • Experience effective real-world projects that encourage all learners to be scientifically literate

SPEAKERS:
Ashley Ventrella (American Heritage School, Boca Delray Campus: Delray Beach, FL), Jennifer Polacek (Globe Park Elementary School: Woonsocket, RI), Lori Schoenwiesner (VA Department of Conservation and Recreation: Richmond, VA), Susan Hall (King Philip Regional Middle School: Norfolk, MA), Tonya Prentice (Tremont Consolidated School: Bass Harbor, ME), Tasha Jordan (Ferguson Middle School: Ferguson, MO), Kerrie McDaniel (Western Kentucky University: Bowling Green, KY)

Integrating Games Based Learning, G-Force Cars into Science

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

Georgia World Congress Center - B310


STRAND: Student Learning and Inclusion

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This workshop will be integrating Game Based Learning strategies into hands on experience for participants. The focus will be looking at crosscutting concepts and the science and engineering practices to make science come alive thru game play.

TAKEAWAYS:
Participants will come away with a model and their own lesson as well as ideas on game based learning integrated through the Next Generation Science Standards.

SPEAKERS:
Tammie Schrader (NorthEast Washington ESD 101: Spokane, WA)

Fill Your Teacher Toolbox! 30+ Free Strategies, Activities, Templates and Resources Designed to Increase Student Engagement and Achievement for ALL Learners

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

Georgia World Congress Center - B313a


STRAND: Student Learning and Inclusion

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With increasing diversity in student populations and continued focus on STEM education, new approaches are needed to increase student interest and literacy in science. Student success in the science classroom requires that they be authentically engaged as they investigate and communicate their understanding of scientific phenomena. In this session, participants will receive 30+ classroom-ready strategies, activities, games, templates, and resources that will help engage all learners and increase student achievement in various domains of science. The resources and strategies provided will help participants teaching grade 6 and higher motivate even the most unengaged students. Resources and strategies target areas of the 5- E Model of instruction. Many activities can be used as formative assessments to assess student learning. Participants may modify the activities based on the content they teach and the academic level of student groups and individual students.

TAKEAWAYS:
Attendees will explore resources including activities, templates, games, etc. they can use to increase the scientific literacy and engagement of all students. These can be used “as is” or modified to include other content based on the needs of the learners.

SPEAKERS:
Iris Mudd (Winston-Salem/Forsyth County Schools: Winston Salem, NC)

Inquiry with Impact: A Streamlined Process for IBL

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

Georgia World Congress Center - A313


STRAND: Teaching Strategies and Classroom Practice

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Discover CERTL’s proven inquiry-based approach that aims to increase teacher effectiveness. Dynamic scenarios with embedded lab activities deliver content in a real-world context that spark student-led discussions. Participants will experience a hands-on student inquiry and receive takeaways.

TAKEAWAYS:
Teachers will be provided inquiry-based learning scenarios and embedded lab activities that will allow them to deliver content in a real-world context that develops students’ critical thinking skills.

SPEAKERS:
Leslie Russell (The Center of Excellence for Research, Teaching and Learning: No City, No State), Stan Hill (Wake Forest School of Medicine: Winston Salem, NC)

Upcycling Science Lessons: How to take your beloved lesson and upcycle it to 3D

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

Georgia World Congress Center - A312



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Upcycling Science Resources

STRAND: Teaching Strategies and Classroom Practice

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Join us in this workshop to explore ways to review a beloved lesson and give it a 3D upgrade. Shifting to 3-dimensional teaching can seem like an insurmountable challenge. Teachers may wonder, aren’t I already teaching 3-dimensionally? Can’t I take a lesson and make it 3D? In some cases, yes, give that lesson an upgrade! In this workshop, we will explore how to identify if a lesson is 3-dimensional, if it can be tweaked to be 3-dimensional, or if it needs to be completely re-worked. Then, we will examine ways to incorporate 3-dimensional learning and teaching practices into an existing lesson. Finally, educators will be provided time to apply these strategies to a lesson of their own that they bring, or select from a group of provided lessons. By the end, educators will have the skills to make changes in their own teaching practice and take home a ready-to-implement 3D lesson.

TAKEAWAYS:
Research shows that teachers struggle transitioning to 3-dimensional teaching (Smith, 2020). One step that can help teachers begin to make the shift is to adapt familiar lessons. In this session, teachers will walk away with a beloved lesson they have upgraded to a 3D masterpiece.

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

The Art and Science of Sports: A STEAM Interactive Exhibit for Learners of All Ages

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

Georgia World Congress Center - B405


STRAND: Teaching Strategies and Classroom Practice

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A STEAM Center's Art and Science of Sports Interactive Exhibit, its STEAM curriculum, and lessons learned from more than 2,000 students.

TAKEAWAYS:
Participants will learn ways to incoroporate many different science-based, hand-on, minds-on activities into their classrooms as explored during at the Art and Science of Sports presented by the STEAM Center for Applied Creativity and Innovation.

SPEAKERS:
Brian Gerber (Professor: Valdosta, GA), Jessica Pippin (Administrative Coordinator: No City, No State)

Designing for Understanding: Making Intentional Connections

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

Georgia World Congress Center - A311


STRAND: Teaching Strategies and Classroom Practice

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NGSS storylines will provide the backdrop for a highly constructive, interactive session where attendees experience the power of questioning to drive connected lessons, deepen student thinking, and provide significant learning for all students. This session targets PK-8 teachers.

TAKEAWAYS:
Session attendees will leave with a vade mecum (go ahead and google it, you WANT this!) that will support implementation of transdisciplinary design processes. Takeaways include: Storyline development tools and teacher-constructed model of design processes for use in the classroom and more!

SPEAKERS:
Bridget Miller (University of South Carolina: Columbia, SC), Ashley Gess (University of South Carolina: No City, No State)

Sing Your Way Into Their Hearts (and Brains!)

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

Georgia World Congress Center - C210


STRAND: Teaching Strategies and Classroom Practice

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Singing science parodies together will create fun and relaxed shared experiences that will strengthen teacher/student bonds and facilitate future learning. Plus they will learn science concepts without even knowing it!

TAKEAWAYS:
Song can teach as well as create a safe and enjoyable environment for students.

SPEAKERS:
Jen Taylor (Lakeview Academy: Saratoga Springs, UT)

Understanding Mineral Properties through Nanoscience

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

Georgia World Congress Center - A401


STRAND: Teaching Strategies and Classroom Practice

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Have you ever wonder why minerals come in so many different shapes and color? Using nanoscience concepts, come experience how a mineral's internal atomic arrangement contribute to its properties through a fun hands-on activity involving simple materials without an electron microscope!

TAKEAWAYS:
Teaching abstract concepts, such as matter at the atomic scale, can be difficult to get across to our students. Learn to use common household objects to help our students make sense of mineral properties using nanoscience ideas.

SPEAKERS:
Cathy Xiong (Robert F. Wagner, Jr. Secondary School for Arts and Technology: Long Island City, NY), Yishan Lee (PS/MS 219)

Forensic Fun for Everyone!

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

Georgia World Congress Center - C212


STRAND: No Strand

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Forensics is a great way to engage students through hands-on, real world activities but some elementary & middle school teachers feel it is not age appropriate & struggle to affordably create relevant forensics units that meet their standards. In this hands-on session, teachers will see how forensics is fun for all ages! They will learn how to engage their community through a personalized, age-appropriate scenario that uses their community as the crime scene and suspects. Engage in blood typing, fingerprints, genetics, hair, fiber, handwriting analysis & chromatography. Students will learn how to think as scientists, to collaborate & ask relevant probing questions & collect, preserve & analyze evidence during the course of their investigation. Teachers will learn how to create a CSI escape room using Google Forms for remote & in class learners. Both hands-on & virtual activities encourage safe environments & social interactions. Leave ready to set the stage with their own crime scenes!

TAKEAWAYS:
How to use your school community to create an engaging crime for students to solve while encouraging socialization, collaboration, and critical thinking through blood typing, fingerprints, genetics, hair + fiber + handwriting analysis, chromatography, plus ways to create a virtual crime activity.

SPEAKERS:
Elizabeth Guzzetta (Our Lady of Mercy School for Young Women: Rochester, NY)

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