2023 Atlanta National Conference

March 22-25, 2023

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2023 NSELA Leadership Summit

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

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


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

*Private function by invitation only

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

NSTA- Coordination and Supervision Roundtable

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

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


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

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

Engage Students in Rich Discourse

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

Georgia World Congress Center - A313


STRAND: Teaching Strategies and Classroom Practice

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Sponsoring Company: PEER Physics

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

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

K-12 Science Messaging + Communications Brainstorm Session

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

Georgia World Congress Center - B301


STRAND: Leadership and Advocacy

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

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

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

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

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

Georgia World Congress Center - B216


STRAND: Avoiding Teacher Burnout

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Sponsoring Company: Savvas Learning Company

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

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

NSTA District I Reception

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

Omni Atlanta Hotel at CNN Center - Walnut


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

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

NMLSTA Board of Directors Meeting

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

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


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Interested NMLSTA members and invited guests may attend.

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

* Dipping into DEI with M/E & AMSE

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

Omni Atlanta Hotel at CNN Center - Birch


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

***Open to all interested

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

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

Friday, March 24 • 9:20 AM - 10:20 AM

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


STRAND: No Strand

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

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

NSTA Preschool-Elementary Science Teaching Committee

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

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


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

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

SCST Business Meeting

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

Georgia World Congress Center - C205


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SCST Business Meeting

Speed Sharing: Postsecondary and Preservice

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

Georgia World Congress Center - C212



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NSTA as Textbook wPreservice Teachers Instructors Stories - Atlanta 2023

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

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

SPEAKERS:
Flavio Mendez (NSTA: Arlington, VA)

Creating and Maintaining An Equitable Science Classroom

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

Georgia World Congress Center - C206


STRAND: Equity and Justice

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STEM classrooms should establish a welcoming environment in which all individuals can use their cultural knowledge and practices to make sense of the world.

TAKEAWAYS:
Approaches to identify and honor student lived experiences and cultures in STEM classrooms and communities

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

Association for Multicultural Science Education (AMSE) General Membership Meeting

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

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


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

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

Past Presidents' Meeting

Friday, March 24 • 11:00 AM - 1:00 PM

Georgia World Congress Center - A306


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Private Event: Past Presidents Meeting

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

SEPA/APAST Luncheon

Friday, March 24 • 12:00 PM - 2:00 PM

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


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

*Private function by invitation only

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

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

Friday, March 24 • 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM

Georgia World Congress Center - Exhibit Hall, Poster Session Aisle



(Only registered attendees may view session materials. Please login with your NSTA account to view.)
District PL opportunities

STRAND: Teaching Strategies and Classroom Practice

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

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

SPEAKERS:
Michelle Phillips (NSTA: Arlington, VA)

University and College Instructors: Use NSTA with Preservice Teachers

Friday, March 24 • 1:20 PM - 2:20 PM

Georgia World Congress Center - C206



(Only registered attendees may view session materials. Please login with your NSTA account to view.)
Using NSTA with Preservice Teachers - Atlanta 2023

STRAND: No Strand

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Are you a preservice teachers’ instructor? Learn how NSTA's digital resources, virtual experiences, and online community can help your students become the BEST teachers they can be. We will discuss what’s available on the NSTA website and how to easily access it with your own Class Landing page.

TAKEAWAYS:
Preservice teachers using NSTA as a Textbook (or as instructional materials supplement) create a library of resources, grow their network of professional colleagues, and enhance their content and pedagogical knowledge of science.

SPEAKERS:
Flavio Mendez (NSTA: Arlington, VA)

NSTA Preservice Teacher Chapter Program: Engaging the Next Generation of Educators of Science

Friday, March 24 • 2:40 PM - 3:40 PM

Georgia World Congress Center - C206



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Collection: NSTA Preservice Teacher Chapter Program Docs

STRAND: No Strand

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Inviting all Preservice Teachers and Faculty Advisors to learn about NSTA’s Preservice Teacher Chapter Program with National and Local Preservice Teacher Chapters options.

TAKEAWAYS:
Preservice Teachers and Faculty Advisors walk-away informed to participate in NSTA’s Preservice Teacher Chapter Program.

SPEAKERS:
Debi Hanuscin (Western Washington University: Bellingham, WA), Morgan Glann (Central Michigan University: Mount Pleasant, MI), Flavio Mendez (NSTA: Arlington, VA), Nicole Merner (Central Michigan University: Mount Pleasant, MI), Emma Harma (Central Michigan University: Mount Pleasant, MI), Lavender Bertsch (Central Michigan University: Mount Pleasant, MI), Hannah Smock (Central Michigan University: Mount Pleasant, MI), Makayla Spencer (Central Michigan University: Mount Pleasant, MI), Annabelle Fortine (Central Michigan University: Eagle, MI), Jim McDonald (Central Michigan University: Mount Pleasant, MI)

Designing a State Ecosystem for Computer Science Integration

Friday, March 24 • 2:40 PM - 3:40 PM

Georgia World Congress Center - C209


STRAND: Leadership and Advocacy

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Journey with us from passage of state legislation mandating K-12 Computer Science integration and graduation requirement to mobilization of efforts to reach 57,000+ teachers across our state within 18 months. Tools, lessons and resources will be shared to make your journey easier!

TAKEAWAYS:
Attendees will walk away with tools, ideas and structure ideas for leveraging a partnership between a state department of education and a non-profit network to message, empower and mobilize K-12 educators in every role across a state towards the goal of integrating CS into all instruction.

SPEAKERS:
Audra Block (Director of STEAM and Computer Science: Cordova, TN), Becky Ashe (Tennessee STEM Innovation Network-Battelle: Nashville, TN)

Re-engaging Learners in a Post-Covid Classroom

Friday, March 24 • 4:00 PM - 5:00 PM

Georgia World Congress Center - B216


STRAND: Student Learning and Inclusion

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Sponsoring Company: Savvas Learning Company

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

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

NSTA Middle Level Science Teaching Committee

Friday, March 24 • 5:00 PM - 6:00 PM

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


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

*Private function by invitation only

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

GSTA Business Meeting/Meet & Greet

Friday, March 24 • 5:30 PM - 6:30 PM

Omni Atlanta Hotel at CNN Center - Grand Ballroom Foyer


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

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

NESTA's Friends of Earth Science Reception

Friday, March 24 • 6:30 PM - 8:00 PM

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


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

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

National Science Foundation - Teacher Leadership Opportunities within the Federal Government

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

Georgia World Congress Center - B217


STRAND: Leadership and Advocacy

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Sponsoring Company: National Science Foundation

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

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

Explore NSTAs Online Professional Development Opportunities

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

Georgia World Congress Center - Exhibit Hall, Poster Session Aisle



(Only registered attendees may view session materials. Please login with your NSTA account to view.)
NSTA Online Opportunities for PL

STRAND: Teaching Strategies and Classroom Practice

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

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

SPEAKERS:
Michelle Phillips (NSTA: Arlington, VA)

Begin with Me

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

Georgia World Congress Center - Exhibit Hall, Poster Session Aisle


STRAND: Leadership and Advocacy

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

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

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

Increase STEM Instructional Capacity Across School and District Levels

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

Georgia World Congress Center - B214


STRAND: Research to Practice

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Sponsoring Company: STEMscopes by Accelerate Learning

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

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

Building Your Resume as a Pre-Service Teacher through the Resources of NSTA

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

Georgia World Congress Center - C206



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Creating Your Resume with NSTA Experiences

STRAND: No Strand

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Pre-service teachers! Participate in this session to learn how NSTA Resources can provide the skills and knowledge needed to apply for and be successful in any teaching opportunity.

TAKEAWAYS:
Pre-service teachers will get a thorough overview of all the resources and materials available in our NSTA Library and professional development opportunities to strengthen their resume and build confidence when seeking teaching positions.

SPEAKERS:
Flavio Mendez (NSTA: Arlington, VA), Angela Webb (James Madison University: Harrisonburg, VA), Jacob Hayward (Siloam Springs Middle School: Siloam Springs, AR)

Train to Retain: Implementing New Teacher Academy

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

Georgia World Congress Center - A408



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Train to Retain

STRAND: Avoiding Teacher Burnout

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

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

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

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