2023 Atlanta National Conference

March 22-25, 2023

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Stories from the Classroom: Supporting Sensemaking with Primary Sources

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

Georgia World Congress Center - A314



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Stories from the Classroom_ Supporting Sensemaking with Primary Sources.pdf

STRAND: Teaching Strategies and Classroom Practice

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Engage in active exploration of primary source materials that support sensemaking in middle level science and STEM. Leave with a plan for incorporating primary sources into your own lessons.

TAKEAWAYS:
Primary sources can be used to: (1) present phenomena, (2) engage students in science and engineering practices, (3) identify crosscutting concepts, (4) reinforce disciplinary core ideas, and (4) address equity through leveled resources and shared experience.

SPEAKERS:
Kathy Biernat (Zanilu Educational Services, LLC: No City, No State), Donna Governor (University of North Georgia: Dahlonega, GA), Loris Chen (Science Education Consultant: Fair Lawn, NJ)

Cracking the CER Code: How a Mi-STAR Lesson Can Help Your Students Construct Explanations and Argue from Evidence with Confidence

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

Georgia World Congress Center - A411



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Handout
Mi-STAR Open Ed Resource Off-the-Shelf Lesson Claim, Evidence, Reasoning
Mi-STAR Open Ed Resource Off-the-Shelf Lessons

STRAND: Curriculum and Assessment

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As long as there have been CER templates, there have been students who struggle. What’s the difference between evidence and reasoning, or an explanation and an argument, exactly? Our Mi-STAR CER lesson and templates help answer these questions and they are open to all - join us to learn more!

TAKEAWAYS:
Attendees will leave with clear and concise definitions of reasoning, explanations, and argumentation, along with a lesson plan, activities, and templates to help students define and construct all three in the science classroom.

SPEAKERS:
Stephanie Tubman (Michigan Technological University: Houghton, MI), Chris Geerer (Mi-STAR: , MI)

Introducing Phenomena by Analyzing Historical Primary Sources from the Library of Congress

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

Georgia World Congress Center - B304



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Connecting Items.docx
These are the items that we used for the opening activity.
Phenomena PPT.pptx
Teosinte Article
This is the primary source that was used in the example that I gave during the session.

STRAND: Teaching Strategies and Classroom Practice

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Did you know that you can launch units in your science class by engaging students in the analysis of historical primary sources? Join us for this hands-on workshop, where we’ll investigate free, digitized resources to see how they can reveal phenomena linked to the content you teach.

TAKEAWAYS:
Participants will learn how to engage students at the start of a unit by exploring phenomena embedded in historical primary source documents. The strategies discussed will develop the critical thinking and sensemaking strategies of students.

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

Introduction to Vernier: The Basics for Beginners

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

Georgia World Congress Center - B212


STRAND: Teaching Strategies and Classroom Practice

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Sponsoring Company: Vernier Science Education

Do you have Vernier equipment but don’t know how to get started? Do you have questions but aren’t sure whom to ask? Learn about the resources and support available to you from Vernier Science Education and gain confidence to use our technology with your students!

SPEAKERS:
David Carter (Vernier Science Education: Beaverton, OR)

Hands-on Plus! Student-driven Learning with the Smithsonian Grades K-5

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

Georgia World Congress Center - B209


STRAND: Teaching Strategies and Classroom Practice

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Sponsoring Company: Carolina Biological Supply Company

Students can drive their learning through hands-on activities integrated with digital and print resources. Learn how using Smithsonian Science for the Classroom engages students with science and engineering practices and promotes scientific literacy for all students. Take home materials available.

SPEAKERS:
Hoover Herrera (Carolina Biological Supply Co.: Burlington, NC), Melissa Rogers (Smithsonian Science Education Center: Washington, DC)

Embedding Mini-Moments of Literacy Instruction within Elementary Science Lessons

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

Georgia World Congress Center - B216



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NSTA_2023_Literacy_Forsythe.pdf
Draft Presentation PPT

STRAND: Teaching Strategies and Classroom Practice

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Sponsoring Company: Savvas Learning Company

N/A

SPEAKERS:
Michelle Forsythe (Texas State University: San Marcos, TX)

Using Modeling to Strengthen Literacy Strategies in the Elementary Classroom

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

Georgia World Congress Center - B217


STRAND: Teaching Strategies and Classroom Practice

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Sponsoring Company: Activate Learning

Engage in a PRIME lesson to see modeling scaffolds that support student discussions and literacy strategies in the context of science. Experience incorporating academic language in written responses and oral discourse in conjunction with investigations using an interactive word wall.

Getting Ideas Across: Integrating Literacy Skills in Science Investigations

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

Georgia World Congress Center - A309


STRAND: Teaching Strategies and Classroom Practice

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Sponsoring Company: TCI

Join TCI in this interactive session to learn how to integrate language skills while guiding students in developing their science knowledge.

SPEAKERS:
Brian Thomas (TCI: Mountain View, CA)

Authentic Learning: Minimizing Human Impact on the Environment to Save an Endangered Species

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

Georgia World Congress Center - C209


STRAND: Assessment

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Discover an NGSS-aligned, student-driven unit where students are conservation biologists who participate in rigorous opportunities by taking responsibility for their learning, reading scientific papers, analyzing real data, and developing a solution to propose in a culminating exhibition.

TAKEAWAYS:
Attendees will leave with an understanding of how a unit can be designed with a blended approach to project-based learning, standards-based grading, and NGSS as well as with thorough unit resources such as assessments, proficiency rubrics, students exemplars, text sets, and learning tasks.

SPEAKERS:
Allison Wise (American Community School of Abu Dhabi: Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates)

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

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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)

Taking the Next Steps with Science Vocabulary - Strategies and Interventions

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

Georgia World Congress Center - B214


STRAND: Teaching Strategies and Classroom Practice

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Sponsoring Company: STEMscopes by Accelerate Learning

Looking for an engaging and innovative way to get your students to understand the meaning of a word? Experience ways to zoom in and zoom out of science content using a variety of differentiated strategies. Take these ideas straight back to your classroom for immediate use or for interventions.

SPEAKERS:
Susan Arnette (STEMscopes by Accelerate Learning: Houston, TX)

#ScienceSaves: Lessons on how science has benefited humankind

Friday, March 24 • 8:00 AM - 9:00 AM

Georgia World Congress Center - B301


STRAND: No Strand

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An introduction for teachers to free standards-based lessons focused on a diverse group of scientists who have made scientific breakthroughs and the positive role of science in our lives provided by #ScienceSaves.

TAKEAWAYS:
Teachers will become familiar with free resources to teach how science has benefited human outcomes with lessons focused on a diverse group of scientists, including teacher notes with curriculum standards, student response sheets, rubrics, and lesson plans.

SPEAKERS:
Amanda Clapp (The Catamount School: Sylva, NC), Alison Seymour (Science Teacher: Winchester, 0)

Transforming Science Through Project-Based Learning (Grades 3-5)

Friday, March 24 • 8:00 AM - 9:00 AM

Georgia World Congress Center - B214


STRAND: Teaching Strategies and Classroom Practice

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Sponsoring Company: STEMscopes by Accelerate Learning

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SPEAKERS:
Leslie Spaeny (STEMscopes by Accelerate Learning: Houston, TX), Ashley Mathis (STEMscopes by Accelerate Learning: Houston, TX), Susan Codere (CREATE for STEM Institute, Michigan State University, Retired), Cory Miller (CREATE for STEM Institute, Michigan State University: East Lansing, MI), Joseph Krajcik (CREATE for STEM Institute, Michigan State University: East Lansing, MI), Angela Campana (Accelerate Learning, Inc.: Houston, TX)

Speed Sharing: Integrating Literacy in Science

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

Georgia World Congress Center - B301



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Integrating Literacy in the Middle School Classroom

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Are you interested in how to integrate literacy and science? Join this team of educators as they share strategies and resources for using science-focused texts in the secondary classroom. Read Alouds: Developing Literacy and Thinking Skills in Science Read-alouds are a valuable strategy for introducing nonfiction text, articles, and current events to students that can also promote deeper understanding, higher-level thinking, and increased engagement. Learn how to prepare and implement read-alouds in your science class. Planning and Implementing a Whole School Book Read in an Urban High School I will share my experiences with 5 years in a row of planning and implementing a whole school book read at my urban high school. Each book had a health science focus and was read, at least in part, in every classroom, in every content area. This culminated with a whole school exhibition. The Martian in the Physical Science Classroom Incorporating science literacy into the curriculum can be seamless when using the right novel. The Martian by Andy Weir provides an ideal launchpad to bring real-world science "faction" enrichment to your classroom.

SPEAKERS:
Lindsay Santen (Columbus City Schools: Columbus, OH), Meredith Hegarty (Middle School Science Teacher: College Park, GA)

I Want to See Me in My Science Learning…Using Literacy to Meet the Needs of All Science Learners

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

Georgia World Congress Center - B308


STRAND: Equity and Justice

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This session is presented by members of the Georgia Science Teachers Association Board of Directors and shares ways to incorporate literacy in science lessons using inclusive teaching strategies. The session will be a panel presentation that addresses using a broad range of analogies, a mix of textual and visual representations, inclusion of examples that include both women and ethnic minority groups, students with disabilities, use of funds of knowledge, a variety of learning exercises and assessments and the use of rubrics. Justin Harvey (GSTA Director) is submitting this proposal on behalf of the GSTA Board, but he is not one of the presenters. The panel of presenters include: Teresa Massey, GA District 10 Director Robert Bice, GA District 1 Director Jane Reed, District 2 Director Michelle Thompson, District 8 Director Kathryn Mullen, District 12 Director Melissa Niemi, GSTA President-Elect

TAKEAWAYS:
Participants will see how the need to consider diversity is important for all students learning science. Participants will gain research-based strategies for integrating diversity in science lessons that meet the needs of all learners.

SPEAKERS:
Teresa Massey (Graduate Student), Michelle Thompson (Effingham College and Career Academy: No City, No State)

The power of literacy integration: Enhancing opportunities for science learning in elementary grades

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

Georgia World Congress Center - A307



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https://linktr.ee/AmplifyScienceNSTA2023
Power of Literacy Integration - slides - NSTA 2023 Amplify Science.pdf

STRAND: Teaching Strategies and Classroom Practice

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Sponsoring Company: Amplify

Elementary students deserve science! Experience a research-based approach to teaching science that leverages the mutually supportive aspects of science and literacy, and explore how this approach can help you increase instructional time for science while also meeting ELA goals.

Making Sense of Cell Differentiation and Gene Expression

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

Georgia World Congress Center - B207


STRAND: Teaching Strategies and Classroom Practice

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Sponsoring Company: Lab-Aids

Explore the use of sensemaking strategies to help students understand how selective gene expression works. Come experience a model lesson from a new Lab-Aids' program: Science and Global Issues: Biology, developed by SEPUP. This hands-on workshop will also show a connection to genetic engineering.

Cognitively-Based Design Principles for more Effective Science Diagrams

Friday, March 24 • 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM

Georgia World Congress Center - Exhibit Hall, Poster Session Aisle


STRAND: Research to Practice

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Students in K-12 science classrooms don’t think about diagrams the same way adults do, and can be easily “overloaded.” Research in cognition gives us tools to make science diagrams that more effectively support learning. Surprise: often, students learn more without features like arrows and colors!

TAKEAWAYS:
Effective diagrams direct student attention to the most important information and relationships while minimizing cognitive load. Strategies for doing so include tree structures, explicit cues for implicit information, replacing realistic photos with illustrations, and use of the proximity principle.

SPEAKERS:
Audrey Rabi Whitaker (Academy for Young Writers: Brooklyn, NY)

Language, Literacy, and Science Integration (Gr K-8)

Friday, March 24 • 1:20 PM - 2:20 PM

Georgia World Congress Center - A304


STRAND: Curriculum and Assessment

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Sponsoring Company: School Specialty - FOSS

The convergence of language, literacy, and science lands squarely in the science and engineering practices. Engage in a hands-on learning experience and discussion as we explore strategies and tools that support student engagement in the practices and focus on literacy and language development.

SPEAKERS:
Diana Velez (The Lawrence Hall of Science: Berkeley, CA), FOSS Project Staff (The Lawrence Hall of Science: Berkeley, CA)

Effective ways to develop science practices for AP® Environmental Science students, using a textbook.

Friday, March 24 • 1:20 PM - 2:20 PM

Georgia World Congress Center - A311


STRAND: Teaching Strategies and Classroom Practice

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Sponsoring Company: Bedford, Freeman & Worth Publishers

Discover opportunities for AP® Environmental Science students to develop literacy skills along with science skills/science practices needed for the AP® exam. The session will go through each of the 7 science practices using a unit of Environmental Science for the AP® Course, 4e (Friedland/Relyea).

SPEAKERS:
Kristi Schertz (Saugus High School: No City, No State)

Transforming Science Through Project-Based Learning (Grades PK-2)

Friday, March 24 • 1:20 PM - 2:20 PM

Georgia World Congress Center - B214


STRAND: Teaching Strategies and Classroom Practice

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Sponsoring Company: STEMscopes by Accelerate Learning

Have you wanted to implement a Project-Based Learning unit in your classroom? Multiple Literacies in Project-Based Learning (ML-PBL) provides interdisciplinary science units for Grades K-5. Experience hands-on lessons that are enjoyable and intellectually satisfying for the teacher and students.

SPEAKERS:
Leslie Spaeny (STEMscopes by Accelerate Learning: Houston, TX), Susan Codere (CREATE for STEM Institute, Michigan State University, Retired), Joseph Krajcik (CREATE for STEM Institute, Michigan State University: East Lansing, MI), Cory Miller (CREATE for STEM Institute, Michigan State University: East Lansing, MI), Angela Campana (Accelerate Learning, Inc.: Houston, TX)

Once Upon an Earth Science Book: Real Science, Real Literacy Instruction

Friday, March 24 • 2:40 PM - 3:40 PM

Georgia World Congress Center - B309


STRAND: Teaching Strategies and Classroom Practice

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Join the author of the Once Upon A Science Book series to try out a hands-on lesson on ocean garbage patches and the Coriolis Effect. You'll also learn strategies that will help you build literacy while teaching any science topic.

TAKEAWAYS:
Attendees will be introduced to the literacy learning cycle format, in which hands-on work precedes meaningful reading and writing activities. You will see how this system works by participating in a lesson and come away with practical strategies for your classroom.

SPEAKERS:
Jodi Wheeler-Toppen (Author/ Staff Development: Atlanta, GA)

Developing Visual Literacy in the Classroom

Friday, March 24 • 4:00 PM - 5:00 PM

Georgia World Congress Center - B401


STRAND: Teaching Strategies and Classroom Practice

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In this session teachers will come away with strategies to intentionally incorporate reading, dialogue and graphing into the classroom to assist students in becoming scientifically literate.

TAKEAWAYS:
This session will include engaging examples of activities that integrate speaking, listening, and reading into the science classroom; helpful tips to reach different learning styles (visual, auditory) in the classroom; tips to promote retention of vocabulary through scaffolding

SPEAKERS:
Courtney Lewis (Katy ISD: Katy, TX), Molly Niedens (Tays Junior High School: Katy, TX)

Comics + Phenomenon + CER = Scientific Literacy

Friday, March 24 • 4:00 PM - 5:00 PM

Georgia World Congress Center - A307


STRAND: Curriculum and Assessment

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Sponsoring Company: Plasma Games

Scientific literacy goes beyond understanding and requires students to make a claim that is supported with fact and reasoning. By incorporating comics, anchoring phenomenon, and repetition, we are taking these CER charts to the next level! Bonus: Leave with an all inclusive access code to a 3D game

Teaching Science with Primary Sources

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

Georgia World Congress Center - A315



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Slides from Teaching Science with Primary Sources

STRAND: Teaching Strategies and Classroom Practice

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Primary sources are a powerful tool for addressing the historical and social aspects of science. In this session we discuss using primary sources in the science classroom, including where to find relevant sources and examples from K-12 science classrooms of lessons using primary sources.

TAKEAWAYS:
Attendees will leave this session with an understanding of how primary source materials can help students develop their knowledge and science literacy, as well as knowing where to find science-relevant primary sources and examples of how they can be incorporated in the science classroom.

SPEAKERS:
Julie James (Asst. Director for Professional Learning), Shelby Watson (The University of Mississippi: University, MS)

“Using Scientific Phenomena to Strengthen Student and Teacher Questioning”

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

Georgia World Congress Center - B207


STRAND: Teaching Strategies and Classroom Practice

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This session will focus on how middle school teachers can strengthen the use of teacher-led and student-led questioning through the use of phenomena. Teachers can utilize scientific phenomena as a springboard to strengthen student's thinking and problem skills through the formulation of questions re

TAKEAWAYS:
Teachers will learn how to utilize scientific phenomena as a tool for developing students’ questioning skills throughout the teaching of any standard.

SPEAKERS:
Cheryl Robertson (University of Tennessee, Knoxvile)

Building K-12 Literacy Skills for STEM Career Success

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

Georgia World Congress Center - B210



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Building K-12 Literacy Skills for STEM Career Success (1).pdf

STRAND: Sensemaking

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Engage in an interactive panel discussion exploring the importance of English language arts skills for STEM career success, and strategies for building English language arts skills through K-12 science and engineering practices in a sensemaking model.

TAKEAWAYS:
Attendees will leave the session with ideas for using K-12 science and engineering practices to enhance student acquisition of communication and media literacy skills necessary for success in STEM careers.

SPEAKERS:
Liz Martinez (Curriculum/Professional Development: Escondido, CA), Elizabeth Allan (University of Central Oklahoma: Edmond, OK), Loris Chen (Science Education Consultant: Fair Lawn, NJ)

Teaching Students to Evaluate Data Through Real World Connections

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

Georgia World Congress Center - A403



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NSTA 2023 _Teaching Students to Evaluate Data Through Real World Connections.pdf

STRAND: Teaching Strategies and Classroom Practice

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The session will review how to assist students in reading and comprehending articles about scientific topics, explaining or forecasting various types of natural phenomena and determining the accuracy of scientific information by evaluating both the sources and the methodology used to acquire it.

TAKEAWAYS:
Teachers will learn techniques to maximize class time to allow students to use data to discuss and debate relevant content. We know when students are able to identify and understand problems in the world around them, it leads to not only scientific literacy, but to transformation and innovation.

SPEAKERS:
Diane Ripollone (Cardinal Gibbons High School: Raleigh, NC), Kathy Biernat (Zanilu Educational Services, LLC: No City, No State)

Speaking Science: Collaborative Conversations in the Middle School Science Classroom

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

Georgia World Congress Center - A315


STRAND: Teaching Strategies and Classroom Practice

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Teachers will learn the techniques and management practices for using collaborative conversations to increase science literacy, help reluctant learners engaged in the content, provide opportunity for formative assessment, and support the social and emotional needs of middle school learners.

TAKEAWAYS:
Attendees will return to their classroom able to implement a collaborative conversation script workshopped during the session for use the week after NSTA.

SPEAKERS:
Michael Kelly (Teacher: No City, No State)

Engaging English Learners in Science and Engineering Practices (SEPs)

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

Georgia World Congress Center - B304


STRAND: Research to Practice

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This presentation includes a research that investigated middle school science teachers' practices in engaging students in sense making tasks.

TAKEAWAYS:
Teachers will learn about the practices in engaging English learners to access SEPs and develop English proficiency simultaneously.

SPEAKERS:
Edralin Pagarigan (Golden Ring Middle School: Rosedale, MD)

From Struggle to Success: Reading Strategies in the Science Classroom

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

Georgia World Congress Center - C202


STRAND: Teaching Strategies and Classroom Practice

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Reading proficiency is tied to academic success. Teaching various reading and testing strategies and using high quality instructional materials (HQIM) can help students overcome their challenges with comprehension and vocabulary acquisition.

TAKEAWAYS:
How to use reading strategies to help all students develop ways to navigate grade level challenging text. How creating a classroom culture can cultivate an environment conducive for welcoming and increasing literacy in the classroom. How to use testing strategies in science to help students navigate

SPEAKERS:
Leslie White (Duval County Public Schools: Jacksonville, FL)

Get Outside! Uniting K-12 Educators in Rural, Suburban, and Urban Communities Across the Watershed

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

Georgia World Congress Center - B304


STRAND: Teaching Strategies and Classroom Practice

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Participants will learn strategies for implementing Meaningful Watershed Education Experiences in their classrooms. Strategies include how to build relationships with community partners, finding local spaces to use to conduct investigations, and how to engage students in field-based investigations.

TAKEAWAYS:
Participants will have a “front row seat” and get hands-on experience with the resources needed to implement a Meaningful Watershed Educational Experience. Participants will walk away with specific strategies for building partnerships and gaining resources to support their instruction.

SPEAKERS:
Alexis Tharpe (ODU Research Foundation TCEP: Norfolk, VA 23508, VA), Venicia Ferrell (Research Assistant Professor: Norfolk, VA)

Once Upon a Physical Science Book--Real Science, Real Literacy Instruction

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

Georgia World Congress Center - B309


STRAND: Teaching Strategies and Classroom Practice

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Join the author of the Once Upon A Science Book series to try out a specific, hands-on lesson, for kicking off a unit on wave motion. You'll also learn strategies that will help you build literacy while teaching any science topic.

TAKEAWAYS:
Attendees will be introduced to the literacy learning cycle format, in which hands-on work precedes meaningful reading and writing activities. And they will see how this system works by participating in a lesson on wave motion.

SPEAKERS:
Jodi Wheeler-Toppen (Author/ Staff Development: Atlanta, GA)

Using Literature to "Unplug" Computer Science

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

Georgia World Congress Center - A309



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https://comic.sae.org
Participants can get the most out of this experience by setting up a free account to access the gamified comic book from their own device.

STRAND: Teaching Strategies and Classroom Practice

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Participants will explore resources and methods for incorporating age-appropriate literature into computer science lessons independent of technology access. They will gain strategies for selecting content, facilitating discussions, and drawing connections that excite student learning. They will compare print and digital books, collaborate in a CS-ELA activity, and consider classroom applications. Outline: -Discover SAE’s computer science curriculum and literature, including teaching strategies and free STEM resources (15 minutes) -Examine the gamified comic book, STEM Sagas: Virtually Rerouted and learn about hybrid, multidisciplinary applications (10 minutes) -Participate in two peer-to-peer discussions & activities from the Virtually Rerouted curriculum, bringing narrative and science concepts together (30 minutes) -Regroup to share takeaways and ideas

TAKEAWAYS:
Attendees will discover tools and strategies for fostering 21st century & computational skills by integrating literacy with interactive lessons suitable for any classroom environment. Participants also receive a free SAE book and chances to win a classroom STEM kit!

SPEAKERS:
Bonnie Thibodeau (SAE International: Warrendale, PA)

Effective Literacy and Writing Strategies in the Science Classroom

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

Georgia World Congress Center - B214


STRAND: Curriculum and Assessment

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Sponsoring Company: STEMscopes by Accelerate Learning

Come learn how to use effective literacy strategies so that students can better understand science content. Student understanding and critical-thinking skills will improve with these techniques. Join our constructivist approach that promotes literacy in the science classroom.

SPEAKERS:
Suzan Morris (STEMscopes by Accelerate Learning: Houston, TX), Angela Campana (Accelerate Learning, Inc.: Houston, TX)

Using Children's Books in the Middle School Science Classroom

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

Georgia World Congress Center - Exhibit Hall, Poster Session Aisle


STRAND: Teaching Strategies and Classroom Practice

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Various children's books will be presented that can be used to introduce and discuss important science topics in the middle school science classroom. Examples of how I use these books in my classroom and what topics they cover will also be discussed. Books such as "Sparrow Girl" and "Ada Twist Scientist" will also be presented as a way to bring diversity of science thinkers into classrooms and demonstrate that science is inclusive of all race, genders, and cultures. Other books to be presented include "There is a Hair in My Dirt" and "Did a Dinosaur Drink This Water?"

TAKEAWAYS:
Teachers will be provided with examples of how children's literature can be brought into the science classroom to not only engage our students, but teach them important science concepts in the area of Ecology and scientific thinking.

SPEAKERS:
Krista Hachadoorian (H.B. Thompson Middle School: Syosset, NY)

A Phenomenal Approach to Notebooking: Putting the Interaction into Interactive Notebooks

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

Georgia World Congress Center - A401



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NSTA 2023.pdf

STRAND: Teaching Strategies and Classroom Practice

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Make student thinking come to life with notebooks! Increase the rigor of student work—learn new strategies for organizing content and how to use templates for any science class. Take home many current NGSS classroom examples to get you started.

TAKEAWAYS:
1. The how and why of science notebooks; 2. Engaging ALL students in science; and 3. Templates scaffold student learning for success.

SPEAKERS:
Jennifer Weibert (Fresno County Office of Education: Fresno, CA)

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)

A better way to take notes! Visually processing science content with sketchnotes.

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

Georgia World Congress Center - B403



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NSTA 2023.pdf

STRAND: Teaching Strategies and Classroom Practice

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Students love sketchnoting in science! Come learn how visual notetaking leads to deep processing and retention of content. Editable templates will be provided.

TAKEAWAYS:
1. What are sketchnotes; 2. How to use sketchnotes in science; and 3. How to greatly increase student processing.

SPEAKERS:
Jennifer Weibert (Fresno County Office of Education: Fresno, CA)

It Just Works! Science Demonstrations and Thinking Routines for All

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

Georgia World Congress Center - A315


STRAND: Teaching Strategies and Classroom Practice

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Join us as we explore the connection between science demonstrations and thinking routines. Discover how these two teaching tools, uncover student misconceptions, activate prior knowledge, and engage students in sensemaking by integrating literacy with science.

TAKEAWAYS:
Participants will takeaway a series of engaging science demos/activities that have been purposefully paired with literacy strategies to help develop important thinking routines students can use when approaching a problem, issue or challenge in science.

SPEAKERS:
Lionel Sandner (Edvantage Interactive: Sidney, BC), Sandra Mirabelli (Brock University: Burlington, ON)

Tips and Tricks: Turning Curriculum Into Accessible Learning Opportunities For All!

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

Georgia World Congress Center - B311


STRAND: Student Learning and Inclusion

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Adopting curriculums is a top priority for many schools across the nation. While curriculums are useful, they often have shortcomings. One shortcoming we often see in schools is a lack of engagement between the students and the content. In this session, we will explore strategies that align with the 5E Instructional Cycle and UDL that can be easily implemented with the curriculums adopted by schools and provide opportunities for students to engage with science and engineering practices. The strategies can be implemented immediately in the classroom setting. Each strategy presented can be leveled up or leveled down for varied grade levels, including differentiated supports in class to support the varied learners in a classroom. Engage strategies include Observations and Questions and Four Corners. Both are low stakes and engage learning with phenomena immediately. The Explain strategy leverages reading in science and makes it accessible through targeted questions and scaffolding.

TAKEAWAYS:
Small shifts in the curriculum can make large shifts to develop an inclusive classroom environment. Science should be accessible for all and by taking prescribed curriculum and making a few adjustments, all students can engage in science learning.

SPEAKERS:
Whitney McCormick (Alliance College Ready Public Schools: Los Angeles, CA), Sheena Velasquez (Alliance College-Ready Public Schools: Los Angeles, CA)

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)

Nature Notes: Fostering inquiry through scientific observation and writing

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

Georgia World Congress Center - B314


STRAND: Teaching Strategies and Classroom Practice

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What does scientific observation look like? How do students get there? Through GMRI’s Nature Note framework, students connect what they see with what they know to become curious observers. Join us to explore how this model can be adapted to support scientific observation in your classroom.

TAKEAWAYS:
Participants will come away with strategies, writing frames, student work samples, rubrics, and ideas to help students make connections between background knowledge and their local environmental and ecological observations.

SPEAKERS:
Catherine Bursk (Science Instruction Specialist: , ME)

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