2023 Kansas City National Conference

October 25-28, 2023

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FILTERS APPLIED:6 - 8, Exhibitor Workshop, Tech Tools, Leadership


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Re-remembering and re-affirming why we became teachers in the first place

Friday, October 27 • 1:20 PM - 2:20 PM

Kansas City Convention Center - 2505 A

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Slides on the importance of teaching science and how that provide for a satisfying and meaningful career.

STRAND: Leadership and Advocacy

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Sponsoring Company: Savvas Learning Company

Join Professor Michael Wysession in an inspirational session to reconnect you with the reasons you chose teaching as your profession. Through the lens of a modernized ancient concept (the Japanese “Ikigai”), participants will reflect on their teaching careers and rediscover the rewards (personal, societal, financial) of the teaching profession.

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

Questions Are the Answer: How to Scaffold Students’ Thinking Without Telling Them the Answers

Friday, October 27 • 4:00 PM - 5:00 PM

Kansas City Convention Center - 2505 A

STRAND: Research to Practice

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Sponsoring Company: Savvas Learning Company

Questions are an important aspect of effective science teaching. This session will arm you with questioning strategies including SHARE (Wilcox et al., 2021) that use students’ responses to drive the conversation forward, in addition to convergent/divergent questions.

Jesse Wilcox (University of Northern Iowa: Cedar Falls, IA)

Engage Students in Rich Discourse

Saturday, October 28 • 8:00 AM - 9:00 AM

Kansas City Convention Center - 2503 B

STRAND: Students and Sensemaking

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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.

Emily Quinty (University of Colorado Boulder: Boulder, CO)

Become STEM-certified - Your Journey to Success Begins Here

Saturday, October 28 • 1:20 PM - 2:20 PM

Kansas City Convention Center - 2504 A

STRAND: Students and Sensemaking

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Sponsoring Company: STEMscopes by Accelerate Learning

Do you want to take your STEM instruction or school to the next level, but not sure how? We have you covered! Come hear from a STEAM school principal with an established program in which a STEM certification for all instructional staff has greatly impacted a positive culture of creativity, communication, collaboration, and critical thinking among the entire school community! Get information on becoming STEM-certified, including details about the process and the proven impact on instruction and culture. You will also get specific ideas to enhance your STEM journey, such as project-based learning, 3D printing, STEM in specials, and much more!

Kate Authier

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