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Friday, November 13
4:00 PM - 4:05 PM
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President's Welcome

 

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Elizabeth Allan (University of Central Oklahoma: Edmond, OK)

Friday, November 13
4:05 PM - 4:50 PM
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Supporting Diverse Students Through Problem-Based Enhanced Language Learning (PBELL)

Educators will be introduced to PBELL and how it can make science accessible and engaging for all levels of special education and English language learners.

Takeaways: 1. Similarities in ELL and Special Education Students; 2. Strategies to support ALL diverse learners; and 3. How to embed language acquisition throughout science content making it accessible to all.

Speakers

Brittney Oden (Educational Consultant: Tempe, AZ)

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Supporting Diverse Students Through Problem-Based Enhanced Language Learning

Friday, November 13
4:05 PM - 4:50 PM
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Engineering Solutions for Diverse Learners

How can we support ALL learners as they engage in STEM learning? This interactive session will focus on scaffolding engineering experiences to assist English language learners and other students in need of additional support while enriching the learning for everyone.

Takeaways: 1. Explore EiE’s considerations for designing fully inclusive engineering experiences; 2. Identify strategies for facilitating accessible STEM activities virtually and in person.

Speakers

Lorri Coates (Museum of Science, Boston: Boston, MA)

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Session Notes and Links

Friday, November 13
4:50 PM - 5:35 PM
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Sanctuaries 360°: Immersive Experiences in America's Underwater Parks

Sponsoring Company: National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration

NOAA’s Office of National Marine Sanctuaries is introducing a collection of immersive underwater experiences to bring these exceptional places to viewers everywhere. Join us on a virtual tour of our underwater parks. Learn what national marine sanctuaries are and dive below the surface to virtually interact with sanctuary sea life.

Takeaways: 1. Take a visual tour of America's national marine sanctuaries and learn more about the conservation of these underwater parks; 2. Immerse and explore these underwater treasures through free virtual reality dives and 360 degree underwater photos; and 3. Walk through at least one NGSS-focused lesson plan for grades 6–8 that complements the underwater VR dives.

Speakers

Claire Fackler (NOAA Office of National Marine Sanctuaries: Santa Barbara, CA)

Friday, November 13
4:50 PM - 5:35 PM
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Strategies to Support English Language Learners in the Science Classroom

Sponsoring Company: STEMscopes

Engage in strategies to help your ELL population make sense of science concepts and apply their science knowledge to real-world applications. In this session, we will explore a variety of strategies for differentiating instruction so that ELLs within the classroom can build their ability to communicate science concepts effectively.

Takeaways: 1. Learn strategies to support English Learners; 2. Participate in activities that help scaffold reading and writing for ELs; and 3. Learn how to differentiation ideas

Speakers

Veronica Burnett (STEMscopes by Accelerate Learning: Houston, TX), Kenneth Heydrick (STEMscopes by Accelerate Learning: Houston, TX)

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NSTA-2020-Strategies to Support ELLs in the Science Classroom-BURNETT.pdf

Friday, November 13
4:50 PM - 5:35 PM
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Fueling Success with Students—Win Up to $10k!

Sponsoring Company: NSTA, Shell Teacher Awards and Competitions

Do you impact your school and community with STEM? If you teach K–12, come learn how to apply to win one of eight Shell-supported awards through this teacher competition.

Takeaways: 1. Learn how to apply for a Shell-sponsored award or competition; 2. begin your application or nomination of a Shell-sponsored program and receive a prize; and 3. collaborate with past winners and judges to learn how to strengthen your application.

Speakers

Amanda Upton (NSTA: Arlington, VA), Ruth Ruud (Cleveland State University: Cleveland, OH)

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Shell Programs presentation
Learn about the two Shell Teaching Awards and the Shell Science Lab Regional Challenge competition.
Instructional Method and Teaching Philosophy questions
Shell Programs flyer

Friday, November 13
4:50 PM - 5:35 PM
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Evidence in the Era of NGSS

Sponsoring Company: Amplify

How do we support students to gather a variety of evidence in order to deepen their understanding of phenomena? Join program authors from UC Berkeley’s Lawrence Hall of Science to experience how a multimodal approach allows students to grapple with phenomena and real-world problems like scientists do. We will unpack structures from the K–8 Amplify Science curriculum and consider how a deep understanding of NGSS can support you in making principled pedagogical decisions.

Takeaways: 1. Gain a deeper understanding of the role that different sources of evidence play in phenomenon-based teaching and learning; 2. experience an exemplar of how students figuring out investigative phenomena can support their increasing understanding of more complex anchor phenomena; and 3. reflect on how students engage in all three dimensions of NGSS as they gather evidence and grapple with real-world phenomena.

Speakers

Leslie Stenger (The Lawrence Hall of Science: Berkeley, CA), Rebecca Abbott (The Lawrence Hall of Science: Berkeley, CA)

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Evidence in the Era of NGSS_AmplifyScience.pdf

Friday, November 13
5:45 PM - 6:30 PM
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Webcams as Windows into Animal Behavior

Live webcams provide easy access to wildlife around the world…without leaving the classroom. Find out how these webcams can help students better understand animal behavior.

Takeaways: Participants will: 1. define ethology and ethograms and provide at least two real-world examples; 2. demonstrate how to develop grade-level appropriate ethograms and use these tools to study animal behavior in the classroom; and 3. identify at least two free webcams that can be used to address grade level–specific DCIs related to ecology and/or adaptations.

Speakers

Eric Proctor (Arizona Game and Fish Department: Phoenix, AZ)

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Presentation Resource Guide (with Links)
This handout provides all of the links and follow-up resources related to the presentation.
Presentation Jamboard
The link to the Jamboard that will be used during the presentation. Editing capability will be turned on during the presentation. It will then be changed to view only afterwards.

Friday, November 13
5:45 PM - 6:30 PM
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STEM, Equity, and Leadership

Concerned about the STEM achievement gap? Learn about the latest data, as well as experience a strategy for facilitating equity conversations and its use with students or colleagues to develop equity leaders.

Takeaways: 1. To obtain the latest national data on the STEM achievement gap; 2. To experience a strategy for facilitating discussion of difficult equity issues; and 3. To be invited to become an equity leader, given the need and resources available.

Speakers

Jerry Valadez (Fresno State and SAM Academy CSW: , 0), Gary Nakagiri (K=12 Science Consultant: El Cerrito, CA)

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REVISED List of Handouts
Handout 7
Handout 2
Handout 3
Handout 4
Handout 4a
Handout 5
Handout 6
*Equity Resource List.docx
For NSTA Engage 2020 presentations

Friday, November 13
5:45 PM - 6:30 PM
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Elementary Science Expo: Informal Education Resources for Early Childhood and Elementary Grades

The Elementary Science Expo has adapted the exciting, quick-fire format of the popular Pecha Kucha presentations for the NSTA Engage: Fall20 virtual conference. This "social show-and-tell event" brings together leaders in upper elementary science and STEM education as presenters offer 15 slides for 20 seconds each for a total of 5 minutes. Each five-minute presentation will offer teaching strategies and resources in the best practices in science and STEM education for our youngest learners. Featured materials come from celebrated classroom educators, authors of NSTA Press books and award-winning books, as well as strategies from the NSTA preK–5 journal Science & Children.

NGSS connections to student experiences will be highlighted during each Pecha Kucha presentation. Participants will interact with presenters about science and STEM investigations and resources through a Q&A session at the end of the time block. Presentations will be passionate, funny, informative, and inspirational. Join us for this new format and learn from this fast paced, energy-filled experience and leave with ideas to use with your students and colleagues.

This event is organized by Jennifer Williams, Department Chair, Lower School Science, Isidore Newman School, New Orleans, LA.

NSTA is grateful to Toshiba/NSTA ExploraVision for sponsoring the Elementary Science Expo.

Speakers

Kimberly Swan (The NEED Project: , United States), Tom Lauwers (Birdbrain Technologies, LLC: Pittsburgh, PA), Rob Wallace (Teacher PD and Curriculum Design: Kenner, LA), Godwyn Morris (Dazzling Discoveries / Skill Mill NYC: New York, NY), Amanda Souza (Girls Who Code: New York, NY), Acacia McKenna (NSTA: Arlington, VA), Amanda Glover (Museum of Science, Boston: Boston, MA)

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STEM Books Beyond Become a Maker!
STEM challenges, book lists & teaching resources
EiE Virtual STEM Solutions
Curiosity. Imagination. Collaboration. Bring STEM Learning to Life. Solving food scarcity. Preventing viral outbreaks. Designing eco-friendly cities. How do you prepare future -ready learners to think, design, build and solve for the real-world challenges ahead? New flexible learning solutions to accelerate STEM. Anytime. Anywhere. In uncertain times, you need maximum flexibility. Students need experiences that engage them in hands-on, minds-on learning, even virtually. We know your decis
EiE NSTA Engage 20 Survey
Please complete this survey to provide feedback and preference for which FREE engineering design challenge you would like to receive!
EiE Product Portfolio (via Padlet)
View this overview of the Engineering and Computer Science solutions from PreK-G8 for teaching in-school, virtually, or during flexible-time settings.
Three ways to make a remote robot

Friday, November 13
5:45 PM - 6:30 PM
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Elementary Science Expo: All Elementary Grades, PreK–5

The Elementary Science Expo has adapted the exciting, quick-fire format of the popular Pecha Kucha presentations for the NSTA Engage: Fall20 virtual conference. This "social show-and-tell event" brings together leaders in upper elementary science and STEM education as presenters offer 15 slides for 20 seconds each for a total of 5 minutes. Each five-minute presentation will offer teaching strategies and resources in the best practices in science and STEM education for our youngest learners. Featured materials come from celebrated classroom educators, authors of NSTA Press books and award-winning books, as well as strategies from the NSTA preK–5 journal Science & Children.

NGSS connections to student experiences will be highlighted during each Pecha Kucha presentation. Participants will interact with presenters about science and STEM investigations and resources through a Q&A session at the end of the time block. Presentations will be passionate, funny, informative, and inspirational. Join us for this new format and learn from this fast paced, energy-filled experience and leave with ideas to use with your students and colleagues.

This event is organized by Jennifer Williams, Department Chair, Lower School Science, Isidore Newman School, New Orleans, LA.

NSTA is grateful to Toshiba/NSTA ExploraVision for sponsoring the Elementary Science Expo.

Speakers

Jennifer Scherzinger (Portland Public Schools: Portland, OR), Geoff Stonecipher (Portland Public Schools: Portland, OR), Rebecca Kurson (Collegiate School: New York, NY), Katie Morrison (University Child Development School: Seattle, WA), Acacia McKenna (NSTA: Arlington, VA), Ashley Townsend (Oak Grove Primary School: Prairieville, LA)

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Free Elementary Energy Curriculum
NEED's free elementary level guides all available as a PDF download or e-publication! Fun, hands-on and engaging! Aligned to NGSS.
Distance Learning Unit Links NSTA 2020.pdf

Friday, November 13
5:45 PM - 6:30 PM
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Elementary Science Expo: Upper Elementary, Part 2

The Elementary Science Expo has adapted the exciting, quick-fire format of the popular Pecha Kucha presentations for the NSTA Engage: Fall20 virtual conference. This "social show-and-tell event" brings together leaders in upper elementary science and STEM education as presenters offer 15 slides for 20 seconds each for a total of 5 minutes. Each five-minute presentation will offer teaching strategies and resources in the best practices in science and STEM education for our youngest learners. Featured materials come from celebrated classroom educators, authors of NSTA Press books and award-winning books, as well as strategies from the NSTA preK–5 journal Science & Children.

NGSS connections to student experiences will be highlighted during each Pecha Kucha presentation. Participants will interact with presenters about science and STEM investigations and resources through a Q&A session at the end of the time block. Presentations will be passionate, funny, informative, and inspirational. Join us for this new format and learn from this fast paced, energy-filled experience and leave with ideas to use with your students and colleagues.

This event is organized by Jennifer Williams, Department Chair, Lower School Science, Isidore Newman School, New Orleans, LA.

NSTA is grateful to Toshiba/NSTA ExploraVision for sponsoring the Elementary Science Expo.

Speakers

K. Renae Pullen (Caddo Parish Public Schools: Shreveport, LA), Susan Bickel (The Benjamin School: North Palm Beach, FL), Erin Boyett (Honey Island Elementary School: Slidell, LA), Jennifer LaBombard-Daniels (Winchester Public Schools: Winchester, VA), Acacia McKenna (NSTA: Arlington, VA), Britt Miller (Winchester Public Schools: Winchester, VA), Jennifer Ramsey (Garland R. Quarles Elementary School: Winchester, VA), Julie A. Smith (Lennox Middle School: Lennox, CA), Amy Thomas (John Kerr Elementary School: Winchester, VA), Rob Wallace (Teacher PD and Curriculum Design: Kenner, LA)

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METRICS: Maximizing Engagement Through Regular Immersion in Computer Science
Maximizing Engagement Through Regular Immersion in Computer Science (METRICS), is a five-year U.S. Department of Education (US ED) Education Innovation and Research (EIR) grant awarded to Winchester Public Schools (WPS) in October 2019. Working collaboratively with community partners, WPS is implementing a whole-school immersion computer science (CS) initiative. Project activities are integrated across the daily classroom curriculum and real-world experiences boost traditionally underrepresented
Elementary Chemistry.pdf
The Write Stuff: Elevate Your Students' Writing Resources
The Write Stuff: Elevate Your Students' Writing Resources

Friday, November 13
5:45 PM - 6:30 PM
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Environmental and Instructional Strategies for Safer Lab Activities During the COVID-19 Pandemic!

Environmental/instructional strategies will be addressed to help teachers reduce risk and provide for safer lab activities in on-site school science labs and virtual formats.

Takeaways: 1. Five effective ways of reducing health risks during the COVID-19 pandemic; 2. Facility environmental concerns and ways to make them safer; and 3. Instructional strategies to reduce risk for safer lab activities.

Speakers

Kenneth Roy (Glastonbury Public Schools: Glastonbury, CT)

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NSTAENGAGEConfDrRoy13Nov2020.pdf

Friday, November 13
5:45 PM - 6:30 PM
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The Science of COVID-19—From Virus Basics to Vaccinations

In this engaging and informative online session, Michael will offer a conceptual landscape on which you'll construct a valid understanding of COVID-19. Using a PowerPoint deck populated with richly illustrated and animated slides, Michael will facilitate this essential experience in a manner that's engaging and not intimidating. Through this understanding, you'll become empowered to teach the applicable concepts of COVID-19 literacy, resulting in a student population that is better informed to make critical decisions, especially those that impact their health.

Takeaways: After attending this session, attendees will be empowered with an understanding of COVID-19 on which to: 1. increase classroom effectiveness in teaching appropriate disciplinary core ideas of life sciences; 2. apply 3-D learning to understanding the biology COVID-19 virus and the resultant pandemic; and 3. apply crosscutting concepts along with science and engineering practices to an understanding of COVID-19.

Speakers

Michael DiSpezio (Master Educator, Presenter, and Author: North Falmouth, MA)

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Share COVID19 Webinar - Michael D.pptx

Friday, November 13
6:30 PM - 7:15 PM
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Featured Presentation: Ask Dr. Wen!

Join NSTA President Dr. Elizabeth Allan as she interviews Dr. Leana Wen, a practicing physician who has been a leading expert on health policy and public health during the coronavirus COVID-19 pandemic.
 
In the wake of COVID-19, educators are facing unique challenges. At the top of that long list are problems associated with the interruption of established in-classroom practices and routines to remote learning, the emotional toll of physical separation due to social distancing, and, as they face the inevitable challenges associated with returning to in-person instruction, the concern and unpredictability about personal safety and health.
 
During this interview, Dr. Wen will respond to questions on how to best support teachers’ well-being as they simultaneously create positive learning environments for their students.

NSTA’s Chief Safety Compliance Adviser Dr. Kenneth Roy will join Dr. Allan immediately following Dr. Wen’s interview to discuss lab safety during the COVID-19 pandemic.

Speakers

Leana Wen (The George Washington University: Washington, DC), Elizabeth Allan (University of Central Oklahoma: Edmond, OK), Kenneth Roy (Glastonbury Public Schools: Glastonbury, CT)

Saturday, November 14
11:00 AM - 11:50 AM
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The Kavli Foundation Keynote Presentation: The Story of Pluto and the Kuiper Belt: How Science Progresses

Sponsoring Company: The Kavli Foundation

Soon after Pluto's discovery in 1930, astronomers noticed that it did not behave much like a planet: its orbit was highly inclined and so elliptical it even crossed the orbit of Neptune. Pluto’s image as an oddball persisted until the 1990s, when it was found to be part of the Kuiper Belt, a large population of icy bodies beyond Neptune consisting of material left over from the planet formation process. The discovery of the Kuiper Belt permanently changed our view of how the solar system formed, and showed that Pluto was not so odd after all. The Pluto–Kuiper Belt story is the quintessential example of how science works: change—whether we like it or not—is the only way science goes forward. 

NSTA wishes to thank The Kavli Foundation for sponsoring this speaker.

Speakers

Jane Luu (Draper Laboratory: Cambridge, MA)

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Luu_NSTA_2020Nov14_v2.pdf
Slides from J. Luu's talk on Pluto and the Kuiper Belt

Saturday, November 14
11:50 AM - 12:15 PM
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The Resilience Challenge: People Living with Changing Land and Moving Water

The Mississippi River drains two-thirds of the conterminous United States at a rate of 16,000 cubic meters of water per second per day, generates a half trillion dollars of economic revenue annually, and accounts for more than one million US jobs. In addition to the forces from the river, there are forces from the Gulf of Mexico itself that bring to the Gulf Coast unwelcome coastal surge, sea level rise, harmful algal blooms, and the costliest storms in the country. All the while, the region boasts some of the fastest growing cities in the country. These forces and stressors set up a challenge—how do we maintain the economy of the region, the safety of the people, and the rich, diverse cultures of the Gulf Coast communities over the long term? There is a role for science to improve prediction capabilities, a role for engineering to improve our built environment, and a role for social science to help interpret these inputs for better decision making. This talk will discuss efforts on going in these spaces to position the Gulf Coast for a sustainable and resilient future.

Speakers

Lauren Alexander Augustine (The National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine: Washington, DC)

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NSTA Lightning Chat Presentation

Saturday, November 14
11:50 AM - 12:15 PM
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COVID-19: Questions and Answers

Join Michael as he addresses questions you may have on the science, spread, therapies, and prevention of COVID-19. At the beginning of this lightning chat, you can post your own question, which will be queued with unaddressed questions from his previous session entitled “The Science of COVID-19—From Virus Basics to Vaccinations” (Friday, 5:45–6:30 PM).

Speakers

Michael DiSpezio (Master Educator, Presenter, and Author: North Falmouth, MA)

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Share NSTA Q and A.pptx

Saturday, November 14
11:50 AM - 12:15 PM
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Engaging Students in Sensemaking—Together, at a Distance

Join us to hear about the work we have been doing to support science teachers in designing NGSS units that support literacy development as well as three-dimensional learning, and watch as we demonstrate how teachers can utilize rich science texts and online tools for annotation and collaborative meaning making.

Speakers

Cynthia Greenleaf (Strategic Literacy Initiative/WestEd: Oakland, CA), Heather Howlett (WestEd: San Francisco, CA)

Saturday, November 14
11:50 AM - 12:15 PM
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How Educators Can Empower Students to Do the Work of Climate Action

During this lighning chat, we will discuss:

  • How can education support our students to be ready for the jobs that come with climate action?
  • Do your Career and Technical Education (CTE) programs focus on climate-related careers?
  • What are some of the jobs that are being created to address climate change in your community? (Hint: Check out renewable energy and energy efficiency jobs to start.)
  • What is your community or state doing to address climate change? Do you see a role for education to support these plans?

Speakers

Frank Niepold (NOAA Climate Program Office: Silver Spring, MD)

Saturday, November 14
11:50 AM - 12:15 PM
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Backyard Science

Join Dr. Mike Marvel to hear about new angles on traditional science topics that your students can use in their homes to keep their experimental design and scientific reasoning skills active. Mike will pass on several ideas that use inexpensive, common items to explore topics such as thermodynamics, intermolecular forces, and acid-base indicators. For example, students can compare the food dyes present in M&M’S™ and Skittles® using paper towel chromatography, and evaluate the thermal conductivity of materials with paper plates. You’ll see how you can use these activities at all levels, to probe concepts extensively or keep things light.

Speakers

Mike Marvel (Flinn Scientific, Inc.: Batavia, IL)

Saturday, November 14
11:50 AM - 12:15 PM
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Educational Resources on the Web

Let FLINN Scientific take you on a tour of the multiple resources available for you to help make informed decisions surrounding the learning continuum of your students in science and STEM programs. James Palcik and Vikki Myers will help you evaluate what you can use to have the most authentic, engaging science program possible regardless of the learning environments. There are plenty of curated resources that exist that may be useful for you to use in helping your students achieve their goals in their forward trajectory through postsecondary and into careers in STEM.  Let us explore some practical web-based resources and activities together.

Speakers

James Palcik (Flinn Scientific Canada, Inc.: Hamilton, ON)

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Educational Resources on the Web NSTA Lightning Talk FLINN.pptx
Presentation containing live links for online resources for teaching and learning science in the K-12 sector. Brought to you by FLINN Scientific

Saturday, November 14
11:50 AM - 12:15 PM
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Teach Hands-On Learning in an Asynchronous Virtual Learning Environment

Don't let distance learning stop you from engaging your students with hands-on exploration, a crucial component of science education. In this discussion, we'll share how you can provide hands-on learning experience for your students during asynchronous learning in a virtual setting. Then, we'll open up the discussion for you to share what you've found about hands-on instruction in the age of distance learning. Some of the questions we'll answer include:

  • How can I incorporate hands-on learning into virtual instruction?
  • Is it possible to teach hands-on learning in an asynchronous learning environment?
  • How does that work?

Speakers

Michele Cozza (STEMscopes by Accelerate Learning: Houston, TX)

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https://docs.google.com/presentation/d/1G3p2xidrFot_Fc19ZPki-a8GWLScWrDRJnHAouWeoV8/copy
Slide Deck used for presentation

Saturday, November 14
11:50 AM - 12:15 PM
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Distance Learning

This chat will provide an opportunity for educators to share their success and challenges around distance learning. They will be met with two facilitators who have experience regarding digital technology and supporting sensemaking in a remote setting. Educators will be given the opportunity to meet and network with others while having discourse around distance learning and five common missteps when using technology in the classroom.

Conversation Based Around 5 Traps Article:

  • Even in virtual learning, making sense of phenomena should be the goal of science educators. What strategies are you using to avoid the content trap?
  • Having the opportunity to share ideas and negotiate their thinking is an essential part of sensemaking. How are you avoiding the isolation trap with your students?
  • A trusting environment and strong classroom community is necessary for students to collaboratively build their ideas. How are you avoiding the learning-is-serious trap?

Speakers

Jessica Holman (Boone County High School: Florence, KY), Brianna Reilly (Great Minds: Washington, DC)

Saturday, November 14
12:15 PM - 1:00 PM
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Integrating Literature and Science Content: Creating Meaningful Hands-On Classroom Experiences

Use award-winning informational fiction books as the frame for developing hands-on explorations and activities for elementary students.

Takeaways: 1. Participants will use selected award-winning book lists to determine high-quality texts suitable for elementary classrooms; 2. Presenter will share helpful hints for extracting science content from selected literature and develop that content into hands-on explorations; and 3. Participants will have access to activities suitable for in-person and virtual activities aligned with the selected books, including, but not limited to, using play to explore engineering and creating STEM activities from picture books.

Speakers

Melissa Parks (Stetson University: Deland, FL)

Saturday, November 14
12:15 PM - 1:00 PM
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Get Up and Move: Teach Science Using Movement while Integrating Several Content Areas

Physical activity activates the brain, improves cognitive function, and is correlated with improved academic performance. Join us to engage in movement-based science activities that are elementary NGSS-focused designed to reach all learners.

Takeaways: 1. Attendees will participate in several elementary NGSS-focused, low- to no-cost activities that engage students with movement; 2. Participants will be able to demonstrate effective research-based instructional strategies for learning science concepts and integrating other content areas; and 3. This session will demonstrate best practices for all learners, especially ESL learners.

Speakers

Judith McDonald (Belmont Abbey College: Belmont, NC), Alisa Wickliff (The University of North Carolina at Charlotte: Charlotte, NC)

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Earth The Apple of Our Eye
This activity illustrates the limits of our Earth and the importance of conservation.
Earths Systems Directions for Nature Color Wheel
Observational data for the great outdoors.
Earths Systems Science Journal for Nature Color Wheel
Observational data activity for the great outdoors.
Earths Systems Nature Color Wheel
Observational data activity for the great outdoors
Songs Aqua Notes
This activity will demonstrate through song and movement how the body needs and uses water.
Oh Deer Student Handout
Oh Deer Project Wild Instructions
This activity is a student simulation of a deer population and its "limiting factors".
Oh Deer Teacher instructions with data chart
Get Up and Move PPT

Saturday, November 14
12:15 PM - 1:00 PM
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NSTA Press Session: Uncovering Student Ideas in K–12 Remote Learning Classrooms

Explore a variety of ways to use the Uncovering Student Ideas Formative Assessment Probes during distance learning.

Takeaways: 1. Recognize the importance of eliciting students' prior conceptions; 2. Gain tips and strategies for using the probes during remote learning to engage all students in learning concepts and figuring out phenomena; and 3. Learn ways to modify probes for digital use and applications.

Speakers

Page Keeley (NSTA Past President: No City, No State)

Saturday, November 14
12:15 PM - 1:00 PM
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Equity in Science Education Roundtable

Join us in sharing your concerns and resources for enhancing equity and access in STEM programs. Learn what NSTA, and others, are doing for STEM equity nationwide.

Takeaways: 1. To be able to share your issues and concerns related to equity and STEM; 2. To know, and be able to listen to, other like-minded educators who are concerned about equity and STEM; and 3. To be invited to join an ever-expanding national network of educators who are concerned about equity and STEM.

Speakers

Gary Nakagiri (K=12 Science Consultant: El Cerrito, CA), Jerry Valadez (Fresno State and SAM Academy CSW: , 0)

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List of handouts
Handout 1
Handout 2
Handout 3
Handout 4
Handout 5
Handout 6

Saturday, November 14
12:15 PM - 1:00 PM
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Special Session: Taking Care of Ourselves

To do our best for our families, our communities, and our students, teachers must take care of their own mental, emotional, and physical health. It is important that as teachers, we are supporting ourselves and each other in finding ways and time to take care of our minds and bodies. In this session we will discuss mindfulness, kindness, and compassion practices that teachers can use, and share resources that can help you consider ways to take care of yourself and others in ways that are nourishing and enlivening, including readings and articles; videos and podcasts; and guided self-care practices.

Speakers

William Penuel (University of Colorado Boulder: Boulder, CO)

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Self-Care Resources
This is a list of links and resources for self-care for educators that can be shared freely.

Saturday, November 14
12:15 PM - 1:00 PM
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NSELA-Sponsored Session: Tools for Science Leaders

The National Science Education Leadership Association welcomes participants to an open roundtable discussion with experts who will share successful practices in science education.

Takeaways: Emerging leaders will leave with science education leadership skills.

Speakers

Linda Cook (The University of Texas at Dallas: Richardson, TX), James Blake (Lincoln Public Schools: Lincoln, NE), Shane Woods (Girl Scouts of Northeast Texas: Dallas, TX)

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20Fall NSTA Tools For Leaders.pdf

Saturday, November 14
1:00 PM - 1:45 PM
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Always Time for Science in a Virtual World

Sponsoring Company: STEMscopes

Time is something that all teachers wish they had more of! Especially in elementary school, it can be difficult to find time to teach science the way that it should be taught. In this session, our experienced STEM coaches will assist teachers in identifying and creating practical, high-impact strategies for teaching science—especially when time and materials are limited. Expect to engage in hands-on learning designed around the understanding that time is often a constraint. Graphic organizers and easy-to-use formative assessments will be introduced and utilized throughout the session.

Takeaways: 1. Identify essential components for science lessons; 2. Leverage opportunities for cross-curricular connections; and 3. Engage in easy-to-use formative assessments to guide instructional time

Speakers

Kenneth Heydrick (STEMscopes by Accelerate Learning: Houston, TX), Kristen Wheat (STEMscopes by Accelerate Learning: Houston, MS)

Saturday, November 14
1:00 PM - 1:45 PM
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Virtual Aha Moments! Online Teaching Strategies That Engage Students

Sponsoring Company: Twig Education

Learn effective strategies that can be employed immediately to increase student engagement in your fully virtual or hybrid distance learning classroom, leading to better student learning outcomes. In addition, you will discover how to foolproof your online classroom to spend more time teaching and less time being tech support.

Takeaways: By the end of the session, teachers will be able to implement three virtual assignment strategies to increase student engagement: 1. create micro-lessons for 100% student focus and attention; 2. evaluate (or create) and assign video-based science coaching; and 3. deploy and facilitate virtual labs that excite, engage, and get students doing science.

Speakers

Mary McGibbons-Craft (Twig Education: Santa Cruz, CA), Kimberly Mueller (Twig Education: Santa Cruz, CA)

Saturday, November 14
1:00 PM - 1:45 PM
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Survival of the Fittest: Three-Dimensional Learning in the Elementary Classroom

Sponsoring Company: TCI

Experience three-dimensional learning with TCI through immersion in a Bring Science Alive! investigation. Examine how to rivet students with science and engineering practices and apply crosscutting concepts for deeper understanding in a bird hunting moths simulation.

Takeaways: 1. Attendees will learn how to engage students with phenomenon-based storylines that provide real-world problems for students to connect their learning with their own experiences; 2. through the session immersion and hands-on investigations, they will see how each TCI's Bring Science Alive! lesson incorporates three-dimensional learning in the elementary classroom; and 3. attendees will walk away knowing how to use the TCI's digital platform to bring science alive in the distance and blended learning environment.

Speakers

Matt Moorman (TCI: Mountain View, CA), Dawn Smith (TCI: Murray, KY)

Saturday, November 14
1:00 PM - 1:45 PM
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Facilitate Student Agency Through Design Challenges

Sponsoring Company: MatterHackers, Inc.

Learn how to lead students through engaging learning experiences such as the make:able challenge in order to improve learner outcomes and deepen student agency. They will be able to use empathy, STEM skills, and their own interests to improve the lives of others through assistive technology and 3D printing.

Takeaways: 1. Learn about the make:able challenge and how you can implement it at your school; 2. use resources from the Build a Better Book project to facilitate design challenges for people with visual impairments based on student interest; and 3. gain strategies to help promote student independence, growth, and reflection.

Speakers

Mara Hitner (MatterHackers, Inc.: Lake Forest, CA), Steven Jones (Swanson Middle School: Arlington, VA)

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Facilitate Student Agency Through Design Challenges
Slide deck, links & resources to all materials discussed in Steven Jones' workshop of "Facilitate Student Agency Through Design Challenges"

Saturday, November 14
2:00 PM - 2:45 PM
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NASA’s Moon to Mars: Using the Engineering Design Process to Build Satellites

Use each stage of the Engineering Design Process to complete a challenge of building and drop testing a satellite while making connections to NASA missions.

Takeaways: 1. We can use the engineering design process in our everyday life to solve problems and make improvements; 2. NASA Engineers must ask a question, imagine a solution, plan a design, create that model, experiment and test that model, then take time to improve the original—all steps that are crucial to mission success from Moon to Mars and beyond!; and 3. While this activity will focus on teaching the engineering design process using the process skills of measuring, calculating, designing, and evaluating, the "boring part" of ask, imagine, plan will be focused on to emphasize deeper learning as a thought process prior to simply "building stuff."

Speakers

Barbie Buckner (NASA Goddard Space Flight Center: Greenbelt, MD)

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BEST Activity Guide (Grades 6-8)
BEST Activity Guide (Grades 6-8) - Filled with activities designed for use with the Engineering Design Process
BEST Activity Guide (Grades 3-5)
BEST Activity Guide (Grades 3-5) - Filled with activities designed for use with the Engineering Design Process
BEST Activity Guide (Grades K-2)
BEST Activity Guide (Grades K-2) - Filled with activities designed for use with the Engineering Design Process
Group Roles
Suggested Group Roles for use with BEST activities
Revised BEST EDP Model
Newly revised BEST Engineering Design Process Model. Specifically designed with educators in mind to ensure a start and end point with the specific goal of sharing results.
BEST Legacy EPD Model
This is the original BEST Engineering Design Process Model. Shows a cyclical patter with no real start or end point.
JPL EDP Model
This is the NASA Jet Propulsion Laboratory Engineering Design Process Model. This has a defined beginning and a cyclical ending.
NASAs Moon to Mars Using the Engineering Design Process to Build Satellites.ppt
Presentation powerpoint used within the session. Notes section of the slides contains links and additional information.

Saturday, November 14
2:00 PM - 2:45 PM
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How to Implement STEM and NGSS into Your Classroom Through the Use of NSTA Competitions

Hear about various NSTA competitions and how they can bring STEM and the NGSS into the classroom, as well as give students and teachers a chance to earn recognition and prizes.

Takeaways: Learn: 1. about NSTA competitions; 2. how NSTA competitions help integrate STEM and NGSS in the classroom; and 3. how students and teachers can win recognition and prizes.

Speakers

Matthew Hartman (NSTA: Arlington, VA), Acacia McKenna (NSTA: Arlington, VA)

Saturday, November 14
2:00 PM - 2:45 PM
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Shell Science Teaching Award: Fueling Success with Students; Win Up to $10K

Do you impact your school and community with STEM? If you teach K–12, come learn how to apply to win one of eight Shell-supported awards.

Takeaways: Share your passion and practice by applying for one of eight awards. Learn from past Shell awardees, finalists, and judging panel members’ important tips to apply for this award, and how to win a trip to next year’s national conference in Chicago.

Speakers

Amanda Upton (NSTA: Arlington, VA), Richard Embrick (Crockett Middle School: Richmond, TX)

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Shell Programs presentation
Instructional Method and Teaching Philosophy questions
Shell Programs flyer

Saturday, November 14
2:00 PM - 2:45 PM
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What Elementary Educators Need to Know About Performance Tasks

Participants will review performance task components and will utilize a task screener tool to evaluate a performance task.

Takeaways: Participants will learn: 1. what a performance task is; 2. key components of a performance task; and 3. how to evaluate a performance task.

Speakers

Sara Torres (Arizona Science Teachers Association: Tucson, AZ), Sarah Sleasman (Arizona Dept. of Education: Phoenix, AZ), Meg Gebert (Arizona Science Teachers Association: Tucson, AZ), Rebecca Garelli (Arizona Dept. of Education: Phoenix, AZ)

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Resource Page for Elementary Assessment Session
All resources used throughout this session, including a PDF of the presentation slides.

Saturday, November 14
2:00 PM - 2:45 PM
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Facilitating Student Social Justice Conversations Through Science

Use argumentation tools to facilitate elementary student conversations around the intersection of science and social justice because as the  NGSS state, “Science is a Human Endeavor.”

Takeaways: 1. Learn to connect the NGSS to a science phenomenon focused on social justice and culturally responsive to our student populations; 2. Use the science and engineering practice of arguing from evidence to facilitate student conversations on socially just science topics; and 3. Practice tools to facilitate difficult conversations around race, culture, identity, and social justice in the elementary classroom.

Speakers

Brandon Davis (PS 142, The Amalia Castro School: New York, NY), Leena Bakshi (STEM 4 Real: Honolulu, HI)

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Socially Just Science and Argumentation in Elementary (1).pdf

Saturday, November 14
2:00 PM - 2:45 PM
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Special Session: Teaching Science and Engineering During a Crisis: Maintaining High-Quality Science and Engineering Learning During the Pandemic

The COVID-19 pandemic is resulting in widespread and ongoing changes to how the K–12 education system functions, including disruptions to science and engineering teaching and learning environments. In early September 2020, the Board on Science Education at the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine released Teaching Science During the COVID-19 Pandemic, to offer guidance to educators as they take on the challenge of adapting instruction to these challenging times. The guide aims to describe what high quality science and engineering education can look like in a time of great uncertainty and to support practitioners as they work toward their goals. This session will provide an overview of the key principles in the guide and engage participants in a discussion of how these principles can guide the difficult decisions they are making day to day as they navigate complex blends of virtual and in-person learning environments.

Speakers

Jennifer Childress Self (NextGenScience: San Francisco, CA), Heidi Schweingruber (The National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine: Washington, DC)

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Teaching Science and Engineering During a Crisis -- Slides

Saturday, November 14
2:00 PM - 2:45 PM
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Three Transformations: Making Sense of Three-Dimensional Learning

Come learn about the transformations that support three-dimensional learning. Participants will engage with a hands-on experience and have time to analyze in order to develop an understanding of what is needed to transform learning in the classroom.

Takeaways: 1. Authentic sense-making of phenomena or problems can be achieved through shifting heavy lifting of constructing understanding to students; 2. encouraging and listening for diverse student ideas that can be critiqued using evidence supports all students’ pathways toward understanding; and 3. using specific talk moves that change the pattern of conversation from IRE (Initiate, Respond, Evaluate) to Reasoning is needed for all to be engaged in sense-making.

Speakers

Kristen Moorhead (PLI, LLC: Mesa, AZ)

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Tool 1_ SUSD Evidence of AZSS.docx (1).pdf

Saturday, November 14
2:45 PM - 3:15 PM
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Featured Presentation: Science Is All Around Us

Science is all around you, no matter where you are! Join Miss America 2020 Camille Schrier—biochemist, pharmacy student, and self-proclaimed science nerd—as she shares suggestions for discovering the science in our everyday lives. During her presentation, Camille will discuss fun and creative approaches for the at-home, online science classroom to keeps students engaged during these challenging times.

Speakers

Camille Schrier (Miss America 2020 and Biochemist: Sewell, NJ)

Sunday, November 15
11:00 AM - 11:05 AM
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President's Welcome

 

Speakers

Elizabeth Allan (University of Central Oklahoma: Edmond, OK)

Sunday, November 15
11:05 AM - 11:30 AM
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Global Warming

We will explore opportunities to understand climate change and meet Next Generation Science Standards in today’s classrooms. Some questions to consider:

  • How do we provide a framework for students to understand and solve climate change while providing them with hope for their futures?
  • What impacts of climate change concern students most?
  • How do we know if information is factual or fiction?

Speakers

Laura Tucker (Consultant: Port Townsend, WA), Lois Sherwood (Professional Development Coordinator: Port Townsend, WA)

Sunday, November 15
11:05 AM - 11:30 AM
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Making Learning Accessible

What does accessibility look like in the science classroom? As we take on the Next Generation Science Standards and combat the digital divide, another question that comes up is how to effectively teach the NGSS to all students. Some questions to think about:

  • What are the internal biases that I carry in my work as a science teacher?
  • What are the systemic barriers in place that contribute to student inequities?
  • What is my role in advocating for all standards for all students?

Speakers

Leena Bakshi (STEM 4 Real: Honolulu, HI)

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Whos Learning Now Students With Special Needs Toolkit 4Real
Case Study 3: Students With Disabilities and the NGSS
SPED My Stomach Hurts 5E Learning Sequence

Sunday, November 15
11:05 AM - 11:30 AM
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COVID-19 Educational Resources on the Web

Join Michael as he offers a “lightning” overview of COVID-19 educational resources on the web and profiles a cache of free, downloadable activities he has written. Then, he’ll open the “virtual” stage for sharing your ideas on how best to teach the science and the associated health concepts.

Speakers

Michael DiSpezio (Master Educator, Presenter, and Author: North Falmouth, MA)

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Share NSTA Web Resources.pptx

Sunday, November 15
11:05 AM - 11:30 AM
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Effective Questioning Strategies to Engage Students in STEM

Join Acacia as she shares tools that can be used either in person or in a distance-learning environment. Discover how you can use these tools in the science classroom, especially with STEM projects and competitions.

Speakers

Acacia McKenna (NSTA: Arlington, VA)

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Questioing strategies into Action with Toshiba/NSTA ExploraVision
Utilize what you learned from the session to engage students in effective questioning strategies through a no cost K-12 STEM competition open to all students in the United States and Canada.
ToshibaNSTA ExploraVision Competition Information
Utilize the questioning strategies shared in this session to engage K-12 students in project based STEM projects. The deadline for this year's competition is February 8, 2021.
ExploraVision Brochure_Yr29_FINALlowres.pdf

Sunday, November 15
11:05 AM - 11:30 AM
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Weather Science and Safety Education

During this chat, we will discuss:

  • What types of weather science and safety resources are you looking for to use with your students?
  • What are your biggest challenges when teaching about weather science and safety?
  • What types of resources are you looking for to use with your students?
  • Are they related to extreme weather hazards in your area?

Speakers

Mary Fairbanks (NOAA National Weather Service: Silver Spring, MD)

Sunday, November 15
11:05 AM - 11:30 AM
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Ask Me Anything About Science and Safety

Come have a conversation with James Palcik, director of Education, Safety, and Compliance at FLINN Scientific, where you can truly ‘Ask Me Anything Science / STEM related’. Topics might include the increased protocols surrounding lab equipment sanitation, healthy hygiene guidance, how to disinfect lab instruments and apparatus, how to conduct safe lab activities in the classroom and at home, remote learning continuity for science and STEM students, and so much more. James will be happy to answer your questions regarding best practices in the lab and virtually for educators across the country—don’t be shy!

Speakers

James Palcik (Flinn Scientific Canada, Inc.: Hamilton, ON)

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Common Questions and Answers from Science Educators regarding Science, Safety
Base presentation for the interactive session where participant questions are live answered during the session on a wide-range of topics in science teaching, best-practices, safety protocols and much more. Hosted by FLINN
Handbook of science safety protocols for COVID-19 in schools
This is a practical playbook to be used as a reference for science departments dealing with COVID-19 situations. FLINN has developed this resource guide to assist you in managing aspects of disinfection, sanitation, hygiene, prevention and routines surrounding COVID-19 in your school. A valuable reference item!

Sunday, November 15
11:05 AM - 11:30 AM
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 Investigational Shifts: Moving from Old School to NGSS

During this chat, we'll consider how NGSS has shifted the way that we should teach. Best practices for implementation will be shared, as well as ways that science is now more engaging to Gen Z students between phenomena and explorations. Assessing student understanding will also be discussed.

  • How do the three dimensions of NGSS change the way that we teach science?
  • How has inquiry changed over time?
  • If I incorporate more hands-on instruction, will I have fulfilled the NGSS fully?
  • How does phenomena tie into the NGSS?
  • How may I assess students for their understanding of science under NGSS?

Speakers

Lisa Larsgaard (Twig Education: Santa Cruz, CA)

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NSTA 2020 Coffee Chat Investigational Shifts_ Moving from Old School to NGSS.pptx

Sunday, November 15
11:05 AM - 11:30 AM
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Race and Bias: How to Engage All Learners

During this chat, we'll explore how to make science accessible to all students. This is critically important, as all students should have the opportunity to learn science to be prepared for a future STEM career. It is required by the NGSS in Appendix D and every district, teacher, and parent should also want this for the success of their students. This is not an easy task and is an area in which we must continue to learn and grow. This is evidenced by the implicit biases that occur and the gaps that exist in populations that pursue STEM college and careers.

  • What is equity? What is a bias?
  • Why does equity in STEM education matter?
  • What role has implicit biases played in creating historically underserved student populations?
  • How does the addition of phenomena in science education help support equity?
  • How can we create more equitable STEM learning opportunities for all students, including during distance learning?

Speakers

Contessa Akintunji (Twig Education: Santa Cruz, CA)

Sunday, November 15
11:30 AM - 12:15 PM
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Let STEMscopes Support You with Synchronous and Asynchronous Virtual Learning Opportunities

Sponsoring Company: STEMscopes

Explore how popular educational technology tools can enhance your science curriculum for guided and independent remote learning. This session will provide participants with easy-to-implement strategies to create meaningful experiences that empower your students with 21st-century skills needed to succeed in a virtual learning environment.

Takeaways: 1. Help streamline the planning process; 2. Identify what is essential for each platform; and 3. Experience what those experiences look like.

Speakers

Kenneth Heydrick (STEMscopes by Accelerate Learning: Houston, TX), Ashley Mathis (STEMscopes by Accelerate Learning: Houston, TX), Michele Cozza (STEMscopes by Accelerate Learning: Houston, TX)

Presenter Materials for this Session:
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Synchronous_Asynchronous NGSS Planning Template.pdf
STEMscopes Synchronous and Asynchronous Learning Guide_09-2020 (1).pdf

Sunday, November 15
12:15 PM - 1:00 PM
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How to Attract More Girls to STEM and Beyond!

A chief news meteorologist will share her story on disrupting stereotypes and celebrating gender equity from kindergarten to postsecondary. Emphasis will be placed on equipping educators with keys to attract young girls to STEM professions.

Takeaways: 1. Embracing differences: challenging the status quo and debunking gender myths; 2. Learning to create education cultures that celebrate our uniqueness; and 3. Why girls need community and role models: developing stronger mentor/mentee programs for girls within our schools.

Speakers

Ashley Gann (CBS 42 News: Birmingham, AL)

Sunday, November 15
12:15 PM - 1:00 PM
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Do You Need a New Science Lab? Come Learn How to Apply to Win for Your School!

Located in the U.S. near a Shell asset? Attend this session for the Shell Science Lab Regional Challenge to learn how to apply for this amazing opportunity. Pick up tips for completing a winning application and begin your journey in applying to win an updated science classroom. This program will award 33 prize packages valued up to $15,000 for high school and $10,000 for elementary and middle school!

Takeaways: 1. Learn how you can apply to win the Shell Science Lab Challenge; 2. Learn the tips to completing a winning application; and 3. Have an opportunity to actually begin to complete the application and have your questions answered.

Speakers

Amanda Upton (NSTA: Arlington, VA), Ruth Ruud (Cleveland State University: Cleveland, OH)

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Shell Science Lab Regional Challenge and Shell Awards presentation
Instructional Method and Teaching Philosophy questions
Shell Science Lab Regional Challenge flyer
Shell Programs flyer

Sunday, November 15
12:15 PM - 1:00 PM
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Cultivating Creativity

Explore the critical role that creativity plays in addressing essential skills required for ALL students and their future success.

Takeaways: 1. Why creativity must be a critical component of effective planning; 2. How creativity impacts student success; and 3. How to provide continuous and effective creative opportunities for students.

Speakers

Cathi Cox-Boniol (Region 8 LaSTEM Director: Ruston, LA), Missy Wooley (Lincoln Parish School Board: Ruston, LA)

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NSTA Cultivating Creativity in the Classroom Nov 2020.pdf

Sunday, November 15
12:15 PM - 1:00 PM
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Rising to the Challenge: Creating Equitable Opportunities During a Remote Learning  Environment…and Beyond

Let's bring Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion into the forefront of science education! Join us as we share the details of our joint AMSE and NSTA Multicultural/Equity upcoming virtual miniseries. #DEIinACTION

Takeaways: 1. Addressing the Elephant in the Room: A Focus on Diversity and Equity Among Minority and Underserved Students in Geographic Locations; 2. Designing for Equitable Sense-making with Multilingual Learners; and 3. All in the (Science) Family: Considerations and Strategies for Inclusive Science Teaching for All Students.

Speakers

Alicia Conerly (Monticello Elementary School: Monticello, MS), Sharon Delesbore (Hightower High School: Missouri City, TX)

Sunday, November 15
12:15 PM - 1:00 PM
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NSTA-WIDA Session: Designing for Equitable Sensemaking

Participants will learn ideas and strategies for engaging MLs in science as they relate to the Principles of Equitable Engagement for Multilingual Learners in Three-Dimensional Science developed through the Making Science Multilingual initiative that is a collaboration between NSTA and the WIDA Consortium.

Takeaways: 1. Examine a set of principles co-developed by NSTA and WIDA, and discuss how these apply in classrooms to benefit multilingual learners; 2. explore ways to help a linguistically diverse group of students engage together in sensemaking in 3-D science; and 3. explore ways to make science instruction more equitable and include more cultural and linguistic assets.

Speakers

David Crowther (University of Nevada, Reno: Reno, NV), Rita MacDonald (Wisconsin Center for Education Research: Madison, WI)

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NSTA WIDA Engaging for Sense-making session (PPT)

Sunday, November 15
12:15 PM - 1:00 PM
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NSTA Press Session: The NSTA Atlas of the Three Dimensions

The NSTA Atlas of the Three Dimensions maps out learning progressions based on the Framework for K–12 Science Education and the Next Generation Science Standards (NGSS) using the same techniques that were used to develop the Atlas of Science Literacy from AAAS Project 2061. The 62 maps in the Atlas organize all of the elements from standards on a particular topic (e.g., modeling, patterns, or definitions of energy) on a single page. The elements from grades K–2 are at the bottom of the page and those from grades 9–12 are at the top. Arrows connect elements to indicate how ideas in a particular topic build on each other and how elements in different topics connect to one another. Studying the maps in the Atlas and the additional resources in the appendixes can provide educators new insights about the standards.
 
This session will provide an overview of how to read a map, the other features of the Atlas, and how educators can use this powerful navigational tool to develop and implement curriculum, instruction, and assessment.

Takeaways: 1. How to read a map in the Atlas; 2. the relationship between the Framework and the Atlas; and 3. how to use the Atlas to unpack or clarify standards.

Speakers

Ted Willard (Discovery Education: Silver Spring, MD)

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Frontmatter and sample maps from the NSTA Atlas
This 53 page pdf contains the Introduction and a map from each of the 9 chapters of the Atlas.
Atlas Map Key and Map 4.2 (Flow of Matter and Energy in Living Systems).pdf
Willard Atlas Pres for NSTA Engage November 2020.pdf
This is a pdf of the slides.
FAQ for the #3DAtlasChat twitter slow chat

Sunday, November 15
1:00 PM - 1:05 PM
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CSSS-Sponsored Session: High School STEM Pathways: K–12, Postsecondary, and Private Partnerships for Innovative Student Experiences

Public/private and postsecondary/K–12 partnerships create three-dimensional STEM opportunities for ALL students. We will share a Louisiana model and how to bring it to your school or district.

Takeaways: 1. Louisiana High School STEM Pathway; 2. Louisiana pathway descriptions, implementation outlines, virtual PD and virtual learning modifications, and contact information for follow-up; and 3. small groups brainstorm individual implementation outlines.

Speakers

Nathan Corley (Louisiana Dept. of Education: Baton Rouge, LA)

Sunday, November 15
1:10 PM - 1:15 PM
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Sustainable Urban Farming

Cultural exchange, identity, and agency are developed as students learn the importance of locally growing food and the benefit it has on the environment.

Takeaways: 1. Design Process that solves the lack of access to fresh food in urban communities; 2. Place-based education that builds student identity and agency in preserving the environment; and 3. Partnerships with local businesses and government agencies .

Speakers

Lakisha Kincherlow (Paterson Public Schools: Paterson, NJ), Daudi Angatia (School 24 / Fine and Performing Arts Program: Paterson, NJ), Carlos Miranda (Charles J. Riley School #9: Paterson, NJ), Alicia Acerra (Eastside High School: Paterson, NJ), Maribel Cardona (Paterson Public School Two: Paterson, NJ)

Sunday, November 15
1:15 PM - 1:20 PM
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Environmental Education Clubs, Green STEM, and Eco-Schools

Discussion centers on how to start an Environmental Education Club, incorporate green STEM-focused curriculum, and become part of the Eco-School global initiative.

Takeaways: Attendees will learn: 1. how to start an Environmental Education club at their school and will see examples from other schools and colleges; 2. about Green STEM lessons and interdisciplinary units that they can easily incorporate in their standards-based curriculum; and 3. about the Eco-School global initiative and will explore how they can inspire their students to collaborate with others and involve their local communities so together they can create creative and meaningful solutions to protect the planet.

Speakers

Lisa Ristuccia (Fountain Hills Charter School: Fountain Hills, AZ)

Presenter Materials for this Session:
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Eco-School Fact Sheet
Eco-Schools the UN Sustainable Development Goals
Eco-Schools Pathway Icons (Printable pdf)
Experiential Outdoor Learning in the Schoolyard
GLOBE Framework Alignment
Green STEM Guidebook
Hiking the Seven Cs by Brad Daniel
Living Schoolyard Activity Guide
Nature Play at Home Guidelines
Nighttime Adventures
Nighttime Adventures - Exploring and appreciating the mysteries of the night by leading walks after dark Article by Brad Daniel & Cliffard Knapp in Green Teacher
Positive Actions for the Sustainable Development Goals
Resources Sheet for Eco-Schools and Green STEM
Schoolyard Habitat Monarch Guide
SciGirls Go Green Activity Guide
Global Eco-Schools
National Wildlife Federation Eco-Schools USA
NWF Eco-Schools USA - Virtual Classroom Resources
Greenpoint Eco-Schools Sustainability Toolkit
Schoolyard Habitat Monarch Guide
Kids Gardening - Grants
Growing Spaces - Grants
Seed Your Future - Grants
Whole Kids Foundation - Grants
Captain Planet Foundation - Grants
The Awesome Foundation - Grants
Project Learning Tree
Project WET
SciGirls Go Green Activity Guide
Green STEM Guidebook from NWF
Nature Play at Home from NWF
GLOBE (Global Learning and Observations to Benefit the Environment)
EarthEcho International
EarthEcho Water Monitoring
Ranger Rick Magazine
Ology from the American Museum of Natural History
Global Green STEM
Green Schoolyards
Living Schoolyard Activity Guide
BEETLES Project
Earth Day Network
National Geographic Kids
Article - "Nighttime Adventures" by Brad Daniel
Article - "Hiking the Seven C's" by Brad Daniel
Arizona Game & Fish Department – Focus Wild Arizona
ChangeX
Arizona Association for Environmental Education
North American Association for Environmental Education
Maryland Association for Environmental & Outdoor Education (MAEOE) Green Schools
U.S. Department of Education Green Ribbon Schools
Connecticul Green LEAF Schools
SciTech Institute Resource Directory
NWF - Learn about Eco-Schools USA! (video)
Eco-Schools Presentation for NSTA Engage Fall 2020 Conference

Sunday, November 15
1:25 PM - 1:30 PM
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ASEE Session: Free Engineering Resources for K–12 Classroom

The American Society for Engineering Education (ASEE) shares free resources and innovative ways to introduce engineering into K–12 classrooms. Join us to learn more and engage in a hands-on activity.

Takeaways: 1. Leading, free, engineering resource sites; 2. ASEE's commitment to engineering education; and 3. ways to engage with engineers.

Speakers

Martha Cyr (The STEM Education Center at WPI: Worcester, MA)

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Infuse Engineering Resources in the P-12 Classroom with ASEE!
Hear about various free resources available to help bring engineering to your classroom. Also let us know how we can support you!

Sunday, November 15
1:30 PM - 2:15 PM
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Inquiry in Action: Investigating Matter K–5

What makes it rain? M&Ms versus Skittles? Baking soda versus baking powder? Free online lesson plans of hands-on activities and animations help your elementary students build foundational concepts in chemistry.

Takeaways: 1. Awareness of a free resource of NGSS-focused lesson plans in chemistry for Kindergarten and grades 2 and 5; 2. Questioning strategies built into lessons to help young students contribute to the design of an investigation to answer a question; and 3. An understanding of using grade-appropriate explanations of atoms and molecules to help students better understand the causes of the phenomena they observed.

Speakers

James Kessler (American Chemical Society: Washington, DC)

Sunday, November 15
1:30 PM - 2:15 PM
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Making Quality Science Instruction Accessible and Equitable to ALL K–6 Students

Attention will be paid to research-based strategies and resources to differentiate instruction, making science accessible and engaging for ALL students. Discussion centers on ways to increase participation, engagement, and advance learning. Handouts.

Takeaways: Attendees will learn: 1. strategies, to engage all learners actively with hands-on experiences, to advance learning and deepen conceptual understanding for all K–6 students; 2. ways to differentiate instruction, offering tiered or leveled experiences, where explorations vary as to the complexity of the task, while offering essential concepts to all students; and 3. effective questioning strategies to enhance and deepen student understanding, increase academic language, and help make students’ thinking visible.

Speakers

Donna Knoell (Educational and Technology Consultant: Overland Park, KS)

Sunday, November 15
1:30 PM - 2:15 PM
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Why the Big Blue Planet Needs Butterflies, Bees, Birds, and Books

Keeping the Earth big and blue requires getting students out into the schoolyard. Discover how to put in gardens or an outdoor classroom and how to support the learning through crosscutting concepts with journals and children’s literature.

Takeaways: 1.Teachers will experience through photographs, stories, and activities how to engage all students in connecting sustaining Earth to the local schoolyard and their backyards; 2. Teachers gather resources for lessons, units, and a wide selction of chidlren's literature, going home equipped to address crosscutting concepts effectively; and 3. Hands-on activities and anecdotes of the presenter's expereinces will give teachers inspiration to help children find connections to nature at home and at school.

Speakers

Steve Rich (Science Author/Consultant: Atlanta, GA)

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List of Kids Books Websites
This is a partial list of my recommendations for kids books related to the topic, and several websites as well. If you need the PowerPoint, I am working on reducing the size of the file so plese contact me at bflywriter@comcast.net if you don't see it posted yet. Thank you for participating i NSTA Engage Fall20 and for your interest in my session.

Sunday, November 15
2:15 PM - 3:00 PM
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Closing Keynote Address: WOW! Tips, Techniques, and Tricks for Motivating Students

Join master educator, presenter, and author Michael A. DiSpezio as he explores ways in which you can effectively engage students within our challenging times. Driven by a diverse cache of science engagements designed for both at-home and face-to-face encounters, this presentation profiles tenets for reclaiming motivation, engagement, and success. These easily repeatable and inexpensive experiences offer multiple opportunities that are effective in recapturing, maintaining, and nurturing student success in standards-based science literacy. They range from mind-bending science challenges to an activity assortment of awesome hands-on experiments that you can perform with everyday items. So join Michael for a practical and pragmatic session that surveys a variety of tips, techniques, and tricks designed for the at-home/online science classroom. Plus, make sure you have several sheets of scrap paper, paper clips, scissors, and tape at your desktop for this interactive experience!

Speakers

Michael DiSpezio (Master Educator, Presenter, and Author: North Falmouth, MA)

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