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Tuesday, July 28
12:03 PM - 12:15 PM ET
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Keynote Message: Adapting to Isolation

Join Mike Massimino, former NASA astronaut, as he relates his time in space with the feelings of isolation and loneliness that many of our teachers and students are experiencing in this distance/virtual learning environment. Mike’s message is a reminder to all of us, that in spite of the physical distancing, we can (and, should!) stay “connected” to one another.

Speakers

Mike Massimino (Columbia University: New York, NY)

Tuesday, July 28
12:20 PM - 1:00 PM ET
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Featured Session: Tools with Tim & Rob @ 12:20

So great, we got through this year: Now what? As we prepare for next school year, what digital tools are out there to support us in blended learning situations that will put us in the classroom, in the home, and back? Join us for a select list of flexible, easy-to-use tools that have the potential of opening up new possibilities for teaching and learning. We’ll keep it lively and engaging and along the way as we share a host of digital resources for middle level education and classrooms.

Speakers

Robert Payo (Denver Urban Gardens: Denver, CO), Tim Blesse (Denver Museum of Nature & Science: Denver, CO), Aaron Leventhal (McGlone Academy: Denver, CO), Elizabeth Nix (Noel Community Arts School: Denver, CO)

Presenter Materials for this Session:

Updated_Resource_List_for_Tech_Tools_with_Tim__Rob_NSTA_STEM_Forum_2020.pdf
Here are the resources discussed during this session including many contributed by other teachers in the session chat.

Tuesday, July 28
12:20 PM - 1:00 PM ET
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Featured Panel:  A Peek into Remote STEM Learning

When schools closed in the spring of 2020, many educators felt as though they could only be reactive instead of proactive, with many pieces constantly in flux. As we consider the 2020–2021 school year, many questions remain. Join us as we process what remote learning looked like and provide a space to process what the upcoming year may look like (remote, hybrid, or in-person). Through a Q&A moderated by Denver Public Schools science team lead Renee Belisle, the panelists will describe their approaches to STEM learning in a remote environment, describing how teachers facilitate learning in traditionally hands-on subjects during the spring, as well as discussing ideas for the fall.

Speakers

Reneé Belisle Kelly (Amplify: Brooklyn, NY), Phil Kim (KIPP Schools: San Francisco, CA), Stephanie Hervey (Denver Public Schools: Denver, CO), Meghan Gardner (Guard Up's Guardian Adventures: Burlington, MA)

Tuesday, July 28
1:09 PM - 1:49 PM ET
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Conducting PBLS with STEM Industries

Hear about a PBL project called Filling the Gap that connects educators with local STEM businesses to develop classroom units around real business issues/problems.

Takeaways: Participants will leave with: 1. Understanding of a local STEM Ecosystem in western North Carolina 2. Understanding of the Filling the Gap Program 3. Examples of PBL units partnering classroom teachers with local STEM businesses

Speakers

Carol Moore (STEM West: Hickory, NC), Regina Barrier (The Science House at North Carolina State University: Hickory, NC)

Tuesday, July 28
1:09 PM - 1:49 PM ET
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Build a Digital Mood Ring!

Sponsoring Company: Texas Instruments

We will bring science and coding together as participants learn to do some basic coding (no experience necessary) while developing a mood ring! The science of color mixing is explored while determining the right body temperature thresholds. Is fuchsia flirty? Should green be groovy? Lets find out!

Takeaways: 1. Teachers will see how to get up to speed on STEM and coding with TI’s STEM projects. 2. Specifically, teachers will see how they can engage their students in designing a working digital mood ring by mixing primary colors to create any color they want. 3. If teachers or coordinators need help getting a STEM project going at their school and district, then the TI STEM Team can help.

Speakers

Fred Fotsch (Texas Instruments: Dallas, TX)

Tuesday, July 28
1:09 PM - 1:49 PM ET
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NCTM Session: Mathematics and Integrative STEM—The Ultimate Photo Finish for Connecting Math and Science

Build student understanding and ability to look for patterns, analyze data, and use their own mathematical rules in the context of a photo finish they orchestrate.

Takeaways: Build positive mathematical identity by using math to describe their situation. Create a richer understanding of the mathematics they do when they create rules (functions) to describe the movement of their object. Collaborate and problem solve with others to create an collective experience connecting mathematics and science.

Speakers

David Barnes (National Council of Teachers of Mathematics: Reston, VA), Katelyn Barnes (Riverside High School: Leesburg, VA)

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Tuesday, July 28
1:09 PM - 1:49 PM ET
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Chemical Engineering and Material Science for Middle School

Address the NGSS chemistry disciplinary core ideas with STEAM! Several mini-units / activities presented, which are Monday doable, environmentally focused, and develop students’ STEM understanding.

Takeaways: 1. This session is Engineering activity focused, giving teachers several mini-units and activities that focus on the Chemistry related DCI's. 2. Participants will get several strategies to incorporate Art and Technology–related activities into their Science classrooms. 3. Participants will come away with a new appreciation for the "nonmechanical" Engineering strands, such as Chemical, Construction, and Environmental Engineering strands, as well as Material Science.

Speakers

Julie Smith (Lennox Middle School: Lennox, CA)

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Tuesday, July 28
1:09 PM - 1:49 PM ET
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Mathematics, Programming, and Robots

Attention will be paid to ideas and lessons on programming robots in mathematics classes that allow students to apply their mathematical knowledge in new contexts.

Takeaways: 1. Ideas for using programming robots in mathematics classes. 2. How to enhance students’ engagement in mathematics, programming, and robotics. 3. How programming robots provides feedback to student learning.

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Adam Scharfenberger (The Ohio State University: Columbus, OH)

Tuesday, July 28
1:09 PM - 1:49 PM ET
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Closing the STEM Gap: A University, PreK–12 School District Partnership to Engage Sixth-Grade Students in a Computing Program

Review findings from a study of grade 6 students participating in a semester-long computing program focusing on STEM-based integrated coding activities.

Takeaways: 1. Strategies to increase the interest of middle school students in STEM will be shared. 2. Strategies to increase the interest of underrepresented minorities in STEM will be shared. 3. Strategies to improve the attitudes of underrepresented minorities in STEM-related careers will be shared.

Speakers

Michiko McClary (Claflin University: Orangeburg, SC), Deidra Morrison (Claflin University: Orangeburg, SC), Yolanda Bennett (Robert E. Howard Middle School: Orangeburg, SC)

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Tuesday, July 28
1:09 PM - 1:49 PM ET
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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 about NSTA competitions Learn about how you can use competitions as a resource to implement NGSS and STEM into your curriculum Learn how you and your students can win prizes and recognition

Speakers

Acacia McKenna (NSTA: Arlington, VA), Matthew Hartman (NSTA: Arlington, VA), Alexis Mundis (Army Educational Outreach Program: Arlington, VA)

Tuesday, July 28
1:58 PM - 2:38 PM ET
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Featured Panel: Girls in STEM

Studies continue to show a low representation of women in STEM careers, even though the number of jobs available grows year after year. A key component to combat this growing gap involves providing young women in middle school and high school with opportunities to connect with role models and mentors so that they can see themselves in these STEM careers. Moderated by Mellisa Blankenship, Kentucky Science Center programs director, this panel will explore how programs that inspire and reengage students with hands-on STEM concepts and career mentorship can help young women build confidence and encourage them to pursue STEM subjects academically, as well as elevate them through the STEM career pipeline.

Speakers

Mellisa Blankenship (Kentucky Science Center: Louisville, KY), Patrick Burton (Mercy Academy: No City, No State), Stacey Hubbard (Westport Middle School: Louisville, KY), Kathleen Riley (Tates Creek Middle School: Lexington, KY), Gabi O'Daniel (Mercy Academy: Louisville, KY), Mackenzie Bardin (Tates Creek Middle School: Lexington, KY)

Tuesday, July 28
2:47 PM - 3:27 PM ET
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Making Membranes Memorable

Sponsoring Company: 3D Molecular Designs

Support three-dimensional learning with individual membrane modeling packs useful for home or school lessons exploring the chemical properties of water and the phospholipid bilayer membrane.

Takeaways: 1. Participants will learn how hands-on modeling tools support student learning outcomes and help uncover student misconceptions. 2. Participants will learn how a phospholipid bilayer is constructed based on the unique chemical and physical properties of water and phospholipids. 3. Participants will simulate and describe passive and active transport of molecules across a membrane.

Speakers

Susan Auld (Sehome High School: Bellingham, WA), Heather Ryan (3D Molecular Designs: Milwaukee, WI), Kris Herman (3D Molecular Designs: Milwaukee, WI)

Presenter Materials for this Session:

NSTA STEM20 Virtual Conference Materials
Links to Making Membranes Memorable Session PowerPoint

Tuesday, July 28
2:47 PM - 3:27 PM ET
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Level Up Your Three-Dimensional Instruction with Tyto Online

Sponsoring Company: Immersed Games

Video games can help improve your students’ three-dimensional, NGSS learning by having students use science and engineering practices as they directly engage with phenomena as part of storylines. We will examine model activities and discuss how games can fit into your classroom instruction even in a remote or hybrid setting.

Speakers

Lindsey Tropf (Immersed Games: Buffalo, NY)

Presenter Materials for this Session:

Tyto_Implementation_Models.pdf
White paper about the various implementation models we may be facing for spring: whether in-person, remote, or hybrid, and how Tyto Online can support this.
Tyto_Online_Suggested_Implementation_by_Content.pdf
Overview of the content types we have in Tyto Online, and how each can be used as part of your implementation.

Tuesday, July 28
2:47 PM - 3:27 PM ET
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AIA Session: Connected to Nature: How Alternative Learning Environments Encourage Innovation

Join a group of architects with the Committee on Architecture for Education to explore how alternate learning environments and a connection to nature and sustainability can encourage discovery, innovation, and problem solving.

Takeaways: Attendees will explore various opportunities for fostering innovation in nontraditional classroom settings. Attendees will investigate case studies of successful spaces that incorporate nature as part of both the learning environment and as a learning tool. Attendees will learn how to create their own alternative learning environments, utilizing sustainable strategies and designing for discovery.

Speakers

Claire Gallagher (Georgian Court University: Lakewood, NJ), John Dale (HED (Harley Ellis Devereaux): Los Angeles, CA)

Tuesday, July 28
2:47 PM - 3:27 PM ET
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Save the Ice Cream: Using an Engineering Design Project as an Anchoring Phenomenon

Scoop up new learning with an ice cream insulation project that serves as a unit anchoring phenomenon, providing students with three-dimensional learning experiences interwoven with the strands of STEM.

Takeaways: A guide for how to utilize an engineering project as the phenomenon for an NGSS unit . Tips on how to effectively manage students working on engineering group projects. A format for 3-D assessment of an engineering design project

Speakers

Rachel Davis (American School of Dubai: Dubai, United Arab Emirates)

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Tuesday, July 28
2:47 PM - 3:27 PM ET
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Do You Need a New Science Lab? Win a Shell Science Lab Makeover ($20,000 Value) for Your School

Are you a grades 6–12 science teacher in need of a science lab makeover? Attend this Shell Science Lab presentation and learn how you can apply to win the Shell Science Lab Challenge! Learn the tips to completing a winning application. You will have an opportunity to actually begin to complete the application and have your questions answered.

Takeaways: 1. Pick up tips to completing an application. 2. Learn how to apply for the competition . 3. Learn how to begin the application process.

Speakers

Ruth Ruud (Cleveland State University: Cleveland, OH)

Presenter Materials for this Session:

Shell_Lab_Regional_Challenge.pdf
open to teachers in certain areas such as LA, TX, PA, CA and Mobile AL

Tuesday, July 28
2:47 PM - 3:27 PM ET
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When the Wheels Are Turning, the Students Are Learning!

If you’re new to coding, come get up to speed! By combining coding and hands-on activities, you can learn how to program a robotic vehicle to perform different challenges.

Takeaways: Bring coding and hands-on science learning together; Learn creative ways to use the engineering design process to teach science; Write simple code to use a Rover to explore the relationship between speed, distance, and time.

Speakers

Karlheinz Haas (The Pine School: Hobe Sound, FL)

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Tuesday, July 28
2:47 PM - 3:27 PM ET
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How to Use the Orton-Gillingham Approach in the STEM/STEAM Science Classroom

Discover Orton-Gillingham strategies and activities for science vocabulary, concepts, and organizational skills that can be used immediately in all grade levels and inclusion classes.

Takeaways: Vocabulary-based strategies for all levels of students. Language-based differentiation that can be adjusted for STEM classrooms. Orton-Gillingham method can be adapted for all levels of science classrooms.

Speakers

Kathryn Wink Gilligan (The Bridge Academy of New Jersey: Lawrence Township, NJ)

Presenter Materials for this Session:

OG_strategies_worksheets.pdf
Here are some tools to use in your classroom.

Tuesday, July 28
4:25 PM - 5:05 PM ET
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Featured Session: CDC’s Support on Teaching Through COVID-19

Join an interview with Kaitlin Graff, School and Higher Education Subject Matter expert at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, as we navigate through the challenges of how to best educate our students around COVID-19 and its impact on their daily lives and the classroom.

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Kaitlin Graff (Centers for Disease Control and Prevention: Atlanta, GA)

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Tuesday, July 28
4:25 PM - 5:05 PM ET
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Featured Panel: Distance Learning Through the Educational Journey

Join us to explore a holistic view of the challenges, as well as learn tips and strategies to successfully implement distance learning in your middle school classrooms. Moderated by Kavita Gupta, panelists will share experiences and wisdom gained toward driving equity across learning styles, changing assessments, and addressing interventions. Participants will walk away equipped with best practices in distance learning, including a new educational context.

Speakers

Kavita Gupta (Monta Vista High School: Cupertino, CA), Tara Krishnan (Tierra Linda Middle School: San Carlos, CA), Charu Gulati (Tierra Linda Middle School: San Carlos, CA), Jessica Holman (Boone County High School: Florence, KY), J. T. Hardin (National Geographic Society: Washington, DC)

Tuesday, July 28
5:14 PM - 5:54 PM ET
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Robot Roundup!

See robots in action during this event! Educators from around the world will bring their robots to virtually demonstrate their uses in a showcase format. This is an interactive event where attendees wanting to know about robots can ask questions and collect ideas for their own classrooms. Together, we'll establish a professional learning network of educators using robots to engage students. 

Speakers

Alex Crooks (World Robot Olympiad Foundation: Taylorsville, NC), Anna Elzer (iRobot Corp.: Bedford, MA), Gary Garber (Garber STEM Consultants: Melrose, MA), Tom Lauwers (Birdbrain Technologies, LLC: Pittsburgh, PA), Amy Slotnick (Slingshot Films: New York, NY), Ben Smith (Lincoln Intermediate Unit 12: New Oxford, PA)

Presenter Materials for this Session:

Remote Robots Programming Instructions
Click here to learn more and program robots remotely live during/after the session.
Me & My Robot and a Virtual Double Feature
Watch Me & My Robot, a short documentary film about students competing at the World Robot Olympiad. After the film, try learning to code the virtual robot simulator activity.
Code with Root
Video that provides brief introduction to the Root Coding Robot
iRobot Education Simulator Code Break
Solve the puzzles in this activity packet to unlock Root's secret message as well as familiarize yourself with the iRobot Education coding interface and simulator.
iRobot Education Learning Library
Discover hours of coding and STEM activities compatible with a robot, simulator, or unplugged. Premium content modeled after educational standards is also available on a subscription-basis.

Tuesday, July 28
5:14 PM - 5:54 PM ET
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Have You Daily-Do-ed? Classroom and Distance Learning Lesson Plans for Middle School Teachers, Part 1

Daily Do sensemaking tasks are designed to engage students in authentic, relevant science learning whether at home or in the classroom. Join us to explore how these phenomenon-driven tasks motivate students to engage in science and engineering practices to make sense of science ideas (disciplinary core ideas) they need to explain how or why the phenomenon occurs. No matter the grade level or science subject you teach, we have Daily Do sensemaking tasks for you!

Takeaways: Understand what sensemaking is and how to create opportunities for sensemaking (recognize sensemaking tasks). Strategies for ensuring students are part of a rich learning community (science is social)—remote or classroom—and how being part of that community supports sensemaking. Opportunities for family engagement in sensemaking tasks to build a family-school connection/community that supports all students learning science.

Speakers

Tricia Shelton (NSTA: Arlington, VA), Kate Soriano (NSTA: Arlington, VA)

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Tuesday, July 28
5:14 PM - 5:54 PM ET
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Fiery STEM Partnerships

Find out how Cobb County Schools, the Cobb County Fire Department, and Underwriters Laboratories are creating an authentic STEM learning experience for physical science students.

Takeaways: 1. Experience quality STEM-infused learning through UL Xplorlabs: Fire Forensics (free curriculum) 2. Learn about the Community Partnerships of Cobb County Schools, Cobb County Fire Department, and Underwriter Laboratories 3. Identify potential for building similar STEM ecosystems

Speakers

Amy Gilbert (Griffin Middle School: Smyrna, GA), Sally Creel (Cobb County School District: Marietta, GA)

Presenter Materials for this Session:

Fiery STEM Partnership Resources
This folder contains relevant materials & resources shared during our session.

Tuesday, July 28
5:14 PM - 5:54 PM ET
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Bring Out a Bit of Making with Micro:bit and Code

How are you prepping your kids? If you are letting them make and teaching them coding, then you know they will be OK. Why not attend a session where you can learn both? We will dive into building your own hardware to work with any subject.

Takeaways: Students select and use digital tools to plan and manage a design process that considers design constraints and calculated risks. Students know and use a deliberate design process for generating ideas, testing theories, creating innovative artifacts, or solving authentic problems. Students develop, test, and refine prototypes as part of a cyclical design process

Speakers

David Lockett (Edward W. Bok Academy South: Lake Wales, FL), Denise Wright (Ocean Bay Middle School: Myrtle Beach, SC)

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Tuesday, July 28
5:14 PM - 5:54 PM ET
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Learning How to Use Culturally Relevant Pedagogy to Inspire Underrepresented Populations in STEM

Culture is the key to engaging underrepresented populations in STEM education. Understanding the pedagogy is necessary to grow STEM diversity.

 

Takeaways: Understanding the role culture plays in learning ; Application of strategies that can be used in the learning experience to meet the needs of culturally diverse learners ; Understanding the framework of culturally relevant pedagogy

Speakers

Rochelle Darville (West St. John High School: Edgard, LA), Nikita LaCour (Scotlandville Pre-Engineering Magnet Academy: Baton Rouge, LA), Ashley McClure (Southern University and A&M College: Baton Rouge, LA), Bobbie Shujaa (Southern University and A&M College: Baton Rouge, LA)

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Tuesday, July 28
5:14 PM - 5:54 PM ET
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Rolling Down the Interdisciplinary Highway: Integrating NGSS, STEM, and PBL

Hear how a model car design challenge used project-based learning to interweave the strands of STEM into a student-driven learning experience.

Takeaways: 1. A scaffolded process for designing, organizing, and assessing their own STEM-based PBL unit. 2. Tools to use to manage student learning and group work. 3. A collection of resources to help with designing a STEM-PBL unit.

Speakers

Rachel Davis (American School of Dubai: Dubai, United Arab Emirates)

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Tuesday, July 28
5:14 PM - 5:54 PM ET
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The Leonardo Principle: Introducing Drawing and Observational Skills to the Science Classroom

Practical exercises convinced these science teachers to use art in their classrooms to improve learning. Leonardo was right: art and science belong together. See how!

Takeaways: 1. Learn how the physical act of drawing can enhance science learning and observation skills. 2. Take away practical exercises that help teach observation skills . 3. Discover how drawing practice can dovetail with the Next Generation Science Standards.

Speakers

Sally Bensusen (Visual Science Studio: Lovettsville, VA)

Presenter Materials for this Session:

Lemon_of_a_Lesson_-_James_Minogue.pdf
Article describing an observational exercise. 2008 Science & Children article by James Minogue
Observational_Drawing_and_NGSS,_Middle_School.pdf
How observational drawing can relate to NGSS Life Sciences

Tuesday, July 28
6:00 PM - 6:40 PM ET
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The Introduction of Artificial Intelligence in Middle School

Discussion centers on the concept of artificial intelligence and how it is taught in the middle school classroom. Emphasis will be placed on real-life examples and how they interact with AI. Resources/technology that support teaching AI will be shared, especially the AI4All movement.

Takeaways: Create experiences for learners to make positive, socially responsible contributions and exhibit empathetic behavior online that build relationships and community. Attendees will be exposed to a variety of resources that assist educators, so they, may introduce middle school students to AI. Design authentic learning activities that align with content area standards and use digital tools and resources to maximize active, deep learning.

Speakers

David Lockett (Edward W. Bok Academy South: Lake Wales, FL), Denise Wright (Ocean Bay Middle School: Myrtle Beach, SC)

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Tuesday, July 28
6:00 PM - 6:40 PM ET
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Have You Daily-Do-ed? Classroom and Distance Learning Lesson Plans for Middle School Teachers, Part 2

Daily Do sensemaking tasks are designed to engage students in authentic, relevant science learning whether at home or in the classroom. Join us to explore how these phenomenon-driven tasks motivate students to engage in science and engineering practices to make sense of science ideas (disciplinary core ideas) they need to explain how or why the phenomenon occurs. No matter the grade level or science subject you teach, we have Daily Do sensemaking tasks for you!

Takeaways: Understand what sensemaking is and how to create opportunities for sensemaking (recognize sensemaking tasks). Strategies for ensuring students are part of a rich learning community (science is social)—remote or classroom—and how being part of that community supports sensemaking. Opportunities for family engagement in sensemaking tasks to build a family-school connection/community that supports all students learning science.

Speakers

Tricia Shelton (NSTA: Arlington, VA), Kate Soriano (NSTA: Arlington, VA)

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Tuesday, July 28
6:00 PM - 6:40 PM ET
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Enhancing Inquiry Through Facilitative STEM Coaching

The Engaged Quality Instruction through Professional Development (EQuIPD project) provides weeklong summer sessions for teachers. To aid teachers in implementing the project goal of increased inquiry, coaches met with teachers twice per month for one year. The coaching model used was a facilitative one. Come learn about the EQuIPD Facilitative Coaching Model and its effect on teachers and student performance.

Takeaways: 1) A copy of the EQuIPD Facilitative Coaching Model will be disseminated to elucidate the meaning of facilitative coaching. 2) Strategic Activities coaches used across three phases of inquiry implementation: Planning, Implementation, and Sustainability phases will be distributed so participants can utilize these to increase the use of inquiry in their own schools. 3) Sample Coaching Reports, Logs, and Coaching Work Plans utilized in the project will also be shared to illuminate goal setting and progress tracking.

Speakers

Nancy Ruzycki (University of Florida: Gainesville, FL), Krista Dulany (University of Florida: Gainesville, FL), Xavier Rozas (University of Florida: Gainesville, FL), Julie Edmunds (SERVE Center: Durham, NC)

Presenter Materials for this Session:

Inquiry_Model_Development_and_Purpose.pdf
This is a document coaches use with teachers to help plan.
EQuIPD_Coaching_Model_Stages_and_Resources.pdf
This is a model of the coaching stages for the grant
EQuIPD_Implementation_Rubric.pdf
This is a rubric we created to help coaches determine where teachers are relative to Grant Goals.

Tuesday, July 28
6:00 PM - 6:40 PM ET
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Eye of a Scientist: Dr. Charles Drew—What Is Blood and How Is It Used in Transfusion?

Walk through a unit design centered upon the student question, “What is blood and how is it used in a transfusion?” Emphasis will be placed on analyzing science education tools with the eye of a scientist so as to maximize student-scientist discovery of evidence, as well as communication of its significance (meaning).

Takeaways: Unit design walk-through the process for creating a student-scientist adventure from freely available internet resources Science and interdisciplinary (math and literacy) lesson materials that serve to promote efficient communication of student-scientist discovery Ideas for generating and sample student guided notes sheets

Speakers

Helen Flavin (Scientist and Educator: Fall River, MA)

Presenter Materials for this Session:

Additional_Resources.docx
Slide deck URLs as well as additional math, literacy, hands-on, and genetics extensions
CSI.docx
Crime Scene Blood Typing - additional context for students to highlight mastery of Unit materials
WS1.docx
Guided Notes Sheet for Student Exploration
WS2_Group_1.docx
Pie Graphs - RBC throughout a Lifetime
WS2_Groups_2,3_and_4.docx
Pie Graphs (Red Blood Cells) - Adult male, female, and anemia patient; adult male Hispanic, Black, and White; adult female Hispanic, Black, and White
WS3.docx
Red Blood Cell Modeling - Hands-on modeling (file cards) of antigens and antibodies for all human blood types
WS4.docx
Blood Typing Modeling - Hands-on paper modeling to support Literacy assignment
WS5.docx
Letter from Red Cross to Dr. Drew - This is the invite to students to write a persuasive essay (citing their scientific evidence discovered throughout the Unit) to the Red Cross in support of Dr. Drew's position on the similarity of all human blood

Tuesday, July 28
6:00 PM - 6:40 PM ET
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Digital Design and Fabrication in the (Virtual) Classroom

STEM educators are quickly responding to the challenge of teaching students virtually through online classrooms and asynchronous assignments, but in hands-on technology classrooms, like Fab Labs and makerspaces, learning is especially difficult without access to 3D printers, laser cutters, and other digital fabrication tools. Over the past few months, the SCOPES-DF educators and makers network has been innovating and prototyping solutions to this challenge. In this workshop, participants will hear about some ideas and practices from innovative educators in the network using digital fabrication technologies with their students and will be challenged to get creative in their own virtual classrooms.

Takeaways: Shifting the focus to design is important for virtual projects. Computer simulations are an added step for digital fabrication that can be helpful in virtual assignments as well as in-person prototyping. Educators all over the world are facing this challenge with digital fabrication technologies, learn from others by joining the network.

Speakers

Liz Whitewolf (The Fab Foundation: Boston, MA)

Tuesday, July 28
6:03 PM - 6:43 PM ET
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NSTA Press Session: Uncovering Middle School Students’ Ideas About Engineering and Technology

Learn how to use purposefully designed, engaging questions to elicit and address students’ commonly held ideas about core concepts and practices related to engineering and technology.

Takeaways: 1) Learn how formative assessment probes reveal students' ideas about engineering and technology, including common misconceptions and stereotypes about engineers. 2) Learn how to embed the engineering and technology probes into instruction. 3) Learn how the engineering and technology probes support disciplinary core ideas and practices.

Speakers

Page Keeley (The Keeley Group: Fort Myers, FL), Cary Sneider (Portland State University: Portland, OR), Mihir Ravel (Olin College of Engineering: Needham, MA)

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Tuesday, July 28
6:48 PM - 7:00 PM ET
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Demo Show

Join us for this demo show by the Kentucky Science Center. You won't want to miss this display of favorite science demonstrations that are brought to students and families everywhere!

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