NMLSTA-Sponsored Session: Meet Me in the Middle Virtual
Share-a-Thon, Session 1
Join us for a variety of short, modified Pecha
Kucha–style presentations, after which the presenters will be available for
questions and further discussion.
The presentations included in this session are:
EarthKAM: Have Your Students Take Photos from
Presenter: David Curry
Presenters: Nicole Green and
Physics on the Cheap
Life: Virtually Teaching The Greatest Story Ever Told—Evolution of the Animal
Kingdom on Planet Earth
Presenter: Alison Betz Seymour
Parent/Family Involvement in Science: Why It's Important and How to
Make It Work
Presenter: Jessica VanValkenburg
Teaching the Engineering Design Process Through Urban
Presenters: Elizabeth Weissman and Rebecca
Moderator: Mary Lou Lipscomb
Note: This session involves Breakout Rooms. In order to participate,
you must have the latest version of Zoom downloaded to your computer. Before
accessing our Zoom platform, please visit Zoom.us/download, click on Download, and
then click on Execute file to initialize.
Takeaways: 1. Discover a variety lessons, units, professional development opportunities, and resources for hybrid or virtual instruction; 2. Learn ways to engage middle level students in exciting inquiry learning; and 3. Become aware of ways to involve parents and/or community in science.
David Curry (Newtown Middle School: Newtown, PA), Nicole Green (Animalearn: Jenkintown, PA), Bailee Henderson (Animalearn: Jenkintown, PA), Shannon Hudson (Crawfordsville Middle School: Crawfordsville, IN), Denise Ryan (Shape of Life: Capitola, CA), Alison Betz Seymour (Science Educator and Communicator: Scottsdale, AZ), Jessica VanValkenburgh (Columbus State University: Columbus, GA), Elizabeth Weissman (The Ramaz School: New York, NY)
Presenter Materials for this Session:
EarthKAM User Guide
Everything you need to know so that you can have your students remotely control a camera on the International Space Station.