2018 NSTA National Conference

03/15/18 - 03/18/18 Atlanta, GA

Come and join us at NSTA National Conference, booth #743.

Workshop Schedule

Thursday, March 15, 2018

Room #B214

Engage ALL Students by Integrating Engineering, Science and Daily Life (8:00 - 9:00 a.m.)

Come learn how to engage a diversity of students by applying core ideas from the NGSS about energy and systems to meet people’s needs for shelter, transportation, and entertainment. Practice this approach with a design activity that applies crosscutting concepts of energy, systems, and models to make an electronic gadget.

Presenters: Dr. Cary Sneider and Mihir Ravel

Literacy in the Context of Science in the Middle School Classroom (9:30-10:30 a.m.)

Experience a lesson that demonstrates the integration of literacy strategies in the context of science. This includes the incorporation of academic language in written responses in science notebooks and oral discourse in conjunction with investigations using an interactive word wall.

Presenter: Ellen Mintz

Implementing Project-Based Science - Storylines, Standards, and Student Work (11:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.)

We will explore the structure of a project-based science unit, the built in opportunities for formative and summative assessment, and evaluate the type of student work that naturally flows from the learning that comes from being truly engaged in science learning.

Presenter: Dr. Mary Starr

Structuring Discussion to Be Equitable and Rigorous (12:30-1:30 p.m.)

The Framework promotes learning as a fundamentally social endeavor supported by collaborative and communicative norms. Yet, sustaining these norms requires teachers to examine and support K–12 students' ways of talking so they all are able to articulate, make sense of, and evaluate each other's ideas. Walk away with ready-to-use tools that foster and assess productive talk.

Presenter: Heather Milo

Science Storylines and the Driving Question Board: Keeping NGSS Curricula Student Driven (2:00-3:00 p.m.)

What if K–12 lessons could both meet the standards and leverage student curiosity about the natural world? Join us for an engaging workshop on storyline coherence as a means to not only have pedagogy meet the NGSS, but also build on students' wonderment questions using the Driving Question Board.

Presenter: Heather Milo

Literacy in the Context of Science in the Elementary Classroom (3:30-4:30 p.m.)

Experience a lesson that demonstrates the integration of literacy strategies in the context of science. This includes the incorporation of academic language in written responses in science notebooks and oral discourse in conjunction with investigations using an interactive word wall.

Presenter: Ellen Mintz

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