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Friday, March 1
 

8:00am

Great Lakes. Great Activity, Great Fun Emerald AKevin Frailey BIOMES AND INVASIVE SPECIES Heritage RoomBill Cline • Shannon Mareski Guiding Ecological Investigations: Students Learn Science Practices and the Nature of Science Grandview AChristopher Dobson Swimming in Great Lakes Fisheries Science Education Opportunity Grandview B/CTracy D'Augustino • Brandon Schroeder Building a classroom culture through Routines Thornapple RoomMary Starr Cut It, Stab It, Slice It, Dice It: Using the Potato in the Science Classroom Governor's RoomDave Mastie From Cookbook --> NGSS! Imperial BallroomJim Clark • Samantha Johnson Getting Students to Argue - Encouraging Discussion for All Students Pearl RoomRichard Bacolor Science Modeling: The Growing Pains and Gains of My First Year Plaza Boardroom ALynnelle Buchanan The Matrix, Fully Loaded: Sharing Best Practice in the Science Classroom Winchester RoomLucinda Martinelli Using instructional videos to enhance student success in an elementary science classroom Ruby RoomCatherine Hamilton Argument-Driven Inquiry in the High School Classroom Pantlind BallroomVictor Sampson Using Design and Build projects to Teach NGSS Science and Engineering Practices Vandenberg BDerek Maynard Go Play Outside...but Why? Nature Disconnect and our Kids Emerald BBecky Durling Science in Service Vandenberg ADaniel Geoghegan • Kathryn Gross Engineering - Literally! Ottawa RoomCheryl Matas Taking the Fear Out of Using Statistics in the Biology Classroom Using HHMI Biointeractive Resources Kendall RoomMark Eberhard Powerful Tools for ALL classrooms: Question Boards, Scientific Models, and Productive Talk! Nelson RoomJessica Ashley • Amy Bohm • Andrea Brook • Pamela Moreman Using Phenomena to Drive Student Learning Ford BallroomHolly Hereau • Wayne Wright Science and Art - Corpus Callosum - The power of collaborating with art teachers Atrium RoomChelsea Nester Helping students use systems thinking in the classroom and everyday life Haldane RoomJaime Ratliff • Lindsey Watch

9:00am

Human Population: Past, Present and Future Plaza Boardroom ALarry Feldpausch Real Biology Teachers Take Kids Outside Emerald BWilliam Hodges Developing Science Process Skills through Citizen Science & Schoolyard Investigations Fine Arts RoomKathleen Dougherty Utilizing Virtual Experiences to Teach Geography in the Elementary Classroom Grandview B/CEric Nephew • Mark Schlaudt THE ROCK CYCLE Heritage RoomBill Cline • Lisa Kelp "Talking" Science Pearl RoomAshley Chiado • Lyndsay Mahar • Katie Stevenson Keynote - Transformative Teaching: Teachers as Agents of Change Pantlind BallroomJim Clark • Samantha Johnson Learning Target in NGSS Ottawa RoomHeather Robotham Take Your Students Outside to Engineer! Vandenberg BChristine Kelly Wildlife CSI to Teach Claim, Evidence, Reasoning Emerald AJon Gray PHYSICS is for EVERYONE Vandenberg ASandra Brough-Gresh Using Anchoring Phenomena and Driving Question Boards to Spark Student Questioning Thornapple RoomChris Gleason Greener, Safer, Better....Chemistry Replacement Labs Riverview RoomJonathan Baek • Erika Fatura • Jennifer Sherburn Expanding STEM: Developing Partnerships Pullman RoomKathy Agee • Carol Shaffer Making It Real... Cheap! Ruby RoomDarrick Gregory • Julie Hahn • Jodi Heaney Modeling Science Practices and Standards Using Forensic Science Imperial BallroomKathy Mirakovits What’s So Phenomenal about Phenomena? Berkey RoomLawrence Hall of Science Assessing 3-D Learning Using Multiple Literacies in Project-Based Learning Resources Grandview AEmily Miller • Joseph Krajcik • Susan Codere Integrating Computation in Science Across Michigan Governor's RoomDanny Caballero • Julie Christensen • Paul Irving • Nickolaus Ortiz • Niral Shah • David Stroupe • Dan Weller

10:00am

How to Teach the NGSS Ecology Standards by Getting Kids Outside and using Invasive Species Emerald BWilliam Hodges Ecological Impacts - using place-based stewardship to engage students as citizens of their environment Vandenberg BSamantha Lichtenwald PHOTOSYNTHESIS AND RESPIRATION SHUFFLE Heritage RoomBill Cline • Shannon Mareski Airbag Models: Applying gas laws in the middle school chemistry classroom Riverview RoomHeather Barbash The Environmental Education (EE) Project Emerald ANatalie Elkins • Tracy Page Consensus Meetings in Science: Making Student Thinking Visible & Incorporating Student Voice Ford BallroomTiffany Henfling Storytelling with a twist Kendall RoomLucinda Martinelli The Question Formulation Technique: Teaching Students to Formulate Their Own Questions Ottawa RoomMinna Turrell Thinking Three-dimensionally about Science Trade books Pearl RoomKatherine Pfeiffer • Mary Starr Engineering Design in the NGSS Atrium RoomMatt Moorman Engineering the Future Thornapple RoomGary Curts Exploring Kinetic Energy Transfers in Collisions Vandenberg AChris Blackstock • Kathleen Schutter The MiSTEM Network: Supporting Michigan's STEM Future Pullman RoomKristofer Pachla "Why Make?" A maker space experience for your classroom. Winchester RoomAmanda Cornwell • Julie Cunningham • Ashley O'Neil Biology Modeling Plaza Boardroom AAndrea Brook • Alison Maes • Fawn Phillips You Can Do It... Science in the K-2 Classroom Nelson RoomPaul Drummond • Sharon Moats Growing in 3D through the PLC Pantlind BallroomNathan Spencer Student Assessment: Standards Based Grading in a Three-Dimensional Classroom Imperial BallroomJim Clark • Samantha Johnson Picture Perfect Science K-2 Grandview B/CKatelyn Jelinek • Jim McDonald It can be done! Easy tools to empower students to steer their own learning Haldane RoomLuke Bowman • Christine Geerer • Monica Wyrwicz May the Force Be With You Ruby RoomDon Pata

11:00am

1:00pm

Getting through the modeling cycle: Supporting students in sense-making of phenomena in a PBL life science curriculum Grandview AIdit Adler • Renee Bayer • Consuelo Morales • Annette M Sparks Structure and Function in Madagascar Hissing Cockroaches Riverview RoomChris Blackstock • Kathleen Schutter Catching Up With Carp: Updates and Ideas on Incorporating Invasive Carp into Your classroom Emerald ATracy Page PASCO Solutions: The Most Comprehensive Laboratory Experience for the Student and Educator of Today Plaza Boardroom AJulie Thomas - PASCO Tools for Thinking (not Worksheets) Pantlind BallroomEmily Pohlonski • Christie Morrison Thomas CELL DIFFERENTIATION AND GENE EXPRESSION Heritage RoomBill Cline • Shannon Mareski You Can Teach Computer Science, Yes… You!! Fine Arts RoomKathy Surd • Larry Wyn Science/Math Integration for a Sustainable Planet Vandenberg BAmanda Syers • Janet Vail Engaging Students in Asking Meaningful Questions Atrium RoomJulie Hilker • Sharon Moats How To Get K-5 Students To Use SEP and CCC Winchester RoomLaura Chambless Think Like an Engineer with Phenomenal Science Instruction! Berkey RoomTom Gantt Targeting Scientific Literacy Vandenberg AKaren Kudla Mi-STAR Information Session Haldane RoomYonee Bryant-Kuiphoff • Stephanie Tubman • Monica Wyrwicz STEM Teaching Tools 101 Ottawa RoomMegan Coonan • Connie Kennedy Teaching With Trees - Using Schoolyard Trees to Teach Disciplinary Core Ideas Emerald BBridget Booth The Science of Maple Sugaring Ruby RoomJanet Staal My Favorite HHMI Biointeractive Resources for Teaching Introductory Biology Kendall RoomMark Eberhard Cholera Case Study Reunion Ford BallroomLisa Weise Active Programs Thornapple RoomGary Curts Gettin' Googly in the Science Classroom Pullman RoomCheryl Matas Mystery of Liquids Governor's RoomAkilah Franklin • Claire Lannoye-Hall Grand Slam 3-D Assessment—Researchers, Developers, and Practitioners to Build Capacity, Develop Items, and Implement Strategically Pearl RoomTJ Smolek • Mary Starr Phenomenon, Modeling, and Storyboards! Nelson RoomSteve Barry • Nancy Karre Picture Perfect Science 3-5 Grandview B/CKatelyn Jelinek • Jim McDonald Asking Questions and Planning and Conducting Experiments: Using the Question Formulation Technique Imperial BallroomJim Clark • Samantha Johnson

2:00pm

3:00pm

Find Out More About MBER - Model Based Biology Pullman RoomBryant Sebastian • Diane Buchi Teaching Climate Change Standards in Biology Kendall RoomCraig Kohn • Christie Morrison Thomas CALLING ALL CARBONS Heritage RoomBill Cline Community Engagement in the Classroom Emerald BSean R. Griffin • Misty Klotz Engaging with Administrators - Starting conversations about supporting science Pearl RoomSandra Brock Michigan's Teacher Recognition Programs Ruby RoomJosh Roesner Modeling Mysteries & What To Do With Them Grandview B/CKatie Stevenson • Jill Workman NSTA Enhanced eBooks+ Kids Collection Nelson RoomLaura Chambless • Jennifer Evans How do you know what they know? Putting the students in charge of their learning. Emerald ASandra Brough-Gresh Argument-Driven Inquiry in the Elementary School Classroom Fine Arts RoomVictor Sampson From Students to Stewards – Leading students to plan and enact Stewardship Action Projects Atrium RoomHolly Hereau Using Computational Thinking Practices to Create Better Problem Solvers! Vandenberg BJessica Ashley • Michele Harris • Katlyn LeMere Exploring Cosmic Gamma Rays in a High School Classroom Riverview RoomKatelyn McCarthy Tweaking Assessments for NGSS Ottawa RoomSarah Coleman • Wendi Vogel A Focus on Constructing Written Explanations in the Phenomenon-Based Classroom Thornapple RoomChris Gleason NextGenPBL: Supporting Transition to MSS Grandview AAngela Kolonich The use of Collaborative Inquiry in the Secondary Science Materials Adoption Process Plaza Boardroom ADavid Michael Egan • Kathleen Rainey Building a Model of Force as an interaction Vandenberg ALaura Sloma Materials driven inquiry Winchester RoomClaire Lannoye-Hall • Sandy Ling Maker-space Design Thinking Challenge Governor's RoomAmanda Cornwell • Julie Cunningham • Ashley O'Neil

4:00pm

Using (free) NGSS-Aligned Carbon TIME units in MS/HS Kendall RoomChristie Morrison Thomas Using Debate to Assess Model Based Learning Vandenberg BEdward Johns • Heidi Schuitema • Steve Vree Transformed Microscopy Ruby RoomBob Myers Silver Nanoparticles Make and Take Fine Arts RoomMariah Ford • Larry Kolopajlo Climate Education Through Data Analysis Atrium RoomDave Chapman Developing a plan for Michigan Science Standard Implementation - K-6! Pearl RoomCassandra Martin Nature-Based Education: Tackling the Great Outdoors with All Learners Throughout the Early Childhood School Year Emerald BNicole Force • Amanda Gort • Amy Hall Productive Talk Implementation: Year Two Haldane RoomKelly MacDonell • Katie MacDonell Strategies to Promote Student Engagement in Young Adults Riverview RoomLeslie Cieplechowicz Make Time for Science with Project-Based Learning Grandview B/CBen Talsma • Jamie MacPherson • Dawn McCotter Remote Control Air Cannon and Internet of Things (IoT)- The Engineering Design Process- What we learned at RET (Research Experience for Teachers) at Central Michigan University and How you can do the same? Pullman RoomAllison Abram • Pete Peterson The Mars Mini-Rover Project Nelson RoomCrystal Brown Transforming Students to Stewards: Fostering Great Lakes-Literacy in Schools Emerald ARashell Bowerman • Rachel Coale • Emily Finnell • Emily Gochis • Kevin St. Onge • Mi STEM Amplify Science: Wine and Cheese Reception Berkey RoomLawrence Hall of Science NGSX Reception - “There’s more than air puppies in these glasses” RendevousMary Starr • Heidi Harlan

5:15pm

 
Saturday, March 2
 

8:00am

Engaging Evolution Resources to Deepen Learning Plaza Boardroom ACheryl Hach Putting the Pieces Together-Biology Sequencing and Units Imperial BallroomLara Gusty • Stephanie Niedermeyer Are you Science Woke? How to teach Science and integrate culturally relevant education Pullman RoomDuha Fahmy Michigan's Frogs and Toads Emerald ALarry Feldpausch PBL, Multi-Discipline Integration, and NGSS...Oh my! Can it be done? We share how! Grandview APaula Gentile Chemistry Teacher Meeting Fine Arts RoomMary Jordan McMaster The power of the NGSX experience in my classroom Pearl RoomWayne Wright Using Models and Images to Teach Shapes and Kinds of Land and Bodies of Water Berkey RoomTori Fowler • Stephen Mattox PROSPECTING FOR MINERAL ORE Heritage RoomBill Cline Power Your Classroom or School with Solar Energy - Student Driven Solar Ottawa RoomJoshua Barclay Reducing stress and enhancing learning with mindfulness Grandview B/CWendy Johnson Strategies to Scaffold Science Discussion in MS classroom Atrium RoomMary Buckwalter • Margaret Raupp • Amie J Snapke Reading, Writing, Speaking and Listening in the Context of Science: Integrating Literacy and 3D Science Instruction Pantlind BallroomVictor Sampson Water Quality: Developing Citizen Scientists Riverview RoomJackie Murray High School Students Can Do Astrophysics Too! Haldane RoomKatelyn McCarthy Radical Research Kendall RoomKristy Butler • Patti Richardson Grab their attention with Gizmos! Vandenberg BDiana Markley • Julie Parks Incorporating the Engineering Practices into a Physics Class Emerald BKevin Stedman Project-based STEM Challenges for Elementary Students Winchester RoomCrystal Brown Raising the rigor in your science classroom Ford BallroomMari Maltby • Cassey Tien Investigating Cell Structure and Function Beyond Paper Exercises! Governor's RoomTamica Stubbs Active Programs Thornapple RoomGary Curts Integrating STEM with Science Ruby RoomMarian Prince Who is Birdbrain Amos and What Does He Have to Do with the Hippo and Oxpecker? Nelson RoomSteve Barry • Nancy Karre Energy Across the Content Vandenberg ADon Pata

9:00am

Hands-on and creative teacher-developed invasive species lessons to achieve Michigan science standards Emerald BMaria Siciliano • Sara Forbing • Jeffrey Ram • Jessica Wagenmaker The power of the NGSX experience in my classroom Pearl RoomHolly Hereau Charts & Diagrams & Graphs, Oh My! Atrium RoomJamie Benigna • Alice Putti CHEMICAL FORMULA & AMINO ACIDS Heritage RoomBill Cline Empowered to Take Action: Engaging Environmental STEM Design Challenges with EarthEcho Vandenberg BSusan Tate Argumentation and Explanation in FOSS Ottawa RoomChris Blackstock • Kathleen Schutter Claim-Evidence-Reasoning: Scientific Explanations about Phenomena Haldane RoomPam O'Brien, Exhibitor Muffins for Members Fine Arts RoomRobby Cramer • Betty Crowder • Brian Peterson That's Phenomenal! Science Teaching with a Twist Winchester RoomRob Keys Demonstrations that really grab attention! Riverview RoomMark Sheler Sink your Teeth into Science! Using Bite Mark Evidence to Teach Lab Skills and Logic Plaza Boardroom AAnne LaSovage Literacy Fun in the Science Classroom: Add Some Pizzazz! Grandview AMelissa Buck-Underwood • Michelle Krentz Ten Tips for Motivating Students with Phenomena Grandview B/CDenise Bills • Jane Culp Innovation Learning with The Henry Ford Pullman RoomOlivia Marsh • Rob Oleary Strengthen STEM with Community Partnerships That Integrate Arts and Social Studies Berkey RoomJohn (Trey) Smith • June Teisan Science is a Verb, Not a Noun! Kendall RoomCraig Gaska Meaningful Moments - Project Based Learning and NGSS K-5 Imperial BallroomAmy Quinn Bioengineering challenges and middle school life science Pantlind BallroomJohn Howarth • Timothy Hurt Art and Science in Nature Emerald AChelsea O'Brien • Nancy Berg

10:00am

Do you want to build a greenhouse? Plaza Boardroom AChad Scholten Missed Connections: Reuniting alternative students with their environment through a cross-curricular day in the field Berkey RoomSamantha Lichtenwald Particulate Drawings and Manipulatives Atrium RoomJamie Benigna • Alice Putti Maps as Models in Earth and Environmental Science Classroom Vandenberg BAndrew Bruen Designing Destructive Earthquakes Riverview RoomRobert Chaney • Fred Thomas Making Your NGSx Workshop Pop! Pearl RoomMichael Gallagher National Geographic Geo-Inquiry Process Grandview B/CJessica Wagenmaker Supporting Students’ Scientific Explanations with CER Haldane RoomDawn Kahler Using Phenomena to drive student learning: examples from a 5th grade classroom using Next Generation Science Storylines Imperial BallroomHolly Hereau • Lynda O'Donnell Using Children's Literature in Inspire STEM Learning Nelson RoomKim Stilwell Celebrate the 50th Anniversary of the Moon Landing! Kendall RoomNicole Jakubowski • Meghan Kurleto, • Marlenn Maicki Showcasing High School STEM Research Ottawa RoomSandra Yarema The Genetics and Bioethics of Opioid Addiction and Treatment! Ford BallroomTamica Stubbs Science with a Story-line Emerald BAkilah Franklin • Claire Lannoye-Hall • Sandy Ling FOCUS: Inspiring Exploration and Discovery while Reading, Writing, Thinking, and Doing Winchester RoomSheryl Tavares Demystifying 3D NGSS and STEM Literacy Using the Phenomenon of Light Pullman RoomPam O'Brien, Exhibitor Structuring Discussion to Be Equitable and Rigorous Thornapple RoomChris Gleason What if the Graduation Requirements do not make Sense for our Students? Governor's RoomRashell Bowerman Incorporating Modeling Instruction with Mi-STAR Fine Arts RoomYonee Bryant-Kuiphoff • Stephanie Wagner

11:00am

Diffusion, the Cell Membrane, and Ourselves: Biology Comes Alive through the Aesthetic Realism Method Plaza Boardroom ARosemary Plumstead • Sarah Ross Understanding Fields & Energy Vandenberg ADon Pata • Laura Ritter Enhancing Curriculum and Engaging Students Through Virtual Experiences Grandview B/CEric Nephew • Mark Schlaudt Students Leading Change to Protect Our Waterways Vandenberg BJoanna Allerhand • Jessica Vander Ark • Amanda Syers Improving Canned Labs to Increase Ownership & Understanding of Experiments Grandview ANina Jacks VR in Your Classroom Ruby RoomWalter Charuba Observations of How NGSX is Transforming Classrooms for Both Teachers and Students Riverview RoomKim Smith How to Facilitate Student Equitable Discourse in the Classroom Kendall RoomNell Bielecki • Rachel Kent • George Nelson • Scott Stokes • Andrea Williams Head Full of STEAM Atrium RoomSteven Tezak Proven Instructional Practices in STEM: Setting ALL Students up for Success Nelson RoomChris Blackstock • Kathleen Schutter Gamification in the Biology Classroom Pantlind BallroomMary Burdgick Going Nuclear!!! Pearl RoomDoug Ragan • Christine Webster Flipping MEECS: Using Existing Materials in a Next Gen Classroom Emerald AGabrielle Likavec Don't Reinvent the Wheel- Creating Inquiry Experiences for Students Berkey RoomVanessa Logan Wentzloff Managing Group Talk & Teamwork Haldane RoomDawn Kahler • Kari Keith Writing in Science: Out of the Silo and Onto the Page Heritage RoomBrandon Groff Elementary and Middle School Extravaganza Imperial BallroomSusan Tate • Patti Bills • Conni Crittenden • Betty Crowder Coding Science Supplies! BEGINNER FRIENDLY! Ottawa RoomCameron Bancroft

12:00pm

1:00pm

Aquaculture Challenge: Engaging students with fish, plants, and so much more! Thornapple RoomElliot Nelson PASCO Solutions: The Most Comprehensive Laboratory Experience for the Student and Educator of Today Vandenberg BJulie Thomas - PASCO How fast is your brain? Easily introduce Neuroscience to K-12 Science Classrooms Plaza Boardroom AWill Wharton Modeling in the Middle School Classroom Emerald AJessica Wagenmaker Protecting Michigan Inland Lakes Kendall RoomMelissa DeSimone • Mike Gallagher Supporting students in the development and revision of models Grandview B/CVictor Chen • Wayne Wright Using KLEWS and Investigation Notebooks in the classroom! Nelson RoomMarie Woodman Grading with Purpose: My Journey to Standards Based Grading Riverview RoomVanessa Logan Wentzloff Cool demonstrations for young science students without breaking the bank. Pearl RoomMark Sheler Using Arduino-based sensors on nanosatellites to engage middle and high school students with science and coding Ottawa RoomMatthew Cannady • John Howarth • Timothy Hurt NGSS Assessments: How will we know they are learning? Imperial BallroomPam O'Brien, Exhibitor The NGSS teaching shift: Mber (Model Based Biology) will ignite you!! Berkey RoomHeidi Schuitema Stop Creating Lesson Plans: Start Creating Learning Experiences Emerald BDawn McCotter Natural Communities of the Great Lakes: Applying NGSS to field based learning Heritage RoomLiz Glynn Easy Tech for the Next Generation Science Standards Pantlind BallroomMaria Gonzalez Formative Assessment Using Tech Tools Fine Arts RoomMike Fine Never mind Strawberry Fields... Energy and Fields Forever Governor's RoomKristin Mayer • Laura Sloma Deconstructing CERs to help students construct explanations Haldane RoomJohn Kowalski • Tony Matthys Modeling dynamic systems using InsightMaker.com Pullman RoomChuck Palosaari Helping Students with D=RxT Ruby RoomMarian Prince Implementing the Shifts in the Next Generation Science Standards: Enacting The Sound Unit Through The Learning While Teaching Project Puts All The Pieces Together! Atrium RoomDeVette Brown • Wanda Bryant

2:00pm

10:00pm