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Saturday, March 2 • 11:00am - 11:45am
How to Facilitate Student Equitable Discourse in the Classroom

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This presentation will give participants a variety of tools and strategies how to facilitate equitable classroom discussions. Classroom management, discussion techniques, and classroom culture building will be the major focus. NGSS's Science and Engineering Practices Engaging in Argumentation from Evidence and Obtaining, Evaluating, and Communicating Information will be covered in depth. Following the presentation, there will be a Q & A lead by teachers who are currently teaching middle science. Teachers prepare for students to be leaders of learning.

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Nell Bielecki

Science Teacher and Modeling Facilitator, Berkley School District
Hi! I am teacher at Anderson Middle School in Berkley and have been teaching for 20 years. I currently teach 7th and 8th grade Science using MISTAR and Modeling Instruction; both of which serve to align my curriculum with NGSS. Over the last few summers, I've served as an Aspiring... Read More →

Rachel Kent

Science Teacher, Fruitport Middle School & AMTA Facilitator
I have been a middle school science teacher for grades 6-8th for 15 years at Fruitport Middle School. Before becoming a middle school science teacher I taught 1st-grade. Four years ago I dove into Modeling Instruction taking the Middle School training and the next year attending the... Read More →
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George Nelson

7th/8th Science, Wilmette, IL Elemetary School District
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Scott Stokes

Teacher, Bemis Jr. High
I’ve been teaching for 27 yrs. 5yrs. Using Modeling Instruction and Healthy Grading Practices.

Andrea Williams

Orchard Lake Middle School

Saturday March 2, 2019 11:00am - 11:45am EST
Kendall Room