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Friday, March 1
 

9:00am

THE ROCK CYCLE
Students use a model to connect the cycling of earth materials to the geological processes that result in the formation of different kinds of rock. Students also consider how the flow of energy drives various geological processes that form rock. Finally, students develop a model that describes the cause and effect relationships between geological processes and the cycling of Earth's materials. This activity provides a formal assessment opportunity for Performance Expectation MS-ESS2-1

Presenters
BC

Bill Cline

Science Curriculum Specialist, Lab-Aids
Lab-Aids proudly publishes the Science Education for Public Understanding Program (SEPUP) which began developing science intructional materials with funding from the National Science Foundation (NSF) in 1987.
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Lisa Kelp

Lab Aids/SEPUP


Friday March 1, 2019 9:00am - 9:45am
Heritage Room

10:00am

Student Assessment: Standards Based Grading in a Three-Dimensional Classroom
In this workshop we will explore why standards-based grading is the perfect fit for the depth of understanding required by NGSS performance expectations. During NGSS implementation, teachers will have to use their students' progress toward the performance expectations as a way to modify classroom instruction. Teachers will learn how to use multiple and varied assessments as indicators of student progress towards classroom, district and NGSS performance expectations.

Presenters
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Jim Clark

Co-Founder Next Gen Science Innovations
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Samantha Johnson

Next Gen Science Innovations


Friday March 1, 2019 10:00am - 11:45am
Imperial Ballroom

11:00am

Free Teacher Resources to Support the Use of Physical and Life Science Online 3-dimensional Assessment Tasks
Learn about ready-to-use free online teacher resources for middle school science classrooms. Teachers will explore the online portal containing resources to support teachers in effectively implementing a set of online NGSS-aligned 3-dimensional (Practices, DCI, and Crosscutting Concepts) physical and life science assessments and accompanying rubrics. Resources include Task Guidance, Task Rubric, Examples of Student Responses, and Suggested Student Feedback. We will also discuss classroom strategies for using the assessments and accompanying teacher supports.


Presenters
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Consuelo Morales

Research Associate, Michigan State University, CREATE for STEM
Consuelo Morales is a Research Associate with the CREATE for STEM Institute working on modeling and assessment projects. With a background in biological sciences. she has 9+ years’ experience working in secondary science education at the middle school, high school, and university... Read More →
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Phyllis Haugabook Pennock

CREATE for STEM/Michigan State University


Friday March 1, 2019 11:00am - 11:45am
Grandview A

11:00am

NGSS Chemical Reactions:Designing Better Chemical Batteries
Students investigate how chemical energy can be transformed via a chemical process into electrical energy. After building a prototype wet cell, students brainstorm improvements and build, test, and evaluate new prototypes to meet a set of predetermined criteria within specified contraints. Highly engaging activity from SEPUP/Lab-Aids 3rd Edition Energy Unit.

Presenters
BC

Bill Cline

Science Curriculum Specialist, Lab-Aids
Lab-Aids proudly publishes the Science Education for Public Understanding Program (SEPUP) which began developing science intructional materials with funding from the National Science Foundation (NSF) in 1987.
LK

Lisa Kelp

Lab Aids/SEPUP


Friday March 1, 2019 11:00am - 11:45am
Heritage Room

1:00pm

Targeting Scientific Literacy
Scientific Literacy is clearly in the bull’s eye of science education. The Michigan Science Standards, based on the NGSS use 3 dimensional learning to improve student knowing and understanding of science. The new Science M-Step is being developed to assess scientific literacy of our students. This session explains what scientific literacy is and gives practical strategies for teachers to use that promote and assess scientific literacy in their classroom.

Presenters
avatar for Karen Kudla

Karen Kudla

Retired Teacher, Retired Teacher
I retired after teaching secondary science for thirty years. Currently I am working on developing 3 Dimensional lessons and strategies to support student learning and understanding of science. In addition I work on assessment projects through Oakland Schools and have written M-Step... Read More →


Friday March 1, 2019 1:00pm - 1:45pm
Vandenberg A

1:00pm

Grand Slam 3-D Assessment—Researchers, Developers, and Practitioners to Build Capacity, Develop Items, and Implement Strategically
Find out how to use statewide assessment examples to identify and evaluate the use of three-dimensional components for grades 5, 8, and 11 assessments.

Presenters
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TJ Smolek

Michigan Department of Education
avatar for Mary Starr

Mary Starr

Exec. Director, MMSLN


Friday March 1, 2019 1:00pm - 2:45pm
Pearl Room

2:00pm

Biomedical Engineering: GET A GRIP!
Students use the approach of biomimicry to design, test, evaluate, and redesign a mechanical gripping device to meet criteria. They use the engineering design process to optimize the device in one of two ways. In doing so, they investigate the relationship between structure and function of the device and how the technology they developed can be applied. This provides an opportunity to assess students on MS-ETS 1-4.

Presenters
BC

Bill Cline

Science Curriculum Specialist, Lab-Aids
Lab-Aids proudly publishes the Science Education for Public Understanding Program (SEPUP) which began developing science intructional materials with funding from the National Science Foundation (NSF) in 1987.
LK

Lisa Kelp

Lab Aids/SEPUP


Friday March 1, 2019 2:00pm - 2:45pm
Heritage Room

3:00pm

How do you know what they know? Putting the students in charge of their learning.
How do you know what your students know? How can you access whether or not to move forward or reteach or reexplain? What do you do if some get it and others don't? Come see how to use simple techniques and strategies and recycled "goodies" to make their thinking visible for on the go formative assessment. Ideas on making better use of your time AND actually saving time by putting the students in charge of assessing their own learning and aiding in the learning of their peers.

Presenters
avatar for Sandra Brough-Gresh

Sandra Brough-Gresh

Teacher, Walled Lake Central High School
I have been teaching High School science for 27 years, while the subjects have changed my passion for teaching and redesigning lessons has continued to grow each year.



Friday March 1, 2019 3:00pm - 3:45pm
Emerald A

3:00pm

Tweaking Assessments for NGSS
Have assessments? Need assessments? NGSS-aligned, summative assessments are not easy to write. Walk away from this session with a method to tweak current assessments or create new science summative assessments in the future. Bring current assessments and a devices to access the Framework for K-12 Science Education if you have them (they are not needed).

Presenters
avatar for Wendi Vogel

Wendi Vogel

Science Consultant, Kent Intermediate School District
I am a former middle school teacher turned Science Consultant for Kent County in the Grand Rapids area. I run the @NGSS_tweeps twitter account and have a passion for science education. I am also the Michigan-SELA President-Elect.


Friday March 1, 2019 3:00pm - 4:45pm
Ottawa Room
 
Saturday, March 2
 

8:00am

Raising the rigor in your science classroom
This workshop will be an interactive lesson on increasing the rigor through talk moves and writing assessments with more depth. Individuals who are interested should bring a current copy of any assessment that they would want to develop to more closely relate to the questioning found on the SAT and MSTEP.

Presenters
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Cassey Tien

ELA Teacher, Carson City - Crystal
As an English teacher, I have realized the importance of partnering with other content areas to prepare our students to read, analyze, and synthesize informational text. Using tests like the SAT as an example, we see that students need to be taught how to analyze graphs and expository... Read More →


Saturday March 2, 2019 8:00am - 9:45am
Ford Ballroom

9:00am

Literacy Fun in the Science Classroom: Add Some Pizzazz!
Take away ready-to-use literacy strategies frequently used by the presenters to improve reading comprehension, preview, review and formatively assess. Tap into your students' creative sides! Strategies are versatile for various content areas . Each is easy to prepare for use.  

Presenters
avatar for Melissa Buck-Underwood

Melissa Buck-Underwood

8th Grade Science/American History, Duncan Lake Middle School
Throughout my experience as a middle school teacher of science, social studies, and sometimes math, language arts, and art, I have been a proponent of incorporating literacy strategies into all courses.I've experience in presenting strategies to colleagues, modelling strategies within... Read More →
avatar for Michelle Krentz

Michelle Krentz

Kraft Meadows MS, Caledonia Community Schools
I am in my 15th year teaching 8th grade science. I also teach the middle school FFA class as well as the middle school Dave Ramsey program. When I am not teaching or working on lessons I am spending time with my family enjoying the outdoors.


Saturday March 2, 2019 9:00am - 9:45am
Grandview A

1:00pm

Grading with Purpose: My Journey to Standards Based Grading
How can we accurately and better assess student's knowledge and align with NGSS? In this session I will discuss my journey into Standards Based Grading in several different physics classes and how it better cultivates student ownership, student/teacher relationships and overall a better assessment strategies. You will learn how to break down a unit to create standards and learn how to assess students and have students assess themselves.

Presenters
avatar for Vanessa Logan Wentzloff

Vanessa Logan Wentzloff

Physics Teacher, Avondale High School
Student-centered, inquiry-driven classrooms are central to my teaching philosophy. I focus on standards-based grading, NGSS practices, phenomenon, inquiry, flexible seating and flipped learning. I strive to help other teachers develop their skills and be the best they can be.I am... Read More →



Saturday March 2, 2019 1:00pm - 1:45pm
Riverview Room

1:00pm

NGSS Assessments: How will we know they are learning?
What will they look like? How are they constructed? I heard they will be performance-based! These and other questions will be part of this engaging and interactive session on NGSS assessments and ways to provide for student success on each.

Presenters
avatar for Pam O'Brien, Exhibitor

Pam O'Brien, Exhibitor

Regional STEM Coach, STEMscopes / Accelerate Learning Inc



Saturday March 2, 2019 1:00pm - 2:45pm
Imperial Ballroom

1:00pm

Formative Assessment Using Tech Tools
How do you check for student understanding and make sure students are engaged in their own learning? This session will focus on easy to use electronic formative assessment applications that will make assessment more fun and more engaging for your students. Come learn how to use these tools to help improve your instructional practice and ensure that your students are learning on the first day of school. By attending this session, you will have access to a Google Folder that will contain complete set-up instructions for each tool demonstrated (Quizizz, Google Forms, Plickers, Padlet).

Presenters
avatar for Mike Fine

Mike Fine

Consultant, Ottawa Area ISD



Saturday March 2, 2019 1:00pm - 2:45pm
Fine Arts Room