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Friday, March 1
 

8:00am

Great Lakes. Great Activity, Great Fun
Thus hands on activity offers a fun, interactive and multidisciplinary approach to teaching about the Great Lakes watershed. Michigan landmarks, history, cultural resources, wildlife and water are all part of this engaging exercise. Try a new method to get your students (4th-12th) inspired by the largest freshwater ecosystem on earth.

Presenters
avatar for Kevin Frailey

Kevin Frailey

Michigan Dept. of Natural Resources
The Michigan DNR provides programs, materials, and professional development to Michigan educators.


Friday March 1, 2019 8:00am - 8:45am
Emerald A

8:00am

BIOMES AND INVASIVE SPECIES
How do the characteristics of a biome determine the plant and animal life found there? How do non-native species survive to become invasive species? In this activity from SEPUP/LAB-AIDS Science and Global Issues Biology Curriculum, students match a set of organism cards to proper climate/biome cards, then use literacy strategies to consider the impact of invasive species. Teachers receive a full set of kit and print materials for later use.

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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Shannon Mareski

Grand Blanc HS


Friday March 1, 2019 8:00am - 8:45am
Heritage Room

8:00am

Guiding Ecological Investigations: Students Learn Science Practices and the Nature of Science
Help students develop their science practices and gain an understanding of the nature of science. In this comprehensive treatment of guiding student ecological investigations I present fundamental considerations, as well as sample investigations. Handouts provided.

Presenters

Friday March 1, 2019 8:00am - 8:45am
Grandview A

8:00am

Taking the Fear Out of Using Statistics in the Biology Classroom Using HHMI Biointeractive Resources
Participants will work with resources from HHMI Biointeractive to explore strategies and methods for integrating statistical analysis throughout their biology classes. Participants will gain confidence in working with statistics through hands-on activities that are based on active research currently taking place in biology. Through these activities, participants will explore the math behind each statistical test and learn the power offered by spreadsheets in assisting students with their statistical analysis. All resources are 100% FREE!

Presenters
avatar for Mark Eberhard

Mark Eberhard

AP Biology & Biology Teachers, St. Clair High School
34 years in the classroomAmbassador for HHMI BiointeracitveWriting Team for College Board\'s Pre-AP Biology CourseFacilitator for BSCS/NABT Regional Biology Teacher AcademyBoard of Directors for Michigan Association of Biology Teachers (MABT)


Friday March 1, 2019 8:00am - 9:45am
Kendall Room

9:00am

Human Population: Past, Present and Future
Nobody can predict the future of humanity, but the current demographic facts of human population help us understand where we might be headed. Suggestions
will be made on how your students can explore the issue of the past, present and future of mankind.

Presenters
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Larry Feldpausch

board of director, River Raisin Institute


Friday March 1, 2019 9:00am - 9:45am
Plaza Boardroom A

9:00am

Real Biology Teachers Take Kids Outside
It is not enough to teach kids about the environment if we want them to love and protect it. We need to immerse them in it. Come learn why it is imperative that we take kids outside no matter what the obstacles, and learn how to do so safely, including identification of poison ivy and ticks.

Presenters
avatar for William Hodges

William Hodges

Holt High School
Biology/Zoology teacher, 28 years experience, MAEOE (Michigan Alliance of Environmental and Outdoor Educators) Vice president



Friday March 1, 2019 9:00am - 9:45am
Emerald B

9:00am

Developing Science Process Skills through Citizen Science & Schoolyard Investigations
Participating in citizen science provides a unique and accessible way to facilitate student science investigations. Students engaged in the Cornell Lab of Ornithology's citizen-science projects have been asking and answering their own questions about birds for more than a decade, conducting original experiments and observational studies.
By engaging in citizen science and investigations, students become scientists and stewards of their local environment. They make observations, generate their own question, collect data, and get access to online datasets they can query. Students can even publish their own research conducting investigations inspired by citizen science. These are great ways to meet Next Generation Science Standards.

Presenters
avatar for Kathleen Dougherty

Kathleen Dougherty

Young Birders' Club Coodinator, Cornell K12 BirdSleuth Ambassador/Volunteer and Flying WILD Facilitator
Retired Education Specialist from Oakland County Parks. Board member of Oakland Audubon and serving as the volunteer coordinator for the young birders' club. Birdsleuth Education Ambassador.


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

9:00am

Take Your Students Outside to Engineer!
How do you utilize your outside spaces for engineering challenges? The students want to move outside--and we must ensure that they will make connections with their outdoor environment. Check out these NGSS-aligned activities that will grab your students' attention as they problem-solve for some real-world outside challenges.

Presenters
avatar for Christine Kelly

Christine Kelly

MS Science Teacher, Allendale Middle School
Ask me how exciting it is to teach my students with real-world issues in outdoor and environmental science! Let's talk about the different opportunities in sustainability, science and education! After receiving my education from some of the best at MTU, CMU, WMU, and joining with... Read More →


Friday March 1, 2019 9:00am - 9:45am
Vandenberg B

10:00am

How to Teach the NGSS Ecology Standards by Getting Kids Outside and using Invasive Species
There are six ecology performance expectations for high school biology, and these can be taught by getting kids outside and examining the effect of an invasive species. An entire ecology unit, "Where did my bluebirds go?" will be presented, focusing on what invasive species do to a food web. This unit can easily be adapted to any invasive that is in your school yard or neighborhood.

Presenters
avatar for William Hodges

William Hodges

Holt High School
Biology/Zoology teacher, 28 years experience, MAEOE (Michigan Alliance of Environmental and Outdoor Educators) Vice president



Friday March 1, 2019 10:00am - 10:45am
Emerald B

10:00am

Ecological Impacts - using place-based stewardship to engage students as citizens of their environment
An in-depth look at the impacts of our Ecology class, both for our community and our alternative students. Starting with "where do I start?" and ending with "what now?"; I'll discuss curriculum I chose to use, students' perception, administrative support, community engagement, struggles, successes, and where we'll go from here!

Presenters
avatar for Samantha Lichtenwald

Samantha Lichtenwald

Biology and Environmental Science Teacher, Bay-Arenac Community High School
I lead alternative students in exploring various science-based opportunities, bringing awareness to how their actions directly/indirectly impact our environment and themselves. The majority of my curriculum is centered around Michigan and the Great Lakes. I am currently working... Read More →



Friday March 1, 2019 10:00am - 10:45am
Vandenberg B

10:00am

PHOTOSYNTHESIS AND RESPIRATION SHUFFLE
Students have major misconceptions about photosynthesis and cellular respiration, but this content is essential for understanding how matter and energy flows, both at the micro (cellular) and macro (ecosystem) levels. Using a computer simulation, a hands-on activity, and notebooking and discussion startegies, expose student thinking- all from SEPUP's Science and Global Issues: Biology program from LAB-AIDS.

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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Shannon Mareski

Grand Blanc HS


Friday March 1, 2019 10:00am - 10:45am
Heritage Room

10:00am

Biology Modeling
Modeling is a student-centered approach to instruction where students create, modify, and deploy scientific models. In our session, participants will utilize multiple science and engineering practices as they engage in a Biology-based modeling activity. Learn techniques used by experienced Biology modeling instructors that you can start implementing in your classroom immediately.

Presenters
avatar for Andrea Brook

Andrea Brook

STEM Instructional Coach, Lake Orion Community School
Modeling Instruction, K-5 Science Instruction, Life Science
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Alison Maes

Science Teacher, Ferndale High School
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Fawn Phillips

Clarkston Community Schools



Friday March 1, 2019 10:00am - 11:45am
Plaza Boardroom A

10:00am

You Can Do It... Science in the K-2 Classroom
This session is intended for K-2 teachers interested in learning how to implement the NGSS standards in their classroom. Participants will experience ways to engage young learners in the science practices to make sense of phenomena.Teachers will receive a complete unit which includes a teacher's guide and student activity pages from the NGSS Storyline project.

Presenters
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Paul Drummond

Macomb ISD
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avatar for Sharon Moats

Sharon Moats

Science Education Specialist
Although most of my experience has been teaching middle school students in Chippewa Valley Schools, I have taught all grades 3rd-12th. Most recently I was Science Curricular Leader for the district and was involved in facilitating NGSX (Next Gen Science Exemplar PD) training for all... Read More →



Friday March 1, 2019 10:00am - 11:45am
Nelson Room

11:00am

Biology At the Zoo
Learn how we take over 300 kids to the zoo and use the animals at the zoo to learn about animal behavior, adaptations, and niche partitioning to engineer exhibits and enrichments for the animals. We will share the lessons we have created and modified over the years.

Presenters
avatar for Kristy Butler

Kristy Butler

Teacher, Forest Hills Central High School
Education & Science
avatar for Patti Richardson

Patti Richardson

Teacher, Forest Hills Central High School
Biology education, student centered learning



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

11:00am

Requirements for becoming a certified environmental educator
Educators can earn credentials that let administrators and potential employers know they exhibit a certain level of knowledge and special skillset directly related to environmental education. Discover the requirements for earning an environmental educator certification (EEC) through the Michigan Alliance for Environmental and Outdoor Education (MAEOE). The EEC closely follows state standards and national guidelines (www.maeoe.com).

Presenters
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Cindy Fitzwilliams-Heck

Michigan Alliance for Environmental and Outdoor Education (MAEOE)


Friday March 1, 2019 11:00am - 11:45am
Emerald B

11:00am

The Unbearable Dilema
How did the bear cross the road? Using science, technology, engineering and math! Come learn a fun, engaging method of getting your students involved in a hands-on STEM activity that comes from a real life wildlife management scenario.

Presenters
avatar for Kevin Frailey

Kevin Frailey

Michigan Dept. of Natural Resources
The Michigan DNR provides programs, materials, and professional development to Michigan educators.


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

1:00pm

Getting through the modeling cycle: Supporting students in sense-making of phenomena in a PBL life science curriculum
Engaging students in developing and using models is a complex endeavor. Scaffolds (assistance to enable a learner to engage in a practice otherwise out of reach) are important to the learning process. This session bridges the gap between research and practice of teaching modeling in class. Participants will experience the challenges that students face when modeling on paper/online, and we will demonstrate the research-based scaffolds needed to support them at each step of process.

Presenters
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Idit Adler

CREATE for STEM/MSU
avatar for Renee Bayer

Renee Bayer

Associate Director for Engagement, CREATE for STEM Institute at MSU
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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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Annette M Sparks

Flint Community Schools



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

1:00pm

Structure and Function in Madagascar Hissing Cockroaches
Explore the phenomenon of structure and function with live Madagascar hissing cockroaches. Discover how students engage in three-dimensional learning as they explore and compare systems in multicellular organisms in the FOSS Next Generation Diversity of Life Course for middle school.

Presenters
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Chris Blackstock

Consultant, Delta Education
After 23 years as a public school teacher, I am now working with Delta Education and FOSS as a consultant and trainer. I am also a trainer for the Center for Teacher Effectiveness specializing in strategies to increase student engagement and motivation.
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Kathleen Schutter

School Specialty


Friday March 1, 2019 1:00pm - 1:45pm
Riverview Room

1:00pm

Catching Up With Carp: Updates and Ideas on Incorporating Invasive Carp into Your classroom
Some invasive carp seem to fly through the air, while others weigh more than your students. A Great Lakes threat is on the horizon, but how do you turn a news headline into a lesson? Learn all about invasive carp and their potential invasion of the Great Lakes. What are scientists doing to prevent them from reaching Michigan, and how can we teach our students about this biological threat.

Presenters
avatar for Tracy Page

Tracy Page

Aquatic Education Coordinator, Michigan Department of Natural Resources
Marine biologist/Oceanographer turned educator. I strive to bring aquatic education to teachers and their classrooms around the state. I also administer the Salmon in the Classroom program for the Michigan Department of Natural Resources.



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

1:00pm

PASCO Solutions: The Most Comprehensive Laboratory Experience for the Student and Educator of Today
Learn about the new tiered levels of PASCO solutions complete with classroom management and technology rolled into one. See how you can easily implement PASCO curriculum solutions, kits, or equipment in your classroom, and conveniently store your equipment in accessible carts and trays.
You’ve spoken, and we’ve listened: see PASCO’s new SPARKvue 4.0 software. The solution that connects ALL sensors on ALL devices so that your students have the most pedagogically congruent, enriched classroom experience.

Presenters
avatar for Julie Thomas

Julie Thomas

Regional Manager, PASCO scientific
PASCO has been an innovator in science education for over 55 years. Beginning as a science fair project and later developed into a high quality lab equipment, curriculum and technology provider in the US and around the globe.Contact email: jthomas@pasco.com


Friday March 1, 2019 1:00pm - 1:45pm
Plaza Boardroom A

1:00pm

Tools for Thinking (not Worksheets)
See how (free) Carbon TIME life and earth science units scaffold
students’ 3-dimensional performances including constructing explanations & engaging in arguments from evidence. Hear how Process Tools in these 6 phenomena-centered units have been extended into other content and courses, including NGSS-aligned genetics & evolution units.

Presenters
avatar for Emily Pohlonski

Emily Pohlonski

K-12 Science Coordinator / Science Teacher, Novi Community School District
avatar for Christie Morrison Thomas

Christie Morrison Thomas

Michigan State University


Friday March 1, 2019 1:00pm - 1:45pm
Pantlind Ballroom

1:00pm

CELL DIFFERENTIATION AND GENE EXPRESSION
Students often have trouble conceptualizing how selective gene expression works. In this workshop, participants will use manipulatives to teach this concept and explain how it is connected to genetic engineering. Innovative activities are selected from our Science and Global Issues: Biology program from SEPUP AND LAB-AIDS . Activities focus on ways to integrate selective gene expression as a relevant and engaging sustainability issue.

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.
SM

Shannon Mareski

Grand Blanc HS


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

1:00pm

My Favorite HHMI Biointeractive Resources for Teaching Introductory Biology
I often hear from teachers how much they love HHMI Biointeractive resources, but navigating the website to choose which resources to use can be overwhelming. Frequently, I have been asked by participants, how do I know which resources I should use? Based on my 30+ years in the classroom, I will engage participants in hands-on experiences with the HHMI resources that I have personally found to be highly effective with my introductory biology course.

Presenters
avatar for Mark Eberhard

Mark Eberhard

AP Biology & Biology Teachers, St. Clair High School
34 years in the classroomAmbassador for HHMI BiointeracitveWriting Team for College Board\'s Pre-AP Biology CourseFacilitator for BSCS/NABT Regional Biology Teacher AcademyBoard of Directors for Michigan Association of Biology Teachers (MABT)


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

1:00pm

Cholera Case Study Reunion
Using a case study approach to teaching Biology started with a partnership between some teachers at Holt and MSU. This case study, using a cholera epidemic from the 1800s has been widely shared and modified over the past 30 years. This session provides a venue for people to share how they have changed the case study over the years. We will share some modifications from our school including an updated connection to the cholera outbreak in Haiti following a hurricane in 2010. Teachers who are not familiar with the case study will have time to ask questions and are encouraged to attend.

Presenters
avatar for Lisa Weise

Lisa Weise

Science Teacher, Holt Public Schools
I teach science because it's fun! Also, it' pretty much the way we save the world! I recently started teaching engineering as well as a part of Project Lead the Way (engineers also have a shot at the saving the world thing). I like to have kids asking questions and designing experiments... Read More →



Friday March 1, 2019 1:00pm - 2:45pm
Ford Ballroom

2:00pm

Building atomic model of matter and conservation of matter concept
As one of the crosscutting concepts in NGSS, matter and energy is a foundational idea built on in all disciplines. Are students really developing an understanding of this concept that they can apply throughout their science classes? I will share several activities I use to build the concept of atomic nature of matter and conservation of matter and view sample student work to see how these activities help students develop these foundational concepts.

Presenters
avatar for Kristin Mayer

Kristin Mayer

East Kentwood High School
I currently teach high school physics and chemistry at East Kentwood High School. I previously taught in New York City and Seattle, Wa. I completed my PhD in Curriculum, Instruction, and Teacher Education at Michigan State University where I worked on a curriculum project with Joe... Read More →


Friday March 1, 2019 2:00pm - 2:45pm
Grandview A

3:00pm

Find Out More About MBER - Model Based Biology
A survey of the year long educational resource developed by Cindy Passmore and her team from UC-Davis. What does modeling look like in biology?  Stop by and find out!  We will be looking at the resources online, so if you have a laptop or tablet bring it along.

Presenters
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Bryant Sebastian

Utica Community Schools
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Diane Buchi

Teacher, Utica Community Schools



Friday March 1, 2019 3:00pm - 3:45pm
Pullman Room

3:00pm

Teaching Climate Change Standards in Biology
Wondering where and how to address the NGSS climate change standards? Our student learning research indicates these are culminating performance goals, best tackled after students trace matter and energy through living systems. Our free Carbon TIME units are designed specifically to support you and your Biology students in mastering these complex climate change standards. Engage with our Human Energy Systems unit, including formative assessment probes and online simulations.

Presenters
avatar for Craig Kohn

Craig Kohn

Research Fellow & Doctoral Student, Michigan State University
Craig is a doctoral student in Teacher Education at Michigan State University and a Research Fellow with the National Science Foundation. Craig's research primarily focuses on sustainability instruction with an emphasis on science and agriscience instruction at the secondary level... Read More →
avatar for Christie Morrison Thomas

Christie Morrison Thomas

Michigan State University


Friday March 1, 2019 3:00pm - 3:45pm
Kendall Room

3:00pm

From Students to Stewards – Leading students to plan and enact Stewardship Action Projects
The Dan Wolz Clean Water Education grant provided the support to allow students to plan a pollinator/rain garden that will also act as an outdoor learning lab and a place where all students can visit for field experiences. We used the Earth Force framework to ensure student agency and engagement as well as the elements of Storyline development to keep students employed as the sense-makers. I will identify and provide information about other citizen science and stewardship opportunities used to compliment student learning as well as other organizations that provided professional development and/or financial support. Participants will walk away with a complete “how-to” guide for implementing a similar project or place-based learning experience.

Presenters
avatar for Holly Hereau

Holly Hereau

Science Educator, BSCS
5-D learning, experiential and place-based learning, Next Gen Science Storylines, iHub, OpenSciEd, Achieve Inc. Science Peer Review Panel, EQuIP Science teacher at Lee M. Thurston High School and Macomb Community College. Next Generation Science Storyline author and consultant, NGSX... Read More →



Friday March 1, 2019 3:00pm - 3:45pm
Atrium Room

4:00pm

Using (free) NGSS-Aligned Carbon TIME units in MS/HS
Carbon TIME (Transformations in Matter and Energy) offers six phenomena-based units tracing matter & energy through carbon-transforming processes including photosynthesis & cellular respiration. Research-based scaffolds support students’ 3-dimensional performances and educative features support teachers’ engagement with classroom discourse and 3-D assessment. Join us to learn about and use these fully developed units in your classroom and/or district.

Presenters
avatar for Christie Morrison Thomas

Christie Morrison Thomas

Michigan State University


Friday March 1, 2019 4:00pm - 4:45pm
Kendall Room

4:00pm

Using Debate to Assess Model Based Learning
Model Based Biology (MBER) and AMTA biology introduce the characteristics of life at the beginning of the school year. Our biology team used a structured debate, centered around whether viruses are living or non-living, to assess our students at the end of this unit. This was done after students developed a model of what it means for something to be a living thing. The outcomes of the debate FAR exceeded our expectations! We will share snapshots of this experience with our students, and a lengthy pile of positive outcomes that went quite beyond our vision for this activity.

Presenters
avatar for Edward Johns

Edward Johns

Teacher, Cedar Springs High School
This is my tenth year teaching at the high school level. For the past six years I have taught Biology and Chemistry at Cedar Springs High School. Before working at Cedar Springs I was an Academic Interventionist and teacher at Houghton Lake High School for four years.
avatar for Heidi Schuitema

Heidi Schuitema

Biology/Chemistry Teacher, Cedar Springs High School
In my 18th year of teaching, I am very excited that SCIENCE gets it\'s turn in the spotlight, with our NGSS; based in a wealth of learning research. Next Generation Science Standards inspire and motivate me and I have confidence our students will thrive in a new science setting that... Read More →
avatar for Steve Vree

Steve Vree

Teacher, Cedar Springs High School
I have been a science teacher for 17 years.



Friday March 1, 2019 4:00pm - 4:45pm
Vandenberg B

4:00pm

Transformed Microscopy
Transform microscopy lessons from "look and draw" to truely quantifyable inquiry. Use of supper cheap digital cameras or even cell phone cameras will be demonstrated. This will be a hands-on experience, bring your own USB enabled device.

Presenters
avatar for Bob Myers

Bob Myers

Anatomy/Physiology Teacher, West Ottawa High School
I have taught Anatomy Physiology in both Grand Rapids Public Schools and West Ottawa Public Schools for the last 25+ years. GRPS from 1990-1999 and at WOPS ever since. I am also the Science Olympiad coach for WOPS.One of my favorite aspects of anatomy is histology so I have embedded... Read More →


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

8:00am

Engaging Evolution Resources to Deepen Learning
Come explore interactive evolution resources to get your middle school students making sense of evolution concepts through use of hands-on manipulatives.

Presenters
avatar for Cheryl Hach

Cheryl Hach

Instructor, Kalamazoo Area Math & Science Center


Saturday March 2, 2019 8:00am - 8:45am
Plaza Boardroom A

8:00am

Putting the Pieces Together-Biology Sequencing and Units
This session will provide a possible sequence to create a Biology curriculum based on NGSS.We'll share the break down of our units in the sequence and inquiry-based lessons embedded in each unit.

Presenters
avatar for Lara Gusty

Lara Gusty

Science Teacher, Wayne Westland Community Schools
avatar for Stephanie Niedermeyer

Stephanie Niedermeyer

Science Teacher, Wayne Memorial High School



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

8:00am

Are you Science Woke? How to teach Science and integrate culturally relevant education
"Why are we learning this?" "How am I going to use this in real life?" "What's the purpose of this?" Every teacher has heard these notoriously infamous phrases and its about time we put an end to it by awakening the sleeping giant. So get woke...Science woke! Learn simple tips and tricks to embed Culturally Relevant Education and Phenomenon Science in your unit plans and experience wide spread 'Eureka Moments'!

Presenters


Saturday March 2, 2019 8:00am - 8:45am
Pullman Room

8:00am

Michigan's Frogs and Toads
Get the scoop on the when, where and how citizen scientists across Michigan have been surveying our thirteen frog and toad species for twenty three years. You too can participate in the effort.

Presenters
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Larry Feldpausch

board of director, River Raisin Institute


Saturday March 2, 2019 8:00am - 8:45am
Emerald A

8:00am

PBL, Multi-Discipline Integration, and NGSS...Oh my! Can it be done? We share how!
We share our journey through restructuring a life science course to include interdisciplinary content, skills, and experiences while simultaneously immersing learners in phenomenon-based coursework and multi-dimensional projects. This tale is far from perfect and involves a great deal of collaboration, teamwork, and innovation (not to mention trial-and-error); but, the adventure is entirely worth it! Join us for ideas and inspiration!

Presenters
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Paula Gentile

Tecumseh High School


Saturday March 2, 2019 8:00am - 8:45am
Grandview A

8:00am

Radical Research
Join us as we share how students are acting as scientists by conducting individual independent research projects in class. Students will research something that they are interested in, plan their investigation and write a “journal worthy” paper and present their findings. Students demonstrate their content knowledge and SEP skills. Learn about this authentic project based learning experience. Resources provided!

Presenters
avatar for Kristy Butler

Kristy Butler

Teacher, Forest Hills Central High School
Education & Science
avatar for Patti Richardson

Patti Richardson

Teacher, Forest Hills Central High School
Biology education, student centered learning



Saturday March 2, 2019 8:00am - 8:45am
Kendall Room

8:00am

Investigating Cell Structure and Function Beyond Paper Exercises!
In this workshop, participants will exploit specialized structures and functions of animal, plant and bacterial cells to develop customized DNA extraction protocols from. Using CER, and animal/student DNA extracts as controls, participants will capitalize on DNA’s popularity to develop exploratory wet labs that increase interest and appreciation of cell diversity.

Presenters
avatar for Tamica Stubbs

Tamica Stubbs

Bio-Rad Explorers
Bio-Rad Explorer produces biology commercial kits & teacher resources for educators teaching introductory biotechnology and biology courses. By providing a broad spectrum of hands-on activities based on real-world laboratory research experiences, we aim to promote increased critical... Read More →


Saturday March 2, 2019 8:00am - 9:45am
Governor's Room

8:00am

Energy Across the Content
What is Energy? In all of our science classes; Biology, Chemistry, Physics, Earth Science, etc. we all teach about energy. However, if we're honest with ourselves we don't really have a good, working definition of energy. More importantly we don't have a shared concept of energy. How are we supposed to help the students develop a coherent energy concept if we don't even have one among science teachers? Join us for a session where we will explore the ways in which energy is treated in the different disciplines and see if we can't get a start on a group understanding of energy.

Presenters
avatar for Don Pata

Don Pata

Teacher, Grosse Pointe North High School
I have been teaching high school science for over 20 year. I like to talk about NGSS, advanced pedagogy, modeling instruction and healthy grading. I have 4 young children. In the summer I run modeling workshops across Michigan.


Saturday March 2, 2019 8:00am - 10:45am
Vandenberg A

9:00am

Hands-on and creative teacher-developed invasive species lessons to achieve Michigan science standards
Hands-on and creative lessons about invasive species are used both to engage student learning and to protect the environment. More than 15 teachers submitted lesson plans for online posting. We will demonstrate activities from several lessons, including students creating video public service announcements, producing informative Power Points, and engineering electric barriers to aquatic invaders. Lesson plans are posted on the web and linked to standards for science, social studies, and English language arts.

Presenters
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Maria Siciliano

Roberto Clemente Learning Academy, Detroit Public Schools Community District
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Sara Forbing

4th grade teacher, Caro Community Schools
avatar for Jeffrey Ram

Jeffrey Ram

Professor/PI on education grants, Wayne State Univ/Belle Isle Aquarium
Education at informal education institutions (public aquariums, zoos, nature centers).Invasive speciesStudents making videos as a pedagogical method
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Jessica Wagenmaker

Holton Public Schools



Saturday March 2, 2019 9:00am - 9:45am
Emerald B

9:00am

The power of the NGSX experience in my classroom
Over 6000 Michigan teachers have experienced the NGSX study group professional learning experience. If you been part of this experience, come learn more about what others are doing and share your ideas. If you have thought about attending a study group in your region, come learn more about how it might change your practice! This session will specifically highlight applications of NGSX in the high school classroom!

Presenters
avatar for Holly Hereau

Holly Hereau

Science Educator, BSCS
5-D learning, experiential and place-based learning, Next Gen Science Storylines, iHub, OpenSciEd, Achieve Inc. Science Peer Review Panel, EQuIP Science teacher at Lee M. Thurston High School and Macomb Community College. Next Generation Science Storyline author and consultant, NGSX... Read More →



Saturday March 2, 2019 9:00am - 9:45am
Pearl Room

9:00am

Bioengineering challenges and middle school life science
Using readily available materials, this workshop will utilize hands-on activities and discussion to illustrate how to integrate engineering practices into middle school life science. By participating in challenges, such as designing an artificial heart valve, participants will experience aspects of the engineering design cycle. The workshop will emphasize the interconnectedness of the components of the science and engineering practices and the integration of the three dimensions of the NGSS.

Presenters
avatar for John Howarth

John Howarth

Co-Director (retired), SEPUP, UC Berkeley
Recently retired after 43 years in public education. Most recent position was as Co-Director of SEPUP at UC Berkeley. Previously executive director of curriculum and instruction at Grand Rapids Public Schools, science coordinator at GRPS, science teacher at Thornapple Kellogg HS... Read More →
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Timothy Hurt

Curriculum Developer, Lawrence Hall of Science-UC-Berkeley


Saturday March 2, 2019 9:00am - 10:45am
Pantlind Ballroom

10:00am

Do you want to build a greenhouse?
Hear the story about the construction of our DIY greenhouse. We will share our initial dream and design, the construction with staff and students, and the operation of a solar-heated hoop house that was built by and is managed by high school students.  Come to listen if you are only interested in a simple school garden because resources will be shared for integrating gardening into any K-12 science classroom.  Presentation slides: https://bit.ly/2MLvNTj

Presenters
avatar for Chad Scholten

Chad Scholten

Teacher, Forest Hills Central High School



Saturday March 2, 2019 10:00am - 10:45am
Plaza Boardroom A

10:00am

Missed Connections: Reuniting alternative students with their environment through a cross-curricular day in the field
An in-depth report of how we used stream monitoring to implement a whole school unit; integrating subjects of environmental science, biology, chemistry, geometry, algebra, English, civics, history, and technology. Get the whole picture including the planning process, success stories, frustrations, partnerships, student work, final outcomes, student feedback, and future directions.

Presenters
avatar for Samantha Lichtenwald

Samantha Lichtenwald

Biology and Environmental Science Teacher, Bay-Arenac Community High School
I lead alternative students in exploring various science-based opportunities, bringing awareness to how their actions directly/indirectly impact our environment and themselves. The majority of my curriculum is centered around Michigan and the Great Lakes. I am currently working... Read More →



Saturday March 2, 2019 10:00am - 10:45am
Berkey Room

10:00am

Using Phenomena to drive student learning: examples from a 5th grade classroom using Next Generation Science Storylines
Participants will see examples from a 5th-grade classroom using an anchoring phenomenon to get students to ask questions and come up with ideas for investigations in service of figuring out how to explain a phenomenon. As students use the Science and Engineering Practices to figure out key science ideas, they come up with even more questions and investigations that dig deeper in order to reach the depth of understanding required for a full explanation.

Presenters
avatar for Holly Hereau

Holly Hereau

Science Educator, BSCS
5-D learning, experiential and place-based learning, Next Gen Science Storylines, iHub, OpenSciEd, Achieve Inc. Science Peer Review Panel, EQuIP Science teacher at Lee M. Thurston High School and Macomb Community College. Next Generation Science Storyline author and consultant, NGSX... Read More →
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Lynda O'Donnell

Teacher, South Redford schools



Saturday March 2, 2019 10:00am - 10:45am
Imperial Ballroom

10:00am

The Genetics and Bioethics of Opioid Addiction and Treatment!
Recently, the opioid epidemic has exploded in the U.S. In this session, participants will learn how to genotype and statistically analyze fictional patient samples based on their rs1800497 DRD2/ANKK1 SNPs. Using evidence, they will predict addiction risks for opioid abuse and treatment as reflected in research. Participants will also learn to permeate opioid addiction science into concepts like population statistics, allelic frequencies, pedigrees, DNA function, cell communication, gene expression, biotechnology and bioethics in their lessons.

Presenters
avatar for Tamica Stubbs

Tamica Stubbs

Bio-Rad Explorers
Bio-Rad Explorer produces biology commercial kits & teacher resources for educators teaching introductory biotechnology and biology courses. By providing a broad spectrum of hands-on activities based on real-world laboratory research experiences, we aim to promote increased critical... Read More →


Saturday March 2, 2019 10:00am - 11:45am
Ford Ballroom

10:00am

Science with a Story-line
Creating a real-life scenario for science learning allows students to see themselves in the role of a scientist, providing context for science processes that can seem abstract. Join us to participate in an example based on the plight of the Panamanian Golden Frog, a species on the brink of extinction. Participants will model field conservation methods, generate and explore theories on threats to the species, and work together to take action to help all amphibians.

Presenters
avatar for Akilah Franklin

Akilah Franklin

Detroit Zoological Society
avatar for Claire Lannoye-Hall

Claire Lannoye-Hall

Curator of Education, Detroit Zoological Society
avatar for Sandy Ling

Sandy Ling

Education Specialist, Detroit Zoological Society


Saturday March 2, 2019 10:00am - 11:45am
Emerald B

11:00am

Diffusion, the Cell Membrane, and Ourselves: Biology Comes Alive through the Aesthetic Realism Method
We’ll show through demos on diffusion that this vital process has a logical, beautiful structure of opposites—high and low, freedom and order, inclusion and exclusion—opposites we and our students hope to make sense of in our daily lives. As students see this exciting relation, they like the world more; they feel science is friendly, and they eagerly learn.

Presenters
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Rosemary Plumstead

Consultant/Teacher Educator, Aesthetic Realism Foundation
I ama Consultant on the faculty of the not-for-profit Aesthetic Realism Foundation in New York City, where for many years I have trained teachers in how to use the Aesthetic Realism Teaching Method. I taught high school students for 33 years in New York City where I taught health... Read More →
avatar for Sarah Ross

Sarah Ross

Retired biology teacher
I'm very proud to have taught high school biology in the New York City public school system for 29 years using the Aesthetic Realism Teaching Method. This great method enables students to see how science is related to their immediate lives and to the world itself. As a result, they... Read More →



Saturday March 2, 2019 11:00am - 11:45am
Plaza Boardroom A

11:00am

Improving Canned Labs to Increase Ownership & Understanding of Experiments
Take ownership of the scientific method by purposefully editing canned labs to better reflect your style, the needs of your students and the curriculum, as well as fit into the class-time available. This session is designed for teachers who primarily use pre-made lab experiments (without modifications) such as: textbook-provided manuals, labs on the internet, reports provided by a science materials supplier, and/or otherwise unaltered printed labs. Please bring a computer and canned labs.

Presenters
avatar for Nina Jacks

Nina Jacks

Science Teacher, De La Salle Collegiate High School



Saturday March 2, 2019 11:00am - 11:45am
Grandview A

11:00am

Gamification in the Biology Classroom
This presentation will review the development and execution of a board game in a science classroom. This presentation will focus on the game Protein Pursuit that I developed along with another teacher at my school. We will also discuss how to develop other games in the classroom to further student engagement and achievements.

Presenters
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Mary Burdgick

Teacher
I teach freshmen Biology and AP Biology at Arbor Prep in Ypsilanti. I am currently working towards a Master's in Teaching & Learning in Science Education at Wayne State University.


Saturday March 2, 2019 11:00am - 12:45pm
Pantlind Ballroom

11:00am

Writing in Science: Out of the Silo and Onto the Page
In an ongoing effort to engage in interdisciplinary learning, we designed a class project that would sharpen students' abilities to observe the natural world while strengthening technical and creative writing skills. We will be modeling what we have done in the classroom, and discussing how we utilized a community partner, The Leslie Science and Nature Center, to further these processes. We will use food and live animals during the workshop. Monica Lewis and David Clipner are also presenters.

Presenters
avatar for Brandon Groff

Brandon Groff

Teacher, Greenhills School
Natural History, Ecology, Phenology (seasonality), Place-based curriculum, Bicycles, Running


Saturday March 2, 2019 11:00am - 12:45pm
Heritage Room

12:00pm

Get Out!: Taking Student Learning Outdoors
Getting your students outside of the classroom walls invites their curiosity, engages and deepens their understanding of science concepts, and connects their learning to the real world. Learn ways to get out of the classroom while integrating low-cost/high-impact experiences into your current curricula. We’ll discuss how teaching in the outdoors can benefit both student learning and teacher innovation, the opportunities and challenges of taking students outside, and provide resources for teachers ready to get out.

Presenters
avatar for Erin Parker

Erin Parker

Great Lakes Nature Center Manager, Detroit Zoological Society


Saturday March 2, 2019 12:00pm - 12:45pm
Nelson Room

12:00pm

Increasing Student Engagement by Modifying Tasks
Modifying existing science tasks and activities to increase cognitive demand can also increase student engagement. Student teachers at Oakland University will share examples of their work to modify existing science activities and present cases demonstrating how to incorporate NGSS science and engineering practices in these efforts.

Presenters
avatar for Mark Olson

Mark Olson

Associate Professor of Science Education, Oakland University



Saturday March 2, 2019 12:00pm - 12:45pm
Grandview B/C

12:00pm

Free modeling tools for the Michigan Science Standards
Looking to add modeling to your curriculum? Multiple teachers from around the state will be in this presentation to share how they have used free web-based modeling tools to create a variety of place based units to enhance their existing curriculum. Co-presenters : Rick Brown, Wayland Union Public Schools; Derek Kendall, Plymouth-Canton Community Schools; Kristen Murdock, West Branch-Rose City Areas Schools; Monica Thoune, Hannahville Indian School/Nah Tah Wahsh PSA

please click here for our presentation in google slides

Presenters
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Rick Brown

Earth Science Teacher, Wayland Union Public Schools
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Russell Columbus

High School Science Teacher, Monroe Public Schools
presenting at MSTA 2020 about geospatial technologies for the michigan science standards. Link to the presentation: https://docs.google.com/presentation/d/13CDfP6octoO51c8eEFRRohXEqHbNjq82YFuaRouNWwU
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Darrell Hendrickson

CLK Public Schools
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Derek Kendall

Plymouth-Canton Community Schools
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Kristen Murdock

West Branch-Rose City Areas Schools
avatar for Monica Thoune

Monica Thoune

High School Science, Hannahville Indian School/Nah Tah Wahsh PSA
I will be presenting with a team of teachers at the MSTA 2019 conference on using modeling and computational tools in the high school science classroom.


Saturday March 2, 2019 12:00pm - 12:45pm
Governor's Room

12:00pm

How do we make figuring out phenomena central in the classroom?
Our new standards require students to move beyond simply learning about science to figure out phenomena for themselves. This shift requires changes to nearly every aspect of instruction and assessment. I will share how I use a driving question board, a student learning tracking tool, learning targets, scaffolding tools, and formative assessments to support students in figuring out phenomena in my high school biology class.

Presenters
avatar for Wendy Johnson

Wendy Johnson

Kentwood Public Schools
I currently teach biology at the East Kentwood Freshman Campus. I earned a PhD in science education from Michigan State University. My dissertation was titled "Supporting Three-Dimensional Science Learning: The Role of Curiosity-Driven Classroom Discourse." Twitter @wendyjohns... Read More →



Saturday March 2, 2019 12:00pm - 12:45pm
Plaza Boardroom A

12:00pm

Five Phenomenon that Work in (almost) any Science Classroom.
From the first day of class to an entire unit design, phenomenon will drive the lesson plans. Five examples with explanation of how phenomenon work in a class setting. These have been used and work. Whether you are experienced or just getting started with NGSS and it's engineering practices and cross cutting concepts, there will be some original and USEABLE information provided on phenomenon.

Presenters
avatar for Andrew J. Frisch

Andrew J. Frisch

Science and Mathematics Teacher, Farwell Area Schools
STEM: Bringing it to the classroom. I am excited to get it into the students' hands. It may be hard to get it into your pedagogy, but it is a truly organic, natural way to teach and learn. I am confident we already do it, we just need to increase it and emphasis it,


Saturday March 2, 2019 12:00pm - 12:45pm
Emerald B

12:00pm

STEAM Challenges: Creating cross-curricular events to engage all learners
This presentation is a how-to guide on the process of designing and running rigorous STEAM-based events to teach students across disciplines. While the examples will focus primarily on engaging at-risk high school students, the fundamental techniques and principles can be applied to reach learners of all grades and backgrounds! The session will include a variety of tools including: 1) Ready-to-use lessons tied to relevant standards, 2) Templates for creating your own STEAM Challenges, 3) Links and resources to aid in the process of making your classroom more STEAM-based, and 4) Interactive experiences putting you in the learner's seat. Come with questions, resources, ideas, and an open mind!

Presenters
avatar for Robert Barrett

Robert Barrett

HS Life Science Teacher, STEAM Program Coordinator, West Michigan Academy of Environmental Science
I'm a researcher-turned-teacher with interests in STEAM education, authentic science inquiry, coaching others in conflict management techniques, and serving high-needs populations



Saturday March 2, 2019 12:00pm - 1:45pm
Grandview A

12:00pm

Exploring Energy Across the Disciplines
Energy is a key crosscutting concept across all science disciplines, yet it still can be baffling. Come solo or bring a colleague from another discipline or grade level and let’s explore how we can send a more cohesive message to students about energy. We will work with representational models to explore energy as it relates to systems, storage and transfer across the disciplines. You will leave with strategies to use in your classroom.

Presenters
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Kate Hojnacki

Physics Teacher, Fraser High School
avatar for Laura Ritter

Laura Ritter

Physics Teacher, Troy High School
I have been a science and math teacher for 15 years. My primary subject is physics and I specialize in discourse and student-centered instruction. I have co-led several summer Modeling Instruction workshops, but have pulled back in order to spend more time with my two young daughters... Read More →


Saturday March 2, 2019 12:00pm - 1:45pm
Vandenberg A

1:00pm

Aquaculture Challenge: Engaging students with fish, plants, and so much more!
Aquaculture is quickly becoming a popular lens to teach a wide variety of science, engineering, computer and even business concepts. In this session we will demo simple aquaculture systems, and distribute a free curriculum guide with multiple standards based lesson plans. We will also introduce the aquaculture challenge, a free competition to engage students in, plus the Youth Education in Aquaculture resource which connects teachers, students and aquaculture facilities including teacher training workshops.

Presenters
avatar for Elliot Nelson

Elliot Nelson

Michigan Sea Grant
I am an extension educator with Michigan Sea Grant. I work hard to promote the sustainable use of coastal resources across the state by bringing science and research from state universities and NOAA to coastal partners. My focus areas include aquaculture, k-12 Great Lakes Literacy... Read More →


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

1:00pm

PASCO Solutions: The Most Comprehensive Laboratory Experience for the Student and Educator of Today
Learn about the new tiered levels of PASCO solutions complete with classroom management and technology rolled into one. See how you can easily implement PASCO curriculum solutions, kits, or equipment in your classroom, and conveniently store your equipment in accessible carts and trays.
You’ve spoken, and we’ve listened: see PASCO’s new SPARKvue 4.0 software. The solution that connects ALL sensors on ALL devices so that your students have the most pedagogically congruent, enriched classroom experience.

Presenters
avatar for Julie Thomas

Julie Thomas

Regional Manager, PASCO scientific
PASCO has been an innovator in science education for over 55 years. Beginning as a science fair project and later developed into a high quality lab equipment, curriculum and technology provider in the US and around the globe.Contact email: jthomas@pasco.com


Saturday March 2, 2019 1:00pm - 1:45pm
Vandenberg B

1:00pm

How fast is your brain? Easily introduce Neuroscience to K-12 Science Classrooms
In this session, you will be introduced to several classroom experiments which students can perform to precisely measure the speed of their reactions and reflexes by recording electricity from their own nervous systems! We will perform these experiments and more with DIY Neuroscience research tools which are affordable, accessible, and powerful additions to your life sciences classroom. Middle school teachers can meet NGSS like MS LS1 8 with project-based learning, and High School teachers can enhance their Freshman/Advanced Bio, Psychology, and Anatomy and Physiology classes with quantitative labs and experiences. Hope to see you at my workshop!

Presenters
avatar for Will Wharton

Will Wharton

Poet and Content Development, Backyard Brains


Saturday March 2, 2019 1:00pm - 1:45pm
Plaza Boardroom A

1:00pm

Cool demonstrations for young science students without breaking the bank.
Cool Demonstrations for young science classes. Several demos that are sure to inspire and engage young minds. No need to buy expensive equipment. These phenomena are tried and true, easy to do and won't cost much. Looking for phenomena but don't want to where to start? I'll bring easy to do, easy to extract meaningful demos for you to use.

Presenters
avatar for Mark Sheler

Mark Sheler

Sandusky Jr Sr High School
High School Physics, Biology, Anatomy, Chemistry and Earth Science, Baker College of Education



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

1:00pm

The NGSS teaching shift: Mber (Model Based Biology) will ignite you!!
Tour an EXCELLENT mentor curriculum for biology teachers who want to hit the ground running with 3D teaching and learning to NGSS. Based on it's credentials, Model Based Biology (MBER) is a trustworthy adviser for teachers. It guides students through incremental building of explanatory ideas --- THEIR models. It provides structured lessons with built in focus on making student thinking visible, collaborative/collective progress, and reasoning oriented practices. It is packed with intellectual work for students. MBER provides the teacher with vivid rationale for their revised role in teaching and learning right down to teacher moves. Very accessible, immediately; affordable and top notch!! NGSX approved!! NGSS all the way!!! We will experience that "shift" with some curriculum activities.

Presenters
avatar for Heidi Schuitema

Heidi Schuitema

Biology/Chemistry Teacher, Cedar Springs High School
In my 18th year of teaching, I am very excited that SCIENCE gets it\'s turn in the spotlight, with our NGSS; based in a wealth of learning research. Next Generation Science Standards inspire and motivate me and I have confidence our students will thrive in a new science setting that... Read More →



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

1:00pm

Stop Creating Lesson Plans: Start Creating Learning Experiences
Engage your students to think and act like scientists. Be the teacher that transforms everyday lesson plans into authentic, memorable learning experiences with inquiry-focused instruction. Come with a willingness to inspire learning; leave with strategies and tools to make it happen.

Presenters
avatar for Dawn McCotter

Dawn McCotter

Teacher Programs Manager, Van Andel Education Institute
Dawn devoted over 12 years to teaching science at Grand Haven High School with multiple classes including Earth Science, Physics, Astronomy, and Project Science. During her tenure, Dawn had the opportunity to work with diverse learners, from various academic and personal backgrounds... Read More →


Saturday March 2, 2019 1:00pm - 2:45pm
Emerald B

1:00pm

Natural Communities of the Great Lakes: Applying NGSS to field based learning
Field based learning connects youth to natural sciences and to stewardship. We present a field trip, using our own Great Lakes garden,that connects the unique soils and plant communities of the Great Lakes with NGSS goals. We use interactive activities to explore soils, plant adaptations and ecosystems to engage students and explore how human impacts, including climate change, may affect these systems now and in the future. Learn how to use these activities in your classroom and/or local naturalized sites and take away resources to explore unique plant communities near you.

Presenters
avatar for Liz Glynn

Liz Glynn

Youth Education Coordinator, Matthaei Botanical Gardens & Nichols Arboretum
Hello!I'm Liz, Youth Education Coordinator at the University of Michigan Matthaei Botanical Gardens and Nichols Arboretum. I facilitate K-12 field trips and develop programs that enrich classroom learning. Our nature education field trips are interactive and inquiry based, rooted... Read More →



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

1:00pm

Never mind Strawberry Fields... Energy and Fields Forever
Conservation of energy is a foundational concept and one of the crosscutting concepts applied in all disciplines in three-dimensional learning. The terms used with energy and the way we think about energy have also changed with the Framework and NGSS. This workshop will share activities we use in our classes to build the concepts of energy, fields, and conservation of energy combining ideas from Modeling Instruction, Interactions Curriculum, and NGSS.

Presenters
avatar for Kristin Mayer

Kristin Mayer

East Kentwood High School
I currently teach high school physics and chemistry at East Kentwood High School. I previously taught in New York City and Seattle, Wa. I completed my PhD in Curriculum, Instruction, and Teacher Education at Michigan State University where I worked on a curriculum project with Joe... Read More →
avatar for Laura Sloma

Laura Sloma

Physics Teacher, East Kentwood High School
Laura is has been a science educator for 29 years, teaching in Michigan and Ohio, at the high school and college level. She is a modeling instruction expert, workshop facilitator, and STEP UP physics ambassador.


Saturday March 2, 2019 1:00pm - 2:45pm
Governor's Room

2:00pm

Global Health Got Protein
Incorporate NGSS science and engineering practices in your biology class by engaging students to define the problem of world hunger. Considering constraints, students will design a treatment plan (solution) for protein-energy malnutrition and test it via the Bradford Assay, in the form of an evidence-based argument.

Presenters
avatar for Tamica Stubbs

Tamica Stubbs

Bio-Rad Explorers
Bio-Rad Explorer produces biology commercial kits & teacher resources for educators teaching introductory biotechnology and biology courses. By providing a broad spectrum of hands-on activities based on real-world laboratory research experiences, we aim to promote increased critical... Read More →


Saturday March 2, 2019 2:00pm - 2:45pm
Plaza Boardroom A

2:00pm

FREe-Range Students: In the Field for Obtaining, Evaluating, and Communicating Information.
How do we get students excited about “Obtaining, Evaluating, and Communicating Information” when they feel disconnected from the research? This practice becomes meaningful when students participate in fieldwork as part of a network of other students and scientists collecting, analyzing, and interpreting data. Given the opportunity to experience data-collection first-hand, students see how their place in the Great Lakes Watershed connects and contributes to student and scientist research across the state and beyond.

Presenters
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Elizabeth Christiansen

Great Lakes Education and Outreach Specialist, Center for Freshwater Research and Education, Lake Superior State University
I recently brought my experience as a 15-year veteran of secondary science education; K-5 curriculum development coach; NGSX facilitator; and developer and facilitator of NGSS professional learning, to a new freshwater research initiative: the Center for Freshwater Research and Education... Read More →
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Barb Light

Lake Superior State University



Saturday March 2, 2019 2:00pm - 2:45pm
Kendall Room