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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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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