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Friday, March 1
 

8:00am

Argument-Driven Inquiry in the High School Classroom
Learn about Argument-Driven Inquiry and how it can help high school students learn how to use core ideas, crosscutting concepts, and scientific practices to explain natural phenomena. The session includes a demonstration lab investigation.

Presenters
avatar for Victor Sampson

Victor Sampson

Director of the Center for STEM Education, University of Texas at Austin
victor.sampson@utexas.edu


Friday March 1, 2019 8:00am - 8:45am
Pantlind Ballroom

8:00am

Science and Art - Corpus Callosum - The power of collaborating with art teachers
Come create scientific art at this hands-on presentation! As many science teachers recognize, connection between the hemispheres of the brain surrounding a concept results in greater retention of and connection to material, and it’s FUN! This is why looking at your science curriculum content through the eyes of an artist may be more engaging and long-lasting for your students. Why not work together with art teachers for the greater good of your students' learning?

Presenters
avatar for Chelsea Nester

Chelsea Nester

Director, Grand Traverse Stewardship Initiative
Chelsea loves being immersed in her community and making long-term connections for the greatest good for people and place.  These loves make coordinating the GTSI a great job for her.  She connects teachers with community resources and the tools to implement student-led place-based... Read More →



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

9:00am

Wildlife CSI to Teach Claim, Evidence, Reasoning
Learn how to teach CER using crime scene investigation (CSI). Scientific explanation using Claim, Evidence, and Reasoning is an NGSS Science/Engineering Practice and also one of the Core Literacy Standards. Participants will get a chance to investigate some wildlife-related "crimes" and learn how to use them for CER instruction. Tips on how to incorporate CSI in your own classroom will be discussed. Handouts provided.

Presenters
avatar for Jon Gray

Jon Gray

8th Grade Science Teacher, Lake Orion Community Schools


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

9:00am

Using Anchoring Phenomena and Driving Question Boards to Spark Student Questioning

As one of the scientific practices embedded in the NGSS, asking questions and defining problems provides students
with an authentic and meaningful entry point into science and engineering. Taken from “Investigating and Questioning
our World through Science and Technology” (IQWST), participants will experience a puzzling chemistry phenomenon and
learn how to elicit, organize, and revisit students' questions so that students feel ownership over their own learning.

Presenters
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Chris Gleason

Consultant and Professional Development Facilitator for Activate Learning, Activate Learning
I was one of the original pilot teachers during the development of IQWST. I retired after teaching science in the MS and HS for 44 years, and I am excited for the opportunity to share my passion for IQWST and the difference that being totally engaged in all aspects of science has... Read More →


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

9:00am

Assessing 3-D Learning Using Multiple Literacies in Project-Based Learning Resources
Explore Project-Based Learning materials for grades 3–5. Experience the power of three-dimensional learning and innovations in assessment with freely available open education resources. Our resources highlight a system of assessment including strong support for formative assessment processes, as well as summative (end-of-unit and end-of-year) assessments.

Presenters
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Joseph Krajcik

CREATE for STEM/Michigan State University
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Sue Codere Kelly

MSU CREATE for STEM, Michigan State University
The Multiple Literacies team is excited to share our work with our science education colleagues. Ask us for more information about the ML-PBL Grades 3 - 5 integrated science units being developed by a team of researchers at MSU and U Mich. We'll share Field Test findings and plans... Read More →


Friday March 1, 2019 9:00am - 10:45am
Grandview A

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
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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

The MiSTEM Network: Supporting Michigan's STEM Future
The MiSTEM Network's 16 Regions work across the state to support K-12 STEM education and workforce. Come learn about the MiSTEM Network, how to connect, and how to utilize the network to propel your STEM education and workforce programs forward.

Presenters
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Kristofer Pachla

Director, Regional Math and Science Center, Grand Valley State University


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

10:00am

"Why Make?" A maker space experience for your classroom.
Central Michigan University's STEM Education Scholars invite you to learn how you can easily integrate STEM education activities into your classroom. The Scholars will share ideas that may include design thinking, coding and robotics. In addition to sharing how to implement these activities, the Scholars will also discuss why these integrated ideas are beneficial for student learning.

Presenters
avatar for Amanda Cornwell

Amanda Cornwell

STEM Education Program Facilitator, CMU
Throughout my teaching career I incorporated technology and multimodal projects whenever possible. My experience working with students from 3rd through 8th grade serves me well in my new role at the Center for Excellence in STEM Education. I'm able to interact with students, families... Read More →
avatar for Julie Cunningham

Julie Cunningham

Director of the Center for Excellence in STEM Education, CMU
Ms. Julie Cunningham holds a masters degree in curriculum and instruction specializing in teaching and learning science. Julie currently holds the position of Director for the Center for Excellence in STEM Education. This position allows her to work with faculty, teacher education... Read More →
avatar for Ashley O'Neil

Ashley O'Neil

Program Coordinator, CMU


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

10:00am

Picture Perfect Science K-2
This workshop will combine the appeal of children's picture books with standards-based science content in Grades K-2. The presentation contains STEM ready lessons, complete with student pages and assessments, that use picture books to guide science instruction in an engaging, kid-friendly way. Handouts and door prizes.

Presenters
avatar for Katelyn Jelinek

Katelyn Jelinek

Central Michigan University
avatar for Jim McDonald

Jim McDonald

Professor, Central Michigan University
Director of the Central Michigan GEMS Education Center at Central Michigan University and Professor of Science Education.


Friday March 1, 2019 10:00am - 11:45am
Grandview B/C

11:00am

Full STEAM Ahead
Learn how one elementary went from a STEM program to a true STEAM integrated school where NGSS standards carry over into non-academic areas. Participants will get to experience a sample hands on 3rd grade lesson of NGSS standards being extended into a non-core subject area.

Presenters
avatar for Michele Bielby

Michele Bielby

STEM Coordinator, Swartz Creek Schools
I am the STEAM Coordinator for Swartz Creek Community Schools. As a result of developing a strong STEAM program at Dieck Elementary I now work with schools across our district to do the same. I also have developed a popular after school STEAM program and summer camp to replace the... Read More →
avatar for Kelly Swales

Kelly Swales

6th Grade Science Teacher, Swartz Creek Middle School, Swartz Creek Community Schools
I was a 4th-grade teacher for 16 years. I have a Bachelor's Degree from the University of Michigan, and Masters Plus 30 from Marygrove College and Fresno Pacific University. I have been teaching the NGSS standards for the past 7 years, and have spent many hours developing my own... Read More →


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

11:00am

Connecting Agriculture to NGSS
Teachers will explore FREE agriculture lessons through our lesson matrix to enhance their daily curriculum. Lessons are NGSS aligned and reinforces grade-level standards with hands-on science opportunities while increasing students’ knowledge of how agriculture impacts their daily lives.

Presenters
avatar for Amelia Miller

Amelia Miller

Education Specialist, Michigan Farm Bureau, Michigan Agriculture in the Classroom
Amelia Miller is Michigan Farm Bureau‘s Promotion and Education Programs Specialist. Her passion for agriculture developed while playing in the grain alongside her grandfather at his grain elevator. She provides resources to farmers to help them tell their family farm story. She... Read More →



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

1:00pm

Science/Math Integration for a Sustainable Planet
Discover hands-on activities on real-world human ecology concepts (population growth, natural resource use and biodiversity) while building foundational math skills. In this session, participate in innovative activities including creating representational models with manipulatives, cooperative group problem-solving challenges, graphing and analysis, and role-playing simulations. Receive activity instructions, data charts and background reading in an electronic format, all matched to state standards.

Presenters
avatar for Amanda Syers

Amanda Syers

Program specialist, GVSU Center for Educational Partnerships
avatar for Janet Vail

Janet Vail

Research Scientist, GVSU Annis Water Resources Institute


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

1:00pm

The Science of Maple Sugaring
Collecting maple sap is a green, environmentally sustainable process. You can utilize your schoolyard or nearby healthy, mature maple trees to integrate science practice skills. We will demonstrate integrated NGSS -based activities along with citizen science opportunities you can conduct with students in your schoolyard. Discover ways you can use trees and nature as a lens for developing self-motivated science learners.

Presenters
avatar for Janet Staal

Janet Staal

Director of Nature-based/ Outdoor Education, West Side Christian School
Powerful, lasting learning moments occur through outdoor experiences. Through my position I work to create experiences for students to experience nature-based education in a number of subject areas through collaboration with teachers, schools, research, and professional expertise... Read More →


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

1:00pm

Mystery of Liquids
Ever wonder how to set up an investigation with everyday materials and tools? Join me/us to explore a mystery set of clear liquids, using questions and investigations to discover which liquid is which!

Presenters
avatar for Akilah Franklin

Akilah Franklin

Detroit Zoological Society
avatar for Claire Lannoye-Hall

Claire Lannoye-Hall

Curator of Education, Detroit Zoological Society


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

1:00pm

Phenomenon, Modeling, and Storyboards!
Experience a phenomenon-based lesson that takes learners from wondering, to exploring, to making thinking visible, to developing a story that tracks their progression of learning. Take away tools and ideas that help your students think and act like scientists and engineers. Participants recognize how Science and Engineering Practices and Crosscutting Concepts are integral in the lesson. The experience can be applied to any lesson when there is engaging phenomena that makes one wonder.

Presenters
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Steve Barry

Director of Professional Learning, Battle Creek Area Mathematics and Science Center
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Nancy Karre

Science Educational Consultant, Cereal City Science


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

1:00pm

Picture Perfect Science 3-5
This workshop will combine the appeal of children's picture books with standards-based science content in Grades 3-5. The presentation contains STEM ready lessons, complete with student pages and assessments, that use picture books to guide science instruction in an engaging, kid-friendly way. Handouts and door prizes.

Presenters
avatar for Katelyn Jelinek

Katelyn Jelinek

Central Michigan University
avatar for Jim McDonald

Jim McDonald

Professor, Central Michigan University
Director of the Central Michigan GEMS Education Center at Central Michigan University and Professor of Science Education.


Friday March 1, 2019 1:00pm - 2:45pm
Grandview B/C

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

2:00pm

The Science and Engineering of Managing Waste
Powerpoint presentation of relevant information that will encourage a discussion of how STEM is critical in this important industry for educating students about the industry, career opportunities - all critical to our sustainability as a society.

Presenters
avatar for Kathleen Klein

Kathleen Klein

Waste Management


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

2:00pm

Find the Fund$ for STEM: Grant Writing 101
Do you have Cartier dreams for your classroom but a dollar store budget? Get tips and tricks for grant writing that can help you craft proposals to fund robust science learning—for your students and for YOU!

Presenters
avatar for June Teisan

June Teisan

PAEMST - MI TOY - NBCT, Belle Isle Aquarium - Detroit


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

2:00pm

Engaging with Socio-Scientific Issues Through the Media
The ability to read and evaluate texts on socio-scientific issues is a key component of scientific literacy, particularly in the era of fake news. This ability is also part of the Next Generation Science Standards' science practice of obtaining, evaluating, and communicating information. This session for secondary science teachers will provide teachers with resources and a lesson structure to support students in reading and responding to texts written for a public audience on socio-scientific issues.

Presenters
avatar for Kirsten D. Edwards

Kirsten D. Edwards

Research Assistant, Michigan State University
I am a Ph.D. student at Michigan State University. Prior to coming to MSU, I was a middle school science and math teacher and did curriculum review and development work for elementary and middle school. My research interests are at the intersection of science and literacy. Specifically... Read More →
avatar for Carly Seeterlin

Carly Seeterlin

Research Assistant, Michigan State University
Teaching Intern at Michigan State University studying Integrated Science Education interests include curriculum development and disciplinary literacy.


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

3:00pm

Argument-Driven Inquiry in the Elementary School Classroom
Learn about Argument-Driven Inquiry and how it can help students in grades 3-5 learn how to use core ideas, crosscutting concepts, and scientific practices to explain natural phenomena. The session includes a demonstration lab investigation.

Presenters
avatar for Victor Sampson

Victor Sampson

Director of the Center for STEM Education, University of Texas at Austin
victor.sampson@utexas.edu


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

3:00pm

Using Computational Thinking Practices to Create Better Problem Solvers!
Join us to explore how four computational thinking practices promote systems thinking and perseverance ALL subjects areas! Learn how to use these practices with students so that they become better problem solvers by noticing patterns, breaking down big problems, focusing on only important information, and ‘debugging’. We’ll share what we’ve learned so far in our research by being intentional about the use of computational thinking to deepen understanding of science concepts. Resources will be shared from the CT4EDU, NSF grant.

Presenters
avatar for Jessica Ashley

Jessica Ashley

Science Education Consultant, Oakland Schools
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Michele Harris

Ferndale Upper Elementary
avatar for Katlyn LeMere

Katlyn LeMere

5th Grade, Roosevelt Elementary



Friday March 1, 2019 3:00pm - 3:45pm
Vandenberg B

3:00pm

Building a Model of Force as an interaction
Building a Model of Force as an Interaction

How do we help students develop and use models? Join us as we explore how to facilitate model development through building a robust force model. This session will help teachers build and develop their own force model while we explore how facilitate students in their model development. This is geared toward ANY teacher who teaches the Forces and Interactions topic bundle K-12!

Presenters
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.


Friday March 1, 2019 3:00pm - 4:45pm
Vandenberg A

3:00pm

Maker-space Design Thinking Challenge
Participate in a Design Thinking Challenge that will help you integrate STEM in your classroom with the CMU Center for Excellence in STEM Education. Walk away with the ability to implement a Design Thinking Challenge in your classroom and learn more about the programs the Center offers to educators.

Presenters
avatar for Amanda Cornwell

Amanda Cornwell

STEM Education Program Facilitator, CMU
Throughout my teaching career I incorporated technology and multimodal projects whenever possible. My experience working with students from 3rd through 8th grade serves me well in my new role at the Center for Excellence in STEM Education. I'm able to interact with students, families... Read More →
avatar for Julie Cunningham

Julie Cunningham

Director of the Center for Excellence in STEM Education, CMU
Ms. Julie Cunningham holds a masters degree in curriculum and instruction specializing in teaching and learning science. Julie currently holds the position of Director for the Center for Excellence in STEM Education. This position allows her to work with faculty, teacher education... Read More →
avatar for Ashley O'Neil

Ashley O'Neil

Program Coordinator, CMU


Friday March 1, 2019 3:00pm - 4:45pm
Governor's 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

Make Time for Science with Project-Based Learning
If we treat content areas as silos, we’ll never find time for Science! Discover how to create authentic experiences that increase student engagement, develop critical and creative thinking skills, and connect across content areas. Be the teacher that transforms everyday lesson plans into memorable learning experiences. Come with a willingness to try something new; leave with project ideas that engage students not only in learning, but in making their world a better place!

Presenters
avatar for Ben Talsma

Ben Talsma

Van Andel Education Institute
Ben spent fifteen years in the classroom, teaching students from kindergarten through sixth grade. He started a STEAM program at his school to inspire his students to become the builders, makers, and creators of tomorrow. Now, he works at the Van Andel Education Institute, providing... Read More →
avatar for Jamie MacPherson

Jamie MacPherson

Learning Solutions Specialist, Van Andel Institute for Education
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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 →


Friday March 1, 2019 4:00pm - 4:45pm
Grandview B/C
 
Saturday, March 2
 

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'!

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

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

Power Your Classroom or School with Solar Energy - Student Driven Solar
Students at West Bloomfield High School were able to power their entire science department with solar energy! Students themselves did the energy audits, solar resource studies, determination of cost savings and pollution prevention, fundraising, grant writing, presenting to the school board and more, culminating in the student-assisted construction of a 20 kilowatt solar array, which now powers the entire WBHS Science Department! We want to show you how we did it, so you can too!

Presenters
avatar for Joshua Barclay

Joshua Barclay

Physics Teacher, West Bloomfield High School
Talk to Joshua Barclay about powering your school with solar energy! Joshua Barclay, M.S., has taught both high school and university science for over 27 years, has served as an environmental advocate and youth leader for over 30 years, and was selected as the MSTA Michigan High School... Read More →


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

8:00am

Reading, Writing, Speaking and Listening in the Context of Science: Integrating Literacy and 3D Science Instruction
Literacy is an integral part of science. From pre-school to professional astrophysics, a person’s ability to read, write, speak, and listen in the context of science heavily influences their path to scientific literacy. K-12 instruction should include strategies for the authentic integration of literacy skills in the science classroom. Participants in this session will be introduced to Argument-Driven Inquiry, an instructional model that integrates 3D science instruction and literacy skills.

Presenters
avatar for Victor Sampson

Victor Sampson

Director of the Center for STEM Education, University of Texas at Austin
victor.sampson@utexas.edu


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

8:00am

Who is Birdbrain Amos and What Does He Have to Do with the Hippo and Oxpecker?
Come listen to a story about a hippopotamus and his tick bird while you explore matter and energy flow in an ecosystem. Cereal City Science (CCS) by BCAMSC has developed science units with phenomena, modeling, storyline, and CCSS integrations. Are you just squeezing science into lesson plans? Experience how ELA/Science integration can be fun, engaging, and increase skills and understanding. Dive into CCS new units and experience the benefit of well thought out science/ELA integration.

Presenters
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Steve Barry

Director of Professional Learning, Battle Creek Area Mathematics and Science Center
avatar for Nancy Karre

Nancy Karre

Science Educational Consultant, Cereal City Science


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

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

9:00am

Ten Tips for Motivating Students with Phenomena
Make science fun using phenomena in the high school science classroom. Designing lessons that build real-world relationships with inexpensive activities help to engage students. We will provide you with ten tips to incorporate NGSS-designed and three-dimensional learning in your classroom that will make connections that will help students appreciate the social relevance of science.

Presenters
avatar for Denise Bills

Denise Bills

Teacher, Garden City Schools
Denise is passionate about the innovation of teaching and learning, especially through inquiry-based science modalities.
avatar for Jane Culp

Jane Culp

Chemistry Teacher, Garden City Schools
Jane Davies-Culp Science Teacher / Environmental Chemist MSEd, BSNR Jane Davies-Culp is a high school teacher who works to help people develop their own passion for science. Jane believes that everyone should explore and ask questions about the world around them. We are already... Read More →


Saturday March 2, 2019 9:00am - 9:45am
Grandview B/C

9:00am

Innovation Learning with The Henry Ford
This presentation will outline The Henry Ford's innovation learning initiatives for teachers. Join us to learn how you can integrate THF's interdisciplinary learning framework, Model I in your classroom. You'll also learn about the 2019 Michigan Invention Convention on April 27 and how you and your students in grades 3-12 can get involved!

Presenters
avatar for Olivia Marsh

Olivia Marsh

Innovation Learning & Invention Convention Coordinator, The Henry Ford
Olivia is the Program Manager, Educator Professional Development at The Henry Ford. She has a background in history and museum studies and is passionate about giving all students the opportunity to become innovators.
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Robert Oleary

Program Manager, Learning Content Management, The Henry Ford
The Learning & Engagement team at The Henry Ford is passionate about an interdisciplinary, learn by doing approach to education. We use artifacts in the museum and Greenfield Village to teach innovation, invention, and entrepreneurship. Ask us about our learning framework, Model... Read More →



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

9:00am

Strengthen STEM with Community Partnerships That Integrate Arts and Social Studies
Learn how to design community partnerships that integrate the arts, social studies, and STEM to activate a wider range of student interests and connect the real world with the classroom.

Presenters
avatar for John (Trey) Smith

John (Trey) Smith

Student, Northwestern University
As an educator and researcher, I am interested in K-12 science learning that pushes beyond traditional science education boundaries to include social, cultural, historical, political, and community contexts and questions. I taught science, social studies, and engineering in Philadelphia... Read More →
avatar for June Teisan

June Teisan

PAEMST - MI TOY - NBCT, Belle Isle Aquarium - Detroit


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

9:00am

Meaningful Moments - Project Based Learning and NGSS K-5
Get ready to see examples of PBL (Project Based Learning) in action! Topics discussed will include how PBL supports NGSS, anchoring phenomena, collaborative & creative thinking, science & engineering standards and real world connections.  Projects shown will be from k-5 West Bloomfield school district classrooms.

Presenters
avatar for Amy Quinn

Amy Quinn

Elementary Science Coach, West Bloomfield School District
I am an instructional coach with a focus on science in the elementary classroom. I am also the teacher lab (Job Embedded Professional Learning) coordinator for West Bloomfield schools. I am a mentor for FIRST robotics for FLL and FLL Jr. I have written 5 books on innovation and... Read More →



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

9:00am

Art and Science in Nature
Participants will enjoy learning new strategies for approaching topics such as genetics, geology, chemistry and ecology with students through unique art and science explorations. This presentation is a hands-on workshop with many take away samples to share with your students including eco-printing, agricultural art and the science of salves.

Presenters
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Chelsea OBrien

Founder and Executive Dircetor, Clarkston Family Farm
Graduating Magna Cum Laude with a science degree from WMU's Lee Honors College, my early professional life was in health care and sales with Stryker Medical. My work in nutrition and exercise physiology with cardiac patients inspired me to educate youth about healthy food and the... Read More →
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Nancy Berg

Curriculum Advisor, Clarkston Family Farm
Bringing nature experiences into the classroom. Developing a plan for more hands-on nature explorations


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

Maps as Models in Earth and Environmental Science Classroom
The use of online mapping applications in the Earth and Environmental Science class room is a multi-disciplinary, 3D way to analyze, create and communicate spatial relationships between many science concepts. This presentation will focus on several examples which can easily be incorporated into middle and high school science curriculum for both multidisciplinary classes and content specific classes.

Presenters
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Andrew Bruen

Berkley High School



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

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
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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

Using Children's Literature in Inspire STEM Learning
Take my recess but please don’t take my science time! Never before has it been so easy to interest students in reading and science. Success stories will be shared from schools that are successfully integrating ELA and science standards by using children’s picture books to engage students and teach STEM concepts with resources such as Picture-Perfect Science Lessons and Eureka Science Activities and Stories. Leave with ideas you can implement in your classroom.

Presenters
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Kim Stilwell

NSTA - National Science Teachers Association
Kim Stilwell joins us from the National Science Teachers Association, where she facilitates professional development and conducts workshops across the nation sharing strategies to integrate science and literacy standards in the classroom. The past eighteen years she has spent planning... Read More →


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

10:00am

Celebrate the 50th Anniversary of the Moon Landing!
Celebrate the 50th Anniversary of the Moon Landing!
Review the history of the Apollo program. Learn ways to build and safely launch different rockets with different ages of students. Plan a rocket launch to celebrate the first launch to the Moon. Find out how to organize and document your event. Match the many connections to standards for science, technology, engineering, math, reading, and social studies.

Presenters
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Nicole Jakubowski

5th Grade Science Teacher, Detroit Country Day School
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Meghan Kurleto

3rd and 4th Grade Science and STEAM, Detroit Country Day School
3rd and 4th Grade Science and STEAM Teacher at Detroit Country Day School.
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Marlenn Maicki

Retired, Detroit Country Day School



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

10:00am

Showcasing High School STEM Research
The Junior Science & Humanities Symposium is an opportunity to celebrate high school students' STEM research. Find out how to participate and learn more about how to increase student engagement in STEM, showcasing a partnership with Upward Bound Students and JSHS (a program sponsored by AEOP, and administrated by NSTA).

Presenters
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Sandra Yarema

Assistant Professor, Clinical, Science Teacher Education, Wayne State University/Belle Isle Aquarium
I have been a science teacher for 35 years. I am currently a teacher educator and coordinator for the Science Education Program at WSU. I direct the SE MI regional Junior Science & Humanities symposium, a showcase for high school students' STEM research. I am the secretary for the... Read More →



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

10:00am

FOCUS: Inspiring Exploration and Discovery while Reading, Writing, Thinking, and Doing
A strong link between literacy and Science provides students an opportunity to dig deeper into high-interest topics while mastering NGSS and ELA standards. In this session, explore how Science A-Z motivates students.
FOCUS Questions set a purpose for reading while Read-Think-Write assess reading comprehension.
FOCUS Books support the desire to learn and discover more while developing Scientific and Engineering Practices.
Attendees will explore the multi-leveled instructional Science A-Z units and corresponding FOCUS Books.

Presenters
avatar for Sheryl Tavares

Sheryl Tavares

National Curriculum Consultant, Learning A-Z
I am a lifelong educator with 15 years in the classroom and 16 years as an Educational Consultant. I’ve worked with: data reviews during PLC’s, progress monitoring, instructional next steps, and Student Growth Percentiles.


Saturday March 2, 2019 10:00am - 11:45am
Winchester Room

11:00am

Enhancing Curriculum and Engaging Students Through Virtual Experiences
The Virtual Tour Guys will demonstrate resources elementary teachers can utilize to engage students in the learning process like never before. Using interactive virtual experiences we will show teachers how to immerse students in the curriculum and take them to places they never thought possible.

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Eric Nephew

Roguewood/Rockford Public Schools


Saturday March 2, 2019 11:00am - 11:45am
Grandview B/C

11:00am

Students Leading Change to Protect Our Waterways
Place-based education (PBE) involves moving beyond classroom walls and teaching students through their own communities. Through PBE, students engage in real-world problem solving by identifying a need in their community and developing a solution to help address that need. This presentation will share how K-12 students can serve as leaders in the community to protect local waterways from pollution.

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Joanna Allerhand

Grand Valley State University
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Jessica Vander Ark

Grand Valley State University
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Amanda Syers

Program specialist, GVSU Center for Educational Partnerships


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

11:00am

VR in Your Classroom
The presentation will describe how I supplemented a successful and exciting Google Cardboard's VR(Virtual Reality) program in my classroom. I will also save time for the teachers by listing and experiencing various apps and sites that were successful in the world of education. Technology has brought a whole new dimension to the science classroom.

Presenters
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Walter Charuba

Grosse Pointe Public Schools


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

11:00am

Observations of How NGSX is Transforming Classrooms for Both Teachers and Students
Kim will engage participants in an interactive presentation and lively discussion about the diverse impacts on both teachers and students of transforming classrooms using 3-dimensional learning called for in the Framework and NGSS.

Presenters
avatar for Kim Smith Kolasa

Kim Smith Kolasa

STEM Education Consultant, Seaborg Math & Science Center - NMU
Research interests in plant biology education and transitioning classrooms to NGSSPersonal hobbies include yoga, outdoor recreation, global travel and art


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

11:00am

Flipping MEECS: Using Existing Materials in a Next Gen Classroom
The MEECS units are quality materials that have been used to teach Environmental Education topics across Michigan for years. In this workshop we will take a look at how to flip these units and create student led, science inquiry in your classroom.

Presenters
avatar for Gabrielle Likavec

Gabrielle Likavec

Co-Cooridinator, Michigan Geographic Alliance at CMU
I am a newly converted environmental educator who is passionate about creating science and socially conscious students!



Saturday March 2, 2019 11:00am - 12:45pm
Emerald A

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
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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

11:00am

Coding Science Supplies! BEGINNER FRIENDLY!
ZERO EXPERIENCE NEEDED! Learn to use an Arduino to have your students create science equipment that they can use to collect data. In this session, we will build sensors that we can use to collect data in science experiments. Using an Arduino board and prewritten code you and your students can create the tools that are needed to complete almost any experiment. From ultrasonic distance sensors to thermometers, we can build it all!

Presenters
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Cameron Bancroft

7th Science, Marquette Area Public Schools


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

12:00pm

Engaging and Motivating Young Scientists!
Are you a K-2 teacher that struggles with fitting science into the curriculum? Do you wonder if your students are REALLY engaged and motivated to learn about science topics? These are things we all struggle with. I started listening to what the students WERE talking about and took a project based learning approach! Some topics included Ants, Bee's and Dog's! Seem too SIMPLE? It was simple and I even became more excited to teach. Come and learn how easily and naturally this can be done in your class!

Presenters
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Jennifer Saunders

1st Grade Teacher, Carsonville Port Sanilac
K-2 Science


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

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

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.

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Kate Hojnacki

Physics Teacher, Fraser High School
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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

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

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
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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 →
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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
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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

2:00pm

Argument-Driven Inquiry in the Middle School Classroom
Learn about Argument-Driven Inquiry and how it can help middle school students learn how to use core ideas, crosscutting concepts, and scientific practices of the NGSS to explain natural phenomena. The session includes a demonstration lab investigation and discusses the integral nature of science and literacy.

Presenters
avatar for Victor Sampson

Victor Sampson

Director of the Center for STEM Education, University of Texas at Austin
victor.sampson@utexas.edu


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