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Friday, March 1


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.

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Kathleen Klein

Waste Management

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


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!

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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.

Friday March 1, 2019 3:00pm - 4:45pm
Vandenberg A
Saturday, March 2


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.

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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


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.

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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


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!

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Will Wharton

Poet and Content Development, Backyard Brains

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


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.

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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