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Monday, June 15
 

12:35pm PDT

Breakout 1: Meeting the Needs of Out-of-Field Science Teachers: Is this Possible? Discussion of OOF in Secondary
Speakers
avatar for Julie A. Luft, PhD

Julie A. Luft, PhD

Athletic Association Professor, Science Education, Department of Mathematics and Science Education College of Education University of Georgia
Julie graduated from the University of Iowa in 1994, after teaching middle and high school science for 5 years. She previously held appointments at The University of Arizona, The University of Texas at Austin, and Arizona State University.Julie's current work focuses on beginning... Read More →


Monday June 15, 2020 12:35pm - 1:25pm PDT
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12:35pm PDT

Breakout 2: Meeting the Needs of Out-of-Field Science Teachers: Is this Possible? Discussion of OOF in Elementary
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avatar for Deborah Hanuscin, PhD

Deborah Hanuscin, PhD

Professor, Western Washington University
Deborah Hanuscin, PhD, Science, Math, & Technology Education at Western Washington University. Debi graduated from Indiana University in 2004, after teaching elementary school and working in informal science. She was a Professor in Physics and Science Education at the University of... Read More →


Monday June 15, 2020 12:35pm - 1:25pm PDT
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Tuesday, June 16
 

12:35pm PDT

Breakout 1: Ways to Advocate for Equity in Science Classrooms
Explore ways to advocate for equity in science classrooms and support a safe and respectful environment that allows adults to surface and address systemic biases.

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Barbara Taylor and Tracey Ramirez

Professional Learning Facilitators, Science, K-12 Services, Charles A Dana Center at the University of Texas at Austin
Barbara Taylor and Tracey Ramirez are both Professional Learning Facilitators, Science, K-12 Services, at the Charles A Dana Center at the University of Texas at Austin.Barbara works within local and state educational systems to foster equity and access for all students in science... Read More →


Tuesday June 16, 2020 12:35pm - 1:25pm PDT
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12:35pm PDT

Breakout 2: STEM Education with Minecraft
Learn how the 3D worlds of Minecraft engage students in immersive learning and give them hands-on practice with coding, math and science concepts. See how to use Minecraft for cross-curriculum learning with little teacher-prep, watch demos of biology, chemistry and math.  Learn more about trainings, resources, and tools to help you get started.

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Susie Tinker

Customer Engagement Manager, Microsoft
Susie Tinker has been a member on the Minecraft: Education Edition team for 2 years, focusing on customer experience and adoption of Minecraft: Education Edition in the classroom. She leads professional development and onboarding, ensuring that educators understand how to use Minecraft... Read More →
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Maria Olekheyko

Content Program Manager, Microsoft
Maria Olekheyko is Content Program Manager for Minecraft Education at Microsoft. She currently leads Computer Science curriculum development, teachers’ professional development for CS & research efforts on Minecraft Education team. She works closely with educators across the globe... Read More →


Tuesday June 16, 2020 12:35pm - 1:25pm PDT
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Wednesday, June 17
 

12:35pm PDT

Breakout 1: Students as Science Storytellers: Using the Tools of Journalism and Storytelling to Make Science Relevant and Relatable
This session will provide a brief overview of Science Storytellers, a public engagement program that gives elementary-aged children the opportunity to interview scientists in the manner of science journalists, and to then write about and share their stories. Using this as a springboard, the session will introduce how to apply the tools and skills of journalism — asking questions, conducting research, constructing a compelling narrative, and more — in teaching and learning. We also will consider how approaching science as a journalist stands to improve students’ media literacy, the ability to assess a story’s credibility and authenticity. This essential skill will help equip today’s students to combat science denialism and misinformation, and teach them how to become critical, savvy consumers of the media that is an increasing part of their daily lives.

During this session, participants will learn strategies for incorporating the process and tools of journalism into their science teaching, and will consider the role of narrative in formal and informal learning. They also will explore intersections between the practices of journalism and the practices of science as outlined in the NGSS.

Speakers
avatar for Jenny Cutraro

Jenny Cutraro

Founder and Director, Science Storytellers
Jennifer Cutraro is a science communications professional whose career spans science education, engagement, and journalism. She’s the founder and director of the science engagement program “Science Storytellers” and a contributing editor at Science News for Students. As an Editorial... Read More →


Wednesday June 17, 2020 12:35pm - 1:25pm PDT
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12:35pm PDT

Breakout 2: Science for All: Build Local Connection & Global Perspective through Citizen Science
Citizen science empowers students to participate in real science, inspiring local connection and action. These “crowd-sourced” science projects encourage careful observations, promote the discovery of patterns, support exploration of phenomenon, and serve as a catalyst for curiosity and generating authentic science questions.
I will highlight citizen-science projects that welcome student participants and share educational resources (apps, lesson plans, websites, and multimedia resources) that support teachers no matter their grade level or setting. Participants will access free curricula that support three-dimensional learning through scientific investigations that are authentically inspired by citizen science. Finally, I’ll share current research on participant learning outcomes and give time to consider and discuss implementation, with special emphasis on successfully developing girls’ and underserved students’ STEM interest and engagement.

Learning Objectives
Participants will be able to…
  1. Define citizen science and describe how it can help students develop data literacy, deepen understanding of biodiversity, and uncover real-world patterns and trends.
  2. Name and access at least five freely available resources (such as projects, apps, online interactives, videos, lesson plans, data visualizations) that are suitable for use in their school/district programs.
  3. Describe how citizen science and authentic science investigations are related and how to use these activities to support three-dimensional learning in K-12 settings.

Speakers
avatar for Jennifer Fee

Jennifer Fee

Manager of K-12 Programs, Cornell Lab of Ornithology
I was hired by the Cornell Lab in 2004 to develop and field test the BirdSleuth curriculum. I previously managed the school programs for the Missouri Botanical Garden, and graduated from the Biology programs at Truman State University (BS) and Illinois State University (MS). I am the co-author of Citizen Science: 15 Lessons that Bring Biology to Life, published by NSTA Press, as well as numerous curr... Read More →


Wednesday June 17, 2020 12:35pm - 1:25pm PDT
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Thursday, June 18
 

12:35pm PDT

Breakout 1: Thinking with Philip Bell about Equity Projects in Science Education
Promoting equity and justice in science education is a long-term endeavor. Come think with Philip Bell (editor of the STEMtechingtools.org initiative) about how you have been engaging in this work and what can be learned from the equity and justice projects of others implementing the Framework / NGSS vision. He will share progress and the ongoing promise associated with specific equity and justice projects and efforts to build professional learning resources to support that work (Bell, Journal of Science Teacher Education, 2019).


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avatar for Philip Bell

Philip Bell

Professor of Education - Area Chair of Learning Science & Human Development, University of Washington
Philip Bell is a professor of the Learning Sciences & Human Development and holds the Shauna C. Larson Chair in Learning Sciences. He is executive director of the UW Institute for Science & Math Education focused on equity-focused innovation in K-12 STEM education, and he is co-director... Read More →


Thursday June 18, 2020 12:35pm - 1:25pm PDT
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12:35pm PDT

Breakout 2: Argument-Driven Inquiry in Grades 3-5: Three-Dimensional Investigations that Integrate Science, Literacy, and Mathematics
Argument-Driven Inquiry (ADI) is a three-dimensional instructional model that can be integrated into any science curriculum in grades 3-5 (as well as 6-12). ADI increases rigor by providing students more opportunity to share, critique and revise ideas as they attempt to explain or understand a phenomenon. These types of sense-making opportunities can help students learn how to use the core ideas, crosscutting concepts and scientific practices to make sense of the world around them. During this session, supervisors will experience a hands-on an ADI, dive into some of the research that guided the development of this model, and see how it is aligned with science, English-language arts, and mathematics standards.

Learning Objectives:
Throughout this workshop, supervisors will learn how teachers can use ADI to establish productive classroom norms and routines that will help foster a classroom knowledge building community. They will also explore why ADI can help all students develop the knowledge and skills they need to be proficient in science.

Speakers
avatar for Victor Sampson, Ph.D.

Victor Sampson, Ph.D.

Co-Founder & Partnerships & Innovation Director Associate Professor of STEM Education, University of Texas
Dr. Sampson's research examines how students participate in argumentation in the context of science, engineering, and mathematics and ways to make the interactions that take place between students, materials, and ideas more productive in terms of learning. His current work focuses... Read More →


Thursday June 18, 2020 12:35pm - 1:25pm PDT
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