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Monday, June 15
 

11:00am PDT

Welcome and Introductions
Monday June 15, 2020 11:00am - 11:25am PDT
TBA

11:25am PDT

Hidden in Plain Sight: Important Issues for Science Education Leaders to Consider When Working with Teachers
Science Education Leaders are on the forefront of supporting teacher learning. Yet this work may be constrained by the working context of the teachers. My goal in this talk is to point to a few important areas that Science Education Leaders should consider when planning to and working with all teachers.

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 11:25am - 12:25pm PDT
TBA

1:25pm PDT

Closing Remarks
Speakers
LP

Larry Plank

President, NSELA


Monday June 15, 2020 1:25pm - 1:30pm PDT
TBA
 
Tuesday, June 16
 

11:00am PDT

Welcome and Introductions
Speakers
LP

Larry Plank

President, NSELA


Tuesday June 16, 2020 11:00am - 11:25am PDT
TBA

11:25am PDT

What do 94% of Kids Have in Common? Learn How to Break Barriers, Expand Equity and Engage Struggling Students Using Game-Based Learning
Over 90% of kids in America play video games, but while educators use games frequently, they often struggle to integrate meaningful activities that deepen student understanding.  This session will guide participants through the process of modifying games, exploring effective game-based learning resources, and creating an equitable learning environment where students can thrive at their own pace.

Speakers
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Joselyn Whetzel

Legends of Learning
This past school year, Joselyn Whetzel joined the Legends team as a Director of District Partnerships. Over the past five years, Joselyn has partnered with east coast school districts to help ensure their students and teachers have access to innovative, engaging math and science resources... Read More →
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Aryah Fradkin

Director of District Partnerships, Legends of Learning
Aryah Fradkin is a co-founder and Director of School Partnerships for Legends of Learning. Prior to joining Legends, he taught middle school in Baltimore City, was honored as a model teacher, and served in an advisory capacity with the CEO.
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Sean Rediy

Director of District Partnerships, Legends of Learning
Sean Reidy is a co-founder and Director of District Partnerships for Legends of Learning. Prior to Legends of Learning, Sean served as a principal in Washington, DC. Sean started his education career in NYC and was honored with the Gold Standard Teaching Award, awarded to the top... Read More →


Tuesday June 16, 2020 11:25am - 12:25pm PDT
TBA

1:25pm PDT

Closing Remarks
Speakers
LP

Larry Plank

President, NSELA


Tuesday June 16, 2020 1:25pm - 1:30pm PDT
TBA
 
Wednesday, June 17
 

11:00am PDT

Welcome and Introductions
Speakers
LP

Larry Plank

President, NSELA


Wednesday June 17, 2020 11:00am - 11:25am PDT
TBA

11:25am PDT

You Can Never Talk Too Much
Productive talk is the keystone of phenomena-driven instruction where students are engaged in the sensemaking practices of developing and using models, analyzing and interpreting data, and constructing explanations. We’ll explore how to create a classroom culture where discussion is respectful, equitable, and focused on reasoning. Leverage productive talk and empower your students

Speakers
avatar for Scott Goldthorp

Scott Goldthorp

Scott Goldthorp has helped many students and teachers gain a deeper understanding and appreciation of science and mathematics as a teacher and K-12 District Supervisor of Curriculum and Instruction in Cherry Hill, New Jersey. He has been recognized by the National Museum of Mathematics... Read More →
avatar for Jen Gutierrez

Jen Gutierrez

K-12 STEM Education Specialist, integratedSTEMk12, LLC
“As a teacher and professional learning provider I continue to find that all roads in science and STEM education lead back to the classroom teacher.” Jen is enjoying a 30+ year career in education which has included K-4 teacher, district science specialist, and K-12 STEM education... Read More →


Wednesday June 17, 2020 11:25am - 12:25pm PDT
TBA

1:25pm PDT

Closing Remarks
Speakers
LP

Larry Plank

President, NSELA


Wednesday June 17, 2020 1:25pm - 1:30pm PDT
TBA
 
Thursday, June 18
 

11:00am PDT

Welcome and Introductions
Speakers
LP

Larry Plank

President, NSELA


Thursday June 18, 2020 11:00am - 11:25am PDT
TBA

11:25am PDT

Supporting All Students to Make Sense of Phenomena by Building on All of Their Intellectual Resources
The Framework / NGSS vision calls for creating opportunities for ALL students to meaningful engage in sensemaking and learning in science. A culturally responsive approach to instruction highlights the range of intellectual resources that students bring to learning situations based on their cultural histories. These intellectual resources, which are incredible assets, include the languages they speak and write, their perspectives about the world, how they gesture as part of their thinking and communication, and their knowledge of specific practices or science-related topics. But it can be tricky to ‘learn to see’ and instructionally leverage all of these resources as students engage in investigations of and make sense of the natural phenomena they observe (Rosebery, Warren, Tucker & Raymond, 2016). Through a series of concrete accounts of learning situations, this session will create opportunities for participants to work with others to ‘learn to see’ students’ sense-making resources—and connect these pedagogical strategies to their classroom practice. We frame this approach through an equity and justice framework for culturally responsive instruction centered in the NRC Framework for K-12 Science Education, which posits that science learning should be rooted in students’ ways of being and ways of knowing.

Speakers
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 11:25am - 12:25pm PDT
TBA

1:25pm PDT

Closing Remarks
Speakers
LP

Larry Plank

President, NSELA


Thursday June 18, 2020 1:25pm - 1:30pm PDT
TBA