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Monday, January 25
 

8:00am

Inquiring Minds Want to Know
Are you looking for effective ways to incorporate inquiry and student-designed experiments into your classroom, but aren’t quite sure where to start? In this session, we will share strategies we have found to be effective in teaching science and engineering practices (cognitive demands) and the literacy standards at all grade levels, specifically applied to force and motion.


Monday January 25, 2016 8:00am - 8:50am
Lilac

8:00am

Low Technology Cool Science
Dumpster diving can extend your science budget and help you include hands-on/inquiry in your science teaching. Thermometers, anemometers, and bird feeders are a trash can away. Other activities require expenditures (Legos and Snap Kits) but are worth the money.

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Monday January 25, 2016 8:00am - 8:50am
Magnolia

10:45am

How Whole Brain Teaching Can Improve Our Science Teaching
Whole Brain Teaching has something to teach us about teaching science. The common language, intentional engagement, and planned brevity of Whole Brain Teaching may help us present content more effectively.

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Monday January 25, 2016 10:45am - 11:35am
Columbus

10:45am

Inside Information: Using the Little Voice inside Students' Heads to Help Them Learn Science
That little voice in all of our heads impacts how we look at the world every day. We will talk about this inner voice, its relationships to mindset and self-regulation, and how we can help students train their inner voices to work for good and not evil in your science class.

Speakers
avatar for Laura Chervenak

Laura Chervenak

Vice President of Prof Dev, ExploreLearning


Monday January 25, 2016 10:45am - 11:35am
Regent 1

10:45am

Questions, Questioning and Orchestrated Classroom Dialogue
Participants will explore ways in which questions and questioning can enhance depth of inquiry into content and engage all students. Topics include creating deep, rigorous and open-ended questions and using questioning strategies and “talk moves” to direct classroom discussion.

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David Vernot

Curriculum Consultant, Butler County ESC
David Vernot has been an educator for over 30 years, teaching from elementary through high school (along with curriculum work) in Fairfield City Schools. His current work includes workshops, coaching and curriculum support through Butler County ESC. He is SECO board member, has contributed... Read More →


Monday January 25, 2016 10:45am - 11:35am
Magnolia

1:00pm

NSTA Membership Benefits
Ever wonder what the benefits of NSTA membership really are?  Exactly what you get for your money?  This presentation will share the many varied aspect of the NSTA website, Learning Center, and oh so much more.  Doorprizes will be given.

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Shannon Hudson

NSTA District X Director (Ohio, Michigan, Indiana)


Monday January 25, 2016 1:00pm - 1:50pm
Gahanna

1:00pm

Preserving Science (K-6)
Discover how food is a timeless subject that encompasses the relation science has to history, agriculture, industry, and culture, and can be used in the classroom to express value for scientific knowledge. Session intended for K-6 educators.

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Monday January 25, 2016 1:00pm - 1:50pm
Regent 1

1:00pm

Caught Up in Currents
Help students develop deeper understanding of standards content through inquiry, formative assessment, and questioning. Experience how teachers have worked collaboratively to create an inquiry-based approach that goes beyond answers! Get ideas to empower student learning in your own classroom.


Monday January 25, 2016 1:00pm - 2:50pm
Magnolia

2:00pm

Dimensional Analysis Paralysis? Play Sideways Dominoes Instead!
The difficulty in teaching dimensional analysis, and the resistance by students to learn it is overcome by using this fun, innovative method of introducing it as "sideways dominoes", it becomes the cornerstone of problem-solving throughout the year.

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Monday January 25, 2016 2:00pm - 2:50pm
Juniper A

2:00pm

Preserving Science (7-12)
Discover how food is a timeless subject that encompasses the relation science has to history, agriculture, industry, and culture, and can be used in the classroom to express value for scientific knowledge. Session intended for 7-12 educators.

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Monday January 25, 2016 2:00pm - 2:50pm
Regent 1

2:00pm

Soy Fresh, Soy Clean...connecting community and kids to Ohio STEM careers.
Do you need refreshed hands-on lab ideas for community outreach or recruitment days? How can you connect students to unique STEM career fields in ag-related industries? In this workshop sponsored by the Ohio Soybean Council, participants will learn how to use SLOPs (Standard Laboratory Operating Procedures) and STEM equipment to create soy-based products and research STEM career fields within the Ohio agricultural industry.


Monday January 25, 2016 2:00pm - 2:50pm
Juniper B

4:30pm

Climate Change Information & Educational Resources
This session will provide an overview of the greenhouse effect, outline climate change impacts already being experienced in Ohio, and share a number of reliable science resources for further reading. In addition, this session will discuss a growing body of online climate change education resources and the importance of teaching the nature of science.

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Jason Cervenec

Education and Outreach Director, Byrd Polar and Climate Research Center



Monday January 25, 2016 4:30pm - 5:20pm
Lilac

4:30pm

Differentiate? Seriously? How Am I Supposed to Do All That and Still Get Done What my Principal Says?
"If you are a typical classroom teacher you can't possibly have the time to differentiate instruction for every student can you? What does that truly mean anyway? If these questions and statements arise on the "differentiation" topic, visit this session for specific, easy to use strategies to use in your classroom tomorrow!

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Monday January 25, 2016 4:30pm - 5:20pm
New Albany

4:30pm

Solving Problems Can Be a Matter of Life and Death
A biology teacher and an engineering teacher have used curricular theming to reinforce concepts being taught. This workshop is intended to show one way elective teachers can help support science standards and promote whole-student education through integrated curriculum.


Monday January 25, 2016 4:30pm - 5:20pm
Regent 1

4:30pm

Using Formative Assessment Probes in 6E Electrical Circuits Lessons to Address the Needs of all Learners
We are presenting a lesson with a modified version of the widely popular 5E Instructional Model. We will present a fourth grade 6E lesson that utilizes multiple formative assessment probes to help teach the challenging topic of electrical circuits. The probes are especially useful in uncovering conceptual misunderstandings.

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avatar for Amy Boros

Amy Boros

Middle School Science Educator, Perrysburg Schools
Currently, I am a 6th grade Integrated Science educator at Perrysburg Junior High School in Perrysburg, Ohio. I am also the Assistant Curriculum Director for iEvolve with STEM, a NSF grant initiative at Bowling Green State University. I have taught 3-8 grade as well as science methods... Read More →


Monday January 25, 2016 4:30pm - 5:20pm
Magnolia
 
Tuesday, January 26
 

8:00am

Chicken or Egg? Which comes first Math, Science, or Kids?
Join us to learn how teachers from a variety of instructional backgrounds integrate materials science into their classrooms. We will share ideas for hands on experiences for the elementary, special education, and high school math classrooms. Handouts with resources will be available.


Tuesday January 26, 2016 8:00am - 8:50am
Lilac

8:00am

Bringing Students Back to Earth: An Inquiry Approach to a Middle School Earth Science Unit
SouthWestern City Schools 8th grade teachers lead a session on inquiry-driven scientific instruction focusing on students doing and thinking. Participate in learning segments focused on 8th grade Earth Science Content Standards. The student-driven instruction includes constructing models and analyzing evidence.


Tuesday January 26, 2016 8:00am - 9:50am
Magnolia

9:00am

Y = Math + Science, Find Out Y
Come see how math concepts like histograms and slope can be made relevant to science. Learn how using graphs can help students better understand conservation of mass, see that graphing slope helps predict outcomes, and that units have real-world meaning.


Tuesday January 26, 2016 9:00am - 9:50am
Columbus

11:00am

Engage the Disengaged through Teamwork: Finding The “I” in Team
Student’s eye’s glazed over or looking disconnected? Find the “I” in team when every student has an individual task to complete while contributing to the group. See how varied roles within groups encourage participation from even the most resistant students.


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Tuesday January 26, 2016 11:00am - 11:50am
Columbus

1:20pm

NSTA Membership Benefits!
Ever wonder what the benefits of NSTA membership really are?  Exactly what you get for your money?  This presentation will share the many varied aspect of the NSTA website, Learning Center, and oh so much more.  Doorprizes will be given.

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Shannon Hudson

NSTA District X Director (Ohio, Michigan, Indiana)


Tuesday January 26, 2016 1:20pm - 2:10pm
Gahanna

1:20pm

School & Community Partnerships: Cross-Contextual STEM Learning
Do you want to build community partnerships that enhance classroom STEM learning? Join co-founders of rurally located Ohio Valley Museum of Discovery to engage in hands-on exploration that will highlight the value of accessing informal STEM learning experiences to bridge the gap between school and out-of-school learning.

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avatar for Sara Hartman

Sara Hartman

Assistant Professor, Ohio University


Tuesday January 26, 2016 1:20pm - 2:10pm
Easton D