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Tuesday, April 9
 

8:00am PDT

NSELA Board Meeting
Tuesday April 9, 2019 8:00am - 5:00pm PDT
Sterling Studio 1 (2nd floor)
 
Wednesday, April 10
 

7:30am PDT

Breakfast On Own
Wednesday April 10, 2019 7:30am - 8:15am PDT
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7:30am PDT

Registration
Wednesday April 10, 2019 7:30am - 4:30pm PDT
Foyer

8:15am PDT

Welcome & Introductions
Wednesday April 10, 2019 8:15am - 8:30am PDT
Grand Ballroom D

8:30am PDT

General Session/Keynote: Teaching Science is Phenomenal
The session presents a vision for three-dimensional science teaching and learning.  Brett will engage participants in science instruction consistent with this vision and present the instructional model of Gather, Reason, and Communicate.  Participants will learn how science phenomena are essential to teaching and learning consistent with the NRC Framework, NGSS, and science standards consistent with the Framework.
Objectives:
  1. Deepen understanding of three-dimensional science teaching and learning;
  2. Develop understanding of the science performance sequence of Gather, Reason, and Communicate;
  3. Develop understanding of using phenomena and analogous phenomena to engage student in science learning.

Speakers
avatar for Brett Moulding

Brett Moulding

Director, Partnership for Effective Science Teaching and Learning
Brett Moulding is the director of the Partnership for Effective Science Teaching and Learning, a five-district professional development collaborative. He is co-author of A Vision and Plan for Science Teaching and Learning, a book providing educators with insights into classroom instruction... Read More →


Wednesday April 10, 2019 8:30am - 10:45am PDT
Grand Ballroom D

10:45am PDT

Break & Networking, Introduced by Dr. JP Keener Director, Curriculum Development and Support, PASCO Scientific/PASCO Education
10:45 AM-10:50 AM: Introduction by Dr. JP Keener Director, Curriculum Development and Support, PASCO Scientific/PASCO Education

10:50-11:00 AM: Break & Networking


Wednesday April 10, 2019 10:45am - 11:00am PDT
Grand Ballroom D

11:00am PDT

Breakout: Shifting to Place Based Education - Strategies and Impacts
Place Based Education involves connecting your standards to the ecology, culture, and economy of your place in order to make a more meaningful impact on both the student and community.  This session will explore the strategies and impacts along a journey to deliver Place Based Education to a large and diverse district.

Speakers
MS

Mike Szydlowski

K-12 Science Coordinator, Columbia Public Schools


Wednesday April 10, 2019 11:00am - 12:15pm PDT
Grand Ballroom C

11:00am PDT

Breakout: Teaching Science is Phenomenal Deep Dive
Speakers
avatar for Brett Moulding

Brett Moulding

Director, Partnership for Effective Science Teaching and Learning
Brett Moulding is the director of the Partnership for Effective Science Teaching and Learning, a five-district professional development collaborative. He is co-author of A Vision and Plan for Science Teaching and Learning, a book providing educators with insights into classroom instruction... Read More →


Wednesday April 10, 2019 11:00am - 12:15pm PDT
Grand Ballroom D

11:00am PDT

Breakout: Using Science Notebooks In Elementary School
Learn how science notebooks can be used to impact student learning by providing a tool for developing concepts, exposing thinking and guiding thinking. Objectives of this session include: 1). Use notebooks as a learner to communicate a conceptual model; 2.) Discuss methods for making notebooks student centered and as a formative assessment tool.

Speakers
avatar for Brian Campbell

Brian Campbell

National Coordinator of FOSS Professional Learning, Lawrence Hall of Science
Brian Campbell is a former elementary teacher in Las Vegas, Nevada.  He taught both second and fifth grade and worked with other grades during summer school programs.  Under a National Science Foundation grant, he conducted a number of works to improve science instruction with classroom... Read More →


Wednesday April 10, 2019 11:00am - 12:15pm PDT
Grand Ballroom A

12:15pm PDT

Lunch and NSELA Awards
Wednesday April 10, 2019 12:15pm - 1:15pm PDT
Grand Ballroom E

1:30pm PDT

EdReports.org Science Instructional Materials Review
EdReports science review is a by educator, for educator process that involves educators in the creation of the review criteria and engages them in the review of full year instructional materials. In 2018, EdReports embarked on an inaugural review of six series of grades 6-8 science materials. This session will provide an overview of the tool creation process and components, selection of materials for review, the reviewer recruitment and selection, training, and review processes, an overview of reports resulting from the inaugural review, and an update on and opportunities for upcoming reviews in 2019. The breakout session will focus on a deep dive into the rubric and evidence guides, reviewer processes for consensus and calibration, the reports to discuss findings, and aspects of quality adoption processes.

Objectives...Attendees will:
  • Understand the EdReports by educator, for educator process
  • Understand aspects of quality in terms of instructional materials and adoption processes
  • Interpret the inaugural reports
  • Access the grades 6-8 rubric and evidence guides
  • Receive opportunities for participation in the review process and ways to share with constituents and networks

Wednesday April 10, 2019 1:30pm - 2:15pm PDT
Grand Ballroom D

2:15pm PDT

Break & Networking
Wednesday April 10, 2019 2:15pm - 2:30pm PDT
Grand Ballroom D

2:30pm PDT

Breakout: EdReports.org Deep Dive
Wednesday April 10, 2019 2:30pm - 4:00pm PDT
Grand Ballroom D

2:30pm PDT

Breakout: mySci: Building Partnerships to Transform Science Education in St. Louis
Come learn about mySci K-8, a regional science curriculum partnership developed by Washington University Institute for School Partnership.  You will see an overview of our curriculum components and how we partner with districts across the St. Louis region to provide materials, curriculum, and professional development in support of rigorous STEM and NGSS instruction.  A model mySci lesson will be facilitated during this session.

Learning objectives:
  • Identify key components of a model NGSS-aligned curriculum.
  • Consider how the mySci model could be replicated in your region.
  • Describe what a three-dimensional science lesson looks like.

Speakers
avatar for Jeanne Norris

Jeanne Norris

K-8 Curriculum Coordinator, Washington University in St. Louis/ Inst. for School Partnership
Jeanne Norris is a Curriculum Coordinator at the Institute for School Partnership at Washington University- St. Louis. She writes and edits mySci curriculum, and has served on Achieve's national EQuIP Science Peer Review Panel. Before working at the ISP, Jeanne taught high school... Read More →


Wednesday April 10, 2019 2:30pm - 4:00pm PDT
Grand Ballroom A

2:30pm PDT

Breakout: STEM Integration in K-12 Education: Status, Prospects, and an Agenda for Research
This presentation will provide an overview of the national report, STEM Integration in K-12 Education: Status, Prospects, and an Agenda for Research.  The overview will describe the ongoing debate and dialogue in the U.S. about the presence of integrated STEM education in K-12 classrooms, as well as student access to such educational opportunities.  This debate is often characterized between the preference of “STEM for ALL” or specialized STEM schools for students with demonstrated abilities and interest in STEM.  Additionally, the presentation will highlight several recommendations from the national report that are intended to foster ideas and conversations regarding integrated STEM research, outcomes for students, program design and assessment.  Specific examples from two, integrated STEM schools in Memphis, Tennessee will be shared, as well.

National Academy of Engineering and National Research Council. (2014). STEM Integration in K-12 Education:  Status, Prospects, and an Agenda for Research.  Washington, DC:  The National Academies Press.

Speakers
avatar for Alfred L. Hall, Ph.D.

Alfred L. Hall, Ph.D.

Assistant Dean, College of Education, The University of Memphis
Dr. Alfred Hall is Assistant Dean of the College of Education at The University of Memphis where he provides leadership in student success and strategic initiatives.  He also serves as an Assistant Professor of Science Education and helps direct the College’s STEM Education initiatives... Read More →


Wednesday April 10, 2019 2:30pm - 4:00pm PDT
Grand Ballroom C

4:00pm PDT

Networking
Wednesday April 10, 2019 4:00pm - 4:30pm PDT
Grand Ballroom D

4:45pm PDT

NSELA Committee Work
Wednesday April 10, 2019 4:45pm - 5:30pm PDT

6:30pm PDT

 
Thursday, April 11
 

7:30am PDT