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"The world needs all kinds of minds."   ~Dr. Temple Grandin

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Friday, November 9
 

8:00am

Chemistry Escape Classroom
Looking for a way to bridge content with 21st century skills? Utilize Escape Classrooms to integrate critical thinking, content understanding and collaboration. Working with your team, you will apply knowledge of moles and chemical equations to solve 'Candy Chemistry' - a high school chemistry puzzle. You will also learn a variety of ways to incorporate escape rooms into your classroom. This session uses a chemistry sample, but the process is transferable to any science content.

Speakers
BK

Beth Kochevar

Sand Creek High School
SS

Sandy Smith

Sand Creek High School


Friday November 9, 2018 8:00am - 8:55am
G 39-45

8:00am

NGSS Chemistry: Inquiry Labs to Support Core Ideas, Scientific Practices and Crosscutting Concepts
Receive many classroom-tested experiments to use seamlessly in your current teaching to transition to a STEM and NGSS student-centered chemistry classroom. Implement effective, safe, simple, easy to use, material-conserving, time-efficient and differentiating inquiry activities in chemistry. Teach core ideas while fostering scientific and engineering practices, problem solving, creativity and invention. Illustrate crosscutting concepts as students design and carry out original experiments.

Speakers
EW

Ed Waterman

Rocky Mountain High School (Retired)


Friday November 9, 2018 8:00am - 8:55am
J 49-53

8:00am

Human Orrery
This is an interactive scale model of the solar system through Saturn to demonstrate orbits, seasons, Kepler's third law, retrograde motion and just about anything else to show your students the size of the solar system.

Speakers
MG

Mary Gregory

Lewi s Palmer High School


Friday November 9, 2018 8:00am - 8:55am
G 31-37

8:00am

Renew Our Schools nationwide energy competition
Renew Our Schools is an energy conservation competition in which schools use real-time data from eGauge energy monitors to analyze and reduce energy use. Historical data is used to show schools how much energy they typically use compared to what it used during competition-creating an intense, fun STEM-based learning experience. It creates an opportunity for students to become positive leaders in their school. Excellent quantitative/qualitative results among all demographics and grade levels.

Speakers
KC

Katherine Croasdale

Resource Central


Friday November 9, 2018 8:00am - 8:55am
G 38-44

8:00am

Bring Science and Math Together Using......ZOMBIES?!?!
Use the "Zombie Craze" to make STEAM become "un-dead" in your science and math classrooms! This is not only a hands-on session, but a brains-on session, as well! We will be collecting real data, on-the-spot, using common, state-of-the-art technology. We will then use those data to observe patterns and changes. Mathematical modeling will help participants (and students) to make sense of science phenomena.

Speakers
JL

Jeff Lukens

Retired Science Teacher


Friday November 9, 2018 8:00am - 8:55am
J 31-39

8:00am

Enhance Science Learning through Literacy Strategies
Drawing on trade books, chapter books, science literature, educators can engage students to not only learn about science but practice their reading. Reading and instructional strategies such as CORI and 5Es assist in student comprehension as well as student motivation. In addition, writing to learn science strategies will be included. Several examples of activities and reading material will demonstrate these techniques.


Friday November 9, 2018 8:00am - 8:55am
G 30-36

8:00am

Fun Strategies for Formative Assessment Using Emojis, Hashtags, and Super Heroes in grades 3-8 Science!
Join us for loads of creative formative assessment activities that you can start using immediately! These activities, which include a variety of exit ticket strategies, require little preparation yet provide a quick and efficient way to gather immediate data about student learning. Learn how these activities can drive instruction. Attendees will practice new activities and share their own ideas. Great door prizes too!

Speakers
KR

Kathy Reeves

Scientific Minds, LLC


Friday November 9, 2018 8:00am - 8:55am
H 31-37

8:00am

Making Science Fun Again!
Learn how to create and design science lessons using 3-Dimensional Learning Strategies all the while implementing the Next Generation Science Standards. Participants will engage in a fun and hands-on learning environment using data collection techniques and work in a collaborative manor.

Speakers
CW

Cassie Whitecotton

Educational Consultant


Friday November 9, 2018 8:00am - 8:55am
J 41-47

8:00am

Navigate the Newly Revised Colorado Academic Standards for Science
Colorado has revised standards for science that include an adaptation of the Next Generation Science Standards. Come learn what the revised standards look like and mean for science educators and students,

Speakers
JB

Joanna Bruno

Colorado Department of Education


Friday November 9, 2018 8:00am - 8:55am
J 30-38

8:00am

Seeking a Solution for STEM? Come meet the Solution Seekers at Shepardson STEM Elementary
In the last 10 years, 3 million American jobs have gone unfilled due to a lack of basic STEM skills. Discovery Education STEM Connect is a cutting-edge interdisciplinary K-8 resource designed to enhance core curriculum and bring STEM to life in your classrooms. Our powerful 4Cs framework uses authentic scenarios that connect students to real world challenges. With each unit, students gain valuable critical-thinking and solution seeking skills for life. See how Shepardson kids seek out solutions!

Speakers
SB

Scott Burns

Shepardson STEM Elementary
DW

Duane Waber

Shepardson STEM Elementary
BW

Becky Woodcox

Shepardson STEM Elementary


Friday November 9, 2018 8:00am - 8:55am
H 40-46

8:00am

The Three Dimensions in the Classroom: Using Lab Experiences to Transform Instruction
Three-dimensional performance expectations demand three-dimensional instruction; the question is "How do we do that?" In this session, participants will learn how laboratory instruction can be the lynchpin of high-quality, truly 3D science instruction. Participants will be introduced to instructional methods, including Argument-Driven Inquiry, that integrate core ideas, crosscutting concepts, and science and engineering practices to achieve the vision of Colorado's new 3D standards.

Speakers
DV

Dr. Victor Sampson

Argument-Driven Inquiry


Friday November 9, 2018 8:00am - 8:55am
H 48-52

8:00am

Thinking SPACE-ially! Satellite Imagery meets Problem-Based Learning for ALL!
Want to learn how to capture your student audience with pictures and maps? Then join Space Foundation Teacher Liaisons to learn how to integrate satellite imagery and Geographic Information Systems (GIS) into your Problem-Based STEM units. We will deep-dive into Geo-Inquiry resources that can be accessed by ALL learners.

Speakers
LH

Liz Henrikson

West Middle School
HR

Heidi Ragsdale

West Middle School


Friday November 9, 2018 8:00am - 8:55am
J 40-46

8:00am

Using Bugs to Determine Local Water Quality
Sure, water quality can be determined through water testing, but what about using a biotic index instead? In this hands-on workshop, we will explore methods where students determine the water quality of a local river and analyze changes over the course of the river by collecting aquatic invertebrate samples. You will learn what a biotic index is, how to collect samples in a river with a kick net, and practice sorting and identifying macroinvertebrates to determine water quality.

Speakers
JD

Jenny Daily

Highlands Ranch High School


Friday November 9, 2018 8:00am - 8:55am
K 35-39

8:00am

Reciprocal Integrated Learning Ecosystems
If schools hope to educate students who have the capacity to tackle interconnected global issues, cross-disciplinary educational ecosystems are imperative to close opportunity gaps in STEM pathways. School climates must support STEM content and approaches that are relevant and meaningful to diverse students. This session examines reciprocal learning that is already happening in isolated sites K-12 schools that are successfully engaging diverse students with integrated, problem-based learning.

Speakers

Friday November 9, 2018 8:00am - 8:55am
K 41-47

8:00am

The Thrills of Roller Coaster Design
Energy Transformations. How is motion on a rollercoaster related to energy? Teachers will explore the motion of a steel marble rolling down a wooden track after making predictions. Calculate the speed of the marble along the track and graph the results, showing the elegant relationship between PE and KE. Then work in teams to create roller coasters using foam pipe insulation to complete a series of challenges. Design engineering at its best! Not for the faint of heart. Learning is fun.

Speakers
DB

David Beier

Independent


Friday November 9, 2018 8:00am - 8:55am
H 39-45

8:00am

Challenge and Engage all learners: personalized learning in a Physics classroom
A personalized learning classroom provides differentiation to challenge and engage all students, but it is student-led instead of teacher-driven, allowing students to select the scaffolding tools and learning activities they need to be successful. This workshop will begin with the presenter's example physics unit on motion where the personalized learning model has been piloted. Participants will be able to discuss implementation opportunities and to design a unit to use in their classrooms.

Speakers
EC

Emilie Cross

Smoky Hill High School


Friday November 9, 2018 8:00am - 8:55am
K 49-53

8:00am

Circular Motion Activities and Experiments For Your Physics Classroom!
The Denver Area Physics Teachers (DAPT) group, will share hands-on activities for your students to explore and experiment with circular motion in your classroom! The last part of the session will be reserved for teachers to share more ideas as well!

Speakers

Friday November 9, 2018 8:00am - 8:55am
H 30-38

8:00am

Are your students in the "mood" for science?
This session will help those who are new to coding get up to speed! We will then bring coding and hands-on together by coding the calculator to control the TI-Innovator to make a sound or control color displays. We will also code to simulate a "mood ring" for all students to try.

Speakers
JH

Judy Hicks

retired


Friday November 9, 2018 8:00am - 8:55am
G 47-53

9:10am

Essential AP Chemistry Teaching Materials
Receive a wealth of free and effective materials to improve your teaching of AP Chemistry. Give students command of the tested content with complete, thorough and focused content summaries expanded from the Curriculum Framework. Facilitate student mastery with hundreds of multiple choice and free response practice questions that focus on analysis of graphical and tabular data and atomic-molecular representations.

Speakers
EW

Ed Waterman

Rocky Mountain High School (Retired)


Friday November 9, 2018 9:10am - 10:05am
J 49-53

9:10am

Are Earth's plates really moving? Explore Earth science data to explore and quantify plate motions
The land beneath your feet is moving. It's also crumpling, squishing, and stretching. Join us in a fun and interactive workshop to gain hands-on experience with data-rich activities for your classroom. These lessons infuse high-precision GPS data to explore and identify plate boundaries. Students will practice visualizing the tectonic movements of California, Alaska, and the world while practicing NGSS concepts, scientific practice, and cross-cutting skills. Free poster and learning materials.

Speakers
avatar for Shelley Olds

Shelley Olds

Science Education Specialist, UNAVCO
Data visualization tools, Earth science education, human dimensions of natural hazards, disaster risk reduction (DRR), resilience building.


Friday November 9, 2018 9:10am - 10:05am
G 31-37

9:10am

Make Scale Drawings of the Solar System and Geologic Time
Make a scale drawing of the celestial bodies in our solar system. Observe why space is called "space."
Also, make a scale drawing of geologic time using adding machine tape, a ruler, and colored pencils.

Speakers

Friday November 9, 2018 9:10am - 10:05am
K 49-53

9:10am

The CU Boulder Museum's Fossils in the Classroom Project: The Hands-on Study of Fossils
Learn about the CU Boulder Museum's Fossils in the Classroom Project: hands-on teaching kits and lessons for 4th grade and in-district training for teachers on how best to use the kits in the classroom. The hands-on teaching kits directly address the Colorado Department of Education's Academic Standard on the study of fossils and connect the scientific work of CU paleontologists with teachers and students in communities throughout Colorado. Learn how you can receive a kit free for your school.

Speakers
JH

James Hakala

University of Colorado Museum


Friday November 9, 2018 9:10am - 10:05am
J 31-39

9:10am

Improvisational Theater Exercises to Promote Students' Science Communication and Collaboration Skills
This improvisational theater workshop introduces an innovative way to teach students important skills for a future in science. Research shows that improv training has a positive impact on skills such as problem-solving, creativity, collaboration, and communication about science. Workshop participants will engage in exercises on the basic principles of improv and discuss applications of these principles to engage students in their own science classrooms.

Speakers
ML

Megan Littrell

CIRES Education & Outreach


Friday November 9, 2018 9:10am - 10:05am
G 38-44

9:10am

STEM-ulating Activities on Human Ecology
Discover innovative ways to teach about human-environmental interactions, while also building STEM and social science skills through problem solving, mathematical modeling, and more! Engage in small-group problem solving, data analysis, online tool demonstration and discussion that cover a range of human ecology topics including human population and natural resource use trends, and their resulting impacts on ecosystems, biodiversity, climate and the availability of fresh water.

Speakers
EK

Eugene Kutscher

Population Connection


Friday November 9, 2018 9:10am - 10:05am
H 31-37

9:10am

3-D isn't just for printing!
Not sure what 3-D instruction or learning is? This session will review the basic concepts of 3-D instruction using several examples. Participants will evaluate lessons for their 3-dimensional components of science & engineering practices, disciplinary core ideas, and crosscutting concepts with materials to aid both the instructor and students.. Implementation strategies and tips will conclude the session.


Friday November 9, 2018 9:10am - 10:05am
G 30-36

9:10am

Navigate the Newly Revised Colorado Academic Standards for Science
Colorado has revised standards for science that include an adaptation of the Next Generation Science Standards. Come learn what the revised standards look like and mean for science educators and students,

Speakers
JB

Joanna Bruno

Colorado Department of Education


Friday November 9, 2018 9:10am - 10:05am
J 30-38

9:10am

Raising the Bar in an Alternative Setting
It is a challenge to work with at-risk youth. As a teacher in an alternative high school, I've learned a few tricks of the trade that I will share with you to help you motivate, assess, and raise the bar for your at-risk students. Materials will be given to you; recorded student testimonials will be shown; and there will be opportunities to share experiences and brainstorm together. This session is applicable to educators of all experience levels who work with at-risk youth.

Speakers
avatar for Nadene Klein

Nadene Klein

Teacher & Ed Consultant, DC Oakes High School
AVS Excellence in Science Teaching Award (Secondary)Nadene is currently teaching zoology, environmental science, and physics at Daniel C. Oakes High School in Castle Rock, Douglas County School District and previously Cimarron Middle School. In addition, Nadene has many leadership... Read More →


Friday November 9, 2018 9:10am - 10:05am
G 47-53

9:10am

The Effect of Creative Assessments on High School Students' Learning
Research has shown when differentiated instruction is used in the classroom including: creative assessments and activities, positive gains can be seen in student achievement and attitudes. This study investigates the effects of incorporating creative assessments on student attitudes and achievement. We hypothesize that by encouraging students to express their understanding in different ways, they would more likely demonstrate master of the content and a more positive attitudes with assessments.

Speakers
AC

Angela Cannava

Northfield High School
CW

Cassandra Weason

Northfield High School


Friday November 9, 2018 9:10am - 10:05am
F 30-36

9:10am

Using Children's Literature to Inspire STEM Learning K-5
Take my recess but please don’t take my science time! Never before has it been so easy to interest students in reading and science.  Resources such as Picture-Perfect Science Lessons and Eurkea! Science Activities and Stories will have students eager to be at school.  Success stories will be shared from schools that are successfully integration ELA and science standards by using children’s picture books to engage students and teach STEM concepts. Leave with ideas you can implement in your classroom.  

Speakers

Friday November 9, 2018 9:10am - 10:05am
H 40-46

9:10am

Hands-On Anatomy Lab: Building Body Systems In Clay
Using a 'living skeletal' model and clay, students gain true knowledge of directional terminology by visually, and kinesthetically exploring pathways of the human body as used in medical careers. It is no longer learned by rote memorization but kinesthetically acquired, for life long knowledge and use. Whether you are looking for an online or a hands-on lab for your classroom, this pedagogy will help build stronger anatomy students headed int

Speakers
DM

David Mack

www.anamtomyinclay.com


Friday November 9, 2018 9:10am - 10:05am
K 41-47

9:10am

Superhero, Villain and Monster Cells. Oh my!
Participants will have the opportunity to learn about a project-based learning lesson where students use their knowledge of cells to design the cells of superheroes, villains and monsters. Students transform organelles to fit their superheroes unique qualities and then contribute to a class comic book. Workshop participants will participate in a mini workshop similar to the project. This activity can be scaled up or down for various grade levels.

Speakers
PM

Pam McWilliams

Littleton Public Schools


Friday November 9, 2018 9:10am - 10:05am
H 30-38

9:10am

Transplantation Science - A FREE Hands-on Workshop for Students
Transplantation Science is a free, interactive presentation that teaches students the science behind organ, eye and tissue donation and transplantation. Donor Alliance sends highly trained educators to schools to teach the class, meant to enhance any anatomy, biology or life science program for grades 7-12. Come experience the program and see our new materials (video, ELL workbooks, Transplantation Science Traveling Trunk) for the 2018-19 school year and how to book a FREE class!

Speakers
AG

Anne Gaspers

Donor Alliance
CM

Carol McCallister

Donor Alliance


Friday November 9, 2018 9:10am - 10:05am
J 41-47

9:10am

Get Students Talking! Resources and Strategies for Supporting Student Discussions
Student-to-student discourse is a critical component of the vision of K-12 science education outlined in the NRC Framework and within the NGSS PEs pertaining to engaging in argument from evidence. The goal of this session is for attendees to receive strategies to increase student accountable talk and participation during whole and small group discussion. Attendees will walk away with ideas and resources on purpose-driven discourse, student talk activities, and teacher talk moves.

Speakers
SB

Stephanie Bank

DenverPublicSchools
avatar for Kathryn Fleegal

Kathryn Fleegal

Middle School Science Teacher, DenverPublicSchools
Learn more about our work at www.NextGenerationTeachers.com
AF

Arlene Friend

DenverPublicSchools


Friday November 9, 2018 9:10am - 10:05am
H 39-45

9:10am

MSU Denver Noyce U-STEM Panel
Metropolitan State University of Denver (MSU Denver) is an urban commuter campus in downtown Denver. MSU Denver established the National Science Foundation Robert Noyce STEM Teacher Scholarship and Stipends Program. In year two of the program, our panel presentation will highlight the experiences of our current and former Noyce U-STEM Scholars as they are launching their careers as math and science teachers in high-need schools.

Speakers
NC

Nicole Cozzi

MSU Denver


Friday November 9, 2018 9:10am - 10:05am
K 35-39

9:10am

Argument-Driven Inquiry in Grades 3-5
Learn about Argument-Driven Inquiry and how it can help elementary school students learn how to use core ideas, crosscutting concepts, and scientific practices to explain natural phenomena. This instructional approach also gives students an opportunity to learn how to read, write, and speak in the context of science. The session includes a short hands-on demonstration lab investigation.

Speakers
DV

Dr. Victor Sampson

Argument-Driven Inquiry


Friday November 9, 2018 9:10am - 10:05am
H 48-52

9:10am

Little Shop of Physics Presents: A Warm Planet in a Cold Universe Activities for teaching about climate & climate change
During the day, the earth is warmed by sunlight. But, over the course of a day, the surface of the earth receives more radiant energy from the bottoms of clouds & the lower atmosphere than it does from the sun! This influence of thermal radiation is crucial to understanding the earth's climate & how it is changing. Join LSOP & explore activities to understand the nuts & bolts of climate and climate change. Learn techniques for sharing these ideas with your students. Receive lessons & a surprise!

Speakers
SF

Sheila Ferguson

Colorado State University
DH

Denny Hyerman

Colorado State University
HM

Heather Michalak

Colorado State University


Friday November 9, 2018 9:10am - 10:05am
G 46-52/H 47-53

9:10am

What’s the Big Deal with Radon?
Students are increasingly aware of the necessity of testing homes for Radon.  Why is this so important, especially in Colorado? Using activities from the 3R’s course (Radiation, Radioactivity and Radon), learn the major decay series of Uranium and Thorium and the unique hazards presented by one of the decay products in each:  Radon. What factors contribute to high concentrations of radon in homes and what can be done to reduce those concentrations to acceptable levels?

Speakers

Friday November 9, 2018 9:10am - 10:05am
J 48-52

9:10am

Early Childhood Robotics
Award winning QuestBots can be used to teach 3 year olds how to debug their own code. More complex concepts are great for older users who want to learn core programming and math skills in a fun way. Whether drawing emojis and fractal shapes or going on adventures and knocking over towers kids have a blast with these little friendly robots.
In this workshops we'll learn how to teach introductory math and coding concepts using robots.

Speakers
LC

Lindsay Craig

QuestBotics Inc.
DL

Delfin Lozano

QuestBotics Inc.


Friday November 9, 2018 9:10am - 10:05am
J 40-46

9:10am

The Drone Mission Board Game and Hands-on Activities for Engineering Education
Participants will play the Drone Mission Board game. The game incorporates several engineering education practices, with an emphasis on optimization, iteration, and design decisions. We will also describe and demonstrate several other lessons from our hands-on engineering curriculum (available for free at SciEd.ucar.edu/engineering-activities) that uses inexpensive (under $50) drones and includes elements suitable for students from upper elementary through high school.

Speakers
JR

John Ristvey

MSU Denver
RR

Randy Russell

UCAR Center for Science Education


Friday November 9, 2018 9:10am - 10:05am
G 39-45

10:20am

Calling All Minds
"Different individuals think differently. There are visual thinkers who have thoughts represented as photo realistic pictures, mathematical thinkers who think in patterns and people who think in words. The skills of the different ways of thinking can complement each other. My lecture will also cover projects to help
students to think and create like an inventor. There is a real need to get hands-on activities back in the schools."

-Dr. Temple Grandin


Speakers
avatar for Dr. Temple Grandin

Dr. Temple Grandin

Colorado State University
Dr. Grandin, a professor of Animal Science at Colorado State University, is a prominent author and speaker on both autism and animal behavior.  She has a successful career consulting on both livestock handling equipment design and animal welfare and has been featured on NPR (National... Read More →


Friday November 9, 2018 10:20am - 11:20am
Plaza

11:20am

Lunch and Science Association Meetings
Join us for lunch and networking at the Mart! Food can be purchased at the Mart. Items will include hot/
cold sandwiches, salads, sides and beverages.

Association Meetings occuring during lunch at the following locations:
CAST Room: K 36-38
CESN Booth #321
CCTA no meeting
AAPT Room: K 40-42
CBTA Room: K 44-46


Friday November 9, 2018 11:20am - 12:15pm

12:00pm

Special Archery Session with Colorado Parks and Wildlife
An activity that doesn't discriminate based on popularity, athletic skill, gender, size, or academic ability. Through archery, students develop a love for an outdoor activity and important life skills, such as focus, self-control, discipline, and patience.

Try archery with SOLE eductors from Colorado Parks and Wildlife!  Session is designed for you to drop by
any time between 12:00-2:00 pm.  All ability levels welcome!

Location: Far End of Exhibitor Hall

The Colorado Archery in the Schools Program is an affiliate of the National Archery in the Schools Program (NASP®). NASP® is designed to teach Olympic Archery Development-style Target Archery during 4th-12th grade Physical and/or Outdoor Education classes. Learn more about creating an archery program at your school: https://cpw.state.co.us/learn/Pages/TR-Archery.aspx




Friday November 9, 2018 12:00pm - 2:00pm
Exhibit Hall

12:15pm

Engaging Activities from ChemEd X
Teachers will explore student-centered activities designed to develop conceptual understanding of several chemistry topics. Participants will practice using the low cost activities to build confidence that will help them facilitate the activities with their own students.

Speakers

Friday November 9, 2018 12:15pm - 1:10pm
K 49-53

12:15pm

Destination Mars!
Want to excite and invigorate ALL your STEM learners to love Space Science? Come join Space Foundation Teachers Liaisons on the Giant Map of Mars! Session participants can expect to leave ready to share their love of Mars- armed with both high tech and low tech classroom resources to teach about the Red Planet!

Speakers
TM

Therese Moran

West Middle School
HR

Heidi Ragsdale

West Middle School


Friday November 9, 2018 12:15pm - 1:10pm
J 40-46

12:15pm

Incorporating Action into Environmental Science
How can science teachers help students develop responsibility, encouraging learners to use their knowledge, personal skills, and assessments of environmental problems and issues as a basis for problem solving? Join us to explore environmental education strategies for engaging students in hands-on action projects. Brainstorm ideas to use in your classroom.

Speakers
avatar for Katie Navin

Katie Navin

Committee Communications, Colorado Alliance for Environmental Education


Friday November 9, 2018 12:15pm - 1:10pm
H 30-38

12:15pm

The Answer is Blowin' in the Wind
In our hands-on minds-on workshop, we investigate how to configure the most efficient wind turbine & convert the wind from a fan into electricity. This Design Engineering process will give participants the opportunity to experiment with a variety of different fan blades to light up a bulb & measure the energy produced with a multi-meter. Teams collaborate & brainstorm, learning while competing against other groups in the workshop. Alternative energy is the wave of the future. Come have some fun

Speakers
DB

David Beier

Independent


Friday November 9, 2018 12:15pm - 1:10pm
H 39-45

12:15pm

3D Printing: Bringing Models to the STEM Classroom
With limited access to a 3D printer but having administrators wanting to see it used more with students, I was inspired to empower students to develop a plan for a 3D model. It turned out to be an enrichment lesson that was supremely engaging for every student. I will share the project plan, rubric, tools we used, and student samples with you. Then you'll have the gift of time to figure out how to apply this technique to your curriculum and explore free online programs for 3D printing.

Speakers
avatar for Nadene Klein

Nadene Klein

Teacher & Ed Consultant, DC Oakes High School
AVS Excellence in Science Teaching Award (Secondary)Nadene is currently teaching zoology, environmental science, and physics at Daniel C. Oakes High School in Castle Rock, Douglas County School District and previously Cimarron Middle School. In addition, Nadene has many leadership... Read More →


Friday November 9, 2018 12:15pm - 1:10pm
G 47-53

12:15pm

Amazing NGSS activities that will be phenomenal for your high school classroom
Participants will be actively involved in a phenomenon based, hands on activity driven lesson. You will make claims, collect evidence, and form reasoning through a series of experiences all tied into a single anchor phenomenon. Use lenses and optics to explain the natural world around you all using the 3 dimensions of learning. Participants should come ready to learn, be active, and most importantly have fun!

Speakers
DS

Damon Smerchek

Houghton Mifflin Harcourt


Friday November 9, 2018 12:15pm - 1:10pm
G 30-36

12:15pm

Argument-Driven Inquiry in the Middle School Classroom
Learn about Argument-Driven Inquiry and how it can help middle school students learn how to use core ideas, crosscutting concepts, and scientific practices to explain natural phenomena. This session will also focus on how integrating literacy and science can enhance student knowledge of both science and literacy. The session includes a hands-on demonstration lab. This session is for teachers, coaches, supervisors, and administrators who wish to promote authentic science instruction.

Speakers
DV

Dr. Victor Sampson

Argument-Driven Inquiry


Friday November 9, 2018 12:15pm - 1:10pm
H 48-52

12:15pm

Canned Data?! Not in The STEM House!
When students collect their own data, they are WAY more likely to take an interest in the data. Come to this 100% hands-on session and experience the engagement, the interactivity and the fun that comes with data collection!

Speakers
JL

Jeff Lukens

Retired Science Teacher


Friday November 9, 2018 12:15pm - 1:10pm
J 31-39

12:15pm

Elementary Science Make and Take
The session will provide a variety of science activities for educators to explore. The emphasis will be on great science experiences for elementary learners. Participants will be able to explore with the materials and create science sample activities while learning science and engineering concept. Come learn and engage with others learning science to do in your own classroom!

Speakers
TH

Teresa Higgins

Committee Treasurer, UNC


Friday November 9, 2018 12:15pm - 1:10pm
G 46-52/H 47-53

12:15pm

Enhancing STEM though Spatial Understandings
Come analyze what spatial development is and why it is important predictor for STEM. We will investigate how to identify spatial learners and evaluate how the Next Generation Science Standards (Crosscutting Concepts) connect to spatial development. Physics, Biology, Earth Science, Aerospace, Astronomy/Earth, Engineering/ Architecture, and Geo-spatial Examples will be given for the K-3. grades. Some math examples will be given as well.

Speakers
MJ

Mary Jo Pollman

Metropolitan State University


Friday November 9, 2018 12:15pm - 1:10pm
K 35-39

12:15pm

Interactive Notebooking and Fold-it Templates for Grades 3-8 Science!
Spice up your notebooks and fold-it activities with NEW grade 3-8 templates from Scientific Minds! This highly popular make-and-take workshop provides editable templates and fold-it strategies. These activities will become some of your favorite and most effective instructional tools. Join us for lots of great activities, FREE templates, idea sharing, and door prizes!

Speakers
KR

Kathy Reeves

Scientific Minds, LLC


Friday November 9, 2018 12:15pm - 1:10pm
H 31-37

12:15pm

Professional Learning Communities for Linguistically Responsive Science
In this session, we will discuss ongoing collaborations between CU Denver and Colorado school districts to establish professional learning communities to examine best practices for linguistically responsive science instruction. Examples will be provide of how instructors adjusted existing lessons and assessments to maintain high standards for emerging bilingual students.

Speakers
CC

Chris Carson

University of Colorado, Denver


Friday November 9, 2018 12:15pm - 1:10pm
G 31-37

12:15pm

Science Alphabet Soup: STEM . . . PBL . . . 4 C's . . . 5 E's . . . 3 D's . . . Spell Success for Kids!
In a changing world, how do we spell success for kids? Shepardson STEM uses real-world problem solving or PBL!
What we see! Engaged, curious, creative, critical thinkers collaborating to solve problems.
Who we affect! The entire school! Our school population includes GT, ELD, SPED, Autism.
STEM/PBL engages students and uses the 4 C's, 5 E's and 3-D learning found in NGSS and Colorado Science Standards. Discovery Education STEM CONNECT supports this learning. It's Science Alphabet soup time!

Speakers
SB

Scott Burns

Shepardson STEM Elementary
DW

Duane Waber

Shepardson STEM Elementary
BW

Becky Woodcox

Shepardson STEM Elementary


Friday November 9, 2018 12:15pm - 1:10pm
H 40-46

12:15pm

Science Experiment Ideas
Is your science curriculum lacking? Are your students bored with reading non engaging science info? Do you need some "umph" to get your class motivated? Here is your chance for a plethora of ideas. Pre-service teachers in the UNC Masters program will share a variety of topic specific science experiments for all elementary grade levels.

Speakers
avatar for Neva Nardone

Neva Nardone

Colorado District 38
CAST Awards for Excellence in Science Teaching: ElementaryNeva believes that an exceptional education must be experienced through engagement, problem solving, creativity, and a learning environment that promotes fun, growth, and a sense of wonder. Neva is a Colorado District 38 Fourth... Read More →


Friday November 9, 2018 12:15pm - 1:10pm
J 30-38

12:15pm

The Science of Science Fiction - Using Pop Culture to make Science Accessible
How teachers can use science fiction and pop culture in the classroom to make science more accessible to students with specific lessons and references to pop culture with discussion on how others use science fiction/pop culture in their classrooms, as well as, how science fiction/pop culture made science more accessible to them.

Speakers
JL

Josh Law

Greeley West High School
TP

Taylor Plantt

Greeley West High School
AS

Anthony Scott

Greeley West High School


Friday November 9, 2018 12:15pm - 1:10pm
G 38-44

12:15pm

Peer Instruction in High School Biology Classrooms
This session will describe part of an NSF-funded effort to use Peer Instruction (PI) in high school biology classrooms. PI is, an active learning strategy that utilizes conceptual multiple choice questions called ConcepTests (Mazur, 1997). This presentation will demonstrate PI and describe how biology teachers can integrate ConcepTests into existing curricula.

Speakers
JP

Jennifer Parrish

University of Northern Colorado


Friday November 9, 2018 12:15pm - 1:10pm
J 41-47

12:15pm

Integrated STEM for the Primary Years
Explore how integrating Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math, (with Literacy added) supports young students in developing Creativity, Communication, Critical Thinking, and Collaboration in culturally and linguistically diverse settings. Try a STEM challenge you can use right away and gather resources for additional lessons as well as tools to create your own.

Speakers
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Dorothy Shapland

Metropolitan State University of Denver


Friday November 9, 2018 12:15pm - 1:10pm
F 30-36

12:15pm

Show What You Know With Video
Video has become a ubiquitous form of media through which to communicate information. In the classroom, video is a powerful tool that allows students to share learning with an authentic audience beyond the classroom. Making videos allows students to be creative, tell stories, share passions, explore questions, and to communicate information in a deep way. In this session, we will discover and explore a variety of tools teachers and students can use to create their own videos!

Speakers
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Sam Holloway

Erie High School
ER

Eric Rasmussen

Erie High School



Friday November 9, 2018 12:15pm - 1:10pm
J 49-53

12:15pm

STEM21: Equity in Teaching and Learning to Meet Global Challenges of Standards, Engagement and Transformation
This session is a chance to chat with some of the editors and authors of a newly released volume that weaves together field-based research, personal narrative, and education theory. This work is based on the principle that equitable STEM education rejects deficit thinking and is community relevant. It builds pathways to learning; creates a culture of questioning and transparency; celebrates diversity of thought, habit and culture; and embraces a social justice stance.

Speakers

Friday November 9, 2018 12:15pm - 1:10pm
K 41-47

12:15pm

What’s New from the Perimeter Institute?
Brought to you fresh from the Perimeter Institute are old favorites as well as new materials on outer space, waves, energy, and climate change, all available free to teachers for download.  From old favorites (The Mystery of Dark Matter, the Challenge of Quantum Reality, GPS & Relativity, Beyond the Atom: Remodeling Particle Physics, The Expanding Universe) to the latest collection, explore resources that provide you with the most up-to-date inquiry activities to support introduction of modern physics concepts into your curriculum. Find out how to acquire your own copies of all Perimeter Institute resources.

Speakers

Friday November 9, 2018 12:15pm - 1:10pm
J 48-52

12:15pm

Tablet-Based Earth Science Data Visualizations in the Classroom
In this session we will be demonstrating the use of NOAA data visualizations within an interactive Android and iOS tablet application coming from the NOAA Science On a Sphere project (SOS), SOS Explorer. The visualizations show information provided by satellites, ground observations and computer models and rapidly animate through global information. Participants may choose to bring a tablet, download the application from the app store and play along with us as we demonstrate.

Speakers
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Eric Hackathorn

National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA)
HP

Hilary Peddicord

National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA)


Friday November 9, 2018 12:15pm - 1:10pm
G 39-45

1:10pm

Awards Celebration and Dessert Reception
Thank you NOAA for sponsoring the dessert reception!


2018 Awards Recipients:

AVS Excellence in Science Teaching

  • Sandy Lamb (informal)
  • Nadene Klein (Secondary)
  • Jennifer Christianson (Elementary)

CAST Excellence in Science Teaching
  • Dan Ganoza (Secondary)
  • Neva Nardone (Elementary)
  • Maxine Morris (Pre-Service)

OBTA Biology Teacher Award
  • Justin Silcox

CAST Distinguished Service
  • Dr. Rob Reinsvold

    CAST Friend of Science
Sam Bartlett

NABT Honorary Service Award
Mike Sipes

Presidential Award for Excellence in Science and Math Teaching
2016 Presidential Awardee
Stephanie Kawamura

2018 State Finalists
Janet Krompier
Jamie Seabolt



Friday November 9, 2018 1:10pm - 1:55pm
Exhibit Hall

1:55pm

Using Games to Energize your Chemistry Classroom
Who can resist a good game? Not your students! In this session you will learn how to incorporate Board (not Bored!) Games and Puzzles that allow your students' to practice their chemistry understanding and skills in a motivating context. The samples used in this session are chemistry specific, but the techniques are applicable across any science content.

Speakers
BK

Beth Kochevar

Sand Creek High School
SS

Sandy Smith

Sand Creek High School


Friday November 9, 2018 1:55pm - 2:50pm
H 40-46

1:55pm

Inclusive STEM Professional Development with Pre and Inservice Teachers: A Flood of Ideas
This session examines the outcomes of an equity-based approach to cross-disciplinary STEM professional development with pre and in-service teachers. Presenters will share how regular evaluation and feedback from participating educators shaped and improved the project. We'll share the model we used, along with teachers' reactions to each learning activity. Our hope is that session participants can utilize the session as a menu of ideas ready for adaptation in their own contexts.

Speakers

Friday November 9, 2018 1:55pm - 2:50pm
K 41-47

1:55pm

Modeling Changes on the Earth's Surface
Participants will use science and engineering practices to model the Earth's surface processes. Understanding the slow changes to the Earth's surface caused by weathering, erosion and deposition can be learned best through modeling of the processes. This elementary workshop provides participants with models demonstrating cause and effect of weathering, erosion and deposition, which aligns with Grade 4 Standard 3. Earth and Space Science Grade Level Expectations.

Speakers
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Deborah Linscomb

Carolina Biological


Friday November 9, 2018 1:55pm - 2:50pm
H 30-38

1:55pm

Rocks and Minerals in Our Food
Rocks and minerals are a key part of the food we eat. Fertilizer minerals allow us to grow crops in abundance, metals in machines to cultivate, harvest, & process food, and mineral nutrients nourish and sustain us, We'll explore the many ways we rely on minerals in our food,discuss exercises related to mineral fertilizers, analyze food labels, and look at trace mineral nutrients vital for good health. Participants will receive a kit with mineral samples and information. Truly, Minerals Are Life!

Speakers
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Richard Beach

Minerals Education Coalition, Colorado Section, Society for Mining, Metallurgy & Exploration
AC

Alan Cram

Minerals Education Coalition, Colorado Section, Society for Mining, Metallurgy & Exploration


Friday November 9, 2018 1:55pm - 2:50pm
G 31-37

1:55pm

Empowering Climate Understanding and Action
What are the causes and effects of a changing climate, how does it impact our world, and what can students do about it? Three classroom-ready, student-directed units build middle and high school students' understanding about the climate system and enable them to take direct action through a design challenge on reducing food waste at their schools. Build your capacity in climate and resiliency education using these NGSS-aligned, co-designed, three-dimensional learning units in your classroom.

Speakers
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Jennifer Taylor

CIRES Education & Outreach


Friday November 9, 2018 1:55pm - 2:50pm
G 38-44

1:55pm

National Geographic's Geo-Inquiry Process in Action
Geo-Inquiry is a new integrated, project-based process that connects real-world challenges and National Geographic Explorers to the classroom. In this interactive session, educators will learn new strategies to help students develop critical thinking skills, ask geographic questions, collect information, visualize data, create a compelling story, and advocate for change in their local communities focusing on empathy, curiosity, and respect for diversity.

Speakers
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Chris Hines

National Geographic Society


Friday November 9, 2018 1:55pm - 2:50pm
G 39-45

1:55pm

3-Dimensional Learning in Science Education
The Next Generation Science Standards include 3-dimensional learning expectations. Come learn what 3-dimensional means and how it will impact my instruction.

Speakers
JB

Joanna Bruno

Colorado Department of Education


Friday November 9, 2018 1:55pm - 2:50pm
J 30-38

1:55pm

30 Demos in 50 Minutes
Following a long tradition, the teacher candidates from the University of Northern Colorado and Colorado School of Mines teaching methods courses will be presenting 30 science demos that can serve as great engaging activities to get students to think, explore, and inquire.

Speakers
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Stephanie Fanselow

University of Northern Colorado
RR

Rob Reinsvold

University of Northern Colorado


Friday November 9, 2018 1:55pm - 2:50pm
G 46-52/H 47-53

1:55pm

Argument-Driven Inquiry in the High School Classroom
Learn about Argument-Driven Inquiry and how it can help high school students learn how to use core ideas, crosscutting concepts, and scientific practices to explain natural phenomena. This session will also focus on how integrating literacy and science can enhance student knowledge of both science and literacy. The session includes a hands-on demonstration lab investigation. This session is for teachers, coaches, supervisors, and administrators who wish to promote authentic science instruction.

Speakers
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Dr. Victor Sampson

Argument-Driven Inquiry


Friday November 9, 2018 1:55pm - 2:50pm
H 48-52

1:55pm

Elementary Engineering
Engaging students in design, building, and testing using engineering practices complements more than science instruction. In fact, engineering practices utilize reading, writing (communication), mathematics, art, and history. Several specific engineering projects designed for elementary educators will be presented and will include STEM and literacy connections.


Friday November 9, 2018 1:55pm - 2:50pm
G 30-36

1:55pm

Engage Your Students Through International Collaboration
Connect your students to students across the globe in any science class! Benefits include enhanced PBL opportunities, global data collection, cultural awareness, and forging relationships with students in another country. Explore how this online platform works with examples of partnerships between Highlands Ranch High School and schools in Taiwan, Egypt and Morocco. Participants will receive all necessary resources to implement international collaboration in their classrooms.

Speakers
HB

Heather Berry

Highlands Ranch High School


Friday November 9, 2018 1:55pm - 2:50pm
K 49-53

1:55pm

How to use local anchoring phenomena to drive lesson series
The goal of this session is for attendees to receive an overview of how to create an NGSS-designed lesson series based on an anchoring phenomenon. Attendees will walk away with all the needed strategies to create a lesson series based upon an anchoring phenomenon in their classroom. Focus is on how we created two different lesson series around local phenomenon: the reintroduction of the Black-Footed Ferret in Rocky Mountain Arsenal and the sudden appearance of algae on Denver's City Park Lake.

Speakers
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Stephanie Bank

DenverPublicSchools
avatar for Kathryn Fleegal

Kathryn Fleegal

Middle School Science Teacher, DenverPublicSchools
Learn more about our work at www.NextGenerationTeachers.com
AF

Arlene Friend

DenverPublicSchools


Friday November 9, 2018 1:55pm - 2:50pm
H 39-45

1:55pm

Infect Your Science Classroom with Math
Integrating science and mathematics shouldn't just be a good idea, it should be the law! Come learn how easy, important, and fun it is to collect and analyze data as a part of good, solid, and responsible science education. In this session, we'll use state-of-the-art technology designed for quick and easy data collection and analysis in any middle school or high school science classroom. We'll then use the data to develop mathematical models; seamlessly blending science and math.

Speakers
JL

Jeff Lukens

Retired Science Teacher


Friday November 9, 2018 1:55pm - 2:50pm
J 31-39

1:55pm

STEM on a Shoestring
Enrich your curriculum with EASY and INEXPENSIVE STEM projects that your students will love and remember. Staff from Science Matters will share their favorite hands on experiments and how to use them to build STEM literacy skills in your students. Hands on science is fun and engaging but sometimes lacks educational punch. This workshop seeks to provide both experiments that are easy and engaging AND procedures that will build STEM Literary skills that students will use over and over.

Speakers
MB

Monnie Barrett

Science Matters in America
KC

Kesha Carney

Science Matters in America
CS

Collin Sasaki

Science Matters in America


Friday November 9, 2018 1:55pm - 2:50pm
J 48-52

1:55pm

Using a "Solo" to Connect to the Real World
It really is just a simple outdoor activity that can be done at any age/grade level with any disciplinary core idea. I'll take you through the process as if you were a student. You'll be doing a "Solo," as in working by oneself to observe nature around you. Then together, we'll generate ideas as to how going outside to observe nature and using this technique can launch a deeper study for your class. Additionally, observing and connecting to nature has an added benefit for your students.

Speakers
avatar for Nadene Klein

Nadene Klein

Teacher & Ed Consultant, DC Oakes High School
AVS Excellence in Science Teaching Award (Secondary)Nadene is currently teaching zoology, environmental science, and physics at Daniel C. Oakes High School in Castle Rock, Douglas County School District and previously Cimarron Middle School. In addition, Nadene has many leadership... Read More →


Friday November 9, 2018 1:55pm - 2:50pm
G 47-53

1:55pm

Returning Native Plants and Pollinators to the Classroom
Most high school graduates are not aware of the native flora and native pollinators, or the larger role of conservation biology. Even if teachers are qualified to teach these subjects, they do not have the resources they need. The Colorado Native Plant Society wants to assist teachers in strengthening the teaching of botany throughout Colorado. Therefore, teachers will learn about native plants and be given tools to teach about the subjects.

Speakers
JB

Jen Bousselot

Colorado Native Plant Society
JC

Jack Carter

Colorado Native Plant Society
DJ

David Julie

Colorado Native Plant Society


Friday November 9, 2018 1:55pm - 2:50pm
K 35-39

1:55pm

Can Your Students Handle the Truth? Cultivating Critical Thinking Skills to Combat Fake News
With scores of websites and social media sources pretending to be something they are not, studies show students are making poor decisions about credibility and reliability. We'll explore resources and techniques so you can power up your scientific literacy prowess with support aimed to nurture students in becoming critical thinking experts. Join us for this fast paced, thought provoking workshop.

Speakers
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Phil Goerner

Erie High School
ER

Eric Rasmussen

Erie High School



Friday November 9, 2018 1:55pm - 2:50pm
J 49-53

1:55pm

Development of a Stem Classroom. From Genius Hour to, "What IF?".
What if students had the opportunity to follow their passion? What if students could personalize their learning? What if students could combine exploring new interests with deeper learning? This session focuses on allowing students to imagine and explore new pathways to follow their interests and then providing opportunities for them to prototype, test, evaluate, and redesign their ideas. What does Genius Hour/What If Time look like for students in the STEM classroom? Join me to develop this.

Speakers
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Rob Funk

Sagewood Middle School


Friday November 9, 2018 1:55pm - 2:50pm
F 30-36

1:55pm

Engineering Scientific Understanding
Engineering provides an authentic avenue to engage ALL learners in critical scientific content. But how do we do this? Join this session to learn 10 different strategies for integrating engineering into your science classroom. Examples and resources will be provided for you to try out engineering in your middle school/high school classroom! Topics to be explored include rapid prototyping, Design Reviews, Problem Based Learning, Engineering Challenges and much, much more!

Speakers
JN

Jess Noffsinger

STEM Magnet Lab


Friday November 9, 2018 1:55pm - 2:50pm
H 31-37

1:55pm

Getting Down and Dirty with Physics
Engage in fun and meaningful data collection activities that allow students to experience physics or physical science in a whole new way. Basic science skills such as setting up an experiment, collecting meaningful data, analyzing that data and coming to some type of consensus are skills students need to master. Hands-on experience is the best way!

Speakers
CW

Cassie Whitecotton

Educational Consultant


Friday November 9, 2018 1:55pm - 2:50pm
J 41-47

1:55pm

Quest Tower
Let's be honest. Who doesn't want to spend time knocking over block towers with robots?
We made a game that kids and adults can play which teaches foundational math and computer programming skills while having fun. So come to our workshop! We'll do a quick intro and then play with QuestBots knocking down Towers!
Afterwards we'll discuss ways to integrate robotics into math, science, art and phys ed classes.

Speakers
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Lindsay Craig

QuestBotics Inc.
DL

Delfin Lozano

QuestBotics Inc.


Friday November 9, 2018 1:55pm - 2:50pm
J 40-46

3:05pm

CLEAN & NGSS
The Climate Literacy and Energy Awareness Network (CLEAN) Collection of reviewed educational climate and energy science resources for grades 6­16 has been aligned with the Next Generation Science Standards (NGSS). We will describe how to search the CLEAN Collection with an NGSS lens and present a new framework of building units following NGSS Practices. We will showcase examples of such NGSS-aligned Earth System Investigations, modeling the three­ dimensional learning advocated for in the NGSS.

Speakers

Friday November 9, 2018 3:05pm - 4:00pm
J 31-39

3:05pm

Preservice Teachers in the Peruvian Amazon: Enhancing Science Teaching & Learning
This session highlights the outcomes of participation in an Educator Academy in the Amazon. The preservice teachers will share their efforts to connect their own learning experiences to preparing to meet the needs of diverse local communities here in the US, designing equitable and inclusive STEM units and lessons. What aspects of the experience best help them to shape their future students' STEM identity through three dimensional pedagogy?

Speakers

Friday November 9, 2018 3:05pm - 4:00pm
K 41-47

3:05pm

Amazing NGSS activities that will be phenomenal for your K-6 classroom
Participants will be actively involved in a phenomenon based, hands on activity driven lesson. You will make claims, collect evidence, and form reasoning through a series of experiences all tied into a single anchor phenomenon. Prove the earth round, and understand why people don't fall off Earth in the southern hemisphere all using the 3 dimensions of learning. Participants should come ready to learn, be active, and most importantly have fun!

Speakers
DS

Damon Smerchek

Houghton Mifflin Harcourt


Friday November 9, 2018 3:05pm - 4:00pm
G 30-36

3:05pm

Cannabis in the Classroom- Where Does it Fit?
Here, in Colorado, Cannabis is legal- whether it be medical, recreational or industrial. How can educators comfortably address Cannabis in the classroom? What are some opportunities that exist for students in the field of Cannabis science? What are the rules if students want to investigate a property of Cannabis for a science fair project? How does hemp differ from 'marijuana'? This is a current science topic that your students will want to hear about and discuss. Limited hemp kits available.

Speakers

Friday November 9, 2018 3:05pm - 4:00pm
J 40-46

3:05pm

eleSTEMary and the Engineering Design QUEST
How do robotics affect us and our world? Build a robotic hand prototype, and brainstorm grade level curriculum ideas to engineer robotic devices.
Use the Engineering Design QUEST and biomimicry of plant and animal adaptations to create a survival invention for various challenging biomes.

Speakers
DH

DeLene Hoffner

Committee Awards, eleSTEMary and UNC
avatar for Neva Nardone

Neva Nardone

Colorado District 38
CAST Awards for Excellence in Science Teaching: ElementaryNeva believes that an exceptional education must be experienced through engagement, problem solving, creativity, and a learning environment that promotes fun, growth, and a sense of wonder. Neva is a Colorado District 38 Fourth... Read More →


Friday November 9, 2018 3:05pm - 4:00pm
J 30-38

3:05pm

Implementing NGSS for Engagement, Equity, and Agency
This workshop introduces teachers to curricular resources for implementing NGSS practices. In addition to understanding content and scientific practices, teachers must also recognize their roles as curating transformative educational experiences among students. Presenters will discuss how to manage the multiple demands of supporting all students through this transformation while providing research and strategies to create meaningful laboratory experiences and consensus building opportunities.

Speakers
NS

Nicole Schrode

Platte Valley High School
SW

Shannon Wachowski

Platte Valley High School


Friday November 9, 2018 3:05pm - 4:00pm
H 48-52

3:05pm

Meeting Science Standards with Wireless Data Collection and Analysis with PASCO Technology
Learn how you can engage students in hands-on science using sensor-based lab investigations while utilizing your chromebooks, iPads, tablets or computers - or even your student's smart phones. In this hands-on workshop, you will use PASCO Wireless sensors and SPARKvue software to investigate science concepts. See how you can incorporate them in your lab activities to successfully implement NGSS.

Speakers
RR

Rosario Rodolfo

PASCO scientific


Friday November 9, 2018 3:05pm - 4:00pm
G 38-44

3:05pm

Pathways to Support the Implementation of the New Colorado Science Standards
In partnership with CSEN, Colorado’s professional science organizations, and science school district leaders, Bill and Joanna will facilitate a book study, NRC (2015) volume Implementing the Next Generation Science Standards (Chapter 2 & 7), that will aid in how we  implement the new Colorado Science Standards.  Please read these chapters to prepare for this conversation: https://www.nap.edu/read/18802/chapter/4https://www.nap.edu/read/18802/chapter/9

Speakers
JB

Joanna Bruno

Colorado Department of Education
BP

Bill Penuel

University of Colorado - Boulder


Friday November 9, 2018 3:05pm - 4:00pm
H 40-46

3:05pm

The Engineering Design Process, the 5E Learning Model, and Writing in the Elementary Classroom
This presentation will be grounded in the new Colorado Academic Standards in Science, focusing on connections to engineering and on the importance of writing in science and engineering teaching and learning. Attendees will participate in a lesson, discuss connections between the Engineering Design Process (NASA Education, 2018), the 5E Instructional Model (Bybee, 2014), and writing, and then work to apply the ideas to their own professional context.

Speakers
IC

Ingrid Carter

Metropolitan State University of Denver


Friday November 9, 2018 3:05pm - 4:00pm
J 41-47

3:05pm

3 Easy Steps to Improve Every Evolution Lesson
Some topics are harder to teach than others - and evolution by natural selection is certainly one. Come learn three ways to immediately improve all of your lessons about evolution and natural selection. Participants are encouraged to bring a lesson and modify it during the presentation.

Speakers
BO

Brian Olver

Rocky Mountain High School
SW

Sandra Weeks

Rocky Mountain High School


Friday November 9, 2018 3:05pm - 4:00pm
J 48-52

3:05pm

Critical Creativity
Do you want to have high student engagement while still meeting standards. In this presentation you will learn how to weave creativity into all parts of your daily classroom routine. The focus will be on creative classroom lessons that engage students in deep critical thinking. You will walk away with protocols for creative thinking that you can use right away in your classroom. This workshop is designed for middle school but the ideas could be transferable to other grade levels.

Speakers
PM

Pam McWilliams

Littleton Public Schools


Friday November 9, 2018 3:05pm - 4:00pm
H 31-37

3:05pm

De-extinction - Blending Scientific Discovery and Moral Implications of Genetic Engineering
This collaborative PBL challenges students to understand the genetic engineering process and ecosystem effects of re-introducing an extinct species while addressing the moral question of "should we?". Participants will receive all unit materials including current articles, TED talk resources, project description, rubric and sample student projects for a high school audience.

Speakers
HB

Heather Berry

Highlands Ranch High School


Friday November 9, 2018 3:05pm - 4:00pm
K 49-53

3:05pm

Together Everyone Achieves More
Teamwork is not a new concept for most students but being thrown into a group with students they do not know can be difficult for many students. This can be especially true for students who often do not feel included in teams. Building a Lego Motel allows students to learn teamwork and communication skills within an engineering team. Students quickly learn that they each have different talents and skills that allow them to be a successful team. Experience the building of a Lego Motel.

Speakers
PD

Pat Dickerson

Falcon Creek Middle School


Friday November 9, 2018 3:05pm - 4:00pm
J 49-53

3:05pm

Working with Pre-Service Teachers
Do you already have pre-service teachers in your classroom? Are you looking for ways to pass on your accumulated experience to others? Are you looking for some extra help in your classroom? Come and share your personal experiences, for better or for worse, working with pre-service teachers and discuss ways to take advantage of these valuable resources. Extra hands (and minds) in the classroom can help you create an inclusive classroom for your diverse students! This session will be interactive.

Speakers
SF

Stephanie Fanselow

University of Northern Colorado


Friday November 9, 2018 3:05pm - 4:00pm
K 35-39

3:05pm

Energy in Action - How Does Energy Move and Change?
How is energy transferred between objects or systems? Participants will make observations to provide evidence that energy can be transferred from place to place by sound, light, heat, and electricity, and construct an explanation that uses evidence to support the claim that energy can move and change. Aligns to Colorado Science Academic Standards for Grade 4 Standard 1. Physical Science and Grade level Expectations.

Speakers
DL

Deborah Linscomb

Carolina Biological


Friday November 9, 2018 3:05pm - 4:00pm
H 30-38

3:05pm

Ice, Ice, Baby: An Integrated 3D Storyline Unit for Middle School Science using Instant Ice Packs
Implement a 3D middle school unit covering nervous system, chemical reactions, and engineering design! The goal of this session is for attendees to receive an overview of an NGSS-designed 3D middle school integrated unit covering the nervous system (LS1-8), chemical reactions (PS1, PS3) and engineering design (ETS1). Attendees will walk away with all the needed materials and strategies to implement this unit in a classroom.

Speakers
SB

Stephanie Bank

DenverPublicSchools
avatar for Kathryn Fleegal

Kathryn Fleegal

Middle School Science Teacher, DenverPublicSchools
Learn more about our work at www.NextGenerationTeachers.com
AF

Arlene Friend

DenverPublicSchools


Friday November 9, 2018 3:05pm - 4:00pm
H 39-45

4:00pm

CDE Professional Development Certificate
Pick up your Certificate at 4:00!
5 Clock Hours of Professional Development Credit will be available at the end of the conference day. Participants MUST be present at 4:00 pm to receive a certificate of completion. Certificates will not be available before 4:00 pm, and they will not be issued to anyone other than the person receiving the credit.
Please note, certificates will not be mailed to participants after the conference.


Friday November 9, 2018 4:00pm - 4:30pm
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