January 22, 2016

Meet Arizona’s First Student Chief Science Officers

3:15  -  4:15
105A

Middle and High Schools throughout Arizona have elected 120+ Student Chief Science Officers to champion campus-wide interest and engagement in STEM both on and off campus. In this interactive panel, meet some of Arizona’s first student CSOs and Hear about their election stories and plans for the upcoming year.

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A Science Cadre Support System for Elementary School Professional Development

3:15  -  4:15
104A/B

How can we infuse inquiry-based science into an over-full elementary curriculum for underserved students, supporting it with effective professional development, given severe budget constraints? This session will engage you in Yuma School District One’s answer: intensively training a cadre of classroom teachers, one per grade level at each school who then model for and coach […]

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Making Standards Come Alive: Empowering Students to Build Better Communities

3:15  -  4:15
101B

In this session design meaningful, creative and innovative science or engineering projects based on the K-12 Framework. Participants will take a journey that addresses Arizona State Standards across the curriculum, enhances student problem solving skills, and connects theory to application. Participants will be in the role of both the student and teacher taking the first […]

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Kids Ask for Science and Reading! Engineering across the Curriculum

3:15  -  4:15
105C

Have you ever participated in a “typical” engineering design challenge? Did you wonder: what’s the point? Did you have sufficient knowledge upon which to draw to aid your design? Participants will engineer magnetic levitation vehicles and reflect on the science and contextual knowledge that would have contributed to greater success.   Co-Presenter:  Joelle Clark  

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Infographics to Improve Students’ STEM Literacy

3:15  -  4:15
207 Lecture Hall

Students need to understand and be able to think critically about information presented in visual graphical forms. Teachers can help students develop a deeper understanding of graphical information through infographics while helping their students build 21st Century data and information literacy. The goal of this hands-on session is to equip teachers with the knowledge of […]

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3-Dimensional Learning in STEM: Making More Sense

3:15  -  4:15
102A

Through an interactive process, participants will engage in a science investigation designed to highlight 3-dimensional learning as described in A Framework for K-12 Science Education; incorporating crosscutting concepts and conceptual development. This session will use connections between Standards for Mathematical Practice and the Science and Engineering Practices and focus on how STEM lessons can give […]

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Building Effective STEM Partnerships – Featured Panel

3:15  -  4:15
103 A & B

This panel will highlight successful partnerships between K-12 Schools and businesses. Learn how these connections were made, the goals and outcomes of the partnership, and how each partner benefits from the relationship. Panelists: Julie Pastrick/Scott Hathcock (Flagstaff Chamber) Kerry Schwartz (UA/Project Wet) Kevin Rolf (SRP) Steve Zilstra (AZ Tech Council) Patti Beltram (Peoria USD)   […]

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Keynote Presentation – Jo Anne Vasquez, Ph.D.

3:15  -  4:15
Ballroom

Dr. Vasquez brings many years of experience in K-12 education. She has been a classroom teacher and district science specialist for Mesa Public Schools, an adjunct professor of science education at Arizona State University and was the Director of Professional Development and Outreach for ASU’s Center for Research on Education in Science, Mathematics, Engineering and […]

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The Interactive STEM Classroom

3:15  -  4:15
101A

Explore Technology & Interactive Resources to Support STEM in the math and science classroom. Data collection and analysis tools, software, iPad app, graphing tools and aligned science activities for middle & high school! Explore real-world science behind Zombies…and the magic of Hollywood. Attendees leave with Teacher Software!

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