January 23, 2016

QR’s and AVATARS: Technology Tools for Digital Learning

08:15  -  09:15
101A

Educators will join an on line professional learning community via Edmodo. The audience will use cell phones, laptops and tablets as response clickers to play an interactive quiz game, Kahoot. Participants will leave with hands on experiences as well free, easy to use digital resources such as: QR’s, voki, zoom, tellagami and Plickers.

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STEM education roadmap to promote economic development

08:15  -  09:15
101B

The STEM Academy, Inc. aided the State of Utah in established a STEM education roadmap which resulted in Utah House Bill 150. The goal of the HB 150 is to build workforce pipeline for 21st century STEM careers. HB 150 builds an unprecedented bridge between Utah business and education, i.e. student STEM curriculum experiences correlated […]

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Getting to Know the Practices

08:15  -  09:15
102B

Attendees of this session will be introduced to the Framework and the Practices outlined in this document. The Practices are essential when students are engaging in scientific inquiry because it requires both content knowledge and skill. Attendees will then work with the Practices in a series of interactive hands-on demonstrations and subsequent conversations about how […]

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The Advantages of Using Spreadsheets in STEM Courses

08:15  -  09:15
207 Lecture Hall

Answer to The reviewer suggestion: The speakers will have 35 flash drives available with sample Excel files to freely distribute to the audience. The speakers’ presentation will go over all of the files and the audiences will be asked to “pretend” being undergraduate/graduate students and follow along with the activities. Results on the use of […]

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Innovative Approaches in Using Collaborative Strategies

08:15  -  09:15
105A

Collaborative strategies such as Think-Pair-Share, Jigsaw, Six Thinking Hats, Five Whys and the Nine Windows will be the focus of this session. TodaysMeet is a platform which enables students to participate in classroom discussions via a backchannel. Silent Discussion enables participants to build upon a wall poster discussion without speaking to one another. One other […]

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Launching an Elementary STEM program

08:15  -  09:15
101C

Need ideas of where to start with building an Elementary STEM program or enhancing your current program? Personal success stories will be shared and how using Picture Perfect Science resources became part of the foundation to a successful implementation. Resources used to enhance teacher enthusiasm and content knowledge will be shared. Participants with leave with […]

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Environmental Literacy and STEM: Integration for Tomorrow’s Innovators

08:15  -  09:15
105C

The integration of environmental literacy and STEM can prepare students to be tomorrow’s workforce and tackle the local and regional challenges in Arizona’s future. In this session help us explore how all sectors of Arizona can work together to develop environmentally literate citizens and how integrating environmental education and STEM across the curriculum can help […]

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Integrating & Innovating STEM across the Curriculum-Connecting STEM practices to core curriculum content and instruction through informal outdoor education.

08:15  -  09:15
105B

How can outdoor learning experiences contribute to meaningful experiences in classroom? During this interactive learning experience, participants will gain knowledge about the unique and changing role of outdoor education in our changing society. The effects of outdoor education experiences on participants’ beliefs and attitudes about science mirror the STEM goals of increasing student interest, and […]

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Where’s the Math: Using mean Absolute Deviation in Scientific Investigations

08:15  -  09:15
102A

Mean absolute deviation? What is that? And when is it used? Participants will use mean absolute deviation to assess the precision used in packaging snack-sized candies. We will collect data from the packages, explore graphical representations, and then assess the precision.

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Physics and Biology: an Integrative Approach

08:15  -  09:15
102C

Freshman college students often lack the background knowledge of physical processes that is essential for their understanding of living cells and their interaction with the environment. In our experience, an integrative approach to studying microbiology that offers additional self-paced physics tutorials proved to be a more successful and beneficial for the students. We present a […]

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AZ STEM Network and STEM Club Guide

08:15
103A/B

Join us in learning about the newly launched FREE Arizona STEM Network Online Community.  It is the place to go to get access to a plethora of STEM specific online content.  This content includes vetted resources for teachers, business engagement opportunities, and a rich collaboration environment where “groups” can share best practice and exciting ideas. […]

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