January 23, 2016

Engage students in science through online and student-produced video activities

11;15  -  12:15
101B

I: The session will highlight the use of science videos in class activities. The speaker will use examples from a video that she produced during her graduate program (Soil, Not Dirt: youtu.be/3JarDy53PLQ) Video encourages students to tell a science story using their own ideas. Attendees will complete a “Writing A Science Story” activity that will […]

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The Future – Interactive Digital Curriculum

11:15  -  12:15
101C

Best described as an “Interactive Science Curriculum & Notebook,” IQWST Interactive Digital Edition (IDE) is the first truly interactive middle school science curriculum for tablets and laptops. This new edition of the IQWST science curriculum expands the ways in which students are able to engage with science as it incorporates audio, video, graphic simulations, and […]

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Science and the STEM Connection

11:15  -  12:15
102A

Science Olympiad is the premier science competition in the nation, providing rigorous, standards-based challenges to 7,400 teams in 50 states. Learn how it can be implemented in the classroom to support STEM learning or as an afterschool activity. Participants will take part in the Wind Power Engineering Challenge – test your skills against middle school […]

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Beyond Academics: Social and Emotional Learning in STEM Education

11:15  -  12:15
102C

Do we recognize that as early as K-2nd grade introducing students to project based learning empowers them to be more equipped for success? Participants will examine an actual case study from the presenters’ perspective as an After School Program Leader through a Science, Technology, Engineering, Art and Math “STEAM” Restaurant Management Project. The case study […]

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Leading Change in STEM Focused Schools

11:15  -  12:15
105C

The session is designed to be interactive with the participants in the session. We will engage participants in an initial dialogue about what a STEM focused school means. We will describe a professional development program that led 11 Arizona schools to being STEM focused, hearing from schools who have taken the journey to being STEM […]

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From the Abstract to Concrete: Making Measurement Lessons Count

11:15  -  12:15
105B

In this session, we will begin with a brief history of measurement that includes the metric system. We will review how to change traditional abstract lessons to teach measurement to more concrete ways to help move STEM lessons forward. Participants will leave ready to teach with materials that include templates for a homemade trundle wheel, […]

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Recruiting and Retaining Diversity in STEM – Featured Panel

11:15  -  12:15
103 A & B

This panel will focus on programs in K-12 and higher education that encourage diverse populations of students to study and enter STEM fields, and highlight business and industry programs designed to retain diverse STEM employees. Panelists: Dr. Kimberly Scott (ASU CGEST) Dr Maria Reyes (CGCC) Lawdan Shojaee (Axosoft) Monica Baltz (Intel) Anita Stokes (Pandora)  

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zSpace – Blending the Real World with the Virtual

11:15  -  12:15
101A

During this session, participants will have the opportunity to see learning take place in a whole new realm – in a third dimension. Join our session, and get to know zSpace and the award-winning 3D software that provides 1,000s of learning manipulatives and activities that specifically focus on Science and Math lessons and standards.

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Preparing The Workforce Of Tomorrow: One District’s Journey

11:15  -  12:15
104A/B

This session will highlight the journey of a small, rural Southern Arizona school district as it implemented the Paxton Patterson STEM ActionLABS Program as part of its effort to prepare students for the workforce of tomorrow.  Session participants will hear firsthand accounts from both students and the teacher as they describe their experiences, challenges, and […]

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