NSTA National Conference - Science: Empowering Performance


  • Music City Center 201 Fifth Avenue South Nashville, TN, 37203 USA

Integrating Literacy and Science—The Wow Factor
Thursday, March 31 10:00 AM - 11:30 AM
Music City Center, 214

Come engage in a hands-on investigation where your students explore, read, write, talk, and think critically about science. Address reading, writing, and math through science investigations. Create data tables, argue from evidence, as you give your students a reason to write beyond just “fill in the blank.”

Presenter(s): Ellen Mintz (Charleston County School District: Charleston, SC)

FORMAT: Exhibitor Workshop
GRADE LEVEL: PreK, K, 1 - 5
SUBJECT: General Science Education
 

Discourse Tools for Equitable and Rigorous Talk
Thursday, March 31 12:00 PM - 1:30 PM

Music City Center, 214

The Framework promotes learning as a fundamentally social endeavor supported by collaborative and communicative norms. Yet, sustaining these norms requires all members to articulate, make sense of, and evaluate each other’s ideas, making discourse tools vitally important. Walk away with ready-to-use tools that foster productive talk around big science ideas!

Presenter(s): Heather Milo (Activate Learning: Greenwich, CT)

FORMAT: Exhibitor Workshop
GRADE LEVEL: 5 - 8
SUBJECT: General Science Education
 

Making Critical Thinking More Than Just a Cliché Using Three-Dimensional Learning
Friday, April 1 10:00 AM - 11:30 AM

Music City Center, 214

Come engage in a sequence of investigations where middle school students experience phenomena, construct explanations, and argue from evidence. Teach students to think like scientists as they apply a claim, evidence, reasoning framework to make sense of investigations.

Presenter(s): Heather Milo (Activate Learning: Greenwich, CT)

FORMAT: Exhibitor Workshop
GRADE LEVEL: 6 - 8
SUBJECT: General Science Education


Discourse Tools for Equitable and Rigorous Talk
Saturday, April 2 8:00 AM - 9:30 AM

Music City Center, 214

The Framework promotes learning as a fundamentally social endeavor supported by collaborative and communicative norms. Yet, sustaining these norms requires all members to articulate, make sense of, and evaluate each other’s ideas, making discourse tools vitally important. Walk away with ready-to-use tools that foster productive talk around big science ideas!

Presenter(s): Heather Milo (Activate Learning: Greenwich, CT)

FORMAT: Exhibitor Workshop
GRADE LEVEL: 5 - 8
SUBJECT: General Science Education