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16 Makerspace Ideas For The Elementary Classroom*

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Presenter(s): Leslie Suters, Christine Thomas , Amanda Malott, Kerri Smith, Gates McCarty, Jillian McGill


Mirabella A

Strand(s): STEM

Level: K-5

Come learn about how you can inspire students to create, innovate, and collaborate as you integrate the Maker Movement into your elementary classroom. Projects will be shared that integrate 3D printing, robotics, electronics, and bottle rockets



21 Developing Climate Literacy In The Middle School And High School Classroom*

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Presenter(s): Barry Golden

Mirabella B

Strand(s): Scientific Literacy, STEM

Level: 6-12

Participants will learn to develop their students’ climate literacy by using scientific argumentation to make sense of climate data, then communicating those ideas with their peers. This is a fun way to address climate science at the same time as emphasizing appropriate standards in ANY science or math class!



FRIDAY 8:00 -- 9:30 (cont.)



26 Innov8: Reimagining Stem Integration*

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Presenter(s): Jennifer Dye, teachers from Pope John Paul II High School

Mirabella C

Strand(s): Integrating Instruction, STEM

Level: 9-12, Supervision

Often in high school, courses and departments become isolated and students can leave with the feeling that each subject stands alone. In reality, subjects are highly dependent on each other in the work force. In this session we will discuss a new approach to integration of learning that also allows students to develop technology and entrepreneurial skills. We will discuss some of the unique course offerings, share video footage of the students, and discuss some of the products the students are able to produce. Join us for a chance to reimagine STEM integration through Innov8.




31 AP And Electives Mastering Platform To Improve Daily Instruction, Student Understanding And Mastery Of Critical Concepts

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Presenter(s): Scott Skene, Ed.D. [Pearson]

Mirabella D

Strand(s): Integrating Instruction

Level: 9-12

Mastering, the most effective and widely used homework, tutorial and assessment system for AP, Honors and Elective Science subjects is available with all Pearson AP and Electives Science programs. Mastering products have been designed with the single purpose of helping your students reach more moments of true understanding that lead to better results.




36 Argumentation Made Easy! Incorporating Scientific Practices In Ways Students will LOVE!*

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Presenter(s): Tami Russell

Mirabella G

Strand(s): Scientific Literacy

Level: 6-12

How to easily plan and integrate inquiry and argumentation from evidence in secondary science classes. You CAN do it! We will show you how! Attendees will learn about inexpensive and highly effective use of large, group whiteboards and how to give students practice constructing explanations and then engaging in argument from the scientific evidence they and their classmates have collected. Attendees will get the opportunity to take a look at argumentation from a student’s point of view and have a little fun while doing it!




41 “Working Among The Shadows To Enlighten The World”*

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Presenter(s): Philip C. Short, Donna Short, Sarah Meegan

Mirabella H

Strand(s): ALL

Level: K-12

In his presentation, “The Pursuit of Ignorance,” neuroscientist, Stuart Firestein, describes the process of science as looking for a black cat in a dark room … when, perhaps, there is no cat. Engaging students in inquiry-based lessons that resembles the actual process of science is an effort that requires a considerable paradigm shift. Allowing students to pursue answers for questions yet unasked demands a steady confidence among teachers – a confidence that student- driven inquiries yield greater understandings than a collection of facts.

Tennessee will be visited by a rare, total, solar eclipse on August 21, 2017. There will be opportunities to engage students in many science concepts related to this big event; however, we can also use this two minute occurrence to help shift the entire paradigm of science education to one of comfort among the shadows as we enlighten the world.



Note: It’s not “just” about the eclipse … or even science alone.



46 Super Sleuths: Project WET*

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Presenter(s): Alison Dorris, Michelle Rogers, Cindi Smith-Walters

Mirabella I

Strand(s): Scientific Literacy

Level: 6-12

Teach your students about the diversity of waterborne diseases and the role of epidemiology in disease control as they role play patients and doctors. We will also discuss global and local water issues including how cities in Tennessee monitor and treat water to address potential pathogens and keep us safe.


FRIDAY 8:00 -- 9:30 (cont.)


51 STEM : Promoting Student Collaboration And Problem Solving

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Presenter(s): Paula Leeann Wampler, Richard Dawson

Mirabella J

Strand(s): STEM

Level: 6-8

Hands on STEM lessons that promote student collaboration and problem solving. These interactive lessons include questioning strategies, foldables, graphic organizers, and nonfiction text based STEM promotes




56 Increasing Science Literacy In The Biology Classroom, Developing A District Baseline Literacy Program*

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Presenter(s): John E. Griffin, Jr

Cambridge A

Strand(s): Scientific Literacy

Level: 9-12

An important component of scientific inquiry is science literacy. Through science literacy students are able to develop deeper understandings of the natural world. One challenge for teachers is to transform the classroom culture from a traditional one where the teacher provides the information, into one where students seek out information through inquiry. In 2015 the Jackson-Madison County School System developed and implemented a Baseline literacy program to establish minimum requirements for reading, writing, and presenting in the classroom. This session will provide an overview of the science literacy program in the county as well as provide other techniques for increasing science literacy in the classroom.




61 Launching An Elementary STEM PROGRAM: K-5

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Presenter(s): Kim Stanley

Cambridge B

Strand(s): STEM

Level: K-f

Need ideas of where to start with building an Elementary STEM program or enhancing your current program? The initial steps in building an Elementary STEM program can be an overwhelming thought. The presenter will share her success stories and how using Picture Perfect Science resources became part of the foundation to a successful implement. Resources used to enhance teacher enthusiasm and content knowledge will be shared. Participants will leave with links to helpful resources and ideas on how to start an Elementary STEM program.




66 Their Real World: NGSS*

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Presenter(s): Rachel Askew, Anne Gensterblum

Broadlands A

Strand(s): Scientific Literacy, STEM

Level: 6-8

New standards can seem daunting. For years, we have followed standards that rely on scientific facts over scientific inquiry. As we prepare for a shift in science education, how do we teach in this time of old standards while getting ready for new standards? How will we teach students to DO science rather than regurgitate science facts?

This session will spend time deciphering the new standards in order to approach guiding middle school students to conceptually understanding large science concepts and processes. By using projects as a means to delve deeper into critical thinking and other 21st century skills, we can begin to tackle this feat. Even more so, we will see how relating these projects and standards to the world our students live in, and understanding reality pedagogy, can enhance lessons so that ALL students are engaged and learning.



Projects that will be highlighted involve: energy standards through students making a Rube Goldberg machine; Universe standards that involve students becoming researchers, news anchors, and “universe experts” to present an end project; and interdependence standards that put students in their school yard evaluating their environmental footprint on their own community. In using these projects students are taken out of the traditional science classrooms and are able to take the standards and apply them to their own world through research, collaboration, and critical thinking.



71 Light And Sound Waves*

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Presenter(s): Johanna Strange

Broadlands B

Strand(s): Integrating Instruction

Level: K-2

Learn how the Building Blocks of Science Program can help your primary students understand properties of light and communication technology. Enlighten your science curriculum with a new inquiry-based, hands-on elementary program that meets the STEM standards, develops a foundation for understanding tomorrow’s world and NGSS. Watch children actively construct knowledge supported by informational text; experience rigorous assessment; collect data; and learn from superior internet resources that are developed for primary and intermediate grades.


FRIDAY 9:45-11:15 TIME PERIOD



2 “I Can’t Believe My Students Think That!”

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Presenter(s): Dr. Barry Farris

Oakleigh A

Strand(s): Scientific Literacy, STEM

Level: K-12, Higher Ed

This session addresses misconceptions high school students have about various physical science concepts. I will share some of my findings, but I want to also seek other non-scientific ideas YOUR students have as well; we can then help offer ideas to steer our students in a more-scientific direction.



7 How To Get Students Interested In Stem Careers: Learning Blade In Your Class

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Presenter(s): Mary Prince, Joshua Sneideman

Oakleigh B

Strand(s): STEM

Level: 6-8, Supervision

Learning Blade is a web-based resource for teachers to educate students on STEM career paths through online interactive missions. It is Free for all Tennessee schools and aligned to middle school state standards. Our technology has been validated by Battelle Education and recommended by ACT in their “2014 & 2015 Condition of STEM” National Report as a valuable STEM-related educational resource. Learning Blade can be adapted into classrooms, enrichment programs, and more. Learning Blade has proven its success by doubling the number of students interested in engineering or science careers. Learning Blade has also increase in the number of students who believe “Math is helpful when solving interesting problems” by 79%, increase in the number of students who recognize “What I learn in school will be useful later in life.” by 69%, and increase in the number of students who are interested in taking higher level math classes in high school by 57%. Learn how to best implement Learning Blade in your classroom and engage students in STEM careers



12 Habits Of Science: Observations Leading To Testable Questions

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Presenter(s): John DiDiego

Oakleigh C

Strand(s): Scientific Literacy, STEM

Level: K-12

During this session, we will practice a learning routine you could use with many grade levels in any school yard. We will practice making first-hand observations of the natural world, and letting our minds naturally gravitate to questions about those observed phenomena. Then we will work together to decide which questions are indeed testable and how we might go about pursuing an investigation with our students. During this session, we will also step back to observe the act of learning in ourselves to reflect and make our own teaching more impactful.



17 S.T.E.M. 101: A Hands-On Hullabaloo Of S.T.E.M. Activities

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Presenter(s): Lorrie Graves, Melissa Walker, Heather Owens


Mirabella A

Strand(s): STEM

Level: K-4

This session will allow participants to leave with ideas and resources for 30+ S.T.E.M. activities......enough for an entire year of learning! Explore S.T.E.M. implementation in the classroom via strategies such as scheduling tips, materials acquisition, team set-up, subject-area integration, and time-management procedures.

Participants should bring scissors, glue, clear tape, a stapler, and a smile





22 Collecting Data With The Right Tools

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Presenter(s): Faunne Brown, Dawn Matton

Mirabella B

Strand(s): Scientific Literacy, Integration Instruction

Level: 6-12

This session will enable teachers to practice several investigations for immediate use in the classroom, emphasizing the use of the Data Collector as a basic, user friendly piece of science equipment. Session experiences will include human reaction time, linear motion with motion graphing and the measurement of period and frequency values using a simple pendulum.


FRIDAY 9:45-11:15 (cont.)



27 : Hands On Moon Phases

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Presenter(s): Laura Federico

Mirabella C

Strand(s): Scientific Literacy

Level: 3-12, Higher Ed

Moon phases are tough for elementary, middle school and even college students. This session will include several interactive, hands-on activities I have used to teach all three level. Materials used are simple and inexpensive ones that you can make yourself. The goal is to understand the “why” of phases not just the names. (plus bonus material for time zones and seasons if we have time)




32 AP And Electives Mastering Platform To Improve Daily Instruction And Student Understanding And Mastery Of Critical Concepts

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Presenter(s): Scott Skene

Mirabella D

Strand(s): Integrating Instruction

Level: 9-12

Mastering, the most effective and widely used homework, tutorial and assessment system for AP, Honors and Elective Science subjects is available with all Pearson AP and Electives Science programs. Mastering products have been designed with the single purpose of helping your students reach more moments of true understanding that lead to better results.




37 Teaching About And With Scientific Models

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Presenter(s): Dr. Ellen Granger, Todd Bevis

Mirabella G

Strand(s): Scientific Literacy, STEM

Level: 6-12, Supervision

Scientific modeling is a core practice in science whereby scientists represent evidence-based explanations for natural phenomena, models, and use them to generate predictions and drive further research. Just as with scientists, modeling can help learners in science classrooms represent their ideas about scientific phenomena and revise and advance those ideas throughout instruction. Through models based inquiry (MBI) teachers can implement all 8 practices of science. This workshop will first engage participants in an MBI exemplar (evaporation) and then examine the pedagogy underpinning it drawing on what they just experienced.




42 Design And 3D Print Cell Organelle And Flower Models!

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Presenter(s): Kelly Sturner

Mirabella H

Strand(s): ALL

Level: K-12

A new active learning resource from the National Institute for Mathematical and Biological Synthesis (NIMBioS) at UTK uses 3-D printing technology to teach middle school students about scientific models and cell organelles or flower anatomy. This hands-on activity, which has already proven a success at NIMBioS’ “Adventures in STEM Camp” for middle school girls, both supports educators who implement active learning strategies and includes training materials and resources for educators to promote the use of active learning. Access to 3D printing has been a growing trend in K-12 schools. In this curriculum module, aligned with Tennessee Science Standards, students discuss physical models and how they are used in science, then design and print their own representations of flowers or different cell organelles.




47 Forming Community Partnerships And Engaging Students In Environmental Field Research

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Presenter(s): Jeannie Cuervo

Mirabella I

Strand(s): Scientific Literacy, STEM

Level: 6-12

This session is for teachers who are interested in implementing learning opportunities for students to engage in scientific research working with scientists in their communities. Teachers who already have successful programs established are encouraged to come with tips to share with others. Teachers who are planning or considering planning such programs are encouraged to come to receive encouragement and specific suggestions on how to form effective community partnerships and establish research opportunities for their students. Specific emphasis is on environmental field research but the session will be valuable for anyone interested in providing research opportunities for students. Information for guiding students through the research process will also be given.

FRIDAY 9:45-11:15 (cont.)



52 Whole Brain Learning-Interactive And Interdisciplinary

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Presenter(s): Paula Leeann Wampler

Mirabella J

Strand(s): Integrating Instruction

Level: 3-5

Interdisciplinary and interactive, a way to teach science that achieves maximum learning. Science comes to life in the classroom through student interaction. Learn how to motivate students and involve them in learning. This session includes interesting facts about the brain and learning as well as Whole Brain Teaching strategies to use with learners to maintain 100% student engagement. Using Tennessee Science Standards, Ocean Literacy Principals, and Common Core English Language Arts standards, participants will use Whole Brain Teaching techniques to incorporate writing and reading skills while teaching science.



57 Gene Expression

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Presenter(s): Shannon Mareski, Jeff England

Cambridge A

Strand(s): Scientific Literacy

Level: 9-12

Students often have trouble conceptualizing how selective gene expression works. In this workshop, participants will use manipulatives to teach this concept and explain how it is connected to genetic engineering. Innovative activities are selected from the new Science and Global Issues: Biology program from SEPUP and LAB-AIDS. Activities focus on ways to integrate selective gene expression as a relevant and engaging sustainability issue.



62 Tennessee Standards K-5

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Presenter(s): Kelly Chastain

Cambridge B

Strand(s): Scientific Literacy

Level: K-5

The new TN Science Standards will be implemented in the 2018-2019 school year. While maintaining a focus on similar content, the new standards represent an increased commitment to continuity, clarity, and connections between topics and grades. The new standards provide a great opportunity for increased scientific engagement for all of our students but also present a paradigm shift for many Tennessee teachers. What do you need to know about the new standards to best prepare for the upcoming transition? What best practices will lead to successful implementation of the new standards.



67 Digging Into The Nature Of Science

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Presenter(s): Katherine A. Mangione, Gracie Grimes

Broadlands A

Strand(s): Scientific Literacy, Integrating Instruction

Level: K-4

Participants will don the hats of paleontologists as they explore NGSS via Nature of Science activities and Children’s Literature.



72 Promoting Science Literacy In 3 Dimensions With The 2017 U.S. Total Solar Eclipse

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Presenter(s): Charles Fulco

Broadlands B

Strand(s): Scientific Literacy, Integrating Instruction

Level: K-12

Reach your goal of observing, teaching and learning real-world, 3-dimensional science by preparing for and viewing the 2017 U.S. Total Solar Eclipse in Tennessee! Increase science interest and literacy in your elementary students with hands-on lessons, investigations and safe ways to observe this rare and spectacular event. Free 2017 Eclipse Educator Kits (including solar shades) will be distributed to all attendees.

FRIDAY 1:00-2:00 TIME PERIOD


3 Implementing The Claims, Evidence, And Reasoning Framework With Electricity And Magnetism

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Presenter(s): Andrea Lowery, Laura Robertson

Oakleigh A

Strand(s): Scientific Literacy

Level: 3-5

This session will explore electricity and magnetism standards for fourth grade students. A progression of hands-on learning activities will be presented that challenge students to make predictions, perform experiments, and communicate results. Students will use their results from the experiments to make claims about Electricity and Magnetism. They will then use evidence from the experiment to support their claim and use both verbal and written expression to communicate their reasoning for their claim. The session will include ready-to-use materials that will help students walk through the steps of each center including the claims, evidence, and reasoning framework.



8 Bird Brains!: Easy ID In Your Schoolyard!

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Presenter(s): Cindi Smith-Walters, Karen Hargrove, Velta Napoleon-Fanis

Oakleigh B

Strand(s): Scientific Literacy

Level: K-8

Find out about your avian neighbors as you participate in easy to implement activities that hone the science process skills necessary to identify birds in your schoolyard or at home. Gain experience in the basics of identification by using silhouettes, field markings and journaling.



13 Creative Chemistry: Bringing Art Into The Science Classroom

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Presenter(s): Iris Trent, Debbie Livingston

Oakleigh C

Strand(s): Integrating Instruction

Level: 9-12

From chromatograms to sculptures to masks, these simple art projects can help students learn chemistry principles. You don’t have to be an artist to teach chemistry creatively! This workshop includes hands-on activities that you can take with you.



18 "What Makes An Object Move?” Analyzing Accomplished Teacher Practice With Pre-Service Teacher Candidates  

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Presenter(s): Andrea Henrie, Heather Johnson, Amy Palmeri

Mirabella A

Strand(s): Integrating Instruction

Level: Higher Ed, Other

One of our shared goals is to support teachers in integrating skills and concepts from multiple content areas. One tool that is helping us reach that goal is ATLAS, a case-based library including video and teacher commentary from teachers who have received National Board Certification. We will articulate how we are using ATLAS to prepare teacher candidates to engage and deepen student thinking and learning about science and math within the context of a unit on force and motion.



23 Learning By Arguing: Claims, Evidence, & Reasoning

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Presenter(s): Cory D. Ort

Mirabella B

Strand(s): ALL

Level: 6-8

Middle school students naturally love to argue. How can we use scientific argumentation to produce real learning in the science classroom? Explore claims, evidence and reasoning through practical, real-world applications. Experience phenomena and engineering as delivered in the new Smithsonian STC Middle School program.


FRIDAY 1:00-2:00 (cont.)


28 Everyday Science Mysteries

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Presenter(s): Andrea Allen

Mirabella C

Strand(s): Scientific Literacy, Integrating Instruction

Level: K-12

Engage students in everyday science mysteries and provide opportunities for students to ask questions, formulate hypotheses, test their ideas, come up with explanations. Leave this session with a lesson in hand that integrates reading and science for your students. Using these mysteries as a launch pad for learning or laying the ground work for science and allowing your students to use scientific practices and literacy skills. Readers Theater, Graphic organizers and more!




33 How To Develop Skills Critical To The New TN Science Standards By Participating In The Toshiba Exploravision Program

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Presenter(s): Margie Hawkins

Mirabella D

Strand(s): ALL

Level: 6-12

In the Toshiba Exploravision Competition students discover the wonders of science and the potential for technological advancement while using their imaginations to contemplate a better future.

In the past there has been a disconnect between what our students are learning in school and what they’ll actually need to succeed after graduation.  The new TN Science standards are designed to alleviate this disconnect by inspiring young minds to tap into their own creativity, critical-thinking and problem solving skills.  Toshiba Exploravision is a competition that enables students to really develop these critical skills.

This session will lead you through the process of helping your students be successful in the Exploravision competition, giving them the opportunity to earn money for college among other prizes.

In this session you will learn:

* How you can get your class started in the ExploraVision competition

* How you can help your students win in ExploraVision. 

* How to avoid disqualification in Exploravision

* Where to find and how to utilize ExploraVision’s online resources.






38 No More Look Up: Building Academic Vocabulary

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Presenter(s): Shalanda Saulsberry, Terilyn McChriston

Mirabella G

Strand(s): Scientific Literacy

Level: K-12

No more look up guides and engages participants in research-proven practices for teaching words effectively. Participants’ understanding of how to engage students with words, increase their exposure to them, and expand their word knowledge will be enhanced..




43 10 Creative Ways To Read, Write And Think Like A Scientist

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Presenter(s): Patti Duncan

Mirabella H

Strand(s): Scientific Literacy, Integrating Instruction

Level: K-12

Scientific literacy is so important for all students. The Discovery Education Science Techbook has resources to help. Prepare to leave with 10 practical research-based literacy strategies that you can implement throughout your science classrooms. Ensure that all of your students are reading, writing and thinking like scientists.




48 Using Earth Science to Integrate Natural Science Concepts [no title given?]

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Presenter(s): John E. Griffin, Jr., Amber Rabun

Mirabella I

Strand(s): Integrating Instruction

Level: 9-12

It is important for students to understand how the Earth works as a system and how humans interact with the Earth. Earth science can be used to empower students with the scientific knowledge and skills to make informed decisions about natural Earth processes affecting them. Earth science is an integrated science, bringing together biology, chemistry and physics. Due to the nature of this integration, Earth science concepts can be used to support standards in other content areas. This session will provide biology, chemistry, and physics teachers Earth science concepts which directly support standards in their respective content areas.



FRIDAY 1:00-2:00 (cont.)



53 Managing A Global Fishery

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Presenter(s): David Wehunt

Mirabella J

Strand(s): STEM

Level: 9-12

Students learn what it will take to maintain a fishery in the open ocean outside control of any nation. Besides 6 nations actively fishing the fishery, natural events and personal decisions will influence the outcome.



58 Using Particle Drawings To Introduce Oxidation-Reduction

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Presenter(s): Rebecca Jansing-Kaestner

Cambridge A

Strand(s): Scientific Literacy

Level: 9-12

Oxidation-Reduction is a critical concept in both biology and chemistry. Students have misconceptions about how electrons influence reactions. This session will focus in on how to use particulate drawings to develop the concepts of solutions, single displacement reactions, net equations, spectator ions and introducing oxidation-reduction in single displacement reactions.



63 Tennessee’s New Science Standards: Upcoming Shifts

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Presenter(s): Kelly Chastain

Cambridge B

Strand(s): Scientific Literacy

Level: 6-8

The new TN Science Standards will be implemented in the 2018-2019 school year. While maintaining a focus on similar content, the new standards represent an increased commitment to continuity, clarity, and connections between topics and grades. The new standards provide a great opportunity for increased scientific engagement for all of our students but also present a paradigm shift for many Tennessee teachers. What do you need to know about the new standards to best prepare for the upcoming transition? What best practices will lead to successful implementation of the new standards



68 FriLABdayPresenting Cross-Curriculum Lessons Through Hands-On Labs

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Presenter(s): Heather Tinch, Amy Baggett, Amy Key

Broadlands A

Strand(s): Integrating Instruction, STEM

Level: 6-8

This is a pilot program in our school in the 6th grade. Students on our team experience standards in our academic areas through lab-activity days, using the Engineering Design Process. Students are given the opportunity to achieve a variety of their 6th grade standards through activities developed through one or two days of activities where the teachers teach across curriculum to best reach the variety of students’ cognitive needs. It is a plan that is continuously growing and changing.



73 Stem Resources For Science Teachers Provided Free By The Civil Air Patrol

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Presenter(s): Lt Colonel Dave Garner

Broadlands B

Strand(s): Integrating Instruction, STEM

Level: K-12

The Civil Air Patrol, as a part of their aerospace education/STEM program has a number of STEM kits and curriculum resources available to teachers free of charge. Lt Colonel Dave Garner serves as a director of aerospace education and STEM outreach for the Tennessee Wing of the Civil Air Patrol. Colonel Garner will discuss all aspects of this free program for teachers.



76 Supporting New Standards In TN: Elementary Roundtable Discussion With HMH

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Presenter(s): HMH representatives

Wynthrope

Strand(s): All

Level: K-5

Congratulations, TN Science Educators! Your passion is contagious. We can’t wait to get to work! Join HMH for a roundtable session to share your vision for better science, collaborate with colleagues, and help us build your program of the future. Space is limited!

FRIDAY 2:15-3:15 TIME PERIOD



4 Photosynthesis And Cellular Respiration Role-Play

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Presenter(s): Karla West, Andy Howe

Oakleigh A

Strand(s): Integrating Instruction

Level:5-8

This was my FAVORITE session at the last NSTA conference in Nashville, and I can’t wait to share it with you! Join us to explore a kinesthetic approach to photosynthesis and cellular respiration through the lens of the NGSS practice of developing and using models.



9 Is Participating In You Be The Chemist Challenge® Right For Your Classroom?

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Presenter(s): Kevin S. Benner, Wendy Teffeteller

Oakleigh B

Strand(s): Scientific Literacy, STEM

Level: 3-8

The You Be The Chemist Challenge® is an interactive academic contest that encourages students in grades 5-8 to explore chemistry concepts and their real-world applications. Come learn how your school can become involved with and participate in this national chemistry competition.



14 Motivate Your Students’ Molecules

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Presenter(s): Dr. Al Hazari

Oakleigh C

Strand(s): Scientific Literacy, STEM

Level:6-12

Strategies and Demonstrations to help students excel.



19 Using “Junk” To Teach Science

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Presenter(s): Manley Midgett

Mirabella A

Strand(s): Integrating Instruction, STEM

Level: 3-8

See over 25 science demonstrations using “junk”. Topics include properties of air, inertia, static electricity, and floating/sinking. Get a free copy of all activities, gather some junk, and teach on Monday!



24 Uncovering Student Ideas In Science

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Presenter(s): Andrea Allen

Mirabella B

Strand(s): Scientific Literacy, Integrating Instruction

Level: 3-12

Engage students in everyday science probes and provide opportunities for students to ask questions, formulate hypotheses, test their ideas, come up with explanations. Teachers will leave with many formative assessment options to unlock student misconceptions.



29 Using Student Choice In The Science Classroom

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Presenter(s): Kelly Moore

Mirabella C

Strand(s): Scientific Literacy

Level: 6-12

This session will focus on different ways to effectively present student choice to your classroom. Giving students a choice in how they engage in learning in the classroom can be a point of hesitation for educators (Felder & Brent, 1996). Student choice should not be seen as giving students shared authority, but instead as stepping aside into the role of facilitator. Vygotsky pointed to learning as a social endeavor; when stepping to the side, educators allow students to engage in that social learning as opposed to passively receiving the information. Student choice has been correlated with increased motivation, but too much student choice can be overwhelming. A meta-analysis by Patall, Cooper, & Robinson (2008) considered 41 different studies and supports student choice along with giving ideas for the appropriate amount of student choice. This session will give practical ideas to take current classroom strategies, activities, and assignment and create student choice protocols that make the process seem less daunting to a classroom teacher. Differentiation and formative assessment will be specifically addressed as it relates to this process.


FRIDAY 2:15-3:15 (cont.)



34 Adaptive Learning-Moving Towards Personalized Learning in the Sciences




Presenter(s): Christopher Wells

Mirabella D

Strand(s):

Level:

Technology allows us to learn more about how students acquire and use new information in the classroom, and new tools and strategies can give us key differentiation data. In this session, we will look at different approaches for effectively adapting instruction, and demonstration an example of these adaptive practices in a tool called LearnSmart. Join us to learn strategies that you can put into place in your classroom right away!


39 Using Stream Quality To Teach Ecology

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Presenter(s): Kenall C. Terry, Scott Hussey

Mirabella G

Strand(s): Scientific Literacy, Integrating Instruction

Level: 9-12

To engage students in citizen science, to create writing continuity year-to-year, and to build both writing and scientific thinking, CBA students studied the local waterway, Pistol Creek, while employing Biology and ELA standards. As the push to integrate classes continues to gain momentum, freshman students tested Pistol Creek’s water quality through a variety of tools including tests such as turbidity, pH, light penetration, flow rate, nitrates, phosphates, temperature, total solids, and flora & fauna counts. While the Biology class participated in field research, the English course taught research paper writing including: creating a thesis through questioning, initial research from the scientific community, evaluating data, proposal writing, outlining, MLA citation, and creating a final document. This is a co-educator presentation where both instructors will discuss their efforts, successes, failures, and planned improvements and refinements.


44 Awesome Alternate Assessment With The Discovery Education Board Builder

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Presenter(s): Patti Duncan

Mirabella H

Strand(s): ALL

Level: K-12

In science, we are always looking for alternate ways to assess student growth. Tests, quizzes and lab reports are not the only way for students to demonstrate what they know. The Discovery Education Board Builder tool is an awesome tool for alternate assessment that integrates digital resources, images, video, audio and hyperlinks. Students love the creativity and teachers love the ease of use. All users of Discovery Education have access to Board Builder. Come learn more!!


49 Great Resources For Any Earth Science Or Geology Curriculum

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Presenter(s): Jim Watson

Mirabella I

Strand(s): STEM

Level: K-12

We will examine a variety of resources for earth science and geology from K-12. Tips will be given on how to find the most cost effective methods for quality materials. This will be a segment in the TEST presentations going on during the day.


54 Rock-N-Water Lives

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Presenter(s): Mary Margaret Ulderich

Mirabella J

Strand(s): Scientific Literacy

Level: 6-8

Examine the importance of water and the effect water has on all life and earth components. Make connections through inquiry activities that bridge topics with middle school science standards. Lesson plans and door prizes included. Come join the fun!

FRIDAY 2:15-3:15 (cont.)


59 Linking Science Fiction And Physics Courses

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Presenter(s): Krista McBride, Maggie Monteverde

Cambridge A

Strand(s): Scientific Literacy, Integrating Instruction

Level: 9-12, Higher Ed

A learning community was created between two general education courses: a physics course entitled Intro to Physics and a literature course entitled Science Fiction, Science Fact at Belmont University. This learning community was built to improve higher education learning. Advantages to linking these courses will be presented. Further, the assignments and course material used to make this learning community successful will be presented for analysis and discussion. Challenges to developing and evaluating shared assignments for such linked classes will also be discussed. Finally, student feedback will be shown from students enrolled in these courses which illustrate the positive effects blending these two classes had on the student’s learning experience. A paper concerning this linked learning community was published in The Physics Teacher journal May 2016.



64 Tennessee’s New Science Standards: Upcoming Shifts

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Presenter(s): Kelly Chastain

Cambridge B

Strand(s): Scientific Literacy

Level: 9-12

The new TN Science Standards will be implemented in the 2018-2019 school year. While maintaining a focus on similar content, the new standards represent an increased commitment to continuity, clarity, and connections between topics and grades. The new standards provide a great opportunity for increased scientific engagement for all of our students but also present a paradigm shift for many Tennessee teachers. What do you need to know about the new standards to best prepare for the upcoming transition? What best practices will lead to successful implementation of the new standards.



69 Chemical Batteries

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Presenter(s): Shannon Mareski, Jeff England

Broadlands A

Strand(s): Scientific Literacy, STEM

Level: 6-8

Although we live a battery-powered lifestyle, most of us (middle school and high school students included) have no idea how batteries actually work. In this hands-on workshop, participants will be engaged in an activity from Issues and Physical Science from LAB-AIDS. Make a wet cell battery, explore the effect of using different metal electrodes on battery output, and consider ways to reduce the number of discarded batteries in the waste stream.



74 Aerospace Education Teacher Workshop

D, L

Presenter(s): Lt. Colonel Dave Garner, Dr. Barry Golden

Broadlands B

Strand(s): STEM

Level: K-12

Lt Colonel Dave Garner will present a program about the University of Tennessee Aerospace/STEM Teacher Workshop held each July at UTK. This is a free course granting three hours of graduate credit. The workshop emphasis is on STEM and aerospace education using modern teaching methods. The Aerospace Education/STEM Teacher Workshop is the highest rated teacher workshop held at the University of Tennessee Knoxville campus. Free Graduate Credit



77 Supporting New Standards In TN: Middle School Roundtable Discussion With HMH

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Presenter(s): HMH representatives

Wynthrope

Strand(s): All

Level: 6-8

Congratulations, TN Science Educators! Your passion is contagious. We can’t wait to get to work! Join HMH for a roundtable session to share your vision for better science, collaborate with colleagues, and help us build your program of the future. Space is limited!

FRIDAY 3:30-5:00 TIME PERIOD



5 Awesome STEM Activities 6-8

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Presenter(s): Michael DiSpezio [Keynote Speaker]

Oakleigh A

Strand(s): STEM

Level: 6-8

Come learn about STEM first hand as you experience an assortment of activities for engaging students in engineering and design challenges. Be prepared to have fun as you work in collaborative engineering groups to learn by designing, building and communicating. Throughout this this project-based experience, you’ll explore concepts in latitude, the physics of flight (using paper airplanes) and more. Through this process you’ll build a valid classroom understanding of the science and process underlying STEM.


10 Magic Of Science: Building Conceptual Understanding Through Discrepant Events

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Presenter(s): Stephanie Wendt, Perihan Fidan, Amy Leigh Rogers, Amber Spears, Trenton Lowe, Zachary Barnes

Oakleigh B

Strand(s): Scientific Literacy

Level: K-8

Discrepant events puzzle and startle the learner because the results are different from what one expects. Join us to learn how to jump-start scientific inquiry!


15 Periodic Fun

D, L

Presenter(s): Dr. Al Hazari

Oakleigh C

Strand(s): STEM

Level:K-12, Supervision

Brief history of the periodic table and several variants.


20 How To Know If Your Students Really “Get It”.

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Presenter(s): Manley Midgett

Mirabella A

Strand(s): STEM

Level: K-8

Use a different perspective to teach science. Activities will show how to make objectives clear, monitor thinking, engage all students, and (especially) check for understanding. Participants will receive tips that can improve instruction on Monday. This is a hands-on session.


25 Curriculum For A Crowded World

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Presenter(s): J. Padgett Kelly

Mirabella B

Strand(s): Integrating Instruction; STEM

Level: 3-12

Participate in hands-on activities that apply math and science skills to tackle major global challenges, including human population pressures, finite natural resources and climate change


30 Paired Inquiry In The Lab

H, L

Presenter(s): Kelly Moore

Mirabella C

Strand(s): Scientific Literacy

Level: 6-12

This session will provide participants with insight into using different levels of inquiry and sequencing activities as “paired inquiry” to build student skills in the inquiry process. Utilizing and identifying different "Levels of Inquiry" (as proposed by Tafoya, Sunal, and Knecht, 1980) will be the primary focus of this session, and we will also consider how inquiry levels can be modified for lab activities. Participants will engage in a paired inquiry activity using paper chromatography and discuss how the process can be applied to other areas.


FRIDAY 3:30-5:00 (cont.)



35 Differentiating In A Technology-Rich Classroom




Presenter(s): Christopher Wells

Mirabella D

Strand(s): Integrating Instruction

Level: 6-12

You already know lecturing and testing isn’t enough to support student success, but you also know that differentiation can be difficult to organize and implement in the classroom. In this session, we’ll discuss techniques for engaging students at the intersection of ability and interest, the sweet spot of a teaching moment. We’ll share tools and provide examples of classroom differentiation for improved learning outcomes. Come take a look and share ideas with us!



40 A Stem Approach To Teaching Electricity And Magnetism

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Presenter(s): Faunne Brown, Dawn Matton

Mirabella G

Strand(s): STEM

Level: 6-12

Design, build, test and revise your Wind Turbine Model to maximize power generation. Take away STEM activities and an understanding of how to apply the Engineering Cycle in science classes.



45 Science Games For Elementary And Middle

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Presenter(s): Laura Federico

Mirabella H

Strand(s): ALL

Level: 3-8

A variety of GAMES (original and adapted) for teaching science elementary and middle school science. Most materials are cheap and easily available. Activities include insect life cycles/pollution, physical properties, adaptations to desert ecosystem, mineral resources, how bees, bats and ants communicate, symbiotic relationships, how vaccines work, inheritance, food webs, civil war medicine, latitude/ longitude, renewable resources, man’s impact on the environment.



50M Tennessee Earth Science Teachers (Test) Open Meeting

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Presenter(s): Michael Gibson, John E. Griffin Jr.

Mirabella I

Strand(s): Integrating Instruction, STEM

Level:K-12

Annual TEST meeting and planning for all teachers of Earth science and teachers seeking help teaching Earth science topics. TEST members and higher education advisors will be planning professional development opportunities, conducting TEST business, and working with issues of Earth science education in Tennessee raised by participants. This session is designed to be a problem solving session for teachers and networking with other Earth science teachers in Tennessee.



55 Science Palooza

H

Presenter(s): Beth Dycus, Candace Sanders

Mirabella J

Strand(s): Scientific Literacy, Integrating Instruction

Level: K-5

Hands on science lessons and activities that are guaranteed to create an environment that promotes rigorous and engaged learners. Lessons and activities will incorporate cooperative learning, questioning, and problem solving with literature. Door prizes will be given.



60 What is a Cedar Glade? Interactive lessons to teach about Middle Tennessee Glades.

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Presenter(s): Kim Cleary Sadler, Bethany True

Cambridge A

Strand(s): Integrating Instruction

Level: 6-12

Lebanon limestone cedar glades are a unique and fragile habitat found primarily in Middle Tennessee. Viewed historically as a wastelands, the karst limestone topography supports a plant community of highly specialized plant species, many of which are found nowhere else in the world. Investigate standards-based activity lessons with us to learn more about the cedar glades and the unique distribution and characteristics of organisms found in glades. Compliments of the MTSU Center for Glade Studies, the first 30 participants will receive a fee CD with the Teacher Cedar Glade Activity guide and related materials, a fee DVD and a poster.


FRIDAY 3:30-5:00 (cont.)



65 Energy Works…

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Presenter(s): Johanna Strange

Cambridge B

Strand(s): Scientific Literacy

Level: 3-5

Learn how the Building Blocks of Science Program can put some energy in your Teaching and Student Inquiry? Energize your curriculum with a new inquiry-based, hands-on elementary program that meets the STEM standards, develops a foundation for understanding tomorrow’s world and NGSS. Watch children actively construct knowledge supported by informational text; experience rigorous assessment; collect data; and learn from superior internet resources that are developed for primary and intermediate grades.



70 Interactive Notebooks In The Middle School Classroom

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Presenter(s): Wendy Teffeteller, Cayla Lockhart

Broadlands A

Strand(s): Scientific Literacy, Integration Instruction

Level: 3-8

Are you tired of your students coming to class unprepared with no idea where their notes or lab reports might be?!? Do you want to use an Interactive Notebook in your classroom, but don’t have the time to start it from scratch? We will show you how to streamline your classroom by simply adding an interactive science notebook to your daily routine.



75 Making TSTA Work For You Through Social Media

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Presenter(s): Margie Hawkins

Broadlands B

Strand(s): ALL

Level: ALL

Learn how TN teachers can utilize TSTA social media accounts to help each other, sharing lesson plans, Ideas, resources, and help implementing new standards – what to post, what to share, how to access resources, how to ask for help, etc.



78 Supporting New Standards In TN: High School Roundtable Discussion With HMH

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Presenter(s): HMH representatives

Wynthrope

Strand(s): All

Level: 9-12

Congratulations, TN Science Educators! Your passion is contagious. We can’t wait to get to work! Join HMH for a roundtable session to share your vision for better science, collaborate with colleagues, and help us build your program of the future. Space is limited!

SATURDAY CONCURRENT SESSIONS TIME PERIOD 8:00-9:30


80 CSI: Stem Instruction With Forensic Science Activities*

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Presenter(s): Lori West

MIRABELLA A

Strand(s): STEM Tina Alhashimi

Level: 9-12

Our session will explore activities where mathematics is integrated into experiments in biology and chemistry using fun and interactive forensics examples.



81 Systems Of Discovery*

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Presenter(s): Tina Alhashimi

MIRABELLA B

Strand(s): STEM

Level: 6-12

Participants will learn ideas for teaching STEM lessons that they can take back to the classroom. From Pre-K to the College classroom, students of all ages should be exposed to STEM lessons that provide opportunities for them to work as members of a team. STEM lessons require students to design solutions to problems (engineering) by asking and answering questions (science & math), and by using and/or designing different technologies (tools to aid in accomplishing a task).


SATURDAY CONCURRENT SESSIONS TIME PERIOD 8:00-9:30



82 Awesome STEM Activities K-5

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Presenter(s): Michael DiSpezio [Keynote Speaker]

MIRABELLA C

Strand(s): STEM

Level: K-5

Come learn about STEM first hand as you experience an assortment of activities for engaging students in engineering and design challenges. Be prepared to have fun as you work in collaborative engineering groups to learn by designing, building and communicating. Throughout this this project-based experience, you’ll explore concepts in sound and light that include shadow exploration, sound makers, and pinhole viewers. Through this process you’ll build a valid classroom understanding of the science and process underlying STEM.


83 Integrating Science Into Literacy And Writing*

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Presenter(s): Melissa Killian

MIRABELLA D

Strand(s): Scientific Literacy, Integrating Instruction

Level: K-2

This session will give teachers ideas about books to use in the classroom to integrate Science into their reading block and provide teachers with activities to do with their students that will improve students’ scientific literacy.


84 Obtaining Information For Investigations: Connecting Literacy To The Science Classroom

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Presenter(s): Dedric McGhee

MIRABELLA G

Strand(s): Scientific Literacy

Level: K-8

Being able to read, interpret, and produce scientific and technical text are fundamental practices of science and engineering, as is the ability to communicate clearly and persuasively. Being a critical consumer of information about science requires students to read or view scientific results while minimizing misconceptions. This session will allow participants to discuss multiple ways to communicate information and ideas orally, in writing, and with visual aids such as graphs and models.


85 Project-Based Engineering

H, L

Presenter(s): Rebecca Jansing-Kaestner

MIRABELLA H

Strand(s): STEM

Level: 9-12

Project-based engineering is an elective course that focuses on using basic science concepts to teach the engineering process. This session will guide participants through the engineering process by doing a short activity. Discussion on the differences between scientific method and engineering process will be covered, as well as, how it is applied to the classroom.


86 NASA’s Best Beginning Engineering Science And Technology For Elementary Teachers

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Presenter(s): Kat Balch, Maria Chambers

MIRABELLA I

Strand(s): Integrating Instruction, STEM

Level: K-8

This fun hands-on workshop is for the Elementary Teacher that is still hesitant to incorporate engineering in your classroom. These activities are free and cost very little in materials. Your students will be engaged while learning the engineering design process in a cross curricular activity. Meet the new social studies, language arts, math, science, and technology standards all at the same time. There are 18 activities in the series, but come and participate in one that will get you and your students excited about their role in NASA’s Journey to Mars.


SATURDAY CONCURRENT SESSIONS TIME PERIOD 8:00-9:30



87 STEM Lab Development: Solar Eclipse Edition

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Presenter(s): Morgan Dickie, Dr. Tiffany Farmer

Cambridge A

Strand(s): STEM

Level: K-12

This session will assist teachers in engaging students in standards-based space science, while expanding content knowledge in a variety of STEM disciplines. We aim to provide fresh ideas of hands-on activities and interactive lessons using low-cost materials that will capture your students’ interest and motivate their continued study of astronomy and space phenomena. The 2017 solar eclipse will be a special content focus of the session, including eclipse activities for the classroom and safe viewing practices.



88 Integrating NGSS Into Science: Teaching Global Climate Change Through Modeling, Computational Thinking And Argumentation

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Presenter(s): Felicia Qualls, Mehmet Aydeniz

Cambridge B

Strand(s): STEM, Integrating Instruction

Level: 6-12

This session will present a lesson on global climate change that integrates NGSS practices: modeling, argumentation and computational thinking. The session will engage participants in hands-on activities and a discussion around pedagogy of integrating NGSS practices into science lessons. Participants must bring their laptops/mobile devices to the session and have access to the internet.



89M TEAMS Board Meeting

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Presenter(s): Beth Dycus, Leeann Wampler

Broadlands A

Strand(s): All

Level: K-12

TEAMS Board Meeting



90 Help! I’m A First Year Stem Teacher And Need Some Great Ideas For My Students.*

H

Presenter(s): Dr. Louis C. Glover, Clifford D. Jones, Rafael Rodriguez, Kindall Bell, Alleyah Allen

Broadlands B

Strand(s): STEM

Level: 6-8

Hands-on activities for beginning middle school STEM teachers. Participants will receive resources for use in 6-8 grade STEM programs.


Saturday Keynote Session: 9:45- 10:45 Mirabella E

Conference Wrap-up follows Keynote

FOR YOUR INFORMATION

How in the world am I supposed to find these rooms? On page 9 of this program booklet you will find a map of the rooms we use.
Where are some places to eat outside of the hotel restaurant? Within walking distance of the hotel, is The Avenue, which is the state's largest outdoor shopping mall. It has over 90 shops and restaurants, and the Embassy Suites offers complimentary shuttle service to and from. A few close restaurants include a Chili's Bar and Grill, Longhorn Steakhouse, Macaroni Grill, and Fulin's Asian Cuisine. For more information on what's located in The Avenue, visit http://murfreesboro.shoptheavenue.com .
Where can I find a bathroom? The map of the rooms also shows the approximate location of the restrooms – they are marked “M” and “W.”
Are you selling any souvenirs? Yes, we have a variety of items for sale with the TSTA logo. You should find these items set up close to the TSTA Registration Booth.
Can I get proof that I attended the conference to take back to my school system? Can I get a receipt? If you need a receipt you can ask for one at the registration desk. If you need more extensive proof that you attended, you will find a form behind the Embassy Suites room map that you may use to verify your attendance. If you have special needs, please stop by the registration desk.
Are there any evening events planned? YES! Thursday night, November 6, there is a reception scheduled at the Embassy Suites from 6:30 - 8:00 p.m. in Mirabella F (in the exhibits area.)


In compliance with the Tennessee Fire Safety Code, TSTA Asks that you please

observe the capacity limits set for each room by the Fire Marshall

ALL PRESENTERS AND WORKSHOP LEADERS AT A TSTA EVENT

MUST FOLLOW THE NSTA MINIMUM SAFETY GUIDELINES
THE FOLLOWING MAY NOT BE PART OF ANY PRESENTATION OR WORKSHOP AT AN NSTA CONFERENCE UNDER ANY CIRCUMSTANCES:


  1. Parts of the body are not to be placed in danger, such as placing dry ice in the mouth or dipping hands or fingers into liquid nitrogen or molten lead, or exposing the hands and face to microorganisms. Demonstrations such as the following shall not be conducted: walking on broken glass or hot coals of fire with bare feet, passing an electric current though the body, and lying on a bed of nails and having a concrete block broken over the chest.

  2. Live vertebrate animals may not be used in demonstrations or for experimental purposes. Such animals may be used only for observational purposes provided the animals have been lawfully acquired, are housed in proper containers, and are handled in a humane way following the NSTA's "guidelines for Responsible Use of Animals in the Classroom" (NSTA Position Statement). Any certification papers or vaccination documents shall be made available upon request.

  3. Animals are to be used for educational purposes and not for the exploitation of the animal for advertisement, commercial purposes, or sensationalism. This includes use of animals in the Exhibit Hall.

  4. Live ammunition, firearms, or acutely dangerous explosives, such as benzoyl peroxide, diethyl ether, perchloric acid, picric acid, and sodium azide, may not be used. Commercially available fireworks and blasting caps shall never be employed.

  5. Plants with poisonous oils (e.g., poison ivy), saps (e.g., oleander) or other plants known to be generally toxic to humans are not to be used. (Resource: Human Poisoning from Native and Cultivated Plants by James W. Hardin and Jay M. Arena. The publisher is Duke University Press, Durham, NC 27708.)

  6. Experiments or demonstrations with human blood/body fluids may not be conducted.

  7. Radioactive powders, liquids, or solutions are not to be used except in a laboratory facility designated for the type of radioactive material. Arrange for proper shielding and protection for demonstrations which involve radiation. Only low-level, radioactive sources shall be employed.


GUIDELINES FOR PREPARING YOUR PRESENTATION:


  1. Practice all demonstrations or workshop procedures BEFORE presenting them to an audience or having participants try them.

  2. Research and understand the properties, chemical reaction, and dangers involved in all demonstrations. Plan to use correct handling and disposal procedures for all chemicals and biohazards used. Arrange to have a fire extinguisher available whenever the slightest possibility of fire exists. Be aware of emergency and fire escape routes for your site.

  3. Prepare a handout that gives participants detailed instructions about the procedures, safety precautions, hazards, and disposal methods for each demonstration and workshop. Material Safety Data Sheets (MSDS) for chemicals and biohazards shall be made available upon request.

  4. Prepare photographs, slides, videotapes, and so on that show safe science practices. When preparing these materials, safety goggles and equipment shall not be removed for aesthetic considerations.

  5. In planning demonstrations and/or workshops, keep quantities of hazardous materials to a minimum. Use only those quantities that can be adequately handled by the available ventilation system. Do not carry out demonstrations that will result in the release of harmful quantities of noxious gases into the local air supply in the demonstration or other rooms. The following gases shall not be produced without using a fume hood: nitrogen dioxide, sulfur dioxide, and hydrogen sulfide. Volatile toxic substances such as benzene, carbon tetrachloride and formaldehyde shall not be used unless a fume hood is available.

  6. Make sure you glassware and equipment are not broken or damaged. The use of chipped or cracked glassware shall be avoided if glassware is to be heated. Pyrex™ or its equivalent shall be used.

  7. Thoroughly check motor-driven discs that will be revolved at moderate or high speeds. Make sure the disc is sturdy, that it contains no parts that may come free, and that the safety nut is securely fastened.

  8. Arrange to use a safety shield and/or eye protection for audience members and interpreters for any demonstration(s) in which projectiles are launched or when there is the slightest possibility of an unsafe explosion. Do not allow direct viewing of the sun, infrared, or ultraviolet sources.




  1. Make sure any lasers to be used in demonstrations are helium-neon lasers with a maximum output power rating not exceeding 1.0 milliwatt. At all times, avoid direct propagation of the laser beam from the laser into the eye of an observer or from a reflected surface into the eye.

  2. Secure pressurized gas cylinders by strapping or chaining them in place or by using proper supports, i.e. lecture bottles.

  3. Obtain, in advance, the necessary state and/or local permits needed for the firing of model rockets. Activities involving the firing of rockets must be well planned and follow Federal Aviation Agency (FAA) regulations, state and local rules and regulations, and the National Association of Rocketry's (NAR) Solid Propellant Model Rocketry Safety Code.

  4. Arrange for appropriate waste containers and for the disposal of materials hazardous to the environment.

13 Plan to dress safely for your presentation or workshop.

  1. The Embassy Suites has asked that there be no cooking or heat in the meeting rooms.



DURING THE PRESENTATION


  1. Comply with all local fire and safety rules and regulations. Follow the "NSTA Minimum Safety Guidelines."

  2. Wear appropriate eye protection, an apron, ear protection, and similar protective gear for all chemical demonstrations or when appropriate for other demonstrations. Provide eye protection, aprons, and safety equipment for participants who will be handling chemicals, hazardous substances, or working with flames.

  3. Do not select "volunteers" from the audience. Assistants used in demonstrations shall be recruited and given the proper instructions beforehand.

  4. Warn participants or audience to cover their ears whenever a loud explosion is anticipated.

  5. Use a safety shield for all demonstrations that involve the launching of projectiles, or whenever there is the slightest possibility that a container, its fragments, or its contents could be propelled with sufficient force to cause injury. Shield moving belts attached to motors. Use caution when motor-driven discs are revolved at moderate or high speeds. Shield or move participants to a safe distance from the plane of the rotating disc.

  6. Follow proper procedures for working with pressurized gases and when heating all forms of matter.

  7. Use appropriate gloves and shields when working with hazardous chemicals and biohazards, cryogenic materials, hot materials, radioactive substances, vacuums, electromagnetic radiation, and when presenting animals for observation.

  8. Do not taste or encourage participants to taste nay non-food substance. A food substance subjected to possible contamination or unsafe conditions shall never be tasted.

  9. Alert the audience clearly at the beginning of the program of the presence or production of allergenic materials such as strobe lights, microwaves, "theater" smoke, lycopodium powder, or live animals.

  10. Maintain clear egress during the demonstration or workshop.

  11. Emphasize and demonstrate appropriate safety precautions throughout the presentation or workshop.

  12. Distribute a handout that will give participants detailed instructions about the procedure, safety precautions, hazards, and disposal for each demonstration and workshop.

If you have any questions concerning safety and your presentation, contact the NSTA Associate Executive Director of Conventions (703-243-7100) or e-mail conventions@nsta.org.


Adopted by the NSTA Board of Directors, August 1994, and revised July 2000



Session Presenter List, A - Q





Name of Presenter

Session (s)

Albertone, Jim

4P, 5P

Alhashimi, Tina

81

Allen, Alleyah

90c

Allen, Andrea

24, 28c

Askew, Rachel

66

Aydeniz, Mehmet

86c

Bagett, Amy

68c

Balch, Kat

88

Barnes, Zachary

10c

Bell, Kindall

90c

Benner, Kevin S.

9

Bevis, Todd

37c

Brown, Faunne

22, 40

Cantkier, Charlotte

1

Chambers, Maria

88c

Chastain, Kelly

62, 63, 64

Cuervo, Jeannie

47

Dawson, Richard

51c

Deyton, Jack [PASCO]

1P, 2P

Dickie, Morgan

85

DiDiego, John

12

Dispezio, Michael [HMH]

Keynote, 5, 82

Dorris, Alison

46

Duncan, Patti

43, 44

Dycus, Beth

55, 89M

Dye, Jennifer

26

England, Jeff

57c, 69c

Farmer, Tiffany

85c

Farris, Barry

5

Federico, Laura

27, 45

Fidan, Perihan

10c

Fulco, Charles

72

Garner, Dave

73, 74

Gensterblum, Anne

66c

Gibson, Michael

50M

Glover, Louis

90

Golden, Barry

21

Granger, Ellen

37

Graves, Lorrie

17

Griffin, John E.

48, 50c, 56

Grimes, Gracie

67c


Name of Presenter

Session (s)

Hargrove, Karen

8c

Hawkins, Margie

33, 75

Hazari, Al.

14, 15

Henrie, Andrea

18

Higgins, Adrema

3P

Howe, Andy

4c

Hussey, Scott

39c

Jansing-Kaestner, Rebecca

58, 87

Johnson, Heather

18c

Jones, Clifford D

90c

Kelly, J. Padgett

25

Key, Amy

68c

Killian, Mellisa

83

Leonard, Ruth

6P

Livingston, Debbie

13c

Lockhart, Cayla

70c

Lowe, Trenton

10c

Lowery, Andrea

3

Malott, Amanda

16c

Matton, Dawn

22c, 40c

Malugen, Liz

6

Mangione, Katherine A

67

Mareski, Shannon

57, 69

McBride, Krista

59

McCarthy, Gates

16c

McChriston, Terilyn

38c

McDonald, Kate

9Pc, 10Pc

McGhee, Dedric

84

McGill, Jillian

16c

Midgett, Manley

19, 20

Monteverde, Maggie

59c

Moore, Kelly

29, 30

Mulian, Brendan

[Cengage, Nat’l Geo]



Keynote Saturday

Napoleon-Fanis, Velta

8c

Ort, Cory D.

23

Owens, Heather

17c

Palmeri, Amy

18c

Patteson, Gant

11

Prince, Mary

7

Quails, Felica

86



Name of Presenter

Session (s)

Rabun, Amber

48c

Robertson, Laura

3c

The letter “c” by a session number indicates the person is a co-presenter.

The letter “M” indicates an orgaizational meeting.



Sessions 1P – 10P are Pre-conference.

Rodgers, Amy Leigh

10c

Rodriguez, Rafael

90c

Rogers, Michelle

46c

Russel, Tammi

36

Sadler, Kim Cleary

60

Sanders, Candance

55c

Saulsberry, Shalanda

38

Short, Phillip C.

41

Simerly, Jeremy

11c

Skene, Scott [Pearson]

9P, 10P, 31, 32

Smith, Kerri

16c

Smith-Walters, Cindi

8, 46

Sneiderman, Joshua

7c

Spears, Amber

10c

Starks, Andrea

82c

Stillwell, Kim

7P, 61

Sturner, Kelly

42

Suters, Leslie

8P, 16

Teffeteller, Wendy

9c, 70

Terry, Kenall

39

Thomas, Christine

16c

Tinch, Heather

68

Trent, Iris

13

True, Bethany

60c

Ulderich, Mary Margeret

54

Walker, Melissa

17c

Wampler, Paula Leeann

51, 52, 89M

Watson, Jim

49

Wehunt, David

53

Wendt, Stephanie

10

Wells, Christopher

[McGraw Hill]



34, 35

West, Karla

4

West, Lori

80



Session Presenter List, R - Z



Email Addresses for General Session, Preconference Presenters


Jim Albertone

James.albertone@lego.com
Tina Alhashimi

tina.alhashimi@waynetn.net


Andrea Allen

Andrea.allen@knoxschools.org


Dr. Rachel Askew

Rdking1@memphis.edu


Kat Balch

Katrine.m.balch@nasa.gov


Kevin S. Benner

Kbenner@dow.com


Faunne Brown

faunneb@gmail.com


Charlotte Cantkier

charlotte.cantkier@acsk-12.org


Kelly Chastain

Kelly.A.Chastain@tn.gov


Cuervo Jeannie

jeanniecuervo@gmail.com


Jack Deyton

JDeyton@pasco.com


Morgan Dickie

mdickie@adventuresci.org


John DiDiego

john@gsmit.org


Dr. Alison Dorris

bae2m@mtmail.mtsu.edu


Patti Duncan

patti_duncan@DiscoveryEducation


Beth Dycus

bdycus@dyercs.net


Jennifer Dye

jennifer.dye@jp2hs.org

Jeff England

Jengland@lab-aids.com


Dr. Barry Farris

dr.barry.farris@gmail.com


Laura Federico

laurasfederico@gmail.com


Charles Fulco

saros61@gmail.com


Lt. Colonel Dave Garner

dgarner@usit.net


Dr. Michael A. Gibson

mgibson@utm.edu


Dr. Louis C. Glover

LGlover5@utm.edu


Dr. Barry W. Golden

bwgolden@utk.edu


Dr. Ellen Granger

granger@bio.fsu.edu


Lorrie Graves

lorrie509@yahoo.com


John E. Griffin Jr.

jegriffin@jmcss.org


Margie Hawkins

margiehawkinsstem@gmail.com


Dr. Al Hazari

ahazari@utk.edu


Andrea Henrie

Andrea.henrie@vanderbilt.edu


Adrema Higgins

adrema.higgins@Issd.org


Rebecca Jansing-Kaestner

rebecca.jk@jp2hs.org


Dr. J. Padgett Kelly

jpkelly@mtsu.edu


Mellisa Killian

melissa.killian@ccstn.net


Ruth Leonard

Ruth.leonard@sullivank12.net


Dr. Andrea Lowery

loweryar@etsu.edu


Liz Malugen

lmalugen@everfi.com


Dr. Katherine A. Mangione

Katherine.Mangione@mtsu.edu


Dr. Krista McBride

krista.mcbride@belmont.edu


Dedric McGhee

mcgheed@gmail.com


Manley Midgett

midgettm@meredith.edu


Kelly Moore

kellymoore@tntech.edu


Cory D. Ort

Cory.ort@carolina.com


Gant Patteson

gantpatteson@gmail.com


Dr. Mary Prince

Rdh215@mocs.utc.edu


Dr. Felica Quails

fqualls@vols.utk.edu


Tami Russell

tami.russell@knoxschools.org


Dr. Kim Cleary Sadler

Kim.sadler@mtsu.edu


Shalanda Saulsberry

saulsberryst@scsk12.org


Dr. Phillip C. Short

shortp@apsu.edu


Scott Skene

Scott.Skene@pearson.com


Dr. Cindi Smith-Walters

Cindi.smith-walters@mtsu.edu


Kim Stillwell

kimstillwell@k-16resources.com


Kelly Sturner

kmoran@nimbios.org


Dr. Leslie Suters

lsuters@tntech.edu

Wendy Teffeteller

teffeteller@esknoxville.org


Kenall C. Terry

terryk@claytonbradleyacademy.org


Heather Tinch

tinchh@pcsstn.com


Iris Trent

itrent@jcboe.net


Mary Margaret Ulderich

ulderichmm@live.com


Paula Leeann Wampler

lwampler@mail.lced.net


Jim Watson

jwats134@hotmail.com


David Wehunt

wehunt@hotmail.com


Dr. Stephanie Wendt

swendt@tntech.edu


Karla West

Karl.west@maryville-schools.org


Dr. Lori West

lwest@leeuniversity.edu





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