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Inquiry/Exploration/Investigation [clear filter]
Friday, September 29
 

10:30am AKDT

COLLABORATION CAFE: INQUIRY/EXPLORATION/INVESTIGATION
Limited Capacity full
Adding this to your schedule will put you on the waitlist.

Come and talk with Kristina Roehrig about inquiry, exploration, and investigations.  This is your time to ask questions from the experts.  

Speakers
avatar for Kristina Roehrig

Kristina Roehrig

Curriculum Coordinator -Secondary, Fairbanks North Star Borough School District
I'm in my fourth year in Fairbanks and I'd love to hear how people are doing great things in mathematics. I'm a big fan of Jo Boaler, Fawn Nguyen, Dan Meyer, Annie Fetter and Fred Dillon. If you are a fellow math nerd, please come talk to me about math.

Sponsors

Friday September 29, 2017 10:30am - 11:00am AKDT
Ryan Commons

10:45am AKDT

Secure Your Own Oxygen Mask First: Self-Care for the Whole Teacher
We strive to care for the "whole student," considering home situation, support network, mental/emotional health, but who cares for the whole teacher? We'll explore pathologies of our profession and review self-care tools to improve your year. Teacher Wellness

Speakers

Friday September 29, 2017 10:45am - 12:00pm AKDT
Lathrop 232

10:45am AKDT

Your class of scientists- A Grouse and ptarmigan citizen science project

Would you like your students to be citizen scientists? The Alaska Depratment of Fish and Game engages classes across Alaska to map grouse and ptarmigan populations. Despite the Willow Ptarmigan being our state bird, little is known about grouse and ptarmigan species. Biologists need your help gathering information on age and gender composition of these birds. Why can't we collect this data ourselves? Alaska is too big and there are too few scientists.

That's where your class comes in! Students gather hunter harvested grouse and ptarmigan wings. Using these samples they work with scientists to determine the age and gender of each bird. In the process, they explore bird ecology, anatomy and physiology, and the cultural importance of game birds. Intrigued? Come learn about grouse and ptarmigan ecology, identify the age and gender of birds using father patterns, and learn to input your data on our citizen science data collection website.


Speakers
HM

Heather McFarland

Alaska Department of Fish and Game

Vendors

Friday September 29, 2017 10:45am - 12:00pm AKDT
Ryan 116

10:45am AKDT

Clearing The Path To School Success for Students in Transition
This session will provide an overview of the McKinney-Vento Act and will focus on supporting school success for students living in transition.  Topics include:  eligibility and identification, school access, eliminating barriers, and more. Opportunities to identify challenges, and brainstorm solutions.

Speakers

Friday September 29, 2017 10:45am - 12:00pm AKDT
Lathrop 217

10:45am AKDT

Learn to run a Mystery Skype!
Learn how to run a FUN and engaging Mystery Skype game in your classroom! We will participate in a live Mystery Skype with students in a secret location. This session is best for K-2, 3-5, world language, and social studies teachers. Participants will walk away with a game they could use in their classrooms in the next few weeks. Mystery Skype is great for building global communication & collaboration in the classroom. This session is best for those who are new to Mystery Skype.

Speakers
avatar for Alex Otto

Alex Otto

Teacher, KIBSD
6th grade math teacher at Kodiak Middle School.


Friday September 29, 2017 10:45am - 12:00pm AKDT
Lathrop 103

10:45am AKDT

Using Grinnell Journals as An Analytical Tool for Assessing STEM to STEAM Student Learning

The OneTree Alaska teacher research collaborative will present an interactive session, including an overview of the project, research methodology, and initial themes emerging from participant Grinnell Journals. Each teacher will then lead a discussion of how she adapted lesson plans based on her classroom's experiences with the Grinnell System of Nature Journaling.


Speakers

Friday September 29, 2017 10:45am - 12:00pm AKDT
Lathrop 154

10:45am AKDT

Sweet Search
Go on a treasure hunt! Find the hidden gems in Google and Google products that will make you a happier teacher. Follow your treasure map to Sweet Search and find the research prize. Your expedition will yield the keys to having students analyzing and inquiring more effectively.  Come and fill your treasure chest!

View our Google Slides

https://docs.google.com/a/k12northstar.org/presentation/d/1LVxnrdh2iXBeTz8Q4tDR0DSFv9ob6yo-gRbPk1ghNko/edit?usp=sharing
 

Speakers
avatar for Cindy Apodaca

Cindy Apodaca

Librarian, West Valley High School
I am originally from Alabama. I taught English and history until I went back to get my MLS. I enjoy working with high school students and look forward to learning new teaching methods and exploring new technology opportunities. Animals, books, Netflix binging, going out with friends... Read More →
avatar for Jessica Tonnies

Jessica Tonnies

Librarian, Randy Smith Middle School
I am originally from California, but I caught the Alaska bug 10 years ago. I completed the teaching program at UAF and taught elementary for the next 8 years in Utah. In 2016 I completed my MLIS through the University of Washington iSchool and jumped at the opportunity to move back... Read More →


Friday September 29, 2017 10:45am - 12:00pm AKDT
Ryan 210

10:45am AKDT

Using the Area Model to Teach Multiplying, Factoring, and Division of Polynomials OR Long Division: It’s Not Synthetic Any More.
Use algebra tiles and the area model to multiply polynomials, factor, completing the square and polynomial long division. The important part is transitioning from the concrete (manipulative) to the abstract (paper and pencil).

Speakers
avatar for Darrell Trussell

Darrell Trussell

RC/Instructional Coach, CPM Educational Program
I have a great desire to support math teacher with implementing student engagement activities. This simple change from a teacher centered to student center classroom changed my perspective on how students learn and retain information. I would love to share what I have learned, the... Read More →


Friday September 29, 2017 10:45am - 12:00pm AKDT
Lathrop 227

10:45am AKDT

Using Yeast Beads to Investigate Factors affecting Enzymes
In this session participants will learn how to make and use yeast beads to investigate factors affecting the enzyme catalase.

Speakers
KS

Kris Stone

M.J. Murdock Trust


Friday September 29, 2017 10:45am - 12:00pm AKDT
Lathrop 214

10:45am AKDT

Experiential Learning through Science, Art, and Story
(K-5) We walk thru an FCM unit, w/ step by step instruction, incorporating cross-curricular elements (theatre, science, art, and story), cross-grade-level, modeling how we encourage students to take the lesson from the classroom into the Museum to continue their personal exploration. Please bring your computers to view/access the lesson plans provided, to go through the steps. 

Speakers
avatar for Abigail Van Patter

Abigail Van Patter

Program Coordinator, Fairbanks Children's Museum
I am a previous public school music teacher, with a Masters in Theater for Youth Directing. I am a freelance playwright and director for theatre for the very young, and I have produced touring productions in various communities. My work at the museum consists of curriculum facilitation... Read More →



Friday September 29, 2017 10:45am - 12:00pm AKDT
Ryan 440

11:00am AKDT

COLLABORATION CAFE: INQUIRY/EXPLORATION/INVESTIGATION
Limited Capacity full
Adding this to your schedule will put you on the waitlist.

Come and talk with Kristina Roehrig about inquiry, exploration, and investigations.  This is your time to ask questions from the experts.  

Speakers
avatar for Kristina Roehrig

Kristina Roehrig

Curriculum Coordinator -Secondary, Fairbanks North Star Borough School District
I'm in my fourth year in Fairbanks and I'd love to hear how people are doing great things in mathematics. I'm a big fan of Jo Boaler, Fawn Nguyen, Dan Meyer, Annie Fetter and Fred Dillon. If you are a fellow math nerd, please come talk to me about math.

Sponsors

Friday September 29, 2017 11:00am - 11:30am AKDT
Ryan Commons

11:30am AKDT

COLLABORATION CAFE: INQUIRY/EXPLORATION/INVESTIGATION
Limited Capacity full
Adding this to your schedule will put you on the waitlist.

Come and talk with Kristina Roehrig about inquiry, exploration, and investigations.  This is your time to ask questions from the experts.  

Speakers
avatar for Kristina Roehrig

Kristina Roehrig

Curriculum Coordinator -Secondary, Fairbanks North Star Borough School District
I'm in my fourth year in Fairbanks and I'd love to hear how people are doing great things in mathematics. I'm a big fan of Jo Boaler, Fawn Nguyen, Dan Meyer, Annie Fetter and Fred Dillon. If you are a fellow math nerd, please come talk to me about math.

Sponsors

Friday September 29, 2017 11:30am - 12:00pm AKDT
Ryan Commons

1:30pm AKDT

Mystery Science
Introductory Mystery Science lesson to hands-on exploration of pollination


Friday September 29, 2017 1:30pm - 2:30pm AKDT
Lathrop 215

1:30pm AKDT

Making Every Classroom a Maker Space
In this workshop, participants will actively experience the maker movement and learn strategies for incorporating maker ideologies into their classroom.

Speakers
avatar for Glenn Gordon

Glenn Gordon

Science Solutions Specialist, Pearson
Learning resources, courseware, and services


Friday September 29, 2017 1:30pm - 2:30pm AKDT
Ryan 37

1:30pm AKDT

Hands on Alaska Focus Geo STEM
Explore Volcanic, Tectonic and Seismic activities. Get students excited about real life use of math and geophysical research in Alaska through fun hands on activities and real data set interpretation. This will be an active hands-on session to explore the tools, activities and ressources available through the NSF funded EarthScope program..

Speakers

Friday September 29, 2017 1:30pm - 2:30pm AKDT
Lathrop 218

1:30pm AKDT

Rating Content in Books & Materials: Censorship or Guidance

A number of sites on the Internet label content in children’s and young adult books for the purpose of helping parents and teachers make “smart” decisions about reading materials. Rating content goes wrong when censors use this information to pressure teachers and librarians to remove books commonly used in schools.  This session focuses on what teachers and librarians need to know about these sites, and how to respond when the censor calls. 


Speakers
avatar for Pat Scales

Pat Scales

Pat Scales is a 1966 graduate of the University of Montevallo (AL), and received a MLS from George Peabody College for Teachers of Vanderbilt University in 1972. She served as librarian at Greenville Middle School for 26 years, and was the first Director of Library Services at the... Read More →


Friday September 29, 2017 1:30pm - 2:30pm AKDT
Lathrop Rm 171

1:30pm AKDT

Hands-on Equations Math Program
Participants will be able to work directly with Hands-on Equations manipulative materials to visually solve algebraic equations

Speakers
CC

Carol Cologie

Title I, FNSBSD


Friday September 29, 2017 1:30pm - 2:30pm AKDT
Lathrop 200

1:30pm AKDT

Introduction To and Navigating Project Based Learning
An introduction to the concepts behind project-based learning and problem-based learning, extending into tips for the planning and implementation of PBL. Content compliments of the Goethe Institut's professional development seminars.  All content areas are welcome to the session; examples will be given primarily in context to the world language classroom.

Speakers
avatar for Charles Beattie

Charles Beattie

German/Math, Anchorage School District



Friday September 29, 2017 1:30pm - 2:30pm AKDT
Ryan 119/120

1:30pm AKDT

Hoofin’ it after wildlife-Tracking and counting Alaska Wildlife
Have you ever wondered how scientists count and track wildlife? This session by the Alaska Department of Fish and Game explores movements and counting techniques of some of Alaska’s most iconic ungulates (the hooved animals: moose, caribou, etc.).  We will examine real data and use hands-on, interdisciplinary activities from the Alaska Wildlife Curriculum to bring science to life in your classroom.

Speakers
HM

Heather McFarland

Alaska Department of Fish and Game

Vendors

Friday September 29, 2017 1:30pm - 3:00pm AKDT
Ryan 116

1:30pm AKDT

Art and the Cosmic Connection! Empower Science through Art!
Using the elements of art - shape, line, color, texture, value - students make sense of images of planets, asteroids, comets and moons, honing observation skills and inspiring questions.  Learners of all ages create a beauitul piece of art while learning to recognize the geology on planetary surfaces.  The lesson begins with what we know here on Earth and then uses that awareness to help students interpret features on distant objects in the solar system.

Speakers
DK

Dr. Karen C. Roark

NASA Ames Research Center


Friday September 29, 2017 1:30pm - 3:00pm AKDT
Ryan 442

1:30pm AKDT

Creating Spaces for Active and Engaged Reading Across the Content Areas
This hands on session will allow teachers to work through a series of instructional routines that can support students' disciplinary literacies with a variety of texts. Participants will walk away with a variety of instructional routines and ideas.

Speakers

Friday September 29, 2017 1:30pm - 3:00pm AKDT
Lathrop 140

1:30pm AKDT

How to use objects, art, and photographs to enhance science and language learning and skills
This session will include: an intro to the what and why of teaching from objects, example activities that use these techniques, and a facilitated brainstorm to discuss incorporating these methods into lesson plans and resources for accessing objects.

Speakers
GG

Grace Graham

Science Educator, Anchorage Museum


Friday September 29, 2017 1:30pm - 3:00pm AKDT
Ryan 440

1:30pm AKDT

Opening Up Communication Channels about Geoscience in Alaska: Citizen Science and Education and Outreach Opportunities
Are your students interested in earthquakes and volcanoes? The Alaska Division of Geological & Geophysical Surveys will share outreach materials, discuss current citizen-science efforts, and brainstorm collaborative projects with Alaska educators. Session will be presented by four geoscientists: Katherine Mulliken (DGGS, volcanoes), Barrett Salisbury (DGGS, earthquakes), Katreen Wikstrom Jones (DGGS, glaciers/snow), Chris Maio (UAF, erosion monitoring).


Friday September 29, 2017 1:30pm - 3:00pm AKDT
Lathrop 245

1:30pm AKDT

Social Skills Curricula for ALL Students
This session is for teachers to learn about the importance of integrating social skills instruction into everyday curriculum. We will explore a wide range of social skills curricula available through the ABEL lending library.

Speakers

Friday September 29, 2017 1:30pm - 3:00pm AKDT
Ryan 112

1:30pm AKDT

Place-based STEM Education in Alaska: Examples from REACH Up (Raising Education Achievement through Cultural Heritage)
Participants will work with free program resources available through the UAF K-12 Outreach office’s REACH Up program. The REACH Up curriculum features place-based and culturally relevant STEM lessons for Alaskan students in grades 6th-12th.

The REACH Up curriculum highlights the Bering Strait region, with climate change themes of high interest to citizens throughout the Arctic and Subarctic. During the session we will highlight classroom lessons on current vegetation research, including the opportunity to participate in hands-on activities that involve documenting and analyzing shrub expansion onto the tundra ecosystem.  These activities were developed with contributions from local scientists Dr. Ken Tape, UAF, and Dr. Gerald Frost, ABR, Inc.


Speakers
YB

Yuri Bult-Ito

University of Alaska Fairbanks
avatar for Sally Kieper

Sally Kieper

Lead Curriculum Developer, UAF K-12 Outreach
Place-based, STEM, and culturally relevant education
SN

Sam Norlin

PI, University of Alaska Fairbanks
STEM K-12 teacher professional development and student curriculum. Programs from the K-12 Outreach Office such as ASMP, ATP and Educators Rising. Potential for collaboration for further K-12 STEM teacher PD programs.


Friday September 29, 2017 1:30pm - 3:00pm AKDT
Lathrop 246

2:00pm AKDT

COLLABORATION CAFE: INQUIRY/EXPLORATION/INVESTIGATION
Limited Capacity seats available

Come and talk with Toni Hawkins about inquiry, exploration, and investigations.  This is your time to ask questions from the experts.  

Speakers
Sponsors

Friday September 29, 2017 2:00pm - 2:30pm AKDT
Ryan Commons

2:30pm AKDT

COLLABORATION CAFE: INQUIRY/EXPLORATION/INVESTIGATION
Limited Capacity seats available

Come and talk with Toni Hawkins about inquiry, exploration, and investigations.  This is your time to ask questions from the experts.  

Speakers
Sponsors

Friday September 29, 2017 2:30pm - 3:00pm AKDT
Ryan Commons

2:45pm AKDT

Customizing Place-Based Curriculum
LKSD has developed a customized place-based curriculum for secondary science courses. The goal is to engage students using inquiry based practices relevant to local phenomena. The development process and resources discovered will be shared.

Speakers
avatar for Andrea Pokrzywinski

Andrea Pokrzywinski

VTC Science Teacher, Lower Kuskokwim School District
avatar for Whitney Spiehler

Whitney Spiehler

Certified Teacher, LKSD
Lower Kuskokwim School District High School Science


Friday September 29, 2017 2:45pm - 3:15pm AKDT
Lathrop 104

3:15pm AKDT

STEM- Understanding an e-motor and build one
In this session you will learn about integrating aerospace education into the curriculum and how to receivice free STEM- kits for your classroom.

Speakers

Friday September 29, 2017 3:15pm - 4:30pm AKDT
Lathrop 215

3:15pm AKDT

Exciting Exponential Explorations
Experience creative problems and investigations around exponential equations. The problems lead to a better understanding of exponential growth using data collection, connections to geometric sequences, and multiple representations.

Speakers
avatar for Darrell Trussell

Darrell Trussell

RC/Instructional Coach, CPM Educational Program
I have a great desire to support math teacher with implementing student engagement activities. This simple change from a teacher centered to student center classroom changed my perspective on how students learn and retain information. I would love to share what I have learned, the... Read More →


Friday September 29, 2017 3:15pm - 4:30pm AKDT
Lathrop 217

3:15pm AKDT

How to improve your students´intercultural and literacy skills-Bringing `Tschick`into your classroom
The workshop will focus on one of Germany´s most successful coming-of-age novels of the last decade and its adaptation to the Big Screen. The workshop will provide teachers of German (and other world languages) with methods and material useful

Speakers

Friday September 29, 2017 3:15pm - 4:30pm AKDT
Ryan 119/120

3:30pm AKDT

COLLABORATION CAFE: INQUIRY/EXPLORATION/INVESTIGATION
Limited Capacity seats available

Come and talk with Jennifer Lempp about inquiry, exploration, and investigations.  This is your time to ask questions from the experts.  

Speakers
avatar for Jennifer Lempp

Jennifer Lempp

Math Solutions
Jennifer Lempp is a Coordinator in the Office of School Support in Fairfax County Public Schools, Virginia. As coordinator, Jennifer manages the supports to schools at the greatest risk of not meeting state accreditation.  In addition, Jennifer has experience teaching in both Elementary... Read More →

Sponsors

Friday September 29, 2017 3:30pm - 4:00pm AKDT
Ryan Commons

3:30pm AKDT

Picture This: Through The Lens of The Caldecott Committee

The Caldecott Committee is charged with evaluating illustrations in a picture book.  They consider style, texture, shape, line, color, and the overall design of the book.  This session focuses on how to read pictures, and how the Caldecott Committee works together to reach the final decision of which book wins the medal.


Speakers
avatar for Pat Scales

Pat Scales

Pat Scales is a 1966 graduate of the University of Montevallo (AL), and received a MLS from George Peabody College for Teachers of Vanderbilt University in 1972. She served as librarian at Greenville Middle School for 26 years, and was the first Director of Library Services at the... Read More →


Friday September 29, 2017 3:30pm - 4:30pm AKDT
Lathrop Rm 171

3:30pm AKDT

How do geese shape the landscape? Integrating research data into classroom climate change studies.
This is a model of how educators and scientists can work together to help students localize global issues of climate change. Within the model classroom activities, students are presented with questions that ask them to think about predicted local impacts to their ecosystem and resources. They are presented with an experiment designed by scientists to help predict future impacts of climate change on bird habitats. Data from the research project is shared with students and they are asked to collect and analyze their own data as well. Students are also encouraged to participate in follow-up citizen based science data collection.

Speakers
avatar for Andrea Pokrzywinski

Andrea Pokrzywinski

VTC Science Teacher, Lower Kuskokwim School District


Friday September 29, 2017 3:30pm - 4:30pm AKDT
Lathrop 103

3:30pm AKDT

Partners in Science Program for High School Science Teachers
Want professional development that pays you $10,000 for two summers, pays for 5 conferences, and offers even more money to purchase equipment for your students to inquiry-based science? Then come learn about the Partners in Science Program.

Speakers
KS

Kris Stone

M.J. Murdock Trust


Friday September 29, 2017 3:30pm - 4:30pm AKDT
Lathrop 104

3:30pm AKDT

STEM Investigations with Young Children
Come join other educators of young children as we explore and investigate a variety of materials. Earth Science & Physical Science are engaging ways to introduce your youngest learners to STEM investigations! Come prepared to play and ask questions!

Speakers
avatar for Jennifer Thompson

Jennifer Thompson

Teacher, Harborview Elementary
Primary Teacher - advocate for young children NSTA District Director Preschool-Elementary Science ACT Board Member - constructivist teaching



Friday September 29, 2017 3:30pm - 4:30pm AKDT
Lathrop 207

4:00pm AKDT

COLLABORATION CAFE: INQUIRY/EXPLORATION/INVESTIGATION
Limited Capacity seats available

Come and talk with Jennifer Lempp about inquiry, exploration, and investigations.  This is your time to ask questions from the experts.  

Speakers
avatar for Jennifer Lempp

Jennifer Lempp

Math Solutions
Jennifer Lempp is a Coordinator in the Office of School Support in Fairfax County Public Schools, Virginia. As coordinator, Jennifer manages the supports to schools at the greatest risk of not meeting state accreditation.  In addition, Jennifer has experience teaching in both Elementary... Read More →

Sponsors

Friday September 29, 2017 4:00pm - 4:30pm AKDT
Ryan Commons
 
Saturday, September 30
 

9:30am AKDT

Interesting Ideas, Manipulatives and Activities for Teaching Geometry Topics Highlighting the CCSSM Practices
Participants will use hinged mirrors, rubber bands, patty paper, paper plates and other manipulatives, as well as, investigations to develop geometry concepts such as similarity and triangle congruence, transformations, central angles, polygons, area

Speakers
avatar for Chris Mikles

Chris Mikles

Director of PD, CPM Educational Program
I have taught Middle and High School Math classes. I am the Director of Teacher Education for CPM, a non-profit organization that believes that all students can be inspired to learn math and that they should be actively involved in their learning. I also teach teachers to use manipulatives... Read More →


Saturday September 30, 2017 9:30am - 11:30am AKDT
Lathrop 206

9:45am AKDT

Get Your Feet Wet! Teaching About Alaska Seas and Watersheds
Alaska Sea Grant’s online Alaska-specific K-8 units are place-based and culturally-responsive. Learn how to bolster education about your local environment through grants, professional development, and new NGSS-aligned field trip and classroom units. Celebrate Alaska’s seas and watersheds in your classroom and on field trips with thematic activities available at  www.alaskaseagrant.org/teachers. Sample hands-on activities and learn teaching strategies to integrate science, math, and ELA.


Saturday September 30, 2017 9:45am - 11:15am AKDT
Lathrop 246

9:45am AKDT

If you've ever had a student dislike math, THEN Desmos activities are for you!
Experience Desmos through Ss lens using card sorts, polygraph, marbleslides and other activities. View through the Ts lens understanding the potential to build custom activities. Ts will leave w/specific activities, ready for Monday morning.

Speakers
avatar for Dianne Grupp

Dianne Grupp

Math Teacher, Kodiak Middle School
Middle School Math Teacher at Kodiak Middle School. Math is, quite possibly, the most disliked subject of adolescences and adults! It is a personal goal to help alleviate some of the dislike of math.


Saturday September 30, 2017 9:45am - 11:15am AKDT
Lathrop 207

9:45am AKDT

NSTA Conference Highlights
This presentation will highlight some of the wonderful lessons and ideas that came from the NSTA Conference in Los Angeles, CA in March
*Classroom modeling of annual climate data for the last 5 decades
* Discussion of implimenting Argument Driven Inquiry labs and lessons

Speakers
CS

Cheryl Sanders

Science teacher, FNSBSD
I am a science teacher at Hutchison High School, a CTE based school. I am currently teaching Earth and Space Science and Natural Resources: Biology. I am also the FFA advisor.


Saturday September 30, 2017 9:45am - 11:15am AKDT
Lathrop 247

1:15pm AKDT

Making Every Classroom a Maker Space
In this workshop, participants will actively experience the maker movement and learn strategies for incorporating maker ideologies into their classroom.

Speakers
avatar for Glenn Gordon

Glenn Gordon

Science Solutions Specialist, Pearson
Learning resources, courseware, and services


Saturday September 30, 2017 1:15pm - 2:15pm AKDT
Ryan 37

1:15pm AKDT

Is There Life Out There? Are We Alone?
At the moment, life on Earth is the only know life in the universe, but there are compelling arguments to suggest we are not alone.  Come find out how to involve your students in hands-on activities that can be done in your classroom. These actvities can also be used in an after-school program.  Eight activities will be used.  The activities are also matched with science standards and literature connections as well as writing will be included.

Speakers
DK

Dr. Karen C. Roark

NASA Ames Research Center


Saturday September 30, 2017 1:15pm - 2:15pm AKDT
Lathrop 201

1:15pm AKDT

Using Appropriate Tools Strategically: Algebra Tiles are Not Just for Factoring
Learn how to use algebra tiles to make algebra into a concrete visual experience for your students. Teachers will have a chance to explore algebra tiles and learn how to use them to show area and perimeter, combining like terms, evaluating expression

Speakers
avatar for Chris Mikles

Chris Mikles

Director of PD, CPM Educational Program
I have taught Middle and High School Math classes. I am the Director of Teacher Education for CPM, a non-profit organization that believes that all students can be inspired to learn math and that they should be actively involved in their learning. I also teach teachers to use manipulatives... Read More →


Saturday September 30, 2017 1:15pm - 3:15pm AKDT
Lathrop 206

1:15pm AKDT

You Be The Chemist Programs from the Chemical Educational Foundation
Session will include a overview of the You Be The Chemist programs including hands on activities, teacher workshops and academic challenge. Participants will experience the 5E Learning model with a hands on activity & participate in a mini challenge. Participants who complete the workshop will be awarded by the Chemical Educational Foundation with a certificate for 3 hours of Continuing Education Credit.

Speakers
avatar for Larry Sernyk

Larry Sernyk

Certified Instructor, Chemical Educational Foundation


Saturday September 30, 2017 1:15pm - 4:15pm AKDT
Lathrop 247

1:15pm AKDT

Climate Change and My Community
Teachers will learn activities and tools from the Arctic and Earth STEM Integrating GLOBE and NASA Assets project, which engages learners in climate change research and action from local to global scales.

Speakers
ES

Elena Sparrow

University of Alaska Fairbanks
KS

Katie Spellman

University of Alaska Fairbanks


Saturday September 30, 2017 1:15pm - 4:15pm AKDT
Ryan 118

2:30pm AKDT

Mission: Solar System - Engineer Design Squad
Design and build a device that can take a core sample from an "asteroid" and "soft landing". You will leave with six new activities that can inspire a new generation of engineers. Get ready to put on your engineer hat for two hours of fun! This workshop has six space-based hands-on challenges for school and afterschool programs, grades, 4-8.

Speakers
DK

Dr. Karen C. Roark

NASA Ames Research Center


Saturday September 30, 2017 2:30pm - 4:30pm AKDT
Lathrop 201

3:30pm AKDT

Using critical thinking and problem solving of an Escape Room
Using the concept of escape rooms in your classroom escape rooms are provides students with a  “natural problem-solving environment."  Come and listen to how the local Fairbanks Escape Room develops and sets up the puzzles in their escape rooms. We will also share escape room kit resources the school district.


Saturday September 30, 2017 3:30pm - 4:30pm AKDT
Lathrop 203

3:30pm AKDT

Kodiak Alutiiq Langauge Education Continuum
Kodiak Alutiiq teachers present goals to Increase fluency for all age groups, while also increasing community engagement in language revitalization. They share lessons learned, focusing on assessment in an immersive environment for preschool-age kids.


Speakers
CB

Candace Branson

Alutiiq Teacher, KIBSD


Saturday September 30, 2017 3:30pm - 4:30pm AKDT
Ryan 119/120

3:30pm AKDT

Using Music in the World Language Classroom
This session is especially suited to those who would like to start using music in the classroom but have been reluctant to do so because they "can't sing".

Speakers
WK

Will Kimball

German Teacher, West Anchorage High School
In my 21st year of instructing the German language, PE, health and or biology at West Anchorage high school. I am not a superstar, I'm just a very ordinary guy with a few small strengths that I play to the max. The single trait that has taken me the farthest as a high school instructor... Read More →


Saturday September 30, 2017 3:30pm - 4:30pm AKDT
Ryan 221

3:30pm AKDT

Project-Based Learning: Sending Your Students on a Quest for Relevancy
In this workshop, participants will explore the benefits of project-based learning through activities and experience strategies that will help them incorporate this effective instructional shift into their curriculum.

Speakers
avatar for Glenn Gordon

Glenn Gordon

Science Solutions Specialist, Pearson
Learning resources, courseware, and services


Saturday September 30, 2017 3:30pm - 4:30pm AKDT
Ryan 37
 
Sunday, October 1
 

9:00am AKDT

Science and Stewardship in the Outdoors
CACS has been providing place-based education programs at the Peterson Bay Field Station for 35 years.These hands-on, experiential education overnight programs serve as a starting point to begin building a connection to place and the outdoors.

We will discuss and talk about how these programs work to inspire youth to make decisions that promote the health of our environment as well as promote personal growth and communication skills. Session participants will also be engaged in hands-on activities from our curriculum.

Speakers
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Seth Spencer

Education Program Coordinator, Center for Alaskan Coastal Studies
Hello All! This is Seth Spencer with the Center for Alaskan Coastal Studies in Homer. I have been the Education Program Coordinator for 4 years now, and am excited to share with you how our program engages students in hands-on, experiential learning in the amazing ecosystems of Kachemak... Read More →



Sunday October 1, 2017 9:00am - 11:00am AKDT
Lathrop 104

9:00am AKDT

NASA-Rock the Class: Lunar and Meteorite Sample Certification
After receiving the lifetime certification, NASA will loan teachers real moon rocks and meteorites.  This certification workshop is required in order to bring the excitement of real lunar rock and meteorite samples to your students. The samples are from NASA's historic Apollo missions.  Hands-on activities and websites with videos will be offered during the training.  This workshop is recommended for all teachers, kindergarten through high school as well as professors.

Speakers
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Dr. Karen C. Roark

NASA Ames Research Center


Sunday October 1, 2017 9:00am - 12:00pm AKDT
Lathrop 108