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Friday, September 29
 

10:45am

10:45am

Connecting STEM and Careers in K-8 Classrooms
How to connect your classrooms  with the resources and career opportunities  in your  communities that make vital  connections to the classroom content. Make your current  content  relavent, meningful and engaging by connecting careers stem thinking skills to those learning opportunities.  Have your students working with engineers, biologists, medical technicians, carpenters, and other professinals as you teach literature, math, STEM, science,  technology and health. Heather Baker and Kristie Controneo have been successful in making great connections and will join us to share some ideas and an activity that help young children make these connections.

Moderators
Speakers
avatar for Cheryl Bobo

Cheryl Bobo

Technology Director, Craig City School Distrcit
At Craig City School District and across the state , I provide support and leadership for technology in learning. We use laptops, iPads, robots, probes, and our rich environment to encourage , problem solving, collaboration, curiosity and engagement to support growth for each... Read More →


Friday September 29, 2017 10:45am - 12:00pm
Lathrop 245

10:45am

How to make good decisions about Digital Content
It is easy to get distracted by bright shiny objects.  Teachers and leaders often find themselves weighing the pros and cons of different digital content options and getting overwhelmed by the choices. Data-driven decision making is a foundation of personalized learning. From the grouping of students, to strategic assignment of content, to keeping track of each student’s personalized learning paths, data is essential for making decisions.

Speakers
avatar for Scott Johns

Scott Johns

Associate Partner, Education Elements
I work with inspiring educators in schools and districts across the country to consider new approaches to teaching and learning.


Friday September 29, 2017 10:45am - 12:00pm
Ryan 219/220

10:45am

10:45am

Save Time Grading and Focus More on Results with GradeCam
GradeCam empowers teachers to customize, score, and record assessments – without special forms or equipment. Teachers can then respond to actionable data in real-time, share feedback with students, and see standards-based comparisons.

Before the session sign up for a free trial @ https://gradecam.com/ or use your school account.

Speakers
avatar for Gail O'Malley (GradeCam)

Gail O'Malley (GradeCam)

Educational Consultant, GradeCam
I was a classroom teacher for 32 years, mostly at the middle school level. I believe working with young people kept me young. I love to garden, hike, bicycle, and entertain with food. I belong to a book club of fantastic women. I live in Corvallis, OR with my husband and our cat... Read More →



Friday September 29, 2017 10:45am - 12:00pm
Lathrop 155

10:45am

Three Dimensional aspect of the NGSS (Next Generation Science Standards)
This session will explore the NGSS and describe the  vision of what it means to be proficient in science; it rests on a view of science as both a body of knowledge and an evidence-based model. The National Science President will discuss how the three dimensions are combined to form each standard: Practices, Cross-Cutting and Disciplinary Core Ideas. What does this mean for Alaska Science Standards?

Speakers

Friday September 29, 2017 10:45am - 12:00pm
Lathrop 106

10:45am

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
Lathrop 154

10:45am

Neuroplasticity: The Science of Growth Mindset
“Difficulty Builds Dendrites!”  Students are empowered by learning the physiology of the brain. We will model activities to synthesize key concepts from neuroscience and cognitive psychology to unlock potential for learners of all ages.


Friday September 29, 2017 10:45am - 12:00pm
Lathrop 206

10:45am

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
Ryan 440

10:45am

Picture MORE fun!
Do you know how to do the WIGGLE Dance?  How  often are the lemmings mentioned in Polar Polka? Can you construct a cabin before the  geese fly south? Come join us for a morning of fun!

Speakers

Friday September 29, 2017 10:45am - 12:00pm
Lathrop 153

1:30pm

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
Ryan 37

1:30pm

Math & CTE: Cross curricular integration
Math and CTE are synergistic. Through application in Career and Technical Education, math becomes more real, viable, and relevant to all students. Come hear how the two fields can complement each other and instructional duties may be shared.


Speakers
avatar for Deb Riddle

Deb Riddle

Deputy Director, Division of Student Learning, Standards, Assessments and CTE, Alaska Department of Education & Early Development


Friday September 29, 2017 1:30pm - 2:30pm
Lathrop 103

1:30pm

1:30pm

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
Ryan 442

1:30pm

Free Interactive Science Lessons for All Grades
Developed by PBS learning media and WGBH Boston, these lessons integrate many forms of online activity designed to engage diverse learners in core ideas and practices such as  analyzing and interpreting data visualizations and computer models. Teachers will get a free account with PBS learning media, pull down and explore lessons for the grade levels that they teach, and use google classroom to manage the results and view their own work in the same way they would view their students work.

Speakers
avatar for Ronald Metzner

Ronald Metzner

Lathrop High School


Friday September 29, 2017 1:30pm - 3:00pm
Lathrop 216

1:30pm

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
Ryan 440

1:30pm

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
Lathrop 245

1:30pm

Code That!
Learning the basics of coding/programming and integrating it into Math, Reading, and writing lessons.

Speakers
avatar for Eric Rush

Eric Rush

3rd Grade Teacher, FNSBSD
2017 Fairbanks, AK BP Teacher of the Year and 2018 Alaska Teacher of the Year runner up. I'm in my 9th year teaching. I am currently teaching 3rd grade and I'm using Personalized Learning, STEAM, and technology in order to adapt to my students learning needs! I would love to collaborate... Read More →


Friday September 29, 2017 1:30pm - 3:00pm
Lathrop 169

1:30pm

Nearpod - classroom tool for teachers to engage students with interactive lessons.
Use Nearpod to create or download interactive multimedia presentations. Share your interactive lesson and control the students' lesson in real time.

Speakers

Friday September 29, 2017 1:30pm - 3:00pm
Lathrop 222

2:45pm

Great Ways to Use Google Sites in the Classroom
As a classroom teacher of 19 years, I am always on the look out for ways to help me stay organized, creative and efficient! Last year I discovered Google Sites. Please join me as I discuss and share with you the different ways you can implement Google Sites into your classroom. This is a short, dynamic session that will add a new gizmo in your tool box.  

Speakers
avatar for Olga Napolilli

Olga Napolilli

Teacher, Fairbanks Northstar Borough School District
This is my 20th year of teaching. Technology has to simplify and enhance my life in order for me to use it. What I use in my classroom has been tested and loved like a winning recipe.



Friday September 29, 2017 2:45pm - 3:15pm
Lathrop Rm 171

2:45pm

Personal Tech Coach
FNSBSD is piloting a new tech coaching program to help support teachers to effectively use technology to teach, support personalized learning, and increase efficiency to reduce your work time and workload. Teachers will be given 1-to-1 support for meeting their personal tech goals with the option of receiving course credit  and/or a class set of iPad 2’s. This session will provide teachers an overview of the program & get started on the application.

Speakers
avatar for Christina Hum

Christina Hum

Online Learning Specialist, FNSBSD
An educator, technology enthusiast, bicycle lover. And I might run a little bit.


Friday September 29, 2017 2:45pm - 3:15pm
Lathrop 221

2:45pm

Picture this for fun!
Share or discover new cross content activities using Alaskana picture book titles: The Giant Cabbage - The Cabin that Moose Built – The Sourdough Man – Polar Polka & Wiggle, Waggle WOOF!

Speakers

Friday September 29, 2017 2:45pm - 3:15pm
Lathrop 105

3:15pm

Engage Me!
Tired of hearing that digital learning is the only way to engage the modern learner? Then let’s go old school, but good school on your students. Experience ten tried and true ways to motivate your students to engage in your classroom and find meaningful learning in your curriculum. Increase productivity and the desire to succeed in all of your students.

Speakers
avatar for Crissy Lauterbach

Crissy Lauterbach

President/Chief Innovator, Contact Learnng
Ms. Lauterbach is the Innovative Teaching and Learning Coordinator for Butler Tech in Hamilton, Ohio.  In 1994, she earned a Bachelor of Science in Education at Miami University in Oxford, Ohio. She completed her graduate work in Educational Leadership and Curriculum at the University... Read More →



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

3:15pm

Talk, Question and Personalize through Artful Thinking
Have you ever envisioned yourself as Amelia Earhart? Ever feel like Dali’s melting clock? Artful Thinking routines are a way to explore meaningful inquiry into the world of historical and contemporary images. iPads and art media will be used.

Speakers

Friday September 29, 2017 3:15pm - 4:30pm
Ryan 439

3:15pm

Talk, Question and Personalize through Artful Thinking
Have you ever envisioned yourself as Amelia Earhart? Ever feel like Dali’s melting clock? Artful Thinking routines are a way to explore meaningful inquiry into the world of historical and contemporary images. iPads and art media will be used.

Speakers

Friday September 29, 2017 3:15pm - 4:30pm
Ryan 440

3:15pm

Using Resources to help Personalize Learning
Fairbanks District Resources to Help meet Students where they are instructionally.

This session will provide an overview of district provided digital content, as well as highlight the following resources:

  • Google Classroom
  • Gooru
  • Edify
  • Discovery Ed
  • Khan Academy
  • Clever
  • Padlets

 All participants should bring their laptops. 


Speakers
avatar for April Scott

April Scott

Curriculum Coordinator, FNSB
Education, Technology, Curriculum, Evaluation, Assessments, Student Engagement



Friday September 29, 2017 3:15pm - 4:30pm
Ryan 210

3:15pm

Exponential Potential! Cultivating STEM Identity in Elementary Classrooms
We all want our students to have an equal opportunity to pursue STEM pathways, many lack confidence in Math and Science.  Research shows by eighth grade more than half of students are disconnected from science and math; let's change that narrative. This will be an active, hands-on sessions.  Participants should plan for active learning and collegial collaboration.

Speakers
JW

Julie Wild Curry

Director, After School Programs, Fairbanks North Star Borough School District


Friday September 29, 2017 3:15pm - 4:30pm
Lathrop 206

3:15pm

Once upon a STEM Tale
Come experience hands on STEM activities while connecting to literature.  Easy prep, low cost science and math activities to engage young learners. Practical primary centers that increase student's learning in Science.

Speakers

Friday September 29, 2017 3:15pm - 4:30pm
Lathrop 216

3:30pm

Alaska Farm to School Program - Growing Opportunities in the Last Frontier
This is a general session with a focus on what the Farm to School Program is, updates on the latest success stories from around the state, and potential ideas for growing opportunities at your schools.

Speakers
avatar for Jodie Anderson

Jodie Anderson

Alaska Farm to School Program Coordinator, State of Alaska Division of Agriculture
A little about me and my winding path to get here – I almost finished a PhD in soil biochemistry, I have earned a Master in Arts of Teaching Biology degree, and a Bachelor of Science Biology and Secondary Education degree. I taught chemistry and biology (and many other life sciences... Read More →


Friday September 29, 2017 3:30pm - 4:30pm
Lathrop 200

3:30pm

FNSBSD Personalized Learning Panel
Come hear what teachers are doing to accomplish personalized learning.  This panel of teachers will give a brief overview of what they are doing for personalized learning.  Participants will have the opportunity to ask questions about personalized learning.  

 Julie McHenry
I am at a place with personalized learning where I am interested in learning how to integrate technology in a meaningful way for my students and self. I am hoping to become more efficient in small group and individual lessons with student access to resources outside of our school and classroom. More time to collaborate, plan and share lessons and resources with my colleagues is also high on my list this year. 

 


Friday September 29, 2017 3:30pm - 4:30pm
Ryan Library

3:30pm

Using Personality Styles to Manage a Classroom
Teachers will learn how to identify student personality styles and walk away with specific tools to help them use those styles to engage and motivate kids

Speakers
avatar for Jethro Jones

Jethro Jones

Principal, Tanana Middle School, Fairbanks North Star Borough School District, AK
Jethro Jones is the Principal of Tanana Middle School, and host of the Transformative Principal Podcast, where he interviews principals, leaders, and influencers who help improve K-12 education throughout the world. While growing up, Jethro attended five elementary schools, a middle... Read More →


Friday September 29, 2017 3:30pm - 4:30pm
Lathrop 224

3:30pm

A Community-School Partnership that Supports Place-Based STEM Education
Hear about Alaska Sea Grant’s efforts to expand STEM education focused on local coastal environments and watersheds through grants and professional development in 10 Alaska school districts. Learn about new teacher-designed NGSS-aligned resources.

The Alaska Sea Week program has evolved into an online, place-based K-8 curriculum focused on Alaska’s seas and watersheds. Alaska Sea Grant’s school partnerships have revived field trip traditions and engaged students in STEM education.

Speakers

Friday September 29, 2017 3:30pm - 4:30pm
Lathrop 225

3:30pm

3:30pm

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
Lathrop 207
 
Saturday, September 30
 

9:45am

Break Me Out of Here!
Escape rooms are the new rage across America. Learn how to turn your classroom into an escape room that will put your students’ critical thinking skills, problem solving abilities, and collaboration skills to the test. Experience the process first hand, create or order your own escape box, and learn how to write scenarios for your specific curriculum.   Enter if you dare!

Speakers
avatar for Crissy Lauterbach

Crissy Lauterbach

President/Chief Innovator, Contact Learnng
Ms. Lauterbach is the Innovative Teaching and Learning Coordinator for Butler Tech in Hamilton, Ohio.  In 1994, she earned a Bachelor of Science in Education at Miami University in Oxford, Ohio. She completed her graduate work in Educational Leadership and Curriculum at the University... Read More →



Saturday September 30, 2017 9:45am - 11:15am
Lathrop Rm 172

9:45am

From Personalized Learning to Competency Based Reporting in a Snap
See how Fairbanks, MatSu, North Slope, and 150 other districts in the Northwest and across the nation are making this transition very easy for teachers, administrators, and parents using Silverback Learning Solution’s award winning Mileposts platform.

Speakers
avatar for Silverback Learning Solutions

Silverback Learning Solutions

CEO, Silverback Learning Solutions
Silverback Learning Solutions: We have 3 made to fit Idaho solutions: 1) Mileposts - Provides a holistic view of every student that drives achievement growth with actionable data, goal setting, plan building, progress monitoring, educational resources, and complete analytics. 2) Edify... Read More →


Saturday September 30, 2017 9:45am - 11:15am
Lathrop 105

9:45am

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
Lathrop 246

12:00pm

Three Dimensional aspect of the NGSS (Next Generation Science Standards) NSTA President
This session will explore the NGSS and describe the  vision of what it means to be proficient in science; it rests on a view of science as both a body of knowledge and an evidence-based model. The National Science President will discuss how the three dimensions are combined to form each standard: Practices, Cross-Cutting and Disciplinary Core Ideas. What does this mean for Alaska Science Standards?

Moderators
MY

Midge Yergen

Science Educator, West Valley Junior High-Yakima
Past National Science Teachers Association District XVII Director

Speakers

Saturday September 30, 2017 12:00pm - 1:00pm
Ryan 119/120

1:15pm

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
Ryan 37

1:15pm

Personalized Learning Portfolios for the Educator
Don't leave the educators out of the Personalized Learning movement. Create complete Professional Learning Portfolios for every educator that are seamless and transferrable with Silverback Learning Solution’s Teacher Vitae platform.

Speakers
avatar for Silverback Learning Solutions

Silverback Learning Solutions

CEO, Silverback Learning Solutions
Silverback Learning Solutions: We have 3 made to fit Idaho solutions: 1) Mileposts - Provides a holistic view of every student that drives achievement growth with actionable data, goal setting, plan building, progress monitoring, educational resources, and complete analytics. 2) Edify... Read More →


Saturday September 30, 2017 1:15pm - 2:15pm
Lathrop 105

1:15pm

STEM & CTE: Cross curricular integration
STEM fields and Career and Technical Education are natural partners. Come hear how the two fields can complement each other and instructional duties may be shared. Increase the breadth and depth of your course offerings by combining STEM and CTE.

Speakers
BW

Bjorn Wolter

Alaska Department of Education & Early Development



Saturday September 30, 2017 1:15pm - 2:15pm
Ryan 121

1:15pm

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
Lathrop 201

1:15pm

Unleash Student Creativity with a Green Green the App, Book Creator
Integration has never been so easy...learn to use digital tools, green screen and other media to bring engaging real world content into your classroom, in any subject.  Session guides will use literature as the subject content to model integration. Book Creator App is open-ended, creative and cross curriculum. Create your own teaching resources or have your students take the reigns.

Speakers
avatar for Cheryl Bobo

Cheryl Bobo

Technology Director, Craig City School Distrcit
At Craig City School District and across the state , I provide support and leadership for technology in learning. We use laptops, iPads, robots, probes, and our rich environment to encourage , problem solving, collaboration, curiosity and engagement to support growth for each... Read More →


Saturday September 30, 2017 1:15pm - 3:15pm
Ryan 440

1:15pm

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
Ryan 118

2:30pm

Cognitive Rigor: Connecting Standards and Assessment DOK
This interactive and collaborative session will allow participants to learn how identify the DOK of standards and compare with instructional activities, materials and assessments.

The goal of this session is to provide tools to help educators identify how to increase the DOK of instruction to match the intended rigor of the standards.

Speakers
avatar for Deb Riddle

Deb Riddle

Deputy Director, Division of Student Learning, Standards, Assessments and CTE, Alaska Department of Education & Early Development



Saturday September 30, 2017 2:30pm - 4:30pm
Ryan 121

2:30pm

Energy Literacy in K-12 classrooms
Come to the presentation for a chance to win classroom materials! If you get back from a field trip at 3:30, you can still come by and learn about energy. A workshop on available resources to use in K-12 classrooms to teach about energy efficiency, energy resources (including renewable energy), energy use, and more. Hands on practice of free, Alaska specific lessons will be included.

Speakers
avatar for Colleen Fisk

Colleen Fisk

Energy Education Director, Renewable Energy Alaska Project
I am a life-long Alaskan from the Mat-Su Valley, raised by teachers and now an educator myself! I earned my BS out of state and my master's in education from UAF. I love camping, hiking, reading, and learning about science! Come ask me how you can get a classroom visit with a hands-on... Read More →



Saturday September 30, 2017 2:30pm - 4:30pm
Lathrop 246

2:30pm

Station Rotation Model: Play & Plan
Teachers will experience a station rotation lesson then design a lesson they can use with students tomorrow. This session will end with an explanation of how teachers can combine the flipped classroom and station rotation model with an in-class flip! Teachers will leave with concrete strategies and tools they can use now!

Speakers
avatar for Catlin Tucker

Catlin Tucker

Catlin Tucker is a Google Certified Teacher, bestselling author, international trainer, and frequent Edtech speaker, who currently teaches in Sonoma County where she was named Teacher of the Year in 2010. Catlin’s first book Blended Learning in Grades 4-12 is a bestseller and... Read More →



Saturday September 30, 2017 2:30pm - 4:30pm
Lathrop Library

3:30pm

Educational Strategies for Literacy About Alaska’s Environment and Natural Resources
Learn about the statewide plan to ensure Alaska’s students gain personal connections to the natural environment and graduate with knowledge and skills that will prepare them for jobs that depend on Alaska’s  environment and natural resources. Collaborate to provide all children in Alaska with  STEM content and skills and safe learning experiences in the natural world. Strategies include school-community partnerships, professional development, curriculum, and outdoor learning sites.

Speakers
CR

Cathy Rezabeck

Alaska Natural Resources and Outdoor Education organization


Saturday September 30, 2017 3:30pm - 4:30pm
Lathrop 207

3:30pm

NSTA/ASTA Partnerships-What Can NSTA Do For You?
Come learn about NSTA’s member services and how they will benefit YOU! The presentation will cover The Learning Center, webinars, joint membership and much more!  There will be a door prize drawing for attendees.

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
MY

Midge Yergen

Science Educator, West Valley Junior High-Yakima
Past National Science Teachers Association District XVII Director


Saturday September 30, 2017 3:30pm - 4:30pm
Lathrop 206

3:30pm

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
Ryan 37
 
Sunday, October 1
 

9:00am

When Selfies Go Right
Let’s learn together how SELFIES can turn you into the superstar of your classroom, no matter if it is traditional, blended, or online.

Speakers
EP

Emanuela Pokryfki

Online Teacher, KPBSD


Sunday October 1, 2017 9:00am - 10:00am
Lathrop 103

9:00am

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
DK

Dr. Karen C. Roark

NASA Ames Research Center


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

9:00am

Building Elementary Content Units for your classroom
We will show you how to fit in all content into your Elementary classroom while being successful.  Using inquiry, engagement and empowerment students will learn and teachers will be a little less stressed about "Fitting it All In." Using your community resources, foldables, technology, and foundational district materials we will show you how to get Science, Social Studies,  and Art back into your day.

Speakers
avatar for Michelle Daml

Michelle Daml

President, Alaska Science Teachers Association


Sunday October 1, 2017 9:00am - 12:00pm
Lathrop 109