AMSE-Sponsored Session: Engineering through Aquaculture Technology for Women
Thursday, March 30 8:00 AM – 9:00 AM
JW Marriott Los Angeles at L.A. LIVE, Platinum Ballroom Salon A
Recirculating aquaculture (fish farming) could be an indirect way to introduce engineering to women and underserved populations, while addressing scientific concepts and engineering practices.
Presenter(s): Lovelle Ruggiero (Consultant/Content Specialist: New Rochelle, NY)
FORMAT: Presentation
GRADE LEVEL: 6 – 12, College
SUBJECT: Engineering-Technology-and the Application of Science

AMSE-Sponsored Session: Opening the Gateway to Success Using Case Studies to Help Implement Scientific Concepts for Diverse Learners
Thursday, March 30 12:30 PM – 1:30 PM
JW Marriott Los Angeles at L.A. LIVE, Platinum Ballroom Salon A
Grow in your understanding of the relevance and implementation of NGSS with the use of case studies as a powerful tool to enhance scientific instruction with diverse learners.
Presenter(s): Chelia McCoo Dogan (Elsik High School: Houston, TX)
FORMAT: Presentation
GRADE LEVEL: 10 – 12
SUBJECT: General Science Education

AMSE-Sponsored Session: Empowering and Rewarding Educators of the Economically Disadvantaged Students
Thursday, March 30 2:00 PM – 3:00 PM
JW Marriott Los Angeles at L.A. LIVE, Platinum Ballroom Salon A
Motivate yourself! Be innovative for others! The rewarding begins with you!
Presenter(s): Alicia Conerly (Hazlehurst City School District: Hazlehurst, MS)
FORMAT: Presentation
GRADE LEVEL: K, 1 – 12
SUBJECT: General Science Education

Alliance of Affiliates Networking Social
Thursday, March 30 5:00 PM – 6:00 PM
JW Marriott Los Angeles at L.A. LIVE, Platinum Ballroom Salon H
By Invitation Only – For invite, please contact Dr. Sharon Delesbore at sjd.opprtunity@yahoo.com
Members of NSTA’s affiliate organizations (NARST, ASTE, CESI, NSELA, AMSE, NMLSTA, CSSS, ASTC, SCST) are invited to attend this social to network with other affiliate members.
FORMAT: Networking Opportunity

AMSE Alice J. Moses Annual Breakfast
Friday, March 31 7:30 AM – 9:30 AM
JW Marriott Los Angeles at L.A. LIVE, Platinum Ballroom Salon C
By Invitation Only – For invite, please contact Dr. Sharon Delesbore at sjd.opprtunity@yahoo.com

AMSE-Sponsored Session: Creating Positive School-Home Partnerships Using Culturally Responsive Practices
Friday, March 31 9:30 AM – 10:30 AM
JW Marriott Los Angeles at L.A. LIVE, Platinum Ballroom Salon A
Take a reflective look at school/family relationships as we engage in conversation on how to build strong, valuable partnerships with families, while exploring our own personal experiences that promote reciprocal learning interactions.
Presenter(s): Veronica Garcia Betancourt (Harlandale ISD: San Antonio, TX), Meghan Guerrero (Harlandale ISD: San Antonio, TX)
FORMAT: Presentation
GRADE LEVEL: K, 1 – 12
SUBJECT: General Science Education

AMSE General Membership Meeting
Friday, March 31 10:30 AM – 12:30 PM
JW Marriott Los Angeles at L.A. LIVE, Platinum Ballroom Salon C
FORMAT: Meeting

AMSE-Sponsored Session: Science Teachers Promoting Culturally Relevant Education: A Panel Discussion
Friday, March 31 2:00 PM – 3:00 PM
JW Marriott Los Angeles at L.A. LIVE, Platinum Ballroom Salon A
Teachers are not imbued as culturally relevant educators. It requires purposeful instruction and reflection. This panel features teachers learning to enact a culturally relevant education.
Presenter(s): Robert Ferguson (Cleveland State University: Cleveland, OH)
FORMAT: Presentation
GRADE LEVEL: General

AMSE-Sponsored Session: The NGSS and Student Collaboration—Structures and Supports for Equitable Access to Academic Conversations
Friday, March 31 3:30 PM – 4:30 PM
JW Marriott Los Angeles at L.A. LIVE, Diamond Ballroom Salon 9
Join us as we model structures and supports that build on social knowledge to create access to rigorous academic science discourse for all students.
Presenter(s): Melissa Campanella (Noel Community Arts School: Denver, CO), Elza Picasso-Hobin (Noel Community Arts School: Denver, CO)
FORMAT: Hands-On Workshop
GRADE LEVEL: 6 – 12
SUBJECT: General Science Education
BJECT: General Science Education

AMSE-Sponsored Session: Moving Equity Forward in Science Classrooms: Strategies for Developing Justice-Centered Science Teacher Learning Communities
Saturday, April 1 8:00 AM – 9:00 AM
JW Marriott Los Angeles at L.A. LIVE, Platinum Ballroom Salon A
Come explore research-based strategies for engaging in teacher professional development on equity and justice-oriented classroom practices. All examples engage teachers in practice-based inquiry.
Presenter(s): Deb Morrison (University of Washington: Seattle, WA), Philip Bell (University of Washington: Seattle, WA), Shelley Stromholt (University of Washington: Seattle, WA), Michael Nocella (Niles West High School: Skokie, IL)
FORMAT: Presentation
GRADE LEVEL: 3 – 12, College
SUBJECT: General Science Education

AMSE-Sponsored Session: George W. Carver Conversation Series on Diversity and Equity
Saturday, April 1 9:30 AM – 10:30 AM
JW Marriott Los Angeles at L.A. LIVE, Platinum Ballroom Salon A
George Washington Carver symbolizes the knowledge that diverse students can bring to science. Help plan equitable actions to create opportunities for all students to learn.
Presenter(s): Sharon Delesbore (Fort Bend ISD: Rosharon, TX), Cherry Brewton (Evans County Community Center: Claxton, GA), Robert Ferguson (Cleveland State University: Cleveland, OH)
FORMAT: Presentation
GRADE LEVEL: General

AMSE-Sponsored Session: Unpacking the Wonders of a Tropical Excursion in Belize: An Educator’s Perspective
Saturday, April 1 11:00 AM – 12:00 PM
JW Marriott Los Angeles at L.A. LIVE, Platinum Ballroom Salon A
Come learn how an experiential exploration of Belize’s ecology, culture, and history can be used to educate students and teachers for the 21st century.
Presenter(s): Pamela Gilchrist (The Science House at North Carolina State University: Raleigh, NC)
FORMAT: Hands-On Workshop
GRADE LEVEL: 6 – 8
SUBJECT: General Science Education
ECT: General Science Education, Life Science, Earth and Space Science

Multicultural/Equity Share-a-Thon
Saturday, April 1 12:30 PM – 2:30 PM
JW Marriott Los Angeles at L.A. LIVE, Gold Ballroom Salon 3
Come to the Multicultural/Equity in Science Education Share-A-Thon and learn about current research and successful programs on closing the achievement gap.
Presenter(s): Jerry Valadez (SAM Academy, Inc.: Sanger, CA), Olukayode Banmeke (DuVal High School: Lanham, MD), Meg Delgato (St. Petersburg College: , FL), Lisa Ernst (Alice Fong Yu Alternative School: San Francisco, CA), Deena Gould (Arizona State University: Tempe, AZ), Sami Kahn (Ohio University: Athens, OH), Ana López (Central Valley Science Project: Sanger, CA), Sandra Osorio (Illinois State University: Normal, IL), Marion Reeves (Science Education Consultant: Avondale Estates, GA), Juliana Texley (Central Michigan University: Mount Pleasant, MI)
FORMAT: Presentation
GRADE LEVEL: General
SUBJECT: General Science Education

AMSE-Sponsored Session: Diversity and Equity: Changing Classroom Assessment Practices to Support Science Achievement
Saturday, April 1 3:30 PM – 4:30 PM
JW Marriott Los Angeles at L.A. LIVE, Platinum Ballroom Salon A
Changing instructional practices is one part of increased success for students in measures of science achievement. Aligning assessment practices is also needed for student success.
Presenter(s): Marion Reeves (Science Education Consultant: Avondale Estates, GA), Karol Stephens (Consultant: Fayetteville, GA)
FORMAT: Presentation
GRADE LEVEL: 1 – 12
SUBJECT: General Science Education