2019 AMSE Sponsored NSTA Conference Sessions

Thursday, April 11, 2019

 

AMSE-Sponsored Session: Science Is Everywhere! Using an NGSS-Focused Questioning Framework to Identify Science Concepts Within Fictional Texts

8:00 AM – 9:00 AM

Room: Gateway B, Marriott St. Louis Grand

Science is everywhere! Therefore, any fictional text has Science! Learn to implement an NGSS-focused reading framework to help teachers and students identify science concepts.

Speakers:

Omah Williams-Duncan, Assistant Professor, University of Houston-Clear Lake

Sharon Delesbore, Administrator, Fort Bend ISD

Session Topic: General Science Education

Session Type: Presentation

AMSE-Sponsored Session: Supporting Early STEM Inquiry Through Learning Partnerships

12:30 PM – 1:30 PM

Room: Gateway B, Marriott St. Louis Grand

Supported by 100Kin10—the District of Columbia Office of the State Superintendent of Education, D.C. Public Schools, and the National Air and Space Museum have partnered to improve active STEM learning in the early grades by providing rich professional development for teachers and connecting young learners to

STEM in their community. We will share the program’s progress and will lead participants through a hands-on inquiry STEM experience focused on early learners.

Speakers:

Sarah Massie, Teacher, Plummer Elementary School

Sharon Delesbore, Administrator, Fort Bend ISD

Lauren Allen, STEM Management Analyst, STEM Integration, D.C. Office of the State Superintendent of Education

Session Topic: General Science Education

Session Type: Presentation

Friday, April 12, 2019

AMSE-Sponsored Session: Beyond Engagement—Making Meaningful Connections in

Equity Throughout the Community

2:00 PM – 3:00 PM

Room: Gateway B, Marriott St. Louis Grand

Explore how high school biology students connected to politicians and other stakeholders in their state around

their learning about environmental justice.

Speakers:

Sharon Delesbore, Administrator, Fort Bend ISD

Jason Foster, Biology, Niles West High School

Session Topic: Life Science

Session Type: Presentation

AMSE-Sponsored Session: Rooting Peer Learning Across Grades—Socially Conscious

STEM and the Story of Science

3:30 PM – 4:30 PM

Room: Gateway B, Marriott St. Louis Grand

Hear how yearlong written correspondence between elementary and high school students encourages authentic engagement in science content, racial equity, and social justice.

Speakers:

Sharon Delesbore, Administrator, Fort Bend ISD

Michael Nocella, Chemistry Teacher, Adlai E. Stevenson High School

Session Topic: Engineering-Technology-and the Application of Science

Session Type: Presentation

Saturday, April 13, 2019

AMSE-Sponsored Session: A Transformative Transmedia Framework for Early STEM Learners

8:00 AM – 9:00 AM

Room: Gateway B, Marriott St. Louis Grand

What does it take to engage young children from diverse backgrounds in equitable STEM learning? Discover a

new approach: Transformative Transmedia.

Speakers:

Beth Daniels, STEM Content and Education Manager, Twin Cities Public Television

Sharon Delesbore, Administrator, Fort Bend ISD

Roni Ellington, Associate Professor, Mathematics Education, Morgan State University

Session Topic: General Science Education

Session Type: Presentation

AMSE-Sponsored Session: Literacy Instruction in the Secondary STEM Classroom

9:30 AM – 10:30 AM

Room: Gateway B, Marriott St. Louis Grand

Learn how different vocabulary instructional strategies can impact the growth and mastery of students in

different ways and how to incorporate them into your classroom.

Speakers:

Sharon Delesbore, Administrator, Fort Bend ISD

John Hesser, Science Teacher, Harshman Middle School

Session Topic: General Science Education

Session Type: Presentation

AMSE-Sponsored Session: Remembering the Dream and Preparing for the Future!

12:30 PM – 1:30 PM

Room: Gateway B, Marriott St. Louis Grand

Bringing together the Dream and the Future! Equity and education connects the world. Let’s come together to further Push the Purpose. Handouts and door prizes!

Speakers:

Sharon Delesbore, Administrator, Fort Bend ISD

Alicia Conerly, Science Specialist, Hazlehurst City School District

Session Topic: General Science Education

Session Type: Presentation

AMSE-Sponsored Session: Biological Equity for Special Education

2:00 PM – 3:00 PM

Room: Gateway B, Marriott St. Louis Grand

Equip all students with the ability to succeed. Two high school teachers pair up to create lessons for special education biology students to focus on student achievement.

Speakers:

Sharon Delesbore, Administrator, Fort Bend ISD

Jessica Minton, Science Teacher, Houston High School

Session Topic: Life Science

Session Type: Presentation

AMSE-Sponsored Session: How to Be a DonorsChoose Rockstar—Using Crowdfunding to Get a Killer STEM Space!

3:30 PM – 4:30 PM

Room: Gateway B, Marriott St. Louis Grand

Grow your STEM program in our session! Learn how to fill your space with learning tools, supplies, and more to complete your three-dimensional learning space!

Speakers:

Jennifer Ramsey, Science Faculty Advisor, KIPP DC Heights Academy

Blair Mishleau, Western School of Science and Technology

Sharon Delesbore, Administrator, Fort Bend ISD

Session Topic: General Science Education

Session Type: Presentation

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