2018 AMSE Sponsored NSTA Conference Sessions

AMSE-Sponsored Session: A Framework for Equity and Inclusion: Culturally Relevant Pedagogy in the Science Classroom

Thursday, March 15 8:00 AM – 9:00 AM
Omni Atlanta Hotel at CNN Center, Juniper
Let’s discuss equity issues in science education and the concept of culturally responsive pedagogy and its use in science learning.
Presenter(s): Brian Williams (Georgia State University: Atlanta, GA), David Wojnowski (Georgia State University: Atlanta, GA)

AMSE-Sponsored Session: Opening the Gateway to Success Using Case Studies to Help Implement Science Concepts for Diverse Learners
Thursday, March 15 12:30 PM – 1:30 PM
Omni Atlanta Hotel at CNN Center, Juniper
Gain a better understanding of the relevance and implementation of the 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 Alief ISD: Houston, TX)

AMSE-Sponsored Session: Trustworthy Science Teaching: Six Tenets for Cultivating a Healthy Productive Science Classroom for All
Thursday, March 15 2:00 PM – 3:00 PM
Omni Atlanta Hotel at CNN Center, Juniper
Imagine a classroom where students leave feeling more like themselves than when they entered. Discover how to create science classrooms where ALL students can engage in authentic science.
Presenter(s): Antoinette Linton (California State University, Fullerton: Fullerton, CA)

AMSE-Sponsored Session: Tearing Down Walls, Building Up Relationships
Friday, March 16 9:30 AM – 10:30 AM
Omni Atlanta Hotel at CNN Center, Juniper
How can we integrate a curriculum showing equity among all students? Relationships are earned…not demanded! No more barriers! Handouts and door prizes given.
Presenter(s): Alicia Conerly (Hazlehurst City School District: Hazlehurst, MS)

AMSE-Sponsored Session: Unpacking Race in a Science Classroom
Friday, March 16 2:00 PM – 3:00 PM
Omni Atlanta Hotel at CNN Center, Grand Ballroom C
How does racial identity correspond to or counter that of the content narrative that is commonly shared in our classrooms? What are the implications?
Presenter(s): Deb Morrison (University of Washington: Seattle, WA), Jason Foster (Niles West High School: Skokie, IL), Michael Nocella (Niles West High School: Skokie, IL)

AMSE-Sponsored Session: Hands On and Easy—Stimulate Learning for Diverse Learners
Friday, March 16 3:30 PM – 4:30 PM
Omni Atlanta Hotel at CNN Center, Spruce, South Tower
Our mission is to make real-world connections to STEM education through the use of data-collecting sensors and teacher collaboration to enhance technology.
Presenter(s): Charles Cheng (Llongwill Digital USA: Houston, TX), Angela Romero (Llongwill Digital USA: Houston, TX), Kennie Palmer (Llongwill Digital USA: Houston, TX)

AMSE-Sponsored Session: Building Relationships with Students Across Lines of Difference
Saturday, March 17 8:00 AM – 9:00 AM
Omni Atlanta Hotel at CNN Center, Juniper
This session will serve as a “crash course” in critical race theory. Participants will examine their instructional practice through the lenses of identity, white privilege, and institutional racism, and make connections between critical pedagogy and the NGSS.
Presenter(s): Melissa Campanella (Noel Community Arts School: Denver, CO)

AMSE-Sponsored Session: George W. Carver Conversation Series on Diversity and Equity
Saturday, March 17 9:30 AM – 10:30 AM
Omni Atlanta Hotel at CNN Center, Juniper
The life of George Washington Carver exemplifies excellence in spite of circumstances. Dialogue and plan for equitable actions to create opportunities for ALL students.
Presenter(s): Sharon Delesbore (Fort Bend ISD: Rosharon, TX), Cherry Brewton (Evans County Community Center: Claxton, GA)

AMSE-Sponsored Session: Science for Rapid Action Planning Session
Saturday, March 17 11:00 AM – 12:00 PM
Omni Atlanta Hotel at CNN Center, Juniper
Come, reflect, and share research-based practices used to make science significant to all students. We will assess practices, brainstorm, and create an action plan.
Presenter(s): Pamela Gilchrist and Alonzo Alexander (The Science House at North Carolina State University: Raleigh, NC)

AMSE-Sponsored Session: Science Teachers Promoting Culturally Relevant Education: A Panel Discussion
Saturday, March 17 3:30 PM – 4:30 PM
Omni Atlanta Hotel at CNN Center, Juniper
A panel of teachers will share their journeys of growth and provide examples as they strive to enact a culturally relevant education.
Presenter(s): Robert Ferguson (North Carolina Agricultural and Technical State University: Greensboro, NC)

Engineering Through Aquaculture Technology for Women
Friday, March 16 3:30 PM – 4:30 PM
Georgia World Congress Center, C202
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)