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Saturday, February 1
 

8:00am

Registration
Saturday February 1, 2014 8:00am - 8:30am
Grand Prairie High School

8:30am

Opening Keynote

Saturday February 1, 2014 8:30am - 9:15am
Grand Prairie High School

9:15am

Vendor Booth Exploration Time
Saturday February 1, 2014 9:15am - 9:45am
Grand Prairie High School

10:00am

Creative and Quirky Science Lessons for Elementary Students!
Are you itching to give creative lessons to your students, but don't quite know where to start? During this presentation we will explore how to create songs, comic strips, and fun trivia games for our elementary students! I'll even show you how I've incorporated food to help teach sedimentary rocks, moon phases, and the solar system to name a few. I promise that you'll leave this course feeling energized and ready to create your own materials to match your classoon curriculum and I will show you the tools that I've used to help launch these ideas in the first place! Get ready for an action packed hour of fun and creativity!

Speakers
avatar for Tracy Conoley

Tracy Conoley

Technology Teacher, GPISD
Hi! My name is Tracy Conoley and I am the computer and science guru on campus! I currently teach technology to all grade levels and video production to our 5th graders. I started out in GPISD as a 4th grade science teacher, moved up to a 5th grade science teacher and was then offered this amazing opportunity to work with technology at the Ochoa STEM Academy. | | I graduated from Florida State University in 2005 and am currently working... Read More →

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Saturday February 1, 2014 10:00am - 11:00am
806

10:00am

Flipping Out on Science
Learn about the Flipped Classroom Model! You will gain a basic understanding of flipping and ideas how to implement it in your classroom. Are you ready to reach your students beyond the classroom walls?

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Carrie Campbell

Teacher, Frisco ISD
I love finding ways to integrate science and technology in order to increase student understanding of important concepts.

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Saturday February 1, 2014 10:00am - 11:00am
808

10:00am

iScience for Primary Learners
Increase student engagement and go beyond traditional uses of technology in this primary focused session lead by primary teachers with experience in both 1 iPad and 1:1 iPad classrooms. Technology provides us with the amazing opportunity to empower our younger students by giving them a more active role in today’s classroom. Explore ways to integrate available technology into your science instruction in exciting and engaging ways. Learn how you can use technology to deliver content as well as how students can use it to investigate, create, share, collaborate and connect in the primary science classroom. Topics include notebooking, classroom flipping, digital product creation and more! Presenter experience is limited to the iPad platform, but ideas, tips and tricks shared could be applied to other smart devices as well.

Speakers
avatar for Morgan Cave

Morgan Cave

5th Grade Math, Richardson ISD
I'm in my 10th year teaching and I absolutely love my job! I've taught 2nd grade, 1st grade and now 5th grade! I love working in the elementary setting and integrating technology into every aspect of our day.
avatar for Sarah Claborn

Sarah Claborn

2nd Grade Teacher, Richardson ISD
This is my 7th year teaching and I've taught first and second grades. I currently teach at The Math Science Technology Magnet School in Richardson ISD with 1:1 iPads for each and every student. We've had iPads for 2 years now, and I absolutely love integrating the iPad into our daily routine!

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Saturday February 1, 2014 10:00am - 11:00am
801

10:00am

The Elephant in Your Classroom
The elephant of misconceptions is never absent from school. Help identify and process through the misconceptions in your classroom. We'll focus on the big question of, "What is living and non-living?" We will use Page Keeley probes, Quality Questioning strategies (such as affinity mapping), as well strategies to support all learners, ESL and SPED included. Find out how pre-assessments can help drive instruction and reflection to eradicate the elephant.


Saturday February 1, 2014 10:00am - 11:00am
810

10:00am

Don't Flip Out: 5 Ways to Easily Integrate Technology in the Classroom
The Flipped Classroom is a very popular model for integrating technology in the classroom. However, this method can be very intimidating to those who aren't "tech-savvy." This session will provide 5 quick and easy ways to integrate technology into your classroom. All grade levels and technology expertise are invited to attend. Participants should bring their own technology device if possible. All techniques can be used simultaneously or integrated one at a time at your comfort level.

Speakers
avatar for Karin Busby

Karin Busby

Physics Teacher, Lake Highlands High School

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Saturday February 1, 2014 10:00am - 11:00am
615

10:00am

Teachers as facilitators: Implementing the 5'Rs.
Do you sometimes feel like you are doing more work than the students? Would you like to see them excited about their learning? Do you enjoy energy filled interactive classrooms? Well, this is the session for you. Valuable information shared will help teachers become classroom facilitators. Teacher facilitators plan and organize lessons and the classroom setting based on learning objectives. However, students attain knowledge through inquiry, discovery and discussion. By implementing the 5 R's; Rigor, Richness, Reflection, Relationships and Recursion, your classroom can be transformed into an environment where students: work to reach their full potential; are innovative, creative, use technology and have fun learning; have meaningful dialogue; build collaboration and leadership skills; and, problem solve while making global science connections.

Speakers
avatar for Angela Rouse

Angela Rouse

Science Teacher, Garland ISD
avatar for Dr. Bonita Woods

Dr. Bonita Woods

Garland Independent School District

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Saturday February 1, 2014 10:00am - 11:00am
805

10:00am

Global Science Collaboration
The future of the US is moving more and more towards a global perspective. So why doesn’t education do the same thing? An understanding of various cultures from around the world results in students who have knowledge, consideration, and compassion. This creates action oriented students who strive to make a difference in problem solving and change the world to be a better place. This is especially important in science education. For most of the world’s population, the majority of the aspects of living are now influenced by advancements in science and technology. Since it is a common practice for scientists to openly collaborate at the global level, it is likewise imperative for science educators to globally collaborate. After all, it is these science educators who are teaching the future scientists and they must help them develop a world perspective. Come see what global science education is all about!


Saturday February 1, 2014 10:00am - 11:00am
613

10:00am

Flipping the Classroom in Science
Teachers will develop a website and learn how to prepare presentations/video lectures and podcasts for students to use in a flipped science classroom. Make quizzes and tests online for your students in Edmodo. Make your own videos with Screencast-o-matic and animoto. Spend less time on lecture and more time on labs by teaching your students how to study at home! Teachers will need to bring a laptop or I-Pad with internet connectivity.

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Saturday February 1, 2014 10:00am - 11:00am
611

10:00am

Making Stoichiometry and VSEPR Quick and Easy for Everyone!
Learn a simple and easy high yield strategy to help ALL of your students learn how to find mass relationships between reactants and products. In a single lesson, you can help even your most mathematically challenged students understand and remember the steps. This strategy can then be used to make your lessons on limiting reagents and percent yield about the concepts and not just the math. Then we will shift to VSEPR, and you'll learn how to teach your students all 6 molecular geometries listed in the TEKS in mere minutes. Once they have learned this kinesthetic strategy, students will be able to differentiate and identify each of the molecular geometries. Each strategy will be completely modeled, not just explained, and each participant will be given access to all the resources they will need to implement these strategies immediately.

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Saturday February 1, 2014 10:00am - 11:00am
803

10:00am

Podcasting in the Classroom
Presentation will be a hands-on activity of how to use Podcasting in the classroom. NASA's Podcasting DIY lessons will be used.

Participants will need to be able to join a Project Share class which will contain sample lessons, links, and handouts. All teachers in Texas have access to Project Share and presenters will provide assistance signing in. https://www.epsilen.com/Security/Login.aspx?

A laptop computer or internet access device is required.

Speakers
avatar for Bill Huckeba

Bill Huckeba

Physics Teacher, Jack E. Singley Academy

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Saturday February 1, 2014 10:00am - 11:00am
619

10:00am

Rotational Motion I – Torque and Energy
Part two of three. Designed to teach the content necessary for the new AP1 curriculum that will be replacing PreAP Physics in most districts, this presentation will include lecture, problems, hand-outs, and hands-on demos (from actual class labs). Participants will gain conceptual and mathematical understanding of torque and rotational energy (which is more complex than linear). Content: Basic Torque; moment arm (advanced torque); rotational energy (including advanced calculations).


Saturday February 1, 2014 10:00am - 11:00am
213

10:00am

The Art of Chemistry
Chemistry plays an important role in all of the arts! Be both chemist and artist as you explore connections between visual art and chemistry in this hands-on presentation. Participants will explore and use chemistry concepts to create works of art that will wow their students.

Speakers
avatar for Vandana Sirotiya

Vandana Sirotiya

Science Teacher, Duncanville High School

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Saturday February 1, 2014 10:00am - 11:00am
417

10:00am

Using Challenged-Based Learning in Life Science
Increase student engagement by creating authentic, challenged based projects in biology and anatomy courses. Participants will learn how to allow learners voice and choice in the curriculum while covering required content at a deeper level. Several project examples from biology and anatomy courses will be shared.

Speakers
avatar for Jodie Deinhammer

Jodie Deinhammer

Science Teacher & Apple Distinguished Educators, Coppell High School
Mrs. Deinhammer has been teaching science Coppell ISD for over 18 years. She was the 2015 Texas Region 10 Secondary Teacher of the Year and is an Apple Distinguished Educator.

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Saturday February 1, 2014 10:00am - 11:00am
804

10:00am

Terrific Games and Puzzles for High Schools
Teachers will learn to make their own fun and interactive games and puzzles based on the needs of their students, grade levels, types of learners, and TEKS Objectives. These great instructional tools can be used in different ways such as review, assessment, competition, warm -up, exit ticket, etc. Every game can be used individually, by group, or as a whole class activity. They promote deeper learning, better retention, and help to differentiate instruction.


Saturday February 1, 2014 10:00am - 11:00am
800

10:00am

4 for 6th part 2
Have you ever wondered why workshops provide materials for activities that cost a lot of money and take a huge amount of time to set up before each class period? So have I and time is of the essence. During this workshop, you will be provided with four science activities from the 6th grade curriculum. The focus will be on life science, with a little Earth and Space thrown in. These activities will provide you with hands-on materials to share with your colleagues and concise instructions ready for class on Monday.


Saturday February 1, 2014 10:00am - 11:00am
419

10:00am

Closing the Achievement Gap With Constructed Response
Constructed Response is a method of teaching where the students have to construct a response on both formative and summative assessments. It focuses on the student’s acquisition of the science skills and processes, and not on the other external factors. This method also brings in aspects of how to create, give and analyze constructed response assessments. With constructed response the students show us their learning through the application and synthases of the science content. Coming away from this session the audience will be equipped with the knowledge and tools to start the implementation of constructed response in their classroom.

Speakers
avatar for Michael Pflug

Michael Pflug

K-12 STEM Curriculum Designer, Prosper ISD
B.S. in Education | Currently the K-12 STEM Curriculum Designer for Prosper ISD, but has taught 5-8th grade science. Obtained a bachelor degree from the University of Texas At Arlington in Middle level Education and is currently perusing a master’s degree from the University of Texas At Arlington in curriculum and instruction in science education. Certifications from the State of Texas in math, science, ESL and generalist for the 4-8th... Read More →

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Saturday February 1, 2014 10:00am - 11:00am
807

10:00am

Blending Science with iPads, Apps, Tech Galore!
Have you heard of blended learning but are unsure where to start? This session will discuss blended learning in the science classroom with the use of iPads, Apps, iTunes U, laptops, learning labs and general technology BYOD. Most examples will be life science, specifically Biology and Anatomy. However, blended learning can be used in any content.

Speakers
avatar for Sunny Richardson

Sunny Richardson

Blended Learning & Science Instructional Coach, Coppell ISD
Sunny is an early adopter of technology in the classroom with an emphasis on relative, authentic projects with learner voice and has taught blended learning in Biology and Anatomy & Physiology. She is currently the Blended Learning Specialist at Coppell Middle School West, a 1:1 iPad environment. Sunny digitally curates for and supports the educators with blended instructional design in the iWest Blended Learning Program. She is also the... Read More →

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Saturday February 1, 2014 10:00am - 11:00am
811

10:00am

Forensic Science: CSI for ELL
Join us at the scene of the crime and explore the tools, techniques, and vocabulary of the forensic scientist. Meet the needs of all learners with special focus on the English Language Learner during this hands-on workshop. Fingerprinting and blood spatter will be explored. Doorprizes from WARD’S!

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Saturday February 1, 2014 10:00am - 11:00am
423

10:00am

Teaching Digital Learners
A look into the digital classroom: how to meet students in their world of technology. See an effective way of using the language of today’s student that has been shown to effectively work in the classroom. We look at the various paradigms of education and show you how this hybrid methodology works to increase students participation, engagement and a better, overall understanding of the content. See how the use of a Learning Management System, combined with how students of the digital era process information, can provide maximum gains in classroom instruction.


Saturday February 1, 2014 10:00am - 11:00am
809

10:00am

STEM with the Wind Turbine
Explore how electrical energy is generated and how energy is transformed from one form to another by building a working wind turbine. Use the engineering cycle to build, test and revise our model so that it generates as much electrical energy as possible. Free STEM resources and an equipment raffle.


Saturday February 1, 2014 10:00am - 11:00am
204

10:00am

Cuttin' Up with Earth Science for K-2
Need some new ideas for hands-on activities and literature connections that target K-2 Earth science TEKS? Come explore ways to develop concepts and build academic vocabulary. As always . . . door prizes and lots of cuttin' up

Speakers
avatar for Rosemary Martin

Rosemary Martin

Owner, Science Cut Ups
Rosemary Martin is a retired Texas educator who develops and publishes Science Cut Ups. Science Cut Ups are low-cost, TEKS-based, pre-made, colorful manipulatives for all grade levels. Science Cut Ups are designed to help you teach, review, or assess science concepts and processes using engaging materials that prompt critical thinking.

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Saturday February 1, 2014 10:00am - 11:00am
420

10:00am

Electromagnetic Mania
Via inquiry, discover how electromagnets work and what can be done to enhance their effectiveness. Also discover applications of electromagnetic knowledge. All investigations are hands and we will manipulate a virtual electromagnet. In addition to process skills being covered, TEKS 4.6B and 4.6C will be investigated. This session is designed for grades 4 and 5.

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Saturday February 1, 2014 10:00am - 11:00am
410

10:00am

Integrated STEM for Young Children
Join us to explore Ron’s Ramp - a hands-on, integrated STEM experience for young children, Pre K and K. Learn to harness the natural inclination of young children to be scientists and engineers while teaching about force, slope, friction, and graphing in an engineering design challenge. Help Ron, the skateboarding armadillo, learn about how far he will travel when rolling down the ramp at the park. Use graphs to record data and explore the math and science in this STEM adventure for young children.

Speakers
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Sara Moore

Director of Mathematics & Science, ETA hand2mind

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Saturday February 1, 2014 10:00am - 11:00am
409

10:00am

Investigate Earthquakes
Join National Geographic for hands-on inquiry instruction and see how you can help all students unlock the big ideas of science, immerse students in nature of science and inquiry and build scientific and content literacy. Participants will leave with stunning National Geographic materials.


Saturday February 1, 2014 10:00am - 11:00am
416

10:00am

Boost science, reading, and writing STAAR performance with one program!
In order for students to be successful on STAAR™, instruction must go beyond the simple recall of science facts and vocabulary. Students must be able to demonstrate their understanding of science content through the application of Scientific Investigation and Reasoning Skills. As a result, instruction must teach content and process TEKS in tandem. The integration of science process and content TEKS as well as ELAR TEKS is a hallmark of the Seeds of Science/Roots of Reading® program. This session is a hands-on workshop that will engage participants in Seeds/Roots’ unique integrated instructional model. Free resources provided.

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Saturday February 1, 2014 10:00am - 11:00am
404

10:00am

STEM - Early Childhood Style!
Explore techniques that provide kindergarten students with quality TEKS Instruction. Utilize integrative STEM instruction that incorporates ELA Reading, Writing, Speaking, and Listening strategies through inquiry-based instruction. Explore how to prepare your youngest students for future 21st Century Workforce careers and ensure effective achievement. Leave with tools to accelerate your STEM journey.

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Saturday February 1, 2014 10:00am - 11:00am
402

10:00am

21st Century Skills in the Science Classroom STEM
Our world has changed. Globalization and the digital revolution have redefined the skill set that is essential for student success in the classroom and beyond. ScienceFusion provides deep science content and STEM lessons, activities, and Video-Based projects that incorporate and develop 21st Century Skills.

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avatar for Houghton Mifflin Harcourt

Houghton Mifflin Harcourt

Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
Kathy Doyle, Adm Asst

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Saturday February 1, 2014 10:00am - 11:00am
407

10:00am

Stand Back!! We’re Using Discovery Education’s Science Techbook
Unless you want to ENGAGE students as they EXPLORE science through digital media in conjunction with hands-on resources don’t bother attending this session. We'll EXPLAIN how digital media can change the way you teach science, ELABORATE on how digital media can be utilized to meet the needs of every student, and EVALUATE student progress through science concepts.

Speakers
avatar for Brad Fountain

Brad Fountain

Director of Instructional Implementation, Discovery Education
Brad Fountain is a father of two school age children and husband to a classroom teacher. He began his educational career as teacher in a grades 3-5 multi-age classroom in rural North Carolina. In 2000 he was hired as a school administrator for Pathways Elementary School in Orange County, North Carolina, where he helped the school achieve the North Carolina Model Technology School for 2003. Brad has presented as NECC, NCAECT, NSTA, NCETC... Read More →

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Saturday February 1, 2014 10:00am - 11:00am
617

10:00am

Building Conceptual Understanding of Complex and Abstract Concepts in Biology
Many concepts in biology are complex and very abstract involving processes that occur at the cellular and molecular levels. Using Edusmart Science Texas Biology, a TEKS-based online multimedia resource, computer simulated models and targeted hands on activities, we will explore how to build conceptual understanding of complex and very abstract concepts in biology whether used for primary instruction, End of Course Exam preparation, remediation or as part of a credit recovery program. The strategies and activities presented can be used with any resource.

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Saturday February 1, 2014 10:00am - 11:00am
400

10:00am

Chemistry - One in a Million
How do we teach topics such as electron configurations—that were graduate school material a generation ago—so that high school students can learn and understand them? Walk away with some effective ways to teach the structure of the atom. Using a user-friendly spectrophotometer, explore how light interacts with dyes. Then use unique spectrum cards to show how atoms, color, and spectra are related, making a conceptual bridge between a core chemical technology—making dyes—and the fundamental structure of the atom.

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Zach Smith

LAB-AIDS offers full year curriculum for middle school science, biology and chemistry. We also specialize in easy to teach, hands-on supplemental labs that come complete with materials, student sheets and lesson plans.

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Saturday February 1, 2014 10:00am - 11:00am
413

10:00am

Engaging Students with TI-Nspire Technology & Vernier Probes
Whether a new or experienced teacher, you can learn how to use and integrate TI-Nspire technology in your teaching through hands-on science labs. Learn how to effectively use the latest graphing technology so that students will have a better understanding of the data they collect. After a quick introduction to the TI-Nspire calculators, you will have the opportunity to review classroom-ready labs. Online resources will be available as well as ideas on how to implement them in a variety of classrooms.

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Texas Instruments

Technology Adoption Consultant, Texas Instruments
• Recommending the appropriate Texas Instruments products for the classroom. | • Assist customers to ensure a successful classroom implementation of TI Products, TI Math Forward and Free Resources. | • Recommending the most cost effective way to implement TI technology into instruction | • Professional Development

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Saturday February 1, 2014 10:00am - 11:00am
802

10:00am

STEMscopes: A Sneak Peek of Our Enhanced Science Curriculum
Join us for a preview of Rice University's STEMscopes 2.0, a 100% TEKS-aligned online curriculum with an easy to use interface, and 20+ new features for classroom instruction. Samples of the new print items including the TEKS Activity Book STEMscopedia, our Literacy Book, and the EXPLORE Journal Guide will be available to look at, along with the analytics and student management system. From an integrated app creator to engaging multimedia, you and your students will find STEMscopes 2.0 to be your primary choice for science instruction.


Saturday February 1, 2014 10:00am - 11:00am
408

11:15am

A STAAR Foldable
A foldable to use for review for 5th Grade Science STAAR.

Speakers
avatar for Susan Jacobs

Susan Jacobs

5th Grade Science Teacher, Northwest ISD

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Saturday February 1, 2014 11:15am - 12:15pm
405

11:15am

Project Based Learning in an Elementary Science Classroom
Project Based Learning (PBL) allows students to steer their own learning, and gives them the opportunity to own their success. While this is an established model in secondary education, the methodology can be modified for elementary use, especially through Science. This workshop will provide a skeleton for planning a PBL unit in general, as well as the modifications for making that model successful on an elementary level. Examples of kindergarten, first grade, and fifth grade projects will be discussed. Each of these projects have been taught and have been successful on an elementary campus.

Workshop attendees will leave understanding:
1-The overall PBL process
2-How to write a Guiding Question
3-Templates for student research
4-How to guide elementary student research
5-Technology information for students to use in research, collaboration, and products for presentations
6-Rubrics for fishbowls, research notes, team collaboration, and product presentations
7-How to include parent communication in the PBL process
8-How to connect learning outside the 4 walls of the classroom.
9-Resources to begin creating PBL units.
10-How to incorporate individual accountability within group projects.

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Saturday February 1, 2014 11:15am - 12:15pm
810

11:15am

Writing Conclusions Based on Data
Are your students struggling to analyze and interpret information to construct reasonable explanations from evidence? (3.2 D, 4.2 D, 5.2 D, 6.2 E)

Help them to improve this skill by writing conclusions based on data as part of your inquiry units. During this session participants will practice analyzing data sets and writing scientific explanations that include a claim, evidence and reasoning.

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Saturday February 1, 2014 11:15am - 12:15pm
808

11:15am

Building Academic Vocabulary
Engage students in activities that help make science vocabulary terms for "sticky". Learn games and activities that give students an opportunity to wrestle with the words in a different format, a different context.

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Saturday February 1, 2014 11:15am - 12:15pm
801

11:15am

Building Understanding of Scale in the Solar System
Why does scale matter? Models and their limitations are an important part of describing and understanding the natural world, as explicitly described in the TEKS. From where space begins, to own Earth-Moon system, to the distances between planets and the Sun, scale models make otherwise abstract concepts concrete. These simple scale models also integrate science and mathematics skills, and can be adapted for many levels. Come explore why scale matters, and how hands-on activities can build understanding of “our place in space”. The presenter is a planetary scientist and professor with 16 years of experience in curriculum writing and teacher professional development. Free Resource CDs include all activities, and much much more!

Speakers
avatar for Mary Urquhart

Mary Urquhart

Associate Professor and Department Head, The University of Texas at Dallas
urquhart@utdallas.edu

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Saturday February 1, 2014 11:15am - 12:15pm
416

11:15am

Flipping for Technology
This fast-paced and fun course is full of innovative ideas for engaging all learners and differentiating student learning using web 2.0,Google, iPads,apps and more. We have great tips for flipping your classroom. Join us and be prepared to start your own technology revolution! We have lots of ideas and great student examples of how engaging technology can be!

Speakers
avatar for Kelley Andrews

Kelley Andrews

teacher, Richardson ISD
I love teaching science and incorporating technology in whenever I can!

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Saturday February 1, 2014 11:15am - 12:15pm
615

11:15am

It all starts with a question?
Questioning is one of the most important dimensions of teaching and learning. It provides one of the fastest means to address increasing academic rigor. Come and learn to use specific strategies for more effective oral and written questioning. Learn how our school uses morning announcements for the question of the day. Any questions?


Saturday February 1, 2014 11:15am - 12:15pm
811

11:15am

Where is My Water Going?
This lesson can be used in an elementary or middle school classroom. This hands on activity will show how water is used in a community and what happens if everyone doesn't do their part by watching their water usage. Door prizes and extras given out for those attending.


Saturday February 1, 2014 11:15am - 12:15pm
806

11:15am

Amazing Augmented Reality: Changing the Lens of the Science Classroom
Augmented Reality is an engaging and innovative technology development transforming the educational experience. Experience exciting interactions with spacecraft, human body systems, dinosaurs, microscopic cell structures, the periodic table, and anything else you create using Augmented Reality applications on your tablet device. Teachers are encouraged to bring an iPad, Android tablet, or laptop to fully utilize the Augmented Reality applications demonstrated in this session. Prepare to be amazed!

Speakers
avatar for Marcia Ivey

Marcia Ivey

Central Administration, Fort Worth ISD
I am a former Ed Tech Specialist for FWISD. I'm passionate about saving people time and energy by revealing tips and tricks for technology shortcuts, engaging students through instructional technology, Star Wars, Harry Potter, Math, and Nerd-dom in general.

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Saturday February 1, 2014 11:15am - 12:15pm
805

11:15am

Classroom Website Using Google
During this hands-on workshop teachers will set up a website for their classroom using Google Sites as the method of creation. We will focus will be on how to create and edit pages, attach and link documents and images, as well as maintain announcements and utilize other features. The result will be a fully functional and published website your students can access for classroom resources such as notes, homework, and video tutorials, etc.. If your district does not provide an alternate web-based method for communicating to students and parents, then this is a great place to start.

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Saturday February 1, 2014 11:15am - 12:15pm
611

11:15am

STAAR-aligned instructional practices
Is it a fair expectation for students to be successful on dual-coded, high-stakes assessment items if they were not provided with dual-coded instructional experiences through-out the year? In this session you will have an opportunity to explore the instructional shifts required by the STAAR assessment model and their implications for your classroom.

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avatar for Michael Brinkman

Michael Brinkman

Science Facilitator, Grand Prairie ISD
HUGE Science Nerd! Have you seen the $350 million-dollar-flying-car-prototype? Have you heard about the re-programmed bacteria that are creating inorganic materials with complex nano-structures and amazing new properties? Have you seen the living fossils recently "re-discovered" off the coast of Madagascar?

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Saturday February 1, 2014 11:15am - 12:15pm
807

11:15am

Released AP Physics Questions as a Resource for Developing Physics Labs
The AP Physics exams include one or more lab based questions which regularly show up as weak areas for students. This session will focus on effective development of labs for Pre-AP Physics, AP Physics B (soon to be AP Physics 1 & 2), and AP Physics C using released free response questions. Emphasis will be placed on experimental design, data analysis, and error analysis.


Saturday February 1, 2014 11:15am - 12:15pm
619

11:15am

US Navy's Sea Perch Robotics competition
The world is changing. Innovations transform our nation, creating whole new industries and occupations. Every job of the future will require a basic understanding of math and science. Science and technology careers exist in a culture of inspiration, discovery, and innovation. Advances in technology will have a meaningful impact on the lives of every American.
SeaPerch is an innovative underwater robotics program that equips teachers and students with the resources they need to build an underwater Remotely Operated Vehicle. Students build the ROV from a kit comprised of low-cost, easily accessible parts, following a curriculum that teaches basic engineering and science concepts with a marine engineering theme. The SeaPerch Program provides students with the opportunity to learn about robotics, engineering, science, and mathematics (STEM) while building an underwater ROV as part of a science and engineering technology curriculum. Students will learn engineering concepts, problem solving, teamwork, and technical applications.


Saturday February 1, 2014 11:15am - 12:15pm
406

11:15am

Notebooking with a Purpose
Notebooking with a Purpose is a hands on class that will show you how to set up your notebook and use them for a purpose in your classroom and not just a place to put notes. We will help you make your notebooks more meaningful to your students. You will leave with a started notebook for your class, ideas of activities to use with your students, and neat foldables for students to take notes on to make their notebooks more interactive.

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avatar for Caren Lawrence

Caren Lawrence

Gifted and Talented Science Teacher 6-8, Irving ISD
I am in my 9th year of teaching and have taught 5th-8th grade science. I enjoy teaching and learning new things.

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Saturday February 1, 2014 11:15am - 12:15pm
414

11:15am

Ruling the Roost with Chicken Activities
Exploring the use of chicken legs/wings you will understand the structure and function of joints. You will be dissecting raw chicken legs/wings to find the cartilage, tendons, and ligaments. This activity will highlight the interactive functions of joint structures. Finally, this session will culminate with the building of a joint model to take home with you.

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Zoe Vilicic

Science and Math Based Science Teacher, Richardson Independent School District

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Saturday February 1, 2014 11:15am - 12:15pm
419

11:15am

TeacherGeek STEM : Alternative Energy Make ‘n Take
Put the fun back in physics and the “E” in your STEM curriculum with TeacherGeek Windlifts! Build and test your own wind lift to model transformation of wind energy into mechanical energy that can lift a load! Integrates energy concepts with engineering practices, including design improvement. FREE kit to all participants.

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Saturday February 1, 2014 11:15am - 12:15pm
423

11:15am

Is it Math or Science? Math Skills in the Science Classroom
Science discoveries rely on basic mathematical principles. Unfortunately, these mathematical skills are difficult for most students. This presentation will demonstrate different techniques on how a science teacher can help his or her students overcome these challenges successfully. Participants will walk-away with hands-on strategies that are easy to implement in a science classroom. There will be particular emphasis on significant figures, balancing equations, and manipulating formulas.

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avatar for Karin Busby

Karin Busby

Physics Teacher, Lake Highlands High School

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Saturday February 1, 2014 11:15am - 12:15pm
804

11:15am

Science, Data, and You!
Data collection is a centerpiece of the science classroom, but data analysis if often ignored or, worse, done poorly! Come learn techniques and get hands on experience with analysis of laboratory data to enrich your middle or high school science classroom and help your students--and you--navigate the world of data and error analysis. This session will include tools for any level of technology equipped classroom, from pencil and paper to Excel to iPads! Topics include equation fitting and error analysis, with extension materials provided to include hypothesis testing. Information from this session is also helpful in creating more robust science fair projects! This workshop is best as a continuation of Christine Rittenhouse and Karin Busby's workshop though it is also fine as a standalone experience.

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avatar for Georgia Stuart

Georgia Stuart

Mathematics Graduate Student, The University of Texas at Dallas
georgia.stuart@utdallas.edu

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Saturday February 1, 2014 11:15am - 12:15pm
802

11:15am

THe Fluid Filled Accelerometer
Would you like to be able to help your students understand motion and force? This short course based on the Operation Physics program uses a novel Fluid Field Accelerometer to help participants gain a deep understanding of motion and force. Participants will use and receive instructions to make their own FFA. This is a unique opportunity for teachers. While focused on the middle grades the concepts presented are valuable to HS teachers.

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Saturday February 1, 2014 11:15am - 12:15pm
803

11:15am

New free resources for high school science
The Science Teacher Access to Resources at Southwestern (STARS) Program is the outreach office of UT Southwestern Medical Center. We offer activities and resources at no charge for teachers and students, which will be described and demonstrated in this session. They include new summer workshops in Biology, Chemistry and Physics (focusing on laboratory exercises) as well as a monthly Basic Science Symposium series, small teacher in-services, summer research opportunities for middle- and high-school teachers and HS rising seniors, tours, a Career Exploring Post, and much more. We have Science Suitcases for the biology classroom and tons of on-line resources. Come hear what we can offer you, all at no charge!

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Kristie Conner

STARS Program Education Coordinator, UT Southwestern Medical Center
avatar for Dr. Joel Goodman

Dr. Joel Goodman

Professor of Pharmacology, Director of STARS, UT Southwestern Medical Center
I direct a research program at UT Southwestern in cell biology. My research interest is organelles, and I'm currently studying the formation of lipid droplets, the organelles that store fat. I teach pharmacology in medical school, specifically antibiotics and chemotherapy. I also direct the STARS (Science Teacher Access to Resources at Southwestern) office at the medical school. At STARS we offer many programs, activities, and resources for... Read More →

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Saturday February 1, 2014 11:15am - 12:15pm
809

11:15am

Using Mindset to Curb Apathy and Expand Potential
Anyone that's been in the classroom for the past decade can attest to the drastically increasing proportion of apathetic, under-motivated students. Rather than blame it on the generation and accept its inevidability, this presentation discusses the effect of two distinct "mindsets" on everyday decision making, how it leads to this level of apathy, and how the problem (fixed) mindset can be corrected! This discussion also highlights a historically forgotten student population, the high-achieving perfectionist, and how the proper mindset could help our brightest students break away from the shackles of perception and reach limitless potential! This honest, direct, and often comical discussion will help to highlight the need for all parties to accept their role in this transformation, and may even open your eyes to how mindset affects your lives outside of the classroom.

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avatar for Ramy Mahmoud

Ramy Mahmoud

2013 PISD Teacher of the Year, Plano ISD
I am committed to finding ways to keep learning engaging and intriguing for my students. I have developed this presentation based off of both psychological research and tested strategies in my classrooms. I'm confident that after attending this session you'll be invigorated, inspired and excited to pass these strategies on to your district and campus to develop true, authentically engaged students in your classrooms!

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Saturday February 1, 2014 11:15am - 12:15pm
404

11:15am

Terrific Games and Puzzles for Middle Schools
Teachers will learn to make their own fun and interactive games and puzzles based on the needs of their students, grade levels, types of learners, and TEKS Objectives. These great instructional tools can be used in different ways such as review, assessment, competition, warm -up, exit ticket, etc. Every game can be used individually, by group, or as a whole class activity. They promote deeper learning, better retention, and help to differentiate instruction.


Saturday February 1, 2014 11:15am - 12:15pm
800

11:15am

STEMscopes: A Sneak Peek of Our Enhanced K-5 Science Curriculum
Join us for a K-5 preview of Rice University's STEMscopes 2.0, a 100% TEKS-aligned online curriculum with an easy to use interface, and 20+ new features for classroom instruction. Samples of the new print items including the TEKS Activity Book STEMscopedia, our Literacy Book, and the EXPLORE Journal Guide will be available to look at, along with the analytics and student management system. From an integrated app creator to engaging multimedia, you and your students will find STEMscopes 2.0 to be your primary choice for science instruction.


Saturday February 1, 2014 11:15am - 12:15pm
408

11:15am

Ecoregions of Texas & Watersheds
What are the impacts of catastrophic events on an ecosystem? Using data analysis and models, participants will examine how ecoregions of Texas are similar and different and what determines the boundaries of a watershed.
a generation ago—so that high school students can learn and understand them? Walk away with some concrete ways to teach the structure of the atom. Using a user-friendly spectrophotometer, explore how light interacts with dyes. Then use unique spectrum cards to show how atoms, color, and spectra are related, making a conceptual bridge between a core chemical technology—making dyes—and the fundamental structure of the atom.

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Zach Smith

LAB-AIDS offers full year curriculum for middle school science, biology and chemistry. We also specialize in easy to teach, hands-on supplemental labs that come complete with materials, student sheets and lesson plans.

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Saturday February 1, 2014 11:15am - 12:15pm
413

11:15am

Exploring Air
Students explore properties of a common gas mixture – air. They experience air as matter and discover that it takes up space and can be compressed and that compressed air can move objects around. They construct and compare parachutes and balloon rockets that use air while answering the following questions:
What can air do? How does a parachute use air? What happens when air is pushed into a smaller space? How can water be used to show that air takes up space? How can compressed air be used to make a balloon rocket?
2.1A, 2.1B, 2.1C, 2.2A, 2.2B, 2.2C, 2.2D, 2.2E, 2.2F, 2.3A, 2.3B, 2.3C, 2.4A, 2.4B, 2.5A, 2.8A

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Saturday February 1, 2014 11:15am - 12:15pm
211

11:15am

Integrated STEM for Primary Students
Join us to explore Helicopter Hang Time - a hands-on integrated STEM experience for first and second grade students. Children develop skills in engineering design, data analysis, and arrays while building confidence and competence in math and science process skills. How can you make a helicopter land more slowly? Test a helicopter blade and then design one which will land more slowly. Explore the math and science embedded in this challenge as you conduct fair tests of your design to determine which meets the criteria and constraints of this exploration.

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Sara Moore

Director of Mathematics & Science, ETA hand2mind

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Saturday February 1, 2014 11:15am - 12:15pm
409

11:15am

Mysterious Properties of Water
What happens to water when it gains heat? What happens to water when it loses heat? How can the formation of ice break big rocks into small rocks? Why do lakes turn over in the spring and fall? Why does ice float? These are some of the questions that will be investigated using hands on activities. In addition to process skills being covered, TEKS 4.5A, 4.5B, 4.5C, and 4.8B will be investigated. This session is designed for grades 4 and 5.

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Saturday February 1, 2014 11:15am - 12:15pm
410

11:15am

Captivating Digital Native's Imaginations with STEM visual Literacy
Reflect on the makeup of the TEKS. Apply this knowledge and understanding to effectively integrate visual literacy to engage students of the digital age! Learn how to incorporate engaging online resources into your inquiry-based classroom instructional strategies.

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Saturday February 1, 2014 11:15am - 12:15pm
402

11:15am

Cuttin' Up with Space Science for 3-HS
Need some new ideas for teaching moon phases, seasons, stars, and more? Come explore ways manipulatives can make learning about objects in space more engaging and memorable! As always . . . door prizes and lots of cuttin' up!

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avatar for Rosemary Martin

Rosemary Martin

Owner, Science Cut Ups
Rosemary Martin is a retired Texas educator who develops and publishes Science Cut Ups. Science Cut Ups are low-cost, TEKS-based, pre-made, colorful manipulatives for all grade levels. Science Cut Ups are designed to help you teach, review, or assess science concepts and processes using engaging materials that prompt critical thinking.

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Saturday February 1, 2014 11:15am - 12:15pm
420

11:15am

Teaching Science with the Tip of Your Finger: Using Discovery Education and the iPad
Love Discovery Education? Love your iPad? Would you like to learn how to use them together? Bring your iPad and an open mind as we explore a variety of apps including new ones from Discovery Education that transform the iPad from a content consumption device into a content creation device. You will leave with a wealth of new ideas for using both your iPad and Discovery Education.

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avatar for Brad Fountain

Brad Fountain

Director of Instructional Implementation, Discovery Education
Brad Fountain is a father of two school age children and husband to a classroom teacher. He began his educational career as teacher in a grades 3-5 multi-age classroom in rural North Carolina. In 2000 he was hired as a school administrator for Pathways Elementary School in Orange County, North Carolina, where he helped the school achieve the North Carolina Model Technology School for 2003. Brad has presented as NECC, NCAECT, NSTA, NCETC... Read More →

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Saturday February 1, 2014 11:15am - 12:15pm
617

11:15am

Tweeting Your Way to Professional Development
With the expansion of technology as an instructional tool, professional development in the digital age can look very different, and should. Explore the many sources to build your own professional development through social networking sites like LinkedIn, Twitter, and many others.


Saturday February 1, 2014 11:15am - 12:15pm
613

11:15am

Classic Science for the Modern Student
Would you like to wow your digital natives by incorporating technology into your science instruction that can be accessed with any device, anytime and anywhere? Houghton-Mifflin Harcourt Sciences offer the latest technology and multimedia resources that speak directly to your students in a visual language they understand-ensuring that they will stay engaged and be successful.

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Houghton Mifflin Harcourt

Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
Kathy Doyle, Adm Asst

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Saturday February 1, 2014 11:15am - 12:15pm
407

11:15am

Crazy chromosomes
Participants will use a model to investigate the relationship between DNA, gene, and chromosomes. This exciting new activity ties the concept of inheritance of traits to the processes of meiosis, gamete formation and fertilization. Participants will build a set of chromosomes, model gamete formation and fertilization and then build the resulting offspring.
Equipment raffle and free resources provided.


Saturday February 1, 2014 11:15am - 12:15pm
204

11:15am

Teaching Academic Vocabulary for Comprehension and Retention
Teaching science academic vocabulary so students comprehend and retain it is challenging. Research indicates the more students interact with key terms in a variety of different ways the greater their depth of conceptual understanding. In this workshop, we will integrate Dr. Marzano’s Six Step Process for teaching academic vocabulary with multimedia and hands on activities that provide students with multiple opportunities to interact with and apply key terms in a variety of different ways for increased comprehension and retention.

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Saturday February 1, 2014 11:15am - 12:15pm
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1:30pm

Evoke Learning Through 'E-Voc'ing Activites (Electronic Vocabulary)
This session will present research-based principles of vocabulary instruction using free-digital tools and internet resources that increase student’s vocabulary comprehension. These tools are designed to support the teaching of words and word learning strategies, promote students' strategic use of on-demand web-based vocabulary tools, and encourage vocabulary instruction to no longer be a “front load” or engage part of the lesson cycle. Rather promote teachers and students to represent their learning and comprehension of academic vocabulary through the explanation, elaboration and/or evaluation phase of the 5 E learning cycle.


Saturday February 1, 2014 1:30pm - 2:30pm
611

1:30pm

Igniting Inquiry in Science
The secret to student success is igniting inquiry and excitement in science. During this session participants will explore strategies for inquiry-based learning. Quality questioning, investigations, creating models, reflection strategies and much more will be demonstrated. Examples will be used from a fifth grade science classroom but can be adapted in all grade levels. Expect a fast paced session full of ideas that can be applied in the classroom. Participants will take a closer look on how to improve student collaboration, problem solving and engage students in active and authentic learning. Join us as we uncover exciting activities to have your students think like a scientist!


Saturday February 1, 2014 1:30pm - 2:30pm
808

1:30pm

Truly En'Light'ening
Learn how to teach physical science in an en"light"ening and hands on way. Engage your students with activities that will keep them wanting more! Activities include: Lasertag, Super Circuit Challenge, and many more!


Saturday February 1, 2014 1:30pm - 2:30pm
419

1:30pm

Learning from High Performance Athletes
What High Performance Athletes do in their regular training and how we can use it in our classroom and lesson plans.
A review of the work done by different coaches, instructors and monitors from different sports and from different parts of the world. Their methods and procedures can also be applied to our schools and classrooms to achieve such performance. Combining experiences and knowledge from more than 25 years as a former world class figure skater, 15 as a coach for several high performance athletes and 5 as a classroom teacher, can help us achieve the results we all want for our students.

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avatar for Mr. John Ramirez

Mr. John Ramirez

Bilingual Teacher, Anderson Elementary AISD
Bilingual Science and Math teacher. | Previous Conferences: | What High performance Athletes do and how we can use it in our classrooms. | Comparative Efficiency in Lesson Planning: how is the rest of the world teaching their children. | Computer-Games and Education: Statistical Analysis of Computer-Games as an Instructional Tool. | The $40 Interactive Screen.

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Saturday February 1, 2014 1:30pm - 2:30pm
802

1:30pm

TeacherGeek STEM: Rubber Band Racer Make ‘n Take
Build, race and engineer a vehicle while applying the science concepts of energy, simple machines and friction. This activity comes with components required to construct a vehicle powered by the stored energy of a simple rubber band. Classroom-ready STEM lesson exploring force, motion, and energy. FREE kit and activity to all participants.

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Saturday February 1, 2014 1:30pm - 2:30pm
423

1:30pm

Augmented Reality - using this new “wow” tool in classrooms and trainings
Transform your classroom or training to make learning come alive using a highly engaging piece of FREE web-based technology! AUGMENTED REALITY turns static documents and images into short engaging videos or 3D objects using your smartphone or tablet device. Using the free AURASMA app for both iOS and Android, you will see examples of how to “wow” your students or teachers with this technology-led and learner-led brain-friendly tool. Teachers, empower your students to use this tool for enhanced projects, presentations, gallery-walks, word-walls, etc. Administrators, turn stale meetings/trainings into highly effective learning opportunities. Come learn what this powerful tool is all about and how you can begin creating your own dynamic products. Then take it back to your campus to empower your students/teachers to deepen their learning with this free user-friendly tool. Preview at TEKSvideo.com.

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avatar for Paul Eyler

Paul Eyler

District Science Facilitator, Tyler ISD
check out TEKSvideo.com

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Saturday February 1, 2014 1:30pm - 2:30pm
805

1:30pm

Edmodo Where Learning Happens Through Technology
Edmodo is a technology application designed to get students excited about learning in a familiar environment. On Edmodo, teachers can continue classroom discussions online, give polls to check for student understanding, and award badges to individual students based on performance or behavior. Edmodo allows teachers to be the center of a powerful network that connects them to students, administrators, parents, and publishers. This network surfaces the world's best resources and tools, providing the building blocks of a high quality education. Bring you iPad for this session and let the Edmodo begin!


Saturday February 1, 2014 1:30pm - 2:30pm
615

1:30pm

Bonding Mania
Teaching different types of bonds might be challenging but when it includes fun games and activities it will motivate the students and encourge them to be active participants.
Teachers will go home with fun activities and puzzles to use with the students to help them undertsand the concept of bonding and periodic table. come join the fun and get energized to teach bonding and periodic table.

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Maysaa Enaya

teacher, Plano Indepenednet SChool District

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Saturday February 1, 2014 1:30pm - 2:30pm
804

1:30pm

Building Connections between Math and Physics
Have you ever wondered why your students just can't seem to solve F=ma? How many different ways can you teach velocity graphs before the students understand? Have you considered that it might be because physics and math teachers use different vocabulary and strategies for teaching the same concepts? Learn how to approach your administration and math departments to identify common areas that cause confusion and increase cross-curricular integration.

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avatar for Clay Stanfield

Clay Stanfield

Teacher, RISD
Physics Teacher and testing coordinator for my campus

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Saturday February 1, 2014 1:30pm - 2:30pm
806

1:30pm

Flipping the Physics Classroom
In this workshop, we will use an eBook to demonstrate the ease of filling the physics classroom. We will use a topic that is occurs in the spring semester and the materials will be yours to take back and use in your classroom. With this information you will be able to try the process of flipping the classroom. Everyone should bring their own laptop with a cord incase you need to plug into an outlet.


Saturday February 1, 2014 1:30pm - 2:30pm
801

1:30pm

I 'HEART' Biology - A Lab to Teach the Cardiovascular System
Come join us for a Biology/Anatomy and Physiology lesson to demonstrate some innovative techniques to teach the Cardiovascular System to your students. In this "hands on" setting, the Vernier Lab Quests will be used to measure blood pressure and to perform an EKG. You and your students will gain insight into how these measures are used in the diagnosis of common heart diseases and prevention of those with hidden symptoms.


Saturday February 1, 2014 1:30pm - 2:30pm
407

1:30pm

Plum Pudding and Helix Hijinks
Both biology and chemistry TEKS delve into the history of science. If you’re tired of the usual lecture to introduce these topics, then come check out inquiry based lesson ideas to engage your students with the exciting story of science. Many textbooks either ignore or fictionalize this important narrative. This session will include demonstrations of historical experiments and the use of excerpts of original scientific writings.


Saturday February 1, 2014 1:30pm - 2:30pm
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1:30pm

3D Topographics
Visit the top of a mountain and look down without leaving the room. Join us and make a 3D topographic map using the spectrum of colors. Possible applications of this lab are: the spectrum, Doppler Effect, color and light properties. This is an ideal lab for 8th grade. Handouts will be provided.

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avatar for Owen McEntee

Owen McEntee

5th Grade Science Teacher, Prosper ISD
B.S. in Education | Currently a 5th grade science teacher at Roger Middle School in Prosper ISD with a bachelor degree from the University of Texas At Arlington in Education. Currently perusing a master’s degree from the University of Texas At Arlington in curriculum and instruction in science education. Certifications from the State of Texas in math, science, ESL and generalist for the 4-8th grade levels. Has worked with the University of... Read More →

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Saturday February 1, 2014 1:30pm - 2:30pm
420

1:30pm

Conclusion Based on Data:How to Create and Use as Assessment
Using CBD (Conclusion Based on Data) or CER (Claim Evidence Reasoning) is one way to help students explain what happens after conducting a LAB investigation. Writing a CBD is a skill that students need to learn because it involves critical thinking and helps them organize their thoughts. For the teacher, CBDs can be one way to identify some misconceptions of students regarding a particular concept or scientific phenomenon. A CBD may be used as a formative or summative assessment and should be evaluated based on a rubric.

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Julia Glowacki

Middle School Science Teacher, Irving Independent School District
I am currently teaching gifted & talented students in 6th, 7th, and 8th grade. Prior to this assignment, I worked with 8th graders in regular and pre-AP science classes at the same school , and even earlier - I had taught college & university preparatory chemistry and Grade 10 applied and academic high school science classes in Toronto. | | Travelling and nature is my personal passion. I am also fascinated by how children build... Read More →

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Saturday February 1, 2014 1:30pm - 2:30pm
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1:30pm

Making M.U.S.I.C.
Having trouble getting that TEKS into your students' minds? Try Making M.U.S.I.C.: Making Memories Using Song In Content. Music stimulates the mind to improve retention and retrieval of information! Integrating popular/familiar music with science-based lyrics is a fantastic way to help struggling students remember complex content.

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Saturday February 1, 2014 1:30pm - 2:30pm
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1:30pm

Meet TEKS and Explore Space Weather with a Texas-Built Space Mission
Learn how the layers of our atmosphere, scale in the Earth-Moon system, where space begins, and our dynamic sun are all connected to space weather with the joint NASA/Air Force/UT Dallas CINDI project. Resource CDs include lessons & popular comic books in English and Spanish!

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avatar for Mary Urquhart

Mary Urquhart

Associate Professor and Department Head, The University of Texas at Dallas
urquhart@utdallas.edu

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Saturday February 1, 2014 1:30pm - 2:30pm
416

1:30pm

The Science of Google: Using Google Drive in the Classroom
Whether your district is a Google district or not, Google Drive has many free tools that teachers and students can use to create an engaging, collaborative classroom that can extend outside of the school. This session will give you an opportunity to learn how to use just a few of the many Google tools. Bring your technology!

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avatar for Elaine Plybon

Elaine Plybon

Learning Coordinator - CTE and Virtual Learning, Keller ISD
I have experienced many facets of education, including teaching high school sciences, online speech and Chemistry, serving as an instructional technology specialist and instructional coach, and I consult to develop and write online courses for pre-service teachers. My personal goal is to learn always and share often. I am a Discovery Education Guru (Class of 2012) and was named as one of the 20 to Watch Education Technology Leaders by the... Read More →

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Saturday February 1, 2014 1:30pm - 2:30pm
617

1:30pm

Understanding Electricity
This short course based on the Operation Physics program uses a participant created Home Brewed Electrophorus and a simple Leyden Jar to investigate the nature of electricity. Participants will learn how to separate and store electrical charges. Participants will investigate both static and current electricity. Participants will leave with a functional Electrophorus and Leyden Jar and a deep understanding of electricity.

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Saturday February 1, 2014 1:30pm - 2:30pm
803

1:30pm

Integrating Science and Math in STEM
This is an integrated, hands-on session for grades 3-5, with the focus on the Science and Math in SteM! Participants will design a passive solar house given constraints and review test results to determine if the prototype meets specified criteria. Participants will apply real-life math skills, including whole number multiplication, area determination and fractions calculations, that are needed to solve the design challenge. In addition, the science concepts of properties of matter, heat/thermal energy transfer and conductors/insulators of heat will be explored. Through this collaborative and engaging lesson participants will develop critical problem-solving skills while learning the engineering process by focusing on real-world connections.


Saturday February 1, 2014 1:30pm - 2:30pm
810

1:30pm

CANCELLED - Give Young Learners a Solid Foundation in Science
Young students explore solid objects and learn to describe their properties while developing vocabulary. Students sort and classify solid objects in a variety of ways to discover that many objects can have the same properties. They identify and use the best materials for building tall structures. Attendees will receive materials from this FOSS Texas Edition lesson. Grade 1.


Saturday February 1, 2014 1:30pm - 2:30pm
417

1:30pm

STEMscopes: A Sneak Peek of Our Enhanced Science Curriculum
Join us for a preview of Rice University's STEMscopes 2.0, a 100% TEKS-aligned online curriculum with an easy to use interface, and 20+ new features for classroom instruction. Samples of the new print items including the TEKS Activity Book STEMscopedia, our Literacy Book, and the EXPLORE Journal Guide will be available to look at, along with the analytics and student management system. From an integrated app creator to engaging multimedia, you and your students will find STEMscopes 2.0 to be your primary choice for science instruction.


Saturday February 1, 2014 1:30pm - 2:30pm
408

1:30pm

Biology - Photosynthesis & Respiration Shuffle
Students have major misconceptions about photosynthesis and cellular respiration, but this content is essential for understanding how matter and energy flows, both at the micro (cellular) and macro (ecosystem) levels. Using a computer simulation, a hands-on activity, and notebooking and discussion strategies, expose student thinking.

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Zach Smith

LAB-AIDS offers full year curriculum for middle school science, biology and chemistry. We also specialize in easy to teach, hands-on supplemental labs that come complete with materials, student sheets and lesson plans.

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Saturday February 1, 2014 1:30pm - 2:30pm
413

1:30pm

Pint Sized Science
Pint-Sized Science emphasizes the importance of hands on science for young children. We will explore how to use simple materials to do science in the classroom. Join us to explore spinning eggs, echolocation, how many holes, solar system roll out and more. The foundations of an interest and love of science are best built when children are young, using their natural inclinations to explore and experiment in their environments. Teachers can learn some new activities, refresh ideas, and share their experiences with others taking science in their classrooms to another level.

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Doris Prange

Perot Museum of Nature and Science
I love teaching young children. They are so pure at heart and love to learn.

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Saturday February 1, 2014 1:30pm - 2:30pm
410

1:30pm

Spark 101: Engage. Connect. Inspire.
Spark 101: Engage. Connect. Inspire. Looking for free ways to engage your students in real-world problem solving and build 21st century skills? Spark 101’s inquiry-based, active-learning videos empower you to ignite your students’ interest through project based challenges presented by diverse industry experts. This free online resource embeds skills and knowledge into “real world” problems, allowing students to build critical thinking, collaboration, creativity and communication skills critical to long-term success. Spark 101 connects classrooms to real-world experts—and saves you time. Our 10-minute videos are aligned to proven national secondary STEM-focused curriculum. The easy to use videos are designed in a consistent, three-segment format, with pauses for student interactions. Visit www.spark101.org. Contact our regional affiliate, the Perot Museum of Nature and Science at spark101@perotmuseum.org.

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avatar for Amy Gow

Amy Gow

Spark 101 Coordinator, Perot Museum of Nature and Science
Inspiring minds through nature and science. Bridging the skills and STEM gap through real-world applicaitons; Exposing students to STEM fields; STEM Equity.

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Saturday February 1, 2014 1:30pm - 2:30pm
613

1:30pm

How Did This Get Here?
Students use stream-table models to observe that water moves earth materials from one location to another, adding another piece to the story about how soils form. They review the processes they saw in the stream table and sort a set of landforms cards into two categories: formed by erosion or formed by deposition. Students are introduced to processes that cause rapid changes to Earth’s surface: landslides, earthquakes, floods, and volcanoes and answer the following questions:
How do weathered rock pieces move from one place to another and become part of soil?
How do erosion and deposition create landforms?
What events can change Earth’s surface quickly?
3.1A, 3.2A, 3.2B, 3.2C, 3.2D, 3.2F, 3.3C, 3.4A, 3.4B, 3.6C, 3.7A, 3.7B, 3.7C

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Saturday February 1, 2014 1:30pm - 2:30pm
211

1:30pm

Integrated STEM for Intermediate Students
Join us for a hands-on engineering design challenge building stands for Silly Straws. Students will use their measurement skills along with their writing skills to design a stand for silly straws and then create an assembly kit, including instructions, for use by their classmates. Join us to design a display stand for silly straws, meeting given criteria and constraints and then work on the challenge of creating an assembly kit, including instructions, for your stand. Students practice communication skills, measurement, and problem solving strategies as they work on this engineering design challenge.

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Sara Moore

Director of Mathematics & Science, ETA hand2mind

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Saturday February 1, 2014 1:30pm - 2:30pm
409

1:30pm

Reflection and Application of the Science TEKS - Learning to Write to Argue with Claims and Evidence K-8
Reflect on the makeup of the Science TEKS 5-10. Apply this knowledge and understanding to effectively integrate Reading Informational Text, and Writing to Argue through Science Notebooking.

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Saturday February 1, 2014 1:30pm - 2:30pm
402

1:30pm

McGraw Hill Advanced Placement: Technology for Today and Tomorrow
Explore exciting new ways to administer, teach and excite AP science students. Diagnostic and adaptive technologies pinpoint student weakness and personalize learning. The goal is a 5, and technology in our AP classrooms can help us acheive this goal. Participants will resources and information to help bring their AP classrooms into 21st century.


Saturday February 1, 2014 1:30pm - 2:30pm
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1:30pm

Misconception Mania
In this entertaining and high-energy session, it's okay not to know the answer! That's because this session which is presented like a quiz-show, is designed to address knowledge gaps in a fun, non-intimidating, and hands-on way. Based upon an assortment of misconceptions held not only by grades 6-8 students, but by middle teachers as well, you'll learn the real science that underlies an assortment of TEKS...and have a great time while doing it!


Saturday February 1, 2014 1:30pm - 2:30pm
406

1:30pm

Aerology and Remote Sensing on Mars
How can we figure out what is on Mars without setting foot on the Red Planet? Samples from Curiosity and satellite images can provide amazing information to increase our knowledge. In this workshop we will simulate geologic core sampling and remote sensing to give an accurate view of this neighboring planet by conducting two different NASA-created labs.

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Don Becker

Instructional Technology Coordinator, Galveston College
Don Becker is the Instructional Technology Coordinator at Galveston College.  He earned his B.S. in Psychology from the University of Houston and is working on his Masters in Instructional Technology specializing in Game Theory and Design from the University of Houston-Clear Lake.  As a science teacher & instructional coach at Pasadena ISD and Clear Creek ISD, Mr. Becker has presented over 200 science and EdTech workshops at multiple levels and... Read More →

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Saturday February 1, 2014 1:30pm - 2:30pm
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1:30pm

Crazy TRAITS:Genetics and Adaptations
Participants will experience a unique model for how genetic traits are passed on to offspring. Concepts such as traits, alleles, phenotypes, genotypes and heredity will come alive as you create crazy creatures. Participants will also play the game of Adaptations. Free resources and door prizes.


Saturday February 1, 2014 1:30pm - 2:30pm
204

2:45pm

Rotational Motion III
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Saturday February 1, 2014 2:45pm - 3:45pm
213

2:45pm

Shoebox Science: Turning Your Lab Equipment into Effective Centers for the Classroom
The presentation will be Science Shoeboxes that can be set up in a lab; or checked out to the classroom follow lab presentations. If a lab is not available in your school, the science shoeboxes can be put together to make effective centers for the classroom. Themes included are Magnetism, Water Cycle, Force and Motion, Light Energy, Sound Energy, Mixtures and Solution, Sun, Earth and Moon System K-5. My colleague,

Saturday February 1, 2014 2:45pm - 3:45pm
800

2:45pm

Blendspace and Edmodo- Putting it All Together
Do you always include videos, websites you've bookmarked and documents in your lessons? Would you love to have ONE place where you keep everything organized that you can share with your students? Would you like for them to blog about what they are learning? The answer is BLENDSPACE and EDMODO. Come see how you could use these tools to include technology in your lessons and improve your students' engagement.Bringing a laptop or smartphone will help you connect to these websites during this presentation.

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Jeannie Burkhalter

5th Science Teacher, Richardson ISD

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Saturday February 1, 2014 2:45pm - 3:45pm
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2:45pm

Terrific Games and Puzzles for Elementary Schools
Teachers will learn to make their own fun and interactive games and puzzles based on the needs of their students, grade levels, types of learners, and TEKS Objectives. These great instructional tools can be used in different ways such as review, assessment, competition, warm -up, exit ticket, etc. Every game can be used individually, by group, or as a whole class activity. They promote deeper learning, better retention, and help to differentiate instruction.


Saturday February 1, 2014 2:45pm - 3:45pm
808

2:45pm

CANCELLED - Creepy Compounds & Chemistry
Come see just how cool, creative and creepy chemistry can be for your students!!. Participants will conduct a lab geared toward having students explore the elements, as well as how many different elements make up many different compounds, and react differently with different elements, to create many exciting and fun to observe reactions("Freaky- Frothy-Lava- Land"!) All lab stations will be Halloween/Fall themed with TEKS/Concepts coinciding with the holiday/season. You do not want to miss this relevant, hands-on workshop; It's going to be a SCREAM!


Saturday February 1, 2014 2:45pm - 3:45pm
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2:45pm

Augmented Reality APPS and alignment to the TEKS
Want to explore in a system in which the user cannot tell the difference between the real world and the virtual augmentation of it? Bring your iPad or iPhone to learn how to use several AR (Augmented Reality) APPS in your classroom and how they are aligned to the standards. Teachers will be given packet of "Markers" or "Trigger Images" to use with the each of the AR APPS so they may explore the 3-D world during the presentation.

Please feel free to attend without your device, but it will be a lot more fun with it!

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Danielle Reynolds, M. Ed.

Secondary Science Strategist, Grand Prairie ISD
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Michelle Smith

Instructional Media Specialist, Grand Prairie ISD
Give me any kind of Mexican food, and I'm happy! I love my gardens. Don't mess with my niece or nephew. It's a constant battle, but I work to find solutions that work for teachers and students to make learning meaningful, taking advantage of what's available. Connect educational technology with a purpose!

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Saturday February 1, 2014 2:45pm - 3:45pm
807

2:45pm

Setting Learning Goals by Deconstructing Standards
Driving questions can be a useful tool in project-based learning for focusing students in on the idea or purpose of a project. However, it is easy to get caught up in the idea of a project, rather than providing learning experiences that lead to the understanding of the content that will be assessed. When constructing learning opportunities such as PBL it is important to begin by setting learning-appropriate goals. This presentation will highlight the importance of deconstructing standards as a way to identify these goals. Once we understand what the standards actually want the student to be able to do with their knowledge, we can more easily come up with a driving question or identify authentic teaching approaches that will lead to the desired project outcomes.

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Dillon Chevalier

Professional Development Associate, Center for STEM Education and Research at UT-Dallas

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Saturday February 1, 2014 2:45pm - 3:45pm
804

2:45pm

Hollywood Physics
Looking for more engaging examples for you physics classroom? In this session, we will break down scenes from movies like Back to the Future, The A-Team, Gone in 60 Seconds, Abraham Lincoln Vampire Hunter and more! Using these movie scenes, students will use physics concepts like Kinematics, Projectile Motion, Force, and Momentum while trying to answer the age old movie question “is that really possible?” Participants will receive information on where to find each movie clip for easy use in the classroom.

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Kenric Davies

Lead Physics Teacher, Sherman High School
I obtained a Bachelor's of Arts in Physics from Texas A&M University where I was also a part of the aggieTEACH program. After graduating in 2010, I went to work for Sherman High School and have been teaching Physics, Pre-AP Physics, AP Physics B (now AP Physics 1 & 2), and Astronomy ever since. Recently, I received my MAT in Science Education from the University of Texas at Dallas.

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Saturday February 1, 2014 2:45pm - 3:45pm
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2:45pm

ipads and Chemistry
Captivate your students attention in the Chemistry classroom with the ipad! 21st century learners are eager to see technology incorporated in the classroom. This one hour presentation will provide you with some FREE methods to integrate the ipad in lab, lecture and projects.

REQUIREMENTS: Participants should bring their ipad with the following apps loaded: NearPod, NoteAnytime, NOVA Elements, Socrative (Student and Teacher App), Gas Laws HD Lite, Nuclear, Nuclear Sites


Saturday February 1, 2014 2:45pm - 3:45pm
806

2:45pm

Ranking Tasks for Today's Physics
Formative and summative assessment continue to drive the planning for our classes. Use of the ranking tasks can be a part of the assessment process. The ranking tasks will help students to use the relationships established in physics and identify some of the misconceptions within the physics concepts the students have maintained. The use of the ranking tasks will help build student confidence in the work and decision-making. Packets of ranking tasks for the entire year will be distributed and books with ranking tasks will be given to the first 20 through the door.


Saturday February 1, 2014 2:45pm - 3:45pm
613

2:45pm

Wordpress and the Classroom: Creating and Managing Your Personal, Academic Website in a Web 2.0 World
Is your district’s website ugly? Hard to navigate? Difficult for making your class materials available for student and parents? Tired of reloading your content year after year? Want a website that extends your classroom into cyberspace? Learn to host and manage your own customizable website. This workshop will show you what to do, and how to personalize your pages while optimizing communication features on your website. No coding experience needed. Free web hosting will be discussed as well as premium options. Static webpages will be contrasted with dynamic (blog) style web design. We will also investigate integrating social networking options, like twitter, into your site and in your classroom.


Saturday February 1, 2014 2:45pm - 3:45pm
615

2:45pm

Acceleration, get you students up to speed
This is a hands on lab with a short introductory ppt. The lab is focused on describing acceleration conceptually but includes analytical calculations as well. The lab includes using CPO ramps, modeling acceleration using dot cars, and providing alternative tactile acceleration activity to use with your students.


Saturday February 1, 2014 2:45pm - 3:45pm
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2:45pm

Leading Learners to Learning
Using the principles of Learning Theory and constructivist teaching, we will demonstrate how to put more accountability on your learners for their own learning. We will walk through how we did this using a project based learning event on the human body systems. Participants will be given handouts that were utilized on this unit, and a graphic organizer for planning future lessons using Learning Theory and constructivist learning principles.

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DianaLyn Perkins

Educator, Coppell Middle School East

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Saturday February 1, 2014 2:45pm - 3:45pm
811

2:45pm

Productive Group Work
For teachers new to the profession or teachers struggling with how to construct productive group work. Learn effective ways to group students, how to keep all members on-task and productive ways to assess learning within a collaborative environment.

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Saturday February 1, 2014 2:45pm - 3:45pm
809

2:45pm

Using the lab practicum for content mastery
According to the middle school science TEKS, educators should be spending at least 40% of instructional time doing lab activities to help enrich the content. This emphasis has been evident on the new STAAR as the process skills have been integrated into multi-stage questions. The problem at hand is how to truly assess that the students are able to manipulate these process skills with the content. Is it fair to give a paper and pencil test for kinesthetic activities? Does the 3-D, kinesthetic relationship get lost on a traditional assessment? This session will show how to use a lab practical to assess mastery of process skills with core content while using the kinesthetic skills from a set of lab activities. We hope to show that the correlation of a kinesthetic activity may be translated into a 2-D mental model, like the STAAR, while ensuring students are benefiting from lab experiences.

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Jason Pearson

8th grade science teacher, Frisco ISD
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Tony Westphal

Frisco ISD

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Saturday February 1, 2014 2:45pm - 3:45pm
420

2:45pm

Authentic Collaborative Planning
Think fast! On a scale of 1-10 rank your team’s collaborative planning strategy! If your immediate thought is, “Ugh!” or “What collaborative planning?” then this workshop is for you. Join two of Wakeland High School’s biology teachers to learn how their weekly team planning meetings are fun, helpful, truly a team effort, and most important effective. ALL students ultimately benefit from what each team member brings to the table during collaborative planning.
We will present tips and ideas about collaborative planning while modeling our favorite student-centered activities.


Saturday February 1, 2014 2:45pm - 3:45pm
416

2:45pm

Experience Earth Science through EarthLabs
Looking for ways to grab your student’s attention with real world issues using current scientific research, data, and visualizations in a way that allows them to become active participants in both learning and in personally addressing an issue? EarthLabs, a set of eight free on-line modules that focus on earth sciences, illustrate sequences for learning science concepts through a combination of computer based data analysis activities and more traditional hands-on experiments. Students use satellite imagery, numerical data, and computer visualization software to explore Earth system processes. They are written for high school but Jim has easily adapted them for middle school. Receive an overview of all eight (Climate and the Carbon Cycle, Climate and the Biosphere, Climate and the Cryosphere, Coral, Drought, Earth Systems Science, Fisheries, Hurricanes) and experience a few selected activities yourself.


Saturday February 1, 2014 2:45pm - 3:45pm
617

2:45pm

Motion Graphs and You! Teaching and learning motion graphs conceptually
Students often struggle with describing motion from a graph. In this workshop, participants will be presented with a conceptual, hands-on method of creating and interpreting kinematics graphs, using toy cars and ticker tape. Participants will receive student worksheets, keys, and a card sort activity. Skills presented are applicable for regular middle school through honors/AP high school physics students. For a more in-depth, numerical data analysis workshop, please attend Georgia Stuart's session, Science Data and You!

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Karin Busby

Physics Teacher, Lake Highlands High School

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Saturday February 1, 2014 2:45pm - 3:45pm
802

2:45pm

Who Squished My Marshmallow?
Explore the concept of how pressure and volume relate to each other as properties of gases using syringes (no needles!) and marshmallows. Investigate the formula for Boyle's Law: math integration. Handouts provided.

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Stephanie Taylor

The University of Texas at Dallas
StephanieM.Taylor@utdallas.edu

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Saturday February 1, 2014 2:45pm - 3:45pm
800

2:45pm

Fantastical Chemistry Demos for All Classrooms
These super fun and exciting chemistry demonstrations including dry ice, color changes and much more... can be used by all teachers to get a classroom of students excited about the amazing world of chemistry. These easy and practical demonstrations will truly show your students what we already know- that science is fun!

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Vandana Sirotiya

Science Teacher, Duncanville High School

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Saturday February 1, 2014 2:45pm - 3:45pm
419

2:45pm

Sink students into Learning with Wood and Water
Young learners observe how wood and water interact, and then find ways to sink wood samples. They use relative-position words to describe the location of wood in water as they discover that some woods sink easier than others. Students make a bar graph of their results from the investigation. Attendees will receive materials from this FOSS Texas Edition lesson. Kindergarten.

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Saturday February 1, 2014 2:45pm - 3:45pm
417

2:45pm

STEMscopes: A Sneak Peek of Our Enhanced K-5 Science Curriculum
Join us for a K-5 preview of Rice University's STEMscopes 2.0, a 100% TEKS-aligned online curriculum with an easy to use interface, and 20+ new features for classroom instruction. Samples of the new print items including the TEKS Activity Book STEMscopedia, our Literacy Book, and the EXPLORE Journal Guide will be available to look at, along with the analytics and student management system. From an integrated app creator to engaging multimedia, you and your students will find STEMscopes 2.0 to be your primary choice for science instruction.


Saturday February 1, 2014 2:45pm - 3:45pm
408

2:45pm

Observe to Conserve
Learn about the power of observing and documenting nature. Practice hands-on activities that will help your students understand and appreciate a connection with nature at your school and at the Dallas Zoo. We will show how to use nature journaling, citizen science, and The Nature Exchange to heighten your Zoo visit. Gain valuable resources that will support classroom learning and inspire your students to care for wild things and wild places.


Saturday February 1, 2014 2:45pm - 3:45pm
810

2:45pm

Follow the WATERshed!
The Elm Fork Education Center is the public education branch of the University of North Texas’s Environmental Programs, and the mission of the center is to develop and implement premiere environmental education programs. Our newest field trip program is all about WATERSHEDS! And it was developed with MIDDLE SCHOOL TEKS in mind! Come sample our Follow the Watershed program, and get additional information about other field trip and professional development opportunities available through the Elm Fork Education Center.

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Marti Lathrop

Elm Fork Education Center

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Saturday February 1, 2014 2:45pm - 3:45pm
805

2:45pm

Chemical Batteries - Electrify your Middle School Classroom!
Although we live a battery-powered lifestyle, most of us (middle school and high school students included) have no idea how batteries actually work. In this hands-on workshop, participants will be engaged in an activity from Issues and Physical Science from LAB-AIDS. Make a wet cell battery, explore the effect of using different metal electrodes on battery output, and consider ways to reduce the number of discarded batteries in the waste stream.

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Zach Smith

LAB-AIDS offers full year curriculum for middle school science, biology and chemistry. We also specialize in easy to teach, hands-on supplemental labs that come complete with materials, student sheets and lesson plans.

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Saturday February 1, 2014 2:45pm - 3:45pm
413

2:45pm

Electricity Goes Round and Round
Electricity Goes Round and Round
Students explore series and parallel circuits and compare the functioning of the components in each circuit. They formulate and justify their predictions, based on their observations of electricity transferring energy to produce light and motion. D-cells and solar cells are used as energy sources. Students also learn about alternative energy sources while answering the following questions:
How can you get two bulbs to light at the same time?
How can you light two bulbs brightly with one D-cell?
Which design is better for manufacturing long strings of lights—series or parallel?
How can you make a motor run faster using solar cells?
4.1A, 4.1B, 4.2A, 4.2B, 4.2C, 4.2D, 4.2E, 4.2F, 4.3A, 4.3B, 4.3C, 4.3D 4.4A, 4.4B, 4.6C, 4.7C

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Saturday February 1, 2014 2:45pm - 3:45pm
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2:45pm

Equip Your Tablet for Science with SPARKvue HD – A Full-Featured Science Application for Tablets!
iPad/tablet technology is providing educators with even more options to provide their students with 21st-century inquiry-based hands-on learning! Come explore "SPARKvue HD", PASCO’s latest application for the iPad and Android tablets. "SPARKvue HD" offers a full suite of display and analytical tools, all within an integrated learning environment—including reflection prompts, journaling and more. Come see how easy it is to collect real-time data with your tablet and a sensor!

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Saturday February 1, 2014 2:45pm - 3:45pm
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2:45pm

Interactive TEKS Science and Math Lessons
Boardworks Education provides teachers supplemental, interactive TEKS-based lessons designed especially for any interactive whiteboard or projection system. The PowerPoint based lessons are easy to implement and edit. Whether used in whole group, small group, flipped classrooms, or as review for tests, Boardworks will help math and science teachers save time creating lessons while engaging students in new ways.

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Boardworks

At Boardworks, we have created thousands of fully searchable TEKS-based lessons for the core classes created especially for interactive white boards (can also be used with projectors). Through simple to use and fully editable PowerPoint presentations, teachers have ready to use lessons that bring learning into the 21st century through interactive animations designed to provide students a more in depth learning experience. | | Teachers can... Read More →

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Saturday February 1, 2014 2:45pm - 3:45pm
619

2:45pm

Applying Newton's Laws
This one hour workshop will focus on strategies to improve the understanding of Newton's second law, inertia and collecting data to cement the relationship between force, mass and acceleration. Equipment raffle and free resources provided.


Saturday February 1, 2014 2:45pm - 3:45pm
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