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Saturday, February 1
 

10:00am CST

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 CST
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10:00am CST

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 CST
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10:00am CST

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 CST
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11:15am CST

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
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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... Read More →

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

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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Ramy Mahmoud

2013 PISD Teacher of the Year/ UTD Lecturer, Plano ISD/ UT-Dallas
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... Read More →

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

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 CST
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11:15am CST

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 CST
613

1:30pm CST

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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Paul Eyler

District Science Facilitator, Tyler ISD
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Saturday February 1, 2014 1:30pm - 2:30pm CST
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1:30pm CST

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 CST
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2:45pm CST

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... Read More →

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