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Saturday, February 1
 

10:00am CST

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... Read More →

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

10:00am CST

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 CST
808

10:00am CST

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.

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avatar for Morgan Cave

Morgan Cave

iTeam Lead, Richardson ISD
An Instructional Technology Specialist on the iTeam, I support campuses in the Berkner Learning Community. I am passionate about helping teachers design authentic and engaging learning experiences for students.
avatar for Sarah Claborn

Sarah Claborn

K-3 Advanced Learning Teacher, Richardson ISD
This is my 12th year teaching and I've taught 1st & 2nd grades, K-6 Gifted & Talented, and worked in Instructional Technology as a Specialist... all in RISD!

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

10:00am CST

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 CST
810

10:00am CST

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.

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avatar for Karin Busby

Karin Busby

Physics Teacher, Lake Highlands High School

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

10:00am CST

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.

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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 CST
805

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
613

10:00am CST

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/Developer, Supporting Science, Inc.
Owner/Consultant

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

10:00am CST

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 CST
410

10:00am CST

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.

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Sara Moore

Director of Mathematics & Science, ETA hand2mind

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

10:00am CST

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 CST
416

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
404

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
402

10:00am CST

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 Christine Ely | Houghton Mifflin Harcourt

Christine Ely | Houghton Mifflin Harcourt

Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
Houghton Mifflin Harcourt (HMH) is a global learning company committed to delivering connected solutions that engage learners, empower educators and improve student outcomes.

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

10:00am CST

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.

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avatar for Brad Fountain

Brad Fountain

Director of Instructional Implementation, Discovery Education
Brad is a passionate educator with over 20 years of educational experience. He began his career teaching in a 3-5 multi-age classroom in rural North Carolina where he utilized some of the earliest educational internet based web resources. He served as administrator of the North Carolina... Read More →

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

11:15am CST

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

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avatar for Susan Jacobs

Susan Jacobs

5th Grade Science Teacher, Northwest ISD

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

11:15am CST

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 CST
810

11:15am CST

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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avatar for Jan Wilson

Jan Wilson

Science Facilitator, Mesquite ISD

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

11:15am CST

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 CST
801

11:15am CST

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!

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avatar for Mary Urquhart

Mary Urquhart

Associate Professor and Department Head, The University of Texas at Dallas
Dr. Mary Urquhart is an Associate Professor and Head of the Department of Science and Mathematics Education in the School of Natural Sciences and Mathematics of the University of Texas of Dallas, and an Affiliate Associate Professor of Physics. She holds degrees in Physics and Geophysics... Read More →

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

11:15am CST

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!

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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 CST
615

11:15am CST

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 CST
811

11:15am CST

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.

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avatar for Wendy Kennedy

Wendy Kennedy

6th Grade Science Teacher, Springtown Intermediate
I enjoy teaching science, especially 6th grade science where everything is introduced. I am a facilitator for Project E3 and the Texas Wild Programs. I was in the UNT Collaborative where I attended various conferences and presented at NSTA and CAST.

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

11:15am CST

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!

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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 CST
805

11:15am CST

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 CST
611

11:15am CST

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... Read More →

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

11:15am CST

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 CST
408

11:15am CST

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 CST
211

11:15am CST

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 CST
409

11:15am CST

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 CST
410

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
402

11:15am CST

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/Developer, Supporting Science, Inc.
Owner/Consultant

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

11:15am CST

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 is a passionate educator with over 20 years of educational experience. He began his career teaching in a 3-5 multi-age classroom in rural North Carolina where he utilized some of the earliest educational internet based web resources. He served as administrator of the North Carolina... Read More →

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

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

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 CST
611

1:30pm CST

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 CST
808

1:30pm CST

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 CST
419

1:30pm CST

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... Read More →

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

1:30pm CST

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 CST
423

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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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 CST
805

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
615

1:30pm CST

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 CST
417

1:30pm CST

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 CST
410

1:30pm CST

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 CST
211

1:30pm CST

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 CST
409

1:30pm CST

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 CST
402

2:45pm CST

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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avatar for Jeannie Burkhalter

Jeannie Burkhalter

5th Science Teacher, Richardson ISD

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Saturday February 1, 2014 2:45pm - 3:45pm CST
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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 CST
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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 CST
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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... Read More →

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

TEACHER 10MO, DHS
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Vandana Sirotiya

Science Teacher, Duncanville High School

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

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

Program Project Coordinator, Elm Fork Education Center - UNT

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

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 CST
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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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Scott Fields

South Central US Consultant, PASCO scientific
I am beyond excited to be back as PASCO's "local" DFW rep! We have the wireless sensors and data-collection solutions to make your labs hands-on, efficient, and engaging! With our latest "Essential Physics" & "Essential Chemistry" textbook offerings and lab manuals, PASCO is poised... Read More →

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