DCSTA/MDCPS STEAM CONFERENCE

Science STEAMs It Up,

Everywhere Every Day

Hosted by

Dade County Science Teachers’ Association

and the Department of Science

November 8, 2016

Miami Springs Senior High

751 Dove Avenue

Miami Springs, Florida 33166

Conference Schedule

Time

 

Event

 

Location

7:45 – 8:30 am

 

Coffee with Vendors & Registration

 

Gym

8:30 – 8:50 am

 

Opening: Department of Science & DCSTA

 

Auditorium

8:55 – 10:10 am

 

Session 1: Department of Science

 

Classrooms

10:20 – 11:20 am

 

Session 2: Breakout Sessions

 

Classrooms

11:20 –12:20 pm

 

Lunch: Complimentary Pizza 

Networking with Vendors

 

Gym

12:20 – 12:25 pm

 

Door Prizes (must be present to win)

 

Gym

12:30-1:15 pm

 

Keynote Speaker: Andrés Ruzo

And more door prizes (must be present to win)

 

Auditorium

1:25– 2:30 pm

 

Session 3: Breakout Sessions and Exit Ticket

 

    Classrooms

 

Breakout Session 2 

 10:20 -11:20 am


Name of Presenter

Presentation Name

Audience

Room

 

Joanne Sterling

Integrate Literacy and Differentiate Your K-6 Science Instruction with

Science A-Z!

Elementary

TBA

 

Dr. April Anderson

Science Bits: Upgrade Your Science Class with 5 E’s

Elementary (3-5) Middle

TBA

 

Jose Ruiz, M. Ed

Inspire future innovators with STEM

Elementary Middle

TBA

 

Michele Detwiler

STEM Literacy: Strategies for Making Science Text Meaningful

Elementary

Middle

TBA

 

Pam Renfrow

Think Like A Scientist!

Middle

TBA

 

Dr. JP Keener - Former State Director - FLDOE

Insights and technology-based solutions for state assessments and student achievement.

Elementary

3-5

Middle

High

TBA

 

Wendy Peel

Inspiring Generation STEM

Middle

High

TBA

 

Michelle Laux

Edgenuity:  Guide to Success in Middle School

Middle

TBA

 

Birgith Phillips

EDPuzzle- brief introduction to video quizzes and grading

Middle

High

TBA

 

Michelle Kirk

But Wait, There's More - Biology Resources

High

TBA

 

Sonia Fernandez

Incorporating STEM in Your Classroom

Elementary

3-5

TBA

 

Dr. Christine Todd-Gibson

Use of Algorithms to Determine Trusted Facebook Friends

All

TBA

 

Caroline Lewis

Climate Across the Curriculum

Middle

High

TBA

 

Spencer Ellington

CPO Wind Turbine- A STEM Approach to Engineering and Design

Middle

High

TBA

 

Daniel Mannina

The Frost Science Portable Planetarium

All

Gym

 

Ashley Hart

Free Online STEM Resources for Your Classroom!

Elementary

3-5

Middle

Computer

Lab

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


Breakout Session 3 

1:25 – 2:30 pm


Name of Presenter

Presentation Name

Audience

Room #

 

Joanne Sterling

Integrate Literacy and Differentiate Your K-6 Science Instruction with Science A-Z!

Elementary

TBA

 

Dr. April Anderson

Science Bits: Upgrade Your Science Class with 5 E

Elementary (3-5) Middle

TBA

 

Jose Ruiz, M. Ed

Inspire future innovators with STEM

ElementaryMiddle

TBA

 

Michele Detwiler

The Value of Writing Scientific Explanations using Claim-Evidence-Reasoning

Middle

TBA

 

Pam Renfrow

Think Like A Scientist!

Middle

TBA

 

Dr. JP Keener - Former State Director - FLDOE

Insights and technology-based solutions for state assessments and student achievement.

Elementary (3-5)

Middle

High

TBA

 

Wendy Peel

Inspiring Generation STEM

Middle High

TBA

 

Michelle Laux

Edgenuity:  Guide to Success in Biology

Middle

High

TBA

 

Birgith Phillips

Time Management Survival kit for students

Middle

High

TBA

 

Michelle Kirk

STEM Perfect Circuit

Elementary

3-5

Middle

TBA

 

Bertha Vazquez

Evolution for Educators

Middle

TBA

 

Andres Rodriguez

Aquaponics and STEAM, a Natural fit.

All

TBA

 

Sara Walkup

Grant Writing 101

All

TBA

 

Ashley Hart

Free Online STEM Resources for Your Classroom!

Elementary

3-5

Middle

Computer

Lab

 

Daniel Mannina

The Frost Science Portable Planetarium

All

Gym

 

Deborah Bloch

FAST Conference Gems

Middle

TBA

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 





Sponsored by: Dade County Science Teachers’ Association (DCSTA) and Office of Academics and Transformation: Department of Science


Miami Springs High






SPECIAL BOOK SIGNING

Special Book Signing 
by our very own DCSTA Member
Dr. Yvette Greenspan!
*see below for special offer

Nationally and internationally, educators now understand the critical importance of STEM subjects-science, technology, engineering, and mathematics. Today, the job of the classroom science teacher demands finding effective ways to meet current curricula standards and prepare students for a future in which a working knowledge of science and technology will dominate. But standards and goals don't mean a thing unless we: 
grab students' attention
capture and deepen children's natural curiosity
create an exciting learning environment that engages the learner
make science come alive inside and outside the classroom setting. 

A Guide to Teaching Elementary Science: Ten Easy Steps gives teachers, at all stages of classroom experience, exactly what the title implies. Written by lifelong educator Yvette Greenspan, this book is designed for busy classroom teachers who face tough conditions, from overcrowded classrooms to shrinking budgets, and too often end up anxious and overwhelmed by the challenges ahead and their desire for an excellent science program. 

This book: helps teachers develop curricula compatible with the Next Generation Science Standards and the Common Core Standards; provides easy-to-implement steps for setting up a science classroom, plus strategies for using all available resources to assemble needed teaching materials; offers detailed sample lesson plans in each STEM subject, adaptable to age and ability and designed to embrace the needs of all learners; and presents bonus information about organizing field trips and managing science fairs. 

Without question, effective science curricula can help students develop critical thinking skills and a lifelong passion for science.

How to Order:
A Guide to Teaching Elementary Science: Ten Easy Steps is available online at https://www.sensepublishers.com/ with special 15% discount when using code "24601" at checkout.
Also available at Amazon and Barnes & Noble

  

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