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Welcome to the 2017 Tennessee Science Teachers Association Conference.  We are excited about all the professional learning you will engage in as you plan out your conference schedule.  The TSTA conference app will keep you updated with all the great things that will be occuring thoughout the conference. TSTA is going paperless and we encourage you to plan your schedule in advance using the app. Connect with friends and see who is signed up for a session you may want to attend. Create a profile and use social media in the app to share the exciting resources you find during the conference. 

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Thursday, November 9
 

5:00pm

 
Friday, November 10
 

8:00am

Amazing Video-Based Projects for Effective STEM Learning for Middle School Oakleigh ADamon Smerchek • Houghton Mifflin Harcourt • Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Elementary Engineering made Easy and Engaging Mirabella JAndrea Berry • Katie Nash EVERFI – Make STEM Concepts Accessible & Exciting Through Digital [FREE] Resources Oakleigh CLiz Malugen How to Get Hands-On with STEM: Have STEM. Will Travel. Create Inquiry-Based STEM Learning Anywhere Mirabella GAlysee Daniels • Monica Farner Science Teacher/ STEM Teacher; What’s the Difference? Broadlands BRhys Lutsky • STEMscopes CPO's Link Chemistry Models Learning Module: Fun with Atom Building Games and the Periodic Table Mirabella BFaunne Brown Workshop on the New TN Science Standards, “3D in Tennessee” Cambridge AMcGraw Hill Curriculum Specialists • McGraw Hill • McGraw Hill How to Borrow Robots to Teach Standards-Based Curriculum Oakleigh B Wireless Sensors in the High School Science Classroom Mirabella ABruce Davidson • PASCO • PASCO Come on, Baby! Let’s Do the Twist 3D Learning Style! Mirabella HLorrie Graves • Katie Osborne • Melissa Walker Using Phenomena to Engage Students in Science Mirabella CBrad Fountain • Discovery Education • Discovery Education Water ….. Good to the Last Drop Mirabella IMary Margaret Ulderich DCI, SEP CCC and Tennessee Broadlands AJackie Orgain • Dr. Scott Skene • Pearson • Pearson Speaking of Science: Using Language to Encourage Inquiry and Discussion Cambridge BEmily Stein Using the Stories of Scientists to Bring Science to Life Mirabella DKristin Rearden

9:30am

Essential Physics: The Fully Integrated Equipment and Curriculum in One Package Mirabella ADr. Tom Hsu • PASCO • PASCO The UT Martin STEM Center: What We Do and What We’ve Learned Oakleigh BJohn W. Overcash Genetics: Crazy Traits and CPO's Link Learning Module Mirabella BFaunne Brown Designing Authentic Schoolyard Investigations that Assess for Understanding: Create meaningful, student driven investigations in the schoolyard using UbD backwards design unit planning approach. Cambridge BJennie Mcguigan 3-D Learning with Phenomenoa, Questions and Models Mirabella DKelly Moore • Leslie Suters 3-D Printer Pens for the Elementary & Middle School Classroom Mirabella HPerihan Fidan • Dr. Stephanie Wendt Argue This! Mirabella CBrad Fountain • Discovery Education • Discovery Education Formative Assessment for Middle School Cambridge AJoyce Tugel • McGraw Hill • McGraw Hill Pedagogy and Process for the 21st Century 3D Science Classroom Oakleigh AMichael DiSpezio • Houghton Mifflin Harcourt • Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Using Anchoring Events to Ambitiously Teach Science Mirabella JSarah Button • Dr. Andrea Henrie • Sophia Krysa (TEAMS) Teaming Up to Tackle the New Science Standards Integrating Common core Math and ELA Mirabella IBeth Dycus • Leeann Wampler Claim-Evidence-Reasoning: Writing Scientific about Phenomenon Broadlands BRhys Lutsky • STEMscopes Formative Assessment and Personalized Learning in the AP, Honors and Electives Science Classroom Broadlands AJackie Orgain • Dr. Scott Skene • Pearson • Pearson Interactive Content Make-Over: Literacy, Math & Science Mirabella GAlysee Daniels • Monica Farner Secondary Considerations: The IRIS Center’s Online Resources for High School Educators Oakleigh CJanice Brown • Amy Harris

11:00am

1:00pm

Essential Physics: The Fully Integrated Equipment and Curriculum in One Package Mirabella ADr. Tom Hsu • PASCO • PASCO Exploring the Engineering Design Process to Engage Students in STEM Mirabella GKevin Nolten • Jonathon Ownby Mobile STEM Learning in Rural Tennessee: the TTU STEMmobile Oakleigh BDr. Scott Eddins • Nikolas McGehee Workshop on the New TN Science Standards, “3D in Tennessee” Cambridge AMcGraw Hill Curriculum Specialists • McGraw Hill • McGraw Hill 1 Class period + 1 Model System + 2 Cellular Processes = Success 4 Students Cambridge BTamica Stubbs • Bio-Rad Laboratories Demystifying STEM – Earthquake Proof Towers and Engineering Design Broadlands BRhys Lutsky • STEMscopes Engage All Learners with HMH Virtual Field Trips, powered by Google Expeditions Oakleigh AMargo Dye • Houghton Mifflin Harcourt • Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Exploring the Depths of Inquiry Mirabella CSara Harville • Discovery Education • Discovery Education Inside the New Middle School (6-8) Science Standards Mirabella DAndy Hebert Current Event Data Analysis in the Middle School Science Classroom Mirabella HShelli Henry Science Notebooking: Finding What Works Oakleigh CRachel Miller Using Phenomenon to Guide 3-Dimensional Learning Mirabella BJeffrey Cicero A Differentiated Environment that Guarantees Repeated Exposure to Crosscutting Concepts and STEAM Opportunities— Focus: Life Science Mirabella JDr. Karen Burke • Nicole King UnBEElievable Broadlands AJackie Orgain • Dr. Scott Skene • Pearson • Pearson Writing through Science Content Mirabella ILeeann Wampler

2:30pm

Amazing Video-Based Projects for Effective STEM Learning Oakleigh ADamon Smerchek • Houghton Mifflin Harcourt • Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Creative Ways to Activate the 4C’s with Your Content Mirabella CSara Harville • Discovery Education • Discovery Education DIVE-In Engineering: Making Sense of the Maker Movement Broadlands BRhys Lutsky • STEMscopes Educating I Cyberspace: Prepare Students for the Jobs of Tomorrow Mirabella GKevin Nolten • Jonathon Ownby Engineering Challenges with 3D Printing Oakleigh BTracy Anderson • Kelly Johnston • Delvin Marcum • Stacy Merritt • Leslie Suters • Lisa Tackett Essential Chemistry Mirabella ADr. Tom Hsu • PASCO • PASCO The Science Classroom Magic of the Multifaceted ELISA Assay! Cambridge BTamica Stubbs • Bio-Rad Laboratories Formative Assessment for High School Cambridge AJoyce Tugel • McGraw Hill • McGraw Hill Implementing Three Dimensional Learning: Dimension One – Scientific Explorative Mirabella BAutumn Hillis Interdisciplinary STEM Engagement Mirabella HJoshua Sneideman A Differentiated Environment that Guarantees Repeated Exposure to Crosscutting Concepts and STEAM Opportunities— Focus: Earth and Space Science Mirabella JDr. Karen Burke • Nicole King Inside the New TN High School (9-12) Science Standards Mirabella DJeannie Cuervo It’s Elementary: The IRIS Center’s Online resources for Elementary School Educators Oakleigh CJanice Brown • Amy Harris Linking Literacy Mirabella IBeth Dycus • Candace Sanders Where’s Your Evidence? Broadlands AJackie Orgain • Dr. Scott Skene • Pearson • Pearson

4:00pm

Biology in a Box Unit 11, Biomechanics Reveals STEM Cambridge BKathy DeWein • Kashina Hickson Free STEM Resources and Science Teaching Resources from the Civil Air Patrol Broadlands BLt. Colonel Dave Garner Project-Driven Learning in Cyber Mirabella GKevin Nolten • Jonathon Ownby STEM Career Challenges Made Easy Mirabella CJessica Vasquez • Discovery Education • Discovery Education CPO's Link Wind Turbine Learning Module--A STEM Approach to Engineering and Design Oakleigh BFaunne Brown Using Pendulums to Study Patterns Mirabella BAndy Howe • Karla West Workshop on the New TN Science Standards, “3D in Tennessee” Cambridge AMcGraw Hill Curriculum Specialists • McGraw Hill • McGraw Hill Inside the New TN Elementary School (K-5) Science Standards Mirabella DAndrea Berry Wireless Sensors in the Middle School Science Classroom Mirabella ABruce Davidson • PASCO • PASCO Developing and Using Models Oakleigh CMichaela O'Dell • Kimberly O’Dell Engineering! Construct a 3D Understanding as you Engineer a Prop-driven Vehicle Oakleigh AMichael DiSpezio • Houghton Mifflin Harcourt • Houghton Mifflin Harcourt A Differentiated Environment that Guarantees Repeated Exposure to Crosscutting Concepts and STEAM Opportunities— Focus: Physical Science Mirabella JDr. Karen Burke • Nicole King DCI, SEP CCC and Tennessee Broadlands AJackie Orgain • Dr. Scott Skene • Pearson • Pearson Project Based Learning in the Middle School Classroom – An Integration of Science, Math and Literacy Aligned to State Standards Mirabella HJamie Price • Laura Robertson TEAMS Share-a-thon Mirabella IBeth Dycus • Donna Tompkins • Mary Margaret Ulderich • Leeann Wampler • David Wehunt
 
Saturday, November 11
 

7:45am

9:00am

10:15am

11:30am