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MƒA at 2017 National Conferences

In the News | March 13, 2017





This month and next, MƒA will once again have a presence at the 2017 National Science Teachers Association (NSTA) National Conference and the 2017 National Council of Teachers of Mathematics (NCTM) Annual Conference & Exposition. We’ll have a booth at each conference, where staff and MƒA teachers will be handing out MƒA giveaways and brochures and answering questions about our fellowships. In addition to the MƒA booths in the exhibit halls, a number of MƒA teachers will be giving presentations at both conferences.

NSTA
The 2017 NSTA National Conference will be held in Los Angeles, California from March 29 – April 1. The conference will allow science teachers to explore broad themes in pedagogy and content, including NGSS: The Next Generation of Science Teaching, 2017: A STEM Odyssey, Science & Literature Reloaded, and Mission Possible: Equity for Universal Access. Highlighted below are the MƒA teachers who have been selected to present at the national conference:

March 30

  • Steve Oszust, MƒA Master Teacher – “Using Statistical Analysis of the PTC Gene as a Means to Study Mendelian Principles and Evolutionary Trends” – 8 a.m.
  • Jude Julien, MƒA Master Teacher – “Reconceptualizing Chemistry Through Play: Acids and Bases” – 2 p.m.
  • Zachary White-Stellato, MƒA Master Teacher – “Group Learning Routines as a Bridge to Constructing Scientific Explanations” – 3:30 p.m.

March 31

  • Vielca Anglin, Marina Webb, and Kara MacDevitt, all MƒA Master Teachers – “Giving Diverse Learners Access, Choice, and Voice: Performance-Based Assessment Tasks (PBATs) as a Tool for Three-Dimensional Learning” – 8 a.m.
  • Laura Wang, MƒA Early Career Teacher, and Mike Zitolo, MƒA Master Teacher –“Supporting Student Independence and Metacognition in Problem-Solving” – 8 a.m.
  • Amanda Solarsh, MƒA Master Teacher – “Giving Life to Life Science Design Challenges” – 11 a.m.
  • Lena Cosentino, M­ƒA Master Teacher – “How to Make Data Accessible to ALL Learners” – 11 a.m.
  • Jude Julien, MƒA Master Teacher – “Reconceptualizing Chemistry Through Play: Acids and Bases” – 12 p.m.
  • Jessica Ross, MƒA Master Teacher – “Using Technology to Differentiate Instruction” – 3:30 p.m.
  • Amanda Solarsh, MƒA Master Teacher – “Transforming the T in STEM: Using Technology in All Aspects of the 5E Instructional Model” – 4 p.m.
  • MƒA Reception for MƒA Teachers – 6 p.m.

April 1

  • Jude Julien, MƒA Master Teacher – “The Power of Game-Based Learning in the Science Classroom” – 10 a.m.
  • Mimi Prabhu, M­ƒA Master Teacher – “The Greatest Disease: Teaching Authentic Biomedical Science Using Case Studies Based on Primary Scientific Papers” – 11 a.m.
  • Ellie Williamson, MƒA Master Teacher – Share-A-Thon – 11 a.m.
  • Anna Annina, MƒA Master Teacher, and Jimmy Ma, MƒA Master Teacher Emeritus –  “Using the 5E Model to Implement the NGSS in the Chemistry Classroom” – 5 p.m.
  • Molly Shabica, MƒA Master Teacher – “Project-Based Learning in Science to Reach All Learners” – 5 p.m.

April 2

  • Laura Wang, MƒA Early Career Teacher, and Mike Zitolo, MƒA Master Teacher – “Mastery Notebooks: Reflective Writing for Internalized Ideas” – 11 a.m.

Join MƒA staff members and teachers at booth #1937.

 

NCTM
The 2017 NCTM Annual Meeting & Exposition is taking place in San Antonio, Texas from April 5 – 8. This year’s conference focuses around the topic “Creating Communities and Cultivating Change.” Highlighted below are the MƒA teachers who have been selected to present at the national conference.

April 6

  • Patrick Honner, MƒA Master Teacher – “Making Math in Scratch” – 9:30 a.m.
  • Zack Miller, MƒA Master Teacher – “Where’s the Math?” – 11:30 a.m.
  • José Vilson, MƒA Master Teacher – “This is Not a Test: Math, Equity, and What’s Not Adding Up” – 12:30 p.m.
  • Carl Oliver, MƒA School Leader Fellow – “Beyond Linear: Relatable Problems that Lead to a Deep Understanding of Quadratic Functions” – 12:30 p.m.
  • MƒA Reception for MƒA Teachers – 6 p.m.

April 7

  • José Vilson, MƒA Master Teacher – Ignite! – 6:30 p.m.

Meet with MƒA staff members and teachers at booth #1043.


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