TeachEngineering at NSTA

Start date: March 20, 2024
End date: March 23, 2024
All-day event
Location: Multiple Venues
NCWIT On the Road
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The National Science Teaching Association (NSTA) is hosting its national conference on science education in Denver, Colorado, from March 20th through March 23rd, and attendees will have multiple opportunities to connect with TeachEngineering at that event! Below, find a comprehensive list of where to connect with NCWIT. All times listed reflect the local time zone, Mountain Time. Learn more about registration online, and follow NCWIT on social media — Linkedin | Instagram | Facebook | Twitter — for daily reminders. Search #NCWITontheroad for updates, highlights, and more!

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Friday, March 22nd

Speed Sharing Session: “Engaging Middle School Minds in Science Exploration”
10:40 AM – 11:40 AM | Colorado Convention Center | Mile High Ballroom 3A

Hear from speaker Reindert Reitsma, PhD – a researcher with TeachEngineering and Professor of Business Information Systems at Oregon State University, an NCWIT Higher Ed Alliance member institution. He will present an alternative way of exploring, searching and navigating the Next Generation Science Standards (NGSS). Instead of presenting the NGSS as a set of linked tables, the NGSS Explorer uses the connectivity between the standards to display them as interactive network graphs.

Speed Sharing Session: “Building an Equitable Science Classroom for Grades 6-8”
10:40 AM – 11:40 AM | Colorado Convention Center | Mile High Ballroom 3B

Join members of the TeachEngineering team – Ellen Parrish and Jennifer Kracha – to learn about and access free, teacher-tested K-12 STEM resources! The TeachEngineering Digital Library is a free, online collection of 1,850+ K-12 curricular STEM resources. This session highlights the key features and benefits of TeachEngineering, shedding light on how this digital collection empowers educators to explore the “E” in STEM: Engineering!

Hands-on Workshop: “Creative Engineering Design”
10:40 AM – 11:40 AM | Hyatt Regency Denver | Mineral Hall C

Creative Engineering Design is a classroom-tested, ready-to-teach, hands-on introductory engineering curriculum that highlights concepts of the NSF-funded ASPIRE Engineering Research Center, which aims to make equitable and sustainable widespread electric vehicle-based transportation a reality. Learn more about with ASPIRE Pre-college Director Jennifer Taylor, from NCWIT’s home campus – The University of Colorado – Boulder – and Jennifer Ramos-Chavez, from The University of Texas at El Paso, an NCWIT Higher Ed Alliance member institution.

Poster: “TeachEngineering Digital Library: Free, Standards-Aligned STEM Resources”
12:00 PM – 1:00 PM | Colorado Convention Center | Exhibit Hall, Poster Session

The TeachEngineering Digital Library is a free, online collection of K-12 curricular STEM resources. The goal is to help educators put the ‘E’ in STEM— by making applied science, technology, and math come alive through engineering design and design thinking. Stop by the exhibition to learn more about an array of hands-on, standards-aligned activities for K-12 students.

About TeachEngineering

TeachEngineering was founded in 2001 by the National Science Foundation (NSF), and is now part of NCWIT – an NSF-founded and funded national non-profit which aims to increase the meaningful participation of underrepresented people in STEM education and in the workforce. TeachEngineering continues to expand with published curricula from over 60 different institutions. Individual authors who make specific contributions receive recognition at the end of every curricular resource. Visit teachengineering.org to learn more.

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