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Concurrent Session Tracks:

  • Conference Information
  • Educator Experiences
  • Networking Sessions
  • Workshops

8:00am - 8:15am

Welcome from the organizers


Orientation activity

8:30 - 10:45am

NGSS and Vision & Change

NGSS and Vision & Change

8:45-9:45 -- Experiences with Vision and Change in Undergraduate Life Sciences, Presenter: Heather Seitz
9:45-10:45 -- NGSS and the 3D Atlas, Presenter: Ted Willard


Morning Break


Developing and Using Models

Developing and Using Models

11:00 -12:00 -- Formative assessment of group processing
Presenter: Kerri Wingert, Hearing Ideas in Science Talk: The LISTIN Tool

12:00pm - 1:00pm

Lunch & Poster set-up


Information Swap, Round 2

Educator Experiences

1:15-2:00pm -- Panel Presentations: Each of 4 panelists shares for 10 minutes (plus 5 minutes each for Q&A)
*Scott King (ESU 16): Making and using a model in a food science storyline unit
*Jodi Bahr (ESU 9): Understanding states of matter through particle movement using physical models and simulation
* Joe Dauer (UNL): Allowing undergraduates to explore system dynamics in computational modeling activities

2:00-2:20 -- Table Discussion and Note-taking

2:20-2:30 -- Gallery Walk, tables report out to the larger group

2:30 - 3:00 pm

Afternoon Break

3:00pm - 4:00pm

Panel Presentations

Panel presentations

*Daniel Shaben: Data analysis in the application of autonomous robotics from a high-school robotics project
* Dena Harshbarger (UNK) and Erin Ingram (UNL): Exploring BBC Microbits as a tool for integrating STEM in Elementary Pre-Service Teacher Development
* Mark Meysenburg (DIVAS); Using simple image processing in the natural sciences

4:00-4:20 p.m. -- Tables work on common questions and record discussion on group notes. Identify aspects of the atlas that were involved in one or more presentations. Do something with the LISTIN questions? Panelists can be available for questions at each table.

4:20 - 4:30pm -- Gallery walk, tables report out to the larger group

4:30 - 5:00pm -- Jigsaw: what have you heard?
Disciplinary discussions and theme identification. Break into disciplinary and grade-level groups. Discuss themes that you heard and how you see them applying to your level/field. Post for gallery walk.

6:00pm - 7:30pm

Networking Session -- with Hors D'Oeuvres

Connection activities

5:00 - 5:30 p.m. BREAK & poster set-up

5:30 - 5:45 p.m. -- Information Swap, Round 3: Give a 2-minute introduction to the people at your table. Include: your name, institution, your position, what you like about what you do, and something about you that most people don't know.

6:00 - 7:00 p.m. -- Reverse poster session: On posterboards in the room, post questions/topics you'd like to discuss. Wait for others with similar interests to join.
AND Poster Presentations (share your idea or opportunities with attendees):
* Marc Libault (UNL) - Research Experiences in Plant Biotechnology for Nebraska High School Students
* Anya Covarrubias (GIPS) - Topic TBD
* Dirk Charlson & Aaron Thiessen (CCC) - Estimating Tree Height Using Unmanned Aerial Systems
* Amy Christensen (GCU) - Live Lessons and Professional Development
* Eric Tom (NE EPSCoR) - Demo of Young Nebraska Scientists Mobile Labs
* Student Artifacts (Bring an artifact to share, displaying how students have worked on modeling and/or computational skills.)

Heavy hors d'oeuvres provided. Cash bar.


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