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2015 MnSTA Conference on Science Education Feb 20-21 • Verizon Wireless Center • Mankato It is the mission of MnSTA to stimulate, coordinate, and improve science teaching and learning for all.


Welcome to Mankato and the fifth annual MnSTA Conference on Science Education! Thank you for your attendance, for your active participation in sessions, and for joining our 50th anniversary celebration! The conference planning team has assembled an outstanding program filled with exciting presentations, featured strand speakers, engaging keynote, a Friday evening 50th anniversary event, and three Saturday workshops. This conference is designed to allow you to focus on a strand of workshops and speakers or let you explore other science disciplines and grade-level teaching. Whatever your professional development goals, the MnSTA Conference on Science Education provides you with a wide variety of opportunities to enhance your professional growth as a science educator. In addition to formal programming, we hope you will network with colleagues, MnSTA board members and presenters to build meaningful professional relationships. Be sure to take advantage of time during meals and between sessions to socialize and visit our great exhibitors. On Friday evening, don’t miss the 50th anniversary dinner and program at the Children’s Museum of Southern Minnesota, a short walk or shuttle bus ride from the Verizon Center. We hope this year’s MnSTA Conference on Science Education will leave you enthused, rejuvenated and filled with new ideas and resources for teaching your students! Happy 50th Birthday, MnSTA!

Lee Schmitt Eric Koser Jean Tushie MnSTA President Conference Manager Conference Coordinator


Our sincere thank you goes to Boston Scientific for making a significant contribution as a sponsor of this event!

Boston Scientific is dedicated to transforming lives through innovative medical solutions that improve the health of patients around the world and proudly supports the Minnesota Science Teachers Association.

Congratulations to the Minnesota Science Teachers Association on its 50th anniversary. Your work on improving the quality of STEM education for Minnesota’s students is important to me, to our state, and to our nation’s future. My role is to make sure the federal government supports your work. That’s why I have introduced the STEM Master Teacher Corps Act, which I am very appreciative of MnSTA’s support and proud to say that it has been endorsed by the National Science Teachers Association. My bill will create a STEM Master Teacher Corps, comprised of the top STEM teachers, and provide them with additional professional development so that they can become leaders in their schools and communities. In recognition of their excellent work and new leadership responsibilities, these STEM master teachers will receive a salary bump. STEM educators work extremely hard and deserve to be recognized for it. Thank you for everything you do. Have a great conference, keep up the good work, and I’ll do my best to make sure Congress does the same.

Our 1966 convention program!


A Legacy of Leadership • MnSTA Presidents Interim President 1964: Newell Smeby, 
Rochester
 1964-66: Denneth C Dvergsten, Frank B Kellogg Sr High – Roseville 1966-68: Glenn W Erickson, Northwestern College – Roseville 1968-70: Ray C Weidner, Hopkins Sr High 1970-72: Joseph B Michel,
Richfield Sr High 1972-73: Robert E Lindesmith, Carl Sandburg School 1973-74: Sr Sharon Gondek, 
Derham Hall High 1974-75:
Eugene Gennaro, University of MN
E 1975-76: William Anderson, Mound-Westonka High 1976-77:
Eugene Gennaro, University of MN 1977-78: Lyle Bradley, Anoka-Hennepin Schools 1978-79: Theodore Molitor, Alexander Ramsey High 1979-80: Gary A Greening, Jefferson High – Bloomington 1980-81: Sr Lucy Knoll,
St Joseph’s Administration Ctr 1981-82: Charles W Anderson, Central HS, Norwood-Young America 1982-83: Joseph Premo, Minneapolis Public Schools 1983-85: Doris E Johnson, St Louis Park Senior High 1985-86:
Steve Ethen, Burnsville High 1986-87: Elizabeth Thornton, Wayzata Senior High 1987-88: Irene Tlach,
Theodore Roosevelt High – Mpls 1988-89: Keith Wright, 
Science Education Consultant 1989-90: Lois Fruen, 
Breck School - Golden Valley 1990-91: Aletha Halcomb, Minneapolis North High 1991-92: Jack Netland,
Osseo High 1992-93, Kenneth Jeddeloh, Minneapolis Public Schools 1993-94: David Arlander, John Adams Jr High – Rochester 1994-95: Karen Mason, Lake Elmo Elementary 1995-96: Don Pascoe, Osseo School District 1996-97: Jeff Miller,
St Peter MN High 1997-98: Karen Kraemer, Willmar High 1998-00: Bob Shaw, Waseca High 2000-02: Jean Tushie, Eden Prairie High 2002-04: Jerry Wenzel, Central Middle School - East Grand Forks 2004-06: John Olson, Metropolitan State University - St Paul 2006-08: Marlene Schoeneck, 
Parkers Prairie High School 2008-10: Holly Knudson, Marshall High School 2010-12: Mary Colson, Moorehead Horizon Middle School 2012-14: Steven Walvig, The Bakken Museum 2014-16: Lee Schmitt,
Hamline University


Thursday 5:00 - 8:00

Registration Open, Exhibitor Setup, Verizon Center Arena & Lobby

Friday 7:15 - 8:00

Registration Continues, Verizon Center Arena Lobby Continental Breakfast Available, Verizon Center Arena Exhibits Open at 7:30, Verizon Center Arena

8:00 - 8:45

Presentation Session 1

9:00 - 9:45

Presentation Session 2

10:00 - 10:45

Presentation Session 3

11:00 - 11:45 11:45 - 12:30

Welcome and Greeting, Banquet Hall MnSTA Proclamation MnSTA Science Teaching Award Presentation Keynote Speaker: R.T. Rybak, Banquet Hall

12:30 - 1:30

Lunch Available and Exhibits Remain Open, Arena

1:30 - 2:15

Presentation Session 4

2:30 - 3:15

Presentation Session 5

3:30 - 4:15

Presentation Session 6

4:15 - 5:00

Social Time, Prize Giveaway, Arena Exhibits remain open until 5:00

Shuttle bus service available between the front of the Verizon Center and the Children’s Museum

5:30 - 6:30 6:30 - 7:00

“Back to the ‘60s” Reception, Children’s Museum of Southern Minnesota Dinner Provided, Cash Bar Available Photo Booth 50th Anniversary Celebration Program MnSTA Annual Meeting MnSTA - a brief history Celebrating MnSTA’s VIPs

7:00 - 8:30 Explore the Exhibits at the Children’s Museum Children’s Museum remains open until 8:30 and shuttle bus runs until 9:00 PM. Evening

Enjoy evening food and beverage specials along Mankato’s Front Street Connect with Twitter until 11PM with #MnCOSE50

Saturday (more details after the session descriptions) 6:45 - 9:00 Continental Breakfast Available 7:00 - 8:00 Understanding Mental Health in Children & Adolescents, Verizon Reception Hall 8:30 -12:30 Workshops - two options to choose from: • Phenomenon Based Learning - Fun, Hands On Cooperative Learning, Workshop focus grades 3-8, Children’s Museum of Minnesota Matt Bobrowsky • Engineering a Better Science Classroom, Paul Anderson Workshop focus grades 9-12, Verizon Banquet Hall 9:00 - 10:00 Understanding Anxiety in Children & Adolescents, Verizon Reception Hall


Friday Keynote Speaker

“Minnesota’s Achievement Gap and What We Can Do About it!” R.T. Rybak

Executive Director, Generation Next Former Minneapolis Mayor

R.T. Rybak began serving as the executive director of Generation Next in early January 2014. R.T. served as mayor of Minneapolis from 2002 - 2013. During his tenure as mayor, R.T. led efforts to make Minneapolis a national leader in innovative, cradle-to-career approaches to youth development, and worked to highlight the crisis of our region’s achievement gap and advance effective strategies for ending it. As mayor, R.T. founded the Minneapolis Promise, an innovative cluster of coordinated efforts to get students collegeand career-ready and put them on the path to success. The Minneapolis Promise says to young people that if they stay in school and focus on their education, Minneapolis will support them with high-quality summer jobs and work-readiness training through the STEP-UP program, counseling to help them plan a vision for their future at privately-funded college and career centers in every Minneapolis public high school, and financial assistance to attend college through The Power of YOU, a collaboration between Saint Paul College, Minneapolis Community and Technical College, and the Saint Paul and Minneapolis Public Schools. R.T. has called STEP-UP the achievement of which he is the most proud. Since 2004, STEP-UP has put 18,000 Minneapolis youth — 86% young people of color, 50% from immigrant families and 93% living in poverty — to work in meaningful summer employment. The White House recognized STEP-UP as a national model for youth summer jobs at a conference that President Obama attended. R.T. has been recognized as a national “Afterschool Champion” by the Afterschool Alliance not only for his leadership of the Minneapolis Promise, but for founding the Minneapolis Youth Violence Prevention Initiative, an innovative public-health approach that has dramatically lowered youth involvement in violent crime, for being a champion of the youth-led Minneapolis Youth Congress, and for his active involvement in Minneapolis’ Youth Coordinating Board. A Minneapolis native, R.T. Rybak spent almost 30 years working in journalism, the commercial real estate business, publishing and the Internet before being elected mayor in his first run for public office. He and his wife Megan O’Hara, Youth Employment Director at Wilderness Inquiry, have two grown children.

Closing the Achievement Gap

Generation Next, a powerful coalition of civic, business and education leaders, aims to close the achievement and opportunity gaps for students of color in Minneapolis and St. Paul. We use rigorous data analysis and community engagement to identify what works to close these gaps, and replicate the most promising practices.


Friday Strand Speakers Session 1 • City Center Hotel, Jackson Room “Is School-Lunch More Effective than School? The Relevance of Proportional Reasoning in Physics (and other science classes)”

Physics Strand Speaker • Dr. Nathan Moore

Associate Professor, Physics • MN State University Winona Reasoning ability data taken over the careers of most conference attendees (from the 1970’s to today) shows both a precipitous drop over time and disparate development across students. Specifically and on average, 11 year old children in the UK in 2003 reasoned in a way similar to 7.5 year olds in the 1970’s, and while a typical class shows a spread of physical development of ~ +/- 1 year, a typical 6th grade class spans about 10 years of intellectual development! This leads to the possible claim that perhaps school nutrition programs are more effective in bringing out uniform outcomes than school itself. After elaborating on this story, the session will dive into proportional reasoning, a fundamental reasoning skill across science, which is a key part of reasoning development. As a group, we’ll work through several proportional reasoning activities, map them to a taxonomy that’s indexed by reasoning level, and discuss how this thinking skill appears in HS Physics contexts.

Session 2 • City Center Hotel, Palmer Room “For the Land and Its People: The Importance of Soil Science in a World on Fire”

Earth Science Strand Speaker • Nic Jelinski, Graduate

Program for Land and Atmospheric Science, University of MN Soils are diverse, beautiful, interesting, and present excellent opportunities for field classes. Studying soil science in field environments around the world provides a unique perspective of landscapes and a strong connection to human management and cultures. Four tenets of experiential education in soil science that are applicable to earth sciences in general are: Quality, Diversity, Passion and Engagement. These tenets provide focused lines of effort through which to promote positive and perspective-changing views of the world through soil science. Changing entrenched views of cultures and landscapes provides an critical societal role for the study of soils and lies at the heart of experiential education in the earth sciences.

Session 3 • Verizon Center, Room 243 “Cultivating Minds with School Gardens!”

Elementary Sciences Strand Speaker • Zoe Hastings,

Farm to School Coordinator • Minnesota Department of Ag Discover how school gardens can enrich the connections students have with fresh, healthy food while achieving Minnesota’s K-5 academic standards! Participants will complete a variety of hands-on school garden and local food activities that meet academic standards in science. These lessons will serve as a starting point for educators to brainstorm opportunities to use local food, school gardens, and agriculture as tools for contextualizing learning. Free lessons and resources related to school gardens will be shared.


Session 4 • City Center Hotel, Hughes Room “C. elegans in the Classroom”

Biology Strand Speaker • Dr. Kelly Grussendorf

Instructor, Department of Biology • MN State University Mankato Caenorhabditis elegans is a small worm that has served as a model organism for over 40 years in various studies of genetics, developmental biology, neurobiology and more! Because of themany advantages associated with C. elegans, they have been popular, not only in the research lab, but in the classroom as well. C. elegans allow for students to develop different hypotheses, design experiments and collect data in a short amount of time. In my research lab, we use C. elegans to understand the genetics and molecular mechanisms underlying the development and maintenance of small biological tubes. Tubule formation and maintenance is important in many biological processes and defects in their genetic regulation can result in different disorders, such as cancer and muscular dystrophy. My lab sets out to find and study the genes that are associated with these different disorders.

Session 5 • Verizon Center, Room 279B “Mastering Chemical Concepts: Knowledge --> Skills --> Representations --> Understanding”

Chemistry Strand Speaker • Dr. Roger Kugel

Visiting Scholar, University of Cincinnati Professor Emeritus, St. Mary’s University of Minnesota The ultimate goal of every chemistry course should be to have students understand on an atomic level what is happening when chemical and physical changes occur in a system. This understanding must be built on a solid foundation of knowledge, skills, and representations. Misconceptions can result from a gap anywhere in this scaffold. The presentation will highlight some of the lessons learned at the 2014 AP Chemistry Reading about how to effectively test students for their conceptual understanding of chemistry and give some suggestions for ways to improve their understanding and dispel their misconceptions.

Did you know that your MnSTA the Board of Directors includes discipline directors for Alternative Education and Charter Schools, Biology, Chemistry, Earth Science, Elementary, Higher Educaiton, Informal Education, and Private Schools? View them all on our website - and get connected! Thanks to several of our Discipline Directors for serving as Strand Leaders at this event!


MnCOSE 2015 Exhibitors

We thank the exhibitors that are here to share their expertise with you! Please take time to visit with them during the conference! Several have provided prizes to be shared at the end of the day Friday!

Exhibitor Table Location Achieve3000. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1 Pearson Education . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2 Andamio Games . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3 Carolina Curriculum. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4 Eagle Bluff Environmental Learning Center. . . . . . . . . . . . . . 5 International Wolf Center. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 6 Children’s Museum of Southern Minnesota . . . . . . . . . . . . . 10 College of St. Scholastica. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 11 Dakota County Technical College/Nano-Link. . . . . . . . . . . . 12 Education Minnesota. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 13 Delta Education. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 14 MN Dept of Education/NAEP. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 17 MN Dept of Health. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 18 MN Dept of Transportation. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 19 MN Population Center. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 20 Newbridge Publishing . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 21 MN Project Lead the Way . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 22 MN Zoo . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 25 MN Agriculture in the Classroom. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 26 MN Department of Natural Resources Firewise. . . . . . . . . . 27 MN Field Trip Library & Expo. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 28 AdoptAClassroom. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 29 MN Dept of Education. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 30 MN Valley Nat Wildlife Refuge. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 31


All meals and refershments

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will be served here in the Arena.

Exhibitor Table Location Science Museum of Minnesota. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 32 NSTA . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 33 St. Cloud State University . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 34 STEM Bunnies. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 35 University of Minnesota, Medical Lab Science. . . . . . . . . . . 36 USDA - Natural Ressource Conservation Service. . . . . . . . . 37 Walden University . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 38 Will Steger Foundation . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 39 Jeffers Foundation. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 40 Frey/CPO Science. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 15,16 Houghton Mifflin Harcourt. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 23,24 National Geographic/Cengage Learning. . . . . . . . . . . . . . 7,8,9 Bell Museum of Natural History. . . . . . . . . . . . . . Planetarium Did you know that several exhibitors are offereing Exhibitor Workshops! These sessions are shaded on the presentation grid and offered especially to better connect you with the products or services of some of our exhibitors! Thanks to all of our exhibitors for supporting our passion for excellence in science education over 50 years!


2015 Minnesota Conference on Science Education

Presentation Resources Shared Digitally after MnCOSE15 at www.mnsta.org Mn Dept. of Education Updates and Questions John Olson, Minnesota Dept. of Education

Doug Paulson, Minnesota Dept. of Education

elem jr. high sr. high coll

General Visit the Minnesota Department of Education booth in the exhibit hall to learn about new developments and ask your questions. Some topics: MCA data and item samplers, licensure, graduation requirements, safety, professional development, STEM programs, STEM websites and much more.

Session 0 Welcome to MnCOSE!

Melanie Reap, Winona State University

Verizon Reception Hall

General This session is designed for newcomers or anyone interested in how to navigate the conference and get the most out of your time! Come and join us to learn about MnCOSE!

Session 1 Outdoor Investigations and Technology- Together at Last! Sarah Weaver, University of Minnesota- Monarch Lab

Patrick O'Leary, Univeristy of Minnesota- Learning Technologies

8:00 - 8:45 AM City Center Hotel Hughes Room elem jr. high sr. high

Life Science Outdoor experiences that utilize technology can be fun and refreshing for both students and teachers! Support your students in exploration and critical science process practice. [REPEATED SESSION] Environment & Ethics: The Tragedy and Triumph of Minamata, Japan Douglas Allchin, Univ. of Minnesota

City Center Hotel Johnson Room sr. high coll

General Learn the dramatic story of mercury poisoning in the 1950s, and the search for justice. Excellent for teaching ecosystems-level thinking. Engaging Learners Through Essential Questions Michael Rogers, Sauk Rapids-Rice Middle School Kate Pound, St. Cloud State University

City Center Hotel Palmer Room elem jr. high sr. high coll

Earth Science Essential Questions provide mechanisms for engaging students while supporting a rich, inquiry based system. Collaboration research between college and 8th grade Earth Science courses uncovered surprising results in both classrooms. Participants will explore what Essential Questions are, how they impact student engagement, and how they could be implemented in any classroom. How To Easily Create Interactive Online Lessons. Matthew Nupen, 916 Mahtomedi Academy

Hilton Room 303 jr. high sr. high coll

General Make a more intuitive and engaging online lesson in the first 10 minutes. You’ll learn to add questions, discussions, videos, and more into any website with DocentEDU. Relationship Between a School's Participation in Science Fair and the School's Score on the MCAIII Science Test Richard Lahti, Minnesota State University Moorhead Isaac Skalsky, Minnesota State University Moorhead (coauthor, may or may not attend/present)

Hilton Room 305 jr. high General

Middle schools participating in science fairs have passing rates that are higher (44.7% vs. 36.8%) than schools that don’t. Still thinking science fair? Standards? iNeuron: Engage Your Students in STEM with Mobile Games Katrina Schleisman, University of Minnesota Adam Gordon, Andamio Games

Verizon Reception Hall sr. high

Life Science The iNeuron app develops basic and emerging concepts in neuroscience about learning and memory. By playing iNeuron together, we'll see how the game-based challenges lead to authentic collaboration and effective learning. Mobile devices provided, or BYOD (Apple only).


2015 Minnesota Conference on Science Education

Presentation Resources Shared Digitally after MnCOSE15 at www.mnsta.org Bee Wild About Pollinators

Jenny Kil, Palmer Lake Elementary School Bonnie Johnson, Palmer Lake Elementary (retired) Michele Koomen, Gustavus Adolphus College

Verizon Room 241 elem jr. high Life Science

Bees are a fascinating and important insect group and vital to our food supply. This session will present an interdisciplinary unit on bees suitable for primary elementary students. We share how we talk about the importance of bees as pollinators, basic bee biology and bee decline with students. We will share our five-day unit that includes lessons on bee anatomy, bee communities, bee pollination, observing bees and a short research study. Google Drive in Elementary Science: Including 1:1 Applications Mary Hedenstrom, St. Catherine University

Verizon Room 243 elem jr. high

Elementary/Middle Learn ways to use the Google drive to engage all learners in elementary science. Bring your own laptop or Chromebook to create documents on science and engineering (MN Science Standards Strand 1). Argument-Driven Inquiry in the Science Classroom Marlene Schoeneck, Parkers Prairie High School

Verizon Room 279A jr. high sr. high

General Argument-driven inquiry is now a favorite in my classroom, for both exploring content and assessment. Students are fully engaged and must thoroughly understand the concepts involved to explain their "argument". Come and immerse yourself in ADI for a bit, and get ideas for its implementation in your classroom.

Session 1-2 PLTW a STEM Journey

Sonya McNamara, Project Lead The Way Charles Hentges, St. Cloud State University

8:00 - 9:45 AM ISD77 MN River Room elem jr. high sr. high

General PLTW is the leading K-12 STEM education program in the nation. PLTW programs Launch, Gateway, Biomedical Science, Computer Science & Engineering, a K-12 STEM journey. Going Green in the Chemical Sciences Classroom Jane Wissinger, University of Minnesota Paul Jackson, St. Olaf College

Verizon Room 279B sr. high

Chemistry This workshop introduces science educators to green chemistry and supporting curricular resources. Green chemistry principles aim to reduce waste and product toxicity impacting the classroom and extending to our daily lives.

Session 2 Outdoor Investigations and Technology- Together at Last! Sarah Weaver, University of Minnesota- Monarch Lab Patrick O'Leary, Univeristy of Minnesota- Learning Technologies

9:00 - 9:45 AM City Center Hotel Hughes Room elem jr. high sr. high

Life Science Outdoor experiences that utilize technology can be fun and refreshing for both students and teachers! Support your students in exploration and critical science process practice. REPEAT SESSION Aligning Science Fair to Minnesota Academic Standards in Science Richard Lahti, Minnesota State University Moorhead Isaac Skalsky, Minnesota State University Moorhead

Hilton Room 305 jr. high

General Science fairs align with some benchmarks and through specific modifications, a science fair project can meet many more NOSE benchmarks in a meaningful way.


2015 Minnesota Conference on Science Education

Presentation Resources Shared Digitally after MnCOSE15 at www.mnsta.org Making Science Texts Stick with National Geographic Learning Kelly Leinert, National Geographic | Cengage Learning

Verizon Reception Hall elem jr. high sr. high

General Learn 3 “Go to Classroom� strategies to make informational texts accessible and memorable for students at any grade level. In this fast paced session we will use a variety of science texts from magazines, textbooks, and leveled readers. Examples include selections from National Geographic Learning, in print and digital formats. Choose one to take back to your classroom. 1) Use text features to aid in comprehension 2) Identify cueing devices in text structure 3) Engage readers with text coding Native Plants and Seeds, Oh My!

Michele Koomen, Gustavus Adolphu Colege Lauren Pauley, Gustavus Adolphus College Kendra Weege, Gustavus Adolphus College

Verizon Room 241 jr. high Elementary/Middle

Hello Botanists! Come join us to learn how to develop basic plant biology using native plants (for example: milkweeds and purple cone flower). In our session we will share a unit we developed for upper elementary students that embeds reading and writing, and uses investigative collaboration to encourage inquiry. Be ready to explore these unique plants in a fun, hands on way! STEMify Your School: Learn How Implementing STEM Education Model Brought Owatonna Schools Out of "Safe Harbor" and Into "Celebration" Status. Thomas Meagher, Owatonna Public Schools

Verizon Room 243 jr. high sr. high coll

Elementary/Middle In this session Tom Meagher will be sharing the model of STEM Teaching & Learning that Owatonna Public Schools has implemented at three different schools, grades K-8. As part of this session Tom will share teaching methodologies, lesson plans, and academic results of students performing Minnesota Comprehensive Assessments in reading, math and science. Science Muzac: The Reunion Tour

Mark Peterson, Dassel Cokato High School

Verizon Room 279A sr. high

General Mark Peterson (HS Bio) has been using song parodies to enliven his biology classroom since the late 1990's, so it is time for a reunion tour. Come join Mark as he demonstrates incorporating music into a science curriculum, along with references to music history and science terminology. Bringing his famed "Guitar of Science" to Mankato, learn how to identify a topic, find a song that fits and create a parody that will make your students smile, maybe even sing along.

Session 2-3 Neutrinos and Dark Matter Fermilab to Soudan. Allen Lipke, Soudan Underground Physics Lab

9:00 - 10:45 AM City Center Hotel Jackson Room sr. high

Physics I will explain the research at the Soudan Underground Physics Lab and the Ash River Detector. We are researching neutrinos and dark matter. Teaching Scientific Practices: The Case of Alfred Russel Wallace and the Origin of City Center Hotel Johnson New Species Room sr. high coll Douglas Allchin, Univ. of Minnesota

Life Science Experience a sample class for teaching the new NGSS standards on how science works by following and sharing in the history of the co-discoverer of evolution.


2015 Minnesota Conference on Science Education

Presentation Resources Shared Digitally after MnCOSE15 at www.mnsta.org Explore Animals & Engineering with Distance Learning and the Minnesota Zoo! Galen Sjostrom, Minnesota Zoo

ISD 77 Mankato Room elem jr. high

General Whether you’re familiar with interactive video conferencing or not, come get the lowdown on this exciting and growing ecosystem of educational resources and collaborative opportunities. Attendees will be introduced to the basic technology requirements of high-fidelity interactive video conferencing and participate in a live demo before diving into an exhibit design activity to test both their wildlife engineering intuition and communication abilities.

Session 3 Multiple Hypotheses and Experimental Design Sarah Weaver, University of Minnesota- Monarch Lab

10:00 - 10:45 AM City Center Hotel Hughes Room elem jr. high

Life Science Multiple hypotheses can aid students in designing quality investigations for a variety of science subjects. Find methods for guiding students to think like a scientist! Can You Dig It?! The Secrets of Soil

Kristin Brennan, USDA - Natural Resources Conservation Service

City Center Hotel Palmer Room elem jr. high sr. high

Earth Science Learn fun activities and demonstrations that introduce your students to the fascinating world that lies beneath our feet! Includes curriculum, hand-outs, and additional teaching resources. Connect and Collect #Twitter

Laurie Callies, Eden Prairie School District

Hilton Room 303 jr. high sr. high coll

General Learn to leverage Twitter to connect students, promote discussions, discover resources, communicate with experts, collect data to expand sample sizes and enrich research opportunities for the Practice of Science. In Defense of the Science Fair -- Mythbusting Science Fair Misconceptions. Richard Lahti, Minnesota State University Moorhead

Hilton Room 305 jr. high

General Many wrongly criticize science fairs without fully understanding their role. These misconceptions about science fair are addressed to reverse the decline in science fair participation. Bringing Medical Laboratory Science into Your Classroom

Charlotte Romain, University of Minnesota, Medical Laboratory Science Program

Verizon Reception Hall sr. high

General Presentation will include materials and hands-on guidance for performing laboratory testing related to the Medical Laboratory Sciences curriculum. Recipes for creating non-infectious simulated samples for experiments will be provided. Material is appropriate for high school level Biology and Chemistry curriculum. ParkSCI -- Engineering for All

Mark Miller, St. Louis Park HS -- ParkSCI Kristen Moravetz, ParkSCI Sara Jennifer Peterson Sharpe, ParkSCI

Verizon Room 279A elem General

ParkSCI is a unique delivery model that teams high school science teachers with K-8 teachers to get students excited about engineering. Personalized Instruction in a 1:1 Science Classroom Mark Froehling, Farmington High School Lewis Miskowicz, Farmington High School ISD #192 Julian Buss, Farmington High School ISD #192

Verizon Room 279B jr. high sr. high General

Individualized learning process in Chemistry and Earth Science classrooms including self-pace/hybrid, digital content, state standard learning targets, Moodle/Schoology formative/summative assessments.


Life Science

Verizon 279B

Chemistry

City Center Hotel Johnson Room

City Center Hotel Hughes Room

Verizon 279A

Verizon 243

Verizon 241

Room

General

Elementary

Strand

Native Plants and Seeds, Oh My! Michele Koomen, Gustavus Adolphus College

Bee Wild About Pollinators Jenny Kil, Palmer Lake Elementary School

Science Muzac: The Reunion Tour: Mark Peterson, Dassel Cokato High School

Personalized Instruction in a 1:1 Science Classroom: Mark Froehling, Farmington High School

ParkSCI -- Engineering for All: Mark Miller, St. Louis Park HS -ParkSCI

Zoe Hastings Farm to School Coordinator Minnesota Department of Agriculture Elementary Strand Speaker

Session III 10:00 - 10:45 AM

Environment & Ethics: The Tragedy and Triumph of Minamata, Japan Douglas Allchin, Univ. of Minnesota

Teaching Scientific Practices: The Case of Alfred Russel Wallace and the Origin of New Species Douglas Allchin, Univ. of Minnesota

Outdoor Investigations and TechnologyMultiple Hypotheses and Together at Last! Experimental Design REPEATED SESSION Sarah Weaver, University Sarah Weaver, University Sarah Weaver, University of Minnesota- Monarch Lab of Minnesota- Monarch Lab of Minnesota- Monarch Lab

Outdoor Investigations and TechnologyTogether at Last!

Going Green in the Chemical Sciences Classroom Jane Wissinger, University of Minnesota

Argument-Driven Inquiry in the Science Classroom Marlene Schoeneck, Parkers Prairie High School

STEMify Your School: Learn How Implementing Google Drive in STEM Education Model Elementary Science: Brought Owatonna Schools Including 1:1 Applications Out of "Safe Harbor" and Mary Hedenstrom, St. Into "Celebration" Status.: Catherine University Thomas Meagher, Owatonna Public Schools

Session II 9:00 - 9:45 AM

Session I 8:00 - 8:45 AM

L u n c h

Session VI 3:30 - 4:15

Using Macroinvertebrates to Monitor Stream Quality: Joe Beattie, Hastings High School

Dr. Kelly Grussendorf Instructor, Department of Biology Minnesota State University Mankato Life Science Strand Speaker

Stop the Invasion! Classroom Aquariums, Pond Samples, and Minnesota's Aquatic Invasive Species (AIS) Laws: Deb Groebner, MinnAqua -MN Department of Natural Resources

Dr. Roger Kugel Visiting Scholar, University of Cincinnati Chemistry Strand Speaker

Geodesic Domes and Other Cool Subjects Cross Curricular Nichole ChristoffersonWeston, Menahga

Incorporating Native American Perspectives on Science, Engineering & NGSS: Kevin Zak, University of Minnesota Duluth

Creativity: The Spark That Ignites Learning: Chuck Handlon, Century High School

Studying Birds: Building Science Literacy While Studying Our Feathered Friends David Grack, Jeffers Foundation

The New AP Physics 1 & 2: Paul Lulai, St Anthony Village Senior High

Using Insects to Explore Evolution and Ecology: Emily Mohl, St. Olaf College

Making Labs Work Efficiently and Effectively: Carolyn Fruin, Capella University

ECOTIME: Integrating Environmental Education: David Grack, Jeffers Foundation

Young Chefs; Engaging Underrepresented Youth in Catapult Lab: Fran Stang, Science Through Cooking.: O. H. Anderson Eric McDonald, Young Chefs, Carleton College

Session V 2:30 - 3:15 PM

Calendar in the Classroom: David Grack, Jeffers Foundation

Integrating K-6 Science Learning through the Outdoors,Notebooks and Word Walls: Laurie Arnason, South Point Elementary

Session IV 1:30 - 2:15 PM

Shaded sessions are Exhibitor Workshops & Strand Speakers

MnCOSE50 Presentation Grid


Relationship Between a School's Participation in Aligning Science Fair to In Defense of the Science Fair -- Mythbusting Science Science Fair and the Minnesota Academic Hilton Room 305 Fair Misconceptions.: School's Score on the Standards in Science: MCAIII Science Test: Richard Lahti, Minnesota Richard Lahti, Minnesota Richard Lahti, Minnesota State University Moorhead State University Moorhead State University Moorhead

General

Connect and Collect #Twitter: Laurie Callies, Eden Prairie School District

Hilton Room 303

General

PLTW a STEM Journey Sonya McNamara, Project Lead The Way

ISD77 MN River Room

How to Easily Create Interactive Blended Learning Lessons: Matthew Nupen, Mahtomedi Academy

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Scientific Language- Look Who's Talking: Scot Hovan, St. Paul Academy and Summit School

Hands-on Human Ecology for the Next Generation Drew Grover, Population Connection

Cargo Carrier Design Challenge Marta Stoeckel, Tartan High School

Engineering Beyond Engineering for Secondary Activitymania to create Science Learning -Elementary STEM Beyond Activitymania: Learning: John Olson, Minnesota Doug Paulson, Minnesota Dept. of Education Dept. of Education

Tools For Beginning Standards-Based Learning. Amanda Meyer, Springfield High School

Data Collection and Mapping for using Crosscutting Concepts: John Olson, Minnesota Dept. of Education

It's All About the Data! Helping Students Develop Authentic Scientific Explanations Using Data Instead of Opinions.: Mary Spivey, UMN Cedar Creek Ecosystem Science Reserve

The Immersive Classroom: Using Simple Hands on The Immersive Classroom: Integrating Science, Integrating Science, Experiments to Literacy, and Engineering Literacy, and Engineering Explore the Nano World Standards Standards Deb Newberry, Nano-Link Sally Brummel, Bell Center for Nanotechnology Sally Brummel, Bell Museum of Natural History Education Museum of Natural History REPEAT

ArcGIS Online and other Web Mapping Options for your Classroom: Kenneth Pekarek, GIS 4 Schools

Explore Animals & Engineering with Distance Learning and the Minnesota Zoo! Galen Sjostrom, Minnesota Zoo

Making Science Texts Stick Bringing Medical with Laboratory Science into National Geographic Your Classroom: Charlotte Learning Romain, Kelly Leinert, National University of Minnesota, Geographic | Cengage Medical Laboratory Learning Science Program

Biofuels -- Growing Energy in Minnesota: Sue Knott, Minnesota Agriculture in the Classroom

Build a Faraday Motor Thomas Tomashek, Minnetonka High School

Can You Dig It?! The Secrets of Soil: Kristin Brennan, USDA - Natural Resources Conservation Service

Nic Jelinski Graduate Program for Land and Atmospheric Science University of Minnesota Earth Science Strand Speaker

Neutrinos and Dark Matter Fermilab to Soudan Allen Lipke, Soudan Underground Physics Lab

General

Verizon Reception Hall

iNeuron: Engage Your Students in STEM with Mobile Games Katrina Schleisman, University of Minnesota

City Center Hotel Palmer Room

Earth/ Ecology

Exhibitor Sessions

Engaging Learners Through Essential Questions: Michael Rogers, Sauk Rapids-Rice Middle School

Physics/ Earth

ISD77 Mankato Room

Dr. Nathan Moore Associate Professor, Physics Minnesota State University Winona Physics Strand Speaker

City Center Hotel Jackson Room


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Presentation Resources Shared Digitally after MnCOSE15 at www.mnsta.org Session 4 Build a Faraday Motor

Thomas Tomashek, Minnetonka High School

1:30 - 2:15 PM City Center Hotel Jackson Room jr. high sr. high coll

Physics Michael Faraday is the inventor of the electric motor. His original motor used a moving wire in a pool of mercury. The motor is an excellent demonstration of the relationship between electricity and magnetism. In this session we'll discuss Faraday's work then build a working model of his famous motor. No mercury required! Biofuels -- Growing Energy in Minnesota Sue Knott, Minnesota Agriculture in the Classroom

Rose Patzer, BIofuels Instructor at MN West Community & Technical College

City Center Hotel Palmer Room jr. high sr. high

Earth Science Discover how Minnesota grown energy can be used to achieve Minnesota’s K-12 Science Standards! Participants will gain knowledge on ethanol processing, and engaging lab and curricular ideas will be shared. Attendees will receive a FREE DVD featuring six biofuels video stories developed by Minnesota Agriculture in the Classroom. Engineering for Secondary Science Learning --Beyond Activitymania John Olson, Minnesota Dept. of Education

Hilton Room 305 jr. high sr. high

General Engineering practices are natural extensions of science. How can these practices reinforce or promote scientific learning? In this session we will explore together moving beyond isolated engineering activities to engineering strategies that build science understanding and motivation for learning. ArcGIS Online and other Web Mapping Options for your Classroom Kenneth Pekarek, GIS 4 Schools

ISD 77 Mankato Room sr. high

Earth Science This workshop explores Web based GIS mapping options available to examine physical resources, aerial photography and natural hazards. Attendees will receive a DVD of containing lessons and resources. Using Simple Hands on Experiments to Explore the Nano World Deb Newberry, Nano-Link:Center for Nanotechnology Education

Verizon Reception Hall elem jr. high sr. high coll

General Nano-Link:Center for Nanotechnology Education, is an NSF funded ATE Center dedicated to providing topical, complete, and technically sound modules to educators in grades K-14. Each module is centered around a fun, hands-on experiment designed to help students understand concepts and phenomena that happen at the atomic and molecular level. Educators will do several of these hands on activities as they are walked through the concepts behind the behavior. Integrating K-6 Science Learning through the Outdoors, Notebooks and Word Walls Polly Saatzer, Garlough Environmental Magnet School, West St. Paul,MN Kari Dombrovski, South Junior High School, St.Cloud,MN

Verizon Room 241 jr. high Elementary/Middle

Discover how to integrate your science learning across the curriculum by introducing your students to the inquiry process through the use of science notebooks,outdoor learning walks and word walls to enhance literacy connections. Calendar in the Classroom

David Grack, Jeffers Foundation

Verizon Room 243 elem jr. high

Elementary/Middle The Jeffers Foundation and local elementary teachers have prepared a series of lessons for grades K-5 that integrate the use of the Minnesota Weatherguide Environment Calendar into standards sensitive lessons. Published by the Freshwater Society, the calendar contains data that is incorporated into lessons on: astronomy, gardening, phenology, water, and weather. Join in to experience a sampling of lessons and receive a 2015 calendar and the K -5 curriculum.


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Presentation Resources Shared Digitally after MnCOSE15 at www.mnsta.org Incorporating Native American Perspectives on Science, Engineering & NGSS Kevin Zak, University of Minnesota Duluth

Verizon Room 279A elem jr. high

General Through a sample activity and lesson, learn how to utilize a Native American context to help all students learn about the nature of science and engineering. Connections to Minnesota and Next Generation Science Standards will also be made. Creativity: The Spark That Ignites Learning Chuck Handlon, Century High School

Verizon Room 279B sr. high

Chemistry "Creativity" is a tool for engaging students, promoting critical thinking and problem solving. Explore how cartoons, jokes, puns, fun activities and creative lessons can stimulate learning.

Session 4-5 Tools For Beginning Standards-Based Learning. Amanda Meyer, Springfield High School

Mark Peterson, Dassel-Cokato High School

1:30 - 3:15 PM Hilton Room 303 sr. high

General Interested in Standards-Based Learning, but unsure where to start? Participate in practical, how-to exercises that are essential to changing grading practices, and more importantly, improving student learning.

Session 5 Using Macroinvertebrates to Monitor Stream Quality Joe Beattie, Hastings High School

2:30 - 3:15 PM City Center Hotel Hughes Room sr. high

Life Science How healthy is the stream or river in your community? Learn how high school students can determine the health of a stream using benthic macroinvertebrates. Cargo Carrier Design Challenge Marta Stoeckel, Tartan High School

Angela Meyerson, Washington Tech. Magnet

City Center Hotel Jackson Room jr. high sr. high

Physics This engineering design challenge developed for 9th grade engages students and provides opportunities to develop and apply a deep, conceptual understanding of Newton’s Laws. Stop the Invasion! Classroom Aquariums, Pond Samples, and Minnesota's Aquatic Invasive Species (AIS) Laws Deb Groebner, MinnAqua -MN Department of Natural Resources

City Center Hotel Johnson Room elem jr. high sr. high coll

Life Science Is your class adding to Minnesota’s aquatic invasive species problem? Understand state laws and learn how to prevent spreading AIS during classroom activities, science projects, or field studies. Engineering Beyond Activitymania to create Elementary STEM Learning Doug Paulson, Minnesota Dept. of Education

Hilton Room 305 elem jr. high

Elementary/Middle Engineering practices are natural extensions of science. How can these practices reinforce or promote scientific learning? In this session we will explore together moving beyond isolated engineering activities to engineering strategies that build science understanding and motivation for learning. The Immersive Classroom: Integrating Science, Literacy, and Engineering Standards Sally Brummel, Bell Museum of Natural History

Verizon Reception Hall elem jr. high sr. high coll

General Learn how planetarium tools and other resources are integrated to teach a wide variety of standards. These lessons can also be utilized in classrooms without the immersive technology.


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Presentation Resources Shared Digitally after MnCOSE15 at www.mnsta.org Catapult Lab

Fran Stang, O. H. Anderson

Verizon Room 241 jr. high

Elementary/Middle Launch your lab skills as you learn about force and motion. During this session, you will learn about learning targets, conduct a scientific investigation, and use formative assessment. Studying Birds: Building Science Literacy While Studying Our Feathered Friends David Grack, Jeffers Foundation

Verizon Room 243 elem jr. high sr. high

Elementary/Middle Discover how the study of birds enhances science learning in our classrooms and beyond. Use this high interest topic to engage students in lessons that meet grade level standards for: the practice of science, observation and inquiry, classification, living systems, structure and function, and more. Examine “Birds of the Northwoods Activity Book� and other resources that engage students in multidisciplinary lessons at any grade level. Geodesic Domes and Other Cool Subjects Cross Curricular Nichole Christofferson-Weston, Menahga Nichole Weston, Residence

Verizon Room 279A elem

Elementary/Middle Presenting how science subjects/engineering projects can be done cross curricular easily.

Session 5-6 Hands-on Human Ecology for the Next Generation Drew Grover, Population Connection Drew Grover, Population Connection

2:30 - 4:15 PM City Center Hotel Palmer Room jr. high sr. high

General Discover innovative activities for NGSS and Minnesota Academic Standards that explore population growth, carrying capacity, human impacts on the environment and paths to sustainability. Receive a CD of lessons!

Session 6 Using Insects to Explore Evolution and Ecology Emily Mohl, St. Olaf College

3:30 - 4:15 PM City Center Hotel Hughes Room jr. high sr. high coll

Life Science Participants will use aphids to investigate competitive interactions between an introduced and a native species and discuss the potential to extend and adapt studies with insects to other ecological and evolutionary questions. Scientific Language- Look Who's Talking Scot Hovan, St. Paul Academy and Summit School

City Center Hotel Jackson Room coll

Physics This presentation will share one high school physics teacher's analysis of his physics classroom discourse. The use of Modeling Instruction emphasizes class discussion, and these findings discuss the proportion of teacher to student talk and the amount of scientific language used in the classroom. The New AP Physics 1 & 2

Paul Lulai, St Anthony Village Senior High

City Center Hotel Johnson Room coll

Physics Participants will decipher the curriculum frameworks and other available materials to determine mathematical & conceptual depth of coverage. Participants will also explore other resources and methods that can be used to help improve student understanding. It's All About the Data! Helping Students Develop Authentic Scientific Explanations Using Data Instead of Opinions. Mary Spivey, UMN Cedar Creek Ecosystem Science Reserve Hallie Kamesch, UMN Cedar Creek Ecosystem Science Reserve/CEHD

Hilton Room 303 jr. high sr. high General

Do your students come up with science explanations based on opinion and incomplete knowledge? The CER model can help - join us as we use the Claims, Evidence, Reasoning model as a tool to guide student understanding of the scientific explanation process.


2015 Minnesota Conference on Science Education

Presentation Resources Shared Digitally after MnCOSE15 at www.mnsta.org Data Collection and Mapping for using Crosscutting Concepts John Olson, Minnesota Dept. of Education Doug Paulson, Minnesota Dept. of Education

Hilton Room 305 jr. high sr. high

General Use technology to enhance skills at pattern recognition and cause and effect relationships. We will collect field data with probes and map it with Geographic Information System (ArcGIS online). A free statewide license expands the possibilities for all schools. The Immersive Classroom: Integrating Science, Literacy, and Engineering Standards Sally Brummel, Bell Museum of Natural History

Verizon Reception Hall elem jr. high sr. high coll

General Learn how planetarium tools and other resources are integrated to teach a wide variety of standards. These lessons can also be utilized in classrooms without the immersive technology. REPEAT SESSION Young Chefs; Engaging Underrepresented Youth in Science Through Cooking. Eric McDonald, Young Chefs, Carleton College Vayu Rekdal, Carleton College Emily Pence, Carleton College

Verizon Room 241 jr. high Elementary/Middle

Young Chefs is a middle school after-school program that uses cooking to cultivate culinary and scientific literacy in underrepresented students. We will present our hands-on cooking-science curriculum and how it works in practice. ECOTIME: Integrating Environmental Education David Grack, Jeffers Foundation

Verizon Room 243 elem jr. high

Elementary/Middle This interactive session presents a sample of quick, easy, environmentally themed, multidisciplinary lessons that are aligned with state academic standards. Leave with the 150 Ecotime activities that fit within your morning meetings format and engage students with science focused greetings, activities, and lessons suitable for news and announcements. Making Labs Work Efficiently and Effectively Carolyn Fruin, Capella University

Verizon Room 279B sr. high

Chemistry Do you repeat the same directions on lab setup to your students multiple times in a day? We have help for that!!! Learn how to "flip" your pre-lab directions and save precious instructional time for what matters most, the lab! Do you spend more time grading lab reports than your students spend writing them? We'll spend time sharing "shortcuts" on grading reports and how to get all of your students involved in peer review and practicing scientific literacy. You have limited time with students and labs, let's make the most of it!


Saturday Workshops Mental Health Resources for Teachers Virginia L. Nimmo, NCSP School Psychologist Mankato Area Public Schools Verizon Reception Hall

Mental Health CEUs available by attending either session!

7:00 - 8:00 AM

Understanding Mental Illness in Children and Adolescents

Information regarding the most commonly diagnosed areas of mental illness in children, and how parents and teachers can work together to support their students. This workshop meets the continuing education requirement for Minnesota teachers regarding mental health.

9:00 - 10:00 AM

Understanding Anxiety in Children and Adolescents

Anxiety symptoms and disorders are the number one health problem in America, ranging from a simple Adjustment Disorder to more difficult and debilitating disorders such as Panic Disorder and Posttraumatic Stress Disorder. Although quite common, Anxiety Disorders in children often are overlooked or misjudged. This workshop will focus on the symptoms of anxious behaviors, as well as best practice supports to assist these students. This workshop meets the continuing education requirement for Minnesota teachers regarding mental health.

Saturday Morning at MnCOSE50 6:45 - 9:00

Continental Breakfast Available, Verizon Banquet Hall

7:00 - 8:00

Understanding Mental Health in Children & Adolescents, Verizon Reception Hall

8:30 -12:30

Workshops - two options to choose from:

Phenomenon Based Learning - Fun, Hands On Cooperative Learning,

Engineering a Better Science Classroom, Paul Anderson

9:00 - 10:00

Workshop focus grades 3-8, Children’s Museum of Minnesota Maker Space Workshop focus grades 9-12, Verizon Banquet Hall

Understanding Anxiety in Children & Adolescents, Verizon Reception Hall


Phenomenon-Based Learning: Fun, Hands-on, Cooperative Learning Dr. Matt Bobrowsky

Director of Special Programs College of Mathematics, Natural Sciences, and Technology Delaware State University Children’s Museum of Southern Minnesota

8:30 AM - 12:30 PM

This workshop will focus on teachers of grades 3-12. Experience the kind of learning that propelled Finland to international leadership in science education— learning not by memorizing facts, but by exploration and discovery. Combining the most effective aspects of Finnish teaching along with project-based learning, collaborative learning, responsive teaching, and hands-on experiments, we present “Phenomenon-based Learning” (PBL). Copies of of the PBL Gadgets & Gizmos books for your grade level — full of hands-on explorations that support the PBL approach — will be available for purchase. Each participant will receive a gadget or two that evokes curiosity and inspires the desire to explore and learn.

Engineering a Better Science Classroom Paul Anderson

Creator of Bozeman Science High School Science Teacher Bozeman High School, Bozeman Montana Verizon Center Reception Hall 8:30AM - 12:30 PM This workshop will focus on teachers of grades 9-12. Although science has allowed us to unlock the secrets of the universe it falls short in providing solutions to difficult problems, like effective instruction. A more appropriate solution can be found in the process of design. Participants will compete in a design challenge that will serve as a metaphor for the process of teaching and the remainder of the workshop. Replacing classroom lectures with videos may free up classroom time but how can this extra time be used effectively? Paul Andersen will share several tools he has used to flip from a passive, teacher-centered learning environment to an active, student-centered learning environment. Paul has been using a blended mastery system in his classes for the last three years and he will share technology and methods that have worked effectively. He will also address the fundamental changes in the NGSS and give you concrete tools to bring inquiry to the science classroom.


MnCOSE 2015 Conference Planning Committee Jean Tushie, MnCOSE Conference Coordinator . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Eden Prairie High School, MnSTA Board Eric Koser, MnCOSE Conference Manager . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Mankato West High School, MnSTA WebMaster Joe Reymann, MnCOSE Exhibits Coordinator. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Retired, MnSTA Treasurer Kari Dombrovski, MnCOSE Program Coordinator . . . . . . . . . . . . South Junior High, St. Cloud, MnSTA Reg 7 Nicole Christofferson-Weston, MnCOSE Marketing Coordinator . . . . . Menahga Schools, MnSTA Elem Rep Ed Hessler, MnSTA Executive Secretary. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Hamline University, MnSTA Robert Shoemaker, Friday Evening Social. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . St. Peter High School

MnSTA 50th Anniversary Committee

Steve Walvig, Sharie Furst, Cathy Neve, John Olson, Fred Reihm, Rachel Strauss

MnSTA Strand Leaders

Cathy Neve, MnSTA Biology Representative . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Mankato East High School, Mankato Carolyn Fruin, MnSTA Chemistry Representative. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Sophia Learning Kate Rosok, MnSTA Earth Science Representative. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Mineapolis South High School Polly Saatzer, MnSTA Elementary Representative. . . . . . . . . . . Garlough Environmental Magnet, W. St. Paul Rachel Strauss, MnSTA Elementary Representative . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . St. Francis of Assisi, Rochester Paul Lulai, MnSTA Physics Representative. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . St. Anthony Village High School

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Friday Evening Activities After your last session, join us in the Arena at the Verizon Center between 4:15 and 5:00 to visit the exhibits and win prizes! Then hop on the shuttle bus for the short trip to join us at the Children’s Museum of Southern Minnesota for our “Back to the ‘60s” MnSTA Anniversaty Celebration! The museum will be open until 8:30 PM and the shuttle will run back and forth until about 9:00 PM. If you’re hungry for more into the evening, please explore sevearal local establishments along our newly revitalized Front Street that have specials in place just for you! Pick up a card with specials to carry along while connect with old friends and make new ones! Be sure to Tweet out your progress. Not on Twitter? What a great time to learn to Tweet! Get started with a guide on our website...and use the hashtag #mncose15 during our event!

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