New Mexico - Public Education Department

2017 STEM SYMPOSIUM PRESENTATIONS


Available materials from the 2017 NM STEM Symposium, June 1–2


Session I, Thursday, June 1, 2017

 2. Increasing Student Engagement and Productive Classroom Discussions by Teaching Your Students to Ask Their Own Questions
   Danielle Gothie and Gwen Perea Warniment, Los Alamos National Laboratory Foundation

 5. Project-Based Learning by Immersion
    Krystal Irby, Albuquerque Public Schools

 9. Teach Astronomy with Space Engine ‒ Free Planetarium Software that Amazes Everyone Who Uses It
    Mel Strong, melstrong.org

 11. Literacy and  STEM: The Perfect Complement
      Tara Henderson and Explora's Early Childhood Educator Team, ¡Explora! Museum

Session II, Thursday, June 1, 2017

 15. Hands-on Volcanoes: Activities for Your Classroom.
       Mel Strong, melstrong.org

 16. Building Computational Thinkers in Science
       Melody Hagaman, Project Growing Up Thinking Scientifically (GUTS)

Session II, Thursday, June 1, 2017

 18. Alien Autopsy ‒ Fake Bodies, Real Science
      Dave Dooling, New Mexico Museum of Space History

 19. The Power of Partnerships and Community Connections…Making Them, Taking Care of Them, & Celebrating Them
Karen Kinsman, UNM STEM-H Center for Outreach, Research, & Education

 21. Go With The Flow: Unit Design with Momentum and Intention
       Sharyn Gray and Heather Herd, Turquoise Trail Charter School

 22. Equity and Excellence: Fractions on the Number Line for ALL Students
       Susie Hakansson, TODOS: Mathematics for ALL

 23. Using Number Talks to Build Math Fluency and Flexibility in the Secondary Classroom
       Zachary Leonard, Los Alamos National Laboratory Math and Science Academy; Regina Watson and
       Kathe Kanim, Mathematically Connected Communities, NMSU

Session III, Thursday, June 1, 2017

 24. Introduction to the Next Generation Science Standards (NGSS) – Taming the Fear Factor   
       Ellen Loehman and Debra Thrall, New Mexico Science Teachers Association (NMSTA)

 28. New Mexico Climate Champions: Students Learn and Take Action to Mitigate Climate Change Effects on New Mexico Water and Energy Resources
       Stephanie Bestelmeyer and Libby Grace, Asombro Institute for Science Education

Session IV, Friday, June 2, 2017

 31. Energy in a New Mexico Ecosystem
        Tish Morris and Karen Herzenberg, The Bosque Education Guide

 32. Using Number Talks to Build Math Fluency and Flexibility in the Secondary Classroom
       Zachary Leonard, Los Alamos National Laboratory Math and Science Academy; Regina Watson and
       Kathe Kanim, Mathematically Connected Communities, NMSU

Session IV, Friday, June 2, 2017

 34. Fractals are SMART − Science, Math and Art! New Ways to Teach Core Concepts in Math and Science Using Fractals.
        Emma Eckert and Jonathan Wolfe, Fractal Foundation

 36. Increasing Academic Language Through Student Discourse and Science Note-Booking in the Inquiry Classroom
       David Call, Doris Rivera, and Dave Forester, Los Alamos National Laboratory Foundation

 37. STEAM PBL: Using STEM + Art Project-Based Learning to Empower Multicultural Educational Engagement
       Kim Scheerer, NM MESA; and Michaela Shirley, Indigenous Design & Planning Institute

 38. Hands-on Volcanoes: Activities for Your Classroom.
        Mel Strong, melstrong.org

 39. The Missing ‘M’ in STEM: A Math Circles & Modeling Approach
        James Taylor and Nicholas Bennett, Math Circles Collaborative of New Mexico

Session V, Friday, June 2, 2017

 41. Introduction to the Next Generation Science Standards (NGSS) – Taming the Fear Factor   
       Ellen Loehman and Debra Thrall, New Mexico Science Teachers Association (NMSTA)

 42. Teaching Next Generation Science Standards (NGSS) Engineering Design Through Media
       Laurel Wyckoff and Rose M Poston, New Mexico Public Broadcasting Service (PBS)

Session VI, Friday, June 2, 2017

 44. NM PED Teacher and Family Outreach
        Alicia Duran, NM PED Strategic Outreach Teacher Liaison; and Gloria Ruiz, NM PED Strategic
       Outreach Family Engagement Coordinator

 47. Breaking Chocolate: Engaging Science and Engineering Concepts
        Hy Tran, Sandia National Laboratories; and Turtle Haste, Albuquerque Public Schools

 48. Supercomputing Challenge
        Josephine Kilde, Supercomputing Challenge

 51. Los Alamos National Laboratory (LANL) and K−8 STEM Education
        Monica Martinez-Archuleta and Janelle Vigil-Maestas, Los Alamos National Laboratory Community
       Partnerships Office

 55. Are You STEM Ready? Hands-on STEM K−5 Science −Let's Go!
        Veronica Burnett, STEMscopes; and Terry Talley, Accelerate Learning

Session VII, Friday, June 2, 2017

 57. Productive Struggle and Peaceful Interaction in Math: A Lesson from Colombia's Escuela Nueva Model
        Dave Million and Kathryn Million, Las Cruces Public Schools

 58. New Mexico Department of Transportation (NM DOT) STEM Outreach Program
        David Hadwiger, New Mexico Department of Transportation (NM DOT)

 60. Introduction to FREE Online Professional Development Courses Offered By the UNM STEM-H Center
        Karen Kinsman and Erin Garcia, UNM STEM-H Center for Outreach, Research, & Education

 61. STEM Teachers as New Teacher Mentors: A Look at One Alternative Licensure Model
       Cecilia Hernandez and Jamie Baker, New Mexico State University

 62. Brain Hackers Online: A Social Media Platform for Teaching Science
        Chris Forsythe, Brain Hackers Association

 63. CONVECTION CURRENTS & PLATE MOTION
        Bill Gipperich, LAB-AIDS

 65. Exploring Key Ideas Across the Number and Operations in Base Ten Standard in Grades K−5
       Rick Kitchen

66. Everyone Can Code
        Brian Peterson, Apple Inc

 
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