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Welcome to Metroplex Mini-CAST 2020! We can’t wait to see you at the Pat May Center on Saturday! Address: Building E 6017, 1849 Central Dr, Bedford, TX 76022

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Saturday, February 8
 

7:15am

8:30am

(101) "Hands-On, Minds-On" to a Mini Make-and-Take Workshop: Science Games and Puzzles for Middle Schools C 106 ( Tech Center )Rodelio Abuan (103) (C-E-R) ing your way to Student Success! A 111 ( Tech Center )Jennifer Bernabo (106) Argument-Driven Inquiry in Grades 3-5: Three-Dimensional Investigations that Integrate Science, Literacy and Mathematics B 114 ( Tech Center )Jennifer Kaszuba (120) Create a Smoother, Seamless Science Class With Tech! C 203 ( Tech Center )Kelley Andrews • Stacy Menifee (125) Dollar Store Surprise! Doing Discrepant Events on a Dime B 214 ( Tech Center )Mary Morgan • Shawn Mondloch (132) Google Form Frenzy C 112 ( Tech Center )Cecilia Bentley (140) From Cabbages to Pocket Mice: The Power of Selection C 208 ( Tech Center )Stephanie Taylor • Mary Urquhart (146) Improve Student Achievement through STEM Teacher Actions A 201 ( Tech Center )Judy Zimny • Jessica Morse (149) Let's Give 'Em Something to Talk About A 116 ( Tech Center )Jenn Brown • Christina Smith (151) Literacy Strategies in the Science Classroom and Beyond C 215 ( Tech Center )Patty Low (159) Press Play on the Playlist D 103 ( Tech Center )Rebecca DeBusk • Tracy Hosek (161) Putting the "S" in STEM...STUDENTS! A 115 ( Tech Center )Duane Waber (165) Science Investigations with the Nearly Immortal Planaria C 204 ( Tech Center )Vinita Hajeri (172) STEMscopes Best Tips & Tricks from Successful Teachers and Leaders C 207 ( Tech Center )Ashley Mathis • Jessica Morse (173) Sweetening up the Way you Teach Slow Changes to Earth's Surface C 210 ( Tech Center )Maggie Anderson • Stephanie Sankey (182) Wire me Up! Backyard Brains neuroscience A 103 ( Tech Center )Raul Perez (118) Content that Works! Comprehensible Content for English Learners - SHORT COURSE - 8:30-10:40 A 212 ( Tech Center )Lyndsay McAmis (123) Digital Escape Rooms - Escape the Boring Review - SHORT COURSE - 8:30-10:40 A 202 ( Tech Center )Julie Pollard (134) Great Escapes in Science! - SHORT COURSE - 8:30-10:40 C 118 ( Tech Center )Jennifer Murnan (153) Make Learning Stick - SHORT COURSE - 8:30-10:40 A 210 ( Tech Center )Kathryn Laster (154) Mastering the Math in Force & Motion - SHORT COURSE - 8:30-10:40 A 203 ( Tech Center )Kelli Mallory • Rosemary Martin (174) Talk Read Talk Write - SHORT COURSE - 8:30-10:40 A 208 ( Tech Center )Ashley Carter • Selena Wilson

9:40am

(147) Inquiry-Based Experiments in Science Classrooms - STAT Chat - Presented twice - 9:40-10:05 & 10:15-10:40 A 111 ( Tech Center )Chris Ham (160) Put the Learning in their Hands: Student Choice in Science - STAT Chat - Presented twice - 9:40-10:05 & 10:15-10:40 A 109 ( Tech Center )Chelsea White (168) Stations: Just do it! - STAT Chat - Presented twice - 9:40-10:05 & 10:15-10:40 B 120 (Tech Center)Kellie Simon (175) Teaching to the Test...? - STAT Chat - Presented twice - 9:40-10:05 & 10:15-10:40 Courtroom (Tech Center)Patrick Haney (176) The Grand Adventure of Exploration and Discovery “Rewriting Textbooks at the Frontiers of Science" - STAT Chat - Presented twice - 9:40-10:05 & 10:15-10:40 A 116 ( Tech Center )Mary Urquhart (181) Why You Should Love Data Analysis - STAT Chat - Presented twice - 9:40-10:05 & 10:15-10:40 A 113 ( Tech Center )Heidi Harris (183) Women in STEM - STAT Chat - Presented twice - 9:40-10:05 & 10:15-10:40 A 115 ( Tech Center )Stephanie Taylor (102) "Hands-On, Minds-On" to a Mini Make-and-Take Workshop: Science Games and Puzzles for High Schools C 106 ( Tech Center )Rodelio Abuan (108) Argument-Driven Engineering in Grades 6-8: STEM Design Challenges B 114 ( Tech Center )Jennifer Kaszuba (122) Digging into Curiosity A 216 ( Tech Center )Nikki McDorman (127) Engineering Solutions C 208 ( Tech Center )Ashley Mathis • Jessica Morse (130) Get 'Em Up and Moving! C 213 ( Tech Center )Matt Cain • LORI TURLEY (135) Growing student knowledge with a garden. C 210 ( Tech Center )Aimee Hunter • Jennifer Perez (141) Genetics with Glowfish C 204 ( Tech Center )Vinita Hajeri (143) Hootie and the Food Web A 103 ( Tech Center )Raul Perez (169) STEM Graduate Degree for You A 201 ( Tech Center )Judy Zimny (180) Visible Learning D 102 ( Tech Center )Laura Byno

10:50am

(184) Formative Assessment Probes: Building a Bridge Between Students Initial Ideas and Scientific Ways of Explaining the Natural World - FEATURED SESSION B 1 (Pat May)Page Keeley (100) "Hands-On, Minds-On" to a Mini Make-and-Take Workshop: Science Games and Puzzles for Elementary C 106 ( Tech Center )Rodelio Abuan (105) Amazing Ideas and Center Activities B 120 (Tech Center)Isaac Washington Jr. (107) Argument-Driven Inquiry in the Life, Physical, and Earth-Space Sciences: Lab Investigations for Grades 6–8 B 114 ( Tech Center )Jennifer Kaszuba (110) Beating the 5th Grade STAAR A 211 ( Tech Center )Patrick Haney (112) Bits and Bytes: The Basics of Binary Coding D 102 ( Tech Center )Kristen Turner • Jessica Tran (113) Boosting Student Engagement with Gamification A 216 ( Tech Center )Lauren Martinez (115) Chem Critters: chemical reactions in a cup! A 103 ( Tech Center )Raul Perez (116) Collaborating Classrooms with Video Chat D 103 ( Tech Center )Koree Neff • Madelyn Stanfield (126) Engaging Students Beyond the Field Trip A 111 ( Tech Center )Colin Johnson • Lizzie Norton (128) Engineering: A "Novel" Approach A 109 ( Tech Center )Chelsea White (137) Easy Atom Models for Your Classroom! C 208 ( Tech Center )Stephanie Taylor • Mary Urquhart (138) Exploring Ecology Concepts with Sea Monkeys! C 204 ( Tech Center )Vinita Hajeri (142) Helping Students Succeed with Science Vocabulary C 207 ( Tech Center )Ashley Mathis • Jessica Morse (145) How to Create a Successful Elementary Science Fair A 113 ( Tech Center )Heidi Harris (148) Learn how to Incorporate Different Digital Technologies into your Classroom! C 118 ( Tech Center )Nathan Ball (150) Level Up: Innovative Research-Based Ways to Incorporate Student Discourse and Writing into Hands-On Activities B 214 ( Tech Center )Jawan Wiltz • Leon Chatman (158) Preparing Students for the CRAAP Test A 212 ( Tech Center )Mary Morgan • Shawn Mondloch (163) R U ready for Augmented Reality in the Science Classroom A 116 ( Tech Center )Michelle Hurst (164) Science in 3-Dimensions A 115 ( Tech Center )Duane Waber (170) STEM Partnership: Graduate Programs District Cohort Benefits A 201 ( Tech Center )Judy Zimny

11:50am

1:00pm

(156) Mini-STEM Spectacular Cafetorium ( Tech Center )Jamie Flemmer (104) A Rising Tide Lifts All Boats: Easy-Teach Strategies to Lift Achievement for ELL Students A 1&2( Pat May )Justin Hooten (109) Argument-Driven Inquiry in Biology, Chemistry, and Physics B 114 ( Tech Center )Jennifer Kaszuba (111) Biology Soup (little bit of Everything) B 120 (Tech Center)Caren Lawrence (114) Challenge Accepted! E 1 ( Pat May )Sara Wills • Michelle Hurst (124) Dive into Data Day! Allow Students to Swim by Themselves and Raise Scores! E 2 ( Pat May )Jessica Darst • Amber Simon (129) Garden Spaces and Composting C 203 ( Tech Center )Mark Broughton (131) Get Your Game On: Game-Based Learning with Legends of Learning! A 202 ( Tech Center )Aryah Fradkin (133) Google Sheet Escapes C 112 ( Tech Center )Cecilia Bentley (136) Word Walls: How to make one, what to do with it. A 116 ( Tech Center )Heather Becraft (139) Fishy Science with Zebrafish- a fun way to bring alive science concepts and build students’ science process skills. C 204 ( Tech Center )Vinita Hajeri (144) How Can We Provide Fresh Water to Those In Need? A 203 ( Tech Center )Deborah Linscomb (152) Make it Stick With Sciyoncé A 3 ( Pat May )Arlevia Davis (155) Microwave Cake Inquiry C 210 ( Tech Center )Stephanie Taylor (157) Mitosis and Socks - How does that match A 111 ( Tech Center )Jennifer Bradley (162) Reducing Paperwork Using Google Classroom Assignments A 113 ( Tech Center )Heidi Harris (166) Science is LIT(eracy) with Socratic Seminars! A 4 ( Pat May )Morgan Mee (167) Science PD That Actually Works D 2 ( Pat May )Courtney Williams (171) STEM Rangers  - Are you looking for a Science Night Solution? A 103 ( Tech Center )Ashley Mathis • Jessica Morse (178) The Sun, Earth, Moon System: Observations, Models, and More! C 208 ( Tech Center )Mary Urquhart TEKS Review Update - Presented by STAT D 3 ( Pat May )JJ Colburn

2:15pm