Session #1

A full day virtual conference featuring over 20 different sessions including: K-2 Young Mathematicians, Einstein for K-5, Integrating STEM and Literature, 6th-8th Efficient Inquiry, Breaking Science Silos, and the G-Suite Life. Participants can choose from 4 different sessions each hour. Sessions will also be recorded for future viewing.

  • Session #1 | 8:30 am - 9:30 am

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Friday, March 4th
8:30 AM

Aviation Integration: Topics, Tech, & Career Connections for Enhancing Math Concepts

Kelly W. Remijan, Illinois Mathematics and Science Academy

8:30 AM - 9:30 AM

Grades: 5-8

5th- 8th grade teachers will: 1) discover how to incorporate aviation concepts, tech, & tools into curriculum & 2) gain ideas, corresponding activities, & LOTS of resources to enhance the teaching & learning of math concepts. Aviation Topics: Forces of Flight, Drones, Satellite Imagery, GPS, CNC Programming, Runways, etc. Math Concepts: Angles, Area, Coordinate Geometry, Circles, Measurement, Parallel Lines, Ratios, etc.

Breaking Science Silos

Karen Ye, Illinois Mathematics and Science Academy

8:30 AM - 9:30 AM

Grades: 6-8

While it is important for all students to engage in integrated STEM experiences, this can feel challenging in traditional subject specific settings. In this session, we will explore physical and life science activities that integrate STEM content across multiple disciplines. All are welcome as the activities and strategies focused upon are applicable across subjects and grade levels.

Einstein for 3rd Graders

Patrick Young, Illinois Mathematics and Science Academy

8:30 AM - 9:30 AM

Grade: 3

Through children’s literature, we explore the life of a quirky boy who lived to think and dream. Hands-on STEM activities, related to Einstein’s work, are introduced as a way to address several of the required NGSS physical science standards for grade 3. We will learn about force, motion, electricity, and light using simple materials and the type of play once experienced by a boy growing up in his family’s electrical equipment shop. We will explore ways for students to document their physics discoveries through grade-appropriate writing.

K-5 Integrating ELA and Science

Elizabeth Martinez, Illinois Mathematics and Science Academy

8:30 AM - 9:30 AM

Grades: K-5

Science, never enough time. How do you gain time so students may experience STEM activities? Integrate Science and English Language Arts. Leave with example science lessons and ideas for supporting children’s literature that are centered around thinking, problem solving, developing ideas, and science topics.