Session #5

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 #5 | 1:40 pm - 2:40 pm

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Friday, March 4th
1:40 PM

Engineering Design

Patrick Young, Illinois Mathematics and Science Academy

1:40 PM - 2:40 PM

Grade: 4-5

Reading The Girl with a Mind for Math, we learn about the career of Raye Montague, an African-American woman who broke every barrier to pioneer computer-aided ship design and become the first female program manager in the United States Navy. Lessons are provided for using free, online software to design ships while exercising several Common Core Math standards and NGSS standards for engineering design.

K-2 Foundational Science

Cassandra Armstrong, Illinois Mathematics and Science Academy

1:40 PM - 2:40 PM

Grades: K-2

During this session, we will explore the progression of science content and skills as presented in the Next Generation Science Standards as they build from Pre-K forward, with a focus on the expectations for K-2 students. By participating in three-dimensional activities, teachers will develop strategies to provide students with opportunities to build a strong foundation in science and STEAM.

Optimal Route

David Hernandez, Illinois Mathematics and Science Academy

1:40 PM - 2:40 PM

Grades: 6-8

Have you ever wondered how navigation systems in vehicles use location information to assist drivers in deciding which route to take? Many of the navigation systems alert drivers to roadway hazards such as road closures, accidents, and other hazards affecting both travel times and chosen routes. Collaboration and sharing of data among highway/roadway, public services, and the navigation systems are needed in order to inform drivers. In this featured activity, students will utilize mathematical formulas to compute distances from point A to point B looking for an optimal road to take during a commute.

The G Suite Life

Karen Ye, Illinois Mathematics and Science Academy

1:40 PM - 2:40 PM

Grades: K-8

In the 21st century classroom, teachers are continuously seeking new ways to give and receive information from students. Many tech tools used for remote-instruction can still be useful and engaging for in-person instruction. In this session, we will explore a few different teaching resources that are available through Google G-Suite. Topics include: creative uses for Google Jamboard, making and sharing drag and drop activities using Google Slides, and creating customizable Pixel Art using Google Sheets.