Session #2

A full day of professional learning for 6th-12th Grade Illinois educators. With sessions focusing on mathematics, science, and STEM-integration, as well as equity and diversity, student leadership, and social studies.

  • Session #2* | 9:40 am - 10:40 am
  • *Sessions may be 60, 130, or 200 minutes in length.

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2023
Friday, March 3rd
9:40 AM

IDENTIFYING AND STRENGTHENING EXISTING SUPPORT FOR STUDENTS ON A RESEARCH TO PUBLICATION PATHWAY

Jean Bigger, Illinois Mathematics and Science Academy
Sowmya Anjur, Illinois Mathematics and Science Academy
Connie James-Jenkin, Illinois Mathematics and Science Academy
Amberly Carter, Illinois Mathematics and Science Academy
Raven McKelvin '24, Illinois Mathematics and Science Academy

9th - 12th Grade : Science, Equity and Diversity, Research

Participants will 1) learn how IMSA is generating and disseminating scholarship and incorporating students on a Research to Publication pathway, 2) discover classroom activities that support and promote an understanding of scientific inquiry and the nature of research, 3) discuss student work in IMSA’s repository and student portfolios, 4) hear how we are engaging and supporting our CLED students, like ... Read More

9:40 AM - 10:40 AM

IDEOLOGY AND TECHNOLOGY: UNDERSTANDING TECHNOLOGICAL CHOICES THROUGH IDEOLOGICAL PREFERENCE, 1925 - 1940

Lee Eysturlid, Illinois Mathematics and Science Academy

8th - 12th Grade : Technology, Integrated STEM, Engineering, Humanities

This presentation will look to introduce research done on the choices made by a wide spectrum of ideologically driven states as concerns specific military technologies in the lead up to World War II. The focus will be on the rational process that a government enters into when making choices for armaments that must suit its internal political beliefs and its ... Read More

9:40 AM - 10:40 AM

STEAM AL ESTILO LATINO

David Hernandez, Illinois Mathematics and Science Academy

6th - 12th Grade : Science, Integrated STEM, Equity and Diversity, Engineering

Celebrate Hispanic heritage through STEAM! This presentation was designed specifically for students to explore and embrace the Hispanic/LatinX culture. This curriculum will guide the students to experience a combination of STEAM and traditions focusing on the Hispanic influence on America culture. Students will learn and create “Alebrijes” the STEAM way.

9:40 AM - 10:40 AM

TERMINAL VELOCITY PROJECT: PARACHUTE

Brooke Schmidt, Illinois Mathematics and Science Academy
Anastasia Perry, Illinois Mathematics and Science Academy

10th - 12th Grade : Science

This project is meant for a high school physics course where the students have studied Newton's Universal Law of Gravitation, Newton's Second law, and free fall motion. The students construct their own parachute, record a video in LoggerPro of the parachute in motion, and analyze the data to calculate the drag coefficient of their parachute.

9:40 AM - 11:50 AM

THE MATHEMATICS OF CITY PLANNING AND CRISIS MANAGEMENT

Patrick Young, Illinois Mathematics and Science Academy

6th - 8th Grade : Math, Career Awareness

What if you managed a small city that was beset by severe weather and an influx of climate refugees? What types of math would your team need to employ to adapt your city to deal with these crises? Try some sample activities and gain access to an entire curriculum developed to integrate career awareness with middle school math standards.

9:40 AM - 10:40 AM