Kentucky Science Teachers Association
2016 Conference Information
Lexington Hyatt and Lexington Center
11/10/2016 to 11/12/2016
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Session #
Length
Session Title
Presenter(s)
V - vendor
Session Styles
Content Areas
Grade Levels
Session Styles
Lecture
Hands-On
Demonstration
DisCussion
Make & Take
Show & Tell
RoundTable
Content Areas
Biology/Life Science
Earth/Space Science
Physical Science
Integrated Science
Leadership
INterdisciplinary
Grade Levels
Primary
Elementary
Middle
High
College
General
Friday, November 11, 2016 Sessions
Note: Session, Times, and Locations subject to change!
TimeRegency 1Regency 3Jessamine-FranklinScott-WoodfordThoroughbred 1
8:30 am
8 BEPSD E
1 hr
Through Course Tasks for Grades 3-5
Christine Duke
16 PD H
2 hrs
Airbags: Designing a Lab with Gas Laws
Del Ehemann
11 BPS 
1 hr
Online Science Simulations from Explore Learning
Elizabeth Riggs, Joselyn Whetzel
19 BEPSD M
1 hr
IQWST: Making Critical Thinking More Than Just a Cliché
Diane Wright, Cynthia Weller
9 BEPSD 
1 hr
Classroom Embedded Assessment Overview
Rae McEntyre, Christine Duke, Mindy Curless, KDE
9:45 am
30 BEPSD PEMH
1 hr
Understanding the Upcoming Summative Science Assessment
Sean Elkins, Taylor Sullivan
26 P H
1 hr
No Excuses Chemistry! Redesigning Chemistry for the 21st Century
Georgina Anderson
29 D E
1 hr
STEM-gineering
Kathleen Schutter
25 BEPSD M
1 hr
Classroom Embedded Assessments in Middle School
Tom Tretter
11:00 am
39 PD EM
1 hr
Minty Engineering with Mint-Mobiles!
Wilson Gonzalez-Espada
35 BEPS PE
1 hr
Integrating Literacy and Science – the Wow factor
Diane Wright, Cynthia Weller
37 B H
1 hr
Using the Lesson Study Protocol to Integrate Science Literacy
Donita Brock, Brittany Cox
32 BEPSD PEMH
1 hr
The Role of Through Course Tasks in Ky's Assessment System
Mindy Curless
12:00 pm
12:45 pm
General Session: Keynote Address, KSTA Award Presentations - Thoroughbred 1
2:15 pm
51 BEPSD 
2 hrs
NGSS Essential: Developing a Growth Mindset Learning Culture
Tim Schneider, Patti Works, Diane Johnson
44 BEPSD 
1 hr
Learn About the NSTA Learning Center
Denny Casey
47 BEPS H
2 hrs
ACT Science: Teaching Strategies & Building Capacity
Amanda Ratliff
46 E M
1 hr
Curriculum for a Crowded World
Pattie Stivender
45 ES M
1 hr
Using Satelitte Imagery to Engage Students in Research
Michelle LaRue
3:30 pm
60 D M
1 hr
Engineering Made Easy
Kathleen Schutter
55 P H
1 hr
Kinesthetic Chemistry: Get Your Students Up & Moving!
Catherine Zavacki
57 BEPSD PE
1 hr
Classroom Embedded Assessments for Elementary
Tom Tretter
Friday, November 11, 2016 Sessions
Note: Session, Times, and Locations subject to change!
TimeThoroughbred 2Thoroughbred 3Thoroughbred 4Thoroughbred 5Thoroughbred 6
8:30 am
14 BEPSD 
1 hr
The Secret to PBL Success
Michele Cozza
12 BEPSD PE
1 hr
Pencil Box Science: 3-D Grade Level Progression Is In The Box!
Vivian Bowles, Sharon Thompson-Saito
17 BEPSD 
1 hr
Breakout EDU
Carly Baldwin, Brian McDowell
10 P M
1 hr
It’s Shockingly Current: NGSS and Middle Grades Electricity
Leah Manley, Elizabeth Roland
9:45 am
28 BP H
2 hrs
POGIL: Process Oriented Guided Inquiry Learning
Debbie Brock
23 P E
1 hr
It’s Electric: NGSS and Elementary Electricity
Elizabeth Roland, Leah Manley
27 BEPSD 
2 hrs
You’ve Used a FA Probe: What’s Next?
Diane Johnson, Patti Works, Tim Schneider
24 P PEM
1 hr
Kinetic Energy-Exploring EnergyWorks
Sue Parrent, Tyler Cvitkovic
22 BPS 
1 hr
How Our Grading System Has Enhanced NGSS
Nathan Lockhart, Kelly Sirginnis
11:00 am
36 B M
1 hr
Pollinators Gone Wild! A 5E Investigation
Ella Bowling
31 E EMH
1 hr
Urban Environmental Education
Tim Darst, Tom Tretter
38 PS H
1 hr
Building Assessments for Earth Science Using Models & Argumentation
Stephanie Harmon
12:00 pm
12:45 pm
General Session: Keynote Address, KSTA Award Presentations - Thoroughbred 1
2:15 pm
53 E PE
1 hr
Claims, Evidence, and Reasoning with Earthworm Inquiry
Reeda Hart
50 BEPSD PEMH
2 hrs
Choosing Instructionally Productive Phenomena to Drive Student Learning
Tricia Shelton
43 BEPSD EM
2 hrs
Developing Three-Dimensional Tasks
Amy Lewis, Kelly Miller
42 BEPSD PEM
1 hr
Pearson Interactive Science
Katie MacDonald
48 BEPSD PE
2 hrs
B.R.I.C.K.S. - Building Responsible, Innovative, Creative, Kids
Tracy Morris, JoEllen Wilhoite
3:30 pm
58 PD MH
1 hr
Engineering Practices and Chemistry
Viola Randall
59 BEPSD 
1 hr
Bringing Kentucky Science Center to You
Rachel Beck, Mira Gentry Johnson
Friday, November 11, 2016 Sessions
Note: Session, Times, and Locations subject to change!
TimeThoroughbred 7Thoroughbred 8Kentucky RoomExhibit Area
8:30 am
18 BEPSD MH
1 hr
Craft Academy and Morehead State University
Carol Christian
15 BEPSD 
5 hrs
Unconference Sessions
KSTA Board
13 BEPSD 
1 hr
Tech Slam
Carrie Holloway, Kyle Holloway
9:45 am
20 BPS 
1 hr
FLIP-EKY
Solomon Kilburn
21 BEPSD EM
1 hr
Future City KY: Practical STEM in Middle and Elementary School
Joe Purcefull
11:00 am
34 BPS 
1 hr
Grant Writing & Resource Development
Solomon Kilburn
33 BEPSD MH
1 hr
Craft Academy and Morehead State University
Carol Christian
12:00 pm
40 BEPSD 
0 hr
Lunch Break - Exhibit Area Spotlight
KSTA
12:45 pm
General Session: Keynote Address, KSTA Award Presentations - Thoroughbred 1
2:15 pm
52 BPS 
1 hr
The Value of Writing Scientific Explanations in STEM
Michele Cozza
15 BEPSD 
5 hrs
Unconference Sessions
KSTA Board
49 P H
1 hr
Breakout EDU Chemistry Focus
Debbie Brock, Sheryl Fischer
3:30 pm
54 BE 
1 hr
Alltech in the Classroom
Miranda Woodall, Alltech
56 BE H
1 hr
Breakout EDU Biology Focus
Sheryl Fischer, Debbie Brock