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  • 2015 Idaho Math and Science

    Teachers Conference

    October 1 2, 2015

    Madison High School

    Rexburg, Idaho

    Sponsored by:

    Creating

    STEMfor

    SpaceMadison HSRexburg, ID

    Available Statewide

    Keynote Speakers:

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    Welcome 2015 Idaho Math and Science

    Teachers Conference This conference is an annual event organized by the Idaho Council of Teachers of Mathematics

    (ICTM) and Idaho Science Teachers Association (ISTA). By registering for this conference, you

    have a one year membership into one of these organizations. On Thursday during lunch, each

    organization will have their annual members meeting. The ICTM will be meeting in AD 126 and

    the ISTA will be meeting in AD128. So grab your lunch and join us to learn more about these

    organizations and your membership benefits.

    Join us on the web:

    To join both organizations, visit the information booth at the registration tables.

    2015 Conference Planning Committee2015 Conference Planning Committee2015 Conference Planning Committee2015 Conference Planning Committee

    Jennifer Palmer Sandy Powell Earla Durfee

    Susan Sterzer Richard Pieper Lourene Praeder

    Ted Muller Brian Pyper Stephan OShaughnessys

    idahoctm.wildapricot.org

    idscienceteachers.wildapricot.org

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    Conference Schedule

    Thursday, October 1st:

    7:30 a.m.: Registration, Vendor Exhibits

    8:00 a.m. 9:30 a.m.: Opening Session with Keynote Speaker Arthur Benjamin

    9:45 a.m. 10:45 a.m.: Session A

    10:45 a.m. 11:15 a.m.: Vendors Show Case

    11:30 a.m. 12:30 p.m..: Session B

    12:30 p.m.: Lunch

    12:45 2:00: Working Lunch with individual organizations, please come and

    meet with us: Idaho Council of Teachers of Mathematics (ICTM) room AD 126 Idaho Science Teachers Association (ISTA) room AD 128

    2:15 p.m. 3:15 p.m.: Session C

    3:15 p.m. 3:45 p.m.: Vendors

    3:45 p.m. 4:00 p.m.: Prizes Must be present to win

    5:00 p.m. 6:00 p.m.: Awards Dinner @ Legacy Flight Museum (pre-paid event)

    6:30 p.m. 9:30 p.m.: Evening events 6:30 p.m. 7:30 p.m. Legacy Flight Museum 7:30 p.m. 9:30 p.m. BYU Idaho Geology Museum

    BYU Idaho Planetarium

    BYU Idaho Observatory

    Friday, October 2nd:

    6:30 a.m.: Departure Field Trip to Yellowstone see outline below

    8:00 a.m. 9:00 a.m.: Opening Session - Chemistry & Physics Expo

    9:00 a.m. 11:30 a.m.: Local Field Trips Leave Teton Dam & Museum

    Yellowstone Bear World

    9:15 a.m. 10:15 a.m.: Session D

    10:30 a.m. 11:45 a.m.: Session E

    12:00 p.m.: End of Conference

    Yellowstone Field Trip: (pre-paid event) 6:00 a.m.: Breakfast at Madison HS & Load buses

    8:30 a.m. 10:00 a.m.: Session 1

    10:15 a.m. 11:45 a.m.: Session 2

    11:45 a.m. 12:45 p.m.: Lunch

    1:00 p.m. 2:30 p.m.: Session 3

    3:00 p.m.: Leave Yellowstone for Rexburg

    6:00 p.m.: Arrive in Rexburg/End of Conference

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    Arthur Benjamin

    Keynote Speaker

    Dr. Arthur Benjamin is the Smallwood Family Professor of Mathematics at Harvey Mudd

    College. He has been repeatedly honored by the Mathematical Association of America for

    his teaching and writing, and was recently selected by Princeton Review as one of The

    Best 300 Professors in America. He is also a professional magician and one of the world's

    fastest mental calculators.

    Dr. Benjamin has given 3 TED talks which have been viewed over 10 million times. He is

    the author of several books, and four DVD courses from The Great Courses series,

    including "The Joy of Mathematics", "Discrete Mathematics", "The Secrets of Mental

    Math" and "The Mathematics of Games and Puzzles." He has demonstrated and explained

    his calculating talents to audiences all over the world and has appeared on numerous

    television programs, including The Today Show, CNN, and The Colbert Report. He has

    been featured in Scientific American, Omni, Discover, People, Esquire, New York Times,

    Los Angeles Times, and Reader's Digest. Reader's Digest calls him "America's Best Math

    Whiz." His newest book (released September 2015) is called The Magic of Math: Solving

    for X and Figuring out whY.

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    PrPrPrPresidential Award for Excellenceesidential Award for Excellenceesidential Award for Excellenceesidential Award for Excellence in in in in MMMMathematicsathematicsathematicsathematics

    Mary TowlerMary TowlerMary TowlerMary Towler

    Mary Towler currently teaches mathematics at Compass Academy in Idaho Falls. She has taught there since the school opened in 2012. Prior to that, she taught math for 21 years at Clair E. Gale Junior High in Idaho Falls. Mary holds a Bachelor of Science degree from Dickinson State University in North Dakota, and a Master of Science degree from University of Iowa.

    Kathy PrummerKathy PrummerKathy PrummerKathy Prummer

    Kathy Prummer currently teaches seventh grade math at Sandpoint Middle School, is a former elementary teacher, and has a masters degree in Curriculum and Instruction. In the past five years, she has been a teacher participant in two National Science Foundation funded grants with universities in the Northwest and currently is a participant in a math leadership group in Idahos Region I, conducting action research in her classroom. Kathy is devoted to providing opportunities for her students to build their math confidence, problem solving abilities, mathematical reasoning, and their ability to communicate their mathematical understanding.

    Kathy is passionate about educating both students and teachers and has devoted her life to her development as a math educator and leader in math education. She is the mother of Jeremiah (24), Abbie (23), Tim (21) and Katelin (19).

    Jay DertingJay DertingJay DertingJay Derting Jay Derting graduated from Lewis Clark State College in 1985 with a B.S. in Mathematics. He has been teaching for the Genesee School District since that time. In 1998-99 he took a years leave of absence and he and his family directed a street center in Madagascar for 250 homeless children. He and his wife Angie have been married for 31 years. Together they have 3 biological, 4 adopted children (ranging in ages from 28-6 years), numerous foster children and 3 granddaughters.

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    Presidential Award for Excellence in Presidential Award for Excellence in Presidential Award for Excellence in Presidential Award for Excellence in ScienceScienceScienceScience

    Jason GeorgeJason GeorgeJason GeorgeJason George

    I love what I do, not many people can say that, but I

    certainly can. This is my 14th year teaching and I

    can honestly say that I cant see myself ever doing

    anything else. I love teaching, and specifically I love

    teaching science. I recently finished my Masters of

    Science in Science Education degree from Montana

    State University in 2013. I currently teach at Vision

    Charter School and have taught Biology (dual

    credit), Human Biology (dual credit), Environmental

    Science (dual credit), Marine Science (dual credit),

    Bioethics, Zoology/Botany, Earth Science,

    Integrated Physical Science, Life Science,

    PE/Health, and Guitar/Songwriting during my time at

    Vision Charter School. I have a beautiful family full

    of girls. I am the only organism with a Y chromosome

    in my house unless you include my daughters fish

    as part of the equation, but I am definitely the only male mammal in the house. I have been married for

    almost 19 years now to my beautiful wife Janelle who is my hero on so many different levels. My daughters

    Hannah (14) and Abigail (11) are an amazing expressions of life and a constant joy, they definitely bring out

    the best in me.

    Jeff KarlinJeff KarlinJeff KarlinJeff Karlin

    I teach Physics, Astronomy, Zoology, Marine Biology, and Biology at my alma mater, Lewiston High School. I am a big advocate of STEM education and Project-based Inquiry Learning. I graduated with multiple degrees from Lewis Clark State College and have taught for two decades in both Idaho and on the southern Oregon coast. I am fortunate to have been a part of multiple NASA field studies, expeditions, and educational outreach programs. This past summer I was named NASA FINESSE Research Team Teacher Lead. For the past two years, I have served as Idaho Science and Aerospace Scholar Mentor. I am an avid wildlife artist, musician, proud husband to Holly, and father of four, ranging in ages 1-21.

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    Webcast Sessions Have you ever wanted to attend more than one presentation during a session?

    Well this year, we have a solution for that problem. Some presentations during each session

    will be webcast. These sessions will be archived and available on the conference website for

    one year. All conference participants have unlimited free access to the archived sessions.

    idscienceteachers.wildapricot.org/Conference/Virtual-Conference

    Professional Development Credit One (1) Professional Development Credit is available from Northwest Nazarene University (NNU) for participants of this conference for $60. To enroll, click on the link on the conference webpage or go to:

    EDSM55102 - Making Space for STEM - 2015 Idaho Math & Science Conference http://pdlearn.nnu.edu/modules/shop/index.html?action=section&OfferingID=2990&SectionID=7139

    To receive credit, each participant must complete the following two items:

    1. Attend and participate in all course sessions.

    Thursday, October 1st MUST attend both o Day sessions: 8:00 a.m. 4:00 p.m. o Evening Activities: 6:30 p.m. 9:30 p.m.

    Friday, October 2nd MUST attend one of the following o Conference at Madison High 8:00 a.m. 12:00 p.m. o Yellowstone Field Trip -- 6:30 a.m. 6:00 p.m.

    2. Submit a 1 2 page paper summarizing the sessions/activities attended and describing

    how to implement the methods and activities learned into the classroom.

    Enrollment closes on Friday, October 2nd.

    Submit paper to Jennifer Palmer, PalmerJ@msd321.com, by Monday, October 5th.

    More info at the Information Desk.

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    Thursday Conference Outline and Details

    Opening Session: 8:00 a.m. 9:30 a.m. Auditorium Thursday, October 1st

    Keynote Speaker: Arthur Benjamin

    Session A: 9:45 a. m. - 10:45 a.m.

    Room Title Webcast Presenter Topic Grade

    A1 W 109 App Inventor X Stephan O'Shaughnessy STEM 6 - 12

    A2 S 112 Integrating Curriculum-ES Program X Travis Phillips STEM 9 - 12

    A3 W 103 Claims? Targets? Using data from our balanced

    assessment system to impact teaching and learning* X Nancy Thomas-Price Math K - 12

    A4 W 104 Identity Crisis Jackie Nygaard

    Richard Pieper Math K - 12

    A5 N 104 Partners in Science--Teachers Experiencing STEM Kris Stone Science 9 - 12

    A6 W 110 Modeling Data: An MVP module gets a makeover* Wendy Clark Math 9 - 12

    A7 W 107 Integrating STEM with Literature X Michael Winston STEM K - 5

    A8 N 112 Make & Take Electromagnetic Toys for Teaching* Steve Shropshire Science 3 - 12

    A9 N 113 NGSS and Your Next Materials Adoption Glenn Gordon Stem K - 12

    A10 W 105 Non-Confrontational Evolution X Ralph Peterson Science K - 12

    A11 S 113 Solving for Xs and Whys: Making Math Make Sense Kevin Judd Math K - 12

    A12 N 106 What is POGIL and How Can I Use It To Support The

    Idaho Core And 21st Century Skills? Sharon Cates STEM 9 - 12

    A13 S 106 The Power of Problems and Problem-Based Learning Curtis Chandler STEM 9 12

    *Sessions will run 15 30 minutes longer

    Session: A1 App Inventor

    Room: W109

    Subject: STEM Strand: Creating a Future of Resources through Engineering and Technology

    Grades: 6 12 Presenter: Stephan O'Shaughnessy

    App inventor is a mobile app designer that was created by Google and hosted by MIT to allow anyone to create a mobile phone

    app. App inventor teaches students basic programming using a unique visual block code. Thus code makes the creation of apps

    super-fast and fun without needing to know complicated code. During the presentation teachers will be introduced to App Inventor

    and will be given the opportunity to create their first mobile app that they could run an Android device. Also provided are resources

    like a free text book and online videos I have created that could be used in the classroom.

    Session: A2 Integrating Curriculum-Environmental Solution Program

    Room: S 112

    Subject: STEM Strand: Creating a Future of Resources through Engineering and Technology

    Grades: 9 12 Presenter: Travis Phillips

    Using the Environmental Solution program as an example show how effective integrating programs can be. Discuss how teachers

    in their own schools can do integration on both a small and large scale. A couple hands on activities will be used to demonstrate

    the concepts taught.

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    Session A: 9:45 a. m. - 10:45 a.m. (Continued) Thursday, October 1st

    Session:

    A3 Claims? Targets? Using Data From Our Balanced Assessment

    System To Impact Teaching And Learning* Room: W 103

    Subject: Math Strand: The Art and Craftsmanship of Teaching STEM

    Grades: K 12 Presenter: Nancy Thomas-Price

    The premise: ask for the same evidence in the classroom as is asked for by the standards and therefore the assessment!

    Our assessment system consists of a summative assessment (we now have data- yeah!), optional interim assessments, and

    formative assessment tasks from the Digital Library. This session will look at various reports and resources, show you how to dig

    deeper, and find activities to support areas of need in the Digital Library. You will further your understanding of assessment claims

    and targets and use your data to improve teaching and learning Participants should bring a device and have a log in to the Online

    Reporting System and the Digital Library to maximize learning. (not sure how to get those? ask your district test coordinator)

    *This session will run 15 30 minutes longer

    Session: A4 Identity Crisis

    Room: W 104

    Subject: Math Strand: Discovering Space for Literacy through Math and Science

    Grades: K 12 Presenter: Jackie Nygaard and Richard Pieper

    Do you ever feel like youve lost your identity? Many students wonder why we would even care about such an obvious property.

    Yet, whether it is the identity of addition, multiplication or exponentiation, the identities are ever present, but seldom brought into

    the light. Come explore how the identity elements and the equations we call identities are developed from kindergarten to high

    school and beyond. Learn how to eliminate identity theft from your classroom by eliminating the word cancel from your teaching

    vocabulary and bring greater understanding and precision to your instruction. Apply the concepts of identities and inverses to solve

    a wide variety of problems.

    Session: A5 Partners in Science--Teachers Experiencing STEM

    Room: N 104

    Subject: Science Strand: Creating a Future of Resources through Engineering and Technology

    Grades: 9 12 Presenter: Kris Stone

    Partners in Science Grant is a two year, $15,00 grant that provides high school science teachers the opportunity to work with college or

    university scientists on real-world laboratory or field research. Participants receive a $5000.00 stipend each summer for two summers.

    There are also opportunities to purchase materials for the classroom and/or attend regional or national conferences. Participants may

    apply for a second grant worth up to $9000.00 for classroom materials and supplies once they have completed the initial 2-year grant.

    Come learn about this great opportunity!

    Session: A6 Modeling Data: An MVP module gets a makeover*

    Room: W 110

    Subject: Math Strand: The Art and Craftsmanship of Teaching STEM

    Grades: 9 12 Presenter: Wendy Clark

    This session looks at a Mathematics Vision Project Module and how the presenter gave it a makeover to fit her teaching style and

    classroom needs. Teachers will learn critical moves to give any unit a makeover and a bit of descriptive statistics.

    *This session will run 15 30 minutes longer

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    Session A: 9:45 a. m. - 10:45 a.m. (Continued) Thursday, October 1st

    Session: A7 Integrating STEM with Literature

    Room: W 107

    Subject: STEM Strand: Discovering Space for Literacy through Math and Science

    Grades: K 5 Presenter: Michael Winston

    We will provide hands-on examples of how teachers can integrate STEM activities with reading and writing. We will show how

    teachers can excite their students with STEM activities and integrate those activities with both fiction and non-fiction books.

    Session: A8 Make & Take Electromagnetic Toys for Teaching

    Room: N 112 (This session will be repeated in Session D)

    Subject: Science Strand: Creating a Future of Resources through Engineering and Technology

    Grades: 3 12 Presenter: Steve Shropshire

    Participants will make electromagnets, simple motors, speakers, and other electromagnetic toys from simple materials. Discussion

    will focus on their use to address state standards on Concepts of Physical Science, Scientific Inquiry, Applications of Science in

    Technology, and on Unifying Concepts of Science for grades 3 and above. Teachers will take home all items they construct.

    *This session will run 15 30 minutes longer

    Session: A9 NGSS and Your Next Materials Adoption

    Room: N 113

    Subject: Science Strand: Creating a Future of Resources through Engineering and Technology

    Grades: K - 12 Presenter: Glenn Gordon

    Over the next 3 years publishers will come out with their new NGSS-based programs. You might be wondering what that means

    for you and your students? What will stay the same and what will be different? Print vs. digital? Lecture vs. lab? And how will it all

    be assessed? In one short hour you'll find out what Pearson has planned for Grades K thru 12. Welcome to the future.

    Session: A10 Non-Confrontational Evolution

    Room: W 105

    Subject: Science Strand: The Art and Craftsmanship of Teaching STEM

    Grades: K 12 Presenter: Ralph Peterson

    Once people understand the Nature of Science, the "confrontational" part of evolution can be greatly minimized. We will study the

    Nature of Science by discussion and activity. We will also discuss the National Academy of Science definitions of fact, hypothesis,

    theory, and law.

    Session: A11 Solving for Xs and Whys: Making Math Make Sense

    Room: S 113

    Subject: Math Strand: The Art and Craftsmanship of Teaching STEM

    Grades: K 12 Presenter: Kevin Judd

    Based on brain research about how students learn, this session will cover practical ideas to connect student learning to sense-making in

    math.

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    Session A: 9:45 a. m. - 10:45 a.m. (Continued) Thursday, October 1st

    Session:

    A12 What is POGIL and How Can I Use It To Support The Idaho Core And 21st

    Century Skills? Room: N 106

    Subject: STEM Strand: The Art and Craftsmanship of Teaching STEM

    Grades: 9 12 Presenter: Sharon Cates

    Process Oriented Guided Inquiry Learning (POGIL) is a philosophy of teaching that supports Common Core ideals. In a POGIL

    classroom, students learn through the analysis of a model, creation of claims, and defense of claims with evidence. POGIL also

    requires students to practice the 21st century skills of teamwork, communication, problem solving and critical thinking. In this

    session, I will lead you through a POGIL activity, help you to see how POGIL can work for you in your classroom, and show you a

    variety of resources that are available online and through Flinn.

    Session: A13 The Power of Problems and Problem-Based Learning

    Room: S 106

    Subject: STEM Strand: The Art and Craftsmanship of Teaching STEM

    Grades: 9 12 Presenter: Curtis Chandler

    The student brain is designed to solve problems. Sogive it problems. In this session, we will explore free tech-tools and techniques

    for engaging students in higher-level thinking and problem-based learning (PBL). Participants will explore principles such as real-

    world relevance, well-ordered problems, cost of learning, just in time learning, learning by doing, and other tools for augmenting

    student learning.

    Vendors Showcase: 10:45 a. m. - 11:15 a.m. Thursday, October 1st Vendor Round Robin: Ten 3-minute mini-sessions to visit vendors

    Door prizes: Have vendors initial your card to be entered into the door prize drawing

    Session B: 11:30 a. m. - 12:30 p.m. Thursday, October 1st

    Room Title Webcast Presenter Topic Grade

    B1 W 104 Integrating Literature into Math and Science

    Instruction Kim Purcell STEM K - 12

    B2 N 112 Bubbles? No trouble! Penny Burleson

    Melanie Munson STEM 6 - 8

    B3 W 103 Completing the Square X Maria Ayala-Marshall Math 6 - 12

    B4 W 110 ISAS: More Than Just A Free Trip To NASA! Becky Mitchell STEM 9 - 12

    B5 S 112 Differentiated Science Inquiry X Aaron McKinnon Science 6 - 12

    B6 S 106 Materials Science Camp Shane Matson Science 6 - 12

    B7 N 106 Out of the Rock: STEM to Its Rocky Core! Judy Walling Science 3 - 8

    B8 W 107 Robo Arm Weightlifting X Maria Chambers Science 3 - 5

    B9 FA 135 The Beauty and Magic of Math X Arthur Benjamin Math K - 12

    B10 S 113 Using Bioenergy to Implement NGSS Cross-cutting

    Standards

    Brian Hartman

    Kimi Grzyb,

    Kate G. Fields

    Science 6 - 12

    B11 W 105 Yellowstone The Largest Classroom And Living Lab X Mike Coonan Science K - 12

    B12 N 113 Eastern Idaho Science Bowl Steve Zollinger STEM 6 12

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    Session B: 11:30 a. m. - 12:30 p.m. (Continued) Thursday, October 1st

    Session: B1 Integrating Literature into Math and Science Instruction

    Room: W 104

    Subject: Stem Strand: Discovering Space for Literacy through Math and Science

    Grades: K 12 Presenter: Kim Purcell

    Key topics in both math and science can be introduced and/or reinforced through literature. During this session book lists will be

    shared along with modeling the use of leveled readers.

    Session: B2 Bubbles? No trouble!

    Room: N 112

    Subject: Science Strand: The Art and Craftsmanship of Teaching STEM

    Grades: 6 8 Presenter: Penny Burleson and Melanie Munson

    The physical and mathematical properties of bubbles and soap films have numerous practical applications. In this workshop, we will take

    an introductory look at a few of these properties. The scientific method will be employed to find an optimal bubble solution. We will

    explore surface tension as it relates to minimal surface areas, angles between films, and minimal distances between points. Enter the

    cylinder of soap, notice the interaction of the fluid and gravity and how the resulting change in film thickness produces different colored

    interference patterns. Blow bubbles through a curtain of film and examine how distance and the Bernoulli Effect affect bubble size.

    Session: B3 Completing the Square

    Room: W 103

    Subject: Math Strand: Discovering Space for Literacy through Math and Science

    Grades: 6 12 Presenter: Maria Ayala-Marshall

    In this activity, students will use diagrams of area models and Algebra Tiles to make sense of the terms in a trinomial and discover

    the relationship between coefficients of a quadratic equation in standard form and vertex form. By completing the square they will

    find an equivalent form of a quadratic equation.

    Session: B4 ISAS: More Than Just A Free Trip To NASA!

    Room: W 110

    Subject: STEM Strand: Creating a Future of Resources through Engineering and Technology

    Grades: 9 12 Presenter: Becky Mitchell

    In this session, former teacher mentors from the Idaho Science and Aerospace Scholars program will share their experiences during

    the summer week-long camp. Highlighted will be the added benefits of the program including contacts for internships, time in Boise

    State's laboratories, and tours of Micron and HP. We will also share strategies for involving more of your school's students in the

    ISAS program.

    Session: B5 Differentiated Science Inquiry

    Room: S 112

    Subject: Science Strand: The Art and Craftsmanship of Teaching STEM

    Grades: 6 12 Presenter: Aaron McKinnon

    Come experience a simple lab through the lens of Differentiated Science Inquiry. Participants will literally discover how the mass of

    gum changes as they chew it and ultimately recognize how a simple lab can be tweaked to allow Differentiated Inquiry levels.

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    Session B: 11:30 a. m. - 12:30 p.m. (Continued) Thursday, October 1st

    Session: B6 Materials Science Camp

    Room: S 106

    Subject: Science Strand: Creating a Future of Resources through Engineering and Technology

    Grades: 6 12 Presenter: Shane Matson

    I attended a Materials Science Camp this past summer and would like to share my experience with others. I would like to present

    information about the camp and also do at least one hands on activity involving the material that will be presented. I had no idea

    what materials camp was until this past summer and now I want to go back for another camp because there was definitely an

    overload of content for one week. It was great.

    Session: B7 Out of the Rock: STEM to Its Rocky Core!

    Room: N 106

    Subject: Science Strand: Creating a Future of Resources through Engineering and Technology

    Grades: 3 8 Presenter: Judy Walling

    Human ingenuity and our bountiful Earth have made mineral resources the foundation of our modern civilization. In the Out of the

    Rock program, participants at our summer workshops use the STEM lens to develop an understanding of what mineral resources

    are, how and where they are formed and how they are obtained and processed for our use. Drawn from the popular summer

    workshops, the Out of the Rock presentation proposed for the 2015 Idaho Science and Math Teachers Conference provides

    activities, resources and hands-on experiences that facilitate our participating educators implementation of the current Idaho

    Common Core Standards and transition to the Next Generation Science Standards with an emphasis on best classroom practices

    within a STEM context. The Out of the Rock program lends itself by its intent and design to a focus on the STEM principles and

    emphasizes modeling strategies that teachers can use to integrate Math, Science, Engineering and Technology in their own

    classrooms. This presentation is designed to introduce teachers to the Out of the Rock program that is sponsored by the Idaho

    Mining Association and facilitated by the non-profit National Energy Foundation, a conference exhibitor.

    Session: B8 Robo Arm Weightlifting

    Room: W 107

    Subject: Science Strand: Creating a Future of Resources through Engineering and Technology

    Grades: 3 5 Presenter: Maria Chambers

    In this session the use of robotics will be demonstrated in this inquiry based activity. The learning goals are science based in which

    levers, tension, and compression will be addressed. The NASA connection is learning about Robo Arm aboard the ISS and how it

    functions like a real human arm. The Engineering Design Process will be used for participants to create their own Robo arm while

    participating in a weight lifting challenge. Connections to how Robo Arm functions similar to the muscles in the real human arm will

    be made. Technology will be used throughout with Power Point presentations and videos. This NASA unique activity creates the

    opportunity for participants to collaborate in groups to solve problems. Engagement strategies will be used throughout the session.

    Next Generation Science Standards and Common Core Math Standards are aligned.

    Session: B9 The Beauty and Magic of Math

    Room: FA 135

    Subject: Math Strand: The Art and Craftsmanship of Teaching STEM

    Grades: K 12 Presenter: Arthur Benjamin

    Dr. Arthur Benjamin is known throughout the world as the mathemagician, dazzling audiences with his feats of rapid mental

    calculation and other entertaining feats of mind. He is also a professor of mathematics at Harvey Mudd College, who has received

    numerous awards for his teaching and writing. In this workshop, you will learn to appreciate the beauty and magic of mathematics

    while fooling around with Fibonacci numbers, investigating infinity, and marveling over mathematical magic tricks!

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    Session B: 11:30 a. m. - 12:30 p.m. (Continued) Thursday, October 1st

    Session: B10 Using Bioenergy to Implement NGSS Cross-cutting Standards

    Room: S 113

    Subject: Science Strand: Creating a Future of Resources through Engineering and Technology

    Grades: 6 12 Presenter: Brian Hartman, Kimi Grzyb, and Kate G. Fields

    Helping students understand bioenergy engages them in current socio-scientific issues. Using petroleum as an energy source

    impacts climate change and is becoming more expensive to produce. Developing fuels from biological sources is important for

    future energy production. This presentation introduces bioenergy as an NGSS crosscutting concept for science learning in middle-

    school science, biology, chemistry, and physics. We will explore hands-on activities and materials will be provided.

    Session: B 11 Yellowstone The Largest Classroom And Living Lab

    Room: W 105

    Subject: Science Strand: Creating a Future of Resources through Engineering and Technology

    Grades: K 12 Presenter: Mike Coonan

    Yellowstone could be thought of as a large classroom and living laboratory. See geology at work and through the landscape not to

    mention an active super volcano. Learn about pH water testing, micro biology (thermophiles), earthquakes, effects of glaciation,

    ecology, animal adaption and more. Experience hands on lessons and activities that demonstrate some incredible animals that live

    in and are adapted to this ecosystem. Bring your students to Yellowstone or learn how to Skype with a ranger and bring Yellowstone

    to you.

    Session: B12 Eastern Idaho Science Bowl

    Room: N 113

    Subject: STEM Strand: Creating a Future of Resources through Engineering and Technology

    Grades: 6 12 Presenter: Steve Zollinger

    The Eastern Idaho Science Bowl will be entering its 26th year in 2016. The competition, which is one of approximately 65 regional

    tournaments of the Department of Energys National Science Bowl is a fast paced primarily math and science quiz bowl. Five to

    eight member teams face off against each other in a Jeopardy style competition with winners advancing to championship

    matches and the chance to travel to Washington, D.C. for an expense paid trip in May to compete at the national competition.

    The tournament is open to middle school and high school teams.

    Lunch: 12:30 p.m. 2:00 p.m. Cafeteria Thursday, October 1st

    Grab your lunch and join ICTM or ISTA for a lunch meeting from 12:45 p.m. 2:00 p.m.

    ICTM Members Lunch Meeting Room AD126

    ISTA Members Lunch Meeting Room AD 128

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    Session C: 2:15 p.m. - 3:15 p.m. Thursday, October 1st

    Room Title Webcast Presenter Topic Grade

    C1 W 109 Bridging the Gap Between Concrete Models and

    Abstract Algorithms X Paul Johanson Math 3 - 12

    C2 W 110 Globalizing Your Classroom: Teachers for Global

    Classrooms Program Pam Lemmon Wilson Science 3 - 12

    C3 S 112 Microscopy for All! X Kris Stone

    Cindy Currie Science K - 12

    C4 S 106 Rangeland Plant Scavenger Hunt Jackie Ingram Science 6 - 12

    C5 N 113 Pre-College Science Research Merrie Rampy Science 6 - 12

    C6 W 105 Using Whiteboards to Create a student-Centered,

    Collaborative Classroom X Brenda Gardunia Math 9 - 12

    C7 N 104 Why Didn't They Have This When I Was In School? Michael Winston STEM K - 5

    C8 S 113 Green Chemistry Concepts and Practice* Andrea Robbins Science 9 - 12

    C9 W 107 Helping Students Understand Abstract Algebraic

    Concepts* X Kim Zeydel Math K - 12

    C10 W 103 In The News: Ecology in Context* X Alana Jensen Science 3 - 8

    C11 N 112 Make & Take Electromagnetic Toys for Teaching* Steve Shropshire Science 3 - 12

    C12 W 106 Waste Not, Want Not - Future City, The FREE middle

    school project based STEM program for EVERYONE!* Melyssa Ferro Science 6 - 8

    *Sessions will run 15 30 minutes longer

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    C1 Bridging the Gap Between Concrete Models and

    Abstract Algorithms Room: W 109

    Subject: Math Strand: The Art and Craftsmanship of Teaching STEM

    Grades: 3 - 12 Presenter: Paul Johanson

    This presentation shows the use of semi-concrete models and scaffolding to guide students from concrete models of mathematical

    concepts to the abstract algorithms for those concepts. This pedagogy can be used with arithmetic, algebra, geometry, or calculus.

    Participants will experience this process through activities for the operations on integers, learning to FOIL, discovering the area formula

    for a circle, and calculating the slope of a tangent line. The hope is that each participant will learn how to teach their students to develop

    conceptual understanding of mathematical concepts.

    Session: C2 Globalizing Your Classroom: Teachers for Global Classrooms Program

    Room: W 110

    Subject: STEM Strand: Discovering Space for Literacy through Math and Science

    Grades: 3 12 Presenter: Pam Lemmon Wilson

    The Teachers for Global Classrooms (TGC) Program is a year-long, professional development opportunity for elementary and secondary

    educators of all disciplines. It is sponsored by the U.S. Department of State and administered by IREX. 80 educators per year, from all grade

    levels and subject areas, are selected nationally to participate in this program. Educators will explore the value of integrating global

    competence within curriculum, and how it empowers both students and teachers in their learning and application of any core component

    of curriculum. This presentation will discuss the components of the program, including the on-line professional development, the National

    conference, the 2 1/2 week International Field Experience and follow up collaboration with classrooms throughout the world. Sample units

    will be provided, as well as information about applying for the TGC Program and/or utilizing other global networking resources.

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    Session C: 2:15 p.m. - 3:15 p.m. (Continued) Thursday, October 1st

    Session: C3 Microscopy for All!

    Room: S 112

    Subject: Science Strand: The Art and Craftsmanship of Teaching STEM

    Grades: K 12 Presenter: Kris Stone and Cindy Currie

    Learn how to use a Moticam Wifi Camera with standard microscopes and a device (cell phone, iPad, PC computer, etc.) to make

    microscope images accessible to all students! Come discover how this device can be used facilitate classroom discussion of cells

    and microscopic organisms!

    Session: C4 Rangeland Plant Scavenger Hunt

    Room: S 106

    Subject: Science Strand: Creating a Future of Resources through Engineering and Technology

    Grades: 6 - 12 Presenter: Jackie Ingram

    Students will gain knowledge of plants and how they function. They will collect and identify characteristics of rangeland plants by

    using plant guides. Students will be able to: 1. Use resource guides and materials to help them successfully identify plants and their characteristics. 2. Describe the difference between renewable and non-renewable resources.

    3. Use observations and data as evidence on which to base scientific explanations.

    Session: C5 Pre-College Science Research

    Room: N 113

    Subject: Science Strand: Discovering Space for Literacy through Math and Science

    Grades: 6 - 12 Presenter: Merrie Rampy

    High school students in Idaho do not have many opportunities to pursue individual STEM research. This is due to several factors

    including availability of mentors/instructors, availability of materials/facilities, and student knowledge of state, national and

    international presentation and competition venues. There are hundreds of thousands of dollars in STEM scholarships that our

    students never even hear about because we have not made research an option for most of them. My presentation will discuss

    evidence-based methods to effectively address some of the limiting factors mentioned above. I will also present field-tested

    materials to support teachers, schools, and districts wishing to implement student research programs. Finally, I will share anecdotal

    evidence of the positive impacts of student research based on over twenty-six years of teaching.

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    C6 Using Whiteboards to Create a Student-Centered,

    Collaborative Classroom Room: W 105

    Subject: Math Strand: The Art and Craftsmanship of Teaching STEM

    Grades: 6 12 Presenter: Brenda Gardunia

    It is 12:50. The bell is still ringing as the last students walk through the door. They rush to the board at the front of the room to see

    which problems are left or what their partners have chosen. They then quickly head to their tables, drop their backpacks, and check

    in with their group-mates: "What are we working on?" "Which one did you pick?" or "How did you get that?" they ask. They grab

    markers, quickly pull out their homework, and jump into further conversation with their partners. It is Algebra class, and these

    students are white boarding.

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    Session C: 2:15 p.m. - 3:15 p.m. (Continued) Thursday, October 1st

    Session: C7 Why Didn't They Have This When I Was In School?

    Room: N 104

    Subject: STEM Strand: The Art and Craftsmanship of Teaching STEM

    Grades: K 5 Presenter: Michael Winston

    This session will show teachers how to use new technology to teach electricity, circuits, introductory robotics, critical thinking,

    problem solving and much more. Teachers will be introduced to "LittleBits" and Ozobots technologies; two amazing new teaching

    tools. These new technology tools are simple to use, but provide a high level of excitement and challenge to students (and teachers)

    of all ages.

    Session: C8 Green Chemistry Concepts and Practice*

    Room: S 113

    Subject: Science Strand: Creating a Future of Resources through Engineering and Technology

    Grades: 9 12 Presenter: Andrea Robbins

    Green Chemistry is the practice of product design that strives to reduce waste and toxicity. Green Chemistry is practiced by leading

    industries in consumer and commercial products, however the application of the principles of Green Chemistry remain absent from

    many secondary and even college classrooms. This session intends to introduce participants to the principles of Green Chemistry

    and provide them with tools for practicing Green Chemistry in their classrooms through hands on labs. These labs are designed to

    align with current high school chemistry standards while introducing Green Chemistry learning objectives and reducing the toxicity

    and waste of lab experiments.

    *This session will run 15 30 minutes longer

    Session: C9 Helping Students Understand Abstract Algebraic Concepts*

    Room: W 107

    Subject: Math Strand: Creating a Future of Resources through Engineering and Technology

    Grades: 6 12 Presenter: Kim Zeydel

    Do your students ask: Why are there letters in a math problem? What is a function? Why do I have to learn this? Texas Instruments

    has the answer to make these concepts understandable. You do not need a classroom set of handhelds to use the enormous amount

    of free activities with detailed lesson plans. There will be a few items raffled off at the end of the session, including a TI-Nspire CX.

    *This session will run 15 30 minutes longer

    Session: C10 In The News: Ecology in Context*

    Room: W 103

    Subject: Science Strand: Creating a Future of Resources through Engineering and Technology

    Grades: 3 8 Presenter: Alana Jensen

    Using current topics engages students in solving authentic ecological case problems, stimulating discussion among students and

    reinforcing learning. This strand will teach participants innovative ways to infuse STEM into environmental education as we learn

    about our native habitats, and threats to those habitats including invasive species, water pollution and drought, and decreases in

    biodiversity.

    *This session will run 15 30 minutes longer

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    Session C: 2:15 p.m. - 3:15 p.m. (Continued) Thursday, October 1st

    Session: C11 Make & Take Electromagnetic Toys for Teaching*

    Room: N 112 (This is a repeat from Session A)

    Subject: Science Strand: Creating a Future of Resources through Engineering and Technology

    Grades: 3 12 Presenter: Steve Shropshire

    Participants will make electromagnets, simple motors, speakers, and other electromagnetic toys from simple materials. Discussion

    will focus on their use to address state standards on Concepts of Physical Science, Scientific Inquiry, Applications of Science in

    Technology, and on Unifying Concepts of Science for grades 3 and above. Teachers will take home all items they construct.

    *This session will run 15 30 minutes longer

    Session: C12 Waste Not, Want Not - Future City The FREE middle school project based

    STEM program for EVERYONE!* Room: W 106

    Subject: Science Strand: Creating a Future of Resources through Engineering and Technology

    Grades: 6 - 8 Presenter: Melyssa Ferro

    The Future City Competition engages middle school students in STEM through a project-based learning experience that challenges

    them to imagine, design, and build cities of the future. The program began nationally over 25 years ago as an outreach program

    sponsored by the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers. Since that time the program has spread to 39 regions across the

    United States, including 11 years in Idaho and is also available in other countries under the support of DiscoverE, formerly the

    National Engineers Week Foundation.

    *This session will run 15 30 minutes longer

    Door Prizes: 3:45 p.m. 4:00 p.m. Cafeteria Thursday, October 1st

    Must be present to win

    Awards Dinner: 5:00 p.m. 6:00 p.m. Legacy Flight Museum Thursday, October 1st Honoring 2015 Idaho Presidential Awardees for Excellence in Mathematics and Science Teaching

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    Evening Events: 6:30 p.m. 9:30 p.m. Thursday, October 1st

    6:30 p.m. 7:30 p.m. Legacy Flight Museum Free Event

    An 18,000 square foot vintage military aircraft (warbird) museum with a focus and mission

    to preserve the history of military aircraft, the role they played in preserving America's

    freedom, and to honor the men and women of the armed forces.

    7:30 p.m. 9:30 p.m. BYU-Idaho Romney Building Free Event

    7:30 p.m. 8:00 p.m. Geology Museum

    8:00 p.m. 8:45 p.m. Planetarium show

    8:45 p.m. 9:30 p.m. NASA SOFIA presentation and Observatory Tour

    Jo Dodds and Ralph Peterson

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    Friday Conference Outline and Details

    Friday Conference Outline and Details

    Yellowstone Field Trip: 6:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m. Friday, October 2nd

    Opening Session: 8:00 a.m. - 9:00 a.m. Auditorium Friday, October 2nd

    Chemistry & Physics Expo Brian Pyper, BYU-Idaho Physics Professor

    Jared Hancock, BYU-Idaho Chemistry Professor

    Local Field Trips: 9:00 a.m. 11:30 a.m. Friday, October 2nd

    Both local field trips are free. Load buses in front of the school

    Yellowstone Bear World: Yellowstone Bear World is a wildlife drive-thru park whose mission is to motivate and increase public awareness in the management of natural resources for conservation, education, scientific and

    recreational purposes. Participants will be given a tour of the park and see many wild-life animals up close.

    Teton Dam: The Teton Dam was an earthen dam that failed when it was filling for the first time in 1976. The failure of Teton Dam resulted in the loss of 11 lives and millions of dollars in property damage. Participants will

    visit the site of the dam to learn about the geology that caused the failure as well as tour the local Teton Flood

    Museum. The tour guide will be Robert Clayton. Mr. Clayton teaches at BYU-Idaho. He has a BS and MS in Geology

    from BYU and a PhD. From University of Southern California in Geophysics. He is married and has 5 children and

    5 grandchildren. He enjoys reading, hiking, skiing, exploring on his dirt bike, and spending time with his family.

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    Session D: 9:15 a.m. - 10:15 a.m. Friday, October 2nd

    Room Title Webcast Presenter Topic Grade

    D1 W109 Mathematical Practices meet Frankenstein X Jason Libberton Math K - 12

    D2 W 107 Developing Fraction Algorithms Using Math

    Manipulatives X Lary Duque Math K - 5

    D3 W 105 Inquiry through research X Merrie Rampy Science 6 - 12

    D4 W 103 Island Park, Idaho: Born of Fire X Dan Moore Science 9 - 12

    D5 W 104 Presidential Award for Excellence in Mathematics

    and Science Teaching Kim Zeydel General K - 12

    D6 W 110 Using Interactive Notebooks in Science X Kim Williamns Science 6 - 12

    Session: D1 Mathematical Practices meet Frankenstein Room: W 109

    Subject: Math Strand: Discovering Space for Literacy through Math and Science

    Grades: K 12 Presenter: Jason Libberton

    "It's alive, it's alive!" In this session, teachers will experience mathematical tasks that bring the standards for mathematical

    practice (SMP) to life. Interacting with the SMP firsthand will give teachers and administrators the understanding they need to

    more effectively implement these standards in their classrooms.

    Session: D2 Developing Fraction Algorithms Using Math Manipulatives

    Room: W 107

    Subject: Math Strand: The Art and Craftsmanship of Teaching STEM

    Grades: K - 5 Presenter: Lary Duque

    Participants will explore the use of math manipulatives to help children develop fraction algorithms.

    Session: D3 Inquiry Through Research

    Room: W 105

    Subject: Science Strand: The Art and Craftsmanship of Teaching STEM

    Grades: 6 12 Presenter: Merrie Rampy

    Engage students in meaningful, individual, research while preparing them for STEM careers. Receive standards-based curriculum

    that teaches science research skills including search of current literature, developing a question and hypothesis, selecting and

    implementing experimental protocols, analyzing and summarizing data, and creating professional presentation materials (paper,

    poster and PowerPoint).

    Session: D4 Island Park, Idaho: Born of Fire

    Room: W 103 Title:

    Subject: Science Strand: Creating a Future of Resources through Engineering and Technology

    Grades: 9 12 Presenter: Dan Moore

    The Island Park area, Idaho is part of the Yellowstone - Snake River Plain magmatic province. Island Park is the site of two super

    eruptions and more than a dozen smaller eruptions. This session will explain the origin of the Yellowstone-Snake River Plain

    magmatic province, the volcanic history of the Island Park area, and the origin of Mesa Falls.

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    Session D: 9:15 a.m. - 10:15 a.m. Friday, October 2nd

    Session: D5 Presidential Award for Excellence in Mathematics and Science Teaching

    Room: W 104

    Subject: General Strand: The Art and Craftsmanship of Teaching STEM

    Grades: K 12 Presenter: Kim Zeydel

    We have many talented teachers in Idaho. The Presidential Award for Excellence in Mathematics and Science Teaching is one way

    to recognize these great teachers. Join me to learn how to nominate and/or apply for this great award.

    Session: D6 Using Interactive Notebooks in Science

    Room: W 110

    Subject: Science Strand: The Art and Craftsmanship of Teaching STEM

    Grades: 6 - 12 Presenter: Kim Williams

    The purpose of the interactive notebook is to enable students to be creative, independent thinkers and writers. Interactive

    notebooks are used for class notes as well as for other activities where the student will be asked to express his/her own ideas and

    process the information presented in class.

    Session E: 10:30 a.m. - 11:45 a.m. Friday, October 2nd Room Title Webcast Presenter Topic Grade

    E1 W 109 A State of the State Department of Ed X Scott Smith General K 12

    E2 W 107 Creating a Stronger Student-Science Bond X Jared Hancock Science 6 - 12

    E3 W 104 Hands-on Performance Assessment Tasks Bill Cairns Science 3 - 12

    E4 W 103 Exploring Mathematics Via The Stock Market X Stephan O'Shaughnessy Math 9 - 12

    E5 W 110 Are You Smarter Than an MIT Graduate? X Ryan Nielsen STEM K 12

    E6 W 105 How Big is Our Solar System? X Zoe Jorgensen Science 3 12

    Session: E1 A State of the State Department of Ed

    Room: W 109

    Subject: General Strand: The Art and Craftsmanship of Teaching STEM

    Grades: K 12 Presenter: Scott Smith

    A State of the State Department of Ed, including over-views of new Science Standards, resources, programs for Students &

    Teachers, Superintendent Sheri Ybarras goals, Governors STEM Action Center, and more.

    Session: E2 Creating a Stronger Student-Science Bond

    Room: W 107

    Subject: Science Strand: The Art and Craftsmanship of Teaching STEM

    Grades: 6 12 Presenter: Jared Hancock

    Students are often turned away from STEM classes due to the difficulty and dullness each subject may convey. The teacher can

    change this perception using a few techniques in the classroom. The joy of science can be rediscovered using peer teaching,

    demonstrations, and group labs. The why and how can then be explored in the classroom rather than focusing on content

    memorization. Self-discovery will create a lasting bond from student to science.

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    Session E: 10:30 a. m. - 11:45 a.m. (Continued) Friday, October 2nd

    Session: E3 Handson Performance Assessment Tasks

    Room: W 104

    Subject: Science Strand: The Art and Craftsmanship of Teaching STEM

    Grades: 3 12 Presenter: Bill Cairns

    This session will explore a variety of Hands-on Performance Assessment tasks that are effective for introducing students to hands-

    on science assessments. The process works great to engage students in a problem solving activity that requires them to apply

    critical thinking skills and work collaboratively in small groups. Then working individually students respond to questions about

    their collected data. The ideas shared will work great for formative assessments, summative assessments, and pre-assessments.

    Session: E4 Exploring Mathematics Via The Stock Market

    Room: W 103

    Subject: Math Strand: Discovering Space for Literacy through Math and Science

    Grades: 9 12 Presenter: Stephan O'Shaughnessy

    Over the past 6 years I have hosted my own stock market experience for students at the IDLA, Shelley, and the university. I used

    Marketwatch.com's free stock market game and created some of my own materials to help students apply math concepts to

    the stock market. Things like time value of money, percent increase/decrease, compound interest, formulas, modeling, prediction,

    interest rates, debt, moving averages, price/earnings ratio, ETF's, bonds, national debt, and so on were discussed in their

    mathematical sense and then applied to current stock market game my students were playing. I would use these lessons throughout

    the entire course of a year. During the presentation I will have participants log into a game and play to see how it works and

    then share my resources, worksheets, and ideas with participants.

    Session: E5 Are You Smarter Than an MIT Graduate?

    Room: W 110

    Subject: STEM Strand: Creating a Future of Resources through Engineering and Technology

    Grades: K 12 Presenter: Ryan Nielsen

    Experience physics inquiry as a student through an interactive, hands-on tutorial based on curriculum materials developed by the

    Physics Education Group at the University of Washington. Compare your results with the response of MIT graduates.

    Session: E6 How Big is Our Solar System?

    Room: W 105

    Subject: Science Strand: The Art and Craftsmanship of Teaching STEM

    Grades: 3 12 Presenter: Zoe Jorgensen

    Participants will explore the Solar System while making two distance models and one size model of the Solar System.

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    Thank You to our Exhibitors for their participation and donations!

    Exhibitor Representative Contact Info Eureka Math (Great Minds) Tim Shen Tanika,majette@greatminds.net

    Idaho Academy of Science & Engineers Dan Moore moored@byui.edu

    Idaho Rangeland Resource Commission Jackie Ingram ghyde@idrange.org

    INL Brenda Greenhalgh brenda.greenhalgh@inl.gov

    Idaho Academy of Science Gene Stuffle gene.stuffle@isu.edu

    ICTM Kim Zeydel kmzeydel@gmail.com

    ISTA Kris Stone kris.stone@boiseschools.org

    Love Math Gordon Janove Gordon.janove@gpalearn.com

    McGraw-Hill Education Ryan Clark ryan.clark@mheducation.com

    NCTM Denise Trakas DTrakas@washoeschools.net

    National Energy Foundation Judy Walling jwalling@mindspring.com

    NSTA Tim Maze trmstnm@sheridan.k12.wy.us

    NSTA Press Dan Taylor dan@tayloreducationalmedia.com

    Northwest Professional Educators Brenda Miller brenda@nwpe.org

    Northwest Technical Products Brandt Seefeldt brandt@nwtechp.com

    Nutrients For Life (JR Simplot) Rick Phillips rphillips@nutrientsforlife.org

    Pearson-Prentice Hall/Scott Foresman Glenn Gordon glenn.gordon@pearson.com

    Project Learning Tree (IFPC) Michelle Youngquist plt@idahoforests.org

    Reasoning Mind Kevin Judd kjudd@reasoningmind.org

    Snake River Microscopes/Swift Keith Ricketts snakerivermicroscopes@yahoo.com

    Texas Instruments Jennifer DelToro jdeltoro@ti.com

    Yellowstone National Park Mike Coonan mike_coonan@nps.gov

    Wed like to acknowledge the assistance of the following in

    helping making this conference a success!

    AIR STEM Action Center BYU I Planetarium

    BYU Geology Museum BYU Catering

    Forsgren Associates National Energy Foundation

    Legacy Flight Museum Madison High school

    Madison School District 381 Mary Jones Catering

    Micron Foundation Museum of Idaho Salt Lake Express

    Sam's Club Scott Smith, State Science & STEM Coordinator

    Teton Dam Flood Museum United Dairymen of Idaho

    University of Phoenix Yellowstone Bear World

    Yellowstone National Park

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