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Friday, November 8
 

8:00am

Registration and Breakfast
Check in at our welcome desk, and enjoy some coffee and Bill's donuts as you settle in for the day!

Friday November 8, 2019 8:00am - 8:30am
Assembly Hall

8:30am

Welcome
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Friday November 8, 2019 8:30am - 8:45am
Assembly Hall

8:50am

Advanced Fabrication: Integrating Entrepreneurship and Engineering
This presentation will discuss integrating entrepreneurial education and digital fabrication to give students the skills needed to develop a product and launch a company through the experience of students in an Advanced Fabrication class. Problem-based learning, 3D printing, CNC routing, and the design process will also be discussed!

Presenters
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Keagan O'Mara

Art Integration Specialist, Bio-Med Science Academy STEM School
ORCID: https://orcid.org/0000-0002-3954-1811


Friday November 8, 2019 8:50am - 9:40am
Room 359

8:50am

Confessions from a Math-Art Collaboration
Examine a cross-disciplinary project involving mathematic functions and visual art. A pre-calculus teacher and art teacher will describe a PBL that explored line as both mathematic and artistic expression. Original student art was created with Desmos programmed line designs and watercolor techniques. Each teacher will present discipline-specific goals, along with project successes and challenges. Participants are invited to share their own PBL collaboration stories.

Presenters
avatar for Justin Cochran

Justin Cochran

Math Instructor, Global Impact STEM Academy
avatar for Deb Housh

Deb Housh

High School Art Teacher, Global Impact STEM Academy
Deb Housh has worked as an arts administrator, educator, and working artist. She is particularly interested in the role visual art plays in helping students develop critical thinking along with creativity, communication and collaboration skills in all subject areas. A strong proponent... Read More →



Friday November 8, 2019 8:50am - 9:40am
Room 202

8:50am

Facilitating High-quality Critique in the Classroom
Critique and revision is an important Project Design Element, but it can be difficult to teach students how to engage in giving productive feedback. Come learn how to facilitate a high-quality critique session with your students. This session will include tips and tricks to support your students in giving kind, helpful, and specific feedback.

Presenters
PM

Pat Murakami

Faculty Member, The Dayton Regional STEM School



Friday November 8, 2019 8:50am - 9:40am
Vectren Innovation Lab

8:50am

From the Apocalypse to Mars: 9th grade Language Arts at a STEM School
Jackie Harris was the first Language Arts teacher at the Dayton Regional STEM School. After ten years of creating Walking Dead fans through her apocalyptic fiction unit with 9th grade students, Jackie decided to switch things up in year eleven and revolve her whole curriculum around the colonization of Mars. Come see the "before" and "after" of Jackie's 9th grade Language Arts course, and explore a plethora of texts and resources.

Presenters
JH

Jackie Harris

Faculty Member, The Dayton Regional STEM School


Friday November 8, 2019 8:50am - 9:40am
Room 345

8:50am

It’s Not an Either/Or: Student Questions and Content Standards
How do we allow for student voice and choice while ensuring that learning targets are met? Inquiry-based teachers often want to foster student curiosities, but worry that “following the students” will mean abandoning content and standards. This session focuses on the development and ongoing use of student-generated questions to enhance student learning and support the unpacking of content standards.

Presenters
avatar for Elisabeth Simon

Elisabeth Simon

Learning Experiences, inquirED
An advocate of inquiry and project based learning, Elisabeth began working in public education in 2002. Frustrated by the idea that creativity and curiosity were second to standardized test prep, she was excited to transition her teaching practice to project-based learning and was... Read More →
avatar for Emerie Lukas

Emerie Lukas

Managing Editor, inquirED
Since earning her Masters in Education and Social Policy from Northwestern University in 2010, Emerie has taught in South Korea, Florida, and Ohio at the Dayton Regional STEM School. During that time, she designed and implemented project-based curricula focusing on the development... Read More →


Friday November 8, 2019 8:50am - 9:40am
Room 208

8:50am

STEM School Secrets: Administrators Tell All
STEM school administrators will share the insights and lessons they have learned from their years managing and growing their independent STEM schools.

Presenters
SL

Stephanie Lammlein

Bio-Med Science Academy
JJ

Joshua Jennings

Global Impact STEM Academy
RF

Robin Fisher

Superintendent, Dayton Regional STEM School
STEM EducationProject Based LearningRegional PartnershipsSTEM Curriculum Development


Friday November 8, 2019 8:50am - 9:40am
Room 214

8:50am

Teaching Social Emotional Learning Through Problems & Projects
Providing social-emotional learning (SEL) opportunities to students is important, but when do you have the time to do it? Teachers often struggle to get through academics, let alone a social-emotional curriculum. One solution is teaching SEL through Problem-Based Learning (PBL). Learn how teachers are able to address SEL competencies and meet content standards in an efficient and creative way.

Presenters
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Amanda Deeter

Montgomery County ESC
avatar for Liz Wolfe-Eberly

Liz Wolfe-Eberly

STEM Center Director, Montgomery County Educational Service Center
Liz Wolfe-Eberly serves as the Director of the Dayton Regional STEM Center for the Montgomery County ESC. Liz began her career teaching science and coordinating building improvement initiatives. After leaving the classroom, she continues to support teachers and students through many... Read More →


Friday November 8, 2019 8:50am - 9:40am
Room 210

8:50am

The Global-sphere: connecting communites to the classroom
Teaching across the math and science courses students will build an indoor vertical growing system with a twist. In conjunction with Central State college students will be building an indoor growing sphere using a CNC machine and common shop tools. All aspects of the project are student driven with defined responsibilities: Foreman, botanist, culinary extension, QA, public relations, and documentarians. The completed products will include two large scale indoor grow spheres, a cookbook with a nutrition analysis to promote healthier eating and a documentary of the process.

Presenters
JF

Jennifer Foudray

Science, Global Impact STEM Academy
SS

Steven Sexton

Global Impact STEM Academy



Friday November 8, 2019 8:50am - 9:40am
Room 344

8:50am

Project Tuning Protocols: Take your project from 0 to 60 in 45 minutes or less
What is a Project Tuning Protocol, anyways? Come learn how the teachers at DRSS use Project Tuning Protocols regularly at staff meetings to improve their project-based learning units. This is one of the most valuable professional development experiences at DRSS - it not only helps us to develop curriculum, it builds collegiality and a shared language and understanding of high-quality PBL. During this session, we will review the DRSS protocol, learn how to implement this practice in your school or on your teaching team, and brainstorm how to tailor the protocol to your school and your teachers' needs. If you'd like, you can return to room 347 throughout the Summit to see Tuning Protocols in action.

Presenters
avatar for Jenn Reid

Jenn Reid

Training Center Coordinator and PBL Coach, Dayton Regional STEM School
As DRSS Training Center Coordinator, Jenn is passionate about project-based learning and developing curriculum that honors student voices and supports teacher growth. As part of her role at DRSS, Jenn also services as a facilitator with PBLMatters, a team out of the Fairfield County... Read More →



Friday November 8, 2019 8:50am - 9:40am
Room 347

9:50am

Embedding Computational thinking in STEM disciplines
Computational Thinking (CT) is an approach to solving a problem that empowers the integration of digital technologies with human ideas. It is a set of skills that most teachers are already building in their classrooms, but may not know it. By understanding CT, teachers are able to recognize and highlight it in their teaching. By exploring CT and gaining new CT skills, teachers can more fully embed it into their curriculum and assess those skills in their students. Join this workshop to learn more about the what and why of CT and how you can embed CT in your teaching.


Here is the group notes from this session: 

https://tinyurl.com/CS-CTinSTEM



Presenters
KG

Kelly Gaier Evans

Ohio STEM Learning Network


Friday November 8, 2019 9:50am - 10:40am
Room 345

9:50am

Implementing High School E-sports
Christian Davoli and Chris McNutt will be presenting on high school Esports.  What is Esports?  What positives can come from competitive video gaming?  We will discuss the ins and outs of starting, running, and maintaining an Esports program.  Come and join the discussion about STEM connections, future careers, endless scholarship opportunities, and adding another avenue for students to pursue their passions.

Presenters
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Chris McNutt

Global Impact STEM Academy
CD

Christian Davoli

Global Impact STEM Academy


Friday November 8, 2019 9:50am - 10:40am
Room 202

9:50am

Implementing the Classroom Chef
Have you ever wanted to find a way to implement hands on and engaging techniques into your classroom? Have you ever had a desire to pull more math into your PBLs? Then we have a presentation for you. We will be diving into the book called "The Classroom Chef" and how we have been able to implement this into our curriculums in middle school math classrooms. What's on the menu? Come and find out.

Presenters
JL

Jennifer Lyn Stachowiak

6th Grade Math Teacher, Bio-Med Science Academy
KM

Kathryn Mayle

Math 8 Instructor, Bio-Med Science Academy
I have been a middle school math instructor for 3 years and I have been with Bio-Med Science Academy for four years. I enjoy finding new ways to make math fun and exciting for students and I strive to bring more project based learning into the math classroom.



Friday November 8, 2019 9:50am - 10:40am
Room 208

9:50am

Real Talk about PBL and STEM: Students from DRSS Tell All
Come ask all of your burning questions about STEM education and project-based learning to our articulate (and honest) students, grades 7-12.

Presenters

Friday November 8, 2019 9:50am - 10:40am
Room 214

9:50am

STEMmersion - the best way to spend the last ten days of school
This presentation will provide an overview of the STEMmersion program at the Dayton Regional STEM School. During the final 10 days of school, all DRSS students in grades 6-11 participate in an all-day, multi-age, multidisciplinary course that provides this with learning and experiences they might not have otherwise. Whether visiting and learning about Canada's landscape and culture, exploring the geology of Mammoth Cave, planning and executing an "Unplugged" camping trip, or learning about the properties of metal while making jewelry, each STEMmersion course includes intensive project-based learning to end the school year in a memorable and unique way. This program also allows our 10th and 11th grade students to complete their required 72-hour internship during the school year, if they so choose. Come explore courses we've offered in the past, learn how we organize and set up this program - from course proposals to student sign-ups - and imagine how a similar experience might enrich your students' lives.

Presenters
NM

Nichole Miller

Faculty Member, The Dayton Regional STEM School


Friday November 8, 2019 9:50am - 10:40am
Room 344

9:50am

The Human Journey Experience: an integrated unit for understanding who we are & where we come from
Laura Sass (Biology) and Brian McDonald (Language Arts) have been teaching a Human Journey unit for a few years now. This unit answers the question "How did humans populate the globe?"  It can involve Biology, LA, Math, Tech, Art, & History. We will model parts of our unit & share accumulated resources as needed.  We teach primarily 9th grade at Bio-Med Science Academy STEM, although this unit can be done with younger or older students as well.

Presenters
avatar for Brian McDonald

Brian McDonald

Integrated Language Arts 9th, Bio-Med Science Academy
- How to incorporate Language Arts within the STEM environment- Use of the Writing Process- Oh, these things seem boring; talk to me about the history of Pop Culture & how para-social relationships have helped break down cultural barriers.



Friday November 8, 2019 9:50am - 10:40am
Room 359

9:50am

Why Science? - PBL in a 2nd grade classroom
Why Science? is designed to fulfill the fascination second grade students have with the natural world. Scientific thinking should be nourished through active exploration. Science is a component of everything we do; therefore, I would like my students to learn about many of the types of science people practice and discover the value of science education.

In this presentation we will offer an analysis of a second grade project, Why Science?. We will analyze the project through a interest-based lens and a standards-based lens. We will address how to revise a project from a standards-based approach. 

Presenters
avatar for Jennifer Scavone

Jennifer Scavone

MLS PBL/Instructional Coach, Yellow Springs Schools
CE

Chelsee Earley

Mills Lawn Elementary, Yellow Springs



Friday November 8, 2019 9:50am - 10:40am
Room 210

9:50am

Project Tuning Protocol: Renewable Energy at DRSS
This Tuning Protocol will provide feedback for the "Renewable Energy at DRSS", a collaboration between 11th and 12th grade Environmental Engineering and 10th Grade Financial Literacy. The project will investigate sources of energy plausible for our school campus, cost analysis and power savings, remote sensing and surveying to choose a location, construction cost, and environmental impact.

Presenters
KV

Kelly Vanderhorst

Faculty Member, The Dayton Regional STEM School
RS

Rachel Sauder

Faculty Member, The Dayton Regional STEM School



Friday November 8, 2019 9:50am - 10:40am
Room 347

9:50am

Waterfalls Workshop: Helping Students Dive Deeper into Exploratory Learning (9:50-11:40)
To help students dig deeper in research, discover authentic content, & guide them through navigating the overwhelming amount of information we have access to, we created an activity called a Waterfall. In a Waterfall, learners are given a question, follow steps to answer, & generate a new question to promote inquiry. Participants will complete a waterfall & be given tools to adapt the activity to any classroom with many applications!

Presenters
CH

Candace Hisey

Language Arts Teacher, Bio-Med Science Academy
Candace Hisey is a Language Arts teacher at a STEM+M high school in Rootstown, Ohio. She is a strong proponent of interdisciplinary education, and she piloted a highly successful team teaching
JM

Janna Mino

Science Teacher, Bio-Med Science Academy


Friday November 8, 2019 9:50am - 11:40am
Vectren Innovation Lab

10:50am

Cultivating Kindness – PBIS at the Dayton Regional STEM School
Two members of the PBIS team at the Dayton Regional STEM School will host an interactive discussion about their efforts to build school culture, foster relationships among staff and students, and recognize positive character. They will be discussing current programming, struggles, and initiatives that are in the works. The presentation will be followed by an open space discussion about PBIS and what teachers/staff are doing in their home districts.

Presenters
KK

Kate Kramer

Middle School Counselor, Dayton Regional STEM School
AS

Andrew Sears

Middle School Principal, Dayton Regional STEM School
Middle School Principal at the Dayton Regional STEM School.


Friday November 8, 2019 10:50am - 11:40am
Room 344

10:50am

Get involved with the Ohio STEM Learning Network
Learn about several different opportunities for teachers and students offered this year through the Ohio STEM Learning Network. From Naming the next Mars Rover, to Externships for Teachers, or participating in #STEMdrivesOhio, our statewide design challenge, the Ohio STEM Learning Network has events, programs and PD for all K-12 students and teachers.

Presenters
avatar for OSLN

OSLN

OSLN


Friday November 8, 2019 10:50am - 11:40am
Room 345

10:50am

I Know What You Did Last Summer
We will summarize our summer externship with Grow Next Gen/Sunrise Cooperative and provide ideas and resources for classroom implementation.

Presenters
AJ

Amy Jo Henry

STEM & CTE Coordinator, Global Impact STEM Academy
Amy Henry is an educator passionate about connecting students to agriculture for the purpose of developing broader perspectives and global citizens.
LH

Lindsay Heintz

Global Impact STEM Academy
avatar for Kristyn Keriazes

Kristyn Keriazes

8th Grade Science Teacher, Global Impact STEM Academy
I am passionate about providing multiple means of assessment for students and enjoy all things Science, Agriscience, PBL, and Engineering and Design!


Friday November 8, 2019 10:50am - 11:40am
Room 210

10:50am

PBL in the Elementary Classroom: From Teacher Practice to District Transformation (Panel Discussion)
Lakota Local Schools is shifting instruction in its classrooms and across the 14 elementary schools in its district. Join Lakota elementary teachers, innovation specialists, and administrators as they discuss teaching practice and instructional support for PBL, Inquiry-Based Learning, and Personalized Learning.

Presenters
avatar for Emerie Lukas

Emerie Lukas

Managing Editor, inquirED
Since earning her Masters in Education and Social Policy from Northwestern University in 2010, Emerie has taught in South Korea, Florida, and Ohio at the Dayton Regional STEM School. During that time, she designed and implemented project-based curricula focusing on the development... Read More →
avatar for Lori Vanover

Lori Vanover

Innovation Specialist, Lakota Local School District
Lori Vanover is beginning her 30th year in education in the Lakota Local School District. She has taught all subjects, but her passion is ELA. Lori has spent the past 7 years as an Innovation Specialist in Lakota coaching teachers in best instructional practices for teaching and... Read More →
avatar for Ashley Oswald

Ashley Oswald

Innovation Specialist, Lakota Local Schools
Ashley is a former Kindergarten and First Grade teacher. I have experience as a Digital Learning Specialist, Instructional Coach, and I am currently an Innovation Specialist coaching teachers in the use of instructional technology, moving towards personalized learning in their K-2... Read More →
avatar for Christina French

Christina French

Director K-6 Curriculum, Lakota Local School District
I am a former teacher who loves teaching and learning. In my quest to add to my professional toolbox, I took a leap into the world of administration before I felt ready. I quickly realized this was the best decision I had yet to make, as it fueled my passion for change. After eight... Read More →
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Elizabeth Perry

3rd Grade Teacher, Endeavor School, Lakota Local School District
GK

Gina Kirchner

Assist Director of K-8 Instruction, Lakota Local School District
CM

Christa MacFarlane

Kindergarten Teacher, Liberty Early Childhood School, Lakota Local School District


Friday November 8, 2019 10:50am - 11:40am
Room 214

10:50am

Project Based Teaching Practices for Increased Student Engagement
Driving Question:  How might I strengthen student engagement within my PBL practice?  High quality PBL teaching practices stimulate student engagement for ALL learners. In this interactive session, engage with the PBLWorks Gold Standard Project Based Teaching Practices and learn how they can be woven into your practice. Free open resources and videos will be shared to illustrate the teaching practices in action.  Extra bonus - learn how we've woven correlated these teaching practices to professional learning opportunities that align to Ohio's Gifted Competencies to allow teachers to earn their 15-hour clock hour HQPD requirement!


Presenters
avatar for Teresa Dempsey

Teresa Dempsey

Director of Professional Learning and Leadership, Fairfield County ESC
Teresa works as National Faculty with PBLworks/Buck Institute for Education. Locally, she also leads a comprehensive team of PBL facilitators that provides PBL Design workshops and coaching support for Ohio schools, known as PBLMatters (formerly called PBLOhio). In addition, Teresa... Read More →


Friday November 8, 2019 10:50am - 11:40am
Room 202

10:50am

Social Studies and STEM: Using PBL to Engage Students
After reviewing their philosophy about the connections between Social Studies and "STEM," Pablo and Nick will each share how they have used a project-planning matrix to develop engaging social studies projects for their students. Then in small groups, session participants will brainstorm new social studies projects using the same matrix.

Presenters
avatar for Nick Pant

Nick Pant

Faculty Member, The Dayton Regional STEM School
avatar for Pablo Nunez

Pablo Nunez

Faculty Member, Dayton Regional STEM School


Friday November 8, 2019 10:50am - 11:40am
Room 359

10:50am

The IS World at a PBL School
As intervention specialists at DRSS, supporting a full-inclusion model, we are often asked how we support students in rigorous project-based learning while still supporting their IEP goals and growth. While we've not discovered any secrets, come join us for conversation about strategies we've found that work--from a teacher request scheduling system to developing organizational scaffolds to providing emotional supports for our students. Whether you are an intervention specialist, a classroom teacher, or an administrator, we hope that you will walk away with ideas to help all of your students be successful in the classroom and in PBL.

Presenters
AH

Azure Hickman

Faculty Member, Dayton Regional STEM School
CJ

Chelsea Jewell

Faculty Member, Dayton Regional STEM School
SL

Sierra Larcomb

Faculty Member, Dayton Regional STEM School



Friday November 8, 2019 10:50am - 11:40am
Room 208

10:50am

Project Tuning Protocol: Help Wanted: Make It More Mathy
This tuning protocol will focus on a design project in Technical Reading and Writing, Algebra II, and Statistics. Students will be answering the driving question, "How can we design and propose a plan for a teachers' lounge that meets the different wants/needs of teachers at DRSS?" During this session, instructors will present current project plans and request ideas for how to make the math integration more authentic.

Presenters
JM

Jade McDaniel

Faculty Member, The Dayton Regional STEM School
MN

Meena Neelakantan

Faculty Member, Dayton Regional STEM School
avatar for Nancy Schaefer

Nancy Schaefer

Faculty Member, The Dayton Regional STEM School



Friday November 8, 2019 10:50am - 11:40am
Room 347

11:40am

Lunch
Join us in the cafeteria for lunch!

Friday November 8, 2019 11:40am - 12:30pm
Cafeteria

12:40pm

How I Turned My Urban Classroom into a Small Farm (and delicious, healthy food)
Farm-to-Fork (but for real, though...)

Looking for a way to bring a LIFE to your classroom? Wanting students to learn personal responsibility and empathy? Hoping to create world citizens with an understanding of both micro and macro economics? Wanting students to enjoy the pride of eating something they raised/grew?


This session will be packed full of ideas for any teacher wanting to dive into a Farm to Fork project. No previous gardening or livestock rearing needed. (Don't worry, vegetarians and vegans- this project includes meat AND vegetable projects, with details and resources for both.) Session information will include: how to get started, who to talk to, list of agencies and professional organizations, list of guest speakers, detailed materials list, detailed budget, correlated curriculum with aligned CTE standards, and connections for FREE resources!

This project truly crosses all curriculum and multiple grade levels, and is easily adaptable to your needs and learning goals for students. So if you teach Math, Science, ELA, SS, History, Ag, Music, Art, Career Readiness, Business, Entrepreneurship, or just like to eat, you need to come to this session.

Presenters
AJ

Amy Jo Henry

STEM & CTE Coordinator, Global Impact STEM Academy
Amy Henry is an educator passionate about connecting students to agriculture for the purpose of developing broader perspectives and global citizens.


Friday November 8, 2019 12:40pm - 1:30pm
Room 208

12:40pm

I made a solution to this problem, now what?!?
The last step of the Engineering Design Process is to share your findings. But that can be so much more than a presentation at school! Explore the "what comes next" side of PBL projects through two programs emphasizing entrepreneurship and service based learning that you can implement at the start of a PBL to include more career pathways for students including non-profits, marketing, sales, business and more.

Presenters
avatar for Amanda O'Mara

Amanda O'Mara

Tech and Engineering Instructor, Bio-Med Science Academy
Technology, engineering, art, design, all things creative and techie.


Friday November 8, 2019 12:40pm - 1:30pm
Room 210

12:40pm

Measured Success in Mathematics with Timed Basic Skills Practice
I will share my longtime practice of using over a dozen randomized, timed assessments to achieve measurable gains in basic math skills at all levels of secondary mathematics. In addition to describing the practice and sharing the resources for creating new versions of these tests, I will also share classroom data that validates their use.

Presenters
avatar for Jon Roberts

Jon Roberts

Faculty Member, The Dayton Regional STEM School


Friday November 8, 2019 12:40pm - 1:30pm
Room 359

12:40pm

PBIS and Financial Literacy
Session will demonstrate how components of the PBIS model can be used to support learning basic financial literacy concepts. This presentation is intended for teachers or principals that already have components of the PBIS model implemented. We will focus primarily on the incentive components and how your approach to incentives can be directly correlated to financial literacy skills.

Presenters
avatar for Maurice  Sadler

Maurice Sadler

Principal, Troy City School District
Talk to me about the power of yet...



Friday November 8, 2019 12:40pm - 1:30pm
Room 202

12:40pm

Prioritizing PBL Through Scheduling
The 8th grade team at GISA has created an 1.5 hour time every day that is dedicated to PBL. Within this time we have also allowed for passion projects, breakout activities of exploration and community connection.

Presenters
HH

Holly Hogan

Global Impact STEM Academy
avatar for Sana Ahmed

Sana Ahmed

8th Grade Math Teacher, Global Impact STEM Academy
avatar for Kristyn Keriazes

Kristyn Keriazes

8th Grade Science Teacher, Global Impact STEM Academy
I am passionate about providing multiple means of assessment for students and enjoy all things Science, Agriscience, PBL, and Engineering and Design!
avatar for Brandon Williams

Brandon Williams

Middle School Social Studies Teacher, Global Impact STEM Academy
I believe in doing school differently with the intention of creating lifelong learners. Teaching students history should never be regurgitation.



Friday November 8, 2019 12:40pm - 1:30pm
Room 345

12:40pm

Pulling Back the Curtain: Building Deep Foundations that Support Project-based Instruction in an Elementary Setting
Matt Housh, principal from Mills Lawn School (K-6 School, Yellow Springs), will discuss strategies that build deeper foundations to support and sustain project-based instruction (PBL). The presentation will focus on specific structures that increase student engagement, exhibition preparedness, and a culture of inquiry. This foundational work addresses professional development, coaching opportunities, and group practices that further enhance the process of project-based learning. Matt will draw on over seven years of sustained work with an ever-evolving and fully integrated elementary school PBL model.

Presenters
avatar for Matt Housh

Matt Housh

Principal, Yellow Springs Schools
Matt Housh has focused on creative change efforts in public education for over twenty years. He started as a special educator in Chicago Public Schools and was inspired to pursue leadership roles to help serve students on a broader scale. As principal of Mills Lawn School, Matt has... Read More →



Friday November 8, 2019 12:40pm - 1:30pm
Room 344

12:40pm

Project Tuning Protocol: Arguing Technology
I would like to tune a writing project to meet my argument writing standards. This is a new project and I need some help with what direction to go with it.

Presenters
NM

Nichole Miller

Faculty Member, The Dayton Regional STEM School



Friday November 8, 2019 12:40pm - 1:30pm
Room 347

12:40pm

Improv in the Classroom Workshop: How "Yes, And" Can Transform Your Teaching (12:40-2:30)
This session is an immersive, hands-on workshop demonstrating how the techniques used in improv comedy can aid in classroom management, relationship-building, project brainstorming, and much more. You'll leave the session with a toolbox of new ideas that you can bring into your classroom or office right away!

Presenters
TB

Tyler Benedict

Teacher, The Miami Valley School



Friday November 8, 2019 12:40pm - 2:30pm
Vectren Innovation Lab

12:40pm

Workshop: The Art & Science of Materials (12:40-2:30) BEGINS IN ROOM 234
CLOSED: this session has been over booked, unfortunately we cannot accept any more people over 30.
We will begin this session in room 234 (our Chemistry Lab)- ask an ambassador and they will help you find it!
Join art instructor Jenny Montgomery and Chemistry instructor Julie Kancler for a hands-on look inside their Art + Science of Materials class. This year long interdisciplinary curriculum is focused on studying the properties and capacities of manufacturing materials of ceramics, metals, polymers and composites through the lens of Chemistry and Art. In the Chemistry lab, students learn about the chemical and physical properties of these materials, and in the Art studio, students manipulate the materials creatively. Students are introduced to practical and contemporary manufacturing applications of materials and are exposed to related careers in manufacturing, design and advanced manufacturing.

In this workshop you will get to experience a typical lesson as part of a ceramics unit in which you will learn about the properties of glass and create your own fused glass tile. Tiles must be fired in the kiln and will require post workshop pick up or delivery arrangements.

Presenters
avatar for Jenny Montgomery

Jenny Montgomery

Faculty Member, The Dayton Regional STEM School
avatar for Julie Kancler

Julie Kancler

Faculty Member, The Dayton Regional STEM School


Friday November 8, 2019 12:40pm - 2:30pm
Room 234

1:40pm

Authenticity in Math PBL
Two teachers will share how they design and manage authentic projects for the math classroom using the PBL framework. You will hear from both middle and high school perspectives about what makes a math project authentic, how to come up with project ideas for multiple grade levels, and how to make sure students are still learning the content.

Presenters
avatar for Nancy Schaefer

Nancy Schaefer

Faculty Member, The Dayton Regional STEM School
avatar for Amy Vazquez

Amy Vazquez

Math 8 & Algebra I Teacher, Math Department Coordinator, The Dayton Regional STEM School



Friday November 8, 2019 1:40pm - 2:30pm
Room 202

1:40pm

CANCELLED - SORRY! Mindfulness in the Classroom
CANCELLED - Sorry!

Presenters
PB

Philip Bottelier

Faculty Member, Dayton Regional STEM School


Friday November 8, 2019 1:40pm - 2:30pm
Room 344

1:40pm

Fusion of Content and Fission of Separate Classes
Our sophomore team of teachers has developed an integrated PBL unit for 6 subject areas (engineering, chemistry, geometry, language arts, history, and medicine) around Nuclear Power Plants and Weapons. Multiple interdisciplinary projects overlap and come together in the end for students to connect all courses in this one topic. We will show how we connect multiple viewpoints to the topic of Nuclear Power.

Presenters
avatar for Colin Martau

Colin Martau

Social Studies Instructor, Bio-Med Science Academy
JM

Janna Mino

Science Teacher, Bio-Med Science Academy
CH

Candace Hisey

Language Arts Teacher, Bio-Med Science Academy
Candace Hisey is a Language Arts teacher at a STEM+M high school in Rootstown, Ohio. She is a strong proponent of interdisciplinary education, and she piloted a highly successful team teaching
MT

Megan Trinh

Bio-Med Science Academy
avatar for Marisa Rickel

Marisa Rickel

Engineering Teacher, Bio-Med Science Academy STEM+M School
I am a 6th year Engineering teacher at Bio-Med Science Academy. I love to talk about cross-curricular integrations, PBL, mastery, CTE, technology, and pretty much anything that relates to creating new and cool learning experiences for my kids.


Friday November 8, 2019 1:40pm - 2:30pm
Room 208

1:40pm

Learn more about The Gaming Research Integration for Learning Laboratory® (GRILL®)
The GRILL® is a technological hub that leverages commercial and government off-the-shelf gaming hardware and software to find solutions for Air Force training and simulation needs. The new GRILL® location at the Dayton Region STEM School(DRSS) features a dedicated simulator development room, data collection room, staff room, doubled storage capacity, and flex space that is shared with the staff/teachers of DRSS. This new location sets the foundation for Air Force and STEM school related collaborations for years to come. Come to this session to learn more about STEM-related opportunities for students and staff, including summer internships, and to see examples of student and teacher projects, such as a virtual reality parachute simulator and Full Throttle go kart.

Presenters
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Adelle Mack

The GRILL
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Gretchen Capogna

STEM Outreach Coordinator, The GRILL



Friday November 8, 2019 1:40pm - 2:30pm
Room 359

1:40pm

Project Management Resources for Education
The Project Management Institute has designed project management tools for teachers and students based on their world-wide business of supporting project managers in over 100 industries. Spend some time with Dev Nanda learning about project management, possible adaptation of project management approaches for education, and exploring the resources offered by PMI that you can use with your students.

Presenters
avatar for Dev Nanda

Dev Nanda

Vice President, Outreach, Project Management Institute - Dayton Miami Valley Chapter
I represent Project Management Institute, a professional organization dedicated to advance the practices of Project Management. I have over 25 years of project management experience in different corporations in the field of Information Technology. I retired from Quest Diagnostics... Read More →



Friday November 8, 2019 1:40pm - 2:30pm
Room 210

1:40pm

SEL and Project Based Learning (PBL) - A Seamless Fit
Driving Question: How might we seamlessly integrate SEL competencies into PBL? SEL "programs" are a hot topic. Research suggests that in order for SEL to have a lasting and sustained effort, it needs to be integrated into the academic mainstream rather than live as a compartmentalized program. In this interactive session, we'll engage in some SEL/PBL resources, see some sample project designs with SEL competencies and co-create a map of the explicit connections between PBL and SEL .  This learning map will provide a view of how PBL is a seamless, integrated opportunity to put SEL skills into practice.

Presenters
avatar for Teresa Dempsey

Teresa Dempsey

Director of Professional Learning and Leadership, Fairfield County ESC
Teresa works as National Faculty with PBLworks/Buck Institute for Education. Locally, she also leads a comprehensive team of PBL facilitators that provides PBL Design workshops and coaching support for Ohio schools, known as PBLMatters (formerly called PBLOhio). In addition, Teresa... Read More →


Friday November 8, 2019 1:40pm - 2:30pm
Room 345

1:40pm

Project Tuning Protocol: Seeking Energy Project Ideas
This session is a tuning protocol. We are in the very early stages of project planning. We are seeking project ideas for one of our 7th grade science units on energy. The driving question for the unit is "Why do some things stop while others keep going? We think the content in this unit could be taught through a project, but we don't have any confirmed ideas for what the project could look like. 

Presenters
avatar for Erin Lukas

Erin Lukas

7th and 8th Grade Science, The Dayton Regional STEM School
7th and 8th Grade Science Teacher
avatar for Brittnee Lydy

Brittnee Lydy

7th & 8th Grade Science Teacher, The Dayton Regional STEM School



Friday November 8, 2019 1:40pm - 2:30pm
Room 347

2:30pm

Survey, Closing + Ice Cream Social
Complete our participation survey, grab an ice cream sundae, and share contact info with your new friends!

Friday November 8, 2019 2:30pm - 3:00pm
Assembly Hall