Upcoming Appearances

January 31, 2020 University of Buffalo’s Graduate School of Education 2019 Colloquium Series; presentation: “Multidisciplinary Convergence Teaching and Learning Across STEM and Language for All Students, Including English Learners”
February 10, 2020    Keynote address for the Hoosier Association of Science Teachers conference, Indianapolis, Indiana; presentation topic: “Integrating Science and Language with All Students, Including English Learners;” workshop topic: “Science and Language Assessment of All students, Including English Learners”
April 3, 2020 Guest speaker on “RBERNing Questions Podcast” hosted by Mid-State Regional Bilingual Education Resource Network (RBERN) at Onondaga Cortland Madison Board of Cooperative Educational Services, Syracuse, N.Y.; topic: “Supporting ELLs in Science”
April 8, 2020 Featured speaker for Nebraska Association of Teachers of Science’s Virtual Unconference; presentation topic: “Convergences and Divergences Across Content Areas”
April 29, 2020 Speaker for Theories and Philosophies of Teaching and Learning Lecture Series at New York University’s Department of Teaching and Learning, New York, N.Y.; presentation title: “Multidisciplinary convergence teaching and learning across STEM and language for all students, including English learners”
June 17, 2020 Featured speaker for Accelerate Learning Inc./STEMscopes webinar series; presentation topic: “STEM Education for All Students, Including English Learners”

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July 13, 2020 Guest speaker for New York State Master Teachers Program Summer 2020 webinar on Leveraging Our Statewide Network to Support STEM Teaching and Learning; presentation topic: “Learning from COVID-19: Harnessing the Data and Computer Sciences to Engage K-12 Learners in Societal Issues”
July 22, 2020 Keynote speaker for National Science Education Leadership Association (NSELA) virtual Summer Leadership Institute; presentation topic: “Multidisciplinary Convergence Teaching and Learning;” breakout session: “How to Harness the COVID-19 Pandemic to Create a ‘New Normal’ for STEM Education”
July 27, 2020 Guest speaker at National Science Teaching Association virtual conference; presentation topic: “Integrating Science Learning, Language Learning, and Computational Thinking with All Students, Including English Learners”
September 29, 2020 Featured speaker at the Council of Chief State School Officers Convergences Fall 2020 Meeting of State Collaborative on Assessment and Student Standards; presentation topic: “Convergences and Discrepancies in Disciplinary Practices Across Content Areas with a Focus on English Learners: Using Argument and Modeling as Examples”
October 1, 2020 Keynote speaker at the 3rd Edition of the International Conference on Education Quality – “Educational Access, Inclusion, and Learning in a Time of COVID-19: The Role of Technology”; presentation topic: “The COVID-19 Pandemic and Systemic Racism – Creating a ‘New Normal’ for STEM Education with Social Justice for All Students”
October 9-10, 2020 Featured speaker at the Oregon Science Teachers Association/Washington Science Teachers Association Virtual Fall Conference on Science Education; presentation topics: “The COVID-19 Pandemic and Systemic Racism: Creating ‘A New Normal’ for STEM Education with Social Justice for All Students” and “Convergences and Discrepancies Across STEM and Language for All Students, Including English Learners”
October 17, 2020 Keynote speaker at the California Science Teachers Association Virtual Science Education Conference; presentation topic: “Integrating STEM and Language with All Students, Including English Learners”
October 24, 2020 Keynote speaker at the inaugural online STEMteachersExpo from New York City; presentation topic: “How the NGSS Science Instructional Shifts and Language Instructional Shifts Support Each Other for English Learners”
November 5, 2020 Featured speaker at the Science Teachers Association of Texas’ Reimagined 2020 Conference for the Advancement of Science Teaching (CAST); presentation topic: “Integrating STEM and Language with All Students, Including English Learners”
November 13, 2020 Keynote speaker at the New York State Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages (TESOL) Conference; presentation topic: “ELP Standards Aligned to Content Standards: Shared Opportunities and Responsibilities”
November 14, 2020 Featured speaker in breakout session with Emily Kang at the New York State TESOL Conference; presentation topic: “Engaging All Students in Learning Science and Developing Language”
December 2, 2020 Featured speaker at New York State Master Teachers of Math and Science; presentation topic: “COVID-19 and Systemic Racism: Creating a ‘New Normal’ for STEM Education”
Suspended until further notice Keynote address at the 3rd International Conference on Education Quality – “Managing STEAM: Innovation, Inclusion and Education Quality,” Ibn Zohr University, Agadir, Morocco; presentation topic: “STEM Education for All Students”
Suspended until further notice   Keynote address for the inaugural Science Summit, New York State Education Department, Albany, New York; presentation topic: “Science Education for All Students: Instructional Shifts to Promote Science and Language Learning”
Suspended until further notice Featured keynote speaker at workshop for Boston Public Schools’ Elementary Educators, sponsored by Boston Public Schools, GE, and National Science Teaching Association; presentation title: “Making Science Accessible for All Learners”

Recent Appearances

“Science and Language Integration with All Students, Including English Learners,” Keynote Address for the School of Education’s Science Teaching and Learning Center at Quinnipiac University, New Haven, Connecticut, December 2019

“STEM – For All Students,” Keynote Address for the Connecticut Science Teachers Association’s Educators Conference, Southbury, Connecticut, November 2019

“Integrating Computational Thinking into Science Learning for All Students,” by Alison Haas and Okhee Lee, Connecticut Science Teachers Association’s Educators Conference, Southbury, Connecticut, November 2019

“Transforming Innovations into Reality in Science,” Science Teachers Association of New York State’s 124th Annual Conference, Rochester, New York, November 2019

“Multidisciplinary Convergence Including Engineering Education for All Students, Including English Learners,” Jubilee Symposium on Inclusive Learning, Education, and Workforce Development in Future Societies hosted by the Swedish Royal Academy of Engineering Sciences in partnership with the U.S. National Academy of Engineering and Embassy of Sweden, Washington, D.C., October 2019

“Science and Language Assessment of All Students, Including English Learners” and “STEM Education for All Students, Including English Learners,” Oregon Science Teachers Association, Portland, Oregon, October 2019

“Science and Language Assessment of All Students, Including English Learners” and “Engaging All Students in Science,” Nebraska Association of Teachers of Science, Kearney, Nebraska, September 2019

“English Learners in STEM Subjects,” Webinar presentation for Oregon Science Teachers Association, September 2019

“English Learners in STEM Subjects,” STEM Forum & Expo hosted by the National Science Teachers Association, San Francisco, California, July 2019

“Science Education Initiative in Omaha Public Schools,” Omaha Public Schools, Nebraska, May 2019

“Content Standards in STEM Subjects and Instructional Implications for English Learners,” Council of the Great City Schools, Fort Lauderdale, Florida, May 2019

“Opening Session: Framing the Conversation: Language and STEM with English Learners,” National Science Teachers Association Virtual Conference, Alexandria, Virginia, May 2019

“Science and Language Assessment of All Students, Including English Learners” and “STEM Education for All Students, Including English Learners,” Washington Association of Bilingual Education, Bellevue, Washington, April 2019

“Transforming the Teaching of Middle School Science,” New York City Department of Education, New York, New York, April 2019

“Professional Development of the National Science Teachers Association Leadership and Staff,” Alexandria, Virginia, March 2019

“STEM Education for All Students,” National Science Education Leadership Association Webinar, February 2019

“English Learners in STEM Subjects: Virtual Book Study,” National Science Teachers Association, Alexandria, Virginia, January-February 2019

“STEM Education for All Students, Including English Learners,” Omaha Public Schools, Omaha, Nebraska, January 2019

“STEM Education for All Students, Including English Learners,” Lincoln Public Schools, Lincoln, Nebraska, January 2019

“Promising Instructional Strategies for Supporting English Learners in STEM Subjects,” National Research Council #ELSTEM Webinar, January 2019

Commencement Speech, New York University’s Steinhardt School of Education, New York, New York, May 2014