2021 National Harbor Area Conference

November 11-13, 2021

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FILTERS APPLIED:9 - 12, Hands-On Workshop, Successful Collaborations Between Informal and Formal Educators, Technical and Vocational Education


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Using Interdisciplinary Projects to Reach All Students

Friday, November 12 • 9:30 AM - 10:30 AM

Gaylord National Resort & Convention Center - National Harbor 7

STRAND: Integrating Multiple Learning Experiences and Connecting to Move Forward

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Learn about interdisciplinary projects that have been used in a variety of science content areas (Chemistry, Biology, Earth Science, and Horticulture) to reach all students, from English language learners to AP Biology. Brainstorm and create your own ideas for projects in your classroom. The focus will be on creating games, children’s books, skits/videos, and more.

1. Interdisciplinary connections; 2. Project ideas; and 3. Reaching all students.

Cynthia Cykert (Rogers High School: Newport, RI)

Enabling Real-World STEM Learning Through Collaboration with Industry Experts

Saturday, November 13 • 12:30 PM - 1:30 PM

Gaylord National Resort & Convention Center - Annapolis 3

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Explore proven methods for developing collaborative relationships between students and professionals to utilize science and engineering practices to address authentic challenges.

1. Attendees will be given clear examples of impactful collaboration between formal and informal educators and professionals through interactive activities; 2. Through a guided work burst, participants will use a framework to develop their own written products to use with their students to develop collaborative relationships with informal educators and professionals, which can be assessed by a single point rubric for their effectivenessl and 3. Attendees will participate in an open panel discussion with experts and seasoned educators to address challenges and concerns, and how to create learning opportunities.

Lauren Milord (DreamUp, PBC: Washington, DC)

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