2023 Kansas City National Conference

October 25-28, 2023

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FILTERS APPLIED:PreK - 5, Hands-On Workshop, STEM Haven, Robotics


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Are You Up To The Task? (Bringing STEM Into The Classroom Through Activity Cards)

Friday, October 27 • 8:00 AM - 9:00 AM

Kansas City Convention Center - 2104 B

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Are you up to the task? Slideshow Presentation

STRAND: Tech Tools

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The room will be set up with stations containing different technologies such as Sphero, MircoBits, etc. At each technology, there will be task cards with a mixture of beginning/intermediate/advanced tasks appropriate for elementary-level students. Teachers will explore each technology station and related task cards. Following the activity, we will discuss how task cards can be a starting point when creating full EDP STEM lessons. Examples will be shown using one of the task cards and how it can be transformed into a full STEM experience. The teacher will then have an opportunity to use one of our task cards to create a STEM experience of their own, based on their selected card. Teachers will be given blank task card templates and lesson planning guides for designing their own STEM lessons.

Teachers will leave with some new ideas on how to take a simple STEM task card activity and turn it into a full lesson in their classrooms, while also getting to explore a variety of classroom technologies and elementary-appropriate STEM activities.

Chauntèe Pitts (Professional Learning Specialist), Lauren Kelly (Crowley ISD: Fort Worth, TX)

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