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)