Elementary STEM Showcase
The Elementary STEM Showcase has adapted the exciting,
quick-fire format of the popular Pecha Kucha presentations for this year’s
STEM20: Virtual Event. This "social show-and-tell event" brings together leaders
in STEM education as presenters who offer 15 slides for 20 seconds each. Each
five-minute presentation will offer teaching strategies and resources in the
best practices in STEM education for our youngest learners. Featured materials
come from celebrated classroom educators, authors of NSTA Press books,
award-winning books from the Best STEM Books list, and strategies from the NSTA
preK–5 journal, Science & Children.
NGSS connections to student experiences will be highlighted during
each Pecha Kucha presentation. Participants will interact with presenters about
STEM investigations and resources through a Q&A session at the end of the
time block. Presentations will be passionate, funny, informative, and
inspirational. Join us for this new format and learn from this fast paced,
energy-filled experience and leave with ideas to use with your students and
The Elementary STEM Showcase will be presented three times:
- 1:09 PM—focus on the Upper Elementary STEM Classroom
- 2:47 PM—focus on the Lower Elementary and Early
Childhood STEM Classroom
- 5:15 PM—focus on Informal Education Support for the STEM
Lauren Angelone (Xavier University: Cincinnati, OH), Elizabeth Barrett-Zahn (Columbus Elementary School: New Rochelle, NY), Elizabeth Dethloff (Robert R. Shaw Center for STEAM: Katy, TX), Godwyn Morris (Dazzling Discoveries / Skill Mill NYC: New York, NY), Richard Schaen (Wyoming City Schools: Cincinnati, OH), Brooke Shoemaker (Smithsonian Early Enrichment Center: Washington, DC), Prabakaran Soundararajan (BOON-dah LLC: Tampa, FL), Janet Mannheimer Zydney (University of Cincinnati: Cincinnati, OH), Tom Lauwers (Birdbrain Technologies, LLC: Pittsburgh, PA)
Presenter Materials for this Session:
(Please login with your NSTA account to view the materials)
STEM Legos Challenge Task Cards
Example recording sheets for Lab Notebooks
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