Archive: How to STEM Up Your Classroom, January 24, 2019

This web seminar took place on January 24, 2019, from 6:30 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. Eastern time. The presenters were Brian Langley, James Brown, K. Renae Pullen, Nathan Auck, Patrick Honner, Peg Cagle, Richard Velasco and Sunny Mall, NSTA/NCTM STEM Ambassadors. Thanks to the participants and the presenters for the learning opportunity, the interactions, and a job well done!

Program abstract:

How does your district do STEM education?

The rush to become STEM-ready has left many administrators and teachers scrambling to define STEM and implement effective programs. During this FREE web seminar on January 24, 2019 the 2018 NSTA/NCTM STEM Ambassadors will discuss what STEM education means to them.

These teacher leaders will discuss the history of STEM, what is (and what’s not) STEM, what administrators need to know, the role of math in STEM, STEM in the K-6 classroom, and STEM-STEAM-or STREAM?

STEM Up your Lesson Plans--Plus these teachers will share concrete lesson examples of a modest idea they have “STEMed up” for their classrooms.

Join us for this free webinar and come away with tips and ideas you can use to bring STEM to your school, to strengthen existing programs, and help to shape and develop the content and practices that characterize the STEM disciplines.

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Below are comments from individuals who attended the seminar:

  • "I enjoyed how the webinar showed how to use our technology and not just to use it for the sake of saying it was used. It gave me a why!"
  • "I enjoyed the perspectives each brought to the table to underscore the idea that STEM is for everyone regardless of academic ability or economic background."
  • "I really liked that the presenters were from a variety of grade levels. That was fabulous."
  • "Loved the different viewpoints. Hearing from math as well as science was refreshing. The concept of teaching the metric system through inquiry was eye opening."
  • "Very valuable and practical information to use right away in the classroom."

A certificate of attendance was deposited into participants' account page for completing the evaluation form at the end of the program.

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