January 22, 2016

Enhancing Classroom Learning Through Digital Dissection

12:30  -  1:30
105A

Alternatives to dissection are increasingly being sought to reduce costs, avoid harmful animal use and integrate technology into the classroom. This interactive session will cover educational efficacy, economic benefits, ethical considerations and current laws and policies regarding the use of animals in science education. Participants will gain hands-on experience with popular digital dissection software programs […]

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Making STEM a Reality in Rural Schools

12:30  -  1:30
101A

This session will outline the STEM Rural Expansion Program that the Arizona Science Center has developed and led since 2013. We will review the steps of effective implementation from teacher professional development and coaching to increased student engagement, outline how we developed our measure for teacher competency and confidence, and share our data findings. Participants […]

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Not Your Ordinary PD: Elementary Students Take the Lead

12:30  -  1:30
102C

Short of tech professional development resources? Use your best resource: your students! Elementary-school students and a mentor teacher show how the iTEAM KiDS provide tech support and professional development to teachers at 12 Yuma District One schools supporting district expansion from technology infusion to one-to-one personalized learning. Learn about organizational options, funding options, pitfalls, tracking […]

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Teachers in Industry: Bringing Industry and Education Together

12:30  -  01:30
101C

Teachers in Industry offers paid summer STEM work experiences for Arizona teachers in local businesses and industries. We have two program options to meet the needs of STME teachers. Our PD option is open to all Arizona STEM teachers, while the MA option is geared towards early- and mid-career STEM teachers. We will engage participants […]

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Let’s Get Real! STEM and PBL

12:30  -  1:30
102A

Students want learning that applies to real-life. This not only can spark interest, but also gives something meaningful to help students make connections to the content. Problem based learning (PBL) offers a concrete methodology to apply this in the classroom and to get real with all of the STEM topics. This session explores sample lessons, […]

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Fueling the future: Injecting curriculum with real-world STEM application

12:30  -  1:30
105B

STEM is everything from cars and plumbing to hairstyles and baked goods. A fundamental shift in the way we teach STEM to these students is needed to fill high-tech careers that were once thought to be blue-collar. From manufacturing and construction to maintenance and repair careers, a third of STEM jobs are open because of […]

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STEM in Literature: Creative Connections Found in Reading

12:30  -  1:30
101B

Reading in all subjects requires ties to all subjects. STEM intertwines creativity and resourcefulness within literature. By using the framework provided by a story, students design based solutions found in the literature.The results of these projects both deepen student interest in reading while inspiring creativity in the STEM fields. Sample curriculum and activities introduce attendees […]

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Student Showcase 5th-8th grade

12:30  -  1:30
Pre-Conference Area 2

The students in  5th-8th grades in Model Creek School, Yarnell Elementary School will showcase their European Siren/Lights learning to solder project.  There will be a tri-fold presentation board showing photographs from the students’ semester’s work, along with the projects that are completed and incomplete.  The students will be at the table ready to talk about […]

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Robotics

12:30  -  1:30
Pre-Conference Area 2

Students will discuss their journey through creating and coding robots.

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Pima County 4H Ham Radio Project

12:30  -  1:30
Pre-Conference Area 2

Pima County 4H Ham Radio Project is the first Ham Radio Project in the State of Arizona! This past year we were accepted to make contact with the International Space Station using Amateur Radio. This ” Out of this World Experience” has not only motivated the youth involved to learn more about Science, Space and […]

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Super Cool Kenilworth School

12:30  -  1:30
Pre-Conference Area 2

The students of our Super Cool Kenilworth school began developing a STEAM identity for our campus this school year. One of the efforts to build our STEAM identity is our after-school STEAM clubs. Included in our Session 1 of the STEAM clubs were 40 students in grades 5th-8th grade. Our presentation today includes some of […]

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MESA Clubs

12:30  -  1:30
Pre-Conference Area 2

Mathematics, Engineering, Science Achievement (MESA) is a low-cost program designed to encourage college readiness and exploration of Science Technology Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) fields for low-income, minority or first-generation college bound students in grades 6-8.  The two MESA clubs represented at Alhambra’s MESA Club table are Andalucia Middle and Sevilla West. Co-Presenters: Mia DeLaRosa Margaret […]

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The STEM Immersion Guide- A Complete Roadmap to STEM Implementation

12:30  -  1:30
103A/B

This presentation will introduce participants to the STEM Immersion Guide.  The Guide was created as a tool to help educators establish and implement a vision for 21st-century schools and classrooms.  It is written as an over-arching framework to help chart a course and provide a step-by-step roadmap for integrating STEM education in schools. C0-presenters: Darcy […]

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Shifting to a STEM Culture

12:30  -  1:30
104A/B

Congress Elementary School was awarded a STEM grant in 2013. They became one of seven schools in the State of Arizona chosen by Science Foundation Arizona to be a Helios STEM model school. Come learn about how they transformed over three years to a more focused STEM culture. Session includes hands-on STEM activities, description of […]

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