January 22, 2016

Gardening in Your Classroom

1:45  -  2:45
102C

Participants in the workshop will receive a copy of each of four lessons that will be utilized in the presentation. Gardening is an effective method to conduct STEM integration into the curriculum. Science: soil structure, water quality, microbes, photosynthesis, integrated pest management and plant placement. Technology: compost and irrigation system design. Engineering: develop a safe […]

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No Coding Experience Needed

1:45  -  2:45
101A

No previous experience coding needed to teach Computer Science to students when you use the Code.org curriculum! Explore with us the website, hands-on activities, standards, and the curriculum using Code.org in this fast-paced and fun presentation. Training, use of the website and all curriculum is without cost to teachers and districts K-5.

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Engaging learners through Math Lesson Plans

1:45  -  2:45
105A

The session will begin with a brief background explanation on how this lesson plan was used in a College Algebra course. A sample problem will be chosen from recent news. The mathematical problem will be built from the ground-up using the audience input. Then it will be solved together with the instructor using concepts from […]

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How to do “Original Research” in your Science Classroom

1:45  -  2:45
102A

This interactive workshop gives teachers and STEM coordinators the step by step process and confidence to do “Original Research” in their classrooms. We will divide into grade levels and model the steps from the original question to the final presentation. Participants will understand how “Original Research” helps students understand that science is an integrated process […]

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STEM in the Outdoors: Applying the Scientific Method

1:45  -  2:45
105C

Having students engage in the scientific method may seem like a daunting task. In this this presentation will present a program where students formed their own hypotheses, developed and implemented experiments, and presented results to their peers. We will guide you through the process and discuss how you can incorporate similar activities into your classrooms. […]

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What do we mean by STEM? – Featured Panel

1:45  -  2:45
103 A & B

This panel will discuss the different interpretations of STEM in K-12 academic settings, in after-school programs, in higher ed, and in business and industry. While there are many different definitions of STEM, there are certain characteristics that are common in STEM-literate students. How do these characteristics fit each sector’s definition of STEM? Panelists: Tirupalavanam Ganesh […]

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Building a STEM-ready workforce: STEM beyond four-year degrees

1:45  -  2:45
105B

STEM careers reach further than computer programming, engineering or science. From manufacturing to construction to maintenance, many STEM jobs are vacant because of the lack of technical skills. Half don’t require a 4-year degree, yet pay 10% more. Ellner will share the current state of youth and education, as well as information about how CTE […]

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We have a 3D Printer, Now What? Integration Across Subjects

1:45  -  2:45
101B

3D printers provide an avenue for students to design solutions to projects. Likewise, educators can utilize these technologies in any subject area to tap into the engineering design process. The audience participates in activities introducing tools and methods of design connecting multidisciplinary topics and project based learning. Examples tie both ELA, Social Studies, and STEM […]

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Innovation In Education: Developing a STEM School

1:45  -  2:45
104A/B

The world beyond our school doors has advanced so rapidly that the education system has struggled to keep up. With challenging demographics, changing mandates, responsibility to accountability, all under the umbrella of ‘student’s best interest’, schools can struggle to make progress. This presentation will provide an overview of the systems, processes and changes required to […]

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Keynote Presentation – Jaime Casap, Chief Education Evangelist at Google

1:45  -  2:45
Ballroom

Jaime Casap is the Chief Education Evangelist at Google, Inc. Jaime evangelizes the power and potential of the web, technology, and Google tools as enabling and supporting capabilities in pursuit of creating powerful learning models. Jaime works with educational organizations around the world, helping them find ways to continuously improve the quality of education by […]

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