January 23, 2016

MC2 MathLab Classrooms for Teacher Professional Learning

12:30  -  1:30
101A

Mathematically Connected Communities (MC2) MathLabTM is a powerful professional learning experience for students, teachers and school leaders. MathLabTM promotes the enactment of effective strategies that lead to conceptual understanding for diverse learners. Participants will interact with student videos, discuss artifacts, and engage in a learning experience designed to support changes in professional practice and impact […]

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Hands on 3D Thinking in Middle School and Jr. High

12:30  -  1:30
102C

2 & 3 Dimensional Thinking activities are key to spatial reasoning creating a sense of confidence in students who will enter the STEM careers. Make a “perfect fit” net of a geometric block while students practice precision measurements of edge lengths, area tile counts, and cubic volumes,relationships between dimensions… which is the heart of spatial […]

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STEM Teacher Workforce Enhancement: Contributions of a University-based Center

12:30  -  1:30
101B

The Center for Science Teaching and Learning (CSTL) at Northern Arizona University offers a variety of programs and activities addressing STEM teacher needs at all stages of the teacher learning continuum. In this presentation, we will describe in detail the role and contribution of the CSTL in addressing the STEM teacher workforce enhancement needs in […]

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Marrying Design Thinking and STEM to Inspire and Empower Students

12:30  -  1:30
101C

Empower your students to solve real-world problems through infusing design thinking into your classroom. The design thinking process challenges students to develop solutions to solve problems by empathizing, defining problems, ideating, prototyping and, finally, testing solutions. Learn how to use design thinking as a method of not only engaging students, but also exciting students about […]

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The STEMAZing Project – a STEM impact model

12:30  -  1:30
105B

The STEMAZing Project is a model for positively impacting STEM education through the professional development of educators, social media, e-newsletters, and community outreach. Last school year, The STEMAZing Project provided more than 1000 teachers with PD. Through this PD, nearly $40,000 worth of equipment and supplies were given to educators to support the implementation of […]

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Full STEAM Ahead

12:30  -  1:30
105C

Navajo Elementary’s journey to transform our elementary school curriculum and culture into STEAM will be depicted. Navajo has transitioned from full traditional methods to comprehensive STEAM in grades K-4 and a full STEAM Academy in fifth grade. This plan includes curriculum strategy mind shifts, linking community/business partnerships, marketing, and school-wide planning. We will showcase student […]

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SFAz STEM Pathways Guide

12:30  -  1:30
103A/B

This presentation introduces participants to the SFAz STEM Pathways Guide. The STEM Pathways Guide is a strategic framework that provides adopters with an easy to use roadmap for researching, planning and implementing STEM Pathway programs at the Community College level. The Guide is currently being expanded for use in Community Colleges across Arizona, California, Texas […]

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Integrating CTE Through a STEM Pathways Program

12:30  -  1:30
104A/B

Integrating CTE and engineering practices under the STEM umbrella. The process of innovation and collaboration between teachers, students, businesses and the community to engage students in a worthwhile real- world STEM experience, which emphasizes the human elements as well as the physical elements.

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Design of educational facilities for STEM/PBL curriculum integration.

12:30  -  1:30
102A

Can K-12 educational facilities be better designed to integrate STEM/PBL curricula? This session explores historical relationships between educational facilities and pedagogy, presents actual examples of STEM/PBL curriculum implementation in K-12 schools from practice, and engages in hands on design to generate ideas for existing and new spaces for STEM/PBL implementation. Co-Presenters: Jeremy Rogers Mandel Mcdonnell

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