January 22, 2016

Does including the arts increase student achievement in science?

08:15  -  09:15
106A/B

The acronym STEM (science, technology, engineering and math) has recently gained a lot of attention from the US Department of Education and the National Science Foundation. Both organizations are investing grant money to educators to increase student achievement in these disciplines.

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You can STEM too

08:15  -  09:15
106A/B

Did you know you are already teaching STEM in your class? Discover specific strategies to focus students on STEM in your classroom, how to find it in your lesson plans, use a framework for STEM Education to illustrate its presence. (Poster Session)

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How To Start A First Lego League Robotics Team

1:45  -  2:45
106A/B

Come and learn how to start a Robotics Team at your school!  This presentation will include information on how to start, facilitate and manage a First Lego League Robotics Team for grades 4-8.

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Develop a STEM Technology Toolkit

1:45  -  2:45
106 A/B

The poster will begin with a brief review of locating the nouns (content) and the verbs( activities) of a standard and finding appropriate online resources to enhance student learning. All online resources will be tied to the Common Core standards.  A site will be shared and time will be given for the participants to explore the […]

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#kNihT tNeRefFiD

1:45  -  2:45
106 A/B

This session participants will become the drones and hover over a classroom as it embarks on their quest to advance in the State Tournament for the First Lego League robotics competition, compete in the Rubik’s Cube state championship, understand how computer science and learning to read/write computer code is incorporated into the writing/reading curriculum, and […]

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Revive Your District’s Technology Professional Learning: 3 Free Ideas

11:15  -  12:15
106A/B

Do you see a lack of technology integration in your classrooms?  Why is it a struggle for teachers to put technology into practice for students to use?  Common rebuttals from staff typically include lack of time, lack of support, and lack of funding.

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Earth Science STEM the AMS Way

11:15  -  12:15
106A/B

Participants will learn about the significant efforts of the AMS Education Program in STEM. In particular, DataStreme courses will be highlighted. Participants will be provided with the opportunity to ask questions and find out how to sign up. A clear description of course content and activities will be provided. Expectations for peer training after the […]

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Math and Technology Integration

11:15  -  12:15
106 A/B

The math classes from my learning past had a definite cookie cutter appearance – row of desks, small lined scribblers, pencils, textbooks, the teacher at the front – all of this housed within the most predictable of all – a quiet classroom. I noticed my students don’t learn this way any longer. I started looking […]

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STEM Pro Live!

3:15  -  4:15
106A/B

Every month MCESA broadcasts a STEM Role Model live from his or her innovative workplace. They tell their stories about how they got into the field, what courses they took and what is so amazing about their work. They show off their workplace and then take live questions from students watching from their classrooms. To […]

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Building an Observatory

3:15  -  4:15

 It has been one of our clubs passions to build projects that have unique and large impacting results. A 100% solar powered observatory that students help build and control is just one of those types of projects. Over three years in the making, The high school students have a working observatory and now a telescope […]

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