Elementary Teachers Explore STEM Concepts During Teacher Training WorkshopBy Diana Wehrell-Grabowski on January 24, 2013 in Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math (STEM) Education, Teacher Training Workshops
Forty-elementary teachers started off the 2013 school year by attending an all day hands-on-minds-on STEM teacher training workshop. Teachers were introduced to numerous STEM practices and concepts, and the use of reflective journaling in the STEM classroom. Teachers were actively engaged in exploring STEM concepts including: structure and function, architectural design, bridge design, reverse engineering, and more. If teachers are excited about designing, constructing, and testing, imagine how excited the students will be to explore STEM concepts with their peers? As always it’s a pleasure to work with teachers who are willing to think outside of the box, and not rely solely on their standardized curriculum.