Teachers Immersed in Exploring STEM Education

By on January 26, 2014 in Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math (STEM) Education, Teacher Training Workshops

Back from the Bayous of Louisiana where I was conducting STEM teacher training for 3rd Grade Teachers. It was a great group of teachers. They were totally immersed in the STEM investigations. Teachers were introduced to techniques to develop and strengthen critical thinking skills, teaching via inquiry-based practices, The Engineering Design Process, and journaling in the STEM classroom. Teachers conducted hands-on-minds-on, inquiry-based STEM investigations correlated to the Next Generation Science Standards as well as connecting to the Common Core. From exploring materials science, insulators, ramp science, simple machines, reverse engineering, and more. Teachers were elated to receive STEM supplies to bring back into their classrooms. Teachers left the training motivated, excited, and most of all I believe transformed. Check out the photos from the two-day STEM teacher training session.