Sustainable Technology, Engineering, and Math (STEM) Teacher Training Professional Staff Development

By on September 12, 2016 in Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math (STEM) Education

Sending out kudos to one of my clients Calcieu Parrish School District in Lake Charles, Louisiana. I have been providing ongoing Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math (STEM) professional staff development for their K-12 teachers for the past year. This July they scheduled several two-day STEM sessions allowing for more in-depth coverage of STEM content, and modeling and practicing of highly effective STEM practices. During the two-day sessions teachers observed highly effective STEM teaching practices including teachng via inquiry, and incorporating journaling within their classrooms. Teachers were also given the time to model these practices within their groups. Teachers were given numerous engineering design challenges to undertake within the two-day sessions including: building the tallest free standing tower with 30 straws, and 36 inches of tape. Building an awe inspiring roller coaster ramp using only paper products, tape, and scissors, making connections to seed dispersal and aviation concepts via designing seed carriers, teachers were introduced to reverse engineering as they analyzed gadgets, took them apart, and put them back together discussing ways to re-design the gadget etc. Teachers were introduced to the field of materials science with special emphasis placed on super absorbing polymers. Teachers maintained journals throughout the session. The use of student driven notebooks/journals allows for the student to develop 21st Century Skills. As always it was a great experience with extremely motivated individuals, who have embraced Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math (STEM). I am certain that the students of Calcieu Parrish will greatly benefit from their teachers attending the STEM teacher training sessions this July. The following photos were taken from the July, 2016 STEM sessions. For more information about the STEM, STEAM, Makerspace, and Science teacher training workshops, and keynotes I provide contact me at drdianateachertraining.com

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