Washington State K-12 Teachers Explore Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math (STEM) Practices and ContentBy Diana Wehrell-Grabowski on September 19, 2016 in Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math (STEM) Education
What a pleasure it was to visit the Washington State this summer, to conduct Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math (STEM) teacher training for Aberdeen School District. Sessions were divided into K-5 and 6-12. On day one teachers were introduced to the foundational principles of STEM, inquiry-based teaching practices, engineering design process, and developing lessons and a classroom environment that develop and strengthen 21st century skills. Day two of the training dove deeper into undertaking design challenges that incorporated the engineering design process.
Within the two days of training teachers were introduced to the following content by conducting hands-on-minds-on inquiry-based STEM investigations: Materials science, reverse engineering, field of prosthetics, patterns and shapes, architecture, connecting aviation principles and seed dispersal. The following photos provide a sample of the STEAM-based investigations. For more information about the STEM, NGSS, and Science teacher training workshops and interactive keynotes Dr. Diana Wehrell-Grabowski conducts worldwide complete the contact page found on this website.