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Keynote ~ Building a Strong Foundation through STEM in the Early Years

on October 14, 2016 in Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math (STEM) Education Comments Off on Keynote ~ Building a Strong Foundation through STEM in the Early Years

I had the honor of being the keynote speaker for the Elko County Early Childhood Advisory Council Fall Conference, 2016. The theme of the conference was science,Teacher training Nevada technology, engineering, and math (STEM) in the early years. The keynote session was held on a Friday evening in the town of Elko, Nevada. Approximately 55 educators were in attendance. Initially, the audience was expected to be primarily early childhood educators up to First Grade. Elko County School District got on board with being a sponsor of the conference thus, all Elko County K-12 teachers were made aware of the conference. There were about a dozen teachers in kindergarten through secondary high level in attendance. Talk about having to be flexible in presenting STEM content to early childhood through high school teachers, I love a challenge!

During the two-hour interactive STEM keynote teachers played an active role in keynote via active discussions with their peers, as well as conducting mini STEM-based investigations, using a wide-array of mathematical and scientific tools, and tackling a mini- engineering design challenge. The evening session went well, and it was a great introduction to why there has been a movement to incorporate STEM practices and content within all classrooms across the nation. The conference would continue Saturday morning for a full-day of going deeper into STEM practices and content, inquiry-based teaching practices, and more…. The following photos are a small sampling of the interactive STEM-based keynote. For more information on the science and STEM teacher training workshops, and interactive keynotes Dr. Diana Wehrell-Grabowski conducts worldwide contact her via the contact page on this site.

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This past July I had the pleasure of visiting rural Robertson County School District in Tennessee to conduct a day-long teacher training session to introduce intermediate through high school teachers to science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM) practices and content. The first part of the day focused on introducing teachers to the 4Cs of STEM education: critical thinking, creativity, communication, and collaboration. Additionally, teachers were introduced to the Engineering Design Process through mini engineering design challenges, materials science, and reverse engineering. During the afternoon session, teachers were given a couple of engineering design challenges to undertake including designing, building, and testing a vehicle that would be moved by air using a balloon and recycled materials. Teachers used journals throughout the day to record their observations, questions, data, and drawings. Lastly, teachers were introduced to incorporating technology into their STEM lessons, aside from the use of computers such as: digital scales, digital calipers, mini illuminated microscopes, and more. As always, this was a great group of teachers who left the training with a better understanding of STEM practices and content entails. The following photos were taken during the day-long STEM teacher training session. For more information on the STEM and Science teacher training sessions I conduct nation and worldwide contact me via the contact page.

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