Posts Tagged ‘Dr. Diana Wehrell-Grabowski’


Diocese of Harrisburg Teachers Explore Science, Technology, Engineering, Art, and Math (STEAM) Practices and Content

on September 12, 2016 in Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math (STEM) Education Comments Off on Diocese of Harrisburg Teachers Explore Science, Technology, Engineering, Art, and Math (STEAM) Practices and Content

Had the pleasure of returning back to the Diocese of Harrisburg this past summer to conduct follow-up Science, Technology, Engineering, Art, and Math (STEAM) teacher training to middle school through high school teachers. Science, Math, and Technology teachers attended the first day STEAM teacher training. The second day participants included: Language Arts, Social Studies, Art, Religion and Character Education Teachers. During the two day STEAM sessions teachers were introduced to the foundation philosophy of STEAM education and practices. Additionally, teachers were introduced to STEAM content by engaging in hands-on-minds-on, inquiry-based investigations. Teachers maintained reflective journals throughout the sessions as well. Student driven notebooks and journaling are a major component of science and engineering practices in the Next Generation Science Standards (NGSS). Math, Science and Technology teachers conducted the following investigations: Designing, building and testing an air powered vehicle, and building a model of prosthetic hand with movable parts that was able to pick up a light weight object. The Social Studies, Language Arts, Arts + teachers were introduced to reverse engineering they analyzed household gadgets and electronics, took them apart, and if possible put them back together again discussing revisions and history of the invention. Teachers were given the option of inventing, designing, and building a new animal species. The animal had to be three dimensional. Additionally, teachers were introduced to designing and engineering model cities using recyclable and readily available materials. Throughout the two days of STEAM-based training teachers were actively engaged in exploring STEAM practices and content. They were able to see how STEAM practices and content can be incorporated within the middle and high school classroom across the disciplines. Additionally, having the opportunity to see how to incorporate meaningful engineering challenges according to subject area. The teachers left the sessions excited and motivated with a clear vision of how to incorporate STEAM practices and content within their classrooms. The following photos were taken during the two days of STEAM training. For more information about scheduling STEM, STEAM, NGSS, Science teacher training and keynotes contact Dr. Diana Wehrell-Grabowski by completing the contact form found on contact page on this website.

image STEAM teacher training by Dr Diana Wehrell Grabowski image STEAM teacher training by Dr Diana Wehrell Grabowski image STEAM teacher training by Dr Diana Wehrell Grabowski image STEAM teacher training by Dr Diana Wehrell Grabowski image STEAM teacher training by Dr Diana Wehrell Grabowski image STEAM teacher training by Dr Diana Wehrell Grabowski image STEAM teacher training by Dr Diana Wehrell Grabowski img_0507 image STEAM teacher training by Dr Diana Wehrell Grabowski image STEAM teacher training by Dr Diana Wehrell Grabowski image STEAM teacher training by Dr Diana Wehrell Grabowski image STEAM teacher training by Dr Diana Wehrell Grabowski image STEAM teacher training by Dr Diana Wehrell Grabowski image STEAM teacher training by Dr Diana Wehrell Grabowski image STEAM teacher training by Dr Diana Wehrell Grabowski image STEAM teacher training by Dr Diana Wehrell Grabowski image STEAM teacher training by Dr Diana Wehrell Grabowski image STEAM teacher training by Dr Diana Wehrell Grabowski image STEAM teacher training by Dr Diana Wehrell Grabowski image STEAM teacher training by Dr Diana Wehrell Grabowski image STEAM teacher training by Dr Diana Wehrell Grabowski image STEAM teacher training by Dr Diana Wehrell Grabowski image STEAM teacher training by Dr Diana Wehrell Grabowski image STEAM teacher training by Dr Diana Wehrell Grabowski image STEAM teacher training by Dr Diana Wehrell Grabowski image STEAM teacher training by Dr Diana Wehrell Grabowski image STEAM teacher training by Dr Diana Wehrell Grabowski image STEAM teacher training by Dr Diana Wehrell Grabowski image STEAM teacher training by Dr Diana Wehrell Grabowski image STEAM teacher training by Dr Diana Wehrell Grabowski image STEAM teacher training by Dr Diana Wehrell Grabowski image STEAM teacher training by Dr Diana Wehrell Grabowski image STEAM teacher training by Dr Diana Wehrell Grabowski image STEAM teacher training by Dr Diana Wehrell Grabowski image STEAM teacher training by Dr Diana Wehrell Grabowski image STEAM teacher training by Dr Diana Wehrell Grabowski image STEAM teacher training by Dr Diana Wehrell Grabowski image STEAM teacher training by Dr Diana Wehrell Grabowski image STEAM teacher training by Dr Diana Wehrell Grabowski image STEAM teacher training by Dr Diana Wehrell Grabowski image STEAM teacher training by Dr Diana Wehrell Grabowski image STEAM teacher training by Dr Diana Wehrell Grabowski image STEAM teacher training by Dr Diana Wehrell Grabowski image STEAM teacher training by Dr Diana Wehrell Grabowski image STEAM teacher training by Dr Diana Wehrell Grabowski image STEAM teacher training by Dr Diana Wehrell Grabowski image STEAM teacher training by Dr Diana Wehrell Grabowski image STEAM teacher training by Dr Diana Wehrell Grabowski image STEAM teacher training by Dr Diana Wehrell Grabowski image STEAM teacher training by Dr Diana Wehrell Grabowski image STEAM teacher training by Dr Diana Wehrell Grabowski image STEAM teacher training by Dr Diana Wehrell Grabowski image STEAM teacher training by Dr Diana Wehrell Grabowski image STEAM teacher training by Dr Diana Wehrell Grabowski image STEAM teacher training by Dr Diana Wehrell Grabowski image STEAM teacher training by Dr Diana Wehrell Grabowski

Science, Technology, Engineering, Art, and Math (STEAM) Keynote for Early Childhood Conference

on October 8, 2015 in Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math (STEM) Education, Teacher Training Workshops Comments Off on Science, Technology, Engineering, Art, and Math (STEAM) Keynote for Early Childhood Conference

I had the privilege of being invited to be the keynote speaker for the Creative World School Fall Conference in Tampa last month. I conduct numerous early childhood STEM teacher training and interactive keynotes to early childhood organizations and corporations throughout the world year-round. I’d have to say that the Creative World School foundational principles are “spot on”, providing for an enriching, engaging, and meaningful learning experience for all the children that attend their schools. Creative World School Centers are located in Florida, Illinois, Missouri, Texas, and Virginia, serving preschool through school-age children in afterschool programs. Creative World School is a unique and progressive educational corporation for several reasons: They have an Exploratorium, a room where children are able to freely explore, investigate, discover, and flourish daily. Secondly, they teach via inquiry thus, the curriculum and instruction is student-driven vs. teacher driven. Thirdly their foundational principles are based upon the following 3E’s: Education= Thinking +Questioning= Learning, Exploration: Hands-On Discovery of our World, and Enrichment: The Spark That Inspires Inspiration. During the interactive STEAM keynote Creative World School Directors, and administrators were introduced to STEAM practices and content in an interactive setting. Participants were introduced to the 4C’s of STEAM: Critical Thinking, Creativity, Communication, and Collaboration, they were given an engineering design challenge to undertake, were introduced to meaningful technology to incorporate within the classroom, additionally they were introduced to children’s literature with STEAM-based themes. This was a great group of educators who embraced the powers that STEAM practices and content can have on providing an enriching educational environment that will help to prepare children for the 21st Century, as well as develop a life-long love of learning and STEAM. In addition to the interactive STEAM keynote Dr. Diana Wehrell-Grabowski conducted two hands-on-minds-on, inquiry-based STEAM breakout sessions to Creative World School teachers and administrators. The following photos were taken during the keynote and breakout sessions. For more information about the STEAM teacher training workshops Dr. Diana Wehrell-Grabowski conducts worldwide complete the contact form on this website.

image STEAM keynote by Dr. Diana Wehrell-Grabowski image STEAM keynote by Dr. Diana Wehrell-Grabowski image STEAM keynote by Dr. Diana Wehrell-Grabowski image STEAM keynote by Dr. Diana Wehrell-Grabowski image STEAM keynote by Dr. Diana Wehrell-Grabowski image STEAM keynote by Dr. Diana Wehrell-Grabowski image STEAM keynote by Dr. Diana Wehrell-Grabowski image STEAM keynote by Dr. Diana Wehrell-Grabowski image STEAM keynote by Dr. Diana Wehrell-Grabowski image STEAM keynote by Dr. Diana Wehrell-Grabowski image STEAM keynote by Dr. Diana Wehrell-Grabowski image STEAM keynote by Dr. Diana Wehrell-Grabowski image STEAM keynote by Dr. Diana Wehrell-Grabowski

 

Image Gallery