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Spent four days conducting follow-up STEM teacher training workshops for Lafourche Parish School District. Each of the four days of follow-up training began with teachers sharing the STEM practices and STEM lessons they had incorporated within their 9th-12th Grade Classrooms. In their initial STEM training teachers were introduced to STEM practices and content specifically related to their content area (Agriculture, Biology, Earth and Space Science, and Physical Science). Additionally, teachers were introduced to inquiry-based teaching and learning practices as well as reflective journaling. During the follow-up sessions all teachers agreed that incorporating STEM practices and content within their classrooms had proved beneficial for the students as well as the teacher themselves. Implementing STEM practices requires a big change in thinking both within the teacher and student. A quality STEM environment will require the teacher to be a facilitator versus a lecturer, the lessons will be student driven, and there will be many ways to solve a STEM challenge versus a “cookbook” lesson plan.  I always encourage my clients to provide quality and long-term professional staff development versus providing a one-day cram session of what STEM education is. A good bit of the initial STEM teacher training sessions I conduct is spent on introducing the teachers to the 4C’s of STEM Education: creativity, critical thinking, communication, and collaboration which is a full-day plus training in itself. Additionally, teachers are introduced to The Engineering Design Process, inquiry-based practices and learning, and the use of reflective journaling in the STEM and science classroom. The following photos were taken during the four day follow-up training sessions. Photos include STEM lesson presentations made by teachers as well as new STEM investigations Dr. Diana Wehrell-Grabowski introduced during each of the follow-up STEM sessions including: the use of super absorbing polymers in agriculture and toxic spills, vertical farming, use of digital microscopes and other digital-based tools, aeronautics, animal adaptations, and designing, constructing, and testing a simulated oil spill. For more information about the STEM teacher training workshops I conduct throughout the nation and world for all grade levels contact me via this website.

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Twenty-three families recently attended a STEM Family Science Night hosted by Marion Charter School. Families were introduced to STEM practices and content via conducting hands-on-minds-on investigations to explore STEM content. We began the two-hour session with introducing parents and children to reflective journaling and the Engineering Design Process. The first hands-on STEM exploration was making observations and analyzing a Pill Bug. Parents asked their children to describe the Pill Bug, and ask questions about the Pill Bug. Children were also asked to draw the Pill Bug, measure it, and record their questions in a reflective journal format. Additional STEM investigations included:

Exploring force, motion, and energy concepts;

Aeronautics;

Math, architecture, and geometry concepts;

Materials science;

Nature of matter;

and reverse engineering.

It’s fantastic to see parents and children exploring STEM practices and content together in an informal learning environment. The following photos were taken during the STEM Family Science Night held at Marion Charter School. For more information about STEM teacher training workshops  and STEM Family Science workshops Dr. Diana Wehrell-Grabowski conducts nation and worldwide, contact her via this website.

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