Session 1: 10 - 10:30 am ET with Meredith Martin "Getting Started with Makerspaces and STEAM" STEM, STEAM, and Makerspaces are hot topics in education these days, but many educators are unsure how to get started with them, or think they don't apply if they don't teach math or science. Join Meredith Martin as she briefly covers the difference between the terms and talks about different types of spaces that can be utilized for classroom and school-wide Makerspaces. She will also explore some of the tools and supplies needed and provide examples of maker projects. You will discover not only how to get started with Makerspaces, but also how to tie makerspace activities in with standards, integrate them with various content areas, and so much more!
Session 2: 11 - 11:30 am ET with John McGowan "Empower and Engage Your Students in Math and Science through UDL" Would you like to increase your students' comprehension and engagement in STEM subjects? Universal Design for Learning (UDL) is an education framework that provides students with options for comprehension, expression, and engagement so that they can learn in the method that best suits their needs. Join John McGowan, Product Manager at Texthelp, as he details how you can engage and empower students in math and science through technology that is built on UDL principles. John will share the best methods to improve the student-teacher feedback loop, both in terms of quality and timing, by using EquatIO®. Come discover concrete examples of how you can integrate UDL into your math and science classrooms to empower and engage your students like never before.
Session 3: 12 - 12:30 pm ET with Alicia Johal "STEAM with 3D Modeling: Inspire Students' Career Pathways"
With the growing demand to fill STEAM professions, it is essential that educators cultivate students' interest in STEAM topics and careers. Join Alicia Johal as she explores how you can nurture an interest in STEAM by using KOOV, an educational coding, design, and robotics kit from Sony. She will cover the educational aspects behind the engineering and robotics, and explain how the 3D interface, physical building, and digital learning can be used to help students discover and develop their strengths in a collaborative group setting. Alicia will also explain how KOOV helps and encourages students to learn about and consider more STEAM career paths than what is often initially perceived. In addition, Naasira Wahid from Sony will assist in discussing KOOV, answering any questions you might have and explaining how you can get the KOOV Educator Kit.
Session 4: 1 - 1:30 pm ET with Shelly Sanchez Terrell "STEAM Up Learning to Inspire Inquiry, Critical Thinking, and Problem-Solving"
Would you like to inspire inquiry, critical thinking, and problem-solving in your students? Consider STEAM, which is at the heart of innovation. This learning approach integrates Science, Technology, Engineering, the Arts, and Mathematics into the curriculum, while stimulating and cultivating these critical skills. This approach also helps students to develop the skills, interest, and drive needed to pursue high demand careers in STEM professions. Join Shelly Sanchez Terrell as she introduces you to cross-curricular STEAM resources and strategies that students will love! She will also share how these resources and strategies can help students build a better narrative of how their learning impacts their lives and the world around them.
Session 5: 2 - 2:30 pm ET with Brenda Hauff "Hour of Code: Free Resources to Help Your Students Code"
Have you heard about the Hour of Code and wondered what it was all about? Or maybe you doubted that you and your students could participate. Hour of Code started in 2013, with the goal of having 100,000 students participate in 1 hour of coding activities. Currently they reach tens of millions of students worldwide with tutorials in over 40 languages. Although the Hour of Code has a promoted week each year, this resource can be used year round. Join Brenda Hauff as she discusses Hour of Code and explains how you can use it with your students. She will share an amazing free curriculum resource that allows students at all levels to code and provide tips for using it in your classroom. Brenda will show that you do NOT need to know programming to help your students. You will learn right alongside them, with all of the support you need in the curriculum.
Session 6: 3 - 3:30 pm ET with Nikki D Robertson "15 Awesome Hands-On STEAM Activities Found on Pinterest"
Are you looking for some great, low cost STEAM or STEM activities that you can try in your classroom? Join Nikki Robertson as she shares 15 of her top favorite classroom STEAM activities that she has found on Pinterest. Her fast-paced webinar will include a variety of hands-on projects for a wide range of grade levels and STEAM subjects. Come discover some engaging, inexpensive activities that you can use to engage your students and reinforce STEAM concepts.