Free Event

Here are a few of the secrets that you'll be given for FREE...

  • How you can take STEAM to the next level in your classroom with low-cost activities and free curricula that allow what was never possible before
  • Tips for cultivating and nurturing an interest in STEAM topics to prepare your students for their future
  • STEAM tools and toys for all levels (PreK-12) that will help develop important skills your students need

Event Schedule

Session 1: 10 - 10:30 am ET with Deb Norton "Engage Students and Enhance Learning with Innovative STEAM Activities from Google"  

Would you like to engage students and enhance learning with a variety of activities and experiments that can be used across curriculum? Join Deb Norton as she explores some of the newest activities and experiments from Google. In addition to showing how to access and find them, she will discuss how these ready-made, innovative Google activities can be incorporated into your lessons or projects in a variety of subjects. Deb will explore a range of activities, including some that use your voice, actions, or drawings in games and storytelling. She will also show how you and your students can learn about concepts such as artificial intelligence, machine learning, and augmented reality in simple, creative ways.

Session 2: 11 - 11:30 am ET with Darren Coon "STEM, STEAM, Maker Space 2.0 - Are you there yet?"  

Imagine... rubber band powered cars racing down the hall, hydraulic claws reaching into a simulated deep sea to recover specimens, wind turbines generating electricity using blades from water bottles and cardboard. Imagine... projects evolving over time and with student understanding. There is no perfect design, so students are never done or bored. Students learn from failures, pulling in math and science concepts while truly innovating. If your STEM, STEAM, or Maker Space isn't "there" yet, or you are ready to take it to the next level, join Darren Coon from TeacherGeek as shares how you can have it all... low cost activities and free curricula that allow what was never possible before. Activities shared will be suitable for grades K-12.

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 Naomi Harm "What's in Your STEAM Toy Box?"  

With our increasing reliance on technology and the growing number of careers in technology fields, it is vitally important that we infuse an interest in STEAM-related topics in all students. Join Naomi Harm as she explains the research, benefits, and the why behind the importance of not only including STEAM subjects and concepts in classroom curriculum, but for also allowing students to tinker, play, and create. Naomi will share STEAM tools and toys for all levels, from PreK through grade 12, which can be used for a wide range of age-appropriate activities such as counting, building, earth science, engineering, circuits, robotics, game design, artificial intelligence, and more! Come discover a variety of free and cost-effective STEAM learning toys and tools of choice for your classroom's STEAM toy box.

Session 5: 2 - 2:30 pm ET with Monica Burns "Movie-making in the STEM/STEAM Classroom"  

Movie making can be a great way for students can demonstrate their understanding of STEM concepts – and it's easier than you might think, especially with Adobe Spark Video. In this webinar, Dr. Monica Burns will share strategies for turning students into creators in the STEM or STEAM classroom. She will show how to set up students for success during the planning, execution and sharing stages of moviemaking. In addition to explaining how to use Adobe Spark Video, Monica will provide classroom tips and suggestions for using it in your STEM or STEAM classroom

Session 6: 3 - 3:30 pm ET with Jerry Swiatek "Connecting Your Class with STEAM/STEM Experts Using Online Tools and Resources"  

Would you like to provide relevant, meaningful learning experiences for your STEAM students and encourage an interest in STEAM careers? One great way to do that is to have STEAM experts share real life experiences and knowledge - and it's probably much easier than you think to "bring" those experts into your classroom. Join Jerry Swiatek as he explains how you can find and connect with STEAM experts using a variety of online tools and resources. He will also provide some suggestions for the types of connections and possible activities you might want to try.

Here's what your fellow educators had to say...

"Thank you - an eye opener to some new online teaching apps :)"

- Cara Minary, Elementary Teacher

"This webinar provides information for all grade levels. So many possibilities!"

- Karla Kraft, Science Teacher

"Great resources! I can't wait to use it in my classroom!"

- Heather Woolery, Math Teacher

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