Session 1: 10 - 10:30 am ET with Monica Burns "15 Projects to Spark an Interest in STEAM Topics"
Would you like to spark an interest in STEAM learning? In this session you will discover how providing opportunities for designing and creating STEAM projects helps to empower students as learners and consumers – and promote an interest in STEAM learning. Join Dr. Monica Burns as she provides an overview of Adobe Spark's free, easy-to-use creation tools that can be used on a variety of devices. She will introduce the Video movie making tool, the Page website builder tool, and the Post image creator tool and provide suggestions for how they can be used to create STEAM projects. In addition to showing how easy it is to use these tools, Monica will provide 15 project ideas that you can incorporate into your STEAM classroom or studies.
Session 2: 11 - 11:30 am ET with Nikki D Robertson "MakerSpaces: Letting Genius Shine!"
A makerspace is a place where students can gather to create, invent, tinker, explore and discover using a variety of tools and materials. Join Nikki Robertson as she introduces you to a variety of makerspace tools and shares how other educators have established makerspaces in their schools. She will provide tips and suggestions that you can use to create a makerspace in your school that will let your students' genius shine!
Session 3: 12 - 12:30 pm ET with Jerry Swiatek "Integrate Coding Across All Subjects: It's Easier than You Think"
With our increasing dependence on technology and the exponential growth of jobs in technology fields, it becomes more and more essential that our students learn to code. Not only can coding teach problem-solving and analytical skills, it can also help students develop their creative and collaborative abilities – all valuable skills that will help them succeed academically and in their later careers. Coding no longer needs to be relegated solely to computer classes. Join Jerry Swiatek as he explores how you can incorporate and teach coding across all subjects. He will provide a variety of easy-to-use resources, as well as examples of how you can use them to engage your student in a variety of subjects. Best of all, you will discover that teaching coding is easier than you might think!
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.