Session 1: 10 - 10:30 am ET with Deb Norton "10 STEAM Sites to Inspire and Impress"
When we engage students in the areas of STEAM, we spark an interest and life-long love of the arts and sciences in our students. Join Deb Norton as she shares 10 STEAM sites that will help to inspire and impress students of all ages with the skills and knowledge they can use to be successful innovators in a 21st century environment. These sites cover careers, project ideas, resources, games, simulations, and so much more! Deb will also share suggestions and tips for how you can use these sites in your classroom so that you can incorporate STEAM into your curriculum.
Session 2: 11 - 11:30 am 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.
Session 3: 12 - 12:30 pm ET with Monica Burns "Integrating Virtual Reality into the STEM/STEAM Classroom - Without a Headset!"
Did you know that your students can experience virtual reality without a headset? Join Dr. Monica Burns as she shares a handful of her favorite VR apps and websites that you can use to fully engage and immerse your students in a variety of topics. These resources are perfect for students to explore on interactive displays, tablets, Chromebooks, and smartphones. You'll learn how to thoughtfully choose content connected to your STEM or STEAM goals.
Session 4: 1 - 1:30 pm ET with Naomi Harm "Full STEAM Ahead: Girls as STEM Scholars in the Mobile Learning Environment"
Research suggests that many girls lag behind in STEM-related subjects so what are some ways to bridge this gender gap? This webinar will explore how to successfully integrate mobile learning tools, resources, and apps that blend problem-based learning instruction and student learning in the "STEAM" classroom - a classroom that incorporates art into science, technology, engineering, and math. Join Naomi Harm as she showcases various upper elementary and middle school science, technology, engineering, art, and math apps and web tools, and discusses how to incorporate them into the classroom using tablets or Chromebooks. You will leave the webinar with a multitude of ideas to support STEM activities, as well as suggestions for setting up an after-school "STEAM TEAM" camp within your school or district.