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Session 1: 10am - 10:30am 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: 11am - 11:30am 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 3: 12pm - 12:30pm 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 4: 1pm - 1:30pm ET with Monica Burns "Getting Started with Virtual Reality in Your Classroom"
Have you heard of virtual reality? This technology let's students experience the sounds of the ocean, view the ground on Mars, and stand at the steps of the Lincoln Memorial. Virtual reality has become an easy-to-use, affordable way to energize your lessons. Join Dr. Monica Burns as she shares her favorite tools for teachers and students so you can get started with virtual reality in your classroom!
Session 5: 2pm - 2:30pm ET with Letia Cooper "Connect, Create, and Collaborate with Science Websites, Web Tools, and Apps"
Would you like to discover ways for your students to connect, create, and collaborate as they investigate and explore a variety of scientific ideas, models, and concepts! Are you looking for new ways to jazz up your science curriculum? This webinar will focus on a variety of interactive science, websites, web tools and apps that will enhance learning! Join Letia Cooper as she shares examples of how to use these tools and discusses easy ways to integrate technology in science classrooms for all grade levels.
Session 6: 3pm - 3:30pm 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!
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