FREE Online Training for Teachers
Saturday · March 21, 2020 starting at 10:00 am ET
Session 1: 10 - 10:30 am ET with Deb Norton "Intro to Makerspaces: Tinkering With STEAM"
Would you like to transform your students from consumers to creators? Are you looking for a variety of go-to STEAM ideas to use in your school or classroom all year long? Join Deb Norton as you explore, learn, and discover creative and innovative activities and projects that are centered around science, technology, engineering, the arts, and mathematics. And best of all, these activities are mobile and movable! They do not need to be housed in a central location, but can be brought into a classroom or any other unique location. Deb will share a variety of projects and possibilities for educators at every level, from low-end to high-end technology. Discover how to bring STEAM to your students through mobile makerspaces.
Session 2: 11 - 11:30 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 3: 12 - 12:30 pm ET with Katie Ann Wilson "I Made It - Creating Makerspaces On A Budget"
One of the goals of a Makerspace is to connect concrete projects to the more abstract worlds of STEM. Bringing do-it-yourself projects into the classroom opens the door to problem solving, engineering, creativity, and real world situations. Not all of us can be MacGyver, but we all can learn to dream, design, create, and repeat. Join Katie Ann Wilson as she shares how you can create space for your kids to say "I Made It!" even if you have a limited classroom funds.
"So many great ideas to use right away in my makerspace. Thanks!" - Joann Case, Elementary School Teacher
"There were some really good ideas presented in this webinar. Many ideas to spark interest, creativity, thinking, etc. I especially liked the "All About Me" and STEAM Quotes, but there were many other great project ideas that could be adapted for different grades." - Karla Kraft, Elementary School Science Teacher
"Excellent webinar! My middle school students are going to LOVE completing these activities!" - Lisa Sophia Dovas, Middle School Science Teacher