STEM for the non-STEM Content Area Teacher

Event Description

STEM or STEAM continues to be one of the most used buzz-words in education, but when looked at practically what does STEM actually mean? Teachers outside of science, technology, engineering, and math are often asked to bring STEM activities to their classroom but lack any ability to connect STEM to their curriculum. This workshop will work with those teachers on how the principles of STEM can be applied in their classrooms. While this will be designed for non-STEM area teachers, teachers in the STEM disciplines are welcome to attend!

Presenter Bio

Ben Sondgeroth, Regional Educational Technology Coordinator for the Learning Technology Center

STEAM Resource for K-5 Classrooms

Event Description

K-5 teachers are charged with the heavy load of implementing a vast array of standards. Fitting these standards into an already packed school day while teaching each subject with fidelity present unique challenges. Incorporating a STEAM challenge can combine multiple standards from a cross-curricular lesson plan. STEAM Challenges are great ways to practice SEL skills and inquiry questioning. Join us to explore a downloadable resource to get started.

Presenter

Lisa Ward – Learning Supports Content Area Specialist, Illinois Classrooms in Action

STEM (STEAM) for the Non-STEM (STEAM) Content Area Teacher

Event Description

STEM or STEAM continues to be one of the most used buzz-words in education, but when looked at practically what does STEM actually mean? Teachers outside of science, technology, engineering, and math are often asked to bring STEM activities to their classroom but lack any ability to connect STEM to their curriculum. This workshop will work with those teachers on how the principles of STEM can be applied in their classrooms. While this will be designed for non-STEM area teachers, teachers in the STEM disciplines are welcome to attend!

Presenter

Ben Sondgeroth, Regional Educational Technology Coordinator

Creating Digital Textbooks Using CK-12

Webinar Description

Would you like to integrate more meaningful digital resources into your STEM curriculum, but have no budget to do so? CK-12 is an excellent Open Education Resource (OER) that is free and easy to use. CK-12 FlexBooks are online platforms for assembling, authoring, and distributing interactive, multi-modal educational content.

Presenter Bio

Joe Cipfl, Regional Educational Technology Coordinator for the LTC