FREE Virtual Workshops for Educators
Interested in bringing a stronger STEM mindset and intention to school and classroom practices? STEMpact’s free STEM Leadership Series workshops are ideal for all school and district administrators, principals, coaches, teachers and leaders.
Due to the uncertainty surrounding the COVID-19 pandemic, the fall workshops will be virtual. You will receive a Zoom link after your registration has been confirmed. Each virtual workshop will run for 90 minutes from 3:30-5:00 pm. The winter workshop location and schedule will be determined later in the fall of 2020.
STEM Leadership Series 2020
October 7: Elementary | October 8: Middle School – STEM Best Practices When Bridging the Digital Divide
A detailed look at the current best practices utilized in high quality STEM integration. This takes on a whole new meaning when virtual learning is your primary option. We will share tools for assessing your curriculum in both the in-person and virtual classroom, in an effort to move towards high quality STEM integration. Resources and strategies will also be shared to assist you in taking your in-person STEM skills virtual.
November 11: K-2nd grade | November 12: 3rd-5th grade – Novel Engineering in the Virtual Elementary Classroom
Novel Engineering-where literature meets the engineering design process. This session will engage both the NE beginners, or educators who have tried NE in their classroom and would like to go on to the next level. We will share strategies to take this engaging, content building experience to the virtual classroom. Consider some of the literature you use in your classroom and see how NE can allow your students opportunities to dig deeper into the text. This session will be divided into a K-2 focused session on Wednesday-November 11th, and a 3-5 speciﬁc session on Thursday-November 12th.
December 2-3: (repeating session, need only attend one): STEM Thinking and Talking: Developing Conﬁdent Learners
In this session we will look at how to encourage, grow, and develop students to be self-identifying, STEM capable learners. We will look through our STEMpact Quality Integration Rubric lens, to see how classroom culture and climate, and teacher talk/moves impacts student accessibility and engagement. We will share strategies which may be utilized in recognizing brilliance in all learners, creating safe environments for questioning, and allowing for meaningful discourse, and constructive feedback.
Registration is required. Register early! Registration requested at least one week prior to each sessions date. Register online at: REGISTER NOW!
Mark Your Calendars: Winter 2021 Leadership Sessions!
(Registration for these sessions opens in December)
January 6-7: STEM Breaking the Code
(in-person or virtual formatting will be released ﬁrst week of December 2020) This session will focus on the basics of teaching coding to students of all ages and exposure levels. We will share engaging activities from teaching binary code to early elementary students, to writing lines of code across grade levels. Learn to help students discover the mystery behind the curtain that is their digital screen. Content will be geared towards the early elementary (K-2) and upper elementary (3-5) grade bands.
February 3-4: Celebrate STEM!
(in-person or virtual formatting will be released ﬁrst week of December 2020) There are so many wonderful STEM pioneers that have encouraged learners around the world to engage in authentic, real world problem solving. Discover scientists, artists, engineers, writers, children, composers, and more who have engaged in STEM practices over the centuries. Learn how to encourage STEM learning and thinking in your students through celebrating STEM. Strategies for planning and hosting a true STEM Exploration Fair, whether it be a single classroom, grade level, school wide, or a virtual event.
March 3-4: GET OUT! STEM Learning On the Other Side of the Walls
(in-person or virtual formatting will be released ﬁrst week of December 2020) STEM is everywhere, so why not take the learning everywhere. In this session we will share strategies for taking your STEM lessons outdoors. We will share how you can show students how to utilize science, math, and engineering skills and tools in expressing and building their understanding of cross-curricular content in nature. Walk out the door with lessons to take to your outdoor classroom the next day.
The STEM Leadership Series is provided at no cost to participants, thanks to the generous support of STEMpact, the Institute for School Partnership at Washington University and the Missouri Science and Math Coalition.