STEAMifying Storybooks in an Elementary Classroom
Participate and share : Poster
Monday, June 24, 8:00–10:00 am
Location: Posters: Level 4, Terrace Ballroom Lobby, Table 45
Karin Woodruff shannon Hill
Learn how teachers at one elementary school are inspiring students to build, create, tinker and make. See how the elementary classroom, makerspace and STEAM lab provide ideal places for teachers to create a stage for learning by using engaging picture books that will hook students on a multitude of topics using challenge-based learning.
|Audience:||Coaches, Teachers, Library media specialists|
|Attendee devices:||Devices not needed|
|Participant accounts, software and other materials:||QR code scanner to access presentation|
|Focus:||Digital age teaching & learning|
|Topic:||Project-, problem- and challenge-based learning|
|Subject area:||Language arts, STEM/STEAM|
|ISTE Standards:||For Students:
With STEAM programs increasing in schools, teachers are inspiring students to build, create, tinker, and make. The elementary classroom, makerspace, and STEAM Lab provide ideal places for teachers to create a stage for learning by using engaging picture books that will hook students on a multitude of topics. In this session, participants will be provided with STEAM ideas that engage students using the engineering design process through the use of picture books. Attendees will participate in hands-on STEAM activities that range from coding using either Ozobots, Spheros, Cubelets, or Makey Makey to simple low-cost design and construction. The presenters will share resources that align with standards and can be used across the curriculum in grades 3-5.
Shannon Hill has been teaching for 14 years, all in the Talladega County School System. She is currently the Technology Integration Specialist and Google Dynamic learning Coach at Lincoln Elementary School. She has an Educational Specialist Degree in Elementary Education and is a National Board Certified Teacher. Throughout her teaching career, she has served as a STEAM Cohort Leader and Project Based Learning Trainer. She is AMSTI certified, and was selected to attend the 2014 MEMTA ((Mickelson Exxon Mobil Teacher Academy) in Jersey City, New Jersey. In 2015, she was voted as Talladega County Elementary Teacher of the Year.