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Creating Digital Leaders: Flipped STEAM Learning for Teachers and Students

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Participate and share : Poster

Saturday, December 5, 11:00 am–12:00 pm PST (Pacific Standard Time)

Krista Belin  
Dr. Shannon Clardy  
Michelle Johnson  
Brad Launius  
Matthew Sutherlin  
Orven Williams  

Engage in sample modules created by university faculty to enhance your understanding of how to create and provide a blended STEAM learning experience in your classroom. Ignite your passion for flipped and blended learning that will change your students' learning forever.

Audience: Curriculum/district specialists, Teachers, Principals/head teachers
Skill level: Beginner
Attendee devices: Devices required
Attendee device specification: Laptop: Chromebook, Mac, PC
Participant accounts, software and other materials: Canvas (free to teacher account)
Topic: Distance, online & blended learning
Grade level: 6-8
Subject area: STEM/STEAM, Computer science
ISTE Standards: For Students:
Innovative Designer
  • Students develop, test and refine prototypes as part of a cyclical design process.
For Educators:
  • Set professional learning goals to explore and apply pedagogical approaches made possible by technology and reflect on their effectiveness.
For Education Leaders:
Equity and Citizenship Advocate
  • Ensure all students have access to the technology and connectivity necessary to participate in authentic and engaging learning opportunities.

Proposal summary

Purpose & objective

Teachers will be immersed in Canvas Learning Management System to exhibit components of the flipped learning style of the Reddie Virtual STEAM Academy.

Supporting research

Connected Learning: An Agenda for Research and Design,
IIto, M., K. Gutierrez, S. Livingstone, B. Penuel, J. Rhodes, K. Salen, J. Schor, J. Sefton-Green, and S. Watkins. Irvine, CA: Digital Media and Learning Research Hub.

Flipping the classroom to teach Millennial residents medical leadership: a proof of concept, A. Lucardie, L. Berkenbosch, J. van den Berg, and J. O Busari. Advanced Medical Education Practices. 2017; 8: 57–61.

Increased Student Achievement Correlates to Engaging and Motivating Digital Curriculum,

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Krista Belin, Hampton Elementary School
Dr. Shannon Clardy, Henderson State University

Shannon Clardy is a professor of physics and engineering at Henderson State University. She earned her Bachelors of Science in Physics and Bachelors of Music in Oboe Performance from Southern Methodist University in Dallas, Texas and her Ph.D. in Applied Physics from the University of Arkansas at Little Rock, studying optical properties of high-mass binary systems. Her current research interests include high-powered rocketry, aerodynamic properties of airfoils, imaging systems for airflow, acoustics studies, and effective educational practices in physics and engineering.

Michelle Johnson, HSU STEM Center

Michelle Baker began her career in education as an elementary teacher with a passion for technology integration. After spending nine years in the classroom, she received her MSE in Gifted, Talented, Creative Education. Ms. Johnson now serves as the Director of the STEM Center at Henderson State University. She is the proud mom of four active children and a first-time grandma in 2020! In her spare time, she loves photography, antiquing, art, making, MCU, and traveling. Ms. Johnson loves learning about new classroom technologies. She is still undecided about what she wants to be when she grows up.

Brad Launius, Henderson State University

Computer Science educator who loves all things STEM. Educational Technology professor for undergraduate students at Henderson State University. He is passionate about the integration of computational thinking and engineering design processes into any content area.

Matthew Sutherlin, Henderson State University
Orven Williams, Hensderson State University STEM Center

Gene Williams (he/him/his) is a @edpridealliance and #TeachPride co-founder for the ISTE Equity Action Forum LGBTQ Group. He is a retired public school educator currently working as a STEM Specialist at The STEM Center at Henderson State University in Arkadelphia, Arkansas. Gene is part of a team that created the Reddie Virtual STEAM Academy and has worked in STEM education for most of his career. He holds a B.S.E. in Elementary Education, an M.S.E. in Educational Leadership. Gene spends his time camping, hiking, backpacking, and paddling in America’s National Parks outside of school.

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