John Sammon, Wappingers Central Schools District
John Sammon is currently a STEAM Professional Development Specialist in Wappingers Central School District and a NYSCATE member. John has also been a Literacy Coach and a District Wide Professional Development Specialist within the Poughkeepsie City School District. In his current position, through the use of a residency request model, he coaches teachers and develops STEAM units of study, the curated compilations aid teachers through planning, and differentiating approaches to integrated studies. He models the use of Design Thinking, PBL and STEAM approaches to help student’s practice cross-disciplinary thinking and build skills in science, technology, engineering, arts, and math.
Sessions:MAIN STAGE: Creative Constructor Lab Virtual Closing Ceremonies MAIN STAGE: Educator Stories with John Sammon, Tara Koehler and Mike Lawrence Student Voices: Memorializing Life During a Pandemic – Part 1 Voice and Choice & Authenticity Student Voices: Memorializing Life During a Pandemic – Part 2 Active Engagement and Sustained Inquiry