Tara Koehler, WAPPINGERS CENTRAL SCHOOL DISTRICT
Tara Koehler is currently a STEAM Professional Development Specialist and NYSCATE Member. Tara has helped write curriculum in the district for over a decade across the subject areas. Prior to her current position, Tara was a pioneer teacher to the implementation of Design Thinking, Genius Hour, flexible seating, classroom Makerspace, and inquiry based learning in her school. In her current position, utilizing the Backwards Design Approach to curriculum development, she coaches teachers and develops STEAM units of study. She models the use of Design Thinking, PBL and STEAM approaches.
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