Strengthen Your STEAM Power Game

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Participate and share : Interactive lecture

Stephanie Argy  
Tim Needles  
Emily Reed  

Learn five ways to empower students as they develop skills essential for the future. Explore versatile ideas and digital tools for helping students to navigate in the digital world while building the vital SEL and communication skills they need.

Audience: Coaches, Teachers, Technology coordinators/facilitators
Skill level: Beginner
Attendee devices: Devices useful
Attendee device specification: Smartphone: Android, iOS, Windows
Laptop: Chromebook, Mac, PC
Tablet: Windows, Android, iOS
Topic: Distance, online & blended learning
Grade level: PK-12
Subject area: Career and technical education, STEM/STEAM
ISTE Standards: For Students:
Creative Communicator
  • Students choose the appropriate platforms and tools for meeting the desired objectives of their creation or communication.
  • Students create original works or responsibly repurpose or remix digital resources into new creations.
  • Students publish or present content that customizes the message and medium for their intended audiences.
Additional detail: ISTE author presentation
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Proposal summary

Purpose & objective

ISTE Central Presentation. Opportunity for attendees to engage with ISTE author in a more informal setting, where they can ask questions and engage in conversation around the shared topic.


In this short, interactive presentation, the author will walk the attendees through several tools and lead activities to provide an opportunity to experience them firsthand. There will be a Q&A period following the activity.

Supporting research

The tools and activities are addressed in the ISTE book "STEAM Power" by Tim Needles.

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Tim Needles, Smithtown School District
Emily Reed, ISTE

Emily Reed is the managing editor of ISTE books. She joined ISTE in 2012 and has assisted in the publication of many of the organization’s book offerings. In addition to shepherding books through editing and production, Emily manages the two ISTE research journals, Journal of Research on Technology in Education and Journal of Digital Learning in Teacher Education, and organizes the bookstore at the ISTE conference.