STEM Challenge: Think Outside the Box!
Explore and create : Playground
This is presentation 2 of 3, at station "Global Collaboration Playground Station 3" within the playground "Global Collaboration PLN Playground: SDGs in Education"; scroll down to see more details.
Other presentations in this group:
|Audience:||Teachers, Curriculum/district specialists|
|Attendee devices:||Devices useful|
|Attendee device specification:||Laptop: PC
|Topic:||Project-, problem- & challenge-based learning|
|ISTE Standards:||For Students:
Interested to know how a 'STEM approach' to Education on SDGs can show itself? Jump right in!
With the STEM project ‘Think outside the box!’, I would be showing 6 STEM elements integrated, which you can apply to any other projects to make it high quality STEM. I would be sharing my ideas on what makes STEM learning unique and a wide range of package design exploration and creation activities to achieve the learning objectives of STEM learning, SDG 12 (Reducing packaging waste generation) and ISTE student standards (Global collaborator, empowered learner, computational thinker) .
Part I: Introduction, STEM elements incorporated in the project and what makes STEM learning unique.
Part II: The STEM challenge: Think outside the box! - the problem as presented to students, standards, key learning targets, EDP view of the project components and ISTE standards, learning activities that are 'low floors, high ceilings and wide walls', technology tools (Milanote, TINKERCAD and Templatemaker.nl) and STEM career connections.
Part III: In the last part, I will be sharing my go-to place for STEM PD opportunities, call for action and other takeaways.
The project was developed as part of the STEM educator certificate course, which I pursued from the WPI STEM Education Center, Massachusetts in January 2021.
Gordon Brander, 2021. Low floor, wide walls, high ceiling. http://gordonbrander.com/pattern/low-floor-wide-walls-high-ceiling/
ISTE Standards for Educators: Computational Thinking Competencies, ©2018
Unplugged Computational thinking, Code.org 2015 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TlAaklrolA0
Professional development at the WPI STEM Education Center, Massachusetts
Deepa George is passionate about offering learning opportunities to children that bring problem-solving and real-world approaches together. She is an enthusiastic life-long learner and her most recent endeavor was learning to create high quality STEM challenges from STEM experts at the STEM Education center, WPI, Massachusetts. She envisions supporting a PLN for the parent community so that parents recognize the different ways they can lead and nurture their child’s learning at home. She was recently chosen to be the featured educator for the month of May, 2021 by the ISTE STEM PLN for her exemplary parent educator roles.