STEM On a Budget
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Learn how to incorporate innovative STEM and hands-on learning lessons into any elementary subject area for cheap! This session will provide resources and details on how you can integrate inquiry-based lessons on an elementary classroom budget.
|Audience:||Curriculum/district specialists, Library media specialists, Teachers|
|Attendee devices:||Devices not needed|
|Topic:||Innovation in early childhood/elementary|
|Subject area:||Computer science, STEM/STEAM|
|ISTE Standards:||For Educators:
The purpose of this presentation is to show educators how you can integrate STEM learning into the classroom for cheap.
Participants will understand what materials they can use to create STEM lessons.
Participants will review examples of how to integrate STEM into any subject area.
Evidence of success will be educators integrating STEM into any K-5 subject area.
This session will use Pear Deck throughout the presentation for interactive questions and polls.
-Outline what STEM is and discuss why I’m passionate about STEM.
-Discuss recommended STEM materials with examples.
Materials/Funding (10 mins)
-Provide ways to fund a STEM classroom and provide a donation list example, show how I funded a STEM and maker space classroom from grant funding.
Integrating STEM into the classroom (25-30 mins)
-Provide ideas and resources for integrating STEM into Social Studies.
-Provide ideas and resources for integrating STEM into Math.
-Discuss turning any read-aloud into a STEM challenge.
-Provide book examples, and resources for various books.
-Provide examples of STEM in science.
-Examples of materials for specific projects.
Wrap Up (15 mins)
- Next Steps...
-(peer-to-peer interaction)Help educators plan their own STEM activity for a lesson they already teach.
-Provide additional resources.
Jennifer Mahin is a K-5 STEM teacher and technology integration specialist at East Elementary School in Belleville, KS. Jennifer is an MIE Expert, a Flipgrid Trainer, and an Ozobot certified educator. Jennifer is a blogger who is passionate about rural education and the importance of STEM and CS in the K-5 classroom.