If you missed the first in Discovery’s series of Siemens STEM Academy Webinars featuring theoretical physicist Dr. Michio Kaku, you will be happy to know that you can watch the archived version at the Siemens STEM Academy. If you are new to the Siemens STEM Academy, Siemens is a Discovery Communication partnership that sponsors Siemens We Can Change the World Challenge to promote Science, Technology, Engineering, & Mathematics education.
From Teacher Resources, STEM Connect with Dr. Michio Kaku:
In addition, you will find Resource Files and Lesson Plans related to the webinar. If you want to take advantage of the incredible resources for the classroom as well as professional development, you need to create an account with the STEM Academy. In less than two minutes, you gain a gateway to science that lends new meaning to 21st century learning. After registering, you should peruse the STEM webinar series.
Top Ten STEM Resources – Patti Duncan
February 17, 7 PM ET
Do you want to get started with STEM, but you have no idea where to begin? Well, help has arrived! Come explore ten great websites to help get you started on your way to making STEM part of your everyday classroom.
Using Technology To Create New Knowledge – Hall Davidson
March 8, 7 PM ET
In today’s world jobs, global problems, and communication are intertwined with the creation of both knowledge and content, and the ability to look at and analyze what is newly created will become a 21st Century skill. We will look at how understanding the creation of new knowledge is integral in preparing students for the jobs of tomorrow.
Getting Started with Project Based Learning – Jennifer Dorman
April 8, 7 PM ET
Project-based learning (PBL) is a systematic teaching method that engages students in learning knowledge and skills through an extended inquiry process structured around complex, authentic questions and carefully designed products and tasks. Participants will learn how to create, organize, manage, and assess PBL experiences in their classroom.
Layers of Learning with Google Earth – Brad Fountain
May 4, 7 PM ET
You have seen and probably used Google Earth at some time in your classroom, but how deep have you gone? Google Earth has many layers, literally! Come explore the layers within Google Earth and see how you can use them in your instruction. We’ll investigate up-to-date seismic activity, weather data, sea surface temperatures, 3D buildings and more!
There’s a new blog on the block, and you will definitely want to subscribe to the STEM Blog. Anchored by contributors Patti Duncan and Lance Rougeux, this blog is dedicated to bringing the best of Discovery and Siemens STEM resources and opportunities to your classroom. If you teach science, you might want to consider becoming a new and different STAR, Siemens Teachers As Researchers. Applications for this Summer Professional Development Opportunity June 13 – 25, 2010 are accepted through March 1, 2010. Check the STEM Blog for more details and apply now.
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