On Tuesday evening Patti Duncan (@yoyosciteach) and I (@ktschutt) had the opportunity to showcase your Discovery Education Community in our Survey Says webinar series. The focus was STEM in the classroom, and the connections made during the event were phenomenal. We encourage you to follow, connect, and learn from these educators and share what you’re doing in your STEM classroom.
Patti and I began with a quick activity to collect thoughts and ideas on what exactly STEM is. We then shared our thoughts on the definition of STEM. You can see our slides here:
Next, we asked five Discovery Education Community members to share their answers to these two questions:
- What does STEM look like in your classroom?
- How has the shift to STEM practices impacted student learning?
Kim Miller (@kmilleridaho) started the sharing session. Here are her slides and some accompanying videos:
Next, Jackie Berg shared her Elementary STEM classroom:
We shifted to STEM in the Middle School setting and expanded our definition of STEM to include other disciplines by sharing Chris Layton’s (@LaytonsHistory) Social Studies classroom.
You can see an example of a Board Builder that Chris uses by clicking on the image below or following THIS LINK.
Joe Slifka (@JoeSlifka) shared his work both in the Middle School and High School setting as a Technology Teacher. Watch his students work here:
To wrap-up our event Massachusetts Business Teacher of the Year, Jacqueline Prester (@MrsPrester), shared how she brings STEM into the Business and Technology classroom in a High School environment. You can see here slides here:
Thanks to all of our presenters for taking the time to share their hard work, and thanks to you for learning with us. You can learn more about STEM initiatives at Discovery Education by going to: www.discoveryeducation.com/STEM
We hope to see you on another professional development event. To see what’s coming up go here: http://www.discoveryeducation.com/Events