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Session Description:

This session will explore what STEM is and what STEM is not. Participants will learn how to strengthen programs with STEM connections and integration into curriculum. The types of STEM schools and programs will be explained. Areas of focus for our county will be highlighted. Participants will be aware of the Engineering Design Process.

Session Presenters:

  • Beverly Vestal Cea, Guilford County Schools, K12 STEM Curriculum Specialist, ceab@gcsnc.com

Learning Outcomes:

By the end of this session, participants will be able to:
  • realize the importance of educating students in STEM and critical thinking skills
  • clearly articulate the importance of STEM education for students
  • think "STEM"

Session Objectives:

Participants will:

  • Understand why STEM education is difficult to define

  • Use the engineering design process

  • Gain knowledge of STEM resources for teachers

  • Understand why STEM education is important for students

Agenda
Timeframe

Topic

Learning Objectives

9:15-9:20am

Creating STEM Opportunities Activities

Welcome and Introduction

9:20-9:50am

Understanding STEM and Its Relevance to Students

Participants will
  • define STEM in their own words

  • Gain knowledge of STEM resources for teachers

  • Understand why STEM education is important for students


9:50-10:30am

Using the Engineering Design Process in the Classroom


Closing

  • Do a project-based activity to illustrate the engineering design process




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