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Thursday, March 9 • 2:15pm - 3:00pm
Spreading High-Quality STEM Throughout Your Elementary Buildings

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In this session, we will explore the engineering design process as the easiest and most practical way to get started with high-quality STEM practices in our elementary classrooms. Participants will be introduced to the process through a quick but challenging task that utilizes simple/traditional materials.  We will then work through the Ask, Imagine, Plan, Create, and Improve steps as a problem solving team. Within each stage, we will discuss practical classroom applications and best practices with students.

Following this introduction, we’ll discuss the WHY - If students in your schools were to do this type of work on a consistent basis, what kind of outcomes would you expect to see? We will then connect these reflections to actual positive impacts that have been demonstrated through the Building Engineers in K-5 Classrooms initiative.

Finally, we will discuss the practical HOW- including examples from work being done across North Carolina to support districts, schools, and teachers in activating these essential skills within students - in order to help students become effective problem solvers in the classroom and life! If we want our modern graduates to demonstrate these skills, we must start in our elementary classrooms.

Register for FREE upcoming Building Engineers in K-5 Classrooms Conference HERE

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Steve Johnson

STEM Specialist, UNC Greensboro - SERVE
Steve Johnson started his career as a kindergarten, 2nd grade and computer lab teacher in Vass, North Carolina. After 9 classroom years, he transitioned to supporting colleagues as a digital learning coach- which eventually led him to the role of Assistant Director of Technology for... Read More →

Thursday March 9, 2023 2:15pm - 3:00pm EST
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