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  1. STEM Gems Heidi Rethmeier ESU 8 Staff Developer

  2. Brogan & Partners created for the National Defense Education Partnership to increase awareness of STEM.

  3. STEM Background • A little about my many lives: • Aeronautical Engineer for the USAF • College Professor in STEM • Secondary STEM teacher • ESU Staff Developer

  4. STEM Education • Not just for High Ability Learners • Not just for students who excel in math and science • How can you infuse STEM school wide? • Where are the real opportunities? • What are some resources?

  5. STEM Education • Are you a closet STEM Teacher? • Do you start projects with, “We have a problem”? • Do you shop at hardware stores for school supplies? • Does your classroom often look like a garage sale? • Do you assess in unconventional ways? • Do your students know it’s OK to fail and try again? • Do your students know there is more than one solution?

  6. STEM oriented • Play is Work! • Design • Build • Role play • Collaborate • Create Preschool

  7. William’s dilemma • STEM Gems • Open ended problems • Design a fence • Sciencebug.org • Exploring Light • Hour of Code Kindergarten – 5th Grade

  8. Exploratory Classes • STEM Gems • LEGO Mindstorm Robots • Rube Goldberg Machines • Stop Motion Animation • Code.org • Hour of Code • Impromptu Design Projects • Makey Makey • Build a Speaker Middle School

  9. Heavy technology consumers – we need more technology creators and producers • STEM Gems • West Point Bridge Design • NASA Opportunities - Shoebox Glider • LEGO Mindstorm Robots • CEENBots • Hour of Code • Impromptu Design Projects • Mousetrap Race Cars • Makey Makey • Build a Speaker High School

  10. How do we incorporate STEM? • TEACHER (and student) QUALITIES • Inquiry • Design • Creativity • Collaboration • Problem Solving • Troubleshooting • Teamwork • Middle School exploratory classes • Independent study • After school programs/clubs • School wide emphasis • Intervention time

  11. Inquiry • Design • Creativity • Collaboration • Problem Solving • Critical Thinking • Teamwork STEM concepts Regardless of Age Group

  12. STEM GEMS Heidi Rethmeier ESU 8 Staff Developer