A Sampling of Our Offerings…

 

STEM for Today and Tomorrow!

Shifting instruction to encourage daily STEM experiences and implementing STEM challenges into the elementary curriculum are excellent ways to practice STEM skills, connect state standards in a variety of subjects, work on team building, excite students about careers of the future and leads to learning and mastery. During this professional development offering learn how to introduce the engineering design process, experience a wide variety of challenges, connect subjects, incorporate literature and discover how to easily facilitate STEM and take away experiences you can implement. This offering can take place in a workshop format or over a period of weeks.
 

15-Minute STEM Challenges!

Implementing STEM challenges into the curriculum is an excellent way to practice STEM skills, connect state standards, work on team building, excite students about careers of the future and leads to learning fun. During this professional development offering learn how to introduce the engineering design process, experience a wide variety of challenges, discover how to easily facilitate them and take away challenges you can implement tomorrow.
 

Nature and STEM – The Perfect Match

Nature stimulates all of the senses! Everyone loves to have their senses awakened and when the senses are engaged meaningful learning occurs. Time in nature and nature in the classroom allow teachers unique opportunities to provide invitations for children to explore STEM. Experience how science standards, literature tie ins, engineering concepts, math skills along with the use of technology can be incorporated easily in STEM and Nature opportunities. Get hands-on and try out some model lessons. Also, strategies, tips for success and lessons will be shared with participants.
 

Youth Voice and Choice

When children are given voice and choice in their learning environments positive outcomes result. Discover time tested ways to implement voice and choice while meeting standards, maintaining order and allowing for individuality. Best practices and DoS, Dimensions of Success criteria will be shared.
 
Professional development offerings can be brought to your site and tailored to your needs. Please contact vvanderkooy@thestemconnection.org.

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