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Science, Technology, Engineering, (Arts), and Mathematics: Navigating STEM/STEAM

Start:
Tuesday, September 24th
1:30 pm
End:
Wednesday, October 2nd
3:30 pm
Cost:
$35 – $45
Website:
https://seniorprofessionals.illinoisstate.edu/educational-opportunities/academy.php

Event Description

Integrated STEM: More than Just the Sum of its Parts – September 24

Learn why STEM (science, technology, engineering, mathematics) is increasingly viewed as an integrated discipline, Darner will highlight funding agencies’ priorities for research and their alignment with national goals, STEM at ISU, educational research and under-representation by women and minority groups.

Rebekka Darner, Director of the Center for Mathematics, Science and Technology, ISU

Teaching STEM Ideas to Kids – September 25

What are best practices for learning STEM topics? Barrett will examine a framework for teaching critical measurement ideas to K-8 students and share learning patterns for optimizing STEM teaching. Learn how educated guesses and theory are linked with measuring data as a foundation for STEM education.

Jeff Barrett, Professor of Mathematics Education and Associate Director of the Center for Mathematics, Science and Technology, ISU

Education for an Unknown Future: Learning Through Guided Inquiry – October 1

In an era of rapid change, how do we prepare our children for the future? Problem-solving, creativity, communication and resilience are skills identified as critical for solving tomorrow’s problems. These skills cannot be taught with lectures or worksheets. Learn an education approach that focuses on how to learn and work with others.

Grace Sheese, Co-Founder and Head Teacher, Bloom Community School

 

C-STEM: Using Computer Coding to Make STEM Topics Come Alive – October 2

STEM teachers use computer coding to illustrate STEM topics. How do K-12 students learn math by writing instructions for computers? Tools help students construct computer models of important math topics. STEM knowledge grows best when students use critical principles of design, testing and visualizing. Learn about future trends for teaching STEM.

Jeff Barrett, Professor of Mathematics Education and Associate Director of the Center for Mathematics, Science and Technology, ISU

 

If you will need special accommodations, please contact the event organizer.

Organizer

Senior Professionals
Phone:
(309) 438-2818
Email:
srprof@ilstu.edu
Website:
http://seniorprofessionals.illinoisstate.edu/

Venue

Alumni Center
1101 N. Main Street
Normal, IL
Room:
116
Phone:
(309) 438-4781
Website:
http://alumni.illinoisstate.edu/services/alumnicenter/