STEM Education in a COVID-19 World
October 22, 12:00pm - 4:00pm EDT
|Thursday, October 22, 2020|
|12:00 PM - 12:45 PM (EDT)|
Incarceration is a fact of life for some students. Entrepreneurship education can help them find a better path by exposing them to new opportunities and teaching them agency, according to Mott Hall Bridges Academy founder Nadia Lopez. In this session, Lopez talks about programs she implemented that helped students work past barriers, develop new mindsets, and chart pathways to successful futures.
|12:45 PM - 1:00 PM (EDT)|
Join this presentation to learn more about how LEGO® Education supports hands-on playful learning
|1:00 PM - 1:45 PM (EDT)|
GENERAL SESSION - Finding their way: Helping historically disenfranchised students see their potential and opportunities in math career fields
Creating a more diverse STEM workforce means drawing more students of color and students who are disadvantaged into math career fields. This session will discuss common barriers, ways to move past them and how to help these students see (and embrace!) opportunities in the field
Kanoe Namahoe - SmartBrief Education
Christian Anderson - Morgan State University
Adrian Mims - The Calculus Project
|2:00 PM - 2:45 PM (EDT)|
Keeping the Inquiry: Discoveries about discussion, collaboration, and making thinking visible during remote learning
Remote learning has presented science and math teachers with many challenges, including how to preserve inquiry and engage students in active learning experiences. This session will show you how to give students space to talk, question, draw, think, write, actively listen and try science at home. You will also learn how to engage students in communicating findings, make student thinking visible and productively talk about learning, through a virtual environment.
Paula Kiger - SmartBrief
Lauren Shea - The American University
Therese Shanahan - University of California, Irvine School of Education
Chefs, data analysts, engineers and football coaches are just some of the STEAM careers students learn about when they participate in the San Francisco 49ers EDU program. Get an overview of the program -- the curriculum, learning activities and professional development -- and hear how it’s helping students broaden their perspective of STEAM and identify potential opportunities in the STEAM workforce.
|3:00 PM - 3:45 PM (EDT)|
How do you nurture STEM learning when a pandemic shuts down schools and students are spread out across a rural area? You take STEM to them! Hear about Roseland Montessori’s new mobile STEM classroom (and the grant that made it happen!), the unique opportunities of teaching STEM in rural regions and how they integrate STEM with the Montessori model.
Rainey Iasigi - Roseland Montessori
Julie Bertucci - Roseland Montessori
Kanoe Namahoe - SmartBrief Education
Technovation, a global technology education nonprofit, teaches young women how to become technology entrepreneurs and build mobile apps aimed at tackling problems in their communities. When COVID-19 shut down the world (and upended their annual competitions), Technovation participants remained focused on their mission and continued collaborating on their projects. Hear how Technovation made this happen -- from adjusting curriculum to ensuring students stayed connected -- and what the experience has taught the participants about developing apps, adjusting to setbacks and staying motivated over the long term.
More schools are creating e-sports programs as a way to introduce students to STEM and teach them real-world skills. Brian Ellerbe and Michelle Ming of Archbishop Carroll High School in Washington DC share the nuts and bolts for building a successful program -- recruiting students, setting parameters for eligibility -- and the outcomes they've seen among their students.
Katie Parsons - SmartBrief
Michelle Ming - Archbishop Carroll High School
Brian Ellerbe - Archbishop Carroll High School
|3:45 PM - 3:50 PM (EDT)|