Sparking Student Learning in STEM Subjects: Science, Technology, Engineering and Math


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Thursday, July 30, 3:50 - 4:30

Presenters: Linda Nitsche and Traci Blazosky



Need to spark student engagement in math and science? Learn about techniques and programs that use real-world, interactive scenarios to engage students in learning abstract concepts in STEM subjects. From modeling to simulations, videoconferencing to virtual worlds, problem solving to programming, discover new ways to advance your students’ learning.





I. STEM Learning: What's Expected, What's Wanted

  • Dive into STEM - a Problem Solving Activity for you to try


  • Share and Tell

    • Introductions
    • Participant conversations and interactions regarding their experiences and interests in STEM subjects.
    • How was the experience similar and different from science and mathematical learning in your class, school, or district?

  • Making the Case for Stem Learning

    • Essential Questions: What is needed in today’s world? What do we need to do differently to engage students in STEM learning? What instructional techniques and free programs can be use to successfully advance student learning in STEM subject

    • NSTA Position
    • NCTM Position


II. Part 1: From Modeling to Simulations




III. Part 2: From Videoconferencing to Virtual Worlds




  • Explore the Webslide of Videoconferencing and Virtual World online programs.


IV. Part 3: From Problem Solving to Programming




  • Now it's your turn to play and learn. What will you choose to explore?


Lego Mindstorms
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Scratch

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Braining Camp

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A World in Motion

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  • Explore the Webslide of Videoconferencing and Virtual World online programs.

    • Explore a problem solving and programming programs- Scratch, Braining Camp, Lego Mindstorms, A World in Motion

    • Add your comments to our collaborative template document.


V. Closing


  • What is needed in today’s world? What do we need to do differently to engage students in STEM learning?

  • Take the Poll.




  • Additional STEM Resources