Shepardson Stem

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Shepardson Stem

  1. 1. Presenting Shepardson Elementary School Becoming STEM!
  2. 3. Partners: CSMATE and CSU <ul><li>Redesigning Elementary Education to be STEM-fused. </li></ul>
  3. 4. Elementary is a GREAT place for children to embrace the vision, the passion, and the curiosity related to STEM! Those teachers know how to Integrate Learning! … Distinguish Professor
  4. 5. Infusing STEM into Learning <ul><li>Teachers integrate learning objectives through engaging STEMified activities: </li></ul><ul><li>Higher level thinking </li></ul><ul><li>Problem solving </li></ul><ul><li>Applications </li></ul><ul><li>Creative, innovative projects </li></ul>
  5. 6. When teachers are excited about teaching… Students are excited about learning!
  6. 8. Hands On Geometry to Solve Engineering Problem
  7. 9. How We STEMify Learning! <ul><li>Use basic theme/concept </li></ul><ul><li>Identify objectives to fit </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Science </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Technology </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Engineering </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Math </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Complement with Language Arts, Social Studies, and the Arts </li></ul>
  8. 10. iPods in Action <ul><li>Engineering coordinated audio and visual images for effective presentation </li></ul><ul><li>Demonstration of math concepts by creating video explanation via podcasting. </li></ul><ul><li>Selecting iPod apps for individualized learning. </li></ul>
  9. 12. NASA Astronaut Dottie Metcalf-Lindenburger Takes Shepardson to Space!
  10. 13. Seeking Partners to Make Space Trip Exciting for ALL of our Students!
  11. 14. Service Learning: River Habitat Improvement by creating spawning pools for trout and combating shoreline erosion.
  12. 15. Service Learning: Helping Beavers Save Native Trees
  13. 16. Inquiry Learning: Archeological Digs
  14. 17. ALL CHILDREN will embrace learning that is Active! Relevant! Engaging! Stimulating!
  15. 18. Service Learning Projects Easily Entice Students to “dig deeper” and solve real-life problems.
  16. 19. Biomes of the World Recreated Here!
  17. 20. PUBLISHED!!! National Science Scope Journal (Nov. 2009) Solving the Mystery of Mock Mummies <ul><li>Descriptive and Experimental Scientific Inquiry </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Producing Scientific “arguments” </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Meena Balgopal, Ph.D. CSU </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Shaun Cornwall, teacher, Shepardson </li></ul></ul>
  18. 21. Artifacts Selected for Function
  19. 22. Mummification Process Replicated
  20. 23. Messaging with Cultural Symbols
  21. 24. Discovering Artifacts with Field Logs
  22. 25. CSU Chemistry Students
  23. 26. Essential Learnings <ul><li>Integrated standards. </li></ul><ul><li>Technology and multiple sources of data </li></ul><ul><li>Importance of documentation </li></ul><ul><li>Data-supported inferences </li></ul><ul><li>Respect for diverse cultures </li></ul><ul><li>Inquiry thinking and problem solving </li></ul>
  24. 27. &quot;The Fescue feels like hair that hasn't been washed with conditioner in a year!&quot; CSU Connects With Students
  25. 28. Seeking Partners for Innovative Learning
  26. 29. Engaging Our Youngest Learners with STEM is our BEST Investment For the Future!

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