STEM Teacher Training in Texas

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26 slides depicting several one-day STEM teacher training workshops conducted by Dr. Diana Wehrell-Grabowski in two Texas school districts. During the training teachers were introduced to:
STEM teaching and learning philosophy
Inquiry-based STEM
Critical thinking in the STEM classroom
Reflective journaling in the STEM classroom.
Teachers were actively engaged in conducting hands-on-minds-on investigations covering a wide-array of STEM concepts. For more information on the STEM teacher training Dr. Diana Wehrell-Grabowski provides nation and worldwide, check out her website at:
http://www.drdianateachertraining.com

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STEM Teacher Training in Texas

  1. 1. STEM Teacher Training in TexasThe following photos were taken during STEM teacher training workshops Iconducted in Texas in Granbury and Irving School Districts in August, 2012. Toobtain further details on the STEM teacher training I provide nation andworldwide visit my website at: http://www.drdianateachertraining.comDr. Diana Wehrell-Grabowski
  2. 2. STEM Teacher TrainingThe training sessions begin with group and class discussionsabout:•STEM teaching and learning philosophy.•Inquiry-Based STEM.•Investigations vs. Activities•Critical Thinking in the STEM classroom.•Reflective journaling in the STEM classroom.
  3. 3. STEM Teacher TrainingTeachers explored the science of glow sticks.
  4. 4. STEM Teacher TrainingTeachers designed and constructed self-contained eco-systems.
  5. 5. STEM Teacher TrainingTeachers were introduced to reflective journaling, and practiced reflectivejournaling throughout the sessions.
  6. 6. STEM Teacher TrainingReflective journals were peer reviewed during the training sessions.
  7. 7. STEM Teacher TrainingTeachers explored patterns and shapes in living and non-living systems.
  8. 8. STEM Teacher TrainingTeachers explored patterns and shapes in living systems.
  9. 9. STEM Teacher Training2- and 3-D reflective journaling from observations made of living systems.
  10. 10. STEM Teacher TrainingExploring patterns, shapes, and mathematical connections in livingand non-living systems.
  11. 11. STEM Teacher Training
  12. 12. STEM Teacher TrainingMaking the connection from shapes to strength via bridge building.
  13. 13. STEM Teacher TrainingMaking the connection from shapes to strength via bridge building.
  14. 14. STEM Teacher TrainingMaking the connection from shapes to strength via bridge building.
  15. 15. STEM Teacher TrainingTeachers used levels and digital balances while designing, building, andtesting bridges.
  16. 16. STEM Teacher TrainingMaking the connection from shapes to strength via bridge building.
  17. 17. STEM Teacher TrainingTeachers analyzed the components of toys, as well as studied Newton’sLaws of Motion.
  18. 18. STEM Teacher TrainingTeachers analyzed the components of toys, as well as studiedNewton’s Laws of Motion.
  19. 19. STEM Teacher TrainingTeachers analyzed the components of toys, as well as studied Newton’s Lawsof Motion.
  20. 20. STEM Teacher TrainingTeachers designed, constructed, and tested balloon powered cars fromrecycled materials.
  21. 21. STEM Teacher TrainingTeachers designed, constructed, and tested balloon powered cars fromrecycled materials.
  22. 22. STEM Teacher TrainingTeachers were asked to design, construct, test, and re-design a lunarmodule that would be placed on top of a non-newtonian substance,and hold the maximum cargo load without sinking.
  23. 23. STEM Teacher TrainingTeachers were asked to design, construct, test, and re-design a lunar module thatwould be placed on top of a non-newtonian substance, and hold the maximumcargo load without sinking.
  24. 24. STEM Teacher TrainingTeachers were asked to design, construct, test, and re-design a lunar module thatwould be placed on top of a non-newtonian substance, and hold the maximumcargo load without sinking.
  25. 25. STEM Teacher TrainingThe training sessions conclude with The Marshmallow Challenge: Thechallenge is to build the tallest freestanding structure in 18 minutes withone yard of string, one yard of masking tape, and 20 sticks of spaghettiwithin 18 minutes. The structure must hold the marshmallow on top andbe standing on its own at the end of 18 minutes.

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