Stem to the Core TETC 2012


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Stem to the Core TETC 2012

  1. 1. STEM to the COREIncorporating STEM into Common Core Curriculum TETC 2012 Jodi Lowery & Ashley Talley
  2. 2. STEM to the CORE• Why STEM?• STEM Components• STEM and the CORE• STEM Curriculum & Sample Lessons• STEM Resources• Preparation for Tomorrow• Technology Integration• STEM and the TEAM Rubric• FAQ
  3. 3. Why STEM?STEM education is much like the process of a child learning to ride a bike.All the key components of balance, skills, and materials mustcome together in order to send them on their way, much like all the key components of a child’s education must come together to give them a strong foundation of learning.
  4. 4. Why STEM?
  5. 5. The Components of STEMEvery bicycle hits the road with a rider who is much like a student, ready to learnand explore the unknown. Add in a basket and aReading and writing are the water bottle in the formsiron support that holds of the the arts, literature,together the frame. history, music, and physical education to learn awareness of the human form, and together youEngineering is the spokes on have one fantastic recipethe bicycle that support the for a plan of learning.wheels as they roll forwardwith the learning. Technology is a means to petal forward to expand upon the learning in other The core subjects of math and science areas and to help each rest as the wheels that make the student reach a potential learning happen. that is beyond their imaginations.
  6. 6. STEM and the COREHow does STEM relate to the Common Core Standards? • Reading, Writing, and Vocabulary at Forefront • Cross-Curricular Lesson Content • Complex Texts and Tasks • Informational Texts Tied to Content Areas • Collaboration • Project and Inquiry Based Learning and Assessments
  7. 7. STEM CurriculumWhat should a STEM lesson look like? Engagement Evaluation occurs Students are given Captures throughout the lesson. Students now Students are the opportunity to Scoring tools are attention,to analyze previous Evaluation given timethe Exploration expand onbyTheir developed exploration. their stimulates think, plan, teacher and the understanding to understanding of thinking, and student in order is investigate, and targetconcept and thehelps access clarified and what they know organize apply itknowledge. modified here real and are able the in a prior to to do and information. world. reflective improve in order toactivity. their learning. Extension Explanation
  8. 8. Cross Curricular Lessons and ActivitiesResearch Projects• Writing standards• Informational Text Reading Standards• Language Arts Standards• Math Standards• Science SPIs• Art
  9. 9. Cross Curricular Lessons and ActivitiesPerformance Tasks• Science SPIs• Math CC Standards• Reading & Writing Standards• Art• Technology with QR Codes
  10. 10. Cross Curricular Lessons and ActivitiesPerformance Assessments• Science SPIs• Engineering• Reading & Writing Standards• Math Standards
  11. 11. Cross Curricular Lessons and ActivitiesInquiry Based Lessons• Reading & Writing Standards• Math Standards• Science SPIs• Critical Thinking• Problem Solving• Higher Order Thinking
  12. 12. STEM ResourcesSTEM Lab
  13. 13. QR Codes Effective Qualities: • Intriguing • Multiple forms of Suggested Lessons: technology integration • Scavenger Hunt • Many creative possibilities • Research projects • Tied into real-life • Cross Reference (Standards- connections genres, math properties, or types of rocks) • SIM – Strategic Instruction ModelPitfalls:• Deviation from standards• Equipment• Time management
  14. 14. QR CodesCreating the Codes:• iPad Apps (Scan, EasyQR, Qrafter, QR Code Wiz)• Websites (, Google QR Code Generators)Easy Way to Print Codes:• iPad: Send to teacher’s email, then copy and paste to word document (allows you to resize, edit, etc.)• Computer: Copy and paste code, edit as needed, then print.Scanning QR Codes:• Requires a device with a QR scanner (iPad, iPods, Smartphones, QR Scanner)
  15. 15. STEM Lab• Hot Dot Kit: pens • Magnet Kit • Blank Note Cards • Data Folder (Science and Math • Geo Boards • Popsicle Sticks • Tape Standards based • Calculators • Felt • Glue materials with data analysis sheet) • Legos • Balloons • Weights• Hot Dot Kit: Word • Gears and Gizmos • Yarn problems and math Engineering Kit • Rulers facts • Geometric Magnet • Batteries• Snap Circuits Shapes • Foam Tubing• Power Science Kits • Fraction Balance • Household Items• ZOME builders • Probability Dice • Multiplication Keys
  16. 16. Are We Preparing Them f T or omorrow?
  17. 17. Technology Integration Ipads Computers Interactive BoardTechnology Integration with STEM Curriculum and Common Core
  18. 18. Technology Integration Distance LearningReasons and Benefits:• Collaborate with other teachers• Learn from other students no matter the distance• Experience other cultures• Connect with other resources across the world (President, Senator, Veterinarian, ORNL, or museums).• No cost way to collaborate and experience something otherwise to expense to participate in.
  19. 19. Technology Integration Distance Learning Activities• Novel Studies• Research• Collaboration with other teachers or students• Homebound or SPED students• Remediation/Enrichment with other grades or mentors• Special Guest Speaker/Presentation/Vi rtual Field Trip
  20. 20. Technology Integration Virtual Field Trips • Where can you go with virtual STEM field trips? • • Euclids Fifth | A virtual field trip about different types of Geometry. • Exploring The Ocean | A virtual field trip about beach lifecycles. • Jacques Charles: Full of Hot Air | A virtual field trip about Charles Law and proportions. • Weather | A virtual field trip about weather patterns. • Scholastic: The First Thanksgiving • Collection of trips can be found at • Royal Tyrrell Museum
  21. 21. Technology Integration Ipad ResourcesBest Practices: Recommended Apps: • Replay Note• Centers • • Discovery Smithsonian Myth Busters• Remediation/ • • Comic Touch intervention • • PBS Logic Solving • Mind Mapping• Special needs • Annotate PDF Clean Energy Hawaii students • • Life Cycles • Finger Physics• Enrichment • Cash Cow • AppShopper
  22. 22. STEM and the TEAM Rubric• Key to success• Motivation• Academic Feedback• Questioning• Pacing and Structure• Grouping• Use of Standards
  23. 23. Visit Our Wiki Page: Visit Our Blog Page: http://rocketedshare.wordpress.comJodi Ashley Talley @talleyashley
  24. 24. Something to Think About…