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Getting Started with Inquiry-
Based STEM Labs
Are you ready for your students to imagine,
construct, create, and innovate?...
Today is a nuts and bolts maker session of active learning
incorporating inquiry based thinking into your hands-on
STEM ma...
Why STEM and Maker Ed?
• Constructivism
• Creating not Consuming
• Innovation
Jobs Today and Tomorrow
https://www.ed.gov/stem
Learning Today
Not left brain or right brain but One Brain. Suggests Greg
Watts, dean of the College of Visual Arts and De...
Teaching Today
Personalized
Project-based
Competency-based
Student autonomy-focused
Inquiry-based
Driven more by a learner...
Spaces
"Makerspaces are increasingly being looked to as a
method for engaging learners in creative, higher-order
problem-solving ...
Tools and Resources
Remember Print Resources
Organizing for Project-based Learning
Coding Tools Robotics
Invention Kits AR/VR
Digital Fabrication Circuitry &
Electroni...
Students are...
Engaged
Invested
Problem-solvers
Confident
Working with powerful tools & powerful ideas
Involved in authen...
Susan Wels
Founder CEO TechTerra Education
ISTE Mobile Learning Network President
susan@techterraeducation.com
http://www....
A Makerspace Toolbox, Inquiry-Based STEM Labs
A Makerspace Toolbox, Inquiry-Based STEM Labs
A Makerspace Toolbox, Inquiry-Based STEM Labs
A Makerspace Toolbox, Inquiry-Based STEM Labs
A Makerspace Toolbox, Inquiry-Based STEM Labs
A Makerspace Toolbox, Inquiry-Based STEM Labs
A Makerspace Toolbox, Inquiry-Based STEM Labs
A Makerspace Toolbox, Inquiry-Based STEM Labs
A Makerspace Toolbox, Inquiry-Based STEM Labs
A Makerspace Toolbox, Inquiry-Based STEM Labs
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A Makerspace Toolbox, Inquiry-Based STEM Labs

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A Makerspace Toolbox, Inquiry-Based STEM Labs

  1. 1. Getting Started with Inquiry- Based STEM Labs Are you ready for your students to imagine, construct, create, and innovate? Presented by: Susan Wells, Founder CEO TechTerra Education
  2. 2. Today is a nuts and bolts maker session of active learning incorporating inquiry based thinking into your hands-on STEM makerspace. You will have hands-on experience in this workshop with tangible and digital tools of the STEM Maker Lab to maximize exploring coding, robotics, circuitry and electronics, micro- controllers, augmented and virtual reality, and invention kits. Explore resources available for creating your own inquiry-based activities for your classroom.
  3. 3. Why STEM and Maker Ed? • Constructivism • Creating not Consuming • Innovation
  4. 4. Jobs Today and Tomorrow https://www.ed.gov/stem
  5. 5. Learning Today Not left brain or right brain but One Brain. Suggests Greg Watts, dean of the College of Visual Arts and Design at the University of North Texas Honoring 4’s Cs Creation Critical Thinking Collaboration Communication
  6. 6. Teaching Today Personalized Project-based Competency-based Student autonomy-focused Inquiry-based Driven more by a learner's questions than by a teacher's lessons. Teaching "how to learn" is more important than any particular information being presented.
  7. 7. Spaces
  8. 8. "Makerspaces are increasingly being looked to as a method for engaging learners in creative, higher-order problem-solving through hands-on design, construction, and iteration” –New Media Consortium Horizon Report K- 12 Edition
  9. 9. Tools and Resources
  10. 10. Remember Print Resources
  11. 11. Organizing for Project-based Learning Coding Tools Robotics Invention Kits AR/VR Digital Fabrication Circuitry & Electronics Making & Design Drones
  12. 12. Students are... Engaged Invested Problem-solvers Confident Working with powerful tools & powerful ideas Involved in authentic work for the real world
  13. 13. Susan Wels Founder CEO TechTerra Education ISTE Mobile Learning Network President susan@techterraeducation.com http://www.techterraeducation.com @techterraed @wellssusans

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