Friday, October 7, 2011

STEM Forum & Expo

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May 17–19, 2012
Atlantic City, New Jersey
Evening Exhibits Preview—May 16

Forum & Expo: Tools for STEM Education … Preparations and Applications for Elementary and Middle School Educators

Elementary and middle school educators face unique challenges and extraordinary opportunities to build foundational skills and inspire interest in STEM. How can you do this more successfully? What role do informal groups play in STEM development?

The main focus of the STEM Forum & Expo is geared toward the elementary and middle school levels, where it all begins! However, input and considerations from high school, preservice, college, and university educators, and administrators are essential. After all, we need your feedback to best identify the STEM skill sets that students are lacking when they reach the high school and college levels and to pinpoint ways in which administrators can cultivate the development of successful STEM programs in elementary and middle schools.

The successful implementation of STEM education is "partnership dependent." If you are a stakeholder, you will want to submit a proposal for consideration and/or plan to register for this unique opportunity, which is scheduled at the Atlantic City Convention Center.

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Please check back in early October for housing information.

Twitter hashtags: #nsta12 (2012 conferences), #nsta (all-purpose).

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Tuesday, February 8, 2011

Recording a Voki

What's more fun than learning about a new Web 2.0 tool for the classroom? Learning about six! During the week of January 18th, fresh off an unexpected week off due to the "Blizzard of 2011", Dekalb Co GA teachers dug right in and explored a variety of Web 2.0 tools for content creation. Their goal? To become familiar enough with these interactive, engaging, student centered instructional tools to be able to bring them back to their school sites and inspire the rest of their staff. It was an aggressive task but no one minded because it was so much fun!

Can you hear me now?

Showing off their "Wordle" cups!