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Integrating STEM Learning Tools in the K-12 Classrooms (Sept. 10, 2014)

Product code: EVTIP13STEM
Topics: STEM & STEAM, Tools
Length: Approximately 1 hour

$39.00 Non-member price
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Sept. 10, 2014, 1 p.m. PT | 4 p.m. ET

"Integrating STEM Learning Tools in K-12 Classrooms," presented by Paula Leach, Mano Talavier and Stephanie Playton of Longwood University’s Institute for Teaching Through Technology and Innovative Practices (ITTIP).

Are you overwhelmed with the idea of integrating STEM tools in the classroom? Do you need help evaluating which tool is the best fit for you and your students. We’ll talk about how to choose STEM learning tools and how to use them to meet your classroom needs. Learn what the research says and hear about challenges and successful implementations.

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Authors/Contributors:


Paula Leach

Bio: Paula Klonowski Leach, Ph.D., is a STEM learning specialist at Longwood University’s Institute for Teaching Through Technology and Innovative Practices (ITTIP). She provides professional development to K-12 teachers with an emphasis on using emerging technologies in mathematics and science. Previously, Leach was the state science coordinator at the Virginia Department of Education (VDOE) for eight years where she coordinated science initiatives that supported the Virginia Standards of Learning. Prior to working at VDOE, she was a division science coordinator and middle school science and special education teacher in Powhatan, Virginia. She has a bachelor’s degree in education from Slippery Rock University, a master’s degree in interdisciplinary mathematics and science from Virginia Commonwealth University, and a doctorate in education in educational leadership from Virginia Commonwealth University.

 

Manorama Talaiver

Bio: Manorama Talaiver, Ph.D., directs the Institute for Teaching through Technology and Innovative practices (ITTIP), works closely with 25 school divisions of the Southside Virginia Regional Technology Consortium. Previously, Talaiver was the director of learning technologies at the Science Museum of Virginia where she helped children develop technology skills. Talaiver was the principal investigator for several projects funded by the Virginia Department of Education, U.S. Department of Education, National Science Foundation and HP. She is the recipient of 2009 Black Engineer of the Year Award (NSBE), 2010 Outstanding Service for Digital Equity Award (SITE), 2011 Computational Thinking Teacher Award (SC 2011 – Education) and an HP Catalyst Fellow. She is focusing on developing an online course on using Scratch.

 

Stephanie Playton

Bio: Stephanie Playton is a STEM learning specialist at Longwood University’s Institute for Teaching Through Technology and Innovative Practices (ITTIP). She focuses on professional development for K-12 teachers in instructional design for inquiry-based interdisciplinary classroom experiences with a focus on innovative technology integrations. Prior to her work with ITTIP, she was a classroom teacher, ITRT/S, and coordinator of professional development. She has a master’s degree in elementary education from Virginia Commonwealth University.