Teaching Success in Hybrid Environments
An Online Course for EducatorsThis three-week, online course for educators provides an overview of the mindsets and instructional strategies needed to address the cognitive developmental needs of students in Fall 2020. We will work together to build a personal understanding of how to incorporate Design Thinking into YOUR class(es) for all ability levels. Delivered through a combination of podcasts, videos, research & education articles, synchronous virtual discussions, and conceptual homework, this course prepares educators to implement active and learner centered teaching through blended instruction.
When completing this course, participants will receive:
Friday, October 1, 2020.
There will be two – 1 hour live, virtual sessions per week
(total of 6 sessions).
For questions, please email us at email@example.com.
STEM Learning Ecosystems Community of Practice, SLECoP, call for submission of big ideas for the SLECoP fall 2020 virtual convening! The global pandemic of 2020 forced our nation to reexamine issues that have been pressing challenges within communities for decades. We believe Ecosystems offer a model to do this work most effectively.
The SLECoP Virtual Fall 2020 Convening
October 19-21, 2020
Resilience and Resolve:
The Power of Thriving STEM Learning Ecosystems
More information and submission link. Submit by August 25.
Cybersecurity Education Discussion
Join the Department of Education
August 25, 1:30-3:00 pm ET
For a discussion on the spectrum of Cybersecurity Education.
The conversation will include expert authorities from government, higher education, and award winning classroom practitioners.
Join the Livestream HERE
Submit Questions in Advance Here
More Information Here
72nd Annual Four-State Regional Conference Offers Affordable Hybrid PD Opportunity
Looking for an affordable professional development opportunity?
The 72nd Annual Four-State Regional Technology Conference will be held at Pittsburg State University in Pittsburg, Kansas on November 5-6, 2020. This year's theme is "Teaching Hands-on Skills in a Virtual Environment" due to the COVID19 pandemic and the impact it has had on our profession. Due to this impact, the conference will be held in a hybrid format with all sessions and pre-conference workshops provided by Depco, LLC and Pitsco Education, being broadcast live for attendees. This approach was determined necessary due to the unprecedented learning obstacles technical educators worldwide have been facing due to the COVID19 pandemic. This will also allow individuals worldwide to attend virtually! There will be sessions involving design thinking, laboratory organization/management, coding, robotics, woodworking, and many more!
The cost of the conference will be $40 per attendee this year with discounts offered to multiple registrations for each district. If you are wanting to present, you can attend the conference for FREE. You can also earn college credit for attending the conference at an additional cost. The credit can be applied towards a Masters of Science degree in Technology and Engineering Education through Pittsburg State University, which can be potentially completed online! For attending the conference, attendees earn a certificate of 16 professional development hours.
If you’re interested, please fill the form out below so we can be in touch with you and design the conference to fit the needs of the attendees!
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The September 28, 4pm webinar will focus on the wealth of educational materials and opportunities offered by the Civil Air Patrol. Our speakers will be 2d Lt Casey Green, Civil Air Patrol (CAP) Ohio Wing External Aerospace Education Officer and Group VIII Aerospace Education Officer and Lt Col David A. Dlugiewicz, CAP Ohio Wing Group VIII Commander, CAP National IT Manager U.S. Air Force Auxiliary.
Click here to join Zoom Meeting
Zoom Meeting ID: 845 9539 9455
Questions? Contact Bob Claymier at firstname.lastname@example.org
August 24 Elementary Webinar
Link to Heather Sherman's slides.
OTEEA STEM Webinar STEM Resources, August 24, 2020
Ohio STEM Learning Network Resources
Courtesy Heather Sherman, director of the Ohio STEM Learning Network and a STEM Relationship Manager for Battelle Education (email@example.com)
OSLN has evolved to a network that leverages existing STEM schools and programs to spread effective practices and tools across the state and the nation. OSLN.org
Unleash the Power of Energy Education
Relevant, informative, fun — that’s energy education from the Ohio Energy Project. Created by teachers for teachers, OEP has been energizing classrooms with hands-on, interactive learning tools and programs since 1984. https://ohioenergy.org
Code.org® is a nonprofit dedicated to expanding access to computer science in schools and increasing participation by women and underrepresented youth. Our vision is that every student in every school has the opportunity to learn computer science, just like biology, chemistry or algebra. https://code.org/
Tennessee STEM Innovation Network provides:
Greater Cincinnati STEM Collaborative STEM Kits
Educators that use these kits will be provided with project-oriented lesson guides (based on OH- and KY-education standards) and professional development. The family-fun projects
involve low-cost materials, most of which are commonly found around the home.
STEM Resource Guide for Students
A list of STEM websites, lessons, activities and other resources
COSI Connects launches audiences of all ages into a universe of science through online videos, activities, plus a free mobile app that enables science exploration even when offline. COSI Connects is helping to the digital divide, promote digital literacy, and address critical science education needs simultaneously. https://cosi.org/connects/
For Students: NASA Websites From A to Z
Check out this alphabetized list of websites. If you are in Kindergarten or grades 1-8, these websites are for you!
ITEEA Elementary STEM Council resources
Courtesy of Thomas Roberts, President of the ITTEA Elementary STEM Council (firstname.lastname@example.org)
ITEEA Elementary STEM Council
The Elementary STEM Council promotes technology education in the elementary school by supporting teachers with instructional materials and in-service monographs, workshops and technology activity curriculum packages.
ESCape the Ordinary
Join ITEEA's Elementary STEM Council Today! Benefits of membership include:
The Elementary STEM Journal
Winner of ASAE's Gold Circle Award for Most Improved Journal and produced electronically four times each school year, The Elementary STEM Journal (formerly Children's Technology and Engineering) is a dynamic, practical journal for anyone interested in technological literacy in Grades K-6. www.iteea.org/Publications/Journals/ESCJournal.aspx
ITEEA Elementary STEM Council's Third Annual Global Design Challenge for Elementary STEM Students
Challenge: Can you work as a member of a small design team to develop or modify a product or device that will encourage people to properly wash their hands for at least 20 seconds?
Learn more about the ESC’s 2020 Global Design Challenge at: https://www.iteea.org/File.aspx?id=151772&v=74c644ba
ITEEA Professional Learning STEMinar Series
This specially designed professional development STEMinar series focuses on Technology and Engineering Education best practices for leading Integrative STEM Education (I-STEM Ed) in your state, district, school, or institution. The goal of each online STEMinar is to provide proven instructional strategies and ideas that you can use to support your efforts in delivering the best possible I-STEM Ed instructional processes and practices for ALL students to become technologically and engineering literate! https://www.iteea.org/STEMCenter/EbD-PL/STEMinars.aspx?source=generalSearch
Standards for Technological and Engineering Literacy: Defining the Role of Technology and Engineering in STEM Education (STEL)
Standards for Technological and Engineering Literacy (STEL) provides an up-to-date roadmap for classroom teachers, district supervisors, administrators, states, and curriculum developers to promote technology and engineering education program development and curriculum design from Pre-K through twelfth grade. https://www.iteea.org/Activities/2142/STEL.aspx?source=generalSearch
ITEEA Program Excellence Award
Sponsored by ITEEA and Paxton/Patterson, The Program Excellence Award is one of the highest honors given to technology and engineering education programs at the elementary, middle, and high school levels. The Program Excellence Award is presented in recognition of outstanding contributions to the profession and students. https://www.iteea.org/ProgramExcellenceAward.aspx
ITEEA Teacher Excellence Award
Sponsored by ITEEA and Goodheart-Willcox, the Teacher Excellence Award is one of the highest honors given to technology and engineering education classroom teachers and is presented in recognition of outstanding contributions to the profession and their students. The Teacher Excellence Award provides public recognition at the local/state/province through international levels. https://www.iteea.org/Activities/AwardsScholarships/Awards/TeacherExcellenceAward.aspx