The STEM Boot Camp for Educators went GREAT! The participating teachers had a lot of fun and learned many fun and exciting tools to bring back to their classrooms. Please CLICK HERE to see a short video of the workshop.
The purpose of the Boot Camp was to give educators insight on how to adapt curriculum with a STEM focus while aligning it with the ND state standards. Participants worked to incorporate STEM concepts and activities into existing units or lessons that align to ND State Standards.
The presenters for this event were the sixth grade teaching team from the West Fargo STEM Center. Gretchen Peterson teaches Math, Gretchen Stafslien teaches Social Studies/Science, and Molly Bestge teaches Language Arts. They shared what they have learned about STEM education and 21st Century Skills.
Topics for the Class:
How to Introduce the STEM Experience
Creating Student Ownership for Technology and Other Resources
21st Century Learners and Skills
Using the Engineering Design Process for Lesson Planning and Project Design
Content Specific Project Ideas for Social Studies and Science
Technology Integration in Language Arts
Using the Engineering Design Process to Develop Units in Math
Support in Developing Lesson Plans/Units that include STEM Concepts