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Mary KateAbel Student Series Pennies for Patients programPennies for Patients is a science based philanthropy program that provides students a service learning opportunity to help thousands of students and parents in their fight against blood cancers.
KaseyAustinSouthwire Engineering AcademyCreating real life internship opportunities for students can be overwhelming without the right partner. What do you need to do to get your students ready? How do you select students to become and intern? Showing them the value of relationships and how they can incorporate their knowledge of STEM fields to contribute to a company are the invaluable takeaways from this experience. Ian Lyle CTAE Director
MagalieAwosikaSTEM-R (Pronounced STEMMER)Science, Technology, Engineering, Math and…. Reading? Yes! In this session, you will learn how Perspective STEM Education is utilizing graphic novels (comic books) to increase excitement and engagement in STEM Education. You will also have the opportunity to learn how you can do the same in your classroom and or school.
MarquitaBladesNGSS Success: How to Easily Embed the Next Generation Science Standards into Any CourseDon’t know where to start with NGSS? Implementing the Next Generation Science Standards can be a bit overwhelming at the start. Come to this session to learn how you can seamlessly embed the Next Generation Science Standards into the courses you have already worked hard to develop-using the lessons/activities that you already have. In this highly engaging workshop, participants will learn:

1- How to give lessons the “NGSS Test”.
2- How to make any lesson/activity an NGSS lesson/activity.
3- Strategies for implementing NGSS lessons/activities with students.
RobbyBlakemoreUsing AppInventor to Teach Problem SolvingLearn how to use AppInventor to create Android apps. In this session, you will go through the steps to create your very own app. Design, Develop and Test an app with step by step guidance. This session will be great for any educator wanting to learn or teach computer science. Laptop with internet connection required to use AppInventor. Android device recommended to test app.
ShawnBogerInnovation Insights from the National Inventors Hall of FameFind out about the Innovation Insights from our Innovation Force, the inductees of the National Inventors Hall of Fame. These key concepts are essential to promoting creativity and innovation in and out of the classroom. The National Inventors Hall of Fame STEM educational programs and curriculum are informed and developed based on this qualitative research. Participants in this session will engage in hands-on activities and be encouraged to use the Innovation Insights in their teaching to enhance student learning and engagement. "The essence of innovation is to be tolerant of your failures." --Steve Sasson, Inventor of the Digital Camera and a member of our Innovation Force!
LaTonya BrownTiered Vocabulary and Student Success This interactive literacy-based presentation is designed to assist teachers with improving student achievement through vocabulary acquisition. Participants will examine brain and research-based strategies geared towards increasing reading comprehension and student knowledge in content that promotes literacy across the curriculum. Through hands-on activities, participants will identify barriers that impact vocabulary development and implement strategies that deepen student understanding by making meaning of text through tiered vocabulary.Andrea Wright: STEM Coordinator, DeKalb County School District
AmandaBuiceObtain, Evaluate and Communicate: Explore How the New GSE in Science Support STEM+ Explore the inclusion of the science and engineering practices embedded in our science GSE and explore how they support the integration of S, T, E, M and even A, SS and PE!
EricaCarrilloPlea Your CaseDo your learners have difficulty developing evidence-based claims? During this session we will dive into Claim-Evidence-Reasoning using engaging hands-on activities that meet the needs of all learners. Using a cornucopia of mediums such as literature, art, technology, and authentic scenarios we can teach the basic skills necessary to develop the 21st century learner. These learners will be able to communicate through argumentation, create evidence based claims, collaborate with peers, and utilize critical thinking skills. We will provide a plethora of resources that will help you delve into implementation of STEAM, Personalized Learning Strategies, and Argumentation. Journey with us as we develop learners who can plea their case! Robin Estevan, Teacher
RobinColeMaking Sense of the Maker MovementYou’ve followed the buzz, read a few articles, and attended a webinar or two. Yet, you’re still not sure if starting a makerspace is right for your school. Are you concerned that it’s just a fad or too expensive? Not sure “where” the makerspace would be or “when” it would be available? Who would “teach” it? Who would supervise? Perhaps you’re sold on the idea but don’t know where to start. This session will answer all of those questions and more. In addition to learning the “what” and “why” of maker education, participants will learn how to begin planning and building a custom makerspace in their schools. Attendees will be exposed to many makerspaces in many shapes and sizes and learn how those spaces stretch the content beyond assessment measures and help develop truly creative, innovative thinkers.
BethCollinsworthForensics as STEMUsing skills learned in Biology, Chemistry, and Physics, Forensics offers students a unique opportunity to put that knowledge to work solving real life problems.
TeresaCornettModernize your STEM Curriculum with Zulama and See Why Students Love Coming to ClassAt EMC, we believe that gaming is a common thread that teachers can use to engage ALL students in computer science and coding. Zulama gives students the chance to explore topics they enjoy, like storytelling and computer programming. The Zulama curriculum was created by educators at the world-renowned Entertainment Technology Center at Carnegie Mellon University. It gives teenagers experience with problem solving and thinking creatively—skills they need to earn jobs in a digital world. Zulama contains over 80 hours of lessons, activities, projects, and content. The affordable content is delivered through a browser-based platform into your classrooms, where students participate in hands-on, project-based activities and assignments. Zulama is also endorsed by the College Board for AP CSP.
Ann CatherineCoxElementary STEM and Science Standards - Bringing it all togetherWhat do you need to do to bring the new science standards and STEM to life in your elementary setting? This workshop will clear away all of the clutter and help you focus on the essential elements of an elementary STEM initiative. Leave with ideas, inspiration and a plan!
SallyCreelDesigning Meaningful PartnershipsPartnerships that extend beyond the school walls are essential for high quality STEM experiences for students. Many schools struggle with finding and developing sustained, long-term, mutually beneficial partnerships. This interactive work session will explore a variety of partnership examples, model a first meeting with a potential partner and spend time identifying specific steps and strategies to get the most out of your partnerships.TBD
SallyCreelDesigning Meaningful PartnershipsPartnerships that extend beyond the school walls are essential for high quality STEM experiences for students. Many schools struggle with finding and developing sustained, long-term, mutually beneficial partnerships. This interactive work session will explore a variety of partnership examples and spend time identifying specific steps and strategies to get the most our of your partnerships.
SallyCreelElementary Science Olympiad Share-a-thon Elementary Science Olympiad (ESO) is an awesome STEM Competition for students in grades 3-5. Join us for this interactive session for veteran & new ESO coaches. Ask questions, share ideas & discuss the ins & outs of all things ESO.
ShawnCruzenCreating In-Depth Experiences in STEM for Teachers and StudentsColumbus State University's Coca-Cola Space Science Center specializes in creating customized training and learning experiences for teachers and students. We will discuss recent programs in physical sciences, robotics, design and 3D-printing. These activities have focused on providing both teachers and students with deeper understanding of concepts and 21st-century workforce skills.Tina Cross - Educator on Assignment
CarolynCuttsSTEM Bins: Engineering Through PlayDiscover how to effectively use STEM Bins® as a foundational, developmentally appropriate form of engineering for elementary students. Learn simple ways to implement STEM Bins for early finishers, enrichment, morning work, centers, makerspaces, and literacy and math extensions. Get your hands on the materials and try STEM Bins for yourself! Door prizes!
AlanaDavisSTEAMing it Up with an Elementary MakerspaceEngage, empower, and excel your students with authentic STEAM learning experiences in a Makerspace! Come learn how Mableton Elementary School is providing the #UltimateLearningExperience for their students by designing and creating a Makerspace full of materials and endless possibilities. Session attendees will walk away with ideas for STEAM projects, technology integration, and how to make the most of your space.
BrandeusDavisHydro-Culture in the ClassroomThroughout history, society has relied upon the ability to grow agriculture to sustain a growing population. Using modern day technology and STEM related principles, we have been able to develop a mobile hydroponics system that will allow students to witness the growth of a food source in classroom without natural sunlight. You will learn how to develop your own mobile hydroponics systems using a combination of recyclable materials, hand held tools, and potted plants.
AdrienneDeWittOnline Software for Literacy and LearningStudents of different ages, backgrounds, and cognitive levels in general and special education can benefit from motivational, research-based, online programs to augment their academic knowledge. This session reviews HearBuilder, online software designed to help elementary students improve their listening and comprehension. The HearBuilder series includes four titles: Following Directions, Phonological Awareness, Auditory Memory, and Sequencing. These software titles may be used to supplement the language arts curriculum, including RTI, to help children meet Common Core and state standards. This award-winning, multi-platform software can be utilized in a variety of settings, from the classroom to the specialist’s room to the home, and is compatible with a computer mouse, touch pad, touch screen, electronic whiteboards, iPads, and Android tablets. The theory and research behind the HearBuilder programs will be reviewed, the software will be demonstrated, data collection reports will be presented, and results of research studies will be shared.
BeverlyDillardSTEM 2.0: Beyond the BuildWhat is STEM, really? Does STEM require students to build? And, if they build, does that make it STEM?? In this session, we will take a look at what STEM is and what STEM is not. Join two nationally STEM certified teachers for a look at the components of a quality STEM lesson and how to “STEMify” the lessons you already use!Beth Childers, teacher
AllenDodgeNew and Useful: Newly Developed Products, Projects and ProgramsSee a few demonstrations of some very clever activities that support learning in science and technology. These ideas came from a variety of newly developed and yet-to-be-completed projects discovered at the NSTA Annual Conference in Atlanta early this year. Even more delightful will be the part of this presentation that models an easy and time-saving small group differentiated instruction routine. This sequential DI design was originally developed and refined for ELA instruction, but you will immediately see that it has extraordinary value for teaching and assessing in any subject.
AllenDodgeSmall Group STEM FocusWhat a surprise! We will explore how big book binders with graphics and written content are used to support learning strategies and content knowledge acquisition. They are simple, low-tech devices, but they save time and deliver strategic benefits for teachers working with small groups.
BrettEakerSTEM Sims.STEM Sims in a group of 114 contextual simulations showing students how to apply Math, Science, and Engineering into situations and simulations. Includes lesson plans, data gathering sheets, video tutorial of simulation, background sheets, and more.
NinaEidsonMystery PaleontologyCome join us and become a paleontologist! This is a mystery challenge with a twist. Students must put the remains of their fossil back together as a newly discovered extinct creature.Anna Jurnack - Teacher (Mountain Road Elementary) CCSD
KarenGarlandGrowing a Connection: Bringing STEM to the GardenThere is a reason school gardens have been growing in popularity—gardening works exceptionally well as a comprehensive hands-on learning tool for integrating STEM-related topics to grade-level standards. Discover engaging ideas to foster your students' innate curiosity by empowering them to be independent problem-solvers through a variety of garden projects. We will explore ways to have them work together through the design process as a way to solve real-world problems and improve learning in all subject areas.
StephanieGauthiaTech It OutEver wonder what happens in a technology classroom? Want to learn how to integrate technology into required curriculum? Ready to kick up your technology use from just consuming to creating? Take a peek into a digital writing lab that uses 1:1 iPads with an entire K-5 school population.
TerriGeorgeDensity is PhenomenalCome to a hands on workshop to participate in multiple lessons on density that begins with a phenomena. Through 3D lessons, the misconceptions about density can be cleared up. Leave with a better understanding of making sense of phenomena and designing solutions.
TerriGeorgeElementary Engineering with SoundWhat is engineering for elementary students? How can I send a message using sound? How can I engineer an instrument. Participants will define engineering and experience the practices of engineering and science through lessons from Smithsonian Engineering and Science Program.
KarenGoodeSTEM, PBL, Real World Application, and STEM CertificationExplore fully integrating Georgia Math and Science standards effectively in and out of the classroom using Project/Problem Based Learning with real world, long term projects. We will discuss strategies for integrating all STEM components and a deeper understanding of interdisciplinary core ideas, Georgia STEM certification, and making real-world sustainable partnerships via your local community.​
Mary Jean Pace
Markita J.GrantSTE(A)M Resources in GCIS (MS/HS)Attend this session to learn about the STE(A)M resources available within the Georgia Career Information System (GCIS). GCIS is a college and career-readiness online program. GCIS provides current and comprehensive information and is proud to be a statewide resource managed by the Georgia Career Information Center at Georgia State University. GCIS is available to EVERY public middle and high school in the state of Georgia at no cost.

During this session, participants will:

• Increase their knowledge of use to locate relevant career clusters, occupations, pathways, programs of study, US and Georgia schools; and financial aid opportunities
• Simulate the steps used to access STE(A)M related activities, curriculum, and lesson plans in the Administration Tools for GCIS to track students’ progress
Cheryl King, Manager, GCIC Marketing and Training / Quiana Gordon, Manager, GCIC Research and Development
Markita J.GrantSTE(A)M Resources in GCIS Junior (MS/HS)Attend this session to learn about the STE(A)M resources available within the Georgia Career Information System Junior (GCIS Junior). The Georgia Career Information Center’s GCIS Junior is an introductory college and career development platform that sets students on the road to planning for high school, college, and careers. It allows students to learn more about themselves using three fundamental questions: “Who am I?” “Where am I going?” and “How do I get there?” GCIS Junior is currently available to EVERY public middle and high school in the state of Georgia at no cost.

During this session, participants will:

• Increase their knowledge of use to locate relevant career clusters, occupations, and classroom activities
• Simulate the steps used to access STE(A)M related activities, curriculum, and lesson plans in the Administration Tools for GCIS Junior to track students’ progress
Cheryl King, Manager, GCIC Marketing and Training / Quiana Gordon, Manager, GCIC Research and Development
TamiekaGrizzleStart Them Early: Coding for K-2 Students Using ScratchJr In this hands-on session for beginners, learn how to introduce coding to young learners using the introductory programming language, ScratchJr. With this program, students can create their own interactive stories and games by snapping together graphical programming blocks to create scripts that will make characters move, jump, dance, and sing! Leave the session with ideas on how to implement ScratchJr into the curriculum and create your own ScratchJr project!
Required: Download the ScratchJr app on your iPad and bring your fully-charged iPad to the session.
Sherida Habersham Addressing Poverty through Computer ScienceBy 2020, the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics predicts there will be 1 million more computer science jobs than graduating students qualified for them. The problem is that only 1 in 10 K-12 schools in the US offers computer science classes.

Amongst high poverty school districts, the statistics are more grim. Using sociological thinking, this talk focuses on the structure and organization of society and the role that CS can play in addressing social problems and individual lives. This session is a combination lecture and hands-on experience introducing EarSketch as a tool to bring Computer Science into the lives of students who need it the most.
Sarah HarrisSTEM Buckets: Promoting STEM Activites in your SchoolInterested in sparking a STEM revolution in your school? STEM Buckets are a great way to begin a dynamic school-wide STEM program. This session will give you a practical, easy to implement plan on beginning a school-wide STEM program that is nearly effortless for teachers, and costs merely pennies per student.
RichardHasenyager Hands-on Approaches to Teaching Computational ThinkingUse computational thinking to build competency-based practices across science, social studies, inquiry, and technology. Learn how to integrate computational thinking across the curriculum by identifying how the GSE for ELA, science and social studies and the and ISTE standards all relate to each other. Participants will receive and practice hands-on, analog activities appropriate for elementary school students to explore the integration of computational thinking in their classrooms, libraries and programs.
DawnaHatcherTitle IV A OverviewSTEM and STEAM: Unlocking imagination, creativity and ingenuity through Title IV, A

Let Title IV, A introduce you to the possibilities of providing all students access to well-rounded educational opportunities. Georgia is now the No. 1 filming location in the world, and careers behind the camera can begin with a solid foundation in STEM and STEAM where technology infused curriculums prepare students for a world of prospects in the workforce.
MarkHendersonSTEAM ClubFayette County has replaced the typical after school remediation. Turning away from what is traditionally test preparation to engaging activities and lessons has been an effort to grow student engagement for our most struggling learners.TBD
MarkHendersonSTEAM Club - Fayette's after school interventionParticipants will think about STEAM for our most struggling students. Discussions and sharing or what has worked and what hasn't for our district in the past year. The journey to transform our traditional intervention program to something that engages students has been a chance for growth for us all.Tricia Sanders - 2nd Grade Teacher at Spring Hill Elementary School
MaryHudachek-BuswellCELS: Coding with Engineering with Legos and Scratch How can you use Legos and Scratch to create an innovative classroom? Join in this session to learn about the unique partnership between The Georgia Institute of Technology, Yamaha Motor Corporation, and the Gifted Program at Willis Road Elementary. #coding #engineering #relationships LeAnne Cheatham
KinaHudson"Learning on the Go! BYOD w/OneNote Class Notebook"Have you heard, “I couldn’t do my homework last night. It was too late when I got home!” With BYOD and OneNote Class Notebook, teachers can create digital notebooks, embed lessons, videos, academic resources, web links, and more! A great tool for grades 3-12. Students can work and learn on the go with mobile devices. Class Notebooks have collaborative and individual work spaces with tabs for assignments and projects. Teachers can view and correct assignments on the go also well. #homeworkproblemsolved
KevinHughesDigital Citizenship and CybersafetyThis presentation will share ways to teach digital citizenship and cybersafety for kindergarten - 5th graders.
PamelaInabinettStep Into STEM & Career ConnectionsAre you looking for new and creative ways to integrate STEM into your curriculum? Take a deeper dive into Discovery Education's STEM resources and immediately learn new instructional strategies for teaching STEM. Learn how to implement STEM Career Challenges with your students that will enable them to find their their path to a successful career.
KathrynJacksonTechnology Tips for Younger ElementaryEvery day more and more schools are moving towards the 1-to-1 technology model, allowing each student the technological resources to prepare themselves for our fastpaced society. But often times, elementary-aged students are left to use the same few and basic tools and websites. This session spotlights resources in the forms of websites, programs, funding opportunities, and integration ideas for elementary aged students; Focusing on Kindergarten through 3rd grade.
ArleenJones-HarknessSTEM In The Aerosol IndustrySTEM In The Aerosol Industry will cover natural and human-made aerosols, a brief history and the evolution of aerosols. We will also make a non-aerosol product from using a simple formulation and look at a formulation for an aerosol product. Please bring a pair of safety glasses/goggles. Disposable gloves and Safety Data Sheets will be provided as well as a simple non-aerosol formulation.
AnnaJurnackOn Par with 3rd GradeStudents will use geometry and measurement to design and build a mini golf course. Students must use their prior knowledge of measurement to formulate the par for their course, identify angles, and calculate area and perimeter. They will apply NGSS Cosscutting Concepts such as cause and effect, scale, proportion, quantity, systems and system models. Nina Eidson, Teacher (Knox Elementary CCSD)
TessKellerSuper Sensational STEAM Lessons Are you looking for Standards-Based Elementary STEM/STEAM lessons that will make the students and teachers smile? We plan to share some of our favorite lessons for PreK - 5th grade students before giving you the chance to actually experience a lesson where you will be creative, communicate, collaborate and think critically. We will show you how we are having fun with our students at Inman and Huddleston Elementary.Kathryn Floyd Teacher
RobynKohenTake Flight with Redbird Mathematics- STEM themed, personalized and adaptive software McGraw-Hill Education is pleased to debut Redbird Mathematics, our ground breaking new personalized learning curriculum for Kindergarten through Pre-Algebra. Redbird Mathematics features a combination of multi-modal instruction, rigorous practice, advanced gamification, STEM-themed digital project-based learning, and highly sophisticated continually adaptive assessment. Redbird Mathematics is not only designed to prepare students for success on today’s digitally delivered, high stakes assessments, but also to inspire a love for mathematics and to provide students with an authentically relevant, highly personalized, just-in-time educational experience. Join our session to experience all that Redbird has to offer!
LindaKurtz3D Printing Integration How can you integrate 3D printing into your instruction? Come find out how! From setting up age appropriate CAD instruction to integrating instructional content into challenges-we'll get into it all. Add in the framework of an Engineering Design Challenge and we'll make 3D printing integration into STEM instruction engaging and manageable for teachers. Lesson plans and hands on practice options available.
First Name Last NameTitleDescriptionsCo-Presenters
JeffreyLevinsonMaking STEM Digital: One of a kind -EquatIO, a Game-Changer for STEM!Our session will review an amazing set of tools which make STEM digital and opens up a number of new pathways for students to engage with STEM subjects - DIGITALLY! Made to help mathematics and STEM teachers and students at all levels, EquatIO® lets everyone create mathematical equations, formulas, Desmos graphs, and more on their computer or Chromebook.

Input’s easy. Type, handwrite, or dictate any expression, with no tricky coding or math languages to master. There’s a huge library of ready-made expressions to save you time, from simple formulas to complex functions. And when you’re done, just add the math to your document with a click.
Tim Jones - Territory Sales Director
DavidLockhartBecome Future Ready! Start Coding Today!

Well folks we have a new language, and it's the language of the future. Coding is in! We have to get our students into this world where there simply aren’t enough people yet. Apple, Google, and all the others don’t have enough engineers to fill their jobs, and it is just going to get worse unless we do something about. Come find simple coding solutions for both our beginning tiny ones and more advanced older crowd. You will get plenty of chances to both see how this can fit into your class, and to really get started with coding tools!
DavidLockhartMake It! Letting Kids Build the WorldSchool should be a place of creations! School should be a place for making! Fortunately, the maker movement is picking up steam to give kids those opportunities! Come learn what the maker movement is, how to implement it, and of course IDEAS to make it happen! You will have plenty of time to explore maker prompts and tools, and there is an interactive maker guide as a take home. Get your kids MAKING!
DavidLockhartGet to the Root of Computer Science with Root the Robot!Do you want to see the coding robot that can meet most of your needs? Do you want to play with one of the most complete coding robots? Come to this session to see the drawing, wall climbing, music playing, robot know as Root! You will feel complete!
SharonMcClellanSTEM: Inside and OutDescription: Welch Elementary is a leader in our county by offering a STEM class as part of the specials rotation. All students K-5 participate in STEM activities indoors and outdoors on a consistent basis. At Welch, we have an outdoor classroom/ STEM Garden that we use to teach math, science and art standards to all students K-5. We are the only school south of the airport with a weather station that reports to the National Weather Service. We are teaching seed to table, measurement, patterns and may other things through the
use of the items we have put into the STEM Garden. It is student friendly. We are still growing our garden and working to add new activities. Presentation will include photographs and question/ answer.
JennyMcClintockGeneration Z: Teaching Today's Tech Savvy StudentsMeet Generation Z. Born 1996-2009, this mobile-first generation occupies classrooms from kindergarten to twelfth grade and appears to live equally in the digital world as in the real one. In this session we will investigate the identity, trends, and preferences of this generation; discuss strategies for engagement and academic success; and look at how machine intellegence can support student growth.
VirginiaMcCulloughArts Integration in STEM Education Research shows a direct relationship between students’ attitudes about learning in meaningful ways and the integration of the arts into their curriculum. The arts provide a sense of creative personal accomplishment and increased motivation for students as they gain the desired multi-curricular connections in STEM education. Linking the arts purposefully and equally through collaboration within the implementation of the STEAM initiative fosters synergistic and innovative benefits for all disciplines.
MeghanMcFerrinSTEM/ STEAM CertificationIs your school interested in Georgia DOE STEM or STEAM Certification? Join STEM/ STEAM Program Specialists from the Georgia Department of Education for a deep-dive into certification requirements. Session facilitators will share best practices and review all components of the certification continuum. Felicia Cullars, STEM/ STEAM Program Specialist
MeghanMcFerrinWhat is STEAM?Join Georgia Department of Education STEM/ STEAM Specialists to learn more about STEAM Certification. Learn what STEAM is, where it originated, and strategies to implement interdisciplinary arts-based instruction.Felicia Cullars, STEM/ STEAM Program Specialist
JuliannaMorelockSTEM + Critical Skills = Student SuccessOur students live in a STEM world, and they need critical skills to set them up for lifelong success. In this session, we'll talk about no-cost, interactive, standards-based resources to help your students reach these goals. We'll explore resources that cover coding, digital responsibility, STEM careers, financial literacy, health and wellness, and more. You'll leave the session ready to empower your students for college and career with our online courses.
LanceMullerActive Learning Increases Student AchievementDistricts are continually working strategically, striving to increase student achievement. Many are moving away from legacy curriculum tools that provide only passive learning experiences. Apex Learning's solutions have the market leading efficacy that points to why. Come enjoy learning about how Apex Learning's solutions are empowering administrators and teachers, assisting in increasing student achievement nationwide.
ChristopherNeedlesTeaching Georgia Standard 1 the East Way with Online SoftwareYou can teach Standard 1 employability skills and work ethics online with Job Ready Career Skills and It’s for Real Workplace Ethics, allowing students to access lessons any time, anywhere. Job Ready Career Skills provides 5 categories of lessons, with 21 topics of 10 lessons each, and It’s for Real Workplace Ethics provides 64 lessons on the ethics employers say many students lack. With The Teacher’s Desktop, you can create class rosters, establish pre- and post-tests, see assessment scores for each of the 210 lessons, set a minimum score, track time spent on a lesson, and reset lessons. Also available on CD without The Teacher’s Desktop. Please join us for a demonstration.
TamekaOsabutey-AguedjeSupporting a Grade Level's Success with STEAMWhat's your district's role in lowering the risk of implementing STEM/STEAM as a grade level team? We will walk through the relationship spark, planning support, resource support, doing the lesson as students (fun!!), reflecting as a team, REAL feedback to leadership, and committing to see the joy in the students and within the team each year.
JASONPAGGETTWhere is the Soil-LESS Garden?This hands-on-workshop will introduce participants to the concept and innovations surrounding Hydroponics while incorporating STEM throughout the workshop with such activities as blending dry nutrients to liquid nutrients, balancing of the ph and the construction of small a hydroponic garden using a water bottle. Participants will learn firsthand how planting a seed is really planting HOPE in some people and many communities. I hope you can join me to witness how a seed can literally plant HOPE.
Alison Parker VEX Robotics: Using Games to Motivate StudentsThe study of robotics inherently relates to all strands of STEM. VEX robotics provides students with opportunities to collaboratively design, build, and code robots. Applying basic STEM concepts to a competitive atmosphere through games makes lessons feel more "real" and increases student engagement, motivation, and desire to succeed. Luke Young - Registered
JaredPrice"Great Scott! That's Free?"A freeloaders guide to tools and resources that can take you and your students into the future without blowing your budget on a fully functioning flux capacitor. From Chrome extensions to web apps to getting more mileage out of that quirky "Delorean" you're already driving, we'll look at tools you can use to engage your students and help with some of the day to day grind of the classroom. Come join us! No hoverboard required.
CourtneyQuartermanHow about that "E" in STEM? Come learn how Engineering brings it all together!Funded by the National Science Foundation, with Dr. Christine Cunningham as lead author, the curriculum team at the Museum of Science wrote the multi-award winning Engineering is Elementary curriculum. EiE addresses NGSS, Math, and ELA standards and is designed to meet the needs of all learners. Studies have shown that EiE has helped level the playing field in math and science, fostering a classroom of equitable learning opportunities to diverse populations. Come learn about this awesome curriculum up close. We'll share funding options for your district and giveaways!
SeanReidyGet Your Game On: Legends of LearningLegends of Learning creates GSE-aligned digital video games that increase subject mastery and engagement. Teachers use our platform as a tool to supplement and enhance their lessons. In our study with Vanderbilt University, students had higher levels of engagement, increased test scores and had faster comprehension of the given content. Experience Legends of Learning and see how you can integrate an exciting game-based learning platform into your curriculum to give your students the superpower of knowledge!
GinnyRushingOrbit Earth ExpoOrbit Earth Expo is an in-school interactive astronomy experience for students in grades K-6. Aligned to state standards, our program is taught in the dark with a light to represent the sun and covers content including rotation, revolution, eclipses, seasons, tides, moon rotation, solar system, and more. Teachers may experience the program as a student and gain content knowledge and new ideas. Stephanie Mathewson, assistant
HeatherScottEdPuzzle 101Learn the basics of www.edpuzzle.com. This free resource is a great start to flipping your classroom. Learn how to clip a YouTube video, add verbal questions to a video, add an assignment to your google classroom, grade your students work and much more!
ValerieSellersSTEM Teacher-Science Teacher; What's the Difference?Distinguishing between science and STEM is important as teachers integrate STEM in their practice. Join us to discuss the unique nature of STEM, the research-based instructional strategies necessary to support its outcomes, and a STEM certification pathway that encourages self-reflection and growth in STEM teaching.Valerie Sellers, STEM Specialist
ValerieSellersClaim-Evidence-Reasoning: The Value of Scientific Explanations in STEM CER is a way for students to explain observed phenomenon in a scientific way and how observations and data from an investigation are connected to science knowledge. This acclaimed and highly successful instructional strategy is changing how lab instructions are conducted and making science investigations meaningful for students. ELD strategies will be shared and modeled for an equitable learning environment.Valerie Sellers, STEM Specialist
Nancy SillsWhat does density have to do with the Earth?Teachers will take part in a STEM lesson on density and what it has to do with the Earth. Have students create their own experiment using cheap materials.
KantisSimmonsSTEM is EverywhereThis non-traditional STEM Education talk goes into details on how to help students in your program learn, live and love Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math subjects and careers. With a "STEM is Everywhere" framework...

Kantis Simmons will discuss:

* How to present STEM subjects, so your students are completely engaged
* 7.25 low budget areas to look for STEM ideas, and STEM experiments
* How to teach STEM, even without a STEM degree or background
* 7.25 creative ways to jump-start your school's STEM program
and much more.
BethSmithWhen the Wheels are Turning, the Students are Learning!Let's put math in motion! This session will help those who are new to coding get up to speed and is appropriate for middle or high school teachers. Learn how to program a robotic vehicle (called a Rover) to perform different challenges. Code your Rover to navigate a path and crash two Rovers into each other to illustrate an intersection point of two lines. No coding experience is necessary.
McKenneySpenceCoding Across the Curriculum Join us to learn how to integrate coding and the Engineering Design Process in all subject areas! Participants will enjoy hands-on activities geared towards elementary students and walk away with ideas for classroom implementation.Ashley Polito, Academic Facilitator
ElmaStrongSTEAM & Immersive Technology Without SmartphonesUsing immersive technology in education is kind of like a rainbow. We know at the end of the rainbow there is an incredible reward, but sometimes we don’t know where to begin. And sometimes it sets our students apart from those who have and those who have not. By attending this workshop you will be guided to incorporate the amazing technology of AR/VR without a smartphone with ClassVR headsets, and leverage it in a learning environment. N/A
ReneeTaylorLegos and STEM, OH MY!Lions , Tigers, and STEM, Oh my! Don't know how to use the LEGO's to reinforce your Science concepts or for STEM builds. Come learn how to use LEGO's to assess your student's knowledge or to reinforce instruction. LEGO's make you POP-U-LER .....LAR.
LoriThompsonCELS: Coding and Engineering with Legos and ScratchHow can you use Legos and Scratch to create an innovative classroom? Join in this session to learn about the unique partnership between The Georgia Institute of Technology, Yamaha Motor Corporation, and the Gifted Program at Willis Road Elementary. #coding #engineering #relationships LeAnne Cheatham, Lead Gifted Education Teacher- Willis Road Elementary
Dr. Mary Hudachek-Buswell- Lecturer- The Georgia Institute of Technology
MatthewTysonClassroom 2028: A Futurist PerspectiveThis presentation would review the current state of technology and it's role in education, with an eye on how this role will change over the next ten years. Virtual reality, augmented reality, artificial intelligence, and robotics have all become increasingly important topics for teachers and school administrators to understand, since they will become more and more integral to the education of all students.Pritul Patel, STEAM Coordinator; Brian Holcombe, Robotics Team Coach
ShakerraVarnerSTEM'ulating Literacy in the 3-5 ClassroomJoin us as we model innovative ways to integrate STEM content into daily literacy. Melissa Shaddix
Melissa Rickard
VanessaWatkinsSo you Want to add a Little STEM to your School?Teachers and administrators, Come, hear and ask questions about how we started our STEM Academy and received both state, AdvancEd and county certifications. We are now expanding our Academy so that a larger percentage of our students get exposure to STEM classes, projects, and opportunities.
ShanaWhiteSTEM is a Mindset: Creating Engaging Lessons for Any Content AreaCome learn how to infuse STEM concepts, collaboration, social justice, and problem solving into lessons for a variety of content areas to encourage critical thinking and student agency in the classroom while maintaining standards based learning outcomes.
DonaldWhiteSTEM as a School Improvement StrategySTEM and STEAM are buzzwords. Many see them as opportunities to change the perception of their school or program. However, many opportunity weary teachers and administrators balk at the idea of "one more thing" for them to have to worry about. This session will focus on moving STEM from an opportunity to a strategy. STEM is a strategy with proven results. Come hear how to get your team on board using data and some of the latest research in STEM education's effectiveness in improving schools.
AmandaWhiteConnecting STEM & LiteracySTEM and literature may not seem like a likely combination, but when merged successfully can enlighten and engage the most reluctant student. This session will share ideas and lessons you can implement tomorrow!Donald White Science Content Specialist
DonaldWhiteMiddle and High School Science Olympiad: The BEST STEM CompetitionIf you're looking at beginning a Science Olympiad program at your school, this is the session for you. Come learn how to get started and how to keep your team going without burning out!
DonaldWhiteMotivating Teachers to Do STEMIn this fast-paced session, you'll learn tips and tricks to motivating your teachers and administrators to implement STEM at your school. You'll also learn how to keep the teachers moving with STEM. Easy, low cost/no cost solutions you can implement tomorrow!
TraceyWileyCareer Track to the Future: Guiding and Inspiring With GPB’s Free Career Development ResourcesTake a virtual field trip to a high-tech dairy farm, explore one of Toyota's largest manufacturing facilities, and see what it's like to work on one of the greatest aircraft carriers ever built! Looking for resources that promote career and technical skills for the real world? Combining GPB's Fast Forward STEAM series with Discovery Education's vast network of educational partnerships, let us take you inside some of the most exciting companies headquartered in Georgia and beyond, while learning how to apply job-related skills to the classroom through virtual experiences and a host of engaging lessons.
DavidWoodsThe PLTW Experience: K-12 Hands On ApproachDuring this session attendees will participate in various hands on mini-labs from the PLTW K-12 curriculum that focuses on Engineering, Biomedical, and Computer Science. Experience VEX EDR and VEX IQ platforms, Micro:bit CS programing, or a Biomedical lab. Teachers and administrators will be encouraged to view or participate in the individual mini-labs rotating through elementary, middle and high school grade level sessions. Complete one or all, the choice is yours. There will be time for Q/A as well.Casey Martin
AndreaWrightThis or That: Using Technology to Inform InstructionThis interactive presentation focuses on the integration of technology by educators to facilitate instruction and assess students formatively. Technology programs students can use to validate their learning while fostering creativity will also be shared. Through experience and rich conversation, participants will leave with a plethora of ideas and resources to enhance rigorous instruction and rich educational experiences. Dr. LaTonya Brown, Professional Learning Facilitator
SandraLakeHow does a Title I school get AdvancED STEM Certified?Do you want to know more about how to get started with a STEM program or what the AdvancED STEM certification process looks like? Come to this session and learn about how our school addressed Title I barriers to create a successful STEM program.