Track: STEM Instruction
Panels and demonstrations have long been part of educational conferences. However, in today’s constructivist STEM classroom teachers are expected to allow students “to do” learning. Given this viewpoint, the Sci-Tech Festival Kick-off is going to provide interactive hands-on learning opportunities for educators.
During each 50-minute session there will be 2-25-minute rotations. During each rotation participants will be able to actively learn about, explore, and “play with” a form of educational technology they can use in the K-8 classroom. After each session teachers will leave with resources they can take with them to continue the excitement and learning in their schools. These sessions are designed or teachers and adults and are not designed students.
10:15 – 11:00am
- The Internet of Things: Connecting Everyday Objects to the Internet – led by Shawn Hardina, STAX3d
- Creating 360-degree Tours for VR, Mobile, and Desktop – led by Becca Little, State Farm
11:15am – 12:00pm
- Kids Making Sense – led by Jenny Frank, Maricopa County Air Quality Department
- Experience It By Doing: STEM Experiential Learning – led by Tom Fraker, Tonto Creek Camp
1:15 – 2:00pm
- Robotics in the Classroom – led by Chief Science Officer and High School Sophomore Chloe of Casa Grande Unified High School District
- Drones in the Classroom – led by Matt Rawley, STEM Revolution
2:15 – 3:00pm
- 3D Technology: Bring the Future of 3D Technology to Your Classroom… Today – led by Michael Andrew, STAX3d
- First Lego League for Your Classroom – led by Hilary Mitchell, Arizona FIRST LEGO League & FIRST LEGO League