ITEEA STEM Roundtable Topics
Once or more each month, ITEEA will be offering an hour-long opportunity for the Technology and Engineering Education Community to discuss and explore specific topics online. Participation is free and anyone who registers for a particular topic can engage in the discussion. Each topic will have one or more hosts to help guide the discussion. Questions about each topic can be submitted in advance through the registration process.
Teaching STEM Education at the Elementary Level
Leaders from ITEEA’s Elementary STEM Council will be leading a discussion about best practices pertaining to STEM in the elementary grades.
The Power of Adaptive Technology Projects in the STEM Classroom
Hear from REACH Challenge founders and former winners about how they inspire their students to use STEM skills for social good through adaptive technology projects in their classrooms. This informal discussion is a great place to share your ideas, ask questions, and get advice as you're planning your STEM projects for the new school year, especially for those considering participating in REACH Challenge.
ITEEA’s Council for Supervision and Leadership
Leaders from ITEEA’s Council for Supervision and Leadership will be able to answer questions about the Council and how professionals can gain a better understanding of how educational leadership is shaping a new generation of learners.
ITEEA’s Technology and Engineering Education Collegiate Council
Leaders from ITEEA’s Technology and Engineering Education Collegiate Council will lead a discussion about opportunities for undergraduate students to participate in competitive events as well as how TEECA prepares them for a future career as technology and engineering education teachers. .
Planning a STEM Night: How Tos
Come join us for a discussion on planning a STEM night for the community. We will talk about strategies we’ve used to plan the event, how we recruit STEM professionals to be exhibitors, and the outcomes we have seen in our communities as a result of STEM nights.
ITEEA’s Elementary STEM Council
Leaders from ITEEA’s Elementary STEM Council will be leading a discussion about exploring STEAM in elementary schools.
Cultivating Creativity in the Classroom
Come join in a discussion about how a focus on cultivating creativity can revolutionize a student’s mindset, ability to succeed and view of their future and potential. Experience simple tasks to help jumpstart the idea that creativity can and should happen everywhere, including the classroom.
Reflections from Two important Events in the History of the Technology and Engineering Profession: Jackson’s Mill and Chinsegut – STEL Development
Participants from both the Jackson’s Mill – Industrial Arts Curriculum Theory and the Chinsegut-STEL Development projects will discuss their insights into these important events and their impact on the IA/TEE profession.
Recruiting and Retaining Girls in the T&E Classroom
Join teachers who have been successful increasing female participation in STEM classes and clubs. We will discuss best practices for recruiting and maintaining girls in the STEM areas.
Teaching Sustainability Education
A discussion on sustainability education in its many forms (development, conservation, energy, manufacturing, design, agriculture, business, cultural/societal, and environmental science) with a goal of sharing resources for direct application in the classroom.
STEM EVENTS AND OPPORTUNITY PORTALS
Doing any STEM student or family events this upcoming month? Be sure to add them into The Connectory (www.TheConnectory.org). TheConnectory is the primary place to find STEM events and opportunities for families and students. Make sure your programs get promoted and are included. Share widely throughout your networks.
Have any STEM Volunteer needs coming up? Add them to Texas STEM Connections (www.TexasSTEMConnections) and get connected to STEM volunteers throughout your region and across Texas. Share about Texas STEM Connections with STEM volunteers and other STEM educators in your networks. Let’s all get STEM connected!
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Peanuts and NASA: A 50th Anniversary Celebration
Grades: Elementary (K-5), Subject Area: STEM, Space Science, Engineering, Language Arts: This spring marks the 50th anniversary of Apollo 10, the NASA mission that made Charlie Brown and Snoopy part of the U.S. space program when their names were used as call signs for the command and lunar landing modules. Now NASA and the Peanuts gang are teaming up again to help students explore the history of space flight and the amazing technologies NASA will use to land astronauts on Mars. With separate activity sets for grades K-2 and 3-5, this program is sure to boost your students’ STEM skills as they imagine themselves part of the Peanuts space corps!
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