Design Thinking for Science, Math and STEM/STEAM - this experiential learning session will let you work through mini-projects learning design thinking from a student’s perspective! Come participate with other teachers and learn how design thinking works to solve real-world problems. Take what you learn back to your students to stretch their minds. (K-12 – 3 hrs)
Region 10 Digital Breakouts- Looking for a way to engage your students in a way that makes their learning stick? Come and experience digital breakouts and learn how to easily build and integrate them into your classroom. This technology based session will show you a variety of ways to integrate digital tools as well as show you some tips and tricks to gamify your content. Come and have some fun learning how to build a digital breakout of your very own.
Learning Science Through STEM (5-12) - During this session, teachers will focus on bringing STEM into the science classroom. Each discipline of STEM has its own skill set that is essential for student success. Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math are deeply intertwined in the real world and teachers will discover how students learn most effectively using those skills in the science classroom. Join Region 10's science consultants through a series of activities and together we will explore effective strategies that will tie STEM activities in with our TEKS! STEM on!
Cross-Curricular STEM Integration (6-12): STEM education lends itself naturally to including multiple disciplines and can be taught in any type of curriculum! In this session, teachers will learn how to include STEM in any class as well as how any type of curriculum can be taught through STEM. (3 hours) Teachers will then work together with a structured plan to develop their own cross-curricular lesson to take back to their students based on the morning session. (6 hours total)
Teaching STEM Through Literature (K-5) – Elementary teachers can incorporate reading and literature into their science or STEM lessons to make science/STEM easier to understand and relate to. We will read and use several books to see a variety of ways children’s books may be used for this purpose. (3 hours) Teachers will then work together with a structured plan to develop their own lesson or unit using one of the many books available for them to examine. (6 hours total)
Outdoor Inquiry LOL (K-12) – Do you like spending time outside? Do you prefer to learn outside of the classroom in a collaborative manner? If you answered ‘yes’, then the Outdoor Inquiry Learning Series is perfect for you. Region 10 Teaching & Learning Consultants along with Dallas Arboretum staff (when available) will guide you on an outdoor learning journey based on your content area. They will show you all the Children’s Adventure Garden has to offer you and your students. This is experiential and hands-on learning at its finest! The first part of the day will be spent outside with hands-on learning that will involve quite a bit of walking. The second part of the day will be a collaborative effort that forms a vision of how to bring the content of our day to the classroom. Please bring a fully-charged laptop to better participate in this collaborative effort. Teachers will receive 6 CPE hours upon submitting their plan for instruction based on the content learned on site. (6 hours)