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Thursday, November 3 • 10:45am - 11:45am
How Problem/Project Based Learning and STEAM Can Change Everything

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See how an unorthodox elementary teacher and high school teacher transform their classrooms into problem/project based learning environments that are blended/flipped learning and guided by student inquiry. Multiple models and methodologies (including the elements of STEAM) that allow for observation, critical thinking, intervention, and critical feedback from the teacher and students will be shared. Learn how to incorporate competitions for students to enter, STEAM, social justice, and education technology within a PBL plan that yields high student growth and proficiency levels. Also, learn how to incorporate Competition Based Learning into curricula to increase authenticity, enhance student/parent buy-in, and provide potential visibility to school-based programs. These competitions, usually sponsored by large corporation and nonprofit organizations, challenge elementary, middle and high school student to develop comprehensive innovative solutions to contemporary societal and global STEM issues. CBL can be an integral part of a curriculum in ANY subject area and yield meaningful discussions, scaffolded lessons with formative assessments (checkpoints) and vibrant digital portfolio documentation with reflections.

Speakers
avatar for Chantell Mason

Chantell Mason

PBL + STEAM Teacher, Ritenour School District
Chantell has been an elementary teacher in the Ritenour School District for 9 years and is the 2016 Lead PBS Digital Innovator for Missouri. Currently she is a 4th grade, departmentalized PBL + STEAM teacher. Her classroom follows a Project Based Learning structure combined with the elements of STEAM. Her students create digital media, make prototypes using basic engineering skills to solve real world problems, and run their class podcast... Read More →
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Leon Tynes

Leon Tynes came to Connecticut from a corporate background in the San Francisco Bay Area and has served the past four years as the science department chair for technology at the Engineering and Science University Magnet School (ESUMS). He developed the technology program from inception to include courses such as AP Computer Science Principles, 3D Modeling and Animation, Digital Media, E-Commerce and Mobile Computer Science Principles. He is the... Read More →



Thursday November 3, 2016 10:45am - 11:45am
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