#SOLSC March 19th, 2018

STEAM and STEM

The STEAM bug got me today.  The MRA’s last day focused on integrating reading and writing into STEAM programs.  It is pretty amazing how it all fits together.

I sat in on a session that was about teaching engineering to K-5 graders.  It was pretty cool.  Did you know that we don’t have to have all the answers?  Problems lead to modifications that give our students the amazing ability to problem solve and work cooperatively.   Many of the activities the presenter spoke about are things teachers are already doing in the classroom, just more mindfully.

I can’t wait to take a closer look at the resources our district will be using and seeing how we can make reading, writing, math, science, social studies, engineering, etc. last all day long.

 

 

2 thoughts on “#SOLSC March 19th, 2018

  1. I love when you ask (I get that it’s ironic, but still…), “Did you know we don’t have to have all the answers?” I just read this article about danah boyd’s presentation at SxSW and how our teaching critical thinking has had unintended negative consequences, one being that kids still think there’s only one right answer, one right solution. Your post reminded me of what she observes. Go STEAM!

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