STEM Seminar Series Purpose Develop a community of STEM Specialists knowledgeable about the use of engineer- ing-focused STEM challenges and the engineering design process-- as a K-12 workforce development strategy in support of, and to bring relevance to, math and science content for all students, and to inspire middle grades students to pursue STEM
Today’s Goals Continue our journey to develop a community of STEM specialists knowledgeable about the “E” in STEM. Relate “E” in STEM to draft Next Generation Science Standards & AL CCRS- Math Practices Reflect on value of seamless integration of math and science for students and teachers Prepare for observations of “Catch Me if You Can”
Agenda Overview Share Seminar Routines/Logistics Review EYE on STEM Leadership Academy Reflect on Homework Standards and Practices Explore Catch Me if You Can Prepare for 3.22.13 Observations
“Our” STEM Session Norms Participants will: Use colored cards to indicate questions or comments relevant to the session Use the “parking lot” for questions and/or issues not directly related to the session Accept that some questions may not be answered completely in that session Take ownership of pursuing unanswered questions Avoid distracting others (examples: keep cell phones on silent, refrain from sidebar conversations, etc.) Remind each other of the norms
“Our” STEM Session Norms Session Leaders will : Provide an agenda or session overview Review previous session Share expected goals for session Assign a facilitator to monitor flow and time Assume there will be questions Monitor colored cards Build in time to check-for-understanding and for processing and reflecting Review parking lot periodically
Toyota USA STEM Leadership Academy Develop leaders for i-STEM for All Middle School Focus 4 Tiers of STEM Leaders Business and Industry Administrators: District and School Informal and Formal Educators of Teachers Classroom Teacher Leaders
Toyota USA EYE on STEM Leadership Academy Business and IndustryDistrict and School Administrators Advocate for and support STEM for ALL reform Support STEM for All reform Help recruit volunteers to support implementation of STEM Support development of STEM Teacher Leaders Participate in annual STEM Conference Help craft Blueprint for STEM Reform
Toyota USA EYE on STEM Leadership Academy STEM SpecialistsSTEM Teacher Leaders Participate in STEM Specialist Seminars, Internships Participate in STEM Academy Institutes, Internships Participate in annual STEM for All Conference Help craft Blueprint for STEM Reform Advocate for and support STEM for ALL reform
Key “Take-Aways” The overlap with Next Gen Science and engineering practices and the Career/College Ready Math Practices Differences in the Engineering and Science practices Role of Technology and Engineering across grades
Feedback from January Something about K-12 STEM I want to learn more about… STEM Movement has a lot of support in Mobile! We can do it! Love involvement & cooperation of all groups (SDE, AMSTI, EYE) Our students deserve/need this type of instruction to become applied learners Teachers need to see these connections Learned some math & science Could we use these modules for K-5 teacher PD? How do we get this to every student/every teacher/every classroom? Who is having success w- i- STEM? Why is STEM not what we are doing? Could we get list of participants/contacts? More Key “Take-Aways”
Connecting i-STEM to Standards: Content & Practices Getting familiar with the draft Next Generation Science Standards 4 Disciplinary Content Areas Physical Science Life Science Earth-Space Science Engineering 8 Science and Engineering Practices January Seminar
Homework Check In….. Engineering Disciplinary Core Idea I: Engineering Design Science and Engineering Practices in the NGSS ( Appendix F: Next Generation Science Standards, Jan, 2013 draft ) Who needs a copy?
Content/Practices Focus Today Content: Engineering Core Idea I: Engineering Design Practices: Overview and Science & Engineering Practice 6 Constructing explanations and designing solutions Practices: Math Practice 2 (CCSS/CCRS-AL) Reason abstractly and quantitatively
Task – Each Sub-team Read over your assignment: Practices (1/2 of each table) Science/Engineering Overview & Practice 6 Math Practice #2 Content (1/2 of each table) Engineering Core Idea 1 (whole page) What’s the Big Idea? Couple of Sound Bites? Discuss both Practices and Content Big Ideas (Bonus points for Sound Bites w/ Verve!!)
K-12 Engineering Design Challenge A learning activity where students collaborate to develop or improve a technology - a solution - to a problem based on a “real-world” context and … Requirements for success (criteria) are specified. Math and science are applied. Multiple solutions are possible. Solutions have constraints. Students test and improve their solutions. Results are communicated and justified.
Observations -- Factors EYE staff will be assigned to each teacher Teacher should have taught lesson once Students will not have any prepping – Expect some visitors Limited # observers to 3 or fewer per class May also be a volunteer helper, videographer Scheduled all into 1 math and 1 science class Most observation schedules run past 11:30
Observers’ Schedules on 22nd Come in main front door of assigned school 10 minutes ahead of schedule EYE greeter will give you a packet and your schedule with teacher/room numbers Note debriefing/hospitality room times (sandwiches available after 11ish) Guides will take you to 1 st classroom Guides will help you locate other rooms
Prep for Observations Putting our teacher hat on Putting our student hat on Putting our learner hat on
Some think abouts….. Think about Doing…. Think about Not Doing… Focus on the student learning; what the students are doing Focus on the learning Ask the students good/thoughtful questions; talk to the students Arrive 10 minutes ahead of time Direct students to EYE volunteers or teachers as needed Congratulate teachers on their efforts and contribution to the modules Focus on evaluating teachers Take notes while in the classroom Bring a clipboard Take pictures or video record students Assist students in completing tasks
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Upcoming Seminar Fridays All 8:00-11:30 March 22 See STEM in action May 10
Today’s Reflections One key take away from today… Something I want to look for while observing i-STEM in action… Feedback for us to help us improve the series…
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