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1 Special Thanks to Siemens Foundation, Discovery Education, College Board and ORAU Siemens STEM Institute 2011 Donna Falk, Manalapan Englishtown Middle School 8 th Grade Forensic Science

2 Siemens STEM Institute National applicants 50 Amazing colleagues chosen 6 Days in the nation’s capitol 1 Unbelievable experience

3 What is STEM? S cience T echnology E ngineering M ath

4 What is STEM? Science, technology, engineering, and math are permeable and interdependent. STEM education seeks to encourage curiosity and create learning opportunities and skill development for our 21 st century students Discovery Education says:

5 Why STEM Institute? Empowered with the tools and knowledge gained from the Institute, these select teachers are dedicated to: Creatively utilitize technology in the classroom Continue learning Share ideas with others – pay it forward!

6 Highlights of the Week! Tons of new technology Unbelievable networking with teachers Meetings with leaders in STEM Behind the scenes access

7 Network of Teachers We connected with Teachers throughout the USA Using technology to share ideas, resources and collaborate on projects.

8 Network of Teachers We grouped with others for a year-long project… Anyone in the US ---or the world – can log on and participate! Ours is STEM Careers for diverse populations (esp., minorities, women, special ed).

9 Technology Taught by Experts Use of cell phones in interactive classroom (!) Edmodo – it’s free and secure! Google docs– collaborate online Wikis – so easy! Flip your classroom (presentations of day’s lesson for home use) Skype…it’s essential (video cams needed) Tons of stuff for PBL more sites for video clips, virtual labs Green Screen movies with Adobe Essentials Animoto quick movies Jellycam stop motion movies There is so much we learned… Try out one new thing this year! Avatardb.com

10 Cell Phones in the Classroom?! Cell phones as tools in the classroom today are as calculators first were in the 70s. Can be used to answer questions Create video presentations So many helpful STEM apps

11 Collaborating Around the World Right from our own classrooms!

12 Instead of that Old Poster Project: NEW Ways to Present Info, Assess, Create One-shot videos Flip Chart videos Green Screen movies with Adobe Essentials Animoto quick movies Jellycam stop motion movies Google Sketchup

13 More and More Applications Leafsnap Smithsonian Wild Google earth Google data Polartech

14 More Ways To Use Discovery Education Network Siemens STEM Academy – resources & ideas STEM Competition Announcements Streaming video for download Teacher PD in technology integration Lesson Plans, Interactive Tech Book, Quizzes And…so much more! Discoveryeducation.com

15 Dr. McCammon Taught Us How To Flip Our Classroom Special Thanks to Lodge McCammon and Kylie Cafiero Click for videos & details: Instead of lectures that kids don’t sit still for: The class experience is literally “flipped!” students watch short storyboard videos at home and come in ready to work! 60 minute in-class lecture reduced to 15 minutes!

16 And we met AMAZING Leaders in their fields

17 US Government Leaders Carl Wieman, Associate Director of Science under Obama In the White House Conference Center! Mike Lach, USDOE Special Assistant for Science, Mathematics, Engineering, and Technology Education

18 Discovery ed. Thought Leaders in the Media! Deborah Meyers General Manager Discovery Science Channel Brian Lamb, founder & CEO of C-SPAN (we passed Newt Gingrich in the hall!) Danny Forster, Architect, host of Science Channel's "Extreme Engineering" and "Build It Bigger

19 Behind the Scenes at National Museum of Natural History! R. David Hunt Forensic Anthropology & CT Scan Nathan Erwin Entomology Rusty Russell National Herbarium Steve Jabo, Paleobiologist, Fossil Lab

20 And Time For Hands-On Fun!

21 With STEM The Sky’s The Limit! Siemens STEM Institute of 2011 Here I am!

22 (And these are the adults!) Arrow to advance after video….. (Please be patient while video downloads!)

23 Any Questions? (You think you’re overwhelmed??) Experiences, pictures and song thanks to Siemens Foundation, Discovery Education, College Board, ORAU, Smithsonian Institute, Science Channel, C-Span, Music byThe Kinks, “Education”


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