(Registration is open to all educators including teachers, administrators, principals, librarians, afterschool educators, homeschoolers, college professors, and others.)
Title: “From STEM to STEAM & how to bring it to your school,” presented by littleBits
Date: Thursday, April 28, 2016
Time: 02:00 PM Eastern Daylight Time
Duration: 1 hour
Topic: How do educators prepare students for jobs that don’t even exist yet? Now more than ever, it is important that students engage in STEAM learning in order to be ready for what is around the corner. STEAM – adding Arts to STEM – provides a full 360-degree approach to 21st-century learning. This SmartBrief webinar will give you the inspiration to start your own STEAM learning initiative as well as the necessary tips, tricks, and tools for implementing a successful STEAM program. Find out how STEAM permeates the entire curriculum and how to get students inventing and reimagining the world around them.
Ayah Bdeir, Founder & CEO, littleBits
Ayah Bdeir is the founder and CEO of littleBits, an award-winning platform of easy-to-use electronic building blocks that is empowering everyone to create inventions, large and small. Bdeir is an engineer, interactive artist, and leader in the open source hardware movement. Her career and education have centered on making innovation more accessible to people around the world. She is a co-founder of the Open Hardware Summit, a TED Senior Fellow and an alumna of the MIT Media Lab.
Anna Adam and Helen Mowers, Killeen Independent School District
Anna Adam and Helen Mowers work at Killeen Independent School District in Central Texas. They are Apple Distinguished Educators, Google gurus, and addicted to cool gadgets, blogs, podcasts, and social media. Helen and Anna can often be found surfing the web looking for new tips and tools that can engage students and teachers. They have presented at numerous state, national, and international events and conferences, including TCEA, TxLA, ISTE, and Bermuda Union of Teachers.
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