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STEM, project based-learning, Google, classroom management, Lumio, Wakelet
Michelle has her B.S. and M.S. in Marine Science. She previously worked as a STEM/STEAM and environmental science educator for various organizations and was a NSF GK-12 SPARTACUS Fellow. Michelle is passionate about communicating science and using new technologies to make information accessible to a variety of audiences. In her free time, she studies Japanese, builds craft models, and spends quality time with her family.
Revising Traditional Labs with Inquiry Thinking - Part 1
Have you ever experienced the following scenario? A science teacher gives his students a lab on the rock cycle. The students spend 20 minutes working through the lab, following each step closely. After the lab activity the teacher administers an exit ticket as an informal way of assessing understanding, only to see little to no improvement. If you're looking for strategies to increase content retention in the science classroom, join our session to learn some ways to revise traditional labs and increase inquiry thinking.
Supports in SMART Notebook for the Special Education Classroom
When using the SMART Notebook software in your special education classroom, you may want to change the way you use it to better fit the individual needs of your students. In this session we will show you how SMART Notebook activities and content creation techniques can be adapted to address specific IEP goals. We will also provide you with strategies to systematically monitor these teaching adaptations for maximum impact in the classroom.
Fully Baked pi: Lessons You Can Use on 3/14
You'll be prepared to celebrate Pi Day with our ready-to-go lesson plans and activities. We have interdisciplinary activities for all ages to make March 14th a piece of pie! Join us as we show you how to integrate these digits into memorable classroom experiences.
Revising Traditional Labs with Inquiry Thinking - Part 2
Don't let those old textbook lessons go to waste! Now that you are familiar with inquiry thinking, join us as we transform traditional labs through the various levels of inquiry: confirmation, structured, guided, and open. After this session, you'll be ready to customize your own resources to best suit your classroom's needs.
Are you looking for tools to help customize your lesson plans and materials? Join our session to learn more about different resources to make your lessons look better than ever!
TECHnically Fit: Getting Started
Looking for a way to integrate technology into your Physical Education classroom or ways to get your students more mobile? In this session, we'll show you how to get TECHnically fit by combining active lessons with some of our favorite edtech products: micro:bit, Active Floor, and the NAO Robot.
Increase Retention and Beat the Summer Slide!
Fight back against academic regression during the summer months, and say goodbye to rusty skills and forgotten knowledge. In this session we'll review some ways to engage students in activities that will encourage learning throughout their time away from school.
There is so much to monitor in our natural world — too much for scientists to handle alone! To maximize efforts, scientists often recruit citizen scientists to help. A citizen scientist is a member of the general public or an amateur scientist. While issues with data validity and collection standardization exist with this method, without it much of the natural world would go unobserved. Join us to learn about citizen science, how you can use it in your classroom to provide authenticity to a project, and learn some tips for keeping your collections valid!
Starting Off Your Year with Classroom Management
It's the start of another school year. Students might be distracted, missing summer, and want to catch up with friends, but the teaching must begin! Join us as we take a look at a variety of classroom management strategies to get your students back into learning mode.
Celebrate Student Success Using 3D Design & Printing
As educators, we wear many hats. We are listeners, planners, data collectors, and above all: motivators. In order to motivate our students, we are constantly looking for ways to celebrate their achievements. In this session, we will share ideas for designing prizes and other celebratory items to commemorate your students’ accomplishments for homework completion, attendance, and so much more!