How do you Teach the E in STEM (when it's not part of the Curriculum)
with Sylvia Martinez
We all know how important STEM (and STEAM) is to the future well being and careers of our students. But we're still all challenged to get through Math, Language Arts, Science, and History/Social Studies. How can we fit one more think into an already overstuffed day? The answer is that engineering is not an “extra,” it is a way of knowing and doing real things that those subjects come alive. It contextualizes all disciplines as students build real things that work in the real world.
In this interactive, online event Sylvia Martinez will discuss methods of integrating engineering into the school day, while motivating students to learn by solving problems and designing solutions.
Sylvia Martinez is co-author of Invent To Learn: Making, Tinkering, and Engineering the Classroom, a book that has been called the “bible of the classroom maker movement”. She designed and developed educational software and was president of Generation YES, a non-profit organization evangelizing student leadership through modern technology. Martinez started her career as an electrical engineer designing high frequency receiver systems and navigation software for GPS satellites. A popular international keynote, workshop leader, and consultant, Sylvia speaks on topics of design thinking and making, the lessons for schools from the global Maker Movement, student empowerment, STEM, gender issues in technology, games and learning, and digital citizenship.