The Enhancing STEM Curriculum with Technology workshop is an intensive, three-day, hands-on opportunity for science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) educators to explore practical ways to use technology to enrich their STEM curricula and engage students. The workshop explores innovative ideas, effective techniques, and thoughtful plans for incorporating web-based resources, mobile devices and emerging technologies into the classroom instruction of STEM.
The workshop provides numerous examples of the best STEM-related web sites, describes practical methods and techniques for using technology in the STEM classroom, and includes opportunities for targeted exploration. Examples highlight inquiry-based technology applications in physical sciences, life sciences, Earth science and math for middle school and high school. The workshop emphasizes innovative ideas and exciting projects for incorporating Web 2.0 tools including blogs, podcasts, video creation, screencasting, Electronic Laboratory Notebooks, ePub creation, laboratory simulations, gaming and other emerging technologies into the classroom. The combination of resources and hands-on time to explore and create will leave the workshop participants with a set of strategies and resources to begin integrating technology into the classroom.
The projects, concepts, and tools addressed in this workshop not only apply to The Common Core State Standards, but also to the 4Cs – Communication, Collaboration, Critical Thinking, & Creativity – as defined by the Partnership for 21st Century Skills.