Free STEM/ STEAM Virtual Trainings

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Recorded STEm/ STEAM Trainings

Elementary

Spring 2021

How Did the Chickens Get to School?

Join the Kindergarten team from Pine Ridge Elementary as they detail how they brought chickens to the school and created a habitat for them. The teachers, students, and volunteers will explain the process of creating a chicken coop PBL from start to finish!

Facilitator: Brantley Sawyer; Spring 2021

Simple Strategies for Arts Integration

Join us for a chat with Sally Baker from PAIR, Rebecca Pogue with the Alliance Theatre, and Rachel Vogt from The Columbus Museum to learn more about arts integration. From simple body movements to classroom games, you will leave this session will several easy-to-implement strategies that will make integrating the arts feel easier than you imagined!

Facilitator: Brantley Sawyer; Recorded Live Session, Spring 2021

STEM/ STEAM & Social Studies Series

Learn about the many online resources available from museums across the state of Georgia that can be used to support STEM/ STEAM instruction focused on our Social Studies standards. Learn how to use these online resources to create STEM/STEAM lessons.

Facilitator: Tracy Ingram; Spring 2021

STEM/ STEAM and Social Studies: Part One

Part One of this three-part series features Abraham Baldwin Agricultural College's Georgia Museum of Agriculture and Destination Ag; two programs operating in Tifton, Georgia. Online resources include virtual field trips, lesson plans, books, PowerPoint presentations and more. You will also learn how New Mountain Hill Elementary in Harris County is putting a new spin on STEAM journals to inspires students to explore social studies in a new way.

STEM/ STEAM and Social Studies: Part Two

Part Two of this three-part series features The Booth Western Art Museum. Don't let the name trick you into thinking they only offer resources related to western art. They have developed many STEAM units that reach across content areas to show examples of fantastic STEAM lesson development reaching deep into visual art but also into many science, math, social studies, and ELA standards.

STEM/ STEAM and Social Studies: Part Three

his presentation puts a special focus on the Jimmy Carter National Historic Site and what they have to offer every grade level from Pre-K through high school. We will also take a look at the Social Studies and STEM Connections planned for grade levels K through 5 by Pleasant Grove Elementary School. 

Fall 2020

Why STEM/ STEAM? Why Now?

Hear from different speakers each sharing their perspective regarding what STEM/STEAM should look like and giving you words of encouragement for why STEM/STEAM is perhaps more important now than ever before. 

Facilitator: Tracy Ingram; Fall 2020

Natasha Smith's STEM Journey

Journey with STEM/STEAM Virtual Specialist, Natasha Smith, as she shares the 5-year journey to GaDOE Elementary STEM certification. 

Facilitator: Natasha Smith, Fall 2020

STEM Visual Interactive Timelines

Watch this session to learn about visual/ interactive timelines utilized at Evoline C. West Elementary and this strategy can capture the amazing work going on in your school and/or county.

Facilitator: Natasha Smith, Fall 2020

Standards-Aligned Project Based Learning

Learn the steps for planning effective, standards-aligned Project Based Learning Units. Look forward to taking away sample planning templates, elementary project-based learning unit(s), and ideas to get your school and/or county started with STEM/STEAM Project Based Learning!

Facilitator: Natasha Smith; Recorded Live Session, Fall 2020

STEM/ STEAM Observation Skills

Teaching observation skills is a keystone for critical thinking and problem-solving in STEM/STEAM. Explore how to easily integrate observation skills across content areas.

Facilitator: Tracy Ingram; Fall 2020

STEM/ STEAM Elementary Student Panel

Interested in the benefits of STEM/ STEAM teaching and learning? Hear directly from students how STEM and STEAM have impacted their lives both in and out of the classroom. 

Facilitator: Meghan McFerrin; Recorded Live Session, Fall 2020

Elementary STEM/ STEAM Journal Panel

Student-centered writing and reflection foster a culture of student ownership and standards-based problem-solving. View this panel to hear discover best practices and strategies to engage students with STEM/ STEAM Journaling.

Facilitator: Meghan McFerrin; Recorded Live Session, Fall 2020

STEM/ STEAM Certification 101: Elementary School 

View this recording for an introduction to STEM and STEAM certification. Hear from a panel of district and building leaders who will share lessons learned on the journey to certification. 

Facilitators: GaDOE STEM/ STEAM Team, Recorded Live Session, Fall 2020

Summer 2020

A Schoolwide Approach to Design

During this session, participants will examine how schools can design a schoolwide approach to design thinking, utilize the design process to collaborate and plan for meaningful projects, and plan for purposeful opportunities for students to document thinking and learning in STEAM journals.

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Facilitators: Alecia Beck & Katie Holiday; Recorded Live Session, Summer 2020

It takes a TEAM to be STEAM

As one of the first 15 elementary schools to be STEM certified in 2015, Rocky Branch Elementary, has a true understanding of how it takes a TEAM to be STEAM! In this presentation, participants will learn about the steps your TEAM should take to work towards STEAM certification. Join our TEAM as we share our journey to be STEAM. 

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Facilitators: Laura Mason, Kandice Ivarie, Jolaine Whitehead, & Stephanie Dickerson; Recorded Live Session, Summer 2020

Jotting in Journals

An integral part of creating a successful STEAM culture at your school is implementing daily STEAM journals. Watch the “Jotting in Journals” session to learn how Pine Ridge Elementary went from cut-outs to authentic student reflections connected to learning.

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Facilitators: Brantley Sawyer & Katie Sizemore; Recorded Live Session, Summer 2020

Middle

Spring 2021

STEM/ STEAM Forum to Whole School Certification

This session tells a unique and interesting story of how attending a session on solar energy at the STEM Forum sparked an entire STEM movement at Thomson Middle School.

Facilitator: Terra McMillan, Recorded Live Session, Spring 2021

Fall 2020

Student-Centered Strategies

In this session, you’ll learn some creative ways to empower your students to take ownership of their learning and make your classroom student-centered.

Facilitator: Terra McMillan, Fall 2020

Interdisciplinary Planning

Through strategic planning and collaboration, interdisciplinary planning can be efficient and easy. In this recorded webinar session, learn how Thomson Middle School uses the Science Georgia Standards of Excellence as the basis for integration with mathematics, English language arts, and social studies.

Facilitator: Terra McMillan, Recorded Live Session, Fall 2020

Middle School STEM Nights

A great way to spread the word about your STEM program is through events such as STEM family night. In this webinar session, participants will learn how to host fun and engaging STEM family nights that are completely facilitated by STUDENTS!

Facilitator: Terra McMillan, Recorded Live Session, Fall 2020

All Girls STEM Cohort

A major component of the national STEM initiative is to increase the number of nontraditional populations in STEM. In this webinar session, participants will learn about the profound impact of STEM on a cohort of minority females as they traveled from grades 6th -8th.

STEM Girls Part 2

Learn more about how Thomson Middle School immerses nontraditional students in STEM curriculum.

Facilitator: Terra McMillan, Recorded Live Session, Fall 2020

All Boys STEM Cohort

A major component of the national STEM initiative is to increase the number of nontraditional populations in STEM. In this webinar session, participants will learn about the profound impact of STEM on a cohort of minority males as they traveled from grades 6th -8th.

Facilitator: Terra McMillan, Recorded Live Session, Fall 2020

STEM/ STEAM Middle School Student Panel

Interested in the benefits of STEM/ STEAM teaching and learning? Hear directly from students how STEM and STEAM have impacted their lives both in and out of the classroom. 

Facilitator: Allyson Morgan, Recorded Live Session, Fall 2020

STEM/ STEAM Certification 101: Middle/ High School 

View this recording for an introduction to STEM and STEAM certification. Hear from a panel of district and building leaders who will share lessons learned on the journey to certification. 

Facilitators: GaDOE STEM/ STEAM Team, Recorded Live Session, Fall 2020

Summer 2020

Rural & Virtual: PBL Planning at Claxton Middle School 

View this session to learn Claxton Middle School has utilized the rural Georgia community to contextualize and connect with their standards, and the steps they have followed in the PBL planning process, and how they continued facilitating PBL planning in a virtual space in the last quarter of the 19-20 school year. 

Facilitators: Samantha Keyfauver, Lindsay Minis, Tiffany Robinson,  Andrew Strickland; Recorded Live Session, Summer 2020

Growing a STEM School: Adairsville Middle

Great teaching and deep meaningful learning begin with exceptional leadership. Join this session to hear how Adairsville Middle School was able to transform their school culture to support STEM education for ALL students.  

Facilitator: Tony Stanfill; Recorded Live Session, Summer 2020

High

Spring 2021

Integrating Healthcare Science and Biology

Learn how Union County High School integrates Healthcare Science CTAE courses and content into the Biology curriculum through collaboration with community partners.

Facilitator: Alecia Frizzell; Recorded Live Session, Spring 2020

Fall 2020

Project-Based Learning at Union County High School

View this session to learn how to encourage collaborative planning to connect math, science, ELA, and social studies with CTAE.  Participants will walk away with steps to organize Project Based Learning units.

Facilitator: Alecia Frizzell; Fall 2020

Union County STEM Program Overview

This recording will introduce you to how Union County High School started the process of beginning their STEM Academy, lessons learned, course map for students, curriculum integration ideas, community partnerships, graduation checklist, and sample student schedules.

Facilitator: Alecia Frizzell; Fall 2020

Union County STEM- Student Perspective

During this presentation, you will see interviews of different students ranging from graduated STEM students from our Academy, to current 9th grade students. Hear how STEM has impacted their education as well as their overall love of STEM at Union County High School.

Facilitator: Alecia Frizzell; Fall 2020

STEM/ STEAM Certification 101: Middle/ High School 

View this recording for an introduction to STEM and STEAM certification. Hear from a panel of district and building leaders who will share lessons learned on the journey to certification. 

Facilitators: GaDOE STEM/ STEAM Team, Recorded Live Session, Fall 2020

STEM/ STEAM High School Student Panel

Interested in the benefits of STEM/ STEAM teaching and learning? Hear directly from students how STEM and STEAM have impacted their lives both in and out of the classroom. 

Facilitator: Rontra Brown; Recorded Live Session, Fall 2020

STEM/ STEAM High School Graduate Panel

Interested in the benefits of STEM/ STEAM teaching and learning? Hear directly from students how STEM and Career, Technical, Student Organizations have impacted their lives both in and out of the classroom. 

Facilitator: Felicia Cullars; Recorded Live Session, Fall 2020

Summer 2020

Rising Beyond Buzzwords: STEM at Lanier High School

The Center for Design and Technology (CDAT) STEM Program is a four-year program offered to all students at Lanier High School that prefer a project-based approach to learning. Teachers at Lanier High will share how they use cross-curricular, STEM-focused planning to promote and facilitate student use of 21st century skills to engage in authentic Project Based Learning opportunities. 

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Facilitator: Michael Reilly; Recorded Live Session, Summer 2020

All Grade Levels

Spring 2021

Drew Charter's STEAM Cohort Model

Are you considering getting the STEAM ball rolling at your school? How does that happen from a grassroots approach? Come meet members of Drew Charter School's STEAM Cohort and learn about the benefits to your staff and school of using this method to achieve buy-in and measurable change.

Facilitator: Courtney Bryant; Recorded Live Session, Spring 2021

A Case for STEAM

Why did Drew Charter School embrace STEAM practices? Why do they continue to utilize a STEAM instructional model? Why should you? We will look at data and the stories behind the daily decisions to commit to STEAM in Drew Charter School's classrooms.

Facilitator: Courtney Bryant; Spring 2021

Fall 2020

Community Partner Panel

In a STEAM or STEM school, partners are essential; providing resources and volunteers, aiding with curriculum, and planning for events. Learn how different kinds of partners help make STEAM happen.

Facilitator: Courtney Bryant; Recorded Live Session, Fall 2020

Designing Projects for the Design Process

Learn about the Design Process and how it is used in PBL units K-12 at Drew Charter School in a variety of courses. You will learn the importance of having consistent language and consistent practices across disciplines. Sample projects will be shared.

Facilitator: Courtney Bryant; Fall 2020

STEAMy Culture with STEAMin Events

Establishing STEAM culture at your school requires advocacy on all levels; with students, parents, teachers, administrators, and community members. Community events can be fun and effective ways to bring everyone on board. Learn how Drew Charter School benefits from our STEAM community-building events and how you can get started on your own campus.

Facilitator: Courtney Bryant; Fall 2020

Free Resources to Support your STEAM Curriculum

In this session, Tracey Wiley from Georgia Public Broadcasting, Kate McLeod from the High Museum, Heidi Turcotte from CEISMC at Georgia Tech, and Chris Wilkerson from Decatur Makers will share tech resources that are available for classrooms throughout Georgia even though they are based in Metro Atlanta. Information learned will be immediately useful in classrooms near you!

Facilitator: Courtney Bryant; Recorded Live Session, Fall 2020

STEAM + Social Justice

In this session, participants will learn why STEAM is a social justice issue. STEAM is not something for a few students, it should be available to all students. STEAM should mean access and opportunity for all. Access to resources, tools, materials, equipment, rigorous curriculum, exciting challenges, and professionals in STEAM fields. STEAM Educators must examine practices to explore ways to make sure all are included. Take part to learn how you can be part of the solution.

Facilitator: Courtney Bryant; Fall 2020

Summer 2020

STEM/ STEAM Community Partnerships

Positive change in the quality of Georgia’s workforce comes from STEM/STEAM education. Partnerships with businesses, nonprofit organizations, and industries are essential. Panelists share best practices and advice for STEM/STEAM teachers on how to prepare tomorrow’s workforce from their unique perspectives. 

Facilitator: Meghan McFerrin; Recorded Live Session, Summer 2020

STEM/ STEAM Resources through CEISMC

The Center for Education Integrating Science Mathematics and Computing (CEISMC) at Georgia Tech has spent the last 30 years supporting teachers and students across the state. Join Tim as he covers all things FREE from across Georgia Tech as they relate to STEM/STEAM including curriculums for coding, math, science, and STEM at the K-12 level. 

Facilitator: Timothy Cone; Recorded Live Session, Summer 2020

Leaders

Spring 2021

Rural Georgia STEM/ STEAM Leadership Cohort

Leadership Strategies for Creating a Climate and Culture of Excellence

This professional learning session dives into the importance of STEM/ STEAM education. Ms. Felicia Cullars, Georgia Department of Education STEM/STEAM Program Specialist, shares how educational leaders can foster equitable access to rich learning experiences, how to cultivate a learning community built on innovation and collaboration, and how to build community partnerships.

Facilitator: Felicia Cullars; Recorded Live Session, Spring 2021

Building a Culture for STEM/ STEAM in Your Context

Dr. Walter Stephens, current Director of School Operations in Houston County and former principal of Thomson Middle School, shares information on how he created and lead a culture of STEM/ STEAM at Thomson Middle School and gives information on how to replicate these practices in your context.

Facilitator: Walter Stephens; Recorded Live Session, Spring 2021

Fall 2020

Union County STEM- Administrator Perspective

With the implementation of STEM/STEAM, it’s always great to hear perspectives from multiple viewpoints. During this presentation, you will be able to listen to CTAE director Josh Davis and Principal CT Hussion discuss Union County High School's STEM Academy and integration into the high school over the past 7 years. 

Facilitator: Alecia Frizzell; Fall 2020

Summer 2020

STEM/ STEAM Leader Panel: Planting the Seeds for STEM/ STEAM to Thrive

The most effective and sustained STEM/STEAM programs begin with quality leadership. Join our panel of administrators as they share how through strategic planning and shared decision-making, they were able to change their school cultures to create a rigorous STEM/STEAM program that met the needs of the students, parents, and community. 

Facilitator: Felicia Cullars; Recorded Live Session, Summer 2020

Title IV, Part A: Opportunities for Students Support and Academic Enrichment

This session will highlight key considerations in implementing Title IV, Part A of the Elementary and Secondary Education Act of 1965, as amended by Every Student Succeeds Act.  In this session, the presenter will discuss STEM/STEAM opportunities Title IV, Part A offers to strengthen well-rounded education, safe and healthy students, and effective uses of technology. 

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Facilitator: Charmaine Simmons; Recorded Live Session, Summer 2020