From STEM to STEAM: Bringing STEAM learning to your school

From STEM to STEAM: Bringing STEAM learning to your school

ON DEMANDDate and time:Tuesday, May 10, 2016 1:00 pm
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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 webinar will give you the inspiration to start your own STEAM learning initiative in your school or district as well as the necessary tips, tricks, and tools for implementing a successful program.

You’ll hear from educators such as Dr. Traci Kohler of Collier County Public Schools in Florida. She is the Director of STEM Resources, Instructional Technology & Media Services. Find out how STEAM permeates the entire curriculum and how tools such as littleBits get students inventing and reimagining the world around them.

Dr. Traci Kohler – Director of STEM Resources, Instructional Technology and Media Services

Dr. Kohler received her Bachelor of Science degree in Education from the University of Wisconsin-Madison. After relocating to Florida, she earned her Masters of Curriculum and Instruction from Florida Gulf Coast University and her Educational Leadership Doctoral degree from the University of Florida. Dr. Kohler taught reading, Geography and Geography for English Speakers of Other Languages (ESOL) at Oakridge Middle School for 7 years. She then transitioned to the district office where she has held positions such as Instructional Technology Specialist, Coordinator of Staff Development and School Improvement, and Director of Federal and State Grants.

As the current Director of STEM Resources, Instructional Technology & Media Services with Collier County Public Schools, Dr. Kohler and her team support students, teachers and administrators with integrating instructional technology and STEM strategies via instructional coaching such as co-teaching and modeling and conducting research to impact teaching and learning. She has led several national and state-level technology workshops including the Council of Chief State School Officers, Florida Educational Technology Conference and the Florida Association of Educational Data Systems Conference. Dr. Kohler is also the current Past President for the Florida Council of Instructional Technology Leaders.

Dr. Kohler will be joined by her team of instructional technology specialists: Lindy George, Mary Marshall, Ted Borduas and Amy Hance.

Christine Leonard, Education Marketing Manager, littleBits
Christine is on the education team at littleBits working to put together epic products & content to help educators and students invent. When she’s not talking to educators about littleBits, she’s helping her niece and nephew with their own contraptions.

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