STREAM teaching isn’t about a checklist for ticking off items that are covered in class. Rather, it’s a unique approach to teaching that uses science, technology, robotics, engineering, arts, and math to connect the dots for authentic, deep learning.
When young scholars see themselves as inventors, creators, designers, problem-solvers, and collaborators, their ability to discover their true potential increases. As educators, it is our job to provide them with opportunities to experience a variety of activities that allow them to make mistakes, fix problems, try again, and brainstorm something new.
In this webinar, Library Media Specialist Karey Killian will lead us in an exploration of how STREAM teaching can create meaningful learning for our students. Karey will address:
- Approaching STREAM as a way of thinking through learning, not as a subject or a class
- How to provide ALL students with opportunities to discover unique ways of making learning connections–despite individual economic backgrounds–with science, technology, robotics, engineering, arts, and mathematics
- How to connect students’ experiences with those of other students, while sharing their learning adventures
- How to help students showcase their discoveries with others
- How to include STREAM thinking activities in the classroom
- How to create unique learning adventures by using #Skypeclassroom
Karey Killian is a certified Library Media Specialist for elementary schools in the Milton Area School District in Pennsylvania. She is a twenty-first century librarian who seeks ways for every student to achieve more by discovering their interests and talents. Those life moments usually occur during time in Makerspaces and Skype lessons. Karey was selected to engage in the Microsoft Innovative Educator Expert community in November 2015. Being among colleagues and an organization that strive to “empower every student on the planet to achieve more” continues to motivate her to find powerful learning opportunities. Follow Karey on Twitter @CoLIBRAtoRY