Reflections From STEAM Training Response and STEAM Camp Job Aides
STEAM camp is professional development for all stakeholders and participants. Excitement, building of strong professional learning communities across campuses, along with modeling of 21st century learning and critical thinking are expressed outcomes and skill sets obtained and from STEAM training. Teachers experience learning to let go of being the “expert” in the classroom to the instructional coach/facilitator in the classroom. Often educators are fearful of the unknown aspects to problem solving. Robotics allow for our K12 teachers to truly participate as a 21st century learner and teacher. Critical thinking, planing, logistics, journal reflections, problem solving, questioning, and creating are all strongly emphasized throughout the experience. Teachers participate in collaborative work settings, create using a variety of digital presentation platforms to be showcased to the world, research and apply unfamiliar scientific topics to all core disciplines to address a variety of levels, and publish reflections for the world to view.
To see an ongoing transcript of teacher collaboration and to join visit our back channel built June 4, 2012 for teacher training. Teachers elected on their own June 12, 2012 to allow for students to contribute to the back channel.
To view teacher reflections and thoughts, please visit and join our collaborative group.
Teachers are also reflecting on our Connection Grant Group.
The group also participated in the MMS Challenge learning activity developed by Sandra Wozniak, Tom Chambers, and Jennifer Miller. Student productions in STEAM as a result of the challenge were showcased at ISTE12 last week. To learn more about MMS Challenge, visit our Livebinder located in either collaborative group mentioned above.