July 27-29, 2016
The 5th Annual STEM Forum & Expo, hosted by NSTA, is a unique, focused event that brings together (informal and formal) educators, administrators, and representatives from exhibiting companies who are interested in—as well as have tools and resources to share—that will ensure successful implementation of STEM education into our schools and communities.
Friday, July 29
From Apps to ABCs: Great Technology for Early Childhood
Juliana Texley (2014-2015 NSTA President), Carolyn Staudt (The Concord Consortium)
9:30 – 10:30 AM, Colorado Convention Center, 207
Can preK and K children learn great practices of science and engineering through technology? Absolutely. Free and highly rated inexpensive apps from many sources for basic skills and even coding! Bring your smart device, too!
Sim City in the Real World: Using STEM Practices to Model YOUR Environment
Nanette Marcum-Dietrich (Millersville University), Carolyn Staudt (The Concord Consortium), Melinda Daniels (Stroud Water Research Center), Melissa Hess (Conestoga Valley Middle School)
11:00 AM – 12:00 PM, Colorado Convention Center, 709
Come learn about an exciting free online modeling application that gives anyone (age 8+) the ability to use STEM practices to explore their local watershed.