Presentation Title

bluPrints for Early STEM Learning

Primary Presenter Brief Bio

Erika D. Tate founded bluknowledge to extend the scope and impact of her community service and design-based research experience to support healthy, sustainable, and just communities. In 2009, Dr. Tate earned her PhD in Education in Mathematics, Science, and Technology, from the University of California, Berkeley. Her doctoral research centered on the design and research of technology- and standards-based science instruction that engaged high school students in evidence-based decision-making about community health and environmental justice issues. Outside the Ivory Tower, Dr. Tate has designed a variety of interactive learning experiences that have taught residents about environmental health injustices in classrooms, neighborhood meetings, farmers markets, and after school programs throughout the Bay Area, California and in Savannah, Georgia. bluknowledge fuses her social justice orientation, expertise in inquiry-based science and health education, community-centered design and research philosophy, and demonstrated aptitude for fostering creativity and collaboration.

Type of Presentation

Regular Session

Location

Room 2905

Topic Category

Strand 1: STEM - Science, Technology, Engineering, Math

Targeted Age Group

Adult Learners

Targeted Audience

College Faculty/Trainers/TA, After-School Providers

Brief Session Description

In the bluPrints for Early STEM Learning session, participants will learn how to design STEM learning experiences that engage young learners in high-level thinking, integrate STEM content (e.g., survival needs of plants) and practices (e.g., planning an investigation), and generate solutions for real-world situations (e.g., growing plants without dirt). Through a collaborative design challenge, participants will experience the engineering design cycle to understand how it motivates young learners’ curiosity and creativity. They will also apply their new knowledge of STEM teaching and learning principles as they use a rubric to guide their evaluation of STEM learning experiences. Equipped with an array of resources, participants will leave this session ready to plan appropriate and effective STEM learning activities for young learners.

Full Session Description

No full session available.

Start Date

28-1-2017 3:00 PM

End Date

28-1-2017 4:30 PM

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Jan 28th, 3:00 PM Jan 28th, 4:30 PM

bluPrints for Early STEM Learning

Room 2905

In the bluPrints for Early STEM Learning session, participants will learn how to design STEM learning experiences that engage young learners in high-level thinking, integrate STEM content (e.g., survival needs of plants) and practices (e.g., planning an investigation), and generate solutions for real-world situations (e.g., growing plants without dirt). Through a collaborative design challenge, participants will experience the engineering design cycle to understand how it motivates young learners’ curiosity and creativity. They will also apply their new knowledge of STEM teaching and learning principles as they use a rubric to guide their evaluation of STEM learning experiences. Equipped with an array of resources, participants will leave this session ready to plan appropriate and effective STEM learning activities for young learners.