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Good literacy skills are crucial for students to be able to understand Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math concepts. Success in STEM relies on developing good reading and writing skills to be able to interpret technical information, master challenging vocabulary, and develop problem-solving skills. By interweaving literacy with STEM, teachers can help students achieve success both in and out of the science classroom!
More about your presenter: Leah is a graduate of the NASA Endeavor STEM Certification Program with a master’s degree in Science Education and STEM Certification from Columbia University. She has a passion for all things STEM and has devoted her career to creating STEM opportunities for underserved communities in science. She worked as a Junior High Science and STEM teacher for over 10 years in a rural, Title I district where she created the school’s first STEM program through grants and partnerships with NASA, the Civil Air Patrol, Girls in STEM, Code.org, and many others. Within three years, her students were competing in International NASA challenges where they were awarded the inaugural Robert Winglee Award for perseverance and dedication in the NASA ROADS on Asteroids challenge!