Join 2020 SC STEM Educator of the Year Tracey Elmore and Shawn Boger from the National Inventor's Hall of Fame for a live demonstration of "The Wildlife Engineering Design Challenge," an at-home or in-classroom STEM activity from the National Inventors Hall of Fame® and Camp Invention®.
In this session, you will discover how utilizing online resources, such as the National Inventors Hall of Fame, provide teachers an opportunity to make a lesson/unit personal and relevant for your students.
This particular unit, Wildlife Design Challenge, is one of many amazing resources from the National Inventors Hall of Fame, and it provides opportunities for students to design and create a park habitat for wildlife in a wooded area, while studying about the causes and impacts of habitat loss. This STEM unit will help empower students as learners and producers of their STEM learning by highlighting that caring about preserving our parks and woodland areas is vital. Join Tracy Elmore in collaboration with a panel of teachers and students to discuss how to set up a premiere lesson and make it your own to fit your classroom. Tracy will provide an overview of how to incorporate online resources to create an engaging lesson. We will see how using the resources on the National Inventors Hall of Fame, Nearpod, Jamboard, Learning Blade, Google Meet (Zoom/Microsoft Teams) and Flipgrid can be effective in building student interest in STEM, develop awareness of STEM career opportunities, and reinforce academic standards and skills.
2020 STEM Educator of the Year Finalists Chris Beyerle, Amy Baldwin, and Kirstin Bullington will join Tracy and Shawn to discuss the STEM Activity.