Please join us for free professional development, experiences with STEM industry, and our Elementary STEM2 Summit. Attendees will receive certificates of participation redeemable for free PDPs* through the Northeast Regional Readiness Center at Salem State University. All workshops are paid for by the U.S. Department of Education's Race To the Top Fund.

*To submit your lesson plan or for information about your PDPs please email Christine Shaw directly at the Northeast Regional Readiness Center cshaw@salemstate.edu

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Elementary STEM² Summit : June 4, 8:30am- 2:30pm

Did you miss the STEM2 Elementary Summit?

 

“Nurturing students’ curiosity and inspiring innovation”

Watch video from the event below and be inspired. You might be surprised to hear their passion for STEM began early on in elementary school and how their resulting contributions changed society.

Wonder how innovators got their start when it comes to changing the world we live in?

Meet the people who patented revolutionary technologies that are used every day in the following fields:

Advanced Medical Technology (Keynote) –Dr. Bernard Gordon, “Father of analog to digital conversion” Video not available.

Audio Production – Lewis Athanas, Inventor of Audio Glass. Glass that plays “surround sound” eliminating speakers.

3-D Printing – Sean O’Reilly, Specialist on mission critical and highly technical 3-D printing

Finance– Mark Gelfand, Invented the gold-standard software for valuing complex financial transactions

Mechanical Engineering– Dr. Beth Marcus, Patented the first force feedback consumer gaming joystick

Software – Jim Starkey, Patented several fundamental database management systems relied on by the internet

Sports – Corkey Newcomb, Inventor of glow-in-the-dark golf balls for Titleist

Transportation (Keynote) – Dr. Dean Kamen, Inventor of the Segway and founder of US FIRST robotics
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This FREE event was made possible by our volunteer presenters and with support from the Northeast Regional Readiness Center at Salem State University, U.S. Department of Education, and the Ken Olsen Science Center at Gordon College.  KnowAtom, LLC is the official facilitator for STEM2.

The STEM2 Elementary Summit: “Nurturing students’ curiosity and inspiring innovation” was a capstone to a 5 part elementary educator professional development series funded by the US Department of Education with participants from over 80 northeast communities and 26 STEM organizations.

STEM2 would also like to thank our community partners for helping make the series a success:

Abiomed

Analogic

Applied Materials

Axcelis Technologies

US Senator Ed Markey, Massachusetts

US Senator Elizabeth Warren, Massachusetts

GE Aviation

US Congressmen John Tierney, 6th District

KnowAtom

Lynn Public Schools

Manchester-Essex Regional School District

North Reading Public Schools

North Shore Chamber of Commerce

North Shore Technology Council

Northeast Regional Readiness Center at Salem State University

Northeast Regional STEM Network

State Representative Jerry Parisella, Beverly

State Representative John Keenan, Salem

The Ken Olsen Science Center at Gordon College

The Gordon College Department of Education

 

Workshop I : October 22, 9:00 am-2:30 pm

Establishing a Foundation for STEM in Elementary Education

By the end of this workshop, elementary educators will:

  • Discover the role of STEM in education.
  • Examine the goals of the federal STEM plan.
  • Examine the goals of Governor Patrick’s STEM Plan for Massachusetts.
  • Examine STEM from an industrial focus and regional needs
  • Relate highlighted NRC recommendations for STEM education to elementary classroom instruction.
  • Discuss draft DESE definition of College and Career Readiness and relate to elementary classroom practices.

Missed the event? You can watch video 1 of 3 from the event below. Audio quality improves as the series continues.

Video 2 of 3

Video 3 of 3

Workshop II : November 19, 9:00 am-2:30 pm

Industry and Higher Education: Elementary Skills Required for College/Career Readiness

By the end of this workshop, elementary educators will:

  • Explore new Science, Technology, and Engineering Practices and Standards.
  • Differentiate between STEM content, process, and system.
  • Identify common misconceptions about STEM inquiry in the elementary classroom.
  • Observe and discuss best practices that create value and promote engagement.
  • Afternoon field trip to a North Shore technology company: Abiomed, Analogic, Applied Materials, or Axcelis Technologies

Missed the event? You can watch video from the event below.

Workshop III : December 10, 9:00 am-2:30 pm

Cultivating Student Scientific Habits and Inquiry Skill: Supporting Peers with Feedback

By the end of this workshop, elementary educators will:

  • Discuss and identify best practices in the inquiry classroom, including methods and pedagogy.
  • Discuss effective peer-to-peer coaching strategies.
  • Practice peer-to-peer coaching skills for STEM methods and content.
  • Second afternoon field trip to a North Shore technology company: Abiomed, Analogic, Applied Materials, or Axcelis Technologies

Missed the event? You can watch video from the event below.

Workshop IV : January 7, 9:00am-2:30pm

Finding STEM Time-on-Learning: Teaching Common Core ELA and MATH with STEM content and process

By the end of this workshop educators will:

  • Discuss concept of Understanding by Design (UbD) lesson architecture.
  • Examine model lessons that follow STEM concept from standard through assessment. (Rescheduled to Workshop V)
  • Develop/redesign teachers’ own MATH/ELA/Social Studies lessons with focus on cross-content integration with STEM (teachers will bring several past lesson plans to work on). (Rescheduled to Workshop V)
  • Afternoon round table discussion: Dialogue with STEM higher education and industry representatives to explore how elementary school STEM foundations combine with hard and soft skills in area STEM colleges/careers.

Missed the event? You can watch video from the event below.

Workshop V : February 4, 9:00am-2:30pm

Working with a common language: Identifying resources that support core instruction outside the classroom

In this workshop educators will:

  • Analyze lessons integrating STEM practices and processes (Please bring a complete ELA, Math, or Social Studies lesson to “STEMify.”)
  • Examine model lessons that follow STEM concept from standard through assessment. (Rescheduled to Workshop V)
  • Develop/redesign teachers’ own MATH/ELA/Social Studies lessons with focus on cross-content integration with STEM (teachers will bring several past lesson plans to work on). (Rescheduled to Workshop V)
  • Identify common STEM language to be able to use resources that support your model for core instruction. We are defining “resources” as anything outside your core of instruction. These resources include everything from lessons and visuals to fieldtrips.
  • Identify inquiry activities and resources that enhance core instruction of standards content, process, and systems outside the classroom.

Missed the event? You can watch video from the event below.