2016 Learning Sessions

The Innovation Summit features interactive learning sessions designed to stimulate participants’ thinking around a broad range of strategies used to integrate STEM in the classroom. The learning sessions are intended to provide attendees opportunities to interact with educational leaders and practitioners that are seeing success with STEM practices designed to raise student interest and achievement in STEM education.

Tennessee STEM Innovation Summit
Learning Sessions 2016
Tuesday Room Title Presenter Co-Presenter School/Organization
12:45pm Ballroom A Authentic and Personalized Professional Development to Empower STEM teachers Becky Ashe George Ashe L&N STEM Academy and Hardin Valley Academy
Ballroom B Infusing Computer Science in the Classroom Tony Donen Michael Stone STEM School Chattanooga, Albert Einstein Distinguished Educator Fellow
Board of Trust Room STEM Game Changer: Learning Blade in Action Josh Sneideman Casey Garrison, Trey Upchurch Prescott South Middle School and Learning Blade
Classrooms
1 & 2
Cultivating a STEM-task-ic Culture: An Approach to K-5 STEM Literacy Ashley Aldridge Tressa Sanders Jack Anderson Elementary
Tuesday Room Title Presenter Co-Presenter School/Organization
2:30pm Ballroom A School-Wide STEM in a Non-STEM School: Butterflies, Bowling, and a Murder Scene Mark Dowlen Cheri Reznicek Heritage High School
Ballroom B Big STEM – Little STEM! Creating a STEM Pipeline Through Student Ambassadors Tressie Norton Sandy Morris L&N STEM Academy and Green Magnet Academy
Board of Trust Room STEM Integration is a Process, Not a Scripted Program Catherine Jones Kattie Nash Prescott South Elementary
Classrooms
1 & 2
Engineering Design Notebooks: An Inclusive Approach to STEAM Education Whitney Joyner Todd Taylor Northeast Middle School
Wednesday Room Title Presenter Co-Presenter School/Organization
10:30am Ballroom A Engineering the Future Using 3D Printing Margie Hawkins Winfree Bryant Middle School
Ballroom B Starting a New STEM Program? How One Administrator Approached STEM Tommy Elliott Megan Pounders-Michael Whitehaven Elementary STEM Academy
Board of Trust Room It’s STEMulating: Engaging Parents and Kids in a STEM Environment Melissa Drury Reynoldsburg Elementary (Reynoldsburg, OH)
Classrooms
1 & 2
They’re Having Fun, but is it Learning? The Role of Informal Learning Environments in STEM Education Tiffany Ellis Farmer Karen Dewhirst The Adventure Science Center and the Creative Discovery Museum
Wednesday Room Title Presenter Co-Presenter School/Organization
12:45pm Ballroom A You Don’t Have to be a Coder to Teach Coding! Karla Moran Jean Hesson Union Elem and STEM Demonstration School
Ballroom B Discovering the “E” in STEM: Engineering in the Classroom Sally Pardue Upper Cumberland Rural STEM Initiative and the Millard Oakley STEM Center at TTU
Board of Trust Room STEM from the District Level: Built for Sustainability BJ Worthington Clarksville Montgomery County Schools
Classrooms
1 & 2
Building Future Careers: Bridging the Gap Between STEM Education and Industry Rebecca Farrow John Marshall John Overton High School
Wednesday Room Title Presenter Co-Presenter School/Organization
2:30pm Ballroom A What Does STEM Look Like in a State-Assessed Course? Missy Abel Christa Phillips Germantown Municipal School District and Houston High School
Ballroom B Beyond the School Day: STEM After School and at Home Keri Randolph Hamilton County Department of Education
Board of Trust Room Creating Meaningful Science Labs and Activities on a Bare Bones Budget Mary Coulter Shawn Hirt Midway High School
Classrooms
1 & 2
Techno-Necromancy: Bringing Technology Back from the Dead for Classroom Use Amy Flatt Lisa Mae Preston The Nashville Technology Council and Creswell School of the Arts

 

 

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