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Thursday, February 6 • 10:30am - 12:00pm
STEM in Stories

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The word “STEM” (an acronym for Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math) has become commonplace in the science classroom, but we don't often stop to think about what it means. In this interactive and collaborative session, we will define STEM and demonstrate how it can be leveraged to guide authentic learning. With the help of the presenters’ varied scientific backgrounds, participants will realize that STEM is all around them – including in children’s stories! By using storybooks in our teaching, we can make topics more relevant and exciting to students. This reinforces their learning by connecting it to topics they are already interested in and inspires them to continue looking for the STEM in everyday life. We will lead participants through our unique strategy of teaching STEM topics through stories. Participants will collaborate to develop hands-on classroom activities that connect science and math learning outcomes to storybooks.

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Alissa Boyle

Outreach Manager, The Association of Professional Engineers and Geoscientists of Alberta (APEGA)
As the Association of Professional Engineers and Geoscientists of Alberta’s (APEGA) Outreach Manager, Alissa Boyle oversees the association’s K-12 and University Outreach programs. Her primary focus is on empowering students through impactful STEM experiences. Prior to joining... Read More →
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Natalie Hervieux

Outreach Coordinator, The Association of Professional Engineers and Geoscientists of Alberta (APEGA)
While pursuing her B.Sc. in Physics, Natalie developed her passion for andknowledge of STEM fields such as physics, astronomy, math, and computer science. Since graduating, Natalie has worked in K-12 STEM Outreach, creating hands-on activities and delivering curriculum-based classroom... Read More →

Keely McPhee

Keely holds a Bachelor of Science degree with a major in Earth and Atmospheric Science, and a minor in Psychology. She is passionate about education and inspiring the next generation to develop skills, seek-out learning opportunities, and pursue task mastery. Experienced in creative... Read More →

Thursday February 6, 2020 10:30am - 12:00pm
Westin: Turner Valley Rm 10135 100 St NW
  • Room Details Workshop Max Capacity - 80
  • Grade Focus K-6
  • Tags English
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