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How to STEM Up Your Classroom, 1/24/2019 - Shared screen with speaker view
Flavio Mendez, NSTA
02:27:32
Welcome everyone!
Flavio Mendez, NSTA
02:27:40
Thank you for joining us
Flavio Mendez, NSTA
02:27:58
Awesome lineup!
Flavio Mendez, NSTA
02:28:44
That would be great - more webinars!
Hatfield
02:28:56
Would love more webinars!
Flavio Mendez, NSTA
02:30:00
You are listening to Patrick Honner
Flavio Mendez, NSTA
02:33:06
You are listening to Richard Velasco
Flavio Mendez, NSTA
02:37:48
I like that term - digital handshake!
K. Renae Pullen
02:38:17
Digital Human Library- https://www.digitalhumanlibrary.org/teachers/global-connections-for-teachers-and-students/
Don Boonstra
02:38:36
https://www.digitalhumanlibrary.org/teachers/global-connections-for-teachers-and-students/
Brandy
02:40:11
thank you! i was just trying to type that down :)
Hatfield
02:40:49
Can we see his project outline again?
amy.porter
02:41:03
what is a STEM teacher ambassador?
Richard Velasco
02:41:09
Thanks for sharing the link Don and Renae!
Brandy
02:41:13
Richard, will you share your ELV goals again?
Flavio Mendez, NSTA
02:41:45
http://learningcenter.nsta.org/mylibrary/collection.aspx?id=5tUdMy5ARS4_E
Flavio Mendez, NSTA
02:41:59
That's the collection URL where you will find the slides
Richard Velasco
02:42:24
Hi Brany, did you mean the ELV parameters? If so, here they are:
Richard Velasco
02:42:27
With your global partners, you need to design and construct a vehicle that fits the following criteria:· Vehicle must be able to travel down a ramp of 1 meter, then another .5 m on its own.· Vehicle must be made of edible materials.· Vehicle must have a minimum of 3 wheels that roll on the ground.· Vehicle must be a minimum of 20 cm long by 10 cm wide.· You must add two design features that would be beneficial for the lunar environment, and be able to describe what and how it is useful.· Create your design and make notes in your Science Notebook· Make it Public: video, pictures to website
Brandy
02:42:52
awesome! thank you!
Flavio Mendez, NSTA
02:43:38
You are listening to Patrick Honner
Hatfield
02:44:11
Thank you Richard!
amy.porter
02:44:52
we use Fusion for our 3D printing.
ktapia
02:45:31
Thank you for the link to the slides, Flavio, I appreciate it!
Brandy
02:45:58
does this automatically graph it for them? do you teach them graphing at a different time?
Don Boonstra
02:46:22
Richard, I like this. Different places will have access to different materials. Because they all have to meet the criteria, students could be involved in thinking about what characteristics are common to all successful vehicles. Also, it could be see what shape (from different object) are more successful. This is cool.
Flavio Mendez, NSTA
02:48:28
The Hot Hand - like to read more about it
Richard Velasco
02:50:01
Thanks, Don! Yup, a rich STEM lesson that takes on various angles of learning
Flavio Mendez, NSTA
02:51:04
You are listening to Nathan Auck
Flavio Mendez, NSTA
02:52:17
You can read about the NSTA/NCTM STEM Teacher Ambassadors Program here: https://www.nsta.org/about/clpa/ambassador.aspx
amy.porter
02:52:47
Thank you!
Patrick Honner
02:52:58
Numberphile had a great video about the Hot Hand: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bPZFQ6i759g
Patrick Honner
02:53:14
This was after the initial 1985 paper was refuted
Patrick Honner
02:54:17
I love the idea that problem is "We may not be aiming at all"
Flavio Mendez, NSTA
02:55:09
Thanks Patrick - will look at the video later
Dedric McGhee
02:55:28
Thanks for posting the links!
Helen
02:55:34
Looks great!
Flavio Mendez, NSTA
02:56:17
To access the slides go to the collection: http://learningcenter.nsta.org/mylibrary/collection.aspx?id=5tUdMy5ARS4_E
Patrick Honner
02:57:36
For those who are interested in the kind of Scratch programs we used, there are some resources here on my website: http://mrhonner.com/mfastatssimsscratch
Patrick Honner
02:58:56
"Engagement by itself isn't enough" is one of those phrases we all need to hear from time to time.
Flavio Mendez, NSTA
03:01:18
You are listening to Peg Cagle
Teri
03:01:19
Is there a resource for essential trackers at different grade levels?
Patrick Honner
03:02:49
We have time for Q&A schedule in a few minutes. If you have a question for one of the presenters, please post it in the chatroom!
amy.porter
03:02:53
I teach a STEM class. We just cover the Engineering and Design Standards. It's new to the district (the class). I've had very little resources/supplies and no curriculum to work from. It's a semester class. I have 7th and 8th graders. I appreciate the information given here! I need help!
Nathan Auck
03:03:03
The one I provided can be used across grades Teri, you can just remove the content.
Nathan Auck
03:03:47
Here’s the link to all of the resources I referenced: https://drive.google.com/drive/folders/1E2hH2Ou2WR48KkSOAW3HBp2cDnrMa8Rr
Nathan Auck
03:04:11
The tracker included is for grade 5, but I’ve used the same template in high school
ktapia
03:04:54
Thank you Nathan!
amy.porter
03:06:21
for the ELV -- did the students bring in all their own materials, or did they make a 'grocery list' that you went out and bought?
katiewhite
03:06:45
Similar to my question - how do you do this and not go broke in the process??
Nathan Auck
03:07:15
No worries ktapia!
Sunny Mall
03:07:25
Peg, I appreciate your commentary on play and joy! So important to make content "sticky" :)
Richard Velasco
03:07:27
Great question amy, and definitely an obstacle for many students/teachers.
Patrick Honner
03:07:50
Buy zucchinis in bulk!
Richard Velasco
03:07:59
I’ve worked with some teachers who were able to get their administration involved and were fully supported in terms of subsidizing “grocery lists” for their teachers
Don Boonstra
03:08:32
Grow Zucchinis et al ??
Richard Velasco
03:08:59
but many went very simple…in fact, many students got very creative and thought of possibly looking through their garden or neighborhood
Nathan Auck
03:09:22
School garden!
Brandy
03:09:42
I wonder if you could get the grocery store to donate soon to spoil produce
Richard Velasco
03:10:11
I applauded these ideas because they were very “out of the box”…one of my colleagues was able to get their student’s neighborhood involved by having them donating some old pantry foods….again, the STEM ecosystem is not within the four walls of our classroom…the whole community is involved
Patrick Honner
03:10:13
Good idea Brandy. I know Trader Joe's donates food.
Lexi Swear
03:10:37
Teach to drive curiosity! LOVE that!
Patrick Honner
03:10:51
I like Peg's idea of the product being a touchstone for the process, not the end in itself.
Richard Velasco
03:11:02
Good thought, Brandi!
Sydney Greyno
03:12:02
love the idea about getting the food supplies from the garden!
Brandy
03:12:11
All of the orgnizations in my area are eager to suppor STEAM in my town! I just have to tell them where I work
Mary Ritz
03:12:24
Peg, I could listen to you for a week!
Richard Velasco
03:12:24
That’s awesome!
Nathan Auck
03:12:27
Jeff Weld, OSTP Advisor to POTUS suggests replacing STEM with the idea of “convergence” to help get around the “What subjects are part of STEM’ debate! I hear this in Peg’s presentation!
Sunny Mall
03:12:40
They were good presentations AND representations! Very visual and tied to STEM standards and expectations.
Sohaila
03:13:07
can we have a copy of this presentation and links for the resources ?
Flavio Mendez, NSTA
03:13:58
Sohalia - the presentation is here: http://learningcenter.nsta.org/mylibrary/collection.aspx?id=5tUdMy5ARS4_E
amy.porter
03:14:04
I teach in a rural area. Many student families have farms...but it's tobacco, etc.
amy.porter
03:14:29
Love the idea of a school garden though.
Sohaila
03:14:47
Thanks Flavio
Flavio Mendez, NSTA
03:14:54
Sure!
Sydney Greyno
03:15:12
I know that Wegmans has donated items to us before from a lab we have done before, they gave us a $50 limit which was more than enough
Richard Velasco
03:15:22
That
Teri
03:15:27
When doing an engineering design lesson, do you explictly teach the steps of the EDP or do you just address it as you move through the steps?
Richard Velasco
03:15:29
That’s awesome Sydney
Richard Velasco
03:15:32
thanks for sharing!
Richard Velasco
03:16:12
I mainly work with middle school students, and I take the route of just addressing them as I move through the steps
Flavio Mendez, NSTA
03:16:16
You can learn about the STEM Ambassadors here: https://www.nsta.org/about/clpa/ambassador.aspx
amy.porter
03:16:21
Teri -- We do it as we move through the steps. There are 4 standards; we usually cover at least 3 of them a day.. ...middle school here
Nathan Auck
03:16:52
Resources for Nate’s Presentation: https://drive.google.com/drive/folders/1E2hH2Ou2WR48KkSOAW3HBp2cDnrMa8Rr
Sohaila
03:16:55
if i save the chat, i can access all the shared google drive links and resources links after the meeting is done?
Don Boonstra
03:17:16
Yes. You can share the chat
Sohaila
03:17:37
ok great ,thanks
Don Boonstra
03:17:41
Sorry - save the chat
Sohaila
03:17:58
Yes, got it :) thanks a lot
Flavio Mendez, NSTA
03:18:20
You are listening to Renae Pullen
Brandy
03:20:22
It's amazing how young the kiddos will begin sharing STEM ideas.
Flavio Mendez, NSTA
03:20:47
STEM Teaching Tools: http://stemteachingtools.org/
Richard Velasco
03:21:31
Resources for “Global Collaborative Projects”: https://asiasociety.org/education/collaborative-projects-abroad
Peg Cagle
03:21:42
I have actually defined the expectations & values in my classroom as the 5 C’s for many years; Curiosity, creativity, courage, commitment & compassion
Flavio Mendez, NSTA
03:21:59
I like that Peg!
Sydney Greyno
03:22:28
Love that Peg!
Brandy
03:22:51
How would you feel about me stealing that for my children's museum? IT'S INCREDIBLE
Patrick Honner
03:23:00
In terms of STEM literacy, I look for ways to engage student with modern math and science research and issues.
Sunny Mall
03:23:15
Specific tools that I use are graphic organizers and word/vocabulary webs. Kind of basic but works to improve math literacy.
Patrick Honner
03:24:22
In particular, making kids aware of the STEM connections in important current issues, like the use of data and algorithms in decision making.
Peg Cagle
03:24:31
Brandy- if you are here than like ht rest of us, you are part of our profession and the collective knowledge of our profession should belong to ALL practitioners within the profession- You cannot steal what you already own
Nathan Auck
03:24:33
And nowadays the 6 Cs are envogue too! http://blog.awwapp.com/6-cs-of-education-classroom/
Brandy
03:25:05
:) Thanks
amy.porter
03:25:17
I have this poster in my classroom! They have been asking me about some of those careers
Flavio Mendez, NSTA
03:25:40
English Learners in STEM Subjects - https://www.nap.edu/catalog/25182/english-learners-in-stem-subjects-transforming-classrooms-schools-and-lives
Susan MacRae
03:25:41
I like the idea of product and process when I incorporate a stem lesson or unit. Recently, as my 5th graders were learning about heat transfer in the environment, students did a little research on alternate energy sources. Using convection, they built solar updraft towers out of recycled materials.
Hatfield
03:25:41
Love your message Renae
Hatfield
03:25:47
so positive
Richard Velasco
03:25:57
“Can’t be what you can’t see!” Awesome, Renae
K. Renae Pullen
03:26:03
Thanks!
Richard Velasco
03:26:59
That’s awesome, susan! That research component is key! Process vs. Product
amy.porter
03:28:46
I love this idea -- can you tell me again where you got the robot to build?
Brandy
03:28:58
it's a lego ev3
Patrick Honner
03:29:33
We'll have a couple of minutes for Q&A after Jim is done. Please share your questions for Renae and Jim (and others!) in the chatroom.
Flavio Mendez, NSTA
03:29:40
You are listening to Jim Brown
Lexi Swear
03:30:50
College student here!So in building these robots, are teachers combining multiple standards and objectives from different subjects together in one lesson??
April
03:30:58
I love how the metric measurement is incorporated with the robotics and coding!
Sohaila
03:31:16
I have a question, for Engineering /tech projects like the robot ..what is the size of each group of students?
April
03:31:50
Do the students doing this already have prior coding experience or other experience with with the EV3?
Sohaila
03:32:14
If i have a class of 20 students, how many robot kits I need? is it suitable to have every 5 students working on one robot? or just make it every 2? what is a good size of a group?
Patrick Honner
03:32:16
Lexi, I think that's a good question for Nathan!
Peg Cagle
03:32:36
I think the answer is likely- it depends…
Patrick Honner
03:32:36
I'm sure he's seeing the different standards at play in Jim's lesson.
Sohaila
03:33:35
ok if it is a robot project like this one being demonstrated..what was the group size?
Patrick Honner
03:33:42
Here's Jim's answer to Renae's question about STEM literacy.
Flavio Mendez, NSTA
03:34:18
Slides are available in the collection: http://learningcenter.nsta.org/mylibrary/collection.aspx?id=5tUdMy5ARS4_E
Peg Cagle
03:34:38
I have seen/had incredibly productive groups of 2, 3, 4,5 and even 6 (yes my classes are up to the mid 40’s) What is essential is that the group size matches the the task- The demands of the task should require everyone to be making an essential contribution- Don’t give a group of 6 a task that 2 could readily accomplish- There is an idea in complex instruction of “group-worthy tasks”
Sohaila
03:34:51
in other words what is the optimum group size of students working on engineering/ tech projects to ensure each understands and really works with his hands and not watch?
Peg Cagle
03:35:22
best decided in light of the particular task
amy.porter
03:35:40
I think it depends on the build -- I have students grouped in pairs for some, but groups of 3-4 for others.
Sohaila
03:35:41
ok thanks a lot
K. Renae Pullen
03:36:20
Sohaila- In my district, we suggest 3-5. But that all depends on the activity, population of the classroom, and resources avaliable.
Richard Velasco
03:36:32
Hi Sohaila, research shows that 3-4 is optimal, but just to echo what Peg mentioned—whatever your group size, each student should still be engaged with their own individual rich tasks
Richard Velasco
03:36:48
assigning roles for each student may be helpful
Sohaila
03:36:59
2-3...great...
Sunny Mall
03:37:03
I couldn't agree more with 2-3 in a group :)
April
03:37:22
I try to have students have specific task or roles for group work to keep everyone engaged.
Sohaila
03:37:24
Yes I agree with that
Sydney Greyno
03:37:39
yes 2-3! 4 they get bored and off task..
Sohaila
03:37:53
Yes I agree...then 2-3 works best
Sohaila
03:37:54
thanks
Sohaila
03:38:22
Thanks Patrick for communicating my question
Flavio Mendez, NSTA
03:38:43
Friendly reminder - earn your Web Seminar certificate by completing the survey available at the end of the program
Sohaila
03:38:59
can u send the link for this plz?
Brandy
03:39:27
Feb 21 is Introduce a Girl to Engineering Day!
Sohaila
03:39:30
link for the survey
Flavio Mendez, NSTA
03:39:42
The survey link will be made available at the end of the program after the recording is turned off
Sohaila
03:39:53
ok thank you
Flavio Mendez, NSTA
03:40:14
Skype a Scientist
amy.porter
03:40:29
do you have suggestions on how to get funding for STEM materials, like the lego-bots. Did you write grants?
Flavio Mendez, NSTA
03:40:37
https://www.skypeascientist.com/
Peg Cagle
03:40:44
The week that includes President’s Day is usually designated at “Engineering Week” in honor of George Washington as our nation’s 1st engineer
Sohaila
03:41:22
last question, project that require prior coding like Arduino...is that taught ahead in classes?
Flavio Mendez, NSTA
03:41:52
National Engineers Week, Feb 17-23, https://www.nspe.org/resources/partners-and-state-societies/national-engineers-week
Flavio Mendez, NSTA
03:42:20
The program is being recorded so can watch at your own pace the archive
amy.porter
03:42:23
cannot thank all of you enough for this presentation
ktapia
03:42:25
Sohaila, for my class size/room setting I have to have groups of 4, but each has a role and the roles rotate. The roles are Leader, Recorder, Time Keeper, and Presenter. They also have questions to discuss throughout the activity.
Flavio Mendez, NSTA
03:42:49
You are listening of Sunny Mall
Sohaila
03:42:50
Thanks Ktapia
K. Renae Pullen
03:43:18
Looking for robots for really young kids? Our kids LOVE Dash robots: https://www.makewonder.com/robots/
Flavio Mendez, NSTA
03:44:04
NSTA STEM Forum: http://s6.goeshow.com/nsta/stem/2018/
ktapia
03:44:36
WE love the Pascal's Pyramid...The students love the end result...Food!
K. Renae Pullen
03:45:06
Food is always a great result of learning. Always. :)
Flavio Mendez, NSTA
03:46:00
Slides are here: http://learningcenter.nsta.org/mylibrary/collection.aspx?id=5tUdMy5ARS4_E
Sohaila
03:46:01
I guess 2-3 students is optimum group size with all Maths/Engineering or Tech projects...Thanks for the brainstorming on this one
Sohaila
03:47:03
Yes I teach Pascal Pyramid in Algebra 2
Patrick Honner
03:47:06
Here are the links Sunny wanted me to share:
Patrick Honner
03:47:06
https://docs.google.com/document/d/1cw1IFmcKiw4uOXqkQDuQSLIwdlZlV-Nwgn6CSxA6Ufk
Patrick Honner
03:47:37
https://docs.google.com/document/d/1-REp7pVoe9qkWHjyrBMn7_jsi1dQRpybL-rxykOvtEw
Sydney Greyno
03:48:11
I would love to do this with my independent study class
Esther Morris
03:48:15
What length of time do you spend on the entire project start to finish? Do you block off a chunk of time or intersperse with regular lessons
Megan Doty
03:51:19
STEM lessons immerse students in hands-on inquiry and open-ended exploration ideas:
Don Boonstra
03:51:50
Pi
Megan Doty
03:52:09
Bring in architecture designs
Megan Doty
03:52:29
Prompt students to find related structures in the real world
Megan Doty
03:52:33
Build in 3-D
Patrick Honner
03:52:33
What about inviting students to build other, similar objects?
Megan Doty
03:52:42
Discuss bridges and buildings
Megan Doty
03:52:53
Different materials to contrast toothpicks
Patrick Honner
03:53:00
Coudl this be made into a "How much weight can you support?" type of activity
Megan Doty
03:53:03
Create a classroom city with different designed structures
Megan Doty
03:53:21
Include real-world phenomena
Megan Doty
03:53:27
Find real-world applications for design
Megan Doty
03:53:35
Use manipulatives like dice
Megan Doty
03:53:47
3D modeling software or design and print a 3D model
KC
03:53:47
construct using Scratch
Megan Doty
03:53:58
Incorporate Future City
Megan Doty
03:54:05
Introduce probability
Sohaila
03:54:06
Simulation/3D Modeling
K. Renae Pullen
03:54:09
Megan... great minds think alike!
Sohaila
03:54:34
or sectioning the existing pyramid to see what geometric shapes result?
amy.porter
03:54:38
I already tried to move mine because someone put theirs on top of it -- but can't figure it out. It wants to make another text box instead of moving the one already there
Megan Doty
03:54:46
Students could generate some of the 20 questions without you doing it
Patrick Honner
03:54:51
Exploring random paths on the object!
Megan Doty
03:55:11
Have an engineer come in and talk
Barbara Daley
03:55:12
try to build it with ice cubes or something
Patrick Honner
03:55:12
Good idea from Megan
Megan Doty
03:55:25
Screen shot saved!
Sydney Greyno
03:55:36
bridges, engineering, asking real life engineers to come in and share thoughts and the real life process of creating things
Richard Velasco
03:55:44
Had an amazing session tonight!
Dannah
03:55:58
Thank you every one :-)
Patrick Honner
03:55:59
Thanks to everyone for coming out! This was a lot of fun.
Becky
03:56:28
thank you to all the presenters
K. Renae Pullen
03:56:29
Y'all, thanks so much for hanging out with us!
Maureen
03:56:33
Excellent presentation filled with ideas.
KC
03:56:38
Thanks MUCH!
Richard Velasco
03:56:39
Thank you, everyone!
Flavio Mendez, NSTA
03:56:41
http://learningcenter.nsta.org/mylibrary/collection.aspx?id=5tUdMy5ARS4_E
ktapia
03:56:46
This was awesome! Created many mental questions and suggestions!
Sohaila
03:56:49
very fruitful presentation and discussion
Sohaila
03:56:53
thank you all
Megan Doty
03:57:02
Thank you, everyone!
Esther Morris
03:57:07
Thank you all so much. Great ideas