How can we open up STEM to encompass all learners? How do we assess learning to ensure that it is meaningful, integrated, and authentic? How do we move “STEM” from singular engagement “wow” experiences to habitual purposeful inquiry?
iSTEMed 2020 will convene a community of educators and learners in Qatar for the purpose of defining STEM teaching and learning in our context. Let’s explore how we can change the traditional STEM engagements into purposeful integrated learning designs focused on growth mindset with evidence of learning.
Together, we will build a tool kit for STEM integration in our classrooms, inspire a group of students to explore STEM competencies and careers, and connect with a community of innovation ambassadors in Qatar.
Themes For Students and Educators
Solving purposeful engineering challenges and reflecting on learning
Exploring STEM competencies, mindsets and careers
Taking risks and persisting beyond failure and viewing mistakes as opportunities to learn
Students leading students through sharing of learning, ideas, and innovations
Themes For Educators:
Planning with the end in mind--designing for integrated learning
Assessing integrated learning-- models, tools, methods, and purposes
Integrating technology in meaningful ways (Apps, VR, 3D, devices)
Theme for Student Sharing:
Students share their initiatives and learning; an opportunity for students to receive feedback and inspire others in lists.
Highly interactive session where participants can experience authentic and collaborative problem solving.
Workshop for 75 minutes
Workshop for 150 minutes
Experience a fast paced (5 minutes), engaging presentation, 20 slides, each slide advances automatically.