Day 1 – Design Thinking in the Science Classroom
Explore design thinking practices including communication, collaboration, critical thinking, and creativity. Learn to facilitate problem solving using the Engineering Design Process to make content engaging and relevant for students. Participants will leave with practical ideas for implementation of STEM practices and making in the classroom.
Day 2 – Finding the STEM in the Science TEKS
Experience and discuss ways to extend the science TEKS to STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics) challenges. Discover how to increase rigor and student achievement by providing students with opportunities to apply science concepts to solving real world problems while using 21st century skills.