Wednesday, September 18 • 9:00am - 11:15am
Literacy in the Lab - STEM Merged with Common Core

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Learn how to present real-world problems to eager students through STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics) and the Common Core while creating an educational environment filled with inquiry and problem-based learning. During this session participants will experience the merging of STEM with the Common Core via video clips, digital artifacts, and lesson experiences collected onboard the STEM Exploration Lab, a K-5 mobile classroom. Featured lesson samples will include Changes Around Our World: Physical and Chemical, Growing Strong: Interdependence of Living Things, Environmental Alert: Water and Air Quality, and Exploring STEM: Careers and Skills for Success. Student activities related to these lessons and the format for classroom delivery will be demonstrated and practiced throughout the two hour session. Activities to look forward to will be digital science note booking for 3-5 students through the use of photo collages, "talking" picture notes, and organized doodling for note taking. Meeting the data collection needs of K-2 students as emergent writers will be addressed as well as the vital role of student reflection in the learning process. Evidence of seamless integration across the curriculum promises to be inspiring! Featured apps participants will need to download prior to attending the session include Bill Atkinson Photo Card by Bill Atkinson Photography, TinkerBoxHD by Autodesk, Inc.,SonicPics by Humble Daisy, Inc., iMotionHD by Fingerlab, Popplet Lite by Notion, Pic Stitch by Big Blue Clip, LLC., Evernote, SketchBook Express by Autodesk, Inc., i-nigma by 3GVision (or your favorite QR code reader) and Trading Cards by ReadWriteThink. All levels of technology users welcome!

Co-presented with Andrew Smith 

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Amy Pruitt

Director of Horizons Unlimited, Rowan-Salisbury School System
Amy Pruitt has served students in the Rowan-Salisbury School System in Salisbury, North Carolina for 28 years at both the elementary and middle levels. She was part of the Rowan-Salisbury 21st Century Model Classroom teacher, holds National Board Certification in Early Adolescent/English... Read More →
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Andrew Smith

Chief Strategy Officer, Rowan-Salisbury Schools
Andrew Smith is Chief Strategy Officer for Rowan-Salisbury Schools in Salisbury, NC. In his role, Andrew assists the superintendent in developing, communicating, executing, and sustaining district strategic initiatives, as well as, fostering collaborative efforts with internal and... Read More →

Wednesday September 18, 2013 9:00am - 11:15am
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