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Integrative STEAM - Demonstration [clear filter]
Tuesday, October 25
 

10:00am EDT

STEAM and Theatre Arts Integration: Raising Content Knowledge and Collaboration
Recipient of a 2015 Citation of Excellence in Theatre Arts Education by NJ State Council for the Arts, George Street Playhouse's Theatre at the Core and STEAM focused residency programs strengthen content knowledge in English language arts, math, science and social studies. This workshop will demonstrate how theatre arts integration contributes to creative and sustainable instructional methods leading to improved student achievement. Teachers and administrators in the following districts are finding George Street Playhouse’s programs purposeful and engaging to implement: North Brunswick district (Dr. Brian Zychowski,CSA), Highland Park (Dr. Scott Taylor,CSA) and New Brunswick (Mr. Aubrey Johnson,CSA).

Speakers
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Jim Jack

Director of Education and Outreach, George Street Playhouse


Tuesday October 25, 2016 10:00am - 10:30am EDT
iSTEAM Command Center One Convention Boulevard Atlantic City, NJ 08401

11:00am EDT

CANCELLED - Makerspaces in the Classroom
Through this hands on workshops, attendees will be introduced to what are the makeups of a good makerspace and how to easily create one in their school district. We will explore the numerous implications of "making", 3D printing, coding, and robotics in the classroom and how to implement it into your existing curriculum.

Speakers
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Marcos Navas

Technology Facilitator/ Maker, Union City


Tuesday October 25, 2016 11:00am - 11:30am EDT
iSTEAM Command Center One Convention Boulevard Atlantic City, NJ 08401

12:00pm EDT

Brain S.T.R.E.A.M.
The Brain S.T.R.E.A.M. presentation will present an innovative Title I program designed to teach students design thinking, critical thinking and problem solving skills through interdisciplinary service projects. The program's curriculum is driven by the problem solving processes and deign thinking process which are threaded together with CCSS and NGSS standards to build upon students existing knowledge and skills. The instructional approach is problem-based and service driven so that problems and design challenges are real world. Therefore, Brain S.T.R.E.A.M. also develops the Career Ready Practices. Brain S.T.R.E.A.M also develops grit and growth mindset as students set goals for their projects, receive feedback on their ideas, test and enhance to meet success. Brain S.T.R.E.A.M. teacher presenters will share the curriculum, example projects completed, videos of the program in action, sample student work, instructional resources and funding sources/strategies.

Speakers
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Julie Anderson

Special Education Teacher, Metuchen Schools
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Richard Cohen

Assistant Superintendent, Metuchen School District
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Alex Gonzalez

4th Grade Teacher, Metuchen Schools
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Christine Wardlow

English Teacher, Metuchen



Tuesday October 25, 2016 12:00pm - 12:30pm EDT
iSTEAM Command Center One Convention Boulevard Atlantic City, NJ 08401

3:30pm EDT

Community Partnerships Through Problem-Based Learning
Discover how to connect community resources, work with community partners and design units of study around solving real-world, open-ended problems. When students are engaged in solving problems, as they constantly apply content, they are focused just as much on the questions as they are the answers. We will explore how Duke Farms partners with other organizations to support teachers with resources connected to designing Problem-Based Learning (PBL) units, including those around their streaming ‘Eagle Cam’. We will also make connections between the NGSS (specifically the cross cutting standards) and PBLs.

Speakers
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Dan Gross

Director of Client Relations, IDE Corp.
Dan Gross works with schools in re-envisioning classrooms to build student responsibility for learning, increase student achievement, and connect units of study to solving real-world, open-ended problems. As Director of Client Relations for Innovative Designs for Education (IDE Corp... Read More →
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Tanya Sulikowski

Manager of Education, Duke Farms


Tuesday October 25, 2016 3:30pm - 4:00pm EDT
iSTEAM Command Center One Convention Boulevard Atlantic City, NJ 08401

4:30pm EDT

CANCELLED - Improve Your STEM Activities Going Paperless!
This presentation has been cancelled as of 10/20/2016.

Jim Drechsel, Waldwick School District Technology Education teacher and New Jersey Interscholastic STEM League coordinator, will share how going paperless has allowed his students to place resources from various applications into one engineering google doc. He will also show how the paperless system has been used to streamline and manage documents hosting interscholastic STEM competitions.

Kevin Carroll, Principal of Waldwick High School will share how administrators can support the use of technology and STEM activities within their schools. He will also share the importance of creating a school culture where teachers are encouraged to take risks and think outside the box.

Speakers
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Kevin Carroll

Principal, Waldwick High School
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James Drechsel

Technology Educator/NJ Interscholastic STEM League Coordinator, Waldwick School District


Tuesday October 25, 2016 4:30pm - 5:00pm EDT
iSTEAM Command Center One Convention Boulevard Atlantic City, NJ 08401
 
Wednesday, October 26
 

12:00pm EDT

A Case Study of STEAM Learning: Hopatcong Borough Schools
This session will highlight the successful STEAM program pioneered by the Hopatcong Borough School District. It will address the district’s vision, the fundamentals of quality STEAM learning, and the key elements that have led to effective implementation. Presenters will share about challenges and lessons learned, in addition to providing useful information about the infrastructure that supports the district’s STEAM model. Participants will leave the session better prepared to address essential questions related to STEAM learning and the development of a high quality STEAM program.
Presenters:
Mrs. Cynthia Randina, Superintendent
Dr. Joanne Mullane, Director of Curriculum & Instruction
Dr. Olga Edgerton, Director of STEAM
Mr. Emil Binotto, Middle School Principal
Mrs. Candice Smith, Board of Education Member

Speakers
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Dr Olga Edgerton

Director of STEAM, Hopatcong Borough Schools
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Dr Joanne Mullane

Director of Curriculum & Instruction, Hopatcong Borough Schools
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Cynthia Randina

Superintendent, Hopatcong Borough Schools


Wednesday October 26, 2016 12:00pm - 12:30pm EDT
iSTEAM Command Center One Convention Boulevard Atlantic City, NJ 08401

1:00pm EDT

The Secret to Creating the State’s Best STEAM Programs
What elements are common to the best STEAM curriculum throughout the state? What are the secrets to creating a progressive, differentiated, and rigorous curriculum that enriches students’ computational, conceptual and problem solving abilities through STEAM-based content? Join technology and engineering teachers as they share secrets from their own experiences and the best iSTEAM programs around the state.

Speakers
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Jason Erdreich

Technology and Engineering Teacher, Madison Public Schools
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Shane Evans

Technology and Engineering Teacher, Freehold Regional HIgh School District
President Elect, NJTEEA
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Bill Rumaker

Technology and Engineering Teacher, West Deptford School District


Wednesday October 26, 2016 1:00pm - 1:30pm EDT
iSTEAM Command Center One Convention Boulevard Atlantic City, NJ 08401

2:00pm EDT

The Secret to creating the State’s best STEAM Facilities
What elements are common to the best STEAM facilities throughout the state? How would top educators design their spaces given a chance? What are the secrets to creating a functional, safe and conducive learning environment that facilitates STEAM-based courses? And the biggest challenge of all, how to pick resources, technology, and equipment that will fulfill the needs of the space for years?

Join Technology and Engineering teachers Shane Evans, Jason Erdreich and Bill Rumaker as they share secrets from their own experiences and the best iSTEAM classrooms around the state.

Speakers
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Jason Erdreich

Technology and Engineering Teacher, Madison Public Schools
avatar for Shane Evans

Shane Evans

Technology and Engineering Teacher, Freehold Regional HIgh School District
President Elect, NJTEEA
BR

Bill Rumaker

Technology and Engineering Teacher, West Deptford School District


Wednesday October 26, 2016 2:00pm - 2:30pm EDT
iSTEAM Command Center One Convention Boulevard Atlantic City, NJ 08401

3:00pm EDT

Inspire Students with STEM Career Pathways Programs
Learn how the Northern Valley Regional High School District used a backwards design approach to develop integrative STEM career pathway programs that match student interests with key New Jersey industries. Students interested in Engineering, Computer Science, and Health/Biomedical programs are guided towards a comprehensive12th grade capstone project. Each pathway features learning experiences that are designed to integrate science, technology, engineering, and mathematics to maximize student achievement.

Speakers
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Jennifer Cusmano-King

Supervisor of Science, Northern Valley Regional High School
DJ

David Janosz

Supervisor of Technology, Northern Valley Regional High School
AV

April Vella

Supervisor of Mathematics, Northern Valley Regional High School District


Wednesday October 26, 2016 3:00pm - 3:30pm EDT
iSTEAM Command Center One Convention Boulevard Atlantic City, NJ 08401