Common Core and STEM

This is an example presentation related to one of conference theme and strands this year:

Realize that everything connects to everything else –Leonardo da Vinci.

How are Socrates, da Vinci, Johann Pestalozzi, Edward Austin Sheldon, Buckminster Fuller, Janine Benyus, and Theodor Seuss Geisel connected? How are the Common Core Learning Standards and the Next Generation Science Standards connected to STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Math), to these individuals, and to students in our education system? This presentation will attempt to answer these questions and feature the activities that use NATURE to bring Common Core and STEM education into classrooms and improve learning outcomes. A work in progress, always remembering: “Nature is trying very hard to make us succeed . . .” (Buckminster Fuller).


Common Core in a Technology and Engineering Education Curriculum

How does technology education fit into the Common Core picture or how do Common Core Standards fit into the technology education picture? Which comes first?

Attend a session that will provide assistance with incorporating Common Core Standards into the technology education hands-on, minds-on curriculum. Reading, writing, speech, math – all may be confusing and daunting in a program filled with existing requirements, but a conversation with others and suggested activities and assessments can lessen the stress.