Category Archive: STEM

Apr 06

Awe inspiring: Watching students take control of learning #AprilBlogADay

Don’t you just love this planning board? It’s filled with ideas, to-do lists, plans, and other information that will help make our first annual STEM Maker Fest a success. This board is in the room where my team eats lunch, so I get to see the information on the board evolve on a daily basis. …

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Mar 11

“Talking to my attorney next week about filing for our trademark”

One of my students had a meeting with an engineer and an attorney this afternoon. Earlier in the year, she worked with two other students to design a product to solve a current problem as part of our Tools of Tomorrow project. When the presentations were “judged” in the fall, one of the engineers who …

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Feb 21

STEM Maker Fest Project

On Friday, we launched part one of our final project of the year: the Lanier STEM Maker Fest (project overview). In May, we will be hosting our first ever Maker Fest at our high school. It’s sure to be an exciting event as our students will be sharing maker projects and showing others how to …

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Feb 05

GSTA NOAA Presentation

Today, I presented at the Georgia Science Teachers Association annual conference. My session, NOAA Fisheries Research in the Engineering Classroom shared experiences from my NOAA Teacher at Sea trip. If you were at the session, or if you are interested in what I shared, please see the PowerPoint. In the next few days, I will …

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Nov 13

It’s time to talk PBL with #STEMchat

It has been my intention this year to fully chronicle my new adventures in project based learning (PBL) in a high school STEM program. It’s hard to believe that in a few short weeks our first semester will be over, and we will be half way through the year. It feels like we just started, …

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