Presented by Donnie Piercey, 2021 Kentucky Teacher of the Year; and Joyce Whitby, SVP North America, Ideamapper, Inc.
As the demand for STEM skills grows, so too does the question of if and why we need it in the classroom. During the edLeader Panel “Implementing Successful PBL + STEM Initiatives,” Jorge Valenzuela, education leadership coach, author, and Lifelong Learning Defined podcast host, talked with Superintendent of Bridgeport-Spaulding Community School District (MI) Mark Whelton and STEM Facilitator at The Oakwood School (NC) Christopher Young about how to bring project-based learning+ and STEM to schools.
Presented by Donnie Piercey, 2021 Kentucky Teacher of the Year
Moderated by Joyce Whitby, SVP North America, Ideamapper, Inc.
Presented by Jorge Valenzuela, Education Leadership Coach, Strategic Advisor, Professional Speaker, Author, and Educator, Lifelong Learning Defined; Mark Whelton, Superintendent, Bridgeport-Spaulding Community School District (MI); and Christopher Young, Educator, Instructional Coach, and STEM Facilitator, The Oakwood School (NC)
Presented by John Moye, CEO and Co-Founder, Lobee Learning; Alison Brehm, Elementary Summer and After School Coordinator, Kawameeh Middle School (NJ); and Rachelle Dené Poth, Spanish and STEAM Educator, Author, Attorney, Consultant, and Keynote Speaker
During the edLeader Panel, “Utilizing ESSER Funding to Implement PBL + STEM Initiatives,” a panel of educational peers engaged in a lively discussion about how to best invest funding from the Elementary and Secondary School Emergency Relief Fund (ESSER) in high-impact project-based learning (PBL) and STEM initiatives across the nation.
Presented by Dr. Darin Brawley, Superintendent, Compton Unified School District (CA); Patrick Sullivan, Principal, Compton Unified School District (CA); Jose Gonzalez, 21st Century Learning Specialist and Verizon Innovative Learning Schools Coach, Compton Unified School District (CA); Karina Sanchez, Student, Compton Unified School District (CA); and Karina Rodriguez, Student, Compton Unified School District (CA)
Moderated by Barbara Pape, Senior Director, Learner Variability Project, Digital Promise
Presented by Kevin Walters, Supervisor, Grants Contracts and School Support, Michigan Department of Education; Mark Whelton, Superintendent, Bridgeport-Spaulding Community School District (MI); and Marilyn Powell-Barnes, Director of Curriculum and Instruction, Lincoln Elementary School District 156 (IL)
Presented by Sara Nachtigal, Ph.D., Director of Teaching and Learning, Educurious; and Valeria Gamarra, Curriculum Writer, Educurious
Moderated by Kristi Hemingway, Director of Programs, EdCuration
A better approach to STEM education is project-based learning (PBL), emphasized by veteran teachers in the edLeader Panel, “Impacting Student Achievement with Project-Based Learning and STEM.” Describing innovative student-led initiatives they launched, the panelists highlighted research-based PBL practices that advance skill development, academic success, and a vast appreciation for science.