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STEAM: Innovations That Solve Real World Problems

Thursday, January 18, 2018 @ 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm EST

STEAM: Innovations That Solve Real World Problems

Presented by Cheri Sterman, Director of Education, Crayola; Lucie Howell, Director of Learning and Engagement, The Henry Ford; and James Wells, Innovative Teaching & Learning Manager, Crayola
Sponsored by Crayola

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Explore STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts and Math) and the foundational pillars of this project-based learning approach: Create. Present. Respond. Connect. In this edWebinar, Cheri Sterman, Director of Education for Crayola; Lucie Howell, Director of Learning and Engagement for The Henry Ford; and James Wells, Innovative Teaching & Learning Manager for Crayola,:

  •  Draw upon objects and stories of innovation from the Henry Ford collection to discover how the museum approach to education can be brought into the classroom
  • Discuss using Crayola authentic assessment rubrics to help students do self and peer assessment for teachers to learn via STEAM projects
  • Explore the intersection of social change and technical innovations through the history of technology, looking at how problems were solved yesterday—with the same growth mindset that helps solve the problems of today and tomorrow
  • Examine what makes STEAM projects rigorous, standards-based, and highly relevant
  • Consider why STEAM is an approach, not a curriculum

K-3, elementary, and middle school educators are invited to watch this edWebinar. Learn about STEAM innovations that solve real world problems, and reflect on what makes STEAM education so effective.

Cheri Sterman HeadshotAbout the Presenters

Cheri Sterman is the Champion Creativity edWebinar series presenter and the director of education at Crayola. “Bringing colorful wings to the invisible things that live in the hearts and minds of children” defines Cheri’s career. Cheri helps educators understand creativity and build their creative capacity. She translates research and best practices into professional development resources. Cheri has served on the executive boards of the: Partnership for 21st Century Skills, National Association for the Education of Young Children, and National Child Development Council. Prior to joining Crayola Cheri taught child development at the University of Cincinnati and Sinclair College in Ohio. She served as a consultant to the National Governors Association, White House Commission on Children and Youth, Children’s Defense Fund, and the President’s Committee on the Arts and Humanities Turn-Around Schools Initiative.

Lucie Howell Headshot Lucie Howell is the director of learning and engagement at The Henry Ford in Michigan. She previously served as STEM Director at Teach for America, and the STEM teaching & learning director at Quinnipiac University in Connecticut.





James Wells James Wells is the innovative teaching and learning manager at Crayola. He previously served as Fine Art Supervisor for Shelby County School District in Memphis, Director of Arts Access for the Tennessee Arts Commission in Nashville, and Education Programs Manager for the Culture & Heritage Museums in South Carolina.




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Thursday, January 18, 2018
4:00 pm - 5:00 pm EST
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