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Create Powerful STEM Lessons Through Design Thinking
Tuesday August 21, 2018 @ 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm EDT
Presented by Christine Gonzalez, former educator and Customer Advocate, 3P Learning
Sponsored by Mathletics
As the back-to-school season starts, learn how to set your classes up for success by creating powerful STEM lessons where every student is engaged and empowered to make decisions about their own learning.
In this edWebinar, learn about using lesson design as a first step toward tailoring instruction to meet the needs of your students. While shifting from teacher-led to student-driven instruction is the goal, finding a balance between both approaches and empowering students’ self-directed learning comes with various challenges. Former educator Christine Gonzalez shares well-designed lessons that provide design thinking processes and scaffolding for students as they transition to a more student-centered approach and prepare them for life beyond the classroom.
The approach to lesson design in this edWebinar is based on Universal Design for Learning practices partnered with research-based frameworks for personalization, differentiation and project-based learning (PBL), focusing on engaging students with important elements of creativity and collaboration.
This recorded session supports you with a comprehensive format for designing STEM lessons by:
- Exploring digital and traditional tools for making learning visible in blended learning classrooms
- Sharing insights from well-designed learning experiences and ideas for creating opportunities for students to self-assess
- Partnering design thinking processes with researched formats for supporting student growth and development
All K12 teachers and administrators interested in ways to empower and engage students with self-directed STEM learning are invited to watch this recorded edWebinar.
About the Presenter
An Instructional Designer and Customer Advocate for 3P Learning, Christine Gonzalez is passionate about instructional design in today’s classrooms. After interactive museum exhibits sparked her interest in instructional design, she attended graduate school at Purdue University, obtaining her master’s degree in instructional design and technology integration. Starting as a teacher at an elementary school in a Chicago suburb for eight years, she has since worked in the education technology industry for the last six years. She continues to take educator classes at the Museum of Science and Industry to better understand designing lessons for STEM content. In her spare time, she volunteers at Lincoln Park Zoo in Chicago and advocates for animal conservation. Her dream classroom looks like an exhibit at the Museum of Science and Industry in Chicago.
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