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Fostering Creativity Through Collaborative STEAM Learning

Thursday, February 3, 2022 @ 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm EST

Fostering Creativity Through Collaborative STEAM Learning

Presented by Joachim Horn, CEO, SAM Labs; and Rachel Gleitman, Educational Implementation Specialist, SAM Labs
Moderated by Kristi Hemingway, Director of Programs, EdCuration

Sponsored by SAM Labs Inc.
Hosted by EdCuration

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Closed captioning will be added to the recording within 2 weeks of the live presentation. Get a CE Certificate for this edWebinar Learn more.

View this edWebinar to gain confidence in implementing STEAM with K-8 students. We focus on pedagogy, the reasoning behind STEAM, and how integrating it into education can build a critical-thinking foundation and problem-solving skills for younger students.

The session expands on how a CPA (Concrete, Pictorial, Abstract) model can establish a strong groundwork for STEAM learning. We interact with hands-on learning activities (virtual manipulatives) and explore opportunities for creativity, engineering, and open-ended responses. At the end of the presentation, we discuss the importance of reflection, and how using the growth-mindset muscle can foster and grow STEAM learning progress. Viewers benefit through rich discussion and sparking infectious implementation ideas.

This recorded edWebinar is of interest to K-8 teachers, librarians, school and district leaders, and education technology leaders.


Joachim HornAbout the Presenters

Joachim Horn is the founder and CEO of SAM Labs. He’s passionate about connecting with educators the world over to provide the most engaging methods to empower teachers and bring STEAM and coding to life in every learning space.


Rachel GleitmanRachel Gleitman is an educational implementation specialist with SAM Labs. She supports educators and those interested in engaging and expanding their STEAM and coding goals. She received both her bachelor’s and master’s degrees in elementary education from Texas Christian University. As a former educator and digital learning specialist, Rachel spent time in both public and independent school environments. She worked primarily with elementary students and supported teachers in preschool through middle school with technology integration. Rachel has spent the past nine years in the Texas educational community and is passionate about leveraging technologies to enhance opportunities that spark creativity, engagement, collaboration, and meaningful learning outcomes.


Kristi HemingwayAbout the Moderator

After serving many years as an elementary and secondary teacher, Kristi Hemingway transitioned to the role of instructional coach and professional developer, working with teachers to improve literacy practices and helping districts across the country implement new curriculum and instructional strategies. She is a journalist whose writing can be found in local and national publications, and has worked internationally to develop and deliver trainings, workshops and instruction for a wide variety of audiences and institutions. Using her communications background, she’s happy to be leading EdCuration’s podcast, Where We Reshape Learning, and spearheading Explorations and #EdTrustees.

Closed captioning will be added to the recording within 2 weeks of the live presentation.

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SAM Labs

SAM Labs creates innovative solutions to change the way STEM and CS are taught and learned. We partner with educators to bring coding to life with tools, lessons, & world-class support that make it easy for teachers to teach and for students to learn. Created by educators and honed by researchers, SAM Labs helps educators teach STEAM and coding with confidence.


By simplifying the procurement process for educators and connecting them more readily to vendors who are innovative, forward-thinking, and offer authentic learning opportunities for kids, we dramatically improve teaching and learning in this country. EdCuration’s mission is to pair educators with the right resources to impact learning within their schools and districts. By curating innovative, impactful solutions, EdCuration helps educators get better products in their classrooms, faster. Learn more about EdCuration’s marketplace and explore free content solutions at

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Thursday, February 3, 2022
4:00 pm - 5:00 pm EST
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