STEMAZing STEMinars, Workshops, and Institute

Everything you need to reflect and refine your teaching practice! Experience new lessons from the student perspective while still wearing your teacher hat. Southern Arizona teachers walk away from workshops and institute strands with the materials and supplies they need to immediately engage their students.

June 8-10, 2021 - Virtual via Zoom - For K-5th Grade Teachers

Explore how science works while planning and carrying out investigations to answer questions like “Do crickets have personalities?” and “Do ants have senses?” This strand will introduce you to a variety of insects, which can be used in the classroom to engage our youngest scientists to notice, wonder, and use the science and engineering practices to answer their testable questions, make claims based on evidence, and provide their reasoning. Wear the student hat as you explore what doing science can look like for elementary-level scientists and then put on your teacher hat to consider modifications and adjustments for your particular situation and the scientists you teach. Teachers attending this strand will receive a STEMAZing Kit worth over $275 to bring all of the activities they are using to life in their own classrooms.

Special thanks to our title sponsor Tucson Electric Power for powering the 2021 STEMAZing Institute!

$75 registration fee, 18 hours of recertification hours

9-11am - online synchronous learning on Zoom

11am-1pm - lunch (on your own) and offline asynchronous learning

1pm-3:15 pm - online synchronous learning on Zoom

Click HERE for more information and to register!

June 8-10, 2021 - Hybrid - In-Person and Virtual via Zoom - For PreK-12th Grade Teachers

Are you looking to grow and sustain a school garden? Do you want to start small with a worm composting bin using red wigglers you can keep in your classroom? Are you looking for teacher-tested ideas for developmentally appropriate school gardening activities? Do you want to help your young scientists make careful observations about how the plants around your school and our desert change from season to season? Look no further! This strand will be facilitated by national recognized school gardeners who have started and supported many school garden programs. Get your hands dirty as you learn from these experts and make a plan for where you will start and how you will grow and sustain your own school (or classroom) garden. No gardening experience or green thumb required. Wear the student hat as you explore how to integrate science and other subjects into school garden activities and then put on your teacher hat to consider modifications and adjustments for your particular school/classroom situation and the gardeners you teach. Teachers attending this strand will receive a STEMAZing Kit worth over $300 to bring all of the activities they are using to life in their own classrooms.

Special thanks to our title sponsor Tucson Electric Power for powering the 2021 STEMAZing Institute!

$75 registration fee, 18 hours of recertification hours

8-11am - in-person at Escuela Manzo with COVID Mitigation Conditions

11am-1pm - break for lunch and travel home or to location for remote instruction

1pm-3:15 pm - online synchronous learning on Zoom

Click HERE for more information and to register!

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