Day 1: Professional Development Day STEAM Tank Workshop for High School Teachers
Tuesday, March 19, 2019
8:30 a.m. to 3 pm.
Earn 5 professional development credit hours
The goal of the Day 1 program is to actively engage the teachers who will be bringing their students to the Day 2 program.
Teachers bringing students to the April Sustainability Symposium are invited to attend this professional development program that will give them the tools to prepare their students to participate in the planned Symposium hands-on STEAM Tank activity. Teachers will be given additional tools that will help them facilitate similar STEAM programs within their schools. The STEAM Tank activity encourages collaboration, team building and problem solving and encourages an environment of success with students as global citizens.
Teachers will receive 5 professional development credit hours for participating in this workshop, and will also be provided with a pre-Day 2 Symposium activity that they will complete with their students prior to the event on April 11, 2019. All schools that register for the Day 2 Symposium are asked to send at least one representative to the teachers’ workshop. The workshop will be designed for secondary Science teachers however, secondary teachers from all disciplines with an interest in Science, Technology, Arts and Mathematics will be welcome to attend.
Board Members are welcome to attend and learn how the board of education can support teachers and students in the STEAM Tank Challenge.
Please note that teachers that register for both the Workshop AND Symposium will have priority registration should we exceed our capacity for this program.
||Arrival, Registration & Continental Breakfast
||Rider University welcomes you to campus and sets the stage for the day’s program
||Team Building Activity
||Team building activity presented by John Henry of the NJ School Boards Association and Joe Wittmer of the US Army
||Rider University College of Education presentation
||Using authentic data and content knowledge to create sustainability solutions. Christine Laquidara-Kolvek, Project Manager, Rider University College of Education and Human Services and Karen Woodruff, US Satellite Lab.
||STEAM Tank Challenge introduction
||Setting the stage for the design challenge through the lens of sustainability with John Henry of the NJ School Boards Association and Joe Wittmer of the US Army.
||Teachers working in teams to create Green STEAM Tank Challenge projects
||Team will present to the panel of judges and answer questions about their work. The winning team will be determined based on a scoring rubric.
||Summary, Q& A, reflection and survey