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Tuesday, December 11 • 11:45am - 12:35pm
STEM Professional Development: A Hybrid Approach

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Given the enthusiasm for STEM education and the need to get students interested in STEM and innovation, it is important to carefully consider how professional development is delivered to teachers. Foundry10, a philanthropic research organization, partnered with a Washington state school district to explore a unique hybrid hands-on book study PD course. Our data suggests that this model for PD not only improved educator confidence in teaching coding but also provided valuable opportunities for collaboration and reflection. We will share how the program was structured, what materials were used, share data from the teachers and supply concrete examples of integrated coding.

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Lindsey Childers

STEM Program Developer, foundry10
Lindsey graduated from Northern Arizona University with a Bachelor’s of Science in Civil Engineering. After graduation, she moved back to her home state of Alaska to become an oil and gas engineer, working on the remote Prudhoe Bay oilfield. Through various local volunteer projects... Read More →


Tuesday December 11, 2018 11:45am - 12:35pm CST
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