Visual Pathways to STEM
enhancing visual learners
Too hard? No fun? They couldn’t mean science, technology, engineering or math! Or could they? With all the emphasis on STEM subjects, who’s making them accessible, engaging and fun for visual learners? In Los Angeles, ESL kids (still illiterate after seven years in “the system”) have come alive scripting earth science videos. In Glendale, second-graders “accidentally” learned fractions and percents on their handheld devices. In Canoga Park, iPad wielding students completed a year of math objectives in four months – and loved it! BYOD and experience these replicable strategies, plus research, tools, and dozens more project resources. Starting with the use of images in presentations (to introduce, teach, and review), see how images and video can reach into the core exploration of the subjects themselves. From playfully engaging online videos like “Bad Dates” from SchoolTube (teaching ratios: “All I want is a guy who can speak to me on a one-to-one ratio.”) to powerful tools such as Celestia, see how new pathways to understanding in these subject domains can be unlocked without over-reliance on text or formulas – but with no sacrifice of rigor. Working with a variety of free tools across the range of STEM subjects, participants will discover that conveying STEM topics in more visual, concrete ways can entice more students into STEM and STEM-related professions.
Presentation type… Keynote presentation, breakout presentation, webinar or workshop
Audience…………… K-22 educators
Duration……………. 45-90 minutes
Dr. Burmark will gladly tailor any presentation to your specific needs.