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ITEEA Professional Learning STEMinar: Explore! Engage! Engineer! Using E3 in the Elementary Classroom

May 20, 2020 
4:00PM EDT

ITEEA Professional Learning STEMinar 

Explore! Engage! Engineer! Using E3 in the Elementary Classroom 
Presenters:
Stacie Kling and Megan Tucker

This webinar is FREE to ALL to help support educators during the current COVID-19 crisis. 
ITEEA's specially designed professional development STEMinar series focuses on Technology and Engineering Education best practices for leading Integrative STEM Education (I-STEM Education) in your school.

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Explore! Engage! Engineer! or "E3" is Hillsboro Charter Academy’s answer to the age-old student question “Why do I need to learn that?” Daily E3 time provides captivating opportunities for scholars to apply skills being taught in our core subjects. During this dedicated E3 time each day, our school integrates STEAM, inquiry-based lessons, Passion Projects, and guest speakers, all of which facilitate project-/problem-based learning. During these hands-on learning activities, classroom teachers and specialists co-teach scholars the skills and concepts needed to solve authentic challenges.

Kling.jpgStacie Kling is the Dean of Instruction for Hillsboro Charter Academy. As such, she serves as the Lead Mentor and as a facilitator of best instructional practices. She is also the 5th grade teacher and Vice Chair of the Operating Committee. She holds a B.S. in Family and Child Development from Virginia Tech and has 20 years teaching experience from PreK-5th grade. She has modeled STEAM/PBL lessons county-wide for teachers, principals and the superintendent. She was selected twice as one of America’s Teachers at the Interservice/Industry Training, Simulation and Education Conference and was recognized for integrating modeling and simulation in the elementary classroom. She presented at local, state, and international conferences related to STEAM education. She has a passion for hands-on and project-based learning at the elementary level, and is dedicated to teaching her students “how” to learn while providing the best tools to make that happen.

Tucker.jpgMegan Tucker is the Dean of Curriculum as well as the STEAM Specialist, Gifted Teacher, and Instructional Facilitator of Professional Development/Technology at Hillsboro Charter Academy in Hillsboro, VA. Megan is a true STEAM enthusiast and has 16 years of teaching experience. She holds a M.S. in Science Education K-8, as well as a B.S. in Elementary Education. She has been instrumental in spreading the power of STEAM as a teacher and curriculum/grant writer in Florida, California, and Virginia, as well as doing numerous professional development workshops related to STEAM and Aerospace. Career highlights include having been awarded the Presidential Award for Excellence in Science Teaching, being selected to fly with NASA's SOFIA Program and most recently, awarded the American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics Foundation Educator Achievement Award. As a National Board Certified Teacher, Megan instills in her students the motto "Your attitude is your altitude!"