March 30, 2021
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.
STEMinars are free to ITEEA members; $45.00 for non-members, unless otherwise indicated.
April 7, 2021 at 6:00PM (EST)
Hybrid Learning for High School Educators
Presenter: Glenn Bradbury
Are you moving from online to a blended or hybrid learning model? Or have you been in hybrid and are looking for ideas? My school spent the first semester of this school year in a hybrid schedule with half of our students attending on Monday and Tuesday and the other half attending on Thursday and Friday. All students spent the remaining three days as online learners. Additionally, each teacher had 100% online students in their classes. This schedule created quite a few challenges when modifying existing activities and developing new ones. This STEMinar will detail my experiences as a hybrid learning teacher. I will cover what worked, what didn’t work, and some of the things that need to be taken into consideration when teaching in a non-traditional schedule.
Glenn Bradbury has been a technology and engineering educator in the Bozeman School District since 1999. In 2011 he transitioned the Computer Aided Design program at Bozeman High School to an engineering program. He has served on the school technology committee and as a technology mentor. Glenn holds a degree in Technology Education from Montana State University and a Masters of Arts in Career and Technical Education from Ball State University. Glenn has received numerous recognitions from the International Technology and Engineering Educators Association (ITEEA) including the Program Excellence Award in 2007 and 2011, the Teacher Excellence Award in 2014, and in 2016 he received the Distinguished Technology Educator designation. He has presented to groups at the local, state, and national level including the Smithsonian Science Education Center and the National Academy of Engineering. In the fall of 2020 he was one of a team of educators to open Gallatin High School, the school district’s second high school.
April 21 2021 at 6:00PM (EST)
Teaching STEM in a Pandemic: Hybrid and Virtual Learning:
Elementary STEM Goes Socially Distanced
Presenters: Kyle Kermick, Samantha Stojanov, Allison Tierney Moll, and Amanda Turton
How do you make a collaborative and hands-on STEM program work in a hybrid learning environment? If you are struggling with this question, you are not alone. Transitioning a STEM program to a hybrid learning model during a global pandemic is no easy feat. Join us as we share all the challenges and successes of our own experiences transitioning a K-5 STEM program to a hybrid learning environment.
Kyle Kermick is the Grades 4-5 Design and Technology teacher at Lafayette School in Chatham, NJ. Over the last seven years he has worked with schools and departmental colleagues to integrate, cross-connect, and grow a Grade 4-5 STEM curriculum. Kyle received his Bachelor’s degree from The College of New Jersey, where he is currently pursuing his Master’s Degree.
Samantha Stojanov is an early elementary teacher of Design and Technology for the School District of the Chathams in Morris County, NJ. She worked at Southern Boulevard School for seven years and collaborated with colleagues to develop and implement a comprehensive STEM early education program. Samantha earned her Bachelor’s degree in Integrative STEM Education from The College of New Jersey where she later earned her Masters of Education.
Allie Tierney Moll is the K-3 Design & Technology teacher at Washington Avenue School in Chatham, NJ. Over the last seven years she has worked collaboratively with her departmental colleagues to develop and implement a K-3 STEM curriculum. Allie received her Bachelor’s degree in STEM and Elementary Education from The College of New Jersey, where she later earned her Master’s Degree.
Amanda Turton is an early elementary teacher of Design and Technology for the School District of the Chathams in Morris County, NJ. She has worked at Milton Avenue School for six years and has collaborated with colleagues to develop and implement a comprehensive STEM early education program. Previously, she taught elementary science in Oakland, CA. She has a Bachelor’s degree in STEM Elementary Education from The College of New Jersey and a Master’s degree in Instructional Design and Technology from Seton Hall University.
May 5, 2021 at 6:00PM (EST)
Adapting Middle School STEM Education to Hybrid Learning
Presenters: Jessica Liatys an James Hitchings
How do you transition hands on project-based learning to a virtual format? Our new virtual learning environment has led to many changes in lessons, project formatting, collaboration, and project grading. Join us as we discuss the successes and challenges of transitioning a wide range of classes including coding, robotics, CAD, introductory woodworking, and project based learning to a virtual format in a Grades 6-8 middle school setting.
Jessica Liatys is a middle school teacher of Design, Technology, & Innovation at the School District of the Chathams in Morris County, NJ. Prior to this she was a STEM teacher at a gifted and talented academy in Orange, NJ. Jessica helped pilot the first STEM program and gifted and talented academy in Orange, NJ as well as helped implement the middle school STEM program in Chatham, NJ. Jessica received her Bachelor’s degree in Information Technology Criminal Justice as well as her Master’s degree in Information Technology Computer Network Security Administration from the New Jersey Institute of Technology.
James Hitchings is a middle school teacher of Design, Technology, & Innovation at the School District of the Chathams in Morris County, NJ. Prior to this he was a Science and STEM teacher at a private school in Denville, NJ. James also spends his summers as a Program Director for a Boy Scouts of America resident camp in Stanhope, NJ where he supervises many different programs including integrating STEM and technology.
May 19, 2021 at 6:00PM (EST)
STEM Was Always Ready For Virtual Instruction; We Just Didn’t Know It
Presenters: Connor Henderson, Jason Mariano, and Julianna Ryan
Connor Henderson is a high school teacher of Design & Technology at the School Districts of the Chathams in Morris County, NJ. He currently teaches three levels of Video Production courses but has previously taught Multimedia Design and Website Design. Connor earned his Bachelor’s of Science degree in Technology Education and Masters in Education from The College of New Jersey.
Jason Mariano is a 20+ year teacher of technology education and has been a part of the School District of the Chathams for 11 of those years.
Julianna Ryan is a high school teacher of Design & Technology at the School Districts of the Chathams in Morris County, NJ. Over the past seven years she has worked with her colleagues to develop vertical articulation between the middle and high school design and robotics courses. Julianna earned her Bachelor’s of Science degree in Technology Education from The College of New Jersey and a Masters of Education in Technology Education from California University of PA.
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