A Unique Flipped Model of Family STEM Literacy
Most STEM-based family literacy programs rely on the fact that all parties are literate, which is not the case. Often adults struggle to keep up with what their children are learning. Some children are teaching their parents reading, language and lots of STEM. This STEMinar will include reading a storybook and exploring a easy hands-on activity using everyday objects that will enhance the concept of the story to achieve a better understanding of learning literacy and making together!
Dr. Donna Jagielski serves as the STEM Representative of AzTEA, an ISTE affiliate. She has over 20 years of experience in K-12 as a teacher and STEM specialist. She has also been a STEM director in nonprofit organizations and a principal for justice-impacted adult learners. She is also a certified yoga teacher, 200-hour and 95-hour children's yoga emphasizing trauma-informed practice. She has taught yoga at a juvenile detention center for over two years. She fully believes in the connection between physical activity, kinesthetic engagement, and the learning of complex STEM subjects. She holds two M.A. degrees in education and educational leadership and her Ed.D. from ASU in leadership and innovation with a concentration in STEM and educational technology.