Roundtable Discussions

These facilitated, discussion-style one-hour sessions explore important topics to help educators expand their toolbox and overcome challenges. The roundtable host(s) will share their own ideas and experiences, while also encouraging participants to engage in the conversation and learn from each other.

Archived Roundtables:
During this session, presenters will share how they’ve ignited interest in STEM learning by creating a night where students can engage hands-on with organizations in their own backyards that apply STEM every day. Be sure to bring your own ideas on how your community is bringing STEM to life!
Join ITEEA's Secondary STEM Council for a night of sharing easy and inexpensive ways to engage your students in real-world problem solving activities. Middle school and high school activities will be included in our discussion, and, at the end of the roundtable, everyone will receive the design briefs and lesson plans for each of the activities. You’re encouraged to bring an activity you would like to share with the group!
Leaders from ITEEA’s Elementary STEM Council will facilitate a discussion about strategies and opportunities to explore STEM in the elementary grades. Hosts will share some of their own effective practices and invite others to share what’s working in their elementary schools!

Work with experts from NASA eClips, the GLOBE Program, and Screencastify for a hands-on, step-by-step overview of the NASA Cloud Detectives Spotlite Challenge. Learn how the engineering process frames the challenge, gather citizen science data using the GLOBE Observer app, and practice using Screencastify for editing and production.  Exemplary student productions are showcased on the NASA eClips website and incorporated into lessons to engage other learners.

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In this interactive session, participants will explore the Technology and Engineering Practices that are fundamental to student success by engaging in elementary STEM activities and collaboratively reflecting on how the STEM activities encourage engagement with the Technology and Engineering Practices.

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Bring your questions to this opportunity to learn more about ITEEA Awards, Recognition, and Scholarship Opportunities - including an important deadline change! 
Come and join this discussion about how to transform your facility into a flexible, organized, and engaging learning environment. Applicable to any lab-based facility.

Leaders from ITEEA’s Elementary STEM Council will be leading a discussion about best practices pertaining to STEM in the elementary grades.

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Hear from REACH Challenge founders and former winners about how they inspire their students to use STEM skills for social good through adaptive technology projects in their classrooms. This informal discussion is a great place to share your ideas, ask questions, and get advice as you're planning your STEM projects for the new school year, especially for those considering participating in REACH Challenge.

Leaders from ITEEA’s Council for Supervision and Leadership will be able to answer questions about the Council and how professionals can gain a better understanding of how educational leadership is shaping a new generation of learners.

Leaders from ITEEA’s Technology and Engineering Education Collegiate Council will lead a discussion about opportunities for undergraduate students to participate in competitive events as well as how TEECA prepares them for a future career as technology and engineering education teachers.

Come join us for a discussion on planning a STEM night for the community. We will talk about strategies we’ve used to plan the event, how we recruit STEM professionals to be exhibitors, and the outcomes we have seen in our communities as a result of STEM nights.

Leaders from ITEEA’s Elementary STEM Council will be leading a discussion about exploring STEAM in elementary schools.

Come join in a discussion about how a focus on cultivating creativity can revolutionize a student’s mindset, ability to succeed and view of their future and potential. Experience simple tasks to help jump-start the idea that creativity can and should happen everywhere, including the classroom.

Participants from both the Jackson’s Mill – Industrial Arts Curriculum Theory and the Chinsegut-STEL Development projects will discuss their insights into these important events and their impact on the IA/TEE profession.

Join teachers who have been successful increasing female participation in STEM classes and clubs.  We will discuss best practices for recruiting and maintaining girls in the STEM areas.

A discussion on sustainability education in its many forms (development, conservation, energy, manufacturing, design, agriculture, business, cultural/societal, and environmental science) with a goal of sharing resources for direct application in the classroom.

Engage in a conversation that will focus on techniques for recruiting underrepresented students, strategies for retaining diverse and underrepresented students, and how we can support diverse populations in our classrooms and programs.

Join us in discussing how the Energy and Power curriculum is rapidly changing and what T&E Educators can do to be prepared.