LESA Teacher Professional Development Day

September 23, 2016 at the Saint Louis Science Center

5050 Oakland Ave, St. Louis, MO 63110

Now, more than ever, teachers and school leaders need to be equipped with the knowledge and strategies to implement and operate effective STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Math) programs in their schools. STEM as an educational dynamic is an important factor in preparing today's students for careers in the STEM fields that do not even exist today. Effective STEM programs can assist schools in setting in the goal for students to think of themselves as visionaries and innovators who can accomplish tasks that are currently impossible.

In order to achieve that goal, the St. Louis Science Center is partnering with LESA to provide 3.25 hours of professional development on the STEM disciplines. This conference will focus on STEM topics appropriate for each grade level, pre-kindergarten through eighth grade such as transforming STEM classrooms, robotics, life science, problem-based learning, using Maker, and starting or strengthening a STEM program in your Lutheran school. In addition to the sessions led by St. Louis Science Center educators, teachers will learn from keynote speaker, Deb Holmes of STEMpact, a collaborative network of St. Louis regional businesses, educators, universities, school districts, parents, community organizations and government officials, on the growing importance of STEM education in our classrooms. Register here.

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