Summer STEM Institute
K-8 Teacher Professional Development
June 1st - 2nd, 2021 at Mercer University
Please join us for the 2021 GYSTC Summer STEM Institute. This institute will be hands-on and exploratory from the start. We will utilize an engaging “Make and Take” format where teachers make the key items of each exploration and then take home kits with enough materials to do each one of these with their class. Along the way, we will discuss key concepts, share ideas, and build our repertoire of interesting and engaging STEM learning lessons.
Each teacher will participate in a variety of STEM Challenges, Siemens Activities, and Top 10 STEM Explorations in their grade band (K-2, 3-5, 6-8). During each lesson, the incorporation of science, literacy and vocabulary will be emphasized by including popular children’s literature books and visual vocabulary cards. Lessons will utilize a practical 3-D approach to instruction that integrates standards, engineering practices, and cross-cutting concepts. Participants will also receive a notebook of each lesson and a kit with the materials to conduct the challenges with their class.
Final Registration Deadline: Thursday, May 20, 2021