NWO Symposium Strands

1. STEM in the Community: Thinking Outside the Classroom

Making STEM relevant for students serves an instrumental purpose in improving motivation and learning. Showing students the applications of STEM outside the classroom is a great way to get them engaged. There are dozens of valuable community resources in northwest Ohio that can supplement and support your STEM teaching efforts. Sessions in this strand will demonstrate some of the community resources that are available, and how they can be integrated into the classroom.

2. Putting Creativity to Work: Teaching STEM With Innovation

Creativity and innovation might aptly be described as the drivers of educational growth and success. New and innovative approaches to STEM teaching and learning result in deeper and more meaningful STEM learning for students. Sessions in this strand will explore some innovative ways to teach STEM.

3. Integrating Technology in the Classroom

Sessions in this strand will focus on how to use technology in STEM teaching focusing more on the technology being used than a specific content area.

4. Teaching and Learning in SCIENCE

Sessions in this strand will focus on deepening science content and/or exploring interesting and effective ways to teach science.

5. Teaching and Learning in MATHEMATICS

Sessions in this strand will focus on deepening mathematics content and/or exploring interesting and effective ways to teach mathematics.

6. Teaching and Learning in ENGINEERING

Sessions in this strand will focus on deepening engineering content and/or exploring interesting and effective ways to teach engineering.