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Engaged Learning Spotlight

Tuesdays, 11:00am – 11:30am

This webinar series will spotlight the experience, insights, and outcomes of teachers that are engaging their students with the C-STEM Program. In each session teachers and administrators will discuss their classroom and students, as well as share their strategies for successful engaged learning with C-STEM, especially for distance learning.

May 5 – Kristen Sandler, Coordinator – Secondary Mathematics Teaching & Learning Division, Pamela Matea, Math Teacher, SouthRidge Tech Middle School, Fontana USD

We are struggling to keep our students connected and engaged and the C-STEM Program allows our students to get hands-on experiences virtually and they love their Friday challenges. The networking capabilities of the program and participants gives you backup for questions and suggestions.

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May 12 – Judy Fancher, Associate Superintendent, Marissa Blesseum, Math Teacher, and Sam Higbee, Math Teacher, Hacienda La Puente USD

Speakers from Hacienda La Puente Unified School District will introduce how to use mapping and coding to teach 7th grade common core standards, proportions and geometry, through C-STEM Studios.

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May 19 – Dr. Kenneth Wagner, Associate Superintendent on Education Service,
Deepika Srivastava, STEAM & Innovation Coordinator

Hear how Redlands Unified School District have incorporated C-STEM in grades 6-10 to enhance Math teaching and learning as well as  to engage and provide alternative experiences for students who do not thrive in a traditional math classroom.

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May 26 – Principal Joe Erven and 3rd Grade Teacher Mr. Greg Miller, McPherson Magnet School, Orange Unified School District

Joe and Greg will discuss the implementation model of C-STEM Robotics across the 3rd-8th grade continuum at a STEM focused K-8th grade magnet school. They will review the successes that C-STEM robotics has had on increasing student SBAC math scores by 72% over 4 years and how the curriculum is used within 3rd grade.

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June 2 – Sandra Soto, 5th Grade Teacher, Cambridge Elementary, Travis Unified School District

When I first started using C-STEM with elementary school students, some people told me it was too hard, that the kids were too young.  As I began using the program, I have proven them wrong.  Through C-STEM, my students have learned computer coding in Ch/C/C++ even as young as fourth grade.  In this webinar, I will share my experience on how I’ve used C-STEM to teach math, science and art.  I’ve taken 5th and 6th grade students to the RoboPlay Challenge Competition and they have both loved and grown by such wonderful experience.  In addition, my after school group have developed videos for RoboPlay Video Competition and have demonstrated their ability to write, code, produce, and edit a finished product.

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