July 2020 Webinars

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July 2020 Webinars

We are pleased to announce our July 2020 webinars focused on STEAM as a part of our ASYD 2020 Webinar Series! Registration for each of these trainings is now open.

Purposeful Questions in STEM Programming
Date: July 8
Time: 1 – 2:30 pm
Facilitator: Kasey Bozeman, Georgia 4-H; Kristin Lewis-Warner and Hannah Meisels, The PEAR Institute
Description: Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics (STEM) programming can be powerful in youth development settings. Not only do youth learn valuable content, but they can develop critical life skills during the process. As educators, integrating purposeful questions in STEM programming is the path towards discovery, imagination, and innovation. How can educators coach youth into expanding and clarifying their thinking during STEM activities? During this session, participants will learn how to infuse quality in STEM through the Dimensions of Success (DOS), the importance of reflection and techniques for challenging youth to develop their reasoning during STEM exploration.

What is Engineering Mindset?
Date: July 15
Time: 1 – 2:30 pm
Facilitator: Christine Cunningham & Martha Davis, Penn State University
Description: To create a generation of innovative problem solvers that will shape their world, we need to engage youth in engineering activities. Engineering education promotes development of an engineering mindset—the values, attitudes, and thinking skills associated with engineering. This session introduces engineering and engineering mindset, focusing on why they are important. Ten engineering practices that help youth develop and strengthen an engineering mindset will be highlighted. Participants will reflect on examples and short video clips from educational settings that illustrate the practices and what they look like when youth engineer. Participants will leave with strategies for creating engineering environments that invite all learners to develop an engineering mindset.

Creative Careers in STEM, Emerging Media Pathways
Date: July 22
Time: 1 – 2:30 pm
Facilitator: Julie Straw, Re:imagine ATL
Description: 85% of the jobs that will exist in 2030 haven’t even been invented yet. According to HuffPost Business, “the pace of change will be so rapid that people will learn ‘in the moment’ using new technologies such as augmented reality and virtual reality. The ability to gain new knowledge will be more valuable than the knowledge itself.” In order to prepare students for STEM careers related to the creative media industry (i.e. marketing, media, AR/VR production, and esports) instructors and students need to know the opportunities that exist and next steps after high school. In addition to career exposure, the session will identify skills the technical and critical (soft) skills needed to succeed in these emerging pathways. We will also introduce an activity youth leaders can implement for social-emotional learning in a creative way.

Engaging Youth Through Online Arts Activities
Date: July 29
Time: 1 – 2:30 pm
Facilitator: Chris & Ty Woods, Artportunity Knocks
Description: Dive into the power that the Arts have on the minds of the rising generation. This engaging webinar will share the application of the Arts as a tool for virtual learning, as well as how to achieve academic success using Arts Integration Online tools.

Family Engagement in STEM
Date: August 5
Time: 1 – 2:30 pm
Facilitator: Linda Keklis, STEM Next Opportunity Fund
Description: Description coming soon!