Palouse STEAM Forums

Palouse STEAM Coalition Quarterly Evening Forum Sept 19.pdf

“How do we STEAM ahead in the PNW?”

Come for another interactive session to get updated on NGSS and what is happening in the adoption. Next, we will branch out in the Life Sciences Arena, as a lot of Eastern WA is involved in health and agriculture research and activity, using a similar approach with the Progression through Life Sciences (similar to wave function from February). There will be examples that exemplify the associated CCC (Cause and Effect, Energy and Matter, Structure and Function Systems) and SEP (making investigations, gathering data, constructing explanations). Climate change facts and resource will be explored.

May 16, 2019 6pm to 8pm @ Veterinary Bioresearch Building (VBR) 305

  • 6:00pm-6:30pm – networking, food, supply wish list
  • 6:30pm-7:00pm – Introduce Next Generation Science Standards (NGSS). Give examples of how the NGSS, STEM, and STEAM ties learning together.
  • 7:00pm-7:30pm – Hands on Wave Function lesson, group work
  • 7:30pm-8:00pm – Networking, question/answer session

“What is the NGSS and why should I care?”

A fun, interactive, educational progression through the Waves of STEM/NGSS education in Washington and Idaho States. Attendees will get a fast but full immersion into the why and how of the NGSS/STEM/STEAM adoption in the Pacific NW, and how they as teachers, students and community members can move STEAM education forward in a variety of ways. We will learn that “All Standards for All Students” (Equity Access and Diversity) are the standards of the NGSS… not an afterthought. The attendees will also experience how Science is a Cultural Activity. We’ll have an introduction to some hands-on lessons and dive deeper into what the NGSS and STEM and STEAM mean and how you can learn and contribute more in the future.

We will cover the Physical Sciences aspects of wave functions through the grade levels from K-2 to MS to HS as examples of how STEM/STEAM can be integrated and taught through the grade levels.

February 28, 2019 6pm to 8pm @ Veterinary Bioresearch Building (VBR) 305

6:00pm-6:30pm – networking, food, supply wish list

6:30pm-7:00pm – Introduce Next Generation Science Standards (NGSS). Give examples of how the NGSS, STEM, and STEAM ties learning together.

7:00pm-7:30pm – Hands on Wave Function lesson, group work

7:30pm-8:00pm – Networking, question/answer session

John McNamara, speaking with students and local educators.

Guest speaker John McNamara led the audience through an interactive evening. He covered the historical development of the teaching standards of science in the United States. He introduced a hands on projects exploring sound waves, Using Syrian wrap pulled like a drum, with salt on it to visualize them.