The VSTE Board of Directors and Conference Committee are excited to have you join us at the 32nd Annual Technology in Education Conference. #VSTE17 promises to be the best ever.

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Tuesday, December 5 • 8:45am - 9:45am
Moving Full STEAM Ahead

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Makerspaces, STEAM labs and fab labs are popping up in schools across the state. As educators we know how important it is to provide hands-on, creative ways to encourage students to design, experiment, build and invent as they deeply engage in science, engineering and tinkering. However, Finding the funds for resources as well as the time to allow this exploration in an environment which demands we stick to a pacing guide can be daunting. It can be done! In one month's time a challenge to raise $5000 to start a STEAM lab was successfully undertaken. Come find out how a small rural school division obtained funds and what they do in their STEAM Lab which the entire school fondly calls "The Collaboratory."

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Melanie Lewis

I am a born again Christian wife, mother, and public school educator. You can also follow me on Twitter. My Twitter ID is mclewis.

Tuesday December 5, 2017 8:45am - 9:45am
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