Category «STEM»

2017 Massachusetts STEM Summit

On Tuesday, I attended the Massachusetts STEM Summit at the DCU Center in Worcester, MA. It was a great event with fantastic and inspiring keynote speakers! We heard from both Yvonne Spicer, Vice President of Advocacy & Educational Partnerships, National Center for Technological Literacy, Museum of Science (and Mayor-elect of Framingham, MA) and John C. Warner, President …

STEAM Challenge Day – Playing Card Towers

Today was our first STEAM Challenge Day! Students were tasked with building the tallest tower possible using playing cards. The cards could be cut, folded, or modified in any way, but no additional materials were allowed. I originally intended on having the students complete the analysis sheet that typically goes with the project, but we …

My 3D workstation is complete!

  For the past 2 years, I wasn’t really sure of where to keep my classroom’s 3D printer. It lived on a cart in a closet and got wheeled in and out of my classroom when I needed it. Unfortunately, sometimes that meant “out of sight, out of mind.” I’d go a couple of weeks without …

2017 Finalist for STEM Teacher of the Year

This post is a little overdue. I just noticed that it was sitting un-posted in my WordPress drafts folder from May. Oops! Better late than never 🙂 I’m honored to be recognized as a finalist for the 2017 STEM Teacher of the Year by the Hall at Patriot Place. Even though I wasn’t selected in the end, …

Annual MBEA Conference

Last Friday, I had the opportunity to present at the annual Massachusetts Business Educators Association conference. I presented a double session on STEM and business integration by setting up a STEM playground! Teachers were able to test out my STEM tools and to learn how I integrate these important materials and skills into my business …

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