February 26, 2016
What have YOU done lately? Today, I attended the 2nd Annual @arSTEMFestival on the @UALR campus. It was a thrilling opportunity for students shine. Students from schools across Arkansas competed in the Arkansas STEM festival. The students enthusiasm for their projects was contagious.
As an ELA teacher, I think often about the power of reading, speaking, listening, and writing. The Arkansas STEM Festival encourages and expects students to apply critical thinking to the power of reading, speaking, listening, and writing. Each HS student at LISA Academy completed a Science PBL (Problem/Project Based Learning) this year. Their projects at the festival were the result of roughly six months of attentive work in Science, English, and Social Studies. The Festival allows the students to showcase their knowledge with an authentic audience. They present, listen to questions, respond to the questions, and discuss their knowledge of the science behind their project.
The VIP list for this festival included local and state dignitaries. The @Storify links below will allow you to take a glimpse into the thrilling world of Arkansas STEM Festival 2016. Please consider encouraging your students to learn more about STEM projects and encourage them to submit an application for Arkansas STEM Festival 2017.
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