NEWPORT, R.I. – How k-8 educators and parents can tap into their students’ science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) skills through children’s literature is the topic of an upcoming Critical Issues in Education presentation coordinated by ACE, the Aquidneck Collaborative for Education.
The forum, “Educate to Innovate: Increasing the Participation and Performance of Students in Science, Technology, Engineering & Math (STEM) through Children’s Literature,” will be presented from 7-8:30 p.m. on Tuesday, Nov. 13 at Middletown High School, 130 Valley Road.
The event is free and open to the public; no reservations are required.
Mary McCormick, an educational researcher, will share practical ways teachers and parents can engage children in STEM skills by using advanced comprehension, problem solving and critical thinking. She will help teachers and parents identify engineering problems embedded in children’s informational and fiction books while addressing the common core.
The research done by McCormick, a Ph.D. candidate in the Math, Science, Technology and Engineering Education Program at Tufts University, is part of the Integrating Engineering and Literacy project funded by the National Science Foundation. She has worked with teachers to craft activities based on reading comprehension topics tied to both literacy and STEM standards.
The Aquidneck Collaborative for Education is a partnership of educational institutions spearheaded and coordinated by Salve Regina University’s education department. Its purpose is to strengthen existing relations among the educational institutions, to promote education as a community value, to provide opportunities for professional development and instructional advancement, to share facilities and resources and to foster communication among the educational institutions and within the community.
For more information, contact Kitty Rok at (401) 341-3157 or firstname.lastname@example.org; or visit http://ace.salvereginablogs.com.