Promoting STEM Through Literature
Several of Michigan’s educational standards focus on engineering design thinking, collaboration, creation, as well as soft skills that include inquiry and problem-solving skills, all the while helping students see that with perseverance, anyone can be innovative and invent new things.
While it is an absolute need for students to acquire and use these skills in their lives developing ways to teach students about design thinking concepts and having them put that learning into practice can be intimidating.
Promoting STEM Through Literature builds on the REMC Association’s successful Classroom Maker project by incorporating new curricular connections.
This project shows educators how to use literature to get students excited about science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM) by actively involving them in the design thinking process. With book cards/lesson plans that include pre, during and post reading questions, each book card/lesson plan includes a maker-STEM connection to the Classroom Maker materials already available in each REMC.
Beyond that, sets of books from Promoting STEM Through Literature have been placed at each local REMC.
- Promote the STEM-literacy connection with free, easy-to-use lessons (referred to as book cards) using materials available at all REMCs.
- Support the REMC Classroom Makers project through the use of maker kit materials available at all REMCs.
- Provide training to teachers around the state in both the upper & lower peninsulas to promote the free materials and a design thinking mindset.
These one-day Promoting STEM Through Literature 2019-20 workshops are offered at various locations throughout 2019-20 school year. The workshops are free and offer 6 free SCECHs.
April 21 | 8:00 am - 3:30 pm
321 E. Ohio St., Marquette MI 49855
April 22 | 8:00 am - 3:30 pm
Charlevoix-Emmet ISD Boyne City
1313 Boyne Ave, Boyne City MI 49712
May 6 | 8:00 am - 3:30 pm
Gratiot-Isabella RESD, Winding Brook Conference Center
8240 S. Genuine Road, Shepherd, MI 48883
Ready to sign up as a participant? Online registration is available here.
Promoting STEM Through Literature Contacts
Promoting STEM Through LiteratureDate: Apr 21Time: 8:00 AM to 3:30 PMLocation: Marquette-Alger RESA (REMC 21), 321 E. Ohio St., Marquette MI 49855Cost: FreeCalendar: Promoting STEM Through Literature
Use literature to get your students excited about science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM) by actively involving them in the design thinking process. Develop their inquiry and problem-solving skills, while helping them see that with perseverance, anyone can be innovative and invent new things! We will walk you through a lesson that begins with a reading activity and moves into the design thinking process, focusing on one of the Classroom Maker Kit items available for free checkout through your local REMC in Michigan. All of our lessons are available for free, as well as 6 SCECH's for attending 1 of these 6 locations.
Promoting STEM Through LiteratureDate: Apr 22Time: 8:00 AM to 3:30 PMLocation: Charlevoix-Emmet ISD (REMC 2N) Boyne City, 1313 Boyne Ave., Boyne City MI 49712Cost: FreeCalendar: Promoting STEM Through Literature
Promoting STEM Through LiteratureDate: May 6Time: 8:00 AM to 3:30 PMLocation: Gratiot-Isabella RESD, Winding Brook Conference CenterCost: FreeCalendar: Promoting STEM Through Literature