Monday, May 21, 2012

STEM Conference

Last Thursday through Saturday I attended the NSTA STEM conference.  I got lots of good ideas and had many interesting conversations.  I enjoyed meeting people on twitter.  Many of us tweeted our thoughts when we could.  (AC Convention center really needs to improve the WiFi).  One big idea was that with STEM one should be building both innovation and creativity.  The more we talked about this and how to help student build creativity, the more I realized how this needs to be done.  We need to allow our students to take risks and build the risk taking into our programs.  We need to find ways that the students can step outside their boxes to show creativity is not just in Arts, but can be in Science and Math as well.