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This blog was created as an extension of the dialogue that began in our classroom and the purpose is to share creative ideas, images, and critiscm. All posts should be appropriate for the high school classroom and critiscm should be helpful and positive.

Tuesday, November 7, 2017

SCD- STEAM & SEL: Promoting Choice, Authenticity & Relationship Skills in Learning.

STEAM Learning and Social Emotional Learning are both major areas of focus in education today so we will explore the midpoint of pairing these two methodologies in working with students.  Our Makerspace at the SEL summer camp was focused on engaging students in fun STEAM activities with student choice.  We'll review some of the areas of focus in STEAM and what we've learned some of the best practices are in using social emotional learning with students in the first half of the session.  We'll also review engaging and ways to teach with student collaboration such as Quizlet Live and Kahoot.

The second half will be devoted to putting our ideas to the test with a hands on STEAM Makerspace featuring 5 core activities:

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