It’s eleSTEMary! -Elementary STEM builds Teacher Leadership
How can we bring STEM into more elementary classrooms?? In 2012, we created a professional development organization to share our love of STEM education with our colleagues in the Pikes Peak region. We are EleSTEMary, a small group of elementary teacher leaders, who share our unique experiences, trainings, knowledge, and instructional strategies in elementary STEM through our monthly workshops. Our elementary students deserve the best education possible and that includes STEM. Many teachers are trained to be effective reading, writing, and math teachers but many are uncomfortable with science, technology, engineering and even math (STEM) So, we created a way to increase the understanding of STEM and inspire elementary teachers to use STEM in their teaching. To date, we have lead over 60 workshops, training over 2,390 elementary teachers, impacting over 157,500 students in our region and beyond. So we are literally putting STEM in elementary… it’s eleSTEMary!
http://www.elestemary.org. The mission of eleSTEMary is to promote a greater STEM education awareness among elementary educators as they work to incorporate 21st Century Skills contributing to the preparation of scientifically and technologically literate citizens and future workforce.