Program Details

Title: Integrating STEM Through Literature


Judith Lozoya, Professional Development Facilitator, Arizona Science Center

Brenna Chambers, Professional Development Facilitator, Arizona Science Center

Date/Time: Thursday, October 19, 10:00 am - 11:00 am

Room: TBD

Program Description

Engage in hands-on, standards-aligned, research-based best practices that strengthen educator

practices and build the skills educators need to effectively address childrens' learning needs.

Learning outcomes:

  • utilize the engineering design process to design a solution to a problem identified in literature
  • synthesize STEM, the science and engineering practices and the engineering design process in order to inspire children's creativity and increase interest in reading.

Presenter Bios

Judith Lozoya graduated from ASU in 2010 with her Bachelors in Education. She began teaching 6th grade science and loved teaching hands-on inquiry based lessons. In 2013 she continued her studies, receiving her Masters in Educational Technology. She taught middle school science in the West Valley for 12 years. Making Engineering Design Challenges a high priority in her classroom. She now works for the Arizona Science Center as a Professional Development Facilitator sharing and teaching her expertise to educators around the valley.

Brenna Chambers is a Professional Development Facilitator at Arizona Science Center. Prior to this position, she was a Preschool Teacher in Flagstaff Unified School District at a Reggio Emilia-inspired program. During her time there, her passion for early childhood education flourished. She also taught Kindergarten and 5th grade in Gilbert Public Schools. Brenna believes that all young people should be exposed to STEAM in formal and informal ways.

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