Our school is diverse and serves a majority of students who receive free lunch. My students are motivated, engaged, and surprise me with their creativity every day! I teach Design Technology and hope to build a community-focused STEM program at our global theme school.
My students are 6th through 8th graders who love hands-on projects that challenge their creative skills!
My aspiration is to create an engaging tech-rich learning environment that gives all students the skills necessary to succeed in the 21st century.
I heard the term "STEMpathy" in a recent presentation and believe this word sums up what today's students need for the jobs of the future: critical science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) skills, and human empathy to positively impact our world with STEM.
I believe that by increasing my knowledge of social-emotional learning (SEL) and STEM-focused project-based learning, I will be able to design an excellent learning environment and impactful experiences for my students by empowering them to take action in our community.
These resources will help me to deepen understanding and refine my teaching practices to benefit students. My mission as a teacher is to empower learners with the knowledge, skills, and empathy to solve meaningful community problems by using design thinking. On this journey of transforming my classroom, I have noticed that as students become more self-aware and empathetic with each other and our community, awareness of the greater world and their agency to take action increases.
I will turn the knowledge gained from these resources into empowering learning experiences!
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