Loading…
Join us: Friday, April 16 and Saturday, April 17, 2021

The Alamo STEM Ecosystem Conference is a partnership between San Antonio organizations who are committed to providing teachers with innovative resources and relevant professional development. Image CC0

Register in Connect20 to attend!

Log in to bookmark your favorites and sync them to your phone or calendar.

Elementary and Middle [clear filter]
Saturday, April 17
 

11:00am CDT

Asteroid Explorers! NASA ROADS on Asteroids Student Challenge
Participants will discuss the ROADS on Asteroids student challenge that gives teams of students in grades 3–12 a chance to tackle a mission to the Vesta asteroid, following in the path of the next discovery. Teams will face challenges including engineering and programming, analysis of biological signatures and geologic features, not to mention flying to collect samples and successfully landing. Participants will gain a better understanding of drones, EV3, Lego Programming Software, and the student challenge activities. Participants will go through the different student activities which will include crater formation, search for life (methane detector), digital microscopes, mission patch design, and robotic exploration.
Physics, Astronomy, Earth Science, Technology, Careers, GT, 3-12

Speakers
CM

Celena Miller

Education Outreach Coordinator, University of Texas Austin
Celena Miller is the Senior Outreach Program Coordinator for the Texas Space Grant Consortium in Austin, Texas. She has worked for over twelve years in education. During that time, Celena has worked in the Texas public school system, promoting earth and space education to students... Read More →


Saturday April 17, 2021 11:00am - 11:50am CDT
Virtual

2:00pm CDT

Clean Air for Kids!
The Clean Air for Kids! Program helps kids and parents understand how to prevent air pollution caused by the idling of cars, trucks and buses, especially around schools.

Excessive and unnecessary vehicle idling is a serious, avoidable contributor to environmental pollution and poor human health. This behavior occurs throughout virtually all transportation activities, including parents picking up children after school, customers waiting in line at a drive-through ATM or restaurant, trucks delivering goods, and buses waiting to pick up passengers.

Unnecessary idling significantly contributes to air pollution, which in turn worsens environmental and health problems, including contributing to the dramatic rise of childhood asthma.

You can make a big difference with little changes to your lifestyle!
Earth and Environmental, Pedagogy, PK-8

Speakers
avatar for Harley Hubbard

Harley Hubbard

Sustainable Transportation Manager, City of San Antonio Office of Sustainability
For more information, please contact me by email at harley.hubbard@sanantonio.gov.


Saturday April 17, 2021 2:00pm - 2:50pm CDT
Virtual

3:00pm CDT

Shift Happens: 7 Strategies for Making the Most of the New Learning Landscape
An informal educator’s guide for exploring 7 strategies to transform your classroom that you can put to use on Monday! Investigate how to create STEM career conversations and uplift equity in your classroom, engage with tech tools to enhance blended learning, pick up techniques on guiding inquiry-driven content, peer into the brain through examining brain-based learning, and make your learning last through innovative resilience and reflection activities. Explore all of this and more through the lens of a STEM museum, specializing in making STEM approachable, exciting, and inspiring. Teachers will receive a PDF lesson plan steeped in best practices for inquiry and blended learning, threaded with career connections in the content area of force and motion at the completion of the workshop.
Careers, Informal Science, PK-8

Speakers
avatar for Amber Middlebrook

Amber Middlebrook

Director of Education, Science Mill
avatar for Mary Ruggles

Mary Ruggles

Assistant Director of Education, Science Mill
As part of the Science Mill education team, I am able to pursue my interest in STEM and help ignite curiosity in the students I work with. Prior to working a the Science Mill I taught fourth-grade math and science for ten years in the Humble Independent School district. I have an... Read More →
MS

Mahek Shaikh

Program Development & Evaluation Specialist, Science Mill


Saturday April 17, 2021 3:00pm - 3:50pm CDT
Virtual