OSU receives grant that benefits teacher professional development

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BRINGING STEM INTO THE CLASSROOM. DON’T HAVE TO BE JUST A STEAM TEACHER OR A MAKERSPACE TEACHER. YOU CAN BRING STEAM INTO YOUR CLASSROOM ANY TIME. STUDENTS LEARNING STEM IN THE CLASSROOM ACTUALLY BEGINS DURING THE SUMMER, IT’S JUST ANOTHER OPPORTUNITY THAT WE CAN COLLABORATE AND WORK TOGETHER AND BRING STEM TO STUDENTS, AND ALSO ADULTS. AND BY DOING THE PD SIDE OF IT EXPONENTIALLY IMPACT THE STATE OF OKLAHOMA. THE OSU COLLEGE OF ENGINEERING, ARCHITECTURE AND TECHNOLOGY HAS A DEPARTMENT OF DEFENSE GRANT THAT FOCUSES ON STEM EDUCATION AND ONE PART OF THAT IS TEACHER PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT. WE ARE ACTIVELY HANDS ON MAKING PROJECTS THAT THEY CAN USE AND TRANSFER INTO THEIR CLASS ROOM. THIS PROGRAM IS REACHING AROUND 150 TEACHERS ACROSS THE STATE JUST THIS SUMMER. SO TODAY WE WORKED ON CATAPULTS AND THEN WE CREATED A GAME BOARD THAT WE COULD LAUNCH OUR TARGETS AT, COMBINING ENGINEERING WITH ART AND TECHNOLOGY WITH MATH STARTED OUT WITH A SIMPLE MACHINE JUST A VERY SIMPLE CATAPULT. AND THEN I ASKED THE TEACHERS TO BUILD ON THAT AND CREATE THESE. REAGAN TICKLE IS IN HER SECOND SUMMER HELPING TEACHERS IN THIS PROGRAM. I’M JUST HONORED TO BE A PART OF THIS PROGRAM, AND IT’S AMAZING TO SEE THE STUDENTS THAT WE ARE REACHING IN THE TEACHERS AND KNOWING WE’RE MAKING A CHANGE FOR ALL OF THE GOOD. BY DOING THIS STEM PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT, THESE TEACHERS ARE DIRECTLY IMPACTING THEIR STUDENTS IN THE BEST WAY, MAKING SURE THAT THEY CAN MAKE STEAM READILY AVAILABLE TO ALL THEIR STUDENTS AND BE EQUIPPED TO TEACH IT, AND TO MAKE IT, YOU KNOW, ENJOYABLE AND FUN FOR OUR CHILDREN AND GET THEM MORE INVOLVED AND REALIZE THERE’S A GREAT BIG WORLD OUT THERE AND STEAM CAN TAKE YOU TO THOSE PLACES.

OSU receives grant that benefits teacher professional development

The OSU College of Engineering, Architecture and Technology has a Department of Defense grant that focuses on education, with one part of the being teacher professional development.

The Oklahoma State University College of Engineering, Architecture and Technology has a Department of Defense grant that focuses on education, with one part of the being teacher professional development.Get the latest news stories of interest by clicking here.“You don’t have to be just a STEAM teacher or makerspace teacher, you can bring STEAM into your classroom any time,” said Raegan Teakell, Super STEM Coach for the college’s grant.Students learning STEM in the classroom actually begins in the summer.“This is just another opportunity that we can collaborate, work together and bring STEM to students and also adults. And by doing the PD side of it, exponentially impact the state of Oklahoma,” said Mary Tran, STEM teaching manager for the college’s grant.“We are actively hands-on, making projects that they can use and transfer into their classroom,” Teakell said.The program is reaching around 150 teachers across the state.“So today we worked on catapults and then we created a game board that we could launch our targets at,” Teakell said.>> Download the KOCO 5 AppIt is Teakell’s second summer helping teachers in the program.“I’m just honored to be a part of this program, and it’s amazing to see the students that we are reaching and the teachers and knowing we’re making a change for all of the good,” Teakell said.By doing the STEM professional development, these teachers are directly impacting their students in the best way.“Making sure that they can make steam readily available to all their students and be equipped to teach it and to make it enjoyable and fun for our children and get them more involved and realize there’s a great big world out there and STEAM can take you to those places,” Teakell said.Top HeadlinesManhunt underway for suspect sought in connection with multiple Oklahoma homicidesDriver taken to hospital after crash involving 2 semitrailers on I-40 in southeast OKC, OHP saysRiley Strain’s cause of death confirmed after final autopsy results are releasedRep. Tom Cole touts support for Trump after winning Republican primary for 4th Congressional DistrictOklahoma Election Results: June 18 primary elections

The Oklahoma State University College of Engineering, Architecture and Technology has a Department of Defense grant that focuses on education, with one part of the being teacher professional development.

Get the latest news stories of interest by clicking here.

“You don’t have to be just a STEAM teacher or makerspace teacher, you can bring STEAM into your classroom any time,” said Raegan Teakell, Super STEM Coach for the college’s grant.

Students learning STEM in the classroom actually begins in the summer.

“This is just another opportunity that we can collaborate, work together and bring STEM to students and also adults. And by doing the PD [professional development] side of it, exponentially impact the state of Oklahoma,” said Mary Tran, STEM teaching manager for the college’s grant.

“We are actively hands-on, making projects that they can use and transfer into their classroom,” Teakell said.

The program is reaching around 150 teachers across the state.

“So today we worked on catapults and then we created a game board that we could launch our targets at,” Teakell said.

>> Download the KOCO 5 App

It is Teakell’s second summer helping teachers in the program.

“I’m just honored to be a part of this program, and it’s amazing to see the students that we are reaching and the teachers and knowing we’re making a change for all of the good,” Teakell said.

By doing the STEM professional development, these teachers are directly impacting their students in the best way.

“Making sure that they can make steam readily available to all their students and be equipped to teach it and to make it enjoyable and fun for our children and get them more involved and realize there’s a great big world out there and STEAM can take you to those places,” Teakell said.


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