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STEM Workshop Later This Month To Bring Several Experts To The Iowa Great Lakes

Tue 6-1-2021

(Wahpeton)-- A workshop later this month for Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics, or STEM, will bring some experts to the Iowa Great Lakes. Sue Boettcher of Iowa State University Extension and Outreach tells KUOO news they'll be hosting a STEM diversity workshop Tuesday, June 29th from 9:00 am to 3:00 pm in the dining hall at Lakeside Lab...Sue Boettcher & STEM Workshop01 

"The Iowa State University School of Education faculty is coming up for a one day workshop and they're going to highlight diversity, literacy and STEM education. It is a free workshop so from 9:00 to 3:00 out at Lakeside Lab we're going to be in the dining room overlooking beautiful West Lake Okoboji, and we're going to have like I say the three speakers, so Dr. Beecher is going to talk about applying a critical lens to children's books, and then Sara Nelson. she is the 4-H STEM and a NASA space grant outreach specialist, she's going to talk about women in STEM, and then supporting STEM engagement with technology is going to be Denise Crawford who is a professor and director for the Center for Technology and Learning and Teaching. They're going to tie those three topics together. It's going to be an exciting day."

Boettcher says the workshop will appeal to a wide range of people...Sue Boettcher & STEM Workshop02 

"This is for anybody that's interested in literacy and STEM education and diversity in those, but we do have for early childhood, there's five contact hours and that's free for those five contact hours. And then also for teachers there's a teacher licensure renewal, 15 hours, that is available. That does have a fee of $85 and it does require some additional online participation but that is an opportunity as well."

More information is available by contacting the Dickinson County Extension Office at 336-3488. You can also find additional information by clicking here.