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NCTCA 2021 Pre-recorded Video Library  Password will be provided here on February 4th.
Each Pre-recorded session can be found within our schedule or can be watched on demand in our Video Library and will be available for the entire month of February.

2021 Partners in Education Virtual Luncheon - Shelley Moore
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Thursday February 4th, 2021
11:00am - 11:30am - Virtual Reception
11:30am-12:30am - Shelley Moore

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Thursday, February 4 • 1:45pm - 2:45pm
STEM in Stories: Connecting Curriculum to Popular Culture

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The word “STEM” (an acronym for Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math) has become commonplace in the science classroom, but we don't often stop to think about what it means. In this interactive and collaborative session, we will define STEM and demonstrate how it can be leveraged to guide authentic learning. With the help of the presenters’ varied scientific backgrounds, participants will realize that STEM is all around them – including in children’s stories! By using storybooks in our teaching, we can make topics more relevant and exciting to students. This reinforces their learning by connecting it to topics they are already interested in and inspires them to continue looking for the STEM in everyday life. We will lead participants through our unique strategy of teaching STEM topics through stories. Participants will collaborate to develop hands-on classroom activities that connect science and math learning outcomes to storybooks.


Alissa Boyle

Outreach Manager, The Association of Professional Engineers and Geoscientists of Alberta (APEGA)
As the Association of Professional Engineers and Geoscientists of Alberta’s (APEGA) Outreach Manager, Alissa Boyle, oversees the association’s kindergarten to grade 12 and university outreach programs. She also works closely with the Women in APEGA Advisory Group to address key... Read More →

Keely McPhee

Keely McPhee is an Outreach Coordinator with APEGA. She is passionate about education and inspiring the next generation to develop skills, seek-out learning opportunities, and pursue task mastery. Experienced in creative curriculum design, leadership, and delivery of STEM education... Read More →

Thursday February 4, 2021 1:45pm - 2:45pm MST
Virtual Room 29 (Science)
  Science-sciences  Math
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