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Friday, June 8 • 1:15pm - 2:05pm
STEM Integration Across the Middle School Curriculum

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What could it mean for students if STEM truly permeated their entire learning environment? What does STEM look like within curricular areas that do not traditionally fall into what we naturally think of as STEM content areas? Our two-year journey to becoming an IDOE STEM certified school lead to cross curricular collaborations unlike any in which we had previously engaged. It also created incredible learning opportunities for students and staff. Join us to explore our journey and the lessons learned along the way. Presenters will discuss their challenges of cross curricular collaboration, the process of incorporating Language Arts, Social Studies, and Unified Arts into the STEM curriculum, the value of having all content areas and teachers involved, how the 4 Cs of STEM fit into each content area, and strategies to help create all staff buy-in to this initiative. Presenters, all teachers within this journey, will share information and handout/resources for STEM integration across the curriculum.

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Michelle Bloomer

Middle School Teacher, New Palestine Junior High School
Michelle Bloomer holds two Bachelor Degrees, one in Physical Education/Athletic Training and one Elementary Education with a Middle School minor as well as a a Masters Degree in Curriculum and Instruction. In her 18 years at Southern Hancock Schools, she has taught all four academic... Read More →

Sarah Gizzi

Sarah Gizzi has been teaching 7th and 8th grade Math at DCMS for 5 years. She is currently the student council sponsor, a member of the STEM leadership team, and the girls varsity basketball coach at NPHS. She has 3 children currently attending Southern Hancock Schools in 5th, 7th... Read More →

Lisa Clouse Ph.D.

Lisa Clouse, Ph.D. is a language educator at Doe Creek Middle School as well as adjunct faculty for the IUPUI School of Education where she teaches undergraduate and graduate course in the teacher preparation program. Lisa has been a member of the IDOE Digital Curriculum Committee... Read More →

James Voelz

Doe Creek Middle School
James Voelz is the current principal of Doe Creek Middle School. He has been in that position for the past 14 years. Jim currently serves on the NASSP board of directors and is a member of the Riley Children’s Hospital education advisory board.


Mary Jones

Teacher/Science Department Head, New Palestine Junior High
Mary Jones has been a teacher in the South Hancock school system since 1998. After graduating from Purdue University with a B.S. and M.S in Biology and Science Education, she served as a Peace Corp volunteer in Ghana West Africa for two years as a science educator. Her time with Southern... Read More →

Friday June 8, 2018 1:15pm - 2:05pm
3222 New Palestine High School, 4485 S Victory Dr, New Palestine, IN 46166

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