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Friday, March 1 • 4:00pm - 4:45pm
Make Time for Science with Project-Based Learning

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If we treat content areas as silos, we’ll never find time for Science! Discover how to create authentic experiences that increase student engagement, develop critical and creative thinking skills, and connect across content areas. Be the teacher that transforms everyday lesson plans into memorable learning experiences. Come with a willingness to try something new; leave with project ideas that engage students not only in learning, but in making their world a better place!

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Ben Talsma

Van Andel Education Institute
Ben spent fifteen years in the classroom, teaching students from kindergarten through sixth grade. He started a STEAM program at his school to inspire his students to become the builders, makers, and creators of tomorrow. Now, he works at the Van Andel Education Institute, providing... Read More →
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Jamie MacPherson

Learning Solutions Specialist, Van Andel Institute for Education
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Dawn McCotter

Teacher Programs Manager, Van Andel Education Institute
Dawn devoted over 12 years to teaching science at Grand Haven High School with multiple classes including Earth Science, Physics, Astronomy, and Project Science. During her tenure, Dawn had the opportunity to work with diverse learners, from various academic and personal backgrounds... Read More →

Friday March 1, 2019 4:00pm - 4:45pm EST
Grandview B/C