The California STEAM conference convenes nearly 3,000 educators from across California to catalyze improved STEAM instruction for all students. The California STEAM Symposium provides educators with opportunities for ongoing rigorous, high-quality, collaborative professional development. The conference also showcases innovative approaches to teaching and learning happening throughout the state. KQED will have a session, a booth in the exhibit hall, and an activity in the Maker Space.

Session Info:

Design Thinking and Engineering: Where Art Meets Science
Sunday, December 10th
4:30 – 5:30 PM PST
Room: Nook 301
Program ID: 21

Pathways: Making Standards Come Alive

Develop knowledge of the engineering design process with a media-rich, hands-on, student-centered design challenge for middle school. Discover how to engage students in sharing their own engineering stories and solutions through media-making activities.

Additional Resources:

Engineering for Good

Engineering for Good is a three-week, project-based learning unit for middle school science classrooms focused on developing solutions for negative impacts of plastics on the environment. In these NGSS-aligned lessons, students use the engineering design process to define a problem, brainstorm solutions, develop prototypes and iterate on their designs.

Art and the Environment

This KQED Arts collection focuses on artists whose environmental concerns are apparent in their work. Integrate the arts into eco-literacy, and discover different ways that artists address environmental issues through their art practice.

KQED at the CA STEAM Conference 28 November,2017Stephanie Thatcher


Stephanie Thatcher

Stephanie Thatcher is currently an undergraduate at UC Berkeley majoring in Philosophy and Legal Studies. Her interests primarily lie in civics, politics, and media literacy. Stephanie is the KQED Education Services Intern.

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