by STEM Read Staff

Join STEM Read, NIU STEAM, and Regional Educators for the STEAMing It Up! 2020 Conference

As science, technology, engineering, the arts and math become more interconnected within our schools, teachers are often left wondering how to incorporate STEAM into their classroom while still aligning lessons to state standards and preparing their students for college and careers. Illinois State Standards, Next Generation Science Standards, and ISTE Standards dictate that students need to be prepared for a world focused on innovation, creativity, and critical thinking. Join the NIU STEAM team, NIU faculty, experienced classroom teachers, and STEAM experts at the two-day STEAMing It Up! Conference to learn how to meet those needs. Each day, you will be inspired and learn new ideas you can implement in your classroom right-away.

We at STEM Read are gearing up for the second annual STEAMing It Up! Conference. You can check out our sessions to meet teachers who have implemented STEM Read in the classroom and meet some amazing regional authors whose latest books inspire students through silly, STEM-y stories.

STEM Read: Enjoy the Buffet

STEM Read Director Gillian King-Cargile will lead a panel discussion with teachers who have attended the Field Trips and implemented our resources at small and large-scale events in their K-12 classrooms. The teachers will engage the audience in some of their favorite hands-on activities inspired by STEM Read resources.

STEM through Stories

Just Like Rube Goldberg (Beach Lane Books, 2019)

 Join author and STEM Read Director Gillian King-Cargile in a conversation with Sarah Aronson (Just Like Rube Goldberg) and Mary Winn Heider (The Mortification of Fovea Munson). They’ll discuss how fun, engaging books can inspire even the un-STEM-iest students to ask questions, learn about careers, and cultivate curiosity.

The Mortification of Fovea Munson (Disney Hyperion, 2018)

You’ll come away with book recommendations and ideas and resources that will help you spark learning through literature!