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This session will explore to how to plan and implement an articulated STEAM curriculum in a school or district. We hear a lot about STEAM and Makerspaces but for educators attempting to get something off the ground, it can be difficult to know exactly where to start and what to focus on. Attendees will leave the session with ideas on how to go about creating a curriculum and developing a proposal to their district leadership to start the process of implementing a STEAM program. The session will be primarily lecture, but will have opportunities for the audience to give feedback and ask questions.
Aaron Celmer is the Director for Instructional Technology at Elmwood Park CUSD 401 and holds an Ed.S. in Educational Administration from Northern Illinois University. Aaron has previously served as an instructional coach and high school social studies teacher. He has guest blogged on Jim Knight’s website and considers his work with high poverty students in the state of Oregon to be one of his most rewarding experiences. Aaron enjoys any day he gets to interact with students and on the weekends he enjoys spending time with his niece and nephews. He can routinely be found poolside during the warm summer weather Chicagoland occasionally graces us with.