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Maker/STEAM eLearning Activities for Parents & Educators - Laura Smith
Spend a short period of time and walk away with some amazing resources that teacher and parents can use to facilitate student understanding. There is a wide range of resources available. Laura will talk about and supply the URL's. Best of all they are free and just waiting to engage your students or child. Enjoy this wonderful journey down STEM Road.
Check out this resource document with clickable links including all of the websites covered in the webinar... plus so much more. Link To Resources
About Laura Smith
Laura Smith is Independent Consultant providing project support, research, professional development. Laura has a varied background and has been focused on STEM throughout her career. She graduated from The Ohio State University, College of Engineering with a degree in Landscape Architecture. Laura worked in both the private and public sectors as a landscape architect and a designer and project manager. Additionally she owned a small landscape design and maintenance company. Laura went back to school to earn a teaching certificate and to complete a degree in Earth Space Science. She then earned her Master’s Degree in Education from Indiana University. Laura taught science at Woodside Middle school where she was a Team Leader, Student Council Advisor, and Cross Country Coach. She served on district-wide committees including 1:1 technology, Portrait of a Graduate, Diversity, and eLearning. Laura designed the school’s Outdoor Classroom and was an Outdoor Adventure Leader. She was awarded Woodside’s Teacher of the Year. Laura has presented and provided professional development for her district of Southwest Allen County schools on topics such as Google Docs, Teachers on Social Media, Technology Integration, My Big Campus, and eLearning. She has also provided professional development to other districts including Technology Integration and Teaching Gifted and Talented Students. Laura led over 350 students in the STEM-focused competition Future City. Her students won the regional competition and represented Indiana at the national competition in Washington D.C. three years in a row. She also presented (with students) at the Indiana State Rotunda Day for technology. Laura continues to pursue opportunities to learn and is excited for the prospect to continue to share her passion for STEM and education