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Wednesday, February 8 • 10:45am - 12:15pm
Technology- supported STEM learning: Perspectives from research and practice

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This session will discuss why (from the research perspective) and how (from the practice perspective) technology can support STEM learning with first-hand knowledge from both STEM educational researchers and practitioners/teachers. It will begin with an overview of the advantages of technology-supported STEM learning drawing from educational technology and STEM educational research, which includes enhanced student motivation in learning as well as enhanced student learning of STEM subject content (Yang & Baldwin, 2020). The presenters will then discuss some practical approaches towards the use of technology to support STEM teaching and learning, such as using technology to provide an authentic learning environment and to create content (Yang & Baldwin, 2020). Additionally, the presenters will discuss teacher professional development on using technology to support STEM learning. Finally, the presenters will demonstrate the use of some most popular technologies such as robotics, drones and microchips that are employed in assisting students in learning STEM. Conference attendees will walk away with not only theoretical but also practical knowledge of technology-supported STEM learning.


April Burton

Instructional Technology Content Leader, Francis Howell School District
April Burton is an Instructional Technology Content Leader for the Francis Howell School District. Her role is to support PK-12 teachers to pair great teaching with great technology. April continuously works with teachers to “think differently” about instruction and assessment... Read More →

Dazhi Yang

Professor, Boise State University
Dr. Dazhi Yang is professor in educational technology with joint/adjunct appointment in the College of Engineering at Boise State University. Her current research interests include technology- supported STEM education, engineering and computing education, online and distance learning... Read More →

Dr. Kellie Taylor

Elementary Educator, Boise School District
Dr. Kellie Taylor is an elementary teacher in the Boise School District. She currently teaches 2nd and 3rd GATE at Hawthorne Elementary. Kellie served as a 2018-2019 Albert Einstein Distinguished Educator Fellow at the Library of Congress in Washington, D.C., a 2021 National Museum... Read More →

Wednesday February 8, 2023 10:45am - 12:15pm MST
120A 850 W Front St, Boise, ID 83702