STEMnovate with Authentic Research

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STEMnovate with Authentic Research


Presenter: Carol Raymond & Mattie Oveross, TAGT
Core Area: Creativity & Instructional Strategies 
Grade Level: Elementary & Secondary
Hours: 1

Research is showing that grit, perseverance, and persistence are the key factors for a student’s future success. What if you could nurture these traits while simultaneously giving them a love for science, technology, engineering, and math? Trainers Carol Raymond and Mattie Oveross have the strategies to get you started!

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Science fair projects don’t have to be cliche, tortuous, or -even worse- pointless. Give your students the tools to grow personally and academically, as they engage in STEM research projects that follow their interests.

In this one-hour course, you will learn how to encourage:

  • A love of STEM 
  • Student ownership
  • Grit, persistence, and perseverance
  • Mentoring relationships
Carol Raymond has served as a G/T specialist, classroom teacher, elementary music specialist, and private music instructor. Her degrees in music performance (BM), elementary music education (BME) and gifted education (MEd) provide a unique blend of expertise in her current position at E.A. Young Academy in North Richland Hills, TX. Raymond is the author of numerous differentiated math and science units and created the social/emotional curriculum for Hardin Simmons University’s summer gifted program.

Mattie Oveross, M.Ed. completed her Bachelor of Science degree in Development and Family Studies, with an emphasis in Intervention and Administration, from the University of North Texas. Oveross is currently pursuing her Ph.D. in Educational Psychology, with a concentration in Gifted and Talented Education. Her recent studies on giftedness in the early childhood, pre-kindergarten classroom led her to present her findings at the Annual Conference of the Southwest Educational Research Association.

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