In Season 4 Episode 7, Tori Cameron is joined by Jeremy Keeshin. Jeremy is the CEO and Co-founder of CodeHS, the leading coding education platform for schools used by millions of students.
Tori and Jeremy chat about the importance of learning to code, and how learning to code is like learning a language that's necessary for future success. They chat about ways teachers can include coding in their classrooms, even if they are not computer science teachers! Tori and Jeremy also chat about cyber safety and the importance of keeping your internet footprint safe!
Jeremy is extremely knowledgeable and has incredible insight into computer science! This episode is a must-listen!
Code HS: https://codehs.com/
Read Write Code: A Friendly Introduction to the World of Coding, and Why It’s the New Literacy: https://www.amazon.com/Read-Write-Code-Friendly-Introduction-ebook/dp/B08TT6QSC9/ref=sr_1_1?dchild=1&keywords=read+write+code&qid=1615049520&s=books&sr=1-1
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S4 E6: WhyMaker With Liz Gallo
In Season 4 Episode 6, Liz Gallo, CEO of WhyMaker, chats with Tori Cameron about teaching maker ed in all different types of classrooms and the importance of design thinking. Liz is the CEO of WhyMaker a New York based organization that aims to bring maker ed to schools and classrooms all around the world. Liz has taught technology and engineering, STEM-based project-based learning, and design thinking. She loves to help schools engage in maker education and create makerspaces.
Liz has worked with students and teachers all over the world, and her insight into the world of maker ed is fascinating. Tori and Liz talk about how teachers can make changes in their classrooms to involve more hands-on making opportunities for all types of students. They chat about how design thinking and empathy can create deeper learning opportunities for students to master content. Tori and Liz discuss education policy at the classroom, state, and federal levels, and how simple changes can drastically change students' capacity to learn, make and feel happier. There is so much self-care in STEAM and Tori and Liz end the episode discussing the importance of mental health through STEAM.
This episode is phenomenal and honest. Liz is an incredible resource and educator. You don't want to miss what she has to say.
In Season 4 Episode 5, Tori Cameron is joined by Sam Taylor to chat all things coding without a computer! Sam is a former middle school science teacher who now works in the field of technology and computer science. She also is the author of The Coding Workbook! Tori and Sam chat how to learn computer science and coding without a computer, why computer science is important for all students to learn, and ways teachers can create opportunities for computer science in any subject. Sam has some incredible insight into the tech field and how teaching and tech go so well together.
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In Season 4 Episode 4, Mitch Cameron joins Tori Cameron to chat all things STEAM Night and strategy games. The episode begins with Tori explaining how she planned and held a virtual STEAM night for her community and she also has a big exciting announcement! Then Tori and Mitch chat all things strategy games. In particular: Pokemon, Magic the Gathering, Zelda, Minecraft and the value that they can have in your classroom or home. Mitch has some awesome ideas on how to combine Pokemon/Magic with art and science and how to excite your learners with the games they love.
Check out Tori's virtual STEAM Night on youtube: www.youtube.com/watch?v=nua5HpWres8
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In Season 4 Episode 3, Erin Twamley and Olivia Mullins join Tori Cameron to chat all things STEM role models. Erin is the author of Everyday STEM Superheroes: Women in STEM Careers and Olivia is the Executive Director for Science Delivered. Together they teamed up to create STEM Trading Cards.
Erin and Oliva chat with Tori about the importance of students and children seeing themselves in STEM careers, providing kids with language and foundational information about STEM Careers, encouraging interest, connection and enjoyment, and a sense of belonging for all students, and having strong role models.
This is an awesome episode that will leave you wanting to fill your bookshelves and decorate your walls with all things STEM superheroes.
S4 E2: Teacher Mental Health, First Year Teaching and Subbing in the STEAM Lab with Kate Jenkins
On Season 4 Episode 2, Tori Cameron is joined by Kate Jenkins to chat all things teacher mental health, being a first-year teacher, and what it's like to be a long term sub in the STEAM Lab.
Kate shares insight into being a long term sub in the STEAM Lab and what it was like to sub in a brand new program's classroom.
Kate is also honest about feeling stress and anxiety in her first year of teaching and what it was like to be a first-year teacher during the Covid19 shutdown of spring 2020. Tori and Kate talk about imposter syndrome and feeling like you aren't good enough. They also chat about the importance of surrounding yourself with people who cheer you on.
Kate is an incredible teacher and her story and honesty will help all those who listen. This is an episode you do not want to miss.
In Season 4 Episode 1, Renee Wells, STEAM teacher from California, USA, joins Tori Cameron to talk about teaching STEAM remotely and in a hybrid model. Renee explains her idea to make sure every student she teaches has the materials they need in order to continue learning STEAM at home. She also discusses the value in recyclables and finding materials around the house; creating kits and materials with any or no budget. Renee shares her story of becoming a STEAM teacher and why it's so important for students to tinker and create especially in the time of COVID19.
If you are looking for ways to integrate STEAM, no matter the learning environment or model (in-person, remote, hybrid) - this is the episode for you! You will leave with so many ideas and so much enthusiasm to start off your school year!
Connect with Renee: twitter.com/reneewellsSTEAM
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In Season 3 Episode 9, Jamie Hudson from Making It joins Tori Cameron to chat about the art of science. Jamie, who is a Ph.D. scientist and co-creator of 20 Leagues, shares his story of loving both science and art and how he believes both work together in order to be creative.
Jamie breaks it down and explains how art is woven into science and math. "When you look at the really great thinkers in science- what you see is a really genuinely creative person."
We chat about failing and trying again, 21st Century Skills, working collaboratively, and the value of continuing to better yourself and keep learning.
This episode is so fun and filled with so much incredible information and knowledge from Jamie. Jamie is the epitome of STEAM enthusiast and maker and his expertise provides valuable insight.
Jamie on Instagram: www.instagram.com/20leagues/
20 Leagues Website: 20leagues.com/
Jamie on Twitter: twitter.com/20leagues
Find NBC's Making It on TV and www.nbc.com/making-it
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Tori on Instragram: Instagram.com/steamuptheclassroom
Tori's Book: www.amazon.com/Tori-Cameron/e/B0839PSZ9Z
In Season 3 Episode 8 Beth Barra joins Tori Cameron to talk about how they are doing during social distancing and all that has occurred with COVID-19. This episode is raw and real and Beth and Tori share the ups and downs they are coping with during this extremely difficult time.
Beth and Tori chat about teacher expectations, social distancing, staying in contact with their students, and just doing the best they can. They also discuss some awesome resources you can use to help stay connected to your students and how to use social media to stay in touch.
Beth and Tori hope this episode will help anyone listening. This is such a difficult and stressful time and they hope this episode helps you through.
In Season 3 Episode 7 Jenna Mercury joins Tori Cameron to chat all things science. Jenna and Tori talk about quick and easy ways to implement science in every class. They chat about how you can use recyclables and the world around you to create inexpensive science lessons. They also chat about the importance of science in all grades including K-2.
For her job, Jenna travels around the United States to conferences and classrooms, so she gives us some tips about networking and putting yourself out there when meeting new people. They finish up the show with some teacher travel goals and how powerful seeing the world around you can be for your classroom!
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