November 5
1:00-7:30 PM EST

STEAM Forward

From hybrid learning to augmented reality, teaching STEAM is evolving rapidly. STEAM Forward is an online conference that brings together innovative thinkers, bold creativity, and the latest trends in edtech, with virtual sessions on hybrid/remote teaching, technology integration, STEAM best practices, hands-on STEAM applications, and more.

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Featured Keynote

Manuel S. Herrera

Educator, Speaker, Illustrator

A Process, A Hack and A Tool Walk Into A Classroom
Every day in our classrooms we ask our students to design and create. Prototypes. Graphics. Videos. Presentations. Solutions. However, supporting students through a creative process is often overlooked. We simply give them a rubric, a device, a due date and we say, “Go!” What we are left with are unimaginative ideas and poorly constructed models. In his talk, Manuel will share how to support student creativity in STEAM by introducing them to a process, inexpensive classroom hacks, and simple tools and materials.

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Nick Nanan

Channel Manager

The New Science Class
Creating pathways for students and teachers to engage with content through Merge’s science simulations and digital teaching aids.

For more than a decade Nick has helped bring STEM technologies into schools around the world, helping teachers and students advance their pathways to knowledge. His background extends into 3D printing, electronics, IoT, design, and coding. His role at Merge is to lead the channel partner program and developing foreign markets.

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Featured Speakers

Pam Diianni

Library Media Specialist and Technology Integrator

Pam Diianni

Pam DiIanni is currently the library media specialist and technology integrator at Montour High School. I have been teaching for 18 years. I have a science background and certifications and have taught physical sciences, astronomy, and environmental science. I earned my Masters degree in Library and Information Science from the University of Pittsburgh and technology coach certification at Robert Morris University. I currently teach the STEM portion of the honors and regular integrated class and a CHS Environmental Sustainability course. PBL is a teaching passion and something that I strongly believe students should be given an opportunity to take part in before they graduate.

Gina Ligouri

Educator, Innovator and Author

Gina Ligouri

Gina Ligouri is an educator, innovator and author. She has earned numerous teaching accolades and credentials and was most recently named Pennsylvania’s Technology Innovator of the Year. She currently chairs the English department at Montour High School in addition to teaching literature courses. Gina’s academic achievements include degrees from Carlow University, Robert Morris University and Duquesne University.

Kara Olshenske

Veteran teacher of French and History

Kara Olshenske

Kara Olshenske is a twenty-four year veteran teacher of French and history. Currently at Montour High School, she teaches tenth grade history, Integrated Studies, and Honors Integrated Studies. Kara graduated from Indiana University of Pennsylvania. She is a past World Language department chair and is a member of the district’s crisis management team.

Matt Barfield

Head of Regional Professional Development

Matt Barfield

Matt Barfield graduated from the University of North Carolina at Charlotte with a degree in Elementary Education and worked 9 years in a rural district in NC. After finding a love of working with teachers in his district, Matt ventured outside of his school district and began to work in the professional development field across the Carolinas. For ten years, Matt has been working with Promethean, Inc. to help teachers integrate instructional technology in the classroom. Matt is a father, a husband, a teacher, an instructional technology integrator, an Apple Distinguished Educator, and a professional development guru for Promethean, Inc.

Julie Porter

Education Consultant

Julie Porter

Julie Porter is an Education Consultant for Promethean. Before that, she worked as a K-8 music/art/theater teacher in Denver, CO. Julie also freelances as an editor and illustrator. She lives in Chula Vista, California, with her husband Bob, grown-up daughter Lilia, and many pets.

Christine Garrard

Education Consultant

Christine Garrard

Christine is a lover of all things STEAM—she taught high school chemistry for seven years and ran a LEGO robotics program on Saturday mornings. She has a drive to work with teachers integrating technology and STEAM skills in their classrooms with kids. Christine lives in Charlotte, NC and in her free time, she likes to play music and bake.

Amanda Carlson

Education Consultant

Amanda Carlson

Amanda Carlson is an Education Consultant supporting South Florida and the Caribbean for Promethean. She previously had the opportunity to work as a district Education Consultant in Miami. Amanda grew up just outside of New York City, and later moved to Virginia where she earned her Bachelor’s degree in Biology and M.Ed. in Curriculum and Instruction. She taught high school Biology and Anatomy for seven years in the D.C. area before making the move to Florida and beginning her career in education technology. Amanda is passionate about STEM education and loves connecting with teachers and working closely with schools and districts through her role at Promethean. In her free time, you can find her running and enjoying the South Florida weather with her husband and puppy.

Katie Domfort

Education Consultant

Katie Domfort

Katie Domfort is an Education Consultant residing in St. Louis, Missouri. She received her bachelor’s degree in Elementary Education from the University of Oklahoma and her master’s degree in Reading from the University of Central Oklahoma. She taught in the elementary classroom for six years and became passionate about integrating technology into her classroom. In her free time Katie enjoys cooking, reading, traveling, and spending time with her husband and one year old son.

STEAM Forward Sessions

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All times are EST

1:00 - 1:30

A Process, A Hack and A Tool Walk Into A Classroom

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1:30 - 2:00

Reinventing a Hybrid STEAM Studio

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1:30 - 2:00

STEM to STEAM: Incorporating the Arts into Your STEM Classes

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1:30 - 2:00

PBL Through the Lens of STEM, History and English

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1:30 - 2:00

Chemistry and ClassFlow!

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2:00 - 2:30

Promethean in the STEAM Classroom

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2:00 - 2:30

STEAM Meets Literature

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2:00 - 2:30

Great Apps for STEAM Activities

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2:30 - 3:00

LIVE From the Promethean STEAM Lab

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3:00 - 3:30

Reinventing a Hybrid STEAM Studio

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3:00 - 3:30

Sketchnoting with Students

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3:00 - 3:30

TBC

3:00 - 3:30

STEAM Project Based Learning in the Virtual Classroom

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3:00 - 3:30

Bring Your Content to Life: All About Ecosystems

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3:30 - 4:00

Promethean in the STEAM Classroom

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3:30 - 4:00

Augmented and Virtual Reality with the ActivPanel

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3:30 - 4:00

Makerspace Design: Outdoor Dining, In the Winter?

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3:30 - 4:00

Hybrid Learning Using Microsoft Teams and Your Promethean ActivPanel

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3:30 - 4:00

Makerspace Design: Earth, Moon and Stars!

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4:00 - 4:30

LIVE With Merge Cube from the Promethean STEAM Lab

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4:30 - 5:00

Reinventing a Hybrid STEAM Studio

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4:30 - 5:00

Merge Cube AR for the Classroom

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4:30 - 5:00

Engineering Activity FUN: Bridges & Structures

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4:30 - 5:00

Asteroid (Hybrid) Escape Room

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4:30 - 5:00

Virtual Science! Online Demonstrations to Build Understanding

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5:00 - 5:30

Promethean in the STEAM Classroom

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5:00 - 5:30

Augmented Reality in Hybrid and Remote Learning using Promethean Screen Share

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5:00 - 5:30

Building a Digital STEAM Lesson: Brick by Brick

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5:00 - 5:30

Digital BINGO!

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5:00 - 5:30

Hands-On Inquiry in the Science Classroom: Saving Sam

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5:30 - 6:00

LIVE from the Promethean STEAM Lab

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6:00 - 6:30

Sketchnoting with Students

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6:00 - 6:30

Makerspace Design: EdTech and Airplanes!

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6:00 - 6:30

A Real World STEAM for the Hybrid Classroom

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6:00 - 6:30

Using ClassFlow Polling for Inquiry Based Questioning the STEAM Classroom

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6:30 - 7:00

STEM to STEAM: Incorporating the Arts into Your STEM Classes

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6:30 - 7:00

Building a Digital STEAM Lesson: Brick by Brick

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6:30 - 7:00

ClassFlow Meets Google Meet

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6:30 - 7:00

Combining Math & Science Apps with the Promethean App Suite

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7:00 - 7:30

LIVE from the Promethean STEAM Lab

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