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Upcoming webinar- "Engaging students in STEM with hands-on technology” with Larissa Nietner

 

Larissa Nietner

Please join the J-WEL team for our upcoming webinar with Grants in pK-12 Education Innovation awardee, Dr. Larissa Nietner. The webinar is entitled, "Engaging students in STEM with hands-on technology."

The event will be held on Friday, March 22nd, from 10:00-11:00 a.m. Eastern Time.

 

Webinar Description

In this webinar, Dr. Larissa Nietner will illustrate how hands-on technology fuels student engagement in middle school STEM classes. STEMgem, a custom wearable tech kit, lets students take charge of creating real hardware, coding their own apps, and running hands-on science experiments. In this webinar, she will illuminate key factors for student engagement, covering intrinsic motivation and social aspects, especially girls’ motivational needs in middle school STEM subjects.

Based on these needs, Nietner will discuss the design of suitable STEM curricula as well as the wearable tech kit she and her team developed. Nietner will share how her team built their studies around motivation, mindset and self-efficacy, and discuss results from classes and workshops. She will share their learning points on what matters most to middle school girls’ learning and motivation, and which design elements are particularly important. Nietner will expand these results to other areas of Learning by Making. Finally, she will give an outlook on the development of the STEMgem kit and resources for schools and teachers.

 

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How to join the webinar

*Click the following link at the scheduled time to join livehttps://zoom.us/j/499123230

 

About Dr. Larissa Nietner

With STEMgem, Dr. Larissa Nietner is empowering teens to create their own wearable tech. In class, STEMgem is a uniquely engaging technology that lets students take charge of creating real hardware, coding their own apps, and running hands-on science experiments. STEMgem has received multiple awards at MIT and Harvard. Larissa Nietner received her PhD from MIT and is now working as a Postdoctoral Associate at MIT. 

 

*We will be using the Zoom videoconferencing system for this webinar. If you have not used Zoom before, a small download is required that will take less than one minute. Please note the session will be recorded for sharing publicly on the J-WEL site. By participating in the session, you grant J-WEL permission to share your likeness and comments.