Crossing Subject Boundaries in the Classroom

Contributor: Dr. Rod Berger

Dr. Michelle Zimmerman has more than 18 years of classroom teaching experience, and is currently on the rise as a recognized expert in teaching STEM in K-12. I sat down with her recently to talk about the current state of STEM education, a subject she will be discussing in depth in a handful of sessions at the 2019 Future of Education Technology Conference (FETC) in Orlando, Florida from January 27th through the 30th.

Dr. Zimmerman warns that for STEM to be successful in the classroom, it takes more than having separate science, technology, engineering, and math programs. The secret is for all the … Read more here.

Article features FETC Speaker:

Michelle Zimmerman, PhD, has taught all grades from Pre-K through 10th with a focus on middle and high school since 2009. She has presented her research across the US and Canada since 2007, FETC, ISTE, TCEA, NCCE, CRESST, BLC, NNSTOY, The Learning Counsel, SXSWedu, New York Academy of Sciences, UCLA, NYU, and AERA among others The evidence of her original research and theory into practice can be seen in designing Renton Prep. She was thrilled to see the school become FETC STEM Excellence Award Finalist for 2016 as top 3 STEM Middle Schools, Microsoft Showcase School, and receiving multiple education awards.

FETC Presentations:

$W137 | STEM, Culture and Business Skills Through Experiential Learning at Disney

C308 | On Trial: What I learned About School Law and Cyberbullying

$W265 | Artificial Intelligence: Will AI Really Automate School IT?

C257 | Design Thinking: Pop Culture and Artificial Intelligence

$W282 | Design Thinking and Disney Innovation