Almost 200 Metro Educators Attend Cobb STEM Conference

Teachers from around the metro attended the inaugural Cobb STEM Bootcamp and STEMapalooza at Kennesaw Mountain High. Here educators test out a virtual reality learning experience June 21.

Educators from all over the metro-Atlanta area attended the Cobb inaugural STEM Bootcamp, STEMapalooza and PBL Conference at Kennesaw Mountain High June 21-23.

The STEM Bootcamp served as STEM (science, technology, engineering, (art), and mathematics) basic training. After establishing the firm foundation into the world of STEM, the educators dug deeper into topics related to STEM leadership, planning, resources and tools. About 75 educators from outside of Cobb County Schools along with about 120 Cobb County School teachers attended the STEM events.

In addition to the workshops, panel discussions and keynotes, the educators had the opportunity test out some STEM toys. Cobb STEM students turned the tables on the attending teachers and educated them on how to use the STEM tools.

The teachers explored the STEM exhibits asking questions and gathering information on resources for their classrooms. Exhibitors ranged from Lego Education and the Cobb Water Efficiency Program to zSpace’s Virtual Reality Learning Experience, First in Math and the Children’s Museum of Atlanta.

“STEMaplaooza has been an amazing opportunity for teachers from across Cobb and the Metro area to increase their understanding of STEM instructional practices,” said Dr. Sally Creel, Cobb STEM & innovation supervisor. “Teachers attended session on robotics, STEM Certification, best practices, instructional technology, STEM integration and more facilitated by teacher leaders and district administrators. This will become an annual event!”

Congrats to the STEM Cobb team on helping our teachers dive deeper into world of STEM! Thank you for also sharing the STEM Cobb resources with teachers across the metro! One Team. One Goal. Student Success!