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Polycom Special Event


Powerful Science, Technology, Engineering, &Mathematics (STEM) 

Maker Education Resources for Elementary Educators

presented by Sheryl Sotelo 


Sheryl Sotelo is an award-winning teacher who taught elementary and middle school for 31 years.  During the 2013-2014 school year, Sheryl served as an Albert Einstein Distinguished Educator Fellow in Washington D.C., at the National Science Foundation.  She is currently a STEM Education Consultant living in Homer, Alaska and sharing her love of STEM cross-curricular teaching, innovative educational resources, and project -based learning with educators and students. 


Date:          Tuesday, March 8, 2016

Time:          3-4:00 ET (2:00 CT, 1:00 MT, 12:00 PT)

Audience:    Educator Training


Partners: Author coordination/liaison: Elaine Shuck, Polycom, Inc.,

Event coordination: Sue Porter, Polycom Education Consultant



Creative, hands-on maker experiences empower students to be effective problem solvers. This one-hour showcase will introduce resource materials and ideas that can immerse students in critical thinking and innovation.  Inventing to learn can be transformative for students and teachers. 


New technologies are more accessible for students and enable personal expression of exciting and imaginative ideas!  The contagious surge of Maker Education fueled with the magic of students’ solutions can be part of your classroom and learning environment.  Engaged students can acquire academic competence, collaborative skills, and personal confidence.  As educators, we must provide opportunities for our students to gain this critical preparation for their future. 


This one-hour program will discuss:

Maker Education Ideas for K-8 Classrooms

New STEM resources

Literature and Cross Curricular Connections

Innovative methodology


Questions??  Email Sue - polycomspecialevents@gmail.com



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