Wabash Valley Education Center

POSTPONED ~Virtual STEM Field Trip in Your Classroom! (3-5) - Presented by Jody Peterson

Your 3rd, 4th, or 5th Grade classroom is invited to attend a virtual STEM field trip presented by Jody Peterson! THIS IS NOT YOUR TYPICAL WVEC WORKSHOP!
Jody will be coming to your classroom virtually to bring this field trip to your students! Students will use 21st Century skills including collaboration, critical thinking, creativity, and communication as they engage in two 120-minute interactive, design-based STEM activities.



Join me for another Virtual Stem Day! I will lead both sessions virtually through zoom while the teacher facilitates the activity. In these two sessions, students will have the opportunity to design a football helmet that protects an egg when dropped and design a boat to get a family of polar bears to a new habitat. Students will use the engineering process, reading, and math skills to complete these two challenges.  Throughout the sessions, students will practice perseverance, team work, and problem solving skills to successfully complete both challenges. I will provide handouts with a step-by-step video so you are prepared for the day along with a list of supplies that will be needed for the activities (Teachers are responsible for gathering the necessary supplies). The handouts that I provide will allow teachers time to build background knowledge with students before the activity begins. 


Teachers are responsible for gathering the necessary supplies for students.  Here is a list of the materials needed.




Jody Peterson
Jody is currently a High Ability Teacher at Clinton Central Elementary School.  She has worked as an Instructional Coach for K-12 and has been a classroom teacher for grades 3-5.  


Date: Friday, January 27, 2023
Time: 9:00 AM - 2:30 PM Eastern Time

Location: Virtual


Cost: $75/Service Center Member or $150/District not belonging to a Service Center*

This is a WVEC Title 4 Eligible Workshop!

*Cost of all workshops are based on membership in an Indiana Educational Service Center (ESC). Any registrants who are not members of an ESC in the state of Indiana will be required to pay the non-member fee.

**See cancellation policy below

Cancellation Policy

* Registrants who notify WVEC of their cancellation on or before the registration deadline date will not be required to pay the registration fee.
* Registrants who cancel after the registration deadline but before the workshop date or call to cancel on the day of the workshop will pay 50% of the registration fee.
* Registrants who neglect to call or notify the WVEC of their cancellation will be responsible for paying the full fee.
* On official school corporation weather-related cancellation days, registrants will not be required to pay registration fees.


Registration open through 1/25/2023 12:00 PM EST



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Wabash Valley Education Center
3061 Benton Street
West Lafayette, IN 47906