Full STEAM ahead: Creating informal teaching opportunities for pre-service teachers

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    This project involves creating informal community spaces for pre-service teachers to have an opportunity to teach either STEM or STEAM workshops with children. By giving pre service teachers informal teaching experiences in these areas it will assist with the pre-service teachers gaining confidence in teaching in the STEM area. Pre-service teachers reported a gain in confidence by conducting the workshops which they were then able to build on or use in their final practicum. Pre-service teachers also reported greater confidence in teaching STEM or STEAM and the children involved in the workshops evidently had a good time. An unintended outcome was parental involvement in the workshops and the quality parent/child relationship building that was evident among many of the children.
    Original languageEnglish
    Title of host publicationProceedings of Society for Information Technology & Teacher Education International Conference
    Subtitle of host publicationSITE 2016
    EditorsGregory Chamblee, Lee Langub
    Place of Publication Waynesville, NC
    Number of pages5
    ISBN (Electronic)9781939797216
    Publication statusPublished - 21 Mar 2016
    EventSITE 2016: 27th International Conference Society for Information Technology and Teacher Education - Hyatt Regency Savannah, Savannah, United States
    Duration: 21 Mar 201625 Mar 2016
    https://www.learntechlib.org/primary/j/SITE/v/2016/n/1/ (Proceedings)
    https://web.archive.org/web/20160315033436/https://site.aace.org/conf/ (Conference website)


    ConferenceSITE 2016
    Abbreviated titleBridging Theory and Practice
    Country/TerritoryUnited States
    OtherSITE 2016 in Savannah, Georgia, March 21-25, is the 27th annual conference of the Society for Information Technology and Teacher Education. This society represents individual teacher educators and affiliated organizations of teacher educators in all disciplines, who are interested in the creation and dissemination of knowledge about the use of information technology in teacher education and faculty/staff development. SITE is a society of the Association for the Advancement of Computing in Education (AACE).
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