A podcast for anyone interested in STEAMing up their teaching practices. Science, Technology, Engineering, Art & Math. Check out steamuptheclassroom.com for much more information!
S4 E3: STEM Role Models with Erin Twamley and Olivia Mullins
In Season 4 Episode 3, Erin Twamley and Olivia Mullins join Tori Cameron to chat all things STEM role models. Erin is the author of Everyday STEM Superheroes: Women in STEM Careers and Olivia is the Executive Director for Science Delivered. Together they teamed up to create STEM Trading Cards.
Erin and Oliva chat with Tori about the importance of students and children seeing themselves in STEM careers, providing kids with language and foundational information about STEM Careers, encouraging interest, connection and enjoyment, and a sense of belonging for all students, and having strong role models.
This is an awesome episode that will leave you wanting to fill your bookshelves and decorate your walls with all things STEM superheroes.
S4 E2: Teacher Mental Health, First Year Teaching and Subbing in the STEAM Lab with Kate Jenkins
On Season 4 Episode 2, Tori Cameron is joined by Kate Jenkins to chat all things teacher mental health, being a first-year teacher, and what it's like to be a long term sub in the STEAM Lab.
Kate shares insight into being a long term sub in the STEAM Lab and what it was like to sub in a brand new program's classroom.
Kate is also honest about feeling stress and anxiety in her first year of teaching and what it was like to be a first-year teacher during the Covid19 shutdown of spring 2020. Tori and Kate talk about imposter syndrome and feeling like you aren't good enough. They chat about the importance of surrounding yourself with people who cheer you on.
Kate is an incredible teacher and her story and honesty will help all those who listen. This is an episode you do not want to miss.
Season 4 Episode 1: Teaching STEAM Remotely with Renee Wells
In Season 4 Episode 1, Renee Wells, STEAM teacher from California, USA, joins Tori Cameron to talk about teaching STEAM remotely and in a hybrid model. Renee explains her idea to make sure every student she teaches has the materials they need in order to continue learning STEAM at home. She also discusses the value in recyclables and finding materials around the house; creating kits and materials with any or no budget. Renee shares her story of becoming a STEAM teacher and why it's so important for students to tinker and create especially in the time of COVID19.
If you are looking for ways to integrate STEAM, no matter the learning environment or model (in-person, remote, hybrid) - this is the episode for you! You will leave with so many ideas and so much enthusiasm to start off your school year!
Connect with Renee: twitter.com/reneewellsSTEAM
Connect with Tori: twitter.com/steamuptheclsrm
Season 4: Update and What's to Come
Season 4: Update and What's to Come: is an intro for Season 4 and a brief overview of what's been going on during the last few months. Tori Cameron shares some of the hardships that have occurred during the covid shutdown and during spring and summer. She also shares about having the ah-ha moments of starting to plan for this coming school year. Tori shares about the exciting projects and ideas that have gone on this summer and what she is planning for this coming school year. If you are interested in having a conversation about STEAM and would like to come on the podcast, reach out to Tori!
S3 Epi 10: STEAM, Meteorology and Mental Health with Ginger Zee
In Season 3 Episode 10, Tori Cameron is joined by Ginger Zee, ABC Network's Chief Meteorologist, author, mental health advocate, and overall badass.
Ginger and Tori chat about what it takes to be a meteorologist, using green screens and technology, and how teachers can create classrooms that nurture all types of students.
Ginger also shares about her book trilogy and how you can use the Chasing Helicity Series to help teach STEM, literacy and SEL.
Ginger and Tori close out by chatting about the importance of mental health and following your dreams.
Follow Ginger on:
Chasing Helicity Books: https://www.amazon.com/Chasing-Helicity-Ginger-Zee/dp/1484780388
Natural Disaster: https://www.amazon.com/Natural-Disaster-Cover-Them-One/dp/1484780426
Awesome Brain Games for Kids: https://www.amazon.com/Tori-Cameron/
S3 Epi 9: Jamie from Making It Chats STEAM
In Season 3 Episode 9, Jamie Hudson from Making It joins Tori Cameron to chat about the art of science. Jamie, who is a Ph.D. scientist and co-creator of 20 Leagues, shares his story of loving both science and art and how he believes both work together in order to be creative.
Jamie breaks it down and explains how art is woven into science and math. "When you look at the really great thinkers in science- what you see is a really genuinely creative person."
They chat about failing and trying again, 21st Century Skills, working collaboratively, and the value of continuing to better yourself and keep learning.
This episode is so fun and filled with so much incredible information and knowledge from Jamie. Jamie is the epitome of STEAM enthusiast and maker and his expertise provides valuable insight.
Jamie on Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/20leagues/
20 Leagues Website: https://20leagues.com/
Jamie on Twitter: https://twitter.com/20leagues
Find NBC's Making It on TV and https://www.nbc.com/making-it
Find Tori on Twitter: https://twitter.com/STEAMuptheClsrm
Tori on Instragram: Instagram.com/steamuptheclassroom
Tori's Website: steamuptheclassroom.com
Tori's Book: https://www.amazon.com/Tori-Cameron/e/B0839PSZ9Z
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