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Keynote: Creating Authentic STEM Lessons with Thematic Learning Activities

Keynote: Creating Authentic STEM Lessons with Thematic Learning Activities
March 25, 2020
One-hour PD Credit
Attributes Available in Spanish
Subject Science


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Join Peggy Brookins, NBCT President and CEO of the National Board for Professional Teaching Standards and Share My Lesson for an engaging discussion about finding a variety of resources for authentic and engaging STEM lessons, based on Thematic Learning Activities (TLA). The TLA presented in this workshop will give participants insights into creating and spiraling these lessons. Attendees will also take away opportunities for students to use their skills and intellect to bring together different pieces of evidence, do research, and explore their future career interests.

Now Available On Demand. Original Air Date: March 25, 2020.

This standards-aligned TLA includes lesson plans and hands-on classroom activities. This rich content will be applicable to participants’ classroom and features resources for creating a full TLA unit. We will explore a TLA creation in detail, and participants will be exposed to teaching strategies to support implementation in the classroom. This TLA unit is a series of lessons that integrate subjects across the curriculum, such as math, reading, social studies, science, language arts, etc. that all tie into the central theme of the unit.


Available for one-hour of PD credit. A certificate of completion will be available for download at the end of your session that you can submit for your school's or district's approval.

On Demand version is available in closed captioning in English and Spanish.

Professional Credit

One-hour PD Credit



Peggy Brookins NBPTS ppt.pptx

March 25, 2020
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9 Reviews
There were a lot of details to this plan so I really appreciated getting the hard copy so that I could go back over it and be able to adapt it for my students.
Cathy McCreary-Goodman
March 26, 2020
This was an extremely informative webinar and the presenter was excellent. I wish there was more time added to explore other areas for instructional and implementational purposes.
March 25, 2020
Excellent presentation; will try to figure out ways to implement something of this nature/scale for my Grade 9 Algebra-1 classes.
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March 25, 2020
This is a great lesson for high school students and the Tsunami adaptation for elementary age students would be fun. Thank you!
Deanne Rogers
March 25, 2020
Very informative. I will follow up with the other videos in the series. Thank you Peggy.
March 25, 2020