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P-20 STEM Webinar Series

The University of Colorado Denver Office of P-20 Education Initiatives in partnership with the Colorado STEM Network hosts STEM education webinars. The series highlights current STEM issues that are hot topics in Colorado and nationwide. Click on the links to see past STEM Webinars. Webinars are hosted in partnership with:



November 8, 2011 (3:30-4:30PM). ​Energizing Teachers: How Summer Research Experiences in STEM Change Practices the K-12 Classroom.

Join the CU-Denver Office of P-20 Education Initiatives and the Denver Museum of Nature and Science for a STEM Webinar on November 8th from 3:30-4:30PM. Dr. Kara Lukin of National Jewish Health and Dr. Doris Kimbrough, an Associate Professor of Chemistry at the University of Colorado Denver and Co-President of the Rocky Mountain - Middle School Math & Science Partnership will discuss summer research programs and how these types of experiences can enhance classroom learning for students and teachers alike.

Link to Webinar Coming Soon

April 7, 2011 (3:30-4:30PM). STEM Academies: An Inside View of an Emerging Trend:

As a growing trend, districts in Colorado are creating schools that are using various models to increase STEM learning and student interest in STEM careers. In this free, 60-minute webinar, we'll provide a glimpse into three newly formed STEM Academies: Adams 12 STEM Magnet School, VISTA Peak P-20 STEM Pathway (Aurora) and STEM School/STEM Academies (Douglas County).

Video Clip

You will need to allow the Elluminate software (Java) to run to watch this video. Support resources are available from Elluminate.

August 5, 2010: Not Just another trip to the  Zoo: Enriching STEM Education Through Informals
The University of Colorado Denver’s first webinar in the STEM education series aimed at connecting district administrators and math/science coordinators with those working in the informal education community (museums, zoos, nature centers, etc.) to generate a discussion on best practices in incorporating this type of hands on education for students.

Audio Archive

October 14th, 2010: Enriching STEM Education through Creativity and Innovation

This webinar highlighted  how arts integration in the STEM disciplines is creating excitement for students, improving academic outcomes, and sparking interest in creative careers and industries.. The examples visited here demonstrate new ways to reach students that not only benefit learning at the K‐12 level, but also inspire a new generation of STEM professionals in a variety of creative careers.

Introduction (Gully Stanford)

PowerPoint (Jennifer Jirous)
PowerPoint (Shiela Sears)
PowerPoint (Travis Vermilye)

Video Clip (Travis Vermilye -medical animation demo reel)
Video Clip (Art/Science Projects - Polaris at Ebert)


November 9th, 2010: Curious Minds: Incorporating STEM into Early Childhood Classrooms

This webinar explores effective strategies for engaging young children though science, technology, engineering and math in preschool and early elementary classrooms.  Did you know that by ten months of age, babies can distinguish a set of 2 items from a set of 3, or that providing young children with high‐quality STEM experiences early on can provide a foundation for later success in reading? This webinar is intended for early childhood educators, P‐12 STEM educators and the general public interested in learning more about how STEM is incorporated into ECE settings.

Video Archive (Rebecca Soden & Liz Cook -Curious Minds Webinar)


March 3, 2011 (3:30-4:30PM): The Power and Impact of STEM Education through Expanded Learning Opportunities:

Expanded Learning Opportunities (ELO's) are initiatives that encourage the education system to use time, partners, and technology in new ways to achieve great long-term outcomes for students. Specifically, ELOs can foster collaboration and partnerships among teachers, schools, community and industry partners that increase student awareness about, access to and achievement in STEM.  In this FREE 60-minute webinar, we'll explore how these kinds of programs (highlighting Colorado MESA and Scientists in Action from the DMNS) can increase student engagement and enhance relevance to classroom teaching.

Video Archive (Debbie Woodward, Gianna Sullivan, & Samantha Long - requires Elluminate download)


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