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Area Teachers To Speak At Event

Lisa Carlson from Sherman Central School and Susan Bartle from Erie 2-Chautauqua-Cattaraugus BOCES will collaborate on a workshop at “Building Buffalo and Beyond,” the fifth annual WNY STEAM Conference, on Monday at Daemen College.

Their presentation is called “No Two Alike: 3D Flake Design with Snowflake Bentley.”

“Building Buffalo and Beyond” features two days of workshops and learning experiences geared to educators from pre-kindergarten through 12 grades and higher education, as well as informal STEM providers. The goal is to provide professional development for educators that inspires innovation and ingenuity in teaching science, technology, engineering, the arts, and mathematics. It will be held on the Daemen College campus, 4380 Main St. in Amherst.

Registration is open for the annual event, which is co-presented by the Education Collaborative of WNY and WNY STEM Hub.

Andrew Franz, Buffalo Public School teacher, will deliver the keynote address, “PEAT (Passionate, Engaging, Authentic Teaching) Makes Kids Grow.” In 2017, Franz was recognized by the state Board of Regents as one of two recipients of the Milken Educator Awards. He will teach at Buffalo’s International Preparatory School in Buffalo this fall after teaching for several years at the Claude and Quida Clapp Hamlin Park Academy.

Monday workshops include sessions on creating STEAM nights in schools, using inquiry-based lessons to teach math, music, and engineering, developing 3D art studios, and the evolving role of the library in education. The conference continues on Tuesday with a day of immersive experiences where attendees will have their choice of informal STEAM learning destinations throughout the community.

Registration is $35 per person or $50 per person which includes four CTLE credits. Register and find more information at www.edcowny.org/steam-conference-2018.

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