SESSION TITLE: Free Money to Fund a STEAM Classroom

SESSION TIME: 15 minutes

SESSION DESCRIPTION: During this session see some of the projects and lessons the students have completed this year, and the process of getting our projects funded from beginning to end. I’ll share some websites and grant opportunities along with other unique ways to find “free money” to fund your STEAM classroom. STEAM makes project based learning easier to plan because real life learning is taking place. All of this is possible because of generous donations and partnerships that every classroom teacher can easily tap into to fund their own dream STEAM rooms. The process is simple and the results can be truly amazing. “Oh the places you’ll go. Today is your day! Your mountain is waiting, so.. get on your way!” Let’s get busy and write some grants!

PRESENTER BIO:Elizabeth Landwerlen is a fourth grade teacher at Heard Magnet School in Dothan Alabama. I have been teaching for 12 years with experience in third, fourth, and sixth grades self-contained classrooms. My goal is to incorporate the arts and the engineering practices on a regular basis to make learning real world and meaningful for my students. We take risks and problem solve together.