Sparking Aha! Moments - A SAM Labs Education Webinar Series

Educators go above and beyond everyday. We know because we’ve lived it-many of us our former educators ourselves. That’s why we know how exhausted you are, especially during these difficult times. We want to help.

Join our webinars series and reignite your passion for education. You will leave each event with actionable ideas to spark curiosity, exploration, and joy in your students that they will remember for years to come.

Sparking Joy with Computational Thinking

February 15, 2022, 4:00pm EST

Join us as we host innovative educators Kristen Albright and Tara Pollick from State College Area School District in Pennsylvania. We’ll discuss the basics of computational thinking, how to integrate it into your lessons, and how they have seen success with it in their own classrooms and beyond.

Webinar Q&A with Educator Libo Valencia

February 23, 2022, 4:00pm EST

Our very own SAMster, Rachel Gleitman, will interview math teacher, Libo Valencia, about all things STEM/STEAM and computational thinking. Hear how these have brought joy and engagement into Libo’s classroom and how you can do the same.

Creativity, Collaboration, & Coding: Fostering 21st Century Skills through Dynamic Instruction

March 15, 2022, 4:00pm EST

Our very own Rachel Gleitman will discuss with a panel of experienced educators how STEAM has changed their classrooms for the better, and how easy it is for you to do the same! 

Webinar Q&A with Educator Damon Qualls

March 24, 2022, 4:00pm EST

Our very own SAMster, Rachel Gleitman, will interview Damon Qualls Son how he has promoted 21st century skills and community in his school.  

Getting Pedagogically Sound STEAM Started

April 12, 2022, 4:00pm PST

Hands-on STEAM lessons are often the most engaging, but getting STEAM started can be daunting. Join us with Nickie Doran and Catherine Melton, both K-5 Innovation Facilitators. We’ll discuss the best ways to get STEAM started in your classroom or school. 

Webinar Q&A with Educator Rob van Nood

April 26, 2022, 2:00pm PST

Katie Sandfort will interview Rob van Nood about creating spaces and experiences where kids can explore and pursue their questions, interests, and passions.  

Why YOU Should Start a STEAM or Coding Club

May 10, 2022, 4:00pm EST

A panel of experienced educators will discuss how they started a STEAM or coding club, the tips and tricks they have for success, and the benefits they saw for students.

Grant Writing for STEAM and Coding

June 7, 2022, 4:00pm CST

Join us to get tips and tricks for finding and completing grants to build your STEAM & coding options.

All of SAM Labs webinars are available for watching AFTER the live session. 
Just click the View Webinar Here button for any or all of the webinars. You will receive the link via email and may watch when it fits your schedule. 
Webinars prior to 2022 may be accessed by clicking the link below.

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