Past FAPE Workshops
2016 Go Wild with STEM
District Science Teachers Spark Interest in
STEM at Conference
Science teachers throughout the District recently took part in exciting professional development training organized by the Florida Association of Partners in Education (FAPE). The Go Wild With S.T.E.M. Conference at the South Florida Science Center brought teachers together to perform science demonstrations, and also attend workshops on connecting literature and
STEM, creating lesson plans and how. For more...
Blast Off - STEM and Community Engagement Workshop!
On December 7, 2015 FAPE held the second annual STEM and Community Engagement day of workshops in the NASA Education Resource Center at the Kennedy Space Center.
We were honored to have Senator Thad Altman
welcome attendees to the education center.
Senator Altman is the Executive Director of the
Education Resource Center and the President of the
Astronaut Memorial Foundation.
Workshop sessions included: STEM Literature presented by Meredith Fraysure, from the Literacy Coalition of Palm Beach. Her hands on presentation combined fun and inexpensive activities for elementary school students through literature. The NASA Education Resource Centers' staff gave an overview of the vast resources the center has to offer teachers and students. NASA staff also presented workshops on Basic Robotics and Coding for Teachers and Volunteers, and Hands on Engineering Activities. Attendees also had an opportunity to tour the Kennedy Space Visitor Center, IMAX Theater, and listen to an Astronaut Speaks presentation.
It was a jammed packed day of activities, sharing of resources and information. We hope to continue to offer workshops around the State that support student achievement, family, and community engagement programs.
2014 Florida Association of Partners in Education Professional Development Workshop May 2014
MORE THAN JUST A PLASTIC BUILDING BLOCK – As legos interlink to build, the Florida Department of Education, NASA Educator Resource Center, LEGO Education, iBrick Academy, Orange, Hillsborough and Pinellas County Schools all interlinked Monday to promote STEM and parent engagement.
The Florida Association of Partners in Education hosted a Professional Development Workshop for teachers and educational professionals Monday, May 12, 2014 at LEGOLAND Florida. Workshops centered around engagement in the areas of STEM - science, technology, engineering and math.
The Keynote Speaker was Dorina Sackman, Florida Teacher of the Year and finalist for National Teacher of the Year. Ms. Sackman emphasized community and family engagement as a key factor in education. Workshop presenters include representatives from the Florida Department of Education, NASA Educator Resource Center, LEGO Education, iBrick Academy, Orange, Hillsborough and Pinellas County Schools.