STEM Workshop at OSU

Wow !  If you didn’t go to this one-day event last Friday you missed a super workshop!  If you ever get a chance to go to another one at Stillwater, the correct answer is a resounding “YES”.  I hope to get some pictures I can post.

The pace was fast and furious – just the way I like it.

The facilities were at the College of Education at Willard Hall at OSU.  Now, I had not been back to Willard Hall in . . .  well, a long time.  I had not seen it since it was renovated to become the home for OSU’s College of Education and I must say – as far as beauty and professional presentation this facility tops any other college of education in the region.  The renowned OSU gardens on one side, Theta Pond on another, and Whitehurst Hall on the third gives it the perfect setting.  Add to that the renovation was able to retain the colonial architecture both inside and out, while totally changing the interior with no hint of it ever having been a dorm – except the refurbed living and dining areas.  Very nice, and reminds us teachers of another meaning of the word “class”.

The presenters were top-notch, from Dr. Lowery of Berkley who kept us on the edge of our seats to the Delta/Foss people who kept us laughing.  I think everyone got lots of great ideas for teaching science and math to our students in the fall.  I loved how all grade levels were well-represented, from K on up.

It’s always great to see old friends and acquaintances while at the same time meeting new people who are leaders in their field, top teachers, and excited young college students.   I hope they will do it again so that you can attend.

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