Jo Watson Hackl

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Would you like to use fiction to help your learners master STEAM content while they learn from diverse perspectives? Attendees will explore activities, resources and recommended readings to use fiction to help learners pursue topics of personal interest, activate prior knowledge, ask questions rooted in prior knowledge and curiosity, explore STEAM content, make personal connections by engaging in an iterative inquiry process, reflect upon their learning, and learn with and from others by contributing to discussions and making meaning together. Handouts include activities to engage students’ natural curiosity to help spark interest in STEAM subjects and to help students make cross-curricular connections and extend their reading experience into their own environment.