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Multi STEM Resources for Educators

Multi STEM Approach

The Multi STEM approach to professional development was a product of design-based implementation research with funding from a National Science Foundation ITEST grant #1615193. The program name and approach is based on the convergence concept: multi-directional exchanges of knowledge by stakeholders; multi-disciplinary connected learning; multi-tiered learning at every opportunity; and multiplying its impact through ongoing network building by educators and professional developers.

All Multi STEM workshops include an emphasis on hands-on learner-centered activities, science-based cross-disciplinary learning, ample time for small group discussion and collaborative planning, and a focus on depth over breadth. The aim of Multi‚Äôs approach is promoting STEM equity pedagogies that cultivate teacher and student competence and confidence in doing authentic science. 

Bug Safari Water Cooler - Featuring the Bug Chicks

Learn how to create a safe exploration in your neighborhood!

Arthropod Flow Chart - Bug Chicks

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Bug Safari Water Cooler

Presented - Thursday, June 4

Visual Storytelling & Design

Discover the power of collective storytelling and virtual reality!

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Visual Storytelling Water Cooler

Presented - Thursday, May 28

Nature, Exploration & Energy

Interactive presentation which will highlight compost and sustainability, including how to put a worm compost bin together! Presented by Consumption Literacy Project and Humans2Nature. Worm Bin Instructions: Building a Worm Bin by Community Learning

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Nature, Exploration & Energy

Presented - Wednesday, May 20 

Curls on the Block!

Presenter Analise Harris is the founder of Curls on the Block, a Denver-based enrichment program for girls of all curls and colors to embrace, explore and empower their natural selves while working to increase engagement, investment, and commitment to careers in science, technology, engineering, art, and math (STEAM).

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Curls on the Block Water Cooler

Presented - Wednesday, May 6  

Start-up to Symposium

Presenter Kate Goss a teacher leader of the MULTI STEM grant and educator at St. Vrain Montessori School.

View the water cooler presented on November 2, 2019:  Start-up to Symposium

Padlets are curricular resources for STEM educators developed as a Multi STEM Professional Development tool that are publicly available, and co-produced with participants of the Multi STEM community.  To search for more interactive resources look for the key words "Multi STEM" on the padlet site at:

Padlet Earth as a System & Rock Cycle-Denver

Padlet Earth as a System-Denver

Padlet Earth as a System-SW Durango & Auraria

Padlet GLOBE Weather Stations

Padlet Mosquito Madness

Padlet Weather and Climate

NSF Disclaimer for MULTI

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