Category: STEM

41 - Integrating Engineering & Literature to Teach STEM

Friday, Nov 16
3:15 PM – 4:15 PM

Once upon a time, there was a ... Stories have the potential to present situations that can challenge children’s imagination. Using the engineering design process and skillful questions, teachers can engage students in PreK-5 grades by giving them the opportunity to probe, poke, and peek into the mysteries of science and mathematics while reading literature.


 

Monica C. Meadows

Doctoral Student / Gifted and Talent Facilitator
University of Arkansas at Little Rock / Jacksonville North Pulaski School District
Jacksonville, Arkansas

Monica Meadows is in her fourteenth year of teaching. She currently works as a Gifted and Talented Facilitator and Science Teacher for the Jacksonville North Pulaski School District in Jacksonville, AR. She has experience teaching various high school science classes, high school and middle school talented and gifted seminar classes, middle school gifted and talented pull-out classes, elementary gifted and talented pull-out classes, and elementary enrichment classes. She has also taught for three years at the University of Arkansas at Little Rock, Summer Laureate University for Youth program, and worked as the program principal for two year. She holds a Bachelor of Science in Education degree with Social Studies emphasis with a minor in Physics from the University of Central Arkansas, and a Masters of Education degree in Gifted and Talented Education from the University of Arkansas at Little Rock. Monica is continuing her education, pursuing a Doctoral degree in Educational Administration and Supervision with an emphasis in Gifted and Talented Education from the University of Arkansas at Little Rock where she is also an adjunct instructor.