Category: STEM

74 - Wind Advisory! And the Wolf Puffed and Blew the House Down! Literature and STEM Education

Saturday, Nov 17
12:00 PM – 1:00 PM

Come and participate in a session in which classic children's stories are brought back to life in elementary science and math classes. Find in literature an opportunity to challenge and engage your students to embark on a journey where STEM, problem solving, and creativity are possible in the classroom.


Fabio Andres Parra Martinez

Graduate Student, Research Assistant
Purdue University
West Lafayette, Indiana

Andres Parra completed studies in English Philology and English Education at Universidad Nacional in Colombia. He has worked as a Spanish and English teacher in his home University and the British Council. In 2015, was awarded with the Undergraduate Research Experience Purdue- Colombia, UREP-C, scholarship, which gave allowed him to be a vising scholar at the Gifted Education Resource Institute, GERI. Currently, Andres is a Graduate assistant and program co-coordinator at GERI Summer Residential camps. He also works as teacher assistant in Learning and Mottivation classes for undergraduates. His main research interests are understanding the experiences of culturally and linguistically diverse students; Latin American Gifted Education: policy and identification of gifted and talented students in Colombia and; transference of positive practices from gifted education into General and STEM Education. His educational interest is to create links between the US and Colombia to share research and pedagogical practices that contribute to talent development among the gifted populations in both countries.