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ELA Success Summit Presentation (Virtual)
July 18, 2022
Virtual Live Presentation Summary:
STEM or STEAM? Thoughts from a former MIT interviewer.
Last year I wrote a Horn Book essay entitled “When Failure is Not an Option.” Reading is not just about a grade or a good score on an assessment test, but about making connections. Cooking is chemistry, Dancing is physics and math, music is a mathematical code, and so forth. And yet, school districts are under pressure to hit goals and well-meaning adults are pressuring students to learn coding as if a job at Google is their key to the future. Success means putting all our best players on the field in the roles they were meant to play. But to get there, reading is essential in every one of those categories. So let’s talk about how to make those connections so that mundane reading comes alive for the students we love to teach.