Sara Stollar Yates teaches AP Biology and Dual Enrollment Anatomy at Sandra Day O’Connor High School in Phoenix, AZ. She has served as an AP reader for the AP Biology Exam. She serves as the Advanced Academics Department Chair and was recognized as a Distinguished Educator by the Flinn Foundation in 2016.  

Sara graduated from the University of Arizona (Go Cats!) and completed her Masters degree in Educational Leadership from Northern Arizona University. She is currently pursuing a Masters degree in Biology at Clemson University online.  

                                   
                            ADVANCED/HONORS/GIFTED STRATEGIES:
                IMPLEMENTING S.T.E.M. STRATEGIES FOR ALL STUDENTS
Sara Stollar Yates, Presenter
OBJECTIVES

Participants will develop a working definition of STEM
Participants will compile a library of STEM activities
Participants will learn from practitioners in the field about working STEM programs
Participants will connect the dots for STEM lessons for all students including gifted learners
Participants will engage in cooperative learning to enhance their retention and ability to apply STEM to 
   all student experiences 
PLEASE NOTE:   THERE IS A $20 LAB FEE FOR THIS CLASS FOR A TOTAL COST OF $770.00
Syllabus

Day 1
        •Definition of STEM
        •STEM strategies and relationship to gifted education
        •Content expert presentation

Day 2-3
        •STEM content expert presentation
        •Sample STEM activity
        •Application to regular/gifted classroom

Day 4
        •Discussion of previous days experiences
        •Participant presentations on STEM activities to be implemented in regular/gifted classrooms           next year
        •Feedback/assistance developing a current activity into a STEM activity
        •Class summary