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Idaho STEM center hosts workshop for teachers

Posted: 7:17 PM, Jun 26, 2018
Updated: 2018-06-27 01:17:51Z

It's not always easy to get children to do their homework, especially when it involves difficult and complicated subjects like math and science. 

That's why the Idaho STEM action center is holding a four-day workshop to help teachers get their students excited about science, technology, engineering and math.

"Listening to the teachers in the room and what they would do in their classrooms and what they have done," said Amber McVey, I-STEM facilitator said of the strategy for the conference. "We've created a shared document, so putting all those new ideas and new activities into things that have already been created. So learning is my favorite part."

Teachers will attend a lot of hands-on training, including building robots, learning how drones can be incorporated into a classroom and even discussing what life will be like 20 years from now when society interacts a lot more with higher technology.