We each have our own lens of understanding and often our students have a valuable, unique way of solving problems in their communities. In this session, I will share the ways that I help my students take their big ideas and make them a reality through problem-based learning. Whether using art, prototyping, writing, diagramming, video or a combination, I encourage students to develop their ideas through various platforms. There are a variety of competitions that my students can choose to participate in to reach beyond the walls of our classrooms and communicate their amazing ideas to the world.
Student Ideas: Getting what is in their minds out for the world to see
Thursday, June 17
1:00 p.m.-4:00 p.m. EDT
Meet your instructor
K-8 Educator, Sallie B Howard School of Arts and Science
Covey Denton is a K-8 Science Educator at the Sallie B Howard School of the Arts and Science. She has been teaching science for seven years, and in that time has secured over $100K in grants for her classroom. Her students have won numerous awards, including first place in the Scholastic Tech4Innovation competition, 1st place in the Celebrate the Mouse Video Research Essay competition, Regional Winners for the Exploravision competition in 2019 and 2020, Semi-Finalists for the Samsung Solve for Tomorrow competition in 2020 and 2021 and a Grand Prize winner in the Citgo Discovery Education Fueling Education competition in 2020. She has a Bachelors and Masters in Biomedical Engineering from UNC Chapel Hill and a Masters in STEM Education through the NASA STEM Endeavor program at Adams State University. In addition to teaching, Covey enjoys presenting science on the news as a special guest on the WITN news shows, she serves on the Board for National Mid-level Science Teaching Association and the board of her local science museum, Imagination Station. She enjoys volunteering at the Ronald McDonald house, Baptist Children’s Home and Eastern NC School of the Deaf. Covey is a mom of three wonderful children and resides in rural eastern NC.