"It only takes a spark- to get a fire going"- Kurt Kaiser
"I dropped into a professional development session at Forest View Elementary School and caught a training by Dacia. Actually it’s more like I had to catch my breath because it was the best teacher PD training I have ever seen. Dacia wove in useful tips, the big picture, stories, visuals, and audience-engaging banter into one seamless session. She is amazing."
John Hope Franklin Young Scholars Program Director
"Dacia's leadership and insight to the needs of today's teachers and students made her the perfect addition as the featured speaker at our principal summit. She was able to differentiate her presentation to meet our attendees exactly where they are and provided attainable next steps for the direction they want to grow and learn."
Jannita Demian Professional Development- Discovery Education
"This has honestly been one of the best weeks of training I have had in my teaching career. You stood up for us. You have truly given us a REAL definition of STEM education. You are STEM and now so are we. Thank you so much for everything."
Jackie Harman 5th Grade Math PTY STEM
"This was a dynamic professional development that had heart. Dacia was amazing and gave voice to our excitement, vision, and hopes. She worked hard to give us the tools to see those visions and hopes come alive. This is a MUST PARTICIPATE event. We came away with a global network and a new friend."
Shannon Ryan 5th Grade Math Sam Houston STEM
"Before this week, I was very terrified about entering the world of STEM. My major concerns were how do I teach my standards along with the elements of STEM. How do I correlate with the other core subjects, and last but not least how do I manage these projects AND the curriculum? STEM no longer feels like a huge beast. Thank you for everything."
Tiffany Wilson 5th Grade Social Studies Sam Houston STEM
Engage! Inspire! Expect! and Inform! Oh!
Dacia Jones is from North Carolina. She is a highly-sought after science specialist and STEM Educator. Her passion for engaging educators and students is real. She has presented across the country, Canada, Mexico, and the UAE. She understands that professional development is personal and has to be tailored for each district, school, and educator.
Spotlight on STEMplus PD:
During the 5 day STEM professional development, participants will engage in a week long collaboration of STEM in the classroom in which they will explore the idea that STEM is a culture that is to be developed. Participants will design and create specific ways to integrate the understanding of STEM into daily, weekly, and monthly lesson plans, investigate the design of engineering principles and write lab activities that will allow participants to tie these principles to literacy, explore ways to tie careers in the STEM field to the daily lessons, and set-up virtual field trips for students.
On site PD Offerings:
PD by design is available!
Online consultations via conference call or SKYPE/Google Hangout
30 minutes- FREE
2 hours- $300
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SxSWEdu March 2015