Experts share their shortcuts to creativity with STEM: Join #MSFTEduChat on Sept. 19

The hosts of the September 19th TweetMeet.

Learning has no limits. When educators and students truly connect in the classroom, they see endless learning opportunities in the world around them, today and tomorrow, and inspire creativity within each other. On September 19th, we’re bringing in the experts to help you inspire student creativity and curiosity with STEM during our #MSFTEduChat TweetMeet at 10:00am PDT.

Whether you’re a full-blown STEM expert or just trying to understand what teaching with Science, Technology, Engineering and Math (STEM) means in the context of your classroom, our community of global educators and MIE Experts are here to share their experiences and advice. They’ll answer your questions in a live #MSFTEduChat TweetMeet event on Twitter. (Wait … what’s a TweetMeet?)

And in prep for the TweetMeet, you can check out our Microsoft in Education STEM Resource Collection in the Microsoft Educator Community here. During the #MSFTEduChat we’ll also discuss how we can use STEM to help achieve the UN Sustainable Development Goals.

 

Why join the #MSFTEduChat TweetMeets?

 

We’ll let our eager hosts explain with the MSFTEduChat Flipgrid videos they’ve created especially for this month’s event. We highly welcome your video response to this grid, so go ahead and submit yours:

When can I join?

 

Join us Tuesday, September 19th at 10am PDT on Twitter, using the hashtags #MSFTEduChat and #MicrosoftEDU (which you can always use to stay in touch with us).

To prepare for the #MSFTEduChat TweetMeet, have a look at the questions we have lined up this time. We also highly recommend that you set up a Twitter dashboard – through TweetDeck, for example – to monitor incoming tweets containing the #MSFTEduChat hashtag and other relevant search queries. Watch this TweetDeck Basics tutorial on how you can do this.

 

TweetMeet questions

 

An animated GIF showing this week's TweetMeet questions.

  1. What excites you most about #STEM in the classroom?
  2. How can we spark creativity in our students with #STEM education?
  3. What are some low-tech or no-tech ways to get creative with STEM?
  4. What role does #STEM play in 21st-Century Learning skills?
  5. How can we use STEM to achieve UN Sustainable Development Goals?
  6. What’s your best tip, resource or person to improve #STEM learning?

The UN's Sustainable Development Goals.

Hosts

 

We have an incredible line-up of passionate and knowledgeable hosts, so be sure to follow each of them on Twitter:

 

Coaches:

 

We’ll also be joined by a couple of hosts from Microsoft Education:

 

STEM Saturdays are now available in the US

 

STEM Saturdays are free drop-in sessions that give people a chance to engage in fun and interesting Science, Technology, Engineering and Math projects hosted by their local Microsoft Store. This month’s STEM Saturdays will test your engineering and data science skills, as The Education Workshop has partnered with Mattel Hot Wheels® Speedometry™ to challenge you with a new Forces and Motion project and lesson plan. Register and learn more about the online workshops and demos we have lined up for you on the Microsoft STEM Saturdays page.

The Hot Wheels Speedometry track.

 

What are #MSFTEduChat TweetMeets?

 

Every month Microsoft Education organizes social events on Twitter targeted at educators globally. The hashtag we use is #MSFTEduChat. A team of topic specialists and international MIE Expert teachers prepare and host these TweetMeets together. Our team of educator hosts first crafts several questions around a certain topic. Then, before the event, they share these questions on social media. Combined with a range of resources, a blog post and background information about the events, this allows all participants to prepare themselves to the full. Afterwards we make an archive available of the most notable tweets and resources shared during the event.

Learn more about TweetMeets and earn a badge in the TweetMeet Course on the Microsoft Education Community.

The #MSFTduChat event time is 10:00am PT. If this time isn’t convenient for you, please follow your local channel or even consider hosting your own #MSFTEduChat in your country and language. Please connect with TweetMeet organizer, Marjolein Hoekstra @OneNoteC, on Twitter for more info on hosting in your language and time that works best for the educators and MIE Experts in your country.