Stem Learning Tools For The Classroom

MODERATOR: Jason Latimer

Virtual STEM Workshop Series for Educators

Returning in May 2021!

The VIRTUAL Inspire Educators Workshops is a special event series for educators designed to inspire and equip teachers with the most current and innovative STEM learning tools for the classroom. Industry leaders will share their STEM perspectives and resources while implementing realistic teaching models.

The online event will consist of multiple educator-focused workshops taking place over severak consecutive days (two workshops per day). Attendees who participate during the livestream will have the opportunity to submit questions to workshop presenters. On-demand viewing will be available immediately following the livestream.

The 2020 event was moderated by Jason Latimer, World Champion Magician and Host of Impossible Science at Home.

Access Resources from the 2020 workshop presenters HERE.

View the 2020 Recap Report HERE.

MODERATOR: Jason Latimer
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K-12 educators currently teaching in a public, private, or charter/magnet school*


FREE virtual STEM workshops for teachers.


Week of May 17, 2021!
Watch the 2020 series ON-DEMAND

*This program does not offer professional development credits for educators

2020 Workshop Information

Wednesday, November 18, 2020
Inspiration is Everywhere: Keeping Students Engaged with STEM in the Age of Distance Learning

Teachers and students across the country are engaging with one another in new ways this school year, as virtual and hybrid education changes the classroom dynamic. While many subjects are easily adapted to an online learning model, STEM subjects require more creativity to keep students connected to subjects that traditionally rely on laboratory experimentation. In this session, AstraZeneca’s nonprofit partner, Learning Undefeated, showcases ways to keep students focused on STEM subjects including at-home science experiments, making connections to STEM careers, and finding inspiration in the every day.

Unlocking the Power of DNA In Your Classroom

Illumina is a global leader in genomics, designing and manufacturing instruments and systems for sequencing genomes and analyzing genetic information. What does this mean? It means we use information from DNA to help solve real world problems like cancer, genetic diseases, disease outbreaks and many more. Don't miss Illumina's new education programs and initiatives to provide middle and high teachers genomics-focused professional development, NGSS aligned labs and modules to bring back to their classroom, and industry connections – all with the goal of inspiring students to pursue careers in life science.

Thursday, November 19, 2020
No-Cost Digital Resources to Support STEM Learning and Career Exploration

Many educators are challenged with finding a variety of resources for STEM Learning and Career Exploration. The programs presented in this workshop provide a variety of tools to expand content in these areas, and they are available online at no cost through partnerships between Discovery Education and leading corporations and community organizations. These standards-aligned resources include virtual field trips, video challenges, lesson plans, hands-on classroom activities, interactive modules and video career profiles, all delivered via digital media. This rich content features curated resources from Microsoft, Boeing, 3M, TGR Foundation and CITGO, just to name a few. During the workshop, we will explore a number of the resources in detail and participants will be exposed to Discovery Education teaching strategies to support implementation anywhere learning is taking place.

A Virtual Showcase: Exciting Your Students about Careers in STEM

Explore opportunities to create a Thermo Fisher Scientific virtual engagement event for your students as we showcase our signature hands-on & digital STEM activities, research & manufacturing site tours, career panels, and more. This is a cross cutting concept 'career' event you won't want to miss!

About The 2020 Speakers


Jason Button

He's a Technical Applications Scientist for Illumina who's helping move the Genomics Revolution forward.

Learning Undefeated

Jennifer Colvin

As the Vice President of Education for Learning Undefeated, she's a thought leader in the innovative delivery of STEM education.

Discovery Education

Hall Davidson

This Senior Director of Global Learning Initiatives for Discovery Education is a leader of innovative learning solutions.

Learning Undefeated

Kristin Diamantides

She's the Education Program Manager for Learning Undefeated where she shares her passion for STEM education.

Educator & DoD STEM Ambassador

Jonté Lee

He's a passionate educator and DoD STEM Ambassador whose creative teaching methods keep kids engaged in STEM.


Vanessa Light

As the STEM Education Program Manager for Illumina, she develops educational programs to inspire the next generation of scientists, engineers, and innovators.

Thermo Fisher Scientific

Robert Marshall

He serves as the STEM Education Program Manager for Thermo Fisher Scientific where he develops programs to inspire the next generation of innovators.

Thermo Fisher Scientific

Katie Panzica

As the Communications and Engagement Program Manager for Thermo Fisher Scientific, she's dedicated to helping employees volunteer in the community.


Joe Sanchez

As the Director of R&D Science Engagement and STEM Programs at AstraZeneca, he leads efforts to inspire the next generation of scientists and engineers through outreach and partnerships.

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