Article Submission Final Draft

Tale of Two Camps:

How Two Central Texas School Districts are Transforming Learning Through Summer STEM Camps 

Here you will the find the final draft of an article that I am considering submitting for the publication as a guest blog entry on the TCEA Tech Notes Blog site. Creating this article has been somewhat of a daunting task as I have much respect for the organization and the consistently quality information and resources it provides. One goal of the article is to help inform my peers that may potentially refer to the article to be inspired to design their own STEM camps. The message that I hope to convey is that we can engage students with fun summer learning with the proper planning and resources. Hosting elective summer stem camps can go a long way to inspire students to potential career opportunities that they would not have otherwise had the opportunity to learn about. Potential readers are:

  • curriculum leaders
  • instructional technology leaders
  • campus leaders
  • Librarians
  • classroom teachers

The article has gone through several iterations throughout the course as I gradually prepared, and after considering peer and instructor feedback, developed these elements:


Guidelines for TCEA Tech Notes guest blog article submission

TCEA Guest blog posts require

  • One high-resolution image: There are 4 possible images to use linked on rough draft ePortfolio entry. Photos courtesy of Todd Martin, Killeen ISD
  • Posts should be 500-800 words.
  • Provide practical, ready-to-implement ideas, instead of broad concepts.
  • A brief author bio:

Holly Landez, the new Director of Digital Learning and Innovation at Copperas Cove ISD has over 27 years in the field of education, with 17 years of supporting learners with technology. Holly is passionate about helping teachers discover new digital tools and strategies to enhance learning. It is her mission to help students recognize their strengths while exploring new interests, particularly in STEM topics.


Link to Final Draft Google Doc


References:

  • Coding for kids, Kids Programming Classes & Games: Tynker. Tynker.com. (n.d.). Retrieved February 18, 2022, from https://www.tynker.com/
  • Resnick, M., & Robinson, K. (2018). Lifelong kindergarten: Cultivating creativity through projects, passion, peers, and play. The MIT Press. 

“projects, passion, peers, and play. In short, we believe the best way to cultivate creativity is to support people working on projects based on their passions, in collaboration with peers and in a playful spirit.”

Mitchel Resnick

One Comment on “Article Submission Final Draft

  1. Pingback: Digital Learning and Leading Journey Synthesis | Holly D. Landez ePortfolio

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