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Judy Schmidt
Extension Educator, 4-H Youth Development - Metro
University of Illinois Extension
4810 North Sheridan Rd
Peoria, IL 61614-5928
Phone: 309-685-3140
FAX: 309-685-3397

Kathie Brown
Extension Educator, Community and Economic Development
University of Illinois Extension
4810 North Sheridan Rd
Peoria, IL 61614-5928
Phone: 309-255-9189
FAX: 309-685-3397

Emily Schoenfelder
Extension Educator, 4-H Youth Development
University of Illinois Extension
1505 Valle Vista Blvd
Pekin, IL 61554-6245
Phone: 309-347-6614
FAX: 309-347-5472

Science, Technology, Engineering and Math

Science, Technology, Engineering and Math

STEM Teachers Workshop 2015 Archive

Handouts from presenters Martin Wolenski and Todd Lash.

  • 4G STEM Teacher Workshop Overview PDF
    Twenty-seven teachers and librarians from throughout Central Illinois attended a two day in service held in conjunction with 4G STEM Camp.

  • Demystifying Technology July 9th Discussion on Innovation in the Classroom PDF
    Martin Wolenski, Center for Digital Inclusion UIUC | Demystifying Technology Discussion. The Center for Digital Inclusion is a part of the Graduate School of Library and Information Science at the University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign. The mission of the Center for Digital Inclusion (CDI) is to foster inclusive and sustainable societies through research, teaching, and public engagement about information and communication technologies (ICTs) and their impacts on communities, organizations, and governments.

  • Introduction to CS with Scratch | 4-H Special Interest Club PDF
    CS4H-Introduction to CS with Scratch: Facilitator Guide, Youth Guide. These guides were created to introduce computer science to 4-H Special Interest (SPIN) clubs, and include step-by-step instructions with full-color screenshots for a variety of projects using the Scratch programming language (

  • Kenwood Kennovation, by Todd Lash July 9 & 10 Teacher's Workshop PDF
    Todd has served as an educator for the last sixteen years. He taught regular education and self-contained gifted classes, looped with students, team taught, worked as a math interventionist and a school library media specialist. Over the last two years, Mr. Lash has taught K-5 computer science and computational thinking to all students at Kenwood Elementary, while providing CS/CT professional development opportunities to the staff. He has presented on CS/CT topics at multiple conferences, has helped to facilitate Demystifying Technology Workshops for families and currently is part of a Computer Science Teachers Association elementary school task force. To follow Todd’s work in the classroom - The latest Tweets from Kenwood Elementary (@KenwoodStars). We are a K-5 school of digital producers, empowering ourselves ... Todd Lash @Todd_Lash

  • Links from Todd Lash Presentation | July 9 Teacher Workshop PDF
    Todd Lash, Kenwood Elementary Teaching Specialist/Instructional Coach thanks so much for spending some time with me on July 9th. It was an honor to play with you all! Attached are some of the links from my presentation. If you have suggestions, questions or just want to connect, please feel free to email or catch me on Twitter: @ Todd_Lash