STEM Teachers Club

Join us online January 7, 2023!

The best Online Elementary Teacher Conference is back and is included as part of the STEM Teachers Club Membership!

Join 2,600+ elementary teachers for a Day of Play!

We have an amazing Keynote by Melissa and Doug, Drawing session with Jarrett Lerner, and 15 amazing sessions by Teachers from the STEM Teachers Club.


  • 15 Hours of Professional Development Certificate
  • 250+ STEM Lessons and Resources
  • Access to Online STEM Community of over 2,600 teachers!

(Note: If you are already a member of the STEM Teachers Club Membership, you are automatically registered)

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How it Works 

The STEM Teacher Summit "Day of Play" is a combination of live and on-demand sessions that can be watched on January 7, 2023...or any time after that for the life time of your membership. 

Includes 15 Hour Professional Development Certificate.

Oh...and you also get all of Carly and Adam's 250+ STEM Lessons, Creativity Challenges, and Read Aloud Activities!


Live Keynote, 9am EST
"Let Play Lead the Way"
A Playdate with Melissa and Doug

Session 1:
"Capturing Play in STEM"
Jennifer Mahin

Session 2:
"Let’s Build a STEM Playground!"
Christine Dixon

with Jarrett Lerner

Session 3:
"LEGO Your Curriculum and Play!"
Erik Murray

Session 4:
"Dumping the Standards Out Of the Box!"
Kim Collazo

Session 5:
"Serious Play with Cardboard Contraptions: Weaving Real-World Problem Solving into Playful STEM Projects"
Marci Klein, M.D.

Happy Hour Live, 5pm EST
Carly and Adam

On Demand Sessions

Session 6:
"Maker Engineering"
Terry Phillips

Session 7:
"Diversity in STEM through Literacy and Media"
Lisa McDowell

Session 8:
"Playing Through STEM Bins and Can-Do Choice"
Kelli Snyder

Session 9:
"Starting STEM with Littles"
Susan Spigelmire

Session 10:
"Let's Play with Music"
Tiffany Pace

Session 11:
"Using Play to Share Reading JOY"
Kevin Boozer

Session 12:
"Exploring Literacy in STEM through Project Based Instruction"
Connie Ann Roussel

Session 13:
"STEAM Your Social Skills and SEL Lessons"
Rebecca Barajas

Session 14:
"Engaging in Play through Breakout Challenges"
Candace Coffee

Session 15:
"Fostering Creativity and Curiosity through STEM Play, K-4 STEM"
Kelly Moorman

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  • Access to all STEM Teacher Summits! (Joy of STEM, Day of Play, etc) for the Lifetime of your membership!
  • Instantly Download 250+ STEM Challenges, Creativity Challenges, and More! ($500 Value)
  • Access to Exclusive Facebook Community
  • Semi-Annual Book Studies
  • Exclusive Prizes and Giveaways
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  • Access to all STEM Teacher Summits (Joy of STEM, Day of Play, etc) for the Lifetime of your membership!
  • Instantly Download 250+ STEM Challenges, Creativity Challenges, and More! ($500 Value)
  • Access to Exclusive Facebook Community
  • Semi-Annual Book Studies
  • Exclusive Prizes and Giveaways
  • Cancel anytime

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Workshops and Sessions

The STEM Teacher Summit includes 15 hours of Professional Development with sessions taught by real teachers from the STEM Teachers Club Membership!

These sessions will be available for you to watch or re-watch at your own pace over the lifetime of your membership beginning January 7, 2023.

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Let’s Build a STEM Playground!

Christine Dixon - Innovation & STEM Coordinator

Giving students a choice in STEM activities not only recognizes their unique differences in what and how they learn, it also often leads to more creative outcomes. A STEM Playground has many different “play areas” that students can rotate to, all with written and/or digital directions easily laid out.

This playground format enables STEM to be less teacher-directed or “sage on the stage,” rather, teachers can be facilitators or “guides on the sides” of students’ learning….a lot more fun for ALL!

In this session, you will get ideas, resources, and lessons you can use to build your own STEM Playground during the school day, as an after school class, or even a school-wide family STEM night!

Maker Engineering

Terry Phillips - STEM Technology Teacher

Ms. Phillips holds certifications as a Nearpod and Makey Makey Invention Literacy Educator. She has won several grants in education and has led an Engineering Technology Camps in VA and North Carolina during the summer.

She is developing a Robotics Technology Maker-Space Curriculum and Technology Books for primary students.

This session will explore best practices for organizing the curriculum, lesson planning, materials for the STEM lab, and the integration of play within the Engineering design.

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Capturing Play in STEM

Jennifer Mahin - STEM Teacher/ Technology Integration Specialist

Jennifer Mahin is a K-5 STEM teacher and Technology Integration Specialist in Belleville, KS. Jennifer is a STEM blogger passionate about rural education and the importance of STEM and CS in the K-5 classroom. Jennifer has presented across the country sharing how she started a maker space and STEM program in her school in rural KS.

This session will provide ways for educators to foster play while students capture their knowledge and creations in a STEM classroom and beyond.

You will learn how to provide voice and choice for students to showcase your knowledge with peers.

Fostering Creativity and Curiousity through STEM Play, K-4 STEM

Kelly Moorman - K-4 STEM & Teacher and Coach, STEM Curriculum Developer

It’s no secret that children LOVE to play! But, there are a few tricks to the trade when it comes to fostering creativity, wonder, and curiosity in our young STEMMERS!

Cognitively speaking, children learn to think, read, reason, and imagine through play. 

Play can help students exchange thoughts, develop a high level vocabulary, and even learn to read body language. The social emotional gains are remarkable, too! 

Typical STEM lessons focus on exploration, experimentation, and genuine wonder. But, when you pair those concepts with PLAY, students come alive!!! Get ready to learn exciting strategies to foster creativity and curiosity through STEM Play!

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Dumping the Standards Out Of the Box!

Kim Collazo -Digital Integration Facilitator

Addressing and planning lessons around our curriculum standards doesn’t have to lead to another whole group lecture, worksheet, textbook assignment, or packaged online practice.

In this session let’s dump those standards out of the traditional box and into the STEM sandbox! Playing in the standards can actually help students master the content with less repetition than traditional methods.

Kim will share ways she incorporates simple, inexpensive items as well as the occasional robot into STEM lessons that support mandated standards. Let’s play!

LEGO Your Curriculum and Play!

Erik Murray - STEM Educator

Erik has been a teacher for 12 years and in Education for 15. He is currently a 6th-grade Science and Engineering teacher in Massachusetts.

His focus is on making simple hands-on activities that everyone can do to learn about STEM.

LEGO blocks are such a powerful tool for play. With just a few modifications, they can be an amazing tool to use for learning.

In this session, you will learn tips and tricks to add LEGO to any curriculum and lessons that you have.

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Let's Play with Music!

Tiffany Pace - STEAM Specialist

Tiffany Pace is a STEAM Specialist at Cross Lanes Elementary in Charleston, West Virginia. She is the WV 2020 Presidential Award for Excellence in Mathematics and Science Teaching for Elementary (PAEMST), a Fulbright Teacher for Global Classrooms participant, and a National Geographic Certified Teacher.

Tiffany is an author and reviewer for the National Science Teaching Association’s Science & Children journal as well as a presenter and reviewer for their national conferences. She is an Executive Board member for the West Virginia Science Teachers Association as the Elementary Representative and is a presenter at their yearly conferences. For her district, she is a member of the Global Diversity Collaborative and a virtual curriculum designer. 

Get ready to feel the beat as we explore four STEM lessons that will let your students play with music! Can't sing? Can't play an instrument? No problem! With these easy-to-implement lessons, your students can explore sound and music and even create their jingles with recycled instruments.

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