Nearly 800 teachers are learning how to incorporate stem concepts into their daily curriculum.
The annual Children’s Engineering Convention is being held at the Hotel Roanoke.
Educators can choose from 120 different sessions and workshops. They can take part in demonstrations on how to teach students to use science, technology, engineering, and math to solve real world problems.
Organizers say this infusing stem into lessons will help children become better communicators and critical thinkers.
“Children’s engineering and important to help prepare our kids have in the future. It gives them skills that aren’t created yet, so we want them to be problem solvers and we want them to work well with a team because you don’t work by yourself. you work with groups,” said Joan Harper-Neely, president of the Virginia Children’s Engineering Council.
The convention continues on Friday. The 2018 Children’s Engineering Convention will be held in Roanoke.