Medaille Master's in Elementary Education Students Present at NFRC Event
Students in Medaille's master's in elementary education program recently made poster presentations at the Niagara Frontier Reading Council (NFRC) Winter Professional Development Event on Literacy and STEAM (Science Technology Engineering, Art and Math) Education.
Students presented as part of their Technology for the Elementary Classroom course under the guidance of Medaille clinical assistant professor Mary Beth Scumaci. The following students are pictured from left: Katie Hartog presented on coding and girls in STEM; Brittney Zielinski presented on SMASH math; Patrick Eustace presented on the use of Legos to enhance engineering and architectural skills; Danielle Blahowicz presented on the pedagogy and importance of STEM/STEAM education in the curriculum; and Sierra Chojnacki researched the area of technology and apps to enhance literacy skills. The students had the opportunity to network and participate in the event with local educators, librarians, administrators and community members.
The mission of the NFRC is to promote literacy education, encourage professional development and provide community service that fosters literacy within Western New York.