Let’s start at the beginning. I always knew that education was a going to be part of my life in some shape, way or form. Playing school was a past time in my childhood. On a regular basis I would help the teachers. Heck, in high school I even gave up my study hall to […]
Marie Steckelberg, EdD, has a proven record of professionalism, leadership, organization, coordination, and grant writing abilities. Her background includes K-12 education, teaching science education at The University of South Dakota, writing grants, providing professional development in leadership, grant writing and STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Mathematics), and designing, implementing and coordinating workshops, institutes, conferences and programs. Please visit the About Marie page for more information!
Bridging Teacher Education, STEM and The Lakota Culture From 2012 to 2015, I managed the Rising Star Educator Program* (RSEP) for the South Dakota Discovery Center. When I first started to implement RSEP the focus was strictly on ensuring that those who participated gained the content and skill set to effectively teach STEM in schools […]
With the recent confirmation hearings of Betsy DeVos there is much concern, and rightly so, about her qualifications to lead the nation in the one area that all can improve their status in America – education. It is a given that the United States has a status system. This is not necessarily a bad thing, […]
Posted: Meade County Times-Tribune, June 22, 2016. By Bridger Gordon School is out, but some teachers are still in the classroom teaching. DeVee Dietz, an instructor at Sturgis Williams Middle School, along with Marie Steckelberg, an education consultant, have been busy teaching about the wonders of art and science in their summer program called ARTsome Astronomy. […]
Posted: Yankton Press & Dakotan, Thursday, June 9, 2016 10:08 pm | Updated: 10:27 pm, Fri Jun 10, 2016. By John Hodson Usually, science and art are described as complete opposites, but this week, the two were blended for a special summertime class. For the second time, Yankton High School hosted the ARTsome Astronomy class, […]
This is the sixth of a series of posts comparing grant writing to house remodeling. As mentioned in an earlier post, remodeling and grant writing are not linear processes. As you are doing your research, conducting your assessments, and developing your strategic plan, you will begin the process of creating your program and identifying your wants […]
This is the sixth in a series of posts on takeaways in facilitating STEM professional development for informal educators. 6. Many of the informal education programs did not include STEM in their programs for two reasons. One, as discussed in the second post, was because the educators were not comfortable with teaching STEM. The second major […]
This is the fifth of a series of posts comparing grant writing to house remodeling. Before starting the actual remodel, Kevin and I did LOTS of research. We researched techniques, the latest trends, installation processes, how-to, materials, and more. We subscribed (and still do) to a couple of home remodeling magazines. It seemed that every time we walked […]
This is the fifth in a series of posts on takeaways in facilitating STEM professional development for informal educators. 5. Informal educators want and appreciate follow-up support Building on the importance of long-term professional development, active follow-up support to implementing STEM in their programs is critical to its success. Just as K-12 educators need guidance and […]
This is the fourth in a series of posts on takeaways in facilitating STEM professional development for informal educators. 4. Informal educators want long-term professional development South Dakota is a very rural and geographically large state, making travel a challenge in both time and expense for both the participants and the facilitators. Recognizing the importance of […]
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