By Aaryav Walter
Do you want professional guest lectures to diversify your classroom and catalyze the futures of your students? Various guest speakers from many professions will benefit your educational facility. Here are four guest presentations that you can use to jumpstart your STEM K-2 classroom.
1. Doctors (Medical Staff)
The modern healthcare industry supports a variety of careers, from nurses to specialized doctors such as dermatologists. This enticing industry can be introduced to young children simply through contact with local hospitals or clinics or by scheduling a career week where parents can be inquired about their professions.
A significant component of STEM incorporates the engineering industry, which covers a variety of career choices, each of which demands workplace readiness skills and selective qualities based on daily tasks or operations. Engineers can be contacted through their companies, educational institutions, personal networks, or local firms related to engineering or design.
3. Educational Professionals
Professors and educators can be significantly beneficial for young children. Such professionals can have varying levels of teaching experience, educational knowledge, and teaching styles, which can assist students in understanding which careers they are best suited for or a profession that appeals to them. Also, this can incorporate students’ teachers, allowing them to communicate with their students more effectively.
The law industry, incorporating lawyers, attorneys, and other professionals, is also an appealing yet comprehensive professional field to which students can be exposed from a young age.
Most professions are suitable for children, and several types of these people can visit your educational facility to share their experiences work style, and explain the importance of their career. The careers listed above are only some of the hundreds of available professionals. These careers can be reached through educational or personal networks, local businesses, firms, STEAM week, or other events. A professional skill set is taught in students who participate in NSTEM chapters, a primary reason to catalyze the creation of a chapter at your school today!
Do you want more resources on the topic of guest presentations? NSTEM’s vast resources database provides thousands of searchable STEM resources by category, school level, and state. This comprehensive library includes info on enrichment activities, curricula, internships, scholarships, and more. Check out a free sampling here. Or get an NSTEM membership today to unlock the complete list.
K-2 is where it all starts with STEM education. The National STEM Honor Society focuses on “From K to Career, NSTEM from the Start!” To begin your K-2 Chapter of the National STEM Honor Society, click here.