Flight Inspires STEM Lesson Design
Presenter: Shannon Coblentz & Heidi Steinbrink
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Session Description: 
Practices from Air Camp will inspire and inform educators to serve as direct liaisons between students and future STEM career fields by partnering with STEM professionals to bring innovative activities into the school environment. Teachers will empower students to collaborate to solve actual challenges in the STEM world. Such exciting, immersive approaches toward instruction further expand the confidence and motivation of students to pursue STEM careers.
Presenter Bio:
Shannon Coblentz serves as the Director of Operations of Air Camp, Inc. in Dayton, Ohio.  She has been involved in educational endeavors for young learners for over 15 years.  Throughout her career, she has served in leadership roles in education that have positively impacted students and teachers at all grade levels K-12.  While serving as a social studies teacher for students in grades 9-12 at the esteemed Columbus Alternative High School in Columbus, Ohio, she also led the Humanities Department by serving as a department chairperson and was selected to participate in an Annenberg Fellowship for social studies teachers in the State of Ohio.  She later sought leadership opportunities to serve an even broader spectrum of stakeholders in achieving academic excellence as a middle school principal for grades 6-8 and later as an elementary school principal for students in grades K-5.  She received her bachelor’s degree from Wilmington College in Wilmington, Ohio, her master’s degree from The Ohio State University in Columbus, Ohio, and is currently a candidate for a doctorate degree from Miami University of Oxford, Ohio in the field of educational leadership with her degree expected in 2018.  

She transitioned into the role of Director of Operations for Air Camp, Inc. in early 2016 in an effort to serve as a resource and conduit between teachers and students from across the nation and opportunities which exist in current and future STEM fields.  She takes great pride in partnering with various collaborators to inspire, inform, and engage young STEM scholars to become the nation’s most valuable resource.