History teachers face many challenges – like finding a way
to incorporate technology and art into history projects. School of Science and
Technology – Corpus Christi history teacher Ashton Moff challenged herself and
found a way to stimulate the love of history in her classroom.
“As a Texas History teacher, it’s important for me to keep
my students interested and foster a love of learning about their history and
culture, as well as find new ways to challenge them by incorporating STEM ideas
and projects during the year,” said Moff. Always brainstorming ways to go above
and beyond the textbook, lectures and workbooks, Moff had her students create a
clay-mation video for an upcoming STEM festival.
Groups of students conducted research and created
outstanding projects that showcased creativity and technology skills. Beyond
producing the clay-mation video, students created a display board presenting
their research and how they navigated the clay-mation process.
“My students really rose to the occasion and mastered the
project,” said Moff. “I could not have been more proud of them. It is important
to our campus community as a STEM-designated school to show students that STEM
transcends the math and sciences and can be part of all of our subjects and our
daily lives.” #IAmTXEd @sstcc