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Super STEM Saturday Forum

Published on April 13, 2014, by

May 17, 2014 at Alan Hancock College and presented by CCSTEM, Cal Poly, CCSP and the college.

Description: Hosted at Alan Hancock Community College-Santa Maria, in collaboration with Cal Poly University, Central Coast STEM Collaborative and the Central Coast Science Project, this event is focused on helping teachers effectively implement new Common Core State Standards (CCSS) and Next Generation Science Standards (NGSS) into teaching practice. Breakout sessions will include activities, projects, and/or perspectives on engaging students in learning opportunities relevant to new standards.

Schedule of the Day:
Morning and afternoon breakout sections ranging from CCSS/NGSS application to policy.
Keynote panel on STEM Student Success.
Free Lunch! (Who said there was no such thing?)
$50 Honorarium for K-12 Teachers

Who Can Attend: Current & Future K-12 Teachers & Administrators

Register to attend: http://edventionpartners.k12oms.org/1197-82615

Additional Information: Contact: shegg@calpoly.edu

Call for Presenters OPEN NOW!! Apply to lead a Super STEM Saturday breakout session: click here.


California STEM Symposium, San Diego, September 22-23, 2014

Published on April 3, 2014, by

This Symposium will bring together 3000 teachers, administrators, students, higher education representatives, program providers, philanthropic representatives and industry representatives to engage them in STEM education by providing strategies and resources for program implementation. The Symposium will have a special focus on increasing and supporting the participation of women and girls—as well as other underrepresented groups—in STEM fields. It will also highlight leaders in classroom innovation from across the state and attract student teams to showcase critical thinking, problem solving, and teamwork.



April 8th Virtual Town Hall

Published on March 27, 2014, by

Our team at STEMconnector® is very excited to announce our April 8th virtual Town Hall from 4-6PM ET, which will highlight our exciting new STEM 2.0 initiative! The event will be hosted live through Google On-Air Hangouts. This initiative is focused on identifying and promoting the critical career capabilities (outside a traditional STEM education or STEM 1.0) that students need for the jobs of the future.

During the April 8th Town Hall, STEMconnector’s Innovation Task Force leaders will present on specific new capability platforms including: Digital Fluency, Innovation Excellence and Life Skills. The Town Hall will also connect and seek to align the STEM 2.0 initiative with the education system as well as industry and public sector workforce demands.



The Scale of Discovery

Published on March 26, 2014, by

One Dynamic Workshop, Four Sites (incl. Pasadena, CA)
Presented by NASA’s Discovery and New Frontiers Programs

You want to go WHERE? What does it take to make a NASA mission happen, and who are the people that drive these tremendous projects? In Discovery’s fourth annual multi-site professional development workshop, we delve into the stories behind some amazing NASA missions, from conception to science results. Learn how scientists, engineers, and mission operators collaborate to meet the challenges of complex missions to assure the science goals will be met. Investigate what it takes to move a fantastic idea — like scooping up samples of an asteroid and dropping them back off on Earth for analysis — from dream to reality. Explore science as a human endeavor at its awesome best.



Math is AweSum

Published on March 26, 2014, by

Math is about much more than crunching numbers. It’s about building modern cities, designing virtual realities, composing music, and exploring space. When you think about it, math really is AWESUM. Use this jam-packed, NEW collection of videos, lesson plans, and interactive games to help your students engage with curriculum and tap into the true power of numbers. Check out these offerings at PBS LearningMedia:

Awesum NEW math collections from Math at the Core and Khan Academy
Top picks from PBS
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