The STEM Forum & Expo, hosted by NSTA brings together educators and representatives from exhibiting companies interested in STEM education. STEM Forum & Expo is intended to provide resources for educators and organizations seeking to learn more about STEM education, associated outreach programs, partnerships, schools, and curricula.

The conference will be held at Gaylord Palms Resort and Conference Center in Kissimmee, Florida from July 12th through 14th. Register for the conference here.

This year, STEMx is partnering with the National Science Teachers Association to provide a major presence at the conference. From fostering leaders of innovative schools engaging rural communities, we’ve got topics to help you make the most of STEM education.

We would love to see you at the STEM forum! Below are the descriptions, times, locations, and Twitter handles for the presenters from around STEMx:

STEMx sessions at NSTA STEM Forum 2017

Wednesday, July 12: 1:00 PM – 1:45 PM

STEMx Session: Building a Foundation for Effective Rural STEM Engagement

Discover how Tennessee successfully engaged rural students in STEM learning through a statewide strategy and deployment of an online interdisciplinary STEM tool called Learning Blade.

Wesley Hall (Tennessee STEM Innovation Network-Battelle: Nashville, TN), Brandi Stroecker (Tennessee STEM Innovation Network-Battelle: Nashville, TN)

FORMAT: Presentation
GRADE LEVEL: 5 – 9
CONFERENCE STRAND: Middle Level

Osceola B

STEMx Session: School Leaders 2.0

Innovative schools need leaders who think differently.

Learn about and experience how the Innovative Leaders Institute has changed the way school leaders are trained.

Stephanie Johnson (Battelle Memorial Institute: Columbus, OH), Stephanie Lammlein (Bio-Med Science Academy: Rootstown, OH), Larry Johnson (Firestone Community Learning Center: Akron, OH)

FORMAT: Hands-On Workshop
GRADE LEVEL: 6 – 12
CONFERENCE STRAND: Administrator

Osceola A

Wednesday, July 12: 2:00 PM – 2:45 PM

STEMx Session: STEM in the Real World—Making It Matter

Experience specific strategies to engage groups of students who are underrepresented in STEM fields. Learn how to make STEM matter now to encourage purposeful learning.

Presenter(s): Jodi Zeis (South Carolina’s Coalition for Mathematics & Science: Clemson, SC)

FORMAT: Hands-On Workshop
GRADE LEVEL: 3 – 9
CONFERENCE STRAND: Upper Elementary

Osceola A

STEMx Session: Creating a Pathway to STEM Success—Recognizing STEM Schools

This presentation engages administrators and school leaders in discussing the challenges and rewards in piloting a STEM school recognition process.

Presenter(s): Lauren Allen (D.C. Office of the State Superintendent of Education: Washington, DC), Curtis Pyke (The George Washington University: Washington, DC), Michael Ford (Gunston Middle School: Arlington, VA)

FORMAT: Presentation
GRADE LEVEL: K, 1 – 12
CONFERENCE STRAND: Administrators

Osceola B

Wednesday, July 12: 3:00 PM – 3:45 PM

STEMx Session: Harnessing Competition to Fuel Interest in STEM

Explore how Tennessee and Ohio successfully used competition to promote school engagement with local and national STEM activities.

Presenter(s): Evan Curran (Tennessee STEM Innovation Network-Battelle: Nashville, TN), Heather Sherman (Ohio STEM Learning Network/Battelle: Columbus, OH)

FORMAT: Presentation
GRADE LEVEL: 5 – 12
CONFERENCE STRAND: Partnerships

Osceola A

STEMx Session: Computer Science Is More Than Coding! Implementing the Computer Science Framework into Your Region

Are you interested in adding computer science to your school’s curriculum? Come learn about four states that are integrating the new CS Framework into their programs!

Presenter(s): Angela Hemingway (Idaho STEM Action Center: Boise, ID), Kelly Gaier Evans (Ohio STEM Learning Network/Battelle: Columbus, OH), Jarred Corwin (Indiana Dept. of Education: Indianapolis, IN)

FORMAT: Presentation
GRADE LEVEL: 5 – 12
CONFERENCE STRAND: Partnerships

Osceola B

Special session: Wednesday, July 12: 6:45 PM – 8:00 PM

STEM Leaders’ Panel

Panelists:
· David Evans (Executive Director, National Science Teachers Association)
· Aimee Kennedy (Senior Vice-President of Education, STEM Learning and Philanthropy, Battelle)
· Representatives of the American Association of Physics Teachers, American Society for Engineering Education, American Chemical Society, and National Council of Teachers of Mathematics.

Room assignment posted soon

Thursday, July 13: 8:00 AM – 9:00 AM

Inclusive STEM Schools: Making STEM for All a Reality

STEMx members have developed networks of inclusive STEM schools to improve educational opportunities and outcomes across the country. Come talk to the experts about what makes these schools special, how they stack up, and what lessons you can apply to your school and classroom.

Moderator:  Michael Feder (Director, STEMx, Battelle, Arlington, Va.)

Panelists:
· David Burns (Director, STEM Innovation Networks, Battelle)
· Sandy Watkins (Principal-in-Residence, Tennessee STEM Innovation Network)
· Larry Johnson (Principal, Firestone Community Learning Center, Akron, Ohio)

FORMAT: Featured Panel
GRADE LEVEL: General
EVENT SPONSOR: STEMx, managed by Battelle

Osceola A

Friday, July 14: 8:00 AM – 9:00 AM

Inclusive STEM Schools: Making STEM for All a Reality

STEMx members have developed networks of inclusive STEM schools to improve educational opportunities and outcomes across the country. Come talk to the experts about what makes these schools special, how they stack up, and what lessons you can apply to your school and classroom.

Moderator:  Michael Feder (Director, STEMx, Battelle, Arlington, Va.)

Panelists:
· David Burns (Director, STEM Innovation Networks, Battelle)
· Sandy Watkins (Principal-in-Residence, Tennessee STEM Innovation Network)
· Larry Johnson (Principal, Firestone Community Learning Center, Akron, Ohio)

FORMAT: Featured Panel
GRADE LEVEL: General
EVENT SPONSOR: STEMx, managed by Battelle

Osceola A

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