The STEM Forum & Expo, hosted by NSTA, provides resources for educators and organizations seeking to learn more about STEM, outreach, partnerships, schools, and curricula.

The conference will be held at Pennsylvania Convention Center in Philadelphia from July 11–13, 2018. Register for the conference here.

We’re partnering with the National Science Teachers Association again. From making meaning in education to 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, and locations from around STEMx:

 

Wednesday, July 11 10:30 AM – 11:30 AM

STEMx Session: Making It Matter: Giving Purpose to STEM
Engage in purposeful STEM activities and discuss strategies that engage students underrepresented in STEM including ESOL, special education, and students from high poverty areas.
Presenter(s): Jodi Zeis (S2TEM Centers SC: Orangeburg, SC)

FORMAT: Hands-On Workshop
GRADE LEVEL: PreK, K, 1 – 8
CONFERENCE STRAND: Upper Elementary

Pennsylvania Convention Center, 118A

STEMx Session: WOW! So That’s a STE(A)M Classroom
Do you know what to look for when observing a successful STE(A)M classroom? Becoming a supportive STE(A)M administrator takes one step at a time so come and take your first step with us.
Presenter(s): Alice Gilchrist (S2TEM Centers SC: Greenwood, SC)

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

Pennsylvania Convention Center, 116

Wednesday, July 11 12:00 PM – 1:00 PM

STEMx Session: Retooling Leader Growth for STEM Learning

Come experience growth activities featured in a multi-state cohort professional development effort to build capacity in leaders to promote STEM learning. Learn how to get involved yourself!

Presenter(s): Becky Ashe (L&N STEM Academy: Knoxville, TN), Stephanie Johnson (Ohio STEM Learning Network/Battelle: Columbus, OH)

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

Pennsylvania Convention Center, 116

STEMx Session: The Power of Place-Based Education: Helping Rural Educators Leverage Local Assets

Interested in place-based education? Hear how the Tennessee Rural STEM Collaborative leverages PBE to increase rural educators’ capacity to connect with valuable expertise and access assets that focus on STEM locally.

Presenter(s): Brandi Stroecker and Evan Curran (Tennessee STEM Innovation Network-Battelle: Nashville, TN)

FORMAT: Presentation
GRADE LEVEL: 1 – 12
CONFERENCE STRAND: Partnerships

Pennsylvania Convention Center, 117

STEMx Session: Be Adaptable—Switch Up Your Approach to STEM through Transdisciplinary Problem-Based Learning

Come hear about how you can adapt your TPBL approach to meet the needs of your students and community. Adaptable Approaches to STEM explores how employing real problems establishes new instructional strategies that amplify project-based delivery, promote options in assessment, and respond to culturally relevant workforce development.

Presenter(s): Sheli Smith (PAST Foundation: Columbus, OH), Annalies Corbin (PAST Foundation: Columbus, OH), Holly Lavender (Ohio Dept. of Education: Columbus, OH)

FORMAT: Presentation
GRADE LEVEL: PreK, K, 1 – 12
CONFERENCE STRAND: High School

Pennsylvania Convention Center, 118A

Thursday, July 12 8:00 AM – 9:00 AM

Leveraging Partnerships to Ensure a Future-Ready Workforce (Day 1)

How do we prepare students for jobs that don’t yet exist? As leaders in education, we need to leverage every advantage at our disposal to ensure students’ coursework is relevant and that they have experiences in the community that build their understanding of the requirements for the jobs of tomorrow. Join leaders from across the country as they discuss innovative partnerships that are reshaping how students develop skills for success in future STEM careers and are laying the foundation for America’s future-ready workforce.

Moderator: J. Wesley Hall, Executive Director, STEMx at Battelle: Nashville, TN

Panelists:

  • David Burns, Director, Education Operations, Battelle
  • Michael Stone, STEM Director of Innovative Learning, Public Education Fund, Chattanooga, TN
  • Jill Lansing, Assistant Vice Chancellor, SUNY, Empire State STEM Network

FORMAT: Featured Panel
GRADE LEVEL: General

Pennsylvania Convention Center, 119B

Friday, July 13 8:00 AM – 9:00 AM

Leveraging Partnerships to Ensure a Future-Ready Workforce (Day 2)

How do we prepare students for jobs that don’t yet exist? As leaders in education, we need to leverage every advantage at our disposal to ensure students’ coursework is relevant and that they have experiences in the community that build their understanding of the requirements for the jobs of tomorrow. Join leaders from across the country as they discuss innovative partnerships that are reshaping how students develop skills for success in future STEM careers and are laying the foundation for America’s future-ready workforce.

 

Moderator: J. Wesley Hall, Executive Director, STEMx at Battelle: Nashville, TN

Panelists:

  • David Burns, Director, Education Operations, Battelle
  • Michael Stone, STEM Director of Innovative Learning, Public Education Fund, Chattanooga, TN
  • Jill Lansing, Assistant Vice Chancellor, SUNY, Empire State STEM Network

FORMAT: Featured Panel
GRADE LEVEL: General

Pennsylvania Convention Center, 119B

You can read about all the sessions at the event here: http://science.nsta.org/conferences/schedule2.aspx?id=2018phi

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