STEM Businesses, Industry, Government, and K20 Educators should consider attending upcoming STEM Conference April 21-23

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STEM Businesses, Industry, Government, and K20 Educators should consider attending upcoming STEM Conference April 21-23

By david.demuthIn standard5th April, 2016

Are you interested in establishing connections with K12 math and Science Teachers, as well as fellow advocates of STEM Education from across the state?
Then you should plan to Attend the ND Collaborative STEM Conference in Grand Forks April 21-23, 2016.
Over 500 North Dakota math & science educators will be joining members of the North Dakota STEM Network in a collaborative conference that will feature best practices among ND teachers, along with nationally renowned speakers addressing policies and practice in STEM Education.  Innovative approaches are being explored in K-20 STEM Education that crosses disciplines and integrates: Computational Thinking/Computer Science; Engineering Design Principles; and the Arts and Humanities to foster soft skills, creativity and innovation.

A link to conference details is available front & center at http://www.ndstem.org/

This is a great networking opportunity, so please know that this innovative and collaborative event will be your best opportunity to interface with other STEM education advocates all through the conference (see Conference-at-a-Glance).

Thursday’s preconference activities (free to all registrants) include:

  • STEM Networking Sessions with UND STEM programs (join the 90+ teachers signed up for these interactive meetings)
  • Screening of documentary film “Most Likely to Succeed”
  • Reception and cash bar at Gorecki Alumni Center featuring a welcome by UND Administration

Friday at Red River High School during plenary and concurrent sessions:

  • Hear nationally renowned speakers present about trends and policies in STEM, Integrative STEM, and STE[A]M Education
  • Attend sessions to see presentations from K12 teachers who are making it happen in their classrooms
  • Attend round table format sessions where ideas for partnership and exchange between education and business and industry can be initiated or strengthened

If you are unable to attend the conference, stay tuned to the ND STEM website for announcements about the North Dakota STEM Exchange! The Exchange will solicit profiles from business/industry outreach, government agency, professional organization, higher education institution, or formal or informal educational entity, and K12 classrooms. It is intended that this cross-sector, interdisciplinary index will lead to partnerships where:

  • Experts from business, industry and higher education can serve as mentors, sponsors, or guest speakers to North Dakota K-20 educators and their classrooms
  • Higher education experts can recruit K-12 teachers and classrooms to participate in STEM outreach, professional development or grant funded research projects

Date:                      April 21-23, 2016

Location:               Red River High School

2211 17th Ave. S.

Grand Forks, ND 58201

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