ND STEM Summit 2014 Agenda

Engaging STEM Strategies

National Energy Center of Excellence

Bismarck State College
1200 Schafer Street
Bismarck, ND

April 3-5, 2014


Thursday, April 3

Day One: Introducing NDSTEM Network and Laying the groundwork for the celebration of North Dakota STE[A]M to follow.

12 – 6 pm
2 – 4 pm
Tours of the Career Academy & National Energy Center of Excellence (NECE). Tours will leave at 2:00 and 3:15pm.
5 – 6 pm
Welcome Reception / Meet & Greet
6 – 6:15 pm
Welcoming Remarks from Organizers

Ryan Aasheim, ND STEM Network
Elizabeth A. Larson-Steckler, Math & Science Partnership (MSP)
Constancia Warren, Co-director of Succeed 2020
David DeMuth, Jr. Great Plains STEM Education Center at VCSU
6:15 – 6:30 pm
Remarks from Lt. Governor Drew Wrigley

Introduction by VCSU President Dr. Steven Shirley
6:30 – 6:45 pm
Remarks from Dr. Larry Skogen, Interim Chancellor of the North Dakota University System
6:45 – 8:00 pm
Dinner & Panel Discussion
7:15 – 8:00 pm
The Scope of STEM Panel: A Local Perspective

Jan Morrison, Teaching Institute for Excellence in STEM (TIES)
Don Fischer, ND Department of Career and Technical Education
Paul Keidel, STEM Coordinator, Bismarck Public Schools
Rebecca Engelman, ND Council on the Arts, Bismarck, ND
Linda Different Cloud, Sitting Bull College, Ft. Yates, ND.
8:00 pm
8:15 – 10:30 pm
After Hours Networking (Jonny Carinos – private room)

Friday, April 4

Day Two: Making the Case for ND STE[A]M and STE[A]M practices in ALL areas of ND education.

7:30 am – 4 pm
Registration / Continental Breakfast
8:00 – 8:15 am
Welcome Remarks from Wayne Kutzer, CTE Director and Executive Officer
8:15 – 9 am
Why We Care About STEM Education: Eric Jolly, Science Museum of Minnesota

Introduction by Maryann Stimmer, FHI 360
9 – 9:30 am
The State of STEM Employment and Talent Production in North Dakota

Mark Schill, ND STEM Network
9:30 – 10:00 am
Assessing the STEM Workforce Needs of the Petroleum Industry

Ron Ness, ND Petroleum Council
10:00 – 10:30 am
Networking Break: Exhibit Hall
10:30 am – 12 pm
STEM Networks Around ND
1. Mathematics & Science Partnership: Past and Current Projects
2. REA and STEM: Best Practices, Leveraging Assets, and Partnerships
10:00 – 10:30 am

Teacher Professional Development
3. Deep & Dark: Classroom Connection to Sanford Underground Research
4. Lego Robotics in the Classroom
12 – 1 pm
Lunch and Exhibit Access

Beth Demke, Gateway to Science
1:00 – 2:00 pm
Putting the Sizzle in STEM Cindy Moss, Director of Global STEM for Discovery Education

Introduction by Paul Keidel, STEM Coordinator, Career Academy, Bismarck Public Schools
2:00 – 2:30 pm
Networking Break: Exhibit Access
2:30 – 4 pm
Parallel Breakout Sessions
1. Regional STEM Networks presented by Paul Keidel, Angela Bartholomay, Tim Young, and Adam Gehlher.
2. STEM Solutions for Workforce Needs, facilitated conversation by Mark Schill, with presentations by Holly Miller, Tifanie Gelinske, Randy Schwartz and David DeMuth, Jr.
2 – 4:00 pm
3. Ken Wesson Workshop: The Power of Inquiry in the STEM Classroom
4. Electromagnetism for Secondary Education, Dr. Peder Gjovik
4:15 – 5:00 pm
Keynote Speaker: John Eger, Director of the Creative Economy Initiative at San Diego State University (SDSU)

Introduction by Rebecca Engleman, ND Council on the Arts
5:00 – 5:45 pm
Poster Session Exhibit Access
5:45 – 7:15 pm
Dinner and Evening Speaker
6:15 – 7:15 pm
Enriching STEM Learning with Strategies from Cognitive Science: Ken Wesson, Vice President Delta Education, Educational Consultant, Neuroscience
Introduction by Paul Keidel, STEM Coordinator, Career Academy, Bismarck Public Schools

Saturday, April 5

Day Three: Celebrating ND STE[A]M Education

7:30 am – 8 am
Registration / Continental Breakfast
8 am – 8:15 am
Welcome Remarks
Don Fischer, ND Department of Career and Technical Education
Rebecca Engelman, North Dakota Council on the Arts
8:15 – 9:15 am
Keynote Speaker: John Moore, President of the National Earth Science Teachers Association
Introduction by Paul Keidel, STEM Coordinator, Career Academy, Bismarck Public Schools
9:15 – 10:45 am
STE[A]Ming Ahead: Innovations in Art and STEM
Rebecca Engelman, North Dakota Council on the Arts (moderator)
Bonnie Tressler, Teaching Artist, Washington Elementary, Jamestown ND
Emma Mickelson, Elementary Educator, Washington Elementary, Jamestown ND
Joey Kolosky, West River Head Start, Mandan
Armando Ramos, MFA, VCSU STEAM
Dr. Sarah Hagen, Valley City State University
10:45 – 11:15 am
Student Symposium Exhibit Hall
11:15 – 12:00 pm
Inspiring STEM Talks: Lessons from other States

Margaret Ashida, Director of the STEM Network
Doug Paulson, Minnesota STEM Network & STEM Specialist for the Minnesota Department of Education
12 – 1 pm
Lunch and Exhibition Access
1 – 2:30 pm
Parallel Breakout Sessions
1. Utilizing LEGO Mindstorms and Vernier sensor and probes for STEM activities in your classroom (Room 436)

Dr. Hilde van Gijssel, Valley City State University
2. Manufacturing with 3D Printer with Digital Fabrication & STEM (Room 433)

Caroline McEnnis, TIES Teaching Institute for Excellence in STEM
Ben Bernard – Computer Services Specialist, NDSU
Department of Architecture & Landscape Architecture
3. Astronomy in a $100,000 Portable Planetarium, a Virtual 3-D Classroom for Teachers (Bavendick Stateroom)

Tim Young, Director Erwin Martens Observatory
Mark Guy, Dept of Teaching & Learning at UND
4. Getting a Taste of Engineering in the Elementary Classroom (Room 335)

Lana Fornes, Dept. of Technology, Valley City State University
5. Learning: Media & Gaming Tools (Room 431) – Lynette Burgan
6. Discovery Express Kids (Room 432)

Dr. Erin Nyren-Erickson
2:45 pm
Summit Closing and Adjournment

* Priority was given to those workshops and presentations that actively engage participants in a learning activity and provide participants with meaningful information, activities, and resources that a participant can apply in their learning environment.