Conference Session: “Industry Influences Impact STEM Education Programs for Hands-On Learning”

Track: Computer Science & Tech  Why and how does your local industry promote hands-on robot building for k-16 student competitions? What’s in it for them, and you? Learn how to garner support from academia, industry and the community to prepare students for the workforce, grow the economy, and build a better future. Robot demos from […]

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Conference Session: “The Impact of Code.Org on Education and Policy”

Track: Computer Science & Tech  Coding, STEM and computer science can be incredibly powerful tools in the classroom. Teachers and lawmakers alike are seeing the impact of putting renewed focus on these tools in educational approaches and technology. This panel discussion will focus not only on how educators and policy makers can support a movement toward a […]

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Conference Session: “Making Maker Spaces”

Track: School STEM Best Practices This in-depth discussion holds opportunities for attendees to connect with facilitators and fundraisers for Maker Spaces of all sizes. A Maker Space is sometimes also referred to as a hackerspace. Hackserpaces fablabs are creative DIY (Do-It-Yourself) spaces where people can gather to create, invent, and learn. They often have 3D printers, software, […]

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Conference Session: “Extracurricular Coding Clubs”

Track: Computer Science & Tech Offering tangible, real world best practices, this round table discussion covers how to engage both student and school in a thriving, sustainable coding and computer science club. We’ve brought together educators, parents and community leaders to share what has worked and how they have worked through hurdles to build their coding clubs. […]

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Conference Session: “The “M” in STEM: Making Math Meaningful in Your STEM Classroom” (Grades K-5)

Track: STEM School Best Practices  Math helps students describe, understand, and challenge the world around them. How do we equip students to apply math in real-life situations? STEM – real-life, integrated, challenging learning opportunities! Join us as we examine practical ways for embedding mathematics into your STEM classroom with an emphasis on measurement and data […]

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Conference Session: “Code.Org Educator Training”

Track: STEM School Best Practices  To help teachers implement our courses for all grades, Code.org offers high-quality, 1-day workshops for educators and content-area teachers (librarians, tech-ed specialists, etc.). These workshops are led by experienced Code.org facilitators. Attendees learn how to use Code.org’s courses to introduce computer science basics in a format that’s fun and accessible […]

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Conference Session: “Tech in the Classroom”

Track: Computer Science & Tech  STEM and Computer Science need not be confined to one class or classroom. These educators and students are using it to their advantage in their classrooms and talking about how using and developing technology allows them to expand their understanding of traditional subjects and prepare them for a rapidly changing […]

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Conference Session: “Student Perspective on Future STEM Pathways”

Track: Student Voice  This track will take a look at how students see the future of STEM. What are their impressions? What possibilities do they see happening in the world of STEM? Hear from the kid experts themselves.   Presenters: Geoff Notkin (Moderator), Host of TV’s “Meteorite Men” and “STEM Journals,” film and TV producer, […]

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Conference Session: “Emergence Performance”

Track: STEM in Our Communities  Emergence is an immersive performance about the study of life on Earth and other planets. The show was developed by the artist group Catalyst Collective and their residency with the Emergence Laboratory at ASU. Emergence asks and explores the questions: What exactly is life? How do we look for it in […]

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Conference Session: “Citizen Science 2.0: Expanding Reach, Expanding Results”

Track: School STEM Best Practices  We all know that scientific research is done in sterile labs by nerds in white lab coats, the results of which eventually makes its way to the public through government agencies or megacorporations who own the ‘science’.  If you’ve not paid your dues in academia to get the appropriate science […]

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