Kickoff Session Sneak Peek: “Help Make Clean Water Happen!”

Track: STEM in Education The session will start with background information about what stormwater is (rainwater once it hits the ground). We’ll discuss where stormwater goes, and the type of pollution that can get into our stormwater and travel to our local waterways. Together we help prevent water pollution (clean up trash, pick up pet […]

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Kickoff Session Sneak Peek: “Using Technology to Personalize Learning”

Track: STEM in Education Come explore how Arizona State University has developed interdisciplinary STEM education resources, grounded in education research and specifically designed for middle and high school educators and their needs. Research evidence has shown the value of both active learning and adaptive feedback (VanLehn, 2011; Freeman et al., 2014); both have been incorporated […]

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Kickoff Session Sneak Peek: “Collaborative Lunch: Physics Fun for Physics Educators”

Track: STEM in Education This collaborative lunch is an informal way for educators and STEM leaders who want to collaborate and share their STEM activities. Bring your FAVORITE STEM ACTIVITY, and pass them around to share as we discuss one of our favorite topics and fight the “decline in physics!”   Lunch Meetup Leader: Scott […]

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Kickoff Session Sneak Peek: “Can I Buy a Vowel? Awesome Careers in CyberSecurity”

Track: STEM Workforce & Our AZ Community   The news is full of stories discussing how large the deficit in CyberSecurity careers are today, but what does that really mean and how do we get students the right backgrounds to be prepared for them?  This discussion will cover just that and much more!  Join a […]

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2018 Conference Lunchtime Keynote: “Conscious Capitalism: Do What You Love”

Track: Bridging the STEM Barriers With a background in marketing, in various for profit and not for profit companies, Kyle wondered, “How can I pair the passion and commitment to community progress of a non-profit with the sustainability and reach of a for profit company?” From this question and perspective a mission evolved to tear […]

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Kickoff Session Sneak Peek: “Why It’s Good to TALK About Gender Parity in STEM”

Track: Bridging the STEM Barriers While data shows us that most STEM professions in the U.S. remain male-dominated, we are still scared to talk about gender, racial, and other discrimination in tech and science. Join this session to learn why it’s good for us to engage the conversation, and particularly why it’s important to start […]

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Kickoff Session Sneak Peek: “Arizona STEM School Community of Practice”

Track: STEM in Education  Forty Arizona schools are preparing for their second year of learning and growing together in the Arizona STEM School Community of Practice, the state’s first of its kind.  Developed by:  Each participating school forms a cross-sector team of teachers, coaches, administrators, parents, students, business leaders, and community partners to network, share […]

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Kickoff Session Sneak Peek: “Problem Solving with a Purpose”

Track: STEM in Education Participants will engage in a mini-Human Centered Design Process and learn how this method of instruction drives the cycle of continuous student learning and improvement by placing an emphasis on self reflection, feedback and iteration. This session is great for the beginning to the advanced levels of STEM implementation in your […]

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Kickoff Session Sneak Peek: “Open Lunch Meetup: Rural Connections & RAIN”

Track: STEM Workforce & Our AZ Community If you live in the rural regions of Arizona, this FREE casual lunchtime meetup is the perfect opportunity to connect with other leaders who are part of rural Arizona, and who are just as enthusiastic and excited to connect as you are.    Session Leader: Kal Mannis, Rural […]

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Kickoff Session Sneak Peek: “Leading from the Inside Out”

Track: STEM Workforce & Our AZ Community Have you been trying to find ways to help your people become more engaged in STEM, to help your people in their personal development?  Come to listen to ASU’s Organizational Development Consultant discussed the G.R.O.W. coaching model and how a simple tool can lead to greater engagement.   […]

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